Under the Spring Sky: Celebrating Community at Norwescap’s 22nd Annual Frolic in the Park


As you step into the park, a world of wonder unfolds before your eyes. Children laugh and play – their joy echoing through the air like a song of happiness. The scent of hot dogs sizzling on the grill mingles with the sweet smell of spring, tickling your senses and letting you know that winter has officially left and sunshine, warmth, new buds and green grass are here to stay… AND PLAY! 

Under the Spring Sky: Celebrating Community at Norwescap's 22nd Annual Frolic in the Park 
  • Norwescap CFRS – Child & Family Resource Services, a program that provides support and resources to children and families, focusing on early childhood development, parenting education, and family support services.  
  • NJ SNAP – New Jersey Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, which provides eligible low-income individuals and families with funds to purchase food items 
  • Norwescap WIC – Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children – provides nutrition education, nutritious foods, and access to healthcare to low-income pregnant women, new mothers, infants, and children up to age five 
  • Norwescap RAC – Regional ACEs Collaborative, a collaborative effort aimed at addressing Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) in the region served by Norwescap. ACEs are traumatic events that occur in childhood and can have long-lasting effects on health and well-being. The Norwescap RAC works to raise awareness about ACEs, provide training and support to professionals working with children and families, and implement strategies to prevent and mitigate the impact of ACEs 
  • Norwescap HS & EHS Head Start and Early Head Start, comprehensive child development programs that serve low-income children from birth to age five, as well as pregnant women and their families. The programs provide a range of services, including early education, health, nutrition, and family support services, with the goal of promoting school readiness and healthy development for young children 
  • Norwescap FSC – Traditions Family Success Center, a community-based organization that provides a wide array of services and programs to strengthen families and empower individuals. The Family Success Center offers workshops, support groups, counseling, and referral services to help families access the resources they need to thrive. 
  • Norwescap CCYC County Councils for Young Children, a collaborative partnership between local parents/families, community providers, and stakeholders that strives to contribute to the development and implementation of high quality early childhood services 
  • Norwescap Healthy Families-TIP – TANF Initiative for Parents (TIP) programs. The TIP program is designed to help new parents with children under 12 months old who are on Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) improve their parenting skills and encourage their child’s well-being and healthy development. Healthy Families is a home visiting program that provides support and resources to expectant parents and families with young children to promote healthy child development and family well-being. 
  • And so many more! 

For over two decades, Norwescap has hosted Frolic in the Park, bringing children, from wee babies to preschool, all the way to the teen years with their parents and caregivers together for an evening of outdoor fun. This year, we invite you to join us as we celebrate our 22nd year of this beloved tradition.  

The party comes alive at the DJ’s command, with music that gets both kids and adults grooving to the beat while groups of children proudly wearing firefighter hats given out by the Phillipsburg Fire Department run past in a swirl. There are so many activities to enjoy, and a wide variety of useful programs and their resources offered. 

Under the Spring Sky: Celebrating Community at Norwescap's 22nd Annual Frolic in the Park 

So, join the picnic! Gather your loved ones and join us for the always unforgettable totally completely FREE event at Walters Park. Let’s celebrate the spirit of community, the joy of togetherness, and the beauty of Phillipsburg, all under the open sky. 

For more information, contact Wendy White at or by calling 908-454-1078 or stay tuned to our Events Calendar here on the website.

by Dawn Hartfelder – updated 4/23/2024

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