The Weekender: What's Happening in the Caldwells and Beyond

Caldwell Public Library is kicking off Summer Reading with Star Wars Day.

Here are some of the events happening this weekend in Caldwell and neighboring towns. To see all the events click on EVENTS on the home page.    


WHERE:  West Caldwell Library, 30 Clinton Ave., West Caldwell
WHEN:  Friday at 1 p.m.
WHY GO:  A nine-year-old boy is trying to cope with the loss of his father who died in the World Trade Center on 9/11. He discovers a mysterious key in his father’s belongings and embarks on a scavenger hunt to find the matching lock that will reveal information about himself and his family.  All film viewings are free and open to the public and held in the Library's Community Meeting Room. The doors open for seating at 12:30PM. Showtime is 1:00PM. Seating is limited and on a first come first serve basis.

WHERE:  St. Aloysius Roman Catholic Church,  219 Bloomfield Ave., Caldwell
WHEN:  Friday at 7:30 p.m.
WHY GO:  This is the second event at Saint Aloysius, part of the "Fortnight for Freedom." This will be a celebration of the feast day of Saint John Fisher and Saint Thomas More, and a showing of the classic movie, "A Man for All Seasons."

WHERE:  Il Tulipano, 1131 Pompton Ave., Cedar Grove
WHEN: Friday at 7 p.m.
WHY GO:  Join us for another spectacular evening of wonderful wine selections paired with a five-course dinner, wine education, camaraderie, and celebration. The talented and renowned Christopher Cree, Master of Wine, will discuss the wines with each course. Each of these wines has been crafted by artisan winemakers from the USA, Italy, France and Spain. 
COST:  $125

WHERE:  Caldwell Public Library, 268 Bloomfield Ave., Caldwell
WHEN:  Saturday at 11 a.m.
WHY GO:  Start Summer reading with a bang! Our favorite Star Wars characters will join us to kick off our summer reading program. Come by to meet the gang and sign up for Summer Reading.

WHERE:   West Caldwell Public Library, 30 Clinton Road, West Caldwell
WHEN:     Friday from 9 a.m. to noon
WHY GO:   As a service to Essex County residents, the Clerk’s Office schedules afternoon and evening hours to conduct business in municipalities across Essex County. During these Outreach times, we process only NEW Passports, Notary Public Oaths, and Veterans Peddler Licenses. No other services are available.


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 & 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)
Planetarium Admission:  Adults $5; children under 12, seniors, and college students $3. Members: Adults $3, children & seniors $2

WHERE:  New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC)-(Prudential Hall), 36 Park Plaza, Newark
WHEN:  Rubber Soul & Revolver: Friday at 8 p.m.;   A Hard Day’s Night & Help!: Saturday at 3 p.m.;  Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band & Magical Mystery Tour: Saturday at 8 p.m.; Let It Be & Abbey Road: Sunday at 3 p.m.
WHY GO: A weekend devoted to the Fab Four, including eight timeless LP’s—three albums per show—each recreated cut-for-cut, note-for-note in track order, employing some of the very best studio musicians and vocalists on the scene today.  
COST:  $25 - $45


WHAT:   WHERE: Nutley Little Theatre, 47 Erie Place, Nutley
WHEN: Friday and Saturday 8 p.m. and Sunday 2 p.m.
WHY GO: A black comedy about white trash! This raucous comedy was nominated for over 30 awards during its long run in Los Angeles. When Peggy, a good Christian woman, hits her head on the sink and bleeds to death after tripping over her lover's wooden legs in a motel room, chaos erupts in Winters, Texas. This play contains adult language and themes, and is not suitable for children.  
COST: Tickets are $15, with a $2 discount for senior citizens and students with ID.


WHAT:  WHERE: 4th Wall Theatre, 449 Franklin St., Bloomfield
WHEN: Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m.
WHY GO: PARADE (Book by Alfred Uhry, Music and Lyrics by Jason Robert Brown) is the true story of Leo Frank, a Brooklyn-raised Jew living in 1913 Georgia, who was put on trial for the murder of 13-year-old Mary Phagan, a factory worker under his employ. Through the difficult process of proving his innocence, Leo and his wife find a new way to love and support each other. 
COST: $24 (Gen), $20 (Srs), $15 (Students)

WHAT:  WHERE: Bloomfield (John A. Bukowski) Animal Shelter, 61 Bukowski Place, Bloomfield
WHEN: Sunday at 9 a.m.
WHY GO: Special adoption rates will be in effect from June 24-July 31. 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." 


: Calvary Chapel of Montclair, 71 Mount Hebron Road, Montclair
WHEN:  Friday from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m.
WHY GO:  When nuclear weapons are smuggled into America, FBI Agent Shane Daughtry (David A.R White) is faced with an impossible task—find them before they are detonated. The clock is ticking and the only people who can help are a washed up arms dealer (Lee Majors), a converted Israeli Mossad Agent (Stacy Keach) and a by-the-book CIA Deputy Director (Randy Travis). 

20 Lackawanna Plaza, 2nd Fl, Montclair
WHEN:  Saturday from 6 to 10 p.m.
WHY GO:  The Open Mic / Art Exhibit is designed to give students and youth an outlet for expression. Communities provide them an audiene by our use of local venues. All participating artists register online at Facebook McMillan Music Open Mic Event. For further details and information contact urbantalent77@yahoo.com or 908-247-7726. 


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