A whole new year is here and there are so many exciting things to do. This week’s local Montclair + beyond events guide has got you covered with film screenings, musical nights, kid-friendly activities, and more. Check out this list of all the virtual + in-person events happening this weekend, January 6th-9th.
Disclaimer: Events are subject to change. For the most up-to-date info, please contact the host directly.
Homeschooling Community ‘Leap Into Science Workshop – Light & Shadow’
Thursday, January 6th | 11AM – 12:30PM
In this Leap Into Science workshop, developed by The Franklin Institute, children from Grades K-5 will explore characteristics of light & shadow by recreating shadow shapes, and designing shadow shapes of their own. Learn more here.
Chocolate BonBon Making Virtual Workshop
Sunday, January 9th | 4PM
Learn how to handcraft artisan chocolates using high quality French cacao and caramel at this event organized by the Eclectic Chic Boutique. Learn more here.
Facebook Live: Women’s Health
Monday, January 10th | 3PM -3:30PM
Mountainside Medical Center hosts a discussion about bleeding after menopause, pain during sexual intercourse, and when to speak to your doctor about cervical cancer. Learn more here.
Virtual Family Story Time
Wednesday, January 12th | 11AM – 11:30AM
This is a virtual version of a fun storytime for children aged up to 5 years and their families, organized by the Montclair Public Library. Learn more here.
NJPAC’s City Verses Watch Party
Wednesday, January 12th | 7PM
A free, online, jazz-poetry performance where audiences will hear thought-provoking original poems read aloud by New Jersey-based poets. Learn more here.
Weequahic Park Birding Walk
Thursday, January 6th | 8:45AM – 11AM
Visit an Essex County oasis while searching for wintering ducks, gulls, and passerine birds that can all be viewed along an easy trail around the lake. Learn more here.
Personalized Help from the Access Navigator at the Montclair Public Library
Thursday, January 6th | 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 S Fullerton Avenue in Montclair. Learn more here.
Codey Arena Senior Skating Session
Thursday, January 6th | 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.
Newark Winter Village
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.
Indoor Live Music Night with Dani Zanoni and Alex Kerssen (DnA)
Friday, January 7th | 7:30Pm – 9:30PM
An evening to enjoy Alex’s Jazz roots and Dani’s unique vocal styling at the Montclair Brewery located on 101 Walnut Street in Montclair. Learn more here.
Comedy Night at the Meatlocker
Friday, January 7th | 8:30PM
Enjoy a night of stand-up comedy at the Meatlocker located at 8 Park Street in Montclair. Learn more here.
The Benjamins Classics Show at The Shannon Rose
Friday, January 7th | 10PM
The high energy concert-style live music events band, The Benjamins, are back with their Y2K 4 piece classics show. This event will be held at 98 Kingsland Road in Clifton. Learn more here.
Montclair Farmers’ Market at the Walnut Street Train Station
Saturday, January 8th | 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.
College Women’s Club Book Sale Donations
Saturday, January 8th | 9:30AM – 11:45AM
College Women’s Club of Montclair will be accepting book donations at Booksale Headquarters, 26 Park Street (Lower level) in Montclair. Learn more here.
January Weekend Donation Day
Saturday, January 8th | 10AM – 12PM
Human Needs Food Pantry of Montclair will accept donations this weekend at 9 Label Street in Montclair. Some of the special requests include new sheets, blankets, and towels, and brand-new underwear in all sizes. Learn more here.
Hot Chocolate Hike
Saturday, January 8th | 11AM – 12:30PM
Enjoy a hike around the Environmental Center forest, build a winter campfire, sip hot cocoa and make s’mores. This event will be held at 621 Eagle Rock Avenue in Roseland. Advance registration is required. Learn more here.
Dinosaur World Live – US Tour
Saturday, January 8th | 1PM
Dare to experience the dangers and delights of Dinosaur World Live in this roarsome interactive show for the whole family. Learn more here.
Duel of the Decades: 80’s VS 90’s at The Wellmont Theater
Saturday, January 8th | 7PM
A fun and unique evening of pop culture, ‘Duel of the Decades’ is an interactive live music competition held at 5 Seymour Street in Montclair. Learn more here.
“Standard Tyme” featuring (the) SoulJaazz
Sunday, January 9th | 7PM
The “Musichameleon” Ty Stephens and his SoulJazz bandmates will focus on songs that resonate in the form of retooled, re-grooved Standard favorites—SoulJaazz style, along with some brand new Standard sTYle originals! This event will be held at One SOPAC Way in South Orange. Learn more here.
Pop-Up Picnic in the Park Couple Date Night + 5 Love Languages (Self-Guided)
Enjoy a pop-up picnic sunset date with fun digital activities at Weequahic Park, Meeker Avenue in Newark. Learn more here.
The Whole Book Approach Online Story Time with Ms. Jessica
Thursday, January 6th | 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.
How to Be a Writer: 6 Creative Writing Habits for Serious Young Writers (Online)
Friday, January 7th | 2PM – 2:45PM
This class is for beginners and intermediate writers aged 11-15 years, created to get individuals writing, while also improving their technique. Learn more here.
Hybrid Monday Morning Yoga
Monday, January 10th | 9:30AM – 10:45AM
Begin your week with mindful vinyasa yoga in the Van Vleck living room located at 21 Van Vleck Street in Montclair, or in the comfort of your own home. Learn more here.
Adult Afro Fusion
Wednesday, January 12th | 8PM – 9PM
Fun weekly routines with Afro Beats inspired movement to the hottest Afrobeats tunes. The event is available online and also in-person at 604 Valley Road in Montclair. Learn more here.
Toni’s Kitchen | 73 South Fullerton Street, Montclair
Serving food to the community is a daily effort. Toni’s Kitchen in Montclair is available for this support. The Kitchen stays in operation with the support of volunteers. Those high school age and up are eligible to help with serving food to guests. Opportunities are available for individuals and groups daily. Learn more about this volunteer opportunity here.
Montclair Fund for Women | 41 Watchung Plaza
Originally known as the Young Colored Women’s Christian Association, this organization was founded by African American women who came to Montclair in search of education, employment, and opportunity. As time passed, the organization not only changed its name; it joined forces with women of all backgrounds and became a prominent force in the community. Since its inception, the Montclair Fund for Women has given over $800,000 in grants to provide opportunities to women. Learn more here on how to get involved.
Kids Helping Kids | 229 Midland Avenue
The name of this non-profit is really all that needs to be known to understand the scope of the work. Kids Helping Kids engages middle and high school students in service projects that directly support underserved kids in the area. Since its inception, over 65,000 students have benefited from this partnership across 139 schools through the help of over 5,200 volunteers. Learn more here on how to get involved.
Have an event you’d like included in our guide? Email it to firstname.lastname@example.org by Tuesday at 12PM each week. You can also email advertising@themontclairgirl.
Have a great weekend, xo