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57 Things to Do in the Montclair + North Jersey Area | October 6-9

by Samantha Impaglia
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It’s the first full week in October and the fall happenings are popping up all over the Essex County towns. This week’s local Montclair + North Jersey area events guide has you covered with a silent disco dance party fundraiser at Wellmont Arts Plaza, Post Malone at Prudential Center, a family-friendly pumpkin spectacular hosted by Out Montclair, and more. Check out the list of all the events + things to do this weekend in North Jersey, October 6th – October 9th, 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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The Montclair Film Festival Schedule Released

Friday, October 21st – Sunday, October 30th | SEE THE SCHEDULE

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The 11th Annual Montclair Film Festival is back this fall in Essex County, running from Friday, October 21st through Sunday, October 30th. The festival schedule was just released — featuring films, conversations, events, and panels that will take place at multiple venues including The Clairidge, The Wellmont Theater, and Montclair Kimberley Academy Upper School in Montclair as well as NJPAC in Newark. Tickets go on sale to the general public on Friday, October 7th and can be purchased online or at the festival box office located at 486 Bloomfield Avenue in Montclair. Not to mention, Montclair Film members can purchase presale tickets now before it opens to the public.

Click here to see the full lineup and learn more about The Montclair Film Festival.

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The Far Hills Race Meeting Returns

Saturday, October 15th with gates opening at 8:00AM | BUY TICKETS

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The Far Hills Race Meeting, located at 50 Route 202 in Far Hills, is back on Saturday, October 15th with gates opening at 8:00AM. This is the race’s 101st year, and the fun-filled event features steeplechase races throughout the day, pop-up race day shops and food trucks, 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.

Click here to buy tickets and click here to learn more about Far Hills Race Meeting.

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The Montclair Girl’s FALLing for North Jersey Shopping + Deals Guide

Available through October 31st | VIEW DEALS

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To make the most of all the great businesses in the area, we created a fun North Jersey guide of New Jersey local businesses we love — plus limited-time deals at some of the businesses for the fall season. From fitness spots to restaurants, beauty, shopping, wellness, + beyond — many of the businesses are sharing exclusive offers from now until October 31st. All you have to do is mention ‘Montclair Girl’ in person or follow the instructions in the guide to redeem online — so make sure to book, buy, + schedule your appointments now.

Learn more and browse MG’s FALLing for North Jersey shopping and deals guide here.

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Montclair Girl’s Real Estate Directory

Just Launched | BROWSE DIRECTORY

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The Montclair Girl readers are always seeking recommendations on everything from real estate rental buildings and condos for sale in the North Jersey area, so we thought it’d be helpful to create a guide to these buildings and homes. Meet our new Real Estate Directory, a curated (and ever-growing) list of real estate buildings in the greater North Jersey area. Discover these local real estate properties, compare and connect for tours, and keep checking back as the directory will be updated on a routine basis with new listings.

Check out the directory and browse properties here, and to learn more about MG’s Real Estate Directory, click here.

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Personalized Help from the Access Navigator at Montclair Public Library

Thursday, October 6th | 10AM – 4PM

Montclair Public Library’s Navigator will meet with individuals to help improve their digital literacy, guide them toward 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 Senior Skating Session

Thursday, October 6th | 10:45AM – 12:15PM

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


Fall Movie Series at Montclair Public Library

Thursday, October 6th | 3PM – 5PM

Watch Dracula at 50 South Fullerton Avenue in Montclair. Learn more here.


Newark Arts Festival: Artful Healing Opening Event at Newark Museum of Art

Thursday, October 6th | 6PM – 9PM

Enjoy live performances, healing spaces, and an exhibition at 49 Washington Street in Newark. Learn more here.


Montclair Mutual Aid Fundraiser Silent Disco Dance Party Hosted by Pharmacie Bar + Kitchen

Thursday, October 6th | 7PM – 11PM

Join Montclair Mutual Aid, The Weirdo Party, and Montclair Center BID for an outdoor silent disco dance party at the Wellmont Theater Plaza, 5 Seymour Street in Montclair. Learn more here.


Open Mic Night with Goldpants LLC at Montclair Brewery

Thursday, October 6th | 7PM – 9:30PM

Enjoy music, comedy, poetry, and drama at 101 Walnut Street in Montclair. Learn more here.


Daniel Habif at NJPAC

Thursday, October 6th | 8PM

This writer, philanthropist, and entrepreneur will be at 1 Center Street in Newark. Learn more here.


