Another week of October has gone by here in Essex County and there are a variety of fun local things to do while enjoying the fall temperatures. This week’s local Montclair + North Jersey area events guide has you covered with Light Up Downtown in Montclair, Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour Film Screening at The Clairidge, a Fall Yin and Nidra Workshop at Yoga Mechanics, and more. Check out the list of all the events + things to do in North Jersey this weekend, October 12th – October 15th, 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.
Messika Paris Trunk Show + Giveaway at Frederic’s Fine Jewelers
Friday, October 20th and Saturday, October 21st from 10:00AM -5:00PM | SHOP MESSIKA
Frederic’s Fine Jewelers, located at 233 Bellevue Avenue in Uptown Montclair, is hosting a two-day trunk show event with Messika Paris on Friday, October 20th and Saturday, October 21st from 10:00AM-5:00PM. The store will be completely transformed into a Parisian boutique with French-inspired light bites, desserts, wine, and champagne. A Messika Paris brand ambassador will also be present at the trunk show on both days, showcasing the jewelry collection, as well as one-of-a-kind and limited-edition items. Plus, MG readers will have the chance to win an 18-Karat Yellow Gold Move Uno Diamond Bracelet from one of Messika’s signature collections, Move Classique when you mention ‘Montclair Girl’ to Frederic’s team during the trunk show event.
The Far Hills Race Meeting Returns 10/21
Saturday, October 21st with gates opening at 8:00AM | BUY TICKETS
The Far Hills Race Meeting, located at 50 Route 202 in Far Hills, is back next Saturday, October 21st with gates opening at 8:00AM. This is the race’s 102nd year, and the fun-filled event features steeplechase races throughout the day, food trucks, local vendors, tailgating with personal spaces, private tents, and more. General admission tickets for the event are just $110 and children 13 and under are free when accompanied by an adult. Not to mention, there’s also an all-inclusive VIP experience in Chairman’s Tent with sweeping views of the track, an upscale buffet, + open bar throughout the day and the all new and exclusive Hunt Club — an exclusive experience for guests 21+ to enjoy food, drinks, music, tailgating games, and exceptional views along the race rail.
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#journalismmatters Exhibit at Tiny Gallery
Ongoing until October 13th
Erika Bleiberg’s #journalismmatters showcases Montclair journalists’ pets. This event will be held at 8 Stanford Place in Montclair. Learn more here.
Full Circle Exhibit at SOPAC
Thursday, October 12th | Various times
Ben Nile’s new exhibition in The Herb + Milly Iris Gallery, showcases a mix of acrylic, ink, and more. This event will be held at One SOPAC Way in South Orange. Learn more here.
Botany of Fruits at Van Vleck House + Gardens
Thursday, October 12th | 11:30AM – 12:30PM
Explore the structures of plants in-depth. This event will be held at 21 Van Vleck Street in Montclair. Learn more here.
The Pay It Forward (PIF) Pop Up Café at Montclair Salvation Army
Thursday, October 12th | 12PM – 3PM
Enjoy a free soup and side, choose to volunteer, or donate. This event will be held at 13 Trinity Place in Montclair. Learn more here.
An Evening with Cocomama at Montclair Public Library
Thursday, October 12th | 6:30PM – 7:30PM
Join an evening of musical genres such as Latin jazz, salsa, and more. This event will be held at 50 South Fullerton Avenue in Montclair. Learn more here.
Farnoosh Torabi at Watchung Booksellers
Thursday, October 12th | 7PM – 8PM
Farnoosh Torabi, So Money podcast host and author of A Healthy State of Panic will be in conversation with Diane Harris, Deputy Editor at Newsweek. This event will be held at 44 Fairfield Street in Montclair. Learn more here.
New Jersey Devils vs. Detroit Red Wings at Prudential Center
Thursday, October 12th | 7:30PM
Sip + Sing Karaoke at Montclair Brewery
Thursday, October 12th | 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, October 12th | 8PM
Win prizes and enjoy food and drink specials at 1 Lackawanna Plaza in Montclair. Learn more here.
Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour Film Screening at The Clairidge
Friday, October 13th | Various times
Swifties are welcome to enjoy the opening day of Taylor Swift’s film, The Eras Tour. This event will be held at 486 Bloomfield Avenue in Montclair. Learn more here.
5th Year Anniversary Weekend Celebration at Montclair Brewery
Friday, October 13th – Sunday, October 15th | Various times
Celebrate Montclair Brewery’s 5th anniversary with craft beers and music. This event will be held at 101 Walnut Street in Montclair. Learn more here.
I Am Here Art Exhibit at Studio Montclair Gallery
Ongoing until October 20th | Various times
A new art exhibit that will honor the LGBTQIA+ community. This event will be held at 127 Bloomfield Avenue. Learn more here.