Join your neighbors and neighborhood businesses this
Saturday, October 6 from 11:00am-7:00pm
for a community celebration for Fall. There will be a petting zoo, family amusement rides, and more. Download the
HarvestFest flyer here
Saturday, October 13
down to the first block of Glenwood Avenue and join the Bloomfield Center Alliance for the first
Bloomfield Station Eats and Beats Festival
. A day of cool DJ “beats” and great “eats” from local restaurants, including
Braun’s Tavern and Dining Room
The Wooden Spoon Southern Kitchen and Saloon
. Sponsored by the
Shops at Bloomfield Station
Jack’s Super Foodtown.
For more information, please visit
Police Open House and Other Public Safety News
Bloomfield Community Policing Officers want to host a private pizza party for you and your child.
The Bloomfield Police Department is holding an
Thursday, October 18 from 6:00-8:00pm
Halloween is a great time of year, and the Bloomfield Police Department wants you and your family to enjoy it safely by following these
Halloween Safety suggestions
To honor fallen Firefighters, Bloomfield will
Light the Night
every dusk until dawn from
Fire Department Headquarters, 375 Franklin St.
The Fire Department is currently in the process of inspecting all multiple dwelling units throughout the Township, to ensure all buildings are in compliance with health codes. Owners not in compliance will be fined and penalized. If tenants or owners have any questions about the Certificate of Habitability, they can call the Fire Prevention Bureau at
The Fire Department is also helping families install certified child safety car seats, free of charge. Call the Fire Department at
any time for assistance.
Bloomfield has many charming old homes. But these old homes have been found to
, and often times, have lead-coated faucets--especially if your plumbing hasn't been upgraded in the past 40 years, when the NJDEP and other authorities officially banned lead-based products. The Health and Human Services Department and Township Engineer recently joined the Mayor, Council and Township Administrator in
a public forum aimed at sharing critical information
on how to prevent lead build up.
Join the Bloomfield Senior Club!
Bloomfield Senior Club
is open to all residents 55 and older, and meets on the third Friday of every month at 12:00pm at the Civic Center. Many physical activities are available to Senior Club members, including:
Tai Chi for Seniors, Mondays 11:00am – 12:00pm
Tuesdays & Thursdays
10:00am – 11:00am
6:30pm – 7:30pm
10:00pm – 11:00pm
Channel 35, for Verizon Fios tune into Channel 30 -
Monday-Friday 10:30am and 3:30pm
. A new class is provided each day.
Council Meetings, and Important Voting and Tax Dates
The Bloomfield Council will meet twice in October:
(Conference Meeting) at 7:00pm
in Room 205 of the Law Enforcement Building.
October 29 (Regular Meeting) at 7:00pm in Council Chambers at Town Hall.
October 16 is the last day to register to vote or transfer your voter registration. To accommodate residents, the Clerk's Office, located in Room 214 of Town Hall, will remain open from 8:30am-9:00pm this day.
October 30 is the last day to apply by mail for a Vote by Mail Ballot.
Urgent message from the Tax and Water Collection Department
: A reminder to make sure all property taxes, water charges and maintenance liens still past due from 2017 are paid by Friday, October 12 to avoid the Tax Sale List. Bloomfield is scheduled to conduct its tax sale on November 29. Call the Tax Collection office
for further information.
Department of Public Works
Our Fall 2018 Leaf Collection Program is underway and we want to
remind you of a few guidelines
and helpful hints to assist us in being as efficient and effective as possible in keeping our streets clear of debris.
Bulk garbage is always your second garbage day of the week. No more than three large items at one time will be picked up.
Metals and appliances (not electronics) are picked up
. Call the Department of Public Works,
, no later than 3:00pm Monday for a scheduled Tuesday pickup.
Paper Shredding Day (
for residents only)
Saturday, October 13
Bloomfield Board of Education parking
lot, 155 Broad Street
North End Electronics Recycling Day (for residents only)
Saturday, October 20 from 9:00am-12:00pm at the Shop Rite
parking lot across from Brookdale Christian Church.
Drop off Electronic Items (TV’s, Computers, etc.) and Recycling Items at the Department of Public Works Recycling Depot
every Saturday from 9:00am-1:00pm.
For more information, visit the
hardworking staff tries to respond to messages 7 days/week.
