To kick spring cleaning into high gear, the Seton Village Committee is organizing the second annual cleaning and beautification event for the Irvington Avenue corridor on Sunday, April 26, 2015 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Following up on last year’s clean sweep of the avenue and surrounding streets, the committee is working directly with Seton Hall student volunteers and local residents to:
- Clean up trash and winter debris
- Prune plants around the neighborhood
- Plant new flowers and shrubs
- Enjoy music and food donated by local merchants
“All ages are welcome to this second annual event, which continues the progress we’ve made over the past year by beautifying Irvington Avenue and getting it ready for a spectacular summer,” said Doug Zacker, chairperson of the Seton Village Committee. “With local merchants providing delicious food and local residents and students providing the muscle power and gardening tools, it’s a wonderful opportunity for everyone to work together to make our neighborhood feel and look like we all want it to.”
The day will kick off at 11 a.m. at the park next to the Lot 8 parking area on Irvington and West Fairview Avenues. Volunteers of all ages are welcome and are encouraged to bring gloves, small gardening tools, rakes, shovels and wheelbarrows if they have them.
There will be food, drinks and snacks provided by popular Irvington Avenue restaurants and shops, including Munchies, Guanatico’s, Inkosi Café, Lalibela, El Greco, University Subs and University News.
The mission of the Seton Village Committee is to create a thriving Irvington Ave, which attracts patrons, residents and the Seton Hall community with diverse shops and restaurants; and a safe, attractive and vibrant neighborhood.