Author David Trout to Speak at Watchung Booksellers

David Trout photo and The Price of Paradise book cover What:David Dante Troutt - The Price of Paradise
When: Thursday, May 1, 7:00 pm
Where:Watchung Booksellers, 54 Fairfield Street Watchung Plaza Montclair, NJ 07042
Cost: FREE

The Price of Paradise: The Costs of Inequality and a Vision for a More Equitable America (Hardcover)

Many American communities, especially the working and middle class, are facing chronic problems: fiscal stress, urban decline, environmental sprawl, failing schools, mass incarceration, political isolation, disproportionate foreclosures, and severe public health risks.

Kayla Phillips Makes Her Debut at Trend Coffee & Tea House

Kayla PhillipsWhat: Kayla Phillips Debut Performance
When: Friday, April 25
Where: Trend Coffee & Tea House, 411 Bloomfield Avenue, Montclair, NJ

Kayla has been singing since she was very small. She picked up the guitar during Hurricane Sandy when her family had no power and her mother -- musician, actress, author, TV34 Arts Up Close host Zara Phillips -- taught her a different chord everyday. By the end of the week Kayla was playing Taylor Swift and Katy Perry songs.

Kayla also loves to act and dance and last year was cast as the lead role in ”Intervention”an independent film directed by Jonathan Bucari due for release later this year.

This Kayla’s debut performance.

Kayla Phillips Debut Performance Apr-25

Bellevue Ave Libraray Celebrates 100 Years with Centennial Cinema

Centennial Cinema 1900s posterWhat: Centennial Cinema – The Films of 1914
When: Thursday, April 24, 7:00 pm
Where: Bellevue Avenue Library, 185 Bellevue Aveneu, Montclair, NJ 0704
Cost: $20

Friends of the Bellevue Avenue Library Present: Centennial Cinema – The Films of 1914.

In celebration of the Centennial of the Andrew Carnegie Bellevue Avenue Library, with the support of the Montclair Public Library, Cordelia Siporin, film scholar, will screen and discuss selected scenes from silent films from popular film genres of 1914, provided with live keyboard accompaniment by Jonathan McDevitt.

Reservations recommended. Tickets are $20. Purchase your ticket today through the Montclair Public Library Foundation. For more information please call 973-744-0500 ext. 2221.

Learn How to Prepare to Sell Your Business from an Industry Expert

Lewis SchiffWhat: What's Your Number? How to Prepare to Sell Your Business
When: Monday, April 21, 6:00-8:30 pm
Where: Montclair State University, Univeristy Hall Conference Center (7th Floor), 1 Normal Avenue, Montclair, NJ 07043

Lewis Schiff, chairman and executive director of Inc. Business Owners Council, will be the keynote speaker at this special presentation.

"What's Your Number?" is designed to show a business owner how to prepare to sell their business. It's a deep dive into how to unlock liquidity when you own a business. It's built around the idea of "begin with the end in mind."

2014 Montclair Film Festival: More than 90 Films & Events Set for April 28-May 4

Montclair Film Festival logoMore than 100 special guests to attend including conversations with Kevin Smith, Julie Taymor, Stephen Colbert, Nelson George, Michael Moore

Continuing to grow in its third year, the Montclair Film Festival (MFF) today announced the lineup for its 2014 edition. The announcement was made by Artistic Director Thom Powers and Executive Director Raphaela Neihausen.

The festival opens on April 28 with Chef, the new comedy directed by and starring Jon Favreau with an esteemed supporting cast that includes John Leguizamo, Sofia Vergara and Scarlett Johansson, being released nationwide in May. Special guests for opening night will be announced in coming weeks. MFF’s popular live conversation series presents eclectic guests including Kevin Smith, Michael Moore and Julie Taymor paired with Stephen Colbert.

Don't Miss the 2nd Annual Welcome to Walnut Street Sidewalk Fair

Walnut Street Fair posterWhat: Welcome to Walnut Street Sidewalk Fair
When: Saturday, May 3, 11:00 am – 4:00 pm (rain date, Sunday May 4)
Where: Walnut Street in Montclair, from Forest Street to the train station

Dance the Night Away at MAM's Centennial Ball & Fashionably Late Dance Party

Montclair Art Museum old rendering with Finch yellow panesThe culmination of the Montclair Art Museum’s 100th anniversary celebrations is the Centennial Ball to be held Saturday, April 26. Guests are invited to partake in the fun by dressing from their favorite decade for a chic soirée to celebrate art and fashion through the century. Cocktails will be held in Leir Hall at 6:30 p.m. inside the Museum followed by dinner in the Grand Tent at 8:00 p.m. on the front lawn. The Fashionably Late Dance Party begins at 9:30 p.m. in Leir Hall.

Black tie optional. Dress in fashions from your favorite decade. Purchase tickets at: www.montclairartmuseum.org

Jersey Jackals Schedule National Anthem Tryouts

The New Jersey Jackals are hosting auditions for "The Star-Spangled Banner" on Sunday, April 27, at 9:00 am, at Yogi Berra Stadium on the campus of Montclair State University. Performers of all ages and experience levels are invited to try out, but only a select few will have the privilege of performing at a Jackals game during the 2014 season. Contestants may also audition for the Canadian national anthem, "Oh, Canada", as two of the Jackals opponents play their home games north of the border.

For more information, send an email to Barbara Rudy at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it -- please be sure to include “OPEN AUDITIONS” in the subject field. If you cannot be at the audition on April 27, arrangements can be made for YouTube submissions.

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