June 2015
May 2015
Summer camp and clinic slots still available
     Enrollment has been brisk for Bloomfield Recreation summer camps and clinics, but slots still remain. If you've got kids in kindergarten to 7th grade, find out what's available. Read more
Primary election, June 2
     The statewide primary election will take place Tuesday, June 2 from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Vaccines, bone density, blood drives and more
      Check here for Public Health Nursing Clinics in June.
S ign up for Junior Police
A cademy
     This year's academy takes
place weekdays between July 20 and July 31. For details or an application, send e-mail to Officer Robert Kish, Community Policing Unit.
June Town Council meetings
* June 1, 7 p.m. - Council   
  Chambers, Municipal Building 
  (regular meeting)
* June 15, 7 p.m. - Law  Enforce- 
   ment Building, Room 205 
  (conference meeting)
* July 13, 7 p.m. - Council 
  Chambers, Municipal Building 
  (regular meeting)

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HOOR AY for Summer   of Fun boosters!

     Summer is a blast in Bloomfield because of local businesses that sponsor popular Recreation Department events. S ee who's bringing you the 2015 summertime concerts, holiday celebrations, and end-of-summer family events. 

Little feet compete  
in town-wide track meet
       Students from all of Bloomfield's elementary schools will face off at Foley Field in the annual Town-Wide Track Meet on Thursday, June 4, starting at 6 p.m. Each school's top competitors will vie for division championship titles in 440 meter, 100-yard dash, long jump, softball throw, shuttle run, relay races and more. Come support your school and its athletes. (Rain date: Friday, June 5.)
Enjoy melodic Mondays 
on the Town Green
        The Bloomfield Civic Band will perfor m four outdoor concerts on the Town Green on Mo ndays nights this summer. Bring the family, a blanket or lawn chairs for themed concerts under the boughs. Details here
June 2015
     A fun-filled Independence Day celebration and the area's best fireworks are on tap July 4th at Foley Field. Enjoy food vendors, kids' rides and games, a flag presentation, awards, music and fireworks. The Bloomfield Recreation Department and Investors Bank will host the events. Gates open at 5:30 p.m., with opening ceremonies at 7:30 p.m.
Grow your own veggies 
on public ground
       Bloomfield has a new community garden at Pulaski Park (corner of Mt. Vernon and Howard). Rent a plot or volunteer to help maintain the beds and garden in exchange for a share of produce. For details, call (973) 748-6462, visit the Facebook page, or 
send e-mail

Free summer concerts go 
on the road
     For more than a decade, Bloomfield Recreation has presented its Free Summer Concert Series at Brookside Park. This year, the concerts will go on the road to Brookside and three other parks. The final concert, on National Night Out, will be a joint venture with the Bloomfield Police Department and Township officials. Details here
June 2015
Insights from 'the other side'
     Catch a demonstration of mediumship with credentialed medium RoseMarie Rubinetti Cappiello. She will appear at the Bloomfield Library on Tuesday, June 2, from 6 to 7:30 p.m., bringing forth spirits who will connect with audience members. For more about this and other library events,   click here.
Bloomfield Chorale spring concert, June 13
     The Bloomfield Chorale's spring concert, "Songs of Courage, Freedom and Change," will take place Saturday, June 13 at 3 p.m. in the Bloomfield Library (90 Broad Street). Patriotic, spiritual, popular and classical pieces will be performed. Light refreshments will follow. Tickets will be $10 at the door, $5 for seniors and students.
     The Bloomfield Chorale, conducted by Ruth Hsu, is made up of dozens of singers from throughout Essex County. Soloists from within the ranks will perform throughout, accompanied by pianist Timothy Witzal. 
Metal pickup: What you should know
        Metals and appliances (not electronics) are picked up every Tuesday. Call the Department of Public Works, (973) 680-4127, no later than 3:30 p.m. Monday for a scheduled Tuesday pickup.
         * Accepted metal items include bed frames, metal curtain rods, metal hangers and loose metal pieces. Metal swing sets must be disassembled.
        * Accepted appliances include refrigerators, stoves, microwaves and air conditioners. Remove any appliance doors and place items door side up for pickup. 
        * Metal paint cans are considered bulk waste. They are picked up on your second weekly garbage day. (Latex paint only, completely dried out.)
        If you're unsure whether an item is metal, call DPW. 
Get your Kid Care ID kit
        A little peace of mind to carry in your wallet. That's what comes with having a Kid Care ID card bearing your child's fingerprints and photo. On Sunday, June 14, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., the Bloomfield Police Department will hold its annual Kid Care event at ShopRite, 1409 Broad Street. Kids can be photographed with police cars and motorcycles and get special give-aways.
June 2015
Attend the town-wide Neighborhood Watch meeting
         Find out how you can help keep our community safe. Come to the town-wide Neighborhood Watch meeting on Tuesday, June 16. Mayor Michael Venezia, Police Director Samuel A. DeMaio, and the Bloomfield Police Community Policing Unit will host the 7 p.m. meeting at the Civic Center, 84 Broad Street. 
Get ready to share your talent
        Are you a yo-yo expert? Can you Hoola Hoop beyond belief? Break boards with your bare hands? Even singers and dancers are welcome to compete in the third annual Bloomfield's Most Talented Competition on Saturday, Oct. 3 at Bloomfield Middle School.
         All Township residents, from first grade to senior citizen, are eligible. Group performers are also welcome (must include at least one Bloomfield resident). Auditions take place Sept. 28 and 30. Start thinking about your special talent and check for more details in the July Bloomfield BUZZ.
June 2015
New bike racks
popping up around town
        Bright red bike racks are popping up at Bloomfield schools, parks and other public places. You'll see them at Pulaski and Brookside parks and at Fairview and Watsessing schools, with more to come.
        The new installations are a partnership between the Recreation Department, Public Works and the Health Department. Bike racks increase access to cycling; a physically active community is a healthier community.
        If you would like to request an installation at a public location, or if you'd like a rack installed at your business, contact the Health Department at (973) 683-4183 or e-mail Michael Hodges

        The bike rack project is funded by a grant from the Partners for Health Foundation, which partners to strengthen health and wellness in the Montclair area.

E-BUZZ Editor Robin Patric  |  908-823-9001  |  rpatric@comcast.net