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52 Things to Do in the Montclair + North Jersey Area | March 9-12

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There are just a few more weeks until spring and the Essex County area is gearing up with lots of fun activities and happenings. This week’s local Montclair + North Jersey area events guide has you covered with Dominic Scaglione at The Highlawn Piano Bar, Impractical Jokers at Prudential Center, Introduction to Soft Pastels at Montclair Art Museum, and more. Check out the list of all the events + things to do in North Jersey this weekend, March 9th – March 12th, 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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Plant-Based for the Planet

March 1st – March 31st | Ongoing

Humane Montclair and Planted Society have partnered with 12 local restaurants to promote their plant-based selections. At the end of the month, residents will vote on their favorite dishes. This event will be held at various Montclair restaurants. Learn more here.


Papaver Opening Reception at SOPAC

Thursday, March 9th | 5PM

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


Cyndie Spiegel at Watchung Booksellers

Thursday, March 9th | 7PM – 8PM

Join speaker and author Cyndie Spiegel to celebrate the release of her book, Microjoys: Finding Hope (Especially) When Life Is Not Okay. The event will be held at 54 Fairfield Street in Montclair. Learn more here.


Open Mic Night at Silver Stream Studio

Thursday, March 9 | 7PM -10PM

This event will be held at 594 Valley Road in Montclair. Learn more here.


Thursday Trivia Night at Pineapple Express BBQ

Thursday, March 9th | 8PM

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


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Riverdance: 25th Anniversary Show at NJPAC

Friday, March 10th – Sunday, March 12th | Various times

A theatrical show that features Irish music and dance in honor of their 25th-year anniversary. This event will be held at 1 Center Street in Newark. Learn more here.


Night Forms: Infinite Wave Exhibition at Grounds for Sculpture

Various Dates + Times

This site-specific, multi-sensory experience will kick off and run until April 2nd, 2023. This event will be held at 80 Sculptors Way in Hamilton. Learn more here.


Showings at The Clairidge

Friday, March 10th | Various times

Films like Everything Everywhere All At Once, Creed III, 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 + Family Stick + Puck

Friday, March 10th | 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, March 10th | 4PM – 4:30PM

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


Mindful Self-Compassion Course with Marcie Handler + Beth Sandweiss

Friday, March 10th | 9:30AM – 12PM

This empirically supported online training is designed to help participants cultivate self-compassion. Learn more here.


Cornerstone Café at Montclair Art Museum

Friday, March 10th | 10AM – 4PM

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


Chair Yoga on Zoom Hosted by Verona Public Library

Friday, March 10th | 11AM

This is a virtual event. Learn more here.


Dominic Scaglione at The Highlawn Piano Bar

Friday, March 10th | 6:30PM

This event will be held at 1 Crest Drive in West Orange. Learn more here.


Impractical Jokers at Prudential Center

Friday, March 10th | 7:30PM

This event will be held at 25 Lafayette Street in Newark. Learn more here.


Live Music: Francesca DiPisa at Montclair Brewery

Friday, March 10th | 7:30PM – 9:30PM

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


Willie Nile and His Band at Outpost in the Burbs

Friday, March 10th |  8PM

This event will be held at 40 South Fullerton in Montclair. Learn more here.


Women Behind Bars at The Burgdorff Center

Friday, March 10th – Sunday, March 19th | Various times

Enjoy a comic satire of the “girls in prison” B-movies of the 1950s at 10 Durand Road in Maplewood. Learn more here.


Nine Deeez Nite at Just Jake’s

Friday, March 10th | 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, March 11th | 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, March 11th | 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.


Community Day: Her Story/Our Story at Newark Museum of Art

Saturday, March 11th | 11:30AM – 5PM

Come and watch the unveiling of the new Harriet Tubman monument and the reopening of the museum’s Seeing America, 18th and 19th-century galleries. This event will be held at 49 Washington Street in Newark. Learn more here.


Introduction to Soft Pastels at Montclair Art Museum

Saturday, March 11th | 12:30PM – 3PM

Explore a variety of pastels, papers, and working methods that focus on layered color mixing. This event will be held at 3 South Mountain Avenue in Montclair. Learn more here.


Stone Soup and Other Stories at SOPAC

Saturday, March 11th | 1PM

Highlighting stories and cultures from Africa, India, Eastern Europe, and the United States will be performed with features of music and color. This event will be held at One SOPAC Way in South Orange. Learn more here.


John Mayer at Prudential Center

Saturday, March 11th | 8PM

This event will be held at 25 Lafayette Street in Newark. Learn more here.


