West Orange Recreation News

May 29, 2014 at 1:17 AM

WEST ORANGE, NJ - This summer is full of exciting activities in our community. New Jersey is turning 350 and we're celebrating in a big way. 

America's greatest inventor, Thomas Edison, played a pivotal role in shaping American culture. And like you & I, he was proud to call West Orange home. So on Saturday, June 7, we'll be hosting one huge event -- Edison Day -- to showcase the very best our town has to offer and to wish our home state a happy birthday. 

This historic celebration will include the annual Town Picnic and the Downtown Street Fair, as well as a full day of live music, dancing, and even a visit by the NJ Hall of Fame Mobile Museum. 

Sign Up for E-News

From Edison Day to the weekly farmer's market, Turtle Back Zoo to the West Orange Public Library, there's so much to see and do this summer in West Orange.  

As always, your comments, questions & feedback are always welcome. Email me at rparisi@westorange.org or connect with me on Facebook.I'm looking forward to hearing from you.
 
See you at Edison Day!  

 

Edison Day: Celebrate NJ's 350th Birthday

On Saturday, June 7, West Orange is throwing a big bash to celebrate New Jersey's 350 years of history! Edison Day will take place in partnership between Thomas Edison National Historical Park, the Downtown West Orange Alliance and the West Orange Public Relations Commission. Festivities are scheduled from 11am to 7pm inside Thomas Edison National Historical Park and along Main Street. The annual West Orange Town Picnic and the Downtown Street Fair will offer great food and fun activities for the entire family, while Pleasant Valley Productions provides a full day of live entertainment including bands, dancing, comedy and more. For details, go to westorange.org.  

Twenty First Annual Fishing Derby

Come out for a great family day at the 21st Annual Fishing Derby at Crystal Lake on June 7 beginning at 9 am.  Bring your own fishing gear and bait will be for sale.  Each child will receive a memento of the occasion.  Refreshments will be available for sale and anyone over the age of 14 requires a fishing license.  For details, click here.

Youth Sports Pool Party

All spring youth sports teams are invited to the Youth Sports Pool Party on Sunday, June 8th at the Ginny Duenkel Pool from 6:00 to 8:30pm.  See the event flyer for more information.  

Sports 'n' Games Night

One of the most fun-filled and exciting evenings of the summer is the annual Sports 'n' Games night on June 25 at the Ginny Duenkel Pool.  Lighthearted competition for prizes and gift certificates.  Activities include balloon toss, raft races, a belly flop contest and much more.  Contests are broken down into age groups.  "Picnic" dinner is included with admission price. Please note free swim time is limited. Details here.

Old Timer's Day

A long-standing tradition in West Orange takes place on Saturday, September 13. Start with batting practice at 12:30pm followed by the Old Timer's Game at 1:30pm. Be sure to stop into the Kennedy Field House and look over the Colgate Wall of Fame. At 3pm, the scene shifts to Connor Hall for an awards reception. Details here.

 

 

Mayor Robert Parisi is a lifelong resident of West Orange, NJ and was elected as Mayor in May of 2010. Prior to his election as Mayor, he served on the Township Council for 12 years. He is married to his wife Sheila, and has two children, Kelly, who will be attending college in the fall of 2014, and Robert, who will be a junior at West Orange High School.

This column will provide information from the Mayor's Office along with issues of importance.

 

The opinions expressed herein are the writer's alone, and do not reflect the opinions of TAPinto.net or anyone who works for TAPinto.net. TAPinto.net is not responsible for the accuracy of any of the information supplied by the writer.

TAP Into Another Town's News:

TAP Into Another Town's News:

Sign Up for E-News

West Orange

Joe Coletta, Lou Venezia and John Lee Franchise TAPinto Bloomfield

January 18, 2017

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ, - TAPinto.net is pleased to announce the launch of TAPinto Bloomfield, under the leadership of franchisees Joe Coletta, Lou Venezia and John Lee. The site covers original local news in Bloomfield, NJ in Essex County. 

Joe Coletta is a Fire Captain in Bloomfield and has strong family ties to the community. He enjoys coaching or cheering on his three ...

Upcoming Events

Carousel_image_dcd4869c222de7d05057_acg_womens_jan_19

Thu, January 19, 12:00 PM

Convene Midtown East, New York

ACG New York Women of Leadership Summit

Business & Finance Food & Drink

Thu, January 19, 7:00 PM

Fire Station #5, West Orange

West Orange CERT Monthly Meeting

Giving Back

Carousel_image_39f41190bb6dffdc4f57_meadowbrook_open_house

Sun, January 22, 11:00 AM

Meadowbrook Country Day Camp, Long Valley

Meadowbrook Country Day Camp Open House January ...

Education Sports

Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Offers Summer Internships for High School Juniors

January 10, 2017

NEWARK, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn Murray announced this week that the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office (ECPO) is seeking high school juniors to participate in the ECPO’s annual summer internship program.

The five-week program is designed to expose high school students to careers in law, law enforcement and government. The summer internship program will ...

Andy’s Family Music Showcases Shayne Apple on Guitar

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Andy’s Family Music Center of Livingston is proud to highlight Shayne Apple, a fifth grader at Riker Hill Elementary School with an aptitude for drums.

Shayne also plays trombone in the school band and participates in the school choir. According to his mother, Sharon, Shayne was inspired to pick up guitar not long after his father decided to learn the same ...

Man vs. Waze

A lot of strange cars are traveling through my quiet neighborhood these days.  They are not driven by my neighbors.  Some mornings I even have trouble getting out of my driveway.  

Waze.

Ever since bridge repair closed a major thoroughfare near my house, the traffic on my sleepy street has increased dramatically.  And it is not by accident that commuters have figured out ...