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47 Events in the Montclair + North Jersey Area Memorial Day Weekend 2022

by Samantha Impaglia
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Say goodbye to May as we roll into Memorial Day weekend and welcome the summer days ahead in New Jersey. This week’s local Montclair + North Jersey area events guide has got you covered with a women’s networking night, a secret tea room, live music, and more. Check out this list of all the events happening this Memorial Day weekend.

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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Personalized Help from the Access Navigator at Montclair Public Library

Thursday, May 26th | 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, May 26th | 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.


The Corner Bookclub at Montclair Public Library

Thursday, May 26th | 11AM – 12PM

Discuss Rules of Civility by Amor Towles at 185 Bellevue Avenue in Montclair. Learn more here.


Women’s Networking Night at Montclair Brewery

Thursday, May 26th | 5:30PM – 8PM

A networking event for women and nonbinary people at 101 Walnut Street in Montclair. Learn more here.


Naheed Patel, Mirror Made of Rain at Watchung Booksellers

Thursday, May 26th | 7PM – 8PM

This writer and author will be at 54 Fairfield Street, Watchung Plaza in Montclair. Learn more here.


Hollywood + the Air Force in WWII Hosted by Verona Public Library

Thursday, May 26th | 7PM

This virtual event explores the Oscar-winning film 12 o’clock High. Learn more here.


Thursday Trivia Night at Pineapple Express BBQ

Thursday, May 26th | 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, May 27th

Films like Top Gun: Maverick, Ma Vie En Rose, Multiple Maniacs, The Watermelon Woman, The Witnesses, and In the Same Breathare are playing this weekend. These events will be held at 486 Bloomfield Avenue in Montclair. Learn more here.


Codey Arena Holiday Weekend Public Skating Session + Family Stick + Puck

Friday, May 27th | Various times

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


Coffee, Tea, + Pastries at Reeves-Reed Arboretum

Friday, May 27th | 10:30AM – 12PM

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


Intermediate Ukulele at Montclair Public Library

Friday, May 20th | 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.


Sunset Saturdays – Baker Street Trio at Maplewood Village

Friday, May 27th | 6PM – 8PM

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


Nothing More + Asking Alexandria at The Wellmont Theater

Friday, May 27th | 6:35PM

This event is a blend of progressive rock, heavy metal, and alt-rock, and will be held at 5 Seymour Street in Montclair. Learn more here.


Live Music with The Richard Pierson Band at Montclair Brewery

Friday, May 20th | 7:30PM – 9:30PM

This classic but funky jazz band will be performing at 101 Walnut Street in Montclair. Learn more here.


Song of Myself – A Celebration of Asian-American Poetry at The Woodland

Friday, May 27th | 8PM – 10PM

This poetry performance includes Michelle Myers and Anu Mahadev, and pays tribute to AAPI women’s art and activism. This event will be held at 60 Woodland Road in Maplewood. Learn more here.


Mr. Lovejoy at Just Jakes

Friday, May 27th | 10:30PM – 1:30AM

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


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Codey Arena Holiday Weekend Public Skating Session + Family Stick + Puck

Saturday, May 28th | 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, May 28th | 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.


Saturday Morning Outdoor Yoga at Essex County Environmental Center

Saturday, May 28th | 10AM – 11AM

Practice yoga in the great outdoors at 621 Eagle Rock Avenue in Roseland. Learn more here.


Free Tours at Reeves-Reed Arboretum

Saturday, May 27th | 10:30AM, 1PM

Explore the Arboretum at 165 Hobart Avenue in Summit. Learn more here.


Alice + Leonard Dreyfuss Planetarium at Newark Museum of Art

Saturday, May 28th | 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.


Wonders of the Wild at the Turtle Back Zoo

Saturday, May 28th | 1PM – 3PM

This event is 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.


Utopian Dreams at Montclair Art Museum

Saturday, May 28th | 6PM – 9PM

A utopian-themed night for young adults with live music, activities, food, and more. This event will be held at 3 South Mountain Avenue in Montclair. Learn more here.


Downtown After Sundown at Spiotta Park

Saturday, May 28th | 6:30PM – 8:30PM

Enjoy live music every Saturday at 20-32 Village Plaza in South Orange. Learn more here.


Who Brought the Dog at Just Jake’s

Saturday, May 28th | 10:30PM – 1:30AM

This band will be performing at 30 Park Street in Montclair. Learn more here.


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Codey Arena Holiday Weekend Public Skating Session + Family Stick + Puck

Sunday, May 22nd | Various times

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


Extra Special Cream Tea at Reeves-Reed Arboretum

Sunday, May 29th | 11:30AM, 2PM

Enjoy a full tea menu, freshly baked scones, clotted cream, jams, finger sandwiches, complimentary prosecco, and desserts. This event will be held at The Secret Tea Room, 165 Hobart Avenue in Summit. Learn more here.


