Bloomfield Featured Events

Scarecrows in the Gardens! A Free Community Exhibition
Van Vleck House & Gardens
Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck Street, Montclair, NJ, 07042, United States

Wednesday, October 28 from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Van Vleck House & Gardens

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City Verses: Jazz & Poetry Performance
NJPAC Arts Education
24 Rector Street, Newark, NJ 07102

Wednesday, October 28 from 7:00 pm to 7:00 am

NJPAC Arts Education

Poetry meets jazz in these two free online performances on 10/28 and on 11/11 both at 7PM on Facebook Live! Take a journey through the history of Jazz Poetry with poems read aloud from the Harlem Renaissance, the Beat era, and modern times, layered with jazz music that adds an unexpected new dimension to the words. This creative collaboration is curated by City Verses Artistic Director Mark Gross and poets Evan Cutts and Attorious Augustin from the Rutgers-Newark MFA program. If you love poetry, or if you love jazz, you’ll love what magic unfolds when these two expressive art forms play together.

Farmers Market Trunk or Treat
Oct 31
West Orange Farmers Market
80 Main St, West Orange, NJ 07052

Saturday, October 31 from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm

West Orange Farmers Market

The West Orange Farmers Market is having a Trunk or Treat on Halloween from 11am-2pm! It's free for cars to enter the contest for the grand prize and it's free for the kids to come collect candy. Cars will be spaced out appropriately. Register your vehicle to enter the contest: https://www.wofarmersmarket.com/trunk-or-treat-registration

Creepy Crawly Halloween 2020 Event - RAINDATE 10/31
Oct 31
Van Vleck House & Gardens
Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck Street, Montclair, NJ, 07042, United States

Saturday, October 31 from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Van Vleck House & Gardens

This event will now take place on the rain date, Saturday 10/31/20 at the same timed sessions. All three sessions for this event have sold out. Each session will have a limit on the number of families attending to keep the overall group size manageable. The Gardens will be closed to the public on Saturday and no event tickets will be sold at the door. Visitors must have a reservation and bring a signed Covid 19 waiver for the family. Ticketholders, please read the email sent on Tuesday about the rain date details. Please bring a tarp or camping chairs for your family to use on the grass during the animal presentation. No candy or food will be available at this event. Families may also visit the free Scarecrow Walk exhibit beginning October 28th – November 8th.

HAUNTINGS, HISTORY, AND HALLOWEEN FOR KIDS!
Oct 31
Charles Shultz House
30 N Mountain Ave, Montclair, NJ 07042

Saturday, October 31 from 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm

Charles Shultz House

Crane House & Historic YWCA 110 Orange Rd. Montclair NJ In-Person Program. Drop-Off Program. Children will learn the historic origins of Halloween from the Celtics all the way to the tradition of Trick-or-Treating along with how people around the world celebrate the season. At the end children will make some fall-themed crafts! For ages 7-12. $15/kid. Purchase your tickets below. Tickets must be purchased in advance. Tickets are limited to ensure social distancing. This event will be held partially inside in a socially-distant setting and under the guidelines of the state. Face-masks are mandatory for this event. Halloween costumes are welcome! Please see our COVID-19 Q& As for more information.

Monday Morning Yoga
Nov 2
Van Vleck House & Gardens
Online Only!

Monday, November 2 from 9:30 am to 10:45 am

Van Vleck House & Gardens

Begin your week with mindful vinyasa yoga in the comfort of your own home. Taking inspiration from the magnificent natural beauty around us, we flow between postures at a slow to moderate pace, focusing on building strength in body and mind. This class welcomes all levels from beginner to experienced yogis. Registration required. To register: Click Here

Election Day District Closed
Nov 3
Bloomfield Township School District
Bloomfield, NJ 07003

Tuesday, November 3 All Day

Bloomfield Township School District

Outdoor Adventures: Terrific Trees
Nov 3
Van Vleck House & Gardens
Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck Street, Montclair, NJ, 07042, United States

