The 40th Annual North Brunswick Heritage Day will be held on Saturday, Oct.1 at the Community Park, off Route 130 South, at 3 p.m. Rain date is Sunday, Oct. 2.
The day is packed with all sorts of entertainment and activities, including local bands, dancing, horse-drawn carriages, food vendors, crafters, a beer garden, school organizations, and local businesses.
The Heritage Day daytime entertainment lineup includes:
Thunderbird American Indian dancers
The Snakes (Irish folk band)
Singing for Supper
Polynesian luau and fire dancing
There will be a special presentation marking Heritage Day’s 40th anniversary with a celebration of past Ann Marie Chandlee Heritage Day Award recipients.
Evening entertainment will feature After the Flood, playing a mix of modern, alternative, Southern, and classic rock.
A fireworks display will cap off the day’s fun.
Heritage Day is made possible in part by the Middlesex County Board of Commissioners/Office of Culture and Heritage, and the New Jersey Council on the Arts/Department of State.
The Heritage Day Committee is looking for assistance in gathering photos from the past 40 years. If you have any photos of your family and friends enjoying a past Heritage Day, please e-mail them to firstname.lastname@example.org to add to our 40 years of fun montage.
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A trip to New Jersey doesn't have to be all about the beach. Our state has some incredible trails, waterfalls, and lakes to enjoy.
From the Pine Barrens to the Appalachian Trail to the hidden gems of New Jersey, you have plenty of options for a great hike. Hiking is such a great way to spend time outdoors and enjoy nature, plus it's a great workout.
Before you go out on the trails and explore some of our listeners' suggestions, I have some tips on hiking etiquette from the American Hiking Society.
If you are going downhill and run into an uphill hiker, step to the side and give the uphill hiker space. A hiker going uphill has the right of way unless they stop to catch their breath.
Always stay on the trail, you may see side paths, unless they are marked as an official trail, steer clear of them. By going off-trail you may cause damage to the ecosystems around the trail, the plants, and wildlife that live there.
You also do not want to disturb the wildlife you encounter, just keep your distance from the wildlife and continue hiking.
Bicyclists should yield to hikers and horses. Hikers should also yield to horses, but I’m not sure how many horses you will encounter on the trails in New Jersey.
If you are thinking of bringing your dog on your hike, they should be leashed, and make sure to clean up all pet waste.
Lastly, be mindful of the weather, if the trail is too muddy, it's probably best to save your hike for another day.
I asked our listeners for their suggestions of the best hiking spots in New Jersey, check out their suggestions:
New Jersey's license plate designs through the years