In-person events have skyrocketed in a post-pandemic world, and Montclair is a popular meeting destination for its close proximity to NYC and diverse array of businesses. There’s a new event venue in town called Loop that has a beautiful, eco-conscious design and a powerful mission built on living responsibly, mindfully, and with purpose. With a soft opening earlier this year, Loop, located at 80 Maple Avenue in Montclair, is already making a name for itself as the it-place for both work and play, as there’s nothing quite like it in the area. Read on to learn all about Loop — a sustainable, purpose-led gathering space in Montclair, New Jersey.
Located at 80 Maple Avenue in Montclair, Loop is a first-of-its-kind gathering space rooted in gathering for good. According to the company’s LinkedIn page, Loop believes in making everyday experiences more purposeful. “Loop is a hub where thought leaders and thought learners come together. Where people, companies, and organizations can gather in unique ways to shape their culture and tell their stories. To expand their social impact, mindfulness, sustainability, and accountability for giving back.”
Currently, Loop serves a dual purpose. For companies, it’s about reinventing how teams come together in an increasingly digital world. Loop helps by curating creative events that improve company focus and culture, generate ideas, experience wellness, share insights, and interact with one another.
Loop also brings local communities together, helping people learn, grow, and share curated experiences. To achieve this, Loop will continuously host events that extend its mission to the Montclair area and beyond.
Giving is the foundation of Loop’s business model, as the company donates a portion of all incoming funds to charities and initiatives. Loop gives back to local charities like Human Needs Food Pantry and Toni’s Kitchen, as well as national organizations like charity: water and Black Girls Who Code.
The 15,000-square-foot indoor-outdoor sustainable venue houses seven different spaces, each one more serene than the next. The thoughtful, environmentally conscious, and natural design makes it a place where people want to come together to do good.
At the center is The Great Room, complete with beautiful natural light streaming in with 25-foot vaulted ceilings, a hand-crafted bar, and a full wall-sized flat panel monitor. The Great Room is where most large-scale events and corporate gatherings happen. The next space over is the Wellness Room, which is a more intimate studio space for meditation sessions and other mindfulness events.
Other usable spaces include an Apothecary and Library for smaller working sessions, a fully functional Kitchen, and a private outdoor cobblestone courtyard. Lastly, Loop is right across the street from Glenfield Park and Loop staff can help companies apply for a permit for park usage while allowing clients to use Loop as their home base.
Everything that went into the space has sustainability in mind and aims to minimize Loop’s footprint. These details include reclaimed furniture, earth-friendly materials, energy-efficient appliances, a water station, low or no VOC products, and more. The space is also pet-friendly, with a Doggy Den to make four-legged friends feel extra comfortable.
As part of Loop’s soft launch this summer, the space hosted free community events that brought mindfulness to Montclair. The Loopwell Summer Series featured meaningful curated content, workshops, and experiences that focused on health, wellness, and purpose.
Sharon Ng, also known as Pineapple Yogi, hosted a summer reset wellness class in July. On hosting an event at Loop, Sharon said, “The Loop team does such a great job. Seeing the Montclair and New Jersey communities all come together in a stunning space with the common goal of wellness was empowering, and I can’t wait to host more special events there soon!”
The Loopwell fall series will follow a similar formula: bringing unique wellness experiences to the local area. The events will now come at a fee but are open to anyone in the community. Upcoming events this month include Sound Bath and Kundalini with Chris + Sumer, Women’s Yoga + Healing Circle with D + Tori, #IAmRemarkable with Elise, and Mindset Reset with Carla. For more details on upcoming events and how to register, check out Loop’s website.