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
​973.284.0700
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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December 2019

Join us for a hearty brunch and a visit with Santa Claus on the farm. All ages will delight in the home cooked brunch and opportunity to take a photo with Santa himself, while experiencing a...

Cost: Adult $26.99, Senior $22.99, Child $22.99

Where:
Alstede Farms
1 Alstede Farms Lane
Chester, NJ  07930
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Sponsor: Alstede Farms
Telephone: 908-879-7189
Contact Name: Alstede Farms
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Get into the Christmas spirit with a visit to our Country Christmas Corner featuring Santa himself! Be sure to bring a camera to capture a special photo with Santa. Enjoy roasting marshmallows over...

Cost: free

Where:
Alstede Farms
1 Alstede Farms Lane
Chester, NJ  07930
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Telephone: 908-879-7189
Contact Name: Alstede Farms
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Local artist Laura Bowman will be performing at the new David Burke Orange Lawn on December 10th from 6-9 pm in South Orange, New Jersey.    Chef David Burke has introduced a new, casual,...

Cost: $10 annual dining club enrollment fee

Where:
David Burke Orange Lawn
305 N Ridgewood Rd
South Orange, NJ  07079
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Telephone: 973-552-2280
Contact Name: David Burke

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Starting on October 12 at 10:30 a.m. the Montclair Public Library will be hosting Citizenship Exam Preparation Classes, presented by JVS. The classes will cover American History, Civics, and how...

Cost: 0

Where:
Montclair Public Library
50 South Fullerton
Montclair , NJ  07042
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Sponsor: JVS
Telephone: 862-704-2291
Contact Name: Lynn Sternstein
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