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International Day adventure through Hackettstown is this Saturday

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UPDATE from the Hackettstown BID: Due to the unfavorable weekend weather forecast, the Hackettstown BID has made the difficult decision to cancel our International Day activities originally planned for this Saturday in Hackettstown. Cancelled activities include the outdoor musical performances and craft vendors stationed along a closed Main Street.

This would have been the HBID’s first International Day. This event has tremendous potential and we wanted to ensure that it kicks off with the strong start it deserves! While the weather isn’t cooperating this year, we look forward to bringing International Day to Hackettstown next year.

Please note that although International Day won’t be happening, our restaurants and shops will all be open for business as usual. The Tricky Tray will also be held as planned in the Community Center, with doors opening at 3pm and calling beginning at 5:30 p.m.

HACKETTSTOWN, NJ (Warren County) – The Hackettstown Business Improvement District is hosting a brand new event this Saturday, International Day adventure through Hackettstown.

On May 14, Main Street will be closed between High Street and West Plane St to vehicles and will open to visitors from 12:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. to enjoy a family day of fun celebrating the diverse cultures of Hackettstown, according to Hackettstown Business Improvement District Executive Director Laurie Rapisardi.

Stroll through the business district and enjoy family friendly activities highlighting Hackettstown’s diverse cultures with kid’s activities, crafts and live entertainment. Enjoy live music from various countries and genres including a Mariachi band, Bagpipers, Oompa Band at Czig Meister Brewing’s Maifest, Brass Roots for Americana music and a Frank Sinatra impersonator.

There will also be dancers, professional street performers and live demos. Kids will enjoy balloon artists, tattoos, crafts, Mexican Day of the Dead face painting from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and more.

Hackettstown’s restaurants will be serving tastings of culinary specialties representing diverse cuisines from Latin America, Italy, Germany, Poland, France (cheese), America and so much more. The breweries will be celebrating as well with special brews, Maypole Dancers, music and activities. The specialty stores in Hackettstown will showcase their unique merchandise.

The Hackettstown Business Improvement District, along with the Hackettstown Rotary, are hosting a Tricky Tray Fundraiser on Saturday, May 14 at the Hackettstown Community Center, 292 Main Street. Doors open at 3:00 p.m. Drawing will take place at 5:30 p.m. Pre-sale savings ticket bundles are available now. You do not have to be present to win.

“Thank you to our sponsors Bright Smiles 4 Kids, John Johnson Auto Group, Maguire-Scala Memorial Home, Stuber Insurance Agency, The House of the Good Shepherd and QuickChek,” Rapisardi said.

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Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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