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Lake Parsippany Open House draws friends and families

PARSIPPANY — Lake Parsippany Property Owners Association held their annual open house on Saturday, June 1 at the beautiful Drewes Beach.

The day was full of events including dragon boat, swimming, face painting, food, playing in the sand, live music and the various clubs seeking members. Parsippany CERT, Lake Parsippany Volunteer Fire Department District 3 and many organizations were present educating residents, and distributing literature.

Dotting of the eye on The Dragon Boat
Parsippany-Troy Hills Mayor Michael Soriano dotting of the eye on The Dragon Boat

Lake Parsippany Dragon Boat Club performed a “Flowers on the Water Ceremony” and the “Eye Dotting.”

Flowers on the Water Ceremony.

Flowers on the Water is a special ceremony of remembrance to honor all those who lost eheir battle with breast cancer or still living with this disease and those who are in remission. It is a tradition in dragon boat racing that gives a moment to reflect upon gratitude and joy in the lives and the bravery and memories of those women and men who lost their lives to breast cancer.

Lake Parsippany is home of the New Jersey Dragon Boat Club. Dotting of the eye is an annual ritual of the New Jersey Dragon Boat Club during the open house day. 2019 marks the 19th year in which the NJ Dragon Boat Club has been at Lake Parsippany.

There was plenty of opportunities for Kayaking

NJ’s 1st dragon boat club, started with a recreational crew, added a competitive crew and then a junior crew since their first visit to the Boat House.

This ancient Chinese Eye Dotting ceremony, “The Awakening of The Dragons,” features local and visiting dignitaries painting red dots on the eyes of the ceremonial dragon boat figure heads to officially “wake” them up.

Dan Zalewski, Eric Hubner, Bill Schaible, Mark Adubato and Michael Sheehan, Member of Parsippany CERT
Lake Parsippany Volunteer Fire Department District 3
Kayaking on Lake Parsippany
A fun afternoon at Lake Parsippany

You can join the many clubs for fun and community involvement.

Ladies Club meets on the third Monday of every month. The club sponsors programs for its members and guests, contributes safety and recreational equipment to the lake (through its fundraising program), and provide volunteers to the many activities supported by the Association.

Sailing Club meets the 2nd weekend in June at the Boathouse to provide sailing lessons to new members of the Sailing Club or as a refresher for existing members. All members must abide by Coast Guard safety requirements. For additional information, visit the Lake Parsippany Sailing Club website by clicking here.

Fishing Club meets once a month. The club holds special fishing contests, supports a catch and release program and solicits sponsors for our annual lake stocking.

Book Club meets to discuss books frequently during the year  and is open to everyone.

Men’s Club meets socially on a consistent basis and the group assists with various LPPOA events.

Kayak Club The Kayak Club is an informal, participatory, seasonal gathering of interested paddlers.

NJ Dragon Boat Club is not a LPPOA sponsored club2017 marks year 17 in which the NJ Dragon Boat Club has been at Lake Parsippany.

NJ’s 1st dragon boat club, started with a recreational crew, added a competitive crew and then a junior crew since their 1st visit to the Boat House!  Contact Ellen Law via the Dragon Boat website www.njdragonboat.org

Lake Parsippany is a private lake community quietly nestled in the center of Parsippany-Troy Hills, in Morris County. This 168 acre lake and grounds is fully funded and maintained by membership fees and member volunteers. They receive no State, County or Township funding. The Community welcomes everyone to join our association, regardless of where you live and enjoy a piece of the lake.

For more information, click here.

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Frank L. Cahill
Frank L. Cahill
Publisher of Parsippany Focus since 1989 and Morris Focus since 2019, both covering a wide range of events. Mr. Cahill serves as the Executive Board Member of the Parsippany Area Chamber of Commerce, President of Kiwanis Club of Tri-Town and Chairman of Parsippany-Troy Hills Economic Development Advisory Board.
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