Leash Manners
Nov
10
7:00 pm19:00

Leash Manners

  • Montclair Woman’s Club

Join Dog Behaviorist and Professional Trainer Fernando Camacho to learn about the techniques of leash walking so you and your dog can enjoy daily outings.

Oct
17
Oct 18

Fall Fine Art & Crafts Show

Fine art and fine crafts grace the 16th annual Fall Fine Art and Crafts at Essex County's Brookdale Park Show October 17-18 in Bloomfield/Montclair. Over 160 exhibitors from New Jersey and throughout the Northeast will exhibit their jewelry, furniture, glass, fiber, pottery, oils, watercolors, serigraphs, photography, leather, sculpture, wood and more.

The show will be accented with music and a variety of ethnic foods. Fine Art and Crafts at Brookdale Park, co-sponsored by the Essex County Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs and Janet and Howard Rose of Rose Squared Productions, Inc., is located on Watchung, Bellevue and Grove Avenues in Bloomfield/Montclair. Unlimited parking is available from the Watchung Avenue entrance. Directions to the show from your location can be found via Google Maps.

The free to the public show is open on Saturday and Sunday 10am to 5pm, rain or shine. For more information, visit RoseSquared.com.

Oct
7
7:00 pm19:00

"Birds of NJ" Talk and Booksigning

Join us at Watchung Booksellers for an intimate talk and booksigning with local author and birding tour leader Rick Wright that focuses on the resident and migratory birds that can be found in our great state of New Jersey. 

Wellness in the Park Festival
Oct
4
10:00 am10:00

Wellness in the Park Festival

A day of Wellness in the Park for the entire family aims to inform, educate and inspire the community towards better health and wellness. Presented by Hackensack UMC Mountainside and Zen Living Events.

Sep
12
10:00 am10:00

Fall Volunteer Park Clean-up

Whether it is because you have a sense of duty to protect the park or are just looking for a great excuse to work outdoors with other civic minded people, you can make a tremendous difference by coming out and digging in with fellow park volunteers.

2015 Essex Summer Music Free Concert Series
Jul
1
Aug 7

2015 Essex Summer Music Free Concert Series

The Essex County Free Summer Music Concert Series is back again offering a diverse lineup of performers who will take center stage throughout our historic Parks System. Pack a blanket, enjoy the cool evening breeze, and dance to the sounds of summer. All Brookdale Park performances all begin at 7:30pm.

  • FIREWORKS CELEBRATION & “SIMPLY DIAMOND” A TRIBUTE TO NEIL DIAMOND - Wednesday, July 1 (rain date: July 2)
  • AN EVENING WITH DARLENE LOVE - Friday, July 10
  • MARC ANTOINE, JAZZ UNDER THE STARS - Friday, July 17
  • “MJ INVINCIBLE” MICHAEL JACKSON TRIBUTE - Friday, July 24
  • “ABBAMANIA” TRIBUTE TO ABBA - Friday, July 31
  • THE CAMEOS & THE INFERNOS - Friday, August 7 

The Essex County Free Summer Music Concert Series is hosted by:
Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr., Essex County Executive, the Essex County Board of Chosen Freeholders: Wayne L. Richardson, Leonard M. Luciano, Patricia Sebold, Britnee N. Timberlake, President, Brendan W. Gill, Vice President, Rolando Bobadilla, Rufus I. Johnson, Cynthia D. Toro, Lebby C. Jones and the Essex County Department of Parks, Recreation & Cultural Affairs

COUNTY OF ESSEX, DEPARTMENT OF PARKS, RECREATION & CULTURAL AFFAIRS
973.268.3500 / www.essexcountynj.org
115 Clifton Avenue, Newark, NJ 07104

Download the 2015 PDF brochure.

Apr
26
8:00 am08:00

March of Dimes ~ March for Babies

Join family teams, company teams and people walking with friends for a great cause: making a difference for real families right here in our community. Sign up and raise money to help more moms have full-term pregnancies and healthy babies. 

Apr
25
8:00 am08:00

Arc of Essex County Walk, 5K Run & Family Fun Fest

Join The Arc of Essex County as they gather to directly impact the lives of children and adults living with intellectual and developmental disabilities. A sanctioned 5k run and 2-mile walk will be followed by a Family Fun Fest open to all registered attendees. Whether you choose to walk or run, you'll be a powerful force of change.

 

Spring Volunteer Park Clean Up Event
Apr
11
10:00 am10:00

Spring Volunteer Park Clean Up Event

Grab your gloves and shovels and join Conservancy members and community volunteers to help restore a beloved area of Brookdale Park's original Olmsted master plan - the Overlook and Rock Garden - by cutting back invasive weeds and cleaning out decades of sediment. more info...

Mar
25
7:30 pm19:30

BPC Annual General Meeting

Join us for Brookdale Park Conservancy's 8th Annual General Meeting where elections will be held for 2015-2017 board positions and the our 2014 Annual Report will be presented. more info...

Fall Volunteer Event
Oct
25
10:30 am10:30

Fall Volunteer Event

Join Conservancy members and community volunteers as they begin to restore The Rock Garden, a hidden park gem, by replanting this key area of the park's original Olmsted master plan. more info...

Sep
23
7:30 pm19:30

Conservancy General Meeting

Stop by to meet Conservancy volunteers, listen and learn about what is new with the park and find out more about the many ways you make a difference.

Jul
24
7:30 pm19:30

SummerMusic & Annual Independence Day Fireworks Celebration

The Brookdale Park SummerMusic & Fireworks event will take place on Tuesday, July 15, 2014. It is part of the Essex County Free Concert Series. 

The concert will start at 7:30 p.m. Known as "America's #1 Show Band", The Infernos Band has quite a repertoire that includes: Big Band, Oldies, Motown and today's top chart busters. The band will be joined that night by Joe Piscopo from Saturday Night Live. After the concert, you'll want to hang around for a spectacular fireworks display. Essex County invites you to pack a blanket, enjoy the fresh air and dance to the sounds of great music.

This program is made possible, in part, by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts. Concerts are held at accessible sites. Persons who require special accommodations or assistance are asked to call the Division of Cultural and Historical Affairs at least two weeks prior to the concert to alert staff of their needs. Call 973-239-2485. Additional funding and support is supplied by Rose Squared Productions, The Horizon Foundation of New Jersey, The Branch Brook Park Alliance, TD Bank and Filippo Berio.