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49 Things to Do in the Montclair Area This Weekend | Jan 27-30

by Samantha Impaglia
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Essex County is full of different kinds of activities as January dwindles down. This week’s local Montclair + beyond events guide has got you covered with exclusive movie screenings, a concert at the Wellmont Theater, the Montclair Farmer’s Market and more. Check out this list of all the events happening this weekend, January 27th-30th.

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

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Drawing with Colored Pencils at Congregation Shomrei Emunah

Thursday, January 27th | 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, January 27th | 10AM – 4PM

fMontclair 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. Learn more here.


Codey Arena Senior Skating Session

Thursday, January 27th | 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.


Zuma Chess-in-a-Nutshell for Beginners at Montclair Public Library

Thursday, January 27th | 12PM – 2PM

This family-oriented, introductory workshop will cover the basic rules, strategies and tactics of chess; additionally students will learn about the use of chess clocks and chess notation. Learn more here.


Exploring Environmental Justice Through the Arts at NJPAC

Thursday, January 27th | 3PM

Panelists will share how environmental justice is connected to their artistic practice and offer strategies for creatively engaging students in activism through the arts. This is a virtual event. Learn more here


Introduction to Mandolin at Congregation Shomrei Emunah

Thursday, January 27th | 6:30PM – 7:30PM

Instructor Enrico Granafei will provide a foundation in the basic reading of musical notes and rhythms, picking, playing tremolo and a few basic chords. No prior experience required. Learn more here


Adult Night Roller Skating in Newark

Thursday, January 27th | 7PM – 10PM

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.


Tick, Tick…Boom! at The Clairidge

Thursday, January 27th | 7:30PM

This film is apart of the ‘For Your Consideration’ series, and will be shown one night only. Learn more here.


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Showings at The Clairidge

Friday, December 28th 

Movies like Introduction and Flee are opening this weekend at The Clairidge, 486 Bloomfield Avenue in Montclair. Learn more here.


Beginning Ukulele with Robert Mellman

Friday, January 28th | 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 necessary. This event will be held at 185 Bellevue Avenue in Montclair. Learn more here


Codey Arena Learn to Skate

Friday, January 28th | 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, January 28th | 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.


Friday Night Roller Skating, Tik Tok Edition at Branch Brook Park

Friday, January 28th | 7PM – 9PM 

This event will be held at 7th Avenue in Newark. Learn more here.


Hot Chocolate Bomb Making Virtual Workshop

Friday, January 28th | 7PM – 8PM

Learn how to properly melt chocolate, fill, seal and decorate hot chocolate bombs. This event is hosted by The Eclectic Chic Boutique. Learn more here.


Voyage: The Ultimate Journey Tribute Band at Wellmont Theater

Friday, January 28th | 7PM

Voyage takes you back to the ’80’s when the timeless music of Journey ruled the airwaves. They are known as the #1 Journey tribute band in the world. Learn more here


Don’t Look Up at The Clairidge

Friday, January 28th | 7:30PM

This film is apart of the ‘For Your Consideration’ series, and will be shown one night only. Learn more here.


Indoor Live Music Night with Lenahawkin at Montclair Brewery

Friday, January 28th | 7:30PM – 9:30PM

A band that plays acoustic versions of classic rock from the ’60 to the ’70s. Learn more here.


Late Night Roller Skating at Branch Brook Park

Friday, January 28th | 9:30PM – 11:30PM

This event will be held at 7th Avenue in Newark. Learn more here.


Man Down at Just Jakes

Saturday, January 22nd | 10:30PM – 1:30AM

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


Newark Winter Village

Ongoing

Experience the beauty of Newark at this open-air winter festival with curbside eats, ice skating, and a marketplace. This event will be held at Mulberry Commons Park, 162 Mulberry Street in Newark. Learn more here.


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Montclair Farmers’ Market at the Walnut Street Train Station

Saturday, January 29th | 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.


Essex County Riker Hill Art Park and Becker Tract Birding Walk

Saturday, January 29th | 8:30AM – 11AM

Walk through old farm fields to discover overwintering field birds, and hike along the ridge at Riker Hill for a look at woodland birds. This event meets at 621B Eagle Rock Avenue in Roseland. Learn more here.


Codey Arena Learn to Skate

Saturday, January 29th | 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.


Roller Skating Lessons at Branch Brook Park

Saturday, January 29th | 11:30AM – 12:30PM 

This event will be held at 7th Avenue in Newark. Learn more here.


Codey Arena Public Skating Session

Saturday, January 29th | 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.


The Mitchells vs. The Machines at The Clairidge

Saturday, January 29th | 12:30PM

This film is a part of the ‘For Your Consideration’ series, and will be shown one night only. Learn more here.


Create Your Own Crystal Grid Virtual Workshop

Saturday, January 29th | 2PM – 3PM

An opportunity to manifest your own unique intention. This could be deeper self-love, friendship, or other intentions. Learn more here.


