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71 Things to Do in the Montclair + North Jersey Area | June 16-19

by Samantha Impaglia
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The middle of June means a variety of outdoor summer events happening all over Essex County. This week’s local Montclair + North Jersey area events guide has got you covered with Juneteenth events, a jaguar viewing event in the gardens, a summer mixer, and more. Check out this list of all the events happening this weekend, June 16th – June 19th.

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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Montclair Girl’s Ultimate Father’s Day Giveaway 2022

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In honor of Father’s Day, The Montclair Girl team has partnered with four local North Jersey businesses to treat one lucky dad or father figure — whether that be for you or someone else in your life. Make sure to enter the giveaway on Instagram by 11:59PM this Saturday, June 18th for the chance to win your dad, father figure, or yourself these amazing prizes. The winner will be announced on Sunday, June 19th via IG stories.

To enter and learn more about MG’s Ultimate Father’s Day Giveaway, click here.

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Montclair Girl’s Real Estate 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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Juneteenth: A Celebration of Resistance at Verona Public Library

Thursday, June 16th | 12PM

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


Juneteenth Flag Raising at West Orange Municipal Building

Thursday, June 16th | 5PM

This ceremony is just one event of a multi-day Juneteenth celebration experience in West Orange that includes remarks from distinguished guests, student performances, and food trucks. This event will be held at 66 Main Street in West Orange. Learn more here.


Juneteenth Community Picnic at Montclair Community Pre-K Playground

Friday, June 17th | 11AM – 1PM

Grab a blanket and enjoy performances, food, and fun activities for kids outdoors. This event will be held at 49 Orange Road in Montclair. Learn more here.


Juneteenth Film Screening at Montclair Public Library

Friday, June 17th | 2PM – 4:30PM

Watch the television adaptation of The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman at this virtual event. Learn more here.


Juneteenth Community Paint + Sip at Spiotta Park

Friday, June 17th | 5PM – 7:30PM

Each participant will be guided by painting experts to craft a part of a larger mural celebrating Juneteenth. This event will be held at 20-32 Village Plaza in South Orange. Learn more here.


Juneteenth Pop-Up Shop at East Orange City Hall

Friday, June 17th | 5:30PM – 10:30PM

Enjoy a live DJ and the chance to shop 15 Black-owned businesses at 70 City Hall Plaza in East Orange. Learn more here.


For the Love of Art: A Juneteenth Celebration of Joy + Justice at Montclair Art Museum

Saturday, June 18th + Sunday, June 19th

This celebration and fundraiser will be held at 3 South Mountain Avenue in Montclair. Learn more here.


Juneteenth Celebration at Montclair Brewery

Saturday, June 18th + Sunday, June 19th

Live music, art showcases, and soul food at 101 Walnut Street in Montclair. Learn more here.


Community Day: Juneteenth at Newark Museum of Art | 49 Washington Street, Newark

Saturday, June 18th | 12PM – 5PM

This outdoor festival will feature performers, dancers, art, and speakers, as well as the chance to participate in a ceramic tile craft that will later be integrated into a monument. This event will be held at 49 Washington Street in Newark. Learn more here.


Bloomfield Juneteenth Celebration Hosted by The Township of Bloomfield

Saturday, June 18th | 12PM – 6PM

This 2nd annual festival is a celebration of Black-owned businesses with live dance instruction, interpretation service, a homage to Madame C. J. Walker, and more. This event will be held at Glenwood Avenue in Bloomfield. Learn more here.


Juneteenth – Powerful Multimedia Art Exhibition Shines A Light on the Histories of Women of Color Hosted by Project for Empty Space

Saturday, June 18th | 12PM – 3PM

Enjoy this powerful exhibition along with adult beverages and snacks. This event will be held at 800 Broad Street in Newark. Learn more here.


Juneteenth Day Party Hosted by Chosen Millenials | 415 Halsey Street, Newark

Saturday, June 18th | 2PM – 8PM

Celebrate Juneteenth mimosas and more at 415 Halsey Street in Newark. Learn more here.


Juneteenth Open Mic, Music, + Poetry

Saturday, June 18th | 3PM

Experience poetry and music or participate in this virtual event. Learn more here.


Juneteenth in Memorial Park

Saturday, June 18th | 5PM- 9PM

This event includes readings, performances, and more, and it will be held at Maplewood Memorial Park, 580 Valley Street in Maplewood. Learn more here.


Sharon Dennis Wyeth + Kim Holt, Juneteenth Conversation Hosted by Watchung Booksellers

Sunday, June 19th | 9AM – 11PM

Juneteenth: Our Day of Freedom will be discussed at this virtual event. Learn more here.


