This Saturday, June 15, 2019 is the 3rd Annual Rutherford Downhill Derby. The event showcases over 50 custom made and kit built soap box derby cars in an afternoon of gravity powered racing down West Pierrepont Avenue near the Lincoln Woods. Festivities kick off at 12pm with a beer garden, food and vendors on the American Legion lawn. Racing begins at 1pm. An awards presentation follows at 4pm with recognition for fastest cars, as well as,
The 9th Annual Andrew Ortega “Touch a Heart” 5K Run & Fun Walk will be held on Saturday, June 15, 2019, starting at Memorial Park. Race day registration begins at 8am, with a 10am Race Time. Andrew was a 13-year-old whose life ended too soon on August 28, 2010, when he passed away from Sudden Cardiac Arrest. Please help us honor Andrew’s memory by raising awareness of this condition and working toward preventing more untimely deaths.
Rutherford will honor our fallen service men and women on Monday, May 27, 2019. There will be a Memorial Service at the Union Memorial Bridge followed by “Taps” Salute at Sunset Park. The Parade then begins at Sunset Park at approximately 9am proceeding up Union Avenue to Park Avenue and finishing in front of Borough Hall with a solemn ceremony of remembrance.
8:00am Union Avenue Bridge Memorial Service for Veterans who lost their lives at sea
8:30am Sunset Park Memorial Service for WWI Veterans
9:00am Parade Starts: Posthumous Grand Marshals Six Laval Brothers from Rutherford who served in WWII
10:30am Town Hall Reviewing Stand Memorial Service for all Veterans who lost their lives in service of their country Commend The Laval Family’s Service during WWII
Laval Family Tribute Ceremony Details:
11:30am at 153 Wheaton Place Start of Program Presentation of Resolutions Presentation of Street Signage Presentation of Monument
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Celebrate the beautiful diversity within Rutherford and around the world. The Rutherford Civil Rights Commission and the Borough of Rutherford present the 16th Annual Multicultural Festival on Saturday, May 18, 2019, 12 noon – 6pm. This year’s festival will feature free entertainment at the Lincoln Park bandshell all day long. Dancers, singers and performers from around the world will perform, from countries including Poland, Ireland, Korea, Japan, South America, Africa, India, and more. The energy of the Native American dance group,