around town


Mayor Raymond Kimble and the municipal council sponsor an Ecuadorian flag raising in celebration of Ecuadorian Independence Day, at Town Hall on Monday, Aug. 10, at 6 p.m.

East Newark

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 emidura2@


Harrison-East Newark Elks, 408 Harrison Ave., sponsor a charity motorcycle run for veterans on Aug. 16. Check in at the Elks is at 11 a.m. Entry fee is $20. Contact the Elks at 973-485-9478. Return to the Elks after the run for a buffet, pig roast, barbecue and live music. Proceeds benefit the East Orange Veterans Hospital.

Neighborhoods throughout the town are invited to the 32nd Annual National Night Out crime and drug prevention event Aug. 4, 6 to 9 p.m. Residents are asked to lock their doors, turn on outside lights and spend the evening outside with neighbors and police. Representatives from the Police Department and Harrison/East Newark Elks will be at Roosevelt Park to meet citizens and discuss crime prevention and drug prevention/education topics. There will be games and giveaways for children. Music and food will be available.


Lady Kards Softball Skills Camp runs Monday, Aug. 3, to Thursday, Aug. 6, 9 a.m. to noon each day. The camp, open to all females ages 7 to 14, is designed to develop skills, fundamentals and team play and is directed by Kearny High School varsity staff and players. For more details, contact Jim Pickel at

VFW Post 1302, 300 Belgrove Drive, hosts its inaugural 5K Run/Walk and One-Mile Fun Run/Walk (in memory of SSG Jorge Oliveira) Saturday, Aug. 1. Early entrants receive a shirt, so pre-register at for $20 per person. The charge is $25 per person on the day of the race (no shirt). Registration on day of race begins at 9 a.m. The One-Mile Fun Run/Walk starts at 9 a.m. and the 5K Run/Walk at 10 a.m. Medals will be awarded to the top three finishers in three age categories. Refreshments will be available after the race. This is a USATF-certified course.

Kearny Rotary Club sponsors a flea market and collectible show Sunday, Aug. 9, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., outdoors at Frank Vincent Marina, 205 Passaic Ave., (next to Applebee’s and Burger King). Admission is free. For information, call 201-998-1144 or email


The N.J. Sports & Exposition Authority announces the following programs:


  • The next First-Sunday-of- the-Month Nature Walk is set for Aug. 2, 10 a.m. to noon, at River Barge Park, 260 Outwater Lane, Carlstadt. To register, go to and click on “Events.” For more information, call 201-230-4983.
  • A free performance by jazz guitarist Rick Pressler and multi-instrumentalist Ken Lipman is scheduled for Friday, Aug. 7, 7:30 to 9 p.m., at River Barge Park. To register, visit For more information, call 201- 460-4619 or visit communications@

Knights of Columbus Council 2396 sponsors a communion breakfast Sunday, Aug. 30, at 10 a.m., at the senior building on Cleveland Ave. Admission is $7. No tickets will be sold at the door. For tickets, call Steve Cortese at 201-657-0800 or Nick Garafolo at 201-893-2849.

Lyndhurst Elks Lodge 1505 sponsors a golf tournament Friday, Sept. 11, with a shotgun start at 8:15 a.m., at the Preakness Valley Golf Course in Wayne.

Hole sponsorship is $35 and the cost per golfer is $100, which includes cart, greens fees, hot and cold buffet and two-hour open bar and prizes. Send checks, payable to the Lyndhurst Elks Lodge 1505, to: Mike Lamprecht, 109 Melrose Ave., North Arlington, N.J. 07031.

Lyndhurst Public Library Children’s Room, 355 Valley Brook Ave., hosts the following events during August. To register, call 201-804-2478.

  • Walk-in Story Time, open to grades pre-k to 2, takes place every Monday, Wednesday and Thursday at 6:30 p.m. No registration is required.
  • Children of all ages are welcome to a screening of the film “Big Hero 6!” Tuesday, Aug. 4, from 2:15 to 4 p.m. Registration is required.
  • An ice cream craft, open to grades pre-k to 3, is set for Thursday, Aug. 13, 2:30 to 3:15 p.m. Registration is required.

The Lyndhurst Health Department is collecting new, non-drawstring backpacks and new/gently used school uniforms for the upcoming school year. Donations can be dropped off at the Health Department, 601 Riverside Ave., Suite 1, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday to Friday. Donations are welcome through Sept. 11. Those with children in need of school supplies are invited to contact the Health Department at 201-804-2500 to schedule a pick-up of the needed supplies.

North Arlington 

American Legion Alexander Stover Post 37, 222 River Road, meets Monday, Aug. 3, at 8 p.m. All veterans are invited. For more information, call 201- 214-8253.

Senior Harmony Club of North Arlington sponsors a trip Thursday, Aug. 13, to the Renault Winery for lunch and then to Resorts Casino for five hours. The $50 cost includes lunch at the winery and $25 in slot play at Resorts. A few seats are available. Another trip to Resorts is planned for Sept. 10. Cost is $25 and participants receive $25 in slot play at the casino. Call Florence for details and reservations at 201-991-3173.

As this week’s free summer concert, the Borough of North Arlington presents Gerard Esposito in a musical centennial celebration of “the Chairman of the Board,” with the songs of Frank Sinatra, on Tuesday, July 28, at 7 p.m., in Riverside Park. Bring lawn chairs and/or blankets. Refreshments will be available.


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

  • Saturday Drop-in-Craft, open to all ages while supplies last, takes place Aug. 1 and 8 at 10 a.m.
  • All ages are welcome to learn and interact with Play Tech Saturdays, Aug. 1 and 8, at 2 p.m.
  • STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) Crafts, open to ages 5 and up while supplies last, are set for Mondays, Aug. 3 and 10, at 10 a.m.
  • Minecraft Club for Kids, open to ages 7 to 12, meets Monday, Aug. 3, at 3 p.m.
  • Family Game Night for all ages is set for Monday, Aug. 3, at 7 p.m.
  • A tech workshop for grades 3 to 6 is offered Wednesday, Aug. 5, at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Registration is required. Only Nutley residents may attend.
  • Reading Buddies Program, open to grades 1 to 5, is set for Thursdays, Aug. 6 and 20, at 2:30 p.m., and Tuesday, Aug. 11, at 2:30 p.m. Registration is required.
  • There will be a screening of the film “Selma” Friday, Aug. 7, at 2 p.m.
  • All ages are welcome to participate in Video Game Challenge: Wii U Super Mario Kart Friday, Aug. 7, at 2 p.m.

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