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52 Things to Do in the Montclair Area This Weekend | March 24-27

by Samantha Impaglia
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Spring has finally arrived and Essex County is gearing up for new events to complement the warm weather. This week’s local Montclair + beyond events guide has got you covered with kid-friendly events, ice skating classes, a new beer release party, and more. Check out this list of all the events happening this weekend, March 24th – 27th.

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

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Vermella at Garwood Station is Now Leasing + Promotion

Available Now | SCHEDULE APPOINTMENT

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Vermella at Garwood Station, located at 450 South Ave in Garwood, is officially leasing and features a collection of 296 studio, one, and two-bedroom apartments. The new rental homes include luxury interior finishes and amazing amenities like a multi-sport simulator, business and co-working space, state-of-the-art fitness center, medio/game room, playroom, and pool. For a limited time, Vermella at Garwood Station is offering grand opening incentives that include two months of free rent on a 14-month lease. Plus, MG readers can receive a $500 rent credit when they mention ‘Montclair Girl’ when signing a new lease.

Call 833-658-1618 to schedule an appointment and click here to learn more about Vermella at Garwood Station.

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Pronovias Trunk Show at Vesa Brides

Friday, March 25th – Saturday, March 26th | BOOK APPOINTMENT

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Vesa Brides, located at 408 Bloomfield Avenue, 2nd floor, Suite G/H in Montclair, is hosting a Pronovias trunk show this Friday, March 25th through Saturday, March 26th by appointment only. The trunk show will include Pronovias’ latest collection of beautiful lace wedding dresses, as well as Vesa Brides’ Swarovski crystal accessories and jewelry. Plus, if you mention “Montclair Girl” at the time of booking, you can receive 10% off any dress order.

Call 973-798-2562 to book an appointment and click here to learn more about Vesa Brides.

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One-Year Anniversary Promotion at Good Bottle Refill Shop

Saturday, March 26th from 10:00AM – 6:00PM | SHOP NOW

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Good Bottle Refill Shop, located at 179 Glenridge Avenue in Montclair, is celebrating its one-year anniversary this Saturday, March 26th from 10:00AM-6:00PM. The sustainable and zero waste store is the first refill shop in New Jersey + Montclair and offers free local milkman-style deliveries for customers. This Saturday, the shop is giving 15% off ALL REFILLS for laundry detergent, hand and dish soap, cleaning supplies, bath + body products, and pantry items. Customers can enjoy doughnuts from Montclair Bread Co. and mimosas with the team in the morning. Not to mention, you can also enter to win a shampoo and conditioner bar from Dip. Plus, MG readers can receive 15% off all refills online with the code “MONTCLAIRGIRL” on 3/26.

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Personalized Help from the Access Navigator at Montclair Public Library

Thursday, March 24th | 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 24th | 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 24th | 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 24th | 1PM – 3PM

This is a virtual event. Learn more here


IPA Fest at Montclair Brewery

Thursday, March 24th

This event runs until Sunday, March 27th, and will be held at 101 Walnut Street in Montclair. Learn more here


French Class at Montclair Public Library

Thursday, March 24th | 4PM – 5:15PM

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


The Ukrainian-Russian Crisis at Montclair Public Library

Thursday, March 24th | 6:30PM – 8PM

This virtual event is a discussion of world affairs. Learn more here.


Bert Kreischer at NJPAC

Thursday, March 24th | 7PM

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


The Moth Mainstage at SOPAC

Thursday, March 24th | 7:30PM

The Moth Podcast has consistently ranked at the top of the iTunes charts and has been downloaded by dedicated listeners 68 million times each year. This event will be held at One SOPAC Way in South Orange. Learn more here


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Showings at The Clairidge

Friday, March 25th

Films like The Lost City, Writing With Fire, and Infinite Storm 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 25th | 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 25th | 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, March 25th | 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.


Maya Angelou DIPA Can Release Party + Live Music with Rasha-Jay at Montclair Brewery

Friday, March 18th

The release party will be from 5:30PM-7:30PM, and the live music from 7:30PM-9:30PM. This event will be held at 101 Walnut Street in Montclair. Learn more here.


