Around Town


“Night Fever: A Tribute to the Bee Gees,” will capture a full history of the Bee Gees as part of Essex County’s free SummerMusic Concert Series on Friday, Aug. 2, at 7:30 p.m. at Essex County Brookdale Park, Watchung and Bellevue Aves.

Oakeside Bloomfield Cultural Center, 240 Belleville Ave., will run a bus trip to Caesar’s Casino in Atlantic City on Wednesday, Aug. 28. The bus will depart Oakeside at 9 a.m. and return at 5 p.m. Participants will enjoy a bagel and juice on the bus and receive $25 in slot play at the casino. The cost is $30 per person.

Oakeside will sponsor a trip to Broadway to see the musical “Kinky Boots” on Thursday, Oct. 10. After a buffet dinner at the Oakeside Mansion at 4:30 p.m., participants will board a bus to the theater. The $156 per person cost includes dinner, round-trip bus transportation, mezzanine seats, taxes and tips.

Oakeside will sponsor a bus trip to Grounds for Sculpture in Hamilton, a 35-acre sculpture garden with over 270 sculptures on Sunday, Oct. 13. Participants can take a selfguided tour or join a docentled tour at 11 a.m. or 1 p.m. Lunch is available at several venues on site or participants can pack a picnic lunch.

After the sculpture garden, the bus will stop at a nearby Cracker Barrel restaurant and gift shop and will leave at about 6:30 p.m. The $55 per person cost includes the bus and admission to Grounds for Sculpture, but does not include meals.

Reservations are required for all events and must be paid within five days of booking to ensure a place. There are no refunds on paid reservations. Call the Oakeside office at 973-429-0960.


The Harrison Public School District will participate in the 2013 Summer Food Service Program through Aug. 8 (Monday to Thursday only from 11:15 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.). The Summer Food Service program, sponsored by the USDA’s Food And Nutrition Services, provides all children up to age 18 with the same free meal.


The Presbyterian Boys- Girls Club, 663 Kearny Ave., remains open this month on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7 to 9 p.m. and offers members and guests ages 8 to 15 basketball, dodgeball, wiffleball, kick ball, gymnastics, bowling, bumper pool, air hockey, foozball, arts and crafts, ping pong and electronic games.

Summer trips are scheduled: Bow Craft Amusement and Miniature Golf (Aug. 7) and the Jersey Jackals vs. Newark Bears in baseball (Aug. 14). All trips are chaperoned by PBGC directors.

Mary’s Traveling Seniors of Kearny are organizing a trip to Wildwood Sept. 8-12 (five days, four nights). Price includes: four nights, accommodations in Wildwood, four breakfasts and dinners, three nights of entertainment, a dolphin watch cruise, visit to Cape May and Atlantic City, with a bonus rebate, transportation, all taxes, gratuities and luggage handling. Package price is $475 for double occupancy; single occupancy is $90 extra. A $150 deposit is required. Seats are limited. Call Mary at 201-998-1030.

Kearny Public Library, 318 Kearny Ave., has preschool play and story time for ages 3 to 4 1/2 on Tuesdays (except for Aug. 13) from 11 to 11:45 a.m. and on Thursdays from 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., at the Main Library, 318 Kearny Ave.

Baby Steps story time with music and bubbles is offered for ages up to 2 Wednesdays at the Main Library from 10:30 to 11:15 a.m.

The Branch Library, 759 Kearny Ave., will have play group on Thursdays, Aug. 1 and 8, at 11 a.m. and preschool story time from 10:15 to 11 a.m. on Aug. 15, 22 and 29.

Children ages 5 and older are invited to art class at the main library from 4 to 5 p.m. on Wednesdays. The library will provide the art materials. Registration is not necessary, but space is limited.

The main library will have four shows for children ages 4 and older in August: Fantasy Puppets presents “Jack and the Beanstalk” puppet play at 4 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 1; “Sciencetellers: science experiments tell a story” at 4:15 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 2; and Gizmo Guys Comedy Jugglers at 2:30 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 5.


Good Shepherd Medical Adult Center, 725 Valley Brook Ave., Lyndhurst, invites the community to its first annual health fair on Aug. 30 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The event includes fun, food, music, arts, entertainment, games, prizes and more. For more information, call 941-565-0861.

Lyndhurst Food Pantry, on the first floor of the Municipal Annex, 253 Stuyvesant Ave., is re-stocking. This pantry, which currently serves more than 140 Lyndhurst families in need, welcomes donations of canned vegetables, peanut butter, jelly, cereal, applesauce, condiments, and paper products. No expired items will be accepted. All donations can be dropped off at the pantry. Anyone interested in holding a food drive for the pantry is invited to contact Sarah Anderson with the Lyndhurst Health Department at 201-804-2421.

