Hawthorne’s Green Team and Chamber of Commerce are sponsoring its 9th Annual Green Fair on Sunday, September 8th 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 the live music of “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. Yoga by Gianna Wozney will be having a yoga demonstration at 10:00 am. Sakura Judo of Hawthorne will be having a judo demonstration at 11:15 am to 11:30 am. The Hawthorne School of Dance will be performing from 12:15 pm to 12:30 pm. Park Ave BMW will be displaying electric vehicles and participants will learn about charging infrastructures and how the path to electric mobility can be sustainable.

Take a walk around the library grounds and visit booths from a variety of local businesses and organizations, such as The Learning Tree, Rutgers Cooperative Extension, Animals Need You, Hawthorne Birds by the Green Team, Lincoln Landscaping, Hawthorne Recycling Program, Hawthorne Shade Tree Commission, Passaic County 4-H Program, Passaic County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (PCSPCA), Hawthorne Fire Department, New Jersey Beekeepers Association, Pawsinhand, and Bee Habitat.

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Also, there will be many activities, including: gardening tips from Hawthorne Garden Club, Bear Education and Resource (BEAR) Program, How to Make Your Own Bee Habitat by Mary Kostus, and learn about rain gardens, community garden, and native plants by the Hawthorne Environmental Commission/Green Team.

Elisabeth Barker, a local Vegan, will be promoting and educating the benefits of a plant based lifestyle and how your food choices effect our environment and your health. Chet 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 houseware and accessories.

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.

The rain date for the Green Fair is Sunday, September 15, 2019. In case of rain, please visit the Hawthorne Farmers’ Market or the Hawthorne Environmental Commission/Green Team Facebook pages for more information.