Around Town


Bloomfield Public Library, 90 Broad St., offers the following activities:

• Yoga Class is held on the last Monday of the month through November, on Sept. 29, Oct. 27 and Nov. 24, all at 6 p.m.

• Book Club meets on Monday, Oct. 6, 6:45 to 7:45 p.m., to discuss “Blessings” by Anna Quindlen. For more information, call the reference desk at 973-566-6200, ext. 219 or 220.

The Historical Society of Bloomfield presents a slide show festival Sunday, Sept. 28, at the Civic Center, 84 Broad St. Admission is free. Bloomfield architecture, from 1880’s to 1920’s will be the focus from 1 to 2 p.m., followed by the Morris Canal from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m., and historic sites of Bloomfield, from 4 to 5 p.m.

East Newark

West Hudson Brave Women Fighting Breast Cancer meets on the last Friday of every month, 7 to 9 p.m., at the East Newark Senior Center, 37 President St. For more information, call Emma at 201-998-6828, Rosa at 201-246- 7750, Fatima at 973-485-4236 or email



Harrison Downtown Community Development Partnership and Neighborhood Preservation Program sponsors a Flea Market and Collectible Show Saturday, Sept. 27, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., on Harrison Ave., between Second St. and Frank E. Rodgers Blvd. Admission is free. Four exhibitor spaces are available for free to any school or local organization. Call 201-998-1144 for a reservation.


Kearny Police Department, 237 Laurel Ave., in partnership with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, participates in Operation Take Back Sept. 27, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Turn in expired, unused or unwanted prescription or over the counter medication. This is an anonymous drop-off. No ID required. Participants are asked to use the department’s Forest St. door for the Juvenile Aid Bureau. For more information, call Officer Jack Corbett at 201-998-1313, ext. 2820.

Kearny Public Library, 318 Kearny Ave., invites children ages 5 to 12 to read to Fosse the Therapy Dog at the library Wednesday, Oct. 1, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Each session will be 10 minutes long and will be open to a limited number of children. To reserve a spot, call the library at 201-998-2555.

Kearny Lions Club sponsors a bus trip to Sands Casino, Bethlehem, Pa., Sept. 27, leaving from 60 Kingsland Ave. at 9 a.m. Price is $35. Tickets include $20 for slots and a $5 food voucher. For tickets, call Alvin at 201-997-9371, ext. 18, or Jo Ann at 201-998-3018.

Redemptoris Mater Seminary, Kearny, sponsors a 5K run Sunday, Sept. 28, beginning on S. Midland Ave. at 6 p.m. This run is one of many events being held to raise much-needed funds for the seminary. There is a $25 registration fee. More information is available at or fathermanuel@gmail. com.

Presbyterian Boys-Girls Club, 663 Kearny Ave., is open on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Fridays, 7 to 9 p.m. Children ages 8 to 17 may use the club’s gym, pool tables, electronic games and more. The club plans to offer a teen basketball league and monthly dances, among other activities. For more information, call 201-991-6734.


Registration is open for a walk to benefit the American Diabetes Association set for Sunday, Oct. 5, at Riverside County Park, Riverside Ave. (entrance on Valley Brook Ave.) Participants must check in at 9 a.m. and the walk begins at 11 a.m. The event will include vendors, health seminars and activities for kids. To register, visit

As of Sept. 22, the Lyndhurst Food Pantry, 253 Stuyvesant Ave., resumed normal business hours, Monday to Thursday, 1 to 3:30 p.m. Interested patrons must submit proof of need to the Health Department, 601 Riverside Ave., Suite 1. For more information, call the department at 201- 804-2500.

United Presbyterian Church, 511 Ridge Road, hosts a Victorian tea, sponsored by the Meadowlands Museum, Sunday, Sept. 28, 3 to 6 p.m. The event includes a lecture on the history and preparation of tea plus live music.Tickets are $30 and are available at the museum, 91 Crane Ave., Rutherford, Wednesdays and Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Lyndhurst Public Library, 355 Valley Brook Ave., announces the following programs. Registration is required for both. To register, call the library at 201-804- 2478:

• Autumn craft program for grades 1 to 4 Monday, Sept. 29, 3:30 to 4:15 p.m.

• Young Adult Book Club for grades 7-12, is looking for new members. The group’s next meeting is Wednesday, Oct. 1 t 6 p.m. to discuss “The Fault in Our Stars” by John Green. For more information or to join, you may also email reference@lyndhurst.

