One-mile fun walk also scheduled at fundraising event for those whose lives were touched by ALS.
Duke Island Park
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
The event will be held at Duke Island Park.
More than 500 runners are preparing to gather at Duke Island Park in Bridgewater to take part in the fourth annual 10K run sponsored by Middle Earth. The run will be held beginning at 10 a.m. March 23 at the park on Old York Road. It is open to the entire community, and supports programs helping youth in Somerset County. The race is more than 6 miles long along the Raritan River, and takes place rain or shine. “In my mind, there is no better way to shake the winter blues than a great run on the first day of spring,” said Maggie Navatto, race director, in a release about the event. “Everyone at Middle Earth is so grateful that the runners are supporting our mission of helping youth become responsible adults.” Middle Earth is a nonprofit …
Sunday, September 23, 2012
Inaugural event held Saturday at Duke Island Park.
The inaugural Tunnels to Towers Run for Bridgewater was held Saturday morning in Duke Island Park. The event honored the efforts of first responders from 9/11 and Steve Siller, a firefighter stuck in traffic trying to get to the Twin Towers who grabbed his 70 pounds of gear and ran there through the tunnel. "I think this was a good turnout for the first year," race director Kristin Cupito said. "We will have it again next year and it will be bigger and better. Today we had perfect weather and we got a lot of support from the local businesses." One participant wasn't sure she could finish, but then thought about what Siller went through to help others on 9/11. "About three quarters of the way through the run, when I was not feeling very …
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Enjoy your county parks and riding stable at a wonderful time of the year to be outdoors.
With crisp weather and many bright days, fall and early winter are a great time of year to hit the trail, whether on foot or horseback. There are many opportunities coming up at Somerset County Parks in Basking Ridge, and at Duke Island Park in nearby Bridgewater. Naturalist-led nature walks, “One Hour Wanderings,” at the Environmental Education Center in Basking Ridge are scheduled for various Saturdays and Sundays from September through January. The hour long interpretive walks focus on a different theme each week. The walks are free of charge and preregistration is not required. The walk is not designed for organized groups. Saturday walks from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. are scheduled for Oct. 13; Nov. 24; Dec. 22; and Jan. 26. Sunday walks …
Sunday, August 12, 2012
Evening includes two bands and a selection of Creole and Cajun foods at Duke Island Park.
A crowd of nearly 2,000 were on hand at Duke Island Park Sunday for the annual Bayou Fest, part of the Somerset County Park Commission's summer concert series. The park was filled with Zydeco and Creole music from the VooDudes and Opelousas, Louisiana's Jefferey Broussard and the Creole Cowboys. In addition to the music, authentic Creole and Bayou dishes were offered from Touch Bayou in Montclair. The menu included schrimp creole, jambalaya and red beans and rice, among other favorites.
Monday, July 23, 2012
Somerset County Park Commission concert brings the 60's-70's performers for Sunday night concert.
Duke Island Park was the scene for some old time rock and blues Sunday night with an appearance by Savoy Brown as part of the Somerset County Park Commission's Summer Concert Series. About 2,000 people were in attendance for the free show. Savoy Brown, lead by legendary guitarist Kim Simmonds, has been performing all over the world for half a century. The band includes Joe Whiting on saxophone and vocals, Garnet Grimm on drums and Pat DeSalvo on bass. The next concert will feature the Chi-Lites at 7 p.m. Sunday.
Tuesday, July 3, 2012
Return to carefree days this July at Duke Island Park in Bridgewater, for free movie open to county residents.
Sometimes there's just not enough time in the day, but each week, Patch will give you an idea of something to do to relax, spend time with family and just take some time for yourself. Remember when New Jersey was packed with drive-in movie theaters? Well, the carefree fun times of packing up a picnic basket, putting the kids in their pajamas or heading out with a bunch of friends for a night at the drive-in will return to Somerset County in July, courtesy of the Somerset County Park Commission. Admission is free to the three movies planned for the park commission's 13th annual Drive-In movies on three consecutive Friday evenings at Duke Island Park on Old York Road in Bridgewater. The films will be presented on a large screen by the Duke …
Monday, July 2, 2012
Group kicks off Somerset County summer concert series.
About 2,000 people attended the season-opener for the Somerset County Park Commission's summer concert series that featured The Duprees Sunday at Duke Island Park. The Duprees were also celebrating their 50th anniversary.
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
County park commission organizes convenient — and relatively short — walks each Wednesday morning at Duke Island Park.
Sometimes there's just not enough time in the day, but each week, Patch will give you an idea of something to do to relax, spend time with family and just take some time for yourself. With little planning, and for even less money, Somerset County residents can head off for a leisurely walk through Bridgewater's Duke Island Park each Wednesday morning, weather permitting, loosely organized courtesy of the Somerset County Park Commission. The free weekly walking group meets at 9:30 a.m. almost every Wednesday, and proceeds for a short walk along the trails of the park that can even include a stroll along a beautiful stretch of the Raritan River. The group meets at the Duke Island Visitor’s Center at the park off Old York Road in Bridgewater …
Wednesday, July 27, 2011
Somerset County Park Commission continues its annual Bayou Fest, following by Cajun band at weekly concert series.
This Sunday is the annual Bayou Fest at Duke Island Park — the time for reveling and partying, Cajun-style. This week, we are returning the "Great Escape" column to help fill your summer weeks. The column writers each week track down one great idea to give you a much deserved break, and make your life a little easier, and maybe a whole lot enjoyable. Everyone is invited to the Somerset County Park Commission's 14th annual Bayou Fest at Duke Island Park in Bridgewater on Sunday from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., to be followed by a concert of Cajun music. The Bayou Fest will feature dance band Zydeco-A-Go-Go with its blend of Cajun two-steps, New Orleans rhythms and Louisiana rock and roll. The band is from Philadelphia, and arrives with the goal…