Wednesday, March 6, 2013
The event will be held at Duke Island Park.
More than 500 runners are preparing to gather at Duke Island Park in Bridgewater to take part in the fourth annual 10K run sponsored by Middle Earth. The run will be held beginning at 10 a.m. March 23 at the park on Old York Road. It is open to the entire community, and supports programs helping youth in Somerset County. The race is more than 6 miles long along the Raritan River, and takes place rain or shine. “In my mind, there is no better way to shake the winter blues than a great run on the first day of spring,” said Maggie Navatto, race director, in a release about the event. “Everyone at Middle Earth is so grateful that the runners are supporting our mission of helping youth become responsible adults.” Middle Earth is a nonprofit …
Sunday, September 23, 2012
Inaugural event held Saturday at Duke Island Park.
The inaugural Tunnels to Towers Run for Bridgewater was held Saturday morning in Duke Island Park. The event honored the efforts of first responders from 9/11 and Steve Siller, a firefighter stuck in traffic trying to get to the Twin Towers who grabbed his 70 pounds of gear and ran there through the tunnel. "I think this was a good turnout for the first year," race director Kristin Cupito said. "We will have it again next year and it will be bigger and better. Today we had perfect weather and we got a lot of support from the local businesses." One participant wasn't sure she could finish, but then thought about what Siller went through to help others on 9/11. "About three quarters of the way through the run, when I was not feeling very …
Sunday, August 12, 2012
Evening includes two bands and a selection of Creole and Cajun foods at Duke Island Park.
A crowd of nearly 2,000 were on hand at Duke Island Park Sunday for the annual Bayou Fest, part of the Somerset County Park Commission's summer concert series. The park was filled with Zydeco and Creole music from the VooDudes and Opelousas, Louisiana's Jefferey Broussard and the Creole Cowboys. In addition to the music, authentic Creole and Bayou dishes were offered from Touch Bayou in Montclair. The menu included schrimp creole, jambalaya and red beans and rice, among other favorites.
Wednesday, July 4, 2012
Return to carefree days this July at Duke Island Park in Bridgewater, for free movie open to county residents.
Sometimes there's just not enough time in the day, but each week, Patch will give you an idea of something to do to relax, spend time with family and just take some time for yourself. Remember when New Jersey was packed with drive-in movie theaters? Well, the carefree fun times of packing up a picnic basket, putting the kids in their pajamas or heading out with a bunch of friends for a night at the drive-in will return to Somerset County in July, courtesy of theSomerset County Park Commission. Admission is free to the three movies planned for the park commission's 13th annual Drive-In movies on three consecutive Friday evenings at Duke Island Park on Old York Road in Bridgewater. The films will be presented on a large screen by the Duke …
Monday, July 2, 2012
Group kicks off Somerset County summer concert series.
About 2,000 people attended the season-opener for the Somerset County Park Commission's summer concert series that featured The Duprees Sunday at Duke Island Park. The Duprees were also celebrating their 50th anniversary.