September 2017
Road repairs coming your way    
       Dozens of deteriorated roads or roadway sections in Bloomfield will be repaved this fall. Township Engineer Paul Lasek says no curbing or other improvements will be included.   Click here for a list of projects.
      Also coming this fall is reconstruction of the intersection at Myrtle Street and JFK Drive. A new traffic signal will be installed to replace the antiquated model, and JFK Drive will be resurfaced from Myrtle Street north to the railroad bridge.
Bloomfield holds 9/11 Memorial Service  
       Bloomfield's 9/11 Memorial Service will take place on the Town Green on Monday, Sept. 11 at 6 p.m. The Sacred Heart Combined Choirs will participate. Join Township officials, friends, family and residents in remembering and honoring all who were lost that day.

End-of-summer fun from Bloomfield Recreation   
       Pre-registration for events and classes takes place at the Bloomfield Civic Center - Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and Wednesdays from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Or sign up online.

       * Movie Night and Family Camp-Out - Friday, Sept. 15 at Pulaski Park. Bring your own tent and sleeping bags. Enjoy an outdoor movie, supervised campfire and light morning breakfast. Pre-registration starts Sept. 1.
       * Family Drive-In Movie - "Remember the Titans," an inspiring film about a high school football team, will be shown outdoors at Demarest School on Friday, Sept. 22, starting with cartoon shorts at 7:30 p.m. and the feature film around 7:45 p.m. Pre-registration starts Sept. 1.
       * Friday Fun Night - Try Bloomfield Recreation's once-a-month child-watching service, next offered on Friday, Sept. 8, from 6 to 9 p.m. Kids enjoy games, crafts, movies and pizza. Assistance is provided for special needs children. Fee: $20 per child. Call (973) 743-9074.
       * Registration for Fall Programming starts Wednesday, Sept. 6. Programs are available for children, adults and seniors.

     For details on all events Click Here

Sign up for U.S. citizenship exam prep   
       A free 10-week class to help legal permanent residents prepare for the U.S. citizenship exam will start Saturday, Sept. 9 at Bloomfield Public Library. The class will include English instruction, American history, civics, and help with the N400 (application for naturalization). Students will participate in mock interviews to practice 100 exam questions. Registration starts at 9 a.m. on Sept. 9, along with the first day of class. A green card is required to register. The course is offered in cooperation with the Jewish Vocational Service. For details, call Inna Kramers at (862) 704-2283.
Spanish cultural performance    
Alborada comes to Bloomfield Library 
       Come to a full-stage theatre production and arts-in-education program when Alborada Spanish Dance comes to the theater at Bloomfield Public Library on Saturday, Sept. 9 at 2 p.m. Through dance, drama and music, Alborada's artistry reveals the diverse and historic threads of Spanish culture, from Spanish Gypsy Flamenco and traditional dances to Hispanic, Celtic and Moorish cultural influences and beyond. 
More library programming for September 
Movies  o  Clubs  o  Children's Programs 
Click Here for details
Municipal Business
       Town Council Meetings   
            * Sept. 18, 7 p.m., conference meeting, Law Enforcement Building, room 205. 
            * Sept. 25, 7 p.m., regular meeting, Council Chambers, Municipal Building, 2nd floor.
       Late Fees for Pet License Renewal - The 2017 dog and cat license renewal deadline was Aug. 15. Late renewers will incur a late fee of $45 added to the regular license fee of $22 or $25, for a total of $67 or $70. Failure to renew could result in a ticket with no further warning notice. A late fee and ticket may be avoided by contacting the Clerk's Office to discuss reasons a pet cannot be licensed immediately, or to make payment arrangements.
        Waste Pickups Delayed for Labor Day - The Department of Public Works will be open Saturday, Sept. 2 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., then closed on Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 4. Garbage, recycling and vegetative waste pickup will be delayed by the holiday until the following dates:
    * Garbage - Thursday, Sept. 7.  
    * Recycling - Tuesday, Sept. 5. 
    * Vegetative Waste - Tuesday and Wednesday, Sept. 5 and 6.
DPW holds two recycling events
        *  Paper Shredding and Recycling Day - Saturday, Oct. 14,  9 a.m. to noon, at 155 Broad Street (Board of Education parking lot). Residents only.
        *  North End Electronic Recycling Day - Saturday, Oct. 28,  9 a.m. to noon, at 1350 Broad Street (ShopRite parking lot, across from Brookdale Christian Church). Items allowed for disposal include computers, monitors, wires cables, TV, VCR/DVD players stereos, and small appliances.
Oakeside hosts Broadway excursion
        Take a bus trip to Broadway to see "Come From Away," the Tony-nominated show at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre. Oakeside Bloomfield Cultural Center is hosting the trip on Tuesday, Sept. 19. The $175 fee includes an advance buffet dinner at 4:15 p.m., orchestra seats at 7 p.m., and round-trip bus transportation. For details or reservations, call (973) 429-0960. 
Bloomfield Federation of Music 
Sing or play with us!
        If you're a music lover who likes to sing or play an instrument, consider joining one of Bloomfield's five music ensembles, collectively know as the Bloomfield Federation of Music. All groups are currently welcoming new members.
* Bloomfield Chorale  *  Bloomfield Civic Band   Mandolin Orchestra 
* Bloomfield Symphony Orchestra  *  Bloomfield Youth Band

