Around Town


• The Kearny School district will present a townwide jazz concert on Wednesday, June 13, at 7 p.m., at Lincoln School, 121 Beech St., Kearny, in the auditorium. Admission is free. Garfield Elementary School and the Washington Jr. School Jazz bands will perform, along with the Lincoln Jr. Jazz band and Kearny High School Jazz Band. Finishing out the concert will be a 17-piec e professional big band called the Kearny Faculty Community Jazz Band.

• The 22nd annual Kearny Senior Picnic, sponsored by the Mayor, Town Council and the Kearny Municipal Alliance will be held on Thursday, June 14, at the Doyle Pavilion, Riverbank Park, from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Admission is free to Kearny senior residents. In case of rain, the picnic will be held at the Benstead Center, 60 Columbia Ave.


• The Humane Society of Bergen County of Bergen County, 221 Stuyvesant Ave., Lyndhurst, has a supply of dog foods, all brands FREE OF CHARGE, for anyone due to unemployment, disability or any other financial problem are unable to feed their dog. Please stop by or call 201-896-9300. Monday and Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesday to Friday 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Sun 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information, call 201-896-9300.

• The Lyndhurst Health Departmentwill begin the summer session of Yoga, Zumba, and Zumba Gold the week of June 18. This 10- week session is made possible through a partnership with Y.M.C.A. and classes will be held on M ondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays at the Health Department. The cost is $35 for residents and $55 for non-residents. Please make checks payable to Meadowlands Area Y.M.C.A. Payment and registration can be returned to the Lyndhurst Health Department on 253 Stuyvesant Avenue. Call 201-804- 2500 with any questions. Registration forms can be picked up at the Health Department or online

• “Pig Farm Blues: Music and Stories from a Childhood in Secaucus,” a free program for seniors, will be held on Thursday, June 14, at 7 p.m. at the Meadowlands Environment Center, DeKorte Park, Lyndhurst. Joe McKay used his childhood growing up on a pig farm as the inspiration for folk songs about the “Backroad” in Secaucus. This singer/songwriter will entertain you with “tales and wails” about that time in New Jersey’s agricultural past. Phone pre-registration required: 201-777-2431.

• NJMC Pontoon Boat Tours will be held on June 15, 19 and 21 at 5:30 p.m. Cost is $15 per person. Get an up-close view of the Meadowlands District’s spectacular scenic beauty and wildlife with a two-hour guided pontoon boat cruise of the Hackensack River and its surrounding marshes. Experienced NJMC staff discuss the region’s human and environmental history and point out birds and other wildlife along the way. Pontoon boat cruises depart from River Barge Park, 260 Outwater Lane, Carlstadt. For ages 10 and up. Pre-registration required.For a complete schedule and to register, visit or call 201-460-4640.

• An NJMC Father’s Day Canoe Tour is set for 8:30 a.m. Saturday, June 16. Take a three-hour guided tour exploring the Mill Creek Wildlife Management Area. Paddlers will learn the basics of salt marsh ecology and enjoy the magnificent natural and man-made scenery while rowing past wetlands down creeks. $15 per person. Departs from Laurel Hill County Park, Secaucus. Pre-registration required. For more information or to register go to and click on “Environment” and “Meadowlands Tours” or call 201-460-4640.

• The NJMC has scheduled a free program, “Why are the ruins of NYC’s Penn Station in the NJ M eadowlands?” on Tuesday, June 19, at 2 p.m. Before 1969, unregulated dumping was not unusual, and 2,508 acres in the Meadowlands were landfills or slated to be landfilled. Join MEC Director Dr. Angela Cristini as she uncovers the underground secrets of the ruins unearthed in the Meadowlands, and leads you in a game of Marsh Jeopardy. Meadowlands Environment Center, 2 DeKorte Park, Lyndhurst. Phone pre-registration required: 201-777- 2431.

North Arlington

• The North Arlington Senior Activity Center, 11 York Rd., announces the following upcoming events: Yoga class – Fridays in June at 10:45 a.m., Friday, July 20 – Bingo luncheon from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.; Saturday, Aug. 18 – Bus trip t o Sand’s Casino and shops in B ethlehem, Pa. For more information, call 201-998-5636.


• Nutley’s Annual Father’s Day Street Fair will be held on Sunday, June 17, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. along Franklin Avenue. Admission is free. The event is sponsored by the Nutley High School Hockey League Booster Club.

• American Red Cross, 169 Chestnut St., Nutley, will have a blood drive on Tuesday, June 19, (Chatham Room, first floor) from 3 to 8 p.m. Individuals who are 17 years of age (16 in some states with a signed Parental Consent Form), weigh at least 110 pounds and are generally in good health may be eligible to donate blood. High school students and other donors 18 years of age and younger also have to meet certain height and weight requirements.

• The Pen to Prose Writers’ Group will meet at Nutley Public Library on Monday, June 18, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The group was formed to read works-in-progress, share accomplishments, critique works, give writing instruction, and provide encouragement and inspiration to aspiring authors. The group is free and open to the public.

• Adults are invited to participate in the Between the Covers Summer Reading Club at the Nutley Public Library, which kicks off on June 25. Each book that you read or listen to gives you an opportunity to win fun prizes from weekly raffle drawings at the library. Displays of recommended summer reading materials will offer an opportunity for browsing and borrowing. Readers are encouraged to include a review of their book on each raffle ticket, or post a review on the Facebook page for Nutley Public Library. A grand prize drawing will be held at the end of the summer. Call the library at 973-667- 0405 for more information on this and other programs. The schedule of programs is available at the library and on the library’s web site at

• Drop-In Mommy and Me Time will be held a t library on Mondays, July 2, 16 and 30 at 10 a.m. – Registration is required.

• The next meeting of the library’s Monday Night Book Club is schedule for July 2 at 7 p.m. This month’s book is “Let’s Take the Long Way Home: A Memoir of Friendship” by Gail Caldwell. The group meets on the first Monday of each month at 7 p.m. Newcomers are welcome. Drop-In Craft for Registered Story Time at the library is scheduled for July 5, 6, 19 and 20 a t 10 a.m. Registration required.

• A Tween Video Game Tournament will be held a t the library on Friday, July 6 and 20 at 2 p.m. – Registration required.

• The library’s Craft Book Club will meet on S aturday, July 7, at 11 a.m. Registration is required. • Babygarten will be held a t the library on Monday, July 9 and 23 at 10 a.m. and 1 p .m. – Registration required.

• Preschool Story Time will be held at the library on Tuesday, July 10 and 24 at 10 a.m.. Registration required.

• An environmental workshop for PreK-2nd grade will be held at the library on Tuesday, July 10 at 2 p.

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