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ABC's of Summit

As I started to think about Summit's many attractions and heard in my travels throughout Summit many reasons why we are proud to call it our home, I decided to organize it in a fun way. Every few days I will add a Summit "letter" and feature more of Summit's "gems"!

Please forward your favorite things about Summit to me at sandra@lizzaforcouncil.com to add to the Summit ABC inventory for all to enjoy!


Summit Family Aquatic Center
The Aquatic Center is an award winning facility recognized for both design and programming by the New Jersey Recreation and Park Association! So much more than a pool, it even has its own newsletter of events called, “The Summit Splash.” Home to the Summit Sharks Swim Team, you can also learn to swim at Sharkey's Swim School or play the day away with our Cruise Director, Mr. Fun. There are special events, concerts, parties and instructional classes in bridge, yoga and more.  The Splash & Learn Series provides great information and education from local organizations.  There are free Aquacise classes for Senior Citizens. It’s the City's "hottest place to cool off!"


Arts abound in Summit! Since there are so many performing and visual art venues, the ABC’s will feature them throughout our list. For an overview, click here for the City’s Arts page.


Summit Public Art
This year marks the 10th anniversary celebration of the Mayor’s Partnership of the Arts volunteer effort to enhance the beauty of Summit's downtown area by infusing it with various pieces of contemporary art, loaned for a short period of time, by many well renowned local and national artists. Guaranteed to catch your eye throughout town.
Discover Summit Arts
Over 3,000 attendees participated at the first annual "Discover Summit Arts" Festival involving over 40 events in Performing, Visual, Culinary & Healing Arts the week of June 23 - 29, 2013. Looking forward to next year’s festival!



Bike Parade
The main attraction for Summit’s Fourth of July Celebration at Memorial Field is the Bike Parade! Kids from pre-school to age 10 show their patriotic spirit by decorating their bikes and wearing costumes. Everyone receives a certificate with prizes by age group.


Briant Park
One of Summit’s loveliest green spaces, Briant Park’s 51 acres bordering Springfield was originally designed in 1930 by the Olmsted brothers’ landscape architecture firm. The Briant Park Olmsted Conservancy (BPOC) is a non-profit corporation dedicated to restore and beautify the park. It has developed a master plan for the restoration, working with county and professional landscape architects and volunteers. The park’s one mile loop is used by people of all ages to run, walk or stroll around the lake.


Carter House
The Carter House, at 90 Butler Parkway, is the current home of the Summit Historical Society and is believed to be the oldest existing building in Summit (1741)! In addition to the Victorian-style library and Colonial-era kitchen, the Society has an archive of maps and surveys, newspapers, local history books, early phone directories and so much more to help you research your home. Donation of materials relating to Summit’s past are welcome. Check out past Society newsletters highlighting Summit history on their website, www.summitnjhistory.org. Stop by to become a member and learn more about their “Save the Fire Truck” effort.



Car Shows


Summit Antique/Classic Car Show
This annual fall favorite, sponsored by Summit Downtown Inc., featured almost 170 cars from all eras this year. A wonderful event for families and enthusiasts alike.




Cars and Croissants
A new Father’s Day event this year. Attendees were encouraged to stop at the Farmers’ Market before viewing the many models of cars in the Bouras building parking lot.

Summit Diner
At 1 Union Place, it's a "classic"!! Order their signature sandwich —Taylor ham, egg and cheese.


Dreamcatcher Repertory Theatre
Located at the Oakes Center on Morris Avenue, this professsional theatre company performs plays, improv comedy, a holiday special, new play readings and a summer youth program.
Environmental Commission
The goal of this City Commission is “to provide leadership and vision in advising the City of Summit on actions and policies of sustainability including preservation and enhancement of the quality of Summit's environment and natural resources.Learn more about their many efforts by visiting the link above.


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