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Posted on: March 12, 2019

Bloomfield Celebrates Women’s History Month Throughout March

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- In honor of Women’s History Month, the Bloomfield Mayor and Township Council are partnering with the businesses of the Bloomfield Center Alliance, Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs, and the Bloomfield Library to host community building events throughout March. All events in this series are free and open to all residents in Bloomfield.

“I would like to commend Councilwoman Mundell, Councilwoman Davis, and Councilwoman Cruz, for their great leadership creating ways for women in our community to come together,” said Mayor Michael Venezia. “Along with many of our township departments, they have created a great program series celebrating the contributions of women and women’s history.”

“We had a great start to our series of classes and workshops on Saturday, with our community at Powerflow Yoga followed by a social hour at Toro Loco,” said Councilwoman Jenny Mundell. “I would like to thank the owners of these local businesses for helping us host great activities for Bloomfield to come together and celebrate each other.”

On Saturday, March 23, a complimentary breakfast will be held from 10:30-11:00am before a Free Meditation for Relaxation class led by Bloomfield Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs instructor Sandy Gola, both at that department, 84 Broad St. Residents are encouraged to register online at www.bloomfieldrecreation.org or by calling 973-743-9074.

Next week, the Bloomfield Public Library Children's Department will host themed Storytime and Craft programs that focus on women authors and artists. These events will be held at the BPL Tuesday March 19, Wednesday March 20, and Friday March 22 at 11:00am, as well as a gathering at Lovlee Art Studios Tuesday March 19 at 1:30pm.

The BPL will also present Gettysburg: One Woman’s War on Saturday, March 30, at 12:00pm. This unique theatre piece views America’s Civil War from a female perspective, vividly introducing townswoman Mary Bowman, on July 4, 1863—the fateful day the battle of Gettysburg, PA, began. Professional actress Michèle LaRue performs this one-woman play, dramatizing three tales from novelist Elsie Singmaster’s classic Gettysburg: Stories of the Red Harvest and the Aftermath—published in 1913.

“The Bloomfield Library and Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs have been really wonderful in hosting events almost every weekend this month that celebrate women’s history and bring the community together,” said Councilwoman Wartyna Davis. “I encourage the community to join us for at least one event, and hopefully multiple events, going on during Women’s History Month.”

“It’s important to recognize the progress we’ve made as a society in terms of fighting for women’s rights, and extremely important to learn about the remarkable women who lead that struggle throughout American history,” said Councilwoman Sarah Cruz. “I would like to thank the Bloomfield Library staff, and all of the special guests who have helped plan special events at the Library and throughout town this month. Happy Women’s History Month to all women in Bloomfield, and everywhere. 

Councilwomen Cruz, Davis and Mundell have partnered with the Bloomfield Center Alliance and Suburban Essex Chamber of Commerce to hold a networking reception for women entrepreneurs and business owners from the Bloomfield area that will take place April 1 from 5:00-7:00pm. Anyone wishing to participate must RSVP by March 22 by emailing her name, business and contact information to events@bloomfieldcenter.com.

For information about events held at the BPL, residents are encouraged to call 973-566-6200, visit www.bplnj.org, or email reference@bplnj.org.

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