Home Best of Guides 40 Events in the Montclair + North Jersey Area This Memorial Day Weekend | May 23-26, 2024

40 Events in the Montclair + North Jersey Area This Memorial Day Weekend | May 23-26, 2024

by The Montclair Girl Team
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As May draws to a close, we’re looking forward to Memorial Day Weekend and the first few weeks of summer on the horizon as the warmer weather rolls in. To kick off the holiday weekend, there are so many events happening in Essex County over the next few days. Below is the list of (over 35!) Montclair, Essex County, and Northern New Jersey events happening this weekend May 23rd through May 26th, 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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Vermella Broad Street: Rentals in Downtown Newark

Vermella Broad Street 355 Broad Street, Newark

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Vermella Broad Street is a rental community in downtown Newark with 40,000 sq ft of resort-style indoor + outdoor amenities. Receive a $500 rental credit when you mention ‘Montclair Girl’ to a leasing agent.

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Montclair African-American Heritage Foundation (MAAHF) Parade and Festival

Montclair Parade starts at Glenfield School ends at Nishuane Park in Montclair

Saturday  — June 1st at 10:30AM (parade is rain or shine; festival rain date 6/2)

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The Montclair African-American Heritage Foundation (MAAHF) Parade and Festival is happening this June. The parade kicks off the festivities with floats, marching bands, + dance troupes, followed by the Battle of the Bands. The festival will then take place at Nishuane Park from 1PM-6PM with food + merch, a game truck, bouncy houses, + a beer garden.

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This event is supported in part by a grant from the NJ Department of State, Division of Travel and Tourism. 


The Local Girl Real Estate Listings

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If you’re looking for a new house, condo, rental, or you’re looking to list your property as a realtor or owner, our parent brand The Local Girl has a Real Estate Listings Directory. The directory is an ever-growing, curated list of 85+ real estate properties throughout New Jersey and New York.

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Speedy Tacos Food Truck at Montclair Brewery

Come out and try some delicious Mexican food by Speedy Tacos! They'll be offering regular tacos, birria tacos, birria pizza, quesadillas, and vegetable tacos from 6-11pm in our Beer Garden!

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The Nosh Bar at Montclair Brewery

Based out of Montville, NJ, the mobile charcuterie bar The Nosh Bar will provide some tasty customized charcuterie bites to pair with our delicious beers from 1-6pm in our Beer Garden!

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The Nosh Bar at Montclair Brewery

Based out of Montville, NJ, the mobile charcuterie bar The Nosh Bar will provide some tasty customized charcuterie bites to pair with our delicious beers from 1-6pm in our Beer Garden!

Free

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

The Nosh Bar at Montclair Brewery

Based out of Montville, NJ, the mobile charcuterie bar The Nosh Bar will provide some tasty customized charcuterie bites to pair with our delicious beers from 1-6pm in our Beer Garden!

Free

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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.


Jazz House Kids | 347 Bloomfield Avenue, Montclair

Founder Melissa Walker was prepped to be a lawyer before opportunities in music kept showing up all around her. She attributes her ability to follow her heart and be a jazz artist to great mentors in her life. Now, through Jazz House Kids, Melissa is providing students with the opportunities she had by mentoring them. Jazz House Kids combines music, mentoring, education, and leadership to help serve students in the community who may face a financial gap in being involved with music. Her program opens opportunities to learn and grow with music. Jazz House Kids also hosts the Montclair Jazz Festival annually. Support from donors is needed to keep her “little wishes” going. Learn more here.


Montclair History Center | 108 Orange Road, Montclair

The Montclair History Center is a private, nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization that promotes the preservation, study, and appreciation of local history. It was originally founded in 1965 to save the Israel Crane House, a Federal Revival-style landmark home built by a local entrepreneur in 1796. The MHC educates the community on local history and its importance through programs, advocacy, and exhibits. It shares the stories of the various persons and groups that have and continue to shape Montclair. Learn more here.


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Have an event you’d like to include? Submit it to our events calendar here. 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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