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41 Things to Do in the Montclair + North Jersey Area | June 30-July 3

by Samantha Impaglia
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Summer events are in full swing in North Jersey, and the 4th of July is right around the corner. This week’s local Montclair + North Jersey area events guide has got you covered with fireworks celebrations, a Caribbean Fête, canoeing on the Passaic River, and more. Check out the list of all the events happening this weekend, June 30th – July 3rd.

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.

Disclaimer: Our team is on summer break from June 30th – July 11th, 2022. These events are updated as of Sunday, June 26th.

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4th of july events

Newark Fireworks

Tuesday, June 28th | 7:30PM

Fourth of July comes a little early in Newark. On June 28th, there will be a Fireworks Spectacular show that will follow a free concert, Lady Supreme: A Diana Ross Experience. This event will be held at Weequahic Park, Elizabeth and Meeker Avenues in Newark. Learn more here.


Cedar Grove Fireworks Display

Thursday, June 30th | 7PM – 10PM

Gates open for this Cedar Grove display at 7PM. There will be music and ice cream along with the fireworks, though there’s no food or camping chairs permitted on the turf. In case of bad weather, there’s a rain date of July 1st, 2022. This event will be held at Panther Park, 118 W. Bradford Avenue in Cedar Grove. Learn more here.


Verona Fireworks

Friday, July 1st | 7PM

There will be a DJ at this Verona event who will start playing at 7PM. Fireworks will follow at dusk, at around 9:15PM. In case of bad weather, there’s a rain date of Tuesday, July 5th. This event will be held at Verona Community Center, 880 Bloomfield Avenue in Verona. Learn more here.


Bloomfield/Montclair Fireworks

Friday, July 1st | 7:30PM 

Brookdale Park will be the center of the action for this Montclair/Bloomfield 4th of July celebration. The Infernos free concert will be the warm-up act, followed by the pop and crackle of fireworks at dusk. This event will be held at Brookdale Park, Watchung + Bellevue Avenues. Learn more here.


Fair Lawn Fireworks

July 2nd

Fair Lawn will be hosting a fireworks show on Saturday, July 2nd at Memorial Park. This event opens at 6:45 PM and the fireworks will begin at 7PM. There will be vendors selling food + drinks, and visitors are invited to bring their own blankets and chairs. This event will be held at Memorial Park, 1st Street + Lambert Road in Fair Lawn. Learn more here.


State Fair Meadowlands Fireworks

July 3rd + 4th

Though this event is officially running for a full 18 days from June 23rd – July 10th, there will only be fireworks on July 3rd and 4th. There will be food, drinks, games, and even free entertainment this year. The fireworks will take place after dark + will be viewable anywhere on the fairgrounds. This event will be held at Metlife Stadium, 1 Metlife Stadium Drive in East Rutherford. Learn more here.


Montclair Fireworks

Monday, July 4th

Everyone in the Montclair area is invited to gather at Montclair State University to watch fireworks on July 4th. The fireworks display will be in the evening. This event will be held at Yogi Berra Stadium at Montclair State University, 8 Yogi Berra Drive in Montclair. Learn more here.


West Orange Independence Day Celebration

Monday, July 4th

The day will be filled with fun events before the fireworks. There will be a Food Truck Festival with 12 varieties of food, including seafood, tacos, ice cream, and vegan options from 1PM – 9PM. A DJ will be playing from 2PM – 9PM, and the day will end with a fireworks display at dusk. This event will be held at West Orange High School, 51 Conforti Avenue in West Orange. Learn more here.


Ridgewood Fourth of July Celebration

July 4th

Ridgewood will be hosting its 112th annual Fourth of July celebration. Gates open at 6PM, and there will be music, food trucks, and fireworks. Presale tickets are $12 for everybody or $16 for adults at the door. This event will be held at Veteran’s Field, North Maple Avenue in Ridgewood. Learn more here.


Livingston July 4th Celebration

Monday, July 4th | 9AM – 11PM 

Livingston’s 4th of July celebration includes food trucks, arts, live music, and a car show. From 3:30PM – 4:30PM, there will be a performance by The Mountain Jam Band, an Allman Brothers Tribute. At 7:45PM, the Main Stage entertainment begins. Fireworks start at 9:15PM. This event will be held at Memorial Oval on Robert Harp Drive in Livingston. Learn more here.


Fourth of July Parade + Picnic at Edgemont Memorial Park

Monday, July 4th | 11AM

This event will be held on Valley Road in Montclair. Learn more here.


Millburn-Short Hills Fireworks

Monday, July 4 | 7PM – 9:30PM

A DJ will provide music, and food and ice cream trucks will provide sustenance while waiting for the fireworks to begin. Tickets are $10 per person. This event will be held at Millburn High School Football Field, 462 Millburn Avenue in Millburn. Learn more here.


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Personalized Help from the Access Navigator at Montclair Public Library

Thursday, June 30th | 10AM – 4PM

Montclair Public Library’s Navigator will meet with individuals to help improve their digital literacy, guide them towards 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 Skating Session for Adults

Thursday, June 30th | 10:45AM – 12:15PM

This is 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.


