Local Essex County Spring Events

Spring is just around the corner and we are all itching to get out to fresh air, warmer weather and some sort of normalcy. We all need some events to look forward to… Various Drive Up Events at Imagine That Through April 24 3/20: Petting Zoo & Unicorn Rides 3/21: Dance-A-Long with Mickey & Minnie […]

Celebrating Women’s History Month

In honor of Women’s History Month, we have compiled some local and virtual links to celebrate the achievements of women this March. Elected officials in Maplewood and South Orange, in partnership with township departments, divisions, and organizations, join with local business districts to celebrate the achievements of women. The focus for 2021 is ‘Women Lifting […]

Celebrating Black History Month

We are honored to celebrate Black History Month with our local neighbors and communities. This year’s national theme is The Black Family: Representation, Identity and Diversity. You can check out a mix of local and virtual events below designed to help everyone learn, connect, and celebrate during Black History Month. ASALH: Association for the Study of […]

Upcoming Winter Events in the Local Area

With the holidays fast approaching and the cold quickly setting in, we found some fun upcoming family friendly local events to keep the days bright, merry and warm. Enjoy! 11/28 – 12/20: Kringle Railway Adventure in Whippany The Kringle Railway Adventure is a round-trip thematic holiday train ride for all ages produced by Morristown and […]

Fun Halloween events in South Orange and Maplewood, NJ 2020

5 Halloween events in South Orange and Maplewood, NJ

Looking for Halloween events in the South Orange & Maplewood area? Check out these great local events that are taking creativity to the next level to make Halloween fun this year. 

The Pumpkins are coming….

Each contest will be judged driving by your house, walking by your storefront or viewing photos uploaded to the Chamber website.

To celebrate the Halloween season, WSOU 89.5 FM is launching Halloween Vinyl-Fest 2020. The month-long promotion offers listeners the chance to call in and win vinyl every day in October — except Sundays — with chances to win unique, exclusive, new, or classical metal and hardcore vinyl. Vinyl-Fest culminates on Saturday, Oct. 31.

  • Spooky Spiotta’ Virtual Costume Contest

A virtual costume contest for the entire family! Be sure to post your photos on Instagram or Facebook using the hashtag #SpookySpiotta and follow @SoVillageCenter. The most creative photos posted before Midnight on November 1 will win gift certificates to various South Orange businesses including Sparkhouse Toys, BGR and Pet Wants. After you post, 

Click here for more details & specials – https://www.sovillagecenter.org/pub/news/story/611/

  • Halloween Movie Night at Floods Hill

Visit here for more updates on this event – https://www.sovillagecenter.org/pub/news/story/611/

 

Hearth Realty Group is the leading Independent Real Estate Agency in Verona, South Orange & Maplewood. We are a technology driven boutique real estate agency made up of experienced service-focused local experts who support our clients beyond the transaction. We strive to have a meaningful impact on the communities we serve through volunteer work and financial contributions to local charities. If you are interested in selling your home, feel free to make use of our Free Home Evaluation Tool. If you are looking to rent or buy a home in northern New Jersey, make sure to use our Homes for Sale Search Tool. To learn more about Hearth Realty Group, click here.

23rd Annual Fair in the Square Saturday December 7 2019 12pm-5pm

You’re Invited to the 23rd Annual Verona Fair in the Square!

Verona Civic Center, 600 Bloomfield Ave.

Saturday December 7, 2019 12pm-5pm. 

The 23rd annual festival for Verona and its surrounding communities celebrates the upcoming holiday season with crafters, vendors, entertainment, photos with Santa, and children’s activities. Food and beverages will be sold. Celebrations include the arrival of Santa and traditional tree lighting at 4:30pm. Stop by the Hearth Realty Group table for FREE popcorn!

Hearth Realty Group is the #1 Independent Real Estate Agency in Verona, South Orange & Maplewood. We are a technology driven boutique real estate agency made up of experienced service-focused local experts who support our clients beyond the transaction. We strive to have a meaningful impact on the communities we serve through volunteer work and financial contributions to local charities. If you are interested in selling your home, feel free to make use of our Free Home Evaluation Tool. If you are looking to rent or buy a home in northern New Jersey, make sure to use our Homes for Sale Search Tool. To learn more about Hearth Realty Group, click here.

