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Mayor Raymond Kimble and the Municipal Council will screen the film “Paddington” as part of Family Movie Night 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

West Hudson Brave Women Fighting Breast Cancer meets the last Friday of every month, 7 to 9 p.m., at the East Newark Senior Center, 37 President St. For more information, call Emma at 201-998-6828, Rosa at 201-246-7750, Fatima at 973-485-4236 or email


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 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., on 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, are held every Wednesday at 10 a.m. in July. Led by the Dawn Lau Dance Company, each one-hour session consists of acting, improvisation and movement. The series concludes with a performance at 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.
  • A free weekly yoga class is offered for adults, on Thursdays, at 10 a.m., July 2 to Aug. 27, in the new Main Library Reading Garden. Classes will be taught by certified instructors and are open to students while space allows.

All students are expected to bring their own mats. In the event of inclement weather, the class will be taught in the Main Library’s lower level assembly room.

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

VFW Post 1302, 300 Belgrove Drive, hosts its f irst annual motorcycle run and pig roast In memory o f SSG Edward Karolasz Saturday, July 11. Kickstands up at 10 a.m. Bikers will race 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. Outside seating is limited. Bring lawn chairs. Pre-register at For more details, call the Post at 201- 991-9645 or email them at

Presbyterian Boys-Girls Club, 663 Kearny Ave., hosts a summer program during July and August, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 7 to 9 p.m. Most members and guests are between the ages of 8 and 15. Basketball, dodge ball, crafts, electronic games and more are offered, along with trips to: State Fair (July 1), Oakland A’s and New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium (July 8), Mountain Creek Water Park (July 15), Seaside Heights – rides and water park (July 22), Jersey Jackals vs. Wichita Wingnuts at Yogi Berra Stadium in Montclair (July 29) and Funplex in East Hanover (Aug. 5). All trips are chaperoned by Kearny teachers. The program will be supervised by a professional staff including Tom Fraser, Paul and Vanessa Viera, Michele Fraser and Mark and Tonia Latka.


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 “Eyes of the Wild and Wallaby Tales,” a presentation on wildlife from around the world, Tuesday, June 30, 3 to 4 p.m. This program is recommended for ages 3 to 10. Registration is required. For more information or to register, call the library at 201- 804-2478 or visit http://

The N.J. Sports & Exposition Authority announces the following events.

  • The North Jersey Concert Band will play rousing patriotic songs at an Independence Day concert Wednesday, July 1, 7 to 8:30 p.m., at the Meadowlands Environment Center. Admission is free. Registration is required. To register, go to and click on “Events.” For more information, call 201- 460-4619 or email
  • The next free First Sunday of the Month Nature Walk, co-sponsored by the Bergen County Audubon Society, is set for July 5, 10 a.m. to noon. The group will meet at Mill Creek Point Park, at the end of Millridge Road, Secaucus. For more information and to register, contact Don Torino of the BCAS at greatauk4@gmail. com or call 201-230-4983.

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.

American Legion Post 139 Rehabilitation Committee holds a ward party for veterans at Chestnut Hill Extended Care Facility, Passaic, June 30, at 2:30 p.m. The event is sponsored by Kathy Isoldi and family in memory of her cousin U.S. Army veteran Frank “Knobby” Cardella.

Post members play games of chance with hospitalized veterans and distribute treats to them. Anyone interested in sponsoring a ward party is invited to call John Deveney at 201-438- 2255.

Lyndhurst Garden Club meets Monday, June 29, at the Senior Center on Cleveland Ave., at 7:30 p.m., to learn about beekeeping, followed by raffles, refreshments and a social hour. Prospective members are always welcome. For more information, call 201-939- 0033. This will be the last meeting until September, although the annual juried flower and garden show and attic treasures sale will be Aug. 15.

North Arlington 

American Legion Alexander Stover Post 37, 222 River Road, meets Monday, July 6, at 8 p.m. All veterans are invited to attend. For more information, call 201-214-8253.


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

  • Youths ages 18 and younger are invited to create a piece of art with a Superhero theme for a Superhero Art Contest. Artwork may be painted, drawn, photographed, or digitally designed and must be submitted by July 10 to be judged at the Super Nutley Comic/Anime Con. 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.
  • Wednesday Afternoon Knitters meet weekly at 1 p.m. Both beginning and experienced knitters are welcome. Bring your own supplies.
  • The film “Into the Woods” will be screened Friday, July 3, at 2 p.m.
  • Family Game Night, open to all ages, is set for Mondays, July 6 and 20, at 7 p.m.
  • STEM Crafts, for children ages 5 and up while supplies last, is scheduled every Monday at 10 a.m.
  • Babygarten classes, open to ages 3 months to 22 months, take place every Tuesday at 10 a.m. Registration is not required for the summer 2015 session.
  • Tech Workshop: Hour of Code, for grades 3 to 6, is held Wednesday, July 8, at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Registration is required. Participants must be Nutley residents to attend.
  • Paint-a-Superhero-Bank, for ages 2 and up, is set for Thursday, July 9, at 11 a.m. Registration is required.
  • Reading Buddies Program for kids takes place Thursdays at 2:30 p.m. Registration is required.
  • Summer-fall ESL class sessions are scheduled to begin in mid-July. Beginner, intermediate and advanced levels – as well as instruction for the U.S. citizenship test – will be offered. Tuition is affordably priced. Placement tests are available at the library’s reference desk. For more information call 973- 667-0405, ext. 2604, or visit

The Brick City Jazz Orchestra performs on Thursday, June 25, at 7 p.m. at Essex County Yanticaw Park on Park Drive as part of the free Essex County SummerMusic Concert series.

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