November, 2017
Pop-up art gallery comes to Broad Street
A pop-up art gallery has come to 378 Broad Street (next to the Town Pub). The Recreation Department has turned an empty storefront into an artistic haven where residents of all ages can share their artwork. The gallery was established in late October and will continue until spring, with new displays every six weeks. Read more
The competition returns: Bloomfield’s Most Talented!
April 2016
Do you sing, dance, or play an instrument? Maybe you perform magic, gymnastics or karate, juggle or recite poetry. All acts are welcome in the 5th annual Bloomfield’s Most Talented Competition on Tuesday, Nov. 21 at 7 p.m. in the Bloomfield High School auditorium. The Bloomfield Cultural Commission invites children and adults to compete. Solo or group performances are welcome. All participants must live in, go to school, or work in Bloomfield. For details and audition dates and times, see the registration form.
Avoid invisible danger in your home
You can’t see it, taste it, or smell it, but carbon monoxide can be deadly. With temperatures finally cooling, and people firing up furnaces and boilers, it’s time to think about carbon monoxide poisoning. Don’t be fooled by symptoms that seem like flu, food poisoning or other illnesses. Read more
Turkey give-away, Nov. 19
Mayor Michael Venezia will host a Thanksgiving Turkey Give-Away on Sunday, Nov. 19, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., rain or shine. The turkeys are free for eligible Bloomfield families who register in advance. Distribution will take place at 1 Municipal Plaza in the back parking lot. For eligibility requirements and registration, call the Department of Health and Human Services at (973) 680-4017.
Police hold toy drive
The Bloomfield Youth Aid Division is collecting toys for less fortunate children in the community, to be distributed during the holiday season. Help out by bringing new unwrapped toys to Bloomfield Police HQ, Bagels Abroad or ShopRite by Dec. 15. To request gifts for your children, call Youth Aid at (973) 680-3153.
Don't Miss These Cultural Events

Great Conversation & Music Learn More
• An evening with Joyce Carol Oates, Nov. 6, at Bloomfield College
• A talk with Jeh Johnson and Mary Alice Williams, Nov. 30 at
Bloomfield College
• Bloomfield Symphony, Nov. 12, at Bloomfield High School
• Bloomfield Chorale, Dec. 2 at Watchung Presbyterian

Happenings at Bloomfield Library     Learn More
• Bollywood-style dance and music workshop , Nov. 18
• Arab Dance and Music Demo
• How to Talk with Kids about Funerals
• Video Editing Class
• Book Club and other special interest groups
• Mid-Day Movies (Mondays and Thursdays)
• Children's Events
Municipal Reminders

Public Works Notices
• Holiday garbage/recycling
pickup changes for November
• Leaf collection guidelines

November Township Council Meetings
• Nov. 13, 7 p.m., conference meeting, Law Enforcement Building, room 205.   
• Nov. 27, 7 p.m., regular meeting, Council Chambers, Municipal Building, second floor.
General Election
Tuesday, Nov. 7 is General Election Day.
Polls will be open from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Veggie Truck finished for the season
Bloomfield’s mobile farm stand known as The Veggie Truck, has finished its 2017 season and will return next June.
Youth Sports

Boys & Girls Basketball Tryouts - Players in grades 6, 7 and 8 will be evaluated at Bloomfield High School on three days in November: Monday, Nov. 6, Monday, Nov. 13, and Wednesday, Nov. 15. Advanced players will be selected for the suburban traveling teams; all others for in-town teams. Online or in-person pre-registration is required. Hours at the Civic Center are Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., or Wednesdays, 6 to 8:30 p.m. The fee is $55 until Nov. 3; $60 starting Nov. 4. For scheduled tryout times, see flyers for  girls tryouts  and  boys tryouts , or visit the Recreation website

Wrestling Registration is Under Way for junior division (grades 2-5) and senior division (grades 6-8). Senior division practice begins Tuesday, Nov. 14. Junior division practice begins Wednesday, Nov. 15. Fee: $45.

