Departments & Services
Parks & Recreation - Charter Day
Charter Day, scheduled to be held May 16, 2020, is CANCELLED.
Save the date for next year - May 15, 2021.
Coordinated by the Department of Parks & Recreation, Charter Day is an annual
event which celebrates the history and 1760 Charter of Bernards Township
and showcases community groups, businesses and talent. The event is held on
the 3rd Saturday of May from 12pm – 6pm in the Downtown Basking Ridge area.
The event features:
- a street fair with area businesses, school groups,
non-profit organizations, local artisans and food vendors.
- entertainment including musical and dance performances, demonstrations,
strolling magicians and more.
- a student art exhibit and the Essence of Bernards photography exhibit.
- historical displays at the Brick Academy.
- and amusement rides and games for children of all ages.
For more information on the event or performance inquiries, contact the
Parks & Recreation Department a 908-204-3003 or
Student artwork is collected through the Township’s public schools.
To participate in the photography exhibit
visit the Parks & Recreation Department’s
main page for more information. Our event map and schedule of entertainment is
posted in early May.
Interested Vendors: Applications are
mailed on/about the first week of February
to all prior year participants and those who have submitted a
Form for the current year. Complete application packages cannot be sent or
returned via email. Vendor space is limited and does sell out. Applications
are accepted on a first come, first paid basis in accordance with residency-based
registration start dates. Call 908-204-3003 with questions.