Here are just some of the interesting and fun things to in and around Bloomfield. Click on the ‘EVENTS’ tab to see even more opportunities. Feel free to add your own in the comments section.
WHAT: Friday Morning Needlework/Knitting/Crocheting Club @ Bloomfield Public Library
WHERE: Bloomfield Public Library
WHEN: Friday 11am
WHY GO: The Friday Morning Knitting Club is going strong every Friday morning at 11am in the Conference Room. Bring your latest project, and look forward to a couple of hours of making new friends and sharing creative ideas. Beginners welcome!
WHAT: Karaoke at The Essex Bar & Grill Restaurant
WHERE: Essex Bar & Grill, 41 Broughton Ave, Bloomfield
WHEN: Friday 8:30pm
WHY GO: Come join the fun with a Great variety of Songs and Talent.
WHAT: 2012 Electronic Recycling
WHERE: Parking Lot directly across the street from the Church and a Bloomfield DPW Recycling truck will be stationed there.
WHEN: Saturday 9AM – 12 PM
WHY GO: Accepted Recycle Items include Computers, printers, monitors, wire & cables, keyboards, mice, telephones, TVs under 32”, VCRs, DVD players, stereos and small
WHAT: Bloomfield High School Boys Basketball vs West Orange
WHERE: Bloomfield High School – Main Gym
WHEN: Freshman at 10am -- JV at 11:30am -- Varsity at 1pm
WHY GO: Come cheer for the home team!
WHAT: The Bible Goes to Hollywood: A SERIOUS MAN
WHERE: Temple Ner Tamid, 936 Broad St, Bloomfield
WHEN: Saturday 7pm
WHY GO: Temple Ner Tamid and Grace Presbyterian Church are proud to present "The Bible Goes to Hollywood: A Film Series". Explore how Hollywood has interpreted three different Biblical stories. Enjoy the films with popcorn and refreshments followed by dessert and a discussion led by Rabbi Steven Kushner and Pastor Paul Leggett.
WHAT: Teen Workshop at Newark Museum
WHERE: Newark Museum, 49 Washington Street, Newark
WHEN: Saturday 10am to 1pm
WHY GO: Special workshops open to teens ages 13 to 18. Explore the art and science behind mold-making with artist Carolyn Salas, who creates witty sculptures that challenges us to rethink mass production. Work one-on-one with professional artists, experiment with new techniques, discover new connections between art and science, and get a behind-the-scenes experience at the Museum. All materials are provided by the Museum. This season, explore 3D design in three ways
WHAT: Generation Fit: Steps to a Healthier Lifestyle
WHERE: Newark Museum
WHEN: Friday, Saturday, Sunday 1pm to 5pm
WHY GO: The Newark Museum's new interactive family experience will explore issues of nutrition and exercise, and provide an interactive "tool kit" for disease prevention and healthy behavior. The exhibit's interactive components, animation and exercise challenges will help visitors appreciate that small incremental changes in good nutrition and activity can lead to a healthier lifestyle. Here are just a few of the exhibit highlights:
• Calorie Crank—Learn how much energy is required to burn calories consumed through food.
• Food Engineering Interactive—Smells and tastes are engineered to make us eat more junk food!
• "Exertainment"—Combine video games with exercise challenges.
• FIT Center—Try out simple exercise equipment geared at promoting the three essentials fo good exercise; frequency, intensity, time.
COST: Museum Admission: Adults: $10; Children, Seniors & Students with Valid I.D.: $6; Members: free
WHAT: Current Planetarium Shows: Seven Wonders and Little Star
WHERE: Planetarium at Newark Museum, 49 Washington Street, Newark
WHEN: Friday, Saturday, Sunday noon – 5pm
WHY GO: Seven Wonders : Fridays, 2 pm; Saturdays & Sundays, 2 & 4 pm. Recommended for adults and children ages 9 and up 40 minutes. Turn back the pages of time and witness the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World as they have not been seen for thousands of years.
The Little Star that Could: Saturdays & Sundays, 1 & 3 pm - Recommended for adults and children ages 5 to 8 35 minutes. A little star is born all by himself. Lonely for some friends, he embarks on a journey through the galaxy. Along the way he meets different stars, learns about their lives, colors and temperatures. At the end of his voyage he is introduced to a star cluster, the Milky Way and the planets in our Solar System.
COST: Adults $5; children under 12, seniors, and college students $3. Members: Adults $3, children & seniors $2
WHAT: Tavern Jam with Tonia Ray and the boys
WHERE: Piano’s Bar & Grill
WHEN: Sunday 7pm to 11pm
WHY GO: Smooth vocals and great jazz, blues and soul. No Cover, No Minimum