As the National Weather Service predicts that temperatures will remain in the 90s this week, West Orange announced it will open a cooling center in town hall, 66 Main St., for today and Wednesday. Residents can to stop by between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 6 p.m.
But there are more ways to beat the heat this week than stopping by town hall. Here is a list of ways of some cool ways to forget about the temperature.
Cool treats: What is better than cold, delicious ice cream during the sweltering summer heat. Grab a cone at or in town, or one of the plethora of frozen yogurt parlors in the surrounding communities.
Cold nutrition: When you sweat, you lose more than just water. There are no smoothie bars in West Orange, but there are a bunch in nearby Montclair, including Muscle Maker Grill, , and the . Click on the links for their locations.
Caffeine up: Don't forget about a coffee boost during this heat. Try having that hot coffee or tea iced down today at the in Essex Green Plaza. And while you are at it, stay a while in Panera's air conditioning and take advantage of the free Wi-Fi!
Cold brew: Nothing beats a tall and frosty beer on a hot day. There is no shortage of bars in town that have a bar stool waiting: , , , and .
Get fit: Beach body need some last minute work? Take a break from running or cycling outside and work up a sweat in a controlled environment at a gym: , , or the in nearby Livingston.
Go by the book: No easier or quieter place to visit than the . This oasis of air conditioning opens at 10 a.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. on Saturday, and also offers a .
Hit the lanes: Eagle Rock Lanes is open all week. Chose a bowling ball, slip on those special shoes and try to get a strike as you enjoy the air conditioning.
Get reel: The summer movie season is upon us, so drop by the local at Essex Green. Click here for movie times.
Get wet: Dive into the . It is cool, refreshing and you can stay there through dinner with the snack bar. Also, there is free Wi-Fi!
How are you staying cool? Did the WO Patch miss something? Tell us in the comments.