Bloomfield Families Had Fun at the 3rd Annual Overnight Family Campout at Pulaski Park

BY  |  Saturday, Sep 27, 2014 8:00am  |  COMMENTS (1)

 Overnight Family Campout at Pulaski Park

On Friday, September 19 the Bloomfield Recreation Department hosted its 3rd Annual Overnight Family Campout at Pulaski Park. Over 50 families participated this year and enjoyed popcorn, an outdoor movie and camping. The Bloomfield Fire Dept supervised a campfire and many families got to test their S’mores making skills. The following morning everyone awoke to the smell of fresh coffee and bagels for breakfast.  

The Bloomfield Recreation Department would like to thank the following groups for their help and support:

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Weekend Highlights: Your Guide to Family Fun

BY  |  Friday, Sep 26, 2014 12:00pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

 

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What to do, what to do? It’s another weekend full of great family events.

Don’t forget about the Chalk Walk in Brookdale Park, Harvest Festivals, Crane Park Festival, the The JLMN Run For Children at Risk, How to Eat Like a Child at Studio Playhouse, and Rosh Hashanah family events — and there is more!

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You can check our Calendar for all events this weekend, but here are this weekend’s highlights:

The Wiggles, are bringing their “catchy brand of preschool pop” to The Wellmont Theater in Montclair! (Saturday, September 27)

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Take the Family on a Chalk Walk in Brookdale Park This Weekend

BY  |  Tuesday, Sep 23, 2014 10:30am  |  COMMENTS (0)

Chalk Walk in Brookdale Park

On Saturday, September 27, take the family for a stroll along Brookdale Park’s main pathways as they are transformed by professional artists into a Chalk Walk and discover park facts and trivia brought to life by beautiful, hand-drawn chalk info-graphics.

You’ll learn about the park’s history, get to better know the birds and animals that call the park home and find out what makes Brookdale Park such an amazing resource.

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Have Some Fall Family Fun at Harvest Festivals

BY  |  Monday, Sep 22, 2014 8:00am  |  COMMENTS (0)

 Harvest Festivals

It’s officially autumn and with it comes Harvest Festivals! Enjoy pumpkins, games, food, music and more at these events:

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Celebrate Banned Books Week with Great Big Banned Faces Event at Montclair Public Library

BY  |  Saturday, Sep 20, 2014 8:00am  |  COMMENTS (1)

Banned Books Week

September 21-27 is Banned Books Week and Montclair Public Library is celebrating with a Great Big Banned Faces event tomorrow, Sunday, September 21 at 2 pm.

Banned Books Week is the national book community’s annual celebration of the freedom to read. 

According to BannedBooksWeek.org, the week-long event was “launched in 1982 in response to a sudden surge in the number of challenges to books in schools, bookstores and libraries. More than 11,300 books have been challenged since 1982 according to the American Library Association. There were 307 challenges reported to the Office of Intellectual Freedom in 2013, and many more go unreported.

The 10 most challenged titles of 2013 were:

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Weekend Highlights: Your Guide to Family Fun

BY  |  Friday, Sep 19, 2014 10:00am  |  COMMENTS (0)

curious george

It’s autumn and a beautiful weekend! Get out and enjoy it with your family at these events.

Don’t forget about the Mountie Pride Fun Run, the Montclair Mounties Football White Out Game (get your t-shirts!) , How to Eat Like a Child at Studio Playhouse, Stickley Museum Fall Family Day, — and there is more!

You can check our Calendar for all events this weekend, but here are this weekend’s highlights:

Bookstores nationwide are celebrating curiosity with Curious George and Words Bookstore in Maplewood is holding an all-day event with curiosity-themed activities, plus an expected visit at 11 am from The Man With The Yellow Hat! (Saturday, September 20)

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Rosh Hashanah: Vacation Camp Child Care Options

BY  |  Friday, Sep 19, 2014 8:00am  |  COMMENTS (0)

vacation campsSchools are closed on Thursday, September 25 for Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year.

If you need childcare, here are some Vacation Camp options:

Little Live Y’ers Vacation Camp
Who: Kids in preschool – kindergarten.
What: A day filled with fun activities: swimming, gym, arts and crafts and more!
Where: The Geyer Family YMCA, 159 Glenridge Avenue, Montclair, NJ, 07042.
When: Thursday, September 25. Kids can be dropped off as early at 7:30 a.m. and picked up as late as 6:30 p.m.
Cost: $60 per day per child for members; $70 for non-members. Must register at least 2 days in advance.

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Celebrate the Season at the Stickley Museum Fall Family Day

BY  |  Thursday, Sep 18, 2014 12:00pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

Stickley Museum

Celebrate fall harvest and Craftsman Farms’ agricultural past at Stickley Museum’s annual Fall Family Day. This traditional fall festival is the Morristown museum’s biggest family program of the year and will a full fay of fun.

Enjoy hayrides, live music from the Denville String Band, pumpkin painting and craft activities, as well as various handcraft demonstrations. The festival also features the return of favorite activities like indoor and outdoor scavenger hunts, Balloon Cows, and old-fashioned games and races. Apple Spice Junction will be on hand with seasonal snacks and box lunches for sale. And kids will enjoy a visit from a special guest courtesy of Kids Club THIRTEEN. Inside the Log House, tours will be suspended for the day and visitors will be invited to stroll through the museum Open House at their own pace.

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Comedy Class for Your Funny Kids

BY  |  Thursday, Sep 18, 2014 8:00am  |  COMMENTS (0)

Comedy Class for Your Funny Kids

Does your child seem to have a knack for making people laugh? Or maybe he loves being the center of attention, up on stage and in the spotlight. If this sounds like your kid, then Bloomfield mom Becky Veduccio-Langton’s upcoming Comedy for Kids class might be the ticket to your little one’s next punch line.

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The 9th Annual Crane Park Festival: Fun For the Whole Family

BY  |  Wednesday, Sep 17, 2014 12:00pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

Crane Park Festival

For the ninth year in a row, the annual Crane Park Festival in Monclair will offer  music, art, and lots of fun  for the whole family. The fun community event happens next weekend on Saturday, September 27.

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