The days may be getting shorter here in Essex County, but there are still so many local happenings to enjoy in the area. This week’s local Montclair + North Jersey area events guide has you covered with NO. 95 Candles Second Annual Alzheimer’s Charity Night at 18 Label Studios, a Stand-Up Comedy Show at Silver Stream Studio, the Bloomfield Harvest Festival, and more. Check out the list of all the events + things to do in North Jersey this weekend, October 5th – October 8th 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.
Open Studios Weekend at Manufacturers Village
Saturday, October 21st + Sunday, October 22nd from 1:00PM-6:00PM | FREE RSVP
Manufacturers Village, located at 356 Glenwood Avenue in East Orange, has been around for 17 years and is now a community of over 60 artists including: painters, sculptors, woodworkers, quilters, designers, printmakers, photographers, multi-media artists, + more. On Saturday, October 21st and Sunday, October 22nd from 1:00PM-6:00PM, Manufacturers Village is hosting its free annual Open Studios Weekend designed to fuse art, architecture, community and inspiration where visitors can meet the artists, view their work, + purchase original pieces. You can also view the East Orange Community Black Lives Matter Mural, one of the state’s largest murals – a 9,000 square foot mural created by sixteen artists from the greater East Orange Community.
Click here to free RSVP to the event and learn more about Open Studios at Manufacturers Village.
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Full Circle Exhibit at SOPAC
Thursday, October 5th | 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.
Not Putting Garden to Bed at Van Vleck House + Gardens
Thursday, October 5th | 11:30AM – 12:30PM
Join Van Vleck’s Director of Horticulture for a look at how to keep the garden beautiful and prepare plants for winter. This event will be held at 21 Van Vleck Street in Montclair. Learn more here.
Jespy House + Sadie’s Fashion Show at Spiotta Park
Thursday, October 5th | 6PM – 7:30PM
Downtown on Display will feature a fashion show including models from JESPY House in celebration of National Disability Employment Awareness Month. This event will be held at 20-32 Village Plaza in South Orange. Learn more here.
Sex, Skin, + Menopause at Loop
Thursday, October 5th | 6PM – 9PM
An evening of conversation and connection about sex, skin, and menopause, featuring a panel of speakers. This event will be held at 80 Maple Avenue in Montclair. Learn more here.
Coco Live-To-Film Concert at Montclair State University Amphitheater
Thursday, October 5th | 7PM
The Orquesta Folclórica Nacional de México will be performing musical scores inspired by Disney’s film, Coco. This event will be held at College Avenue in Montclair. Learn more here.
Family Promise of Essex County’s 35th Anniversary Celebration at Montclair Art Museum
Thursday, October 5th | 7PM – 10PM
This event will be held at 3 South Mountain Avenue in Montclair. Learn more here.
Sip + Sing Karaoke at Montclair Brewery
Thursday, October 5th | 7:30PM – 9:30PM
This event will be held at 101 Walnut Street in Montclair. Learn more here.
Thursday, October 5th | 8PM
A live version of the game show, The Price Is Right Live, is coming to NJPAC. This event will be held at 1 Center Street in Newark. Learn more here.
Thursday Trivia Night at Pineapple Express BBQ
Thursday, October 5th | 8PM
Win prizes and enjoy food and drink specials at 1 Lackawanna Plaza in Montclair. Learn more here.
The Non-Productive Comedy Show at Just Jake’s
Thursday, October 5th | 8PM – 10PM
This monthly event focuses on a special theme and features a panel of different comedians. This event will be held at 30 Park 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.