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Stop in Glassboro for a Spell and enjoy Spook-tacular free activities this autumn with two of the largest trick-or-treating events in South Jersey!

“Autumn is great for capturing what Glassboro events are all about. This time of year we create new experiences and events for even the youngest residents.” Said Council President George Cossabone, Sr. “It’s that time of year university students and residents to come together and enjoy some of the best family-friendly events that South Jersey has to offer.”

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Glassboro completes final phase of Town Square with Public Restroom Facilities and State-of-the-art Water Feature

It has been almost 120 years since the Glassboro Public Fountain was installed between the intersection of Academy and State Streets. It was placed on July 10, 1900. It was a drinking fountain that doubled as a lamp post. Since that fountain was placed before the time of automobiles, it faced many dangers as technology advanced and was relocated on South Academy Street after 21 years and being struck four times by automobiles. Several years later it mysteriously disappeared, and was never seen again.

The public fountain had a special significance in Glassboro’s past and during the summer of 2019 its long awaited replacement was installed in anticipation of Glassboro’s 100th Year Anniversary of incorporation scheduled for 2020. Glassboro was incorporated as a borough on March 18, 1920, replacing Glassboro Township.

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Buona Festa Italiana! Come celebrate with the Borough of Glassboro on Saturday, September 14, 2019, for the Annual St. Anthony’s Italian Heritage Festival.

“The Annual Italian Festival is cherished in Glassboro, and for good reason. Our festival is like no other and celebrates our community of many Italian families.  Downtown Glassboro is one of the most popular destinations in South Jersey and we are delighted to join residents and visitors in this annual tradition of amazing food, great music, and Italian Heritage,” said Councilwoman Daniele Brida Spence.  “This year's festival will offer a full spectrum of events and activities for all ages; Italian food, wine competition, cannoli eating contest, artisan vendors, and a full schedule of authentic Italian performances by new entertainers as well as local favorites.”

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The 15th Annual Glassboro Car Show & Food Truck Festival drives into Glassboro August 30, 2019.

The car show will be located in Downtown Glassboro and the Town Square, Glassboro, New Jersey. The show will be start at 5 pm. The show will end at 9pm. This is a free family fun event and there is something for every gear head or casual admirer. On display will be restored vehicles representing all decades of automotive history as well as exotics, EV’s, and motorcycles. Food vendors will be on site selling food and non- alcoholic beverages. Landmark Americana will host two Beer Gardens. There will be plenty of free parking at the event with signage and parking attendants to direct attendees. This is a rain or shine event.

“Each year, our goal is to grow the selection vehicles that are all-new to the show and match the passions of our attendees,” said Council President George Cossabone, Sr. “For our younger attendees the passion for cars and motorcycles starts very early, so it was important to us to provide a wealth of fun activities for kids—the drivers of the future. These new attractions will entertain and inspire children, while also providing them with opportunities to learn about the rich history and legendary fanfare of iconic automotive brands.”

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The second annual Borough Of Glass Festival ArtWalk and Night Market celebrates Glassboro’s namesake industry.

To commemorate our rich history of glass blowing, on July 20, 5-10 PM, we will host the “Borough of Glass Festival Art Walk and Night Market.” This art festival and market will be marked by dozens of artists selling and performing demonstrations of their unique crafts.

“We are excited to continue growing the Borough of Glass Festival as a destination for makers of all ages.” Said Council President George Cossabone, Sr. “Glassboro has created this festival for artists of all disciplines to be able to showcase and demo their craft in our beautiful downtown making this a memorable weekend for everyone.”

This inspiring festival will include dozens of local and area glassblowers, sculptors, painters, and potters plus a multitude of other hand-crafters that will offer their items for sale and be demonstrating their skills and artisanship right before your eyes!

The night market offers visitors the chance to browse a variety of goods while basking in a festival atmosphere full of great food, craft beer, and other al fresco fun on Rowan Boulevard and the Town Square while live entertainment is provided by headliner The Jump Off Band, a Philadelphia power band.

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Glassboro's Annual CommUnity Day will take place Saturday, June 8, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Town Square. Over 2,000 people are expected for games, food, community information, and entertainment.

Glassboro's Annual CommUnity Day will take place Saturday, June 8, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Town Square. Over 2,000 people are expected for games, food, community information, and entertainment.

With the days getting longer and warmer in the New Jersey, this is the perfect opportunity to get out and explore what’s new and fun in Glassboro!

This rain or shine free community event will be open to the public for all ages to enjoy. The excitement will begin at 11am and end at 3 pm. There will be over 50 vendors on site selling artisan offerings, food, and non- alcoholic beverages. Activities will include live music, DJ’s, face painters, sports obstacle course, balloon artists, kids castles and a very special scholarship award for one deserving Glassboro High School student. For the second year in a row, the Creative Glassboro Arts Advisory Board, joined by Mayor John E. Wallace III and fellow council members, will award a $1,000 scholarship to a GHS Senior proficient in performing arts or visual arts. The 2019 recipient is Rebekah Toy.

