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Things to Do for Valentine’s Day + Galentine’s Day 2023 in the Montclair Area

by Samantha Impaglia
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Valentine’s Day and Galentine’s Day are both on the horizon in the Montclair and Essex County area, so it is time to make plans to ensure you enjoy the holidays to your preference. It’s good to spice up your week with a nice dinner or event — whether that’s with your family, significant other, or your galentines. So you can plan ahead, we’ve compiled everything that’s happening the week of this loving holiday. Read on for your guide to Valentine’s Day + Galentine’s Day 2023 events and dinners in Montclair and Essex County.

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February 10th — Paint, Pot, and Sip Hosted by Mind Your Beads + Seeds | 147 Valley Road, Montclair

Enjoy a night of painting + planting at this BYOB event. Bring your gal pals, your partner, or your favorite plant parent. Click here for details.

February 11th — Puff, Plant, and Paint Hosted by Mind Your Beads + Seeds | 147 Valley Road, Montclair

Unwind at this BYOC event with some painting and a game of Convo + Chill. This event is $45. Click here for details.

The Ivy at Chatham

February 11th — Valentine’s Day Cookie Decorating Workshop at The Eclectic Chic Boutique | 547 Bloomfield Avenue, Montclair 

Learn the piping basics to make unique designs on Valentine’s Day sugar cookies. This is a fun class for individuals, couples, and families. Click here for details.

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February 12th — Valentine Chocolate Covered Strawberries Class at The Eclectic Chic Boutique | 537 Bloomfield Avenue, Montclair

Learn how to prep strawberries, how to melt the chocolate candy wafers, and how to dip and decorate to create delish chocolate-covered strawberries. Cheryl from Cheryl’s Sparkling Creations will be teaching this workshop. Click here for details.

February 12th — Galentine’s Brunch at Halycon | 114 Walnut Street, Montclair

Celebrate love, heartbreak, and everything in between on February 12th. Every gal in attendance will be treated to one bellini. Click here for more details.

February 16th — Ladies Lifestyle Network Galentine’s Day Social at Casa de Flora Bar | 75 Washington Street, Bloomfield

Grab your favorite bottle of wine and your best girlfriend for a Galentine’s social. There will be time for networking with, shopping local women-owned businesses, and a chance to chat with the event’s featured speaker Kristina Way. Click here for details.

February 19th — Galentine’s Day Brunch at The Yard | 55 Park Plaza, Newark

Celebrate friendship with food, drinks, and special guest recording artist Alicia J. Attire: shades of pink. Click here for details.


Rabbit Hole, The Speakeasy within Blue Steel Pizza Company | 285 Glenwood Avenue, Bloomfield

Rabbit Hole will be serving up a five-course meal this Feb. 14th prepared by chef Lawrence Talis, with drink pairings by Bryan Ramirez. Guests can expect white fondue to start, followed by Scallop Oregenata and Lobster Profiteroles, among other menu items. Click here for more details.

Brick + Dough | 110 Walnut Street, Montclair

Chef Chris Pietrowicz from Brick & Dough will be hosting a food tasting “beyond the pizza” on VDay— but don’t worry, pizza will still be making an appearance, served alongside other dishes. Click here for details.

See More: 10 Unique Valentine’s Day Date Ideas in the Hoboken + Jersey City Area

Popolari | 1047 Broad Street, Bloomfield

Treat your loved one to a romantic, Valentine’s Day French dinner, complete with live music + 100 lit candles. Click here for details.

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