To celebrate "National Ice Cream Month" the GFWC-Roseland Junior Woman's Club is sponsoring
MAKE YOUR OWN ICE CREAM SUNDAE
Wednesday, July 26th from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
Roseland First Aid Squad Building

 

       LEARN ABOUT BIRDS, GARDENING, HIKING, INSECTS, NATURE, YOGA

            COOKING, HEALTHY LIVING, CANOEING, FROGS AND MORE

                    AT THE ESSEX COUNTY ENVIRONMENTAL CENTER

Essex County Executive DiVincenzo Invites Children and Families

to Expand their Understanding and Appreciation of the Environment

 

Essex County, NJ – A variety of programs are being offered at the Essex County Environmental Center during the
month of July that will teach children and adults about nature and help them gain a greater appreciation and
understanding of our environment. Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. invites children and adults
to visit the Environmental Center where they can enjoy an enriching recreational experience through nature and
conservation activities.

 “Our Environmental Center has become the premiere location for environmental education and nature appreciation.
With the help of our partner groups, our dynamic schedule of events and activities will captivate all ages,”
DiVincenzo said. “Walk in our woods, discover habitats, get pointers on gardening, learn about nature photography
and much more. It’s all about nature and it’s all at our Environmental Center,” he added.

 Events scheduled for July are as follows:

 “Yoga at Essex County South Mountain Recreation Complex” is for adults. Essex County
celebrates Parks and Recreation Month in July with free yoga classes at the South Mountain
Recreation Complex. These classes are suitable for beginners and great for the seasoned yoga
practitioner. Bring a yoga mat and dress comfortably. Meet in the Clipper Pavilion next to the
paddle boat area on Cherry Lane. Classes are held rain or shine. This is a free program.  
For more information, call 973-228-8776Yoga at the South Mountain Recreation Complex 
will be held as follows:

 Dates:             Mondays, July 3, 10 & 24, 2017
Time   :           6:30 p.m.
Place:             Essex County South Mountain Recreation Complex
                         Clipper Pavilion
                         Cherry Lane
                         West Orange, NJ

 “Wilderness Skills Summer Camp” is for children in grades 5 to 8. Traditional Earth Skills Instructor 
Mike Dennis will teach two sessions of outdoor skills building. During session one, students will take
atraditional approach and, during session two, a modern approach will be followed. Participants will
identify plants, learn to track animals, create fire, go canoeing, make natural rope, build shelters and more. 

Cost is $185 per child/per week. Advance registration is required. For information, call 973-228-8776
Wilderness Skills Summer Camp will be held as follows:

 Date:               Wednesday, July 5 to Friday, July 7, 2017
Times:             9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Place:               Essex County Environmental Center
                           621B Eagle Rock Avenue
                           Roseland, NJ

 

“Birding Hike in Essex County Branch Brook Park” is presented by New Jersey Audubon.
The paths of this historic urban gem hold a surprising variety of birdlife, from forest birds to ducks and herons.
Meet at the Cherry Blossom Welcome Center located just north of Heller Parkway in the park. 
This is a free program. Please call 908-766-5787 or e-mail kelly.wenzel@njaudubon.org to register. 
Birding Hike is
scheduled as follows:

 Date:               Thursday, July 6, 2017             

Time:               8:30 a.m.

Place:              Essex County Branch Brook Park

                          Heller Parkway

                           Newark, NJ

 

“Bird Club” is for children ages 5 through 10. Birds live in every corner of the world. Come explore the
wooded wetland and see what birds live in New Jersey. Use binoculars, field guides, and a keen sense of
observation to discover and identify all sorts of birds. Cost $8 per child per session. Advance registration,
payment and a minimum number of participants are required. For information, call 973-228-8776Bird Club
 will be held as follows:

 Date:               Thursday, July 6, 2017

Time:              4 p.m.

Place:             Essex County Environmental Center

                        621B Eagle Rock Avenue

                          Roseland, NJ

 

“Thursday Evening Yoga” is for adults. This “all levels” yoga series will focus on alignment, flow and
warmth followed by a restorative pose to unwind the body and mind for bed. All levels are welcome. 
Cost is $10 per class. No refunds for missed classes. Advance registration and monthly payment are
required. For information, call 973-228-8776. Minimum number of participants is required. Thursday
Evening Yoga
 will be held as follows:

 

Dates:             Thursdays, July 6, 13, 20 & 27, 2017             

Time:              6:15 p.m.

Place:             Essex County Environmental Center

                          621B Eagle Rock Avenue

                          Roseland, NJ

            

“Friday Morning Yoga” is for adults. This class will explore the many joys of yoga. Breathing s
ynchronized with movement will warm the body and relax the mind. All levels are welcome. Participate
weekly or for just one class. Dress comfortably and bring your own mat. Cost is $10 per class. 
Advance registration is required. For information, call 973-228-8776Friday Morning Yoga will be
held as follows:

 Dates:             Fridays, July 7, 14, 21 & 28, 2017             

Time:              9:30 a.m.

