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JOIN US AS WE CELEBRATE
BLOOMFIELD’S 200th BIRTHDAY!

We invite you to get involved in this once in a lifetime celebration of our heritage.
Below is a partial list of the celebration events that are planned throughout the year.

BICENTENNIAL EVENTS CALENDAR (check back for updates)

Thursday, February 16, 2012
"When We Were Bloomfield"
Presented by Sally Meyer,
Glen Ridge Town Historian

TIME: 7:30 PM
PLACE: Glen Ridge Congregational Church
Robinson Hall

Friday, March 23, 2012
Bicentennial Kick off event
TIME: 7:00 PM
PLACE: Bloomfield High School
160 Broad Street
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Sunday, March 25, 2012
(Rain date, March 31)

Arrival (by helicopter) of the Bicentennial Bunny / Easter Egg Hunt
Sponsored by the Bloomfield Animal Shelter, Bloomfield Recreation Dept., and the Neighbor to Neighbor Network. Take pictures with the bunny (bring your own camera)
TIME: 2 PM – 4 PM
PLACE: Pulaski Park

Tuesday, March 27, 2012
The Historical Society of Bloomfield Presents: The Morris Canal
– Presented by Richard Rockwell
TIME: 8:00 PM
PLACE: Presbyterian Church on the Green,
147 Broad Street

Friday, April 27, 2012
The planting of the Bicentennial Tree
TIME: 6:00 PM
PLACE: Town Green

Sunday, April 29, 2012
Bicentennial Concert performed by
The Bloomfield Civic Band

TIME: 3:00 PM
PLACE: Bloomfield Middle School
60 Huck Rd.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012
The Historical Society of
Bloomfield Meeting and Program

*Program to be determined
TIME: 8:00 PM
PLACE: To be determined

Monday, May 28, 2012
Bloomfield Memorial Day Parade
with a bicentennial theme

TIME: 9:00 AM
PLACE: Kickoff at Broad & Warren Streets
Parade ends at Town Green

Opening of the Sesquicentennial
(150 year) time capsule.
NOTE: Time Capsule will be opened
by members of the BHS Class of 1962
TIME: Immediately following the
Memorial Day Parade
PLACE: Town Green

Old Fashioned Bloomfield
Bicentennial Picnic

TIME: Immediately following the opening
of the Sesquicentennial Time Capsule
PLACE: Town Green (Broad & Liberty Street)

Wednesday June 13, 2012
The Role of  New Jersey in the Civil War: Speaker: William Gillette, Ph.D., Professor of History at Rutgers University.
Sponsored by the Bloomfield Cultural Commission – Provided by Horizons Speaker Bureau of NJ Council for the Humanities
TIME: 7:30 PM
PLACE: Oakeside Bloomfield Cultural Center
240 Belleville Avenue

Monday, June 25, 2012
Bicentennial Summer Concert Series
Bloomfield Federation of Music

American Salute – Honoring Our Men & Women in Uniform
TIME: 7:00 PM
PLACE: Bloomfield High School Auditorium

Thursday, June 28, 2012
Bloomfield Educational Foundation’s
Sunset Classic Road Race

TIME: 6:00pm: Kids Infield Sprints /
TIME: 6:30pm: 1 Mile Bicentennial Fun Run /
TIME: *Immediately following Fun Run: 5 Mile Road Race
PLACE: Starts at Broad & James Streets

Wednesday, July 4, 2012 celebration postponed until July 5 due to weather
Fourth of July Bicentennial
Fireworks Spectacular

Gates will open at 5:30 PM and there will be a wide variety of food vendors, games, blow up obstacle courses, face painting, stilt walkers and clowns. Opening ceremonies will begin at 7:30PM followed by live music by The Kootz at 8:00PM. The firework spectacular and a special bicentennial finale will take place at approximately 9:20PM

Monday, July 9, 2012
Bicentennial Summer Concert Series
Bloomfield Federation of Music

Happy Birthday – Bloomfield U.S.A.
TIME: 7:00 PM
PLACE: Bloomfield High School Auditorium

Tuesday, July 10, 2012
Town Bicentennial Concert Series:
BAND: Childhood’s End
(
Pink Floyd Tribute Band)
TIME: 7:00 PM
PLACE: Bloomfield High School Auditorium

Monday, July 16, 2012
Bicentennial Summer Concert Series
Bloomfield Federation of Music

New Jersey Women in the Arts
TIME: 7:00 PM
PLACE: Bloomfield High School Auditorium

