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Friday, May 1, 2015 - 4 p.m.: ARBOR DAY ON MAY DAY: Friends of Anderson Park will plant several trees in the park with Scouts and youth groups.

Saturday, May 2, 2015 - 10:30 a.m.: WALKING TOUR OF UPPER MONTCLAIR BUSINESS DISTRICT: Developed and co-led by the Friends of Anderson Park and the Montclair Historical Society. Co-sponsored by Bike & Walk Montclair. In the past we've been treated to tours inside several historic buildings along the way - no telling what surprises are in store this time! This 2 ½-hour walking tour will chronicle the development of the area from a rural settlement in the 1880s to a burgeoning suburban town in the 1930s. For reservations and starting location, contact mail@montclairhistorical.org or 973-744-1796. Online registration available at www.montclairhistorical.org (click on Things to Do tab, then Events). $5 suggested donation. (We will also be collecting non-perishable food contributions for Human Needs Food Pantry, in collaboration with the St. James Church food drive.) For day-of-event inquiries, call 973-495-9589.  

Saturday, May 9, 2015: TREES OF ANDERSON PARK: LOOKING TO THE FUTURE: This tour of Anderson Park focuses on the renewal of the park's tree canopy. Led by landscape historian Judith Earley and sponsored by Friends of Anderson Park. Free. Meet at the boulder at the park's northeast entrance, 274 Bellevue Avenue, east of North Mountain Avenue, Upper Montclair. 10:30 a.m. Light rain does not cancel, but heavy rain reschedules to Sunday, May 10, same time. Information: (862) 202-9251, or earleyjudith@gmail.com.

  Saturday, May 16, 2015: HISTORIC WALKING TOUR OF ANDERSON PARK: Discover how this Olmsted-designed Essex County park was created 110 years ago and how it shaped Upper Montclair and led to the formation of other Montclair parks. Also hear about efforts to rejuvenate the landscape of this park, on the National Register of Historic Places. Free. Meet at the boulder at the park's northeast entrance, 274 Bellevue Avenue, east of North Mountain Avenue, Upper Montclair. At 10:30 a.m. Light rain does not cancel, but heavy rain reschedules to Sunday, May 17, same time. Information: (973) 477-7207 or info@friendsofandersonpark.com, FriendsOfAndersonPark.com.

Sunday, May 17, 2015: VICTORIAN DAY IN ESSEX COUNTY ANDERSON PARK: A celebration of the park's 110th anniversary. Noon to 3 p.m. The Wheelmen display antique bicycles and tricycles; Victorian lawn games; live music; demonstration cricket game; birthday cake; tree planting. Spread out a blanket and bring a picnic. Free. Co-sponsored by the Essex County Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs, Friends of Anderson Park, Montclair Historical Society, the Victorian Society in America, and Bike & Walk Montclair. At Anderson Park, corner of North Mountain and Bellevue Avenues, Upper Montclair. Full schedule will be at FriendsOfAndersonPark.com. Information: (973) 477-7207 or info@friendsofandersonpark.com.  

Saturday & Sunday, September 19-20, 2015 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. both days: FINE ARTS AND CRAFTS FAIR: A juried show free to the public featuring more than 185 fine artists and crafts people, as well as food vendors. Stop by the Friends of Anderson Park booth near Bellevue and North Mountain Avenues and try your luck on our raffle baskets. Details www.rosesquared.com.