April 29th, 2017 • 10am - 7pm

LaGrande Park • Fanwood, New Jersey

2017 PHOTOS

Photos taken by Kristian Quistgaard and Others

STORY

Mallory Banks, age 15, has dedicated many years to shining a light on autism awareness. Inspired by her brother Ethan and all those affected by autism spectrum disorder, Mallory has tirelessly raised more than $20,000 for Autism NJ. Mallory is an Autism Awareness Junior Ambassador, and ranks among the top kids in New Jersey who raise money for Autism Awareness Month.

 

While Mallory’s initial bake sale fundraiser took place in 2011, the event has grown each year by leaps and bounds. In the fall of 2015, Mallory approached Fanwood Mayor Colleen Mahr during the town’s annual Fannywood Day celebration and pitched her idea for hosting a music festival in LaGrande Park. In April 2016, Mallory launched her brainchild, Rockin’ For Autism. This all-day festival featured musical acts, food trucks, vendors, autism workshops, raffles, an obstacle course, sports clinics, as well as the Scotch Plains Fanwood Youth Baseball Opening Day ceremony.

 

Rockin’ for Autism was such a huge success and is now an annual celebration for our community to rock it out and feel good while making a difference for those impacted by autism spectrum disorder.

2017 ROCKIN' FOR AUTISM

On April 29th 2017, Mallory and the Rockin' for Autism group will be hosting the 2nd annual Rockin' for Autism.  The event will take place in LaGrande Park, Fanwood NJ.  All the event details will be posted below as well as in local papers and on social media.

 

If you would like to make a donation on line feel free to click the link below.  All donations will go directly to...

If you would like to participate, sponsor or volunteer for Rockin' for Autism 2017 please send an email with contact information to

2017 Schedule:

AT THE GAZEBO

11:00 - 11:30

11:30 - 12:00

12:00 - 1:00

1:00 - 2:00

2:00 - 2:50

2:50 - 3:00

3:00 - 3:30

3:30 - 4:00

4:00 - 4:45

4:45 - 5:15

5:15 - 6:15

6:30 - 7:00

Eric Harrison

Jammin Jenn

Three Piece Nugget

SPF Baseball Opening Day

Leave the Gun

Announcements

Cindy Smith Dance Studio

Main Source DJs

Thingama Jigs

Main Source DJs

GoodWorks

Anthem

ON THE FIELDS & COURTS

10:00 - 7:00

10:30 & 1:00

12:00 - 3:00

12:00 - 3:00

12:00 - 3:00

10:00 - 6:00

10:00 - 7:00

Child’s Play Challenge Courses

Yoga

SPF Soccer Clinic

Wolves Basketball Academy Clinic

Training With A Purpose

Glitter Tattoos

Giant Mural Decoration

ON THE FIELDS

Special Needs Games & Activities

10:30 - 11:00

11:00 - 11:30

12:00 - 12:30

2:00 - 4:00

4:00 - 4:30

Interactive Book Reading

Group Story & Language Bingo

Skill Balance Board Games

Open Play

Directive Book Reading

THE CHILL ZONE

New this year - we're setting up a quiet space in the building near the playground, for anyone who needs to get away from all the music and activity. The Chill Zone will also have earplugs if anyone needs them.

1:00 - 2:00

2:00 - 2:30

Chill Zone - Story Reading

Jammin’ Jenn

SPECIAL GUESTS

Look for them around LaGrande Park -

The Caped Crusader

Therapy Dogs (at the Temple Sholom table)

Kristian Quistgaard, our official photographer

IN THE FOOD AREA

Sheelen's Crossing - Beer Garden - new this year!

Stop by the skating rink starting at 12:00 for

a cold beer or other drinks.

You must be 21+ with photo ID to enter.

 

Nick’s Pizza • The Empanada Guy • Red White & Que

Rocco's Ice Cream • Fanwood Grille

The Juice House

Bake Sale - homemade baked goods

donated by 30+ local bakers!

THE RAFFLES

We have more than 60 amazing raffle prizes donated by local businesses including restaurants, beauty salons, retail stores and more. Buy some tickets and try your hand at the tricky tray!

IN THE VENDOR AREA

We have more than 20 organizations and companies setting up tables in our vendor area, including many that offer services for special needs families.  Talk to reps from Disney Vacations, Autism NJ, 31 Bags, Watchung Pediatrics, ABA Steps, Lisa Sky Jewelry, PM Pediatrics, and more.

SPECIAL THANKS TO...

Mayor Colleen Mahr and the staff of the Borough of Fanwood • Clint Dicksen and the Fanwood Department of Public Works • Chief Richard Trigo and the Fanwood Police Department • The Fanwood Fire Department and Rescue Squad • Ellen Schisler and everyone at Autism NJ • Chris Bates and the SPFBA • American Water • All of our performers, volunteers, vendors, and donors!

Thank you for being so generous with your time, hard work, talent, and money.

 

We couldn't do it without you.

See you next year!

2016 PROMO VIDEO

2016 PRESS

2017 PARTNERS

Special thanks to all our friends, volunteers & partners!

GoodWorks • Eric Harrison • Three Piece Nugget • Anthem

Jammin' Jenn • Thingama Jigs • Cindy Smith Dance Studio • Leave the Gun Mayor Colleen Mahr and the staff of the Borough of Fanwood

Clint Dicksen and the Fanwood Department of Public Works

Chief Richard Trigo and the Fanwood Police Department • The Fanwood Fire Department and Rescue Squad • Ellen Schisler and everyone at Autism NJ Chris Bates and the SPFBA • American Water • All of our performers, volunteers, vendors, and donors!

 

We couldn't do it without you.  See you next year!