FANWOOD, NJ – Fanwood has released its 2019 Community Events Calendar, which includes annual favorites, including the Easter Egg Roll (April 13), Rockin’ for Autism (April 28), Memorial Day Parade (May 27), Ladies Night Out (June 6), Party in the Park (June 25), Fan Jam Music/Food Truck Fest (June 30), National Night Out (August 6), Fanny Wood Day (Sept. 15), Halloween Parade (Oct. 31), and Holiday Celebration (Dec. 8).
“What we are trying to emphasize is that we have core events downtown,” said Liz Jeffery, Fanwood’s Redevelopment Director at a gathering of downtown business leaders at Railside Cafe on Wednesday. “Every year, Ladies Night brings people in, as do Fan Jam and the 5K, and other events.”
Jeffery also is putting the word out that volunteers are needed for Ladies Night, which has grown every year since its inception under the leadership of Mindy Scarlett. Volunteers can contact Mindy at (908) 499-9298.
The Borough is also bringing back eight Saturday Mornings in the Plaza during the spring and fall.
- Apr. 13 @ 10:00 a.m. Easter Egg Hunt Forest Road Park
- Apr. 27 @ 8:30 a.m. Clean Communities Day South Side Train Station Lot
- Apr. 28 @ 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Rockin’ for Autism La Grande Park
- May 4 @ 3-5 p.m. Garden Workshop Borough Hall Grounds
- May 19 Vintage Market South Side Train Station Lot
- May 26 @ 6:30 p.m. Memorial Day Concert Alan Augustine Park, Scotch Plains
- May 27 @ 9:00 a.m. Memorial Day Ceremony Fanwood Memorial Library
- May 27 @ Step off 10:45 a.m. Memorial Day Parade Downtown Fanwood
- June 6 @ 6:00 p.m. Ladies Night Out Downtown Fanwood
- June 25 @ 6:30-8:30 p.m. Party in the Park La Grande Park
- June 25 @ Dusk Movie Night Series La Grande Park
- June 30 @ 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Fan Jam La Grande Park
- July 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 @ Dusk Movie Night Series La Grande Park
- Aug. 4 Vintage Market South Side Train Station Lot
- Aug. 6 @ 7:00 p.m. National Night Out La Grande Park
- Aug. 6 @ Dusk Movie Night Series La Grande Park
- Sept. 8 @ Arts & Crafts Fair South Side Train Station Lot
- Sept. 15 @ 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Fanny Wood Day Downtown Fanwood
- Sept. 19 Fanwood Library Book Sale (Friends Evening) Forest Road Park
- Sept. 20-22 Fanwood Library Book Sale (General Public) Forest Road Park
- Mid-Oct. Fanwood 5K La Grande Park
- Oct. 27 Vintage Market South Side Train Station Lot
- Oct. 31 @ 6:15 – 7:30 p.m. Halloween Parade and Costume Contest Downtown Fanwood
- Nov. 30 Small Business Saturday Downtown Fanwood
- Dec. 8 @ 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. Holiday Celebration and Tree Lighting Fanwood Train Station
At the meeting, Borough Redevelopment Adviser Liz Jeffery updated attendees of the latest developments in downtown Fanwood. Mayor Colleen Mahr also stopped in to meet the Fanwood business people at the meeting and to ask for volunteers for the 8th annual Ladies Night Out on Thursday, June 6, from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.