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61 Things to Do in the Montclair + North Jersey Area | June 8-11

by The Montclair Girl Team
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Another week of June is in the books, Essex County — and while this week has certainly been a rollercoaster (see: smoke from Canadian wildfires) we’re finally nearing the weekend. This week’s local Montclair + North Jersey area events guide has you covered with a Psychic Garden Fair at The Green Room, The Night Before Pride at SOPAC, Montclair Pride 2023 in Downtown Montclair, and more. Check out the list of all the events + things to do in North Jersey this weekend, June 8th – June 11th, 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.

Please also note that the events listed are subject to change due to ongoing air quality conditions. Be sure to check with event organizers to confirm if the event is still taking place.

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North to Shore Festival in Atlantic City

Ongoing until June 11th 

This festival celebrates everything such as music, film, technology, comedy, art, and history, right here in the Garden State. This event is held at various locations. Learn more here.


It Ain’t Over Movie Screening at The Clairidge

Thursday, June 8th | 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.


Mediumship + Tarot Readings with Donna at Houss Freya

Thursday, June 8th | Various times

This event will be held at 547 Valley Road Suite 2 in Upper Montclair. Learn more here


Plant “Pick-of-the-Day” at Wave Hill

Thursday, June 8th  | 12PM – 12:30PM

A Wave Hill Garden Guide shares the most notable plants or garden features of the day on this bite-size walk. This event will be held at 4900 Independence Avenue in the Bronx. Learn more here


Public Gallery Tour at Wave Hill

Thursday, June 8th  | 2PM – 3PM

Explore exhibitions at Glyndor Gallery where you will learn more about the relationship between nature, culture, and site.  This event will be held at 4900 Independence Avenue in the Bronx. Learn more here


Millburn-Short Hills Girls’ Night Out in Downtown Millburn

Thursday, June 8th | 4PM – 8PM

Come out for a night with live music, psychics, models, pop-ups, and, more, including an After Party at Moonshine Modern Supper Club. This event will be held in Downtown Millburn. Learn more here.


Give By Love: Makers + Stories at Pure Barre

Thursday, June 8th | 6PM – 8PM

An event that celebrates artisans and entrepreneurs with activities, human stories, conversations, and some wine and cheese. This event will be held at 351 Millburn Avenue in Millburn. Learn more here.


Pride Reception at Porta

Thursday, June 8th | 6PM – 10PM

An elegant fundraiser will take place for Montclair Pride and Out Montclair’s year-round programming. Learn more here.


Self-Care Event at The Annex

Thursday, June 8th | 6PM – 10PM

SerenDRIPity and Face Space want guests to celebrate their new partnership by pampering themselves and enjoying a night out filled with music, vendors, and more. This event will be held at 22 Frink Street in Montclair. Learn more here.


Summer Wine Dinner at The Logan Inn

Thursday, June 8th | 6:30PM – 9PM

Enjoy a 4-course dinner with wine pairings from Spain and Portugal. This event will be held at 10 W Ferry Street in New Hope. Learn more here.


The Blackening Screening at Newark CityPlex 12

Thursday, June 8th | 7PM

This event will be held at 360-394 Springfield Avenue in Newark. Learn more here.


Rosé Soirée at Stone House

Thursday, June 8th | 7PM – 10PM

Sip on 3 hours of endless rosé, cocktails, mocktails, and spritzers, snack on lite bites + food stations, jam out with a live DJ, and more. This event will be held at 50 Stirling Road in Warren. Learn more here.


Sip + Sing Karaoke at Montclair Brewery

Thursday, June 8th | 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 8th | 8PM

Win prizes and enjoy food and drink specials at 1 Lackawanna Plaza in Montclair. Learn more here.


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New Jersey Symphony + Joshua Bell at NJPAC

Friday, June 9th + Sunday, June 11th | Various times

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


Showings at The Clairidge

Friday, June 9th | Various times

Films like Sanctuary, Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse, The Starling Girl, 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 9th | 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 9th | 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 9th | 10AM – 4PM

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


Pride on the Page Storytime at Watchung Plaza

Friday, June 9th | 4PM

Parents and Out Montclair co-founders, Madeline Gale andd Rubena Spence, will be reading some pride-filled stories. This event will be held in Montclair. Learn more here.


