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This is Rutherford's Weekend Happenings {October 4 - 6, 2019}

Updated: Oct 6, 2019

By Tracy Leigh

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

Spanish Storytime

Rutherford Public Library

Friday, October 4 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

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


Music with Miss Fran

Rutherford Public Library

Friday, October 4 @ 11:15 am - 11: I 45 am

Join for Music with Miss Fran! No registration required.

55 Kip Center's Jukebox Memories Fall Gala

The Fiesta in Wood-Ridge

Friday, October 4 @ 7:00 pm

Open bar & 4 course dinner with live entertainment by Joe Zisa & Friends. $100.00 for non Kip Members and $85.00 for Members.

St. Mary's Annual Blessing of the Animals

Saturday, October 5 @ 3:00 PM – 3:30 PM

Church of St. Mary, 91 Home Avenue

Annual Blessing Of Animals In Honor Of The Feast Of Saint Francis. Church Parking Lot. Any Living Being Accompanied By A Human Person *Rain Or Shine.

Farmer’s Market

Saturday, October 5 @ 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 5 @ 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.

Union School Clothing Drive

Saturday, October 5 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Rear Parking Lot at Union School

Please put all items in well tied trash bags. Collection includes clothing, shoes, household items, towels, etc.

Raising funds to benefit Union Middle School.

Repair Café

Saturday, October 5 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Rutherford Congregational United Church of Christ

251 Union Ave

The Rutherford Green Team is planning South Bergen County’s first-ever Repair Cafe for Saturday, October 5, 2019 from 12-4 pm. Part social gathering, part repair shop, the Repair Café is an international phenomenon begun in Holland where community members volunteer to help fix things that people would otherwise throw out. It will be an afternoon drop-in event where community members can bring in broken or non-functioning items to be fixed for free with the help of expert volunteers. The purpose is not only to reduce waste but also to teach people how to fix things themselves.

Author reading: William Carlos Williams Picture Book

Saturday, October 5 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Meadowlands Museum

Author Lisa Rogers will read and sign her new picture book, 16 WORDS: WILLIAM CARLOS WILLIAMS AND “THE RED WHEELBARROW” (Schwartz & Wade Books) on Saturday, October 5, 2019, 1pm – 3pm, at the Meadowlands Museum. Books available for on-site purchase by Watchung Booksellers or online here. The event is free.

Tournament of the Bands Competition

Saturday, October 5 @ 4:00 pm at Tryon Field

The RHS Music Boosters is hosting the 5th Annual Marching Band Competition on Saturday, October 5, 2019 at Tryon Field. This event raises money to fund scholarships for choir and band students, support trips and other music events. Read about it here on TIR.

Adults $10, Students/Children $5

Rutherford Food Pantry Drive

Sunday, October 6th from 12 pm - 4 pm

Please check out our October Needs List - and this Sunday, October 6th from 12-4pm you can drop off donations at our Food Drive. Food Pantry volunteers will be at Borough Hall ready to take donations straight from your car! How convenient is that? http://www.rutherfordcommunitypantry.org/current-needs


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