Hazlet Citizen News - Sept.17 2021

September 17, 2021

Smithville in DecemberBus Trip to Smithville Announced

Join Hazlet Recreation on a Holiday bus trip to Historic Smithville and Village Greene on December 12, 2021. Includes lunch at the Smithville Inn and a visit to the Village Greene where you can browse a wide collection of unique shops. December in Smithville is a winter wonderland. More. A ticket is $65. Register online or visit Town Hall Recreation Office on the second floor to pay by check. 

Job Opportunity

Hazlet Township is hiring a part-time Personnel Officer. View the posting

Sign Up for Town-Wide Garage Sale

We are a month away from the fall Town-Wide Garage Sale. We have 19 sales already listed on the interactive map with items like drum sets to Lenox tableware. The Town-Wide Garage Sale on Saturday, October 16 from 9 am to 4 pm. There is no permit nor fee required. You can submit your address and items for sale here: HazletTwp.org/GarageSale.

Hazlet Day - Vendor Deadline Next Week

Hazlet Day 2021 is Saturday, October 2. Vendors, nonprofits and community groups are invited to participate and should fill out our online application to secure a spot. Deadline to submit payment (if applicable) is Thursday, September 23, 2021. 

Remembering 9/11, 20 Years Later

Hazlet Township came together for a moving tribute on the 20th anniversary of the tragic events of September 11. With a large crowd expected, the ceremony was moved to the gazebo at Veterans Park. Firefighters created a stunning display with ladders and the American Flag, through which the Police Honor Guard and Raritan High School Marching Band arrived. Police Chaplain Barry Mulligan offered a poignant prayer, and Mayor Tara Clark gave a speech on the theme of never forgetting.  It was a somber and dignified ceremony. Many remarked on how moving it was to stand together and reflect, with candles lighting the darkness. A video of the event can be seen on Facebook, courtesy of the RHS Marching Band. 

9/11 Candlelight Commemoration

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Events in HAZLET

Hazlet Township Save the Date

Saturday, Sept. 18 - PBA Car Show Festival at Veterans Park, 9 am to 3 pm. Cars, food trucks, family fun and a Dunk Tank. Details on the PBA's Facebook page.

Saturday, Sept. 25 - Car Seat Event. Come to the Hazlet Police Dept. and get your child seat installed or checked by one of our certified car seat technicians. No appointment necessary during event. Hours are 11 am to 2 pm. Location is 255 Middle Road.

Saturday, Oct 2 - Hazlet Day at Veterans Park. 11 am to 4 pm. Sign up your business, community group or nonprofit organization for a spot. Rain date is Oct. 3

Friday, Oct. 15 to Sunday, Oct. 17 - Raritan High School presents Hazlet House of Horror at the Cullen Center. Sponsored by Hazlet Recreation

Saturday, Oct. 16 

  • Town-Wide Garage Sale and Library Used Book Sale.  9 am to 4 pm. More info.
  • Rabies Clinic. 9 to 11 am at DPW Yard at Leocadia Court.  More info: Hazlet Health Services 
  • Special Needs Open House. Hosted by Hazlet Police. At the police station, 255 Middle Road. 11 am to 2 pm. Meet officers, tour department, check out vehicles and equipment. Register.

Tuesday, Nov. 23 - Thanksgiving Community Dinner, 3 p.m. Details to come. Sign-ups with Recreation office will be in early November. 

Sunday, Dec. 5 - Cookies and hot cocoa with Santa. Ice sculpting demonstration. Christmas tree lighting at 5 p.m.

Sunday, Dec. 12 - Bus trip to Smithville, NJ with sit down lunch and holiday shopping in the Village Greene. Sign-up through Recreation. $65 per person. 

Details may change as we approach event dates. Be sure to check back! 


Monmouth County Events

Details for Park events at MonmouthCountyParks.com or call 1-732-842-4000 x. 4312


  • Fall Plant Swap
    Saturday, September 18, 8:30-11:30 AM, Tatum Park, Middletown
  • Wind & Sea Festival
    Saturday, September 18, 11:00 AM-5:00 PM. Bayshore Waterfront Park, Port Monmouth
  • Barn Dance with Middletown Ramblers (Free)
    Friday, Sept. 24, 7 pm, Thompson Park Activity Barn, Lincroft
  • Harvest Home Festival
    Sunday, September 26. 11:00 AM-5:00 PM. Historic Longstreet Farm, Holmdel
  • Monmouth County Workforce Development IN-PERSON Fall 2021 Job Fair, Wednesday, Sept. 29, 10 AM to 1 PM. Brookdale Community College’s Collins Arena in Lincroft. Job seekers must register.



  • Deep Cut Gardens Fairy Day Fest (Free) Build a fairy house.
    Saturday, Oct. 2, 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
  • Archives and History Day
    Saturday, Oct. 2. 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM. Brookdale Community College’s Collins Arena in Lincroft.


  • Made in Monmouth
    Saturday, November 6, 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM, Brookdale Community College’s Collins Arena in Lincroft. 
  • Fall Craft Show
    Saturday, November 13, 9:00 AM-2:00 PM Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls 

Hazlet Citizen News Weekly is compiled and published by the Hazlet Township Public Information Office to share news and events with our citizens and neighbors. This weekly news roundup is posted to our website on Friday. Get an email or text alert to see the week's news by signing up here. Questions? Contact Christina Johnson, Public Information Officer: (732) 217-8660 or cjohnson@hazletnj.org.