Thursday Trivia Night at Pineapple Express BBQ

Thursday, October 6th | 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, October 7th | Various Times

Films like The Thing, The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Halloween, and more are playing this weekend. These events will be held at 486 Bloomfield Avenue in Montclair. Learn more here.


Codey Arena Learn to Skate + Public Skating Session

Friday, October 7th | Various times

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


Chair Yoga on Zoom Hosted by Verona Public Library

Friday, October 7th | 11AM

This is a virtual event. Learn more here.


Lunch Crunch with Matthew at Ride It Fitness

Friday, October 7th | 12PM – 12:30PM

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


Wine + Wheel at Montclair Art Museum

Friday, October 7th | 7PM – 9:30PM

Make wheel-thrown ceramic objects such as cups, bowls, or vases. This event will be held at 3 South Mountain Avenue in Montclair. Learn more here.


Live Music with Johnny Knollwood + the Church of Mad Love at Montclair Brewery

Friday, October 7th | 7:30PM – 9:30PM

Listen to live music at 101 Walnut Street in Montclair. Learn more here.


Post Malone at Prudential Center

Friday, October 7th | 8PM

Post Malone will be performing at 25 Lafayette Street in Newark. Learn more here.


Bettye LaVette + Raul Midón at SOPAC

Friday, October 7th | 8PM

These musical artists will be performing at 1 SOPAC Way in South Orange. Learn more here.


New Jersey Symphony: Yefin Bronfman Plays Rachmaninoff at NJPAC

Friday, October 7th | 8PM

This musical performance will be at 1 Center Street in Newark. Learn more here.


Almost Easy at Just Jakes

Friday, October 7th | 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

Saturday, October 8th | Various times

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


Readings With Ari at Houss Freya

Saturday, October 8th

Ari is an Akashic Records practitioner and is a divine channel for your ancestors, spirit team, and highest self. This event will be held at 547 Valley Road in Upper Montclair. Learn more here.


Montclair Farmers’ Market at the Walnut Street Train Station

Saturday, October 9th | 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, October 8th | 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.


Photowalk with Jeremy Dennis Hosted by Montclair Art Museum

Saturday, October 8th | 3PM – 5PM

This fall photography walk will be held at 3 South Mountain Avenue in Montclair. Learn more here.


Outdoor Golf Hosted by Montclair Public Library

Saturday, October 8th | 1:30PM – 3:00PM

This event will be held at Millburn Municipal Golf Course, 335 White Oak Ridge Road in Short Hills. Learn more here.


Sophisticated Science at the Turtle Back Zoo

Saturday, October 8th | 1PM – 3PM

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


Women of the Movements: A Concert Featuring Black + Latinx Women Composers at Newark Museum of Art

Saturday, October 8th | 2PM – 3PM

This event will be held at 49 Washington Street in Newark. Learn more here.


Tarantella Night at Antica Stazione LLC Bar + Ristorante

Saturday, October 8th | 5PM

Enjoy a presentation of professional dancing at 25 Depot Square in Montclair. Learn more here.


Sunset Saturdays – &Avery at Maplewood Village

Saturday, October 8th | 6:30PM – 8:30PM

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


El Gran Combo 60th Anniversary World Tour at NJPAC

Saturday, October 8th | 8PM

This performance of Salsa music will be at 1 Center Street in Newark. Learn more here.


Chris Smither + Tim O’Brien with Jan Fabricius at SOPAC

Saturday, October 8th | 8PM

These musical artists will be performing at 1 SOPAC Way in South Orange. Learn more here.


Look to the Sky Hosted by Ember Choral Arts + American Modern Ensemble

Saturday, October 8th | 8PM

This concert will be held at Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church, 30 North Fullerton Avenue in Montclair. Learn more here.


Band of Make Believe at Just Jakes

Saturday, October 8th | 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, October 9th | Various times

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


Outdoor Yoga in the Garden with Guest Instructor Kristen Kemp at Van Vleck House + Gardens

Sunday, October 9th | 9AM – 10AM

Enjoy gentle yoga and meditation at 21 Van Vleck Street in Montclair. Learn more here.


FallCraft at The Woodland

Sunday, October 9th | 10AM – 4PM

This family-friendly event will be held at 60 Woodland Road in Maplewood. Learn more here.


Art Walk + Music Fest at Maplewood Village

Sunday, October 9th | 11AM – 5PM

Enjoy art and music on the street at Maplewood Village in Maplewood. Learn more here.


