Just because we’ve said good-bye to summer, that doesn’t mean the outdoor fun has come to an end. Autumn is the perfect time to get back in the groove when it comes to exercise and fitness. An abundance of opportunities to enjoy the great outdoors while getting in shape and supporting good causes abound.
There’s plenty going on in the heart of downtown Summit this month. Savoring the Garden State’s ample harvest, the Summit Farmers Market plays host to a little friendly competition, while Summit designer businesses showcase their talents for a fun evening event.
Save the date for these not-to-be-missed events.
A 5K run and 1 mile walk will be held in downtown Summit to benefit the family of Detective Matthew Tarentino, 29-year-old Summit Police Officer, loving husband and father of three, who was killed in an accident on Interstate 78 on his way to work on May 30.
When: 9 a.m.
Where: Downtown Summit
Amateur chefs have an opportunity bring their very best salsa to the Summit Farmers Market for a Salsa Contest by 10:45 a.m. After the salsas are judged at 11 a.m., the public will be able to sample them, so entrants should bring at least one pint of salsa to share.
When: 10:45 a.m.
Where: Summit Farmers Market
The Summit Police Athletic League, a non-profit organization that initiates and sponsors multiple programs for the youth of Summit, hosts its annual Golf Classic. Its largest source of funding, the event enables the organization to continue to sponsor multiple community programs.
When: 11 a.m
Where: Fairmount Country Club, Chatham
Join fellow art enthusiasts for a talk and reception for Nancy Ori & Heidi Sussman who will exhibit “Mixed Media Magic” at the New Providence Memorial Library. The artists will discuss the innovative process of combining photography with mixed media techniques. An artists’ reception will follow.
When: 2 to 4 p.m.
Where: New Providence Library
The Summit Downtown Art Festival has partnered with the Summit Police Athletic League for a day of fun for the whole family. Check out works of arts as well as classic cars in the scenic downtown.
When: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Where: Summit Downtown
New Providence Memorial Library celebrates National Talk Like a Pirate Day with an informative and entertaining discussion about Pirates of the Atlantic given by Dr. Jonathan Mercantini, Acting Dean of the College of Liberal Arts at Kean University. Eye patches are welcome!
When: 7:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Where: New Providence Memorial Library
Several Summit design businesses will remain open late to host their own fun and creative events. Check back for more details, workshop locations, and information on how to register.
When: 6 to 9 p.m.
Where: Downtown Summit