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83 Things to Do in the Montclair + North Jersey Area | June 22-25

by The Montclair Girl Team
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As we near the end of June, the summer season has finally arrived here in Essex County. If you are looking for what to do for the first weekend of summer, there are lots of happenings to check out. This week’s local Montclair + North Jersey area events guide has you covered with a Montclair Improv Comedy at Cinema505, Outdoor Yoga Class Series with D at Brookdale Park, Stephen Colbert + Jim Gaffigan at NJPAC, and more. Check out the list of all the events + things to do in North Jersey this weekend, June 22nd – June 25th, 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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Sunset Yoga With Yoga Mechanics at The Wellmont Arts Plaza

Wednesday, June 28th from 7:00PM-8:15PM | BUY TICKETS

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Yoga Mechanics, located at 107 Forest Street in Montclair, is celebrating the summer solstice outdoors with Sunset Yoga at The Wellmont Arts Plaza Wednesday, June 28th, from 7:00PM-8:15PM. Tickets for the event are $40 through 6/27, and $45 at the door. Admission includes 60 minutes of yoga and a 15-minute sound bath. Just bring yourself — Teqiula Ocho will supply a yoga mat to keep. Plus, there will be giveaways + fun prizes from local partners including FREE 15-minute chair massages from The NOW Massage Montclair. Stay for discounted Tequila Ocho cocktails and lite bites from Pharmacie Bar + Kitchen.

Click here to buy your tickets and click here to learn more about Yoga Mechanics.

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The Montclair Girl‘s Summer Glow Up Guide

Ongoing until July 15th | VIEW THE GUIDE 

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With the warm weather officially here to stay, it’s time to reset + rejuvenate to achieve your summer glow up with The Montclair Girl’s Summer Glow Up Guide. To kick off the summer season, we’ve put together a guide to some local North Jersey businesses — from healthy food and drink to wellness, beauty, self-care, + more — all in one convenient list, with an added bonus of discount codes exclusive to The Montclair Girl available now through July 15th.

Click here to learn more about MG’s Summer Glow Up Guide and to view all of the deals. 


The Local Girl Real Estate Listings

Live Now | BROWSE THE DIRECTORY

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To make home hunting that much simpler, our parent brand The Local Girl has launched a Real Estate Listings Directory. The directory is an ever-growing, curated list of real estate properties throughout New Jersey, from Montclair + Essex County to the Jersey Shore. Whether you’re looking for a new house, condo, rental, or you’re looking to list your property as a realtor or owner, we’re here to help you find your way home.

Click here to browse The Local Girl’s real estate listings directory and click here to learn more about how it works.

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State Fair Meadowlands at MetLife Stadium

Ongoing

This annual state fair is back with 100 rides, free shows, and 50 food options for everyone of all ages. This event will be held at 1 MetLife Stadium Drive in East Rutherford. Learn more here.


Spring Awakening at Vanguard Theater

Ongoing

Out Montclair is partnering with Vanguard Theater for an LGBTQ-inclusive show version of Spring Awakening. This event will be held at 180 Bloomfield Avenue in Montclair. Learn more here.


It Ain’t Over Movie Screening at The Clairidge

Thursday, June 22nd | 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.


Show Off Your Smile at Salt Air{e} Collective

Thursday, June 22nd | 4PM – 7PM

This astrology-themed event will have free mini-readings with Crystal and guests can have their pictures taken. This event will be held at 7 South Fullerton Avenue in Montclair. Learn more here.


Yappy Hour at Montclair Brewery

Thursday, June 22nd | 5PM – 7:30PM

Bring your best four-legged friend for a brew outside on the Montclair Brewery’s outdoor patio. This event will be held at 101 Walnut Street in Montclair. Learn more here.


Westfield Community Concert Band Summer Concert Series at Mindowaskin Park

Thursday, June 22nd | 7:30PM

This musical event series will be held at 385 E Broad Street in Westfield. Learn more here.


Sip + Sing Karaoke at Montclair Brewery

Thursday, June 22nd | 7:30PM – 9:30PM

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


Halsey with Live String Ensemble at NJPAC

Thursday, June 22nd | 8PM

As a part of the North to Shore Festival, New Jersey native + singer Halsey will be performing. This event will be held at 1 Center Street in Newark. Learn more here.


