"Out in the Open. In It Together" Portrait Exhibit
May
20
to Jun 30

"Out in the Open. In It Together" Portrait Exhibit

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“Out in the Open. In it Together,” an exhibit of 22 larger than life sized portraits, will be on view at the Montclair Public Library from May 20th through June 30th.   This inspirational exhibit is an Inside Out Project Group Action, part of the global participatory art project created by TED Prize winning artist JR.  The display is locally organized by the Mental Health Association of Essex and Morris, Inc., and its community based committee is comprised of family members of people with mental illness, mental health consumers, clinicians, and artists. The message behind the portraits is one of hope and resilience. For more information, contact rfolzenlogen@mhaessexmorris.org.

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Cocktails and Sneak Preview of Bounce@theSanctuary
May
30
7:00 PM19:00

Cocktails and Sneak Preview of Bounce@theSanctuary

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Join us for an evening reception to kick off our week-long festival and to experience Bounce@theSanctuary, a unique immersive and interactive space designed by Rachael Grochowski of RHG Architecture + Design and a team of local artists. Feature music by jazz pianist Eddie Bishai.

Tickets are $125 per person. Proceeds benefit Toni’s Kitchen and YMCA of Montclair.

Bounce@theSanctuary will be open during the festival run. Hours are as follows:


Friday, May 31: 2-8 p.m.
Saturday, June 1: 11 a.m. -8 p.m.
Sunday, June 2: 4-7 p.m.
Monday, June 3: 2-6 p.m.
Monday, June 3: 2-6 p.m.
Tuesday, June 4: 2- 6 p.m.
Wednesday, June 5: 2-6 p.m.
Thursday, June 6: 2 – 8 p.m.
Friday, June 7: 2 – 8 p.m.

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Prayer as a Way of Hoping
May
31
12:00 PM12:00

Prayer as a Way of Hoping

Times: 12pm and 7pm everyday

The Montclair Interfaith Clergy Association, representing the diversity of religious expression in our town, invites anyone who would like to take ten minutes to learn and pray to join us. Each day during Montclair BOUNCE, a member of the clergy will be on the lawn at First Congregational Church (40 S. Fullerton Avenue) to lead a discussion about prayer in the faith tradition they represent, and then lead those gathered in a brief time of prayer. Come, give thanks, and learn something new about the religious traditions of our Montclair neighbors twice-a-day, everyday during BOUNCE, at 12pm and 7pm on the First Congregational Church lawn. For more information, contact Rev. David Shaw at 973-744-7424 or dshaw@unioncong.org.

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Happy Flags!
May
31
to Jun 7

Happy Flags!

Schools, faith communities, and senior residences will be the site of gardens filled with flags made by young students and scouts, decorated with symbols and/or words that represent things, people, places or experiences that make them feel happy.

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Bounce@theSanctuary
May
31
to Jun 7

Bounce@theSanctuary

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St. Luke’s Episcopal Church will become home to a temporary interactive art space, Bounce@theSanctuary, designed by Rachael Grochowski and a team of local artists at RHG Architecture + Design. The sanctuary at St. Luke’s will be transformed into separate creative learning spaces, providing fun ways to focus on physical and emotional health.

“Whether it’s a game that draws visitors together or an activity that stimulates altruism,” notes Grochowski, “taking creative risks will be encouraged!”

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Blue Plate Bounce Community Meal
May
31
5:30 PM17:30

Blue Plate Bounce Community Meal

Join us for an outdoor community meal downtown on Church Street. Come experience Bounce's Chance Encounters Ball Pit; the Been There and Back inter-generational advisors; the MAMs Art Truck; the Sixty-Second Novelist, musical performances, and more. Special guests will include Montclair’s Mayor Robert Jackson, former New Jersey Governor Richard Codey, and First Lady Mary Jo Codey.  

Participation is free. Reserve a spot in the form below.

Sponsorship tables are available here. Contact us at hello@montclairbounce.org for questions.

After dinner, consider joining Bike Walk Montclair for the season’s Mobile Social Ride through town. Learn more here.