Click for  Details on Each Group, or for the  Federation Membership Application.
Free garden tours, Sept. 23
       Free, self-guided tours of four organic gardens in Bloomfield and Montclair will take place Saturday, Sept. 23, all sponsored by
the Cornucopia Network of NJ. 
Become a composting pro
        Continuous free demos on home composting will be offered Sunday, Sept. 10 from noon to 2 p.m. at Pulaski Park Community Garden (24 Mt. Vernon Avenue). Details Here
Sign up for September health screenings
        The following health screenings are offered by appointment at the Bloomfield Nursing Office, #1 Municipal Plaza (unless otherwise indicated). To learn more, call (973) 680-4058.
o Vision Screening
(free) - Monday, Sept. 18, 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Nursing Office. Call for details.
o Diabetes Screening
(free) - Sept. 28, 10 a.m. to noon, at Brookdale ShopRite. 
o Osteoporosis (bone density) Screening
($12) - For men and women, via wrist ultrasound. On Tuesday, Sept. 26, 10 a.m. to noon, at the Nursing Office.
o Blood Pressure Screenings 
*  Thursday, Sept. 7, 9:30-10:30 a.m., at the Nursing Office. 
*  Thursday, Sept. 14, 10 a.m. to noon, at Brookdale ShopRite. 
*  Friday, Sept. 15, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Civic Center, 84 Broad Street.
Let's walk the canal !  
Join hoofers from across Essex County
        The "Let's Walk" program has come to Bloomfield. Lively public walks in Essex County are scheduled every week with a diverse group of people who help motivate one another for physical activity. The growing list of participating community groups includes the Bloomfield Health Department, Montclair Public Library, Nutley Health Department, Walk with a Doc, and the Montclair YMCA.
        On Saturday, Sept. 30 at 9 a.m., Let's Walk will gather for a one-hour, three-mile stroll along the Morris Canal Greenway in Bloomfield. Canal enthusiast Rich Rockwell will share historic facts along the way. Walkers will meet at the Wrights Field parking lot, 180 Baldwin Place in Bloomfield.
Sign up  here, or for details, e-mail  Liz Brady
Veggie Truck coming Sept. 19 and 26
        The mobile farm stand known as The Veggie Truck, will return to #1 Municipal Plaza on Tuesdays, Sept. 19 and 26 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Buy fresh fruits and vegetables directly from City Green, a farm in Clifton, NJ. Payment is by cash only, no credit cards. Senior checks, food stamps and WIC are accepted. For information, call the Bloomfield Department of Health and Human Services at (973) 680-4024. 
Come to 'Ragtime Concert' at Westminster
        4th Wall Theater will present "Ragtime (in concert)" at Westminister Arts Center at Bloomfield College, for three shows in September. Ragtime is a musical set in the volatile melting pot of early 20th century New York. Three distinctly American tales are woven together -- a stifled upper-class wife, a determined Jewish immigrant and a daring young Harlem musician. 4th Wall's concert version (meaning limited staging) confronts contradictions of wealth and poverty, freedom and prejudice, hope and despair. Showtimes are Friday and Saturday, Sept. 23 and 24 at 8 p.m., and Sunday, Sept. 25 at 3 p.m. Tickets are $25 for adults, $22 for seniors, and $18 for students. For tickets, click here.  
Activities and social opps for special needs residents
        Bloomfield Recreation offers programs for the township's special needs residents of all ages. To register or learn more, call John Baltz, (973) 725-4485.
        o The CARE Station (ages 7 to 16) - After-school academic support, snacks and recreational activities at Carteret School, from 3:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. on weekdays. The monthly cost varies depending on how many days the program meets.
        o  Friday Night Canteen (up to age 18) - Supervised play in the Carteret Elementary School gym, plus occasional special excursions. Meets on Fridays during the school year, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Cost: $50 registration plus fees for special excursions.
        o Horizons (age 18 and older) - Bowling, movies, dining, plays and more. Meets on Fridays during the school year, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., or later depending on the activity. Cost: $50 registration plus activity fees. No transportation is provided. A monthly calendar is available. 

M acadamia needs YOU!
        Macadamia and her five kittens were abandoned in a box outside the Bloomfield Animal Shelter gate earlier this year. She was adopted in May after all of her babies found homes. Sadly, she was returned in August due to "not getting along with the young girl in the home." She is 2-1/2 years old, up to date on vaccines, and spayed. To meet Macadamia, call the shelter at (973) 748-0194.
Harvest Fest marks 25th anniversary    
       Celebrate fall with family and friends on Saturday, Oct. 7, when Bloomfield holds it's largest celebration of the year. It's the 25th anniversary of Harvest Fest, an event that attracts several thousand metropolitan area people. From 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., enjoy live entertainment, amusement rides, a harvest beer garden, food delights from area restaurants and food trucks, a marketplace of area businesses, an obstacle course, petting zoo and pony rides. It all takes place on Broad Street between Bloomfield and Belleville avenues. Admission is free. Rain date: Sunday, Oct. 8.
E-BUZZ Editor Robin Patric  |  908-823-9001  |