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 […]

Community comes together in Newark to celebrate Eid al-Fitr

Community comes together in Newark to celebrate Eid al-Fitr

NEWARK, NJ — Hundreds of area Muslims came together on May 3 to celebrate Eid al-Fitr in Weequahic Park in Newark, where they prayed together and shared a feast. Eid al-Fitr marks the end of Ramadan, the Muslim holy month of fasting. It is a joyous occasion filled with prayer, good food and community. Photos […]

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 […]

DiVincenzo presents 2022 State of the County Address

DiVincenzo presents 2022 State of the County Address

CEDAR GROVE, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo Jr. presented his 2022 State of the County Address at the Essex County Hospital Center in Cedar Grove on Monday, April 11. Due to the pandemic, this was the first time in two years the State of the County Address was presented. The speech is […]

New synthetic grass playing surface on Weequahic Park Little League Field

New synthetic grass playing surface on Weequahic Park Little League Field

NEWARK, NJ — On April 12, Essex County announced that the installation of a new synthetic grass playing surface on the Weequahic Park Little League baseball field has been completed. The new surface provides young ballplayers with up-to-date conditions on which to play and maximizes usage of the field, according to the county. “We are […]

Essex County to hold holiday food distribution event on Dec. 21

Essex County to hold holiday food distribution event on Dec. 21

NEWARK, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo Jr. and the Essex County Board of County Commissioners will present a holiday emergency food distribution event to help families negatively impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. There will be 1,000 frozen turkeys distributed along with boxes of nonperishable food. The program is meant to benefit families […]

County went to the circus in Weequahic Park

County went to the circus in Weequahic Park

NEWARK, NJ — On Oct. 20, Essex County Commissioner President Wayne L. Richardson offered greetings at the Essex County Appreciation Night performance of the UniverSoul Circus show in Newark. That night’s performance was part of a two-week stretch of shows in Weequahic Park and was attended by New Jersey first lady Tammy Murphy. The UniverSoul […]

Hudley rides for unity in Newark

Hudley rides for unity in Newark

NEWARK, NJ — The two-hour Lincoln Park Sustainable Living Community Bike Ride on Sept. 19, hosted by the Lincoln Park Coast Cultural District in Newark, was geared toward uniting the community, including neighboring towns. Even Irvington Council First Vice President October Hudley participated. A nonprofit organization in Newark, the LPCCD has been hosting a series […]

County dedicates new community center building in Weequahic Park

County dedicates new community center building in Weequahic Park

NEWARK, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo Jr. officially dedicated the new community center building in Weequahic Park in Newark. The new 7,500-square-foot building replaces a much smaller, concrete block building that had outlived its usefulness. The project is part of an ongoing initiative to ensure parks facilities meet the changing needs of […]

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