Summit and New Providence Event Calendar April 2018

As the snow melts and bulbs begin to bloom, residents look forward to getting back into their gardens and boosting their home’s curb appeal. This month offers plenty of opportunities to celebrate the arrival of spring. The Reeves-Reed Arboretum pays homage to Earth Day and Daffodil Day while the New Providence Garden Club hosts an informative evening that will inspire you to dust off your green thumb. If you’d prefer to reap the rewards of a rich harvest without the work, you’re in luck. The Summit Farmers Market opens in late-April. While you’re doing some spring cleaning, don’t forget to check out the Summit Free Market.

Let’s take a look at some of the interesting events taking place this month.


April 5

Free tax counseling and preparation for middle- and low-income taxpayers, with special attention to those 60+, is available at SAGE Eldercare, located at 290 Broad Street, Summit, on Thursdays through April 12, from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm. SAGE will host IRS-trained volunteer tax preparers from AARP. Area residents in Essex, Morris, Somerset, and Union Counties do not need to be a member of AARP or a retiree to use the service. This is a confidential service and preparation is by appointment only. For more information and to schedule an appointment, please call SAGE at 908.598.5509.

When: 9 am to 12:00 pm
Where: 290 Broad Street, Summit
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April 9

New Providence Garden Club hosts: ‘Plants That Pay Their Rent and Plants That Should Be Evicted,’ featuring Regina and Kenneth Carlson, renowned speakers, gardeners, environmentalists and photographers.

When: 7 to 8:30 pm
Where: New Providence DeCorso Center, 15 East 4th St.
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April 22

Summit Farmer’s Market resumes and is pleased to once again give back to those in need. The G.I.F.T. (Give It Fresh Today) Program will celebrate its 7th season this year.  This community initiative is looking for volunteers to assist with donations every Sunday of the Market. Every week hundreds of pounds of fresh produce and prepared foods are distributed through our partners:  G.R.A.C.E. (Giving & Receiving Assistance for our Community’s Essentials), S.H.I.P. (Summit Helping Its People), St. Teresa’s Loaves and Fishes (all based in Summit) and St. Ann’s Soup Kitchen. To learn more about the program and to sign up, click here.

When: 8 am to 1 pm
Where: Park & Shop Lot #2, at the corner DeForest Avenue and Maple Street. Use 22 DeForest Avenue, Summit, NJ for GPS.
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Apr 22, 2018

Reeves-Reed Arboretum celebrates its Daffodil Day Festival. With Daffodil Day falling on Earth Day, come celebrate spring and the Earth amongst thousands of daffodils at this festive, family-fun event! Cost: Free for RRA Members and children under 3; For Non-Members $10/person or $25/family. No pre-registration is required.

When: 11 am to 4 pm
Where: 165 Hobart Ave., Summit, NJ 07901
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April 24

The Friends of the Summit Free Public Library, in conjunction with the City of Summit Shade Tree Advisory Committee, invite the public to a slide show and discussion of the “Landmark Trees of Summit – Revisited” as part of the City’s 2018 Arbor Day celebrations. The presentation has been updated and expanded from the popular 2014 program on the same topic.

When: 8 pm
Where: Summit Public Library
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April 26 – May 13, 2018

A follow-up to Dreamcatchers Evening of Short Plays in Response to the Election, Continuing the Conversation is an opportunity to check in with the community on what’s important to us in real time. Written on a theme chosen by the writers in the months prior to the production, Continuing the Conversation will be focused on the interaction between the stories we tell in the theatre and the lives we are living. It’s a chance to connect artists to audience in an immediate way, with several discussions following the performances throughout the run.

When: 7:30 to 8:45 pm
Where: 120 Morris Avenue, Summit
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April 28

The next Summit Free Market dates are Saturdays April 28 and May 5 at the Summit Transfer Station 40 New Providence Ave. Bring yard sale quality reusable items to share and take whatever you want or need. It’s all FREE!

When: 8 am to 3 pm
Where: Summit Transfer Station 40 New Providence Ave.
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