City of Water Day: Bring the Family to Hackensack

Bring friends and family to City of Water Day!  This regional event celebrates the waterways in New York and New Jersey on Saturday, July 13 from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The celebration takes place at the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. monument near the bridge on Fairleigh Dickinson’s campus, located at 140 University Plaza, in Hackensack, New Jersey.  In partnership with the Ethical Culture Society of Bergen County and Fairleigh Dickinson University, the Northern New Jersey Community Foundation presents this free, family-friendly event.

The Northern New Jersey Community Foundation and the Ethical Cultural are collaborating to present City of Water Day.

Bring the family to City of Water Day in Hackensack.

The Waterfront Alliance and the New York-New Jersey Harbor and Estuary Program organize the celebration. The celebration features a wide variety of family-friendly events occurring along waterfronts throughout the region.  Activities planned in Hackensack include seining for microplankton with Dr. Marion McClary, a biologist at Fairleigh Dickinson University.  The Ethical Cultural Society of Bergen County will also provide participants with information on climate change. In addition, they plan to provide information about the Hackensack River’s connection to the Atlantic Ocean.  Hackensack Art Club President Mónica Chavarría-Malin will also lead a Plein Air (open air) art instruction. The instruction features ‘Paint the River’ on a canvas, in a painting party of the Hackensack River.  Free food, beverages and music will also be available for the public to enjoy.

Connect With Others on City of Water Day

“With this City of Water Day event in Hackensack, we also plan to acquaint and connect more people in Hackensack, Teaneck and other riverfront communities with the Hackensack River,” said NNJCF Executive Director Leonardo Vazquez.

Curt Collier, organizer of the event, invites people to help with this important project.  People interested in volunteering at the event, may contact him by e-mail  or call 914-648-0009.  In addition, for a list of City of Water Day events taking place in the region, visit the online map site.  For more information about City of Water Day in Hackensack, visit the event’s webpage.

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