Around Town


The Bloomfield Art League and the Bloomfield Recreation Department presents “The Town Paints” 61st annual “Art on the Green” on Saturday, May 12, on the green opposite Bloomfield Civic Center, 84 Broad Street, Bloomfield.

Open to adults and children from all towns. You do not need to belong to the Art League or live in Bloomfield to enter. Cash prizes.

Categories are: Professionals & Non-Professionals: watercolor, mixed media (Pastel, Oil & Acrylics) and photography.

Size limits: 44” x 44” including frame. All artwork must be framed with wire on back for hanging.

Fees: Professional: $7 for one entry; $13 for two entries; $18 for three entries.

Non-Professional: $5 for one entry; $9 for two entries. Children are free.

Delivery: between 10 and 11 a.m., on the green. Judging: 11:30 am.

Prize ceremony will be held at 2 p.m. on the green.

Removal: after prize ceremony.

For further information please contact: Jackie Hanlon 973-667-6372.

East Newark

East Newark Health Department will offer a free rabies clinic for dogs and cats on Wednesday, May 2, from 7 to 8 p.m. at the East Newark Firehouse, Sherman Avenue, East Newark.

Dogs must be leashed and handled by a responsible person. Cats should be transported in a cat carrier and also be handled by a responsible person.

If you have any questions, please call the Kearny Health Department at 201-997-0600 or email:


A bus ride to Resorts Casino is scheduled for Tuesday, May 8, at 9 a.m. The bus will leave from the Harrison Senior Center. Price is $30 with $25 back. Coffee will be served prior to departure. Call Rita at 973-268-2468.


Heaven Cent Thrift Shop at First Presbyterian Church, 663 Kearny Ave., is open Wednesday and Saturday from 10 am to 2 pm., selling new and gently used clothing and small household items. Donations welcome. Use upper Laurel Ave. door. The church’s food pantry is open on Friday between noon and 1 pm. Use first door on the Washington Ave. side of the building.

First Presbyterian Church, 663 Kearny Ave., is hosting a Fish and Chip Supper, catered by the Thistle, on Saturday, May 12, from 4:30 to 7 p.m.. Adults are $15; children $8. Menu choices are fried fish or fried chicken. Reservations are essential. Call 201-991-3513 to reserve your seat.

The Rosary Society of Our Lady of Sorrows Church, 136 Davis Ave., Kearny, will hold its monthly meeting on Thursday, May 3, at 7 p.m. in the church hall. Jane Mackesy of the Hudson County Genealogical and Historical Society, will present a program entitled “Ask Granny – Finding Your Roots.”

St. Cecilia’s Church is having a flea market on May 6, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 114 Chestnut St., Kearny. Vendor tables are available. Call 201-991-1116. Clothes, furniture, toys, appliances and DVD’s will be available.

The next meeting of the St. Stephen’s Seniors announce the next trip to Atlantic City is May 23. For club information, please call Tom at 998-8258.


The Lyndhurst Library is once again collecting coats and clothing for the First Cerebral Palsy Center’s Coat Drive to help the homeless of St. John’s Soup Kitchen through the spring and summer. New and gently used coats are being accepted for all seasons, spring/ summer clothing, and shoes in all sizes from adult to infant. The drop off boxes are located inside of the main entrance of the Library. For more information, please call the Lyndhurst Library at 201-804-2478, ext. 7.

The Humane Society of Bergen County has a supply of both canned and dry dog foods of all brands and treats available ( FREE OF CHARGE) to anyone due to unemployment, disability or any financial problems cannot afford to feed their dog. Just stop by Monday and Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesday to Friday 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Sunday 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. or call 201-896-9300.

The Lyndhurst Public Library invites the community to join in a continuous program titled, “Connecting With Your Inner Self,” geared for those 50+ years old. The purpose is to get people to talk about topics such as fears, aging, changing obstacles into opportunities, dealing with problems optimistically and appreciating where you are in life. The next meeting will be held on Thursday, May 10, from 1 to 2:30 p.m. For more information, please call the library at 201- 804-2478, ext. 7.

On Thursday, May 31, Commissioner Robert B. Giangeruso will be sworn in as Mayor of the Township of Lyndhurst.

The Lyndhurst First PAC will be honoring Mayor Giangeruso at a gala to be held at the Venetian in Garfield on the evening of his inauguration. There will be a cocktail hour, which includes an open bar, dinner and star-studded entertainment.

Guests will be entertained by America’s #1 Show Band and the area’s premier live performance group, The Infernos and New Jersey’s favorite oldies group, The Cameos.

Tickets can be purchased for a donation of $100, which includes cocktail hour with open bar, dinner and entertainment. While the venue can hold a capacity of 1,000, tickets are nearly sold-out.

