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54 Things to Do in the Montclair Area This Weekend | April 7-10

by Samantha Impaglia
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Now’s the time for cherry blossoms, spring air, and fun happenings. This week’s local Montclair + beyond events guide has got you covered with the Montclair Farmer’s Market, a Daffodil Day event, a fairy-themed pop-up, and more. Check out this list of all the events happening this weekend, April 7th – 10th.

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

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Penthouse Duplex Listing at Galaxy Tower by Brown Harris Stevens

Available Now | SCHEDULE SHOWING

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Brown Harris Stevens, located at 635 Valley Road in Montclair, recently listed a three-bedroom duplex penthouse located inside the Galaxy Tower at 7000 Boulevard East, Penthouse 50B. On the market for $949K, this Guttenberg apartment features an updated kitchen and stunning views of the Hudson River and NYC. The duplex also includes two swimming pools, a shopping mall with a deli, NJ Transit shuttle bus, dry cleaner, a library, and restaurants all inside the complex. Make sure you let them know Montclair Girl sent you.

Call 201-478-6730 or click here to schedule a showing and click here to learn more about Brown Harris Stevens.

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Out Montclair’s Pride Beer Launch Party

Sunday, April 10th from 5:00PM-8:00PM | LEARN MORE

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This Sunday, Out Montclair is hosting a Pride Beer Launch Party at Montclair Brewery, located at 101 Walnut Street in Montclair, from 5:00PM-8:00PM. Attendees will not only be the first to taste the exclusive beer, but the event will reveal the winning can design — in which local NJ designers created labels representing their ‘Pride in Montclair’ for the competition. Tickets for the event are just $15 and both ticket + Pride Beer sales for the event will support Montclair Pride happening on June 11th, as well as Out Montclair’s annual programming.

Click here to learn more about the Pride Beer Launch Party and click here to learn more about Out Montclair. 

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Personalized Help from the Access Navigator at Montclair Public Library

Thursday, April 7th | 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, April 7th | 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, April 7th | 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. Montreal Canadiens

Thursday, April 7th | 7PM

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


Open Book/Open Mind at Montclair Public Library

Thursday, April 7th | 7PM – 8:30PM

An award-winning journalist, filmmaker, and charter captain discusses his discovery of the wreck of the Clotilda with a Washington University professor of history and African American studies. This is a virtual event. Learn more here


History at Home at Night Hosted by Montclair History Center

Thursday, April 7th | 7PM – 8PM

As the nation celebrates the 200th birthday of Frederick Law Olmsted this month, it’s the perfect time to explore how his aesthetic and philosophy were expressed in Montclair. This event will be held at 108 Orange Road in Montclair. Learn more here.


Spring Dance Hosted by Montclair State University Department of Theatre

Thursday, April 7th | 7:30PM – 9:30PM

This event features multiple choreographic works, and will be held at Alexander Kasser Theater, 1 Normal Avenue in Montclair. Learn more here.


SFJAZZ Collection at SOPAC

Thursday, April 7th | 7:30PM

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


Lil Tecca at The Wellmont Theater

Thursday, April 7th | 8PM

This Queens rapper will be performing at 5 Seymour Street in Montclair. Learn more here.


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Showings at The Clairidge

Friday, March 18th

Films like The Rocky Horror Picture Show are playing this weekend. This event will be held at 486 Bloomfield Avenue in Montclair. Learn more here.


Codey Arena Learn to Skate

Friday, April 8th | 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 8th | 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.


Art + Wine at Newark Museum of Art

Friday, April 8th | 7PM – 8PM

A night of wine and art-making with artist Nadia Liz Estela, as she shows you how to create your own line drawing. This event will be held at 49 Washington Street in Newark. Learn more here.


Live Music with Cats Will Play at Montclair Brewery

Friday, April 8th | 7:30PM – 9:30PM

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


Apex Ensemble at Montclair Art Museum

Friday, April 8th | 7:30PM

This event will be held at Leir Hall, 3 South Mountain Avenue in Montclair. Learn more here.


New Jersey Symphony at NJPAC

Friday, April 8th | 8PM

The “Jupiter” Symphony offers inspiration for the sheer miracle and Swiss-watch perfection of its final movement and heartache, as this was Mozart’s last symphony. This event will be held at 1 Center Street in Newark. Learn more here


Shovels + Rope at SOPAC

Friday, April 8th | 8PM

This Indie rock duo will be performing at One SOPAC Way in South Orange. Learn more here.


Adult Open Hockey at Codey Arena

Friday, April 8th | 9:15PM

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


Good Noise at Just Jakes

Friday, April 8th | 10:30PM – 1:30AM

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


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Readings With Mia at Houss Freya

Saturday, April 9th

Being a Medium, Mia passes along messages and guidance from loved ones. This event will be held at 547 Valley Road in Upper Montclair. Learn more here.