Tuesday, November 3 from 1:00 pm to 4:30 pm

Van Vleck House & Gardens

Join us in the gardens as you explore and learn with our fun self-guided activity kits. Registration is required and includes everything you need to participate in the program. We will have informational displays related to the topic of the day and a Van Vleck educator will be on hand to answer your questions. Outdoor Adventures Activity Kits will be available outside the Raymond Family Education Center during your selected session time. Kits will include activities for self-guided exploration. Sponsored by Montclair State University

BMS Fundraiser
Nov 4
Bloomfield Township School District
@Holstens

Wednesday, November 4 All Day

Bloomfield Township School District

City Verses Poetry Workshop
NJPAC Arts Education
24 Rector Street, Newark, NJ 07102

Wednesday, November 4 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 am

NJPAC Arts Education

Make your voice heard with poetry and jazz! RSVP: https://bit.ly/3lINZOK Unlock the connection between poetry and jazz in this free City Verses workshop for adults 18+. In NJPAC’s online classroom we’ll discuss Jazz Poetry from the Harlem Renaissance to the Beat Generation up to today. We’ll read poems talk about them and write our own. And of course we’ll set the mood with some great music! Our faculty includes poets from Rutgers-Newark MFA creative writing program—and they can’t wait to share their love of writing with you. No experience necessary. Want more avenues to share? Perform your poetry at our Jersey Fresh @ Home open mic series!

Meditation with John Welshons
Nov 4
Van Vleck House & Gardens
Online Only!

Wednesday, November 4 from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Van Vleck House & Gardens

Join contemporary spiritual teacher and author Ramananda John E. Welshons (One Soul, One Love, One Heart, When Prayers Aren’t Answered and Awakening From Grief) for a wonderful series of evening meditation classes in the comfort of your own home via Zoom. These classes will focus on specific practices for working with fear and anxiety, and will offer reflections on how to deal with our current “social distancing” lifestyle.  Participants will learn and practice different forms of mindfulness meditation in each session and will have the opportunity to participate in discussions of Ramananda’s three critically acclaimed books. Open to beginners and experienced practitioners, these gatherings offer an opportunity to experience deep inner peace while practicing with a highly experienced meditation teacher. Click Here to register

NJEA Convention District Closed
Bloomfield Township School District
Bloomfield, NJ 07003

Thursday, November 5 through November 6

Bloomfield Township School District

Town Hall Blood Pressure Screening
Nov 5
Bloomfield Health & Human Services
Public Health Nursing Office - 1 Municipal Plaza #111 Bloomfield NJ 07003

Thursday, November 5 from 9:30 am to 10:30 am

Bloomfield Health & Human Services

FREE blood pressure screening. http://www.bloomfieldtwpnj.com/calendar.aspx?EID=817

Virtual Garden Discoveries: Owls
Nov 6
Van Vleck House & Gardens
Online Only!

Friday, November 6 from 10:00 am to 11:00 am

Van Vleck House & Gardens

Our virtual Garden Discoveries classes are designed to inspire young children about the natural world around them. Since each child learns in a different way, every class examines one topic through stories, outdoor exploration (done in your own backyard), and hands-on activities. Each class will begin with a Zoom Circle Time and story, as well as a guided activity and Q&A period.  At the conclusion of our virtual class (approximately 20-25 minutes), students are encouraged to go outside with a parent or caregiver to complete an outdoor activity related to the topic of the day.  Activity Kits will need to be picked up at Van Vleck House & Gardens prior to the class.   Registration is required. Registration deadline is the Tuesday prior to each class Click Here to register

Monday Morning Yoga
Nov 9
Van Vleck House & Gardens
Online Only!

Monday, November 9 from 9:30 am to 10:45 am

Van Vleck House & Gardens

Begin your week with mindful vinyasa yoga in the comfort of your own home. Taking inspiration from the magnificent natural beauty around us, we flow between postures at a slow to moderate pace, focusing on building strength in body and mind. This class welcomes all levels from beginner to experienced yogis. Registration required. To register: Click Here

Meditation with John Welshons
Nov 11
Van Vleck House & Gardens
Online Only!