The Rhythm Method: On Time at Morris Museum

Sunday, May 29th | 2PM

This Brooklyn-based string quartet will be performing at 6 Normandy Heights Road in Morristown. Learn more here.


Anders Osborne + Jackie Green at SOPAC

Sunday, May 29th | 7:30PM

These singer-songwriters will be performing at One SOPAC Way in South Orange. Learn more here.


Pop-Up Picnic in the Park Couple Date Night + 5 Love Languages (Self-Guided)

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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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Cuentitos at Montclair Public Library

Thursday, May 26th | 4PM – 4:30PM

Enjoy children’s books in Spanish and English along with acoustic guitar and songs in Spanish. This event will be held at 50 South Fullerton Avenue in Montclair. Learn more here.


Saturday Storytime at Montclair Public Library

Thursday, May 26th | 4PM – 4:30PM

An in-person storytime for ages 5 and under at 185 Bellevue Avenue in Montclair. Learn more here.


Young Gardeners Club at Essex County Environmental Center

Saturday, May 28th | 10AM – 11AM

This event will meet at Garibaldi Hall, 621B Eagle Rock Avenue in Roseland. Learn more here.


May Family Sundays at Newark Museum of Art

Sunday, May 29th | 10AM

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


Sunday Studio at Montclair Art Museum

Sunday, May 29th | 1PM – 4PM

A family-friendly art-making activity inspired by the museum’s current exhibitions. This event will be held at 3 South Mountain Avenue in Montclair. Learn more here.


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YMCA Duck Race at Maplewood Memorial Park

Monday, May 30th | 11AM – 12PM

Join the South Mountain YMCA and cheer ducks to victory to win prizes. This event will be held at 580 Valley Street in Maplewood. Learn more here.


American Sign Language For Beginners Class at Montclair Public Library

Monday, May 30th | 6PM – 7PM

Learn fingerspelling, vocabulary, and ASL concepts, and become familiar with Deaf culture. This event will be held at 185 Bellevue Avenue in Montclair. Learn more here.


Codey Arena Skating Session For Adults

Tuesday, May 31st | 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.


MILL – Taste of T’ai Chi at Montclair Public Library

Tuesday, May 31st | 10:30AM – 11:30AM

This event will be held at 50 South Fullerton Avenue in Montclair. Learn more here.


Spanish Class at Montclair Public Library

Tuesday, May 31st | 6:15PM – 7:30PM

This event is for beginners, and will be held at 50 South Fullerton Avenue in Montclair. Learn more here.


Poetry Writing Workshop at Montclair Public Library

Tuesday, May 31st | 7:30PM – 9PM

Write and critique poetry and discover outlets for publication. This event will be held at 50 South Fullerton Avenue in Montclair. Learn more here.


Tours at Montclair History Center

Wednesday, June 1st | 12PM – 3PM

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


Taste of Screenwriting at Montclair Public Library

Wednesday, June 1st | 6:30PM – 8:30PM

This adult school class is held in partnership with Montclair Film, and will be held at 50 South Fullerton Avenue in Montclair. Learn more here.


Wellness Wednesdays at NJPAC

Wednesday, June 1st | 7:30PM

Join Leslie Lucy for a high-energy Soca class at 1 Center Street in Newark. Learn more here.


Laughs in the Loft at SOPAC

Wednesday, June 1st | 7:30PM

This event is a monthly series hosted by Joe Larson that features several stand up comedians, and will be held at One SOPAC Way in South Orange. Learn more here.


Statewide Wear Orange Preview Kickoff Event Hosted by Moms Demand Action

Wednesday, June 1st | 7:30PM

This is a virtual event that promotes all statewide in-person Wear Orange events happening June 3rd-5th. Learn more here.


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Montclair Fund for Women | 41 Watchung Plaza

Originally known as the Young Colored Women’s Christian Association, this organization was founded by African American women who came to Montclair in search of education, employment, and opportunity. As time passed, the organization not only changed its name, but it also joined forces with women of all backgrounds and became a prominent force in the community. Since its inception, the Montclair Fund for Women has given over $800,000 in grants to provide opportunities to women. Learn more here.


Salvation Army | Montclair

For 125 years, The Montclair Citadel Corps has been a beacon of hope and a model of ministry in the Name of Jesus in suburban Essex County. Whether it is housing a needy family at our Cornerstone House Shelter, feeding the homeless at our hot meal program, providing emergency assistance, building characters in future generations, or serving as a place of worship for those seeking spiritual nurture, Montclair Citadel provides something for everyone. Donation Drop-Off: Monday – Friday 9AM-4PM. Learn more here.


The Montclair Inn | 27 Hillside Avenue

Affordable housing for senior citizens that includes food, mobility access, wifi, and more can be difficult to secure. For some time, the Montclair Shared Housing Association is providing this opportunity while fostering a great community. All residents have access to a private bedroom, kitchen appliances, semi-private bedroom, three meals a day, laundry facility, wifi, and community space. While residents do have a monthly rental fee, services and amenities are made possible in large part by 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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