2022 Essex County SummerMusic Concert Series to take center stage

2022 Essex County SummerMusic Concert Series to take center stage

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The 2022 Essex County Free SummerMusic Concert Series brings a diverse group of musicians and entertainers to perform at locations throughout the historic Essex County Park System and provides residents with an evening leisure activity. This year’s series features three concert and fireworks spectaculars, five concerts in Brookdale Park, 12 concerts […]

Anglers impress at Branch Brook Park fishing derby

Anglers impress at Branch Brook Park fishing derby

NEWARK, NJ — Essex County Parks Department employee Kahron Smothers, left, and Director Dan Salvante, right, congratulate Charles Tolson, second from left, of Irvington, and Cole Reynolds, of Verona, for catching the first fish in the boys category at the Essex County Fishing Derby in Branch Brook Park on Sunday, June 5. They both caught […]

Fishing derbies to be held for children in Essex County parks

Fishing derbies to be held for children in Essex County parks

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The Essex County Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs invites the public to participate in its 2022 fishing derbies. The free events will be held in seven locations in the Essex County Parks system. “Our fishing derbies are an excellent opportunity for our children to enjoy the historic Essex County […]

Verona student wins Branch Brook Park essay contest

Verona student wins Branch Brook Park essay contest

NEWARK, NJ — Emmalene Holland, front, of Verona, is celebrated for winning the fourth-grade essay contest “Why Essex County Branch Brook Park is Special to Me” by, from left, Essex County Parks Director Dan Salvante, Deputy Parks Director Kate Hartwyk, Commissioner Patricia Sebold, Sheriff Armando Fontoura, Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo Jr. and Japanese […]

DiVincenzo presents 2022 State of the County Address

DiVincenzo presents 2022 State of the County Address

CEDAR GROVE, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo Jr. presented his 2022 State of the County Address at the Essex County Hospital Center in Cedar Grove on Monday, April 11. Due to the pandemic, this was the first time in two years the State of the County Address was presented. The speech is […]

Essex County to hold two Thanksgiving emergency food distribution events

Essex County to hold two Thanksgiving emergency food distribution events

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Essex County will present two Thanksgiving emergency food distribution events to help families negatively impacted by the coronavirus. There will be 1,500 frozen turkeys and boxes of nonperishable food distributed at each event. The program is meant to benefit families who have been forced out of work and are not able […]

Essex County announces winners of annual photography contest

Essex County announces winners of annual photography contest

ROSELAND, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo Jr. presented awards to the eight winners in the annual Essex County Parks Photography Contest. Winners were awarded in adult and youth categories. “We congratulate the winners of the Essex County Parks Photography Contest and thank all the contestants for sharing what they experienced in our […]

‘Strut Your Mutt’ in Essex County this October

‘Strut Your Mutt’ in Essex County this October

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Essex County dog owners are invited to display their creativity and participate in Strut Your Mutt, Essex County’s annual canine halloween costume parade and contest. This year, three parades have been scheduled. Participation is free. The costume parades and contests will be held as follows: Saturday, Oct. 23, with registration at […]

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