Wednesday, November 11 from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Van Vleck House & Gardens

Join contemporary spiritual teacher and author Ramananda John E. Welshons (One Soul, One Love, One Heart, When Prayers Aren’t Answered and Awakening From Grief) for a wonderful series of evening meditation classes in the comfort of your own home via Zoom. These classes will focus on specific practices for working with fear and anxiety, and will offer reflections on how to deal with our current “social distancing” lifestyle.  Participants will learn and practice different forms of mindfulness meditation in each session and will have the opportunity to participate in discussions of Ramananda’s three critically acclaimed books. Open to beginners and experienced practitioners, these gatherings offer an opportunity to experience deep inner peace while practicing with a highly experienced meditation teacher. Click Here to register

BMS Only Half Day
Nov 12
Bloomfield Township School District
Bloomfield, NJ 07003

Thursday, November 12 All Day

Bloomfield Township School District

ShopRite Blood Pressure Screening
Nov 12
Bloomfield Health & Human Services
Brookdale Shoprite - 1409 Broad Street Bloomfield NJ 07508

Thursday, November 12 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Bloomfield Health & Human Services

FREE blood pressure screening. http://www.bloomfieldtwpnj.com/calendar.aspx?EID=829

Family Guided Walk
Nov 13
Van Vleck House & Gardens
Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck Street, Montclair, NJ, 07042, United States

Friday, November 13 from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Van Vleck House & Gardens

Join us in the gardens as we look for signs of the season. Please wear a mask and practice social distancing. To register: Click Here

Monday Morning Yoga
Nov 16
Van Vleck House & Gardens
Online Only!

Monday, November 16 from 9:30 am to 10:45 am

Van Vleck House & Gardens

Begin your week with mindful vinyasa yoga in the comfort of your own home. Taking inspiration from the magnificent natural beauty around us, we flow between postures at a slow to moderate pace, focusing on building strength in body and mind. This class welcomes all levels from beginner to experienced yogis. Registration required. To register: Click Here

The Historic Winterberry - Adult
Nov 17
Charles Shultz House
30 N Mountain Ave, Montclair, NJ 07042

Tuesday, November 17 from 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm

Charles Shultz House

THE HISTORIC WINTERBERRY: WORKSHOP AND WATERCOLOR Crane House & Historic YWCA 110 Orange Rd Montclair NJ During these workshops you will gain knowledge of the winterberry along with its historic importance and traditional medicinal properties. You will capture the essence of the berry as you create a beautiful watercolor. All skill levels—beginners to advanced are welcome! All materials will be supplied. Lead by Diane Israel Artist and Manager of Audience Engagement and Susanne Costa Manager of Education. $35/participant $30 for members of the Montclair History Center. Purchase your tickets here: https://bit.ly/2CV5PfT PRE-REGISTRATION SPECIAL : Sign up for all three workshops and save 10%! Sign up here: https://bit.ly/2XbSrKY This special will end September 14th at noon. These events will be held partially inside in a socially-distant setting and under the guidelines of the state. We ask that all participants wear face-masks for these events.

Board of Education Meeting
Nov 17
Bloomfield Township School District
155 Broad Street

Tuesday, November 17 from 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm

Bloomfield Township School District

Virtual HSA Meeting @ Brookdale
Nov 18
Bloomfield Township School District
Bloomfield, NJ 07003

Wednesday, November 18 All Day

Bloomfield Township School District

THE HISTORIC WINTERBERRY: WORKSHOP AND WATERCOLOR FOR KIDS!
Nov 18
Charles Shultz House
30 N Mountain Ave, Montclair, NJ 07042

Wednesday, November 18 from 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm

Charles Shultz House

THE HISTORIC WINTERBERRY: WORKSHOP AND WATERCOLOR FOR KIDS! Wednesday November 18 2020 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM Crane House & Historic YWCA During these workshops kids will gain knowledge of the winterberry along with its historic importance and traditional medicinal properties. Participants will learn the basics of watercolor while capturing the essence of the pumpkin. All materials will be supplied. Lead by Diane Israel Artist and Manager of Audience Engagement and Susanne Costa Manager of Education. For ages 9 and up. This is a drop-off program. Parents may participate but must buy an additional ticket. $35/participant $30 for members of the Montclair History Center. Purchase your tickets below. These events will be held partially inside in a socially-distant setting and under the guidelines of the state. We ask that all participants wear face-masks for these events.

