What do we love most about Glen Ridge, NJ?
Slurpin’ a hot bowl of porky noodles in the uncomfortable chairs at Ani Ramen
Catching Jim Gaffigan’s stand-up show in the 5th row of the Wellmont Theater – so close, I can throw popcorn in his hair
Maple bacon doughnut from Montclair Bread Company – I think that speaks for itself…
Watching the morning parade of all the kids in town walking to school in Glen Ridge
Free first Thursday night at the Montclair Art Museum which has a fabulous Native American Art & Crafts exhibit
BEST wings ever. Egan’s on Walnut Street – seriously I mean it
Watching my 9 year-old nose to wing with a beautiful butterfly at the Presby Memorial Iris Gardens on Upper Mountain Avenue
Driving up and down Upper Mountain, North Mountain and Park Street on a cold December night, counting the number of giant holiday light displays on the streets
You know, that house on Hillside in Glen Ridge where the entire yard is spring daffodils?
Montclair State University’s Talented and Gifted program – a great place for summer camp and school year classes for your kid that needs a little more stimulation
Sitting at the service bar at Turtle & Wolf – their burrata & shishito peppers are to die for (service is impeccable, too)
Montclair YMCA – Best. Y. Ever. (gym and pool are excellent)
Circling Brookdale park on a Saturday afternoon with my favorite dog on a leash
Edgemont Memorial Park – the fountain, the pond, the lawn…
Post work Happy Hours at Fitzgerald’s
Street fairs galore all over town (Walnut Street one is a favorite)
Another weekend, another birthday party - Kidville on Valley, here we come!
Local fruits and veggies galore at the Montclair Farmer’s Market (tomatoes the size of softballs) – betcha didn’t know that Jersey is 17% farmland?
Montclair Film Festival…Montclair Jazz Festival…Montclair Food & Wine Festival (more festivals please!)
You can rent the Glen Ridge Senior/Community Center for parties – did you know that?
Enjoying sports history at the Yogi Berra Museum on the Montclair State University Campus
Church Street shopping and dining – total East Village style stretch of the cutest curio shops and hip eateries – who misses the City now?
Highly ranked public school districts – speaks for itself
Watchung Booksellers always has the best authors speaking there
So many train stations…Glen Ridge, Bay, Walnut, Watchung, Upper Mountain, Mountain Ave, Montclair Heights, Montclair State University… easy peasy commutey city!
Nauna vs. Mr. Dino – the debate rages (haha, I like Ah’ Pizz!)
Cheering for the Mounties Friday night at Woodman Field (you know, by the ice rink?)
Avocado toast on thick yummy bread at The Corner