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This is Rutherford's Weekend Happenings {February 28 - March 1, 2020}

By Tracy Leigh

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

Music with Miss Fran

Friday, February 28, 2020, 11:15 am - 11:45 am at the Rutherford Public Library

It's Music with Miss Fran! No registration required.

Advanced ESL Class

Saturday, February 29, 2020, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm at the Rutherford Public Library - Mezzanine Chestnut

The Rutherford Public Library Advanced ESL classes will return Saturdays from 11:00 am-1:00 pm. This class will be held weekly. This class is for students who speak, understand, read, and write English at a high intermediate level but are looking to do one or more of the following: get a better job; improve pronunciation and master sounds not in their native language; express complex ideas; prepare for the TOEFL exam; help their children with their writing homework, perfect their grammar syntax; learn to use business language; and learn more about American culture. Registration is required for this free class. Registration forms are available at the Main Desk of the library. To check availability, call 201-939-8600.

Rutherford CRC Film Screening

Saturday, February 29, 2020, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm at the Rutherford Public Library - Auditorium

The Rutherford Civil Rights Commission presents a screening of the Oscar nominated movie HARRIET on Saturday, February 29, 2020 at 1 pm at Rutherford Public Library in recognition of Black History Month. Harriet Tubman made 13 missions on the Underground Railroad. Celebrate her legacy with a special screening of the movie Harriet. All are welcome.

Silent Movie Night

Friday, February 28 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm at the First Presbyterian Church

The First Presbyterian Church will be hosting a free night of music and film! Organist and composer Austin Philemon will improvise live accompaniment for the Charlie Chaplin film Modern Times. A commentary on the frustrations of industrialism and life during the Great Depression, the film stars Chaplin as a factory worker. With themes still relevant to our 21st century culture, and a timeless sense of humor, the film is sure to entertain. This event, combining the classic film with the artistry of acclaimed improviser Austin Philemon, is one you and the whole family will not want to miss!

Visit the Meadowlands Museum

Saturday, February 22 @ 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

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.

Inclusion Movie Night

Sunday, February 29 at 7:15 am - 9:30 am at Beth El Rutherford

Beth El Rutherford is hosting a community wide inclusive Havadalh Celebration. See flyer (pictured left) for more details.

Rutherford High School Music Booster Clothing Drive

Saturday, February 29 at 10:00 am - 3:00 pm at Rutherford HS Parking Lot (Fairview Avenue)

This project raises money to fund a band/choir trip and the general activities of the Rutherford High School Music Booster Club.

Night at the Races to Benefit Relay for Life

Saturday, February 29 at 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm Rutherford Elks Lodge #547

$50 per ticket. Cash bar. Ages 21 and older only. To reserve your spot, contact Joanne Fiume at

Any Relay Team bringing guests will get credit for their team.

Annual Saint Patrick’s Day Parade

Sunday, March 1 @ 1:00 pm

The 3rd Annual Saint Patrick’s Day Parade will be held on Sunday, March 1, 2020 @ 1pm. The parade steps off on the corner of Marginal Avenue & Park Avenue and continues down Park Avenue to Ames Avenue.

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