Free Concert In The Park Saturday
Also, DEP issue water conservation warning, and tips on how to do it
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- Get your Glee on Saturday as 4GotteN SuitCase, an a capella group from Ramapo College, gives a free concert in the park. Stop by the Field of Creams Café inside Continental Soldiers Park at 12:30 p.m. for the free show.
- The Learning Experience in Ramsey is hosting an open house from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Stop by to find out more about the center, and its summer camp facility.
- First time visitors can try out a free ‘Club Strength’ group exercise class at the NYSC in Mahwah Saturday morning. Get the info here.
- Cherry Orchard is the last show of the Ramapo College theater season. See one of the show’s final performances Saturday.
- The NJDEP released a statement Friday urging residents to conserve water use, both inside and outside the home, due to “ongoing concerns about below normal precipitation.” The DEP released the following tips on how to save water:
- Do not over-water lawns and landscaping. Watering two times per week for 20-30 minutes in early morning or early evening ensures that plants receive the most water while developing strong, healthy root systems. Make sure sprinklers and irrigation systems do not water during or immediately after a rain and are set to avoid wasting water on the street, driveway and sidewalk.
- Use a hose with a hand-held nozzle to water flowers and shrubs.
- Turn off the faucet while brushing teeth and shaving.
- To save water in the home, fix leaky faucets and pipes.
- Run washing machines and dishwashers only when full.
- Install high-efficiency, water saving toilets, faucets and shower heads.
- Use a broom to sweep the sidewalk, rather than a hose;
- Use mulch and native plants to conserve water in the garden;
- Use a rain barrel to capture water from a downspout to use later for watering gardens and plants;
- Use soaker hoses or drip irrigation to water trees, gardens and flower beds.
- More information on water conservation and water supply status in all of New Jersey’s drought regions can be found at www.njdrought.org