Around Town


Bloomfield Public Library, 90 Broad St., presents its version of the traditional Italian legend of La Befana with interactive storytelling, live musicians, singers and dancers, and more on Sunday, Jan. 11, at 2 p.m. Children receive gifts from both Befana and Santa Claus. Reservations are required.

To register or for more information, call the library at 973-566-6200.


New Jersey Blood Services announces that Abundant Life Evangelical Community Church (Comunidade Evangelica Vida Abundate), 151 Midland Ave., will host a blood drive on Jan. 12, from 4:30 to 9 p.m.

Kearny Public Library, 318 Kearny Ave., continues its new series of Saturday Family Film Matinees on Saturday, Jan. 10, at 11 a.m., with a screening of the newly released “Dolphin Tale 2” (PG/107 minutes), the sequel to the popular 2011 film. Donuts and light refreshments will be served. Admission is free. For more information on any library program, call the library at 201- 998-2666 or visit

Trinity Episcopal Church, 575 Kearny Ave., hosts its monthly flea market, in conjunction with Christ Episcopal Church, Harrison, on Saturday, Jan. 10, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Refreshments are available. Vendors are welcome. 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 pm. Walk-ins and new vendors are welcome.

Kearny UNICO is sponsoring a bus trip to the Tropicana Casino on Sunday, Jan. 25. The cost is $30 with $25 in slot play back from the casino. The bus leaves from American Legion Post 99, 314 Belgrove Drive, at 8:30 a.m. Refreshments will be served inside the hall beginning at 7:30 a.m. To purchase tickets or for more information, contact Chapter President Lou Pandolfi at either 201-368-2409 or lpandolfi@


Lyndhurst Library Children’s Room, 355 Valley Brook Ave., hosts the following events:

  • Walk-in story, open to grades pre-k to 2, is held on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at 6:30p.m. No registration is required.
  • Winter/Spring Storytime, open to ages 3 to 4 1/2, is available for two sessions at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. and will run every Thursday from Feb. 19 to May 14. Registration is open until Feb. 13.
  • An igloo craft, open to grades 1 to 4, is set for Thursday, Jan. 15, from 3:30 to 4:15 p.m. Pre-registration is required.
  • A snowman craft, open to grades pre-k to 3, will be held on Thursday, Jan. 29, from 3:30 to 4:15 p.m. Pre-registration is required.

To register for programs, call the library at 201-804-2478.

Lyndhurst Health Department announces the following:

  • Flu vaccine is available for township residents. Call 201-804-2500 for an appointment. The CDC recommends that everyone ages 6 months and older receive a yearly flu vaccine.
  • Rabies Clinics are set for Thursdays, Jan. 8 and 15, at the Community Center on Riverside Ave. (behind the Little League fields), 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Township residents can also license their dogs and cats at these clinics. Licensing deadline is Jan. 31. Call the Health Department for more information.

Knights of Columbus Council 2396 sponsors a Tricky Tray Friday, Jan. 16, at the Senior Center, 250 Cleveland Ave. The $15 admission includes coffee plus one prize sheet of tickets. No alcohol is permitted. No tickets will be sold at the door. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. For tickets and more information, call Steve Cortese at 201-657-0800 or Sal Russo at 201-446-7244.

VFW Post 3549, 586 Valley Brook Ave., hosts karaoke on Friday, Jan. 16, starting at 7:30 p.m. The post’s hall is available for rental for all occasions. For more information, call the post at 201-939-3080.

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