Essex County

Joe D HeadshotOur 24 parks, five reservations and variety of recreation facilities are dynamic locations to enjoy the outdoors, engage in athletic competitions and get closer to nature. We hope you take the time to click through our Parks Website to learn about the histories of our parks, the natural wonders found in throughout Essex and the opportunities to engage in sport.  [ Continue Reading ]

Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr.
Essex County Executive


MONTCLAIR/UPPER MONTCLAIR

Presby Iris Gardens
Essex County Presby Memorial Iris Gardens

Largest public iris garden in the U.S., more 10,000 irises and 1,500 varieties. 474 Upper Montclair Ave., 973-783-5974,
www.presbyirisgardens.org

Essex County Rose Garden at Brookdale Park

Approximately 100 varieties of roses. Division St., 973-268-3500,
www.brookdaleparkconservancy.org

Van Vleck House & Gardens

Historic house, gardens, classes, events. 21 Van Vleck St., 973-744-4752,
www.vanvleck.org

Montclair Center

Restaurants, shopping, antique shops, art galleries. Bloomfield Ave. & N. Willow St., 973-509-3820,
www.montclaircenter.com

Adventure Rooms

Escape room. 119 Grove St., 973-746-0050,
www.myadventurerooms.com

Avis Campbell Gardens

English-style gardens in honor of 9/11 victims. 60 S. Fullerton Ave.,
www.gardenclubofmontclair.com

Bangz Salon & Wellness Spa

23 S. Fullerton Ave., 973-746-8426,
www.bangz.com

Arts at Montclair State University 

Performances, exhibits, lectures, screenings. 1 Normal Ave., 973-655-4000,
www.montclair.edu

Montclair Center

Retail, restaurants, arts, events. Along Bloomfield Ave. and nearby adjacent streets,
www.montclaircenter.com

Studio Montclair

Non-profit art gallery with exhibits and programs. 127 Bloomfield Ave., 862-500-1447,
www.studiomontclair.org

Studio Montclair
Studio Players

Shows rang from original works to musicals. 14 Alvin Pl., 973-744-9752,
www.studioplayhouse.org

Wellmont Theater

Concerts, events. 5 Seymour St., 973-783-9500,
www.thewellmonttheater.com

Yogi Berra Museum & Learning Center 

At Montclair State University, exhibits on Berra's career and Major League Baseball. 8 Yogi Berra Dr., 973-655-2378,
www.yogiberramuseum.org

Montclair History Center

Clark House: archives, library, events. Society maintains Crane House & Historic YMCA, Nathaniel Crane House and Charles Shultz House Museum. 108 Orange Rd., 973-744-1796,
www.montclairhistory.org

Soliders & Sailors WWI Monument

World War I memorial. Edgemont Park, Valley Rd.


WEST ORANGE

MiniGolf Safari

19-hole course with African theme., 560 Northfield Ave., 973-731-5800,
www.turtlebackzoo.com

Turtle Back Zoo

20 acres, more than 150 species, farm petting area, bird feeding, pony and train rides, picnic area. 560 Northfield Ave., 973-731-5800,
www.turtlebackzoo.com

Turtle Back Zoo Giraffes
Luna Stage

Theater, readings, classes. 555 Valley Rd., 973-395-5551,
www.lunastage.org

Glenmont Estate at Thomas Edison Park

Visit the home of Thomas and Mina Edison, cell phone tour. 211 Main St., 973-736-0550,
www.nps.gov/eids

Thomas Edison National Historical Park

Where Edison worked and lived from 1886 until hi death in 1931. Laboratory Complex: Edison's library, machine shops, exhibits, events. 211 Main St., 973-736-0550, www.nps.gov/eids

Codey Arena at South Mountain

Ice skating, hockey, lessons. 560 Northfield Ave., 973-731-3828,
www.essex-countynj.org

Eagle Rock Reservation Conservancy

400 acres of woodlands, trails, horseback riding. Eagle Rock Ave. at Prospect Ave. (Rt. 577), 973-268-3500,
www.eaglerockreservation.org

Essex County TreeTop Adventure Course

Aerial obstacle course, zip lining. 560 Northfield Ave.,
www.turtlebackzoo.com

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ORANGE/SOUTH ORANGE

Arts Unbound

Exhibits, classes, events. 542-544 Freeman St., 973-675-2787,
www.artsunbound.org

Arts Unbound Art is For All

Community Gallery at ValleyArts

Exhibits, events, classes. 400 Jefferson St., 682-252-7053,
www.valleyartsnj.com

Spaces @ Hat City

Events, venue. 459 Valley St., 862-704-6248,
www.hatcitynj.com

South Orange Performing Arts Center (SOPAC)

Theater, dance, cinemas, concerts, programs. 1 SOPAC Way., 973-313-2787,
www.sopacnow.org

South Orange Village Center

Restaurants, bars, shopping, arts. 1 Sloan St., 973-763-6899,
www.sovillagecenter.org

BLOOMFIELD

Oakside Cultural Center
Oakside Bloomfield Cultural Center

Arts and education programs, community garden. 240 Bellville Ave., 973-429-0960,
www.oakside.org

Studio Players

Shows rang from original works to musicals. 14 Alvin Pl., 973-744-9752,
www.studioplayhouse.org

Westminster Arts Center t Bloomfield College

Music, dance, theater. 449 Franklin St., 973-748-9000,
www.arts.bloomfield.edu

The Shops at Bloomfield Station

Shopping, dining, retail for day-to-day needs. 300 Glenwood Ave.,
www.theshopsatbloomfieldstation.com

Dining at Bloomfield Station