Lyndhurst Youth Roller Hockey League is seeking boys and girls of all ages and levels. Beginners are welcome. The following divisions are available: Mites (grades K-2), Midgets (grades 3-5) and Juniors (grades 6-8). Registration fee is $45 for Lyndhurst residents ($55 after Aug. 1) and $55 for non-residents ($65 after Aug. 1). Applications are available at Mail or drop off completed applications to: Lyndhurst Youth Hockey League, c/o Lyndhurst Parks Dept., 250 Cleveland Ave., Lyndhurst N.J. 07071. For more information, visit or email lyndhockey@ymail. com.

The Lyndhurst Elks will host an Elvis tribute on Saturday, Sept. 21, at 7 p.m., at the Polish National Home, 730 New Jersey Ave. Donation is $20 and includes a light dinner and show. Advance tickets are $20 and $25 at the door.

For tickets or more information, call Julie at 201-424-2659 or Chris at 201-438-2750.Bring a canned good for the Lyndhurst Food Pantry.

Join the NJMC and BCAS for its First Sunday-of-the- Month Bird Walk on Sunday, Aug. 4, at 10 a.m. outside the Meadowlands Environment Center. Check meadowblog. net for last-minute weather updates. Participants must 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 greatauk4@ or 201-230- 4983. Note: Sunday, Aug. 4, is also the rain date for Butterfly Day.

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 on Aug. 6, 8, 14 and 16 at 5:30 p.m., on Aug. 7 at 10 a.m. and on Aug. 10 at 8:30 a.m. The cruise departs from River Barge Park, 260 Outwater Lane, Carlstadt. Pre-registration is required. NJMC staff will discuss the region’s human and environmental history and point out birds and other wildlife along the way. Admission is $15 per person. The event is designed for ages 10 and up. For a complete schedule, directions, and to register, visit tours.html, or call 201-460- 4640.

Children in grades pre-k to 2 are welcome to Lyndhurst Public Library Children’s Room, 355 Valley Brook Ave., for a walk-in story time on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. Besides a story, there will be coloring time. No registration is required.

Children of all ages can join the library for a screening of “Despicable Me!” on Monday, Aug. 5, from 2:15 to 4 p.m. Registration is required. Popcorn will be served.

Register now for the library’s scuba diver craft for children in pre-k to grade 3 on Monday. Aug. 12, from 2:30 to 3:15 p.m. Registration is open for the library’s Sea Creature Mobile Craft on Thursday, Aug. 22, from 2:30 to 3:15 p.m., open to children in kindergarten to grade 4.

To register for library programs or for more information, call 201-804-2478.

The Lyndhurst Health Department is collecting donations for students in need. Items of interest are backpacks, dividers, and 3-ring binders. Donations can be dropped off at the Health Department, 601 Riverside Ave., Suite 1, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., until Aug. 31. Anyone with children in need of school supplies is asked to contact the Health Department at 201- 804-2500 to schedule a pickup of the needed supplies.

North Arlington

The Angry Coffee Bean hosts a creative writing meeting group on the second and fourth Monday of each month. An open mind and notebook are required. For more information, call 201- 772-5554.

American Legion Alexander Stover Post 37, 222 River Rd., will hold its monthly meeting on Aug. 5, at 8 p.m. All veterans are invited. For more information, call 201-214-8253.

North Arlington Woman’s Club is sponsoring a breakfast at Applebee’s Restaurant, Kearny, on Saturday, Aug. 31, from 8 to 10 a.m. The cost is $10. For tickets, call 201- 889-2553. Takeout orders are available.

Senior Harmony Club of North Arlington has scheduled a trip to the Taj Mahal Casino on Tuesday, Aug. 13. The cost of the trip is $25. Participants receive $25 in slot play. Call Florence at 201- 991-3173 for information or reservations.

North Arlington Senior Activity Center, 11 York Rd., is hosting an end of summer Bingo luncheon on Friday, Aug. 30. For information, call 201- 998-5626.


Children in grades 3 to 8 can learn to “Tackle Like a Pro” with Coach Thurmond Moore during a oneday clinic on Aug. 10, from 1:30 to 5 p.m., at Msgr. Owens Field in Nutley (rain or shine).

Moore brings 29 years of experience from the NFL, UFL, college and high school programs. He also trains prospects for the NFL draft. The clinic will demonstrate safe and productive tackling techniques and provide valuable resources for coaches on how to teach, diagnose and assess.

There is a fee of $35 per participant. Online registration is available at www.nutleynj. org. Out-of-towners are welcome. For more information, call the Department of Parks and Recreation at 973- 284-4966 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

In recognition of Jersey Fresh Peach Month in August, the Nutley Farmers Market will host a peach party on Aug. 4 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Municipal Parking Lot 1 (on William St. on the east side of Franklin Ave.).

The Greenutley Information Booth will have peach samples, brochures, recipe books, and activity worksheets for the kids. Quantities are limited. Visit the booth for a chance to win a peach basket.

Owners of local eateries wishing to participate in the recognition of Jersey-Fresh Peach Month are asked to contact Meredith Blank of the Public Affairs Department at 973- 284-4976. For information about the Nutley Farmers Market, or any of the other Greenutley Initiatives, visit the Greenutley page of the official township website at or email Greenutley

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