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77 Things to Do in the Montclair + North Jersey Area | June 1-4

by The Montclair Girl Team
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June has arrived and we are all getting ready to hit the beach, partake in some outdoor activities, and enjoy everything the warm weather has to offer. This week’s local Montclair + North Jersey area events guide has you covered with a Pride Kick-Off Party at Montclair Art Museum, the Roses to Rock Gardens Tour at Van Vleck House + Gardens, Montclair Marathon Row at Egan + Sons, and more. Check out the list of all the events + things to do in North Jersey this weekend, June 1st – June 4th, 2023.

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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Unrivaled Exhibition at Tiny Gallery

Ongoing until June 3rd | Various times

Explore a collection of extraordinary women by Jen Hager. This event will be held at 8 Stanford Place in Montclair. Learn more here.


It Ain’t Over Movie Screening at The Clairidge

Thursday, June 1st | Various times

Come out for a special screening of the Yogi Berra documentary It Ain’t Over. This event will be held at 486 Bloomfield Avenue in Montclair. Learn more here.


New Jersey Symphony: Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto at NJPAC

Thursday, June 1st + Saturday, June 3rd | Various times

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


Pride Kick-Off Party at Montclair Art Museum

Thursday, June 1st | 5PM – 9PM

Join Out Montclair and the Montclair Art Museum for the first event of Montclair Pride 2023. This event will be held at 3 South Mountain Avenue in Montclair. Learn more here.


Rainbow Crystal Suncatcher Making Workshop at The Eclectic Chic Boutique

Thursday, June 1st | 6PM – 8PM

In this workshop, learn how to make your own rainbow crystal suncatcher. Registration is required. This event will be held at 547 Bloomfield Avenue in Montclair. Learn more here.


Sip + Sing Karaoke at Montclair Brewery

Thursday, June 1st | 7:30PM – 9:30PM

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


Thursday Trivia Night at Pineapple Express BBQ

Thursday, June 1st | 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 2nd | Various times

Films like The Little Mermaid, Spider-Man: Across the Universe, The Eight Mountains, and more are playing this weekend. These events will be held at 486 Bloomfield Avenue in Montclair. Learn more here.


Codey Arena Learn to Skate, Public Skating Session, + Family Stick + Puck

Friday, June 2nd | Various times

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


Rapid Ride with Matthew at Ride It Fitness

Friday, June 2nd | 9:30AM – 10AM

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


Cornerstone Café at Montclair Art Museum

Friday, June 2nd | 10AM – 4PM

Explore the MAM’s in-house coffee shop at 3 South Mountain Avenue in Montclair. Learn more here.


Roses to Rock Gardens Tour at Van Vleck House + Gardens

Friday, June 2nd + Saturday, June 3rd | 11AM – 4PM

Join a tour of delightful gardens that will take place in Montclair and the surrounding area. This event will be held at 21 Van Vleck Street in Montclair. Learn more here.


Donut Decorating at The Eclectic Chic Boutique

Friday, June 2nd | 6PM – 7:30PM

In this free event, you will decorate your own donut, in honor of National Donut Day. Registration is required. This event will be held at 547 Bloomfield Avenue in Montclair. Learn more here.


Pride Ride at Canterbury Park

Friday, June 2nd | 6PM – 8:30PM

Join Montclair Pride and Bike & Walk Montclair for a brand new event on the Montclair Pride “Week” of Events calendar: Pride Ride. This event will be held at 9 Planchet Drive in Montclair. Learn more here.


Live Music: Richard Pierson at Montclair Brewery

Friday, June 2nd | 7:30PM – 9:30PM

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


Live Music: Stone Age at Shillelagh Pub

Friday, June 2nd | 8PM

This musical event will be held at 648 Prospect Avenue in West Orange. Learn more here.


George Benson at NJPAC

Friday, June 2nd | 8PM

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


The Cliffs at Just Jake’s

Friday, June 2nd | 10:30PM – 1:30AM

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


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New Play: Still at SOPAC

Saturday, June 3rd + Sunday, June 4th | Various times

SOMA backStage Reading Series presents New Play: Still by Lia Romeo. This event will be held at One SOPAC Way in South Orange. Learn more here.


New Musical: Revival at SOPAC

Saturday, June 3rd + Sunday, June 4th | Various times

SOMA backStage Reading Series presents New Musical: Revival by Chris Miller + Nathan Tysen. This event will be held at One SOPAC Way in South Orange. Learn more here.


Codey Arena Learn to Skate, Public Skating Sessions, + Family Stick + Puck

Saturday, June 3rd | Various times

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


Montclair Marathon Row at Egan + Sons

Saturday, June 3rd | 8AM – 12PM

This event will be held at 114-116 Walnut Street in Montclair. Learn more here.


Montclair Pride Workout Weekend at Various Locations

Saturday, June 3rd + Sunday, June 4th | 9AM – 5PM

Join participating gyms all across the Montclair area to get you primed and pumped for Montclair Pride. This event will be held at various locations in Montclair. Learn more here.


