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74 Things to Do in the Montclair + North Jersey Area | April 20-April 23

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Spring has sprung in Essex County and the weekend is full of fun happenings to enjoy. This week’s local Montclair + North Jersey area events guide has you covered with a Mediterranean Wine Tasting at Stone House, Legendz of the Streetz Tour at Prudential Center, Nine Deeez Nite at Just Jake’s, and more. Check out the list of all the events + things to do in North Jersey this weekend, April 20th – April 23rd, 2023.

Disclaimer: These events are included editorially as a community resource, and The Montclair Girl is not affiliated with hosting unless explicitly stated. For the most up-to-date and accurate info including inclement weather cancellations, please contact the host directly.

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Papaver Exhibit at SOPAC

Ongoing until Sunday, May 7th

This event will be held at One SOPAC Way in South Orange. Learn more here.


CBD Infusion Workshop with The Eclectic Chic Boutique

Thursday, April 20th | 7PM – 8PM

In this workshop, you will learn from a certified Cannabis specialist how to create your own CBD hemp-infused tinctures and butter. This event will be both virtually and in-person at 547 Bloomfield Avenue in Montclair. Learn more here.


Living Wreath Workshop at Moss + More 

Thursday, April 20th | 6:30PM

An afternoon of making an eye-catching, fresh wreath for your interior or exterior. This event will be held at 42 Upper Montclair Plaza in Montclair. Learn more here.


Mediterranean Wine Tasting at Stone House

Thursday, April 20th | 6:30PM

Explore an interactive sommelier-led tasting of some Mediterranean wine styles, featuring wines from Greece, Southern Spain, Sicily, and more. This event will be held at 50 Stirling Road in Warren. Learn more here.


Rachel Abrams at Watchung Booksellers

Thursday, April 20th | 7PM-8PM

Join Rachel Abrams, co-author of the New York Times bestseller Unscripted: The Epic Battle for a Media Empire and the Redstone Family Legacy, in conversation with media reporter Felix Gillette. This event will be held at 54 Fairfield Street in Montclair. Registration is highly encouraged. Learn more here.


New York Rangers vs. New Jersey Devils at Prudential Center

Thursday, April 20th | 7PM

This first-round NHL playoff game will be held at 25 Lafayette Street in Newark. Learn more here.


Jazz Jams at Clement’s Place

Thursday, April 20th | 7:30PM

NJPAC presents a night at Clement’s Place for their monthly Jazz Jam Sessions, featuring NJ musicians directed by pianist and bandleader, James Austin, Jr. This event will be held at 15 Washington Street in Newark. Learn more here.


Sasha Velour at NJPAC

Thursday, April 20th | 8PM

Winner of RuPaul’s Drag Race, Sasha Velour presents an immersive evening of drag, storytelling, and live art in the celebration of The Big Reveal: An Illustrated Manifesto of Drag book. This event will be held at 1 Center Street in Newark. Learn more here.


Chris Tucker at NJPAC

Thursday, April 20th | 8PM

See Chris Tucker who was seen in movies like Rush Hour, on Russell Simmons’ HBO Def Comedy Jam, and in cult classics like Friday and The Fifth Elementlive with his famous rapid-paced delivery, hilarious impressions, and personal true stories. This event will be held at 1 Center Street in Newark. Learn more here.


Sip + Sing Karaoke at Montclair Brewery

Thursday, April 20th | 7:30PM – 9:30PM

Enjoy a night of karaoke, music, socializing, and beer. This event will be held at 101 Walnut Street in Montclair. Learn more here.


Thursday Trivia Night at Pineapple Express BBQ

Thursday, April 20th | 8PM

Win prizes and enjoy food and drink specials at 1 Lackawanna Plaza in Montclair. Learn more here.


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Showings at The Clairidge

Friday, April 21st | Various times

Films like The Super Mario Bros. Movie, Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves, Air, and more are playing this weekend. These events will be held at 486 Bloomfield Avenue in Montclair. Learn more here.


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

Friday, April 21st | Various times

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


Mindful Self-Compassion Course with Marcie Handler + Beth Sandweiss

Friday, April 21st | 9:30AM – 12PM

This empirically supported online training is designed to help participants cultivate self-compassion. Learn more here.


Cornerstone Café at Montclair Art Museum

Friday, April 21st | 10AM – 4PM

Explore the MAM’s in-house coffee shop at 3 South Mountain Avenue in Montclair. Learn more here.