Place:             Essex County Environmental Center

                       621B Eagle Rock Avenue

                         Roseland, NJ

 

“Birding Hike in Essex County Brookdale Park” is presented by New Jersey Audubon.
Tour the Rose Garden and a search for late summer birds and perhaps hummingbirds. 
This is a free program. Please call 908-766-5787 or e-mailkelly.wenzel@njaudubon.org to register. 
Birding Hike is scheduled as follows:

 Date:               Saturday, July 8, 2017             

Time:              8:30 a.m.

Place:             Essex County Brookdale Park

                         Watchung Avenue

                         Montclair and Bloomfield, NJ

 

“Nature Explorers Summer Camp” is for elementary school age children. Campers will enjoy
exploring woodland and river habitats for insects, birds, amphibians, Lenape life and much more.
Sign up for one or two weeks per grade level.The fee is $160 per child/per week for
pre-kindergarten and kindergarten students, $180 per child/per week for Grades 1 and 2,
and $200 per child/ per week for grades 3 and 4. 
For information, call 973-228-8776
Nature Explorers Summer Camp will be held as follows:

 Dates and Times:      Grades Pre-K and Kindergarten, Monday, July 10 to Friday, July 21

                                    12:30 to 3:30 p.m.

 

Dates and Times:      Grades 3 and 4, Monday, August 14 to Friday, August 18

                                         12:30 to 4:30 p.m.

 

Place:                         Essex County Environmental Center

                                      621B Eagle Rock Avenue

                                    Roseland, NJ

 

“4-H Young Gardeners Club” is for children in grades 1 through 10. Have you ever wondered how v
egetables and flowers grow? From where spaghetti sauce comes? How you can find a rainbow in a garden?
The 4-H Young Gardener's Club can provide the answers to these questions and more. Meet in Garibaldi Hall.
Advance registration required. For information, call 973-353-1337. The 4-H Young Gardeners Club will
meet as follows:

 Date:               Tuesday, July 11, 18 & 25, 2017

Time:              4 p.m.

Place:             Essex County Environmental Center

                        Garibaldi Hall

                        621A Eagle Rock Avenue

                         Roseland, NJ

 

“Little Explorers Summer Nature Stroll” is for children ages 2 to 4 years. Participants will walk
through the wooded wetland and see what they can discover. They also will take time to stop and explore
the wonders of the season. Programs will be held rain or shine. Cost is $9 per child/per class.
 
Advance registration, payment and minimum number of participants required. are required.
For information, call 973.228.8776. Little Explorers Summer Nature Stroll will be held as follows:

 

Ages and Dates:       2 & 3 year olds, Friday, July 14, 2017

                                        4 & 5 year olds, Friday, July 21, 2017

Time:                          10 a.m.

Place:                         Essex County Environmental Center

                                    621B Eagle Rock Avenue

                                     Roseland, NJ

 “Birding Hike in Essex County Hilltop Reservation” is presented by New Jersey Audubon.
This is a great time of year to view the nesting birds such as Indigo Buntings and House Wrens. Hikers
also will explore the restored meadow habitat for bluebirds, butterflies and other insects. Meet at Mountain
Avenue and Courter Lane, North Caldwell. This is a free program. Please call 908-766-5787 or e-mail kelly.wenzel@njaudubon.org to register. Birding Hike is scheduled as follows:

 Date:               Saturday, July 15, 2017             

Time:              8:30 a.m.

Meeting Site: Essex County Hilltop Reservation

                        Mountain Avenue and Courter Lane

                           North Caldwell, NJ

 

“Butterfly Tent Safari” is for all ages. Flutter on over and visit the live butterfly tent. All are welcome
to make-and-take a butterfly craft and participate in table activities. There is a suggested donation
of $2 per person for this event.
Butterfly Tent Safari will be held as follows:

 

Dates and Times:      Monday, July 17 to Friday, Friday July 28, 2017

                                          12 to 3 p.m.

                                   

Dates and Times:      Saturdays, July 15, July 22 & 29, 2017

                                           10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

 

Place:                         Essex County Environmental Center

                                    621B Eagle Rock Avenue

                                    Roseland, NJ

 

“The Very Hungry Caterpillar” is for children ages 3 to 5. Come dressed for a butterfly parade a
round the trails to learn about a day in the life of the monarch. Participants also will check out food
sources for other caterpillars and butterflies. This program includes entry into the live butterfly tent. 
Cost is $8 per child. Advance registration and minimum number of participants are required. For information,
call 973-228-8776The Very Hungry Caterpillar will be held as follows:

 

Date:               Saturday, July 15, 2017

Time:              12:30 p.m.

