featured events

2021 Scarecrows In The Gardens Exhibit
Van Vleck House & Gardens
Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck Street, Montclair, NJ, 07042, United States

Thursday, October 7 from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Van Vleck House & Gardens

  Join us in the Gardens for our community scarecrow event! Groups of all types are welcome to create a scarecrow of their own design and have it featured on our scarecrow walk in Van Vleck Gardens. Please see the entry details below. Register here!  We can’t wait to see what you create!    

Edgemont Start Strong math testing
Oct 18
Montclair Public Schools
Montclair, NJ 07042

Monday, October 18 All Day

Montclair Public Schools

Bullock Start Strong math testing
Oct 18
Montclair Public Schools
Montclair, NJ 07042

Monday, October 18 All Day

Montclair Public Schools

MHS Start Strong Math Testing
Oct 18
Montclair Public Schools
Montclair, NJ 07042

Monday, October 18 from 8:00 am to 10:00 am

Montclair Public Schools

Monday Morning Yoga - HYBRID in-person/online
Oct 18
Van Vleck House & Gardens
21 Van Vleck Street, Montclair, NJ, 07042, United States

Monday, October 18 from 9:30 am to 10:45 am

Van Vleck House & Gardens

Begin your week with mindful vinyasa yoga in the Van Vleck living room or in the comfort of your own home. We flow between postures at a slow to moderate pace, focusing on building strength in body and mind. This class welcomes all levels from beginner to experienced yogis. Registration required by the Friday before the class. Masks required. Please bring your own yoga mat and props. Online registration for Virtual option: Click Here Online registration for In-Person option: Click Here

Planning Board Meeting
Oct 18
Township of Montclair
Virtual Meeting

Monday, October 18 from 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm

Township of Montclair

BOE Mtg.
Oct 18
Montclair Public Schools
Montclair, NJ 07042

Monday, October 18 from 7:30 pm to 10:30 pm

Montclair Public Schools

Bradford Start Strong math testing
Oct 19
Montclair Public Schools
Montclair, NJ 07042

Tuesday, October 19 All Day

Montclair Public Schools

Bullock Start Strong ELA testing
Oct 19
Montclair Public Schools
Montclair, NJ 07042

Tuesday, October 19 All Day

Montclair Public Schools

Edgemont Start Strong ELA testing
Oct 19
Montclair Public Schools
Montclair, NJ 07042

Tuesday, October 19 All Day

Montclair Public Schools

MHS Start Strong Science Testing
Oct 19
Montclair Public Schools
Montclair, NJ 07042

Tuesday, October 19 from 8:00 am to 10:00 am

Montclair Public Schools

Nishuane Parent Palooza
Oct 19
Montclair Public Schools
Nishuane

Tuesday, October 19 from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Montclair Public Schools

Council Meeting
Oct 19
Township of Montclair
Virtual Meeting

Tuesday, October 19 from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Township of Montclair

Montclair Township Council  Meeting View agenda packet.

Hillside Picture Day
Oct 20
Montclair Public Schools
Hillside School

Wednesday, October 20 All Day

Montclair Public Schools

Hillside - Picture Day
Oct 20
Montclair Public Schools
Montclair, NJ 07042

Wednesday, October 20 All Day

Montclair Public Schools

Bradford Start Strong ELA testing
Oct 20
Montclair Public Schools
Montclair, NJ 07042

Wednesday, October 20 All Day

Montclair Public Schools

Watchung Start Strong math testing
Oct 20
Montclair Public Schools
Montclair, NJ 07042

Wednesday, October 20 All Day

Montclair Public Schools

MHS Start Strong ELA Testing
Oct 20
Montclair Public Schools
Montclair, NJ 07042

Wednesday, October 20 from 8:00 am to 10:00 am

Montclair Public Schools

Partner Program with the Montclair Institute for Lifelong Learning - Fall 2021
Oct 20
Van Vleck House & Gardens
Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck Street, Montclair, NJ, 07042, United States