“This event continually brings residents together for a free day of entertainment and education, building on the sense of collaboration and friendship that makes Glassboro such a great community,” said Council President George Cossabone. “I’d like to offer a very special Thank You to our local businesses and organizations whom continue to support unity in Glassboro and encourage people to get involved.”

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It's the most wonderful time of the year! Santa Claus is coming to town to light the tree in Downtown Glassboro!

"We expect this year’s annual tradition of Boro in Lights to be the biggest and brightest ever as we celebrate our beautiful downtown and officially kick off the holiday season," Mayor John E. Wallace III says. "It is our goal to bring the community together for family fun and encourage the community to help those in need, so please be sure to bring a Toy-for-a-Tot and canned food for those less fortunate."

Over 4,000 people are expected to attend Glassboro's Annual Tree Lighting. Put it on your calendar and you better be good for goodness sake!

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For the 6th Year in a row Glassboro is brewing up fun and beer at the 2018 Glassboro Craft Beer Festival. Sample hundreds of beers from over 50 breweries...

“We have enjoyed great response from our past beer festivals and we expect 2018 to be better than ever” said Councilman Andrew Halter. “Glassboro is home to the newly opened, award winning, Bonesaw Brewing Co. and will open two new breweries within the next year. We have discovered that the art of brewing beer is an economic driver for cities that is not only enjoyed by residents but also brings visitors from around the region.”

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Buona Festa Italiana! Come celebrate with the Borough of Glassboro on Saturday, September 15th for the Annual St. Anthony’s Italian Heritage Festival.

“The Annual Italian Festival is very exciting to Glassboro. When visitors attend this exciting festival, they also embrace the richness of Italian history, culture, and traditions. Downtown Glassboro is one of the most popular destinations in South Jersey and we are delighted to join residents and visitors in this annual tradition of amazing food, great music, and Italian Heritage.” said Councilwoman Anna Miller. “Our attendees wanted to see more vendors, interactive features, food and entertainment, however our previous locations were limiting to build those types of experiences. The new location gives us the flexibility and space to do everything the festival’s fans are asking for and to show off the redeveloped Downtown Glassboro with all of our new businesses and stunning Town Square.”

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The 14th Annual Glassboro Car Show & Food Truck Festival drives into Glassboro August 31, 2018. Thousands of car enthusiasts will gather in Glassboro, New Jersey.

The Annual Car show drives into Glassboro on August 31, 2018.  For the 14th year in a row, car enthusiasts will gather in Glassboro, New Jersey at the 2018 Glassboro Car Show & Food truck Festival, the premier car show in South Jersey.  The viewing area will be in Downtown Glassboro and the Town Square. An anticipated 4,000 attendees will have the opportunity to view over 350 vehicles while listening to live music, racing scale slot cars, listening to DJ Pepper Paul 92.1 and the Olde City Band, and enjoying the best food trucks and local cold craft beer.

“We are thrilled to move the car show into Downtown Glassboro which will allow us to evolve The Car Show and Food Truck Festival into a larger festival experience for car enthusiasts,” said Councilman Andrew Halter.   “Our attendees wanted to see more cars, vendors, giveaways, interactive features, food and entertainment, however our previous locations were limiting to build those types of experiences.  The new location gives us the flexibility and space to do everything the show’s fans are asking for and to show off the redeveloped Downtown Glassboro with all of our new businesses and stunning Town Square.”

Details, vendor and vehicle registration, entertainment, and more at https://www.glassboro.org/car-show-2018

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Glassboro has commissioned a bronze Glassblower Sculpture and created an art festival to commemorate our namesake industry.

“We have such an incredible mixture of the arts here in Glassboro and the arts are quickly becoming an economic driver for cities.” said Mayor John E. Wallace III. “Glassboro is home to Rowan University which hosts world class dance, theatre, concerts, and of course a World Class Art Gallery. Glassboro is also home to the Heritage Glass Museum which holds many historical glass pieces from our past, not only enriching our residents’ lives but also bringing visitors from around the region.”

This inspiring festival will include dozens of local and area glassblowers, sculptors, painters, metal-smiths, and woodworkers, plus a multitude of other hand-crafters that will offer their items for sale and be demonstrating their skills and artisanship right before your eyes!  

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Sculpture of Former Glassboro Mayor Alvin Shpeen Donated to Town Square by Demountable Concepts, Inc

“Former Glassboro Mayor, Alvin Shpeen’s dedication and vision created the groundwork for our revitalization and what has become the new standard in suburban living and a model for cities nationwide,” said Glassboro Councilman John E. Wallace III. “That is why this statue belongs in this location, directly across from his previous office -- to remind us, no matter how much we have to overcome, just what it is that leadership requires; just what it is that citizenship requires. Alvin Shpeen would have turned 87 years old this July. We do well by placing a statue of him here. But we can do no greater honor to his memory than to carry forward the power of his vision and a dedication to our residents.”

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