State Scare, OctoberFest, and Football – It’s a Fall Weekend in Belleville
This weekend has something for everyone.
Check out some of the events around the city and nearby. Click the EVENTS tab on the home page to see more possibilities. Feel free to add your own in the comments section.
WHAT: Buccaneers Boys Varsity Soccer vs Caldwell
WHEN: Friday 4pm
WHAT: Buccaneers Boys Varsity Football vs West Essex
WHEN: Friday 7pm
WHERE: Belleville Township High School
WHY GO: Cheer on the home teams!
WHAT: State Scare
WHERE: 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.
WHAT: Rogues Company Presents “The Revenge of Hamlet”
WHERE: Westminster Arts Center, Montclair
WHEN: Friday & Saturday 8pm and Sunday 2pm
WHY GO: Updated to post-WWII, the young men returning from the war are disaffected, restless and rebellious, questioning all authority. Hamlet has thrown himself into this philosophy at university, but finds the real thing when he is summoned home after the death of his father, the King; and, the marriage of his mother to his uncle, who now claims the throne. Confronted with the spirit of his father demanding revenge for his death, Hamlet begins a journey that leads to betrayals, treasons, madness and murder.
COST: Gen. $20 & Srs./Students $15
WHAT: Maternity Tea
WHERE: Clara Maass Medical Center
WHEN: Saturday 3:30pm
WHY GO: Meet the staff, tour the Maternity Center and learn about various parent education classes, admitting procedures and childbirth options. To preregister, please call 1.888.724.7123, prompt #4.
WHAT: Big Swap Bonanza
WHERE: Belleville Township High School
WHEN: Saturday & Sunday 9am to 5pm
WHY GO: BARGAINS!!! This giant 2 day garage and tag sale will be held outdoors at the High School, but will move indoors in the event of rain
WHAT: Essex County Household Hazardous Waste Day
WHERE: Essex County Fleet Maintenance Garage,99 W Bradford Ave, Cedar Grove
WHEN: Saturday, 8:30am to 4pm
WHY GO: This collection day provides residents a place to properly and safely dispose of contaminants. Materials being collected include pesticides and herbicides, paint thinners and solvents, oil-based paint, chemistry sets, barbecue propane tanks, pool chemicals, photo developing chemicals, household batteries, fluorescent light bulbs and ballasts, products that contain mercury, car batteries, home fire extinguishers, aerosol spray paint and automotive fluids.
WHAT: Essex County Environmental Center’s Annual OctoberFest Celebration
WHERE: Essex County Environmental Center, Roseland, NJ
WHEN: Saturday, 11am – 4pm
WHY GO: Visitors to OctoberFest can go on canoe trips on the Passaic River or nature walks in Essex County’s West Essex Park. There will be a petting zoo, gardening tips, a live beehive display, woodturning demonstrations, pumpkin carving demonstrations, nature arts and crafts, face painting, free refreshments, a pumpkin patch maze and display tables from a variety of eco-vendors. Admission is free.
WHAT: Blessing of the Animals at Christ Episcopal Church
WHERE: 74 Park Ave, Glen Ridge, NJ
WHEN: Saturday 10:30am
WHY GO: Bring your pet for a special blessing.
WHAT: World African Penguin Day
WHERE: Turtle Back Zoo, West Orange
WHEN: Sunday, 11am
WHY GO: Celebrate World African Penguin Day by visiting the zoo's flock of African Penguins at the Penguin Coast Exhibit. Home to a flock of endangered African Penguins, the zoo participates in the penguin species survival plan breeding program. No! African is not a misprint. This is now the official name for the black footed penguin that lives on the rocky shores around southwest Africa. The climate is very much like New Jersey’s and so the zoo’s African penguins are very comfortable living here. Come see for yourself how they swim, dive, and turn with lightning speed.
COST: Children & Seniors $7, Adults $10, Children under 2 are free.