Tuesday, July 17, 2012
Town Bicentennial Concert Series
BAND: To be announced
TIME: 7:00 PM
PLACE: Bloomfield High School Auditorium

 

 

Monday, July 23, 2012
Bicentennial Summer Concert Series
Bloomfield Federation of Music

Band Concerts of Yore
TIME: 7:00 PM
PLACE: Town Green

Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Town Bicentennial Concert Series:
BAND: Tusk (Fleetwood Mac tribute band)
TIME: 7:00 PM
PLACE: Brookside Park

Sunday, July 29, 2012
Movies in the Park (Family type movie)
Presented by Skyline NJ
TIME: 7:30 PM
PLACE: Pulaski Park
Organized games for the children
will precede the movie

Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Town Bicentennial Concert Series:
BAND: To be announced
TIME: 7:00 PM
PLACE: Brookside Park

Tuesday, August 7, 2012
Bicentennial House Decorating Contest during National Night Out
TIME: National Night Out begins at 7 PM
PLACE: Throughout town.
Winners will be announced at the sites of the respective winning homes

September, 2012
Bloomfield Cemetery Walking Tour:
TIME: to be announced
Stroll through the past and present of the picturesque Bloomfield Cemetery (383 Belleville Ave.). Venture forth with an expert guide to and hear the humorous, tragic and inspiring stories of the various New Jerseyans laid to rest here.
Please visit www.hsob.org or www.BloomfieldBicentennial.com for further details.

Sunday, September 9, 2012
Bicentennial Victorian Tea
FREE Event

TIME: 2:00 PM
PLACE: Oakeside Bloomfield Cultural Center
240 Belleville Avenue
Finger sandwiches, scones, and cookies, assortment of teas Docent led tours of the house will also be available.
Cabaret performance by Corinna Sowers- Adler at 3:30 PM Reservations required and limited to 4 people per reservation Only 100 seats are available, so don’t wait too long!!
Call 973-429-0960 to save your spot!

Saturday, October 6, 2012
Bus Tour of Historic Sites in Bloomfield
TIME: Between 10:00 AM and 2:30 PM 
PLACE: Park and meet in the Bloomfield College Parking Lot. Buses leave every half hour. Approximate length of tour is 1 1/2 hours. 
Handicap accessible bus available.
Refreshments and displays at the end of the tour at Bloomfield College (Westminster Hall).
BUS # 1
Run # 1: 10-11:30, Run # 2: 11:30-1:00
Run # 3: 1:00-2:30
BUS # 2
Run # 1: 10:30-12:00, Run # 2: 12:00-1:30
Run # 3: 1:30- 3:00
BUS # 3
Run # 1: 11:00-12:30, Run # 2: 12:30-2:00
Run # 3: 2:00-3:30

Saturday, October 13, 2012
(Rain date Saturday, Oct. 20)

Walking tour of the Historic District
TIME: 1:30 PM
PLACE:  Meet in front of Civic Center
Tour will last 1 hour
Refreshments at Civic Center when tour ends

Saturday, October 20, 2012
Bicentennial Spooktacular – Scream on the Green - Pumpkin Carving
Various Halloween Activities Including:  Haunted House, Magician, Costume Contest, Trick or Treating and Pumpkin Carving.
TIME: 3:00 – 8:00 PM
PLACE:  Town Green & Civic Center

Tuesday, October 23, 2012
"Dear Friend" presented by the Gas Lamp Players
TIME: 8:00 PM
PLACE: Bloomfield College (Van Fossan Theater) 449 Franklin St. (Franklin & Fremont)
A staged reading of letters and diaries written by Bloomfield and Glen Ridge residents between 1860 and 1895, when secession from Bloomfield occurred

Saturday, November 3, 2012
(Rain date Sun. Nov. 4)

Morris Canal Hike hosted by Rich Rockwell
TIME: 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
PLACE: Starts at Wright’s Field
*The hike will be approximately 3 miles and will last 3 hours on paved and uneven surfaces at a moderately brisk pace.
Bring water, snacks, and appropriate sun protection.
Access to rest rooms will be limited.
Space is limited to 28. Reservations are required.
Email morriscanal@gmail.com to reserve a space.

Monday, December 3, 2012
Lighting of the Bicentennial Holiday Tree
TIME: 6:00 PM
PLACE: In front of Town Hall

Friday, March 22, 2013
Bicentennial Gala To celebrate a successful year of events and pay tribute to our members and sponsors.
TIME: 8:00 PM
PLACE: Oakeside Mansion
240 Belleville Avenue, Bloomfield

 

 (Please note that all dates and events are tentative and subject to change.)
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