Cultural and Historic Affairs

Essex County Senior Art Show

The 2023 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 18 - September 13, 2023. Viewing hours are Monday through Friday 9:00am - 6:00pm; Saturday & Sunday 11:00am - 6:00pm. 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 12pm on Tuesday, August 15, 2023. An awards ceremony will be held on Thursday, September 14, 2023 at 10am. Light refershments will be served from 9:30am-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 newly renovated Essex County Francis Byrne Golf Course!

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.

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