Side Door is IN PERSON Friday 4/16 through Friday 5/21 (weather permitting). Pre-registration by a parent is REQUIRED! For more information, click here to email

Since 2004, Side Door has been offering Montclair middle school students a safe space where they can spend Fridays after school with their friends. Last spring we moved that safe space online, and continued our Fridays together via Zoom.

Now that the weather is improving and adults are being vaccinated, we are ready to meet in person again (** weather permitting**).  All activities will be OUTSIDE, masks and social distancing are required, and parents must pre-register their middle schooler and complete a health survey EACH week.  For information, email 


We will decide each Friday by noon whether or not the weather forecast is favorable.  If it isn’t, everyone will be sent a link to Zoom Side Door for that afternoon. 

We might not be able to physically spend Fridays together, but we can still hang out, meet new people, and have fun on our computers, tablets and phones.




Check out this video of the latest SideDoor Creation!



Susan Johnson

Director, The Side Door