Essex County NJ Halloween Events October 21, 2019 Verona South Orange Maplewood West Orange & More!

There are so many great events this Halloween – See the list of local events by town below.

Verona Downtown Trick or Treating October 31
Children and their parents are invited to don their costumes and venture into Downtown Verona along Bloomfield Ave. after school on Thursday, October 31 from 2-4pm before heading out in their neighborhoods. Downtown businesses displaying a Trick-or-Treat poster in their window will be waiting to hand out treats! Please come out and show support for our local businesses!

The event will be on Halloween, Thursday, October 31st from 2-4pm. It is being sponsored by the Verona Chamber of Commerce, Township of Verona, Sustainable Verona and the Junior Woman’s Club of Verona. The event will kickoff from the Verona Civic Center, 600 Bloomfield Ave. The Junior Woman’s Club will have a list of participating businesses and their discount cards for sale. The Chamber of Commerce and Sustainable Verona will have information on buying local, dining guides, handouts and ways to donate unused candy.600 Bloomfield Ave.Verona , New Jersey 07044
https://www.veronanj.org/events/41136/

South Orange Halloween Festival October 31
Join us on Thursday, October 31 from 4-6 PM in Spooky Spiotta Park for our annual Halloween Festival. Wanda the Giant Witch will be back again to entertain the kids with music, jokes and games beginning at 4pm. The costume contest will kick off at 5pm with gifts for all the kids and prizes for the winners selected in several categories.

This year’s festival is graciously and ghoulishly presented by Natalie Farrell of Weichert Realtors and sponsored by our friends from Sparkhouse Toys and Little Stages.

We would like to thank Bayleaf Redefined Indian CuisineBest in Class Education CenterBunny’s Sports BarKitchen a la ModeMark Murphy’s MusicMOD StudioPandangReservoirPet WantsSadie’sSOPACSouth Mountain YogaSparkhouse ToysSteel McLeanTito’s Burrito’s & WingsTown Hall DeliVillage Trattoria and Zen Pets for donating prizes for the costume contest.
https://www.sovillagecenter.org/pub/event/story/2380/

Maplewood’s time honored tradition returns every Halloween from 3 to 5 pm!

Maplewood Village Halloween Parade October 31
Village streets close at 3 pm for trick or treating, there is a costume contest will be held between 3 and 4:30 pm with prizes, music and hundreds of your Maplewood neighbors in their Halloween finest!
https://maplewoodvillagenj.com/events/halloween-parade

West Orange Halloween Celebration- October 26 7pm-9pm
Rain or Shine Event Sponsored by the Township of West Orange, The West Orange Recreation Department and the Rotary Club of West Orange.

Hearth Realty Group is the #1 Independent Real Estate Agency in Verona, South Orange & Maplewood. We are a technology driven boutique real estate agency made up of experienced service-focused local experts who support our clients beyond the transaction. We strive to have a meaningful impact on the communities we serve through volunteer work and financial contributions to local charities. If you are interested in selling your home, feel free to make use of our Free Home Evaluation Tool. If you are looking to rent or buy a home in northern New Jersey, make sure to use our Homes for Sale Search Tool. To learn more about Hearth Realty Group, click here

Verona Food Truck Festival 2019

Verona Food Truck Festival 2019

Sunday, October 13th 3pm-7pm Verona Community Center, 880 Bloomfield Ave. Rain or Shine!
New Beer Garden! Sponsored by The Verona Fire Department
Entry fee $5.00 Adults & kids free * * kids inflatables/touch-a-truck – $10.00 per child *

The 3rd Annual Verona Food Truck Festival will take place on Sunday, October 13 from 3-7pm. This year the festival will be held at the Verona Community Center , which is 880 Bloomfield Ave. We also have a new beer garden addition to this year Festival. Bring the kids too, since there will be inflatables, petting zoo, live music, a beer garden and some awesome food trucks. Verona is homebase to 3 food trucks – The Thai Elephant, The Guac Spot and The Empanada Lady . Official details and event updates can be found here: https://www.veronanj.org/verona-food-truck-festival

