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56 Things to Do in the Montclair Area This Weekend | Feb 10-13

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It’s a busy weekend in Essex County, with both Super Bowl Sunday and Valentine’s Day on the horizon. This week’s local Montclair + beyond events guide has got you covered with themed Super Bowl and Valentine’s Day events, performances, and more. Check out this list of all the events happening this weekend, February 10th – 13th

Disclaimer: Events are subject to change. For the most up-to-date info, please contact the host directly.

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The Montclair Girl’s 1st Annual Puppy Photo Bowl Contest

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The top nine finalists for our 1st Annual Montclair Girl Puppy Photo Bowl 2022 have been chosen! Pup nominations end at 11:59PM this Sunday, February 6th with the nine finalists to be announced Wednesday, February 9th. Learn more here on how to vote and stay updated on MontclairGirl.com.vote now


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Watch Party at Just Jake’s

Sunday, February 13th | 11:30AM – 12AM

Just Jake’s has a full football menu, served only on NFL Sundays while games are played on both the indoor and outdoor televisions. This event will be held at 30 Park Street in Montclair. Learn more here.


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Galentine’s Party at Calandra’s Italian Village

Thursday, February 10th | 6PM

This event is hosted by Food Network Chef Francesca Palmieri and will be held at 234 Bloomfield Avenue in Caldwell. Learn more here


Pies + Pints: Cupid’s Edition at Montclair Brewery

Friday, February 11th | 7PM – 9PM

A mini pie and seasonal craft beer tasting. This event will be held at 101 Walnut Street in Montclair. Learn more here.


Cake Pop Making Hosted by The Eclectic Chic Boutique

Friday, February 11th | 7PM – 8PM

Learn how to make delicious cake pops in your own kitchen. You can enjoy this virtual event with your significant other, family, or yourself. Learn more here.


Galentine’s With Flora Moon at Seven South Studio Market

Friday, February 11th | 6:30PM

Participate in a dried floral arrangement workshop hosted by the two brands. This event will be held at 7 South Fullerton Avenue in Montclair. Learn more here.


Valentine’s Day Mini Photo Scenes by Lollipop Photo Op

Friday, February 11th + Sunday, February 13th | Multiple times

Lollipop Photo Op invites parents to capture a photo of their little loved ones with a cute backdrop. This event will be held at 604 Valley Road in Montclair. Learn more here.


The West Orange Arts Council’s Valentine’s Gift Shoppe

Saturday, February 12th + Sunday, February 13th | 11AM – 4PM

Local artists will be offering demonstrations and answering questions about their one-of-a-kind pottery, jewelry, candles, upcycled clothing, and soapmaking techniques. This event will be held at 551 Valley Road in West Orange. Learn more here.


Chocolate Dipped Strawberries Hosted by The Eclectic Chic Boutique

Saturday, February 12th | 2PM – 4PM

Learn how to melt chocolate, dip and decorate your strawberries at this virtual event. Learn more here.


Candle Making and Bath Bomb Making Hosted by Alchemy Scent Bar and The Eclectic Chic Boutique

Sunday, February 13th | 11AM – 1PM

Enjoy local refreshments while making a custom scented candle set of bath bombs. This can be a gift for couples, friends, or family, and will be held at 30 Church Street in Montclair. Learn more here.


Shop, Love, + Sip at Heritage Hair + Boutique

Sunday, February 13th | 12PM – 5PM

This wellness and beauty studio is inviting shoppers to enjoy complimentary wine and spirits while shopping for a variety of products. This event will be held at 253 Irvington Avenue in South Orange. Learn more here.


Galentine’s Sip + Paint Wine Glasses Hosted by The Eclectic Chic Boutique

Sunday, February 13th | 2PM – 3PM

Participants can source the materials with an instructor-created shopping list or receive a DIY kit. Enjoy this virtual event with your girlfriends. Learn more here.


Galentine’s Day Shopping Event at Quincy Boutique

Sunday, February 13th | 2PM – 5PM

Everything in the store will be 10% off, and there will be snacks and refreshments to enjoy. This event will be held at 51A N Fullerton Avenue in Montclair. Learn more here.