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Having Love and Hope in a Time of Hate: An Interactive Conversation with Kevin Powell
May
31
7:00 PM19:00

Having Love and Hope in a Time of Hate: An Interactive Conversation with Kevin Powell

Montclair Public Library presents an evening with Kevin Powell, one of the most acclaimed political, cultural, literary, and hip-hop voices in America today. The Jersey City product of a single mother, absent father, horrific poverty, and violence, he managed to attend Rutgers University thanks to the Educational Opportunity Fund founded during the Civil Rights Movement.

As a writer, Kevin has penned articles, essays, and blogs for a wide range of newspapers, magazines, and major websites including The New York Times, The Washington Post, CNN, NPR, ESPN, Essence, Ebony, Rolling Stone, Esquire, HuffPost, and Vibe, where he was a senior writer and founding staff member. In recent months, Kevin has written British GQ cover stories on Black Panther movie co-stars Michael B. Jordan (March 2018) and Chadwick Boseman (October 2018). He currently hosts an Apple Podcast called “One on One with Kevin Powell.”

Kevin is the author of 13 books, including his critically acclaimed autobiography, The Education of Kevin Powell: A Boy’s Journey into Manhood, which is being adapted for the screen. He has a forthcoming biography of Tupac Shakur, whom Kevin interviewed many times while working for Vibe.

As an activist, Kevin is also a cofounder of BK Nation, a new American organization and website focused on civil and human rights and equal opportunity for all people. He also ran for Congress in New York City in 2008 and 2010.

Kevin is one of the producers of “SHE, a Choreoplay,” a theater production about healing and empowerment, and ending violence against women and girls, created by his wife Jinah Parker, the dancer, choreographer, and playwright. SHE will make its Off-Broadway debut in the second half of 2019. Kevin and his wife are proud and long-time residents of Brooklyn, New York.

Event is free but registration is required.

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Prayer as a Way of Hoping
Jun
1
12:00 PM12:00

Prayer as a Way of Hoping

Times: 12pm and 7pm everyday

The Montclair Interfaith Clergy Association, representing the diversity of religious expression in our town, invites anyone who would like to take ten minutes to learn and pray to join us. Each day during Montclair BOUNCE, a member of the clergy will be on the lawn at First Congregational Church (40 S. Fullerton Avenue) to lead a discussion about prayer in the faith tradition they represent, and then lead those gathered in a brief time of prayer. Come, give thanks, and learn something new about the religious traditions of our Montclair neighbors twice-a-day, everyday during BOUNCE, at 12pm and 7pm on the First Congregational Church lawn. For more information, contact Rev. David Shaw at 973-744-7424 or dshaw@unioncong.org.

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Portrait Workshop
Jun
1
1:00 PM13:00

Portrait Workshop

The Montclair Public Library is hosting two, hour-long portrait workshops (back-to-back at 1 & 2 p.m.) to generate a new suite of portraits that will be displayed at Caldwell University and future venues. Part of “Out in the Open. In it Together,” an exhibit of 22 larger-than-life-sized portraits on view May 20-June 30. This inspirational exhibit is an Inside Out Project Group Action, part of the global participatory art project created by TED Prize winning artist JR.  The display is locally organized by the Mental Health Association of Essex and Morris, Inc., and its community based committee is comprised of family members of people with mental illness, mental health consumers, clinicians, and artists. The message behind the portraits is one of hope and resilience.

What to expect: A brief, facilitated dialogue about stigma-busting through art, followed by individual portrait sessions with volunteer professional photographers. Participation is free and all ages are welcome! Parental permission is required for those under 18. Please register early, because space is limited. Expect to spend about 45 minutes.

Questions? Want to register? Contact rfolzenlogen@mhaessexmorris.org or call 973-509-9777 ext. 111.

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Portrait Workshop
Jun
1
2:00 PM14:00

Portrait Workshop

The Montclair Public Library is hosting two, hour-long portrait workshops (back-to-back at 1 & 2 p.m.) to generate a new suite of portraits that will be displayed at Caldwell University and future venues. Part of “Out in the Open. In it Together,” an exhibit of 22 larger-than-life-sized portraits on view May 20-June 30. This inspirational exhibit is an Inside Out Project Group Action, part of the global participatory art project created by TED Prize winning artist JR.  The display is locally organized by the Mental Health Association of Essex and Morris, Inc., and its community based committee is comprised of family members of people with mental illness, mental health consumers, clinicians, and artists. The message behind the portraits is one of hope and resilience.

