Get the Most Out of Your Labor Day Weekend

What's open, what's not, in the Caldwells area.

While summer is not officially over until September 22, Labor Day marks the the traditional end to summer.

For many this upcoming long weekend allows for one last trip to the shore, a barbecue get together, a family outing or spending one more late night at the town pool. 

What’s open, what’s closed Labor Day? Here’s a quick list:

Municipal offices in Caldwell, North Caldwell and West Caldwell will be closed.

Post offices, schools and school board offices are closed for the holiday.  Students in the Caldwell-West Caldwell and West Essex school districts report back to school on Wednesday, September 5.  North Caldwell students in the K-6 school district report back on Thursday, September 6.

Thewill be closed beginning on Friday for The goal is for the center to re-open fully on Monday, Sept. 17.  The borough has set up a hotline for members of the community to check on the progress of the work. Call 973-228-7665.   Regular email blasts will also be sent to members and updates will be posted at www.caldwell-nj.com.

◆ While the Caldwell Community Center is closed, if you are looking to get a last swim in of the summer the and in West Caldwell and the will be open through Labor Day, when they officially close for the season at 8 p.m. Labor Day Evening.

◆ Both the and the will be closed for both the Monday Holiday on September 3, as well as on Saturday, September 1.

Banks have the option to remain open or closed so check with your local bank for holiday hours.

NJ Transit Trains will operate on a Sunday schedule as well as most NJ Transit buses.

◆ If you are looking for some fresh, healthy food as well as  fun and free entertainment for kids visit the on Friday.  Children will have the opportunity to create their very own vegetable critter, courtesy of Nature Noggins.  The Farmers' Market is open from noon until 6 p.m. every Friday until the end of October. For more information, visit them on Facebook.

◆ will also be open if you want to escape the heat and catch a flick during your Labor Day Holiday.  For movie times and showings, click here.

 ◆If you are still looking for a last minute summer mini vacation, check out for ideas.  

◆ Here’s NJ Transit bus and train schedules if you are planning a last minute summer get away.

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Pat Schlosser August 31, 2012 at 07:22 PM
I think West Essex opens on Thursday, 9/6.
Ellen Coughlin September 01, 2012 at 07:17 PM
You are right, Pat. My apologies. The first day for students at West Essex is Thursday.


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