Sunshine Sam Reopens At Cornerstone Montclair

Sunshine Sam Reopens At Cornerstone Montclair

By Michele Silver


Montclair’s battery-free destination for playthings, Sunshine Sam, launches its first Pop-Up event—“Spread the Love”— this weekend at its brand-new home at Cornerstone Montclair, 198 Bellevue Ave.


Cornerstone Montclair, founded by Wendy Lacey, is a new organization that partners with local businesses, educators and service providers to foster a community in which people of all abilities “have opportunities for work, healthy movement and social engagement.”  Sunshine Sam is the toy purveyor and a mission partner for Cornerstone.


Starting tomorrow, Fri., Feb. 9 through Sun., Feb. 11, Sunshine Sam will be selling toys, penny candy, chocolate roses, organic cotton candy, and artisanal cards and gifts. If one of your sweeties is a fan of Harry Potter, check out the “I Put a Spell on You” wand shop.

Parents looking to get their kids’ class Valentine’s done in one fell swoop? Reserve a spot at one of the Make-and-Take Valentines workshops ( on Sat., Feb. 10, 11am – 5pm and Sun., Feb. 11, 11am – 4pm.


There’s a “Spread the Love” Wall & Confetti Sensory Experience on Sat., Feb. 10, 2pm – 4pm. Pose with friends and family for an Instagram-worthy photo op or take a selfie in front of the “Spread The Love” wall, created by super talented Azie of Verdigreen Home.


Sunshine Sam at Cornerstone Montclair
198 Bellevue Ave.

Upper Montclair


Michele Silver is a freelancer living in Montclair for more than nine years. She loves hiring other people to do crafts with her 8 year old.

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