Wednesday, October 20 from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm

Van Vleck House & Gardens

Partner Program with the Montclair Institute for Lifelong LearningDates: Tuesdays, Oct 7 – Nov. 18th (no class on 11/11)Location: Van Vleck House & GardensTime: 11:30 AM – 12:30 PMThis class is a Partner Program with the Montclair Institute for Lifelong Learning. Registration link Oct 7 – Seasonal Hike – See the garden from a horticulturist’s point of view. Join LauraRoberts, Director of Horticulture at Van Vleck House & Gardens, for a refreshing strollthrough the grounds to discover the beauty of the season. Tour will feature all that isexciting at the moment from enchanting details to majestic specimens. Oct 14- Fall bulb planting – Learn what a true bulb and bulb-like structures are, theirseasonal cycle, how and what tools are used to plant them. By planting bulbs in the fall,a splash of color can be added to your garden from early spring to autumn. JoinMichelle Christie, Groundskeeper and Botanist for an informative class.  Please meet atthe Visitor Center Patio. Oct 21- Composting – What is compost? Different types of composting and what canbe put into a compost bin will be discussed. Michelle Christie, Groundskeeper, will showyou Van Vleck Gardens display of compost bins and our functional compost bin in action.

Zoning Board of Adjustment Meeting
Oct 20
Township of Montclair
Virtual Meeting

Wednesday, October 20 from 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm

Township of Montclair

Abbrev. day for students - curriculum mtgs.
Oct 21
Montclair Public Schools
Montclair, NJ 07042

Thursday, October 21 All Day

Montclair Public Schools

Hillside - Early Dismissal: Staff Curriculum Meetings
Oct 21
Montclair Public Schools
Montclair, NJ 07042

Thursday, October 21 All Day

Montclair Public Schools

Curriculum Thursday (Abbreviated day for Students)
Oct 21
Montclair Public Schools
Montclair, NJ 07042

Thursday, October 21 All Day

Montclair Public Schools

MHS College Fair
Oct 21
Montclair Public Schools
Montclair, NJ 07042

Thursday, October 21 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Montclair Public Schools

Watchung PTA Meeting
Oct 21
Montclair Public Schools
Montclair, NJ 07042

Thursday, October 21 from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Montclair Public Schools

Hillside - PTA/SATp Meeting
Oct 21
Montclair Public Schools
Montclair, NJ 07042

Thursday, October 21 from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm

Montclair Public Schools

Hillside PTA/SATp meeting
Oct 21
Montclair Public Schools
Hillside School

Thursday, October 21 from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Montclair Public Schools

Watchung Start Strong ELA testing
Oct 22
Montclair Public Schools
Montclair, NJ 07042

Friday, October 22 All Day

Montclair Public Schools

Sensory Celebration
Oct 23
Van Vleck House & Gardens
Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck Street, Montclair, NJ, 07042, United States

Saturday, October 23 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Van Vleck House & Gardens

Join us for a stress-free morning of discovery in the outdoors. We invite you to explore the Van Vleck gardens using your senses as your guide. Activity stations will be arranged throughout the property focusing on different textures, smells, shapes and colors found in the natural world. Meet and greet animals from Eyes of the Wild, an exotic animal rescue, and learn how these amazing creatures use their senses. This outdoor family program is an inclusive event, open to people of all ages and abilities. The rain date is Sunday, October 24th. Registration Required. Online registration Click Here

Hillside Car Wash
Oct 23
Montclair Public Schools
Hillside School

Saturday, October 23 from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Montclair Public Schools

Northeast Elementary Global Fall Festival
Oct 23
Montclair Public Schools
Northeast Blacktop

Saturday, October 23 from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Montclair Public Schools

Celebrate fall festivals from around the world! Enjoya DJ spinning tracks from around the world, dancing,activities, performances and treats from Diwali,Dia de los Muertos, Oktoberfest, Mid-Autumn Festival,Sukkot, and many more! Date: 10/23/21 (rain date 11/13/21) Time: 3-6PM Price: $10 per person RSVP: https://app.memberhub.gives/NEfallfestival

Nishuane Scholastic Book Fair
Montclair Public Schools
Nishuane School

Monday, October 25 through October 29

Montclair Public Schools

Monday Morning Yoga - HYBRID in-person/online
Oct 25
Van Vleck House & Gardens
21 Van Vleck Street, Montclair, NJ, 07042, United States

Monday, October 25 from 9:30 am to 10:45 am

Van Vleck House & Gardens

Begin your week with mindful vinyasa yoga in the Van Vleck living room or in the comfort of your own home. We flow between postures at a slow to moderate pace, focusing on building strength in body and mind. This class welcomes all levels from beginner to experienced yogis. Registration required by the Friday before the class. Masks required. Please bring your own yoga mat and props. Online registration for Virtual option: Click Here Online registration for In-Person option: Click Here

SEPAC mtc.
Oct 25
Montclair Public Schools
Zoom - link to come

Monday, October 25 from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Montclair Public Schools

