Friday, July 27, 2012
Bicentennial Event this Sunday - Movie in the Park
Here are some of the events happening this weekend in Bloomfield and neighboring towns. To see all the events click on EVENTS at the top of this page. Log into Patch and add your events anytime. THIS WEEKEND AT THE MOVIES Montclair: Clearview Clairidge Cinemas Clearview Bellevue 4 Clifton: AMC Clifton Commons 16 Allwood Cinema 6 West Orange: AMC Essex Green Cinema Caldwells: Clearview Caldwell Cinema 4 Essex Running Club Junior Track Meet This Sunday the Essex Running Club is sponsoring a Junior Track Meet to introduce children to the sport of running in a low-key and fun atmosphere. Open to boys and girls ages 4-13, the track meet aims to promote self-confidence, health, sportsmanship and fun. For list of events and pre-registration…
Thursday, July 5, 2012
The Recreation Department has something really special in store this year, to celebrate the 4th of July and Bloomfield's Bicentennial at the same time.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
Thursday, July 5, 2012
Now that you have seen the rest, it is time for the best! The Township of Bloomfield and the Recreation Department, along with support from Bicentennial Committee and Investors Bank, are prepping for one of the biggest and best firework shows that Bloomfield has ever seen. Gates will open at the newly renovated Foley Field on Thursday, July 5th at 5:30PM. There will be a wide variety of food vendors that will sure to please everyone's appetite. An amusement company will be bringing three large blow-ups, one of which is a 65 foot long obstacle course! We will have stilt walkers and clowns walking around making balloon animals and performing magic tricks. We have games of chance with popular prizes along with Skyline Community Church …
Friday, June 29, 2012
Bicentennial Independence Day Spectacular on July 4th!
Here are some of the events happening this weekend in Bloomfield and neighboring towns. To see all the events click on EVENTS at the top of this page. If you love fireworks check out all the towns listed to see the date and time of their displays. Applebee’s Celebrates July 4th with Free Kids' Meals at all NJ Locations! Families who dine at Applebee’s anytime on Wednesday, July 4 will receive up to two free Kids’ Meals with each adult entrée purchased. The free meals are valid for children ages 12 and under, dine-in only, on any Applebee’s Kids’ Menu entrée. BLOOMFIELD WHAT: Friday Morning Knitting/Crocheting/Needlework Club WHERE: Bloomfield Public Library, 90 Broad Street, Bloomfield WHEN: Friday 11 a.m. WHY GO: Do you…
Thursday, May 31, 2012
video of the May 28, 2012 Bloomfield Bicentennial parade and Memorial Day ceremony provided courtesy of WBMA TV.
- On WBMA TV
Thursday, May 31, 2012
Tuesday, May 1, 2012
The symbolic 200th birthday gift was planted in the Town Green on Friday
A tiny tree, delicate, spiky and vibrantly green, stands in the middle of a white circular fence in the Town Green. It is a very special tree. The three-year-old Eastern White Pine was grown from a seed that traveled aboard the 1997 Space Shuttle Columbia. On Friday, April 27, the tree was officially planted in a township Bicentennial ceremony. Said Bloomfield Mayor Raymond McCarthy, who spoke at the ceremony, the planting of the tree not only coincided with Arbor Day but also, coincidentally, with the landing of the Enterprise space shuttle in New York City on Friday. “I saw the shuttle over West New York this morning,” he said, beaming at the memory. “The 747 flew down the middle of the Hudson River. People were in awe. People …
Friday, April 27, 2012
Bicentennial Events this Weekend!
Check out some of the events going on this weekend. Click 'EVENTS' on the homepage to see all the opportunies available. BLOOMFIELD WHAT: The Planting of the Bicentennial Tree WHERE: Bloomfield Town Green WHEN: Friday 6pm WHY GO: We invite you to get involved in this once in a lifetime celebration of our heritage - join us for the planting of the Bicentennial Tree WHAT: Friday Morning Knitting/Crocheting/Needlework Club WHERE: Bloomfield Public Library, 90 Broad Street, Bloomfield WHEN: Friday 11am WHY GO: Do you knit, crochet, needlepoint, quilt? Then come to the Bloomfield Public Library Friday mornings and share your patterns/techniques with other crafters! Beginners welcome! WHAT: Dog Safety Seminar WHERE: …
On Friday, April 27 at 6 p.m., a seed that traveled on the 1997 Space Shuttle Columbia will be planted in the Town Green as part of the township's Bicentennial celebration
A seed that traveled aboard the 1997 space shuttle Columbia will one day be a tree in Bloomfield Township, in honor of the 2012 Bicentennial. On Friday, April 27, the Bicentennial Tree will be planted from an Eastern White Pine seedling, which was grown from seeds that traveled aboard the space shuttle Columbia on April 4, 1997. It is hard to imagine a more unique living tribute to Bloomfield’s 200th birthday. The event will take place at 6 p.m. at the Town Green at Broad Street and Liberty Street, across from the Bloomfield Civic Center, 84 Broad Street. It will be the latest commemorative event in the year-long Bicentennial celebration. The tree was provided through the 86th Annual NJ Shade Tree Federation Conference. Seeds from the …
Saturday, March 24, 2012
Highlights of the March 23 festivities at Bloomfield High School
The Bloomfield Bicentennial Opening Ceremony on Friday night was a big success, drawing hundreds of people from the community to celebrate two hundred years of life in Bloomfield. The ceremony began in the Bloomfield High School auditorium, with Bicentennial Chairwoman/Mistress of Ceremonies Janice Litterio making the opening remarks. “To totally understand Bloomfield you must respect its heart and soul and its people,” she said to applause, before introducing guest speaker Rich Ruffalo. “What a pleasure, thrill and honor to speak tonight,” said author and educator Ruffalo. “There’s a saying, ‘All roads lead to Rome.’ Well, as far as I’m concerned, all roads lead to Bloomfield.” Saying he had grown up “just a few javelin throws away …
Thursday, March 22, 2012
All the information you need to know about the March 23 kickoff and Bicentennial, right here.
Bloomfield’s Party of the Century is about to begin! After months of planning and preparation, the Bloomfield Bicentennial’s Opening Ceremony is scheduled for Friday, March 23, followed by a spectacular lineup of events that will continue throughout the summer to commemmorate the townshi's 200th birthday. The events include a parade, concert series, discussions, historical tours and many more surprises. So get ready for the fun to begin. At the kickoff event, at which Mayor Raymond McCarthy and members of the Town Council will be in attendance wearing colonial period attire, the Bloomfield Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts will perform a full flag ceremony and local singer Molly Frieri, accompanied by the Bloomfield High School Chorus, will …