Alanis Morissette at Prudential Center

Thursday, June 22nd | 8PM

As a part of the North To Shore Festival, Alanis Morissette will be performing with special guest, Aimee Mann. This event will be held at 25 Lafayette Street in Newark. Learn more here.


Thursday Trivia Night at Pineapple Express BBQ

Thursday, June 22nd | 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 23rd | Various times

Films like Elemental, The Little Mermaid, The Flash, and more are playing this weekend. These events will be held at 486 Bloomfield Avenue in Montclair. Learn more here.


Rapid Ride with Matthew at Ride It Fitness

Friday, June 23rd | 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 23rd | 10AM – 4PM

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


Sussex County Sunset Yoga at Sunset View Farm

Friday, June 23rd | 6PM – 9PM

Enjoy the sunset on the farm along with gentle yoga and locally grown treats. This event will be held at 27 Pierce Road in Lafayette. Learn more here.


Mickey Hart at Wentworth Gallery

Friday, June 23rd | 6:30PM

Wentworth Gallery will present the artwork of the Grateful Dead and Dead + Company drummer, Mickey Hart. This event will be held at 1200 Morris Turnpike in Short Hills. Learn more here.


Plant Care + Mindfulness with Jodi at Moss + More

Friday, June 23rd | 6:30PM – 7:45PM

Join Jodi Brooks, Moss + More’s plant coach + Buddhist practitioner for a house plant care workshop. This event will be held at 42 Upper Montclair Plaza in Montclair. Learn more here.


Live Music: Jazzboat at Montclair Brewery

Friday, June 23rd | 7:30PM – 9:30PM

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


Live Music: Mighty Burners at Shillelagh Pub

Friday, June 23rd | 8PM

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


Marisa Monte at NJPAC

Friday, June 23rd | 8PM

As a part of the North To Shore Festival, singer Marisa Monte will be performing. This event will be held at 1 Center Street in Newark. Learn more here.


Southside Johnny + the Asbury Jukes at NJPAC

Friday, June 23rd | 8PM

As a part of the North To Shore Festival, Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes will be performing with special guest, Larry Stevens. This event will be held at 1 Center Street in Newark. Learn more here.


Jazmine Sullivan + More at Prudential Center

Friday, June 23rd | 8PM

As a part of the North To Shore Festival, Jazmine Sullivan, Ari Lennox, Queen Naija, Tone Stith, and Ebony Riley will be performing at 25 Layfayette Street in Newark. Learn more here.


Montclair Improv Comedy at Cinema505

Friday, June 23rd | 8PM

This event will be held at 505 Bloomfield Avenue in Montclair. Learn more here.


Fearless: Dark Side Turns 50 at Tierney’s Tavern

Friday, June 23rd | 8:30PM

This tribute musical event to Pink Floyd will be held at 138 Valley Road in Montclair. Learn more here.


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

Saturday, June 24th | 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 24th | 8AM – 2PM

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.


Family Promise of Essex County 5K Run + Walk at Verona Park

Saturday, June 24th | 8:30AM

Raise awareness and funds for families experiencing, or at-risk for homelessness in Essex County. This event will be held in Verona. Learn more here.


Sensory Friendly Film Series at The Clairidge

Saturday, June 24th | 10AM

Enjoy a sensory-friendly screening of select family-friendly, new-release films. This event will be held at 486 Bloomfield Avenue in Montclair. Learn more here.


Outdoor Yoga Class Series with D at Brookdale Park

Saturday, June 24th | 10AM

An all-level vinyasa flow that works on breathwork, focusing on safety points, and more. This class will be held in Montclair. Learn more here.


Blue Sphere Jazz Brunch at Lorena’s

Saturday, June 24th  + Sunday, June 25th | 11AM – 2PM

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


Sewing Machine Basics Workshop For Teens + Adults with The Eclectic Chic Boutique

Saturday, June 24th | 4PM – 5:30PM

In this class, guests will learn how to thread their sewing machine, select the right needle + thread, and more. Registration is required. This event be held virtually and in person at 547 Bloomfield Avenue in Montclair. Learn more here.


