Join In On Running, Reading, Gardening This Summer

Roxbury has plenty to offer residents this summer when it comes to events and activities.

Residents can start planting at the Roxbury Community Garden, which is now accepting applications for the 2016 growing season.  Email if interested.

No need to head to the beach, go to Horseshoe Lake in Succasunna instead on Thurs., June 23, for Beach Blast, at 6 p.m.

Don’t miss this great event, including music, food and fireworks. Tickets are $7 adults, $5 kids ages five-15 and can be purchased at Music performed by Sweeter Than Honey; food for purchase by Sandwiches Unlimited and the Horseshoe Lake Concession Stand. Sponsored by Roxbury Arts Alliance, Roxbury Recreation and Investors Bank. Rain date will be June 24.

Summer Reading Kickoff, Sat., June 25, 11 a.m.–12:30 p.m., at the Roxbury Public Library. Drop in any time during the program to get balloon animals and face painting by Tweedles and Lickerish!  Event will be held outside, weather permitting.  For all ages.

Olympic Day in Roxbury, Sat., June 25, 1 p.m.-4 p.m., at the The Swim and Sport Club in Flanders. Fistball, handball and rugby demonstrations, plus a fistball tournament beginning at 10 a.m. Meet USA Olympian Craig Gilbert, Team Handball in 1984; available for pics and signing autographs. Food and beverages are available on site for sale. For more info, contact

Run with the Manager 2016, on Fri., July 1, at 6 p.m., at Mooney Mountain Park in Flanders; and Fri., July 8, at Berkshire Valley Park in Wharton. Join the Township Manager, Chris Raths, and go for a run to discuss any concerns you may have or just go along for the fun. If you don’t want to run, email items of concern to Please check the township website at as runs may be canceled due to inclement weather.

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