Free Day-Long Event Features Canoeing, Hiking, Gardening Tips,
Honey Bee Demonstration and More

Roseland, NJ – Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. invites the public to the 

12th Annual Earth Day Celebration at the Essex County Environmental Center. This free,
family friendly event offers residents the opportunity to participate in hands-on educational games
and activities, canoe trips, bird walks, environmental information booths, enjoy live nature-themed
music and shop in an eco-market. It will be held as follows:


Date:               Saturday, April 29, 2017

Times:            11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Place:             Essex County Environmental Center
                        621B Eagle Rock Avenue
                         Roseland, NJ

 “Earth Day at the Essex County Environmental Center offers the public a memorable experience and
unique opportunity to sample the depth of programming offered at the Center year-round,” DiVincenzo said.
“We invite the public to come out, and learn how they can interact with nature and become better
environmental stewards,” he added.

 The Environmental Center Staff has worked with partner agencies to present an Earth Day event that
will appeal to all ages. The Essex County Beekeepers Society station will show the inner workings of a bee
hive and offer local, award-winning honey and other bee products for purchase. The New Jersey
Woodturners will demonstrate how art is created from found pieces of wood and fallen tree branches.
Learn about ways to protect the environment or go on a canoe ride. The 4-H Club will present its Annual
Fair and there will be a local eco-vendor’s sale.

 Admission is free but merchandise from vendors will be for sale. The event is sponsored by PSEG,
Whole Foods, Rezza Trattoria e Pizza Romana in Roseland, Covanta and Aramark. For more information, visit or call 973-228-8776.

 The Essex County Park System was created in 1895 and is the first county park system established in
the United States. The Park System consists of more than 6,000 acres and has 23 parks, five reservations,
an environmental center, a zoo, Treetop Adventure Course, ice skating rink, roller skating rink, three
public golf courses, golf driving range, two miniature golf courses, three off-leash dog facilities,
a castle and the Presby Memorial Iris Gardens.


Festival Events
Saturday, April 8-7am to 1pm
Cherry Blossomo Challenge Bike Race
Oval, Northern Division

Sunday, April 9-10am Start
Cherry Blossomo 10K Run
Cherry Blossoom Welcome Center, Extension

Saturday, April 22-10am Race Start
1-Mile Fun Run/Walk and Essex County Family Day
Prudential Concert Grove, Southern Division

Sunday, April 23-11am-5pm
  West Essex High School 4th Annual Intergenerational Prom
Thursday, April 6th, 2017
4th Annual Intergenerational Prom @ West Essex Regional High School (Main Gym)
Free to all Senior Citizens of Roseland, Essex Fells, North Caldwell, Fairfield, and surrounding communities
Live Music, DJ, Dinner, Dancing  
RSVP  ,   973-228-1200 ext. 217
65 West Greenbrook Rd.
North Caldwell

   On Monday March 27th Mayor John Duthie participated in The Noecker School's second Strategic Planning Meeting. The third and final Strategic Planning Meeting will be held at the school an April 19th at 7pm  
   Strategic Planning