Weehawken Recreation announces Health & Wellness Clinic

Weehawken Recreation is offering a Health & Wellness Clinic for Weehawken residents ages 25 and up from Jan. 27 through Feb. 24 at the Roosevelt School every Thursday from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Classes will provide students of all fitness levels with information in fitness and wellness in a comfortable and safe environment. Classes will use weights, medicine balls, and core strength and conditioning exercises. The goal is to educate and motivate those seeking to develop an overall healthy lifestyle.
Registration is required. To register for this seminar, call the Recreation Department at (201) 319-6061. There is a $25 registration fee.

NCAC to host free small business financing seminar

North Hudson Community Action Corp. (NHCAC) will host a free small business financing seminar on Monday, Jan. 24 at Union City High School from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
The financing seminar will feature panelists from the Hudson County Economic Development Corp., the federal Small Business Administration (SBA), TD North Bank, and the Union County Economic Development Corp. Small business owners seeking financing for their businesses are urged to attend, ask questions, and meet potential lending organizations.
Union City High School is located at 2600 Kennedy Blvd. Free parking will be available at the Union City Parking Garage on 23rd Street, between Summit and Kerrigan avenues.
For more information, please contact Joe Lauro at (201) 819-2596.

NY Waterway provides real-time GPS locater for ferry/bus commuting

NY Waterway now offers visual access to its GPS Bus Locator system on all smartphones, iPads, Microsoft OS, Motorola OS, and computers. The service, also available by calling (877) 53-BUSES, provides real-time access on the location and status of free shuttle buses serving NY Waterway’s West 39th Street Ferry Terminal and will be available at www.nywaterway.com.
The Bus Locator allows NY Waterway riders to track how close a bus is to their current location. Five continuously updated maps of New York City, with highlighted streets signifying a specific bus route, use large arrows to indicate the location of a bus and in which direction it is heading.
The free buses depart from NY Waterway’s terminal at 39th Street and the Hudson River on popular routes throughout Manhattan, including 57th Street, 49th/50 Streets, 42nd Street, and 34th Street, and a special Downtown loop. The buses can be caught at any NYC bus stop on their route and their distinctive red, white and blue exterior makes them easy to spot. The extremely convenient Bus Locator system soon will be available for tracking NY Waterway bus service in New Jersey as well.
Detailed information on ferry service and how to access the Bus Locator can be found by visiting www.nywaterway.com.
For information and schedules, call (800)-53-FERRY or click on www.nywaterway.com or www.facebook.com/nywaterway.

NJMC announces winter/spring public programming

Nature-themed education workshops, local history talks, and classical and jazz concerts highlight a diverse schedule of public programming for all ages this winter and spring at the New Jersey Meadowlands Commission’s Meadowlands Environment Center in Lyndhurst.
The schedule kicks off at 1 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 30, with a free talk on Bergen County’s role in the Revolutionary War. The program, co-presented by the Meadowlands Museum, features revolutionary re-enactors dressed in period costume who will also discuss the uniforms and equipment used by Continental Army soldiers.
Children can interact with reptiles, amphibians, and mammals during an Animal Junction program on Feb. 5, learn all about honeybees on April 16, and participate in a multi-sensory Spring Has Sprung event on May 21. Teachers are invited to schedule a class visit to the MEC on May 3 for “Maggie McGee Goes Green!” The musical production aims to educate young people about the importance of environmental stewardship.
Programs for adults are also offered.
Many of the programs are free; some have a nominal fee and require pre-registration. To view a complete schedule of events and register for a program, visit the MEC website, www.njmeadowlands.gov/ec. For more information or to request a schedule by mail, call (201) 460-8300.
The Meadowlands Environment Center is located in DeKorte Park, a one-square-mile urban oasis of walking trails and water views framed by the New York City skyline. The MEC is also home to the Flyway Gallery, which hosts monthly nature-themed exhibits by local artists, and the Discovery Station, an interactive learning center for children focused on the marshes of the Meadowlands.

Third-Tuesday-of-the-Month Bird Walk with the NJMC and BCAS

New Jersey Meadowlands Commission and the Bergen County Audubon Society will host a free two-hour guided nature walk at Laurel Hill County Park in Secaucus on Tuesday, Jan. 18 at 10 a.m.
Participants will look for ravens, raptors, waterfowl on the Hackensack River, and other birds.
Participants should meet at the big parking lot by the Laurel Hill ball fields at 10 a.m. or at the first parking lot in DeKorte Park in Lyndhurst at 9:20 a.m.
Check meadowblog.net for last-minute weather updates. Participants will have to sign a standard liability release for this event. To rsvp, contact Don Torino of the BCAS at greatauk4@aol.com or at (201) 636-4022.

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