Parks Special Event Calendar

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Wild-Earth-Fest & Touch-a-Truck

Climb aboard the big rigs! 11am to 5pm. Rain or shine. Watchung Reservation Loop. Admission: $4/person, ages 6 and under free. Special horn-free hour 10am to 11am for Special Needs and Sensitive ears.

Wild Earth Fest
11am to 5pm. Rain or shine. At Trailside Nature & Science Center. Admission: $4/person, ages 5 and under free.

Ticket price includes admission to both Touch a Truck and Wild Earth Fest
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Sensory Friendly Theatre presents CINDERELLA

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Each performance will run 60 minutes with no intermission.

Seating is general admission and a limited number of tickets will be sold
to maintain a comfortably-sized audience at each performance.

Lights will remain up inside the theatre auditorium.

Sound volume will be lowered and remain constant to prevent abrupt, jarring sounds.

Children will be free to talk and vocalize as they wish.

Children may only leave their seats under parental or guardian supervision.

A private area will be available where children and their families can relax in our theatre's cafe.
Fidget and stress sensory toys will be available for children to borrow as needed.

Professional Autism specialists will be available throughout the performance
to provide assistance as requested or needed.

Story Time at Trailside

3pm every Saturday and Sunday

Fishing Derby for People with Disabilities

Master Gardeners - Gardeners Fair & Plant Sale

at Trailside Nature & Science Center, Mountainside, NJ (on the corner of New Providence Rd. & Coles Ave.)

Free admission, Free Parking, Large Variety of Plants for sale,Free expert gardening advice,Gardening book sale, Café and bake sale, Children’s activities, Plant & insect problems clinic, 4-H tree and horticulture therapy displays, Demonstration, Vegetable and Herb Garden tours, Soil test kits for sale, Free Rutgers Fact Sheets, No Credit Cards accepted,

Bring your own wagon if you have one! NO PETS PLEASE

For general information and a list of plants offered visit the Union County Master Gardeners’ website online at or call the Master Gardeners at (908) 654-9852

National Trails Day

Trail users across the country will be celebrating National Trails Day on June 6 and so can you! Take a guided
nature walk along a hiking trail and/or work on a trail maintenance or repair project. A continental breakfast
and beverage will be provided. Pre-registration required. To register or for more information, please email 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM. FREE.

Summer Arts Festival

Bands soon to be announced. Check back again.

Food and ice cream vendor will be available at events