As buildings close and events are postponed, arts and religious and community organizations are figuring out ways to stay available to their patrons. This is changing rapidly, so please check the website of any organization you patronize to see what they have to offer. This list is not comprehensive.

Studio Montclair Inc.’s gallery at 127 Bloomfield Ave. is closed, but art-lovers can see "The Place Called Home" exhibit at, and listen to a podcast about it.

The Garden State Film Festival, which had been scheduled for March 25-29 in Asbury Park, is now virtual. Go to for more information.

Montclair Public Library is streaming storytimes on Wednesday, visit the library’s site for updates on this and other potential streaming services, Ebooks and movies are also available.

Watch Group Leader trainings for “America to Me: Real Talk Montclair,” which launched on March 1, will now operate as ZOOM meetings for trainers, on March 24, March 31, and Apri 7, 6:30-9:30 p.m.    “America to Me: Real Talk Montclair” is a community-watch, like a community-read, of a 10-part documentary dealing with race. How the group watches themselves, which have been postponed to later this spring, will happen is yet to be determined. To learn more and sign up to be a group leader, visit

The Write Group is streaming its Tuesday morning,10:15-11:30 a.m. weekly support groups, while the library is closed. Other groups will also likely be streamed. Hank Quense has developed the substitute approach using Google Taskade. Those wishing to attend should email, who will send an email with the login link to the video chat room.  

Jazz House Kids is offering online music classes. Visit for more information.





Watchung Booksellers, 54 Fairfield St.,  offers book delivery, and online book and audiobook sales. (However, following Gov. Murphy's announcement today, Saturday, March 21, check with the store for details. Visit or call 973-744-7177.

Essex Youth Theater and Vanguard Theater Company are both figuring out how to offer virtual activities for children. Visit and for information.

The Montclair History Center is closed, but encourages visitors to visit their YouTube channel,, for a “history fix,” and browse through their digital collections,