local happenings


Here is a list of some local happenings in our area to help get you through those cold February days.

72nd Annual Glen Ridge Antiques Show – This show offers something for both the serious collector and the casual browser through a wide selection of antique furniture, art, jewelry, pottery and collectibles. The show will be held at The Glen Ridge Congregational Church Friday and Saturday, February 2-3


Family Chess Night – Come play chess with a worthy opponent at Family Chess Night. Boards and equipment will be provided. L3 Academy Montclair., Saturday February 3 5:30pm – 6:45pm. Registration is required.


Black Moon Night HikeFor the first time in almost 20 years, the month of February will not have a full moon. Learn more about why this happens while hiking the arboretum grounds. After the hike, warm up with a cup of hot cocoa in the Stone House and learn about the mammals that call New Jersey home. Saturday, February 3 6:00pm at the Cora Hartshorn Arboretum in Short Hills


A Winter’s Day On The FarmOn Sunday, February 4, from 12 noon to 4:00pm, join an exciting, outdoor, family adventure to experience traditional farm life as it was in the early 20th century at Fosterfields Living Historical Farm in Morris Township.


Advice on Divorcing: A Comprehensive Seminar on DivorceDuring the holidays many of us take stock of our relationships. It can be a pivotal time if you are considering a divorce and confusing one if you are unclear about what divorce might mean for your life or what the divorce process looks like. Our experts in the fields of family law, financial planning, mortgage lending and residential real estate will answer your questions on the divorce process, explain how to assess your financial picture and propose strategies to protect your wealth. Come to our lunch and learn seminar at The Hills Tavern, 40 Main Street in Millburn on Wednesday, February 7th from 11am to 1pm. Please register.


Beyond Brooklyn Seminar – Come learn more about what it’s like to live in the suburbs outside of NYC. We will be featuring experts from New Jersey, Westchester County and Long Island. These agents are not only experts in real estate, but they are also locals who know the areas they represent on a very personal level. They provide great insight into what it’s really like to live in their communities. Beyond Brooklyn will be held on February 7, 2018 from 6:30pm – 8:30pm at Commons Cafe, 388 Atlantic Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11217.


Backyard Birding for Families – Make a simple bird feeder that your family can take home, and learn to identify the common and not so common birds that may visit your feeder. Registration is required. Saturday, February 10 10:00am – 11:30am at the Reeves Reed Arboretum in Summit


3rd Annual Lunar New Year and Spring Celebration Celebrate the Lunar New Year by following our lion through the woods,and welcome spring with games, trivia, crafts, and stories. Saturday, February 10 12 noon at the Cora Hartshorn Arboretum in Short Hills


Maple Sugaring FestLearn how early settlers tapped maple trees and turned the sap into delicious maple syrup. Sunday February 25 1:00pm – 4:00pm at the Reeves Reed Arboretum in Summit


Book Art: A Novel IdeaA versatile form of modern art, book art is a medium that can be as subtle as adding a drawing or text to a page, or as complex as creating an intricate book sculpture. This exhibition will be at the Morris Museum until March 4.


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