Notice of Cancellation of Planning Board Meeting
Please be advised that the Planning Board Meeting scheduled for July 21, 2016 has been cancelled.
Essex County Environmental Center July Events
Essex County Executive DiVincenzo Invites Children and Families
to Expand their Understanding and Appreciation of the Environment
Essex County, NJ – A variety of programs are being offered at the Essex County Environmental Center during the month of July that will teach children and adults about nature and help them gain a greater appreciation and understanding of our environment. Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. invites children and adults to visit the Environmental Center where they can enjoy an enriching recreational experience through nature and conservation activities.
“Our Environmental Center has become the premiere location for environmental education and nature appreciation. With the help of our partner groups, our dynamic schedule of events and activities will captivate all ages,” DiVincenzo said. “Walk in our woods, discover habitats, get pointers on gardening, learn about nature photography and much more. It’s all about nature and it’s all at our Environmental Center,” he added.
Events scheduled for July are as follows:
“Friday Morning Yoga” is for adults. This class will explore the many joys of yoga. Breathing synchronized with movement will warm the body and relax the mind. All levels are welcome. Participate weekly or for just one class. Cost is $10 per class. Advance registration is required. For information, call 973-228-8776. Dress comfortably and bring your own mat. Friday Morning Yoga will be held as follows:
Dates: Fridays, July 1, 8, 22 & 29, 2016
Time: 9:30 a.m.
Place: Essex County Environmental Center
621B Eagle Rock Avenue
“Little Sprouts Gardening Club” is for children ages 3 to 5 years. Children will plant seeds, plants of different varieties (perennials) and food for pollinators (sunflowers and wildflowers). Cost is $10 per session/per child. Minimum number of participants is required. Advance registration and payment are required. For information, call 973-228-8776. Little Sprouts Gardening Club will be held as follows:
Dates: Friday, July 1, 2016
Times: 10 a.m. for 3 year olds
1:30 p.m. for 4 & 5 year olds
Place: Essex County Environmental Center
621B Eagle Rock Avenue
Essex County Executive DiVincenzo Invites public to Extended Zoo hours and Free Animal-Themed Movies Shown Under the Stars
Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. invites the public to enjoy summer evenings at Essex County Turtle Back Zoo. On Wednesdays and Thursdays during the months of July and August, Turtle Back will have Family Nights with extended evening hours to 8:30 p.m., with the last admission to the Zoo at 8 p.m. In addition, on Wednesday evenings during July and August, Zoo-vies, featuring animal-related movies, will be shown on the top floor of the Turtle Back Zoo Parking Deck.
“Join us for Family Night when the Zoo has extended hours until 8:30 p.m. Take advantage of the late hours when temperatures are cooler and the workday is over,” DiVincenzo said. “In addition, come out for a family-friendly evening under the stars watching great movies on the top deck of our Zoo parking garage. It’s a great way to spend a summer night and experience Turtle Back in a completely different way,” he added.
During Family Nights, there will be special dinner packages offered at the newly-opened Savanna Café. Family nights will be held on Wednesdays, July 6, 13, 20 and 27 and August 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31 and Thursdays, July 7, 14, 21 and 28 and August 4, 11, 18 and 25.
Families coming to Zoo-vies should bring their own chair or blanket on which to sit. Films will begin at dusk. Admission to the movies is free, and movies will be cancelled in the event of rain. The schedule for Zoo-vies is as follows:
Wednesday, July 6: Jumanji
Wednesday, July 13: Jaws
Wednesday, July 20: Zookeeper
Wednesday, July 27: Kung Fu Panda 3
Wednesday, August 3: Muppets Most Wanted
Wednesday, August 10: Aladdin
Wednesday, August 17: Finding Nemo
Wednesday, August 24: Babe the Gallant Pig
Wednesday, August 31: Zootopia
Turtle Back Zoo is open daily from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Regular admission is $11 for children and senior citizens, $14 for adults and free for children under 2 years. For additional information, please call 973-731-5800 or visit www.essexcountynj.org/turtlebackzoo.
