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Bordentown Green Fair returns June 10

The Bordentown City and Bordentown Township Environmental Commissions are gearing up for their 14th annual Bordentown Green Fair.

This year the fair will feature more than 50 engaging vendors and exhibits designed to educate and encourage people of all ages to adopt a more sustainable and eco-friendly lifestyle.

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This free event will take place rain or shine from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 10, at Carslake Community Center, 207 Crosswicks Street, Bordentown City.

The fair is sponsored by the Bordentown City and Bordentown Township Environmental Commissions.

This year’s Green Fair is focused on energizing the community with innovative ideas, actions, and products that encourage people to “think globally and act locally.” Visitors will discover ways that they can work together collectively and as individuals to make a difference now and for future generations.

“Every year, the Environmental Commissions from Bordentown City and Township manage to outdo themselves in providing something to inspire everyone to lead a more sustainable lifestyle,” Bordentown City Mayor Jennifer Sciortino said. “The 14th annual Green Fair will no doubt do the same. I want to thank all of our environmental advocates, along with city and township staff, for the endless hours they put into educating, entertaining and uniting us all behind a common cause.”

Deputy Mayor of Bordentown Township Eugene M. Fuzy said he has enjoyed working with the township’s Environmental Commission and the City’s Green Team to make it its fourth year as a joint event.

There will be live music and entertainment, delicious food for purchase from three local restaurants, including the HOB, Sunday’s Ice Cream and Café, and new this year, Red’s Rolling Restaurant.

The day of fun includes free raffles for eco-prizes, live animals, sustainably and locally made crafts, home decor, body care products, and much, much more. A complete list of exhibitors, entertainers, and special events can be found at https://bcec.cityofbordentown.com/annual-green-fair-2/.

Bordentown City and Bordentown Township Police will be on hand to register resident’s bikes at no cost, and will have a drop box for unneeded prescription medications.

Children are once again invited to participate in the famous Green Fair Passport Program, where young friends are invited to collect stamps and win fun, eco-friendly prizes.

Representatives from the Trenton Boys and Girls Club will be accepting gently used bike donations. We encourage visitors to bring used, clean tee shirts for upcycling into reusable shopping bags by Kara Parker of Project Bolsa, and crayons that will be upcycled into candles by The Beekeyper’s Wife. Other items to be collected include used eyeglasses, used sneakers and shoes, plastic jar lids, and soda can tabs. Donation bins will be located at the front of the community center.

With regards to municipal recycling, the following items will be collected for Bordentown Township’s recycling programs: snack wrappers, chip wrappers, and oral hygiene products and packaging (for example, toothbrushes, floss containers, empty toothpaste tubes) for Terracycle; and plastic shopping bags, bread bags, Ziploc bags, plastic packaging, and e-commerce bags for NexTrex. Finally, bring empty pizza boxes for Bordentown City’s pizza box recycling program. Collection bins and additional information will be located on-site.

The annual Plant Swap will be back by popular demand. Visitors can bring all types of indoor and outdoor plants to swap with one another. No invasives plants.

With Denise McCormack as MC, entertainment will be provided by:

10 a.m. Jeff Griesemer.
10:30 a.m. Yoga by with Gina Guillen Studio (front side lawn).
10:35 a.m. and 11:45 a.m. – Tehani Mid-East & Polynesian Dance Company.
10:55 a.m. – Acoustic Mixed Tape.
11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. – Bordentown History Talks by Dr. Michael Skelly (Gilder House front porch).
12:05 p.m. – Lime.
12:55 p.m. – Bordentown Parlor Pickers.

Parking is available at four locations: on-site; at the Mary, Mother of the Church Parish parking lot, located at 45 Crosswicks Street (lot is accessible one block over, from Elizabeth Street); at the Bordentown Township municipal building, located at 1 Municipal Drive; and at the Riverline Parking lot.

For the convenience of fair visitors, a shuttle will be available from all the parking locations throughout the day.

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