Couples Chocolate Bonbons Making Hosted by The Eclectic Chic Boutique

Sunday, February 13th | 5PM – 6PM

Make professional-looking chocolates with your loved one at this virtual event. Learn more here.


Couples Chocolate Class at The Cornerstone

Monday, February 14th | 7PM – 8:30PM

Dip and decorate bonbons with high-quality European chocolate with your significant other. This event will be held at 198 Bellevue Avenue, 2nd Floor, in Montclair. Learn more here.


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Essex County Hilltop Reservation Birding Walk

Thursday, February 10th | 8:30AM

This event will meet at Mountain Avenue and Courter Lane in North Caldwell. Learn more here.


Drawing with Colored Pencils at Congregation Shomrei Emunah

Thursday, February 10th | 10AM – 12PM

This class will explore various techniques, including types of mark-making, shading, texture, and how to blend and create vibrant color, no matter your skill level. This event will be held at 50 South Fullerton Avenue in Montclair. Learn more here


Personalized Help from the Access Navigator at Montclair Public Library

Thursday, February 10th | 10AM – 4PM

Montclair Public Library’s Navigator will be meeting with individuals to help improve their digital literacy, guide them towards new employment, or develop new skills in general. This event will be held at 50 South Fullerton Avenue in Montclair. Learn more here.


Codey Arena Senior Skating Session

Thursday, February 10th | 10:45AM – 12:15PM

A skate session for seniors who are 40 years and older. This event will be held at 560 Northfield Avenue in West Orange. Learn more here.


Open Book, Open Mind at Montclair Public Library

Thursday, February 10th | 7PM – 8:30PM

Correspondent and political editor of The New York Times, Jeremy W. Peters, discusses an incendiary new book about how the GOP went from the party of Lincoln to the party of Trump. This is a virtual event. Learn more here.


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Showings at The Clairidge

Saturday, February 12th 

The Rocky Horror Picture Show is coming to The Clairidge this weekend, 486 Bloomfield Avenue in Montclair. Learn more here.


Beginner Mah Jongg with Elisa Hirsch

Friday, February 11th | 10AM – 12PM

Learn how to play the ancient Chinese game of Mah Jongg. This game is not hard to play but complex to learn. Guaranteed to have you playing with strategy by the end of the session. This event will be held at 185 Bellevue Avenue in Montclair. Learn more here


Beginning Ukulele with Robert Mellman

Friday, February 11th | 1:30PM – 2:30PM

In this beginner’s ukulele class participants will learn basic chords and strums and some fun, easy songs. No music background or experience is necessary. This is a virtual event. Learn more here


Codey Arena Learn to Skate

Friday, February 11th | 4:15PM – 4:45PM

A skate session for people who are looking to learn how to skate. This event will be held at 560 Northfield Avenue in West Orange. Learn more here.


Codey Arena Public Skating Session

Friday, February 11th | 4:45PM – 6:15PM

A skate session for people of all ages. This event will be held at 560 Northfield Avenue in West Orange. Learn more here.


Indoor Live Music Night with Gabi The Artist at Montclair Brewery

Friday, February 11th | 7:30PM – 9:30PM

This event will be held at 101 Walnut Street in Montclair. Learn more here.


Crash The Party at Just Jakes

Friday, February 11th | 10:30PM – 1:30AM

This band will be performing at 30 Park Street in Montclair. Learn more here.  


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Montclair Farmers’ Market at the Walnut Street Train Station

Saturday, February 12th | 8AM – 1PM

The Montclair Farmers’ Market brings together an array of local farmers and food artisans, offering fresh fruits & vegetables, meats, poultry, fish, cheeses, prepared foods, baked goods, condiments, honey, flowers, wine, pickles, and much more. This event will be held at 86 Walnut Street in Montclair. Learn more here.


Codey Arena Learn to Skate

Saturday, February 12th | 11:15AM, 1:30PM

A skate session for people who are looking to learn how to skate. This event will be held at 560 Northfield Avenue in West Orange. Learn more here.


Codey Arena Public Skating Session

Saturday, February 12th | 11:45AM, 2PM

A skate session for people of all ages. This event will be held at 560 Northfield Avenue in West Orange. Learn more here.


BIPOC Suds Gathering at Montclair Brewery

Saturday, February 12th | 1PM – 5PM

A conscious effort to culturally represent NJ craft beer. This event will be held at 101 Walnut Street in Montclair. Learn more here.


Wonders of the Wild at the Turtle Back Zoo

Saturday, February 12th | 1PM

The Wonders of the Wild program offers students an opportunity to participate in supplementary science and nature-themed programs and projects that facilitate scientific literacy and life-long environmental stewardship. This event will be held at 560 Northfield Avenue in West Orange. Learn more here.


Distillery Tour + Tasting in Newark

Saturday, February 12th | 6PM & 7:30PM

A history and technique-filled tour followed by cocktails at All Points West Distillery located at 73 Tichenor Street in Newark. Learn more here.


Wavey Saturdays at The ZuluBa

Saturday, February 12th | 7PM

Groove to a night of Afrobeats, Kompa, Soca, Dancehall, and music by Jhasirpow, Russian, and Ruthetruth. This event will be held at 437 Main Street in West Orange. Learn more here.


Whitney Cummings at the Wellmont Theater

Saturday, February 12th | 7PM

This event is a part of the Touch Me Tour and will be held at 5 Seymour Street in Montclair. Learn more here


New Jersey Symphony: Casablanca at NJPAC

Saturday, February 12th | 8PM

See Casablanca on the big screen with a live orchestral accompaniment by the New Jersey Symphony. This event will be held at 1 Center Street in Newark. Learn more here


Nine Deeez Night at Just Jakes

Saturday, February 12th | 10:30PM – 1:30AM

This band will be performing at 30 Park Street in Montclair. Learn more here.


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Codey Arena Learn to Skate

Sunday, February 13th | 11:15AM, 1:30PM

A skate session for people who are looking to learn how to skate. This event will be held at 560 Northfield Avenue in West Orange. Learn more here.


Codey Arena Public Skating Session

Sunday, February 13th | 11:45AM, 2PM

A skate session for people of all ages. This event will be held at 560 Northfield Avenue in West Orange. Learn more here.


Student Cinema Collective at The Clairidge

Sunday, February 13th | 1PM

The first film of this new program for high school students will be Licorice Pizza. This event will be held at 486 Bloomfield Avenue in Montclair. Learn more here.


Swan Lake at NJPAC

Sunday, February 13th | 7PM

The Russian Ballet Theatre will present this performance. This event will be held at 1 Center Street in Newark. Learn more here.


Adult Night Roller Skating in Newark

Sunday, February 13th | 8PM – 11PM

Adult Night Roller Skating is Back at Branch Brook Park Roller Skating Rink. This event will be held at 7th Avenue in Newark. Learn more here.


Pop-Up Picnic in the Park Couple Date Night + 5 Love Languages (Self-Guided)

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Enjoy a pop-up picnic sunset date with fun digital activities at Weequahic Park, Meeker Avenue in Newark. Learn more here.


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Bedtime Stories Hosted by the Montclair Public Library

Thursday, February 10th | 6:30PM – 7:30PM

This virtual event features a reading of Shark Teeth by Montclair author and pediatric dentist, Julia Guerrier. Learn more here.


Books on The Move at NJPAC

Wednesday, February 16th | 12PM

In this edition of storytime for children, Wincey Terry-Bryant reads Alvin Ailey, a book about the lifework of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater’s founder and choreographer. This is a virtual event. Learn more here


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Meditations and Qi Gong for Everyday Living

Monday, February 14th | 10:30AM – 11:30AM

Learn short easy relaxation techniques to put you at ease when you’re confronted with modern life’s stresses with Lisa Sargese. Learn more here.


French Speaking Class at Montclair Public Library

Monday, February 14th | 1:30PM-3PM

Participate in conversational classes on various aspects of everyday French life, moderated by a native French speaker Pierre Fabian. This is a virtual event. Learn more here.


