Arts & Entertainment

78th Gregory School Strawberry Festival Makes a Splash

36ad5fcb35c7293a5cff_Gregory_Strawberry.jpg
efc828e74dda5cd9cbe9_Children_line_up_for_the_Obstacle_Course.jpg
Children line up for the Obstacle Course Credits: Ken Alper
9b79e363d6c33f568850_Gregory_PE_teacher_Lisa_Asman__Jack_the_Mascot__and_Principal_Michelle_Thompson..jpg
Gregory PE teacher Lisa Asman, Jack the Mascot, and Principal Michelle Thompson Credits: Ken Alper
36ad5fcb35c7293a5cff_Gregory_Strawberry.jpg

WEST ORANGE, NJ - A brief sun shower did nothing to dampen the spirits of the estimated 800 people attending the Gregory School PTA’s Strawberry Festival Saturday afternoon. Children enjoyed a bounce house, inflatable slide and obstacle course, pony rides, face painting, sand art, and games.

Also on hand were the mascot of the New Jersey Jackals baseball team, a DJ, and a dunk tank, where local luminaries including WOHS language arts teacher Tonio Favetta, West Orange Mayor Rob Parisi, Edison Middle School Principal Xavier Fitzgerald and Gregory School PTA President Cyndy Rintzler were repeatedly dropped into the refreshingly cool water by baseball-hurling students and parents.

“Gregory School’s 78th annual Strawberry Festival rocked!” said Rintzler. “We’re so fortunate to be a part of a community that joins together to pull off this huge event to keep the tradition going, give our kids a fun day, and allow neighbors to get to know each other better and have fun together.”

Sign Up for E-News

Children also painted rocks to adorn the recently dedicated Gregory Gardens, a school education and beautification project begun earlier this year.

Cara Baluzy, a Gregory fifth grader, said she most enjoyed the spinning cups ride because “it made me feel so little again, like I was on a roller coaster!” First grader Sydney Hains also had fun; the highlight of the day for her, she said, was the dunk tank, where she got to dunk her dad.

To see all the photos from the event, go to 78th Annual Strawberry Festival.

TAP Into Another Town's News:

You May Also Be Interested In

Sign Up for E-News

West Orange

$100 OFF per Week for Summer Camp Now!

July 12, 2018

Guerrero Marital Arts is now offering an 8-week summer camp for summer 2018!

Pick which weeks you want!

Camp Weeks are:

July 16, July 23, July 30, August 6, August 13, August 20, August 27

Includes the following:

Fitness
Fun (through Sports, Play and Games)
Field Trips (may cost extra)
Life Lessons
Reading Time
Martial Arts
A great place to ...

Bucco Couture Summer Sale on All Custom Suits, Shirts and Casual Wear

NUTLEY, NJ — Save while looking sharp! 20% off all summer wear an extra 10% savings for Military, Veterans and all first responders at Bucco Couture, 187 Franklin Avenue in Nutley, with the launch of some new products such as our tracksuit line, crushed cotton drawstring pants and jeans. 

We also carry Bugatchi and Rober Graham casual wear as well as stretch high V-neck ...

Newark Lures Amazon With $1 Billion Payroll Tax Incentive

July 14, 2018

NEWARK, NJ - Amazon will get a payroll tax break at a cost of $1 billion to the city should the company open its second headquarters in Newark, according to one of two ordinances approved by the Newark City Council council to sweeten the deal for the corporate giant and stand out among other locations vying for Amazon’s so-called HQ2.

“The City Council has brought Newark a ...

Upcoming Events

Carousel_image_b20a8250917845925251_mini_magick20180715-93558-18g5bx1

Tue, July 17, 5:00 PM

Caldwell University Alumni Theater, Caldwell

Public Invited to Essex County Opioid Use ...

Health & Wellness

Wed, July 18, 10:00 AM

Cancer Center Resource Room, Belleville

Living Well with Parkinson’s Disease Support ...

Health & Wellness

Wed, August 15, 10:00 AM

Cancer Center Resource Room, Belleville

Living Well with Parkinson’s Disease Support ...

Health & Wellness

Public Invited to Essex County Opioid Use Prevention Task Force Meeting

July 15, 2018

CALDWELL, NJ — All Essex County residents, mayors and councils, law enforcement members, school officials, clergy members, civic organizations and more are invited to join in the next Essex County Opioid Use Prevention Task Force meeting on Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. to discuss how the Essex County communities can join work together to eradicate this epidemic.

The meeting will be held at the ...

Extra Time

It was close to 70 minutes into the match and I had to go to the bathroom.  Badly.

As fans watching the World Cup know too well, bathroom breaks are a serious dilemma, especially for those who don’t have a TV in the loo.  This biological necessity is exasperated by beer, which during World Cup matches also fuels a strong propensity to throw chairs and instigate riots.

'Servant of Two Masters' exudes foolish fun

‘Servant of Two Masters’ makes for foolish, frivolous fun

By Liz Keill

MADISON, NJ –Carlo Goldoni’s “The Servant of Two Masters,” in a rousing translation and adaptation by Bonnie J. Monte, has the outdoor audience at The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey laughing and clapping all the way through.

The yearly production, held at the amphitheatre on the ...