Chabad announces two upcoming events

Chabad of Hoboken’s annual grand international Purim Party will be held Thursday, March 24 at The Multi-Service Center, 124 Grand St., Hoboken. Doors open at 5 p.m.
This year’s theme, “Celebrating Purim in Winter’s Wonderland,” will feature a buffet dinner and winter decor. Great entertainment is planned for all ages, including cheek art, balloon shaping, a photo booth, magic, a bar for adults, and more. All are welcome to join regardless of affiliation or background.
Chabad Young Professionals will also host an exclusive party for young Jewish Professionals on Wednesday night, March 24 at the W Hotel. For more information and to RSVP for either of these programs, check out the website: www.JewishHoboken.com or call (201) 386-5222.

Easter Egg Hunt will be March 26

Weehawken Recreation’s Annual Easter Egg Hunt will be held on Saturday, March 26, at 11 a.m. at Louisa Park On Boulevard East and Louisa Place. Weehawken residents only, for children ages 3 to 8. Photos with the Easter Bunny, prizes, balloons. In case of bad weather, please go to Weehawken High School gym, Highwood Avenue entrance. Sponsored by Mayor Richard Turner and the Township Council.

2nd Annual Lupus Walk will be May 1

The Second Annual Hudson County Lupus Walk, including a day of family-friendly activities, will take place May 1 in Lincoln Park, Jersey City, beginning at 8 a.m. Donations for individual walkers are $10 and you can sign up for the walk or simply to donate at www.daddysunshine.com or at www.hudsoncountylupusdwalk.org. For more information, call (551) 689-0500.

Model train exhibition set for two weekends in March

The Society of Model Engineers, at 90 years the oldest nonprofit historical and educational organization of its type in the United States, will be open for two weekends in March to the public for its 90th Anniversary Model Train Exhibition.
The pride of the society, the model train layouts, cover almost 4,000 square feet. The larger “O” Scale layout is 40 feet by 70 feet and has almost 20 scale miles of train track. It features a detailed scenic diorama with realistic track work, roads, interesting structures, bridges and tunnels. The “HO” Scale layout is approximately 30 feet by 45 feet. It also, is fully scenic with miles of scale track. Over 50,000 miniature trees have been installed by the members to depict Northern New Jersey.
The society is the oldest model railroad club in the United States. The membership of over one hundred has joined together in the common interest of preserving the historical significance of American railroads through models and memorabilia.
The exhibition will be open the weekends of March 12 and 13 and March 19 and 20 at its headquarters, 341 Hoboken Rd., Carlstadt, less than one mile from MetLife Stadium.
Hours of the exhibition are Saturdays and Sundays 1 to 5 p.m. The requested donation is $7 for adults and $1.00 for children
Additional information and travel directions can be obtained by calling (201) 939-9212 or going to the society’s web site www.ModelEngineers.org.

Prieto introduces pre-K expansion legislation

Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto introduced bipartisan legislation last month to expand New Jersey’s high-quality preschool program to more than 100 New Jersey communities. While New Jersey has one of the most successful and high-quality public preschool programs in the country, fewer than 40 communities have access to one of these programs. The legislation sponsored by Prieto calls for the implementation of a 2008 law that expanded preschool programs to more than 100 school districts and provides a specific funding source to support this expansion.
“As the leader of the Assembly, Speaker Prieto has been fighting to break the cycles of poverty throughout the state,” said Sam Crane of Pre-K Our Way, a nonprofit, statewide effort that helps New Jersey’s communities bring high-quality pre-k to their children. “A solid foundation of preschool education is a pathway to that end goal, providing kids with important developmental tools and skills that they may not have access to otherwise. What Speaker Prieto understands, as do advocates for preschool expansion throughout New Jersey, is that there are kids in communities around the state who need this early education opportunity and access to pre-k shouldn’t depend upon a child’s zip code.”
In introducing the legislation last month Prieto said, “Pre-k is an important building block in our necessary work to fight poverty in NJ. In my own district, there are five communities that have immediate need for 3- and 4- year olds pre-k and would benefit from expansion: East Newark, Fairview, Guttenberg, Kearny, and North Bergen.”
Also targeted for access to high quality preschools in Hudson County are Bayonne and Weehawken. Already funded by the existing program are Hoboken, Jersey City, Union City, and West New York.

Real estate leaders to meet in Jersey City for real estate summit

On April 14 and 15, top real estate industry leaders will come together at The Westin Jersey City in Newport as panelists, moderators, and keynote speakers, to discuss and educate on current and contemporary issues in the real estate market.
The 1st Annual New Jersey Real Estate Summit, presented jointly by Prominent Properties Sotheby’s International Realty and the Asian Real Estate Association of America (AREAA), commences two days of networking, breakout sessions, and opportunities relating to the trends in the US housing markets and, particularly, the influx of Asian capital.
Speakers at the NJRE Summit are scheduled to include Philip White, CEO and president of Sotheby’s International Realty; Mitchell E. Rudin, CEO of Mack-Cali Realty Corporation; Lawrence Yun, chief economist of NAR; Sherry Chris, CEO and president of Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate LLC; and Steven Fulop, mayor of Jersey City; amongst many others.
“The 2016 New Jersey Real Estate Summit in Jersey City is bringing together some of the sharpest and most influential minds in our industry,” said Charles Oppler, COO and owner of Prominent Properties Sotheby’s International Realty.
The NJRE Summit will offer a portfolio of topics to be discussed, including the “Role of China in US Real Estate,” “Secrets of Top Producers,” “ Foreign Buyer Financing and Tax Solutions,” and “What Asian Investors are Looking For,” among many others.
For further information and event registration visit: njresummit.com or areaa.org.

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