The Weekender: Dec. 4 – 6: Holiday Events, Seinfeld, Wine Tasting, and More!

by Georgette Gilmore
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Dickens Village at Night 2014

It’s officially the holiday season and the weekend is packed with events to enjoy!

In addition to these events we told you about:

Here are some other happenings in the Villages (and beyond) this weekend:


seton village holiday celebration

Light Up the Holidays in Seton Village on Friday night! Join the community with lots of festivies that will get you in the holiday spirit! Enjoy the Holiday tree lighting, photos with Santa, kids’ crafts, live music, refreshments, Seton Village restaurant specials, and much more!

Seton Village Holiday Celebration
Friday, December 4 at 5:30 pm
West Fairview & Irvington Avenue



Also on Friday, enjoy a guided tasting with wine personality Hank Zona to benefit the Columbia High School’s drama club “Parnassian Society.” Enjoy delicious appetizers, music, and a silent auction. (Photo of Zona by Joy Yagid)

Wine tasting with Hank Zona
Friday, December 4 at 7 pm
Orange Lawn Tennis Club, 305 N. Ridgewood Road, South Orange, NJ
Tickets are $75, must be 21 to attend. Call 973.713.6866 to reserve



Jerry Seinfeld

Entertainment icon Jerry Seinfeld’s comedy career took off after his first appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson in 1981. Eight years later, he teamed up with fellow comedian Larry David to create what was to become the most successful comedy series in the history of television: Seinfeld. See him live at NJPAC on Friday night!

Jerry Seinfeld
Friday, December 4 at 8 pm
NJPAC, 1 Center Street, Newark, NJ
Tickets are $49.50 – $150 and available online here


Mindfulness & The Holidays workshop

singing bowl on a white table, selective focus

Need a little chill time during the busy holiday season? Join Jean Vitrano of Wellspring Health Collective on Saturday morning for an exploration on how to bring mindfulness, meditation and self-care to the season. You will find ways to mindfully navigate relationships, consumption, eating, and finding space while slowing down and remembering what is important. There will be periods of meditation and guided reflective exercises.

Mindfulness & The Holidays workshop
Saturday, December 5 at 9:30 am
Wellspring Health Collective, 697 Valley Street, Maplewood
$25.00 Pre-registration required: email or 917-859-1073


The Studio B Holiday Bazaar

Start your holiday shopping at Studio B’s Holiday Bazaar on Sunday. Forty local artists, crafters and collectors will sell handmade jewelry, fine art, sewn and knitted
textiles, paper goods, amazing vintage finds, tutus for kids, holiday
delights, eclectic evening bags, home décor, handmade clothing, and much more!  Back again this year is the loveable Abominable Snowman, who will gladly let you
snap a selfie with him on his Woodland throne – for just a $5 donation
to Studio B.

The Studio B Holiday Bazaar
Sunday, December 6 from 10 am – 4 pm
The Woodland, 60 Woodland Road, Maplewood, NJ
Free to attend, great items for sale


Maplewood Glee Club

On Saturday night, go sing with the Maplewood Glee Club presents “Drivin’ In My Car.” Start the evening off with some favorite classic songs featuring cars and end the night welcoming the Winter Holidays. The concert will also feature the return visit of a crowd favorite, the a capella group The Backlogs. The Columbia High School String Quartet will also make their debut Maplewood Glee Club performance!

Maplewood Glee Club Winter Concert
Saturday, December 5 at 8 pm
Prospect Presbyterian Church, 646 Prospect St, Maplewood, NJ
Tickets are $20 and available online here



Durand-HeddenCelebrate the Season at Durand-Hedden with Gingerbread Houses, ‘Jolly Old St. Nick’ and Holiday Shopping on Sunday. All ages will enjoy the 2015 display of inventive entries to the annual Durand-Hedden Gingerbread House Competition. Bring your camera to catch a photo of your children with the real live “Victorian Santa.” Shop the Country Store to find inexpensive and unique gifts, such as early American children’s games and toys, facsimile documents, quill pens and ink, historic cookbooks, cookie molds, tin lanterns, reproductive decorative items and ceramics, and more. Original 1910 Fudge Sauce, local honey and the hard-to-find original Doors of Maplewood poster, Smile, the history of Olympic Park, and the new newly reproduced 1931 map of Maplewood will also be available.

Durand-Hedden with Gingerbread Houses, ‘Jolly Old St. Nick’ and Holiday Shopping
Sunday, December 6 at 1 pm
Durand-Hedden House, 523 Ridgewood Road, Maplewood, NJ
Free to attend


Snowflake Parade

The 32nd Annual Snowflake Parade marches through Downtown Millburn on Sunday! Enjoy festive activities in the courtyard after the parade: pony rides, visit Santa at Santa Land, take a fun train ride, get pampered with Jose Eber Salon whois setting up The Snowflake Salon with manis, face painting and tattoos, enjoy hot chocolate and snacks as well as a bounce house, clowns, princesses and so much more!

Snowflake Parade
Sunday, December 6 at 1:30 pm
Millburn Avenue between Holmes & Spring Street, Millburn, NJ
Free to attend


Newark Museum

Newark Museum

Free admission makes me happy. If you feel the same way, you may be happy to learn that this weekend is a Museums On Us weekend, which means that any Bank of America or Merrill Lynch cardholder will receive free museum admission to the following area museums:

  • Montclair Art Museum (MAM), 3 South Mountain Avenue, Montclair, NJ.
  • Newark Museum, 49 Washington Street, Newark, NJ.
  • Aljira, A Center for Contemporary Art, 591 Broad Street, Newark, NJ.
  • Morris Museum, 6 Normandy Heights Road, Morristown, NJ.
  • Liberty Science Center, 222 Jersey City Boulevard, Jersey City, NJ.
  • The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY.
  • Whitney Museum of Art, 945 Madison Avenue, New York, NY.
  • Children’s Museum of Manhattan, 212 W. 83rd Street, New York, NY.
  • Brooklyn Historical Society, 128 Pierrepont Street, New York, NY

Museums on Us
Saturday, November 7 and Sunday, November 8
Free admission for each cardholder (debit or credit) at participating museums


Check out our Events Calendar to see what else is happening in the towns and have a wonderful weekend!


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