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Rumson's Wonderful Time of Year Starts

Holiday events in Rumson start Friday

‘Tis the season for winter holiday festivities, many of which will premiere in Rumson starting Friday.

First, Friday is opening night of the Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School Tower Players’ production of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. The show, which is also being produced in line with a celebration of Dickens’ 200th anniversary, will run at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday at the high school’s auditorium. The show will close on Sunday with a 1 p.m. matinee.

On Saturday, Dec. 1, Rumsonites can look forward to the annual holiday bazaar at Deane-Porter where a lot of to socializing and gift shopping is characteristically done from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the school.

Then, on Sunday, Dec. 2, at 5 p.m., Rumson will host its annual holiday celebration and tree lighting at Victory Park.

The festivities at the park will include performances of Tim McLoone and the Shirleys, the R-FH Tower Singers and Deane-Porter’s third grade chorus.

“There will be refreshments for all and everyone is invited to attend this special evening with (your) Rumson friends and neighbors, which is a wonderful start to your holiday season,” Rumson Mayor John Ekdahl said.

And then there are school concerts: Deane Porter will host its annual holiday concert at 10 a.m. at the Forrestdale School gym. And Forrestdale will host its annual concert on Dec. 19 at 1:30 p.m. in the school’s gym.

Congregation B'nai Israel will also be having a Chanukah party on Sunday, Dec. 9 at 4:30 p.m.

Let us know if there are any other holiday events coming up in Rumson that we’ve missed. Happy holidays!

supersandystorm November 29, 2012 at 12:38 AM
So Mayor Ekdahl can host a tree lighting but cannot host a meeting for Rumson Residents affected by Sandy.......Thanks Mr. Mayor.....
J H November 29, 2012 at 10:50 AM
There were a couple of meeting that me and my family attended already.
Cath Mcnite November 29, 2012 at 10:53 AM
Sounds like we have Scrooge him/herself as the first commenter. Merry Christmas!
Katie Johnson November 29, 2012 at 11:43 AM
@J H, please share when the official meeting was held by the Borough to discuss rebuilding Rumson? How to deal with Fema? The only meeting I know of was a regularly scheduled Borough Council meeting.
Katie Johnson November 29, 2012 at 11:46 AM
And Cath, it is VERY hard to be Cheerful when you are displaced. Maybe the first person is one of the 50 displaced families in Rumson who's houses flooded. After losing my entire first floor and everything in my garage, I am not really in the Christmas spirit. Have a little sympathy for these people. Tom Rogers has been great calling people back who have questions, but maybe one meeting for these people needs to be held.
Tyna November 29, 2012 at 04:28 PM
J.H. you might have Rumson confused with Sea Bright. Sea Bright held meetings in our Borden Football Stadium several times. To date Rumson has not held ANY town meetings to help displaced residents. Oh and glad we spent 5 mil on our new town hall...where are we sending our displaced residents to get permits info etc?? NOT boro hall, we send them to Bingham Hall..a building redone by the way with private funds. Guess we don't want mud tracked onto the pretty marble floors?! Give me a break.
Kathryn Ward Grabowy November 29, 2012 at 11:54 PM
It's a CHRISTMAS tree lighting, not a holiday tree! All this diversity education and everyone's afraid to say Christmas. You called the Hannukah party what it is, a Hannukah party. why can't you acknowledge the Christmas tree? Just say "Christmas", go ahead, just say it!
Kathy Mercantile November 29, 2012 at 11:54 PM
So you people think we should stop the Rumson holiday celebration? Guess what, it isn't goin to happen. You are a bunch of miserable misers. Take your complaints somewhere they might be useful and constructive. Happy holidays! LOL
Kathy Mercantile November 29, 2012 at 11:55 PM
And Merry Christmas!!!!
Fred Mercury November 30, 2012 at 11:01 PM
Wendy you need to work on your attitude
Leslie December 02, 2012 at 03:10 PM
Sorry, we were affected by Sandy as well but CHRISTMAS is Christmas ... I think people need a little normalcy and continuity in their lives especially after a tragedy. Everything gets cancelled and it makes it even worse. It's something that shows life will go on.... You all don't know what you have until you don't have it...

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