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This is Rutherford's Weekend Happenings {August 23 - August 25, 2019}

By Tracy Leigh

Looking for something to do this weekend? TIR has your list of events happening in and around town!


En Masse Mural Project at the Williams Center

Friday, August 23 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm at Williams Center, 1 Williams Plaza, Rutherford

The En Masse project is a multi-artist collaborative drawing project that creates large-scale, highly spontaneous drawings in black and white, designed to explore shared creativity, the power of public art, and the building of strongly inclusive communities. This hands-on workshops will explore the personal implications of the “American Dream” -- how does this national ethos relate to the lives of each participant in very personal ways? -- through a process of shared creativity, conversation, a boat load of drawing (no ‘skill’ required!), and community building.


Upside Down Band Debuts at The New Park Tavern

Friday, August 23 @ 10:00 pm at The New Park Tavern, 250 Park Ave, East Rutherford

The Upside Down Band is a new act on the cover scene. This 4-piece, female fronted 80's/90's/Etc party-rock band will be at the New Park Tavern, bringing high-energy and excitement to the venue. Click here for their website.


Farmer’s Market

Saturday, August 24 @ 8:00 am - 2:00 pm at Williams Plaza

The Rutherford Farmer’s Market is in its 22nd season. The market is sponsored this year by the Borough of Rutherford. The governing body welcomes the opportunity to support regional farmers by allowing them to market quality products in our downtown area. To remain competitive, farmers need to be able to develop new markets for agricultural products grown on their farms. These markets provide the economic activity necessary to help preserve farmland and open space, which in turn contributes to a better quality of life in our region. Our borough benefits because market patrons have access to fresh, high quality produce and our local businesses enjoy increased business activity.


Vendors for this year include:

• Becca’s Bakery –Amish baked goods: apple dumplings, whoopie pies, donuts, breads, cookies, honey, jams and apple butter - Wednesdays

• Sy Grisconis Farm – Fresh produce

• Dr. Pickle – Pickles and brine cured products - Wednesdays

• Black Sheep Irish Bakery – Scottish and Irish sweet and savory baked goods, Wednesdays beginning July 3 through August 28

• Dutch Hill Farm – Pork products and poultry, every other Wednesday beginning June 19th

• Kariba Farms – All natural and organic dried fruits and nuts

The Swap Heat Sneaker Show

Sunday, August 25 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Tri State's Fastest Growing Buy Sell & Trade Experience Invades The Meadowlands!


THE SWAP HEAT is the Tri State Area's fastest growing buy, sell, trade and network event for footwear and apparel enthusiasts. A focus on the experience for both buyer and seller has led to exponential growth with each passing event. All patrons will have access to the hottest kicks, gear and accessories from top notch vendors local to the area. Whether you are looking to check out some crazy displays or buy, sell and trade with the masses, the swap heat provides the connection for attendees of all ages.


Click here for tickets.