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50 Things to Do in the Montclair + North Jersey Area | June 23-26

by Samantha Impaglia
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It’s officially summer in Essex County, and that means it’s time for all kinds of exciting happenings and things to do in the Montclair area. This week’s local Montclair + North Jersey area events guide has got you covered with an astrology-inspired candle making, a cocktail club, trivia night, and more. Check out this list of all the events happening this weekend, June 23rd – June 26th.

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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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 23rd | 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 23rd | 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.


Corner Bookclub Hosted by Montclair Public Library

Thursday, June 23rd | 11AM – 12PM

A group discussion of The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows will be held at the Bellevue Avenue Branch, 185 Bellevue Avenue in Montclair. Learn more here.


Cosmic Candy Astrology Event Hosted by Alchemy Scent Bar + Crystal B. Astrology

Thursday, June 23rd | 7PM – 9PM

Learn about your cosmic combination and design a scent that is cosmically in tune with it. This event will be held at 30 Church Street in Montclair. Learn more here.


Cocktail Club Hosted by Blue Steel Pizza Company

Thursday, June 23rd | 7PM

This event includes tapas, a live DJ, prize giveaways, and more, and will be held at 285 Glenwood Avenue in Bloomfield. Learn more here.


Kerri Sullivan, New Jersey Fan Club at Watchung Booksellers

Thursday, June 23rd | 7PM

A discussion about the eclectic anthology, New Jersey Fan Club: Artists and Writers Celebrate the Garden State at 54 Fairfield Street in Montclair. Learn more here.


Art After Dark: Speakeasy at Newark Museum of Art

Thursday, June 23rd | 7PM – 10PM

This 21+ event includes casino games, swing dancing, a live band, and more, and will be held at 49 Washington Street in Newark. Learn more here.


The Poetics of Pride at The Woodland

Thursday, June 23rd | 7PM – 9PM

Celebrate the lived experiences of LGBTQ+ people through poetry at 60 Woodland Road in Maplewood. Learn more here.


Roger McGuinn at SOPAC

Thursday, June 23rd | 7:30PM

This musical artist will be performing at One SOPAC Way in South Orange. Learn more here.


Thursday Trivia Night at Pineapple Express BBQ

Thursday, June 23rd | 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 24th

Films like Elvis, Official Competition, and Nope are playing this weekend. These events will be held at 486 Bloomfield Avenue in Montclair. Learn more here.


Coffee, Tea, + Pastries at Reeves-Reed Arboretum

Friday, June 24th | 10:30AM – 12PM

Overlook the gardens with a cup of coffee or tea at 165 Hobart Avenue in Summit. Learn more here.


Friday Afternoon Movie at Verona Public Library

Friday, June 24th | 1PM

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


Intermediate Ukulele at Montclair Public Library

Friday, June 24th | 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.


Maplewood Drag Dance Party at Maplewood Village

Friday, June 24th | 7PM – 9PM

This event is hosted by Harmonica Sunbeam, and will be held at Maplewood Village in Maplewood. Learn more here.


Illumination Night Hosted by Summit Public Art

Friday, June 24th | 7PM – 9PM

This event includes a guided art walk + illumination activities and will be held at the Village Green in Summit. Learn more here.


Live Music with The Accelerators at Montclair Brewery

Friday, June 23rd | 7:30PM – 9:30PM

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


Johnny Mathis at NJPAC

Friday, June 24th | 8PM

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


The Fab Faux at The Wellmont Theater

Friday, June 24th | 8PM

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


The Benjamins at Just Jakes

Friday, June 24th | 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 who 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 25th | 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 25th | 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, June 25th | 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, June 25th | 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 25th | 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.


All Grown Up: An Evening with Comedian Eli Castro at NJPAC

Saturday, June 25th | 3PM, 8PM

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


Walking Broadway: Thirteen Miles of Architecture and History with William Hennessey Hosted by Aging in Montclair

Saturday, June 25th | 4PM

This author and lecturer will speak about his experience of walking the thirteen-mile length of Broadway from Bowling Green to the Harlem River at this virtual event. Learn more here.


Sunset Saturdays – Blue Sphere Jazz at Maplewood Village

Saturday, June 25th | 6PM – 8PM

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


Live Music with Ruby Bones at Montclair Brewery

Friday, June 23rd | 7:30PM – 9:30PM

These Indie rockers will be performing at 101 Walnut Street in Montclair. Learn more here.


Patti LaBelle with Special Guest Will Downing at NJPAC

Saturday, June 25th | 8PM

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


The Cliffs at Just Jakes

Saturday, June 25th | 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, June 26th | Various times

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


PUMPS Pop Up at The Eclectic Chic Boutique

Sunday, June 26th | 1PM – 4PM

An outdoor shopping experience with high-heel-themed cards and shirts at 547 Bloomfield Avenue in Montclair. Learn more here.


City Verses + The Institute of Jazz Studies Present: The Mark Gross Quartet with Special Guest Poets at NJPAC

Sunday, June 26th | 2PM

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


Jubilee, A Celebration of African American Music at Montclair Art Museum

Sunday, June 26th | 3PM

This musical afternoon will be held at 3 South Mountain Avenue in Montclair. 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 Reading Extravaganza at Montclair Public Library

Saturday, June 25th | 10AM – 2PM

This event includes a 24-foot slide, a bouncy house, giant bubbles, interactive games, dance, and more, and it will be held at 50 South Fullerton Avenue in Montclair. Learn more here.


Wonders of the Wild at the Turtle Back Zoo

Saturday, June 25th | 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.


June Family Sundays at Newark Museum of Art

Sunday, June 26th | 10AM

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


Wild About Wildlife at Essex County Environmental Center

Monday, June 27th | 6PM – 7PM

Ages 6-12 can test their wildlife wisdom in a hands-on exploration with games of inquiry to examine a variety of skulls, tracks, furs, feathers, and scat. This event will be held at 621 Eagle Rock Avenue in Roseland. Learn more here.


Preschool Painters at Montclair Public Library

Tuesday, June 28th | 3PM – 4PM

Create art and read stories at the Bellevue Avenue Branch, 185 Bellevue Avenue in Montclair. Learn more here


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Monday Morning Yoga at Van Vleck House + Gardens

Monday, June 27th | 9:30AM – 10:45AM

This event will be held at 21 Van Vleck Street in Montclair as well as virtually. Learn more here.


Codey Arena Skating Session for Adults + Public Skating Session

Tuesday, June 28th | 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 28th | 11AM – 11:45AM

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


Tours at Montclair History Center

Wednesday, June 29th | 12PM – 3PM

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


Cornhole League Meet at Montclair Brewery

Wednesday, June 29th | 6:30PM – 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.


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.


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 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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