The Hawthorne Green Team and Chamber of Commerce are sponsoring the 8th Annual Green Fair on Sunday, September 16th from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm.  The Hawthorne Farmers’ Market is the backdrop for the fair, which will be at the Louis Bay 2nd Library.

Enjoy live music from “Men of Horses,” a local band from Hoboken, playing from 10:30 am to 11:15 am, 11:30 am to 12:15 pm, and 12:30 pm to 1:15 pm. Pilates Fusion will be having a Pilates Mat demonstration at 10:00 am.  

Take a walk around the library grounds and visit booths from a variety of local businesses and organizations, such as Rutgers Cooperative Extension, Animals Need You, Passaic County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (PCSPCA), Hawthorne Birds by the Green Team, Lincoln Landscaping, and the Hawthorne Recycling Program.  Participants are welcome to donate non-perishable food items at the Chamber of Commerce booth for those in need in Hawthorne to the St. Clement’s Episcopal Church Food Bank.

Also, there will be many activities, including: gardening tips from the Hawthorne Garden Club, nutrition and free giveaways from Holistic Nutrition for Life, and education on the protection of black bears and their habitats from Bear Education and Resource (BEAR) Program. Learn about rain gardens, community gardens, and native plants from the Hawthorne Environmental Commission/Green Team. Chets Scents by Donna Johnson will be selling soy candles to purchase and Reimagined Designs by Stephanie Tonnesen Hornback will be selling one of a kind, earth friendly housewares and accessories.  Lincoln Landscaping and Goffle Brook Farms will be selling native plants to purchase.

Hawthorne’s local author Veronica MacDonald Ditko will be promoting and selling her first book entitled “A Rock Solid History of Hawthorne, New Jersey.” Children learn best through tangible objects like rocks. The book explores the history of Hawthorne, NJ through rocks and inspires school-aged youngsters to look at their surroundings, learn from what they can touch and see, and search for more.

The purpose of the fair is to educate the community about sustainability—social, economic and environmental aspects—as well as buying locally, resource conservation, and health and wellness.  To that end, we encourage all residents to be fit and conserve energy by walking or biking to the fair, bring their own bags, and to pick up a Green Map. The Green Map is a network of safe walking and biking paths that links historical sites, parks, recreation areas, and public buildings in town.  

Please visit the Hawthorne Farmers’ Market or the Hawthorne Environmental Commission/Green Team Facebook pages for more information.