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Holy Cross Church announces a bus trip to the Taj Mahal, Atlantic City, on Sunday, July 12. The bus leaves at 10 a.m. from Holy Cross School. Refreshments will be served in the school basement starting at 9:15 a.m. Cost is $30 with a $30 rebate. ID is required to get the rebate. For reservations, call Joan at 973-481-2434 or Maria (Spanish) 973-481-1799. Leave your name, phone number and number attending.


Kearny Public Library, 318 Kearny Ave., offers the following programs:

  • Preschool Art for ages 3 to 5 takes place Friday, July 10, 11 a.m. to noon. Art for ages 6 to 8 is scheduled July 15 and 29, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m., and art for ages 9 to 14 will be available July 22, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.
  • “Let’s Sing – Cantemos” is set for Friday, July 17, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.
  • A traditional Gypsy trio (guitarist, violinist and dancer), will perform Thursday, July 16, at 5 p.m. in the Reading Garden. Admission is free. In the event of rain or inclement weather, the performance will take place in the lower level assembly room. For more information on any of the library’s programs, call 201-998-2666 or visit

VFW Post 1302, 300 Belgrove Drive, hosts its first annual motorcycle run and pig roast In memory of 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 vfwpost1302@gmail. com. All are welcome.

A flea market and collectible show, sponsored by the Kearny Lions Club, is set for Sunday, July 12, outdoors from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Frank Vincent Marina, 205 Passaic Ave. (next to Applebee’s and Burger King). Admission is free. For information call 201- 998-1144 or events@jcpromotions info.


The N.J. Sports & Exposition Authority announces the following events. To register for these events, go to and click on “Events.” For more information, email or call 201-460-4619. All these events take place at the Meadowlands Environment Center, 2 DeKorte Park Plaza.

  • National Moth Night is set for Monday, July 20, 8:30 to10 p.m. Industrial-strength lamps and white sheets will be set up and “sugaring” will be used to attract moths. Admission is free.
  • The next free Third-Tuesday- of-the-Month Natural Walk is scheduled for July 21, starting at 10 a.m. For more information on this event, contact Don Torino at or call 201- 230-4983.
  • The sixth Annual Butterfly Day will be Sunday, July 26, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. This event includes butterfly walks and ID techniques, plus many free activities for kids including a scavenger hunt, face painting, plus a butterfly costume contest, open to ages 12 and younger. Rain date is Sunday, Aug. 2. Admission is free.

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

  • Children ages 7 to 14 can design their own comic strip Wednesday, July 15, 3:30 from 4:45 p.m. Registration is required.
  • A magic show, open to ages 3 and up, takes place Thursday, July 23, at 3:30 p.m. Registration is required. •The Young Adult Department hosts a superhero trivia night Wednesday, July 22, 5:30 to 6:45 p.m. Call 201-804-2478, ext. 4, to register.

For adults:

  • A presentation on Manhattan bridges is offered Wednesday, July 22, at 6:30 p.m. Register by calling 201-804-2478, ext. 7, or email

Registration is open through Aug. 3 for Lyndhurst’s Soccer Clubs seven-week Kinder Kicker soccer program, open to pre-k and kindergarten. This is a non-competitive, game-oriented program designed by the professional staff of FASTrack Soccer and nationally-acclaimed Parisi Speed School, to help children develop early soccer and motor skills. Participants must have reached their fourth birthday by Oct. 1, 2015, and be no older than 5 by Sept. 30, 2015. Any player registering after Aug. 3 will be charged a $50 late fee. For more information and to register your child, visit For more information, email Anthony Perrotti at

North Arlington 

North Arlington Public Library, 210 Ridge Road, announces the following programs. For more information or to register, call 201-955- 5640.

For adults:

  • A release party for Harper Lee’s new novel, “Go Set a Watchman” will be held Tuesday, July 14, at noon. Snacks and tea will be served.
  • Patrons are invited to drop in on Thursdays, during July and August at 7 p.m. for Adult Art “Therapy.” It’s easy: Ask the reference librarian for the weekly coloring sheet, borrow or bring your own colored pencils and decompress. Registration is not required.
  • Need help with setting up an email account or using Microsoft Office? The library can help this summer on Thursdays, July 9, 16, 23 and 30 at 6 p.m. Call for more information.

For children:

North Arlington celebrates its 32nd annual National Night Out Against Crime Tuesday, Aug. 4. Residents are encouraged to go outside to meet and greet their neighbors, organize block parties and to leave a porch light on overnight as a sign of neighborhood spirit and unity against crime.

The first 10 blocks organized will receive a free barbecue package courtesy of the North Arlington Police Crime Prevention Unit and Arlington Diner.

Borough police officers and elected officials will visit block parties with giveaways.

To organize a block party, residents may pick up an application from the Police Department for Borough Council approval to close the street to traffic from 5 to 9 p.m.

North Arlington Senior Activity Center, 11 York Road, hosts a Bingo Bash Friday, July 10. The event kicks off with a continental breakfast at 8:30 a.m., followed by bingo at 10:30 a.m. Lunch is served at noon, followed by more bingo from 1:30 to 3 p.m. For more information and reservations, call 201-998-5636.


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

  • Super Comic/Anime Con is set for Saturday, July 11, at 11 a.m. This event features special guest star Michele Knotz, the voice of Jessie Pokemon. Free comics, games, raffles plus Superhero story time, comic book creation, Cosplay contest and special costume contest are also included. To register, visit
  • Birds and their Amazing Powers Environmental Workshop, for ages 5 to 9, is scheduled for Monday, July 13, at 11 a.m. Registration is required. Participants must be Nutley residents.
  • Minecraft Club for Kids, open to ages 7 to 12, meets Monday, July 13, at 3 p.m.
  • Make yourself comfortable – put on your pajamas and slippers – and meet in the children’s room for Pajama Story Time Monday, July 13, at 7 p.m. Children of all ages and their caregivers are welcome. No registration is required.
  • Cook-With-a-Comic, open to ages 8 to 12 and up, is set for Tuesday, July 14, at 2 p.m. Registration is required. The program is open only to Nutley residents.
  • Tech Workshop: Little Bits, open to grades 3 to 6, takes place Wednesday, July 15, at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Registration is required. Only Nutley residents may attend.
  • Manga/Anime Club Marathon is scheduled for Thursday, July 16, at 1 p.m.
  • A Superhero movie for all ages will be shown on Friday, July 17, at 2 p.m.

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