Revitalizing Essex County Turtle Back Zoo
Since taking office in 2003, DiVincenzo has spearheaded over $70 million in upgrades to Essex County Turtle Back Zoo, which have included developing the Carousel with 33 figures of endangered animals; building the Sea Lion Sound Exhibit with sea lions, sharks and sting rays; the Big Cat Country Exhibit with Jaguars and Cougars; Tam-ring Gibbons Reserve with Gibbons apes, Reeves muntjac and white naped cranes; Australian Exhibit that features kangaroos, wallabies, emus and over 500 birds in the Aviary; Reptile and Education Center, open air dining pavilion and playground, Penguin Exhibit, Otter Exhibit, Wolf Exhibit, Alligator Exhibit, North American Animal Exhibit, Black Bear Exhibit, Animal Hospital, Essex Farm Petting Zoo and South American Animal Exhibit; renovating the Food Pavilion for year-round use and making upgrades to the entrance as well as fencing and infrastructure to meet AZA requirements. Funding has been provided through Green Acres grants, existing capital improvement bonds, or donations from the Zoological Society, Essex County Parks Foundation, corporations or private foundations. Corporations that have provided support include Investors Bank, Prudential Financial, Inc., Wells Fargo (Wachovia Bank), PNC Bank, PSE&G, Verizon, Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey, Coca Cola, Capital One Bank, TD Bank, Aramark, Covanta Energy and OxyMagic carpet cleaning.
Old Street Signs are Available for Bid
Old Street Signs are available to bid on, please contact Borough Hall at (973) 226-3400 to find out if your street is still available.
Celebrate the Fourth of July with Fun, Fireworks and Great Music
Essex County Executive Divencezo Invites The Public
to Celebrate Independence Day With Three Spectacular Fireworks Displays and Concerts by The New Jersey Symphony Orchestra,
AM Gold AND A Motown Tribute By Smooth
2016 Essex County SummerMusic Concert Series Also Features
Performances by The Symphonics and The Bronx Wanderers
Essex County, NJ – Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. invites the public to celebrate the Fourth of July with three spectacular fireworks displays and exciting concerts by the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra in Essex County Branch Brook Park on Tuesday, June 28th, AM Gold in Essex County Brookdale Park on Friday, July 1st and A Tribute to Motown by Smooth in Essex County Weequahic Park on Wednesday, July 6th. The 2016 Essex County SummerMusic Concert Series also moves into high gear with a performances by The Symphonics and The Bronx Wanderers.
“Our Free Concert Series offers a diverse lineup of performers who will take center stage in venues throughout our historic Essex County Park System. Pack a blanket, enjoy the cool evening breeze and dance to the sounds of classical, rock and roll, jazz, big band, Latin and more. We have an outstanding line-up that is sure to entertain and impress,” DiVincenzo said. “An evening in the parks with some of the area’s most talented musicians and our Spectacular Fireworks Extravaganzas are the perfect shows for Independence Day. Come out and celebrate your Fourth of July with us,” he added.
The New Jersey Symphony Orchestra and Fireworks Display
Relax with friends and family and enjoy an evening under the stars at Essex County Branch Brook Park in Newark. Under the direction of Conductor Gemma New, the NJSO goes from the concert hall to the movie theater to Branch Brook Park! Listen to musical selections from Ghostbusters, Star Wars, The Godfather: Part III, The Wizard of Oz, Beauty and the Beast, Moulin Rouge, Batman and many more. After the concert, a fireworks show will light up the night sky for a brilliant cap to a lovely night. In case of rain, the concert will be relocated to an indoor location and the fireworks will be rescheduled at a later date. The concert and fireworks will be held as follows:
Date: Tuesday, June 28, 2016
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Place: Essex County Branch Brook Park
The Great Lawn
PSE&G Offers Money-Saving Hot Weather Tips
On the first official day of summer, Public Service Electric & Gas (PSE&G), New Jersey’s largest utility, reminds customers that higher temperatures can also lead to more usage and higher electric bills. Customers can save energy and money this summer by following a few easy and inexpensive tips.
Essex Fells Elementary School - 3rd Grade Trip to Tour Municipal Departments
On Thursday, June 9, 2016 the 3rd Grade students from Essex Fells Elementary School took a tour of the Municipal Departments. Leading the tours were the following town officials:
Recycling Center - Tour given by Roger Kerr, DPW Superintendent and Vincent Fiscella, Jr.
Water Utility - Tour given by Steve Banchi, Sr. Water Operator and Brian Shatzel, Water Operator
Administration - Tour given by Francine T. Paserchia, Administrator/Municipal Clerk
Fire Department - Tour given by Firefighters Steve Ward and Mark O'Connor
Police Department - Tour given by Lt. William Theilacker
Reminder - Bill Paying
It is the responsibility of each homeowner to make sure all your accounts are current.
State Statue mandates Taxes are due quarterly – February 1st, May 1st, August 1st and November 1st
Water Meters are read quarterly and your bill is based on your consumption.
Annual Sewer Bill is due July 1st for the current calendar year .