Registration for summer recreation

The Weehawken Recreation 2014 Summer Program was available for preview starting on Friday, June 13 at http://weehawken-nj.us/recreation.html. Please download a copy so that you can preview all we have to offer this summer! If you do not have access to a computer at home, there are public access computers available for use in the Weehawken Free Public Library.
Registration will be held on Tuesday, June 17, and Wednesday, June 18 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Weehawken Town Hall, 400 Park Ave. Registration for summer trips, clinics, and programs will be open to all residents and are filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Many are in high demand so plan accordingly. You may register for programs after these dates but please remember program space is limited and some programs may not be available at a later date.
Parents need to register their own children. You must bring proof of residency with you to registration. Any fees for trips or clinics must be paid for at the time of registration. For further information, please call the Recreation Department at 201-319-6061.

PERC flea market on June 21 will benefit the needy

The Palisades Emergency Residence Corporation (PERC) will hold a flea market on Saturday, June 21 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Lots of items will be available for sale, including new and gently used clothing, toys, kitchen items, housewares and more. Cash and credit cards are accepted.
All proceeds will benefit the programs at PERC, including emergency shelter for homeless individuals and families, the food pantry, soup kitchen, and children’s programs.
The flea market will take place at 111 37th St., Union City, right off Park Avenue, in the community dining room next to the PERC thrift shop.
For more information, contact (201) 348-8150.

Make a SPLASH! Volunteer to clean up

On Saturday, June 21, Hackensack Riverkeeper will hold their annual SPLASH event. The event, sponsored by Toyota, is conducted annually in support of the National Waterkeeper Alliance. It features a public clean-up held on the Hackensack River at Laurel Hill Park in Secaucus. The clean-up will be conducted via canoe and on foot.
Immediately following the cleanup will be the Hackensack Riverkeeper’s Informal Potluck BBQ. Hackensack Riverkeeper will provide the hamburgers, veggie burgers and hot dogs. Volunteers are asked to bring sides, drinks, anything that can be grilled (almost anything…) and whatever else may be found at a BBQ: corn on the cob, shish kebabs, vegetables, salad, chips, dessert, etc. Listen to free live music by Frantic while you enjoy your BBQ.
The clean-up will take place from noon to 4 p.m. at Laurel Hill County Park on New County Rd., with the BBQ to follow. Please RSVP for both the cleanup and the BBQ and let us know what you will be bringing. Contact outreach@hackensackriverkeeper.org or (201) 968-0808 with any questions and to RSVP.

Hudson County Patriotic Home Contest now taking submissions

The third annual Hudson County Patriotic Home Contest invites you to run the grand old flag up the pole, dust off the Statue of Liberty, get George and Abe on the porch, put some stars in your windows, and place the Liberty Bell on the lawn. It’s time to show off your pride in America.
Tweet three photos of your decorated home and address to JCHudsonmedia or e-mail them to jctalking2000@yahoo.com. Three grand prize winners will each receive $500 cash.
All photos must be received by June 27. Be creative. Last year more than 50 homes were entered in the contest.

Third-Tuesday-of-the-Month Bird Walk is Tuesday

This free two-hour guided nature walk will take place at Laurel Hill County Park in Secaucus on Tuesday, June 17. Participants will meet at the big parking lot by the Laurel Hill ball fields at 10 a.m. and look for common ravens, shorebirds, herons, nesting ospreys, and more. The walk is sponsored by the New Jersey Meadowlands Commission (NJMC) and the Bergen County Audubon Society (BCAS). Check meadowblog.net for last-minute weather updates. Participants will have to sign a standard liability release that is good for NJMC/BCAS events throughout the year. To RSVP, contact Don Torino of the BCAS or call (201) 230-4983.

Summer Solstice Celebration Seniors Program will be June 19

Celebrate the longest day of the year – the summer solstice. On Thursday, June 19 at 7 p.m., join a discussion about why the solstice is so long, and enjoy sun tea, cookies, and a surprise craft or two. Bring your grandchildren. Pre-registration is required. Call (201) 777-2431 to register. This free event takes place at the New Jersey Meadowlands Commission Science Center, 3 DeKorte Park Plaza, Lyndhurst.

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