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How to Experience the Solar Eclipse in Northern New Jersey

by Bertha Solis
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Northern New Jersey is gearing up for the upcoming Solar Eclipse. The eclipse will take place on Monday, April 8th when the moon comes between the Earth and the sun, temporarily blocking out the sun’s light. Many US states will be in the Path of Totality, where the eclipse’s duration will be the longest. Many local businesses are getting in on the fun, serving up special treats and hosting eclipse-watching events. From viewing parties and guided workshops to eclipse-themed treats, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. Read on for a list of Solar Eclipse events and treats in Northern New Jersey.

Disclaimer: To view the 2024 Solar Eclipse, you must wear Solar Eclipse glasses. See below for a list of places that will be providing them.

For any other Solar Eclipse-related events or treats, email hello@themontclairgirl.com.

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Events

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Treats

Assorted Sweets From Chocolate Works | 55 East Mount Pleasant Avenue, Livingston

 

 
 
 
 
 
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There are numerous chocolate options to choose from at Chocolate Works. From chocolate-dipped pretzels to dried fruits, marshmallows, and cookies, there are endless options to satisfy any kind of chocolate craving.

Blackberry Ice Cream From Torico Ice Cream | 20 Erie Street, Jersey City

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Besides chocolate ice cream, opt for a fruit-based option: blackberry. Torico makes its Blackberry Ice Cream using blackberry puree. Additional toppings can be added like rainbow sprinkles, brownie pieces, cookie dough pieces, and more for an extra cost. Order here.

Chocolate Coconut Chocolate Chip Cookie From Cocoa Bakery | 275 Grand Street + 475 Central Avenue, Jersey City

 

 
 
 
 
 
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At both Cocoa Bakery locations, there is a Chocolate Coconut Chocolate Chip Cookie. With its distinct flavors, the cookie creates a yellow and black hue reminding one of the upcoming Solar Eclipse.

Chocolate Mousse Bomb From Calandra’s Bakery | 24 1st Avenue, Newark, 234 Bloomfield Avenue, Caldwell, + 244 Route 46 East, Fairfield

 

 
 
 
 
 
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To go hand in hand with the anticipation of the solar eclipse, this dessert will satisfy your taste buds. The Chocolate Mousse Bomb is made with chocolate mousse and covered in chocolate ganache. Learn more here.

Chocolate Peanut Buttery Cupcake From Stuff by SJ | 342 Bloomfield Avenue, Montclair

For the ultimate chocolate goodness, Stuff by SJ has the goods. The Chocolate Peanut Buttery Cupcake is made with a chocolate cupcake filled with homemade peanut butter frosting and topped with crumbled peanut butter cups. Learn more here.

 

 

Flourless Chocolate Cake From Choc O Pain | Multiple Locations in Hoboken + Jersey City

 

 
 
 
 
 
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For those who are gluten-free, Choc O Pain makes a Flourless Chocolate Cake in a non-gluten free facility. It is a large round cake that serves up to six or eight people. A personalized stencil can be put on top of the cake but customers must order 72 hours in advance. Learn more here.

Midnight Cocoa Ice Cream Pint From Milk Sugar Love | 19 McWilliams Place, Jersey City

If feeling bold to try out a rare ice cream flavor, Milk Sugar Love has a Midnight Cocoa ice cream pint. This flavor is made with activated charcoal and cocoa powder creating a black ice cream color. It can be ordered online for pick up here.

Rainbow Brownie From The Thirsty Baker | Jersey City

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For any chocolate fans out there, The Thirsty Baker, a Jersey City-based business has Rainbow Brownies on its website. Think of it as “Cosmic Brownies,” with its rainbow sprinkles, which can remind people of outer space just in time for the Solar Eclipse.

Signature Cacao Sea Salt Brownies From Vesta Chocolate | 598 Valley Road, Suite 2, Montclair

 

 
 
 
 
 
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The Signature Cacao Sea Salt Brownies from Vesta Chocolate are a great treat for an eclipse viewing party. This comes in a pack of 12, making it an option for sharing with others. The brownies are made with Vesta’s small batch bean-to-bar chocolate, and topped with fresh roasted cacao nibs and sea salt. Feel free to add a Vanilla bean gelato on top for extra creaminess. Order online here.

Triple Chocolate Cupcake From Supreme Bakery | 40 Main Street, West Orange

Supreme Bakery is known for its various dessert options and its cupcakes are no exception. The Triple Chocolate Cupcake is a combination of chocolate goodness and topped with chopped chocolate pieces. Learn more here.

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Where to Get Solar Eclipse Glasses

The American Academy of Astronomy reminds eclipse-viewers that the eclipse cannot safely be viewed without proper eyewear. A full list of resources is available here, and there are several local spots providing eclipse glasses.

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