Saturday, May 4, 2013
March of Dimes fundraiser intended to help premature babies.
Join us at March for Babies, the March of Dimes’ largest fundraiser, and the oldest and best-loved walking event. It’s a family-friendly event where the community comes together to raise money to support research, services, education and advocacy in the fight against prematurity, birth defects and infant mortality. When you walk, you give hope to the babies born too soon or sick. The money you raise supports programs in your community that help moms have healthy, full-term pregnancies, and it funds research to find answers to the serious problems that threaten our babies. We've been walking since 1970 and have raised an incredible $2.6 billion! Join the more than 7 million people who participate, donate and/or sponsor. Register to walk at …
Friday, April 5, 2013
Volunteers needed for park and river cleanup this weekend.
Get your hands dirty and help clean one of your parks this weekend. The Brookdale Park Conservancy is looking for volunteers to aid in a Brookdale Park cleanup at the pond on Saturday, April 6, from 9 a.m. to noon. Volunteers are needed to help remove invasive weeds and plant new native bushes and shrubs. Members of the Conservancy ask that interested volunteers bring rakes,gas-powered weed whackers and leaf blowers and to be prepare to get your boots muddy.
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Urban grant allows for planting of trees along Bloomfield side of park
Trees company in Brookdale Park. Workers planted 136 young trees throughout the Bloomfield side of the park Wednesday, which also spans Montclair, thanks to a more than $20,000 urban grant. The trees, which came from the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection Division of Community Forestry and were secured by Essex County and the New Jersey Tree Foundation, were planted along the roadside to supplement the park's already lush landscape. "Just to think, a few weeks ago we had Hurricane Sandy," said Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. "We had so many trees down," in other parks, he said, noting that Brookdale Park fared the best out of all county parks. Officials said 25 trees had to be removed from Brookdale Park in …
Friday, June 29, 2012
Fourth of July celebration gets under way Friday in Branch Brook Park, Bears-Eagles stadium
Friday, June 29, 2012
Head on over to Branch Brook Park tonight for a Fourth of July celebration, including a performance by the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra (NJSO) followed by a dazzling fireworks display. Beginning at 6 p.m. at the park's Great Lawn, near Heller Parkway, families can enjoy child-sized orchestral instruments to play, provided by Touch the Music, and student ensembles from the greater Newark area will perform. At 7:30 p.m., NJSO will perform hits from the stage and the screen, like music from "E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial," Richard Rodgers’ "Carousel Waltz," while Gilbert and Sullivan’s "H.M.S. Pinafore" will mix with patriotic favorites and a salute to the Armed Forces. The program also features Tchaikovsky’s Polonaise from "Eugene Onegin," …
Friday, July 8, 2011
Free Concert at Brookdale Park Makes For Perfect Summer Evening.
Area residents were treated to the melodious sounds of Kenny Vance and the Planotones at a free concert Thursday night in Brookdale Park. The group, originally formed in the 1970s with a different lineup than the current band members, is made up of five members – lead singer Kenny Vance, Johnny Gale, Frenchy, Jimmy B., Chip Dee and Tony Gee. The group played original, as well as cover music, for the appreciative audience at the park.