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This is Rutherford's Weekend Happenings {December 13 - 15, 2019}

By Tracy Leigh

TIR has your list of events happening in and around town.

Kip Center Festival of Trees

November 12 - December 14 at the Kip Center

It's the last weekend for 55 Kip Center’s 25th Annual Festival of Trees, Wreaths and Centerpieces! A favorite tradition in the community, the Festival of Trees fundraiser is the perfect venue to enjoy a beautiful holiday display of trees, wreaths, and centerpieces that are decorated by local individuals, organizations and business.


Raffle tickets went on sale Tuesday, November 12th at 26 tickets for $10. The winning tickets will be pulled on Saturday, December 14th. For more information call Cathy 201.460.1600.

2020 Census Information Session

Friday, December 13, 2019, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm at the Rutherford Public Library

Meet with representatives from the United States Census Bureau will talk about the importance of the Census, available job opportunities, and how to apply in person. For more information visit: https://2020census.gov/en/jobs.html or call 1-855-JOB-2020.


Spanish Storytime

Friday, December 13, 2019, 10:30 am - 11:30 am at the Rutherford Public Library - Glass Room

Join the library for Spanish Storytime! Hear stories in Spanish, told by ESL teacher Miss Tati. No registration required.


Music with Miss Fran

Friday, December 13, 2019, 11:15 am - 11:45 am at the Rutherford Public Library

Music with Miss Fran! No registration required.


Adult Craft: Holiday Card-Making

Friday, December 13, 2019, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm at the Rutherford Public Library

The Rutherford Public Library will host an adult craft making winter holiday greeting cards. All supplies will be provided. To register, visit the Main Desk of the library or call 201-939-8600. Preference will be given to Rutherford residents.

Nutcracker at the Rutherford Public Library

Saturday, December 14, 2019, 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm at the Rutherford Public Library

Free admission. The School of the Garden State Ballet Youth Company will be performing the holiday classic, Nutcracker. All are welcome!

American Dream Mall Santa Pictures

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Visit American Dream for a complimentary photo with Santa through December 24th. Donations benefiting Make-A-Wish® New Jersey, our holiday non-profit partner, are encouraged. Photos with Santa will be available in the Events Court A at your convenience, with no appointments required.

Visit the Meadowlands Museum

Saturday, December 14 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

The Meadowlands Museum is open every Saturday from 10 am to 4 pm. Come see where your history lives. Donation $5 adults, $3 children. 91 Crane Avenue, Rutherford, NJ 201-935-1175. www.MeadowlandsMuseum.com


The Museum is home to the largest collection of historical artifacts of the Meadowlands Region of NJ, and includes a special exhibit on Notable Women of the Meadowlands (on exhibit until September 2019), and permanent exhibits on the geology of the Meadowlands Region, antique toys and dolls, a pre-electric kitchen, antique tools, and an exhibit dedicated to the life and work of Dr. William Carlos Williams – the area’s famous doctor/poet. The Museum is housed in one of oldest Dutch farmhouses of southern Bergen County, and was a private home until the Museum purchased the property in 1974.


Opening Exhibit - Treasures of the Earth: Rocks and Minerals from the Meadowlands Area

​Learn about the geology of the Meadowlands area and the rocks and minerals of North Eastern New Jersey. Explore our vast collection of colorful rocks, crystal formations, lustrous minerals, and more!

​Opening Saturday, December 14

Sean Moran 1st Annual Christmas Gala

Saturday, December 14th at 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm at Il Villaggio This is a fundraising event to benefit St. Mary CYO. Tickets: $150 available at smcyohoop.com or Coach.

Elks Breakfast with Santa

Sunday, December 15 at 9:30 am & 11:30 am at the Elks Lodge: 48 Ames Avenue

Tickets and reservations in advance $10/child and $5/parent. When you pay at the door on the day of, tickets are $13/child and $8/adult. See poster for details.

To find more events going on in town, check out Rutherford 365.

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