Rapid Ride with Matthew at Ride It Fitness

Friday, April 21st | 4PM – 4:30PM

This workout class will be held at 50 Upper Montclair Plaza in Montclair. Learn more here.


Unity Tour MTC PBA at Just Jake’s

Friday, April 21st | 4PM-8PM

This event will be held at 30 Park Street in Montclair. Learn more here.


Legendz of the Streetz Tour at Prudential Center

Friday, April 21st | 7PM

Enjoy a night of a lineup of performers such as Jeezy, TI, Jadakiss, Remy Ma, Fivio Foreign, and Jucee Froot. Learn more here.


Open Garden Studio Puff, Paint, + Plant at Mind Your Beads + Seeds

Friday, April 21st | 7PM – 9PM

Plant lovers of all kinds are welcome to join. Reservations are required. This event will be held at 147 Valley Road in Montclair. Learn more here.


Judy Blume Forever at The Clairidge

Friday, April 21st | 7:30PM

Judy Blume Forever will be a special screening that is free and includes a Q&A with Director Leah Wolochok and Producer Marcella Steingart. This event will be held at 486 Bloomfield Avenue in Montclair. Learn more here.


The Philadelphia Orchestra at NJPAC

Friday, April 21st | 7:30PM

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


Live Music: The Mighty Burners at Montclair Brewery

Friday, April 21st | 7:30PM – 9:30PM

Listen to The Mighty Burners perform at 101 Walnut Street in Montclair. Learn more here.


Welcome to Night Vale at NJPAC

Friday, April 21st | 8PM

This live podcast performance features Cecil Baldwin, Symphony Sanders, Kate Jones, and a musical guest that has yet to be determined. This event will be held at 1 Center Street in Newark. Learn more here.


Nine Deeez Nite at Just Jake’s

Friday, April 21st | 10:30PM – 1:30AM

This event will be held at 30 Park Street in Montclair. Learn more here.


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Portfolio Series: Local Materiality at Studio Montclair

Ongoing

This exhibit is open for display at 127 Bloomfield Avenue in Montclair. Learn more here.


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

Saturday, April 22nd | Various times

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


Alice + Leonard Dreyfuss Planetarium at Newark Museum of Art

Saturday, April 22nd | Various times

This planetarium is an interactive theater that explores astronomy, space, and planetary science. This event will be held at 49 Washington Street in Newark. Learn more here.


Montclair Farmers’ Market at the Walnut Street Train Station

Saturday, April 22nd | 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.


Climate Action Bike Ride Hosted by Montclair Climate Action

Saturday, April 22nd | 10AM

This family-friendly bike ride will be held at Crane Park in Montclair. Learn more here.


Afternoon Tea at Reeves-Reed Arboretum

Saturday, April 22nd | 11:30AM, 12:30PM, 2PM

Enjoy an enchanting Sunday Afternoon Tea in the historic Wisner House whilst overlooking the Arboretum’s gardens and grounds at 165 Hobart Avenue in Summit. Learn more here.


Spring Fling Pop Boutique at Van Vleck House + Gardens 

Saturday, April 22nd | 12PM – 6PM

The Spring Fling Pop Boutique will be a day of shopping for a cause with bubbles, benefiting Pink for Africa and the recently launched Paulina Fund. This event will be held at 21 Van Vleck Street in Montclair. Learn more here.


Millburn Founding Day

Saturday, April 22nd | 12PM – 3PM

Enjoy live music, a fine art show, historical tours, and much more. This event will be held at various locations in downtown Millburn and Taylor Park. Learn more here.


Mixed Media Collage Workshop with The Eclectic Chic Boutique

Saturday, April 22nd | 3PM – 5PM

In this class, guests will learn how to make collages. This event will be both virtually and in-person at 547 Bloomfield Avenue in Montclair. Learn more here.


Alternate Groove at Just Jakes

Saturday, April 22nd | 6PM – 8PM

This event will be held at 30 Park Street in Montclair. Learn more here.


Laugh for Charity Hosted by United Community Corporation

Saturday, April 22nd | 7PM – 11PM

A night of comedy, live music, hors d’oeuvres, spirits (with an open bar), raffles, and more. This event will be held at 50 Park Place in Newark. Learn more here.


