Check out “National Night Out” [2015]!

I read about goings on in Montclair, Glen Ridge, and Bloomfield (that last one mentioned pizza, so that was attractive!), but nothing about any events in West Orange.


Bike & Walk Montclair held a Four Ward Evening Bike Tour, in Montclair. The ride started in the 2nd Ward at the Edgemont Park Field House, and made stops at each event–of National Night Out–in all Four Wards of the town. I biked from home.

The basic schedule:
5:00 pm – Met at Edgemont Park Field House, in the 2nd Ward [Surprise: there was pizza! I had a slice (from Panzano’s) and a bottle of water];

– biked to Salvation Army, in the 3rd Ward [I had two slices of pizza (from Mancinni’s) and a bottle of water];

– biked to the Community Center (11 Pine Street), in the 4th Ward [I had an empanada (from Noches de Colombia) and a bottle of water];

– biked to St. James Church, in the 1st Ward – arrived at 7:00.


Laura Torchio (left) arrived first. Then me. Then a couple of other bikers. Then two policemen, to answer any questions that we had.


We ten. My friends Laura, Gray Russell, Gail Prusslin were among them!


Officer Mateo and (the first of many of) Laura(‘s selfies).






(I missed [being in] the photo at the Salvation Army location on Trinity Place [so we don’t have to see it].) This is at the Community House on Pine Street. [My friend Myrna Marcarian Mincey was there, and snuck in (next to me). The Executive Director of B&WM, my friend Norma Tassy snuck in, and Town Councilwoman, my friend Rene Baskerville snuck in, with both of them over on the right side.]


At the end–St. James church on Valley Road at Bellevue Avenue. [Laura’s husband Joe snuck in.]

Special thanks to Laura Torchio, for leading the ride. (BTW, I “swept” [brought up the rear] and kept counting to *10* [people] [nine ahead of me]!)


One Response to Check out “National Night Out” [2015]!

  1. Laura says:

    Thank you for participating, for sweeping, and for this great account of our awesome time together! I was very happy to support the Montclair Police in this way and delighted that we ten got to experience National Night Out on two wheels.

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