Advertisement opportunities are also available for the evenings commemorative Program Journal.

For ticket information, contact, 201-939-0002, lyndhurstfirst@ Further information is available on Facebook at

The Meadowlands Environment Center, 2 DeKorte Park Plaza, Lyndhurst, presents “What’s in the Water” for families with children ages 7 to 11 on Saturday, May 5, at 1 p.m. Collect live creatures, examine plant life and discover the salt marsh as you hike through DeKorte Park Park with a few pit stops along the way for fun! Through dip-netting and water testing, children will learn about the many organisms found living in our marsh. Be prepared to spend most of the time outside. Admission is $5/ person; $4/MEC members.

For more information, call 201-460-8300 or visit

First-Sunday-of-the Month Walk with the New Jersey Meadowlands Commission and the Bergen County Audubon Society will be held on May 6 at 10 a.m. This free twohour nature walk starts at the entrance to Losen Slote Creek Marsh in Little Ferry. Check for lastminute weather updates. You will have to sign a standard liability release that is good for NJMC/BCAS events throughout the year. To R.S.V.P., contact Don Torino of the BCAS at or 201-230- 4983.

Join the Meadowlands Commission’s Jim Wright on a 90-minute bird walk at De- Korte Park in Lyndhurst during prime time for migration on Sunday, May 6, at 1 p.m. Wright keeps the NJMC’s popular nature blog, writes birding columns for local newspapers and helps lead twice-monthly guided walks with the Bergen County Audubon Society.

Admission is $5/person; $4/ MEC members. For more information, call 201-460-8300 or visit

The Meadowlands Museum, in cooperation with the New Jersey Meadowlands Commission, presents a program on the Lenape-Delaware Indians , presented by John Kraft, an archaelogist and authority on our region’s prehistory. The program will include slides and artifacts which helps to tell the story of the Native American history of the Lenape culture up through today on May 8 at 2 p.m.

Admission is free. The program will be presented at the Meadowlands Environment Center, 2 DeKorte Park Plaza, Lyndhurst. For more information, call 201-460-8300 or visit

North Arlington

The North Arlington Health Department will host a free lecture on Tuesday, May 8, at 7 p.m. at the Senior Center, rear of Health Department Building, 10 Beaver Ave., North Arlington. The program will feature Daniel Jurkovic, Certified Elder Law Attorney.

Elderly individuals and their children are faced with a wide range of issues such as nursing home expenses, Medicaid qualifications, living wills, planning for disability of loved ones, and protecting assets.

Learn about these issues and more from a practicing attorney specializing in elder law.

This program is open to surrounding communities. To register, please call the North Arlington Health Department at 201-955-5695.

St Michael’s Senior Leisure Club, Lyndhurst will have a bus trip to the Sands Casino in Pennsylvania leaving the Church parking lot on Page Ave at 10 a.m. on Thursday, May 17. For reservations please call Georgiana at 201-438-7847.

The American Legion Alexander Stover Post 37, 222 River Road, North Arlington, will hold it’s monthly meeting on Monday, May 7, at 8 p.m. All veterans are welcome. For more information, call 201-412- 8253

North Arlington Seniors, Inc. have scheduled the following trips: Atlantic City – (Casino to be determined) on May 10, June 14, July 12 and Aug. 2 (Winery and casino). For more information, call Rose at 201-991-2423 or Marie at 201- 998-6510. All are welcome. You don’t need to be a member to attend.


During the month of May, the Friday Matinee program at the Nutley Public Library will feature classic film musicals. The films to be screened are: May 4 – “Singin’ in the Rain” starring Gene Kelly and Debbie Reynolds, May 11 – “Blue Hawaii,” starring Elvis Presley, May 18 – “The Wizard of Oz,” starring Judy Garland, and on May 25 – “Barkleys of Broadway,” starring Fred Astaire and Ginger Rodgers. The films will be screened at 2 p.m. and light refreshments will be served.

Call the library at 973-667- 0405 for more information on this and other programs at the Nutley Public Library. The schedule of programs is available at the library and on the library’s web site at

Join the Pen to Prose Writing Group at the Nutley Public Library on May 21 at 6:30 p.m. as Catherine Greenfeder, romance author, shares her knowledge of the e-book publishing process. Learn the ins and outs of e-book creation. All are welcome.

Catherine Greenfeder is a Nutley resident and author of novels “Sacred Fires”, “Wildflowers” and “Angels Among Us.” Along with being a novelist, Greenfeder is a poet and a teacher of language arts. Learn more about Greenfeder at Greenfeder will remain with the group for the critique session.

For more information, visit or call 973-667-0405.

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