Machine Performs Pink Floyd at SOPAC

Friday, March 25th + Saturday, March 26th | 8PM

This Pink Floyd tribute band will be performing at One SOPAC Way in South Orange. Learn more here


Vic DiBitetto at NJPAC

Friday, March 24th + Saturday, March 26th | 8PM

This comedian known as “The Italian Hurricane” will be performing at 1 Center Street in Newark. Learn more here


Los Angeles Azules at NJPAC

Friday, March 24th | 8:30PM

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


Codey Arena Family Stick + Puck

Friday, March 25th | 8:30PM

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


Nine Deeez Nite at Just Jakes

Friday, March 25th | 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 26th | 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 26th | 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 26th | 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, March 26th | 5PM

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


Distillery Tour + Tasting in Newark

Saturday, March 26th | 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.


Spring Fling at The Highlawn

Saturday, March 26th | 7PM – 11:59PM

Mix and mingle with old and new friends, and enjoy complimentary hors d’oeuvres, and specialty curated cocktails. This event will be held at 1 Crest Drive in West Orange. Learn more here.


Wavey Saturdays at The ZuluBa

Saturday, March 26th | 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.


Kadim Al Sahir at NJPAC

Saturday, March 26th | 9PM

This singer, songwriter, and poet will be performing at 1 Center Street in Newark. Learn more here


Band of Make Believe at Just Jakes

Saturday, March 26th | 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 27th | 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 27th | 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

Sunday, March 27th | 4:15PM

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


Puccini’s La Bohème at SOPAC

Sunday, March 27th | 7PM

Light Opera of New Jersey returns to the stage with one of the most beloved operas. This event will be held at One SOPAC Way in South Orange. Learn more here


New Jersey Devils vs. Montreal Canadiens

Sunday, March 27th | 7PM

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


Adult Night Roller Skating in Newark

Sunday, March 27th | 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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Listen on the Lawn at Montclair Public Library

Thursday, March 24th | 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


Dancing Devi at Montclair Public Library

Saturday, March 26th | 11AM – 12PM

Children’s author Priya Parikh reads her new children’s book. This event will be held at 50 South Fullerton Avenue in Montclair. Learn more here


Cuentitos at Montclair Public Library

Wednesday, March 30th | 1PM – 1:30PM

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


Peppa Pig’s Adventure at NJPAC

Wednesday, March 30th | 6PM

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


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New Jersey Wood Turners at Essex County Environmental Center

Monday, March 28th | 7:30PM – 9:30PM

Discover the wonders of creating art from found pieces of wood. This event will meet at Garibaldi Hall, 621 Eagle Rock Avenue in Roseland. Learn more here.


Codey Arena Senior Skating Session

Tuesday, March 29th | 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 29th | 6:30PM – 7:30PM

This is a virtual event. Learn more here


Issues in LGBTQ+ Aging Hosted by Out Montclair

Tuesday, March 29th | 7PM – 8:30PM

An informational and educational panel discussion with Q+A and three expert panelists. This is a virtual event. Learn more here


The Pursuit of Racial Equity + Integration

Tuesday, March 29th | 7PM – 9PM

This virtual event is for the South Orange/Maplewood Community Coalition on Race’s 25th-anniversary. Learn more here


Birds of the Advancing Spring at Montclair Public Library

Wednesday, March 30th | 8AM – 10AM

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


Showrunners: Women Who Power The Arts at NJPAC

Wednesday, March 30th | 5:30PM

This discussion will take place at 1 Center Street in Newark. Learn more here


Spanish Speaking Class at Montclair Public Library

Wednesday, March 30th | 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. 


Film Club at Montclair Public Library

Wednesday, March 30th | 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 30th | 7PM – 9:30PM

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


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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.


Salvation Army | Montclair

For 125 years, The Montclair Citadel Corps has been a beacon of hope and a model of ministry in the Name of Jesus in suburban Essex County. Whether it is housing a needy family at our Cornerstone House Shelter, feeding the homeless at our hot meal program, providing emergency assistance, building characters in future generations, or serving as a place of worship for those seeking spiritual nurture, Montclair Citadel provides something for everyone. Donation Drop-Off: Monday – Friday 9AM-4PM. 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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