The Weekender: Fright Night, Pumpkin Patch, 5K Walk to Remember

What to do in West Orange this weekend

Below are just a few of the events around the city and nearby.  Click on “EVENTS” tab to see all the possibilities waiting for you!  Feel free to add your own in the comments section. 

WHERE:   West Orange Public Library
Saturday    10am
WHY GO:   Come to the West Orange Fire Department Open House - come squirt a fire hose and see the raising of a 110 ft. aerial ladder.  Also there will be hazard house demonstrations, fire safety tips, give-aways and refreshments

WHERE:   , Grove St & Watchung Ave, Montclair, NJ
WHEN:     Saturday & Sunday    10am – 5pm
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.   Unlimited parking is available from the Watchung Ave. entrance. The free to the public show is open on Saturday and Sunday - rain or shine.

WHEN:  Saturday   2:30pm
 Join museum archivist, Lenny DeGraaf, as he presents an illustrated talk on the notebooks and other experimental records kept by Thomas Edison at his Menlo Park and West Orange Laboratories.  Learn how Edison documented his work and the significance of these practices to his innovation strategy.
COST:  Park Admission is $7 and Children under 16 are free.

, 760 Northfield Ave, West Orange, NJ
WHEN:     Sunday   2pm
:    Come to the Free screen of “Someday Melissa”, a moving true story of an eating disorder, loss and hope.  The screening will be followed by a panel discussion with the film's producers, mental health professionals and eating disorder experts.


WHEN:    Sunday   10am
WHY GO:  Join us for a tour of the trails in the Wildflower and Forest Preserve. Meet at the Dog Park off Crest Drive.   No need to register; just come to the meeting point a little before the starting time.  All events are free.  Steady rain automatically cancels a walk, intermittent showers do not.  All hikes are appropriate for children 10 and older with their families. 

WHEN:   Sunday   8am - Runners Registration;   9:30 - Kid Run;  10am - 5K Walk/Run
WHY GO:  Three quarters of the approximately 20,000 women annually diagnosed with ovarian cancer succumb to the disease.  Ovarian Cancer... It Whispers, So Listen!
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   Prospect Ave, West Orange
WHEN:    Sunday   9am
WHY GO:    The 5K Walk/Jog/Run for Mike and Vin at the Kelly Athletic Center on Prospect Avenue on Sunday is a chance to celebrate the lives of Mike McCormick and Vinnie Simone, both of whom died on Aug. 2, 2009 in a tragic car accident.    Everyone is welcome to come and walk a little, eat a little and remember the boys.   Rain or Shine.


WHERE: , Verona
WHEN: October 14  -  7pm
WHY GO: Essex County is offering a free, outdoor showing of Monster House (PG) where three teens discover that their neighbor's house is really a living, breathing, scary monster.  Safe family fun! 

229 Main St, Belleville
WHEN:  Friday, Saturday, Sunday   7pm - Midnight
WHY GO:  Come visit this creepy genetically modified food processing factory as an “employee.” You will meet your deranged co-workers and see what the boss is feeding them for lunch. Beware: Many of the new employees don't make it through the night shift!
COST:   $30 For Rapid Processing Ticket (VIP), $18 for Adults, $15 for Children 12 and under.   ** “Not-so-Scary” Kids’ Sunday Matinees from 2 pm-6 pm. Tickets are $8 a person and adults must be accompanied by a child age 12 and under.

WHERE:   Riverfront Stadium
Friday, Saturday, Sunday  7pm to Midnight    (Every Sunday kids can trick or treat)
WHY GO: Haunted House, Games, Hay Rides, Food, Arts and Crafts, Halloween Dance Classes, Urban Legend Storytime, Concerts, Parties and More!
COST:  Admission to the stadium is free, but most activities will have a fee. Admission to the haunted house is $20 for adults and $15 for students. The hayride is $5, and games are $1. Mystery dinner reservations must by made by the Wednesday prior and cost $20, or $25 for dinner with wine/beer.

WHERE:  Turtle Back Zoo, West Orange
WHEN:    Sunday
WHY GO:  Celebrate the fall harvest Turtle Back Zoo style.  Enjoy a day at the zoo.  Kids get a free pumpkin (while supplies last).
COST:   Adults, $9 ; Children, $6 ; Seniors, $6 / Kids under 2, Free

WHERE:   West Orange Public Library
WHEN:      Monday   7pm
WHY GO:  Join us for a special Character Costume Party! Come dressed up as your favorite literary character (from Percy Jackson to the Cat in the Hat) and enjoy snacks and games. Meet a special guest from the Broadway musical the Addams Family!  Call to register - 973-736-0198

    Watchung Booksellers
WHEN:   Tuesday    3pm
WHY GO:   Rob Scotton will be coming from England to share his funny and charming children's books featuring Splat.    Splat is worrying about how to be scary on Halloween.  Perfect for ages 4-6.

Christina Turkington October 14, 2011 at 04:47 PM
Fright Night Movie Night feature "Monster House" has been rescheduled to Friday Oct. 21st @7pm in Essex County Kips Castle Park due to inclement weather


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