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44 Things to Do in the Montclair + North Jersey Area | July 14-17

by Samantha Impaglia
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The weather in North Jersey has been sunny and hot, and the area is packed with a variety of summer-themed events and more. This week’s local Montclair + North Jersey area events guide has got you covered with a golf outing, a bartender competition, a drag brunch, and more. Check out this list of all the events happening this weekend, July 14th – July 17th.

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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Personalized Help from the Access Navigator at Montclair Public Library

Thursday, July 14th | 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.


Self Care Using Ancient Japanese Healing at Montclair Public Library

Thursday, July 14th | 10:30AM – 11:45AM

Help boost your immune system, reduce stress and anxiety, manage pain, improve sleep, and more. This event is being run by the Adult School and will be held at 50 South Fullerton Avenue in Montclair. Learn more here.


Codey Arena Skating Session for Adults

Thursday, July 14th | 11:45AM – 1:15PM

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.


Horizon Foundation Sounds of the City: Felix Hernandez’s Rhythm Revue Dance Party at NJPAC

Thursday, July 14th | 6PM

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


Jen Maxwell at Bookends Bookstore

Thursday, July 14th | 6PM

Discuss More After the Break at 211 East Ridgewood Avenue in Ridgewood. Learn more here.


Deborah Gussoff, Organizing for Weight Loss at Watchung Booksellers

Thursday, July 14th | 7PM

A discussion about Organizing for Weight Loss, A Slim Little Guide to Getting Thinner at 54 Fairfield Street in Montclair. Learn more here.


Jon Anderson with the Paul Green Rock Academy at The Wellmont Theater

Thursday, July 14th | 8PM

This musical group will be performing at 5 Seymour Street in Montclair. Learn more here.


Newark Black Film Festival at Newark Museum of Art

Thursday, July 14th | 7PM – 10:30PM

Beba will be shown at the opening party of this festival, and it will be held at 49 Washington Street in Newark. Learn more here.


Thursday Trivia Night at Pineapple Express BBQ

Thursday, July 14th | 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, July 15th

Films like Gabby Giffords Won’t Back Down, Where the Crawdads Sing, and Both Sides of the Blade are playing this weekend. These events will be held at 486 Bloomfield Avenue in Montclair. Learn more here.


In the Heights at SOPAC

Friday, July 15th – Sunday, July 17th

This smash hit musical will be presented at One SOPAC Way in South Orange. Learn more here.


Critique Group Showcase at Studio Montclair

Ongoing until July 15

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


David Bowie: Ziggy Stardust + Beyond at Montclair Public Library

Friday, July 15th | 10:30AM – 12PM

A multimedia discussion and listening session on the life and music of David Bowie. This event will be held at 50 South Fullerton Avenue in Montclair. Learn more here.


Friday Afternoon Movie at Verona Public Library

Friday, July 15th | 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 15th | 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.


An Evening with Blue Sphere Jazz at Maplewood Village

Friday, July 15th | 6:30PM – 8:30PM

Enjoy warm and cool jazz at Maplewood Village, Highland Place in Maplewood. Learn more here.


Wine + Wheel at Montclair Art Museum

Friday, July 15th | 7PM – 9:30PM

Make wheel-thrown ceramic objects such as cups, bowls, or vases. This event will be held at 3 South Mountain Avenue in Montclair. Learn more here.


Live Music with Lovechild at Montclair Brewery

Friday, Juky 15th | 7:30PM – 9:30PM

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


Wild Child: A Recreation of a Live Doors Concert at The Wellmont Theater

Friday, July 15th | 8PM

This musical group will be performing at 5 Seymour Street in Montclair. Learn more here.


The Cliffs at Just Jakes

Friday, July 15th | 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, July 16th | 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 16th | 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, July 16th | 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, July 16th | 10AM – 11AM

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


Golf: Outdoor Hosted by Montclair Public Library

Saturday, July 16th | 11:15AM – 12:45PM

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


Drag Me to the Rock Brunch at The Rock 1925

Saturday, July 16th | 12PM

This drag show includes a brunch buffet and mimosas, bellinis, bloody Marys, sodas, and juices. This event will be held at 90 Spring Rock Road in West Orange. Learn more here.


Sunset Saturdays – Courtney Sappington at Maplewood Village

Saturday, July 16th | 6:30PM – 8:30PM

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


Live Music with The Porchistas at Montclair Brewery

Saturday, July 16th | 7:30PM – 9:30PM

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


Bergen Boys at Just Jakes

Saturday, July 16th | 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, July 17th | Various times

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


Live Music with Max Kaplan + The Magics at Montclair Brewery

Sunday, July 17th | 6:30PM – 8:30PM

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


Dirty Dancing Screening at Anderson Park Hosted by Montclair Film

Sunday, July 17th | 7PM

This event will be held Anderson Park, 288 Bellevue Avenue in Montclair. Learn more here.


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Fairy Trail Fun at Van Vleck House + Gardens

Friday, July 15th | 6PM- 7:30PM

Enjoy the work of the Van Vleck fairies and create your own fairy house. This event will be held at at 21 Van Vleck Street in Montclair as well as virtually. Learn more here.


Campfire Friends at Reeves-Reed Arboretum

Friday, July 15th | 7PM- 8PM

A night around the campfire with stories, songs, games, and more for families with children ages 5 and up at 165 Hobart Avenue in Summit. Learn more here.


The Magic of Sharks at Montclair Public Library

Saturday, July 16th | 12PM – 12:45PM

This event will be an educational and entertaining shark-themed magic show. It will be held at 50 South Fullerton Avenue in Montclair. Learn more here.


Wonders of the Wild at the Turtle Back Zoo

Saturday, July 16th | 1PM – 3PM

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.


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Third Annual Golf Outing Hosted by Ethan + The Bean

Monday, July 18th | 9AM

This event will be held at Forest Hill Golf Club, 9 Belleville Avenue (Club Road) in Bloomfield. Learn more here.


Ocean of Haiku at Montclair Public Library

Monday, July 18th | 4PM – 4:45PM

A hands-on poetry workshop at 50 South Fullerton Avenue in Montclair. Learn more here.


Jerzey Slingers 13: Top Guns Edition at Pharmacie Bar + Kitchen

Monday, July 18th | 5PM

Five rounds of NJ’s most talented bartenders showcasing their skills. This event will be held at 398 Bloomfield Avenue in Montclair. Learn more here.


Codey Arena Public Skating Session

Tuesday, July 19th | 10:45AM – 12:15PM

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, July 19th | 11AM – 11:45AM

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


South Orange Summer Nights at SOPAC

Wednesday, July 20th

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


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

Wednesday, July 20th | 6:30PM – 8:30PM

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


Zoo-vies at the Turtle Back Zoo

Wednesday, July 20th | 7:30PM – 12PM

Watch Abominable under the stars at 560 Northfield Avenue in West Orange. 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.


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.


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Outdoor Movies in Essex County to Watch 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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