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53 Things to Do in the Montclair Area This Weekend | March 31-April 3

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Spring-themed events are popping up all over Essex County as April rolls in. This week’s local Montclair + beyond events guide has got you covered with a fundraiser for Montclair Pride, a color run, kid-friendly events, and more. Check out this list of all the events happening this weekend, March 31st – April 3rd.

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

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Open House Events Hosted by The Lane Team

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The Lane Team is hosting two open house events this weekend for prospective homebuyers in Montclair. Make sure you let them know The Montclair Girl sent you.

Open House #1: 19 Undercliff Drive, Montclair on Sunday, April 3rd from 1:00PM-3:00PM.

Open House #2: 315 Highland Ave, Upper Montclair on Sunday, April 3rd from 2:00PM-4:00PM

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Birds of the Advancing Spring at Montclair Public Library

Thursday, March 31st | 8AM – 10AM

This event is held at various locations. Learn more here. 


Personalized Help from the Access Navigator at Montclair Public Library

Thursday, March 31st | 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.


Pastels: Independent Study at Congregation Shomrei Emunah

Thursday, March 31st | 11AM – 12:30PM

This class will provides a supportive, educational, and friendly environment where you will be able to develop your own painting ideas using soft pastels. This event will be held at 50 South Fullerton Avenue in Montclair. Learn more here


Codey Arena Senior Skating Session

Thursday, March 31st | 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.


New Jersey Symphony at NJPAC

Thursday, March 31st | 1:30PM

This event will be held at 1 Center Street in Newark. Learn more here


French Class at Montclair Public Library

Thursday, March 31st | 4PM – 5:15PM

Build your expertise by reading French texts and conversing in French. This is a virtual event. Learn more here


Women’s Networking + Roundtable at Montclair Brewery

Thursday, March 31st | 5:30PM – 8:30PM

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


The Spring Fling Hosted by Out Montclair

Thursday, March 31st | 6PM – 10PM

Enjoy a fundraiser for Montclair Pride 2022 with a dance party, food and drinks from local vendors, and more. This event will be held at 18 Label Street in Montclair. Learn more here


Damien Escobar at SOPAC

Thursday, March 31st | 7:30PM

This violinist will be performing at One SOPAC Way in South Orange. Learn more here


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Intermediate Ukulele with Robert Mellman

Friday, April 1st | 1:30PM – 2:30PM

This event will be held at 50 South Fullerton Avenue in Montclair. Learn more here


Codey Arena Learn to Skate

Friday, April 1st | 4:15PM, 5PM

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, April 1st | 5:30PM, 7:30PM

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


Codey Arena Family Stick + Puck

Friday, April 1st | 5:45PM

This event will be held at 560 Northfield Avenue in West Orange. Learn more here.


Grand Opening of Silver Stream Studios

Friday, April 1st | 6PM – 9PM

This event will be held at 594 Velley Road in Montclair. Learn more here.


Live Music with Django Unchained at Montclair Brewery

Friday, April 1st | 7:30PM – 9:30PM

This acoustic Jazz musician will be performing at 101 Walnut Street in Montclair. Learn more here.


Tom Segura at NJPAC

Friday, April 1st | 7:30PM

This comedian will be performing at 1 Center Street in Newark. Learn more here


Urban Bush Women at NJPAC

Friday, April 1st | 7:30PM

This event will be held at 1 Center Street in Newark. Learn more here


Marc Broussard at SOPAC

Friday, April 1st | 8PM

This old-school Southern Soul singer will be performing at One SOPAC Way in South Orange. Learn more here


The Benjamins at Just Jakes

Friday, April 1st | 10:30PM – 1:30AM

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


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Cherry Blossom Challenge Bike Race at Branch Brook Park

Saturday, April 2nd | 7AM – 1PM

This event will be held at Essex County Branch Brook Park, Northern Division Oval, Heller Parkway in Newark. Learn more here.


Montclair Farmers’ Market at the Walnut Street Train Station

Saturday, April 2nd | 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, April 2nd | 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, April 2nd | 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.


Codey Arena Family Stick + Puck

Saturday, April 2nd | 5PM

This event will be held at 560 Northfield Avenue in West Orange. Learn more here.


Distillery Tour + Tasting in Newark

Saturday, April 2nd | 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.


Samara Joy: Bethany Jazz Vespers at NJPAC

Saturday, April 2nd | 6PM

This jazz vocalist will be performing at 1 Center Street in Newark. Learn more here.


Wavey Saturdays at The ZuluBa

Saturday, April 2nd | 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.


DakhaBrakha at SOPAC

Saturday, April 2nd | 8PM

This theatrical quartet will be performing at One SOPAC Way in South Orange. Learn more here.


