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50 Things To Do In The Montclair + North Jersey Area | September 7-September 10

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We just made it through another week of September. As fall is just a few weeks away, Essex County is home to many local happenings perfect for everyone to enjoy and take part in. This week’s local Montclair + North Jersey area events guide has you covered with a Garden Party at Mountsier-Hardie Garden, Caldwell Porchfest 2023 in Caldwell, Saturday Family Roller Skating at Branch Brook Park, and more. Check out the list of all the events + things to do in North Jersey this weekend, September 7th – September 10th, 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.

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Adventure at The Great Gorge

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The Great Gorge, located at 414 County Road 517 in Vernon, features the Great Gorge Golf Club, a 27-hole golf course, TreEscape Aerial Adventure Park, and Hef’s Hut, where golfers, climbers, and the public can refuel and enjoy great food and atmosphere. TreEscape is a family and group activity that builds self-confidence, teamwork, and fun while enjoying nature.There are three unique adventures, including climbing sessions with ten rope courses for ages 4+, ziplining on the Black Creek Flyer, a self-guided zip-line course for ages 7+, and night climbs where you can experience the park under the stars. MG readers can receive a 10% discount on climbing sessions, ziplines on Black Creek Flyer, night climbs, and combo packs when they use the code ‘MCTREEGIRL’ online and 10% off their meal when climbing at TreEscape.

Click here to book your adventure at TreEscape, and click here to learn more about The Great Gorge.


The Local Girl Real Estate Listings

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To make home hunting that much simpler, our parent brand The Local Girl has launched a Real Estate Listings Directory. The directory is an ever-growing, curated list of real estate properties throughout New Jersey, from Montclair + Essex County to the Jersey Shore. Whether you’re looking for a new house, condo, rental, or you’re looking to list your property as a realtor or owner, we’re here to help you find your way home.

Click here to browse The Local Girl’s real estate listings directory and click here to learn more about how it works.

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Sip + Sing Karaoke at Montclair Brewery

Thursday, September 7th | 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, September 7th | 8PM

Win prizes and enjoy food and drink specials at 1 Lackawanna Plaza in Montclair. Learn more here.


Anthony Hamilton at NJPAC

Thursday, September 7th | 8PM

Singer Anthony Hamilton is bringing an R&B music style show. This event will be held at 1 Center Street in Newark. Learn more here.


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Van Vleck Autumn’s Best Online Sale

Ongoing until September 10th

Spruce up your home’s entryway or garden with items that the Director of Horticulture has carefully selected. This event will be held online. Learn more here.


Showings at The Clairidge

Friday, September 8th | Various times

Films like Bottoms, Birth/Rebirth, and more are playing this weekend. These events will be held at 486 Bloomfield Avenue in Montclair. Learn more here.


Botox Party at Dr. Arthur Yeh + Associates

Friday, September 8th | 9AM – 12PM

Join a botox and ice cream party where beverages and small bites will be provided. This event will be held at 1460 Broad Street in Bloomfield. Learn more here.


Skid Row + Buckcherry at Wellmont Theater

Friday, September 8th | 7:30PM

This musical event will be held at 5 Seymour Street in Montclair. Learn more here.


Live Music: Raw Deal at Montclair Brewery

Friday, September 8th | 7:30PM – 9:30PM

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


Annual Hispanic Heritage Mass at Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart

Friday, September 8th | 8PM

A mass featuring lively Spanish-language music and hundreds of parishioners dressed in vibrant cultural attire. This event will be held at 89 Ridge Street in Newark. Learn more here.


Spoken Word Apex at NJPAC

Friday, September 8th | 8PM

Enjoy a poetry concert featuring Taalam Acey, Theresa tha SONGBIRD, K-Love, 13 of Nazareth, and Ed Mabrey, hosted by Narubi Selah. This event will be held at 1 Center Street in Newark. Learn more here.


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Spiral Q: The Parade at Grounds For Sculpture

Ongoing

This exhibit is on display at 80 Sculptors Way in Hamilton. Learn more here.


