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Montclair Township

Recreation & Cultural Affairs

Pat Brechka, Director, MRCATownship of Montclair Municipal Building
205 Claremont Avenue
First Floor
Montclair, NJ 07042

The Montclair Department of Recreation & Cultural Affairs offers year-round recreational, athletic and cultural programs for all ages and abilities. The Department serves the interests and welfare of all residents through programs that encourage healthful and active lifestyles, provide opportunities for learning and enrichment, and help foster a sense of community. The Department strives to offer a wide variety of activities through innovative programs and cooperative ventures in order to continue building recreational opportunities, while enhancing the quality of life for Montclair residents.

Pat Brechka, Director
973-509-4915
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Hours: Monday - Friday., 8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.

Main Number: 973-509-4915

Event Cancellation Information: 973-509-4914

Clary Anderson Skating Arena: 973-744-6088; www.claryandersonarena.com

Youth and Athletic Programs: Garland Thornton, Activities Coordinator: 973-509-4913; This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Recreation Programs: Michele Cammarata, Activities Coordinator: 973-509-4909; This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Essex Pool: 973-783-9821

Mountainside Pool: 973-744-5444

Nishuane Pool: 973-746-0329

Day Camp: 973-744-6088



Montclair Tree Lighting Festivities: Dec 5 PDF Print E-mail

Monday, November 17, 2014

Tree Lighting & A Visit With Santa

Tree Lighting on Church StreetMontclair Township will host its annual holiday tree lighting on Friday, December 5 at 6:00 p.m., in Church Street Plaza. Listen to music by the Montclair Community Band and enjoy an evening of fun winter entertainment in downtown Montclair. Please Note: Church Street will be closed to vehicular traffic at 5:00 p.m.

Santa Comes to Town

Saturday, December 6, Santa will visit the Business Districts on a Montclair Fire Department fire truck and will have gifts for all youngsters.

  • 11:00 AM - South End Business District (Orange Rd. & Cedar Ave.)
  • 11:30 AM - Walnut Street Lot
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    Pierre Falaise Named Wrestling Program Head Coach PDF Print E-mail

    The Montclair Department of Recreation & Cultural Affairs is pleased to announce Pierre Falaise as head coach of the wrestling program. Falaise is a township police officer and a graduate of Montclair High School. He served as assistant coach with the program for seven years. Assisting Coach Falaise will be Ottis Wright, also a Montclair High School grad and a former wrestler with many match wins under his belt.

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    Montclair Pop Warner Jr Pee Wee and Pee Wee teams Crowned 2014 NJPW Champions PDF Print E-mail

    The Montclair Recreation Pop Warner Jr Pee Wee and Pee Wee football teams took North Jersey Division 2 titles last Sunday in Elizabeth High School’s Williams Field. Both teams will now move on to the first round of the Eastern Regional tournament to vie for a chance to advance to the National Championship at Disney World in Orlando, FL this December.

    The Bulldogs Jr Pee Wees (ages 8-11) 10-0 continued a storybook season by defeating the Linden Tigers 9-0 for the championship. The locals knew going into the game that things will become tougher for the team by advancing to the title game -- a great deal of pressure on a young but relentless squad.

    Montclair Pop Warner Bulldogs Jr Pee Wee footbal champs

    Junior Pee Wee North Jersey Division 2 Champs

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    Montclair Pop Warner Season Finishes with Teams at Top of North Jersey League PDF Print E-mail

    Bulldogs Wide Receiver Elijah BrownMonday, October 20, 2014

    The Montclair Recreation/Pop Warner Bulldogs completed one of their most successful seasons, with 4 of the Bulldogs’ 6 teams, finishing in first place in their respected divisions. The locals went 3-3 in action against the Jackie Robinson Bears (Newark) this past Sunday in the final week of the 2014 regular season.

    The Blue & White Flag football teams (ages 5-7) split games with Jackie Robinson, with the Bulldogs White team (4-3) losing a tough 14-0 defeat to the Bears. The team has showed progress each week and looks to be a force next season in NJPW. Standouts for the team were Aaron Smith and Zion Gordon.

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    Montclair Offers Chess for Life Program for Kids PDF Print E-mail

    Chess For Life logo Chess For Life (CFL), in conjunction with the Montclair Department of Recreation & Cultural Affairs, is offering an after school chess program for kids in grades 3-12, September 30 through December 4.

    The CFL Beginners 101program meets Tuesdays, 4:30-5:30 p.m.; Beginners 201 meets Thursdays 4:30-5:30 p.m. and the advanced class meets Thursdays, 6:00-7:00 p.m. The location is the Edgemont Park Shelter House on Valley Road, Montclair.

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