#EMFACETHENATION Bus Tour in Montclair

Saturday, June 24th | 4PM – 6PM

This bus tour will feature 5-minute Emsella trials, 10-minute Emsculpt NEO trials, refreshments, and lots of giveaways. This event will be held in Montclair. Learn more here.


Pints For a Purpose at Montclair Brewery

Saturday, June 24th | 4PM – 7PM

Join Planned Parenthood Action Fund of New Jersey and the Destigmatized cast for an afternoon of action, entertainment, and more. This event will be held at 101 Walnut Street in Montclair. Learn more here.


Vanessa Rubin + Trio at Bethany Baptist Church

Saturday, June 24th | 6PM

As a part of the North To Shore Festival, Vanessa Rubin and her trio, Bethany Jazz Vespers will be performing. This event will be held at 275 West Market Street in Newark. Learn more here.


The Australian Pink Floyd Show at Wellmont Theater

Saturday, June 24th | 8PM

This Pink Floyd tribute show will be held at 5 Seymour Street in Montclair. Learn more here.


Best of the Eagles at SOPAC

Saturday, June 24th | 8PM

Tribute band Best of the Eagles will be performing. This event will be held at One SOPAC Way in South Orange. Learn more here.


Bill Burr at Prudential Center

Saturday,  June 24th | 8PM

As a part of the North To Shore Festival, comedian Bill Burr will be taking the stage. This event will be held at 25 Lafayette Street in Newark. Learn more here.


Live Music: Thingama Jigs at Shillelagh Pub

Saturday, June 24th | 8PM

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


An Evening With Stephen Colbert + Jim Gaffigan at NJPAC

Saturday, June 24th | 8PM

As a part of the North To Shore Festival, in partnership with Montclair Film, TV host Stephen Colbert, will host an evening with Jim Gaffigan. This event will be held at 1 Center Street in Newark. Learn more here.


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

Sunday, June 25th | 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 25th | 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 25th | Various times

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


June Family Sundays at The Newark Museum of Art

Sunday, June 25th | 10AM – 5PM

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


Irish Sports Expo 2023 at Kelly Atheltic Center

Sunday, June 25th | 12PM

The Friendly Sons of the Shillelagh of West Orange will host the 21st annual Exhibition of Irish Sports. This event will be held at 640 Prospect Avenue in West Orange. Learn more here.


Great Swamp Great Music Festival in Chatham Township

Sunday, June 25th | 12PM – 6:30PM

Enjoy a day of music and family fun. This event will be held at 336 Loantaka Way in Chatham Township. Learn more here.


Shrink Film Jewelry Making Class with The Eclectic Chic Boutique

Sunday, June 25th | 2PM – 3:30PM

In this class, you will learn how to design and create your own jewelry pieces using shrink film. Registration is required. This event will be held virtually and in person at 547 Bloomfield Avenue in Montclair. Learn more here.


An Evening with Natalie Merchant at NJPAC

Sunday, June 25th | 7PM

As a part of the North to Shore Festival, Natalie Merchant and The Orchestra of St. Luke’s will be performing. This event will be held at 1 Center Street in Newark. Learn more here.


Ross Mathews at NJPAC

Sunday, June 25th | 7PM

As a part of the North to Shore Festival, Ross Matthews will conduct an evening of standup comedy. This event will be held at 1 Center Street in Newark. Learn more here.


SOPAC Celebrates Pride at SOPAC

Sunday, June 25th | 7PM

Join SOPAC’s first-ever Drag show featuring Queen Astala Vista. This event will be held at One SOPAC Way in South Orange. 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.


Open Play Time Slots at Exceptional Explorers

Saturday, June 24th | 9AM

Allow your child to get some energy out and explore an interactive play space. This event will be held at 277 Eisenhower Parkway 12C in Livingston. Learn more here.


Sewing Machine Basics Workshop For Kids at The Eclectic Chic Boutique

Saturday, June 24th | 2PM – 3:30PM

Students will learn how to thread the machine, set the stitch length + width, and more. Registration is required. This event be held at 547 Bloomfield Avenue in Montclair. Learn more here.


Fields of Wonder at Reeves-Reed Arboretum

Monday, June 24th – Friday, June 30th | 9AM – 3PM

BOLD Arts and Reeves-Reed Arboretum invite children to join in a week of dance and the arts. Registration is required. This event will be held at 165 Hobart Avenue in Summit. Learn more here.