Guided House Tour: Eyewitness to Black History at Montclair History Center

Sunday, June 19th | 12PM – 3PM

Explore 200 years of Black history in Montclair and New Jersey at Crane House + Historic YMCA at 110 Orange Road in Montclair. Learn more here.


Juneteenth: A Celebration of Freedom at Durand-Hedden/Grasmere Park

Sunday, June 19th | 1PM – 5PM

An afternoon of fun, learning, historical reenactors, musicians, children’s activities, food, and an exhibit on The History of Slavery in New Jersey. This event will be held at 523 Ridgewood Road in Maplewood. Learn more here.


Juneteenth Art Project at SOPAC

Sunday, June 19th | 2PM – 4PM

Celebrate the grand unveiling of this art project at One SOPAC Way in South Orange. Learn more here.


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Hamilton Arts Festival Hosted by Paterson Performing Arts Council

Thursday, June 16th – Saturday, June 25th

A series of community activities and events, including film screenings, theatrical performances, roundtable discussions, and more. This event is both virtual and in-person. Learn more here.


Personalized Help from the Access Navigator at Montclair Public Library

Thursday, June 16th | 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.


Exploring Russia: Mountains, Mammoths, + Mongols at Montclair Public Library

Thursday, June 16th | 10:30AM – 12PM

Dive into the aspects of Russia’s land at this virtual event. Learn more here.


Codey Arena Skating Session for Adults

Thursday, June 16th | 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.


The Monkey Mixer at Pharmacie Bar

Thursday, June 16th | 5PM – 9PM

This summer mixer includes cocktails, giveaways, music, eats, and more, and it will be held at 398 Bloomfield Avenue in Montclair. Learn more here.


Jazz Jams at Clement’s Place at NJPAC

Thursday, June 16th | 7PM

This Jazz Jam Session will be held at 1 Center Street in Newark. Learn more here.


Thursday Trivia Night at Pineapple Express BBQ

Thursday, June 16th | 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, June 17th

Films like Beba, The Phantom of the Opera, Lightyear, and Brian and Charles 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, June 17th | Various times

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


Coffee Workshop at Reeves-Reed Arboretum

Friday, June 17th | 10:30AM – 12PM

Discover what it takes to make a great cup of coffee at 165 Hobart Avenue in Summit. Learn more here.


Friday Afternoon Movie at Verona Public Library

Friday, June 17th | 1PM

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


Intermediate Ukulele at Montclair Public Library

Friday, June 17th | 1:30PM – 2:30PM

Learn songs in additional keys, a variety of strumming patterns, and learn to play melodic solos on the ukulele. This event will be held at 185 Bellevue Avenue in Montclair. Learn more here.


An Evening with Blue Sphere Jazz in Maplewood Village

Friday, June 17th | 6:30PM – 8PM

Groove to warm and cool jazz at the corner of Highland Place and Maplewood Avenue in Maplewood. Learn more here.


Celebrating the Theater Songs of Leonard Bernstein at NJPAC

Friday, June 17th | 7:30PM

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


Live Music with Jazz Boat at Montclair Brewery

Friday, June 17th | 7:30PM – 9:30PM

This bebop, swing, and jazz band will be performing at 101 Walnut Street in Montclair. Learn more here.


From My Home to Yours: Sunset Live Score + Screenings with Laura Ortman at Montclair Art Museum

Friday, June 17th | 7:30PM – 9:30PM

This Brooklyn-based experimental violinist and composer will be at at 3 South Mountain Avenue in Montclair. Learn more here.


Jesse Cook at SOPAC

Friday, June 17th | 8PM

This guitar player will be performing at One SOPAC Way in South Orange. Learn more here.


Yellow Brick Road – A Tribute to Elton John at The Wellmont Theater

Friday, June 17th | 8PM

This full concert tribute will be held at 5 Seymour Street in Montclair. Learn more here.


Nine Deeez Nites at Just Jakes

Friday, June 17th | 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 15

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


Codey Arena Public Skating Session + Family Stick + Puck

Saturday, June 18th | 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, June 18th | 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.


Saturday Morning Outdoor Yoga at Essex County Environmental Center

Saturday, June 18th | 10AM – 11AM

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


Alice + Leonard Dreyfuss Planetarium at Newark Museum of Art

Saturday, June 18th | 11AM, 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.


Sophisticated Science at the Turtle Back Zoo

Saturday, June 18th | 1PM – 3PM

A conservation program that covers topics such as animal anatomy, habitats and conservation, animal careers, and more. Learn more here.