Lyndhurst Health Department, 601 Riverside Ave., hosts its bi-annual women’s health clinic, arranged through a partnership with Clara Maass Medical Center, on Wednesday, Oct. 1, at 9 a.m. It includes education on breast self-examination and a PAP test and is open to township residents ages 18 and over. For an appointment, call the department at 201-804- 2500.

Lyndhurst Town-Wide Yard Sale to benefit the Lyndhurst High School auditorium restoration project and the Barringer-Walker-Lopinto American Legion Post 139 Scholarship Fund is slated for Saturday, Sept. 27, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Maps will be available, along with coffee and a continental breakfast, from 8 to 11 a.m., at the post hall at Webster and Park Aves. The post will also offer lunch from noon to 5 p.m. More than 100 homes have registered for this bargain hunter’s paradise. For more information, call the post at 201-933-4120.

American Legion Post 139, 217 Webster Ave., announces the following events. For tickets or more information on these events, call the Post at 201-933-4120.

• A pancake breakfast is set for Sept. 28, 8 to 11 a.m. Admission is $5 at the door.

• The eighth annual Clam Lover’s Family Barbecue is slated for Oct. 4, 1 to 6 p.m. Advance tickets cost $25. Includes all-you-can-eat clams steamed and on the half-shell and much more. Call the Post to reserve your tickets.

• The Post’s Rehabilitation Committee holds a ward party for veterans at Chestnut Hill Extended Care facility, Passaic, Tuesday, Sept. 30, at 2:30 p.m. Post members conduct games of chance and distribute treats to bed-ridden veterans. Anyone interested in sponsoring a ward party is invited to call 201-438-2255.

North Arlington 

North Arlington Volunteer Fire Department sponsors its annual boot drive Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 27 and 28, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Firefighters will be stationed at major intersections throughout the borough collecting money for the fireman’s fund, which is used to help finance civic activities, scholarships and athletic teams.

North Arlington Public Library, 210 Ridge Road, invites folks to learn all about the history of newspapers in the United States with journalist Maryanne Christiano-Mistretta at the library, Tuesday, Sept. 30, at 6:30 p.m.

The Senior Harmony Club of North Arlington sponsors a trip to Trump Taj Mahal, Atlantic City, Tuesday, Oct. 21. Cost of the trip is $25. Attendees will receive $30 in slot play and $5 for food. Nonmembers are welcome to attend. For reservations or more information, call Florence at 201-991-3173.

North Arlington Woman’s Club sponsors a beefsteak fundraiser set for Friday, Oct. 24, 7 to 11 p.m., at the Knights of Columbus hall, 194 River Road. Tickets are $40. Proceeds benefit various local charities. For tickets and more information, call Christine at 201-577-1088 or Fran Sardoni at 973-818-6421.


Nutley Public Library, 93 Booth Drive, hosts the following programs. Registration is not required unless otherwise noted. To register or for more information, call 973-667- 0405.

• P.J. Storytime, open to all ages, on Monday, Sept. 29 at 7 p.m.

• Teen Book Club meets on Tuesday, Sept. 30, at 3:30 p.m.

• Ages 8 and up are invited to teach a librarian about the three -dimensional online world of Minecraft on Monday, Sept. 29, at 3:30 p.m.

• Children ages 28 months and under and their caregivers may enjoy nursery rhymes, stories and playtime on Tuesday, Sept. 30, at 9:30 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. Only Nutley residents may participate. Registration is required.

• Meet Catherine Greenfeder, author of “Wildflowers,” Monday, Oct. 6, at 7 p.m.

The Department of Parks and Recreation, 44 Park Ave., offers the following programs. For more information, call 973-284-4966, between 8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m.

• Art Workshop – Open to grades 1 to 6, this eight-week program resumes Oct. 11. Classes will be held Saturdays at the department. The fee is $30 per child. Class size is limited and applications will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Online registration is available at https://nutleynj.

• Heartsaver CPR and AED training – Parents, coaches and child-care providers are encouraged to attend this three-hour class, available Thursday, Sept. 25, or Tuesday, Oct. 14, at the department. Registration fee is $65. Class size is limited. Registration, on a first-come first-served basis, is available online or at the department.

During Civic Pride Day, Sept. 28, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., at 1 William St., Nutley. Red Cross volunteers will provide information to help families learn how to be better prepared for emergencies.

The Department of Public Affairs, in collaboration with the Fine Art Alliance of Nutley, host the Kingsland Manor Experience an interactive art show in which artists will be creating new work using various media as patrons walk the grounds of Kinglsland Manor, 3 Kingsland Rd. The show is slated for Saturday, Oct. 4, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. A suggested donation of $5.00 per person will be collected at the door, with 100% of the proceeds going to the Kingsland Manor.

The Observer Staff