Montclair Farmers’ Market at the Walnut Street Train Station

Saturday, April 9th | 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 Family Day at Branch Brook Park

Saturday, April 9th | 11AM – 3PM

Enjoy food, entertainment, paddle boating, hula hooping, and more. This event will be held at Essex County Branch Brook Park, Concert Grove, Southern Division, Park Street Entrance, Newark. Learn more here.


Spring Fairy Festival Pop-Up at Moss + More

Saturday, April 9th | 11AM, 5:30PM

Shop crystals, sweets, fairy garden items, the opportunity to get Fairy Hair added to your hair, and more at 42 Upper Montclair Plaza in Montclair. Learn more here.


Codey Arena Learn to Skate

Saturday, April 9th | 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 9th | 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.


Babka Bailout Tasting at Illuminate Food Montclair

Saturday, April 9th | 12PM – 3PM

Try different flavors provided by Babka Bailout at 113 Grove Street in Montclair. Learn more here.


Planetarium: Origins of Life at Newark Museum of Art

Saturday, April 9th | 3PM

Enjoy an interactive theater for learning about astronomy, space, and planetary science at 49 Washington Street in Newark. Learn more here.


Codey Arena Family Stick + Puck

Saturday, April 9th | 3:45PM

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


Distillery Tour + Tasting in Newark

Saturday, April 9th | 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, April 9th | 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.


Milk Carton Kids at SOPAC

Saturday, April 9th | 8PM

This Indie-folk duo will be performing at One SOPAC Way in South Orange. Learn more here.  


Man Down at Just Jakes

Saturday, April 9th | 10:30PM – 1:30AM

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


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Bloomfest at Branch Brook Park

Sunday, April 10th | 11AM – 5PM

A family day in New Jersey’s pinkest park with Japanese cultural demonstrations, children’s activities, live music, a crafter’s marketplace, food, and more. This event will be held at the Cherry Blossom Welcome Center, Essex County Branch Brook Park in Newark. Learn more here.


Daffodil Day at Reeves Reed Arboretum

Sunday, April 20th | 11AM – 4PM

Enjoy one of the largest daffodil collections in New Jersey at 165 Hobart Avenue in Summit. Learn more here.


Codey Arena Learn to Skate

Sunday, April 10th | 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.


Student Cinema Collective Hosted by Montclair Film

Sunday, April 10th | 1PM

Infinite Storm will be shown at The Clairidge, 486 Bloomfield Avenue in Montclair. Learn more here.


Codey Arena Family Stick + Puck

Sunday, April 10th | 1:45PM, 5PM

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


Public Tour of Montclair Museum of Art

Sunday, April 10th | 2PM – 3PM

Participate in this interactive workshop at 3 South Mountain Avenue in Montclair. Learn more here.


The Tarot Experience at Moss + More

Sunday, April 10th | 4PM – 7PM

Participate in this interactive workshop at 42 Upper Montclair Plaza in Montclair. Learn more here.


Roseanna Vitro at SOPAC

Sunday, April 3rd | 7PM

This Jazz vocalist 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)

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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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Listen on the Lawn at Montclair Public Library

Thursday, April 7th | 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.


Forest Friends Club at Essex County Environmental Center

Thursday, April 7th | 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.


Essex County One Mile Fun Run at Branch Brook Park

Saturday, April 9th | 10AM – 11AM

This event will be held at Essex County Branch Brook Park in Newark. Learn more here.


Preschool Painters at Montclair Public Library

Tuesday, April 12th | 2PM – 2:45PM

A fun art program at 185 Bellevue Avenue in Montclair. Learn more here


DIY Recycled Papermaking at Essex County Environmental Center

Tuesday, April 12th | 6PM – 7PM

Learn to turn your household paper waste into beautiful paper, right in your own kitchen. This event will be held at 621 Eagle Rock Avenue in Roseland. Learn more here.


Disney Princess: The Concert at NJPAC

Wednesday, April 13th | 7PM

A quartet of Broadway, TV, and animated film icons celebrate these beloved characters in an evening of songs, animation, and stories. This event will be held at 1 Center Street in Newark. Learn more here


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Codey Arena Senior Skating Session

Tuesday, April 12th | 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.


Cherry Blossom Talk at Branch Brook Park

Wednesday, April 13th | 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.


La Convivencia: Interfaith Cooperation + the Renaissance at Montclair Public Library

Wednesday, April 13th | 6:30PM – 8PM

An examination of La Convivencia and Moroccan/Ottoman/Islamic/Jewish/Christian cooperation in science and the arts during the late medieval and Renaissance periods in Europe. This event will be held at 50 South Fullerton Avenue in Montclair. Learn more here. 


Melvin Seals + JGB at SOPAC

Wednesday, April 13th | 7:30PM

This rock, gospel, soul, rhythm, and blues group will be performing at One SOPAC Way in South Orange. 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.


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.


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.


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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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