PSAT
Oct 26
Montclair Public Schools
Montclair, NJ 07042

Tuesday, October 26 from 8:53 am to 9:53 am

Montclair Public Schools

Nishuane School Picture Day
Oct 27
Montclair Public Schools
Nishuane School

Wednesday, October 27 All Day

Montclair Public Schools

Partner Program with the Montclair Institute for Lifelong Learning - Fall 2021
Oct 27
Van Vleck House & Gardens
Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck Street, Montclair, NJ, 07042, United States

Wednesday, October 27 from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm

Van Vleck House & Gardens

Partner Program with the Montclair Institute for Lifelong LearningDates: Tuesdays, Oct 7 – Nov. 18th (no class on 11/11)Location: Van Vleck House & GardensTime: 11:30 AM – 12:30 PMThis class is a Partner Program with the Montclair Institute for Lifelong Learning. Registration link Oct 7 – Seasonal Hike – See the garden from a horticulturist’s point of view. Join LauraRoberts, Director of Horticulture at Van Vleck House & Gardens, for a refreshing strollthrough the grounds to discover the beauty of the season. Tour will feature all that isexciting at the moment from enchanting details to majestic specimens. Oct 14- Fall bulb planting – Learn what a true bulb and bulb-like structures are, theirseasonal cycle, how and what tools are used to plant them. By planting bulbs in the fall,a splash of color can be added to your garden from early spring to autumn. JoinMichelle Christie, Groundskeeper and Botanist for an informative class.  Please meet atthe Visitor Center Patio. Oct 21- Composting – What is compost? Different types of composting and what canbe put into a compost bin will be discussed. Michelle Christie, Groundskeeper, will showyou Van Vleck Gardens display of compost bins and our functional compost bin in action.

Housing Commission Meeting
Oct 27
Township of Montclair
Virtual Meeting

Wednesday, October 27 from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Township of Montclair

Montclair Housing Commission Meeting

Glenfield PTA Meeting
Oct 27
Montclair Public Schools
Zoom

Wednesday, October 27 from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Montclair Public Schools

Nishuane PTA Meeting
Oct 28
Montclair Public Schools
Nishuane

Thursday, October 28 from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm

Montclair Public Schools

Historic Preservation Commission Meeting
Oct 28
Township of Montclair
205 Claremont Avenue, Montclair, NJ 07042

Thursday, October 28 from 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm

Township of Montclair

Montclair Historic Preservation Commission Meeting

Hillside Boogie Bash - TBD
Oct 29
Montclair Public Schools
TBD

Friday, October 29 All Day

Montclair Public Schools

Watchung Cast of Characters Parade
Oct 29
Montclair Public Schools
Montclair, NJ 07042

Friday, October 29 from 2:00 pm to 2:30 pm

Montclair Public Schools

Nishuane Cast of Characters Parade
Oct 29
Montclair Public Schools
Nishuane

Friday, October 29 from 2:15 pm to 3:25 pm

Montclair Public Schools

Hillside Cast of Characters Parade
Oct 29
Montclair Public Schools
Hillside School

Friday, October 29 from 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm

Montclair Public Schools

Hillside - Cast of Characters Parade
Oct 29
Montclair Public Schools
Montclair, NJ 07042

Friday, October 29 from 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm

Montclair Public Schools

Hillside Trunk or Treat
Oct 29
Montclair Public Schools
Hillside

Friday, October 29 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Montclair Public Schools

Hillside - Boogie Bash
Oct 29
Montclair Public Schools
Montclair, NJ 07042

Friday, October 29 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Montclair Public Schools

Glenfield Orange and Black Dance
Oct 29
Montclair Public Schools
Glenfield Deck

Friday, October 29 from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm

Montclair Public Schools

Friday, October 29th 6:30-8pm on the Glenfield Deck. LIVE DJ!  Snacks! Costumes Optional. Covid-safe masks required. NO full face coverings allowed. Tickets are FREE. 100 tickets will be distributed for this event, first come, first serve. One ticket per student. Only Glenfield students may attend. (There will be other dances later in the year for those who can not attend this event.) To get tickets students must fill out this form. You need a mpsdnj.us account to access the form.  Tickets will be distributed through House leaders before the event. Rain date TBD Sponsored by Glenfield PTA and GSA

Nishuane Thanksgiving Donation Drive Starts
Nov 1
Montclair Public Schools
Montclair, NJ 07042

