Take Pride, Bloomfield! Kickoff Event Promises Greater Academic and Social Involvement in LGBTQ Issues

January 19, 2018

BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- Wednesday evening, over 30 residents gathered at the Bloomfield Public Library to participate in the launch of Take Pride, Bloomfield! an academic and social project examining LGBTQ issues from academic and cultural perspectives. Take Pride, Bloomfield! will run from January 2018 through June 2018, and will feature a museum visit, book group discussions, a documentary screening, ...

Martin Luther King Day Interfaith Service Recognizes Outstanding Community Members and Bloomfield Middle School Essayists

BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- Bloomfield’s 16th Annual Martin Luther King Day celebration took place Monday at New Light Baptist Church. Bloomfield Councilwoman Dr. Wartyna Davis gave a welcome address to the nearly 100 people in the church, and later presented community and keynote awards to three Bloomfield residents for their civic involvement throughout the year. Bloomfield Civil Rights Commission ...

Montclair Public Library Open Book/Open Mind Series: Lawerence O’Donnell in Conversation with Tom Johnson, Feb. 4

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Montclair Public Library & Foundation’s Open Book / Open Mind Series Presents MSNBC host Lawerence O’Donnell in Conversation with Tom Johnson on Sunday, February 4, 2018. 

 O'Donnell will discuss his new book Playing with Fire: The 1968 Election and the Transformation
of American Politics.

The event will take place from 4pm – 5:30pm at ...

Montclair Film Launches StorySlam: Monthly Storytelling Event Open to Public

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Montclair Film has announced the launch of StorySLAM, a new, monthly storytelling event hosted by Risa Barash and featuring music from New York City duo The Tall Pines.

The inaugural event will take place on Saturday, January 28, 2018 at 7:30 PM at Cinema505, located at 505 Bloomfield Avenue in downtown Montclair. Tickets are $10 for the general public, ...

Bloomfield Center Cruise Nights Return for Summer 2018 on June 6

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - Bloomfield Cruisers are already planning the Summer 2018 Cruise Nights and Parade of Cars. Everything kicks off June 6..

Auto enthusiasts will gather in the Brookdale ShopRite parking lot before embarking on a police escorted parade along Broad Street to Bloomfield Center. 

The drivers gather in the lot around 5:15 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. and cruise the ...

Essex Toastmasters Celebrates 60th Anniversary

BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- Thursday evening, the Essex Toastmasters, a local chapter of Toastmasters International, celebrated its 60th Anniversary Celebration at the Bloomfield Civic Center.

Bloomfield Mayor Michael Venezia kicked off the festivities with a short speech. In addition to Mayor Venezia's opening remarks, former club presidents and members recognized the club’s past awards, ...

Cultural Commission Receives Grant for 'Welcome to Bloomfield' Murals

BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- The Bloomfield Cultural Commission (BCC) has received grant funding for two public art murals to be strategically placed in the Township of Bloomfield in 2018. The funding, totaling $2,125, comes from the Essex County Local Art Grant for Public Art Murals.

In addition to two new public art murals, this grant will help jumpstart a project that began in June of 2017, when the ...

Essex County Chapter of Toastmasters International to Celebrate 60th Anniversary this Thursday

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - Toastmasters International will hold a special ceremony to commemorate the Essex County chapter’s 60th Anniversary this Thursday, January 11th, from 7:00pm - 9:00pm at the Bloomfield Civic Center, 84 Broad Street, Bloomfield, NJ. Bloomfield Mayor Michael Venezia will give brief opening remarks, followed by Essex Toastmasters President Oscar Marin, Essex Toastmasters ...

Big Hix returns to Bloomfield's Wooden Spoon January 27

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - BigHix returns to the Wooden Spoon on Bloomfield Center's restaurant row January 27 for a night of 'new country' music. 

Bix Hix is made up of full-time professional musicians who perform the hits of Keith Urban, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Kenny Chesney, Miranda Lambert and old school classics from Johnny Cash and Dolly ...

New Jersey Olympian Horace Ashenfelter III Dies at 94

GLEN RIDGE, NJ - Glen Ridge resident and 1952 Olympian, Horace Ashenfelter III passed away on January 6 at the age of 94, less than a month before his 95th birthday.

Ashenfelter was an American athlete most known for competing in international athletics from 1947 to 1956. During his tenure, he garnered fifteen national AAU titles and three collegiate national ...

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Special Needs Prom to be Sponsored by Tim Tebow Foundation

January 19, 2018

NEW JERSEY – Young adults ages 14 and older with special needs are invited to a very special prom night experience, courtesy of the Tim Tebow Foundation.

The foundation will be sponsoring its annual Night To Shine prom at locations across northern New Jersey on Feb. 9 from 6 to 9 p.m.

Attendees can ride to the event in a limousine, they will be treated to hair and makeup treatments, ...