What to expect: A brief, facilitated dialogue about stigma-busting through art, followed by individual portrait sessions with volunteer professional photographers. Participation is free and all ages are welcome! Parental permission is required for those under 18. Please register early, because space is limited. Expect to spend about 45 minutes.

Questions? Want to register? Contact rfolzenlogen@mhaessexmorris.org or call 973-509-9777 ext. 111.

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"I Am Montclair" film viewing and panel discussion
Jun
1
4:00 PM16:00

"I Am Montclair" film viewing and panel discussion

Cornerstone Montclair will host a viewing of the film "I Am Montclair," followed by a panel of representatives from various Montclair community organizations and businesses that have made, and continue to make, strides in creating a more inclusive community for people with disabilities. Learn from the people who are moving the ball forward in Montclair - how they are doing it and what drives them. "I am Montclair" is produced by Red Thread Productions and directed by Nadine C. Licostie and Connie Grazia. Executive producer is Lily Vakili. Admission is free.

For more information, call (973) 219-3160.

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Makers & Givers: Boomerang Bags Sewing Bee
Jun
2
10:00 AM10:00

Makers & Givers: Boomerang Bags Sewing Bee

The 5th Boomerang Bags Sewing Bee will take place in the 2nd floor community room at the Cornerstone Montclair building at 198 Bellevue Ave. No sewing experience necessary and all ages are welcome. If you don’t sew there are plenty of other tasks to help with. Drop in for as long as you like! This event is free. Sewing bees are fun!

What are Boomerang Bags?
Boomerang Bags is a community-driven initiative tackling plastic pollution at the grassroots level. Montclair is a designated Boomerang Bags community and we are seeking volunteers to make reusable Boomerang Bags, help spread the word, donate material, and give us encouragement!

Where do I go?
The Cornerstone Montclair building is located at 198 Bellevue Ave in Upper Montclair. There is a small parking lot and also street parking available. Take the stairs to the second floor community room. Follow the signs! 

What should I bring?
If you have a sewing machine or serger, please bring them! Also needed are irons, ironing boards, thread, cutting boards, cutting tools, scissors, pins, and fabric donations. If you don't have any of these things you are still very welcome, there is plenty to do for everyone! Bring your good energy! 

What will you do with the Boomerang Bags after we make them?
The bags we make will be shared with the Montclair community as a contribution toward fostering sustainable practices and reducing plastic bag use. We ask for a suggested donation of $5 per bag and the proceeds will go towards our project expenses. If we make enough bags at our Sewing Bee, volunteers are welcome to have one as a thank you for helping to make them!

This project is being organized by the Montclair Creative Reuse group.

Would your business like to have Boomerang Bags available for your customers? Contact us to make that happen!

For more information about Boomerang Bags, a project that was founded in Australia in 2013, please visit their website: boomerangbags.org

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Montclair Family Improv
Jun
2
11:00 AM11:00

Montclair Family Improv

Enjoy two hours of improv fun, games, and exercises for the whole family, and connect with your kids in a unique and no-pressure environment.

Join Neal King in fun and laughter as he leads families through this multi-sensory improvisational experience. Games and lessons are mixed together in moments of rediscovery, mental gymnastics, and problem-solving, for a productive experience designed to long outlast the workshop itself. Location TBA.

In addition to spontaneous laughter, wonderful benefits include:

• Restoring a Sense of Play
• Opening Communication
• Encouraging Creativity
• Putting the Fun Back in Family Time
• Helping Parents Play Again
• Helping Children Communicate
• Restoring Honest Interactions

Neal King, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, has developed improvisational programs as a member of the faculty at The Expressive Therapists Summit (NYC and LA); He conducts improv groups for social anxiety, confidence building, and improving interaction skills. For more information, visit www.kingmotivates.com

Event takes place in the Assembly Hall of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 73 South Fullerton Avenue, Montclair. Special jazz musical guest Eddy Bishai performs.

