Hazlet Citizen News-Sept.24-1400

September 24, 2021

Some nice improvements are coming to a busy corner in town!

Hazlet Township applied for and was awarded a $220,000 grant toward the installation of a sidewalk along Middle Road and Union Avenue. The new sidewalk runs from Green Acres Drive on Middle Road to Green Acres Drive on Union Avenue.

The walkway is part of the Township Committee's vision to make this wooded corner a welcoming pedestrian gateway to Veterans Park. A digital sign will replace the old signboard. There are plans for a landscaped seating area and the installation of an attractive town clock. Keep watching the progress. The project should be completed by November. 

New Sidewalk Installation 9/24/2021

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Job Opportunity: Personnel Officer

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

Plan a Garage Sale 

As of Friday, 31 households have signed up for the fall Town-Wide Garage Sale. View them and item descriptions on the interactive map. 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 Oct 2021

Hazlet Day is Coming Saturday, Oct. 2

Join the Hazlet Township Committee and the Recreation Advisory Council volunteers for Hazlet Day 2021 on Saturday, October 2. The rain date is Oct. 3.

The event will be held outdoors at Veterans Park from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

"Hazlet Day brings our town together, and there is something for everyone," said Mayor Tara Clark. "We invite all Hazlet residents, and especially our newest residents, to come and enjoy this fun special day." 

For the little ones, there will be a petting zoo with a cow, donkey and goats, and a cute choo-choo train ride in the park. Big kids will love the challenging inflatables like the Extreme Run Slide, Wrecking Ball and Bungee Trampoline & Rockwall Combo

Everyone can compete against each other at The Rock N Roll Race Cars a game of remote controlled cars on a Super Speedway. "We are so excited to welcome back the Rock N Roll race cars," said Recreation Director Chris McManus. "The crowd loves them, and its a really fun thing for parents and kids to do together." 

All the amusements are free.

Over 50 Hazlet-community organizations have signed up to come to the fair. They included businesses, crafters, and vendors. There will be 8 food trucks, offering exciting treats and sandwiches. The first responders and volunteers will greet residents and show off their shiny trucks. 

Throughout the day there will be entertainment by sensational Perna Dance Studio, precision United Martial Arts and the classic cover band band Time After Time. There will be a professional pumpkin carver demonstrating his art on large pumpkins, and offering tips for home carvers as he goes.

The Monmouth County Health Department will offer free COVID vaccines and education at the Cullen Center. 

On festival day, drivers must enter Veterans Park through Green Acres Drive. (The Union Avenue entrance will be closed.)

Sign Up for a Holiday Bus Trip to Historic Smithville

Join Hazlet Recreation on a Holiday bus trip to Historic Smithville and Village Greene on December 12, 2021. Includes lunch at the The Historic 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. 


Events in HAZLET

Hazlet Township Save the Date

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.

Monday, Sept. 27 - Blood Drive sponsored by Hazlet Emergency Services. At North Centerville firehouse. 1 pm to 7 pm. Register with sponsor code 70721.

Saturday, Oct 2 - Hazlet Day at Veterans Park. 11 am to 4 pm. 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.

Monday, Oct. 25  - Blood Drive sponsored by Hazlet Emergency Services. At North Centerville firehouse. 1 pm to 7 pm. Register with sponsor code 70721.

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


  • 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.