41 Events in Montclair + Beyond This Weekend | Sep 8-12

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Whether you’re heading out or staying in, this week’s Montclair, Bloomfield, and beyond events guide has you covered with kid-friendly activities, performances, farmers’ markets, and much more happening locally in the neighborhood. Check out this list of all the virtual and in-person events happening in Montclair, Bloomfield, and beyond this weekend (September 8th – 12th).

Disclaimer: Events are subject to change and some may be weather dependent. For the most up-to-date info, please contact the host directly.

Featured Events

wel•lam ‘s Outdoor Tween & Teen Girl Fall Movement Program

Sunday, September 12th – Sunday, October 10th from 10:00AM-11:00AM | SIGN UP NOW

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wel•lam begins its Fall Movement program for tween and teen girls with founder Lia Masciulli this Sunday, September 12th. The five-week course will take place outdoors every Sunday from 10:00AM-11:00AM in Anderson Park at 313-359 N Mountain Ave, Montclair, for girls ages 10-15 years old. The course supports the emotional and physical well-being of tween and teen girls through movement and mindfulness practices. By the end of the program, teens will have learned the basic movement principles of Pilates, Yoga & Barre, discovered how to unlock ultimate confidence to become unstoppable, and cultivated a connection with themselves and others.

Click here to sign up for the fall movement program and learn more about wel•lam.


Brown Harris Stevens’ Current Essex County Listings

Available Now | SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT NOW

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Brown Harris Stevens has been a trusted leader in the real estate industry since 1873, and the local team in Montclair has all the “boots on the ground” intel to help you find the perfect fit. Some of Brown Harris Stevens’ current listings include 20 Hoburg Place in Montclair, 263 Park Street in Montclair, and 35 Horizon Drive in Wayne.

Call 973-744-6033 to schedule an appointment or email montclair@bhsusa.com  and click here to learn more about Brown Harris Stevens.


Local Montclair (+ Beyond) Events

South Orange Downtown Farmer’s Market

Wednesday, September 8th | 2PM-7PM

Check out the South Orange Farmers Market every Wednesday in the Sloan St. Lot from 2PM-7PM. Please remember to bring your reusable shopping bags with you. Learn more here.


Outdoor Yoga at Van Vleck House

Wednesday, September 8th | 6PM-7PM | Every Wednesday in September

Join an outdoor yoga session at Van Vleck House every Wednesday at 6PM. This class welcomes all levels from beginner to experienced yogis. Please note mats will be spaced at least 6 feet apart, and participants required to practice social distancing and wear a mask at all times except while practicing on your mat. In case of inclement weather, the class will be cancelled and participants will be notified. Registration is required by the Tuesday before class. Learn more here.


Fall Cornhole League at Montclair Brewery

Wednesday, September 8th | 7PM-8PM | Every Wednesday

Join the second season of Montclair’s own cornhole league hosted at Montclair Brewery, Wednesday nights 7-8PM. Learn more here.


Zoo-vies + Family Nights at Essex County’s Turtleback Zoo

Wednesday, September 8th + Thursday, September 9th

Essex County offers free activities this month on Wednesdays and Thursdays, including movies at Turtle Back Zoo. Films start at dusk. The zoo hours will be extended to 8:30PM with the last admission being at 8PM. Learn more here.


Free Books from Newark Rotary

Thursday, September 9th | 11AM-3PM

Head to the Newark Downtown District Market to receive free books from the @newarkrotary. Learn more here.


Newark Downtown District Market

Thursday, September 9th | 11AM-3PM

The NDD Downtown Market is a newly imagined version of the NDD Common Greens Farmers Market and will be back at the PSE&G Plaza on Thursdays through September 30th. Learn more here.


Goffle Brook Park: A Wellspring of Creativity

Thursday, September 9th | 11AM-4PM 

View Goffle Brook Park: A Wellspring of Creativity, “Journeys” by Michael Gabriel, and “Watercolors” by Christine Calandra. These exhibits are currently on view through September 5th at the Passaic County Arts Center at the John W. Rea House. Learn more here.


Meditation Workshop

Thursday, September 9th | 11:30AM | Every Thursday

Join Bindu Bhatt for a virtual meditation session. No experience necessary. Bindu has practiced meditation for over 30 years and would like to share her insights with you. Learn more here.


Alchemy Scent Bar’s Grand Opening

Thursday, September 9th | 3PM 

It’s Alchemy Scent Bar’s official Grand Opening and in honor of the event, customers will get 10% percent off all purchases. Learn more here.


Beginners Flow Yoga

Thursday, September 9th | 6PM | Every Thursday

This class, hosted by the Union Public Library, will lead you through the foundations of yoga postures, body awareness and alignment, relaxation of the mind and a connection with the breath. You will learn how to improve muscle strength, promote flexibility, and build your own yoga program specific for your mind and body. Learn more here.


Open Mic @ Montclair Brewery

Thursday, September 9th | 7:30PM-9:30PM 

Stop by Montclair Brewery for an open mic night. Share your music, comedy, poetry, or drama. The event is family-friendly and all ages are welcome. Learn more here.


