UPCOMING EVENTS AT THE COMMONWEALTH CLUB OCTOBER/NOVEMBER 2023
WEEK OF 9/19: MEN’S BOWLING LEAGUE BEGINS
Still looking for a few full or part time bowlers to fill out the rosters of some of our 24 league teams. Contact Max McMahon, our bowling commissioner if you are interested in bowling this season.
THURSDAY, 10/26: JACK-O-LANTERN CARVING CONTEST
Join us at the Commonwealth Club on Thursday, October 26th at 5:00PM for the CC Jack-O-Lantern Carving Contest. The cost is $15 to reserve your pumpkin (Please specify how many pumpkins you would like) and includes an entry into the competition for a chance to win Best Jack-O-Lantern!
Members, friends & family of all ages are welcome! Bring the kids and the kids’ friends for some Halloween fun.
Carving tools will be provided, but feel free to bring your own. We encourage all contestants to leave their pumpkins until Saturday night’s Halloween Party, where they will be staged for voting. Grand Prize Winner will be announced at the Halloween party on October 28th!
Email or text Giancarlo to reserve your pumpkins ASAP.
Gcordasco14@gmail.com | (201) 704 – 3414
SATURDAY, 10/28: HALLOWEEN PARTY
The Commonwealth Clubhouse Halloween Party – 2023 will be held on Saturday, October 28th, starting at 6pm. It will be a fun evening for members and guests, and a great way to introduce potential new members to the Club. Please come out with a friend or two and get creative for a spooky Halloween bash!
Music will be provided by Live DJ’s NKNX & Joshua Garcia of BUNKR Studios. There will be a costume contest in 5 different categories: Solo, Couple, Group, Most Unique and Scariest. Go all out and take home first prize! The event will also feature a massive candy bar buffet to get you warmed up for trick-or-treating! Plus, there will be a Jack-O’-Lantern Carving Contest… you will have a chance to enter to win, or vote for your favorite pumpkin…. more on that to follow.
The entry fee is $40 and includes beer, wine & liquor open bar, and small eats. The party is for members and guests that are 21 years and over. Sorry, but no kids! Costumes are required!
Advance ticket sales required via Venmo to @Giancarlo-Cordasco. Have questions? Reach out to Giancarlo at (201) 704-3414.
Tuesday, 10/31: HALLOWEEN COSTUME PORTRAITS for GROCERIES, COATS and SHOES
The time is near for ghoulish portraits! Our annual Halloween portrait sessions in support of our local food pantries are coming soon. October 31st, from 2 p.m. until 5 p.m. at the Commonwealth Club in Upper Montclair, own own professional photographer, Michael Stahl, will take beautiful photos of kids and parents in their Halloween finest. Sessions are on a first-come basis and you will “pay” for your session with a full bag of groceries that we will be donating to Toni’s Kitchen and the Human Needs Food Pantry. We will also accept coats, jackets and winter clothing for the Montclair Salvation Army and athletic shoes, sneakers, work shoes and hiking boots for the Montclair Kiwanis Scholarship program. No dress shoes, please.
THURSDAY, 11/9: LOCAL CRAFT BEER THIRSTY THURSDAY
This was a big hit last year when we did our initial craft beer night, so we’re bringing it back. This time, we are highlighting NJ and local brews, including those of the Newark Local Brewery, which has ties to several club members. More details to come.
SATURDAY, 11/18: BROOKDALE PARK CONSERVANCY WORK DAY
Thrice thwarted by the rain gods, the Brookdale Park Conservancy definitely needs some Commonwealth power at its next Community Volunteer Day on Sat, November 18th from 10am-12pm.
We have two ambitious projects for that day. The first is unloading 3 or 4 pallets of about 1-foot size river rocks and creating a border along a planting bed by the playground that is about 200 feet long. There will also be some planting in that bed. The second project is to revisit the pondside area that we’ve cleaned out before, do some additional clean out there, and then help to spread 2 full dump trucks of woods chips over that entire area for weed suppression. We will plant this whole pondside area next Spring.
We will meet at 10am at the Conservancy’s white tent near the pondside and then break all the community volunteers into the two groups from there. We have tools unless you’d like to bring your favorites from home, but if you can bring your own work gloves that is really helpful.
Everyone who participates, if you don’t already have one, gets a free “Commonwealth Club Cares” t-shirt, which can be worn at the event-it pays to advertise!
TUESDAY, 11/21 JACK ANDERSON TURKEY SHOOT TOURNAMENT
The annual pre-Thanksgiving Bowling Tournament for league bowlers only. Individual bowling with handicap; $20 entry fee; 3 games; cash prizes and the winner’s name engraved on the beautiful trophy!
SATURDAY, 12/2: MIXED BOWLING
Our second couples bowling night of the year! Every one of these last year had a big crowd, so set the night aside and sign up-there will be a sign up sheet on the bulletin board by the lanes. You do not need to be a member to bowl, nor do you need a lot of skill! Balls and bowling shoes are available for free and it’s always a great time!