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43 Things to Do in the Montclair + North Jersey Area | August 18-21

by Samantha Impaglia
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Essex County is still soaking up these last few weeks of summer as the fun happenings pile up for this weekend. This week’s local Montclair + North Jersey area events guide has you covered with a paint and pot with Mind Your Beads and Seeds, a maker’s market night, a Jamaican Independence Day celebration at Montclair Brewery, and more. Check out the list of all the events happening this weekend, August 18th – August 21st.

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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Lukin Center’s Virtual Events + FREE Phone Consultation

Thursday, August 18th at 2:00PM and Wednesday, August 24th at 2:00PM | BOOK CONSULTATION

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Lukin Center for Psychotherapy, located at 51 Upper Montclair Plaza, Suite 27 in Montclair, is a family-owned and operated practice that matches every patient with the clinician who has the right mix of skills, training, and personality for the best outcomes possible. This Thursday at 2:00PM, Lukin Center will be a guest on the Montclair’s Health Department’s Mayor Wellness Campaign Facebook live to discuss how to mentally and physically prepare for back to school. Then on Wednesday, August 24th, Lukin Center will host its own Instagram live — featuring couples therapists who will talk about common issues that come up in relationships + tips on how to navigate them. Plus, MG readers can receive a FREE 15-minute phone consultation when you mention “Montclair Girl”. Call 201-409-0393 or email drlukin@lukincenter.com for any inquiries or more information about the practice.

Click here to book your mental health consultation, follow on Instagram to join the live event, and click here to learn more about Lukin Center for Psychotherapy.

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Montclair Girl’s Real Estate Directory

Just Launched | BROWSE DIRECTORY

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The Montclair Girl readers are always seeking recommendations on everything from real estate rental buildings and condos for sale in the North Jersey area, so we thought it’d be helpful to create a guide to these buildings and homes. Meet our new Real Estate Directory, a curated (and ever-growing) list of real estate buildings in the greater North Jersey area. Discover these local real estate properties, compare and connect for tours, and keep checking back as the directory will be updated on a routine basis with new listings.

Check out the directory and browse properties here, and to learn more about MG’s Real Estate Directory, click here.

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Personalized Help from the Access Navigator at Montclair Public Library

Thursday, August 18th | 10AM – 4PM

Montclair Public Library’s Navigator will meet with individuals to help improve their digital literacy, guide them toward new employment, or develop new skills in general. This event will be held at 50 South Fullerton Avenue in Montclair. Learn more here.


Codey Arena Adult Skating Session + Public Skating Session

Thursday, August 18th | Various times

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


Alice + Leonard Dreyfuss Planetarium at Newark Museum of Art

Thursday, August 18th | 2PM, 3PM

An interactive theater for learning about astronomy, space, and planetary science. This event will be held at 49 Washington Street in Newark. Learn more here.


Horizon Foundation Sounds of the City: Milo Z at NJPAC

Thursday, August 18th | 6PM

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


Open Mic Night with Goldpants LLC at Montclair Brewery

Thursday, August 18th | 7PM – 9:30PM

Enjoy music, comedy, poetry, and drama at 101 Walnut Street in Montclair. Learn more here.


Montclair Moves: A Night of Movement + Community Hosted by Pharmacie Bar + Kitchen + Wellmont Theater

Thursday, August 18th | 7PM – 8:15PM

Enjoy sunset yoga at Wellmont Arts Plaza, Seymour Street in Montclair. Learn more here.


Thursday Trivia Night at Pineapple Express BBQ

Thursday, August 18th | 8PM

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


The Theater Project Presents: A Jersey Cantata at Burgdorff Center for the Performing Arts

Thursday, August 18th | 8PM – 10PM

This event will be held at 10 Durand Road in Maplewood. Learn more here.


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Showings at The Clairidge

Friday, August 19th

Films like Beast and Back to the Future are playing this weekend. These events will be held at 486 Bloomfield Avenue in Montclair. Learn more here.


Codey Arena Public Skating Session + Family Stick + Puck

Friday, August 19th | Various times

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


Lunch Crunch at Ride It Fitness

Friday, August 19th | 12PM – 12:45PM

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


Friday Afternoon Movie at Verona Public Library

Friday, August 19th | 1PM

Spencer will be showing at 17 Gould Street in Verona. Learn more here.


Hello Honey Hair Co’s First Maker’s Market Night

Friday, August 19th | 5PM – 8PM

Enjoy shopping, snacking, and socializing at 224 Lorraine Avenue in Montclair. Learn more here.


Iliza Shlesinger: Back in Action at NJPAC

Friday, August 19th | 7PM

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


Live Music: Quiz Show at Montclair Brewery

Friday, August 19th | 7:30PM – 9:30PM

Enjoy this musical collective at 101 Walnut Street in Montclair. Learn more here.


Event Horizon at Just Jakes

Friday, August 19th | 10:30PM – 1:30AM

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


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Montclair Farmers’ Market at the Walnut Street Train Station

Saturday, August 20th | 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.


Ride to Help Kids With Cancer + Blood Disorders at Ride It Fitness

Saturday, August 20th | 9AM, 12PM

All of the proceeds from this event will go to the Valerie Fund to help kids with cancer and blood disorders, and it will be held at 50 Upper Montclair Plaza in Montclair. Learn more here.


