What to do In and Around Bloomfield this Weekend!

From the Revenge of Hamlet to OctoberFest – something for all ages!

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. 

    , Bloomfield
WHEN:      Friday & Saturday 8pm  and  Sunday 2pm
WHY GO:   Updated to post-WWII, the young men returning from the war are disaffected, restless and rebellious, questioning all authority. Hamlet has thrown himself into this philosophy at university, but finds the real thing when he is summoned home after the death of his father, the King; and, the marriage of his mother to his uncle, who now claims the throne. Hamlet begins a journey that leads to betrayals, treasons, madness and murder.
COST:       Gen. $20 & Srs./Students $15

WHERE:   Bloomfield Public Library
WHEN:   Fridays 10am  -  In October the time will change to 11am
WHY GO:  If you knit, crochet, needlepoint or quilt?  If so, come to the Library and share with other crafters.

WHERE:   Bloomfield Public Library
WHEN:   Friday   2pm 
WHY GO:    Free Seminar -   Please register by calling 973.566.6200  x502

WHERE:   Bloomfield Public Library
WHEN:   Saturday 2pm 
WHY GO:    Enjoy a Chess game and challenge your skills  

WHERE:    Brookdale Park
WHEN:      Saturday   8am
WHY GO:   Make a difference in the life of a child by participating in the 2nd Annual Grief Relief 5k to benefit Comfort Zone Camp.   Register online: http://­www.­comfo­rtzonecamp.­org
   $5 to $30, depending on age and species. 

WHERE:    Essex County Fleet Maintenance Garage,99 W Bradford Ave, Cedar Grove
WHEN:      Saturday, 8:30am to 4pm
WHY GO:   This collection day provides residents a place to properly and safely dispose of contaminants.  Materials being collected include pesticides and herbicides, paint thinners and solvents, oil-based paint, chemistry sets, barbecue propane tanks, pool chemicals, photo developing chemicals, household batteries, fluorescent light bulbs and ballasts, products that contain mercury, car batteries, home fire extinguishers, aerosol spray paint and automotive fluids.

    Essex County Environmental Center, Roseland, NJ
WHEN:       Saturday, 11am – 4pm
WHY GO:   Visitors to OctoberFest can go on canoe trips on the Passaic River or nature walks in Essex County’s West Essex Park. There will be a petting zoo, gardening tips, a live beehive display, woodturning demonstrations, pumpkin carving demonstrations, nature arts and crafts, face painting, free refreshments, a pumpkin patch maze and display tables from a variety of eco-vendors.  Admission is free.

WHERE:   74 Park Ave, Glen Ridge, NJ
WHEN:    Saturday   10:30am
WHY GO:   Bring your pet for a special blessing.

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:   Turtle Back Zoo, West Orange
WHEN:     Sunday, 11am
Celebrate World African Penguin Day by visiting the zoo's flock of African Penguins at the Penguin Coast Exhibit.   Home to a flock of endangered African Penguins, the zoo participates in the penguin species survival plan breeding program.  No! African is not a misprint. This is now the official name for the black footed penguin that lives on the rocky shores around southwest Africa. The climate is very much like New Jersey’s and so the zoo’s African penguins are very comfortable living here.  
COST:    Children & Seniors $7, Adults $10, Children under 2 are free.


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