The Weekend: Fourth of July Edition

Montclair's Fourth of July in Photos

This weekend is all about celebrating our country’s independence!

Check out our Fourth of July Guide to Parades, Picnics, and Fireworks for info on local celebrations and keep reading for other happenings this weekend:


Irish music sensation Celtic Woman, Billboard’s No. 1 World Music Artist, returns to NJPAC in the all-new Destiny concert tour tonight. Celtic Woman showcases three world-class vocalists Mairéad Carlin, Susan McFadden and newest member Éabha McMahon with brilliant Celtic violinist Máiréad Nesbitt accompanied by a group of equally talented musicians and dancers. This unforgettable live concert experience features all new stage designs, stunning wardrobes and magnificent arrangements with superb choreography.

Celtic Woman: The Destiny Tour
Thursday, June 30 at 8 pm
NJPAC, 1 Center Street, Newark, NJ
Tickets are $44 – $79 and can be purchased online here

The Taj Mahal Trio

The Taj Mahal Trio performs at SOPAC tonight. One of the most prominent and influential figures in late 20th century American Blues and Roots music, Taj Mahal is a 2014 recipient of the Americana Music Association Lifetime Achievement Award alongside such luminaries as Jackson Browne, Loretta Lynn, and Flaco Jimenez. Though his career began more than four decades ago with American Blues, Taj Mahal has broadened his artistic scope to include music representing virtually every corner of the globe – the Caribbean, Africa, Latin America, Europe, the South Pacific and so much more.

The Taj Mahal Trio
Thursday, June 30 at 8 pm
SOPAC, One SOPAC Way, South Orange, NJ
Tickets are $62-$77 and can be purchased online here

Neil McNamara Trio

Guitarist Neil McNamara, Alex Gressel on the Bass, and Mark Johnson on the drums will perform at Trumpets Jazz Club tonight. There will also be some “special guests” sitting in in what promises to be a special night of Jazz at Trumpets.

Neil McNamara Trio
Thursday, June 30, 2 sets at 7:30 pm and 9 pm
Trumpets Jazz Club and Restaurant, 6 Depot Square, Montclair, NJ 07042
$10 pp music charge $7 pp minimum (food drink)


On Friday night, you can go to Ruthie’s BBQ & Pizza in Montclair to enjoy the music of Rich Reiter. It’s BYOB and no cover charge. As usual, Ruthie’s will be serving up good pizza and BBQ too.

Rich Reiter
Friday, July 1 at 7 pm
Ruthie’s B-B-Q, 64 1/2 Chestnut Street, Montclair
No cover

montclair pop up

Montclair POP-Up celebrates “Made in America” at it’s outdoor pop uo shop on Saturday. Go out and support local made with over 15 makers selling their wares, help create a community art mural with the theme: What do you love about America?, little ones will love the outdoor play station, enjoy fresh ices from the Ice Cart Man for Bullock, and much more!

Montclair POP-Up Outdoor Shop
Saturday, July 2 from 8 am – 2 pm
85 Walnut Street (Building Blocks parking lot), Montclair, NJ, 07042
Free to attend

java love sundays

Java Love will present WOOD, WIRE, AND COFFEE: an afternoon of music, food, and drinks at its Church Street location on Sunday. Featuring live acoustic music, a small lunch menu (including vegan options!), and 50% off all beverages. Danni May, Cat Coleman, and Fox and the Veil will perform.

Sunday, July 3 from 3 pm – 5 pm
Java Love, 49 Church Street, Montclair, NJ, 07042
Free to attend

Newark Museum
Newark Museum

This weekend is a Museums On Us weekend, which means that any Bank of America or Merrill Lynch cardholder will receive free museum admission to the following area museums:

  • Montclair Art Museum (MAM), 3 South Mountain Avenue, Montclair, NJ.
  • Newark Museum, 49 Washington Street, Newark, NJ.
  • Aljira, A Center for Contemporary Art, 591 Broad Street, Newark, NJ.
  • Morris Museum, 6 Normandy Heights Road, Morristown, NJ.
  • Liberty Science Center, 222 Jersey City Boulevard, Jersey City, NJ.
  • The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY.
  • The Metropolitan Museum of Art – The Met Cloisters, 99 Margaret Corbin Drive, Fort Tryon Park New York, NY
  • Whitney Museum of Art, 945 Madison Avenue, New York, NY.
  • Brooklyn Historical Society, 128 Pierrepont Street, New York, NY
  • Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, 2 East 91st Street (between 5th and Madison Avenues)
  • Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35 Ave, Astoria, NY

Museums on Us
Saturday, July 2 and Sunday, July 3
Free admission for each cardholder (debit or credit) at participating museums

Check our Calendar for more happenings this weekend and enjoy!