Meditation with John Welshons
Nov 18
Van Vleck House & Gardens
Online Only!

Wednesday, November 18 from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Van Vleck House & Gardens

Join contemporary spiritual teacher and author Ramananda John E. Welshons (One Soul, One Love, One Heart, When Prayers Aren’t Answered and Awakening From Grief) for a wonderful series of evening meditation classes in the comfort of your own home via Zoom. These classes will focus on specific practices for working with fear and anxiety, and will offer reflections on how to deal with our current “social distancing” lifestyle.  Participants will learn and practice different forms of mindfulness meditation in each session and will have the opportunity to participate in discussions of Ramananda’s three critically acclaimed books. Open to beginners and experienced practitioners, these gatherings offer an opportunity to experience deep inner peace while practicing with a highly experienced meditation teacher. Click Here to register

Elementary Only Half Day
Bloomfield Township School District
Bloomfield, NJ 07003

Thursday, November 19 through November 24

Bloomfield Township School District

HISTORY AT HOME: LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS
Nov 19
Charles Shultz House
30 N Mountain Ave, Montclair, NJ 07042

Thursday, November 19 from 12:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Charles Shultz House

HISTORY AT HOME: LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS Thursday November 19 2020 12:00 PM and 7:00 PM A panel discussion with six women who have been involved with the League of Women Voters of the Montclair Area for years. They share their triumphs and challenges. Bring your questions! A virtual program. Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87155117113?pwd=M3ZOL1NTQklWQ3RYeTFVaXdjZTRMZz09 By phone: 1 929 205 6099 Meeting ID: 871 5511 7113 Passcode: 913770 One tap mobile +19292056099 87155117113# 0# 913770# US (New York)

Virtual Garden Discoveries: Thankful for Trees
Nov 20
Van Vleck House & Gardens
Online Only!

Friday, November 20 from 10:00 am to 11:00 am

Van Vleck House & Gardens

Our virtual Garden Discoveries classes are designed to inspire young children about the natural world around them. Since each child learns in a different way, every class examines one topic through stories, outdoor exploration (done in your own backyard), and hands-on activities. Each class will begin with a Zoom Circle Time and story, as well as a guided activity and Q&A period.  At the conclusion of our virtual class (approximately 20-25 minutes), students are encouraged to go outside with a parent or caregiver to complete an outdoor activity related to the topic of the day.  Activity Kits will need to be picked up at Van Vleck House & Gardens prior to the class.   Registration is required. Registration deadline is the Tuesday prior to each class. Click Here to register

Monday Morning Yoga
Nov 23
Van Vleck House & Gardens
Online Only!

Monday, November 23 from 9:30 am to 10:45 am

Van Vleck House & Gardens

Begin your week with mindful vinyasa yoga in the comfort of your own home. Taking inspiration from the magnificent natural beauty around us, we flow between postures at a slow to moderate pace, focusing on building strength in body and mind. This class welcomes all levels from beginner to experienced yogis. Registration required. To register: Click Here

Homegrown String Band
Nov 24
Bloomfield Public Library
Bloomfield, NJ 07003

Tuesday, November 24 at 6:30 pm

Bloomfield Public Library

High Energy Acoustic American Roots Music. Join us for a virtual zoom concert. Email reference@bplnj.org to register and receive the link!

Half Day Schedule
Nov 25
Bloomfield Township School District
Bloomfield, NJ 07003

Wednesday, November 25 All Day

Bloomfield Township School District

Thanksgiving District Closed
Bloomfield Township School District
Bloomfield, NJ 07003

Thursday, November 26 through November 27

Bloomfield Township School District

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