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Saturday, June 15, 2024

WBID’s Sustainably Green Music & Arts Fest Kicks off June 15

WASHINGTON, N.J. – Washington Borough will show off its green on June 15, and it’s not about being Irish.

In its annual celebration of being designated as one of the greenest communities in New Jersey, Washington Borough will kick off to its award-winning weekly farmers market by combining it once again with the Sustainably Green Music & Arts Fest in downtown Washington on Saturday, June 15. The event, a partnership of the Washington Business Improvement District (WBID) and the Washington Borough Green Team, includes a host of vendors, musical acts and family-friendly activities. 

The festival action takes place throughout downtown (Route 57) and in Veterans Park from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

The Sustainably Green Music & Arts Fest features terrific eco-friendly art and displays from artisans and organizations in the region, kids activities with Dove Environmental and plenty of music. 

For the third year in a row, the day will also include a celebration of Juneteenth. Activities and displays are planned at Bricks Bots and Beakers, which is located across from Veterans Park. 

The musical line up this year starts with local favorites, Avoiding Foreclosure, and continues with the rhythmic sounds and drumming of Gypsy Funk Squad and will be capped by reggae band Verdict.  

Over 30 vendors are signed up to participate in the festival, with more expected. The Green Fest typically includes an array of environmentally friendly vendors and activities.

During the course of the day, numerous services are being offered:  

– Paper shredding at Serendipity – $10/box or bag 

– Used electronics collection by Abilities of Northwest Jersey 

– KN Butterfly Garden clothing drive 

– Project Medicine Drop to safely discard unused and expired medications (Warren County Sheriff’s Office) 

Also, Washington’s EV charging station will be available for use by visitors with electric vehicles. The borough is the only downtown in Warren County to have an EV charging station. 

The weekly farmers market is held in the center of downtown Washington every Saturday by Veterans Park, beginning on June 15, and continuing through the end of September, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Each week features a different special activity or theme, including musical performers, DJs, farmer appreciation, senior and veterans days, a mini kids fest and more. 

June’s farmers market musical acts are Rick Houston, June 22, and Stephanie Joyner, June 29. Kicking off the July schedule is Steve Kirchuk who takes the stage on July 6. 

For more information about the farmers market, Sustainably Green Music & Arts Fest, vendor opportunities and other WBID news, visit washingtonbid.org. More about the sustainability event and the farmers market can be found on the Washington Borough Green Team Facebook page as well. You can also email admin@washingtonbid.org