Little League Bat Standards Adopted - As of Jan. 1, 2018, the new USA Baseball bat standard will be implemented in all Bloomfield Little League teams. Bats approved during the 2017 season will no longer be acceptable. Learn more
Hop aboard for the Radio City Christmas Spectacular
Join Bloomfield Recreation on Sunday, Dec. 3 for a bus trip to New York City to see the “Christmas Spectacular” at Radio City Music Hall plus the Christmas tree at Rockefeller Center. Registration is under way now. Tickets are $100 per person, including transportation, orchestra seating and a voucher for popcorn and a drink. The bus will leave the Bloomfield Civic Center (84 Broad Street) at 12 noon. The show will begin at 5 p.m. Pre-register online , or go to the Civic Center. Tickets are limited and no refunds will be issued.
Veterans Day Events

The Annual Veterans Day Breakfast hosted by the Bloomfield Joint Memorial Committee will take place Sunday, Nov. 5 at 9 a.m. Tickets are $10 for the all-you-can-eat breakfast at Newark-Bloomfield Elks Lodge #21, 296 Bloomfield Avenue.

The Bloomfield’s Veterans Day Parade , on Saturday, Nov. 11, will begin at 10:30 a.m., starting from Town Hall and proceeding along Franklin Street to the Veterans Monument at Liberty and Franklin streets. Guest speakers and a performance of “Taps” will help us remember and honor deceased veterans.
Resident Services
November Health Screenings , from the Nursing Office, include flu vaccines, men's health check and blood pressure screening. Read More

Bloomfield Special Needs Residents can access after-school and recreational programs in three age categories. Read More
Friday Fun Night – A cooking class presented by Chef It Up 2 will be the focal activity at the Nov. 17 Friday Fun Night. The Bloomfield Recreation Department’s once-a-month child-watching service takes place at the Civic Center from 6 to 9 p.m. Kids also enjoy games, movies and pizza. Assistance is provided for special needs children. Fee: $20 per child. Call (973) 743-9074.

Bloomfield Human Services offers multiple assistance programs for residents who need a boost to get out of a temporary tough spot. Read More
Hello animal lovers

Meet Joe! He’s a middle-aged gentleman about eight years old and 65 pounds, a friend to people and dogs alike. Joe was left tied to the fence at a closed veterinarian's office, an inexplicable fate given his calm, gentle demeanor. He’s a perfect companion, takes treats nicely and enjoys walking on a leash. Meet him during shelter adoption hours: 2-5 p.m. weekdays; 2-6 p.m. on Wednesdays; or 1-5 p.m. on weekends. Info at (973) 748-0194.

PetValu Adoption Event - Saturday, Nov. 11, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Come meet adoptable pets at PetValu, 192 Bloomfield Avenue.
Learn about Alzheimer’s on local internet radio
Alzheimer’s awareness will be the subject of the Nov. 27 radio program “Health Beat,” produced by the Bloomfield Health & Human Services Department. The show airs at 3 p.m. every last Monday of the month on Bloomfield College Radio WBCR. Listen on your phone, computer or tablet for special programs and the latest health department events and services. Go to the site and click the live stream button.
November Senior Events
Come to a live cooking demo and lunch on Nov. 1, plus a Thanksgiving lunch on Nov. 17. For more on these and other November senior events, click here.
To rake or not to rake, that is the question
Don’t rake your leaves this fall and many helpful garden inhabitants will survive the winter more easily in your leafy habitat. On the other hand, if you rake, the lawn waste you collect now will make a beautiful stew for your compost. Learn more about the pros and cons of raking.
Skip the mall and shop small! 
Start your holiday shopping on Small Business Saturday, Nov. 25 when many Bloomfield Center businesses will feature specials. Remember: Independent businesses are the lifeline of every community. For free parking and other details visit BCA's website.
E-Buzz Editor Robin Patric | 908-823-9001 |