Posted Friday, April 15th, 2016

The Lake Hopatcong Block Party, hosted by the non-profit Lake Hopatcong Foundation will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, May 7, (rain or shine) at Hopatcong State Park in the Landing section of Roxbury.


It will bring together local residents, organizations and businesses, and will feature music, demonstrations, craft vendors, food trucks, restaurants, a children’s area, and opportunities for a short boat ride provided by Bridge Marina and Lake Hopatcong Cruises.

Limited parking is available at the Hopatcong State Park with a suggested donation of $6. Free, offsite parking is located in nearby lots with free shuttle services to and from the park.

“For the third year, we are thrilled to be bringing together all four towns around Lake Hopatcong to celebrate not just this amazing natural and recreational resource, but also the people, businesses, and organizations that surround it,” said Jessica K. Murphy, president of the Lake Hopatcong Foundation. “There will be an abundance of activities for visitors of all ages, and an opportunity for everyone to see all that the Lake Hopatcong community has to offer, all while enjoying a lovely view of New Jersey’s largest lake.”

Each zone of the Block Party will host a plethora of vendors where attendees can browse unique gift items (just in time for Mother’s Day), as well as food, services, products and educational offerings about the missions of various non-profit organizations.BlockPartyLogo-250x300

The train ride is returning, providing adults and children a unique view of the park. A series of demonstrations is planned, including a trophy fish presentation by the Knee Deep Club and a remote control airplane demo from the Roxbury Area Mode Airplane Club.

Guests will be able to enjoy live music ranging from soul to jazz to country rock with these bands: Soul Groove, Uncle Brothers, Mickey Freeman and Glenn Roberts Band on a unique patio boat stage. Kids ages 12 and under can participate in a park wide scavenger hunt and receive an ice cream coupon from Jefferson Dairy upon completion.

“We are looking forward to a fun-filled day at this year’s event,” said Jennifer DeWitt, Assistant Development Director.

Visit to learn about the Foundation’s  initiatives.

The Lake Hopatcong Foundation is a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit organization with a mission of “improving Lake Hopatcong for all, now and in the years to come.” The Lake Hopatcong Block Party is part of the group’s effort to bring together the four towns and two counties that surround Lake Hopatcong and celebrate as a united community.