Here are some of the events happening this weekend in The Caldwells and neighboring towns. To see all the events click on EVENTS at the top of this page.
WHAT: Caldwell Farmers' Market
WHERE: Municipal Lot between Smull and Personette (behind the Caldwell Cinema)
WHEN: Friday, noon to 6 p.m.
WHY GO: The market is a seasonal open air market featuring Jersey Fresh produce in season as well as specialty vendors offering farm-raised meats, locally produced cheeses, pies, breads and other fresh baked goods, gourmet nuts, olive oils, freshly made pastas, and prepared foods.
WHAT: Friday Movie at the Library
WHERE: West Caldwell Library, 30 Clinton Ave., West Caldwell
WHEN: Friday at 1 p.m.
WHY GO: In Don’t Bother to Knock, an airline pilot, dumped by his girlfriend, pursues a babysitter in his hotel and gradually realizes she's dangerous. Stars Marilyn Monroe and Richard Widmark. All film viewings are free and open to the public and held in the Library's air-conditioned Community Meeting Room. The doors open for seating at 12:30 p.m. Seating is limited and on a first-come, first-serve basis.
WHAT: Own the Night—Middle School Lock-In
WHERE: Caldwell Public Library, 268 Bloomfield Ave., Caldwell
WHEN: Monday from 6 to 10 p.m.
WHY GO: Join the "Make a Difference Book Club" for a movie marathon. The library closes at 5 p.m. but tonight will reopen at 6 p.m. for those going into sixth grade to those finishing eighth. Pizza and refreshments will be supplied and you bring your favorite treat! Register by calling 973-226-1636.
WHAT: Monday Night Cruise
WHERE: Calandra's Italian Village, 234 Bloomfield Ave., Caldwell
WHEN: Monday from 6 to 9 p.m.
WHY GO: Come see classic cars. Music by DJ Gio. Drink and pizza specials on the patio.
WHAT: Movies Under The Stars
WHERE: Morgan Farm, 903 Pompton Ave., Cedar Grove
WHEN: Friday at 8:30 p.m.
WHY GO: Dolphin Tale is a 2011 family drama. It stars Harry Connick, Jr., Ashley Judd, and Morgan Freeman. The book and film are inspired by the true story of Winter, a bottlenose dolphin that was rescued in December 2005 off the Florida coast and taken in by the Clearwater Marine Aquarium. Winter lost her tail after becoming entangled with a rope attached to a crab trap and was fitted with a prosthetic one.
WHAT: Summer Blood Drive
WHERE: Our Lady of the Lake School, 26 Lakeside Ave., Verona
WHEN: Sunday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
WHY GO: Donate blood and help save a life. Donors receive a $15 Shop Rite Gift Card. Eat regular meals and bring I.D.
WHAT: Make a Solar Electric Panel
WHERE: Greater Newark Conservancy, 92 Prince St., Newark
WHEN: Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
WHY GO: Assemble a 12 volt nominal 3.5 amp tempered glass solar electric module with the group, including soldering, wire-ribbon, solar cells, and encapsulant. The panel is available for sale at the end of the workshop.
WHAT: Summer Planetarium Shows
WHERE: Newark Museum's Dreyfuss Planetarium
WHEN: Wednesday through Sunday from June 20 through August 19
WHY GO: The Newark Museum's Dreyfuss Planetarium is a dynamic interactive digital theater for learning about space and science. Two exciting planetarium shows will be offered to kids and adults. The Planetarium will feature Zula Patrol 2 at 1:30 and 2:30 p.m. In their latest adventure, a routine fossil-hunting mission launches The Zula Patrol on a rollicking ride into Earth’s past! (Recommended for children ages 5 to 9; 35 minutes) At 3:30 p.m. Heart of the Sun examines the sun up close, describes how it creates the light that warms us and makes life possible here on Earth, and is used as a source of renewable energy. (Recommended for adults and children ages 10 and up; 35 minutes)
COST: Adults $5; children under 12, seniors, and college students $3. Members: Adults $3, children and seniors $2.
WHAT: Brookdale Park Concert—The Happenings & Kenny Vance and the Planotones
WHERE: Brookdale Park, Bloomfield
WHEN: Friday at 7:30 p.m.
WHY GO: Enjoy Essex County's free music concert series!
WHAT: Bloomfield Animal Shelter Adoption Event
WHERE: Bloomfield (John A. Bukowski) Animal Shelter, 61 Bukowski Pl., Bloomfield
WHEN: Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 9 a.m.
WHY GO: All adult cats and dogs will be available for a reduced adoption fee of $25. Older pets over 3 years will be free: "If I'm 3 I'm free."
WHAT: The Loony Tunes Show
WHERE: Park Sports Bar & Restaurant, 30 South Park St., Montclair
WHEN: Friday from 10 p.m. to 1:30 a.m.
WHY GO: Kick off your weekend with DJ Troy Loone and his Loony Tunes Show.
WHAT: NJ Jackals vs Newark Bears
WHERE: Yogi Berra Stadium, Montclair State University, Montclair
WHEN: Saturday at 6:35 p.m.
WHY GO: Cheer on the home team! Fireworks after the game.
COST: Bleacher seats $9, Box seats $11, Standing Room $5.
WHAT: Church Street Summer Music Festival
WHERE: Corner of Church Street & Bloomfield Ave., Montclair
WHEN: Saturday from 7 to 10 p.m.
WHY GO: Come and enjoy The Michael Reitman Band. Opening and closing for the band will be Let It Slide lead guitarist, Julian Keenan. In the event of inclement weather, the concerts move indoors to the Tapastry Restaurant.
WHAT: Peter Lin Septet
WHERE: Trumpets, 6 Depot Square, Montclair
WHEN: Sunday at 8 p.m.
WHY GO: Come and enjoy the sounds of these wonderful musicians.
COST: $10 music, $5 minimum
WHAT: Comedy Sunday in Montclair
WHERE: Tierney’s Tavern, 136-138 Valley Road, Montclair
WHEN: Sunday from 8 to 9:45 p.m.
WHY GO: Enjoy some of the area's best rising stars with Special Guests from Comedy Central, HBO, Network TV, XM/Sirius radio, major comedy clubs, casinos, etc.