Parish Picnic

SUNDAY, JULY 21st @ 12:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Join us for a fun filled day with family & friends! St. Sharbel Church is hosting a Picnic in honor of the feast day of St. Sharbel. All parishioners are welcome to enjoy a pot luck gathering at Duke Island Park in Bridgewater, NJ underneath Pavilion Grove Picnic Area, #6 located on the map


  • There are 13 BBQ  Grills. We are providing the charcoal, lighter fluid and lighters. 
  • We will have a schedule of activities planned for groups of all ages. You may bring your own games as well. 
  • The Pavilion is covered and seats 150 people. There are additional picnic benches scattered around the Pavilion. 
  • There are portable bathrooms within steps of the Pavilion. There is also a full service, air conditioned bathroom within a 5 minute walk at the visitor center. 
  • Background music. Sing-a-longs are welcome. 


  • This is a pot luck picnic. Bring all your own food and drinks.
  • Paper goods, ice, utensils, hand wipes, etc.
  • BBQ Supplies: Foil, brushes, tongs, spatula, etc. 
  • Recreational items or games to share such as: Volley/Soccer Balls, Backgammon, Bean Bag Toss, etc. 
  • Bikes are welcome. There are many bike trails to enjoy. 
  • Bug Spray/ Sunblock
  • Fishing Gear: We are right on the Raritan River (License Required).


  • There is no electricity or running water at the Pavilion. 
  • We must be respectful and keep the area clean or the Church will pay a fine. 
  • You cannot drive on the grass or park at the Pavilion. You will be allowed to drive to the picnic area for loading and unloading only and you must drive on the paved road. 

Duke Island Park

Our picnic will be held at Pavilion Grove Picnic Area which is #6 located on the map, right next to the Raritan River. Click here for a map of the park. Click here for Directions to Duke Island Park

Duke Island Park Address: 

191 Old York Road, Bridgewater, NJ 08807

Directions Once Arrive on Old York Road: 

  • Turn right/left into the park.
  • Bear left at the circle and lot A will be on your left.
  • Park in Lot A and walk straight back towards the river to Pavilion Grove Picnic Area which is #6 on the map.

Click here for more information on Duke Island Park