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55 Things to Do in the Montclair Area This Weekend | April 21-24

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Between spring settling in, Earth Day coming up, and new happenings popping up around North Jersey, everyone can find something to do in Essex County and beyond in the coming days. This week’s local Montclair area events guide has got you covered with an astrology event, a watercolor workshop, tea at an arboretum, and more. Check out this list of all the events happening this weekend, April 21st – 24th.

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

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Shen Yun at NJPAC

Thursday, April 21st – Sunday, April 24th

This journey through China’s culture will be held at 1 Center Street in Newark. Learn more here


Personalized Help from the Access Navigator at Montclair Public Library

Thursday, April 21st | 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 Skating Session For Adults

Thursday, April 21st | 10:45AM – 12:15PM

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


Teen Graphic Design at Montclair Art Museum

Thursday, April 21st | 5:30PM – 7PM

Learn the fundamentals of graphic design through a series of fun, hands-on, creative projects at 3 South Mountain Avenue in Montclair. Learn more here.


The Music of Duke Ellington + Billy Strayhorn at Montclair Public Library

Thursday, April 21st | 6:30PM – 7:45PM

The work of this American jazz duo will be presented at 50 South Fullerton Avenue in Montclair. Learn more here.


American Songbook at NJPAC

Thursday, April 21st + Friday, April 22nd | 7PM

These events featuring Broadway stars will be held at 1 Center Street in Newark. Learn more here.


Mabuhay Guro: Storytelling From the Filipinx American Community at Newark Museum of Art

Thursday, April 21st | 7PM

A presentation of Filipinx American artists and writers sharing stories about how a mentor or mentoring changed the course of their lives. This event will be held at 49 Washington Street in Newark. Learn more here.


Suzanne Vega at SOPAC

Thursday, April 21st | 7:30PM

This Grammy award-winning songwriter will be performing at One SOPAC Way in South Orange. Learn more here


The Big Meal Hosted by Montclair State University Department of Theatre

Ongoing

Packed with humanity and humor, The Big Meal chronicles the loves, trials, and resilience of modern families. This event will be held at Life Hall Studio Theater, 1 Normal Avenue in Montclair on Montclair State University’s campus. Learn more here.


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Showings at The Clairidge

Friday, March 18th

Films like The Bad Guys, The Northman, Anaïs in Love, and Anthropocene: The Human Epoch are playing this weekend. These events will be held at 486 Bloomfield Avenue in Montclair. Learn more here.


Codey Arena Public Skating Session, Learn to Skate, + Family Stick + Puck

Friday, April 22nd | Various times

These events will be held at 560 Northfield Avenue in West Orange. Learn more here.


Coffee + Croissants at Reeves-Reed Arboretum

Friday, April 22nd | 10:30AM – 12PM

This event will be held at 165 Hobart Avenue in Summit. Learn more here.


Beginning Ukulele at Montclair Public Library

Friday, April 22nd | 1:30PM – 2:30PM

Learn basic chords and strums, and some fun, easy songs at 50 South Fullerton Avenue in Montclair. Learn more here.


Celebrate Earth Day Everyday at Montclair Public Library

Friday, April 22nd | 2PM – 4PM

Stop by the library plaza to plant some seeds to start a garden at home and pick up a recycled materials craft. This event will be held at 50 South Fullerton Avenue in Montclair. Learn more here.


Josh Gates at The Wellmont Theater

Friday, April 22nd | 7PM

This adventurer, TV personality, and author will be performing at 5 Seymour Street in Montclair. Learn more here.


Stars on Ice at Prudential Center

Friday, April 22nd | 7:30PM

This event features a lineup of Olympic ice skaters and will be held at 25 Lafayette Street in Newark. Learn more here


Live Music with Bard Band at Montclair Brewery

Friday, April 22nd | 7:30PM – 9:30PM

This Renaissance rock band will be performing at 101 Walnut Street in Montclair. Learn more here.


Adult Open Hockey at Codey Arena

Friday, April 22nd | 8:45PM

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


Evolution X at Just Jakes

Friday, April 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 Public Skating Session, Learn to Skate, + Family Stick + Puck

Saturday, April 23rd | Various times

These events will be held at 560 Northfield Avenue in West Orange. Learn more here.


Montclair Farmers’ Market at the Walnut Street Train Station

Saturday, April 23rd | 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.


Watercolor Workshop at Montclair Art Museum

Saturday, April 23rd | 10AM – 12:30PM

Learn a variety of watercolor techniques. This event will be held at 3 South Mountain Avenue in Montclair. Learn more here.


Celebrating Earth at Newark Museum of Art

Saturday, April 23rd | 12PM – 5PM

Enjoy artmaking activities, interactive tours, storytelling, special planetarium shows, and more. This event will be held at 49 Washington Street in Newark. Learn more here.


New Jersey Devils vs. Carolina Hurricanes

Saturday, April 23rd | 12:30PM

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


Wavey Saturdays at The ZuluBa

Saturday, April 23rd | 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.


Carolyn Dorfman Dance at SOPAC

Saturday, April 23rd | 8PM

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


R+B Only Live at The Wellmont Theater

Saturday, April 23rd | 10PM

This event will be held at 5 Seymour Street in Montclair. Learn more here.