New Jersey Symphony: Steven Mackey + Mozart at NJPAC

Saturday, April 22nd | 8PM

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


Who Brought the Dog with Kiley at Just Jakes

Saturday, April 22nd | 10:30PM – 1:30AM

This event will be held at 30 Park Street in Montclair. Learn more here.


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Local Voices: Memories, Stories, + Portraits Exhibit at Grounds For Sculpture

Sunday, April 23rd | Various times

This exhibit will be on display at 80 Sculptors Way in Hamilton. Learn more here.


Spiral Q: The Parade at Grounds For Sculpture

Sunday, April 23rd | Various times

This exhibit will be on display at 80 Sculptors Way in Hamilton. Learn more here.


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

Sunday, April 23rd | Various times

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


April Family Sundays at The Newark Museum of Art

Sunday, April 23rd | 10AM – 5PM

Enjoy a day of fun activities for the whole family at 49 Washington Street in Newark. Learn more here.


Yoga Day Retreat at Indigo Yoga Studio

Sunday, April 23rd | 10AM – 7PM

Yoga Day Retreat will have amenities like breakfast, lunch, snacks, mocktail beverages, massages, yoga art with journaling supplies included, scheduled yoga classes, and sound bath meditation. This event will be held at 351 Bloomfield Avenue in Caldwell. Learn more here.


Blue Sphere Jazz Brunch at Lorena’s

Sunday, April 23rd | 11AM – 2PM

This event will be held at 160 Maplewood Avenue in Maplewood. Learn more here.


Walking Tour at Rosedale Cemetery

Sunday, April 23rd | 1:30PM – 3:30PM

For this guided tour, there will be a discussion of grave imagery as well as the people who are buried there. Led by MHC Collections Manager Erin Benz and volunteer historian Jane Eliasof. This event will take place at 408 Orange Road in Montclair. Learn more here


Sunday SlayDay Drag Brunch at Porta 

Sunday, April 23rd | 3PM

Come out, dance, laugh, and sing with the artists and staff at Porta and make new friends from Out Montclair at Porta’s monthly Drag Brunch, featuring the talents of Stella Luna, Kimmy Sumony, Vicky Vee, Christine Dior, and House Diva Adi Owenn Sumony. This event will be held at 499 Bloomfield Avenue in Montclair. Learn more here.


Spirited Away: Live On Stage at The Clairidge

Sunday, April 23rd | 4PM

This feature film comes to life in this first-ever stage adaptation, full of dazzling sets, captivating musical numbers, and wondrous puppets of beloved characters. This event will be held at 486 Bloomfield Avenue in Montclair. Learn more here.


Sunday Night Jazz with Cyrille Aimée + Mathis Picard at Reeves-Reed Arboretum

Sunday, April 23rd | 7PM – 9PM

This Grammy-nominated artist and pianist will be performing at 165 Hobart Avenue in Summit. Learn more here.


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Animal Kingdom Exhibit at Newark Museum of Art

Ongoing

This exhibit explores a series of immersive and interactive experiences featuring art, animal specimen, and hands-on activities for all ages. This event will take place at 49 Washington Street in Newark. Learn more here.


Imaginature: Children’s Book Art at Reeves-Reed Arboretum

Ongoing until May 14th

This exhibition features illustrations, paintings, and woodblock prints by award-winning artists Margaret Peot and Giselle Potter at 165 Hobart Avenue in Summit. Learn more here.


Earth Day Visit with the Lorax at Watchung Booksellers

Saturday, April 22nd | 11AM-1PM

The Lorax will be visiting Watchung Booksellers so little ones can stop by for a picture and discuss how they are helping to take care of the Earth. This event will be held at 54 Fairfield Street in Montclair. Registration is highly encouraged. Learn more here.


