MONTCLAIR, NJ - The Open Streets Festival will take place on Sunday, Oct. 2 in downtown Montclair.
Presented by Schumacher Insurance and organized by Montclair Township, the Montclair Center BID and Bike/Walk Montclair, the festival will begin with the Tour de Montclair bike ride throughout the town and end with the Open Streets Festival on Glen Ridge Avenue with music, food, community partners and parklets for the community to enjoy.
The day begins at 9 a.m. with registration for the ride, which then takes place from 10-12. For those not riding, the construction of parklets—mini urban recreational and lounge spaces—will take place from 10-12. Then an after party will take place with music and activities on Glen Ridge Avenue from 12-3.
The Tour de Montclair is organized by Bike/Walk Montclair is sponsored by Partners for Health and organized by Bike&Walk Montclair and will comprise 12- or 6- mile ride, taking riders through the four wards of Montclair. Montclair Center Stage will organize the live music and Montclair State University will provide green and sustainability activities for the community. The Montclair Public Library and the Montclair Art Museum will be providing fun and education family activities.
Bike&Walk Montclair is a non-profit, non-partisan 501(c)(3) organization that advocates for policies, programs and street designs that support biking and walking. Bike & Walk Montclair eagerly seeks new members and volunteers from Montclair and surrounding communities to help promote its mission.
The Montclair Center BID is directly responsible for the music performances, beautification projects including plants and decorations, banners, wayfinding signage and maintenance throughout the district. Working with the Township, local utilities and services and its renowned Ambassador staff, it ensures that the downtown Montclair area is clean, bright and in excellent working order. By encouraging dynamic collaboration, the Montclair Center BID also creates exciting events for shoppers and tourists, marketing opportunities for retailers and restauranteurs, and actively seeks to improve the area for businesses and residents.