Best of Essex 2019: 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. Montclair Culinary Academy
550 Valley Rd.
Montclair
973.498.8436
montclairculinaryacademy.com

2. Williams Sonoma
630 Valley Rd.
Upper Montclair
973.783.1799
williams-sonoma.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

Kids' Parties

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

2. FunTime Junction
400 Fairfield Rd.
Fairfield
973.882.9777
funtimejunction.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
‚Äč973.284.0700
pinotspalette.com

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

Theater (Performing Arts)

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

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

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

Wedding Receptions

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

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

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September 2019

Boonton Arts - Dog Days of Summer kicks off June 7th at 5:30, with a leash cutting in front of the Dog Days of Summer mural located at Church and Main Street. They say that every dog has...

Cost: Free

Where:
Main Street Boonton
Church & Main Street
Boonton, NJ  07005
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Sponsor: Boonton Arts
Telephone: 862-307-5919
Contact Name: Kristy Brucale Jach
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Opportunity Project will once again join with the community for the organization’s Annual Golf Classic on Monday, September 23, 2019 at Brooklake Country Club in Florham Park, N.J. In...

Cost: contact Kerri Levine at 973-467-4300

Where:
Brooklake Country Club
139 Brooklake Rd
Florham Park, NJ  07932
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Sponsor: Opportunity Project
Telephone: 973-467-4300
Contact Name: Kerri Levine
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Boonton Arts - Dog Days of Summer kicks off June 7th at 5:30, with a leash cutting in front of the Dog Days of Summer mural located at Church and Main Street. They say that every dog has...

Cost: Free

Where:
Main Street Boonton
Church & Main Street
Boonton, NJ  07005
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Sponsor: Boonton Arts
Telephone: 862-307-5919
Contact Name: Kristy Brucale Jach
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Boonton Arts - Dog Days of Summer kicks off June 7th at 5:30, with a leash cutting in front of the Dog Days of Summer mural located at Church and Main Street. They say that every dog has...

Cost: Free

Where:
Main Street Boonton
Church & Main Street
Boonton, NJ  07005
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Sponsor: Boonton Arts
Telephone: 862-307-5919
Contact Name: Kristy Brucale Jach
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Boonton Arts - Dog Days of Summer kicks off June 7th at 5:30, with a leash cutting in front of the Dog Days of Summer mural located at Church and Main Street. They say that every dog has...

Cost: Free

Where:
Main Street Boonton
Church & Main Street
Boonton, NJ  07005
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Sponsor: Boonton Arts
Telephone: 862-307-5919
Contact Name: Kristy Brucale Jach
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Peter Biedermann is a solo instrumental guitarist based in Green Valley, AZ that has been composing and performing for over 40 years and will be appearing for the first time in the...

Cost: 0

Where:
Montclair Public Library
50 S Fullerton Ave
Montclair, NJ  07042
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Sponsor: Montclair Public Library
Telephone: 973-744-0500
Contact Name: Molly Hone
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Join Komen North Jersey for an afternoon of celebrating survivors, and networking with passionate business leaders and advocates in the fight against breast cancer. The afternoon includes lunch...

Cost: $125

Where:
Mayfair Farms
481 Eagle Rock Avenue
West Orange, NJ  07052
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Sponsor: Susan G. Komen North Jersey
Telephone: 908-277-2904
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Boonton Arts - Dog Days of Summer kicks off June 7th at 5:30, with a leash cutting in front of the Dog Days of Summer mural located at Church and Main Street. They say that every dog has...

Cost: Free

Where:
Main Street Boonton
Church & Main Street
Boonton, NJ  07005
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Sponsor: Boonton Arts
Telephone: 862-307-5919
Contact Name: Kristy Brucale Jach
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Executive Director of the Stickley Museum Vonda Givens will explore the past, present and future of Craftsman Farms, Gustav Stickley’s home and “Garden of Eden,” through...

Cost: 0

Where:
Montclair Public Library
50 S Fullerton Ave
Montclair, NJ  07042
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Sponsor: Montclair Public Library
Telephone: 973-744-0500 x2235
Contact Name: Molly Hone
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Boonton Arts - Dog Days of Summer kicks off June 7th at 5:30, with a leash cutting in front of the Dog Days of Summer mural located at Church and Main Street. They say that every dog has...

Cost: Free

Where:
Main Street Boonton
Church & Main Street
Boonton, NJ  07005
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Sponsor: Boonton Arts
Telephone: 862-307-5919
Contact Name: Kristy Brucale Jach
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The Florian Schantz Jazz Combo will return to the Montclair Library to celebrate the Oktoberfest. The program will feature European and American waltzes, polkas, marches and other German...

Cost: 0

Where:
Montclair Public Library
50 S Fullerton Ave
Montclair, NJ  07042
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Sponsor: Montclair Public Library
Telephone: 973-744-0500
Contact Name: Molly Hone
Website »

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Boonton Arts - Dog Days of Summer kicks off June 7th at 5:30, with a leash cutting in front of the Dog Days of Summer mural located at Church and Main Street. They say that every dog has...

Cost: Free

Where:
Main Street Boonton
Church & Main Street
Boonton, NJ  07005
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Sponsor: Boonton Arts
Telephone: 862-307-5919
Contact Name: Kristy Brucale Jach
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