Wine Tasting and Jazz Concert Planned for May

Taste up to 10 varieties of top-rated wines from various regions along with light appetizers, and hear a live jazz performance by Piscataway Hills’ very own Keith Wilson. This event will support the work of your neighborhood association, and a portion of the proceeds will go towards the Surveillance Camera Fund.

The PHCA Wine Tasting Fundraiser will be held Saturday, May 18, 2013, 4-6 p.m., at the Waterfront Park Pavilion. It costs $25 per person in advance ($30 per per- son on the day of the event). Tickets can be purchased from any board member.

First Easter Egg Hunt at Waterfront Park

Join your neighbors for an Easter Egg Hunt Fundraiser with games, crafts and more! The cost is $5 per child for tickets purchased in advance and $8 the day of the event. A portion of the proceeds will go towards the PHCA’s Surveillance Camera Fund.

The event will be held Sunday, March 24, 2013, 12 p.m.-2 p.m., with the Easter Egg Hunt starting at 12:30 p.m. It will take place at the PHCA Waterfront Park, where the event pavilion will be set up. It is strictly BYOB: “Bring Your Own Basket”

To purchase tickets, contact Gwynn Roberson (301-957-0401); Christie Hunter (646-841-4472); or Brad Bartee (202-600-6537).

Oktoberfest 2011

octoberfest-2011

Lot 39 Waterfront Park was transformed into a little bit of Germany on October 15 as Piscataway Hills residents celebrated Oktoberfest with bratwurst, potato pancakes, German beer, and lots and lots of desserts.

Newly inaugurated Piscataway Hills President Gwynn Roberson continued her previous role as head chef of the annual event, for which the dozens of attendees throughout the afternoon were extremely grateful. In addition to the traditional bratwursts from Baltimore, this year’s fare included homemade red applesauce, soft pretzels, German potato salad, pulled pork and red cabbage, and chicken and sauerkraut. Bierocks made with ground turkey were served for the non-pork and healthier eaters.

Although the weather was warm and sunny, any chill would have been warded off by a blazing bonfire kindled by PHCA Board Member Neil Ayers. Piscataway Creek also sparkled in the bright fall sunlight, inviting picnickers to stroll along the water and enjoy the views and the abundant wildlife.

 

Other activities included volleyball, badminton, horseshoes, tetherball, and all the other games and balls from Treasurer Don Benedict’s garage. One activity fromprevious years that fell victim to technology was the Redskins game on TV, as it was considered doubtful that a digital broadcast could be picked up reliably. So the PHCA Board voted to celebrate Oktoberfest on a Saturday and allow people to watch the Redskins lose on Sunday in the comfort of their own homes.

As always, the success of this event was due to the many neighborhood volunteers who helped set up, serve the food, clean up, and purchase supplies. And, of course, to everyone who brought desserts and other food to share. To which everyone can say,“Eins, zwei, gesoffen!” (One, two, drink!)