Codey Arena Public Skating Session + Family Stick + Puck

Saturday, August 20th | Various times

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


Young Gardeners Club at Essex County Environmental Center

Saturday, August 20th | 10AM – 11AM

This event is for children ages K-12 and will meet at Garibaldi Hall, 621B Eagle Rock Avenue in Roseland. Learn more here.


Bike Right – Learn to Ride at Essex County Environmental Center

Saturday, August 20th | 10:30AM – 12:30PM

This event is for those ages five and up and be at Garibaldi Hall, 621B Eagle Rock Avenue in Roseland. Learn more here.


Honoring the Spirit of Rebellion: A Celebration of Nat Turner Park

Saturday, August 20th | 12PM – 4PM

Celebrate the history of Nat Turner Park, enjoy family-friendly activities, and record your own history with the Newark Story Bus at 251-259 18th Avenue in Newark. Learn more here.


4th Annual Jamaica Independence Day Celebration at Montclair Brewery

Saturday, August 20th | 1PM

Celebrate with island-inspired drinks, music, and treats at 101 Walnut Street in Montclair. Learn more here.


Sophisticated Science at the Turtle Back Zoo

Saturday, August 20th | 1PM – 3PM

A conservation program that covers topics such as animal anatomy, habitats and conservation, animal careers, and more. This event will be held at 560 Northfield Avenue in West Orange. Learn more here.


Sunset Saturdays – Linda + The Love Tones at Maplewood Village

Saturday, August 20th | 6:30PM – 8:30PM

Enjoy live music on the street at Maplewood Village at this family-friendly event. Learn more here.


Monarch Migration 2022 Celebration at Crane Park Sponsored by Northeast Earth Coalition

Saturday, August 20th | 3:30PM – 6:30PM

Listen to composer and musician Gerry Hazel at Crane Park in Montclair. Learn more here.


Suyat at Just Jakes

Saturday, August 20th | 10:30PM – 1:30AM

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


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Codey Arena Public Skating Session + Family Stick + Puck

Sunday, August 21st | Various times

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


Blues + Brews: Robert Hill Band at Montclair Brewery

Sunday, August 21st | 5:30PM – 7:30PM

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


UB40/The Wailers/ Maxi Priest + Big Mountain: Bigga Baggariddim Tour at NJPAC

Sunday, August 21st | 7PM

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


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Wonders of the Wild at the Turtle Back Zoo

Saturday, August 20th | 1PM – 3PM

This event is an opportunity to participate in supplementary science and nature-themed programs and projects that facilitate scientific literacy and life-long environmental stewardship. This event will be held at 560 Northfield Avenue in West Orange. Learn more here.


Eyes of the Wild Animal Show at Montclair Public Library

Tuesday, August 23rd | 2PM – 3PM

Learn about animals that spend some of their time in the water at 185 Bellevue Avenue in Montclair. Learn more here.


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Music Mondays: Jazz House Kids Performance at Montclair Public Library

Monday, August 22nd | 5PM – 6PM

This family-friendly performance will be held at 185 Bellevue Avenue in Montclair. Learn more here.


New Jersey Wood Turners at Essex County Environmental Center

Monday, August 22nd | 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.


Open Level Pilates on the Mat at Montclair Public Library

Tuesday, August 23rd | 11AM – 11:45AM

This classic Pilates series is a virtual event. Learn more here.


The Everything Book Club at Montclair Public Library

Tuesday, August 23rd | 1PM – 2PM

This librarian-led event will be held at 50 South Fullerton Avenue in Montclair. Learn more here.


Paint + Pot With Mind Your Beads + Seeds at Montclair Public Library

Tuesday, August 23rd | 4PM – 5:30PM

Decorate your own pot and take home a plant friend at 50 South Fullerton Avenue in Montclair. Learn more here.


South Orange Summer Nights at SOPAC

Wednesday, August 24th

Enjoy free concerts, food trucks, activities, and more at Floods Hill in Meadowland Park, 100 N Ridgewood Road in South Orange. Learn more here.


The Arabic Roots of “Western” Medicine at Montclair Public Library

Wednesday, August 24th | 6:30PM – 8PM

This event will be held at 50 South Fullerton Avenue in Montclair. Learn more here.


Virtual Meditation at Van Vleck House + Gardens

Wednesday, August 24th | 7PM – 9PM

This evening meditation class is a virtual event. Learn more here.


Sahara Moon at Reeves-Reed Arboretum

Wednesday, August 24th | 7PM

This singer-songwriter will be performing at 165 Hobart Avenue in Summit. 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.


Human Needs Food Pantry | 9 Label Street, Montclair

Opportunities to give back to the community are always available here. As a necessary component to the operation of the food pantry, volunteers are needed to do tasks from packaging fruits + vegetables to sorting donated clothes. For those who would like to interact with the community, the opportunity to deliver food to homebound clients is available. Learn more here.


Salvation Army | Montclair

For 125 years, The Montclair Citadel Corps has been a beacon of hope + 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.


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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.

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Have a great weekend, xo

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