‘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 […]

‘Gardens Aglow’ returns to Presby Gardens in Montclair

MONTCLAIR, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo Jr. and the citizens  committee of the Presby Memorial Iris Gardens invite the public to view an elaborate display of carved botanical, floral and Halloween-themed pumpkins created by students at “Gardens Aglow” on Friday, Oct. 29, from 6 to 9 p.m. at Presby Memorial Iris Gardens, […]

Halloween carnival celebration for Bloomfield families

Halloween carnival celebration for Bloomfield families

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Halloween doesn’t have to be canceled this year! On Saturdays, Oct. 24 and 31, whimsical character entertainment company Bella Princess and the Oakeside Cultural Center in Bloomfield will partner to offer families a Spooktacular Wonderland Carnival, hosted by Alice in Wonderland and featuring a cast of familiar friendly and spooky — but […]

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 […]

WSOU announces month-long Halloween Vinyl-Fest

WSOU announces month-long Halloween Vinyl-Fest

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — To celebrate the Halloween season, WSOU 89.5 FM is launching Halloween Vinyl-Fest 2020. The month-long promotion offers listeners the chance to call in and win vinyl albums from bands such as Mastodon, Thrice, Motorhead, Killswitch Engage and Trivium, among others. The festival also includes album exclusives, including recordings by Of Mice […]

West Orange couple heads ‘to the bus!’ for costume contest

West Orange couple heads ‘to the bus!’ for costume contest

MAPLEWOOD / MILLBURN, NJ — West Orange’s Grant and Katie Johnson, center, and their dog, Olive, won first place in the Group Costume category at the Essex County Strut Your Mutt Canine Halloween Costume Contest in the South Mountain Dog Park on Oct. 26. The couple were dressed as Ralphie and Ms. Frizzle from “The […]

Mother Nature brings unicorns to county costume contest

Mother Nature brings unicorns to county costume contest

MAPLEWOOD / MILLBURN, NJ — West Orange resident Leslie Fleisher, center, and her dogs, Jamie, Lexi and Zelda, who were dressed as Mother Nature and three unicorns, won Best in Show at the Essex County Strut Your Mutt Canine Halloween Costume Contest in the South Mountain Dog Park on Oct. 26. Paying their respects to […]

Area dogs take a stroll in the Hundred Acre Wood at costume contest

Area dogs take a stroll in the Hundred Acre Wood at costume contest

MAPLEWOOD / MILLBURN, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr., center, enjoys the Hundred Acre Wood with Joseph Crystal, from Maplewood, and his friends, with their dogs, Dot, Bowie, Esme, Sophie, Nesta and Clyde, who were dressed as characters from Winnie the Pooh at the Essex County Strut Your Mutt Canine Halloween Costume Contest […]

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 […]