Around town

The monthly Flea Market, Craft & Collectible Show, featuring 75+ exhibitors,  will be held Sunday, July 10,  9 a.m. to 5 p.m., at Belleville High School, 100 Passaic Ave. Admission is free.
For information call 201-998-1144 or visit

Bloomfield Public Library, 90 Broad St.,  announces an Elizabeth Taylor film festival will be held this month as part of the Monday Afternoon at the Movies program: July 11 – “National Velvet,” July 18 – “Father of the Bride” and July 25 – “A Place in the Sun.” All films start at 12:15 p.m. in the library theater. Admission is free.
The library announces the following schedule for its Thursday Noon Film program: July 7 – “The Tourist” (Johnny Depp) (PG-13), July 14 – “Easter Parade” (Fred Astaire) (NR), July 21 – “Hereafter” (Matt Damon) (PG-13) and July 28 – “Big Night” (Tony Shalhoub) (R). All films start at 12:15 p.m.  Admission is free. For information or directions, call 973-566-6200.
Did you know that frogs can be found on every continent except Antarctica? On Friday, July 15, the Essex County Environmental Center will visit the Bloomfield Public Library Children’s Department for an interactive program, “Frogs From Around the World.” The program is open to children entering grades K through 4, and will run from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. There is no charge for the program, but children must register in order to attend, so be sure to sign up early. Participants will make their own frog game.

Presbyterian Boys-Girls Club, 663 Kearny Ave., will be open during July and August on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7 to 9 p.m. Most members and guests are between the ages of 8 and 15. The summer program offers basketball, dodgeball, wiffleball, kickball, gymnastics, bowling, bumper pool, air hockey, foozball, arts and crafts, ping pong and electronic games. Summer trips have been scheduled to State Fair, Newark Bears baseball, Red Bulls soccer, Mountain Creek Water Park, Quebec vs. N.J. Jackals baseball and pro wrestling. All trips are chaperoned by Kearny teachers. The club will be supervised by a professional staff, including guidance counselor Tom Fraser and members of the board of directors.
American Legion Alexander Stover Post #37, 222 River Road, North Arlington will meet on July 11 at 8 p.m. New members are welcome. For more information, call 201-214-8253.
Kearny Public Library has play and story times for preschool age children at the main library, 318 Kearny Ave., on Tuesdays  from 11 a.m. to noon, and Thursdays from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
The branch library, 759 Kearny Ave., has play and story times for preschool age children on Thursdays at a new time, from 10:15 to 11 a.m.
“One World, Many Stories,” the summer reading challenge, will continue at the library in July. Children in pre-school through grade 5 will receive a prize if they complete the challenge. Free reading logs for the challenge can be picked up in the children’s room and at the branch library through July 21. Completed reading logs must be returned to the main library children’s room no later than 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 10.
Art classes will be held at the main library from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. on four Wednesdays: July 6, 13, 20 and 27. The library will provide the art materials. Children will create art to take home, and also art to decorate the library’s children’s room. The library will provide the art supplies.
The main library will show the following films on Movie Mondays: July 11 – “Bambi,” July 18 – “Gnomeo and Juliet” and July 25 – “Rango.”
Registration is not needed for any program. For more information, or call 201-998-2666.

The N.J. Meadowlands Commission’s two-hour Hackensack River pontoon boat cruises will be offered Wednesday, July 6; Monday, July 11, and Wednesday, July 13. All trips depart at 10 a.m.  For ages 10 and up. Suggested donation: $15 per person. Registration required: 201-460-4640 or
On Tuesday, July 12, at 2 p.m., a  free senior program on the  Black Maria Film Festival will be held at the  Meadowlands Environment Center, DeKorte Park Plaza, Lyndhurst. Sample some of the 2011 winners of this New Jersey-based festival named after Thomas Edison’s famous movie shed in West Orange.
Seating limited; registration required. Call 201-460-8300 or go to,  click on “Community Programs” and select “register for a program.”
The United States Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 10-02 will be presenting a boating safety course on Wednesday, July 20, and Thursday, July 21, from 6 to 10 p.m., at the Lyndhurst Masonic Club, 316 Riverside Ave. Cost is $70 per person. This class will teach how to operate a jet ski. Those interested must attend both sessions. For more information and to pre-register, call 201-933-1330.

North Arlington
Knights of Columbus, Queen of Peace Council #3428, North Arlington, is sponsoring a trip to see the N.J. Jackals baseball team battle the Worchester Tornadoes on Aug. 12. The first pitch is at 7:05 p.m. Tickets are $6, which includes a ticket to the game and $5 in Jackals’ dollars that can used at the stadium for food or the gift shop. Parking is free.
Tickets must be purchased by July 28. For more information and tickets, please call Nicholas Cerchio at 201-230-3428.




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