Trains, Pumpkins, Costumes, and More for Adult Recreation

Six adults standing in front of a red building with white window frames, and a display of fall flowers.

The adults in The Arc of Essex County’s Community Inclusion, Recreation, and Respite activities had a busy October that featured a variety of seasonal events with their peers.

On October 1, the group took a trip to the Caldwell Street Fair, put on by the local Rotary and Kiwanis organizations. There, participants enjoyed rides, entertainment, live music, arts and crafts, and shopping together.

The group visited Northlandz Model Railroad Museum in Flemington on October 15, where they explored different miniature worlds and watched model trains cruise through different landscapes.

It was a sunny day on October 22 when participants visited Alstede Farms in Chester. The group picked pumpkins, visited with farm animals, and enjoyed autumn treats together.

On October 29, the annual Halloween Dance featured costumes, Halloween crafts, and spooky games at the Opportunity Zone in Maplewood.

The Saturday bowling team has enjoyed their regular visits to Bowlero in Belleville, a perfect indoor activity for all the rainy Saturdays this fall.

If your loved one with intellectual or developmental disabilities is interested in educational programming, community experiences, seasonally themed events, or weekend group respite programs, you can learn more about all of these activities at The Arc’s Recreation Services page, and view the Fall Recreation Catalog. For any questions, contact Assistant Director of Adult Services Dacia King-Sarkodie at (973) 535-1181 ext. 1272 or