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 […]

Planting trees in Brookdale Park in Bloomfield and Montclair

Planting trees in Brookdale Park in Bloomfield and Montclair

BLOOMFIELD / MONTCLAIR, NJ — The Brookdale Park Conservancy has partnered with the NJ Tree Foundation to plant 21 oak and dogwood trees in Brookdale Park, which is located in Bloomfield and Montclair. At the planting are, from left, Essex County Environmental Center Director Tara Casella, conservancy Vice Chairperson Sarah Paulsen, conservancy Trustee Sarah Olson, […]

‘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 […]

Essex County SummerMusic Concert Series returns for 2021

Essex County SummerMusic Concert Series returns for 2021

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The 2021 Essex County Free SummerMusic Concert Series will bring a diverse group of musicians and entertainers to perform at locations throughout the Essex County Park System. This year’s free series features three concert and fireworks spectaculars, five concerts in Brookdale Park, 12 concerts throughout the county, and two cultural festivals. […]

Strut your mutt this October

Strut your mutt 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. Because of the coronavirus pandemic, pre-registration of all entries is required; there will be no in-person registration on the day of the parades. To register, visit […]

Town sees 49 COVID-related deaths

Town sees 49 COVID-related deaths

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — As the number of positive cases of COVID-19 around the world continues to rise, Bloomfield’s total has risen as well. As of the morning of May 5, according to statistics from the county, of the 14,891 cases in Essex County, 910 are in Bloomfield. Forty-nine people in Bloomfield have died from complications […]

Registration opens for St. Cassian 5K & Kids Fun Run

MONTCLAIR, NJ — Calling all runners and walkers! The fifth annual Saint Cassian 5K & Kids Fun Run will be in Brookdale Park on Saturday, April 4. The fun run starts at 8:30 a.m., followed by the USATF certified 5K at 9 a.m.  All fun runners will receive a ribbon. In the 5K, the overall […]

Weiss family conquers the Wild West at canine costume contest

Weiss family conquers the Wild West at canine costume contest

BLOOMFIELD / MONTCLAIR, NJ — The Weiss family of South Orange and their dog, Sierra, won third place in the Group Costume category at the Essex County Strut Your Mutt Canine Halloween Costume Contest in Brookdale Dog Park on Oct. 16. Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr., right, congratulates them on their creative Wild West […]

‘Strut Your Mutt’ returns to Essex County

‘Strut Your Mutt’ returns to Essex County

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Essex County dog owners are invited to display their creativity and participate in “Strut Your Mutt,” the county’s annual canine Halloween costume parade and contest. This year, four parades have been scheduled, with the newly-opened Branch Brook Dog Park hosting its first event. Participation is free.  Parade No. 1 will be […]