 

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Prayer as a Way of Hoping
Jun
2
12:00 PM12:00

Prayer as a Way of Hoping

Times: 12pm and 7pm everyday

The Montclair Interfaith Clergy Association, representing the diversity of religious expression in our town, invites anyone who would like to take ten minutes to learn and pray to join us. Each day during Montclair BOUNCE, a member of the clergy will be on the lawn at First Congregational Church (40 S. Fullerton Avenue) to lead a discussion about prayer in the faith tradition they represent, and then lead those gathered in a brief time of prayer. Come, give thanks, and learn something new about the religious traditions of our Montclair neighbors twice-a-day, everyday during BOUNCE, at 12pm and 7pm on the First Congregational Church lawn. For more information, contact Rev. David Shaw at 973-744-7424 or dshaw@unioncong.org.

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Media Reverb: Feeling the News, a panel discussion featuring journalists Jessica Yellin, Jim Axelrod, Jan Hoffman, and psychotherapist Kaity Rodriguez
Jun
2
1:30 PM13:30

Media Reverb: Feeling the News, a panel discussion featuring journalists Jessica Yellin, Jim Axelrod, Jan Hoffman, and psychotherapist Kaity Rodriguez

Join our panel of nationally renowned journalists Jessica Yellin, Jim Axelrod, and Jan Hoffman, along with psychotherapist Kaity Rodriguez, as they explore the effects of 24/7 access, difficult content, and the challenges of staying up-to-date without getting down.

Please reserve your spot by filling out the form below.

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Task Party: A Celebration of Improvisation, Connection, and Creativity
Jun
2
4:00 PM16:00

Task Party: A Celebration of Improvisation, Connection, and Creativity

Join us in an open-ended, interactive improv event promoting connection, creativity, dialogue, and pure-and-simple fun!

 “Task Party” is a concept developed by Brooklyn-based artist Oliver Herring.  Participants enter a space rich with materials and props like cardboard boxes, masking tape, cling wrap, markers, plastic bags, and more, and follow two simple steps:

1.    Write down a task on a piece of paper and add it to a designated “TASK pool”
2.    Pull out a task from the pool and interpret it any way they want using whatever resources available in the TASK arena.

When a task is done, a participant writes down a new one and pulls out another (if they want to keep going).

 You do NOT need to be an artist to participate in a TASK party!  A task can be as simple as jumping out of a cardboard box and scaring five different people!

 Oliver Herring beautifully explains how TASK weaves in the magic of connecting through creativity and being our unfiltered selves:

“TASK’s open-ended, participatory structure creates almost unlimited opportunities for a group of people to interact with one another and their environment.  TASK’s flow and momentum depend on the tasks written and interpreted by its participants. In theory, anything becomes possible. The continuous conception and interpretation of tasks is both chaotic and purpose-driven. It is a complex, ever-shifting environment of people who connect with one another through what is around them. It is also a platform for people to express and test their own ideas in an environment without failure and success (TASK always is what it is) or any other preconceptions of what can or should be done with an idea or a material. People’s tasks become absorbed into other people’s tasks, objects generated from one task are recycled into someone else’s task without issues of ownership or permanence.”

The TASK party is organized by Munira Bootwala, a Montclair resident and art teacher at the Montclair Cooperative School.  

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Montclair Public Library hosts "Robin" author Dave Itzkoff
Jun
2
4:00 PM16:00

Montclair Public Library hosts "Robin" author Dave Itzkoff

The Montclair Public Library’s Open Book / Open Mind series welcomes David Itzkoff, author of Robin, a definitive biography of Robin Williams, one of America’s most beloved and misunderstood entertainers.

Dave Itzkoff is a culture reporter for The New York Times who writes frequently about film, television, and comedy. He is the author of four books including Mad As Hell: The Making of Network and the Fateful Vision of the Angriest Man in Movies.

For more information, go here.

