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44 Things to Do in the Montclair + North Jersey Area | August 4-7

by Samantha Impaglia
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It’s the first week of August and there’s still plenty of time to make plans in Essex County and beyond this summer. This week’s local Montclair + North Jersey area events guide has you covered with open mic night at Montclair Brewery, The Last Supper at SOPAC, outdoor yoga at Essex County Environmental Center, and more. Check out the list of all the events happening this weekend, August 4th – August 7th.

Disclaimer: Events are subject to change. 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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Codey Arena Skating Session for Adults + Public Skating

Thursday, August 4th | Various times

A skate session for those who are 35 years old and up. This event will be held at 560 Northfield Avenue in West Orange. Learn more here.


Independent Study: Plein-air Painting Retreat at Montclair Art Museum

Thursday, August 4th | 9:30AM – 3:30PM

Design a personal project that addresses the difference between the early morning and afternoon light on the same subject. This event will be held at 3 South Mountain Avenue in Montclair. Learn more here.


Personalized Help from the Access Navigator at Montclair Public Library

Thursday, August 4th | 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.


Summer 2022 MILL Classes: Fragrance Beyond Flowers at Van Vleck House + Gardens

Thursday, August 4th | 11:30AM

Let your nose lead the way to roots, stems, leaves, and flowers with distinct scents at 21 Van Vleck Street in Montclair. Learn more here.


Horizon Foundation Sounds of the City: Treach of Naughty by Nature at NJPAC

Thursday, August 4th | 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 4th | 7PM – 9:30PM

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


Beauty + the Beast at Union Congregational Church

Thursday, August 4th + Saturday, August 6th | 7PM

This event includes the NiCori Teen Performance Ensemble and will be held at 176 Cooper Avenue in Montclair. Learn more here.


The Last Supper at SOPAC

Thursday, August 4th | 7:30PM + Other Performance Times Through August 7th

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


Thursday Trivia Night at Pineapple Express BBQ

Thursday, August 4th | 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 5th

Films like Bullet Train 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 5th | Various times

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


Grand Opening of Unleashed Thrift

Friday, August 5th | 10AM – 7PM

This event will be held at 20 Washington Avenue in Nutley. Learn more here.


Lunch Crunch at Ride It Fitness

Friday, August 5th | 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 5th | 1PM

This event will be held at 17 Gould Street in Verona. Learn more here.


Alice + Leonard Dreyfuss Planetarium at Newark Museum of Art

Friday, August 5th | 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.


Tanisha Fordham’s The Ego at Mulberry Commons Park

Friday, August 5th | 6PM – 9PM

This new musical will be presented at Mulberry Commons Park, Mulberry Street in Newark. Learn more here.


Live Music with The FuMos at Montclair Brewery

Friday, August 5th | 7:30PM – 9:30PM

This NYC-based 70s band will be performing at 101 Walnut Street in Montclair. Learn more here.


Crash the Party at Just Jakes

Friday, August 5th | 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

Saturday, August 6th | Various times

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


Montclair Farmers’ Market at the Walnut Street Train Station

Saturday, August 6th | 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 6th | 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.


Saturday Morning Outdoor Yoga at Essex County Environmental Center

Saturday, August 6th | 10AM – 11AM

Enjoy outdoor yoga at 621 Eagle Rock Avenue in Roseland. Learn more here.


Golf: Outdoor Hosted by Montclair Public Library

Saturday, August 6th | 11:15AM – 12:45PM

Learn golf fundamentals at Millburn Municipal Golf Course, 335 White Oak Ridge Road in Short Hills. Learn more here.


Sunset Saturdays – &Avery at Maplewood Village

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

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


NMOA Summer Series | Simply Simone – The Music of Nina Simone at Newark Museum of Art

Saturday, August 6th | 7PM

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


Priceless at Just Jakes

Saturday, August 6th + Sunday, August 7th | 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 7th | Various times

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


Bash + Pop Vinyl Dig at Montclair Brewery

Sunday, August 7th | 8AM – 4PM

Guest vendors from across the tri-state area will be selling records, CDs, cassette tapes, collectibles, and more at 101 Walnut Street in Montclair. Learn more here.


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Guess That Disney Song at Montclair Public Library

Thursday, August 4th | 3PM – 3:45PM

Test your Disney knowledge at 185 Bellevue Avenue in Montclair. Learn more here.


Christina Geist + Willie Geist at Bookends Bookstore

Saturday, August 6th | 12:30PM

Pick up a copy of Buddy’s New Buddy and have it signed at 211 East Ridgewood Avenue in Ridgewood. Learn more here.


Tales on the Trails: Ladybug Life at Van Vleck House + Gardens

Tuesday, August 9th | 10AM – 11AM

Discover the wonders of the outdoor world with your little one at 21 Van Vleck Street in Montclair. Learn more here.


Zoo-vies at the Turtle Back Zoo

Wednesday, August 10th | 7:30PM – 12PM

Watch Big Hero 6 under the stars at 560 Northfield Avenue in West Orange. Learn more here.


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Mondays Mean Art at Montclair Public Library

Monday, August 8th | 2PM – 3PM

Enjoy a fun STEAM activity while supplies last at 50 South Fullerton Avenue in Montclair. Learn more here.


Codey Arena Skating Session for Adults + Public Skating

Tuesday, August 9th | Various times

A skate session for those who are 35 years old and up. 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 9th | 11AM – 11:45AM

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


Cedar Grove Summer Concert Series: The Duprees at Morgan’s Farm + Museum

Tuesday, August 9th | 7PM

This free concert will be held at 903 Pompton Avenue in Cedar Grove. Learn more here.


South Orange Summer Nights at SOPAC

Wednesday, August 10th

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


Teen Book Club at Montclair Public Library

Tuesday, August 9th | 3:30PM – 4:30PM

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


Dinosaur Discovery Family Field Trip at Essex County Environmental Center

Wednesday, August 10th | 5:30PM – 7:30PM

A hike to explore dinosaur tracks from the late Triassic age. This event will meet at the end of Locust Avenue in Roseland. Learn more here.


CC + The Boys at Reeves-Reed Arboretum

Wednesday, August 10th | 7PM

This old school country and Southern blues charm group will be performing at 165 Hobart Avenue in Summit. Learn more here.


Guster at The Wellmont Theater

Wednesday, August 10th | 8PM

This alt-rock group will be performing at 5 Seymour Street in Montclair. Learn more here.


Glen Burtnik’s The Summer of Love Concert — Woodstock Edition at Mayo Performing Arts Center

Wednesday, August 10th | 8PM

This event includes music by The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Jimi Hendrix, and more, and will be held at 100 South Street in Morristown. Learn more here.


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

The mission of LGBT Rain Foundation of Essex County is to getLGBTQ+ people between the ages of 18 and 26 who are 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.


Mental Health Association of Essex + Morris | 33 South Fullerton Avenue

The Mental Health Association of Essex + Morris is working to reverse the stigma around mental health + provide support to those living with mental illness as well as their caregivers. Through advocacy, education, prevention, early intervention, treatment, + services, the organization is working to achieve its mission. Case management services, suicide prevention work, + housing opportunities are just a small sample of the community work of this organization. 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 a great weekend, xo

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