- 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 -
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 forward to the start of Summer Bowling on June 16th and a resumption of the full league in the fall.
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 […]
2020 Karl Gabriel Scholarships
The 2020 Karl Gabriel Scholarships were awarded to Montclair High seniors, Zachary Lepak and Shayla George. Zach is headed to Skidmore while Shayla is attending Howard University.
Another Parade, Another First Place
The Commonwealth Club continued its dominance of the 2019 Montclair July 4th Parade(the 2020 parade was not held) with yet another first place prize for our hippy school bus float, created as an homage to the 50th anniversary of Woodstock. Kudos to the designers, builders and parade participants!
1960s BOWLING PINSETTERS
They Be Old But We Love Them
- Bowler of the month -
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.