Hearth Realty Group is the #1 Independent Real Estate Agency in Verona, South Orange & Maplewood. We are a technology driven boutique real estate agency made up of experienced service-focused local experts who support our clients beyond the transaction. We strive to have a meaningful impact on the communities we serve through volunteer work and financial contributions to local charities. If you are interested in selling your home, feel free to make use of our Free Home Evaluation Tool. If you are looking to rent or buy a home in northern New Jersey, make sure to use our Homes for Sale Search Tool. To learn more about Hearth Realty Group, click here

Hearth Realty Group Expands to South Orange

Hearth Realty Group is excited to celebrate its one-year anniversary with a ribbon cutting at their newest branch office located at 14 South Orange Avenue in South Orange.

“We are so appreciative of the support we’ve received from the village since opening our doors in South Orange. It’s been years since a real estate brokerage opened a brick and mortar office in town and the community has really embraced us. We are thrilled to announce that Hearth Realty Group is now the leading independently owned agency in SOMA!” said Josh Jacobs, Broker of Record & Founder. As a South Orange native, Jacobs said he “loves” being able to be back and give back in the community where he grew up.

Hearth Realty Group is a technology driven boutique real estate agency made up of the area’s top service-focused local experts who support clients beyond the transaction. “We strive to have a meaningful impact on the communities we serve through volunteer work and financial contributions to local charities,” said Jacobs.

“Everyone asks me what makes Hearth so special and my answer is this: We have the hardest working, dedicated, ethical, honest, fun, generous and respected agents in the business. There’s is no other place I’ve ever worked where you can say that about every single person working there.”

For more information please visit: www.HearthRealtyGroup.com or call 973-913-5055

The Hearth Realty Group team in South Orange & Verona includes the following agents:

Susie Adamson, Marika Autrand, Juan Carlos Fernandez, Rodney Fontil, Jennifer Greenberg, Lindy Huang-Hoelscher, Williams Jones Jr, Daria Knarvik, Fran Lichtman, Karen Lonergan, Kerry Metzger, Randy Rabney, Bonnie Ramsey, Shannon Severin, Dustin Steiner & Camilla Flannery

Holiday Lights Spectacular at The Turtle Back Zoo 2017

Take a winter stroll through the Essex County Turtle Back Zoo this holiday season under the sparkling lights of over 50 winter and animal characters. Celebrate the season of giving by bringing donations of non-perishable food items, new toys, and gently used coats. Different themed activities featured each December weekend makes visiting extra exciting!

Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr., Essex County Executive And the Board of Chosen Freeholders
Invite you to these special winter events

2017 Essex County Holiday

Lights Spectacular

FREE ADMISSION!!

November 17, 18, 19, 24, 25, 26, December 1, 2, 3; December 8 to January 1 Closed December 24th & 25th
5 to 9 PM
Essex County South Mountain Recreation Complex
Essex County Turtle Back Zoo, 560 Northfield Avenue, West Orange 973-731-5800 ~ www.essexcountynj.org

Carousel Rides are $2

Sponsored by PSE&G, Covanta Energy, The Essex County Parks Foundation and The Zoological Society of New Jersey

Donations of non-perishable food; new, unwrapped toys; and new & gently used winter coats for the needy are appreciated.

 

Santa, SATURDAY & SUNDAY

Location: Party Gazebo

5pm – 8:30pm

Ice Carving Demonstration, FRIDAY ONLY

Location: Ampitheater

5pm – 6:30pm

Face Painting, nightly

Location: Touch Tank

Face painting & temporary tattoos between $5 – $8

Tis the SEAson Sea Lion Show, nightly

Location: Sea Lion Sound

6pm & 8pm (approx. 15 minutes)

Food Options & Gift Shops, nightly

Multiple Locations: s’mores station (outside café), café open, both gift shops open

Animal Art Sales, TBD

Location: Reptile House

Other Attractions:

-train, carousel, reptile house, aquarium, farm and pony rides OPEN

*DON’T FORGET TO DROP OFF YOUR DONATIONS AT THE STATIONS SET UP OUTSIDE EACH ENTRANCE*

More Information: http://essexcountynj.org/essex-county-events/

Winter in Essex County offers many special ways for people of all ages to celebrate the season.