‘BARKtoberfest’ pet adoption event coming to Turtle Back Zoo

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Meet adoptable dogs, cats, puppies and kittens while supporting local animal shelters and rescue groups during “BARKtoberfest,” scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 29, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Turtle Back Zoo in West Orange. The event will take place in the zoo’s Berson Learning Center, located directly off Northfield […]

Maplewood to hold annual Halloween Parade

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 the Maplewood Village Alliance on Monday, Oct. 31, from 3 to 5 p.m. The festivities include trick or treating, music and dancing, and prizes for best […]

Durand-Hedden’s fall 2016 programs

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Durand-Hedden, Maplewood’s historic house museum, its age spanning from the late-18th-century through the mid-20th, offers a wide array of monthly programs that explore the area’s local and natural history. Events take place from 1 to 4 p.m. on selected Sundays. Check www.durandhedden.org or call 973-763-7712 for exact times and locations. The House, […]

Annual ‘Strut Your Mutt’ returns to county

Update: Due to the forecast of rain, these two events have been moved to Sunday, Oct. 23. MONTCLAIR / MAPLEWOOD / MILLBURN, 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, two parades have been […]

Senior citizen Halloween party in West Orange

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange will host a senior citizen Halloween party on Friday, Oct. 28, from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Katz Community Center, 650 Pleasant Valley Way. Tickets will be sold through Oct. 22 at Town Hall, Room 207, from 9 a.m. to noon. Admission is charged. Call 973-325-4134 for […]

Walking tours of Mt. Hebron and Rosedale cemeteries

MONTCLAIR, NJ — The Montclair Historical Society will hold walking tours of Mt. Hebron and Rosedale cemeteries in the weeks leading up to Halloween. The Mt. Hebron Cemetery tour will be Saturday, Oct. 22. Founded in 1863, the Mt. Hebron Cemetery was established on farmland donated by the area’s earliest Dutch settlers. Plots include some […]

Trunk or Treat at Liberty Middle School

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Mayor Robert D. Parisi, the West Orange Rotary Club and West Orange Recreation Department invite you to a Halloween Trunk or Treat on Sunday, Oct. 30, at Liberty Middle School with costume contests for varying age groups beginning at 2 p.m. and the main event running from 3 to 5 p.m. […]

Ghost tales at the Shultz House

MONTCLAIR, NJ — Calling all members of the Montclair Historical Society who enjoy hearing stories that give you goosebumps. Members and volunteers of the Montclair Historical Society will celebrate Halloween as staff members share stories and firsthand experiences that have happened in the Shultz House museum; this event will be on Sunday, Oct. 16, from […]