EAST ORANGE, NJ - The City of East Orange will be joining cities throughout the state in celebrating NJ Local Government Week April 7-13, 2019.

Because local government is the government closest to most citizens, and the one with the most direct daily impact upon its residents, it is important that residents understand how their local government operates, the services it provides, and the importance of their active involvement. 

“NJ Local Government Week is an opportunity to help our residents become more informed about the many services we provide, which will lead to more community engagement from residents of all ages,” said Mayor Ted R. Green. “One of my administration’s top priorities is bringing government to the people through my “Mayor on the Block” initiative which includes bi-weekly walks through targeted neighborhoods around the city. During these walks, we share information about resources, programs and events, we listen to concerns related to such issues as cleanliness, water, public safety, and health, and we identify and address property maintenance issues such as debris, city code violations, and abandoned housing on-the-spot. It is so important to ensure that the people who live and work in this community know who we are and that we are here to serve them.”

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During this week, East Orange is hosting the following programs and events:

Mon, April 8, 2019

Teen Advisory Group

East Orange Public Library

21 South Arlington Avenue

4pm-5:30pm

 

Trivia Night

East Orange Public Library

21 South Arlington Avenue

6pm-8pm

 

Tues, April 9, 2019

English Conversation Circle

East Orange Public Library

21 South Arlington Avenue

9am-11am

 

Internet Essentials

East Orange Public Library

21 South Arlington Avenue

10am-12pm

 

Free Tax Prep

East Orange General Hospital

300 Central Avenue

2pm-7pm

 

Teen Life Skills Group

East Orange Public Library

21 South Arlington Avenue

4pm-5:30pm

 

Tech Time Program

East Orange Public Library

21 South Arlington Avenue

4pm-5pm

 

Police Explorers Program

East Orange Campus High School

344 Prospect St

4pm-6pm

 

Fire Explorers Program

East Orange Fire House #2

60 Main Street

5:30pm-7:30pm

 

Urban Farm Training Program

Elmwood Public Library

317 South Clinton Street

6pm-8pm

 

Make Your Money Grow Workshop

East Orange Public Library

21 South Arlington Avenue

6:30pm-8pm

 

Wed, April 10, 2019

Email Basics

East Orange Public Library

21 South Arlington Avenue

10am-12pm

 

Learn and Burn Exercise Class

East Orange Public Library

21 South Arlington Avenue

6pm-8pm

 

Thurs, April 11, 2019

Annual Senior Conference “Living Your Best Life” 

90 Halsted Street

8:30am-3pm

 

Healthy Apartments Workshop

7 Glenwood Avenue, Suite 520

11am-12:30pm

 

In Stitches Knit and Crochet Group

East Orange Public Library

21 South Arlington Avenue

2pm-4pm

 

Google Docs Workshop

East Orange Public Library

21 South Arlington Avenue

5pm-6pm

 

Great Lives Book Club

“I’ll Be Gone in the Dark” by Michelle McNamara

East Orange Public Library

21 South Arlington Avenue

6pm-7:30pm

 

Fri, April 12, 2019

College Spirit Day

Wear College/Greek Paraphrenalia

8:30am-4:30pm

 

Shrinky Dinks Art Workshop for Teens

East Orange Public Library

21 South Arlington Avenue

4pm-5:30pm

Sat, April 13, 2019

 

Nassan’s Place 5K Walk for Autism

Elmwood Park

9am Registration 10am Walk

 

HBCU College Fair and SWEP Kick-Off

Cicely Tyson School of Performing and Fine Arts

35 Winans Street

10am

 

Jewelry Making Class

East Orange Public Library

21 South Arlington Avenue

11am-1pm

The Mayor’s Office of Constituent Services is dedicated to providing personal attention to the issues and concerns of every community stakeholder. If you need assistance, please do not hesitate to call 973.266.5151 or email constituentservices@eastorange-nj.gov.

NJ Local Government Week, sponsored by the NJ State League of Municipalities, is a weeklong celebration that raises awareness about the importance of municipal government and its daily impact on residents.