North Bergen’s fourth annual Summer Green & Health Fair was an overwhelming success, with more than 2,700 residents and guests enjoying a gorgeous day of outdoor entertainment and environmental education on June 3, 2017.
Nearly 50 vendors shared information on a wide variety of topics pertaining to environmental awareness and personal health. Key sponsors Suez Water and Hackensack Meridian Heath were joined by numerous other local and regional companies and organizations to fully fund the event, so the entire day cost taxpayers nothing.
Kids had a field day enjoying a bouncy house, rock climbing, a dunk tank, a petting zoo, animal rides, face painting, and more. Choruses from several area schools performed, along with a Sinatra tribute artist, local bands from the high school, and even The Referrals, a band of Lincoln School teachers featuring Principal Francis Pastore.
The goal of the event was to provide education on healthy bodies and a healthy Earth. In addition to vendors like the Hudson County Improvement Authority and Passaic Valley Sewage offering information on environmental issues, local organizations like Meadowlands Hospital, the Act Now Foundation, and the Hudson Regional Health Commission provided a wide variety of screenings and information on keeping healthy.
The event was a huge success thanks to the joint efforts of all the township’s departments, including Health, MUA, DPW, Parks and Recreation, Parking Authority, Public Safety, EMS, and Police, with support from the schools and library.