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40 Things to Do in the Montclair + North Jersey Area | September 15-18

by Danielle Farina
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With school officially back in session, Essex County is busier than ever — especially our local favorites. This week’s local Montclair + North Jersey area events guide has you covered with a Latin Dance Party, guided house tours at Montclair History Center, tons of live music, and more. Check out the list of all the events + things to do this weekend in North Jersey, September 15th – September 18th, 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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Bulb Sale at Montclair History Center

Thursday, September 1st – Tuesday, September 20th

Shop a variety of heirloom bulbs at 108 Orange Road in Montclair. Learn more here.


Personalized Help from the Access Navigator at Montclair Public Library

Thursday, September 15th | 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.


Moon Festival at Montclair Public Library Hosted by ScreenTea

Thursday, September 15th | 7PM – 8PM

Learn the customs and background stories about the Chinese Moon Festival at 67 Park Street in Montclair. Learn more here.


Apocalyptica at The Wellmont Theatre 

Thursday, September 15th | 6:30PM

Be prepared to rock out at 5 Seymour Street in Montclair. Learn more here


Codey Arena Senior Skating Session

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

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


The Shannon Rose Grand Re-Opening 

Thursday, September 15th | 11AM

Live Irish music, bagpipers, and step dancers will be at 98 Kingsland Road in Clifton to help celebrate this pub’s reopening. Learn more here


Thursday Trivia Night at Pineapple Express BBQ

Thursday, September 15th | 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, September 16th | Various times

Films like Dos Estaciones, Funny Pages, and more are playing this weekend. These events will be held at 486 Bloomfield Avenue in Montclair. Learn more here.


Codey Arena Public Skating Session + Family Stick + Puck

Friday, September 16th | Various times

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


The Reloveution Retreat at Kings Manor

Friday, September 16th – Sunday , September 18th 

This weekend retreat is an intimate retreat experience for people to step away from the daily grind at 444 Jefferson Avenue in Elizabeth. Learn more here


Chair Yoga on Zoom Hosted by Verona Public Library

Friday, September 16th | 11AM

This is a virtual event. Learn more here.


Lunch Crunch with Matthew at Ride It Fitness

Friday, September 16th | 12PM – 12:30PM

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


Romeo + Juliet Hosted by The St. James Players

Friday, September 16th – Sunday, September 17th | Various times

This event will be held at 581 Valley Road in Montclair. Learn more here.


Live Music: Mykesoul at Montclair Brewery

Friday, September 16th | 7:30PM – 9:30PM

Listen to R+B, rock, + funk at 101 Walnut Street in Montclair. Learn more here.


The Benjamins at Just Jakes

Friday, September 16th | 10:30PM – 1:30AM

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


DJ at Porta Montclair

Friday, September 16th | 11PM – 2AM

Special guest DJ will be performing at 499 Bloomfield Avenue in Montclair. Learn more here.


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Codey Arena Family Stick + Puck + Public Skating Session

Saturday, September 17th | Various times

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


Montclair Farmers’ Market at the Walnut Street Train Station

Saturday, September 17th | 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.


OutPost in the Burbs MiniFest

Saturday, September 17th | 2PM

Enjoy live music at 40 South Fullerton Street in Montclair. Learn more here.


Sunset Saturdays – Accelerators at Maplewood Village

Saturday, September 17th | 6:30PM – 8:30PM

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


EvolutionDopenMic at NJPAC

Saturday, September 17th | 7PM

These slam poets will be performing at 1 Center Street in Newark. Learn more here.


Fall Candle + CBD Mocktail Workshop at Alchemy Scent Bar 

Saturday, September 10th | 7:30PM – 9:30PM

This fun sip + craft experience will be held at 30 Church Street in Montclair. Learn more here.


David Broza + Trio Havana at SOPAC

Saturday, September 17th | 8PM

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


Carlos Vives at Prudential Center 

Saturday, September 17th | 8PM 

Groove to Colombian pop at 25 Lafayette Street in Newark. Learn more here


Latin Dance Party at Porta Montclair

Saturday, September 17th | 11PM – 2AM

Kick off Latino Heritage Month at 499 Bloomfield Avenue in Montclair. Learn more here.


The Cliffs at Just Jakes

Saturday, September 17th | 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 Session

Sunday, September 18th | Various times

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


Guided House Tour: Women of the House 

Sunday, September 18th | Various times 

Hear the stories of the women who lived, worked, and played in the house at 110 Orange Road in Montclair. Learn more here


Public Tours at Newark Museum of Art

Sunday, September 18th | 1PM

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


Sunday in the Park with Out Montclair

Saturday, September 18th | 3PM-4:30PM

LGBTQIA+ parents and kids of all ages welcome to enjoy games, music, and more at Tuers Park in Montclair. Learn more here.


Interfaith Community Picnic by Bnai Keshet at the Eagle Rock Reservation Picnic Pavilion 

Sunday, September 18th | 4PM – 6PM

Enjoy outdoor games, activities and snacks at Eagle Rock Avenue + Prospect Avenue in West Orange. Learn more here.


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Listen on the Lawn at Montclair Public Library

Thursday, September 15th | 11AM – 11:30AM

An in-person storytime for kids 5 and under. This event will be held at 50 South Fullerton Avenue in Montclair. Learn more here.


Wonders of the Wild Program at the Turtle Back Zoo

Saturday, September 17th | 1PM – 3PM

This program is for ages 6-12 and will be held at 560 Northfield Avenue in West Orange. Learn more here.


Afternoon Storytime at Montclair Public Library

Thursday, September 15th | 2PM – 2:30PM

An in-person storytime for kids 5 and under. This event will be held at 185 Bellevue Avenue in Montclair. Learn more here.


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Monday Morning Yoga at Van Vleck House + Gardens

Monday, September 19th | 9:30AM – 10:45AM

This event is both virtual and in-person, and the in-person event will be held at 21 Van Vleck Street in Montclair. Learn more here.


Codey Arena Public Skating Session + Adult Skating Session

Tuesday, September 20th | Various times

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


A Musical Tribute to Hispanic Heritage at Montclair Public Library

Tuesday, September 20th | 6:30PM – 7:30PM

Watch award-winning musicians and award-winning musician Lula Valdivia perform at 50 South Fullerton Avenue in Montclair. Learn more here.


Stretch, Resistance, + Light Cardio Hosted by Montclair Public Library

Wednesday, September 21st | 9:30AM – 10:30AM

Work on flexibility and strength at 153 Park Street in Montclair. Learn more here.


Cream Tea on Wednesdays at Reeves-Reed Arboretum

Wednesday, September 21st | 11:30AM

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.


Cornhole League Meet at Montclair Brewery

Wednesday, September 21st | 6:30PM – 9:30PM

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


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Kids Helping Kids | 229 Midland Avenue

The name of this non-profit is really all that needs to be known to understand the scope of the work. Kids Helping Kids engages middle + high school students in service projects that directly support underserved kids in the area. Since its inception, over 65,000 students have benefited from this partnership across 139 schools through the help of over 5,200 volunteers. Learn more here.


Montclair Neighborhood Development Corporation | 228 Bloomfield Avenue

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.


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.


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Have an event you’d like included in our guide? Email it to events@themontclairgirl.com by Tuesday at 12PM each week. You can also email advertising@themontclairgirl.com for more info on featured events.

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Have a great weekend, xo

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