Important Garden State Parkway update
: the automatic coin machines are being removed from the mainline barrier toll plazas on the Garden State Parkway. The coin lanes are being replaced with Full Service or E-ZPass Only lanes.
Here are some answers
to your frequently asked questions about this change.
Support the Bloomfield Animal Shelter--Find your Best Friend!
Please help Bando. Bando is the longest resident dog at the Bloomfield Animal Shelter. He spent months in a nearby shelter before arriving in Bloomfield in April.
Read more about him.
You can meet Bando during
daily adoption hours Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 2:00-5:00pm, Wednesday 2:00-6:00pm, and Saturday and Sunday 1:00-5:00pm.
The shelter is located at
61 Bukowski Place, Bloomfield
. Please see the
SOBAS Facebook page
for details and other events and announcements.
Recreation for All Ages
All Township Parks are open, and meant to be enjoyed by all.
for park hours and rules.
The Recreation Department has organized several community event for people of all ages this Fall, including:
Saturday, October 13
from 7:00-10:00pm at the Morris Canal Greenway at Demarest School (465 Broughton Ave). Brace yourself for Zombies, Ghosts, Goblins, Ghouls and the funk of 40,000 years! Every participant will receive a free flashlight! Come out for a good scare,
IF YOU DARE…
Saturday, October 20 from 4:00pm to 7:00pm at Town Green and Civic Center
Be sure to bring the kids for trick-or-treating, the pumpkin patch, bean bag toss, costume contest and magic show.
Friday, October 12, Bloomfield Civic Center from 6:00-9:00pm
. Create fun Halloween arts & crafts and make delicious s’mores!
Friday, November 16 at Bloomfield Civic Center from 6:00-9:00pm
. Go head to head against your competitors in classic Wii Sports.
Community After-Care Recreation Experience
is a program that coincides with the traditional school year. The program provides academic support (homework), snack time and recreational opportunities that may include physical and occupational therapy, karate and yoga. Meets Monday-Friday 3:30pm-6:00pm
Friday Night Canteen
This program is for children under 18 and is more of an open-gym environment where students are allowed to participate in supervised free play in the gymnasium at Carteret Elementary School.
Download the permission form here
This program is for adults 18 and older and is a community outreach program. It also follows the school calendar and distributes its own calendar of activities on a monthly basis. Activities include night at the races, movie night, dinner, theatrical plays and bowling to name a few – all activities encourages life skills. The program meets Friday nights from approximately 6:30-8:30pm, dependent on the activity.
Download the permission form here
The Recreation Department is proud to also offer community trips to
IHOP and Bowl-O-Drome
on consecutive Friday nights,
October 19 and 26
. If you have further questions regarding events please
contact Lisa at 732-261-9055
Let the Historical Society Bring you Back in Time!
October 23 at 7:30pm, l
earn about the 150 year history, milestones and accomplishments of Bloomfield College from Nicole Quinn, Director of Donor Relations and Campaign Manager, Institutional Advancement at Bloomfield College.
to Walk the North End of the Morris Canal in Bloomfield on
Saturday, October 20
Morris Canal enthusiast and Bloomfield Councilman Rich Rockwell will lead participants on an exciting walk along the Greenway. This walk is a
joint effort between the Morris Canal Greenway Committee and New Jersey Bike and Walk Coalition’s "Let’s Walk” initiative.
The HSOB will host another Morris Canal Hike through Bloomfield on
Saturday, November 3, from 10:00am to 2:30pm
. This three mile hike will be conducted by Rich Rockwell and Ron Rice. To register, email
The excursion is co-sponsored by The Bloomfield Morris Canal Greenway Committee and the Bloomfield Recreation Department. For further information on these or other upcoming events, contact the HSOB at
Health and Human Services is Here for all Bloomfield Residents
The Nursing Unit works extremely hard to provide excellent services to residents of all ages. Specifically, the Department is proud to hold Blood Pressure, TB Screenings, and programs for Women and Children. View the entire
October calendar here
h up on the
latest episodes of
a radio show by the Department of Health and Human Services that airs on
live on the last Monday of every month at 3:00pm.
was taken during the latest episode.
An Affordable Care Act (Obama Care) representative is located in Town Hall to assist residents with questions and enrollment. Call
to learn more about these services.
The Bloomfield Health Department has received a $10,000 grant from AARP to help build healthier communities through
will feature fob technology.
