Bobaloo returns to SOPL

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Welcome in any season and in a tradition going back more than 15 years, singer and storyteller Bobaloo made an annual visit to South Orange Public Library recently, delighting audiences, irrespective of age. Photos Courtesy of Melissa Kopecky

County residents win costume contests at annual ‘Strut Your Mutt’

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. welcomed dog owners and their pets to the annual Essex County Strut Your Mutt Canine Costume Parades and Contests at Brookdale Dog Park Bloomfield/Montclair and at South Mountain Dog Park in Maplewood/Millburn on Saturday, Oct. 20, and Hilltop Dog Park in North Caldwell on Sunday, […]

‘BARKtoberfest’ pet adoption event returning to TBZ

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Meet adoptable dogs, cats, puppies and kittens while supporting local animal shelters and rescue groups during the third annual “BARKtoberfest” on Saturday, Oct. 27, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Turtle Back Zoo’s Berson Education Center, 560 Northfield Ave. in West Orange. Attendees are encouraged to bring their dogs in […]

LSO to present Halloween ‘Spooktacular’

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The Livingston Symphony Orchestra is presenting a Halloween “Spooktacular” concert and film on Saturday, Oct. 27, at 7:30 p.m. at Mt. Pleasant Middle School Auditorium, 11 Broadlawn Drive, Livingston. The highlight of the evening is the showing of the 1931 Boris Karloff film “Frankenstein,” with the orchestra providing a live soundtrack. The […]

‘Strut Your Mutt’ through Essex County this spooky season

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Essex County invites area dog owners to display their creativity and participate in “Strut Your Mutt,” the county’s annual canine Halloween costume parade and contest. This year, three parades have been scheduled, with the newly-opened Essex County Hilltop Dog Park hosting its first event. Participation is free. The costume parades and […]

Halloween Gala at Colgate Park

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange Recreation will host a Halloween Gala on Saturday, Oct. 27, from 6 to 9 p.m. at Colgate Park. A goblin parade and costume contest will commence at 6 p.m.; the contest will have five ages groups: toddlers, preschool, kindergarten, elementary school and adults. From 7 to 9 p.m., enjoy […]

Expect ruff competition at Barktober Halloween Dog Parade

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The 2018 Barktober Halloween Dog Parade will be Saturday, Oct. 20, at O’Connor Park, 19 Ralph Road in West Orange, to benefit the West Orange Animal Shelter. Registration opens at 9:30 a.m. and the parade runs from 10:15 to 11:30 a.m. The event will include a costume contest, with categories: overall […]

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