Side Door is opening for its 19th year on 9/24/21 for mostly outdoor activities. See you then! Click here to email

Since 2004, Side Door has offered Montclair middle school students a safe space where they can spend Fridays after school with their friends. We remain committed to this mission, and so this year (2021-2022) we will be offering mostly outdoor activities but plan on remaining open and moving indoors if the weather doesn’t cooperate.  Masks will be required when appropriate (eg when we are indoors or otherwise gathered closely together) and we are asking for vaccination status when youth are registered by their parents.  Anyone who has had close contact with someone infected with COVID or who does not feel well should NOT COME TO SIDE DOOR until appropriate.

This fall we are planning on being open Fridays from September 24th to November 12th (excluding November 5th as schools are closed that day) and will make a decision on future sessions (in-person or remote) later.

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Check out this video of the latest SideDoor Creation!



Susan Johnson

Director, The Side Door