Open Streets Montclair
Photos: Bike&Walk Montclair & Montclair BID

On Sunday, the streets of Montclair Center were filled with people of all ages biking, walking, dancing, jumping rope, and hula hooping at the first annual Open Streets Montclair event.

Sponsored by a partnership between Bike&Walk Montclair, the Montclair Center BID, the Montclair Police Dept. Traffic Bureau, and Montclair Township, the traffic-free event was enjoyed by thousands of people who went out to support the community, enjoy the gorgeous weather, and have fun.

Norma Tassey, Executive Director of Bike&Walk Montclair, is very pleased with how it turned out and gives a big shout out to Liz Brady and Martel Catalano, the lead team members from Bike&Walk Montclair, for making the event a success.

“I think families truly enjoyed the bike rodeo where kids rode an obstacle course to increase their riding skills. The demo classes by the Park Street Y were awesome with little kids and adults participating in different styles of exercise. The bands at both Crane Park and the Center Stage entertained the crowds and The Girl Noticed street art project was also a great compliment to this event,” says Tassey.

Photos: Dan Derrico
Photos: Dan Derrico

Luther Flurry, Montclair Center BID’s Executive Director, says, “We had amazing weather and the streets were filled with happy families.”

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One reply on “Fantastic Fun Playing in the Open Streets of Montclair”

  1. What a great day!!! The little prof and I did the 12 mile bike ride (my ass is STILL feeling it!), then enjoyed the Open Streets.

    We’ve done NYC’s Summer Streets in August for the last several years, so thanks to everyone who brought the idea to Montclair.

    This reminded me of the old Montclair Harvest Festival (remember that?) when park Bloomfield Ave. was closed. Because at a time when cars own the road in Montclair by failing to yield to pedestrians and speeding, one day with Open Streets is a great day.

    (I do hope there is another next year, better publicized. It’s a shame even more folks couldn’t enjoy a Great Montclair Day!)

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