Hackensack RiverDay Celebrates Community
By Jared Eudell
Tropical Storm Ivan was still sporting winds of about 15-25 mph when people started arriving in Foschini Park for Hackensack RiverDay 2004. Despite having to use the raindate and the less than clement weather, nearly 1,000 people came out to celebrate the Hackensack River and the many communities and activities that have grown up along its banks.
The many activities included live music, games, crafts and giveaways for kids, and lots of info for adults. Hackensack Riverkeeper brought canoes and kayaks again and fishing rods were provided by the NJ Department of Environment Protection. There was also a dunk tank, which Capt Bill had the joy of swimming in (a couple times).
Featured at RiverDay were three performances by the Center for Modern Dance Education of their program entitled “River of Many Bends.” The dances were choreographed specifically for the festival and drew loud applause and appreciation from the spectators.
Thanks to Hackensack RiverDay Sponsors and Supporters!
Hackensack RiverDay 2004 was sponsored in part by the NY-NJ Harbor Estuary Program (HEP) as part of National Estuary Day, Inserra Supermarkets, United Water, JB Offset Printing and the City of Hackensack.
We’d like to thank the vendors, exhibitors and bands that came out to help celebrate our River: