Hello summer! Summer is here and people are out. While spring was unusually cold, summer weather is back and this means outdoor fun.
Because summer is a big vacation time, once you get into mid July special events become less and less. There’s still plenty to do here in Bergen County. It’s just that so many of us head out for our annual vacation. As a result, there’s just a whole lot of us missing until September.
Because of this, I’ll start to focus on the major attractions of Bergen County. You’ll find that there is a lot going on here. We still have several events every week. This week we do have a major event coming up. It’s the return of a beloved Church Feast and a nightly live band concert.
Our Lady of Mt Carmel Feast
Our Lady of Mt Carmel is bringing back is beloved Church Feast this week. From Wednesday through Saturday (July 14th – 17th) you can enjoy one of the major Church Feasts of Bergen County. Since it’s such a big feast, it’s held it at the Lyndhurst Town Park (299 Delafield Ave). I can tell you that it’s a lot of fun with amazing Italian food and pastries.. From sausage & peppers to zeppoles, it’s all delicious. Rides of course, games naturally and a Super 50/50 Raffle are all part of the fun.
The Super 50/50 Raffle is a major item. Tickets ($5) are sold every day and the drawing is at the end on Saturday night. According to the Church, the last raffle winner got just over $24,000. Feast hours are 6-10 Wednesday through Friday and 5-10 Saturday.
Music Under The Stars
I bet you thought a major feast was enough fun. Well there’s also a free concert series where you can have fun dancing too. Music Under The Stars runs at the same time every evening. There’s 2 concerts nightly at 7 and 9 pm. You can dance the night away or just enjoy the music. Lyndhurst has a brochure with all the details.
So this is our major event for this week. There are plenty of other concerts too. The Tenafly Summer Concert Series has live music on Tuesdays and Thursdays through most of August. Bergen County has concerts all summer and movies in the park at Overpeck and Van Saun Parks.
So hello summer in Bergen County! As you can see, there’s a lot going on. I’m going to send out another post this week just on Van Saun Park. You will be very impressed with how much and how varied are the attractions at Van Saun Park. Back to you on this in a few days.