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70 Events in the Montclair + North Jersey Area This Weekend | June 6-9, 2024

by The Montclair Girl Team
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June has officially arrived here in Essex County — and from the Montclair Pride Festival and other Pride happenings to yoga classes and garden parties, there is so much to do locally over the next few days. Below is the list of (over 65!) Montclair, Essex County, and Northern New Jersey events happening this weekend, June 6th through June 9th, 2024. Submit your community events HERE.

Disclaimer: This is a community resource. Submit events HERE and view the full calendar HERE. The Montclair Girl is not affiliated with hosting unless explicitly stated.

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Chess and Coffee

Montclair Public Library 50 S. Fullerton Avenue, Montclair

Come play chess and drink coffee! Chess boards will be provided, but feel free to bring your own. This is a drop-in open play, there will be no guided instruction.

Doughnuts + Drag

Montclair Bread Co 16 Label Street, Montclair, NJ

Join us for this delightful, family-friendly event.  Each participant will be given "naked" doughnuts to be adorned with a variety of decorations while being entertained, encouraged and inspired by local…


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Kearny Eats

This two-week event features restaurants in the area offering exclusive discounts and deals.

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Neighborhood Garage Sale

The Ballantine Gates Ballantine Parkway, Newark, NJ

Over 40 plus homes in the historic district of North Newark, Forest Hill along Branch Brook Park will be hosting a neighborhood garage sale Saturday, June 8th beginning 10am, rain…

Free

Montclair Pride

The festival, which last year welcomed over 26,500 attendees, will feature three stages showcasing an incredibly diverse lineup of performances including musicians, dancers, spoken word artists, and even some big-name…

Pride Street Party

In case you feel like you need more Pride, we invite you to join us in front of the mainstage at 6pm for our Pride Street Party! DJ Vito Fun…

 
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Summer Birding

Wave Hill 4900 Independence Avenue, Bronx

Naturalists and birding guides Gabriel Willow and Paul Keim lead birders through the gardens and woodlands to seek out summer birds. Observe the plants, insects and habitats at Wave Hill…

Summer Concert Series

First Congregational Church 40 South Fullerton Avenue, Montclair

The Helene DeBella Family Trust and First Congregational Church present Amanda Harberg & Eric Schultz in concert June 9, 2024 at 4:00pm. This is a free event to the public.…

Free

DNA Live at Montclair Brewery

DNA is a musical duo based in New Jersey, blending the sounds of Caribbean - Soca, Steel pan, Reggae, and Afro music, with popular tunes worldwide. Athenia's powerful vocals and…

$5
 

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Preschool Open House

Kids ages 3-5 and their caregivers are invited to an Open House for our Preschool Summer Arts program. Drop in to SMAPA at 14 South Park Street on Sunday, June…

Free

DNA Live at Montclair Brewery

DNA is a musical duo based in New Jersey, blending the sounds of Caribbean - Soca, Steel pan, Reggae, and Afro music, with popular tunes worldwide. Athenia's powerful vocals and…

$5

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DNA Live at Montclair Brewery

DNA is a musical duo based in New Jersey, blending the sounds of Caribbean - Soca, Steel pan, Reggae, and Afro music, with popular tunes worldwide. Athenia's powerful vocals and…

$5

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Mantra Meditation + Gong Bath Savasana with Chris

Join us for a heart-awakening meditation and sound experience to welcome the Spring season of new beginnings and growth. Harmonize your mind, body, and soul as you immerse in healing…

$33

Jewel Box Jams

Jewel Box: Gateway Junction 1 Gateway Center, Newark, NJ

Join the Newark Downtown District (NDD)  for Jewel Box Jams, a free lunchtime concert series. Enjoy live music performed by local artists and grab lunch from one of the Junction…

Free

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Neighborhood Garage Sale

The Ballantine Gates Ballantine Parkway, Newark, NJ

Over 40 plus homes in the historic district of North Newark, Forest Hill along Branch Brook Park will be hosting a neighborhood garage sale Saturday, June 8th beginning 10am, rain…

Free

Montclair Pride

The festival, which last year welcomed over 26,500 attendees, will feature three stages showcasing an incredibly diverse lineup of performances including musicians, dancers, spoken word artists, and even some big-name…

Pride Street Party

In case you feel like you need more Pride, we invite you to join us in front of the mainstage at 6pm for our Pride Street Party! DJ Vito Fun…

Preschool Open House

Kids ages 3-5 and their caregivers are invited to an Open House for our Preschool Summer Arts program. Drop in to SMAPA at 14 South Park Street on Sunday, June…

Free

Summer Concert Series

First Congregational Church 40 South Fullerton Avenue, Montclair

The Helene DeBella Family Trust and First Congregational Church present Amanda Harberg & Eric Schultz in concert June 9, 2024 at 4:00pm. This is a free event to the public.…

Free

NDD Game Night at Newark Local Beer

The Newark Downtown District (NDD)  is partnering with the popular local hangout and gathering place, Newark Local Beer, to host a game night! Bring friends and make new ones over…

Free

Jewel Box Jams

Jewel Box: Gateway Junction 1 Gateway Center, Newark, NJ

Join the Newark Downtown District (NDD)  for Jewel Box Jams, a free lunchtime concert series. Enjoy live music performed by local artists and grab lunch from one of the Junction…

Free

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Human Needs Food Pantry | 9 Label Street, Montclair

In New Jersey alone, over 1.1 million people are food insecure. The Human Needs Pantry has been able to add over 1,000 additional homes to service during this time of need. Through the help of generous donors and volunteers’ residents in need in Montclair and neighboring Essex County towns are able to pick up food or have a home-delivery grocery service. Close to 3,000 groceries are donated weekly throughout the area. 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.


Van Vleck House + Gardens The Montclair Foundation | 21 Van Vleck Street

Similar to many of Montclair’s residents of today, the founders of Van Vleck House came to the area to move away from the hustle of New York City. Since 1868 the Van Vleck House has provided a beautiful garden refuge. Over the last two and a half decades, the board of management has overseen the hard work and support of volunteers who keep up with the house and gardens. The gardens are open 365 days a year for meetings, retreats, fundraisers, and more. Learn more here.


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