PATERSON, NJ - Center City Mall will be hosting a Back-to-School event next weekend, including free gift bags for children with pencils, pens, erasers, sharpeners and crayons.

On Sat., Aug. 20, the mall will offer face painting and balloon artists between 12-4 pm, with a magic show at 4 pm.

On Sun., Aug. 21, the mall will offer face painting and balloon artists from 12-4 pm and a petting zoo between 3-5 pm.