The Weekender: Religion, Rabbits and a Race

What's Happening in Belleville, Bloomfield, Newark & Nutley this weekend

Here are just a few events happening in the area this weekend. Click on "events" on the homepage to see more.

St. Peter’s RC Church, 155 William Street, Belleville
WHEN:   Friday   10am to Noon
WHY GO:  Share the experience as actors portray Jesus and others as they follow the way of the cross through the streets of Belleville.

Bloomfield Public Library, 90 Broad Street, Bloomfield
WHEN:  Friday   11am
WHY GO:   Do you knit, crochet, needlepoint, quilt?  Then come to the Bloomfield Public Library Friday mornings and share your patterns/techniques with other crafters!   Beginners welcome! 

WHERE: Senior Citizens Building, Belleville
WHEN: Friday, 12:30 p.m.
WHY GO: Belleville Seniors meet every Friday, with coffee, buns and bingo following. The Club offers trips top Atlantic City, parties and more. New members are always welcome.

WHERE:    Branch Brook Park, Cherry Blossom Visitor Center
WHEN:  Saturday    First Race Starts at 7am
WHY GO:  Race through Branch Brook Park in the Cherry Blossom Challenge, a competitive New Jersey tradition, orcheer on the cyclists while enjoying a day in the fresh, spring air. The race is an official NJBA event and a 2012 Garden State Cup event. Various races occur throughout the morning.
COST:  $30 - $35, varies by race category (free to come to park & watch

WHERE: Newark Museum, 49 Washington St., Newark
WHEN: Heart of the Sun:  Wednesdays, Thursdays & Fridays, 2 pm, Saturdays & Sundays, 2 & 4 pm  -  Recommended for adults and children ages 10 and up     This full-dome planetarium program shows us the Sun as it has never been seen before.  This program delivers new breathtaking, high-resolution images never before seen and for the first time take us right inside a living star.   Zula Patrol 2: Down to Earth:  Saturdays & Sundays, 1 & 3 pm  -  Recommended for children ages 5 to 9     In their latest adventure, a routine fossil-hunting mission launches The Zula Patrol on a rollicking ride into Earth’s past!
COST: Planetarium admission: Adults $5; children under 12, seniors, and college students $3, in addition to the Museum Admission.

WHERE: 41 Broughton Ave., Bloomfield
WHEN: Friday, 8:30 p.m.
WHY GO: Great variety of songs and talent.

WHERE:  Branch Brook Park Roller Skating Center, Newark
WHEN:  Friday  7:30pm – 10:30pm
WHY GO:  Come skate with the Easter Bunny & enjoy interactive games
COST:   $3 kids, $4 adults; $3.50 skate rental

WHERE: Bloomfield Public Library, 90 Broad St., Bloomfield
WHEN: Saturday, 10 a.m.
WHY GO: Challenge your chess skills and have fun!

WHERE: Belleville Township High School, Belleville
WHEN: Saturday   10 a.m.
WHY GO:  Belleville Residents - Remember to bring your basket and join in the fun!

WHAT:  Blessing of the Easter Food 
:  Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church, Nutley, NJ
WHEN:    Saturday  1p,m
WHY GO:  Bring
your Easter baskets to church to have them blessed on Holy Saturday. Part of the joy is in preparing the foods that will be blessed and eaten on the first meal of Easter

WHERE: Wesley United Methodist Church, 225 Washington Ave., Belleville
WHEN: Saturday, 3-4:30 p.m.
WHY GO: Our Kids Club is a little bit of Vacation Bible School each week. We play games, do crafts, learn about the Bible, and give kids the chance to serve at nursing homes and community meals. All elementary-aged kids are invited to join.

Temple Ner Tamid, 936 Broad Street, Bloomfield   
WHEN:   Saturday  6pm
WHY GO:    Come celebrate Passover with Temple Ner Tamid as they hold a community 2nd Night Seder 
COST:   The cost if $45 per adult; $25 per child in grade 2 thru age 12; $10 per child 

River of Life Assembly of God 174 Holmes St, Belleville
WHEN: Sunday   11am
WHY GO: Through live dramas, beautiful music, an inspiring message, and high-quality videos,you will experience the power of Jesus’ life, the pain of his crucifixion, and the triumph of his resurrection.



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