icon tw icon fb icon insta
401 Grand St. Paterson, NJ 07505 | (973) 881-4000
"Rich History, Bright Future"

Passaic County Hosts Annual Art in the Park Festival

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: AUGUST 28, 2019

PASSAIC COUNTY HOSTS ANNUAL ART IN THE PARK FESTIVAL
Art Celebration to be Held on September 14th and 15th in Goffle Brook Park in Hawthorne, NJ

HAWTHORNE, NJ - The County of Passaic’s Board of Chosen Freeholders is pleased to host the third annual Art in the Park festival.

Date/Time: September 14, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and September 15, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Address: Goffle Brook Park, 675 Goffle Road, Hawthorne, NJ 07506
Admission: Free

Scheduled highlights of the two-day gathering include a catalog of art presentations available for viewing and purchasing, arts and crafts activities for all ages, artisanal food and craft vendors, performances, poetry recitations, and a full lineup of live music and entertainment. Art in the Park will also feature partnerships with the Montclair Art Museum, Paterson Arts Reforming Communities, and Ghost Hawk Brewing Company – Passaic County’s first craft brewery – with an on-site beer garden.

“We look forward to organizing this art festival every year, and it is especially exciting this year since we have just re-opened the John W. Rea House as the Passaic County Arts Center,” Freeholder Director John Bartlett said. “The festival is a wonderful opportunity for artists to share their talents with the community, and for everyone to unwind in the scenic park, indulge in local food and drink options, and appreciate various forms of art.”

The festival will be held just outside of the newly-restored Passaic County Arts Center at the John W. Rea House. Attendees are encouraged to explore the art center’s current “The Fate of Gypsy” exhibition, complete with indoor and outdoor displays.

The 2019 Art in the Park festival is presented by the Passaic County Board of Chosen Freeholders and organized by the Department of Cultural & Historic Affairs. For more information, please visit http://www.passaiccountynj.org or call 973-706-6640.

# # #

CONTACT:
Kelly Ruffel
Director, Department of Cultural and Historic Affairs
(973) 706-6640
kellyr@passaiccountynj.org