Inspirational Dance Studio at SOPAC

Saturday, June 18th | 1PM, 5PM

This dance performance will be held at One SOPAC Way in South Orange. Learn more here.


Sunset Saturdays – Garden Street at Maplewood Village

Saturday, June 18th | 6PM – 8PM

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


The Masked Singer at NJPAC

Saturday, June 18th | 8PM

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


Sonja Morgan: Sonja In Your City at The Wellmont Theater

Saturday, June 18th | 8PM

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


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Codey Arena Public Skating Session + Family Stick + Puck

Sunday, June 19th | Various times

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


Cats in the Garden at Van Vleck House + Gardens

Sunday, June 19th | 12PM – 3PM

The Jaguar Touring Club of New Jersey will bring a wide array of classic and modern Jaguars for visitors to admire. This event will be held at 21 Van Vleck Street in Montclair. Learn more here.


Earthquake’s Father’s Day Comedy Show at NJPAC

Sunday, June 19th | 7PM

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


Nick Lowe at SOPAC

Sunday, June 19th | 7:30PM

This songwriter will be performing at One SOPAC Way in South 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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Listen on the Lawn at Montclair Public Library

Thursday, June 16th | 11AM – 11:30AM

An in-person storytime for children up to age 5. This event will be held at 185 Bellevue Avenue in Montclair. Learn more here.


Forest Friends Club at Essex County Environmental Center

Thursday, June 16th | 4PM – 5PM

Explore the forest using nets, binoculars, magnifiers, and microscopes to investigate nature in the wooded wetland habitat. This event will be held at 621 Eagle Rock Avenue in Roseland. Learn more here.


June Family Sundays at Newark Museum of Art

Sunday, June 19th | 10AM

A day of family fun activities at 49 Washington Street in Newark. Learn more here.


Wonders of the Wild at the Turtle Back Zoo

Saturday, June 18th | 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.


Cuentitos at Montclair Public Library

Tuesday, June 21st | 4PM – 4:30PM

Enjoy children’s books in Spanish and English along with acoustic guitar and songs in Spanish. 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, June 22nd | 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.


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Creative Writing Contest at Montclair Public Library

Monday, June 20th | All day

Those ages 8-18 can submit poetry or short stories to win prizes. Learn more here.


Summer Solstice Sound Healing at Reeves-Reed Arboretum

Monday, June 20th | 7PM – 8PM

Partake in breathing exercises, guided meditation, and crystal singing bowls at 165 Hobart Avenue in Summit. Learn more here.


Codey Arena Skating Session for Adults

Tuesday, June 21st | 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.


Open Level Pilates on the Mat at Montclair Public Library

Tuesday, June 21st | 11AM – 11:45AM

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


The Everything Book Club at Montclair Public Library

Tuesday, June 21st | 1PM – 2PM

A lively librarian-led book club discussion about a wide range of titles and genres. This event will be held at 50 South Fullerton Avenue in Montclair. Learn more here.


Ladies Happy Hour at Dry Goods Refillery

Tuesday, June 21st | 5PM – 7:30PM

Celebrate all things #plasticfree and women-owned businesses in the world of hair and skin care. This event will be held at 193 Bellevue Avenue in Montclair. Learn more here.


Yoga in the Garden at Van Vleck House + Gardens

Tuesday, June 21st | 6PM – 7PM

Spend a peaceful evening in the garden at 21 Van Vleck Street in Montclair. Learn more here.


Business Partner Roundtable at Home at NJPAC

Wednesday, June 22nd | 8AM – 9:45AM

This conversation with Panasonic’s Megan Myungwon Lee will be held at 1 Center Street in Newark. Learn more here.


Tours at Montclair History Center

Wednesday, June 22nd | 12PM – 3PM

Explore stories of the Crane House + Historic YMCA at 110 Orange Road in Montclair. Learn more here.


Taste of Screenwriting at Montclair Public Library

Wednesday, June 22nd | 5:30PM – 7:30PM

This adult school class is held in partnership with Montclair Film, and it will be held at 50 South Fullerton Avenue in Montclair. Learn more here.


Cornhole League Meet at Montclair Brewery

Wednesday, June 22nd | 6:30PM – 9:30PM

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


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House of Love Soup Kitchen/Pantry | Newark 

The House of Love Soup Kitchen is run completely by volunteers and serves about 30 neighbors every Tuesday for two hours. In addition to a hot nutritious meal, guests receive spiritual guidance, connection to resources of other non-profits in the area, and ‘care packages’ of perishable + non-perishable goods. 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.


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 and 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.


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Have a great weekend, xo

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