• About Us


    Who are we?

    We are a non-profit 501(c)3 organization led and made up by a group of dedicated individuals who volunteer their time to enriching the lives of East Rutherford residents and visitors by building and encouraging a strong sense pride and community by hosting a number of public events and fund raisers throughout the year.

    ERCPA 2019 Board of Directors

    Evelyn Samtak - President

    John Zoller - Vice President

    Debra Zoller - Treasurer

    Patty Perry - Recording Secretary

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  • Earth Day Photo Contest

    The East Rutherford Civic Pride Association is holding a photo contest for East Rutherford Residents to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Earth Day.

    Discover the beauty, wonder and awe of mother nature right in your own backyard, send us a photograph of your discovery. Celebrate by planting something new or cleaning up your yard. Whatever your contribution is to Earth Day, be sure to snap a photo and send it to us for your chance to win a $25 gift certificate.


    Contest Rules

    • Must be an East Rutherford Resident
    • Photos must be received by Thursday, April 23rd via email to theercpa@gmail.com. Include your full name, home address and email address. Any photos received after the deadline will not be considered.
    • One Winner will be selected by the ERCPA contest committee. Winner will receive a $25 gift certificate to Mr. Pizza.
    • Any photos submitted become the property of ERCPA, and are subject to be posted on our website, facebook and other forms of ERCPA media along with the name of the photographer.
    • Only one entry per person allowed.



  • Events & Fund Raisers

    Highlights of the various annual events and fund raisers hosted by the ERCPA

    Fall Festival Graphic Photo

    Fall Festival / Columbus Day Weekend Event

    East Rutherford's Largest Public Event

    Celebrate the Fall season while enjoying and participating in a number of amazing events and activities such as listening to popular live bands, eating an assortment of amazing foods/treats, playing carnival games, shopping and much more!

    Band Grpahic Photo

    Summer Concerts in the Park

    Live Music & Bands In a Park Setting

    Enjoy listening to popular local and regional bands singing and playing live music in East Rutherford's beautiful Sesselman Park. Bring your lawn chair or blanket and love for great company and relax in the park while listening to great music.

    Christmas in July Graphic Photo

    Christmas in July Fund Raiser

    Was that Santa Walking Around the Park in Shorts?

    Hosted for the first time during July 2019, the Christmas in July fundraiser delighted guess of all ages with amazing live music from Intrigue the Band as well as from the School of Rock. 100% of the proceed raised by donations and raffles were donated to the Joseph M. Sanzari Children's Hospital - Hackensack UMC.