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46 Things to Do in the Montclair + North Jersey Area | September 8-11

by Samantha Impaglia
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It’s September in Essex County — which means it’s time for fun fall-themed events and happenings to start popping up on our calendars. This week’s local Montclair + North Jersey area events guide has you covered with Art Meets Jazz at Montclair Art Museum, Montclair History Center’s bulb sale, lunch crunch at Ride It Fitness, and more. Check out the list of all the events + things to do this weekend in North Jersey, September 8th – September 11th.

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 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.

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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 8th | 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 Adult Skating Session

Thursday, September 8th | 10:45AM

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


MAM After Hours: Art Meets Jazz

Thursday, September 8th | 5:30PM – 9PM

This annual series delivers an organic program, highlighting the talent of local jazz musicians at 3 South Mountain Avenue in Montclair. Learn more here.


Open Mic Night with Goldpants LLC at Montclair Brewery

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

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


Thursday Trivia Night at Pineapple Express BBQ

Thursday, September 8th | 8PM

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


The Theater Project Presents: 5 Lesbians Eating a Quiche at Burgdorff Center for the Performing Arts

Thursday, September 8th | 8PM – 10PM

This event will be held at 10 Durand Road in Maplewood. Learn more here.


Daddy Yankee at Prudential Center

Thursday, September 8th | 8PM

This musician will be performing at 25 Lafayette Street in Newark. Learn more here.


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Showings at The Clairidge

Friday, September 9th

Films like The Rocky Horror Picture Show, American Graffiti, 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 9th | 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, September 9th | 11AM

This is a virtual event. Learn more here.


Lunch Crunch at Ride It Fitness

Friday, September 9th | 12PM – 12:45PM

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 9th – Sunday, September 11th | Various times

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


Live Music: Anthony Chen Band at Montclair Brewery

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

Listen to jazz, jam, and soul at 101 Walnut Street in Montclair. Learn more here.


B Praak + Jasleen Royal at NJPAC

Friday, September 9th | 7:30PM

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


Ryan Hamilton at SOPAC

Friday, September 9th | 8PM

This comedian will be performing at 1 SOPAC Way in South Orange. Learn more here.


Audio Riot at Just Jakes

Friday, September 9th | 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 10th | 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 10th | 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.


Laco Stands Festival Hosted by Lacordaire Academy

Saturday, September 10th | 12PM – 3PM

This event includes live poetry readings, activities, an art walk, and a candlelight vigil to celebrate diversity and remember victims of gun violence, and will be held at 155 Lorraine Avenue in Montclair. Learn more here.


Montclair Jazz Festival

Saturday, September 10th | 1PM – 9PM

The final event in the Montclair Jazz Festival series will take place on September 10th from 1PM to 9PM and will include a Downtown Jamboree with two headliner stages on Lackawanna Plaza and Park Street. Learn more here.


Sunset Saturdays – Courtney Sappington at Maplewood Village

Saturday, September 10th | 6:30PM – 8:30PM

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


Peabo Bryson at SOPAC

Saturday, September 10th | 7PM

This vocalist will be performing at 1 SOPAC Way in South Orange. Learn more here.


Live Music: Rasha Jay at Montclair Brewery

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

Listen to blues-based alt rock at 101 Walnut Street in Montclair. Learn more here.


Montclair Jazz Festival After Party at The Wellmont Theater

Saturday, September 10th | 8PM

This event features turntablist DJ Logic, and will be held at 5 Seymour Street in Montclair. Learn more here.


Band of Make Believe at Just Jakes

Saturday, September 10th | 10:30PM – 1:30AM

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


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9/11 Remembrance Events

Sunday, September 11th | Various times

Various communities throughout Essex County will be hosting events to honor and remember the lives lost on September 11th, 2001. Learn more here.


Codey Arena Public Skating Session

Sunday, September 11th | Various times

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


Public Tours at Newark Museum of Art

Sunday, September 11th | 1PM

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


Family Fun Day Hosted by Bnai Keshet

Sunday, September 11th | 2PM – 4PM

Enjoy a bounce house, face painting and balloons, food, drinks, and more at 99 South Fullerton Avenue in Montclair. Learn more here.


Maria Bamford at SOPAC

Sunday, September 11th | 7:30PM

This comedian will be performing at 1 SOPAC Way in South Orange. Learn more here.


Craig Ferguson at The Wellmont Theater

Sunday, September 11th | 8PM

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


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Listen on the Lawn at Montclair Public Library

Thursday, September 8th | 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 Explorers Early Childhood Program at the Turtle Back Zoo

Sunday, September 11th | 10AM – 12PM

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


Preschool Painters at Montclair Public Library

Tuesday, September 13th | 2PM – 2:30PM

Create art and read stories at 185 Bellevue Avenue in Montclair. Learn more here.


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Monday Morning Yoga at Van Vleck House + Gardens

Monday, September 12th | 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 13th | Various times

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


Create Your Own Coaster at Montclair Public Library

Tuesday, September 13th | 5PM – 6PM

Each participant will get a natural wood slice to paint and make a coaster at 185 Bellevue Avenue in Montclair. Learn more here.


Conversation + Wine Reception With Author Joël Dicker at Van Vleck House + Gardens

Tuesday, September 13th | 7PM – 9PM

This talk, book signing, and wine reception will be held at 21 Van Vleck Street in Montclair. Learn more here.


Jazz Tap Hosted by Montclair Public Library

Wednesday, September 14th | 11:30AM – 12:30PM

Learn basic tap and jazz movements at 50 South Fullerton Avenue in Montclair. Learn more here.


Cream Tea on Wednesdays at Reeves-Reed Arboretum

Wednesday, September 14th | 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 14th | 6:30PM – 9:30PM

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


The Piano Guys at NJPAC

Wednesday, September 14th | 7:30PM

These classical performers will be performing at 1 Center Street in Newark. Learn more here.


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First Seventh-Day Adventist Church Soup Kitchen | 15 Elmwood Avenue, Montclair

Every Sunday from 12PM-2:30PM, the soup kitchen at the First Seventh-Day Adventist Church is available to those in need in the community. Join as a volunteer in this ministry that has been in and of service for over a decade. Volunteers are needed to prepare + serve food. Learn more here.


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.


LGBT Rain Foundation Essex County | 168 N Park Street, East Orange

The mission of LGBT Rain Foundation of Essex County is to get 18-26 LGBTQ+ people experiencing homelessness on the path from transitional housing to permanent housing. A variety of tasks are needed to run this foundation. Volunteers are asking to make a six-month commitment at a time to allow for relationship building with the residents. 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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