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42 Things to Do in the Montclair + North Jersey Area | August 25-28

by Samantha Impaglia
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It’s time to plan a fun weekend in Essex County before fall and back-to-school season starts. This week’s local Montclair + North Jersey area events guide has you covered with an End of Summer Flamingle at Pharmacie Bar + Kitchen, showings at The Clairidge, Nine Deeez Nite at Just Jake’s, and more. Check out the list of all the events happening this weekend, August 25th – August 28th.

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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CornFest at APEM Creamery + Sorbetteria

Ongoing until August 28th

Celebrate Jersey corn with flavors like Street Corn, Corn Custard, Cornbread, Corn Pie, and more as well as special deals at 870 Broad Street in Bloomfield. Learn more here.


Ongoing until August 28th

This event includes an outdoor cafe, a wine + beer cash bar, nightly entertainment, a midway with carnival rides and games, a giant 50/50 raffle, and more. Learn more here.


Personalized Help from the Access Navigator at Montclair Public Library

Thursday, August 25th | 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.


The Corner Book Club at Montclair Public Library

Thursday, August 25th | 11AM – 12PM

This librarian-led group discussion will be held at 185 Bellevue Avenue in Montclair. Learn more here.


Codey Arena Adult Skating Session

Thursday, August 25th | 11:45AM

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


Horizon Foundation Sounds of the City: Dazz Band at NJPAC

Thursday, August 25th | 6PM

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


Open Mic Night with Goldpants LLC at Montclair Brewery

Thursday, August 25th | 7PM – 9:30PM

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


Thursday Trivia Night at Pineapple Express BBQ

Thursday, August 25th | 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, August 26th

Films like Three Minutes: A Lengthening, Breaking, Three Thousand Years of Longing, Funny Pages, and more are playing this weekend. These events will be held at 486 Bloomfield Avenue in Montclair. Learn more here.


Lunch Crunch at Ride It Fitness

Friday, August 26th | 10AM – 10:45AM

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


Friday Afternoon Movie at Verona Public Library

Friday, August 26th | 1PM

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


Codey Arena Public Skating Session

Friday, August 26th | 4:15PM

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


Verona Paint + Sip Benefitting the Verona Rescue Squad

Friday, August 26th | 7PM

All proceeds will go to training volunteers. This event will be held at the Verona Community Center Ballroom, 880 Bloomfield Avenue in Verona. Learn more here.


Live Music: Raw Deal at Montclair Brewery

Friday, August 26th | 7:30PM – 9:30PM

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


Elvis Tribute Artist Spectacular at The Wellmont Theater

Friday, August 26th | 8PM

This event will be held at 5 Seymour Street in Montclair. Learn more here.


Nine Deeez Nite at Just Jakes

Friday, August 26th | 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 27th | 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.


Young Gardeners Club at Essex County Environmental Center

Saturday, August 27th | 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.


Guided Walking Tour: Watchung Plaza Hosted by Montclair History Center

Saturday, August 27th | 10AM – 12PM

This event begins at Edgemont Park, and takes you through a turn-of-the-century business district and commuter suburb. Learn more here.


3rd Annual Chatham Food Truck + Music Fest

Saturday, August 27th | 11AM – 7PM

Enjoy a lineup of food trucks and live music at 480 Main Street in Chatham. Learn more here.


Codey Arena Family Stick + Puck

Saturday, August 27th | 2PM

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


Ruthie’s Benefit With Big Mamou at Ruthie’s BBQ + Pizza

Saturday, August 27th | 6PM – 8PM

Enjoy two sets of live music, as well as BYO food and drinks to help get Ruthie’s back up and running after their fire at 64 1/2 Chesnut Road in Montclair. Learn more here.


Sunset Saturdays – Emily Antionette at Maplewood Village

Saturday, August 27th | 6:30PM – 8:30PM

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


Live Music with Gabi the Artist at Montclair Brewery

Saturday, August 27th | 7:30PM – 9:30PM

This musical artist will be performing at 101 Walnut Street in Montclair. Learn more here.


Christopher Cross: 40th Anniversary Tour at The Wellmont Theater

Saturday, August 27th | 8PM

This event will be held at 5 Seymour Street in Montclair. Learn more here.


Kadim Al Sahir at NJPAC

Saturday, August 27th | 9PM

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


Full Nine at Just Jakes

Saturday, August 27th | 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 28th | Various times

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


Public Tours at Newark Museum of Art

Sunday, August 28th | 1PM

This event will be held at 49 Washington Street in Newark. Learn more here.


End of Summer Flamingle at Pharmacie Bar + Kitchen

Sunday, August 28th | 4PM – 8PM

Escape into the world of tropical libations and exotica sounds at 398 Bloomfield Avenue in Montclair. Learn more here.


Sunday Spins: DJ No Requests at Montclair Brewery

Sunday, August 28th | 6:30PM – 9PM

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


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Wonders of the Wild at the Turtle Back Zoo

Saturday, August 27th | 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.


Forest Mushrooms at Essex County Environmental Center

Wednesday, August 31st | 5:30PM – 7PM

Explore the local forest for gilled, pored, ridged, and toothed mushrooms and create air-dry clay replicas of what you find. This event will meet at 621 Eagle Rock Avenue in Roseland. Learn more here.


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Music Mondays: Deck the Hands Performance at Montclair Public Library

Monday, August 29th | 5PM – 6PM

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


Codey Arena Adult Skating Session + Public Skating Session

Tuesday, August 30th | Various times

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


Open Level Pilates on the Mat at Montclair Public Library

Tuesday, August 30th | 11AM – 11:45AM

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


South Orange Summer Nights at SOPAC

Wednesday, August 31st

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


Cream Tea on Wednesdays at Reeves-Reed Arboretum

Wednesday, August 31st | 2PM

Enjoy an exquisite Cream Tea with The Secret Tea Room whilst overlooking the gardens and grounds at 165 Hobart Avenue in Summit. Learn more here.


Cornhole League Meet at Montclair Brewery

Wednesday, August 31st | 6:30PM – 9:30PM

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


Virtual Meditation at Van Vleck House + Gardens

Wednesday, August 31st | 7PM – 9PM

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


Taylor Jenkins Reid at Temple Ner Tamid

Wednesday, August 31st | 7PM

Recieve a signed copy of Carrie Soto is Back at 936 Broad Street in Bloomfield. 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, + opportunity. As time passed, the organization not only changed its name, but also joined forces with women of all backgrounds + 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.


National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals | Northern New Jersey

This national organization has made itself available to real estate agents in various areas of the country. Its north New Jersey chapter is dedicated to championing homeownership for Latinx individuals in this covering region. Thanks to the Board of Directors, community events that support both homeowners, as well as Hispanic real estate professionals, are available. Learn more here.


The Montclair Inn | 27 Hillside Avenue

Affordable housing for senior citizens that includes food, mobility access, wifi, + 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, a semi-private bathroom, three meals a day, a laundry facility, wifi, + community space. While residents do have a monthly rental fee, services + 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.

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Have a great weekend, xo

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