Register now for town-wide garage sale


Once again, Kearny residents have a great reason to get started on their spring cleaning as the annual Kearny UEZ Town-Wide Yard and Sidewalk Sale returns Saturday and Sunday, May 6 and 7, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

That’s an entire weekend to turn seldom-used or long-forgotten goods into some extra cash as part of the rain-or-shine event.

The event energizes the town and helps bring new visitors and shoppers to Kearny, according to KUEZ coordinator John Peneda.

“This is definitely one of the most popular events we sponsor,” he said. “And we are also always working on creative new ways our KUEZ member businesses can jump on board to benefit from the sale and take advantage of the influx of visitors and shoppers to our town.”

Here’s how it works.

Any Kearny resident can host a yard sale that weekend at his/her home. There is no fee to register and no permit to obtain. Those who register before the deadline of April 21 will be identified on a special yard sale map that will be distributed to shoppers.

The KUEZ will aggressively promote and advertise the sale throughout the area.

Peneda reminds registrants that entry forms must be legible.

“We have a lot of registration forms that we simply cannot read; we will not be able to include these sellers in our materials,” he said.

In addition to producing a special map, the KUEZ will also provide a special interactive Google Map that will list not only the sellers’ addresses, but also some of the items each has for sale.

There is no charge to participate, but participation as a seller is open only to residents and homes in Kearny.

Registration forms can be obtained at the KUEZ office, at Town Hall or downloaded from the town’s website at

Completed forms may be dropped off at or mailed to the KUEZ Office, 410 Kearny Ave., Kearny N.J. 07032, faxed to 201-955-1827 or emailed to no later than April 21.

For more information, call 201-955-7981.

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