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60 Things to Do in the Montclair Area This Weekend | March 17-20

by Samantha Impaglia
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The Irish celebrations are here for this warm weekend, along with so many other happenings. This week’s local Montclair + beyond events guide has got you covered with shows at NJPAC and SOPAC, St. Patrick’s Day events, and more. Check out this list of all the events happening this weekend, March 17th-20th.

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

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Weekend Open Houses Hosted by The Lane Team

Saturday, March 19th and Sunday, March 20th | LEARN MORE

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The Lane Team is hosting three open house events this weekend for prospective home buyers in both Montclair and Glen Ridge. Make sure you let them know The Montclair Girl sent you.

Open House #1 (L): 19 Undercliff Drive, Montclair on Sunday, March 20th from 1:00PM-3:00PM

Open House #2 (C): 24 Upper Mountain Ave, Montclair on Saturday, March 19th from 12:00PM-2:00PM and Sunday, March 20th from 1:00PM-3:00PM

Open House #3 (R): 68 Windsor Place, Glen Ridge on Saturday, March 19th from 2:00PM-4:00PM and Sunday, March 20th from 2:00PM-4:00PM

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St. Patrick’s Celebration at The Taphouse

Ongoing

There will be food and drink specials up until the 17th, as well as giveaways and bagpipers on actual St. Patrick’s Day. This event will be held at 344 French Hill Road in Wayne. Learn more here.


Personalized Help from the Access Navigator at Montclair Public Library

Thursday, March 17th | 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 17th | 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 17th | 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.


Memoir Writing at Montclair Public Library

Thursday, March 17th | 1PM – 3PM

This is a virtual event. Learn more here


St. Patrick’s Day Irie Fest + Open Mic Night at Montclair Brewery

Thursday, March 17th | 2PM – 11PM

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day the Jamaican way with an open mic night, live music, and more. The open mic will be from 5PM-7PM. This event runs until Sunday, March 20th, and will be held at 101 Walnut Street in Montclair. Learn more here


French Class at Montclair Public Library

Thursday, March 17th | 4PM – 5:15PM

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


Live Music With The Blarney Boys at Just Jake’s

Thursday, March 17th | 5PM – 8PM

Enjoy food and drink specials along with a heated tent. Reservations are recommended. This event will be held at 30 Park Street in Montclair. Learn more here


The Varied Work of Maya Lin at Montclair Public Library

Thursday, March 17th | 6:30PM – 8PM

This event will be held at 185 Bellevue Avenue in Montclair. Learn more here.


The Formosa Quartet at SOPAC

Thursday, March 17th | 7:30PM

A lyrical program of W.A. Mozart’s String Quartet in G major, K. 387 and Antonin Dvorak’s beloved “American.” This event will be held at One SOPAC Way in South Orange. Learn more here.


Movement at Alexander Kasser Theater

Thursday, March 17th | 7:30PM

A new evening-length work from Netta Yerushalmy that synthesizes over one hundred citations from an expansive range of dances across genres and cultures. This event will be held at 1 Normal Avenue on Montclair State University’s campus. Learn more here.  


St. Patrick’s Week at Egan + Sons

Thursday, March 17th + Friday, March 18th | 8PM – 10PM

Enjoy the second and third days of this celebration with St. Patrick’s Day food, drinks, and music on Thursday, and a dance party featuring DJ TVMPO on Friday. This event will be held at 118 Walnut Street in Montclair. Learn more here


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Showings at The Clairidge

Friday, March 18th

Films like X, The Outfit, Master, Great Freedom, The Rocky Horror Picture Show, and The Godfather 50th Anniversary are playing this weekend. This event will be held at 486 Bloomfield Avenue in Montclair. Learn more here.


Intermediate Ukulele with Robert Mellman

Friday, March 18th | 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, March 18th | 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.


Easter Melt + Pour Soap Making Workshop Hosted by The Eclectic Chic Boutique

Friday, March 18th | 2PM – 3PM

Make your own Easter-themed soaps. This is a virtual event. Learn more here.


Codey Arena Public Skating Session

Friday, March 18th | 5:30PM

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


NJ Warriors Charity Hockey Game at Codey Arena

Friday, March 18th | 8PM

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


Edwin McCain at SOPAC

Friday, March 18th | 8PM

This singer, songwriter, and guitarist will be performing at One SOPAC Way in South Orange. Learn more here.


George Clinton + Parliament Funkadelic With Special Guests at NJPAC

Friday, March 18th | 8PM

Celebrate 80 years of George Clinton. This event will be held at 1 Center Street in Newark. Learn more here


Gary Gulman at NJPAC

Friday, March 18th + Saturday, March 19th | 8PM

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


Indoor Live Music Night with Danielle Sheri Band at Montclair Brewery

Friday, March 18th | 7:30PM – 9:30PM

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


Almost Easy at Just Jakes

Friday, March 18th | 10:30PM – 1:30AM

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


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Montclair Farmers’ Market at the Walnut Street Train Station

Saturday, March 19th | 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, March 19th | 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, March 19th | 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.


Patchwork Pillowcase Making Sewing Workshop Hosted by The Eclectic Chic Boutique

Saturday, March 19th | 1PM – 2:30PM

Make your own patchwork pillow and gain confidence working with a sewing machine. This is a virtual event. Learn more here.


