Meet and greet the poet on March 18

Theresa “Terrie” Borrelli’s reading and book-signing, postponed from Feb. 28, will take place Friday, March 18, from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Weehawken Nutrition Center, 201 Highwood Ave., and feature her new book, “A Mountain Always Climbed.”

Weehawken Weekenders announce future trips

The Weehawken Weekenders have announced these upcoming trips: Wednesday, March 30, “Broadway Showstoppers” at Stony Hill Inn, in Hackensack; Saturday, May 14, day trip to the Sands Casino in Bethlehem, Pa.; Sunday, June 12 to Thursday, June 16, five days – four nights to Cape Cod, Mass.; Wednesday, Oct. 26, “Oktoberfest” at Brownstone, in Paterson.
Call the Weehawken Weekenders office at (201) 319-6059 for pricing and information.

16th annual Taste of Weehawken will be Tuesday, April 26

The Annual Taste of Weehawken returns to the Food Court at Lincoln Harbor on Tuesday April 26. This marks the 16th year for the popular culinary event, which helps raise important funding for the many special programs and activities for children and adults at the Weehawken Free Public Library.
Hundreds of food enthusiasts and Library supporters gather at the Taste to savor an evening of food, fun and fundraising. “The Taste is certainly one of the most anticipated events in the area,” said Leona Nersesian, president, Library Board of Trustees. “There’s something for everyone; abundant sips, samples and signature dishes, unique fare from high profile and emerging local restaurants, fine wines and mouthwatering desserts.
“We are of course always grateful to many fine restaurants and business owners who come together over the years at the Taste,’ said Nersesian. “They have not only helped make our Weehawken Free Public Library and Media Center among the best in the state, but have also helped us to continue our role as a gathering place for our community.”
Tickets are $60 for the Preview Hour (6:30 to 9:30 p.m.) and $35 for General Admission (7:30 to 9:30 p.m.) and will be available for purchase the end of March. Be sure to “Like” Taste of Weehawken on Facebook, follow on Twitter @weehawkennj or visit the website at http://www.weehawken-nj.us/library.html for updated information and ticket sales.

Mick Moloney and Friends next up at UBS Atrium Series

Mick Moloney and Friends will start the St. Paddy’s Day celebration with a special concert for the UBS Atrium Series on Wednesday, March 9 at 12:30 p.m. The concert, which will feature classic Irish and Celtic tunes music, will take place in the Atrium at 1000 Harbor Boulevard in the Lincoln Harbor section of Weehawken.
Mick Moloney, renowned for his talents as a musician, folklorist, musical anthropologist, and educator, has recorded and produced over forty albums of traditional music and acted as advisor for scores of festivals and concerts all over America. He also has served as the artistic director for several major arts tours including The Green Fields of America, an ensemble of Irish musicians, singers and dancers which toured across the United States on several occasions.
In 1999 he was awarded the National Heritage Award from the National Endowment for the Arts – the highest official honor a traditional artist can receive in the United States.
Moloney received the Presidential Distinguished Service Award from the President of Ireland in November of 2013.
For this concert, Moloney will be joined by noted violinist Athena Tergis, who is well known for her work in Broadway’s Riverdance; prize-winning button accordionist Billy McComiskey; fiddler and vocalist Liz Hanley; Niall O’Leary, a former all-Ireland and World Champion Irish dancer; and a surprise guest piper.
The concert is free and open to the public and the venue is wheelchair accessible. Free parking is available in the adjacent outdoor lot and public transportation options include NJ Transit Bus 158 as well as the Hudson Bergen Light Rail to Lincoln Harbor. For directions and more info, please check the HRPAC website – www.hrpac.org – or call the concert hotline at (201) 716-4540.

Walk to benefit ovarian cancer research will be April 2

To help raise awareness about ovarian cancer and to raise fund to eventually develop a test, the New York and New Jersey chapters of the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition will hold their 1st Annual Run/Walk at Liberty State Park on Saturday, April 2.
The National Ovarian Cancer Organization is the oldest and largest ovarian cancer organization in the United States, and the only one that has “feet on the street” in communities across the nation.
The 5K run/walk in Liberty State Park is one of 20 such events that will be held nationwide in 2016.
The cost for the April 2 walk is $35 for adults if they sign up before March 31. You can register on line at Nnocc.kintera.org/nyc.

Prime Cycle hosting benefit for Hudson County CASA

On Saturday, March 12, Prime Cycle will host a Spin for Kids! fundraiser to benefit Hudson County CASA. Beginning at 4:30 p.m., ride with one of your favorite Prime Cycle instructors while supporting a great cause. Enjoy a selection of wine and cheese following the event. The cost is $50 per bike, which includes shoes. To register, email Alexa DeRose at alexa@primecycle.com or call (201) 795-0900.
All proceeds directly benefit Hudson County CASA, a non-profit organization advocating for local foster children. CASA and its trained volunteers improve quality of life and ensure that needed services are available while helping to secure safe and permanent homes for each child.
If you are a restaurateur or other food business owner and would like to participate, call the Library at (201) 863-7823.

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