Pink Talking Fish at The Wellmont Theater

Saturday, April 2nd | 8PM

This fusion of Pink Floyd, Talking Heads, and Phish will be performing at 5 Seymour Street in Montclair. Learn more here.


New Power Soul at Just Jakes

Saturday, April 2nd | 10:30PM – 1:30AM

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


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Color Run Hosted by AAPI Montclair

Sunday, April 3rd | 8:30AM – 11:30AM

This event will be held at Brookdale Park in Montclair. Learn more here.


Codey Arena Family Stick + Puck

Sunday, April 3rd | 8:30AM, 4:15PM

This event will be held at 560 Northfield Avenue in West Orange. Learn more here.


Cherry Blossom 10K Run at Branch Brook Park

Sunday, April 3rd | 10AM – 12PM

This event will be held at the Cherry Blossom Welcome Center Parking Lot, Essex County Branch Brook Park in Newark. Learn more here.


Codey Arena Learn to Skate

Sunday, April 3rd | 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, April 3rd | 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.


Diana Krall at NJPAC

Sunday, April 3rd | 7:30PM

This jazz singer will perform at 1 Center Street in Newark. Learn more here


Tab Benoit at SOPAC

Sunday, April 3rd | 7:30PM

This Lousiana guitarist will perform at One SOPAC Way in South Orange. 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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Listen on the Lawn at Montclair Public Library

Thursday, March 31st | 11AM – 11:30AM

An in-person storytime for ages birth-5. This event will be held at 50 South Fullerton Avenue in Montclair. Learn more here.


Spring Forest Egg Hunt at Essex County Environmental Center

Saturday, April 2nd | 9:30AM – 1PM

Celebrate the beginning of spring with a self-guided story walk reading of Little White Rabbit, and an egg hunt within the forest grounds of the Environmental Center. This event will be held at 621 Eagle Rock Avenue in Roseland. Learn more here.


All About Pets Storytime at Montclair Public Library

Saturday, April 2nd | 11AM – 12PM

A fun storytime and craft featuring everyone’s favorite friends — pets. This event will be held at 50 South Fullerton Avenue in Montclair. Learn more here


Homeschooling Poetry Workshop at Montclair Public Library

Tuesday, April 5th | 11AM – 12:30PM

Celebrate National Poetry Month by trying your hand at creating your own poetry and then reading your poem aloud. This event is catered to kids ages 7-12, and will be held at 50 South Fullerton Avenue in Montclair. Learn more here


Frog Pond Club at Essex County Environmental Center

Wednesday, April 6th | 4PM – 5PM

Uncover and discover ecosystem interactions at the frog pond. This event will be held at 621 Eagle Rock Avenue in Roseland. Learn more here.


Chesstronauts at Montclair Public Library

Wednesday, April 6th | 6PM – 7PM

Enjoy children’s books in Spanish and English along with acoustic guitar and songs in Spanish. This event will be held at 50 South Fullerton Avenue in Montclair. Learn more here


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Codey Arena Senior Skating Session

Tuesday, April 5th | 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.


New Jersey Devils vs. New York Rangers

Tuesday, April 5th | 7PM

This event will be held at Prudential Center, 25 Lafayette Street in Newark. Learn more here.


Cherry Blossom Talk at Branch Brook Park

Wednesday, April 6th | 11AM

A talk about the history of Branch Brook Park trees, the types that have been used, how the trees have been incorporated into the landscape, and exploration behind their meaning. This event will be held at the outdoor classroom beside the Cherry Blossom Welcome Center, Essex County Branch Brook Park in Newark. Learn more here.


Book Discussion at Montclair Public Library

Wednesday, April 6th | 2PM – 3:30PM

A virtual discussion with avid readers to discuss themes, plots, and characters of selected books. Learn more here. 


Film Club at Montclair Public Library

Wednesday, April 6th | 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 is a virtual event. Learn more here. 


Wellness Wednesdays at NJPAC

Wednesday, April 6th | 7:30PM

Betsey Vargheese will be leading a South Indian cultural dance class at 1 Center Street in Newark. Learn more here


Laughs in the Loft at SOPAC

Wednesday, April 6th | 7:30PM

This Lousiana guitarist will be performing at One SOPAC Way in South Orange. Learn more here


Buddy Guy at The Wellmont Theater

Wednesday, April 6th | 8PM

This blues guitarist will be performing at 5 Seymour Street in Montclair. Learn more here.


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Catholic Charities of Newark | Newark

A variety of options are available to support the community. Please contact Sharon Reilly-Tobin via email at stobin@ccannj.org to learn about the greatest needs. Learn more here.


Communities Promoting Animal Welfare in NJ |  Montclair

With options to help from home, at school, in-person, and virtually, the entire community can help save animals in the area. Volunteers are needed to help educate the community on animal welfare, help organize events, transport animals to and from doctor’s visits, and more. Learn more here.


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 their 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.


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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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