What to Do
The Wellmont Theater
The Wellmont Theater is an American theater and concert venue. The theater originally opened in 1922 for live entertainment then switched to movies in 1929. Downtown Montclair came alive when The Wellmont reopened in 2015, partnering with Live Nation to host renowned performing artists.
5 Seymour St, Montclair - (973) 783-9500
Montclair Art Museum
The Montclair Art Museum, a notable, community-based institution with an international reputation, boasts a renowned collection of American and Native American art. MAM’s Yard School of Art is the leading regional art school, offering a multitude of comprehensive courses for children, teens, adults, seniors, and professional artists.
3 S Mountain Ave, Montclair - (973) 746-5555
Montclair Film exists to nurture and showcase the talents of filmmakers from around the world. The annual festival creates a cultural focal point in the Township of Montclair that celebrates the region’s diverse community and robust artistic heritage. The organization also hosts screenings, education, and events all year long.
Investors Bank Film & Media Center, 505 Bloomfield Avenue, Montclair - (973) 783-6433
Jazz House Kids
Jazz House Kids has gained a reputation as one of the nation’s preeminent arts education and performance organizations. Internationally renowned jazz performers teach alongside their professional staff, offering students a wide range of creative programming that develops musical potential, enhances leadership and life skills, and strengthens academic performance. Jazz House Kids also produces the annual Montclair Jazz Festival, the largest festival in Montclair.
347 Bloomfield Ave, Montclair - (973) 744-2273
Peak Performances at Montclair State University
Peak Performances at Montclair State University brings a diverse range of internationally acclaimed artists to the Alexander Kasser Theater. With an emphasis on interdisciplinary work, Peak Performances has presented more than 50 world and American premieres by international artists, in addition to numerous works by Montclair State University’s next generation of artists.
Alexander Kasser Theater, 1 Normal Ave, Montclair - (973) 655-5112
The Montclair Orchestra
The Montclair Orchestra was established to provide orchestral music to Montclair, and the surrounding communities. Comprised of professional, conservatory, and highly trained amateur musicians, the Montclair Orchestra performs a wide range of music and collaborates with film, art, theater, and historical organizations to provide a more robust entertainment experience.
PO Box 3246, Memorial Station, Upper Montclair - (973) 435-2906
Studio Montclair, Inc.
Studio Montclair Inc. (SMI) offers an array of opportunities for artists to bring their work to the public and network with other artists. SMI has collaborated with other organizations. SMI’s annual events include an Open Juried Exhibition that has achieved international scope, an annual Members’ Exhibition, and curated exhibits at the Studio Montclair Gallery.
127 Bloomfield Ave., Montclair - (862) 500-1447
Montclair Center is the traditional commercial hub of Montclair, running along Bloomfield Avenue for more than a mile from the Glen Ridge border to Mountain Avenue. For the tourists, this means a cornucopia of shopping, antique shops, art galleries, and bookshops. Montclair Center is classic and edgy, urban and urbane, but most of all fun!
Where to Stay
When visiting Montclair, enjoy your stay at one of the many available hotels or inns.
37 N Mountain Ave
Montclair - (973) 783-7878
Courtyard by Marriott West Orange
8 Rooney Cir
West Orange - (973) 669-4725
The Wilshire Grand Hotel
350 Pleasant Valley Way
West Orange - (973) 731-7007
Cambria Hotel West Orange
12 Rooney Cir
West Orange - (877) 424-6423
Where to Eat
Whether it's fine dining, cocktails, or gastropubs, Montclair offers options for every taste.
Marcel Bakery & Kitchen
631 1/2 Valley Road
Upper Montclair - (973) 842-4088
Pig & Prince Restaurant and Gastrolounge
1 Lackawanna Plaza
Montclair - (973) 233-1006
Plum on Park
14 Park St
Montclair - (973) 744-7100
Fiamma Wood Fired Pizza
558 Bloomfield Ave
Montclair - (862) 333-4135
193 Glenridge Ave
Montclair - (973) 509-2337