Meadowlands ski and snowboard resort coming in 2017

“Big SNOW America,” a 12-story, 180,000 square foot indoor ski and Snowboard Park, is coming to East Rutherford, as announced on Monday May 16 by Triple Five, the developers of the project. It will be part of the American Dream retail/entertainment complex (formerly called Xanadu). The complex experienced delays, but Triple Five still expects the $3 billion mega-mall to open in 2017.
The ski and snowboard park features lessons, ski chalets, an après ski lounge, snow tubing, indoor snow play, and an event space. The facility will be surrounded by “The Shops @ Big SNOW,” ski and snowboard retail stores.
American Dream Meadowlands, a retail and entertainment complex in East Rutherford, teamed up with Triple Five for this project to provide fun in the snow all year long.
American Dream has recruited businesses and entertainment options to fill its directory such as Lego Land, an aquarium, and a 4D dine-in movie theater.

Main library announces movies and music

The movie of the month at the North Bergen Public Library is Saturday May 21 at 2:30 p.m. at the main branch on 8411 Bergenline Ave. The movie is “Daddy’s Home” starring Will Ferrel and Mark Wahlberg. Admission and refreshments are free.
A Vocal Showcase takes place featuring North Bergen High School students on Thursday May 26 at 6:30 p.m. on 8411 Bergenline Ave. The event is free and refreshments will be served.
For kids with autism, the library will host musical therapy and an information session with Neurologic Music Therapy Fellow Erin Keenan MA, MT-BC. The event is free and offered to families with children on the autism spectrum on a first come first serve basis. It will be from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. at the Main Library on 8411 Bergenline Ave. To register please email Victoria Cepeda –
For more information about any library events please call (201) 869-4715 or visit

Free skin cancer screening May 14

According to the American Academy of Dermatology, skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States. HackensackUMC Palisades is teaming with Bergen-Hudson Chronic Disease Coalition to offer free skin cancer screenings on Saturday, May 14, at HackensackUMC Palisades from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM. HackensackUMC Palisades is in North Bergen on 7600 River road.
All health screenings and evaluations are open to the public and will be provided free of charge. Free shuttle bus transportation is also available from 60th St. & Boulevard East to the hospital and back during the day. For more information, please call Joanne Riggs at 201-854-5793.

Click-it or Ticket campaign May 23 to June 5

Law enforcement officers from the Guttenberg Police Department will join with police from around the country in cracking down on unbuckled motorists and passengers as part of the national “Click it or Ticket” campaign beginning May 23 through June 5 2016. The campaign is put forth to reiterate the life-saving value of seat belts.
Gary Poedubicky, Acting Director of the New Jersey Division of Highway Traffic Safety encourages all motorists in the vehicle, even children or adults in the back seat, to wear seatbelts while on the roadways

Guttenberg voter registration drive for November presidential election

The presidential election will be held Nov. 8, 2016. If you are not registered, you can do so Sunday May 22 (rain date June 18) at the Town Hall parking lot on 6808 Park Ave. from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Free refreshments and entertainments are available.
To vote residents must be at least 17 years old, and understand that may not vote until reaching the age of 18 by election date, U.S. Resident, a resident of NJ and Hudson County 30 days before the election, currently not serving a prison sentence or probation because of a felony conviction, and a valid driver’s license and/or social security number. Registration deadline occurs 21 days prior to the election.
For further information, contact Albert Cabrera, Town Clerk, 201-868-2315 Ext. 100

High cholesterol health seminar June 1

HackensacksUMC Palisades is offering a health seminar called New Advances in Treating High Cholesterol on June 1 at 6 p.m. at the Public Library on 8411 Bergenline Avenue. The seminar is hosted by Jesus Alfonso, MD of HackensackUMC Palisades.
The event is free with free refreshments and transportation from the library. Blood pressure screenings will also be provided to attendees by staff from HackensackUMC Palisades.
Too much cholesterol in the blood can lead to cardiovascular disease. According to the American Heart Association, heart disease is the number one cause of death in the United States. Over 2,100 Americans die of cardiovascular disease each day, an average of one death every 40 seconds. Learn to lower cholesterol and reduce risk of heart disease and stroke. Blood pressure screenings will also be provided to attendees by staff from HackensackUMC Palisades.

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