Around Town


The fifth annual Essex County Veteran’s Day ceremony includes a tribute to the late Joseph “Joe” Fornarotto, who served as commander of Disabled American Veterans Belleville/Nutley Chapter 22. The program begins at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 5, at Essex County Veterans Memorial Park, on W. Market St., Newark. The ceremony will be held rain or shine.

Belleville Public Library and Information Center, 221 Washington Ave., offers the following children’s programs:

* Saturday craft program takes place Nov. 8 at 3 p.m.

* Pajama Story Time program continues Tuesday, Nov. 18, at 6 p.m.

Both are open to all ages and no registration is required.

For more information, call the library at 973-450-3434 or visit or 

The Woman’s Club of Belleville meets the second Monday of each month at 7 p.m. at its clubhouse, 51 Rossmore Place. Prospective members are welcome. For more information, contact Terry Landon at 973-751-6529.


Bloomfield Public Library, 90 Broad St., announces the following programs:

  • A free Origami class, open to ages 13 and up, is slated for Nov. 19 at 3 p.m. All materials will be supplied. Registration is required. Visit http://www.
  • Cartooning class, open to ages 10 and up, takes place Wednesday, Nov. 12, from 4 to 6 p.m.
  • The Mid-day Movies program continues its 12:15 p.m. screenings on Mondays and Thursdays. Here’s the schedule: Thursdays: Nov. 6 – “Awakenings,” Nov. 13 – “Grand Piano,” Nov. 20 – “The Other Woman,” and Nov. 27 – No movie (Thanksgiving Day); Mondays: Nov. 10 – “The Best Years of Our Lives,” Nov. 17 – “The Grand Budapest Hotel” and Nov. 24 – “The House of Yes.”
  • Craft project, open to ages 5 and up, is set for Nov. 6 at 2 p.m. • The library offers the following story times: Toddler Time, open to ages 19 to 36 months, on Tuesdays and Fridays at 11 a.m.; Pre-K Story and Craft, open to ages 3 to 5, on Wednesdays at 11 a.m.; and Baby and Me, for up to 18 months, on Thursdays at 11 a.m.


Harrison American Legion Post 282, 8 Patterson St., hosts the following events:

  • Harrison Police Department vs. Harrison Fire Department chili cook off begins at 6 p.m. on Nov. 8, at the post hall. Representatives from both departments will bring their best chili to be judged by a few locals. All are welcome.
  • The post invites the community to a Veteran’s Day observance on Tuesday, Nov. 11, at 11 a.m., at the veteran’s monument in Roosevelt Park, 318 Harrison Ave.


Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate/Coccia Realty continues a coat drive for the area’s less fortunate, through Nov. 15, at its Kearny, Lyndhurst and Rutherford offices. Drop off gently used or new coats between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. weekdays or from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekends at any of these participating offices: 636 Kearny Ave., Kearny; 273 Ridge Road, Lyndhurst; or 11 Park Ave., Rutherford. For more information, call Randy Wine at 201-939-0001.

Presbyterian Boys-Girls Club, 663 Kearny Ave., holds its annual fall dance on Friday, Nov. 7, from 7 to 10 p.m. Prizes will be given to the best dancers. Guests are restricted to teenagers.

Kearny Public Library, 318 Kearny Ave., hosts the following free programs:

  • The Movie Premiere series continues with a special screening of Disney’s “Maleficent” (PG) featuring Angelina Jolie on Friday, Nov. 7, at 4 p.m.
  • Saturday Family Film Matinees continue on Saturday, Nov. 8, at 11 a.m., with a screening of “Planes: Fire and Rescue” (PG).
  • An Adult Painting Party, open to ages 14 and up, is set for Saturday, Nov. 8, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. A $5 registration fee helps cover the cost of paints and canvases. Class size is limited. To reserve a spot, call the library at 201-998-2666.

For more information on any library programs, call 201-998- 2666 or visit

Trinity Church, 575 Kearny Ave., will hold its monthly flea market on Nov. 8, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Refreshments are available. Vendors are invited. Tables are one for $15 or two for $25. Call the church at 201-991- 5894 to schedule your table or call Annamarie at 201-998-2368. after 5:30 p.m. Walk-in vendors are welcome.

First Presbyterian Church, 663 Kearny Ave., hosts a Geek Flea Market on Saturday, Nov. 15, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Over 40 vendors will be selling comics, collectibles, art and more for all ages. Admission is free.


Lyndhurst Health Department, 601 Riverside Ave., Suite 1, holds its seasonal flu shot clinic on Monday, Nov. 10, from 5 to 7 p.m. Free shots are available to township residents age 18 and older. Anyone on Medicare must bring their card. Wear clothes with loose-fitting sleeves to make it easier to receive the shot. No appointments are needed for the flu clinic. For more information, call the Lyndhurst Health Department at 201-804-2500.

