Best of Essex 2018: Entertainment, Nightlife & Recreation

Planning a girls' night out or a kids' party? Here are the best entertainment, nightlife and recreation destinations in this county, as voted by you!




Cooking Classes

1. Verjus Restaurant
1790 Springfield Ave.
Maplewood
973.378.8990
verjusrestaurant.com

2. Chef it Up
512 Franklin Ave.
Nutley
973.542.8542
chefitupkids.com

3. Kings
778 Morris Tpk.
Short Hills
973.258.4000
kingsfoodmarkets.com

Girls’ Night Out

1. Park Avenue Art Studio
2 Park Ave.
Caldwell
973.816.7906
parkavenueartstudio.com

2. The Crosby
193 Glenridge Ave.
Montclair
973.509.2337
thecrosbymontclair.com

3. Egan & Sons
118 Walnut St.
Montclair
973.744.1413
egannsons.com

Irish Pub

1. Egan & Sons
118 Walnut St.
Montclair
973.744.1413
egannsons.com

2. Cloverleaf Tavern
395 Bloomfield Ave.
Caldwell
973.226.9812
cloverleaftavern.com

3. Tierney's
138 Valley Rd.
Montclair
973.744.9785

Kids' Parties

1. Park Avenue Art Studio
2 Park Ave.
Caldwell
973.816.7906
parkavenueartstudio.com

2. JUMPnasium
204 Passaic Ave.
Fairfield
973.808.1700
jumpnasiumparty.com

3. Kidville
516 Valley Rd.
Montclair
973.826.0350
kidville.com

Painting Parties

1. Park Avenue Art Studio
2 Park Ave.
Caldwell
973.816.7906
parkavenueartstudio.com

2. Pinot's Palette
531 Bloomfield Ave.
Montclair
973.744.7500

510 Franklin Ave.

Nutley
​973.284.0700
pinotspalette.com

3. ArteVino Studio
51 Uppper Montclair Plz.
Montclair
862.500.1165
montclair.artevinostudio.com

Theater (Performing Arts)

1. Paper Mill Playhouse
22 Brookside Dr.
Millburn
973.376.4343
papermill.org

2. The Wellmont Theater
5 Seymour St.
Montclair
973.783.9500
wellmonttheater.com

3. NJPAC
1 Center St.
Newark
888.466.5722
njpac.org

Wedding Receptions

1. Pleasantdale Chateau
757 Eagle Rock Ave.
West Orange
973.731.5600
pleasantdale.com

2. Nanina's in the Park
540 Mill St.
Belleville
973.751.1230
naninasinthepark.com

3. The Manor
111 Prospect Ave.
West Orange
973.731.2360
themanorrestaurant.com

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March 2019

Speakeasy Art Gallery will be celebrating their 10 year milestone with the exhibit, "These Walls Can Talk" opening Friday, February 1st. The exhibit will showcase one piece of art from...

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Speakeasy Art Gallery
816 Main Street
Boonton, NJ  07005
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Narrated by Gene Wilder, “EXPO – Magic of the White City” brings the Chicago World’s Fair to life. Experience the world of 1893 through a cinematic visit to Chicago’s...

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Montclair Public Library
50 S Fullerton Ave
Montclair, NJ  07042
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Narrated by Gene Wilder, “EXPO – Magic of the White City” brings the Chicago World’s Fair to life. Experience the world of 1893 through a cinematic visit to Chicago’s...

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Montclair Public Library
50 S Fullerton Ave
Montclair, NJ  07042
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Narrated by Gene Wilder, “EXPO – Magic of the White City” brings the Chicago World’s Fair to life. Experience the world of 1893 through a cinematic visit to Chicago’s...

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Montclair Public Library
50 S Fullerton Ave
Montclair, NJ  07042
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Speakeasy Art Gallery will be celebrating their 10 year milestone with the exhibit, "These Walls Can Talk" opening Friday, February 1st. The exhibit will showcase one piece of art from...

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Speakeasy Art Gallery
816 Main Street
Boonton, NJ  07005
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Speakeasy Art Gallery will be celebrating their 10 year milestone with the exhibit, "These Walls Can Talk" opening Friday, February 1st. The exhibit will showcase one piece of art from...

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Boonton, NJ  07005
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Speakeasy Art Gallery will be celebrating their 10 year milestone with the exhibit, "These Walls Can Talk" opening Friday, February 1st. The exhibit will showcase one piece of art from...

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Speakeasy Art Gallery
816 Main Street
Boonton, NJ  07005
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Learn from Summit Medical Group’s Sleep Disorder Center experts about the basics of  good sleep and the physical impact of poor sleep. They will also discuss tips for improving...

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Montclair Public Library
50 S Fullerton Ave
Montclair, NJ  07042
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Speakeasy Art Gallery will be celebrating their 10 year milestone with the exhibit, "These Walls Can Talk" opening Friday, February 1st. The exhibit will showcase one piece of art from...

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Speakeasy Art Gallery
816 Main Street
Boonton, NJ  07005
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This event will be held at our community partner’s location – St. Luke’s Church, 73 South Fullerton Ave, Montclair. Non-perishable food items will be accepted for...

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Montclair Public Library
50 S Fullerton Ave
Montclair, NJ  07042
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Where:
Speakeasy Art Gallery
816 Main Street
Boonton, NJ  07005
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Susan G. Komen North Jersey’s signature Pink Tie Party is a not-to-be-missed annual event that is the perfect mix of fun and philanthropy. The event raises funds to fight breast...

Cost: $400

Where:
The Grove
691 Pompton Avenue
Cedar Grove, NJ  07009
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Telephone: 908-277-2904
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Green Brook Country Club Summer Camp Open House Saturday March 23rd 9:00am-11:00am Tuesday April 9th 4:00pm-6:00pm Saturday May 11th  9:00am-11:00am Light snacks and beverages...

Cost: Free

Where:
Green Brook Country Club
100 Greenbrook Road
North Caldwell, NJ  07006
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Sponsor: Green Brook Country Club
Telephone: (973) 228-1800
Contact Name: Nicole Moore
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Miller made her Broadway debut in 2011’s Sister Act, for which she earned a Tony nomination, and later won for her role as the Leading Player in Pippin. She made her feature film debut in The...

Cost: $45-$65

Where:
Enlow Recital Hall
215 North Avenue
Hillside, NJ  07205
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Sponsor: Kean Stage
Telephone: 908-737-4081
Contact Name: Steve Cochran
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