Monday, November 1 All Day

Montclair Public Schools

Monday Morning Yoga - HYBRID in-person/online
Nov 1
Van Vleck House & Gardens
21 Van Vleck Street, Montclair, NJ, 07042, United States

Monday, November 1 from 9:30 am to 10:45 am

Van Vleck House & Gardens

Begin your week with mindful vinyasa yoga in the Van Vleck living room or in the comfort of your own home. We flow between postures at a slow to moderate pace, focusing on building strength in body and mind. This class welcomes all levels from beginner to experienced yogis. Registration required by the Friday before the class. Masks required. Please bring your own yoga mat and props. Online registration for Virtual option: Click Here Online registration for In-Person option: Click Here

Council Conference Meeting
Nov 1
Township of Montclair
Virtual Meeting

Monday, November 1 from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Township of Montclair

Montclair Township Council Conference Meeting

Schools closed - Election Day
Nov 2
Montclair Public Schools
Montclair, NJ 07042

Tuesday, November 2 All Day

Montclair Public Schools

Hillside - School Closed: Election Day - PTA Bake Sale
Nov 2
Montclair Public Schools
Montclair, NJ 07042

Tuesday, November 2 All Day

Montclair Public Schools

Watchung PTA Election Day Bake Sale
Nov 2
Montclair Public Schools
Montclair, NJ 07042

Tuesday, November 2 from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Montclair Public Schools

Partner Program with the Montclair Institute for Lifelong Learning - Fall 2021
Nov 3
Van Vleck House & Gardens
Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck Street, Montclair, NJ, 07042, United States

Wednesday, November 3 from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm

Van Vleck House & Gardens

Partner Program with the Montclair Institute for Lifelong LearningDates: Tuesdays, Oct 7 – Nov. 18th (no class on 11/11)Location: Van Vleck House & GardensTime: 11:30 AM – 12:30 PMThis class is a Partner Program with the Montclair Institute for Lifelong Learning. Registration link Oct 7 – Seasonal Hike – See the garden from a horticulturist’s point of view. Join LauraRoberts, Director of Horticulture at Van Vleck House & Gardens, for a refreshing strollthrough the grounds to discover the beauty of the season. Tour will feature all that isexciting at the moment from enchanting details to majestic specimens. Oct 14- Fall bulb planting – Learn what a true bulb and bulb-like structures are, theirseasonal cycle, how and what tools are used to plant them. By planting bulbs in the fall,a splash of color can be added to your garden from early spring to autumn. JoinMichelle Christie, Groundskeeper and Botanist for an informative class.  Please meet atthe Visitor Center Patio. Oct 21- Composting – What is compost? Different types of composting and what canbe put into a compost bin will be discussed. Michelle Christie, Groundskeeper, will showyou Van Vleck Gardens display of compost bins and our functional compost bin in action.

Environmental Commission Meeting
Nov 3
Township of Montclair
Virtual Meeting

Wednesday, November 3 from 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm

Township of Montclair

Monthly meeting of the Montclair Environmental Commission.

BOE Mtg. - Rescheduled Nov. 10
Nov 3
Montclair Public Schools
Montclair, NJ 07042

Wednesday, November 3 from 7:30 pm to 10:30 pm

Montclair Public Schools

District closed - NJEA Convention
Montclair Public Schools
Montclair, NJ 07042

Thursday, November 4 through November 5

Montclair Public Schools

Hillside - School Closed: NJEA Convention
Montclair Public Schools
Montclair, NJ 07042

Thursday, November 4 through November 5

Montclair Public Schools

Development Review Committee
Nov 4
Township of Montclair
205 Claremont Avenue, Montclair, NJ 07042

Thursday, November 4 from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Township of Montclair

Read more about the Development Review Committee

Owls at Night
Nov 5
Van Vleck House & Gardens
Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck Street, Montclair, NJ, 07042, United States

Friday, November 5 from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Van Vleck House & Gardens

Meet live owls and other birds of prey from Flat Rock Brook Nature Center. Discover how incredible these birds are by learning about their behavior and special adaptations.  Open to families and individuals. Designed for children ages 7 and older, but all ages are welcome.  Program is all outdoors, and will be rescheduled if there is inclement weather.  Registration required by November 4th. Online registration coming soon!