African American Heritage Festival + Parade at Nishuane Park

Saturday, June 3rd | 10:30AM

The Montclair African American Heritage Foundation will host a parade and festival with star-filled lineups for the festivities. This event will start at Glenfield Middle School on Maple Avenue and end at Nishuane Park in Montclair. Learn more here.


Blue Sphere Jazz Brunch at Lorena’s

Saturday, June 3rd  + Sunday, June 4th | 11AM – 2PM

This event will be held at 160 Maplewood Avenue in Maplewood. Learn more here.


Montclair Farmers’ Market at the Walnut Street Train Station

Saturday, June 3rd | 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.


Rainbow Tie Dye Shirt Workshop with The Eclectic Chic Boutique

Saturday, June 3rd | 2PM – 3:30PM

In this workshop, you will learn the basics of tie-dyeing and how to create your own unique rainbow shirt. Registration is required. This event will be held virtually and in-person at 547 Bloomfield Avenue in Montclair. Learn more here.


Music Under the June Moon at Anderson Park

Saturday, June 3rd | 7:30PM – 9PM

Bring a picnic + blanket and enjoy the Chamber Music Society of North Jersey under a full strawberry moon in Anderson Park. This event will be held at 274 Bellevue Avenue in Montclair. Learn more here.


Live Music: Punch the Monkey at Shillelagh Pub

Saturday, June 2nd | 8PM

This musical event will be held at 648 Prospect Avenue in West Orange. Learn more here.


Audio Riot at Just Jakes

Saturday, June 3rd | 10:30PM – 1:30AM

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


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Local Voices: Memories, Stories, + Portraits Exhibit at Grounds For Sculpture

Sunday, June 4th | Various times

This exhibit will be on display at 80 Sculptors Way in Hamilton. Learn more here.


Spiral Q: The Parade at Grounds For Sculpture

Sunday, June 4th | Various times

This exhibit will be on display at 80 Sculptors Way in Hamilton. Learn more here.


Codey Arena Learn to Skate, Public Skating Sessions, + Family Stick + Puck

Sunday, June 4th | Various times

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


Grand Prix Run + Fun Run/Walk at YMCA of Montclair

Sunday, June 4th | 8AM

Come out to a grand prix 10K as well as a 2-mile fun run + walk for the whole family. This event will be held at 25 Park Street in Montclair. Learn more here.


Yoga in the Garden at Wave Hill

Sunday, June 4th | 10AM – 11AM

Root your feet in the grass and look out upon the vistas as you enjoy a yoga class led by Susie Caramanica. This event will be held at 4900 Independence Avenue in the Bronx. Learn more here.


June Family Sundays at The Newark Museum of Art

Sunday, June 4th | 10AM – 5PM

Enjoy a day of fun activities for the whole family at 49 Washington Street in Newark. Learn more here.


Grand Opening Celebration at Longevity Veterinary Center

Sunday, June 4th | 11AM – 3PM

Come out to this grand opening celebration where there will be a pet adoption, food, henna tattoos and face painting, food, music, and other activities. This event will be held at 265 Route 10 East in Whippany. Learn more here.


Montclair Book Club Virtual Meeting

Sunday, June 4th | 12PM

Come read People We Meet on Vacation by Emily Henry. This event will be held virtually. Learn more here.


Guided Walking Tour of Watchung Park + Plaza

Sunday, June 4th | 1PM – 2:30PM

This walk will take you through a turn-of-the-century business district and commuter suburb, developed between 1900 and 1930. This event will be held at Watchung Park in Montclair. Learn more here.


A ‘Thank You’ Concert for Veterans at St. Thomas the Apostle Church

Sunday, June 4th | 3PM – 5PM

St. Thomas the Apostle Church presents God, Country, and the American Spirit: A ‘Thank You’ Concert for Veterans. This event will be held at 60 Byrd Avenue in Bloomfield. Learn more here


Brunch’n with bosses at Privé Event Spaces

Sunday, June 4th | 3PM – 8PM

The Women Express event focus on business, entrepreneurship, growth, and manifestation of your dreams and goals. This event will be held at 131 La France Avenue in Bloomfield. Learn more here


Avery*Sunshine at NJPAC

Sunday, June 4th | 7PM

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


Declan McKenna at Wellmont Theater

Sunday, June 4th | 8PM

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


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Animal Kingdom Exhibit at Newark Museum of Art

Ongoing

This exhibit explores a series of immersive and interactive experiences featuring art, animal specimen, and hands-on activities for all ages. This event will take place at 49 Washington Street in Newark. Learn more here.


Garden Tales Kids Gardening Class at Van Vleck House + Gardens

Thursday, June 1st | 4PM – 5PM

Each class will focus on a different storybook and will include planting, harvesting, journaling, and learning all about the natural world. Registration required. This event will be held at 21 Van Vleck Street in Montclair. Learn more here.


Fishing Derby for Kids at Branch Brook Park

Saturday, June 3rd | 5PM

This free event welcomes children ages 15 and younger to participate in fishing derbies. This event will be held in Newark. Learn more here.


