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.
WHERE: The Essex Bar & Grill, 41 Broughton Ave
WHEN: Friday Karaoke & Saturday Live Bands 8:30pm
WHY GO: Come join the Karaoke fun with a Great variety of Songs and Talent. We also host Great Local Live Bands every Saturday Night. Come and Listen or Dance to great Oldies, Jazz or Rock Bands.
WHEN: Saturday 11am
WHEN: Saturday 1pm
WHY GO: Enjoy great soccer action!
WHERE: Union Baptist Church, 21 Conger Street, Bloomfield
WHEN: Saturday 10am
WHY GO: Mini lectures regarding women’s health will be provided in addition to blood pressure, glucose and cholesterol screenings. All Community Health events are run by expert medical staff and health care teams from Clara Maass Medical Center.
WHERE: Bloomfield Public Library
WHEN: Saturday 2pm – 3pm
WHY GO: Enjoy a Chess game and challenge your skills
WHEN: Sunday 1:30 pm
WHY GO: This year’s parade is scheduled for Sunday, Oct. 9 at 1:30 pm. The parade route starts at Belleville High School, 100 Passaic Ave., proceeds north on Franklin Avenue and ends at Nutley High School, 300 Franklin Ave. The parade has more than 1,000 participants and 90+ entries, which include marching bands, drill teams, antique automobiles, motorcycles, floats, balloons, flags and representation from many local town organizations.
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, Newark
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.
WHEN: Sunday 1pm-4pm
WHY GO: Civil War buffs will enjoy this event. Commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Civil War at the Newark Museum through music, tours of the galleries and hands-on activities. Civil war games, scavenger hunt, hands-on art and science activities including Civil War drum-making, decoding a secret message using Morse Code, writing a letter using ink and quill, practice giving Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address, and more.
WHEN: Sunday 4pm
WHY GO: Program to include works of: Eben, Willan, Vivaldi, Sweelinck, Liszt and Lanquetuit.
COST: Suggested donation $15
Monday is in Bloomfield. Motorist are asked to join a day-long effort designed to increase awareness about safe driving behaviors and keep the New Jersey State’s roadway fatality free for one-day. To support his effort, The Bloomfield Police Department will be stepping up enforcement of all traffic violations. Additional information on the “Put the Brakes on Fatalities Day” is available by logging on to: www.brakesonfatalities.org.