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This is Rutherford's Weekend Happenings {May 31st- June 2nd, 2019}

By Tracy Leigh

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

Little League's 2nd Annual Pig Roast: Friday, May 31st, 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm at the American Legion, 424 Carmita Ave.

Join Rutherford's Little League to celebrate the end of the season! Tickets are available at the door for $50 per person. Enjoy beer, wine, and music as well as tasty food! Performance by Kurt Balchan and Marty Mearizo. Adults only.

Pierrepont School Spring Musical: Seussical - Friday, May 31 @ 7:30 pm and Sunday, June 2 @ 3:00 pm

Pierrepont School Spring Musical: Seussical. The performances will take place on Friday May 31 at 7:30 PM, and Sunday June 2 at 3:00 PM. Ticket prices: General Admission $10 and Student Admission $8.

To reserve your tickets, email

Summer Craft Night with the Elks on Friday, May 31st from 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm at the Elks Grille Room, 48 Ames Avenue

Kick off the summer with a fun craft! $35 includes 1 project supplies and light snacks. Feel free to bring something to share. Space is limited. Contact Donna at or Beth at to reserve your spot. All procceds will benefit the Rutherford Elks Lodge.

Union School Color Run

Saturday, June 1 @ 9:00 am at Memorial Park

Union Middle School PTA's 2nd Annual Color Run will be Saturday, June 1, 2019, at Memorial Field. Registration 9 am – 10 am. Event begins at 10:30 am. Event is being held to support the Union School 8th Grade & Union School PTA sponsored events.

Color Run is less than 1.5 miles and you don’t have to RUN, just have fun. Walk with your friends and have a blast. The DJ will be pumping the music.

$20 before June 1st – checks payable to Union School PTA

$25 Day of Event – Cash or Check

Learn to Row Day

Saturday, June 1 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm at Nereid Boathouse “Learn to Row Day” on Saturday, June 1, 2019, 9am-12noon, at Nereid Boathouse.

Adults, Teens and Tweens are invited to try this sport. This is a free event!

Murray Hodge Post 453 Hosts Chicken and Waffles on Saturday, June 1 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm at 58 Meadow Road

Come enjoy some chicken and waffles! Take outs and delivery is available. $10 donations. Call 201-531-0656 for more information.

Pride Flag Raising

Saturday, June 1 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm at Borough Hall

The Rutherford Pride Alliance invites Rutherford and local area residents to join them for Rutherford’s First Pride Flag Raising ceremony. The event will take place on Saturday, June 1, 2019 at 11:00am outside of Borough Hall. The event celebrates LGBTQ+ Pride Month and Rutherford’s LGBTQ+ community and allies.

Blues and Brahms Chamber Music Saturday, June 1 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Enjoy a cocktail with our open bar while listening to Blues and Brahms. We bring together five of the region’s excellent chamber musicians for a fusion evening of the Blues of W.C. Handy and Jelly Roll Morton as well as Johannes Brahms’ late masterpiece, the Clarinet Quintet op. 115. Gershwin’s Lullaby ties together the worlds of blues and classical music, and Clarinetist Mark Dover who is at home in both concert halls and jazz clubs leads us on the journey. Violinists Francesca DePasquale and Brendan Speltz, violist William Frampton, and cellist Andrew Yee reunite for a reprise of their successful 2017 tour that mashed jazz with classical, and this time focus on the blues due to popular demand. You’ll learn about both types of music and the people who wrote it, and hear our brand new W.C. Handy blues arrangements.

Saturday, June 1, 2019 at 6:30 pm – 10 pm, at the Williams Center for the Arts.

Due to BCB Bank’s generous sponsorship, Blues and Brahms is now a free event. Ticket reservations may be made here: Blues and Brahms Free Tickets

JWCR Ladybug Festival

Sunday, June 2 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

The Junior Woman’s Club of Rutherford’s Annual Ladybug Festival, will be held on Sunday, June 2, 2019, 3pm – 5pm, at Lincoln Park. Ladybug pre-sale available via PayPal.Me/JuniorsRutherford or mail a check to P.O. Box 1657 Rutherford NJ 07070 $5 per mesh bag of live bugs Proceeds go to Heather Sartori Memorial Scholarship Fund. Canine demonstration by the Rutherford Police Department.


Face-painting Nail-painting Arts and Crafts Lawn Games Live Music Rutherford Garden Club Family Fun!

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

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