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75 Events in The Montclair + North Jersey Area | November 23-November 26

by The Montclair Girl Team
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Thanksgiving is here in Essex County and it’s time to spend the day with your loved ones and indulge in all of the delicious fare that this holiday brings. This week’s local Montclair + North Jersey area events guide has you covered with a Maplewood Vintage Show at The Woodland, an Oh My Balm Pop Up at The Eclectic Chic Boutique, Speed Friending at Just Jake’s, and more. Check out the list of all the events + things to do in North Jersey this weekend, November 23rd – November 26th, 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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The Best of Montclair 2023 Guide Finalists Announced — VOTE NOW!

Ongoing until December 8th | VOTE NOW

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The finalists for the Best of Montclair 2023 Guide are in! Thank you to everyone who nominated local businesses and people in Montclair + greater Essex County to receive the recognition that they deserve. You can vote once per day in all categories, now through Friday, December 8th at 11:59PM. The winners will be announced in mid-December once the categories are tallied.

Click here to vote for your favorites and learn more about MG’s Best of Montclair 2023 Guide.

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The Montclair Girl’s Holiday Shopping Deals Guide 2023

Ongoing until December 25th | VIEW HOLIDAY DEALS

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We’ve put together a holiday shopping guide so our readers can get acquainted with local businesses in the North Jersey area. Many of the businesses are sharing exclusive deals for The Montclair Girl readers, and all you have to do is mention ‘The Montclair Girl’ in-person or follow the instructions in our article to redeem online. All the deals are valid now through Monday, December 25th at 11:59PM, so make sure to book, buy, and schedule your appointments now — and don’t forget to mention The Montclair Girl so they know we sent you.

Click here to browse holiday deals and learn more about MG’s Holiday Shopping Deals Guide.

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The Local Girl Real Estate Listings


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To make home hunting that much simpler, our parent brand The Local Girl has a Real Estate Listings Directory. The directory is an ever-growing, curated list of 70+ real estate properties throughout New Jersey and New York, from Montclair + Summit to the Catskills and 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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This dog-friendly events section is brought to you by Doggie Road Trippin’. Follow on Instagram here.

  • HDSID Farmers Market — Jersey City | November 23rd; Learn more here.
  • Hackensack Brewing Vinyl Thursdays — Hackensack | November 23rd; Learn more here.
  • Union Farmer’s Market — Union | November 23rd; Learn more here.
  • Parsippany Farmers Market — Parsippany | November 24th; Learn more here.
  • Holiday Bazaar at the Grand Convention Center — Asbury Park | November 24th, 25th, + 26th; Learn more here.
  • Holiday Food + Craft Festival Morristown — Morristown | November 25th; Learn more here.
  • Van Vorst Farmers Market — Jersey City | November 25th; Learn more here.
  • Hoboken Uptown Farmers Market — Hoboken | November 25th; Learn more here.
  • Back to Nature Opening of Christmas Market + Santa — Basking Ridge | November 25th; Learn more here.
  • NB Pack Walks at Rutgers Cook Campus — New Brunswick | November 25th; Learn more here.
  • Bedminster Farmers Market — Bedminster | November 25th; Learn more here.
  • Pupcakes + Pawstries Santa Photos — Bridgewater | November 25th; Learn more here.
  • Wayne Farmers Market — Wayne | November 25th; Learn more here.
  • Westfield NJ Holiday Tree Lighting — Westfield | November 26th; Learn more here.
  • Clinton Community Farmers Market — Clinton | November 26th; Learn more here.
  • Summit Farmers Market — Summit | November 26th; Learn more here.
  • Holiday Photos at The Asbury Hotel — Asbury Park | November 26th; Learn more here.
  • Garden State Plaza Farmers Market Hosted by Mega Bite — Paramus | November 26th; Learn more here.
  • Farmers Market at Church Square Park — Hoboken | November 28th; 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 North 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 a great weekend, xo

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