Thousands come out to enjoy music, food, games at ‘Weehawken Day’

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“Weehawken Day” saw approximately 6,500 township residents enjoying music, food, games, a petting zoo, face painting and much more at their waterfront park yesterday. Sponsored Content.

“This is a tradition in Weehawken, we started in ’93, and at the height of the recession, 2010, we stopped it. It was too expensive, we had to cut back on a lot of things, and we started again in ’16, and now obviously it’s our second year since we started again,” recalled Weehawken Mayor Richard Turner.

“And today we’ll have over 6,500 residents down here, it’s a beautiful location, we have events for all ages, we have a midway, we have face painting, and animal rides, horse rides, all kind of, all the rides you see behind us. And every organization in town has a table.”

Turner added that he particularly enjoys the event since it brings all parts of the township together, further stating that his favorite attraction is the face painting booth.

Other forms of entertainment on the uncharacteristically warm and sunny October day included an archery booth, a moon bounce, pumpkin painting and a rock climbing wall.

The event is exclusively for Weehawken residents, who are encouraged to pre-register, and the festivities last from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.