The Rahway River Watershed Association, sponsored by the City of Rahway, will be hosting its second annual Rahway RiverFest on the weekend of June 25 and 26. The festival, which will take place at the RRWA headquarters located at 337 East Milton Ave in Rahway, and adjacent to Lower Essex Street Park, will offer various events, activities, exhibits and vendors.
Rahway RiverFest 2022 delves into sustainability and how living a balanced life can help to make the Earth a healthy place for all living things to thrive. We will explore how we can impact the future in ways that ensure generations to come will inherit a world worth living in.
A highlight of the festival will be a spectacular LIVE birds of prey show by Skyhunters in Flight given by master falconer Brian Bradley and his wife Teddy. Watch trained birds of prey sharpen their hunting skills during an exciting outdoor flight demonstration. Hear about the ancient sport of falconry and see live raptors from around the world.
We will celebrate the river by giving guided canoe rides on a first come, first serve basis, so arrive early and reserve your spot. This is an opportunity for beginners to learn the basics of canoeing and how to navigate the river.
The RRWA, sponsored by the City of Rahway, will be leading a community arts project that will educate kids of all ages about the importance of sustainability by bringing attention to the environment and habitat of native fish. Participants will paint re-claimed wood that has been pre-cut into fish shapes. The fish will then be assembled into a sculpture and displayed in town. The sculpture will be unveiled on City of Water Day, July 16th, at a public event.
In addition, the festival will include numerous exhibitors, presenters and vendors, live musicians, DJ, food and refreshments including an ice cream cart by Melao Creamery, family friendly activities including eco-craft workshops and field games, Trailside Nature & Science Center, native plants for sale, a native seed swap, reusable bag giveaway, nature photography walk, and more.
Unique gifts, sustainable products and artesian crafts will be for sale at the event. Cash or credit is accepted.
Visit RahwayRiver.org, or the Rahway River Watershed Association Facebook page, for more information and a schedule of events.