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33 Things to Do in the Montclair + North Jersey Area | Labor Day Weekend 2022

by Samantha Impaglia
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Labor Day has arrived and Essex County has some fun events happening over the holiday weekend for those looking for things to do in the North Jersey area. This week’s local Montclair + North Jersey area events guide has you covered with Laughs in the Loft at SOPAC, an ice cream social at Guerriero Gelato, Sunset Saturdays at Maplewood Village, and more. Check out the list of all the events happening this weekend in North Jersey, September 1st – September 4th.

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.


Lighthouse Coloring Contest at Montclair Public Library

Thursday, September 1st – Friday, September 30th

Pick up a lighthouse coloring page at 50 South Fullerton Avenue or 85 Bellevue Avenue and bring it back before September 30th to be entered in the contest. Learn more here.


Personalized Help from the Access Navigator at Montclair Public Library

Thursday, September 1st | 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 Public Skating Session

Thursday, September 1st | 4:15PM

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


Share The Love Fundraiser at J. Nunez Gallery

Thursday, September 1st | 5:30PM – 7:30PM

Shop custom “love bags” — with a part of the proceeds going to families whose homes were destroyed in Hurricane Ida — at 343 Millburn Avenue in Millburn. Learn more here.


Book Club at Verona Public Library

Thursday, September 1st | 6:30PM

This event will be held at 17 Gould Street in Verona. Learn more here.


Board Game Bash at Just Jake’s Hosted by Out Montclair

Thursday, September 1st | 7PM

Bring your favorite board game or card game and enjoy snacks and special drinks at 30 Park Street in Montclair. Learn more here.


Open Mic Night with Goldpants LLC at Montclair Brewery

Thursday, September 1st | 7PM – 9:30PM

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


Ice Cream Social at Guerriero Gelato Hosted by Out Montclair

Thursday, September 1st | 7PM – 9PM

This event will be held at 571 Bloomfield Avenue in Montclair. Learn more here.


Thursday Trivia Night at Pineapple Express BBQ

Thursday, September 1st | 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 2nd

Films like Honk for Jesus. Save Your Soul., The Good Boss, 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 2nd | Various times

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


Indoor Cycling at Ride It Fitness

Friday, September 2nd | 10AM – 10:45AM

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


Live Music: Water Street at Montclair Brewery

Friday, September 2nd | 7:30PM – 9:30PM

Listen to acoustic melodies at 101 Walnut Street in Montclair. Learn more here.


Empire at Just Jakes

Friday, September 2nd | 10:30PM – 1:30AM

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


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Codey Arena Family Stick + Puck + Public Skating Session

Saturday, September 3rd | 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, August 27th | 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.


Sophisticated Science at the Turtle Back Zoo

Saturday, September 3rd | 1PM – 3PM

A conservation program that covers topics such as animal anatomy, habitats and conservation, animal careers, and more at 560 Northfield Avenue in West Orange. Learn more here.


Sunset Saturdays – Blue Sphere Jazz at Maplewood Village

Saturday, September 3rd | 6:30PM – 8:30PM

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


Zakir Khan Live at NJPAC

Saturday, September 3rd | 7PM

This comedian will be performing at 1 Center Street in Newark. Learn more here.


The Royals at Just Jakes

Saturday, September 3rd | 10:30PM – 1:30AM

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


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Public Tours at Newark Museum of Art

Sunday, September 4th | 1PM

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


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Listen on the Lawn at Montclair Public Library

Thursday, September 1st | 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.


Turtle Back Tots Early Childhood Program at the Turtle Back Zoo

Saturday, September 3rd | 11:30AM – 12:30PM

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


Youth Garden Club at Essex County Environmental Center

Tuesday, September 6th | 4PM – 5PM

Children ages 5 and up will get hands-on experience with planting, harvesting, and cooking 621 Eagle Rock Avenue in Roseland. Learn more here.


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Homeschool Workshop at Montclair Public Library

Tuesday, September 6th | 11AM – 12:30PM

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


Virtual Reiki Healing Circle at The Eclectic Chic Boutique

Tuesday, September 6th | 5PM – 6PM

Learn about Reiki and how energy healing and sharing and be beneficial for yourself and others at 547 Bloomfield Avenue in Montclair. Learn more here.


Seventeen at Prudential Center

Tuesday, September 6th | 7:30PM

This K-pop boy band will be performing at 25 Lafayette Street in Newark. Learn more here.


Maxwell’s Glazed + Infused at Pharmacie Bar + Kitchen

Tuesday, September 6th | 8PM

A night of 70s influences with infused cocktails, doughnuts, vendors, and live music at 398 Bloomfield Avenue in Montclair. Learn more here.


Cream Tea on Wednesdays at Reeves-Reed Arboretum

Wednesday, September 7th | 2PM

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 7th | 6:30PM – 9:30PM

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


Laughs in the Loft at SOPAC

Wednesday, September 7th | 7:30PM

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


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House of Love Soup Kitchen/Pantry | Newark

The House of Love Soup Kitchen is run completely by volunteers + serves about 30 neighbors every Tuesday for two hours. In addition to a hot nutritious meal, guests receive spiritual guidance, connection to resources of other non-profits in the area, + ‘care packages’ of perishable + non-perishable goods. Learn more here.


Kids Helping Kids | 229 Midland Avenue, Montclair

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, Montclair

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.


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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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