Here are a few great reasons to enjoy the city of Bloomfield this weekend. Click on the EVENTS tab to see more weekend events. Feel free to add your own in the comments section.
WHERE: Bloomfield Public Library
WHEN: Fridays 11am
WHY GO: If you knit, crochet, needlepoint or quilt? If so, come to the Library and share with other crafters.
WHEN: Friday, Saturday 8pm
WHERE: Westminster Art Center
WHY GO: This charming musical is based on the 1996 film of the same name. It details the story of a young woman who is released from prison and decides to start a new life in a small mid-western town. She finds a place for herself working at the Spitfire Grill. But she – and the town – has old wounds that need healing, and it takes an unusual contest to pull everyone together to learn from one another and about themselves.
COST: $24 (Gen), $20 (Srs), $15 (Students)
WHERE: The Essex Bar & Grill, 41 Broughton Ave
WHEN: Friday 8:30pm
WHY GO: Come join the Karaoke fun with a Great variety of Songs and Talent.
WHERE: 99 W Bradford Ave, Cedar Grove
WHEN: Saturday 9am
WHY GO: Bring your computers, printers, old cell phones, VCR's, televisions, etc for free recycling. Proof of Essex County residency must be provided at the site.
WHERE: Franklin School
WHEN: Saturday 10am
WHY GO: Volunteers are encouraged to bring a pair of gloves and garden tools, such as shovels, rakes, hoes, picks, etc. Join us for a day of cleaning, planting and transplanting.
WHERE: Powerhouse Gym
WHEN: Saturday Noon
WHY GO: Pilates class, free spinal screenings, Breast Cancer Awareness bracelets, and vitamin & prevention information.
COST: $12 which will go to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation
WHERE: Bloomfield Public Library
WHEN: Saturday 2pm – 3pm
WHY GO: Enjoy a Chess game and challenge your skills
WHERE: , Grove St & Watchung Ave, Montclair, NJ
WHEN: Saturday & Sunday 10am – 5pm
WHY GO: Over 160 exhibitors from New Jersey and throughout the Northeast will exhibit their jewelry, furniture, glass, fiber, pottery, oils, watercolors, serigraphs, photography, leather, sculpture, wood and more. The show will be accented with music and a variety of ethnic foods. Unlimited parking is available from the Watchung Ave. entrance. The free to the public show is open on Saturday and Sunday - rain or shine.
WHAT: Kessler Foundation 10th Annual Stroll N' Roll (and RUN!)
WHERE: Branch Brook Park – Cherry Blossom Visitor Center - Union Ave & Mill St
WHEN: Sunday 8am
WHY GO: A fun-filled family 5K event with exhibition booths, food, music and kid-friendly activities. Participants may walk, roll, run or rollerblade around the park. Two certified courses (5k and 8K) for “professionals.” This event helps support research that helps people regain the skills needed for greater independence - like walking, driving, regaining lost memory, and the ability to communicate. Service pets and friendly family pets are welcome!
WHERE: 190 State Street, Bloomfield
WHEN: Sunday 1 pm
WHY GO: Entertainment by "CORA d'ITALIA - ITALIAN SHOW”. Dancing, Singing, etc. – dinner, dessert, drinks.
COST: Adults - $25. Children 7-10 $5, Children under 7 FREE
HALLOWEEN FUN !!!
WHEN: October 14 - 7pm
WHY GO: Essex County is offering a free, outdoor showing of Monster House (PG) where three teens discover that their neighbor's house is really a living, breathing, scary monster. Safe family fun!
WHERE: Turtle Back Zoo, West Orange
WHY GO: Celebrate the fall harvest Turtle Back Zoo style. Enjoy a day at the zoo. Kids get a free pumpkin (while supplies last).
COST: Adults, $9 ; Children, $6 ; Seniors, $6 / Kids under 2, Free
WHERE: 229 Main St, Belleville
WHEN: Friday, Saturday, Sunday 7pm - Midnight
WHY GO: Come visit this creepy genetically modified food processing factory as an “employee.” You will meet your deranged co-workers and see what the boss is feeding them for lunch. Beware: Many of the new employees don't make it through the night shift!
COST: $30 For Rapid Processing Ticket (VIP), $18 for Adults, $15 for Children 12 and under. ** “Not-so-Scary” Kids’ Sunday Matinees from 2 pm-6 pm. Tickets are $8 a person and adults must be accompanied by a child age 12 and under.
WHERE: Riverfront Stadium
WHEN: Friday, Saturday, Sunday 7pm to Midnight (Every Sunday kids can trick or treat)
WHY GO: Haunted House, Games, Hay Rides, Food, Arts and Crafts, Halloween Dance Classes, Urban Legend Storytime, Concerts, Parties and More!
COST: Admission to the stadium is free, but most activities will have a fee. Admission to the haunted house is $20 for adults and $15 for students. The hayride is $5, and games are $1. Mystery dinner reservations must by made by the Wednesday prior and cost $20, or $25 for dinner with wine/beer.