Around Town


Bloomfield historian Rich Rockwell will present historic photos of houses from the 1880s to the 1920s Thursday, June 19, at 7 p.m. at the Parish House at the Church on the Green, 147 Broad St. The program, with then-and-now comparisons, will focus on styles of architecture, building trends, remodeling trends and preservation efforts in Bloomfield’s Historic District and nearby neighborhoods.

Bloomfield Public Library Book Club, 90 Broad St., meets Monday, July 7, 6:45 to 7:45 p.m., to discuss “The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society” by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows, a charming novel that will appeal to fans of Jane Austen, Helen Simonson, and Nevil Shute.

For more information or help in locating a copy of the book club selection, call the Reference Desk at 973-566- 6200, ext. 602.

Job Haines Home, 250 Bloomfield Ave., will host these activities:

• A free weekly arthritis exercise program running for eight weeks, starts Wednesday, June 11. The one-hour class, beginning at 10:30 a.m., will be taught by a certified instructor and conducted in accordance with guidelines established by the National Arthritis Foundation.

• An AARP Safety Driving Program will be held Tuesday, June 17, and Wednesday, June 18, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. both days. Participants must attend both sessions to receive a completion certificate that could help reduce auto insurance premiums. The cost is $15 for AARP members and $20 for non-members. Checks should be payable to AARP.

Light refreshments will be served.

To R.S.V.P., call 973-743- 0792. For more information, visit


Presbyterian Boys-Girls Club, 663 Kearny Ave., hosts a beach party dance Friday, June 13, 7 to 10 p.m., for teens only. Guests are encouraged to dress for the beach. Prizes will be given for best dancers and best beachwear. Kearny teachers and members of the PBGC’s board of directors will supervise the dance.

Trinity Episcopal Church, 575 Kearny Ave., sponsors a flea market Saturday, June 14, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Walk-in vendors are welcome. Cost for one table is $15 and two tables for $25. Call 201-991-5894 for more information.

Join the Kearny Public Library, 318 Kearny Ave., for these upcoming programs:

• Rutgers professor/author Thomas McCabe presents “World Cup Tournament Kickoff” Wednesday, June 11, at 7 p.m., covering the early history of soccer in the West Hudson area through the 1990 and 1994 United States teams, which featured three area all-star players.

• The library will stream various World Cup matches live. Here’s the schedule:

Friday, June 13: Mexico vs. Cameroon at noon; and Spain vs. Netherlands at 3 p.m.

Monday, June 16: Germany vs. Portugal at noon; and Iran vs. Nigeria at 3 p.m.

Wednesday, June 18: Australia vs. Netherlands at noon; and Spain vs. Chile at 3 p.m.

Friday, June 20: Italy vs. Costa Rica at noon; and Switzerland vs. France at 3 p.m. Monday, June 23: Australia vs. Spain at noon.

• A chess class for children, ages 8 to 15, will run eight weeks on Tuesdays, 2 to 4 p.m., June 24 to Aug. 12. The class is limited to only 14 students. Call the library at 201-998-2666 to reserve your spot. Instructors from the Newark Chess Club will teach the classes.

•  A Summer Reading  Kickoff Party is open to all at the Branch Library, 759 Kearny Ave., Tuesday, June 17, 3 to 5:30 p.m. No registration is required. Children can pick up their summer reading logs and volunteers from the Friends of the Library will help kids make summer reading selections. Milk and cookies will be served.

For more information on any of these programs, call the library at 201-998-2666 or visit


Lyndhurst Health Department’s free meditation course originally planned for Wednesday, June 18, has been rescheduled for Wednesday, July 2. Led by certified oneness trainer and Lyndhurst resident Parbatie Singh, this class will resume regular hours Wednesday, July 9, at 6:30 p.m. in the recreation room at 601 Riverside Ave. Enter the doors facing the Passaic River.

The New Jersey Meadowlands Commission will close the Saw Mill Creek Trail in DeKorte Park indefinitely, beginning Friday, June 20, while PSE&G replaces the power line towers on the trail. The trail is expected to remain closed for at least one year.

Lyndhurst Public Library, 355 Valley Brook Ave., offers the following children’s activities for which registration is required:

• Father’s Day Craft, for  pre-k to grade 3, Thursday, June 12, 3:30 to 4:15 p.m.

• Summer Mobile Craft,  for grades 1 to 4, Wednesday, June 18, 3:30 to 4:15 p.m.

• Summer Reading Regis tration, for pre-K to grade 6, for “Fizz, Boom, Read,” the library’s summer reading program. Registration ends June 14. Activities planned include science experiments, robot building, Grossology fun, nature explorations and more. For more information, call the library at 201-804-2480, ext. 3, or visit

Mary Lou Mullins’ monthly bus trip to Atlantic City is set for Sunday, June 29, leaving from St. Michael’s Church parking lot, Ridge Road and Page Ave., at 10:30 a.m. Cost is $30, cash return is $30. Only 10 seats are available. Call Mary Lou at 201-933-2186 for more information or for reservations.

 North Arlington 

The Senior Harmony Club has scheduled a trip to Resorts Casino, Atlantic City, for Wednesday, July 9, and a trip to Mt. Airy Casino in Pennsylvania for Wednesday, Aug. 20. Mt. Airy will give $25 in slot play and a free buffet. For reservations or information, call Florence at 201-991-3173.

North Arlington Public Library patrons can return overdue materials without paying any fines during Fine Amnesty Week, from Monday, June 9, to Saturday, June 14. Materials must be owned by and returned to North Arlington Public Library only. The library cannot waive fees for lost items or fines assessed for overdue items already returned. Materials must be returned during regular operating hours and items left in the drop box will not be eligible for the amnesty. Call 201-955-5640 for operating hours and more information.

Other upcoming events:

• Visit the Angry Coffee  Bean, 89 Ridge Road, Thursday, June 12, at 6 p.m., to learn about Newark and the importance of jazz to the city’s culture.

• Registration is open for  the Summer Reading kick-off event, for which Youth Stages will present a play shop for ages 3 to 9, Wednesday, June 25, at 4 p.m. To register, call 201-955-5640, ext. 126.

• Handwriting expert James  Mihnerick discusses graphoanalysis – the analysis of handwriting – Monday, June 16, at 6:30 p.m.

North Arlington Senior Activity Center, 11 York Road, hosts a Fourth of July Bingo luncheon Friday, June 27. Bingo starts at 10:30 a.m. with lunch at noon and more Bingo games and prizes from 1:30 to 3 p.m. For more information or for reservations, call 201-998-5636.


Nutley Public Library, 93 Booth Drive, presents the following programs:

• Explore the founding of  the Township of Nutley Monday, June 23, at 7 p.m. with Nutley Museum director John Simko. This program is free and open to the public; no registration is required.

• Eighteen important paintings, prints and reproductions of artworks from the late 19th and early 20th century from the Nutley Museum’s collection are on view through June 30.

Call the library at 973-667- 0405 for more information.

The Nutley Museum and Historical Society, 65 Church St., houses a collection of town artifacts and artworks by former Nutley artists. The museum is open for special events and by appointment. Admission is free. For information or to arrange a visit, call 973-667-1528.


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