Mark your calendars! Here’s a round up of what’s happening in the Montclair area this month:

October 1

ales n' tails oktoberfest

October 2

open streets

  • The Open Streets Montclair festival will begin with the Tour de Montclair bike ride throughout the town and end at the Open Streets Festival on Glenridge Avenue with music, food, community partners and parklets for the community to enjoy. The construction of the parklets – mini urban recreational and lounge spaces will take place from 10 -12. Then it’s party time!
  • The Jewish Cultural Society’s Rosh Hashana celebration at Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Montclair to welcome in the Jewish New Year

October 4

October 5

  • Montclair Public Library hosts The Every Wednesday Matinee, a classic film series presented in its auditorium, with this month’s theme being “Wicked Women.” Today is Rebeccastarring Laurence Olivier, Joan Fontaine and George Sanders, a self-conscious bride is tormented by the memory of her husband’s dead first wife. (1940, 130 minutes, B&W)

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October 10

Ani Ramen House Opens In Montclair


October 12

  • MPL screens One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, tarring Jack Nicholson, Louise Fletcher and Michael Berryman. A criminal pleads insanity after getting into trouble again and once in the mental institution rebels against the oppressive nurse and rallies up the scared patients. (1975, 133 minutes, Color)

October 13

  • Local poet Roger Sedarat reads form his new book Foot Faults: Tennis Poems at Watchung Booksellers.
  • Les Brers performs at The Wellmont Theater

October 14


October 15

Alan Cumming’s You Gotta Get Bigger Dreams

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October 21

the little read

October 22

Strut Your Mutt

October 24

October 26

  • MPL screens Mommie Dearest, starring Faye Dunaway, Diana Scarwid and Steve Forrest. Mommie Dearest, best-selling memoir turned motion picture, depicts the abusive and traumatic adoptive upbringing of Christina Crawford at the hands of her mother, screen queen Joan Crawford. (1981, 129 minutes, Color)

October 27
rise of the jack o lanterns

  • RISE of the Jack O’Lanterns, a spectacular display of 5,000 carved pumpkins, makes its New Jersey debut in Secaucas. RISE will bring out the Halloween spirit in visitors of all ages, indoors at the Meadowlands Exposition Center from October 27 – 30.

October 28


October 29

Tierney's Tavern Halloween Bash!

October 30