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Mayor Raymond Kimble and the Municipal Council will screen the film “Paddington” as part of Family Movie Night on Thursday, June 25, (rain date Friday, June 26) at the Municipal Stadium. Movies begin at dusk. Bring a blanket. Admission is free for township residents. Free popcorn and cotton candy will be available.

American Legion, 621 Washington Ave, will hold a block watch meeting Tuesday, June 30, at 7 p.m.

East Newark 

St. Anthony’s School will host an all-grades reunion Sept. 19 at 6 p.m. at Michael’s Riverside in Lyndhurst. For more information, contact


Kearny Public Library, 318 Kearny Ave., offers the following programs for children. For any programs requiring reservations, call the library at 201-998-2666.

  • A summer reading kickoff party will be held at the Branch Library, 759 Kearny Ave., Tuesday, June 16, 3 to 5:30 p.m. No registration is required. Selections from the library’s DVD collection may be rented for free for this day only. This event also includes face painting and light refreshments.
  • A free four-week science class, open to grades 1 and 2, begins Monday, June 22. The children will explore science and nature through stories and crafts. Each class will take place on a Monday, 11 a.m. to noon, on the lower level of the Main Library. The class is limited to 15 children.
  • A free Garden Art Workshop is set for Tuesday, June 23, and Wednesday, June 24, 4 to 6 p.m., at the Main Library. Children and their families will create art using recycled bottle caps. Each finished piece will be displayed at the library’s reading garden. Only children age 4 and older are eligible. This event requires parent participation and supervision, as the artwork includes the use of small objects.
  • A free screening of the newly released “Spongebob: Sponge out of Water” (PG / 92 mins.) is set for Friday, June 26, at 1 p.m., at the lower level of the Main Library. Popcorn and light refreshments will be served.
  • “Superhero for a Day” workshops, open to grades 2 to 6, will be offered every Wednesday at 10 a.m. throughout July. Led by the Dawn Lau Dance Company, each one-hour session consists of acting, improvisation and movement.

The series concludes with a performance during the last class July 29 at 6 p.m. open to parents, family members and the public. This class is free, but open to only a limited number of participants.

For more information on any of the library’s programs, visit

VFW Post 1302, 300 Belgrove Drive, hosts its first annual motorcycle run and pig roast In memory of SSG Edward Karolasz on Saturday, July 11. Kickstands up at 10 a.m. The motorcycle run will be from the Post to the Old Barracks Museum in Trenton and back. Pig roast/barbecue begins at 2 p.m. This event includes live music. Pre-register at For more details, call the Post at 201-991-9645 or email them at


Lyndhurst Food Pantry summer hours have kicked in. The pantry will be open Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Regular hours will resume Monday, Sept. 14.

VFW Post 3549, 527 Valley Brook Ave., hosts karaoke June 19, starting at 8 p.m. For more information, call 201-939-3080. The VFW hall is available to rent for all occasions.

The Health Department hosts a Senior Health Fair Friday, June 26, 9 to 11:30 a.m., in the recreation room at 601 Riverside Ave. The fair includes free screenings, free promotional items and a free chair yoga session, provided by the Meadowlands YMCA. For more information, contact the Health Department at 201- 804-2500.

Lyndhurst Public Library, 355 Valley Brook Ave., hosts the following events for children. For more information or to register for programs, call the library at 201- 804-2478 or visit

  • Registration for the summer reading program, open to grades pre-K to 6, ends June 19. This year’s theme is ”Every Hero Has A Story.” Activities may include costume creation, group games, art projects, science and engineering experiments, along with prizes, drawing, contests and more.
  • “Eyes of the Wild and Wallaby Tales,” a presentation on wildlife from around the world, is set for Tuesday, June 30, 3 to 4 p.m. This program is recommended for ages 3 to 10. Registration is required.

The N.J. Sports & Exposition Authority announces the following events. To register for both, go to and click on “Events.” For more information, call 201-460-4619 or email

  • Explore the natural history of the Meadowlands with natural resources specialist Brett Bragin Monday, June 29, 1 to 2:30 p.m., at the Meadowlands Environment Center, 2 De- Korte Park Plaza. Bragin will discuss how the Meadowlands was formed 20,000 years ago during the last ice age, and how nature and humans have since impacted the region. Bragin will also talk about the remarkable comeback of fish and other wildlife in the Meadowlands. Admission is free.
  • An Independence Day concert is set for Wednesday, July 1, 7 to 8:30 p.m., at the Meadowlands Environment Center. Back by popular demand, the North Jersey Concert Band will perform a selection of rousing patriotic songs. Admission is free.

Mary Lou Mullins’ monthly bus trip to Resorts Casino in Atlantic City is set for Sunday, June 28. Cost is $30 with cash return of $30. Make reservations early. Call Mary Lou at 201-933-2186 for more information.

North Arlington 

North Arlington Public Library, 210 Ridge Road, announces the following events for children:

  • Registration is open for the Summer Reading Club. Borough residents have priority; other BCCLS patrons will be admitted if there is space available. The program runs June 29 to Aug. 7.
  • Registration is also required for Playshop with Youth Stages — a retelling of the French story “Stone Soup” — Tuesday, June 23, at 1 p.m. for children ages 3 to 9. To register, visit http://northarlington. and click on the date of the event.
  • The Woman’s Club sponsors a craft session for grades K to 6 Monday, June 22, at 6:30 p.m.
  • Comic Club, open to grades 6 and up, meets Wednesday, June 25, at 3:30 p.m.

The Knights of Columbus sponsor a bus trip Tuesday, June 23 to the Sands Casino, Bethlehem, Pa., leaving from the Columbian Club Hall at 10 a.m. Cost is $32. Each attendee will get $20 in slot play money and a $5 food voucher at the casino. A photo ID is required to get the slot play money. For tickets, contact Nicholas Cerchio at 201-230-3428.

The Senior Harmony Club of North Arlington sponsors a trip to the Sands Casino on Thursday, July 16. Cost is $25. The casino is giving $20 in slot play and $5 for food. Nonmembers may attend. Call Florence at 201-991-3173 for information and reservations.


The township hosts a street fair on Father’s Day, Sunday, June 21, along Franklin Ave., off Center St., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The event features more than 100 exhibitors, food, live music and a kids’ zone with rides, face painters, games, pony rides, petting zoo and much more. This event is a fundraiser for the Nutley Hockey League Boosters. For more information call JC Promotions, Inc at 201-998-1144 or

Nutley Public Library, 93 Booth Drive, announces the following programs. For more information on these programs, call 973-667-0405.

  • Youths ages 18 and under are invited to create a piece of art in the Superhero theme for a Superhero Art Contest. Artwork may be painted, drawn, photographed, or digitally designed. Art must be submitted by July 10 to be judged at the Super Nutley Comic/Anime Contest. Contact for more information.
  • Superhero Summer Reading Kickoff Party is set for Friday, June 26, at 1:30 p.m. Join DJ Robb for a Superhero Dance Party with Rita’s Ice and games. Registration is required.
  • An exhibit of oil paintings by Nutley High School students is on display through Monday, June 22.

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