Green Festival – Secaucus’ annual Spring Green Festival is usually held the first Saturday in May at the Secaucus Xchange. The festival features environmental activities for children and adults, live music, live animals, pontoon boat rides, performers, educational presentations and over 50 food and green vendors. See Events Calendar Green Festival Photos.
Arbor Day – The Mayor, Town Council and Shade Tree Committee host a community-wide celebration every Arbor Day. Held on a rotating basis at one of the schools, a proclamation is read to show our town’s commitment to the care of our trees. Students - elementary through high school - participate in the planting of trees and flowers, and take part in a cleanup of the school grounds. Our environmental director visits the schools with a presentation on the importance of trees and their contribution to a clean and healthy environment. See Events Calendar. For 2016 we held an Arbor Day Tree Appreciation Campaign to help increase the tree canopy in Secaucus. Those who generously contributed to our tree appreciation campaign can be found on the Arbor Day Tree Appreciation Campaign Contributors page
Earth Day – April 22nd is Earth Day. Our environmental director visits all the elementary schools in Town and speaks to the students about the importance of caring for our planet. In addition she gives a presentation to Secaucus high school students on environmental initiatives that the Town has undertaken to work toward being a green community. Earth Day is also our most popular day for businesses in Secaucus to arrange a corporate cleanup in town for their employees.
Community Supported Agriculture (CSA): The Mayor and Environmental Department have worked with Farmer Margaret Noon of School Lunch Farm to bring a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program to Secaucus. Community Supported Agriculture is a growing national trend for families looking for healthy eating alternatives while supporting local farmers and earth-friendly farming practices.
Eco-Cruises – Departing from Laurel Hill Park, free eco cruises on the Hackensack River are generally offered two times a summer for Secaucus residents. Take an educational tour of the Meadowlands with Captain Bill Sheehan, the Hackensack Riverkeeper. There is limited space available and participants must sign up in advance. See Events Calendar
Farmer’s Market – A local street market which runs weekly from July through September with a variety of vendors selling local produce, honey, pickles, fresh cut flowers, kettle corn, etc. Located in the center of Secaucus - See Events Calendar – for days and hours. Farmer’s Market Photos.
Environmental Camp – The Environmental Department holds a four-day environmental experience for children between the ages of 8 and 12. Held at the end of August, our camp teaches children about the importance of our environment with hands-on activities and presentations. Free. There is limited space available and campers must sign up in advance. See our 2015 schedule for an idea of what to expect for next year.
Hazardous Waste & E-Waste Recycling Days – Oil-based paints, thinners, pesticides, pool chemicals, fire extinguishers, etc. Computers, laptops, DVD players, monitors, etc. See HCIA website for a comprehensive list of what is recyclable and dates, places and times to recycle these items.
Shred It Days – Free. Generally we have two days per year that are dedicated to community paper shredding. We organize this event with the Hudson County Improvement Authority (HCIA) See HCIA website for the dates, places and times that they have scheduled the Town of Secaucus for a community shredding day.
Show us Your Garden - Photo Gallery – Send us pictures of your garden! Show off your green thumb! Email them to . Every summer we feature Secaucus residents’ photos of their gardens and flowers online and on the town TV Channel 36