13th Annual Garden State Equality Walk

Sunday, October 9th | 12PM

This event will be held at the First Congregational Church of Montclair, 40 South Fullerton Avenue in Montclair. Learn more here.


The Foundation Ride at CycleBar Montclair

Sunday, October 9th | 12PM

This event is perfect for those who are new to cycling, recovering from an injury, or slowly getting back into things, and will be held at 656 Bloomfield Avenue in Montclair. Learn more here.


Paul Reiser at SOPAC

Sunday, October 9th | 7:30PM

This comedian, actor, and television writer will be at 1 SOPAC Way in South Orange. Learn more here.


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Garden Tales Kids Gardening Class at Van Vleck House + Gardens

Thursday, October 6th | 4PM – 5PM

Spend time in the edible garden at 21 Van Vleck Street in Montclair. Learn more here.


Arboretum Afternoons (Leaf Lab) at Reeves-Reed Arboretum

Thursday, October 6th | 4PM – 5PM

Kids ages 5-8 can explore nature at 165 Hobart Avenue in Summit. Learn more here.


Turtle Back Explorers Early Childhood Program at the Turtle Back Zoo

Sunday, October 9th | 10AM – 12PM

This program is for ages 4-5 and will be held at 560 Northfield Avenue in West Orange. Learn more here.


Blue’s Clues + You! Live on Stage at NJPAC

Sunday, October 9th | 2PM

This magical theater show will be at 1 Center Street in Newark. Learn more here.


Spooky Storytime at Montclair Public Library

Tuesday, October 11th | 1PM – 1:30PM

This event is for ages 0-5 and will be held at 185 Bellevue Avenue in Montclair. Learn more here


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Families Pumpkin Spectacular Hosted by Out Montclair

Monday, October 10th | 10AM – 11:30AM

Explore the pumpkin labyrinth, take photos at the pumpkin booth, decorate picture frames, go bowling with pumpkins, enjoy pumpkin-flavored treats, and more at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 73 South Fullerton Avenue in Montclair. Learn more here.


Brent Michael Davids: Home in Lenapehoking at Montclair Art Museum

Monday, October 10th | 5PM – 7PM

A night of live chamber music, film, and conversation at 3 South Mountain Avenue in Montclair. Learn more here.


Senior Craft Club at Montclair Public Library

Tuesday, October 11th | 2:30PM – 3:30PM

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


Trivia at Just Jakes

Tuesday, October 11th | 7:30PM – 10PM

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


Max + Iggor Cavalera — Return: Beneath Arise at The Wellmont Theater

Tuesday, October 11th | 8PM

These heavy metal legends will be performing at 5 Seymour Street in Montclair. Learn more here.


Cream Tea on Wednesdays at Reeves-Reed Arboretum

Wednesday, October 12th | 11:30AM, 12:30PM

Enjoy an exquisite Cream Tea with The Secret Tea Room whilst overlooking the gardens and grounds at 165 Hobart Avenue in Summit. Learn more here.


Bare Aesthetic Med Spa’s 3-Year Anniversary

Wednesday, October 12th | 4:30PM – 7:30PM

This gala includes prizes totaling over 30K in treatments and procedures, and will be held at 200 Closter Dock Road, 2nd Floor in Closter. Learn more here.


Cornhole League Meet at Montclair Brewery

Wednesday, October 12th | 6:30PM – 9:30PM

This event will be held at 101 Walnut Street in Montclair. Learn more here.


Watercolor Pet Portrait Painting Workshop at The Eclectic Chic Boutique

Wednesday, October 12th | 6PM – 7:15PM

This watercolor painting class will be held at 547 Bloomfield Avenue in Montclair as well as virtually. Learn more here.


Trivia Night at The Fox + Falcon

Wednesday, October 12th | 7PM – 9PM

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


Montclair Community Town Hall Hosted by Council Member Peter Yacobellis

Wednesday, October 12th | 7PM – 9:15PM

This event will be held at Montclair Art Museum Leir Hall, 3 South Mountain Avenue in Montclair. 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, but also 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.


National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals | Northern New Jersey

This national organization has made itself available to real estate agents in various areas of the country. Its north New Jersey chapter is dedicated to championing homeownership for Latinx individuals in this covering region. Thanks to the Board of Directors, community events that support both homeowners, as well as Hispanic real estate professionals, are available. 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, a semi-private bathroom, three meals a day, a 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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