Cultural and Historic Affairs

2022 Essex County Free Summer Music Concert Series

The Essex County Free Summer Music Concert Series offers a diverse lineup of performers who will take center stage throughout our historic Parks System. Pack a blanket, enjoy the cool evening breeze, and dance to the sounds of summer.

Essex County Senior Art Show

The 2022 Essex County Senior Citizens Juried Art Show will be held at the Essex County Robert J. O'Toole Community Center in Cedar Grove and open to the public from August 8 - September 5, 2022. Artwork must be dropped off at the Essex County Robert J. O'Toole Community Center at Cedar Grove Park (199 Fairview Avenue, Cedar Grove) between 9am and 1pm on Wednesday, August 3, 2022. An awards ceremony will be held on Thursday, September 8, 2022 at 10am. Entries winning first place in Essex County will automatically advance to the State Competition.

For more information, please contact Jacquelyn Matthews at (973) 735-6228 or e-mail

Spirit of Essex: Autumn Edition

This issue features a spread on the new Amazing Asia exhibit at Turtle Back Zoo!

Calendar Listing Form

Please use the Calendar Listing Form for submitting information on your events and programs to the Spirit of Essex publication.

Spirit of Essex Advertising Rates

 We accept advertisements to further promote Essex County events and activities. The magazine’s circulation continues to increase and new subscriptions are requested daily.

The Spirit of Essex offers your organization a significant opportunity to stand out as one of the county’s anchor cultural institutions and to be remembered by an opt-in subscriber interested in local cultural programming.