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This is Rutherford's Weekend Happenings {October 11-13, 2019}

By Tracy Leigh

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

Spanish Storytime

Rutherford Public Library

Friday, October 11 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Hear stories in Spanish, told by ESL teacher Miss Tati. No registration required.


Music with Mr. Kurt

Rutherford Public Library

Friday, October 11 @ 11:15 am - 11:45 am

Join for Music with Mr. Kurt! No registration required.


Craft: Cork Pumpkins

Rutherford Public Library

Friday, October 11 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Make a wine cork pumpkin craft. Registration is required and preference is given to Rutherford residents. To register, call 201-939-8600.

Magic Tricks & Halloween Treats

Rutherford Public Library

Friday, October 11 @ 4:00 pm - 4:45 pm

Watch a Halloween-themed magic show presented by Joe Fischer! There is no registration required and all are welcome.

East Rutherford's Fall Festival

Park Avenue next to Rutherford Train Station

Friday, October 11 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Saturday, October 12 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 pm

Sunday, October 13 @ 10:00 am - 9:00 pm

Food vendors, pumpkin patch, face painting, beer garden, classic car show and a 5K run! Weekend packed with fun events and music entertainment.

Trivia Night

Elks Club Grille Room

Friday, October 11 @ 7:00 pm

Rutherford Juniors and Rutherford Elks #547 present TRIVIA NIGHT on Friday,

Doors open at 7 pm, Trivia begins at 7:30 pm

$5 per person + Food Pantry Donation (Woman’s Sanitary Products preferred).

Teams of 4 – 8 encouraged. Solo/duo guests welcome.

North Jersey Comedy Festival Showcase

Friday, October 11 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Williams Center For The Arts

1 Williams Plaza, Rutherford

North Jersey Comedy Festival Winner Showcase. Come out and watch the winners from the Shows on Oct 7,8 and 9th perform with one of the Nation's Top comics, Aaron Berg. Aaron has been seen on Comedy Central, Netflix, Hulu and Amazon Prime. Aaron recently was in a documentary about him setting the world record for most sets in a single day. "25 Sets" can be ordered through iTunes.

Ticket Price:

General Admission: $25

VIP: $50

Click here for tickets.


Farmer’s Market

Saturday, October 12 @ 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

Visit the Meadowlands Museum

Saturday, October 12 @ 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.

Community at Marcus Hall

Saturday, October 12 @ 7:00 pm

Williams Center For The Arts

1 Williams Plaza, Rutherford

DryTown Productions, BCB Community Bank & American Dream present COMMUNITY at Marcus Hall. This is the 2nd installment of the monthly concert series. Starting with this date, they will be showcasing acts from various record labels across neighboring states to grace good ol' Marcus Hall's stage and share it with local support. For the Saturday, October 12th showcase they have a King Pizza Records showcase with Jacques Le Coque and VAMANOS. With local support from Cyclone Static and Foster & the Pranksters. Low $5 cover due to gracious sponsors. And as usual, rare craft beer offerings, wine and standard cocktails.

Substance Salon's 10 Year Anniversary Party

Sunday, October 13 @ 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm

52 Park Ave, Rutherford

Substance Salon has turned 10 years old! Celebrate with them as they commemorate this milestone with good food, good fun, with good people. Sample food from The French Quarter- A Taste of New Orleans LLC and Suprema.


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

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