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 […]

Maplewood to replace pavers, bump out sidewalks in village

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — As part of the aesthetic enhancement and safety upgrades to Maplewood Village, the township will be replacing the existing sidewalk pavers on both sides of Maplewood Avenue and installing traffic-calming bump outs on Maplewood Avenue’s west side. During the course of the project, which began Oct. 1, the township will advise of […]

Spooktacular Halloween in Maplewood

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Maplewood Recreation held a Spooktacular Halloween Party at the Maplewood Senior Center on Oct. 31. Approximately fifty participants were entertained by a magician, karaoke, DJ and a costume contest with prizes. This November, the Recreation Department will host additional events at the senior center. On Tuesday, Nov. 14, at 1 p.m., the […]

County residents and dogs win prizes in annual costume contest

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. welcomed dog owners and their pets to the county’s annual “Strut Your Mutt” canine costume parades and contests at the Brookdale Dog Park Bloomfield/Montclair and the South Mountain Dog Park in Maplewood/Millburn on Saturday, Oct. 21. At the Brookdale Dog Park contest, Dominique and Dana […]

Olive guesses ‘this pumpkin’s weight’

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — South Orange Public Library’s “Guess This Pumpkin’s Weight” contest was won by Olive Witte, 8. She estimated 20 pounds — exactly right! — by comparing the pumpkin’s size to her baby sister’s size and weight. Her dad, Thomas, came along to help deliver the pumpkin to its new home.

Halloween isn’t just for the children

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Maplewood Recreation is hosting its first-ever senior Halloween party on Tuesday, Oct. 31, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Maplewood Senior Center, 106 Burnett Ave. Activities include lunch, refreshments, music, magic and a Halloween costume contest with prizes. Come for the cider, stay for the friendships! This is a free […]

Enjoy a spooky Halloween parade in Maplewood

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Ghosts, goblins and witches will be roaming Maplewood Village along Maplewood Avenue at the annual Halloween Costume Contest, sponsored by the Maplewood Chamber of Commerce and Allison Ziefert Real Estate Group, on Tuesday, Oct. 31, from 3 to 5 p.m.  The festivities include trick or treating, music and dancing, and prizes for […]

Trick or treat in Spooky Spiotta

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — South Orange will hold its annual Halloween festival on Tuesday, Oct. 31, from 4 to 6 p.m. in Spooky Spiotta Park. The costume contest will commence at 5 p.m. The free event will feature Wanda the Giant Witch, music, games, prizes for the costume contest winners, and trick or treating with […]