Daylight Savings Time Ends
Nov 7
Montclair Public Schools
Montclair, NJ 07042

Sunday, November 7 All Day

Montclair Public Schools

Hillside Book Fair
Montclair Public Schools
Hillside Library

Monday, November 8 through November 12

Montclair Public Schools

Monday Morning Yoga - HYBRID in-person/online
Nov 8
Van Vleck House & Gardens
21 Van Vleck Street, Montclair, NJ, 07042, United States

Monday, November 8 from 9:30 am to 10:45 am

Van Vleck House & Gardens

Begin your week with mindful vinyasa yoga in the Van Vleck living room or in the comfort of your own home. We flow between postures at a slow to moderate pace, focusing on building strength in body and mind. This class welcomes all levels from beginner to experienced yogis. Registration required by the Friday before the class. Masks required. Please bring your own yoga mat and props. Online registration for Virtual option: Click Here Online registration for In-Person option: Click Here

Planning Board Meeting
Nov 8
Township of Montclair
Virtual Meeting

Monday, November 8 from 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm

Township of Montclair

PTAC General Meeting
Nov 9
Montclair Public Schools
Montclair, NJ 07042

Tuesday, November 9 from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Montclair Public Schools

Partner Program with the Montclair Institute for Lifelong Learning - Fall 2021
Nov 10
Van Vleck House & Gardens
Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck Street, Montclair, NJ, 07042, United States

Wednesday, November 10 from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm

Van Vleck House & Gardens

Partner Program with the Montclair Institute for Lifelong LearningDates: Tuesdays, Oct 7 – Nov. 18th (no class on 11/11)Location: Van Vleck House & GardensTime: 11:30 AM – 12:30 PMThis class is a Partner Program with the Montclair Institute for Lifelong Learning. Registration link Oct 7 – Seasonal Hike – See the garden from a horticulturist’s point of view. Join LauraRoberts, Director of Horticulture at Van Vleck House & Gardens, for a refreshing strollthrough the grounds to discover the beauty of the season. Tour will feature all that isexciting at the moment from enchanting details to majestic specimens. Oct 14- Fall bulb planting – Learn what a true bulb and bulb-like structures are, theirseasonal cycle, how and what tools are used to plant them. By planting bulbs in the fall,a splash of color can be added to your garden from early spring to autumn. JoinMichelle Christie, Groundskeeper and Botanist for an informative class.  Please meet atthe Visitor Center Patio. Oct 21- Composting – What is compost? Different types of composting and what canbe put into a compost bin will be discussed. Michelle Christie, Groundskeeper, will showyou Van Vleck Gardens display of compost bins and our functional compost bin in action.

BAMS PTA Meeting
Nov 10
Montclair Public Schools
Montclair, NJ 07042

Wednesday, November 10 from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Montclair Public Schools

BOE Mtg.
Nov 10
Montclair Public Schools
Montclair, NJ 07042

Wednesday, November 10 from 7:30 pm to 10:30 pm

Montclair Public Schools

Hillside Curriculum Night
Nov 11
Montclair Public Schools
Hillside School

Thursday, November 11 from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Montclair Public Schools

Hillside Book Fair Family Night
Nov 11
Montclair Public Schools
Hillside Library

Thursday, November 11 from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm

Montclair Public Schools

Hillside - Curriculum Night
Nov 11
Montclair Public Schools
Montclair, NJ 07042

Thursday, November 11 from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm

Montclair Public Schools

Second Sunday Chamber Concerts
Nov 14
Van Vleck House & Gardens
Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck Street, Montclair, NJ, 07042, United States

Sunday, November 14 from 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm

Van Vleck House & Gardens

Ron Levy, internationally acclaimed pianist, and Kristen Plumley, soprano. perform music inspired by roses- Everything’s Coming Up Roses Ron has been called “first-class” by the New York Times.  He regularly appears in major venues, both as a soloist andcollaborative artist, has been pianist and harpsichordist in many symphony orchestras, andpianist in the award-winning Palisades Virtuosi, of which he is a founding member.Kristen Plumley has performed a broad spectrum of works, including Mozart’s Coronation Mass andHaydn’s Mass in Time of War with the New England Symphonic Ensemble at Carnegie Hall, Mozart’s Mass in Cminor and Elgar’s For the Fallen, Bach’s Coffee Cantata, Respighi’s Laud to the Nativity, and others. “A sopranowith a sparkling voice to match her personality, Connecticut native Kristen Plumley brings her joy of being onstage to every role she performs.” (St. Petersburg Times). She is enthusiastic about contemporary works. There will be a limited amount of seats available for this performance and only to registered guests. Please reserve a seat (link coming soon). Proof of Covid-19 vaccination and a photo ID must be presented at check in for admittance. The concert is free. Suggested donation: $10

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