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Friday, April 29, 2016 2:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.: ARBOR DAY: Friends of Anderson Park will plant several trees in the park with Scouts and youth groups. For information and inquiries about participating contact Lisanne Renner at

Saturday, May 7, 2016 - 10:30 a.m.: HISTORIC WALKING TOUR OF ESSEX COUNTY ANDERSON PARK: Before Anderson Park was created, three houses and a fire station sat on the property. Find out where they went and other surprising stories about how this Olmsted-designed Essex County park came to be over a century ago, how it shaped Upper Montclair, and how it 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. Rain cancels. Sponsored by Friends of Anderson Park. Information: (973) 477-7207 or,  

Saturday, May 21, 2016: BELLEVUE AVENUE LIBRARY HISTORY TOUR: A violent labor strike, a private meeting in Andrew Carnegie's home office, and an impassioned petition by Upper Montclair residents all played a role in the creation of the Bellevue Avenue Library, a Carnegie library that opened in 1914 and is now on the National Register of Historic Places. This tour will highlight the building's architecture both inside and outside and the story of how it came to be, illustrated with historic photographs. Led by Lisanne Renner, historian for Friends of Anderson Park. Sponsored by the Montclair Library Friends with support from the Montclair Public Library. Meet at 4 p.m. at the library plaza (or inside if it's raining), 185 Bellevue Avenue, Upper Montclair; Questions: Sarah Brocks, or (973) 477-7207. Free.

  Saturday, JUNE 11, 2016: Music Under the June Moon. ChamberMusic Society of North Jersey plays works by Beethoven, Mozart andShostakovich. 8 p.m. Under the big oak tree in Anderson Park, 274 Bellevue Avenue, east of North Mountain Avenue, UpperMontclair. Bring a picnic, lawn chair or blanket. Free. Sponsored by Friends ofAnderson Park and the Essex County Department of Parks, Recreation and CulturalAffairs. Rain cancels.

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Saturday, JUNE 18, 2016: Magical History Bike Tour. Ride yourbike about 10 miles with informative stops at Montclair sites like theMontclair Historical Society's Israel Crane House, Anderson Park and the PresbyMemorial Iris Gardens. $12 suggested donation. Sponsored by Bike & WalkMontclair. 7:45 a.m. to noon. Meet at the Montclair Historical Society, 108Orange Road, Montclair.,

Saturday & Sunday, September 17-18, 2016 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:

November 5, 2016. TULIP PLANTING, from 1-3 p.m. Friends of Anderson Park will be planting 500 tulip bulbs (courtesy of May in Montclair) and we’d love helpers. Bring a shovel, trowel and tulip digger if you have them. We have lots of gloves. Meet at the north end of Anderson Park, near Bellevue Avenue. Raindate: Sunday, Nov. 6, 1-3 p.m. Contact: (973) 477-7207.