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Free First Thursday Nights
It's the artiest party in Montclair! Join us for Free First Thursday Nights at MAM (almost) every month from October through June,  5–9 p.m., and enjoy an evening of free art and dynamic programming. 

October 3, 2019   Bring your yoga mat! 

Art Exhibitions and Performances
5–8 p.m. Yoga Photography Exhibit
6–7 p.m. Christina Lewis live painting the yoga class in Leir Hall
6–9 p.m. MAM Staff Art Exhibition/Faces of MAM-Art School Arcade
8–8:30 p.m. Shadow Dance and Musical Conversation/Performance by Danielle Galietti and Matthew Runciman
Film Screening
5:30-6:30 p.m. I Am Montclair Film Screening and Community Discussion
Yoga and Meditation
5:30–6 p.m. Guided Meditation with April Puciata
6:30–7 p.m. Yoga Class (Yogic Art: The Beauty of Breath, Movement and Intention) with Bridgit Riepl, Founder of the New Jersey Yoga Collective. Bring your yoga mat and follow along
7–8 p.m. Mantra Soundbath - meditate and bask in the soothing sounds that surround with Jahnavi Harrison 
7:30-8:30 p.m. Guided Meditation with April Puciata
Music and Eats
  Live Music with the Silver Foxes 
  Thai Elephant and Empanada Guy food trucks 
Hands-on Art
5-9 p.m.  Drop-in Draw Along–draw from a live model in yoga poses 
6:30-8:30 p.m. Henna Hands Demos 
Tours in the Galleries
6:30 p.m.  Docent-Led Gallery Conversations: Impossible Shadows: The Art of Larry Kagan
7:30 p.m.  Docent-Led Gallery Conversations: Virgil Ortiz: Odyssey of the Venutian Soldiers
5-9 p.m. New Jersey LGBT Chamber of Commerce Meetup 


Free First Thursday Nights are made possible by TD Bank.

TD Bank


Arts Access Cards

Come to Free First Thursday Night on October 3 to pick up your Arts Access Card! Have your card stamped at every FFTN from October 2019 through June 2020 to receive a free Individual membership at MAM, courtesy of TD Bank. 

This card has no monetary or trade in value outside of an Individual membership at MAM. Card must have stamps from every Free First Thursday date listed on card to qualify for promotion redemption. Must be redeemed by June 11, 2020. 







Get Involved in Free First Thursday



Have a creative business or activity you'd like to present at Free First Thursday Nights? Please email us a description at
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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For more information, contact Martha at or call the MAM Reception Desk at (973) 746-5555


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