Place:             Essex County Environmental Center

                        621B Eagle Rock Avenue

                           Roseland, NJ

 

“Buzz into Action with Insect Education” is for children ages 5 and older. This program offers a
hands-on presentation about bugs n’ butterflies and includes entry into the live butterfly tent. 
Cost is $8 per child and $10 per child. Advance registration and minimum number of participants
are required. For information, call 973-228-8776Buzz into Action with Insect Education will be
held as follows:

 Date:               Thursday, July 22, 2017

Time:              10:30 a.m.

Place:             Essex County Environmental Center

                        621B Eagle Rock Avenue

                        Roseland, NJ

 

“New Jersey Woodturners” is for adults and children ages 3 and up. Learn to turn with the NJ
Woodturners Association. Discover the wonders of creating art from found pieces of wood. Topics vary by
the month. Meet in Garibaldi Hall. Cost is $10 per adult and free for NJWA members. Call Gualberto
Malave at 908-310-3557 for details. New Jersey Woodturners will meet as follows:

 

Date:               Monday, July 24, 2017             

Time:              7 p.m.

Place:             Essex County Environmental Center

                        Garibaldi Hall

                       621A Eagle Rock Avenue

                        Roseland, NJ

 

“Family Walk & Campfire” is for all ages. A naturalist will lead the group on a short walk on the
trails to experience forest life at dusk, Afterward, enjoy a campfire and fire-popped organic popcorn. 
Cost is $8 per child and $10 per adult.Advance registration and minimum number of participants
are required. For information, call 973-228-8776Family Walk & Campfire will be held as follows:

 Date:               Thursday, July 27, 2017

Time:              6:30 p.m.

Place:             Essex County Environmental Center

                        621B Eagle Rock Avenue

                        Roseland, NJ

 

“Butterfly Gardening Workshop” is for adults and children ages 8 and older. Learn to garden for
butterflies with Jean Greeley, an Essex County Rutgers Master Gardener and butterfly enthusiast.
The presentation and discussion will be followed by a visit to butterfly host and nectar plants within the
Center’s gardens. This includes a few minutes in the live butterfly tent. Cost is $8 per child and $10
per adult. 
Advance registration and minimum number of participants are required. For information,
call 973-228-8776Butterfly Gardening Workshop will be held as follows:

 Date:               Saturday, July 29, 2017

Time:              12 p.m.

Place:             Essex County Environmental Center

                        621B Eagle Rock Avenue

                        Roseland, NJ

 

“Bold, Brilliant Butterflies of Northern New Jersey,” a photo exhibit by Janet Markman, will be o
n display at the Essex County Environmental Center. It is free to enter.

 

Registration is required for all programs at the Essex County Environmental Center,
unless otherwise noted. For more information or to register, please 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.

 

 

 

 Help Protect the Environment
By Recycling Your Used Tires 

ESSEX COUNTY EXECUTIVE DIVINCENZO ENCOURAGES RESIDENTS

TO BRING OLD TIRES TO ESSEX COUNTY USED TIRE RECYCLING DAY

 Cedar Grove, NJ – Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. and the Essex County Department of
Public invite Essex County residents to bring used and unwanted tires to the Essex County Used Tire
Recycling Day
.
It will be held as follows:

 Date:            Saturday, June 17, 2017
Time:            9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Place:            Essex County Public Works Department
                       99 West Bradford Avenue
                       Cedar Grove, NJ

 “We are always looking for new and innovative ways to protect our environment and reduce our waste stream.
Along with our Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day and Computer & Electronics Recycling Day, turning
in old tires is another great way to remove hazardous materials from our waste stream and have them disposed
properly and safely,” DiVincenzo said. “Not only are old tires a nuisance, but they pose a serious health hazard.
Rain water can collect in tires that are left outside. This can become an ideal environment for mosquitoes to breed
and creates a serious public health and quality of life problem,” said the County Executive.

 During the Essex County Used Tire Recycling Day, rubber tires with or without metal rims will be accepted.
Rims will not be returned to residents; they will be recycled. The collected tires will be delivered to a State-
licensed transfer waste facility, which will recycle the tires into new uses.

 The Essex County Used Tire Recycling Day is for Essex County residents only. Residents are
not charged when they bring materials, but they must provide proof of residency at the site.
Commercial businesses may not drop off materials.
 For more information, please call the Essex
County Department of Public Works at 973-226-8500, Ext. 2580.

 

 

 
   
ESSEX COUNTY: 2017 CHERRY BLOSSOM FESTIVAL
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
BLOOMFEST
 
     
West Essex High School 4th Annual Intergenerational Prom
Thursday, April 6th, 2017
4:00pm-7:00pm
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