Sophisticated Science at the Turtle Back Zoo

Saturday, March 19th | 1PM – 3PM

A conservation program that covers topics such as animal anatomy, habitats and conservation, animal careers, and more. Learn more here.  


St. Patty’s Party Music with DJ Rebexx at Montclair Brewery

Saturday, March 19th | 1PM – 4PM

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


Codey Arena Family Stick + Puck

Saturday, March 19th | 3:15PM, 5PM

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


Distillery Tour + Tasting in Newark

Saturday, March 19th | 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, March 19th | 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.


90’s Dance Concert at NJPAC

Saturday, March 19th | 8PM

This event features special guests like Brenda K Starr, George Lamond, Black Sheep, Cece Peniston, and more, and will be held at 1 Center Street in Newark. Learn more here


DJ Prince Hakim at Porta Montclair

Saturday, March 19th | 10PM

This DJ will be performing at 499 Bloomfield Avenue in Montclair. Learn more here.


Crash The Party at Just Jakes

Saturday, March 19th | 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

Sunday, March 20th | 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, March 20th | 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.


Hand Painted Cookie Decorating Workshop Hosted by The Eclectic Chic Boutique

Sunday, March 20th | 2PM – 3PM

Advance your cookie decorating skills and learn a special + unique technique. This is a virtual event. Learn more here.


Chocolate BonBon Making Workshop Hosted by The Eclectic Chic Boutique

Sunday, March 20th | 5PM – 6:30PM

Learn how to handcraft your own artisan chocolates using high-quality French cacao and caramel. This is a virtual event. Learn more here.


Codey Arena Family Stick + Puck

Sunday, March 20th | 5:15PM

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


Dirty Dozen Brass Brand at SOPAC

Sunday, March 20th | 7:30PM

This band will be celebrating the sounds of New Orleans, Louisiana at One SOPAC Way in South Orange. Learn more here


Adult Night Roller Skating in Newark

Sunday, March 20th | 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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Family Dinosaur Discovery Field Trip at Essex County Environmental Center

Wednesday, March 23rd | 5:15PM – 7:15PM

Hike 1 mile total to explore three-toed Grallator dinosaur tracks from the late Triassic age, and make and take an impression of an existing track using clay. This event will meet at the end of Locust Avenue in Roseland. Learn more here.


Chesstronauts at Montclair Public Library

Wednesday, March 23rd | 6PM – 7PM

Kids of all skill levels will receive virtual chess instruction for improved strategic thinking and sportsmanship. This is a virtual event. Learn more here.


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French Speaking Class at Montclair Public Library

Monday, March 21st | 1:30PM – 3PM

This is a virtual event. Learn more here.


Italian Speaking Class at Montclair Public Library

Monday, March 21st | 6PM – 7PM

This is a virtual event. Learn more here.


American Sign Language Class at Montclair Public Library

Monday, March 21st | 6PM – 8PM

This is a virtual event. Learn more here. 


PSEG True Diversity Film Series at NJPAC

Monday, March 21st | 7PM

This event highlights women remaking America and will be held at 1 Center Street in Newark. Learn more here


Codey Arena Senior Skating Session

Tuesday, March 22nd | 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.


Mandarin Chinese Class at Montclair Public Library

Tuesday, March 22nd | 6:30PM – 7:30PM

This is a virtual event. Learn more here


Papa Roach: Kill The Noise Tour at The Wellmont Theater

Tuesday, March 22nd | 6:50PM

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


New Jersey Devils vs. New York Rangers

Tuesday, March 22nd | 7PM

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


Alice Cooper + Buckcherry at NJPAC

Tuesday, March 22nd | 7:30PM

Alice Cooper is a Rock + Roll Hall of Famer and will be performing at 1 Center Street in Newark. Learn more here


Spanish Speaking Class at Montclair Public Library

Wednesday, March 23rd | 6:15PM – 7:30PM

This class is for those who are able to communicate in Spanish at a novice level and want to continue to improve their pronunciation and knowledge of the language while increasing vocabulary. This event will be held at 50 South Fullerton Avenue in Montclair. Learn more here. 


Guerrilla Girls: The Art of Behaving Badly at Montclair Public Library

Wednesday, March 23rd | 6:30PM – 7:45PM

Hear how these women, the “conscience of the art world,” have used wit and irony to tackle issues of gender and racial discrimination in the art world and beyond. This event will be held at 50 South Fullerton Avenue in Montclair. Learn more here. 


Signs + Scents With Alchemy Scent Bar + The Sign Bar

Wednesday, March 23rd | 7PM – 9PM

Make your own signed french flower pot. This event will be held at 30 Church Street in Montclair. Learn more here. 


Film Club at Montclair Public Library

Wednesday, March 23rd | 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. 


Sip + Sing Karaoke at Montclair Brewery

Wednesday, March 23rd | 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 Neighborhood Development Corporation | 228 Bloomfield Avenue

Recreation, community, and education are essential to childhood development. Through various programs, the Montclair Neighborhood Development Corporation is able to provide a positive environment for children in the community. The year-long program, Project Oasis, is broken up into two seasons and focuses on closing the achievement gap among African American youth. These services are only made possible by the support of volunteers, mentors, and donors. 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.

Have a great weekend, xo

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