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What to Do In and Around Bloomfield this Weekend!

Check out the Halloween Fun & Spooky Event Section !!!

What to Do In and Around Bloomfield this Weekend! What to Do In and Around Bloomfield this Weekend! What to Do In and Around Bloomfield this Weekend! What to Do In and Around Bloomfield this Weekend!

Here are a few great reasons to enjoy the city of Bloomfield this weekend.  Click on the EVENTS tab to see more weekend events.   Feel free to add your own in the comments section.

WHAT: 
WHERE:  
Bloomfield Public Library
WHEN:  
Fridays 11am  
WHY GO: 
If you knit, crochet, needlepoint or quilt?  If so, come to the Library and share with other crafters.

WHAT:   
WHEN:    Friday, Saturday  8pm       Sunday  3pm
WHERE:    Westminster Art Center
WHY GO:   This charming musical is based on the 1996 film of the same name.  It details the story of a young woman who is released from prison and decides to start a new life in a small mid-western town.  She finds a place for herself working at the Spitfire Grill.  But she – and the town – has old wounds that need healing, and it takes an unusual contest to pull everyone together to learn from one another and about themselves. 
COST:   $24 (Gen), $20 (Srs), $15 (Students)

WHAT:   
WHERE: 
WHEN: 
   Friday     7pm
WHY GO:   The program will feature a 20 Man Battle Royal, in which the winner will wrestle the ECPW Heavyweight Champion, Jeff “The Future” Coleman, later that same evening for the title. The event will also feature a no-holds barred contest between 2 former WWE Superstars as the legendary Chavo Guerrero will face off against “Bad Boy” Nunzio.
COST:   $12

WHAT:  
WHERE:   The Essex Bar & Grill, 41 Broughton Ave, Bloomfield
WHEN:   Friday   8:30pm
WHY GO:  Come join the Karaoke fun with a Great variety of Songs and Talent.   

WHAT: 
WHERE:
  , Bloomfield
WHEN:     Friday    10pm – 1am
WHY GO:    Enjoy great music.

WHAT: 
WHERE:  , 593 Bloomfield Ave, Bloomfield
WHEN:    Saturday   8pm
WHY GO:  The night will start with performances by veteran singers who hail from New York and New Jersey, with credits ranging from Off-Broadway to local professional theaters and will be followed by a performance by the On The Spot improv comedy troupe..
COST:   $15

WHAT:    
WHERE:   Bloomfield Public Library
WHEN:   Saturday 2pm – 3pm
WHY GO:    Enjoy a Chess game and challenge your skills  

WHAT: 
WHERE:
   Watchung Booksellers, Montclair, NJ
WHEN:     Saturday   1pm-2pm
WHY GO:  
Bill Westheimer explores the personal stories of  dozens of private and public figures, through im ages of their hands. Westheimer captures the lives and loves of people from a wide range of cultures and diverse backgrounds, who use their hands in vastly different activities

WHAT:  
WHERE:   The Essex Bar & Grill, 41 Broughton Ave, Bloomfield
WHEN:   Saturday   8:30pm
WHY GO:  Come and Listen or Dance to great Oldies, Jazz or Rock Bands.

 

HALLOWEEN FUN   & SPOOKY EVENTS !!!

WHAT:  
WHERE:
WHEN:    Friday, October 21  -  7pm
WHY GO: Essex County is offering a free, outdoor showing of Monster House (PG) where three teens discover that their neighbor's house is really a living, breathing, scary monster.  Safe family fun!    

WHAT: 
WHERE:   The Bloomfield Green
WHEN:    Saturday, Oct 22    2pm
WHY GO:  "Guess the Weight of the Pumpkin" contest, trick or treating, refreshments and a bean bag toss.   At 3 p.m., magician Bob Conrad will perform a Halloween Magic Show.   Come in costume!

