Community concludes Orange Week 2022 with a bang

Community concludes Orange Week 2022 with a bang

ORANGE, NJ — June 11 was a great day at Monte Irvin Orange Park for the Orange Week 2022 Color Festival. All enjoyed Heywood Avenue’s Color Run, the East Orange School District’s STEM Festival, vendors, free raffles, zumba, yoga, the Mighty Marching Tornadoes, Heywood’s cheerleaders, Orange’s step team demonstration and the Orange Fire Department, with […]

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 […]

East Orange boy catches first fish as derby in Orange park

East Orange boy catches first fish as derby in Orange park

ORANGE, NJ — Jayden Robinson, of East Orange, caught the first fish in the boys category at the Essex County Fishing Derby in Monte Irvin Orange Park on Tuesday, May 17. Presenting him with the award are Kahron Smothers, left, and Jackie Matthews, right, from the Essex County Parks Department. 

East Orange youth catches first fish among the girls

East Orange youth catches first fish among the girls

ORANGE, NJ — Zoey Doll, second from right, of East Orange, caught the first fish in the girls category at the Essex County Fishing Derby in Essex County Monte Irvin Orange Park on Tuesday, May 17. Zoey is joined by her sister, Kaitlynn. Presenting her with the award are Kahron Smothers, left, and Jackie Matthews, […]

Youngster from East Orange wins prize at fishing derby

Youngster from East Orange wins prize at fishing derby

ORANGE, NJ — Milena Bagot, second from right, of East Orange, caught the most fish in the girls 0-5 age category at the Essex County Fishing Derby in Monte Irvin Orange Park on Tuesday, May 17. Milena, who is pictured with her brother, Kylon, caught one fish. Presenting her with the award are Kahron Smothers, […]

Fishing derbies to be held for children in Essex County parks

Fishing derbies to be held for children in Essex County parks

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The Essex County Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs invites the public to participate in its 2022 fishing derbies. The free events will be held in seven locations in the Essex County Parks system. “Our fishing derbies are an excellent opportunity for our children to enjoy the historic Essex County […]

County cuts the ribbon on gardens in Monte Irvin Orange Park

County cuts the ribbon on gardens in Monte Irvin Orange Park

ORANGE, NJ — Earlier this month, Essex County cut a ribbon on the Monte Irvin Orange Park’s formal gardens, which were recently updated. Located in the southern section of the park near the intersection of South Center and Harrison streets in Orange, the gardens were updated with new plantings and repairs to the irrigation system. […]

Orange fisherwoman wins prize at Essex County derby

Orange fisherwoman wins prize at Essex County derby

ORANGE, NJ — Essex County Deputy Parks Director Kate Hartwyk, left, and program coordinator Jackie Matthews, right, present awards to, from left, Julia Harris from Florham Park and Makenna Moore from Orange, who caught the most fish in the girls ages 6-10 category at the Essex County Fishing Derby in Monte Irvin Orange Park in […]

West Orange boy catches first fish at Monte Irvin Park fishing derby

West Orange boy catches first fish at Monte Irvin Park fishing derby

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange resident Anaz Emam, center, caught the first fish in the boys category at the Essex County Fishing Derby in Monte Irvin Orange Park in Orange on Tuesday, June 15. He caught the first fish at 5:18 p.m. Presenting the award are Essex County Deputy Parks Director Kate Hartwyk, left, […]

West Orange brothers win prizes at county fishing derby

West Orange brothers win prizes at county fishing derby

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange resident Tristan Russo, center, caught the most fish in the boys ages 11-15 category at the Essex County Fishing Derby in Monte Irvin Orange Park in Orange on Tuesday, June 15. He caught seven fish. Presenting the award are Essex County Deputy Parks Director Kate Hartwyk, left, and program […]

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