- 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 -
RIP Eric Boehlert
Long-time member and nationally known journalist, Eric Boehlert tragically died last month in an accident near his home in Montclair. Our deepest condolences go out to his wife, Tracy and his children, Jane and Ben.
It is likely that few members of our 100+ years old social club had any idea of the enormous stature that Eric Boehlert held in the world of journalism and media. To us, he was just a down to earth great guy, a popular member for over a decade, a good bowler and someone with impeccable taste in music.
Boehlert was a proud member of the Condors bowling team at the Club, And it was a happy night at the lanes when his playlist supplied the music for the evening. He was also an avid sports fan, with a seemingly unlimited supply of baseball caps, and he truly loved coming to the Commonwealth Club where he will be missed tremendously. Travel easy, friend.
Upcoming Events at the Commonwealth Club
It’s May and things are heating up! Below is a listing of the many events that are rapidly coming up over the next month. Saturday, May 7th is the inaugural Roll for the Roses, an innovative new bowling tournament-an elimination endurance event for league bowlers, combined with a party for the Kentucky Derby. Details in […]
SUPER BOWL SUNDAY The No Frills But Still Super Super Bowl Party will shimmer into existence this Sunday, February 13th. We’re opening the doors at 5pm this year to eliminate 16 hours of pre-game coverage. For the paltry sum of $25 per person (kids under 13 are free), there will be home cooked burgers and […]
UPCOMING EVENTS 1/18/22
There are a lot of things happening here for a club in the midst of a pandemic surge, so pay attention and buckle up: 1. First and foremost, bowling is back, baby! Here are the details: Following a survey of the captains on Sunday evening, the teams have overwhelmingly voted to resume the bowling season. […]
Because we were closed over the holiday season, many of you probably don’t know that the club has lost two members, both too young and both unexpectedly. Jim Scancarella passed away over Christmas weekend and John Impenna passed away the other day. Both great guys, great members and both will be greatly missed. For Jimmy, […]
Upcoming Events at The Commonwealth Club
First of all, Happy New Year to one and all! As the new year dawns, unfortunately we find ourselves smack in the middle of the 3rd highest Covid case rate in the nation, and we have had to make some alterations to the upcoming event schedule as a result of this surge. First and foremost, the […]
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!