Annual Picnic

August 12, 2018 @ 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Duke Island Park
Old York Road
Lisa Ridge

Pavilion Grove Picnic Area (area 6 on park map)

One of our biggest events of the year, it’s a great time to visit with old friends and make new ones, with plenty of good food and a chance to support our Humanist group!

Picnic Menu (provided):

  • Hamburgers, sausages, hot dogs, and buns (or bring your own grillables – different grill available for meatless options)
  • American cheese slices
  • Garnishes and condiments
  • Beverages: Water (bring your own soda/tea)
  • All plates, cups, napkins, and utensils

Please bring a favorite side dish or dessert to share. If your last name starts with:

  • A-M: bring a hot or cold side dish, e.g., bean, potato, pasta or veggie salad, fresh veggie tray, or your favorite
  • N-Z: bring a dessert, e.g., cookies, brownies, fresh fruit, pie, cake, or your favorite

PLEASE NOTE: Somerset County parks do not allow alcohol.

RSVP to Lisa Ridge at at or call 732-649-8984 by Friday, August 10, so that we know how much food to prepare, and indicate whether you’ll bring a side dish or dessert to share.

Adults $15 ($10 for NJHN members)
children 12-17 $5
children under 12 FREE.

You can pay at the picnic by cash, check or credit card. Checks should be made payable to: New Jersey Humanist Network.

  • We have a covered pavilion so we won’t cancel due to rain.
  • Dogs permitted, only if friendly and on a leash. Bring sufficient water and food for your dog.
  • Bring your favorite picnic party or grass games and get to know your fellow Humanists.
  • Bring a friend who has expressed an interest in Humanism.
  • Wear your favorite freethought apparel.
  • Bring your walking shoes and your bikes.
  • Bring your musical instruments and a few songs to share.
  • Details about park activities can be found at the park’s website
  • Our annual Board of Directors election will be held and all dues-paying members are encouraged to participate.

The Picnic is the best time to renew your annual NJHN membership dues or become a new dues-paying member. All of our programs and other activities are made possible by your financial support. Thank you!

  • Individual: $30
  • Joint/Family: $45
  • College Student or Limited Income: $20

You can also renew online.


Duke Island Park 
Pavilion Grove Picnic Area (area 6 on park map
Parking in area A on the park map. Then take the yellow path on the map to area 6 – look for NJHN signs.