Basic Italian Speaking Class at Montclair Public Library

Monday, February 14th | 6PM-7PM

This class is taught by Kristine Massari. This is a virtual event. Learn more here.


American Sign Language Class for Beginners at Montclair Public Library

Monday, February 14th | 6PM – 8PM

Learn fingerspelling, vocabulary, and ASL concepts, and become familiar with deaf culture. This is a virtual event. Learn more here


Codey Arena Senior Skating Session

Tuesday, February 15th | 10:45AM – 12:15PM

A skate session for seniors who are 40 years and older. This event will be held at 560 Northfield Avenue in West Orange. Learn more here.


The Everything Book Club at Montclair Public Library

Tuesday, February 15th | 7PM – 8PM

A lively librarian-led book club discussion about a wide range of titles and genres. This is a virtual event. Learn more here


Poetry Writing Workshop at Montclair Public Library

Tuesday, February 15th | 7:30PM – 9PM

Write and critique poetry and discover outlets for publication. This event will be held at 50 South Fullerton Avenue in Montclair. Learn more here. 


Practical Spanish Class at Montclair Public Library

Wednesday, February 16th | 6:15 – 7:30PM

This class is for those who are able to communicate in Spanish at a novice level, but want to continue to improve their pronunciation and knowledge of the language while increasing vocabulary. This event will be held at 50 South Fullerton Avenue in Montclair. Learn more here. 


Manding: West African Languages and Culture at Montclair Public Library

Wednesday, February 16th | 6:30PM – 8PM

An introduction to the languages, culture, geography, and customs of West Africa. This event will be held at 50 South Fullerton Avenue in Montclair. Learn more here. 


The Everything Book Club at Montclair Public Library

Wednesday, February 16th | 7PM – 8PM

A lively librarian-led book club discussion about a wide range of titles and genres. This is a virtual event. Learn more here


Film Club at Montclair Public Library

Wednesday, February 16th | 7PM – 8PM

See assigned movies, then join classmates to talk about themes, plot, characters, acting, directing, cinematography, costumes, score, trailers and/or viewer’s expectations. This event will be held at 50 South Fullerton Avenue in Montclair. Learn more here. 


Sip + Sing Kareoke at Montclair Brewery

Wednesday, February 16th | 7PM – 9:30PM

This event will be held at 101 Walnut Street in Montclair. Learn more here.


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Mental Health Association of Essex and Morris | 33 South Fullerton Avenue

The Mental Health Association of Essex and Morris is working to reverse the stigma around Mental Health and provide support to those living with mental illness as well as the caregivers. Through advocacy, education, prevention, early intervention, treatment, and services, the organization is working to achieve its mission. Case management services, suicide prevention work, and housing opportunities are just a small sample of the community work of this organization. Learn more here on how to get involved.


Salvation Army | Montclair

For 125 years, The Montclair Citadel Corps has been a beacon of hope and a model of ministry in the Name of Jesus in suburban Essex County. Whether it is housing a needy family at our Cornerstone House Shelter, feeding the homeless at our hot meal program, providing emergency assistance, building characters in future generations, or serving as a place of worship for those seeking spiritual nurture, Montclair Citadel provides something for everyone. Donation Drop-Off: Monday – Friday 9AM-4PM. Learn more here.


The Montclair Inn | 27 Hillside Avenue

Affordable housing for senior citizens that includes food, mobility access, wifi, and more can be difficult to secure. For some time, the Montclair Shared Housing Association is providing this opportunity while fostering a great community. All residents have access to a private bedroom, kitchen appliances, semi-private bedroom, three meals a day, laundry facility, wifi, and community space. While residents do have a monthly rental fee, services and amenities are made possible in large part by donors. Learn more here on how to get involved.


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Have an event you’d like included in our guide? Email it to events@themontclairgirl.com by Tuesday at 12PM each week. You can also email advertising@themontclairgirl.com for more info on featured events.

Have a great weekend, xo

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