MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ - Students ages 12-16 are invited to a 'Quiet Party', an event wherein -- in lieu of a sound system -- attendees are provided with wireless headphones that broadcast music via a radio transmitter and talking is eschewed in favor of passed hand-written notes, which will be held outdoors at the Trailside Nature and Science Center on August 16, from 1 - 4 p.m.

The brainchild of student members of the Union County Youth Board, the event is dubbed “Youth Chella” linking the silent party trend with outdoor music festivals like Coachella and others.

Admission and refreshments are free with the donation of a snack item. The donations will be provided to students in the County’s juvenile probation program.

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Pre-registration for Youth Chella is required and available by visiting Participants must be ages 12-18, bring their school identification, and may also bring blankets, lawn chairs and umbrellas. Free parking is available at the Trailside parking lot and nearby at the Loop playground.

Members of the Youth Board work to create events that engage their peers in fun, safe and purpose-driven activities, helping to strengthen community bonds and promote health awareness, life skills, leadership, employment and academic achievement. For more information about the Youth Board, call the Union County Division of Youth Services at 908-558-2520 or visit

The Trailside Nature and Science Center, located at 452 New Providence Road in Mountainside.