Van Vleck Autumn Plant Sale

Friday, September 10th, 11th, 12th | 10AM 

Join Van Vleck House at the in-person Van Vleck Autumn Plant Sale on September 10 & 11 from 9AM-4PM and 9/12 from 10AM-4PM. There will be a wide variety of plants to give your garden a boost. A curated mix of perennials and annuals will be available to provide visual interest into the late autumn. Learn more here.


Classes in Mixed-Media Abstract Art

Friday, September 10th | 1PM 

Every Friday, Award-winning Roseland artist Evan Stuart Marshall will teach a class on mixed-media abstract art. The topics covered include design and composition, classic abstract layouts, working with shapes, intuitive painting, and more. Learn more here.


Dinner Under the Stars in Bloomfield Center

Friday, September 10th | 6PM-10PM

The Bloomfield Center Alliance invites you to come out for al fresco dining and live entertainment on Washington Street in Bloomfield Center every Friday through October 8th. Learn more here.


All Points West Distillery Tour + Tasting

Friday, September 10th + Saturday, September 11th | 5PM-9PM 

Join All Points West every Friday and Saturday for a 20-minute tour with spirit samples and a house cocktail. A 10% discount on bottles and additional cocktails are included with the ticket. Learn more here.


Live Music at Montclair Brewery

Friday, September 10th + Saturday, September 11th, + Sunday, September 12th | 7PM-9:30PM 

Head over to Montclair Brewery for live music every weekend provided by local artists. Learn more here.


Hoboken 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony

The City of Hoboken invites the community to attend a service at the Hoboken 9/11 Memorial at Pier A. The ceremony will begin at 6:00PM.

In the Northwest area of the park, the memorial is aligned in the direction of the World Trade Center site and includes a glass panel for each of the 56 Hoboken residents lost on that day.


Essex County 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony

Saturday, September 11th

The County of Essex will host its ceremony at 8AM at the Essex County Eagle Rock Reservation.


Verona 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony

Saturday, September 11th

Verona will host its ceremony at 8:45AM at the Civic Center monuments.


West Orange 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony

Saturday, September 11th

West Orange will host its ceremony at 10AM at its 9/11 monument.


Montclair 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony

Saturday, September 11th

Montclair State University will host a remembrance event. Learn more here.

Grove Street Theatre will be presenting “Catch the Morning,” a series one one-act plays and monologues commemorating 9/11.


Nutley 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony

Saturday, September 11th

Nutley will host its ceremony at 10AM at its 9/11 monument.


FELLAS Fatherhood Program Kickoff Event and Resource Fair

Saturday, September 11th | 11AM-2:30PM 

Join the Newark Public Library for the FELLAS Fatherhood Program Kickoff Event and Resource Fair. Celebrate the launch of the Partnership for Maternal and Child Health’s exciting new program with fun games, refreshments, resources, and more in the outdoor courtyard at the Newark Public Library. This event is free to attend and all are welcome. Learn more here.


House Music Festival and a Splash of Caribbean Weequahic Park

Saturday, September 11th | 11AM-8PM 

Stop by Weequahic Park in Newark on Saturday, September 11th from 11AM-8PM for the House Music Festival. Learn more here.


Saturday Skate Sesh with Boardroom Skate

Saturday, September 11th | 10AM-12PM | Every Saturday

Join Boardroom Skate for a skate session every Saturday at Rand Courts. Beginners are welcome. Learn more here.


Chinese Cooking Classes with Chef Gilley

Saturday, September 11th | 5PM | Recurring

Enjoy an authentic Chinese culinary experience led by Chef Gilley. In these live online cooking classes, you’ll experience training from Chef Gilley as you prepare a variety of classic Chinese recipes completely from scratch. Learn more here.


Backyard show at The Porchistas House

Saturday, September 11th | 6PM 

Stop by Porchistas Home Studio to watch Little Hag, The Porchistas, Renee Maskin, Tara Dente perform. Learn more here


Family Roller Skating at Branch Brook Park

Saturday, September 11th | Multiple Times Available | Every Saturday

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Head over to Branch Brook Park for family roller skating every week. It’s open to all ages. Tickets must be purchased in advance. Sign up here.


VetFest Music + Food Truck Fest to Benefit Veterans

Sunday, September 12th | 12PM 

VetFest is a family friendly food truck and music festival featuring some of NJ’s top bands and most delicious food trucks. Bounce houses for the kids makes it a great day for everyone. All proceeds from this event will support Community Hope and its Hope for Veterans Program serving homeless veterans and veteran families. Sign up here.


Opera at Florham presents Viva Verismo

Sunday, September 12th | 3PM 

Join soprano Kirsten Chambers and bass baritone Andrew Richardson at Opera at Florham’s season opener, Viva Verismo: Exploring the realness in opera. The program presents operatic selections with relatable story lines reflecting the drama of real life. Sign up here.


