Friday, April 26, 2013: ARBOR DAY TREE PLANTING IN ANDERSON PARK: Youth groups will plant trees and shrubbery in Olmsted-designed Anderson Park. No rain date. For planting times: (973) 495-9056 or email@example.com.
Saturday, May 4, 2013: HISTORIC WALKING TOUR OF ANDERSON PARK: Discover how this Olmsted-designed Essex County park was created a century 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 5, same time. Information: (973) 744-8433, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saturday, May 4, 2013: ANDERSON PARK SPRUCE-UP. Join Friends of Anderson Park with springtime mulching, weeding, litter collection, and invasive-plant removal. Bring gloves, shovels and other tools if possible. Meet at 1 p.m. by the bathrooms near Parkside Road at the southeast corner of the park. Information: (973) 495-9056 or email@example.com. (Raindate, Sunday, May 5, same time)
Saturday and Sunday, May 18 and 19, 2013: THE DOGS OF ANDERSON PARK. Have a portrait of your dog taken in Anderson Park and receive a 5 x 7 print by Beth Burstein Pet Photography (www.bethburstein.com), who will donate proceeds to Friends of Anderson Park. Fifteen- to thirty-minute sessions run from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday and Sunday. Cost: $60. Appointment required. To schedule a session: firstname.lastname@example.org or (973) 337-6183.
Wednesday, May 22, 2013: OLMSTED'S ANDERSON PARK AND HOW IT SHAPED MONTCLAIR Slide Show: Discover how this Essex County park was created a century ago as part of the first countywide park system in the nation, and how it influenced a push for green space throughout Montclair. Also learn about efforts to rejuvenate Anderson Park's landscape, on the National Register of Historic Places. 7:30 p.m. Sponsored by the Cedar Grove Historical Society. Cedar Grove Public Library (behind the municipal building), 525 Pompton Ave., Cedar Grove; www.cedargrovehistoricalsociety.org, (973) 746-7453.
September 21-22, 2013: FINE ARTS AND CRAFTS FAIR, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days. 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.
Saturday, October 26, 2013: HISTORIC WALKING TOUR OF UPPER MONTCLAIR. What building in Upper Montclair displays the words of a 17th-century mathematician chiseled in stone? What parking lot was designed by the Olmsteds? Where did Margaret Sanger and Eleanor Roosevelt speak out? Discover the answers on this walking tour of the historic Upper Montclair Business District, which will chronicle the development of the area from rural settlement in the 1880s to burgeoning suburban town in the 1930s. $5 suggested donation. At 10:30 a.m. (Raindate, Sunday, Oct. 27, at 11:30 a.m.) Meet at the Upper Montclair Train Station south porch, 275 Bellevue Avenue, Upper Montclair. Sponsored by the Montclair Historical Society & Friends of Anderson Park. www.MontclairHistorical.org, (973) 495-9589, info@FriendsOfAndersonPark.com.
Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013: TULIP PLANTING: Help us plant 300 tulip bulbs in Anderson Park. Bring a trowel or tulip digger if you have one, although we also have some tools and lots of gloves. Meet at the north end of Anderson Park, near intersection of Bellevue Avenue and North Mountain Avenue, Upper Montclair. From 1-3 p.m. (Raindate: Sunday, Nov. 17, 1-3 p.m.). Contact: Lisanne@FriendsOfAndersonPark.com; (973) 477-7207.
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