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17th Annual Essex County Open House at Turtle Back Zoo

AAA - 5/21/2019 11:46:53 AM

Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. invites the public to attend the 17th Annual Essex County Open House at Essex County Turtle Back Zoo. The carnival-like event combines games and activities to entertain and provide information to raise public awareness about the programs and services provided by Essex County. The Open House, which includes free admission to Turtle Back Zoo, will be held as follows:

Date:  Saturday, June 1, 2019
Time: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Place: Essex County Turtle Back Zoo
           560 Northfield Avenue
           West Orange, NJ

"Our Annual Open House has become a County tradition that our residents look forward to attending. Hosting this popular event at Turtle Back Zoo is a unique way to make County government more accessible and raise awareness about the many ways we contribute to our residents’ quality of life," DiVincenzo said.

Free Friday Flicks @ Kip's Castle Park

AAA - 5/21/2019 11:38:46 AM

Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. invites families to come to Essex County Kip’s Castle Park for the Free Friday Flicks in June. Gates open at 7 p.m. and movies will be shown at dusk on the lawn at Essex County Kip’s Castle, 22 Crestmont Avenue, Verona. The public is encouraged to bring chairs or blankets on which to sit. Admission is free; refreshments will be for sale.

“We invite you to join us for an exciting night at the movies on our Kip’s Castle Park lawn. Families can enjoy the outdoor movie presentation and experience this magnificent location in a new way,” DiVincenzo said. “We look forward to seeing you at what will be an entertaining evening for children, families and individuals of all ages,” he added.

The schedule is as follows:

  • Friday, June 7th: "Wizard of Oz"
  • Friday, June 14th: "Mary Poppins Returns"

Annual Memorial Day Remembrance Ceremony - May 27, 2019

Recreation Dept. - 5/15/2019 12:00:17 PM

The Mayor's Annual Memorial Day Remembrance Ceremony will be begin at 8:00am in front of Borough Hall, located at 255 Roseland Ave.

May 2019 Programs at the Essex County Environmental Center

AAA - 5/3/2019 4:44:26 PM

A variety of programs are being offered at the Essex County Environmental Center during the month of May 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 May are as follows:

Let’s Go Fishing in Essex County!

AAA - 4/24/2019 12:27:09 PM

Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. and the Essex County Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs invite the public to participate in Essex County’s 2019 Fishing Derbies. The free events will be held in six locations in the Essex County Park System.
 
"Our fishing derbies are an excellent opportunity for our children to enjoy the historic Essex County Park System in a different and fun way. You’ll have a great time creating your own ‘big fish’ stories and spending some quality time with your friends and family in some of the most beautiful parks in the area,” DiVincenzo said. “I invite everyone to come out, cast their lines, Experience Essex and take a look at the improvements we are making to revitalize our parks," he noted.

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