County to celebrate July as Parks and Recreation Month

County to celebrate July as Parks and Recreation Month

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The Essex County Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs will host a month-long schedule of free activities to celebrate July as National Parks and Recreation Month. The public is invited to enjoy “Wellness on the Waterfront,” which includes yoga demonstrations, concerts, movies, and arts and crafts at the South Mountain […]

County SummerMusic Concert Series returns

County SummerMusic Concert Series returns

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The 2018 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 to enjoy the parks. This year’s series features three concert and fireworks spectaculars, Friday night concerts […]

Let’s go fishing in Essex County

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The county’s Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs invites the public to participate in Essex County’s 2018 Fishing Derbies. The free events will be held in various locations in the Essex County Park System. Each derby is free and open to children ages 15 and younger. All children must be […]

County to partner with nine local charitable organizations

County to partner with nine local charitable organizations

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. announced Friday, April 13, that Essex County was participating in nine special partnerships to increase awareness about and help raise funds for the American Cancer Society, American Heart Association, Arc of Essex County, the New Jersey Children Alliance, Stop for Nikhil, The Valerie Fund, the […]

CASA holds 2nd ‘Homeward Bound’ event in West Orange

CASA holds 2nd ‘Homeward Bound’ event in West Orange

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Braving the elements in bright red T-shirts and even brighter smiles, a group of more than 100 volunteers gathered for the Homeward Bound Walk hosted by the CASA for Children of Essex County under the Clipper Pavilion of the South Mountain Recreation Complex in West Orange on Sunday, Oct. 15. Based […]

‘Connect to Wellness’ for National Recovery Month

WEST ORANGE, NJ — “Connect to Wellness” with FAMILYConnections on Sunday, Sept. 24, from 1 to 5 p.m. at the Clipper Pavilion on Cherry Street in West Orange to celebrate National Recovery Month. This free festival includes activities such as arts and crafts, children’s activities, yoga, meditation, Zumba and more. For more information, contact Nancy […]

CASA hosts Homeward Bound Walk

WEST ORANGE, NJ — CASA for Children of Essex County will host its second Homeward Bound Walk on Sunday, Oct. 15, from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Clipper Pavilion on Cherry Lane in the South Mountain Recreation Complex in West Orange. Gather your friends, family, neighbors, coworkers and dogs to walk in support of […]

Whalen takes top angler prize

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr., right, congratulates Ben Whalen of Maplewood for catching the most fish in the boys’ under 5 category during the South Mountain Recreation Complex Fishing Derby on Saturday, June 17. Ben was among three boys who caught two fish.

Celebrate July at S. Mtn.

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The Essex County Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs has a month-long schedule of free activities to celebrate July as National Parks and Recreation Month. On Monday evenings, July 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31, there will be yoga for adults at 6:30 p.m. Classes are suitable for beginners and […]