Changing Lanes at Just Jakes

Saturday, April 23rd | 10:30PM – 1:30AM

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


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Codey Arena Public Skating Session, Learn to Skate, + Family Stick + Puck

Sunday, April 24th | Various times

These events will be held at 560 Northfield Avenue in West Orange. Learn more here.


Van Vleck House + Gardens Photography Contest

Ongoing until May 13th

A community photography contest for adult and youth amateur photographers. This is an online event. Learn more here.


Millburn Annual Street Fair

Sunday, April 24th | 11AM – 5PM

Artisans, crafters, organizations, food vendors, and family entertainment line Millburn Avenue in Millburn. Learn more here.


Tea on the Terrace at Reeves-Reed Arboretum

Sunday, April 24th | 11:30AM , 2PM

Experience the beauty of spring at Reeves-Reed Arboretum while enjoying a finely curated afternoon tea. This event will be held at 165 Hobart Avenue in Summit. Learn more here.


Drive Electric Earth Day at Lackawanna Plaza

Sunday, April 24th | 1PM – 4PM

A showcase of electric vehicles at 294 Bloomfield Avenue in Montclair. Learn more here.


New Jersey Devils vs. Detriot Red Wings

Sunday, April 23rd | 1PM

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


Astrology Workshop at Moss + More

Sunday, April 24th | 3PM – 5PM

Learn how to work with your astrology chart and discover personal forces of change in motion. This event will be held at 42 Upper Montclair Plaza in Montclair at Moss + More. Learn more here.


Alex Tea at SOPAC

Sunday, April 24th | 7PM

This Jersey City songwriter and multi-instrumentalist will be performing 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, April 21st | 11AM – 11:30AM

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


Leap Into Science at Montclair Public Library

Thursday, April 21st | 2PM – 3PM

Explore the Light and Shadow theme at 50 South Fullerton Avenue in Montclair. Learn more here.


Ailey Day at NJPAC

Saturday, April 23rd | 9AM

Celebrate Robert Battle’s 10 years as artistic director with family-friendly activities at 1 Center Street in Newark. Learn more here.


Sunday Studio at Montclair Art Museum

Sunday, April 24th | 1PM, 2PM, 3PM

A family art-making activity inspired by current exhibitions. This event will be held at 3 South Mountain Avenue in Montclair. Learn more here.


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French Class at Montclair Public Library

Monday, April 25th | 1:30PM – 3PM

Participate in conversational classes on various aspects of everyday French life. This is a virtual event. Learn more here. 


American Sign Language For Beginners Class at Montclair Public Library

Monday, April 25th | 6PM – 7PM

Learn finger spelling, vocabulary, and ASL concepts, and become familiar with deaf culture. This event will be held at 185 Bellevue Avenue in Montclair. Learn more here. 


Don’t Silence Us: LGBTQ+ Youth Speak Out at NJPAC

Monday, April 25th | 7PM

Young people take the mic in this virtual panel discussion following the GLSEN Day of Silence. Learn more here.


Codey Arena Skating Session For Adults

Tuesday, April 26th | 10:45AM – 12:15PM

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


Leaving a Legacy at Montclair Public Library

Tuesday, April 26th | 1PM – 3PM

Learn how to start and what’s involved in capturing the history of your family or organization for posterity. This event will be held at 50 South Fullerton Avenue in Montclair. Learn more here. 


Spanish Class at Montclair Public Library

Tuesday, April 26th | 6:15PM – 7:30PM

This event is for beginners, and will be held at 50 South Fullerton Avenue in Montclair. Learn more here.


Exploring Eurasia Through Geography and History at Montclair Public Library

Tuesday, April 26th | 6:30PM – 8PM

Examine the legendary Silk Road trade network, the nomadic people of Central Asia’s grasslands, the Tibetan Plateau, the Himalayas, ancient China, tectonic activity in Japan, and more. This event will be held at 50 South Fullerton Avenue in Montclair. Learn more here. 


String Art For Teens at Montclair Public Library

Tuesday, April 26th | 6:30PM – 7:30PM

Create a string art masterpiece at 185 Bellevue Avenue in Montclair. Learn more here


Cherry Blossom Talk at Branch Brook Park

Wednesday, April 27th | 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.


Gentle Yoga for Continuing Students at Montclair Public Library

Wednesday, April 27th | 11:30AM – 12:45PM

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


City Verses Virtual Poetry Reading + Workshop Series at NJPAC

Wednesday, April 27th | 6PM

The theme of this virtual event is The Forest of Bricks: What We Call Home. Learn more here.


Career Transition Series at Montclair Public Library

Wednesday, April 27th | 6PM – 7:30PM

This event is hosted by Jennifer Rodgers and will be held at 50 South Fullerton Avenue in Montclair. Learn more here.


Sip + Sing Kareoke at Montclair Brewery

Wednesday, April 27th | 7PM – 9:30PM

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


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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.


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.


National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals | Northern New Jersey

This national organization has made itself available to real estate agents in various areas of the country. Its north New Jersey chapter is dedicated to championing homeownership for Latinx individuals in this covering region. Thanks to the Board of Directors, community events that support both homeowners, as well as Hispanic real estate professionals, are available. 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.

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Have a great weekend, xo

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