Lyndhurst Public Library, 353 Valley Brook Ave., hosts the following events:

  • Book Club discusses “The Body in the Library” by Agatha Christie Wednesday, Nov. 12, at 6:30 p.m. Call the library to reserve a copy of the book. Space is limited.
  • presents “The Real History of Thanksgiving” on Wednesday, Nov. 12, at 6:15 p.m. Space is limited. To register, call the library or email
  • Walk-in Story Times, open to grades pre-K to 2, take place every Monday, Wednesday and Thursday at 6:30 p.m. No registration is required. • Cornucopia Mobile Craft, open to grades 1 to 4, is offered on Wednesday, Nov. 12, at 3:30 to 4:15 p.m.
  • Turkey Headband Craft, open to grades pre-k to 3, is set for Monday, Nov. 17, from 3:30 to 4:15 p.m. Registration is required for all of these events, unless otherwise noted. To register, call the library at 201-804-2478.

New Jersey Meadowlands Commission announces the following programs:

  • Art of the Heavens, a program open to all ages on how humans created art as inspiration from the cosmos, will be held on Thursday, Nov. 6, from 2 to 3 p.m., at the Meadowlands Environment Center, 1 DeKorte Park Plaza. Cost is $5; $4 for MEC members. Registration is recommended and appreciated. To register, go to http://mec.
  • Birds of Prey, a program featuring live raptors, is open to all ages on Sunday, Nov. 9, 2 to 3 p.m., at the Meadowlands Environment Center. Learn about their behavior, physiology and natural history. Admission is $5; $4 for MEC members. Registration is recommended and appreciated. To register, go to

For more information on NJMC programs, call 201-460- 8300

North Arlington 

The Angry Coffee Bean, 89 Ridge Road, hosts its creative writing group’s first open mic on Monday, Nov. 10, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. All are welcome.

North Arlington Public Library, 210 Ridge Road, offers the following programs, for which registration is not required, unless otherwise noted:

  • Story Time, open to ages 4 to 7, takes place Thursday, Nov. 6, at 11 a.m.
  • YA (Young Adult) Movie Days, open to grades 6 and up, continues on Friday, Nov. 7, at 3 p.m.
  • Sing-along Story Time, open to ages 2 to 5, offering stories, music and simple crafts, will be held on Thursday, Nov. 13, at 11:45 a.m.
  • A class on making origami, open to grades 4 to 7, is slated for Friday, Nov. 14, at 3:30 p.m.
  • A screening of the film “The Book Thief” (PG-13), is open to all ages on Friday, Nov. 14, at 11 a.m.
  • Computer Coding Club, open to ages 8 to 13, meets Saturday, Nov. 15, from 1 to 2 p.m. (ages 8 to 10) and 2 to 3 pm. (ages 11 to 13.) Learn to code, develop websites, apps, programs, games and explore technology Registration is required. To register, visit http://northarlington. The library will be closed to the public at 1 p.m. on this date, as usual, and open only for this special program.
  • Friends of the Library meet on Friday, Nov.14 at 10 a.m. All are welcome to join.
  • Knitting Group meets on Thursdays, Nov. 13 and Dec. 11, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. both dates. If anyone is interested in moderating this group or offering instruction, call the library at 201-955-5640 and ask for Kristin Nelson.
  • Computer Basics class takes place Mondays in November from 6 to 7 p.m. Call 201-955- 5640 to register for this series of courses; space is limited.

North Arlington Woman’s Club sponsors a trip on Dec. 6 to the Sands Casino, Bethlehem, Pa. The bus leaves from Borough Hall at 9 a.m. Cost is $30 with $20 slot return and $5 food voucher. For information, call 201-889-2553.


Due to the number of people attending the 2014 Nutley Distinguished Service Medal for Military Veterans Awards Ceremony, the venue has been changed from the Kingsland Manor to the Nutley AMVETS, located at 184 Park Ave.

The event is Sunday, Nov. 9, from 2 to 4 p.m. For information, call Dan Jacoby at 973- 284-4900, ext. 2428.

Nutley Public Library, 93 Booth Drive, announces the following programs.

Registration is not required unless otherwise noted. To register, call 973-667-0405:

  • Manga/Anime Teen Club, open to grades 7 to 12, meets Friday, Nov. 14, at 3 p.m.
  • An Evening at the Library, celebrating the library’s centennial, kicks off at 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 15. Enjoy champagne, gourmet foods, and entertainment. Tickets are $100 per person. Contact the library at 973-667- 0405 for more information.
  • Babygarten, open to ages 23 months and under, offers books, nursery rhymes and playtime, on Tuesday, Nov. 18, at 9:30 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. Registration is required. Participants must be Nutley residents.

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