Pride Rally at Wellmont Plaza

Friday, June 9th | 5:30PM

This event will be held at Wellmont Plaza in Montclair. Learn more here.


Pride Shabbat at Bnai Keshet

Friday, June 9th | 6:30PM

Join a Kabbalat Shabbat celebration of pride where guests will be able to sing, celebrate and unite against hate. This event will be held at 99 South Fullerton Avenue in Montclair. Learn more here.


Live Music: The Accelerators at Montclair Brewery

Friday, June 9th | 7:30PM – 9:30PM

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


Live Music: Dean Shot at Shillelagh Pub

Friday, June 9th | 8PM

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


Who Brought the Dog with Kylie Baxter at Just Jake’s

Friday, June 9th | 10:30PM – 1:30AM

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


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

Saturday, June 10th | Various times

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


Mediumship + Tarot Readings with Mia at Houss Freya

Saturday, June 10th | Various times

This event will be held at 547 Valley Road Suite 2 in Upper Montclair. Learn more here


Montclair Farmers’ Market at the Walnut Street Train Station

Saturday, June 10th | 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.


Clinton Hill Expo at Clinton Hill Early Learning Center

Saturday, June 10th | 9AM

This expo incorporates arts and culture with economic development, there will also be live entertainment and a marketplace. This event will be held at 420 Hawthorne Avenue in Newark. Learn more here.


Day of Plein Air at Wave Hill

Saturday, June 10th | 9AM – 3PM

The gardens will host a full day of outdoor painting, with Hudson River views and lush blooms as the subject. This event will be held at 4900 Independence Avenue in the Bronx. Learn more here.


Invasive Species Hike at Eagle Rock Reservation

Saturday, June 10th | 10AM

On this hike, guests will observe and remove invasive plant species in the Reservation. This event will be held between Eagle Rock Avenue and Prospect Avenue in South Orange. Learn more here.


Family Art Project at Wave Hill

Saturday, June 10th + Sunday, June 11th  | 10AM – 1PM

Design your own Mushroom “cap” to shed light on the important decomposers found in New York during the spring and summer. This event will be held at 4900 Independence Avenue in the Bronx. Learn more here.


Blue Sphere Jazz Brunch at Lorena’s

Saturday, June 10th  + Sunday, June 11th | 11AM – 2PM

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


Montclair Pride 2023 in Downtown Montclair

Saturday, June 10th | 12PM

Join Out Montclair for the second annual Montclair Pride filled with music, food, and more. Learn more here.


Final X at Prudential Center

Saturday, June 10th | 12:30PM

Presented by Tezos, Final X will determine the 2023 U.S. Senior World Teams in all three Olympic disciplines: men’s and women’s freestyle and Greco-Roman. This event will be held at 25 Lafayette Street in Newark. Learn more here.


BNC Eyecare Grand Opening in Montclair

Saturday, June 10th | 2PM

Join a grand opening event filled with live music, delicious food, and cocktails, following the ribbon-cutting ceremony. This event will be held at 321 Orange Road in Montclair. Learn more here.


Montclair Pride Teens After Party at Montclair Art Museum

Saturday, June 10th | 6PM – 9PM

Following the Montclair Pride celebration, teens aged 13-18 are welcome to join this after-party filled with food, music, crafts, and more. This event will be held at 3 South Mountain Avenue in Montclair. Learn more here.


Live Music: Gladys and the Powertones at Shillelagh Pub

Saturday, June 10th | 8PM

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


AKENYA at SOPAC

Saturday, June 10th | 8PM

Singer and songwriter AKENYA will be making her SOPAC debut. This musical event will be held at One SOPAC Way in South Orange. Learn more here.


The Rocky Horror Pride Show at The Clairidge

Saturday, June 10th | 9PM

Ordinary Kids will host this live movie experience that will feature a costume contest, live pre-shows, and more. This event will be held at 486 Bloomfield Avenue in Montclair. Learn more here.


The Night Before Pride at SOPAC

Saturday, June 10th | 10PM

Celebrate the LGBTQIA+ community with a night of music provided by DJ Ryan The Person. This event will be held at One SOPAC Way in South Orange. Learn more here.