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This dog-friendly events section is brought to you by Doggie Road Trippin’. Follow on Instagram here.

  • HDSID Farmers Market — Jersey City | June 22nd; Learn more here.
  • Yappy Hour at Montclair Brewery — Montclair | June 22nd; Learn more here.
  • Hackensack Brewing Vinyl Thursdays — Hackensack | June 22nd; Learn more here.
  • Union Farmer’s Market — Union | June 22nd; Learn more here.
  • Parsippany Farmers Market — Parsippany | June 23rd; Learn more here.
  • Walkway Pops Pride Pop Up — Hoboken | June 24th; Learn more here.
  • Yappy Hour at Wonder Bar — Asbury Park | June 24th + June 25th; Learn more here.
  • Van Vorst Farmers Market — Jersey City | June 24th; Learn more here.
  • Hoboken Uptown Farmers Market — Hoboken | June 24th; Learn more here.
  • Liberty Harbor’s 4th Annual Dog Days of Summer — Jersey City | June 24th; Learn more here.
  • Bedminster Farmers Market — Bedminster | June 24th; Learn more here.
  • Wayne Farmers Market — Wayne | June 24th; Learn more here.
  • Clinton Community Farmers Market — Clinton | June 25th; Learn more here.
  • West End Farmers Market — Hackettstown | June 25th; Learn more here.
  • Summit Farmers Market — Summit | June 25th; Learn more here.
  • Hot Corg Summer — Corgi Meetup at Central Park of Morris County — Parsippany-Troy Hills | June 25th; Learn more here.
  • Summer Solstice Party at Riverview Farmers Market — Jersey City | June 25th; Learn more here.
  • Hops for Hounds at Burnt Mills Cidery — Bedminster | June 25th; Learn more here.
  • Main Street Pops — Hoboken | June 25th; Learn more here.
  • Garden State Plaza Farmers Market Hosted by Mega Bite — Paramus | June 25th; Learn more here.
  • Farmers Market at Church Square Park — Hoboken | June 27th; Learn more here.

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All in the Family Exhibit at Tiny Gallery

Ongoing

See Montclair High School Senior, Sophie Bugat’s show, All in the Family. This exhibit will be held at 8 Stanford Place in Montclair. Learn more here.


Wellness Wednesday at Brassy Buddha Yoga Studio

Wednesday, June 28th | Various times

Enjoy this weekly private massage therapy service with Krista Little LMT. Booking is required. This event will be held at 107 Quimby Street in Westfield. Learn more here.


Wind Down Wednesdays at Casa de Flora Bar

Wednesday, June 28th | 6PM – 10PM

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


Virtual Meditation on Zoom Hosted by Van Vleck House + Gardens

Wednesday, June 28th | 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.


Walking the Old Boonton Line at Montclair Fire Department Headquarters

Wednesday, June 28th | 7PM

There will be a film screening about the old Railroad line with a discussion to follow. This event will be held at 1 Pine Street in Montclair. Learn more here.


Wine Dinner at Felina Ridgewood

Wednesday, June 28th | 7PM – 9PM

Enjoy a 4-course wine provided by Ettore Wines and dine experience — crafted by their Executive Chef, Joseph Tartamella. This event will be held at 18 Prospect Street in Ridgewood. Learn more here.


Taproom Trivia at Montclair Brewery

Wednesday, June 28th | 7:30PM – 9:30PM

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


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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.


Kids Helping Kids | 229 Midland Avenue

The name of this non-profit is really all that needs to be known to understand the scope of the work. Kids Helping Kids engages middle + high school students in service projects that directly support underserved kids in the area. Since its inception, over 65,000 students have benefited from this partnership across 139 schools through the help of over 5,200 volunteers. Learn more here.


National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals | Northern New Jersey

This national organization has made itself available to real estate agents in various areas of the country. Its north New Jersey chapter is dedicated to championing homeownership for Latinx individuals in this covering region. Thanks to the Board of Directors, community events that support both homeowners, as well as Hispanic real estate professionals, are available. Learn more here.


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Have an event you’d like included in our guide? Email it to [email protected] 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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