The Matawan-Aberdeen Chamber of Commerce in association with the Recreation Commission of the Borough of Matawan presented Matawan Day from 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm on Saturday, October 17th
Matawan’s Main Street was closed off to traffic and transformed into a magnificent festival where people walked along the designated festival area to play games, take turns on rides, taste delicious foods and drinks, purchase crafters’ unique products and collect information from local businesses and non-profit organizations showcasing their services.
There were over 120 vendors lining Main Street this year. Local restaurants such as La Riviera, Maloney’s Pub, Casa Fabian, Il Fornetto Antico Coal Fire Pizza and MJ’s Buttonwood Manor were joined by annual favorites, Big Harlie’s Barbeque, Maria’s Tasty Ice Cream and new participants, CTX Jorge’s Icepress, Really Good Pretzels, Buttered Bisquits.
Matawan Day continued to include a beer and wine garden provided by MJ’s Buttonwood Manor and free rides sponsored by our premier sponsors, CareOne Holmdel, Dr. Marianne Mauro and Associates, Greater Media Newspapers, MJ’s Buttonwood Manor, and the Tommy G Show . Total Sound Entertainment served once again as Master of Ceremonies and DJ for the entertainment that ran from 12:30 pm – 4:30 pm. Raising the Barre Dance Studio, MJExpressions, and Tula Yoga Studio. and Blue Dragon Karate Studio were among those scheduled to perform.
In between the entertainment, tasting the variety of food, or enjoying the thrill of the rides, visitors were able to listen to some music played by BIlly Doremus down by Maloney;s Pub and also stop by the various local businesses, and non-profit organizations. Many were offering give-aways and holding raffles throughout the day. ,
Matawan Day 2015 was a great success due to the help of not only the Recreation Commission of Matawan but also the Department of Public Works, the Police Department , Matawan First Aid and Loori Bus Company. We are grateful to all the vendors for choosing to participate in our event, for the community for spending their Saturday with us and for all that gave a hand in helping it run so smoothly.Here are some pictures taken by Nicole Hymowitz of Nicole Hymowitz Photography. Enjoy!