Nov 222014

East Brunswick Birding Day

Come and join us on December 20 when the Environmental Commission will lead a day of birding around the town.We’ll hit Dahlenbach, Edgeboro Landfill, Farrington Lake, and other locations. In previous years we’ve seen Common and Hooded Mergansers, Canada Geese, Mute Swans and other wintering ducks. Raptors have included Bald Eagles, Red-tailed hawks, Black and Turkey Vultures, and Kestrels. Perching birds might include Pipits, Kinglets, and White-throated, White-crowned and Tree Sparrows, and of course the feeder contingent: Nuthatches,chickadees, titmice, downy and red-bellied woodpeckers. We’ll meet at Crystal Springs parking lot at 8 AM and finish up in the early afternoon. Rain date , Sunday December 21st.

via Friends blog.

Sep 292014
East Brunswick Road Race

East Brunswick Road Race

East Brunswick Road Racers

37th Annual Road Races
USATF Certified

Kids Dashes
1 Mile Fun Run
5k & 10k – USATF Certified

Sunday, October 12
Registration begins 11:45 and racing begins at 12:30pm

Pumpkins to kids in dash races
Raffles, Music, Refreshments
T-Shirts to Pre-Registered Racers
Chip Timing, Trophies……..

Crystal Springs Family Aquatic Center
Additional Information:

To Register:

Aug 292014

East Brunswick Day

East Brunswick Day

East Brunswick Parks & Recreation is starting a great new tradition by having the first annual “East Brunswick Day”.

What: East Brunswick Day
Where: Community Arts Center,
When: September 20th, 12:00PM – 6:00PM
(rain date September 21st)
Cost: FREE

There will be fun, entertainment, food, exhibits and community spirit!

There will be entertainment, demonstrations, and activities throughout the day; Free Kid’s Bounce Rides,
Emergency Services Vehicle Touch, Food Vendors, Emergency Services Tricky Tray, Super 50/50 and more!

Aug 282014
East Brunswick Baseball League picture

East Brunswick Baseball League

Parents, don’t miss the deadlines for fall ball enrollment!

Fall Registration ‘in-person’ opportunities (BASEBALL & SOFTBALL) will be held at the EBBL Complex – 365 Dunhams Corner Rd, East Brunswick, NJ
Weds September 3rd 7:00PM to 8:30PM

You can also pick up a form online at the East Brunswick Baseball League forms page.  Please see the EBBL website if you have any questions.

and mail to:
EBBL Registration
PO Box 823
East Brunswick, NJ 08816

Aug 162014
Cannon at Fort Lee Historical Park
Cannon at Fort Lee Historical Park

Great view from Fort Lee Historical Park – kids love the cannons

Fort Lee Historic Park

Fort Lee and Palisades Park are a great destination for a day trip. There is something for everyone:

  • Educational: Visitor center packed with interesting historical information about the Revolutionary War.
  • Kid Friendly: Reconstructed Revolutionary War encampment is great for kids to play on.
  • Scenic views: There are lovely views from Fort Lee park – very romantic
  • Walk to Palisades Park trails: Beautiful nature walk.

Fort Lee Historic Park is a 33-acre cliff-top park area with scenic overlooks, a reconstructed Revolutionary War encampment, and a Visitor Center. The entrance to Fort Lee Historic Park is on Hudson Terrace immediately south of the George Washington Bridge (directions).

Admission to the Historic Park is free; a parking fee of $5 is charged on weekends & holidays in season and for special events (cash only).


Historic Park grounds are open daily during daylight hours. Pets are not permitted. Bicycles are not permitted beyond the parking area. At the north end of the Historic Park, two overlooks command spectacular views of the George Washington Bridge, the Hudson River, and the skyline of upper Manhattan. (Restrooms and a drinking fountain are available in season.) In the southern portion of the Historic Park, winding pathways lead past a reconstructed blockhouse to gun batteries and firing steps. Opposite the barbette battery, authentically recreated eighteenth-century soldiers’ and officers’ huts, with a well, woodshed, and baking oven, serve as the focal point for interpretive programs (check our calendar page for details).The Visitor Center is open Weds.–Sun., 10 AM–4:45 PM, with exhibits, gift shop, 150-seat auditorium, restrooms, beverage vending machine, and a water fountain. It is closed on holidays except Memorial Day, Independence Day, and Labor Day.Fort Lee Historic Park office: 201 461-1776 •
Cannon at Fort Lee Historic Park

The kids will love the cannons.

Fort Lee found its place in American history during the 1776 British campaign to control New York City and the Hudson River.

Having resisted the British siege of Boston, George Washington turned his attention to the defense of New York City and the Hudson River Valley. Besides constructing fortifications at New York and Long Island, Washington felt it imperative for the army to build and strengthen its defenses along the Hudson River.

The British plan, meanwhile, was to control the length of the Hudson with the overwhelming dominance of its Royal Navy. This plan, if successful, would split the Colonies in half — bringing an early end to the American rebellion…more

Fort Lee historical reconstructions

Fort Lee features authentically recreated eighteenth-century soldiers’ and officers’ huts

Deer at Fort Lee

The beautiful grounds at Fort Lee historical park are home to wild life.

