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April  28

No Park, No Art

Anderson The annual Art in the Park festival, sponsored by Montclair Co-operative School, is conspicuously absent from the spring calendar of events this year. And apparently MCS's phone has been ringing off the hook about it.  MCS parent Josh Jablons sent Baristanet this announcement:

On behalf of the Montclair Cooperative School and as a favor to all the people who are calling the school – and all those that might in the coming days – asking about when the annual Art in the Park event will be held, Bruce Kanze (Head of School) wants to explain. Because of the renovation of Anderson Park by Essex County, the Montclair Cooperative School will hold its 38th annual Art in the Park event on October 7 (rain date October 8). As soon as possible, the event will again be held in the Spring, during the month of May, but the obvious condition of the Park this year made it impossible for this Spring.

But MCS is a sponsor of fun & family entertainment this weekend: Dan Zanes and Friends In Concert.

2004_zanesdan_1 Dan Zane and Friends will play in concert at the MSU amphitheatre on Sunday April 30th at 2PM .  Come early: starting at 1PM there will be an “Outdoor Block Party/BBQ” with games, prizes, and eats for sale from Whole Foods, Applegate Farms, and more.

Extra tickets for the sold-out concert will be available at the door at noon on Sunday. The prediction for good weather has moved the concert outdoors, Jablons said. However, if rain does fall, the concert will move back inside the Kasser Theatre and only advance ticket holders will be admitted. $20/adults,  $15/children 13 + under. Call 973-655-5112 for more information.


April 28, 2006 in Happenings | Permalink


excellent concert for children and adults. If you haven't heard it, Dan Zanes' album from Carl Sandburg's Amercian Song Book is good listening.

Posted by: jml | Apr 28, 2006 2:27:57 PM

Amazing Sold out- I'd kill for 2 seats-kill but not be scalped for a toddlers concert-I am thoughly bummed that I can't get seats---I may attempt the outdoor seating thing--but I personally hate that--Been in bad mood all day over this--

Posted by: cstarling | Apr 28, 2006 10:18:43 PM

Having "spent" almost one million dollars installing a professional grade turf playing surface in Anderson Park, it remains to be seen whether the County will authorize art shows in the park and allow the exhibitors to tear up the turf with the exhibits, vehicles, games, food stations, toilets and rides.

Posted by: Byron | Apr 28, 2006 10:28:06 PM

Those damn athletic kids, ruining the town for the rest of us. Can't they just play video games?

Posted by: walleroo | Apr 28, 2006 10:50:51 PM

Some tickets (in 1,2,,3,4,or 5 ticket lots) still available at or below face value at www.ebay.com. Category "tickets", just type in Dan Zanes.

If some tickets creep $5-10 higher than face value (some have, some haven't), it is for a good cause (a tax deductible contribution to the Montclair Cooperative School). Dan Zanes, Montclair State University, Whole Foods etc. have all gotten into the spirit of financially contributing to the concert for the School.

Posted by: Joseph | Apr 28, 2006 11:05:21 PM

Joseph while the contribution may go to the "good cause" initially I am all for it--however to pay extra to someone else on EBAY for them to profit on is well not my thing for a Toddler Concert-in fact it is ubsurd.

Posted by: cstarling | Apr 29, 2006 8:21:37 AM

Wait, I misspoke the Co op has put them on EBAY--wow that's not nice.

Posted by: cstarling | Apr 29, 2006 8:25:53 AM

CSTARLING --I would totally agree with you if tickets weren't also available below face value of the tickets. For example, some people look like they will wind up paying only $10 for $15 and $20 seats. Others have already saved $5 per ticket. And everyone is saving the "handling" service cost which was about an extra 10% per ticket.

Posted by: Joseph | Apr 29, 2006 9:33:19 AM

If the weather is nice on Sunday, and it looks like it will be, the concert will be held outside in the Amphitheatre. Because the the outdoor venue is larger than the indoor location, more tickets will be sold on Sunday (for the same price). I think the box office will take a credit card number today to reserve the tickets.

Posted by: zanesfan | Apr 29, 2006 9:43:00 AM

thank you!

Posted by: cstarling | Apr 29, 2006 9:57:18 AM

What's the story here. Cstarling is told it's sold out while the Coop is dumping them on Ebay?

Posted by: Byron | Apr 29, 2006 12:20:44 PM

I went -I saw -and I rocked-Dan Zanes ROCKED!--got the tic's at the box office and got to sit 2nd row center stage.

Posted by: cstarling | Apr 30, 2006 4:28:43 PM

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