Calling all North Jersey Virgos! This is a one-stop shop for everything a Virgo might need to survive and thrive in North Jersey. Virgo season spans from August 22nd to September 23rd. We know Virgos are usually analytical and have perfectionist tendencies, so we’ve curated a regional resource to help cater to these personality quirks. We’ve rounded up some of our favorite North Jersey businesses and programs for every single side of you — from your passion for drive and success, your kind and empathetic heart, to your inevitable stressed and tense side. Read on to learn more about The Montclair Girl’s North Jersey Virgo survival guide.
For Your Committed + Hardworking Side
C3Workplace | 26 Park Street, Suite 2000, Montclair
“Connect, collaborate, connect.” At C3Workplace, located in the heart of Montclair, you’ll find a number of business solutions to ensure that all your prospects are successful. From office and conference room day passes, to virtual business support, to education and events, C3Workplace has everything available to satisfy the Virgo need for success.
South Orange-Maplewood Adult School | 17 Parker Avenue, Maplewood
The South Orange-Maplewood Adult School, or SOMAS, offers over 150 courses and lectures for all adult ages in a variety of many categories including business and finance, creative arts, culinary arts, home and garden, and more. SOMAS was founded in the Great Depression era of 1933 and was committed (+ still is to this day) to providing educational and recreational classes to the community at prices that people could afford. Registration is open now for fall 2022, and you can view their website for more information.
Jersey City Book Club | Virtual + Jersey City
Reading is vital in your drive for success and knowledge. What better way to stay engaged and up-to-date on your reading than joining a book club? JC Book Club organizes book club meetings both in-person and online and discusses a variety of genres. You connect with the JC Book Club here.
For Your Kind + Sympathetic Side
Toni’s Kitchen | 73 South Fullerton Avenue, Montclair
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Everyone deserves to have access to food. Toni’s Kitchen, a food ministry of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Montclair, is helping ensure that everyone in the community has just that. Toni’s Kitchen relies on the help of volunteers for food prep, serving, packing healthy food bags, driving, and pickups and deliveries. In addition to volunteering, donations are critical for the regular supply of food needed. To learn more about volunteer opportunities or donations, visit the website.
Bloomfield Animal Shelter | 61 Bukowski Place, Bloomfield
We know that you Virgos have a soft spot in your heart for animals — we do, too. Bloomfield Animal Shelter is a volunteer-based organization that relies on the help of donations and providing basic care for the animals. Volunteer opportunities include working with the dogs and cats, facility maintenance, and much out-of-facility volunteering work including photography, marketing and PR, and transportation. To find out how your contributions can help, visit their website.
The Montclair Foundation, Van Vleck House + Gardens | 21 Van Vleck Street, Montclair
The Van Vleck House + Gardens was established to support not-for-profit organizations that meet health, educational, cultural, social service, and quality of life needs in the greater Montclair community. It takes a lot of support to maintain the Van Vleck House & Gardens, and the team is always looking for additional support. Opportunities include supporting educational programs, garden maintenance, and special event coordination. Read more about The Montclair Foundation and Van Vleck House & Gardens here.
For Your Organizational + Systematic Side
Duly Organized | Serving North Jersey
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“I should organize that.” We’ve all said it (looking at you, Virgos). Enter Gervonna of Duly Organized. She’s here to turn chaos into calmness and help create a more organized, mindful, and purposeful life and space. Duly Organized offers home organizational services and space optimization that can ultimately lead to a clearer mind to add energy and time into your life. Learn more about Duly Organized here.
Goddess in Eden | 282 Bloomfield Avenue, Verona
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Reaching a level of clarity in organization, in both space and mind, can lead to finding a rise in productivity — and we could all use a little guidance to get us there. Goddess in Eden is a metaphysical boutique where the goal is to enlighten, empower, and enchant you. If you’re looking for some resources in a more spiritual sense to reach your goals, Goddess in Eden is a great resource. Read more about this business and everything it has to offer here.
For Your Perfectionist + Clean Side
Alchemy Scent Bar | 30 Church Street, Montclair
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A custom scent experience — there’s nothing that could be more joyful for a Virgo. Alchemy Scent Bar, located in the heart of downtown Montclair, provides an unforgettable experience allowing customers to create their own custom-fragranced candles, home, and body products. There are over 100 different scents to choose from, and customers can mix and match to get the perfect concoction. Additionally, there are different containers to choose from for any product you want. You can learn more about Alchemy Scent Bar here.
Good Bottle Refill Shop | 179 Glenridge Avenue, Montclair + 1875 Springfield Avenue, Maplewood
This is New Jersey’s first refill shop. Good Bottle Refill Shop wants to help reduce the waste in your life while offering high-quality sustainable products. This shop gives you the opportunity to bring in your own (cleaned) bottles and refill them in-store. From bath and body, cleaning, kitchen, laundry, and even pantry, Good Bottle Refill shop is a one-stop shop for everything your home needs. It even provides home delivery to many of our favorite North Jersey towns. Learn more here.
Vania’s Cleaning Service is a proud, family-owned business that originated out of Essex County back in 2000 and has grown into a powerhouse that effectively services a wide majority of North Jersey. You can finally sit back and relax, Virgos, and trust that Vania and her highly qualified staff and services will get your space deep cleaned like you’ve always dreamed.
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For Your Stressed + Tense Side
Island Spa + Sauna | 1769 Lincoln Highway, Edison
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There are so many peaceful, stress-free services at Island Spa + Sauna in Edison. From a long list of massage services to Korean body scrubs, different skincare treatments, and even Yoni Steam, a trip here is sure to unpack any Virgo tension. This spa also has Korean + other Asian fusion eats at its Cafe Island — and there’s even a juice bar as well. We can’t think of anything more relaxing than getting a massage followed by a delicious meal. Learn more here.
Kismet Acupuncture | 200 North 14th Street, Kenilworth
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Acupuncture has the ability to treat a number of different conditions from mental and emotional health, such as anxiety and depression, to respiratory health to pain management. The team at Kismet Acupuncture offers many services that help release some of those endorphins: acupuncture, cupping, gua sha, and reiki to name a few. Read more about this business and its services here.
On The Side Day Spa | 740 S Avenue W, Westfield
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We all get a little stressed and tense sometimes — especially the Virgos, but stress no longer. On The Side Day Spa has a variety of services to help unwind and relax. The Wild Lime Blossom Scalp and Body Massage is designed to promote relaxation and reduce stress. While the Manuka Honey facial enhancement promotes hydration and calmness. On The Side Day Spa also offers Reiki, a form of energy work that can help restore the body through energy transfer. To learn more about these services and book an appointment, you can visit its website.
Zura | 71 Washington Street, Bloomfield
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A number of studies recognize yoga to help relieve anxiety and stress. Zura in Bloomfield’s mission is to ignite, awaken, and inspire you through movement. From the moment you step inside the studio, you’ll be welcomed with a beautiful, state-of-the-art serene atmosphere. Zura offers seven different class options for an array of movement that we’re confident any Virgo would appreciate. You can read more about the studio here.
Happy Virgo season from all of us at Team MG!