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This is Rutherford's Weekend Happenings {July 26- July 28, 2019}

By Tracy Leigh

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

Art Connections at the Rutherford Public Library

Friday, July 26 @ 11:00 am

For ages 7 - 11. Registration is required. Call (201) 939-8600 to register.

Bendy Bookworm: Toddler Yoga Storytime at the Rutherford Public Library

Friday, July 26 @ 3:30 pm

18 months - 5 years old. Registration is required. Call (201) 939-8600 to register.

Friday, July 26 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm at Meadowlands Racetrack

$29.95 Seafood D*Light Buffet!

Call 201-The-BigM for reservations

Menu includes:

Cold Selections: Caesar Salad, Spicy Shrimp LoMein with Cucumber, Basil & Mint, Seafood Salad with Olive Oil, Garlic & Herbs

Hot Selections: Manhattan Clam Chowder, Jersey Steamers with Long Island Clams & Mussels, Roasted Jersey Sweet Corn, Maryland Blue Crab Pasta, Canadian Wild-Caught Salmon, NY Shell Steak

1 1/4 lb steamed Maine lobster for additional $20 per person

2nd Annual Sean Moran Summer Slam

Saturday, July 27 @ 8:00 am at Tamblyn Field Basketball Courts.

Rain Date: Sunday, July 28, 2019

6th, 7th and 8th Grade Girls and Boys Basketball Tournament

All are invited to come support the kids and celebrate Coach Mo’s legacy! Food, DJ and action-packed basketball games.

8 am: Registration

9 am: Event Starts

$60 Registration Fee Per Player

Open to teams and/or individuals

Sponsored by BCB Rutherford

Saturday, July 27 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm at Meadowlands Racetrack

Announcer Workshop on Saturday, July 27, 2019, at the Meadowlands Racetrack.

The workshop, open to all ages, will be conducted by Meadowlands and Freehold Raceway announcer Ken Warkentin, who has called over 200,000 Standardbred and Thoroughbred races, including 19 Hambletonians. Warkentin, who started calling races at age 16, has been on racing broadcast teams for CBS, NBC and ESPN. He provides voice overs for a variety of outlets and has a website,

The day's events will start at 9 a.m. at the track and wrap up with students who wish to do so calling one of the non-betting, non-purse races for 2 year olds that will start at 10 a.m. If the number of students who want to call a race exceeds the number of races that day, a random draw will be held to match a student with a race.

Tuition is $25. Tuition will take the form of a tax deductible donation to the Harness Horse Youth Foundation. Class size is limited to 30.

For more information or to sign up, contact Matt Zuccarello via phone or e-mail at 516-314-0478 and e-mail at

Farmer’s Market

Saturday, July 27 @ 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

Photo Credit: Shiva Shanti Yoga School

Free Yoga in Lincoln Park

Saturday, July 27 @ 8:00 am

Free Yoga in Lincoln Park. Part of the Mayor’s Wellness Campaign. Saturdays at 8 am in Lincoln Park. Join Shiva Shanti Yoga teachers for a Vinyasa Class with music.

Saturday, July 27 @ 6:00 pm at the Meadowlands Racetrack

Enjoy great local seafood while watching the eliminations for the Hambletonian Oaks

New for 2019: Who has the best seafood & clam chowder - enter your chowder for a chance to win $500! Click here for more info.

Featured Seafood:

Raw Bar - In the Backyard and Rooftop Terrace


* Carnival Concessions

* All Surf No Turf

* Two Guys Catering

* Three J's Concession

* Angry Archie's

* The Mozzarella God

* Be'sDam Soup

* Star of the Sea Seafood

* Little Bite of Paradise

* Magic Mike's Smoked Meats

Event begins 6 pm on the East Apron near the Winner's Circle.

Amulets, Erotica, and Larum at Harpy

Sunday July 28th @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm at Harpy, 92 Park Avenue Suite 2, Rutherford

AMULETS is the solo project of Portland-based audio + visual artist Randall Taylor. Amulets employs handmade cassette tape loops and live processed guitar loops to create live, lush soundscapes and immersive drones. Through the re-contextualization of cassettes, sampling, field recording, and looping, these long-form compositions blur the genres of ambient, drone, noise, and electronic music.

Larum is an electronic ensemble with Micah Frank and Chet Doxas. Throughout their pieces they navigate a world of nostalgic, analog tape loops and layers of woodwinds through lush, synthetic soundscapes. From fugue-infused drones to immensely sprawling overtures, their improvised performances build towards celestial heights that disintegrate and re-evolve into new solid forms.

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