Changing Lanes at Just Jakes

Saturday, June 10th | 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 11th | 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 11th | 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 11th | Various times

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


Summer Birding at Wave Hill

Sunday, June 11th | 9:30AM – 11AM

Explore the gardens and woodlands with birders Paul Keim or Gabriel Willow. This event will be held at 4900 Independence Avenue in the Bronx. Learn more here.


Yoga in the Garden at Wave Hill

Sunday, June 11th | 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 11th | 10AM – 5PM

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


Psychic Garden Fair at The Green Room

Sunday, June 11th | 12PM – 5PM

This event will be held at 20 Church Street in Montclair. Learn more here.


Tony Awards Viewing Party at SOPAC

Sunday, June 11th | 7PM

Come out to SOPAC to view the 76th Annual Tony Awards in their full-stage projector on the SOPAC Mainstage. This event will be held at One SOPAC Way in South Orange. Learn more here.


Christopher Cross + Justin Hayward at Wellmont Theater

Sunday, June 11th | 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.


Kid’s Day at Houss Freya

Thursday, June 8th | 12PM – 8PM

Stop by during Houss Freya’s store hours and kids can receive a free crystal. This event will be held at 547 Valley Road Suite 2 in Upper Montclair. Learn more here


Outdoor Adventures at Van Vleck House + Gardens

Saturday, June 10th | 10AM – 12:30PM

Families can explore and learn about the outdoor world through crafts, scavenger hunts, activity sheets, and displays. This event will be held at 21 Van Vleck Street in Montclair. Learn more here.


Tales on the Trails at Van Vleck House + Gardens

Wednesday, June 14th | 1PM – 1:45PM

Discover the wonders of the outdoor world with a story, walk, and concludes with a craft or activity. 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 8th; Learn more here.
  • Hackensack Brewing Vinyl Thursdays — Hackensack | June 8th; Learn more here.
  • Union Farmer’s Market — Union | June 8th; Learn more here.
  • Bloomfield Food and Music Festival — Bloomfield | June 9th; Learn more here
  • Yappy Hour at Wonder Bar — Asbury Park | June 10th + June 11th; Learn more here.
  • Van Vorst Farmers Market — Jersey City | June 10th; Learn more here.
  • Hoboken Uptown Farmers Market — Hoboken | June 10th; Learn more here.
  • Hudson River Vintage and Classic Car Show — Hoboken | June 11th; Learn more here
  • Bedminster Farmers Market — Bedminster | June 10th; Learn more here.
  • Wayne Farmers Market — Wayne | June 10th; Learn more here.
  • Clinton Community Farmers Market — Clinton | June 11th; Learn more here.
  • West End Farmers Market — Hackettstown | June 11th; Learn more here.
  • Summit Farmers Market — Summit | June 11th; Learn more here.
  • NJ Weiner Meetup Sunday at Hamilton Park — Jersey City | June 11th; Learn more here.
  • Garden State Plaza Farmers Market Hosted by Mega Bite — Paramus | June 11th; Learn more here.
  • Farmers Market at Church Square Park — Hoboken | June 6th; Learn more here.

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Litha Collection Launch with Houss Freya

Tuesday, June 13th | Various times

Houss Freya’s Summer Solstice collection is back, which honors and embodies solar energy. This event will be held online. Learn more here.


Wind Down Wednesdays at Casa de Flora Bar

Wednesday, June 14th | 6PM – 10PM

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


A Glittering History of Drag at Montclair Public Library

Wednesday, June 14th | 6:30PM – 8PM

Join Montclair Public Library for a look into the long history of drag. This event will be held at 50 South Fullerton Avenue in Montclair. Learn more here


All in the Family Reception at Tiny Gallery

Wednesday, June 14th | 6:30PM – 8PM

Join an artist reception of Montclair High School Senior, Sophie Bugat’s show, All in the Family. This event will be held at 8 Stanford Place in Montclair. Learn more here.


Virtual Meditation on Zoom

Wednesday, June 14th | 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.


Taproom Trivia at Montclair Brewery

Wednesday, June 14th | 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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