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Prayer as a Way of Hoping
Jun
3
12:00 PM12:00

Prayer as a Way of Hoping

Times: 12pm and 7pm everyday

The Montclair Interfaith Clergy Association, representing the diversity of religious expression in our town, invites anyone who would like to take ten minutes to learn and pray to join us. Each day during Montclair BOUNCE, a member of the clergy will be on the lawn at First Congregational Church (40 S. Fullerton Avenue) to lead a discussion about prayer in the faith tradition they represent, and then lead those gathered in a brief time of prayer. Come, give thanks, and learn something new about the religious traditions of our Montclair neighbors twice-a-day, everyday during BOUNCE, at 12pm and 7pm on the First Congregational Church lawn. For more information, contact Rev. David Shaw at 973-744-7424 or dshaw@unioncong.org.

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Prayer as a Way of Hoping
Jun
4
12:00 PM12:00

Prayer as a Way of Hoping

Times: 12pm and 7pm everyday

The Montclair Interfaith Clergy Association, representing the diversity of religious expression in our town, invites anyone who would like to take ten minutes to learn and pray to join us. Each day during Montclair BOUNCE, a member of the clergy will be on the lawn at First Congregational Church (40 S. Fullerton Avenue) to lead a discussion about prayer in the faith tradition they represent, and then lead those gathered in a brief time of prayer. Come, give thanks, and learn something new about the religious traditions of our Montclair neighbors twice-a-day, everyday during BOUNCE, at 12pm and 7pm on the First Congregational Church lawn. For more information, contact Rev. David Shaw at 973-744-7424 or dshaw@unioncong.org.

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Dance on the Lawn Community Celebration
Jun
4
4:00 PM16:00

Dance on the Lawn Community Celebration

The Montclair Foundation in partnership with Dance on the Lawn hosts a community celebration of what we love about Toni's Kitchen at the beautiful setting of Van Vleck House & Gardens. Led by Laura Marchese, Master Teaching Artist and Dance on the Lawn Managing Director, participants will experience the joy of creating movement with live accompaniment by John Ehlis and Lara Gonzales.   Connecting to the mission of Bounce; Connect, Care, Learn, we will explore the tools we have to create original movement - Space, Time, and Energy - and create an original dance that will exist only in the moment, for the enjoyment of the creators and watchers. Come in sneakers, dressed to move. Movers of all abilities welcome; bipedal locomotion not necessary, but note that this will take place on grass. This is an inclusive and relaxed experience.

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Prayer as a Way of Hoping
Jun
5
12:00 PM12:00

Prayer as a Way of Hoping

Times: 12pm and 7pm everyday

The Montclair Interfaith Clergy Association, representing the diversity of religious expression in our town, invites anyone who would like to take ten minutes to learn and pray to join us. Each day during Montclair BOUNCE, a member of the clergy will be on the lawn at First Congregational Church (40 S. Fullerton Avenue) to lead a discussion about prayer in the faith tradition they represent, and then lead those gathered in a brief time of prayer. Come, give thanks, and learn something new about the religious traditions of our Montclair neighbors twice-a-day, everyday during BOUNCE, at 12pm and 7pm on the First Congregational Church lawn. For more information, contact Rev. David Shaw at 973-744-7424 or dshaw@unioncong.org.

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The Big Run - Urban Adventure, presented by Fleet Feet
Jun
5
6:00 PM18:00

The Big Run - Urban Adventure, presented by Fleet Feet

Ready to run in the biggest Fleet Feet event ever?  Fleet Feet Montclair can't wait!

Last year, 16,000 runners and walkers logged 25,000 miles at more than 100 events across the country on Global Running Day. In 2019, The Big Run is back and bigger than ever.  On June 5, Fleet Feet locations nationwide, in partnership with Brooks and Nuun, will hold local races & fun-runs across the country. Fleet Feet Montclair will be hosting our super fun run rendition: THE BIG URBAN ADVENTURE FUN RUN!

We'll run BIG with a modern twist to a scavenger hunt!  Our Urban Adventure map of downtown Montclair will reveal over a dozen checkpoints!  Earn tickets with lots of chances to win cool prizes.  The event starts with a vendor street expo and finishes with a post-adventure BBQ!

