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Two-day community animation

Heavenly Temple Church will have its two-day community outreach program, Back To Church / Back To School, on Saturday, September 18, from noon to 6 p.m., and Sunday, September 19, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The event will include games and activities for young people, live health and nutrition demonstrations, pop-up vendor shops, a medical van, tech support for schools, free food, shirts and shirts. school uniform supplies, a farmer’s market and music / choirs, among others. Activities.

COVID tests and free vaccines will be available from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday morning worship will also take place under the marquee at 11 a.m.

Heavenly Temple Church is located at 15 MLK Dr., Jersey City, between Warner and McAdoo. Social distancing instructions will be put in place.

Pack 305 welcomes new scouts

Unit 305 has announced that it is now welcoming girls and boys in Pack 305.

Interested children ages 5-10 and Kindergarten to Grade 5 should attend the orientation meeting for all new scouts and their families on Friday, September 17, starting at 6:30 p.m. inside Hedges Hall in St. Stephen’s Church at 141 Washington Ave., in Kearny.

Everyone present must wear a mask. The first pack meeting of the Scout year 2021 – 2022 will start at 7 p.m.

Bargain hunt in Kearny

The KUEZ Kearny Town-Wide Garage and Sidewalk Sale returns on Saturday and Sunday, September 18 and 19, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The annual event turns the community of West Hudson into a bargain hunter’s paradise as hundreds of residential, commercial and other vendors sell through the weekend. There is no rain date.

The Kearny Urban Enterprise Zone (KUEZ) is once again sponsoring and organizing the event, with the support of Provident Bank, a returning co-sponsor. Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Coccia Realty is once again sponsoring this year’s event by providing citywide garage sale marketing support.

A printed map showing residential and retail sales locations will be available at City Hall and Coccia Realty (636 Kearny Ave.) which is open weekdays until 7 p.m. and Saturday of the sale. Buyers can also download the printed map from

Birds of Prey at Bayside

Birds of Prey returns to Bayside Park on Saturday, September 18 at 11 a.m. near the entrance to Garfield and Armstrong Avenue, where the Flat Rock Brook Nature Center will bring four live birds of prey to the park.

Included are a red-tailed hawk, an American kestrel, and two owls, and you can hear each bird’s story as to why it can’t live in the wild and learn about adaptations, habitats, the behaviors and conservation status of these four species of raptor native to New Jersey.

Due to COVID-19, social distancing must be respected. The program was implemented with support from the Jersey City Parks Coalition, Bayside Park Neighborhood Association, JC Economic Development Corporation, and Healthier JC + Health & Human Services.

Celebrate the 25th season of the Hoboken Farmers Market

To celebrate its 25th season, the Hoboken Farmers’ Market (HFM) will host a Fall Harvest Festival on Tuesday, September 21 from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Seasoned producers, some of whom have been part of the HFM from the start, will be present as well as new salespeople. Local musicians will also be present.

Buyers are encouraged to inquire about the HFM Recipe Contest, which kicks off during the event. Each supplier will collect recipes from customers who showcase their products. The winners will be announced on Tuesday October 26 and notified by email. The prizes will be available that day and the following week, Tuesday, November 2 (election day).

Continuing its long-standing tradition, there will be a table with the NJ voter registration forms and the information provided.

Invited attendees are expected to include the Hoboken Green Team, past / present Hoboken officials, as well as former members of the Hoboken Board of Directors Environment Committee, which was tasked with launching the market by the city.

Hoboken Farmers Market is located on the eastern perimeter of Church Square Park, between 4th and 5th Streets, on Garden Street. It’s open every Tuesday from 2 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., from the first week of June through Thanksgiving week (weather and harvest conditions permitting).

OLG FunFest Annual Returns for Fall

Our Lady of Grace’s annual OLG FunFest, which was canceled last year due to the coronavirus pandemic, returns this fall for its 15th annual event on Saturday, September 25, from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.

The 15th annual event, which once took place in the spring, is scheduled for the last weekend of September, with fun for all ages outdoors on the property of Our Lady of Grace Church, located at 400 Willow Ave., and the adjacent school auditorium.

The church parking lot will be transformed into an outdoor beer garden, where visitors can enjoy craft beers, sangria, music by DJ Tim Nelson, a variety of dishes and a second-hand book sale. There will also be games of chance for adults, including a Tricky Tray, as well as activities for children.

The OLG Cornhole tournament will be back for a fourth year. Sponsored by Willie McBride, Hoboken’s popular hotspot, the tournament begins at 6 p.m. Teams can register in advance by emailing [email protected] There is a registration fee of $ 20 per team – and participants must be 21 years old. The winner will receive the Willie’s Cup and a free Happy Hour at Willie McBride’s.

The OLG FunFest continues on Sunday, September 26, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., where kids can enjoy bouncy houses and a game of racing cars, among other entertainment. Adults can experience festival food, the Tricky Tray, used book sale, and a 50/50 raffle.

Refreshments, gambling and music by DJ Nelson will continue in the beer garden next to the church. Admission to NiteFest and FunFest, rain or shine, is free. For more information, see

Cycling rally in support of the Essex-Hudson Greenway

Bike JC and the Newark Community Cycling Center will lead Bike2Trenton, a mass bike ride from Newark City to Trenton, the New Jersey capital, in support of the Essex-Hudson Greenway project on September 26. The event is organized with the support of the Essex-Hudson Greenway Coalition and the East Coast Greenway Alliance.

For cyclists, there will be wheels in Newark at 7 a.m., with several meeting points along the way for those wishing to join part of the ride. The event ends with a rally of support on the steps of New Jersey State House at 2 p.m.

Registration for this event is already underway at Runners who register will receive a free t-shirt upon arrival in Trenton.

For cyclists, as well as walkers, runners, hikers and more, the Essex-Hudson Greenway Project would create nearly nine miles of linear park, connecting Montclair, Glen Ridge, Bloomfield, Belleville, Newark, Kearny, Secaucus and Jersey City. The Essex-Hudson Greenway Coalition consists of the Open Space Institute (OSI), the New Jersey Bike & Walk Coalition (NJBWC), and the National September 11 Memorial Trail Alliance.


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