Palisades Interstate Park in New Jersey

The Palisades Interstate Park in New Jersey is about 12 miles long, a half-mile wide, and encompasses 2,500 acres of wild Hudson River shorefront, uplands, and cliffs.

Within this park you will find more than 30 miles of hiking and ski trails, a boat launching ramp, a scenic riverside drive, a cliff-top parkway and overlooks, riverfront picnic areas and playgrounds, a nature sanctuary, two boat basins, historic sites — and mile after mile of rugged woodlands and vistas just minutes from midtown Manhattan.

The Palisades Interstate Park is a National Historic Landmark and the Palisades are a National Natural Landmark.

The Long Path and Shore Trail are National Recreation Trails…more

The trails are lovely and walking them is a great way to relax and also get some exercise.
The trail is clearly marked and easy to follow.
Woods at Palisades park.

The long trail at Palisades Park is a scenic and beautiful walk through nature.

There are so many places with spectacular views from the long trail at Palisades Park.

View from long trail in Palisades Park

There are many places with spectacular views on the long trail in Palisades Park.

Ross Dock Picnic Area – Palisades Park: Very nice park with great views of both New York city and the magnificent cliffs of Palisades Park.
Palisade Cliffs

Great picnic area with views of the Palisade cliffs and of New York.

Jul 262014

Middlesex County Fair of New Jersey - Middlesex County Fair

For 75 years, the Middlesex County Fair has been a tradition that brings together thousands of residents for a week of summer fun! With around 85,000 visitors annually, we are one of Middlesex County’s largest outdoor events. Explore our county’s rich agricultural heritage, learn a new craft, try a new food, or go on a ride – it’s all in a day’s visit at the Middlesex County Fair!

via Middlesex County Fair of New Jersey – Middlesex County Fair.

Fair Hours

Monday-Friday: 5 p.m. – 11 p.m.
Saturday: 11 a.m. – 11 p.m.
Sunday: 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.

2014 Fair Dates

Monday, August 4 through Sunday, August 10
Ticket Information

General Admission
Adults – $7
Seniors (ages 65+) – $4
Children (ages 3-12) – $1
Children age 2 and under – Free

Read complete admission price list

Ride Tickets

Check ride ticket prices

Jul 252014

Movies Under the Stars
Movie starts at 8:30 p.m.
Community Arts Center, 721 Cranbury Road (rain location in the theatre)
Don’t miss this summer’s line up of outdoor family movies! There is plenty of room to spread
out your blankets and set up your lawn chairs. An ice cream vendor will be on site, so grab an ice
cream or snack and settle in for the unique experience of a movie under the stars!

Wednesday, July 30 – The LEGO Movie
Emmet, an ordinary LEGO figurine who always follows the rules, is mistakenly identified as the Special,
an extraordinary being and the key to saving the world. He finds himself drafted into a fellowship of
strangers who are on a mission to stop an evil tyrant’s plans to conquer the world. Unfortunately for Emmet,
he is hopelessly — and hilariously — unprepared for such a task, but he’ll give it his all nonetheless.

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July 12 – David Cedeno and His Spicy Latin Salsa Orchestra at the Community Arts Center at 7:00pm. Free.

July 16 – Mr Ray and Kid’s Trio Band at the Community Arts Center at 7:00pm. Free.

July 17 – Splash Bash at Crystal Springs for incoming Churchill Jr High Students. 6:00-10:00pm. $10 at door.

End of August camps that have registrations closing on July 31–Cooking Camp, Jr Scientists Camp, Groovy Girls, Multi-Sports Camp, and Little Squirts Sports Camp.

Additional Information:
Facebook – EBRec
Twitter @EBRecParks
Instagram @EBRecParks

Jun 302014

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ – The Township of East Brunswick will sponsor a 4th of July Celebration and Fireworks’ Display at the Community Arts Center on Friday, July 4th, from 4:00pm to 10:00pm.

The events of the day are a celebration of the announcement of our country’s independence and the 350th anniversary of the State of New Jersey.

Activities will begin at 4:00pm on the campus of the Community Arts Center with various food vendors, Emergency Services Touch-a-Truck, kid’s bounce rides, and kid’s games. The Emulators, an East Brunswick-based, 80’s cover band, will kick off the entertainment at 5:30pm and get the crowd ready for the Brunswick Grove’s Wing-Eating Contest at 7:00pm. Brian Kirk & The Jirks, a hugely popular party band, will take the stage at 7:30pm and rock-and-roll the crowd right into the Fireworks’ Display that is brought to our residents by General Heating and Cooling of East Brunswick.

Thanks to various sponsors of the event, the bands, parking, wings and fireworks will be FREE. Parking will be provided at the Community Arts Center, Heavenly Farms Park, Dideriksen Park and the Middlesex County Fairgrounds. Arrive early, enjoy the entertainment and activities, watch the fireworks, and join East Brunswick in celebrating July 4th!!!

For additional information related to the celebration, please contact the Township of East Brunswick, Department of Recreation, Parks & Community Services at, 732-390-6797,

via East Brunswick Township 4th Of July Celebration And Fireworks To Be Held At The Community Arts Center – East Brunswick NJ News – The Alternative Press.