Kids Yoga Intro Classes at Sharron Miller’s Academy for Performing Arts

Tuesday, June 6th + Wednesday, June 7th | Various times

This four-week yoga series will focus on breathwork, journaling, yoga poses, and other activities for children. This class will be held at 14 South Park Street in Montclair. Learn more here.


Garden to Table Family Class at Van Vleck House + Gardens

Wednesday, June 7th | 4PM – 5PM

Enjoy quality time in the garden with your child or children as guests will explore the Edible Garden and all that it has to offer. This event will be held at 21 Van Vleck Street in Montclair. Learn more here


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  • HDSID Farmers Market — Jersey City | June 1st; Learn more here.
  • Hackensack Brewing Vinyl Thursdays — Hackensack | June 1st; Learn more here.
  • Union Farmer’s Market — Union | June 1st; Learn more here.
  • Glen Rock Food + Music Festival at Glen Rock High School — Glen Rock | June 2nd; Learn more here.
  • Van Vorst Farmers Market — Jersey City | June 3rd; Learn more here.
  • Weiner Dog Derby at Meadowlands Racetrack — East Rutherford | June 3rd; Learn more here.
  • Main Street Pops Fort Lee Artisian Market — Fort Lee | June 3rd; Learn more here.
  • Jersey City Night Market — Jersey City | June 3rd; Learn more here.
  • Bayonne Hometown Fair — Bayonne | June 3rd + 4th; Learn more here.
  • Hoboken Uptown Farmers Market — Hoboken | June 3rd; Learn more here.
  • Bedminster Farmers Market — Bedminster | June 3rd; Learn more here.
  • Wayne Farmers Market — Wayne | June 3rd; Learn more here.
  • Clinton Community Farmers Market — Clinton | June 4th; Learn more here.
  • Hoboken Waterfront Artisan Craft Market — Hoboken | June 4th; Learn more here.
  • West End Farmers Market — Hackettstown | June 4th; Learn more here.
  • Summit Farmers Market — Summit | June 4th; Learn more here.
  • NJ Weiner Meetup Sunday at Hamilton Park — Jersey City | June 4th; Learn more here.
  • Garden State Plaza Farmers Market Hosted by Mega Bite — Paramus | June 4th; Learn more here.
  • Farmers Market at Church Square Park — Hoboken | June 6th; Learn more here.

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Pride Drag Show at Vanguard Theater

Monday, June 5th | 6:30PM

Hosted by Harmonica Sunbeam, and featuring various drag stars, Vanguard Theater is back with its annual tradition. This event will be held at 180 Bloomfield Avenue in Montclair. Learn more here.


Doughnuts + Drag at Rabble Rise Doughnuts

Tuesday, June 6th | 6PM

Presented by Out Montclair + Rabble Rise Doughnuts – each entry will provide participants with one doughnut and a bar of toppings to add to their treat. Learn more here.


Yoga in the Garden at Van Vleck House + Gardens

Tuesday, June 6th | 6PM – 7PM

Spend a peaceful evening practicing mindful slow-flow yoga. This event will be held at 21 Van Vleck Street in Montclair. Learn more here.


Big Pride Run at Montclair Brewery

Wednesday, June 7th | 6PM – 9PM

Join Fleet Feet Montclair, Montclair Brewery, and Out Montclair for an annual tradition: the Big Pride Run. This event will be held at 101 Walnut Street in Montclair. Learn more here.


Wind Down Wednesdays at Casa de Flora Bar

Wednesday, June 7th | 6PM – 10PM

Enjoy pizza, pasta, and wine at 75 Washington Street in Bloomfield. Learn more here.


Clash Cardio with Ilana on Zoom

Wednesday, June 7th | 7PM

NJPAC will welcome Ilana Illy Warner who will lead an open-level Clash Cardio class in celebration of Caribbean Heritage Month. This event will be held virtually. Learn more here.


Virtual Meditation on Zoom

Wednesday, June 7th | 7PM – 9PM

Join Van Vleck House + Gardens for a series of evening meditation classes in the comfort of your own home via Zoom. This. event will be held virtually. Learn more here.


Laughs in the Loft at SOPAC

Wednesday, June 7th | 7:30PM

Join us for Laughs in the Loft, a monthly series featuring stand-up comics from our own backyard, Brooklyn and beyond.  This event will be held at One SOPAC Way in South Orange. Learn more here.


Taproom Trivia at Montclair Brewery

Wednesday, June 7th | 7:30PM – 9:30PM

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


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.


Montclair Neighborhood Development Corporation | 228 Bloomfield Avenue, Montclair

Recreation, community, + education are essential to childhood development. Through various programs, the Montclair Neighborhood Development Corporation is able to provide a positive environment for children in the community. The year-long program, Project Oasis, is broken up into two seasons + focuses on closing the achievement gap among African American youth. These services are only made possible by the support of volunteers, mentors, + donors. Learn more here.


weekend planning

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A Trip to Paper Plane Coffee Co. in Montclair

Where to Go Hiking in the Montclair Area


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