Laura Holtz Tennis Tournament at Memorial Park Tennis Courts

Saturday, September 9th + Sunday, September 10th | Various times

The Maplewood Recreation Department will host 5th Annual Laura Holtz Tennis Tournament to fight epilepsy. This event will be held at 547 Valley Street in Maplewood. Learn more here.


Montclair Farmers’ Market at the Walnut Street Train Station

Saturday, September 9th | 8AM – 2PM

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.


Rapid Ride with Matthew at Ride It Fitness

Saturday, September 9th | 10AM – 10:30AM

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


Fall Open House at Hudson Kitchen

Saturday, September 9th | 10AM – 2PM

Get a glimpse of Hudson Kitchen’s commercial kitchen, storage, co-working space, and more. This event will be held at 9 Basin Drive in Kearny. Learn more here


Jazz Brunch at Allegory Restaurant

Saturday, September 9th | 11AM – 2PM

This event will be held at 690 Bloomfield Avenue in Montclair. Learn more here


Caldwell Porchfest 2023 in Caldwell

Saturday, September 9th | 1PM – 7PM

This fest will be featuring live music performances hosted on resident’s porches. This event will be held at various locations in Caldwell. Learn more here.


Downtown Jamboree in Montclair

Saturday, September 9th | 1PM – 9PM

Watch the grand finale of the Montclair Jazz Festival featuring a day of free live music. This event will be held in Montclair. Learn more here


St. Baldrick’s at The Shillelagh Club

Saturday, September 9th | 3PM – 11PM

A fundraising event honoring kids with cancer either through shaving your own head or donating another way. This event will be held at 648 Prospect Avenue in West Orange. Learn more here.


Live Music: Rasha Jay at Montclair Brewery

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

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


Mr. Bungle at Wellmont Theater

Saturday, September 9th | 8PM

This musical event will be held at 5 Seymour Street in Montclair. Learn more here.


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Montclair History Center’s Fall Heirloom Bulb Sale

Ongoing until September 18th

Choose from thirteen varieties of narcissi, tulips, allium, crocus, and hyacinths to add to your garden. This event will be held virtually. Learn more here.


Local Voices: Memories, Stories, + Portraits Exhibit at Grounds For Sculpture

Ongoing

This exhibit will be on display at 80 Sculptors Way in Hamilton. Learn more here.


The South Orange Downtown Food Stroll + Pub Crawl in South Orange

Sunday, September 10th | 1PM – 4PM

The downtown area of South Orange will showcase the diverse restaurants and unique retailers. This event will be held at various locations in downtown South Orange. Learn more here.


Pride Choir at Union Congregational Church

Sunday, September 10th | 3PM – 5PM

Watch an inclusive LGBTQ+ community choir perform. This event will be held at 176 Cooper Avenue in Montclair. Learn more here.


Garden Party at Mountsier-Hardie Garden

Sunday, September 10th | 4PM – 7PM

An afternoon party to benefit Nutley Family Service Bureau featuring foods and a lineup of entertainment. This event will be held at 205 Rutgers Place in Nutley. Learn more here.


Sound Bath Healing + Gentle Yoga at Yoga Mechanics

Sunday, September 10th | 5PM

Nourish and relax your nervous system with gentle yoga and a healing vibrations performance from Michael Browne + Lauren Hemley. This event will be held at 107 Forest Street in Montclair. Learn more here.


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Animal Kingdom Exhibit at Newark Museum of Art

Ongoing

This exhibit explores a series of immersive and interactive experiences featuring art, animal specimen, and hands-on activities for all ages. This event will take place at 49 Washington Street in Newark. Learn more here.


Bluey’s Big Play at NJPAC

Saturday, September 9th + Sunday, September 10th | Various times

Bluey’s Big Play is the brand-new theatrical adaptation of the children’s television series. This event will be held at 1 Center Street in Newark. Learn more here.


Saturday Family Roller Skating at Branch Brook Park

Saturday, September 9th | 11AM – 1PM

Enjoy a morning of roller skating for the family. This event will be held at 7th Avenue in Newark. Learn more here.


