Local Happenings


This is a very busy time of year! But it’s never too busy to have some fun with your families and loved ones. We have put together a list of some of the things going on in our local area that you may be interested in doing over the next few weeks. Have a happy Thanksgiving!


Downtown Millburn Shop Hop – Guided ExperienceMeet the people behind some of Millburn’s most unique shops during this special celebration of small business. Meet at the Millburn Mural Saturday, November 25 11:00am-1:00pm


Winter Celebration in Taylor Park – For the first time, Taylor Park will be decorated in white lights, snowflakes and more. Local dignitaries and a capella singers will be featured at the lighting ceremony to be held in the rose garden at the Millburn Avenue entrance to Taylor Park. Saturday, November 25 4:00-5:00pm


Holiday Light Spectacular – Enjoy this family friendly outdoor event at the TurtleBack Zoo under the sparkling lights of over 50 winter and animal characters. There are different themed activities each December weekend. Bring a donation of non-perishable food, toys or coats. Runs Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights now through December 10 and then every night through January 2 5:00-9:00pm. Closed December 24 and 25


TSA Pre✓® ENROLLMENT EVENT – Enroll to be included in an expedited screening program that provides for a better air travel experience. The mobile RV unit will be located in the parking lots of Keller Williams MidTown Direct offices during the following dates and times. Be sure to click the link for more information and an application.

November 28th – December 1st: 161 Maplewood Avenue, Maplewood, NJ 07040

December 5th – 8th: 223 Mountain Ave, Springfield, NJ, 07081


Art Wine and Conversation at FIAF Montclair – Preview the current exhibition, meet the artist and enjoy a glass of wine and French snacks. Friday, December 1 6:00-9:00pm at French Institute Alliance Francaise in Montclair


A Very Special (Holiday) Special The Dreamcatcher ensemble will entertain you with holiday songs, comic sketches and improv, and lots of good old-fashioned fun. The show is appropriate for the whole family, and every year’s show is completely original! Oakes Center in Summit Saturday, December 2 8:00pm


Reeves-Reed Arboretum Holiday House Tour and Boutique – Tour elegant Summit area homes decked out with holiday spirit. Thursday, December 7 beginning at 9:00am. Visit the website for more details.


SoloFest: Phenomenal Woman by Ami Brabson This evening of music, poetry and storytelling celebrates women who have dared to speak their minds. Luna Stage in West Orange December 8 at 8:00pm and December 10 at 3:00pm


Tea and Taxes – A Workshop in Property Tax AppealsCraig Smith of Craig Smith Appraisals will present the basics of appealing your property taxes and answer all your questions. Registration is required. KellerWilliams MidTown Direct in Maplewood Saturday, December 9 from 11:30am-1:00pm


The Allison Ziefert Real Estate Group is a top producing real estate group based at Keller Williams Mid-Town Direct in Maplewood, NJ. Allison Ziefert, a local market expert, specializes in Maplewood, South Orange, Millburn/Short Hills and West Orange, NJ real estate and homes, and the surrounding towns. Allison’s success as a Maplewood/South Orange realtor is driven by earning great testimonials from sellers and buyers of homes in her marketplace. You can read her testimonials at www.azhomesnj.com/testimonials.