MAM Premieres New Exhibits

Sunday, September 12th | 8PM 

Head over to Montclair Art Museum for the opening event of four exhibits including Color Riot! How Color Changed Navajo Textiles. With Diné perspectives and the technical mastery of weavers at the heart of Color Riot!, this exhibition—featuring 70 bold artworks from 1860–1930 and the present­—celebrates the courage and vision to experiment. Learn more here.


Motown Sunday Brunch at Sweet Southern Eatery

Sunday, September 12th

Head over to Sweet Southern Eatery every Sunday for live music during brunch. Learn more here.


Essex County to Administer Covid-19 Booster Shots

Ongoing

Essex County announced that it will administer booster shots to those who are immunocompromised, by appointment only, at its vaccination centers at Kmart in West Orange and Essex County College in Newark. According to the CDC and the FDA, people are considered to have a compromised immune system if they are fighting a disease, undergoing medical treatments or have received an organ transplant. Appointments can be made at EssexCOVID.org or 973-877-8456. Learn more here.


Montclair Film’s Virtual Cinema

Ongoing

Montclair Film’s Virtual Cinema is the best way to watch the latest movies from home while supporting the non-profit organization. Films in the Virtual Cinema are new, independent releases, available for rent at home before becoming available on other platforms, featuring new indies, documentaries, foreign films, and restored classics, with new selections available every Friday. Learn more here.


Point of Action: New Art Installation at Crane Park

Ongoing

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Montclair residents and artists Nina Cooke John and Charlie Spademan bring this installation to Montclair at no cost to the township for about four to six weeks. Crane Park is located at 1-9 Greenwood Avenue in Montclair. Learn more here.


Tour Van Vleck House and Gardens

Open daily | 9AM-6PM

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Take a free tour of Van Vleck House and Gardens, a center for horticulture, education, music, and art. The gardens are open to the public and the house is available to non-profits for meetings and events. Learn more here.


Kid/Teen Focused Events

Teen Advisory Group Meeting at UPL

Friday, September 10th | 3:30PM

High school students are invited to join the new Teen Advisory Group. Help make UPL the place for you by sharing ideas for library programs and recommending books, movies, and more. By attending TAG meetings, you’ll earn community service hours and learn about other volunteering opportunities at the library. Please note: This is an outdoor program. Meeting will be on the lawn between the library and town hall. For ages 14-18. Please register in advance. Learn more here.


Listen on the Lawn

Tuesday, September 14th | 11AM | Every Tuesday

Join The Montclair Public Library for an in-person storytime on the lawn at the Bellevue Avenue Branch. Rain dates are scheduled for Thursdays at the same time. Social distancing required. Registration is not required but is recommended for scheduling updates. Learn more here.


Upcoming Weekday Events

South Orange Downtown Farmer’s Market

Wednesday, September 15th | 2PM-7PM | Every Wednesday

Check out the South Orange Farmers Market every Wednesday in the Sloan St. Lot from 2PM-7PM. Please remember to bring your reusable shopping bags with you. Learn more here.


Outdoor Yoga at Van Vleck House

Wednesday, September 15th | 6PM-7PM | Every Wednesday in September

Join an outdoor yoga session at Van Vleck House every Wednesday at 6PM. This class welcomes all levels from beginner to experienced yogis. Please note mats will be spaced at least 6 feet apart, and participants required to practice social distancing and wear a mask at all times except while practicing on your mat. In case of inclement weather, the class will be cancelled and participants will be notified. Registration is required by the Tuesday before class. Learn more here.


Free Community Knitting Virtual Class

Wednesday, September 15th | 7PM-9PM | Every Wednesday

Join a free community knitting virtual class every Wednesday. All fiber crafts are welcome. Register here.


Music at the Mansion: Natalie Douglas

Saturday, September 18th | Every Saturday | 7PM-9:30PM

Join internationally-acclaimed vocalist Natalie Douglas for a live performance presented by Nicori Studios and Productions. Performances occur every Saturday. Learn more here.


Ways to Give Back Locally

Salvation Army | 13 Trinity Place, 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.


Communities Promoting Animal Welfare in NJ | 41 Watchung Plaza, Montclair

An opportunity for even the busiest volunteer. 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 about this volunteer opportunity here.


Toni’s Kitchen | 73 South Fullerton Street, Montclair

Serving food to the community is a daily ongoing effort. Toni’s Kitchen in Montclair is available for this support. However, it can only stay in operation with the support of ongoing volunteers. Those high school age and up are eligible to help with serving food to guests. Opportunities are available for individuals and groups daily. Learn more about this volunteer opportunity here.


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Yarleen is a proud Jersey girl with Cuban roots. She’s an actor and writer with an affinity for poetry, travel, and fried plantains. Yarleen can usually be found with an Americano in hand, or any caffeinated beverage. When she’s not on stage, enjoying a new hobby {currently learning Krav Maga}, or typing away at her laptop, you can catch her jogging while listening to the Red Hot Chili Peppers, or exploring art galleries and museums in New York City.