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Rain Didn't Dampen Our Vision for Art in the Park

Credits: Lucinda Hayes
Credits: Lucinda Hayes

The rain did not dampen our vision for Art in the Park!! Columbia Middle School was transformed into an art paradise, filled with an array of artists whose talents are nothing short of magical! The Peppertown Park Art in the Park Committee would like to thank all of the artists who came to our very first Art in the Park event. We are in awe of your creativity and immeasurable talents! You all helped to put Berkeley Heights on the map as an artist’s destination!  

Click here for event photo gallery by Lucinda Hayes. 

We would also like to thank the Berkeley Heights Town Council, Mayor Robert Woodruff, Township Administrator John Bussiculo, the township office staff, DPW, Berkeley Heights Recreation Department and Director Tom Barton for going above and beyond to support our efforts and for always taking the extra time to care about the needs and details of all that we do.

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Also, a very special thank you to the Berkeley Heights Board of Education, Superintendent Judith Ratner, Diane Azalone, Administrative Secretary and the custodial staff of CMS, who all helped to create a very smooth transitional rain plan for us.

An abundance of gratitude also to Berkeley Heights Police Chief John DiPasquale and the BHPD as well as Chief Anthony Padovano and the BHFD who made the day safe and secure.

Thanks also to the very generous sponsorships and donations from Pearly Whites Multi Specialty Family Dentistry,  Jimmy Joseph and First Lenders Mortgage, Devour Creative Catering, Halls Garden Center and Florist, The Tee Bag, The Suburban Chamber of Commerce, Grain and Cane Bar and Table, Berkeley Hardware and Paint, Berkeley Heights YMCA, Berkeley Heights PAL, Summit Frame &Art, Renna Media,  Berkeley Heights Recreation Department, Tap Into Berkeley Heights,  Grounds for Sculpture, The School of Contemporary Art, The Newark Museum, Hunterdon Art Museum, Eileen Bonacci, Bob Coletta Photography, Beth Ferris Sale, Lucinda Hayes, Linda Tribuna and TMC Boutique, Sue Erdreich, Lisa Brown, Regina Vogler, Ofrat Gilady Sten and Lexi Sale.  

Special thanks to the many volunteers who spent the day helping and all who came out to support the arts along with our vision for Peppertown Park.  We are deeply appreciative of your support and generosity!


Midge Vicendese, Beth Ferris Sale, Angela Corrado, Julie Lloyd, Eileen Bonacci, Lucinda Hayes, Manny Couto, Donovan Hall, Michelle Bartiromo, Bruce Mustacchi, Dr. Patrick Smith and Tom Barton

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