The grant is a collaboration with NJ Bike and Walk Coalition and the health department. The Program walkers must register for the program by emailing
Liz Brady at
. Registration will kick off at
HarvestFest on October 6
at the NJ Bike and Walk Coalition table.
Learn about the
Bloomfield Health Department and New Jersey Bike & Walk Coalition’s
'Let’s Walk!!' initiative
to encourage physical activity with a healthy
coming to Bloomfield Town Hall and the Bloomfield Public Library
Tuesdays from 11:00am-1:00pm
June through November, including
Tuesdays October 16 and 30 at the Library
Tuesday October 23 at Town Hall
The Bloomfield Municipal Alliance has organized a
Positive Parenting Project
, a four part series addressing the challenges of raising strong teens in the digital age. All are welcome to join these meetings, which will be held
at 7:00pm on September 25, October 2, October 16 and October 23
in the Bloomfield Middle School. RSVP to
Bloomfield Library Has Fun and Academic Resources for All Ages
- Monday Book Club will be reading Buddha in the Attic by Julie Otsuka on October 1 at 6:45pm
- Roaming Readers will be reading Shelter by Jung Yun October 2 at 11:00am
- Storytime Boogie at Shooting Star Dance Center, October 3 at 1:00pm
- Community Storytime at Lovlee Art Studios, October 9 at 1:30pm
- Genealogy Club will meet October 10 at 6:00pm
- Knitting Club meets October 11 and 25 at 12:00pm
- Reluctant Reader Program with Bright and Beautiful Therapy Dogs - for elementary school students. Registration required: email firstname.lastname@example.org, October 13 at 11:00am
- Non Fiction Book Club will be reading October 17 at 6:30pm
- Bloomfield Fire Department visit, October 17 11:00am
- HAUNTED LIBRARY! Spooky Storytime October 20 at 11:00am, special crafts to follow
- How to Become a US Citizen" Naturalization Seminar by the USCIS on October 22 at 5:00pm
- United Way of Bloomfield Healthy Eating Storytime with Spooky Snacks to make and eat, October 30 at 11:00am
- Halloween Blood Drive on October 31 from 3:00-7:00pm in the Bloodmobile
- Finance Club will running a workshop on Understanding Stocks for beginners on Tuesday nights at 6:00pm
Regularly Scheduled Programs for Adults
, including: Bridge Club, Midday movies, Genealogy Club, Finance Club, Book Clubs for adults & kids.
Children’s Department Programs
include: Storytimes & Crafts at 11am on Tuesdays & Fridays (Toddler Time), Wednesdays (Preschool) and Thursdays (Baby & Me – no craft). Click through to our website for more information on these programs and more!
Sunday, October 28, at 3:00pm
, the Bloomfield Civic Band, led by conductor Frank Ortega, will present its
fall concert “Winds of Autumn - Sounds of the Season”
at the Bloomfield Middle School. The program will feature classic and contemporary band favorites. Tickets purchased at the door cost $15 for regular admission, and $10 for seniors and students. Children under 12 years old are free.
ATTN: Bloomfield Environmentalists:
The next meeting for Greener Bloomfield is Thursday, October 4 at 7:00pm in the Civic Center, 84 Broad Street (All meetings are on the first Thursday of the month at 7:00.)
The Bloomfield Environmental Commission provides assistance and vision to the Planning and Zoning Boards, Township Council, and township agencies by advising on actions and policies of sustainability. In addition, the Commission will collaborate with businesses, residents, and neighboring communities on environmental issues of regional importance. The Commission strives to foster a sustainable community, which meets the needs of the present without compromising the needs of the future through the effective and efficient use of natural ecosystems, social systems, and financial resources.
The Environmental Commission studies and makes recommendations to the Township Council, board and agencies on issues that affect the natural and built environment, including:
open space preservation
wetlands and water resource protection
, recycling and litter, environmental cleanups, wildlife habitat,
, conservation, and transportation. The Commission will actively:
- Review and comment on development proposals, township ordinances, and state mandates.
- Identify important environmental goals for the township.
- Support education of the public and the local government regarding environmental issues and pertinent regulations.
- Encourage development to include maintenance and conservation of green space, open space and wetlands throughout the township.
Does this sound interesting to you? The Environmental Commission is looking for new commissioners. Come to our next meeting, listen in and contribute to the conversation. Our next meeting is
October 17 at 7:00pm
in the Mayors Conference Room. All meetings are open to the public; additional information can be found on the