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66 Things to Do in the Montclair + North Jersey Area | April 6-April 9

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It is quite a festive weekend here in Essex County with a packed schedule of happenings to celebrate both Easter and Passover. This week’s local Montclair + North Jersey area events guide has you covered with an Easter Brunch at Village Hall, a Spring Into Business Mixer at Horseneck Tavern, a performance of the Jerome Jennings Sextet at SOPAC, and more. Check out the list of all the events + things to do in North Jersey this weekend, April 6th – April 9th, 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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Flashlight Egg Hunt 2023 at Reinheimer Park

Thursday, April 6th | 6PM

This event is for grades 2-6 and will be held at 40 Bloomfield Avenue in Nutley. Pre-registration is required. Learn more here.


Passover Seder at The Unitarian Universalist Congregation

Friday, April 7th | 6PM

This event will be held at 67 Church Street in Montclair. Learn more here.


Easter Egg Hunt at West Side Presbyterian Church

Saturday, April 8th | 10:30AM – 11:30AM

Bring your children (up to third grade) to hunt for eggs and take pictures with the Easter Bunny at 6 South Monroe Street in Ridgewood. Learn more here.


Easter Bunny BBQ + Egg Hunt at St. Luke’s Church

Saturday, April 8th | 11AM

Kids of all ages are invited for crafts and activities in the Assembly Hall. The Easter Bunny will be available for songs and photos, and then kids will hunt for eggs (grouped by age). This event will be held at 73 South Fullerton Avenue in Montclair. Learn more here. 


Easter Egg Decorating + Egg Hunt at The Unitarian Universalist Congregation

Saturday, April 8th | 11AM-1PM

Alongside Reverend Anya, kids of all ages are welcome on the UUC Front Lawn. Eggs and supplies will be provided. Wear appropriate clothing since paint will be involved. This event will be held at 67 Church Street in Montclair. Learn more here.


Greet the Easter Bunny + Eat a Kurly Kup Ice Cream at Kurly Kürtősh

Saturday, April 8th | 2PM – 3:30PM

Eat Hungarian ice cream with receive a photo and a basket with the Easter Bunny at 74 East Passaic Avenue in Nutley. Learn more here.


Easter Egg Hunt at St. Mark’s United Methodist Chuch

Sunday, April 9th | 11:30AM

Families are welcome to spend Easter at St. Mark’s by hunting eggs at 51 Elm Street in Montclair. Learn more here.


Easter Brunch + Dinner in Essex County

Sunday, April 9th

Enjoy a variety of Easter brunch and dinner events at various Montclair and Essex County restaurants. Learn more here.


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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.


April Spring Into Business Mixer at Horseneck Tavern

Thursday, April 6th | 6:00PM-8:30PM

LeTip of Montclair welcomes businesses and professionals are welcome to expand your network, grow your network, and make connections. This event will be held at 11 Bloomfield Avenue in North Caldwell. Learn more here.


The Circle of Arts: An Evening of Poetry, Art, + Music at George Segal Gallery

Thursday, April 6th | 6PM-8PM

An evening that honors the visual arts, poetry, and music through three interconnected performances. This event will be held at 1 Normal Avenue in Montclair. Learn more here.


Standup Comedy Night at Blue Rose Venue

Thursday, April 6th | 6:30PM-10PM

Enjoy a night of comedy as well as passed appetizers, complimentary soft drinks, and your choice of 2 wines or beers, with a paid $25 ticket. This event will be held at 31 Westville Avenue in Caldwell. Learn more here.


New Jersey Devils vs. Columbus Blue Jackets at Prudential Center

Thursday, April 6th | 7PM

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


Upcycled Denim Cellphone Purse Making Workshop with The Eclectic Chic Boutique

Thursday, April 6th | 7PM-8:30PM

In this workshop, participants will learn how to upcycle unwanted jeans and turn them into a functional cellphone purse, while learning how to use your sewing machine. This event will be both virtually and in-person at 547 Bloomfield Avenue in Montclair. Learn more here.


Sip + Sing Karaoke at Montclair Brewery

Thursday, April 6th | 7:30PM-9:30PM

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


Thursday Trivia Night at Pineapple Express BBQ

Thursday, April 6th | 8PM

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


The Non-Productive Comedy Show at Just Jake’s

Thursday, April 6th | 8PM-10PM

Every month this show focuses on a special theme and features a rotating panel of all-star comedians. This event will be held at 30 Park Street in Montclair. Learn more here.


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Showings at The Clairidge

Friday, April 7th | 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 7th | Various times

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


Cornerstone Café at Montclair Art Museum

Friday, April 7th | 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 7th | 4PM – 4:30PM

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


Whipped Soap Frosting Making Workshop with The Eclectic Chic Boutique

Friday, April 7th | 6PM-7:30PM

In this soap-making class, guests will be instructed on the soap-making process and how you make whipped soap. This event will be both virtually and in-person at 547 Bloomfield Avenue in Montclair. Learn more here.


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

Friday, April 7th | 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.


Live Music: Thrill Ride + The Sunken City at Montclair Brewery

Friday, April 7th | 7:30PM – 9:30PM

Listen to Thrill Ride and The Sunken City perform at 101 Walnut Street in Montclair. Learn more here.


The Eagles at Prudential Center

Friday, April 7th | 8PM

The Eagles will be performing their album “Hotel California”, beginning to end with a full orchestra, plus a greatest hits set. This event will be held at 25 Lafayette Street in Newark. Learn more here.


Almost Easy at Just Jake’s

Friday, April 7th | 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 8th | Various times

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


Alice and Leonard Dreyfuss Planetarium at Newark Museum of Art

Saturday, April 8th | 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 8th | 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.


