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62 Things to Do in the Montclair + North Jersey Area | November 3-6

by Samantha Impaglia
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Now that Halloween is over, everyone’s thinking about colder weather, Election Day, and looking ahead to Thanksgiving in just a few weeks. This week’s local Montclair + North Jersey area events guide has you covered with Disney on Ice at Prudential Center, Sip + Clip at Casa de Flora Bar, a full moon hike at Reeves-Reed Arboretum, and more. Check out the list of all the events + things to do in North Jersey this weekend, November 3rd – November 6th, 2022.

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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Disney on Ice Presents Frozen + Encanto at Prudential Center

Ongoing until Sunday, November 6th | Various Times

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


The Twilight Zone: An Interactive Study at Montclair Public Library

Thursday, November 3rd | 10:30AM – 12PM

Discuss select episodes from the TV show at 50 South Fullerton Avenue in Montclair. Learn more here.


Codey Arena Senior Skating Session

Thursday, November 3rd | 10:45AM – 12:15PM

This event will be held at 560 Northfield Avenue in West Orange. Learn more here.


Holiday Body Butter-Making Workshop at The Eclectic Chic Boutique

Thursday, November 3rd | 6PM – 7:15PM

Learn how to make whipped + scented body butter virtually or at 547 Bloomfield Avenue in Montclair. Learn more here.


Raptors in the Garden at Van Vleck House + Gardens

Thursday, November 3rd | 4PM – 5PM

Meet live birds of prey from Flat Brook Rock Nature Center at 21 Van Vleck Street in Montclair. Learn more here.


The Magic at The Fox + Falcon

Thursday, November 3rd | 6:30PM 

Enjoy a performance from magician John Stessel at 19 Valley Street in South Orange. Reservation is required. Learn more by calling 973-419-6773. 


Wine Dinner at Osteria Morini Hosted by Amanti Vino

Thursday, November 3rd | 6:30PM – 10PM

Enjoy the ultimate collaboration of Italian food + wine at this November wine dinner. This event will be held at 107 Morristown Road in Bernardsville. Learn more here.


Brian Regan Live at The Wellmont Theater

Thursday, November 3rd | 7:30PM

This event will be held at 5 Seymour Street in Montclair. Learn more here.


Jim Messina at SOPAC

Thursday, November 3rd | 7:30PM

This solo artist will be performing at 1 SOPAC Way in South Orange. Learn more here.


Thursday Trivia Night at Pineapple Express BBQ

Thursday, November 3rd | 8PM

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


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

Friday, November 4th | Various times

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


Showings at The Clairidge

Friday, November 4th | Various times

Films like The Banshees of Inisherin, Tár, Double Indemnity (1944), and more are playing this weekend. These events will be held at 486 Bloomfield Avenue in Montclair. Learn more here.


Mindful Self-Compassion Course with Marcie Handler + Beth Sandweiss

Friday, November 4th | 9:30AM – 12PM

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


Cornerstone Café Opening at Montclair Art Museum

Friday, November 4th | 10AM – 4PM

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


Chair Yoga on Zoom Hosted by Verona Public Library

Friday, November 4th | 11AM

This is a virtual event. Learn more here.


Rapid Ride with Matthew at Ride It Fitness

Friday, November 4th | 4:30PM – 5PM

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


Sip + Clip at Casa de Flora Bar

Friday, November 4th | 6PM – 8PM

Learn the art of bouquet building while sipping on wine or champagne. This event will be held at 75 Washington Street in Montclair. RSVP is required. Learn more here.


Candace Guardino’s Italian Bred at NJPAC

Friday, November 4th | 8PM

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


Band of Make Believe at Just Jakes

Friday, November 4th | 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 Sessions

Saturday, November 5th | Various times

This event will be held at 560 Northfield Avenue in West Orange. Learn more here.


Readings with Mia at Houss Freya

Saturday, November 5th

Being a Medium — a bridge to the non-physical — Mia passes along messages + guidance from loved ones. . This event will be held at 547 Valley Road in Upper Montclair. Learn more here.


SOMA Artists Studio Tour

Saturday, November 5th + Sunday, November 6th  | 11AM – 5PM

Experience the diversity of art and culture that flourishes in South Orange + Maplewood in this weekend-long artist studio tour event at various locations around Maplewood + South Orange. Learn more here.


Hope for the Flowers 50th Anniversary Art Exhibit

Saturday, November 5th – Sunday, November 6th | 12PM – 4PM 

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of Montclair author Trina Paulus’s book, Hope for the Flowers. This event will be held at 80 Maple Avenue in Montclair. Learn more here.


Montclair Farmers’ Market at the Walnut Street Train Station

Saturday, November 5th | 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.


Alice + Leonard Dreyfuss Planetarium at Newark Museum of Art

Saturday, November 5th | 12PM, 1PM, 1:30PM, 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.


Sophisticated Science at the Turtle Back Zoo

Saturday, November 5th | 1PM – 3PM

A conservation program that covers topics such as animal anatomy, habitats and conservation, animal careers, and more. Learn more here.  


Thanksgiving Wreath-Making Workshop at The Eclectic Chic Boutique

Saturday, November 5th | 2PM – 3:15PM

Learn how to make a festive door wreath virtually or at 547 Bloomfield Avenue in Montclair. Learn more here.


SOPAC Gala at SOPAC

Saturday, November 5th  | 6PM

This event will be held at 1 SOPAC Way in South Orange. Learn more here.