String Art for Adults Hosted by Montclair Public Library

Thursday, June 30th | 11AM – 12PM

Create a string art masterpiece at the Bellevue Avenue Branch, 185 Bellevue Avenue in Montclair. Learn more here.


Thursday Trivia Night at Pineapple Express BBQ

Thursday, June 30th | 8PM

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


Tesla Quartet at Morris Museum

Thursday, June 30th | 8PM

This event is a part of the Lots of Strings Music Festival and will be held at 6 Normandy Heights Road in Morristown. Learn more here.


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Showings at The Clairidge

Friday, July 1st

Films like Minions: The Rise of Gru, and The Black Phone are playing this weekend. These events will be held at 486 Bloomfield Avenue in Montclair. Learn more here.


Friday Afternoon Movie at Verona Public Library

Friday, July 1st | 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, July 1st | 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.


Live Music with The Outcrops at Montclair Brewery

Friday, July 1st | 7:30PM – 9:30PM

This Blues-infused rock n’ roll band will be performing at 101 Walnut Street in Montclair. Learn more here.


Suyat at Just Jakes

Friday, July 1st | 10:30PM – 1:30AM

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


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Critique Group Showcase at Studio Montclair

Ongoing until July 15th

See the work of 34 artists who participated in the critique group initiative at 127 Bloomfield Avenue in Montclair. Learn more here.


Codey Arena Public Skating Session

Saturday, July 2nd | 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, July 2nd | 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.


Free Saturday Tour at Reeves-Reed Arboretum

Saturday, July 2nd | 10:30AM, 1:30PM

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


Caribbean Fête at Montclair Brewery

Saturday, July 2nd | 1PM – 9PM

This celebration of Caribbean culture will be held at 101 Walnut Street in Montclair. Learn more here.


Sunset Saturdays – Linda + The Love Tones at Maplewood Village

Saturday, July 2nd | 6PM – 8PM

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


Band of Make Believe at Just Jakes

Saturday, July 2nd | 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

Sunday, July 3rd | Various times

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


Pop-Up Picnic in the Park Couple Date Night + 5 Love Languages (Self-Guided)

Ongoing

Enjoy a pop-up picnic sunset date with fun digital activities at Weequahic Park, Meeker Avenue in Newark. Learn more here.


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Summer Family Time at Montclair Public Library

Tuesday, July 5th | 11AM – 11:30AM

A drop-in storytime series for families with babies and young children. This event will be held at 50 South Fullerton Avenue in Montclair. Learn more here


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Codey Arena Skating Session for Adults + Public Skating Session

Tuesday, July 5th | 10:45AM – 12:15PM

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.


Tedeschi Trucks Band In Person for Q&A at The Clairidge

Tuesday, July 5th | 8PM

This special screening will feature the first two films of I Am the Moon, Episode 1 – Crescent and Episode II – Ascension followed by an in-person Q&A with Tedeschi Trucks Band about the films, the music, and the story behind their new project. Tickets are limited and seating is general admission for this one time only event, located at 486 Bloomfield Avenue in Montclair. Learn more here


Gentle Yoga for Experienced Students at Montclair Public Library

Wednesday, July 6th | 11AM – 12:45PM

Gentle and simple yoga poses designed to help release tension, enhance energy, stretch and strengthen the body, relax the mind, and lift the spirits at 50 South Fullerton Avenue in Montclair. Learn more here.


Creative Writing Workshop at Montclair Public Library

Wednesday, July 6th | 4PM – 4:45PM

Participate in free writes, writing prompts, and sharing work for ages 8 and up at the Bellevue Avenue Branch, 85 Bellevue Avenue in Montclair. Learn more here.


Virtual Meditation Hosted by Van Vleck House + Gardens

Wednesday, July 7th | 7PM – 9PM

These virtual classes will focus on specific practices for working with fear and anxiety, and will offer reflections on how to deal with our current “social distancing” lifestyle. Learn more here.


Evening Canoe Paddle on the Passaic Hosted by Essex County Environmental Center

Wednesday, July 7th | 6:30PM – 8:30PM

A leisurely paddle on the Passaic River. This event will meet at Garibaldi Hall, 621 Eagle Rock Avenue in Roseland. Learn more here.


Alice Elliot Dark, Fellowship Point at Watchung Booksellers

Wednesday, July 7th | 7PM

A discussion of a masterful story of a lifelong friendship between two very different women with shared histories and buried secrets at 54 Fairfield Street in Montclair. Learn more here.


Laughs in the Loft at SOPAC

Wednesday, July 7th | 7:30PM

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


South Orange Summer Nights Hosted by SOPAC

Wednesday, July 7th

Enjoy various activities all summer long at Floods Hill in Meadowland Park, 100 N Ridgewood Road in South Orange. 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.


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.


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, 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.


Website Divider Button Articles For Weekend Planning

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Public Pools in North Jersey to Keep You Cool This Summer


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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