- The Commonwealth Club -
THE BEST CLUB IN NORTHERN NJ
- Private Social Club -
100+ Year Old Social Club
The Commonwealth Club is one of New Jersey's oldest social clubs, established in 1904 by Benjamin Moore (yes, that Benjamin Moore), among other community leaders. Located in Upper Montclair, NJ we are one of the most down to earth, friendly and affordable private clubs in the country.
- Bowling -
100+ Years of Bowling
We’re not sure, but this could be the longest continuously running bowling league in the nation. It is most probably the longest running one in the state. And definitely the longest running game in Montclair. What we know for sure is that our six lanes have seen a lot of bowling and even more good times.
- Facilities -
Rent the Club
Located in the heart of Upper Montclair, the club is a great place for parties and events. Whether your invitations are going out to 25 — or 250 — consider the Commonwealth Club for your next event. After the most extensive renovations in its 117-year history, including a new air conditioning system, the club remains one of the best and most reasonably priced gathering options in the area.
- Commonwealth Club News -
Annual Dinner Begets Leadership Shuffle
The Club held its Annual Dinner and business meeting on the evening of June 3rd, after missing last year's event due to the Covid shutdown. This was the first large event for membership in well over a year and it was gratifying to see so many familiar faces turn out. The main order of business was to assess the state of the Club in the aftermath of the pandemic, and to map a path moving forward. We lost a significant number of members because the Club was closed for many months, and the goal is to recoup those members and add many more by the Open House on September 9th.
New officers and trustees were also elected; Rick Montalto takes over as president, following two terms served by Bohdan Polanskyj; new Trustees are Avi Shvetz and Gimi Giustina, while Joe Cordasco and Bert Vecchiarelli agreed to serve another term.
Great Golf Outing!
The Club held it’s once-postponed Spring Golf Outing under glorious skies at Rock Spring Golf Club. A record 63 participants enjoyed a picture-perfect day of golf, lunch and prizes, won by the foursomes of Alex Comini and Craig Mohr. To top it off, we enjoyed the 19th hole at the grand reopening of the Rock, […]
Toucans Defeat Loons for Covid Bowling Title
In a fitting climax to the Club’s Covid-truncated bowling season, the Toucans beat the Loons in two tightly contested games that were decided by a total of 15 points. We applaud all of the bowlers who came out to bowl every week under difficult circumstances, with no positive tests or ugly incidents. We are looking […]
As the world has marked more than a year of experiencing an outbreak of the corona virus (COVID-19), we have issued this update of the situation at the Club. The Commonwealth Club is fully open, with no capacity limitations, either indoors or outside on our porch or in our parking lot. We continue to follow […]
Community Outreach News
Community Action The Club has begun a new Community Action Initiative in an effort to get our members to be more actively involved in our communities. We have seen some remarkable results so far, as we held our second annual Halloween Costume Portraits for Charity, where member and professional photographer, Michael Stahl, took photos of […]
Thanks to a growing number of talented kitchen jockeys, the Commonwealth Club is fast becoming known for our mouthwatering culinary-based events. From the Italian Sunday Dinner in January, we move to the Super Bowl Party in February, the always spicy Cajun Night in March/April, our own self-catered grilled steak extravaganza for the Annual Club Dinner […]
1960s BOWLING PINSETTERS
They Be Old But We Love Them
Member since 1957
Jack "King of the Machines" Anderson may be old as the Club itself, but he still gets around. Here he is on top of the pinsetters one night, "fixing" them. We're not sure, but we think he used bubble gum and a shoelace to fix them this time. In many ways, he remains the heart and soul of the Commonwealth Club and is still a regular league bowler at the age of 95!