No. 95 Candles Launch Event at 18 Label Studios

Saturday, November 5th  | 7PM – 10PM

Help raise money for Alzheimer’s research with a night of dancing, drinking, and fun with Melyssa and Murr at 18 Label Street in Montclair. Learn more here.


​Maz Jobrani: live and dry at NJPAC

Saturday, November 5th  | 7:30PM, 9:45PM

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


Silversun Pickups at The Wellmont Theater

Saturday, November 5th | 8PM

This event will be held at 5 Seymour Street in Montclair. Learn more here.


Night Anthem at Just Jakes

Saturday, November 5th | 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 Session

Sunday, November 6th | Various times

This event will be held at 560 Northfield Avenue in West Orange. Learn more here.


Community Book Fair at Montclair Kimberly Academy Middle School

Sunday, November 6th | 12PM – 4PM

As part of the Scholastic Book Fair, this free event invites local community members to browse a vast selection of books. This event will be held at 201 Valley Road in Montclair. Learn more here.


Sunday Studio at Montclair Art Museum

Sunday, November 6th | 1PM, 2PM, 3PM

This family art-making activity is taught in both English and Spanish, and will be held at 3 South Mountain Avenue in Montclair. Learn more here.


Second Sunday Concert Series — Nelson Navarette at Van Vleck House + Gardens

Monday, Novemver 7th | 2PM – 3:30PM

This concert will be held at 21 Van Vleck Street in Montclair. Learn more here.


Diamond Painting Craft + Chat at The Eclectic Chic Boutique

Sunday, November 6th | 4PM – 5:30PM

Get together with friends and learn how to create a beautiful diamond painting virtually or at 547 Bloomfield Avenue in Montclair. Learn more here.


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Science Extravaganza at Newark Museum of Art

Saturday, November 5th | 10AM – 5PM

Enjoy a variety of activities like MakerSPACE, a planetarium show, a fossil demo + activity, and more at 49 Washington Street in Newark. Learn more here.


Turtle Back Tots Early Childhood Program at the Turtle Back Zoo

Sunday, November 6th | 11:30AM – 12:30PM

This program encourages family learning and fosters early environmental awareness at 560 Northfield Avenue in West Orange. Learn more here.


Election Day Storytime at Montclair Public Library

Tuesday, November 8th | 11:45AM – 12:30PM

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


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  • HDSID Farmer’s Market – Jersey City | November 3rd; Learn more here.
  • Adoption Event at The Coffee Corral — Red Bank | November 5th; Learn more here.
  • Clinton Township Food Truck + Music Fest | November 5th; Learn more here.
  • Apple Festival at Peddler’s Village — Lahaska, PA | November 5th + 6th; Learn more here.
  • Apple + Wine Festival at Weed Orchards + Winery — Marlboro, NY | November 5th + 6th; Learn more here.
  • Summit Farmers Market — Summit | November 5th; Learn more here.
  • Aussie Meet Hosted by Furever Friends at Pier 13 — Hoboken | November 6th; Learn more here.
  • Paramus Fall Food Truck Festival — Paramus | November 6th; Learn more here.
  • BOW WOW Express WK&S Railroad Line — Kempton, PA | November 6th; Learn more here.
  • Barks + Brews Hosted by Anything is PAWSible — Medford | November 6th; Learn more here.

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Monday Morning Hybrid Yoga — Late Fall Series at Van Vleck House + Gardens

Monday, November 7th | 9AM – 10AM

Enjoy Vinyasa yoga at 21 Van Vleck Street in Montclair or online. Learn more here.


Fall in Love with Poetry at Montclair Public Library

Monday, November 7th | 7PM – 8:30PM

Read Contemporary American poetry at 50 South Fullerton Avenue in Montclair. Learn more here.


Voting for the November Election

Tuesday, November 8th | Various Times

There are multiple polling locations throughout Montclair Township. Learn more here


Senior Craft Club at Montclair Public Library

Tuesday, November 8th | 2:30PM – 3:30PM

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


Full Moon Hike at Reeves-Reed Arboretum

Tuesday, November 8th | 5:30PM

Take a relaxing stroll through the woodland trails under the moonlight (for adults only) at 165 Hobart Avenue in Summit. Learn more here.


A Beautiful Bond at NJPAC

Tuesday, November 8th | 7PM 

Enjoy this jazz performance celebrating Black + Latinx solidarity. This event will be held at 1 Center Street in Newark. Learn more here.


New Jersey Devils vs. Calgary Flames at Prudential Center

Tuesday, November 8th | 7PM

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


Trivia Night at The Fox + Falcon

Wednesday, November 9th | 7PM – 9PM

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


Newark Black Film Festival Presents Nanny at Newark Museum of Art

Wednesday, November 9th | 7PM

This horror film will be shown at 49 Washington Street in Newark. Learn more here.


Trivia Night with DJ No Requests at Montclair Brewery

Wednesday, November 9th | 7:30PM – 9:30PM

Test your wits at 101 Walnut Street in Montclair. Learn more here.


Darlingside at SOPAC

Wednesday, November 9th | 7:30PM

This musical group will be performing at 1 SOPAC Way in South Orange. 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, + opportunity. As time passed, the organization not only changed its name; it joined forces with women of all backgrounds + 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 + 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, + 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, + community space. While residents do have a monthly rental fee, services + amenities are made possible in large part by donors. Learn more here.


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Have a great weekend, xo

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