Wavey Saturdays at The ZuluBa

Saturday, January 29th | 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.


Celebrating the Theater Songs of Leonard Bernstein at NJPAC

Saturday, January 29th | 7:30PM

Leonard Bernstein composed some of the most memorable theater scores of his generation — but who was the man behind the music? This event is an evening of Bernstein songs and stories in this edition of Conversations in Concert, hosted by theater insider Ted Chapin. Learn more here


New Jersey Symphony Lunar New Year Celebration at NJPAC

Saturday, January 29th | 7:30PM

Celebrate the Year of the Tiger as the New Jersey Symphony continues a tradition for a festive evening of community and cultural exchange. Learn more here


The Lost Daughter at The Clairidge

Saturday, January 29th | 7:30PM

This film is a part of the ‘For Your Consideration’ series, and will be shown one night only. Learn more here.


The Cliffs at Just Jakes

Saturday, January 22nd | 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

Saturday, January 29th | 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, January 29th | 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.


Family Nature Club: Nature Adventures at the Turtle Back Zoo

Saturday, January 22nd | 1PM – 3PM

Run, climb, build, dig, or even just sit and experience the sounds, smells, and sights of the outdoors. This club will visit different nature locations within the Essex County South Mountain Reservation each month. Learn more here.


Sunday Family Skates at Branch Brook Park

Sunday, January 30th | 3PM, 5:30PM

This event will be held at 7th Avenue in Newark. Learn more here


Hot Chocolate Charcuterie Board Making Virtual Workshop

Sunday, January 30th | 4PM – 5PM

Learn how to arrange a hot chocolate charcuterie board, a warm and cozy take on traditional charcuterie boards. This event is hosted by The Eclectic Chic Boutique. Learn more here.


Procession at The Clairidge

Sunday, January 30th | 7:30PM

This film is a part of the ‘For Your Consideration’ series, and will be shown one night only. Learn more here.


Adult Night Roller Skating in Newark

Sunday, January 30th | 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)

Ongoing

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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The Whole Book Approach Online Story Time with Ms. Jessica

Thursday, January 27th | 11:30AM – 12PM

The Whole Book Approach acknowledges that while the adult reads text aloud, children are reading pictures and design. It gives children the time, space, and vocabulary needed to articulate their visual readings and bring them into dialog with the oral text. Learn more here.


The Maplewood Strollers Presents: The Phantom Tollbooth

Friday, January 28th | 7PM

Join Milo on his zany adventures through The Land of Wisdom and learn to see things in a whole new way in this children’s classic adapted for the stage. This event will be held at The Burgdorff Center for the Performing Arts in Maplewood. Learn more here.


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Meditations and Qi Gong for Everyday Living

Monday, January 31st | 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, January 31st | 1:30PM-3PM

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


American Sign Language Class for Beginners at Montclair Public Library

Monday, January 31st | 6PM – 8PM

Learn finger spelling, vocabulary, and ASL concepts, and become familiar with deaf culture. Learn more here


Joy of Singing Class at Congregation Shomrei Emunah

Monday, January 31st | 6:15PM – 8PM

Train, develop and learn to control your voice and breathing, and sing various styles of group, duet, and solo music. Learn more here


Gemstone Wire Wrapping Virtual Workshop

Tuesday, February 1st | 7PM – 8PM

Participants will take raw gemstones and crystals and turn them into unique wearable art. This event is hosted by the Eclectic Chic Boutique. Learn more here.


Earth, Wind & Fire at NJPAC

Tuesday, February 1st, Wednesday, February 2nd | 8PM

Watch the award-winning group play jazz, blues, R&B, pop, gospel, African roots, funk, and deep soul. Learn more here


Laughs in the Loft at South Orange Performing Arts Center

Wednesday, February 2nd | 7:30PM

Each event, hosted by Joe Larson, features several comedians in a New York City-style showcase. Talent is announced approximately two weeks prior to each show. Learn more here.


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House of Love Soup Kitchen/Pantry |  Newark 

The House of Love Soup Kitchen is run completely by volunteers and serves about 30 neighbors every Tuesday for two hours. In addition to a hot nutritious meal, guests receive spiritual guidance, connection to resources of other non-profits in the area, and ‘care packages’ of perishable and non-perishable goods. Learn more here on how to get involved.


Human Needs Food Pantry | 9 Label Street

The COVID-19 pandemic brought on the highest rates of hunger in the United States ever. In New Jersey alone, over 1.1 million people are food insecure. The Human Needs Pantry has been able to add over 1,000 additional homes to service during this time of need. Through the help of generous donors and volunteers’ residents in need in Montclair and neighboring Essex County towns are able to pick up food or have a home delivery grocery service. Close to 3,000 groceries are donated weekly through the area. Learn more here on how to get involved.


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.


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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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