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  • Peak Bloom at Branch Brook Park — Newark | Ongoing; Learn more here.
  • HDSID Winter Farmers Market — Jersey City | April 20th; Learn more here.
  • Food Truck Thursdays at Biertuempful Park — Union | April 20th; Learn more here.
  • Bark in the Park Hosted by Somerset Patriots Baseball — Bridgewater | April 20th; Learn more here.
  • Hackensack Brewing Vinyl Thursdays — Hackensack | April 20th; Learn more here.
  • Van Vorst Farmers Market — Jersey City | April 22nd; Learn more here.
  • Empanada Festival at Century Field — Garfield | April 22nd; Learn more here.
  • The Pupper Cup at Hound About Town — Jersey City | April 22nd; Learn more here.
  • Spring Fest at Pequannock Feed + Pet Supply — Pequannock | April 22 + 23rd; Learn more here.
  • Clinton Community Farmers Market — Clinton | April 23rd; Learn more here.
  • Morris Winter Farmers Market — Morris | April 23rd; Learn more here.
  • Hoboken Earth Day Celebration — Hoboken | April 23rd; Learn more here.
  • Summit Farmer’s Market — Summit | April 23rd; Learn more here.
  • Labrador Retriever Meetup + Packwalk with Will from Furever Friends — Hoboken | April 23rd; Learn more here.

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Monday Morning Hybrid Yoga at Van Vleck House + Gardens

Monday, April 24th | 9:30AM – 10:45AM

Enjoy a meditative yoga class virtually or at 21 Van Vleck Street in Montclair. Learn more here.


Mental Health + The LGBTQ Community on Zoom

Monday, April 24th | 7PM

Inspired by the Saturday Church film, panelists will discuss how gender, race, and sexual identity impact well-being and will share tips on how to create safe and affordable pathways for mental health care. This event will be held virtually. Learn more here


The Cloud + The Corner Store Panel at NJPAC

Tuesday, April 25th | 8:30AM – 10:15AM

Join NJPAC at their next Business Partners Roundtable panel, where you will hear from leaders at technological innovators like Audible and DoorDash. This event will be held at 1 Center Street in Newark. Learn more here.


Fairy Hair with Kate of Luna Locks at Moss + More 

Tuesday, April 25th | 1PM – 5:25PM

This experience is ideal for all ages and will give guests the chance to add fairy hair to their locks of hair. This event will be held at 42 Upper Montclair Plaza in Montclair. Learn more here.


Wind Down Wednesdays at Casa de Flora Bar

Wednesday, April 26th | 6PM – 10PM

Enjoy pizza, pasta, and wine at 75 Washington Street in Bloomfield. Learn more here.


Wire Wrap Tree of Life Necklace Workshop with The Eclectic Chic Boutique

Wednesday, April 26th | 6PM – 7:30PM

In this workshop, guests will learn how to create a Tree of Life pendant out of wire and gemstone. This event will be both virtually and in-person at 547 Bloomfield Avenue in Montclair. Learn more here.


Live Music Wednesdays at Luna Stella

Wednesday, April 26th | 6PM – 9PM

Enjoy live music at Luna Stella while you eat dinner and have a drink. This event will be held at 5 Highland Place in Maplewood. Learn more here.


“Ring in Spring” Cocktail Class

Wednesday, April 26th | 6:30PM

During this class, you will work side-by-side with a mixologist to create 3 cocktails from start to finish, each inspired by the flavors of spring, paired with a selection of lite bites curated by Chef David Drake. This event will be held at 50 Stirling Road in Warren. Learn more here.


Margaritas + Margheritas Cocktail Class at Felina

Wednesday, April 26th | 6:30PM-8:30PM

Enjoy a hands-on cocktail class, where you’ll learn how to craft three perfect margaritas from start to finish while snacking on a selection of pizzas and charcuterie. This event will be held at 18 Prospect Street in Ridgewood. Learn more here.


Taproom Trivia at Montclair Brewery

Wednesday, April 26th | 7:30PM – 9:30PM

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


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First Seventh-Day Adventist Church Soup Kitchen | 15 Elmwood Avenue, Montclair

Every Sunday from 12PM-2:30PM, the soup kitchen at the First Seventh-Day Adventist Church is available to those in need in the community. Join as a volunteer in this ministry that has been in and of service for over a decade. Volunteers are needed to prepare + serve food. Learn more here.


LGBT Rain Foundation Essex County | 168 N Park Street, East Orange

The mission of LGBT Rain Foundation of Essex County is to get 18-26 LGBTQ+ people experiencing homelessness on the path from transitional housing to permanent housing. A variety of tasks are needed to run this foundation. Volunteers are asking to make a six-month commitment at a time to allow for relationship building with the residents. Learn more here.


Montclair Neighborhood Development Corporation | 228 Bloomfield Avenue, Montclair

Recreation, community, + 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 + focuses on closing the achievement gap among African American youth. These services are only made possible by the support of volunteers, mentors, + donors. Learn more here.


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