Brazil Guitar Duo to play opening concert of UBS Atrium Series
Nine-time Grammy-Award-winning clarinetist Paquito D’Rivera and the Brasil Guitar Duo will perform Wednesday, Oct. 12 at 12:30 p.m. presented by the Hudson Riverfront Performing Arts Center, Inc. (HRPAC) in the Atrium at 1000 Harbor Blvd. in Weehawken. The concert is sponsored in part by The Hudson Reporter.
Best described as Latin Fusion, the program for this collaboration with D’Rivera will include a variety of classical, traditional, and popular musical styles native to Cuba, Brazil, and Latin America.
All performances for the UBS Atrium Series begin at 12:30 p.m. The concert is free and open to the public. For directions, late-breaking concert news, and other updates, please check the HRPAC website (www.hrpac.org) or call the concert hotline at 201-716-4540.
Weehawken Recreation Program registration to be held at Town Hall
Weehawken Township will open up its Winter/Fall Recreation Program to residents of all ages, from preschool to senior, and offer a wide variety of classes from yoga and pilates to sports to arts and crafts.
Registration will be held on Oct. 18, 19, and 20 from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Weehawken Town Hall on 400 Park Ave., and parents must register their own children. Classes are filled on a first-come, first-serve basis, and programs with fees must be paid at the time of registration (cash or check only).
For more information, call the Weehawken Recreation Department at (201) 319-6061.
Hoboken and dog business settle lawsuit over garage near Weehawken border
After more than a year, the city of Hoboken and Hoboken Unleashed, a local pet daycare center, reached a $15,000 settlement after a dispute over a garage property on the Weehawken/Hoboken border. The Hoboken City Council approved the settlement, awarding the money to Hoboken Unleashed, on Wednesday night.
The dispute originally arose in the summer of 2010 when Hoboken signed a lease to the Willow Avenue property while Hoboken Unleashed already had a lease in place. The issue became complicated when the city tried to move its municipal garage services to the site, hoping to establish a shared service agreement with Weehawken. Hoboken Unleashed took the city of Hoboken and the landlord of the property to court.
The property is located at 1714 Willow Ave. in Hoboken, underneath the Willow Avenue bridge. The site is only accessible through Weehawken.
Mayor Richard Turner publicly opposed the idea of the company moving to the site in January, when he and a busload of constituents attended a Hoboken Zoning Board meeting, citing concerns about an increase in traffic from the dog daycare company.