Summer Concert Series scheduled

Guttenberg’s Summer Concert Series continues on Wednesday, Aug. 1, with “The Bronx Wonders” performing a tribute to Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons. The entertainment begins at 5 p.m. with the main event taking place from 7:30 to 9 p.m. between 71st and 70t streets on Boulevard East.
The Summer Concert Series continues through Wednesday, Aug. 29.

Read to Achieve program coming

Knicks Read to Achieve, a summer reading program that is presented by Kia Motors, will take place at North Bergen Public Library on Aug. 7 at 11 a.m. There will be book giveaways, raffles, t-shirts and autographs. Former New York Knicks star, John Starks, will attend.
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National Night Out is Aug. 7

The North Bergen Police Department will host the “National Night Out Against Crime 2012.” National Night Out is an event when the police and community come together to take a stand against crime and drugs. This year’s “Night Out Against Crime” block parties will occur on Tuesday, Aug. 7 from 6 to 9 p.m. at:
1) Seventh Street and Grand Avenue
2) 6121 Grand Ave. (Housing Authority)
3) Broadway and 74th Street
There will be food, music, fun and giveaways. Come out and take a stand against crime by showing your community involvement by attending this event.

New Jersey Meadowlands Commission holds bird event

The Meadowlands Environment Center, 2 DeKorte Park Plaza, Lyndhurst, will host a senior program called “Birds of the Meadowlands, Past and Present” on Tuesday, July 31 at 2 p.m.
Guests will learn about birds that lived in the region more than a century ago and about almost-extinct birds such as the osprey, bald eagle and Peregrine falcon. Those birds now nest in the region as the Meadowlands makes a remarkable recovery.
Jim Wright of the New Jersey Meadowlands Commission, author of the upcoming book, “The Nature of the Meadowlands,” will share a slide show and talk for the first time.
Pre-registration is required, at (201) 777-2431.

Take a pontoon tour around the Meadowlands

The NJMC Pontoon Boat Tour launches on July 31 and Aug. 2 at 5 p.m. For $15 per person, guests can get an up-close view of the Meadowlands District’s spectacular scenic beauty and wildlife with a two-hour guided pontoon boat cruise of the Hackensack River and its surrounding marshes. Experienced NJMC staff will discuss the region’s human and environmental history and point out birds and other wildlife along the way. Pontoon boat cruises depart from river Barge Park, 260 Outwater Lane, Carlstadt. The tour is for ages 10 and up.
Pre-registration is required. For directions, a complete schedule and to register visit or call (201) 460-4640.

Palisades Medical Center’s Casino Night set for Aug. 23

On Aug. 23, Waterside Restaurant in North Bergen will create an event for all municipalities in Hudson and Bergen Counties. Waterside will be transformed into a Las Vegas-style casino for Palisades Medical Center’s sixth Annual Casino Night. The event will begin with dinner from 6 to 7 p.m. Gambling will take place from 7 to 10:30 p.m. which will be followed by the drawing of a Super 50-50 and other raffle prizes.
Casino Night admission is $100 per person and includes a buffet dinner (beer, wine and soda) and $150 in casino chips for guests. The guests can try to tempt lady luck at either Blackjack, Texas Hold ‘Em, Poker, Craps, Roulette and much more. Additional chips can also be purchased throughout the evening. Guests will be able to redeem chips at the end of the event for raffle prize tickets.
Casino Night is planned and organized by the Palisades Medical Center’s Auxiliary, a team of dedicated volunteers that works throughout the year to support the Palisades Medical Center Foundation.
For ticket/tickets or more information, please call Denise Whitley at (201) 854-5011. Those interested can also visit .

Little Miss Schuetzen Park applications available

Applications are available for the 46th annual German-American “Little Miss Schuetzen Park Beauty Pageant” to be held on the occasion of the Oktoberfest-in-August celebration. The pageant will take place Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 18 and 19. It is sponsored by the Plattaduetsch Volksfest-Vereen of New York and New Jersey (PVV). Teri Nemeth is the president of the PVV.
Girls with German or part-German extraction who are between the ages of 7 to 12 are eligible. For applications call (201) 553-2689 and leave your name and a call back number. There will be seven winners for this pageant and those chosen will receive a free gown and will ride on the Little Miss Schuetzen Park float in the Steuben Parade which will be held on New York’s Fifth Avenue in September. Mrs. Katherine Solorzano and Ellen Gloistein are co-chairs and John R. Lawrora, is the senior chairperson. The affair and pageant will be held at Schuetzen Park, 3167 Kennedy Blvd. in North Bergen.

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