WHAT:   
WHERE:
   Verona Park
WHEN:    Sunday,  Oct 23   12:30pm
WHY GO:   “October Tails,” is Barnabas Health Hospice and Palliative Care Center’s annual Halloween-themed dog walk fundraiser.  Proceeds will fund Paws for Patients, a canine therapy program for patients.   The centerpiece of “October Tails” is a Halloween costume contest for dogs, with prizes in the following categories: Most Original, Funniest, Most Heartwarming and Best in Show. The event also features children’s activities and a poster contest, games, agility demonstrations, obedience games and vendors.     www.octobertails.com

WHAT: 
WHERE:  229 Main St, Belleville
WHEN:  Friday, Saturday, Sunday   7pm - Midnight
WHY GO:  Come visit this creepy genetically modified food processing factory as an “employee.” You will meet your deranged co-workers and see what the boss is feeding them for lunch. Beware: Many of the new employees don't make it through the night shift!
COST:  $18 for Adults, $15 for Children 12 and under. $30 For Rapid Processing Ticket (VIP),   ** “Not-so-Scary” Kids’ Sunday Matinees from 2 pm-6 pm. Tickets are $8 a person and adults must be accompanied by a child age 12 and under.

WHAT:
WHERE:   Riverfront Stadium
WHEN:  
Friday, Saturday, Sunday  7pm to Midnight    (Every Sunday kids can trick or treat)
WHY GO: Haunted House, Games, Hay Rides, Food, Arts and Crafts, Halloween Dance Classes, Urban Legend Storytime, Concerts, Parties and More!
COST:  Admission to the stadium is free, but most activities will have a fee. Admission to the haunted house is $20 for adults and $15 for students. The hayride is $5, and games are $1. Mystery dinner reservations must by made by the Wednesday prior and cost $20, or $25 for dinner with wine/beer.

WHAT: 
WHERE:   Bloomfield Library
WHEN:   Monday, Oct 24    12:15
WHY GO:  When Myra discovers that her husband and his girlfriend (Gloria Grahame) are plotting to murder her, she plots revenge.  Starring Joan Crawford and Jack Palance.

WHAT: 
WHERE:  
Bloomfield Public Library
WHEN:   Tuesday, October 25     7pm
WHY GO:  
Spooky stories for ages 5 to 12

WHAT: 
WHERE:  
Bloomfield Civic Center
WHEN:  
Tuesday, October 25    8pm
WHY GO:   This presentation will take a look at the life of America’s favorite troubled soul. The 19th Century poet, fiction writer, editor and literary critic is best known for his tales of mystery and the macabre and was one of the earliest American writers of the short story.

WHAT: 
WHERE:  Morning Parade:  9:15  Brookdale Dog Park, Grove Street, Montclair    
               Afternoon Parade:  1:15  South Mountain Dog Park, Maplewood/Millburn
WHEN:    Saturday, Oct 29  
WHY GO:  Essex County dog owners to display their creativity and participate in Strut Your Mutt, Essex County’s Annual Canine Halloween Costume Parade and Contest.   Prizes will be awarded for first, second and third places in a variety of categories. For more information, please call 973-239-2485.
COST:   Free

WHAT:   
WHERE:
  Bloomfield Library
WHEN:    Monday, October 31st
WHY GO:  Four elderly New Englanders, tormented by a shared secret, gather to tell each other scary stories.  One day, the members of their “Chowder Society” begin to die in ways that may be supernatural.  This horror film has an all-star cast including Melvyn Douglas, John Houseman, Douglas Fairbanks, Jr, Patricia Neal, and, in his last film, Fred Astaire.   Great movie for Halloween

WHAT:  
WHERE:  
Turtle Back Zoo, West Orange
WHEN:  
Monday, October 31st
WHY GO: 
Turtle Back Zoo will be open from 4-9pm for safe trick or treating. Come in costume and ride the "spooky train" (weather permitting) or enjoy the magical talents of master magician Joe Fisher.  Event will be held rain or shine.
COST:  Children & Seniors $7; Adults $10; Children under 2 are free

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