EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - The sun shone on East Brunswick yesterday, as thousands attended the 2019 East Brunswick Day, a large-scale look at the businesses, services, religious communities, exercise programs, and entertainment venues that make up the town at the heart of New Jersey. From noon until 5:00, visitors were greeted by local merchants and township representatives in an environment of good cheer, some cool swag, and outreach.
The event featured performances by the Center Stage Dance Company, The School of Rock, the VooDudes, and East Brunswick's own Bobby Mahoney and the Seventh Son, with bands playing and young people dancing throughout the day. On the "second stage," there was Jazzercise, Martial Arts, and even fencing exhibitions.
Politicians were there shaking hands - Assembly Members Nancy Pinkin and Robert Karabinchak, Freeholders Shanti Narra, Charles Kenny, Ken Armwood, Sheriff Mildred Scott along with members of the East Brunswick Township council - Kevin McEvoy and Sharon Sullivan - and Mayor Brad Cohen. Local and county-wide candidates in the upcoming Freeholder, Assembly, and BOE elections were on deck, too. The mood was almost as high as the temperature.
Dr. Victor Valeski was there, too, along with representatives of the administration of the East Brunswick Public Schools. They were joined by the equally enthusiastic Dr. Dana Zimbicki and members of the East Brunswick Teachers Association.
Kids climbed on bouncy rides and rock walls and in and out of the township's emergency vehicles and public works trucks which were all polished and shined for the day.
The East Brunswick Chamber of Commerce was represented by various businesses that are working together to raise the professional climate in town, each having a Chamber sign in front of their displays to show teamwork and shared energy.
The East Brunswick Youth Council, who provided a great deal of effort and positivity, ran an auction. East Brunswick's own Popcorn for the People was there, too.
Food trucks? Yeah! Lobster rolls, anyone?
The event, according to representatives of the EB Department of Recreation, has continued to grow over the years and is a sign of revitalized energy within the community.