Join us for Free First Thursday Nights at MAM
every month from October through June,  5–9 p.m., and enjoy an evening of free art and dynamic programming, including live music, tours, and interactive entertainment. A full-service bar with special First Thursday Night prices sponsored by Pig & Prince, one of Montclair's most celebrated eateries, is open all evening, and food trucks serve a variety of delicious fare.
Offerings will change on a monthly basis, providing something new to see or do at every First Thursday Night.
Have a creative business or activity you'd like to present at Free First Thursday Nights? Please email us a description at

May 1
  • Full-service bar, 5–9 p.m., with special First Thursday Night prices in partnership with Pig & Prince Restaurant & Gastro-Lounge (credit cards accepted)
  • Tours, 5:30, 6:30, & 7:30 p.m. – Explore MAM's current exhibitions with a guide. Themes change on a monthly basis. 
  • Live music, 5–9 p.m., provided by the Montclair State John J. Cali School of Music Jazz Studies.
  • Draw Along Workshop, 5–9 p.m. – Come draw with us! Grab a pencil and some paper and try your hand at sketching with one of the Yard School of Art's teaching artists. Take your turn at drawing from a live model or observe as an expert captures a likeness. Supplies are provided for this free activity.
  • Florian Schantz Jazz Combo, 6:30 p.m.  – 11-year-old trumpet virtuoso Florian Schantz will play jazz selections with a full band. For more information, including videos, see
  • Bellevue Avenue Library, 7:30 p.m. – The Friends of Bellevue Avenue Library will host a presentation on the early history of the library. The Montclair Art Museum and the Bellevue Avenue Library are both celebrating their Centennial in 2014.
  • Montclair Poetry Festival Preview, 7:30 & 8:30 p.m. – Enjoy short poetry sements presented by the first ever Montclair Poetry Festival, to be held May 30-June 1. 
  • MAM welcomes groups from Immaculate Conception School and OutProfessionals.

Save the date!
June 5 - last one until October!


We encourage you to bring groups to Free First Thursday Nights! We ask that groups of 10 or more RSVP to In return, we'll give your group a special mention on the Free First Thursday Nights webpage. 
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