Forest Bathing at Reeves-Reed Arboretum

Saturday, April 8th | 9:30AM-12PM

This event will be held at 165 Hobart Avenue in Summit. Learn more here.


Psychic + Vendor Fair at The Green Room

Saturday, April 8th | 12PM-5PM

This event will be held at 20 Church Street in Montclair. Learn more here. 


Jerome Jennings Sextet at SOPAC

Saturday, April 8th | 1PM

The WBGO Kids Jazz Concert Series presents the Jerome Jennings Sextet at SOPAC. The performance will present a program that explores Jazz melodies and invites audience participation. This event will take place at One SOPAC Way in South Orange. Learn more here.


Jellybean Mosaic Workshop with The Eclectic Chic Boutique

Saturday, April 8th | 2PM-3:30PM

In this class, guests will be instructed on how to make a fun and colorful mosaic letter using jellybeans. You will learn how to layout your design, how to choose colors for your design, and how to adhere the jellybeans to the wood form. This event will be both virtually and in-person at 547 Bloomfield Avenue in Montclair. Learn more here.


Sydney Green Band at Just Jakes

Saturday, April 8th | 6PM-8PM

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


Stevenson vs. Yoshino at Prudential Center

Saturday, April 8th | 6:30PM

Undefeated former two-weight world champion Shakur Stevenson will take on Japanese puncher Shuichiro Yoshinoin a 12-round WBC lightweight title eliminator at 25 Lafayette Street in Newark. Learn more here.


Samantha Bee at NJPAC

Saturday, April 8th | 8PM

Go join a night of comedy and conversation with Emmy-winning comedian, actress, writer, and producer Samantha Bee. This event will be held at 1 Center Street in Newark. Learn more here.


Freestyle Free For All at NJPAC

Saturday, April 8th | 8PM

Join NJPAC for a night honoring the ‘80s and ‘90s with freestyle, pop, and hip-hop songs. Taylor Dayne, George Lamond, and Brenda K. Starr are among the performers. This event will be held at 1 Center Street in Newark. Learn more here.


The Cliffs at Just Jakes

Saturday, April 8th | 6PM-8PM

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


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

Sunday, April 9th | Various times

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


Sunday Studio with Emily Kenselaar at Montclair Art Museum

Sunday, April 9th | Various

Explore materials, learn new techniques, and meet other community members while enjoying creative time. Each week features a different project designed by MAM Teaching Artists to spark the imagination and encourage conversation in response to artworks on view in museum galleries. Advance registration is required. This event will be held at 3 South Mountain Avenue in Montclair. Learn more here.


Discovery Weekends at Reeves-Reed Arboretum

Sunday, April 9th | 9AM-3PM

Explore the Arboretum when the gardens and grounds are alive with the sights and sounds of spring. This event will be held at 165 Hobart Avenue in Summit. Learn more here.


April Family Sundays at The Newark Museum of Art

Sunday, April 9th | 10AM-5PM

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


Arboretum Afternoons: Egg-stravaganza at Reeves-Reed Arboretum

Thursday, April 6th | 4PM-5PM

Children will enjoy exploring nature with Environmental Educators in this drop-off program. Stories, hikes, themed games, experiments, and one-of-a-kind art projects are all part of this program. Registration is required. This event will be held at 165 Hobart Avenue in Summit. Learn more here.


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  • Anticipated Peak Bloom at Branch Brook Park — Newark | April 5th-9th; Learn more here.
  • HDSID Winter Farmers Market — Jersey City | April 6th; Learn more here.
  • Food Truck Thursdays at Biertuempful Park — Union | April 6th; Learn more here.
  • Vinyl Thursdays at Hackensack Brewing Company — Hackensack | April 6th; Learn more here.
  • Furry Friday at The Museum of the Dog — New York City | April 7th; Learn more here.
  • Van Vorst Farmers Market — Jersey City | April 8th; Learn more here.
  • Hound About Town Easter Bunny Photos — Jersey City | April 8th; Learn more here.
  • Spring into Downtown Denville — Denville | April 8th; Learn more here.
  • Clinton Community Farmers Market — Clinton | April 9th; Learn more here.
  • NJ Weiner Club Meetup at Hamilton Park — Jersey City | April 9th; Learn more here

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Monday Morning Hybrid Yoga at Van Vleck House + Gardens

Monday, April 10th | 9:30AM – 10:45AM

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


Plant Care Workshop at Moss + More

Monday, April 10th | 6:30PM-8:00PM 

Join Jodi Brooks, Moss + More’s plant coach and Buddhist practitioner, for a house plant care workshop. This event will be held at 42 Upper Montclair Plaza in Montclair. Learn more here.


Polished Gemstone Wire Wrapping Workshop with The Eclectic Chic Boutique

Tuesday, April 11th | 6PM-7:30PM

In this workshop, guests will learn how to wire-wrap smooth polished crystals. This event will be both virtually and in-person at 547 Bloomfield Avenue in Montclair. Learn more here.


New Jersey Devils vs. Buffalo Sabres at Prudential Center

Tuesday, April 11th | 7PM

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


Wind Down Wednesdays at Casa de Flora Bar

Wednesday, April 12th | 6PM – 10PM

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


Live Music Wednesdays at Luna Stella

Wednesday, April 12th | 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.


Dionne Ford at Watchung Booksellers

Wednesday, April 12th | 7PM-8PM

Celebrate the release of Dionne Ford’s book, Go Back and Get It: A Memoir of Race, Inheritance, and Intergenerational Healing. This event will be held at 54 Fairfield Street in Montclair. Registration is highly encouraged. Learn more here.


Taproom Trivia at Montclair Brewery

Wednesday, April 12th | 7:30PM – 9:30PM

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


Andrew Bird with Madison Cunningham at NJPAC

Wednesday, April 12th | 8PM

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