Family Swim at JCC MetroWest

Sunday, September 10th | 2PM – 3:45PM

This event will be held at 760 Northfield Avenue in West Orange. Learn more here


dog friendly events

This dog-friendly events section is brought to you by Doggie Road Trippin’. Follow on Instagram here.

  • HDSID Farmers Market — Jersey City | September 7th; Learn more here.
  • Hackensack Brewing Vinyl Thursdays — Hackensack | September 7th; Learn more here.
  • Union Farmer’s Market — Union | September 7th; Learn more here.
  • Parsippany Farmers Market — Parsippany | September 7th; Learn more here.
  • Yappy Hour at Wonder Bar — Asbury Park | September 7th + September 8th; Learn more here.
  •  Merry Hot Cocoa — Hoboken + Jersey City September 8th, September 9th, September 10th; Learn more here.
  •  All About Downtown Street Festival — Jersey City | September 9th; Learn more here.
  •  Back to School Photobooth at JB Pet — Hawthorn | September 9th – September 12th; Learn more here.
  •  Dog Day at the Secaucus Pool — Secaucus | September 9th; Learn more here.
  • Van Vorst Farmers Market — Jersey City | September 9th; Learn more here.
  • Hoboken Uptown Farmers Market — Hoboken | September 9th; Learn more here.
  •  Parsippany Food Truck and Music Festival at Veterans Park — Parsippany | September 9th; Learn more here.
  • Bedminster Farmers Market — Bedminster | September 9th; Learn more here.
  • Wayne Farmers Market — Wayne | September 9th; Learn more here.
  • Clinton Community Farmers Market — Clinton | September 10th; Learn more here.
  • West End Farmers Market — Hackettstown | September 10th; Learn more here.
  • Summit Farmers Market — Summit | September 10th; Learn more here.
  • NJ Wiener Meetup in  Hamilton Park — Jersey City | September 10th; Learn more here.
  • Garden State Plaza Farmers Market Hosted by Mega Bite — Paramus | September 10th; Learn more here.
  • Farmers Market at Church Square Park — Hoboken | September 12th; Learn more here.
  • Bark in the Park at Somerset Patriots — Somerset | September 12th; Learn more here.

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Monday Morning Yoga with Van Vleck House & Gardens

Monday, September 11th | 9:30AM – 10:45AM

Join Van Vleck for a meditative yoga flow practice in the living room overlooking the courtyard gardens. This event will be held virtually and in person at 21 Van Vleck Street in Montclair. Learn more here.


Sip + See at The Parkside Social

Tuesday, September 12th | 6:30PM – 8:30PM

Hosted by The Junior League of Montclair-Newark, Inc., guests are welcome to have a bite, grab a drink, and learn more about this year’s league happenings. This event will be held at 706 Bloomfield Avenue in Verona. Learn more here.


Libations: Mixology Class at Alto Rooftop

Tuesday, September 12th | 7PM – 8:30PM

Create craft cocktails and experiment with a variety of spirits, mixers, and garnishes. This event will be held at 690 Bloomfield Avenue in Montclair. Learn more here.


Corey Taylor at Wellmont Theater

Tuesday, September 12th | 7:30PM

This musical event will be held at 5 Seymour Street in Montclair. Learn more here.


Inspire 2023 Exhibition at Caldwell University’s Mueller Gallery

Wednesday, September 13th | Various times

Inspire will showcase contemporary art practices that highlight the Caldwell University Department of Visual Art and Design faculty. This event will be held in Caldwell. Learn more here.


Virtual Meditation on Zoom

Wednesday, September 13th | 7PM – 9PM

Join Van Vleck House + Gardens for a series of evening meditation classes in the comfort of your own home via Zoom. This event will be held virtually. Learn more here.


Taproom Trivia with DJ No Requests at Montclair Brewery

Wednesday, September 13th | 7:30PM – 9:30PM

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


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Human Needs Food Pantry | 9 Label Street, Montclair

Opportunities to give back to the community are always available here. As a necessary component to the operation of the food pantry, volunteers are needed to do tasks from packaging fruits + vegetables to sorting donated clothes. For those who would like to interact with the community, the opportunity to deliver food to homebound clients is available. Learn more here.


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.


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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