Curious to check out last year's event across local Fleet Feet communities throughout the nation? Search #thebigrun and #ffurbanadventure on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter to see how our epic coast-to-coast running community celebrated at The Big Run and Montclair's very first fun and crazy URBAN ADVENTURE.

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Prayer as a Way of Hoping
Jun
6
12:00 PM12:00

Prayer as a Way of Hoping

Times: 12pm and 7pm everyday

The Montclair Interfaith Clergy Association, representing the diversity of religious expression in our town, invites anyone who would like to take ten minutes to learn and pray to join us. Each day during Montclair BOUNCE, a member of the clergy will be on the lawn at First Congregational Church (40 S. Fullerton Avenue) to lead a discussion about prayer in the faith tradition they represent, and then lead those gathered in a brief time of prayer. Come, give thanks, and learn something new about the religious traditions of our Montclair neighbors twice-a-day, everyday during BOUNCE, at 12pm and 7pm on the First Congregational Church lawn. For more information, contact Rev. David Shaw at 973-744-7424 or dshaw@unioncong.org.

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First Thursday at Montclair Art Museum
Jun
6
5:00 PM17:00

First Thursday at Montclair Art Museum

Enjoy a free evening of art and dynamic programming including live music, tours, art activities, and a full-service bar. This month, the Montclair Art Museum includes the following Bounce-related activities:

5-8 pm Bounce Info Table. Bounce Festival programming based on emotional health and resilience /Leir Hall

5-8 pm Advice Table Been There And Back/outdoors near Harris Entry & Hank Willis Thomas sculpture

5:30-6:30 pm: MAM Bridges an inter-generational arts program. Program educators will present info on the Bridges program and how it brings together local middle schoolers and people living with Alzheimer’s/dementia around multidisciplinary art experiences/Leir Hall 

6:30 pm Docent-Led Tour of art by George Inness. Inness was interested in transcendentalism and the essential spiritual nature of human beings; the correspondence between the spiritual world and the natural world/George Inness Gallery.

For more information, visit the Montclair Art Museum website.

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"Beyond the Silence" Film Screening and Q & A with Filmmaker Michael Barbee
Jun
6
7:00 PM19:00

"Beyond the Silence" Film Screening and Q & A with Filmmaker Michael Barbee

“Beyond the Silence” is a feature-length suspense movie loosely based on the novel Clipped Wings They Do Fly by William Michael Barbee. The movie highlights the life of Billy Ray Michaels, who suffers from Multiple Personality Disorder, compounded with Schizophrenia, and finds himself on trial for a murder he does not remember committing.

You can see a trailer of the film here: https://youtu.be/emhi5i1y8wM 

This screening is presented in partnership with Partners for Health, Montclair Film, and Montclair Bounce. A Q&A with Michael Barbee follows.  Ticket info is here.

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Prayer as a Way of Hoping
Jun
7
12:00 PM12:00

Prayer as a Way of Hoping

Times: 12pm and 7pm everyday

The Montclair Interfaith Clergy Association, representing the diversity of religious expression in our town, invites anyone who would like to take ten minutes to learn and pray to join us. Each day during Montclair BOUNCE, a member of the clergy will be on the lawn at First Congregational Church (40 S. Fullerton Avenue) to lead a discussion about prayer in the faith tradition they represent, and then lead those gathered in a brief time of prayer. Come, give thanks, and learn something new about the religious traditions of our Montclair neighbors twice-a-day, everyday during BOUNCE, at 12pm and 7pm on the First Congregational Church lawn. For more information, contact Rev. David Shaw at 973-744-7424 or dshaw@unioncong.org.

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Roll & Rock All-Ages Dance Party
Jun
7
6:00 PM18:00

Roll & Rock All-Ages Dance Party

All are welcome (members/community) to join the YMCA of Montclair and DJ PaP for the closing of BOUNCE WEEK at a family and community Roll & Rock dance party. The event will include refreshments, hands-on art activities for ages 6-12, a create-your-own-guitar project, rockin’ tattoos, glitter nail art, and slime! Photo booth area for families so bring your cell phone! Childcare for ages 6-and-under provided.

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