We are a RAIN or SHINE market, however we will close in dangerous conditions (lightning, high winds, or other conditions that present a danger. Ninety-nine percent of the market closings will be made at the market. In extreme weather situations (weather that is unexpected, unusual, unpredictable and severe such as flooding, hurricane, etc.) we will make best attempts to notify you of a closing by 5pm Saturday via email.
CENTRAL DISPATCH -201-652-1135 if a police officer is needed or other emergency situations. MARKET DIRECTOR: Alison Bloomfield Cell - 201.264.5559 MARKET MANAGER: Alyssa D'amico Cell - 201.669.6874
Emergency Borough Contacts: Katie Frey- 201-956-2882 (work cell phone) Director of Parks & Recreation Lenora Benjamin-973-714-6630 Borough Business Director Mayor Packer-201-956-9291 Central Dispatch-201-652-1135 In instances when you need a police officer you should call central dispatch. [Even if Katie Frey responds to something (say a tripped fuse) I will have to call Central Dispatch because I do not have access to the breaker room.] *Electric: In emergency, or when planned, we can run a cord through a borough staff office window. Call Lenora/Katie
There's an alarm at borough hall. If there's lightning, we will all hear the alarm and everyone needs to clear out/wait in their cars or borough hall for 1/2 hour.
Plan A: If after 1/2 hour there is no more lightning and the weather is clear, we will continue.
Plan B: If a 2nd lightning alarm goes off toward the end of the first 1/2 hour and it looks like it's not going to let up, we will close the market.
Plan C: If the weather is unpredictable, we will wait a complete hour before making the call to close the market - or keep to keep the market open. You (the vendors) will have the option to leave after a half hour of waiting.
*REMINDER - EVERY TENT MUST HAVE AT LEAST 40lbs. OF WEIGHT ON EACH LEG.
COMMERCIAL Tent frames should be set-up WITHOUT TOPS. Leave covers off. They act as sails. The tent frames will still create the aesthetic of a market. Noncommercial tent frames should NOT go up. They bend and break in the wind.
Anything that could blow into the crowds or hurt someone must be secured.
If winds become dangerous (commercial tent frames can blow even with 40lb weights on each tent leg, heavy objects/equipment can fly off tables and hurt someone, sternos present a fire hazard, or people are getting blown around, etc.), the market must close.