Things To Do – TGIF Series

This week, I am starting my Thank God It’s Friday series where I mention activities or events that may be of interest to a lot of you.   I will talk about things that mostly happen locally in the Northern NJ and New York area. From time to time, I will also mention interesting going-ons that have a wider geographical scope when I encounter them.


Here are some things that caught my eye this week:

    • Chocolate Ciel – Opened recently by Colleen Klabin, this baking studio offers comprehensive baking classes in Cedar Grove, NJ.  Colleen offers a wide array of classes from baking baguettes to making madeleines and macaroons.  She even has some Mommy and Me classes on holiday cookie making and cupcake decorating.  What a great fun activity with friends or with little ones!
    • A Cat in Paris – This French film (with subtitles) is showing at the Montclair Art Museum this Saturday, November 16th at 3:30.  It is a story of Parisian girl who lost her cat and unravels various mysteries and adventures as she search for her pet.  This film was nominated for Best Animated Film in last year’s Academy Award.
    • Richard Serra – The renowned American sculptor’s work is being shown at two Gagosian Gallery locations in New York.  I love the forms of a lot of his sculptures…there is something so serene and meditative about them.   The exhibits will be at the two Gagosian locations until January 25, 2014.
    • Momma Love –  Photographer Ali Smith captures the story of 40 mothers through her wonderful photography and writing.  The great thing about the book is that she does not over-glamorizes motherhood.  Instead, she aims to really portray many different realities and captures the emotion of her many different subjects in her photos.

Hope you have a great weekend!  We are supposed to have some mild weather this weekend in the East Coast so that’s something to look forward to especially as good old winter is just a month away.







  1. I love this!!! I will be looking forward to your Friday posts

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