Good Noise at Just Jakes

Saturday, March 11th | 10:30PM-1:30AM

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


Pinky Patel at NJPAC

Saturday, March 11th | 8PM

TikTok comedy star, Pinky Patel is headlining her own “New Crown Who Dhis” tour. This event will be held at 1 Center Street in Newark. Learn more here.


Jerry Cantrell at Wellmont Theater

Saturday, March 11th | 8PM

Co-founder, vocalist, lead guitarist, and main songwriter of Alice In Chains and as a solo artist, Jerry Cantrell has penned three solo albums, and appeared on records by everyone from Metallica to Ozzy Osbourne, Glenn Danzig, & Deftones. This event will be held at 5 Seymour Street in Montclair. Learn more here.


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Tarot with Christine at Moss + More

Sunday, March 12th | 12PM – 3:30PM

This 30-minute reading with Tarot expert Christine will allow you to pull tarot cards and ask any small or big questions you may have. This event will be held at 42 Upper Montclair Plaza in Montclair. Learn more here.


Codey Arena Learn to Skate + Public Skating Sessions

Sunday, March 12th | Various times

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


Blue Sphere Jazz Brunch at Lorena’s

Sunday, March 12th | 11AM – 2PM

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


Forest Bathing at Reeves-Reed Arboretum

Sunday, March 12th |  9:30AM – 12PM

Enjoy a slow walk in a natural area in which you will be guided to engage your senses at 165 Hobart Avenue in Summit. Learn more here.


Out Families Sunday Funday at Centercourt

Sunday, March 12th | 1PM-2PM

LGBTQ+ parents and kids (4-10 years old) are welcome to take part in Out Montclair’s Sunday Funday event, where there will be games for kids while adults can hang out and socialize. This event will be held at 14 Depot Square in Montclair. Learn more here.


Pilobolus at NJPAC

Sunday, March 12th | 7PM

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


Don Braden Live at SOPAC

Sunday, March 12th | 7PM

Don Braden will be performing his show “Earth Wind and Wonder” which is a tribute to famous Jazz artists. This event will be held at One SOPAC Way in South Orange. Learn more here.


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Imaginature: Children’s Book Art at Reeves-Reed Arboretum

Ongoing until May 14th

This exhibition features illustrations, paintings, and woodblock prints by award-winning artists Margaret Peot and Giselle Potter at 165 Hobart Avenue in Summit. Learn more here.


March Family Sundays at Newark Museum of Art

Sunday, March 12th | 10AM – 5PM

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


March Kids’ Night Out at Sharron Miller’s Academy for the Performing Arts

Saturday, March 11th | 6PM – 10PM

Children aged 3 through 11 can spend four hours of dancing and crafts, as well as eating popcorn while watching a movie. Learn more here.


dog friendly events

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

  • HDSID Winter Farmers Market — Jersey City | March 9th; Learn more here.
  • Food Truck Thursdays at Biertuempful Park — Union | March 9th; Learn more here.
  • Vinyl Thursdays at Hackensack Brewing Company — Hackensack | March 9th; Learn more here.
  • Back to the Future Trivia at Alementary Brewing Co — Hackensack | March 9th; Learn more here.
  • Van Vorst Farmers Market — Jersey City | March 12th; Learn more here.
  • NJ Weiner Club Meetup — Jersey City | March 12th; Learn more here.
  • Morris Winter Farmers Market — Morris | March 12th; Learn more here.
  • St. Paddy’s Day PAWty at The Pup Club — Colonia | March 12th; Learn more here.

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Monday Morning Hybrid Yoga at Van Vleck House + Gardens

Monday, March 13th | 9:30AM – 10:45AM

Enjoy a meditative yoga class virtually or at 21 Van Vleck Street in Montclair. Learn more here.


New Jersey Devils vs. Tampa Bay Lightning at Prudential Center

Tuesday, March 14th | 7PM

This NHL game will be held at 25 Lafayette Street in Newark. Learn more here.


Cream Tea on Wednesdays at Reeves-Reed Arboretum

Wednesday, March 15th | 11:30AM, 12:30PM

Enjoy an exquisite Cream Tea with The Secret Tea Room whilst overlooking the gardens and grounds at 165 Hobart Avenue in Summit. Learn more here.


Wind Down Wednesdays at Casa de Flora Bar

Wednesday, March 15th | 6PM – 10PM

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


Trivia Night at The Fox + Falcon

Wednesday, March 15th | 7PM – 9PM

This event will be held at 19 Valley Street in South Orange. Learn more here.


Taproom Trivia at Montclair Brewery

Wednesday, March 15th | 7:30PM – 8:30PM

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.


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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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