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From Hazlet Township
May 13, 2022

Hazlet plans Memorial Day ceremony; Join friends on a Paddle Wheel boat cruise; Hundreds expected Sunday for RHS Motoring for Music Car Show

Hazlet Citizen Weekly-May 13 2022

Memorial Day Ceremony Planned
Planning is underway for Hazlet's annual ceremony on Memorial Day to honor the sacrifices of those who gave all for our country's freedom. The event is at the Memorial Circle next to the Cullen Center, 1776 Union Avenue. The starting time will soon be announced.

Hazlet Township's shared moment of reflection is dignified, reverent and stunningly patriotic, with live music and over 100 banners hung throughout Veterans Park honoring our Hazlet Heroes. Attractive red, white and blue banners featuring the names and photos of town residents with military service will be displayed Memorial Day through Veterans Day. Once again, Provident Bank will sponsor the banners for all of Hazlet’s actively-serving military members and those of Hazlet citizens who have perished in service to our country. 

Last year over 300 attended the outdoor ceremony. Hazlet Recreation volunteers will offer light refreshments inside the Cullen Center following the ceremony. 

Town Hall Employees Welcome Friday Visitors
Town Hall returned to a 5-day schedule on Friday, May 6, following a decision by the Township Committee to  provide more convenience to citizens. Previously, the Municipal Building operated Monday through Thursday and was closed Friday.

The first person through the doors at 8:15 a.m. Friday was Lou Gualtieri of Little Silver, owner of Two River Builders, who was looking to schedule a footing inspection for a project in Hazlet. About 30 others came in throughout the day to make tax payments, sign up for the Swim Club, drop off  forms to the Clerk's Office or visit the building and zoning department. Amanda Robinson of Hazlet was following up on a deck permit. "Friday is usually the day I have down time and I'm less busy at work, so it's convenient that Town Hall is open,"  she said.

Town Hall is located at 1766 Union Avenue. Weekday hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

Lou Gualtieri, a builder, was the first visitor to Town Hall on a Friday since it reopened Fridays.

Township Committee Meets Tuesday
The governing body will meet Tuesday, May 17 for a 7 p.m. Workshop and 8 p.m. Regular Meeting.  

Paddle Wheel Boat Cruise
Join Hazlet Recreation for a scenic local cruise aboard an authentic Paddle Wheel Boat called the Navesink Queen. The "Lighthouse & Lunch" cruise leaves from Atlantic Highlands Marina. We can provide transportation to seniors and disabled, so please inquire. Date is June 15 from noon to 3 p.m. Tickets are $55. More information.

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Marching Band Hosts Car Show Sunday
You may notice some some funky and fancy cars driving down Middle Road Sunday morning. They will be headed to second annual Motoring for Music fundraiser at Raritan High School. Last year there were 150 on display by proud owners. This year, organizers believe there could be as many as 200 on view. Proceeds support the RHS Marching Band, whose members perform at many township functions. The Marching Band performs at 1 p.m. Food trucks, raffles and giveaways. Free admission. Park at side of school. Have fun! Event page. 

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Baby Formula Drive
Mayor Michael Sachs would like Hazlet residents to know about a Baby Formula drive sponsored by Legislative District 13 Assemblywoman Vicky Flynn and Assemblyman Gerry Scharfenberger. Donations can be dropped off at their Middletown offices at 1715 Route 35 North, Suites 306 & 307, Middletown. Read more. 

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Recycling Yard SUMMER HOURS

The Public Works Recycling Yard at 39 Leocadia Court is closed Memorial Day, May 30. Please note that following the holiday, the  DPW Yard will switch to summer hours until Labor Day. The summer hours are Monday through Friday, 7 am to 2:30 p.m.; Saturdays 8:15 am to 1:45 pm. 

Hazlet Township Save the Date

Find township government, board and committee meetings and more on the main township calendar.


May 15, Sunday: RHS Marching Band Motoring for Music Car Show, 10 am to 3 p.m. at Raritan High School. Event page.

May 19, Thursday: DIY Wood Painting Class, 7 to 9 p.m. at the Cullen Center. Register. 

May 20, Hazlet Business Owner's Association invite local owner to "What's Brewing" monthly networking meeting. 7:45 to 9 a.m. at the Cullen Center.  Light breakfast. RSVP through their Facebook page.

May 23, Monday: Monthly Blood Drive sponsored by Hazlet Emergency Services at North Centerville firehouse. For an appointment go to sponsor code 70721 . 

May 21, Saturday: 

  • Car Seat informational event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sponsored by Hazlet Police Dept. Have your car seat inspected or installed by a Certified Car Seat Installation Officers. We will also have different car seats displayed so you can see how a child should be secured in your vehicle as they grow. 
  • Princess Tea Party - from noon to 2 p.m. Hazlet Recreation "Parent and Me" event. From noon to 2 p.m. at the Cullen Center. $10 per adult, $5 per child (ages 1-12) Fun tea party games. Refreshments of tea/punch, finger sandwiches and sweets. RSVP. 

May 30, Monday: Memorial Day Ceremony at the Cullen Center, Veterans Park. Starts at 10 a.m. Hazlet Pops will perform. 


June 15, Wednesday: Lunch & Lighthouse Tour on the Navesink Queen Paddle Wheel Boat, Atlantic Highlands Marina. Meet at the boat. From noon to 3 p.m. $55 per person. Lunch and dessert included. Get your ticket. 

June 24, Friday: Movie in the Park: "Star Wars," sponsored by Hazlet Recreation. Starting at 8:30 p.m. at Veterans Park. Bring your own blankets and chairs. Food, ice cream on site. Let Recreation know you are coming. 

June 27, Monday: Monthly Blood Drive sponsored by Hazlet Emergency Services at North Centerville firehouse. For an appointment go to sponsor code 70721 . 


July 2, Saturday, at dusk. Hazlet Fireworks Display in Veterans Park

July 7, Thursday: Hazlet Pops Patriotic Concert, held outdoors. Details TBA.

July 8, Friday: Parents' Night Out, sponsored by Hazlet Recreation. Enjoy a night out while kids spend time together at the Cullen Community Center. From 6 to 9 p.m. $25 per child. Ages 5 to 12 years old. Space is limited. Admission includes arts and crafts and fun games. Pizza, water and snacks provided. Sign the kids up.

July 14, Thursday: Hazlet Pops Concert and Movie Night. Details TBA

July 21, Thursday: Hazlet Pops Broadway Night Concert. Details TBA.

July 28, Hazlet Pops Raritan Alumni Classical Music Night. Details TBA. 


Oct. 1, Saturday: Hazlet Day. Held outside Town Hall from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Vendors, rides, games, information booths, food trucks and more. Registration is open to secure a spot at our registration site. (look under Programs tab, Events.)

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Every week we use an original image from somewhere in Hazlet Township in our banner. Some are harder to guess than others. Can you identify this week's image at the top of the newsletter? Submit your answer. We will congratulate you in next week's newsletter. 

Last week's photo was the view of the Piñatas in the Park event in Veterans Park, with pond in the background.

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