Library presents free St. Patrick’s Day Concert on March 16
Begin celebrating the wearing o’ the green early this when musical duo McDermott Handy returns to the Weehawken Free Public Library for a special St. Patrick’s Day concert on Wednesday, March 16 The multi-instrumentalist duo of Kathy DeAngelo and Dennis Gormley will present Irish favorites on harp, fiddle, and other instruments beginning at 7 p.m.
The couple, a talented multi-instrumental duo with more than 25 years of stage experience, is as at ease playing traditional Irish dance music as they are with singing songs and ballads in Irish or English. The concert is free.
Library holds registration for Tuesday Story Time Program
Registration for the third and final session of the Weehawken Free Public Library’s Tuesday Story Time Program will be held on Monday, March 21beginning at 9:30 a.m. Enrollment for this program is limited to nine.
Registration may be done over the phone but first time participants will be asked to bring proof of residency as well as the child’s birth certificate/passport to the first class, which will be held on Tuesday, March 29 from noon to 1 p.m.
Interested Weehawken residents may call (201) 863-7823 and ask for Miss Donna.
Ireland’s Dublin City Ramblers to play next concert for the UBS Atrium Series on March 21
Ireland’s own Dublin City Ramblers will be the next featured musical group to play the UBS Atrium Series. This free concert, which is open to the general public, will be presented on Monday, March 21at 12:30 p.m. in the Atrium at 1000 Harbor Blvd. in Weehawken.
The Dublin City Ramblers, led by Sean McGuinness (lead vocals, banjo, and mandolin), have thrilled audiences worldwide with their endearing brand of foot-tapping Irish musical entertainment, including ballads, folk tunes, humor, and wit. Their impressive career has spanned more than 35 years, complete with top 10 hits, several awards for Best Ballad/Folk Group, and 30 albums to their credit (including eight Gold Albums).
The Ramblers have performed at many major festivals around the world, including Dublin’s National Stadium and National Concert Hall, Cork’s Opera House, England’s Royal Albert Hall, New York’s Carnegie Hall, and many others.
The UBS Atrium Series is presented by the non-profit Hudson Riverfront Performing Arts Center, Inc. (HRPAC). All performances for the UBS Atrium Series begin at 12:30 p.m. The concert is free and open to the public. For directions, late-breaking concert news, and other updates, please check the HRPAC website (www.hrpac.org) or call the concert hotline at (201) 716-4540.
NAMI announces mental heath awareness meetings, classes
The Hudson County chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) holds a meeting in English and a meeting in Spanish each month for family members of those with mental illness, and consumers.
The English group meets on the second Tuesday of each month in Hoboken near the hospital. The Spanish group meets at Catholic Community Service, 2201 Bergenline Ave., Second Floor, Union City. Contact NAMIHudson@msn.com or call (201) 861-0614.
In addition, Family to Family classes will be starting on Wednesday, March 16. Classes are held in Hoboken University Hospital, Willow Ave., Hoboken. This is a 12-week free course, once a week, for family and friends of individuals with serious mental illness. Classes will be from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. in a Second floor classroom. Contact Mary at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (201) 403-0643.
Also, “In Search of Our Well Being: Conference on Mental Health in the Latino community,” which is NAMI NJ en Español’s third Spanish language conference, will be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on April 9 in New Brunswick. Registration is now open at www.Naminj.org.
Meadowlands Stadium event helps ‘tackle’ child abuse
Prevent Child Abuse-New Jersey is calling citizens across the state to help tackle child abuse at NJ’s Elegant Tailgate Party being held at The New Meadowlands Stadium on May 4 at 6:30 p.m. to raise funds to end child abuse and support prevention programs across the state. This unique event, located at the West Gate Club on the stadium’s 50-yard line, will offer food and spirits, entertainment, a gift auction, and stadium tours. Dr. Randal Pinkett will serve as master of ceremonies.
Tickets for the event are $200, and include a guided tour introducing guests to private locations throughout the new stadium, including the Giants Legacy Room, the press room, and the opportunity for a stroll onto the players’ field. Tickets can be purchased online at www.preventchildabusenj.org or by calling (732) 246-8060. Businesses and individuals may also help support the event through sponsorship or ad placement in the video journal being presented on the stadium's jumbotron. The following companies have already signed on as sponsors of this event – PNC Bank, Prudential Financial, PSE&G, US Retirement Partners, Wolff & Samson, and Verizon.
All proceeds from the event benefit Prevent Child Abuse-New Jersey, a nonprofit organization working to end child abuse. The organization is working in all 21 counties of the state to ensure that all children are safe, healthy, nurtured and encouraged to learn. For more information, visit www.preventchildabusenj.org.
NY Waterway provides Smartphone maps showing customers nearest bus
No more waiting for a bus in the cold or rain. Just click on www.nywaterway.com/GPS on any Smartphone, iPads, Microsoft OS, Motorola OS, or other device. The service, also available by calling (877) 53-BUSES, provides real-time access on the location and status of free shuttle buses serving NY Waterway’s terminals at Port Imperial in Weehawken and the Edgewater Ferry Landing and Manhattan’s West 39th Street.
For information and schedules, call (800) 53-FERRY or click on www.nywaterway.com or www.facebook.com/nywaterway.
NJMC offers Watercolor 101 classes
New Jersey Meadowlands Commission will offer Watercolor 101: Nature Painting for Beginners I and II from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 19 and Saturday, March 26 for ages 12 and up, including adults. They will provide the materials and subject matter (water, branches, and birds).
Registration is required. The cost is $12 per session or register for both for $20; MEC members $10/$16. Supplies included.
Classes will take place at the Meadowlands Environment Center, 2 DeKorte Plaza, Lyndhurst.
For more information, call (201) 460-8300 or go online at www.njmeadowlands.gov/ec.
NJMC and BCAS offer First Day of Spring Bird Walk March 20
The New Jersey Meadowlands Commission and the Bergen County Audubon Society are offering their free two-hour First Day of Spring Bird Walk on Sunday, March 20 at 10 a.m. Participants will look for the (possibly nesting) common ravens, raptors, waterfowl, and herons on the Hackensack River.
The walk starts at the ball fields of Laurel Hill County Park in Secaucus. Meet at the big parking lot by the Laurel Hill ball fields at 10 a.m. or at the first parking lot in DeKorte Park in Lyndhurst at 9:20 a.m.
Participants must sign a standard liability release for this event. To rsvp, contact Don Torino of the BCAS at email@example.com or (201) 636-4022. Check meadowblog.net for last-minute weather updates.
Race to benefit Special Olympics to be held April 17
Lace up your running shoes for the 25th Anniversary of the Lincoln Tunnel Challenge on April 17 and run for a great cause. Independent runners and members of the Hoboken Elysianettes Running Society and Hoboken Harriers are teaming up with the Hoboken Family Alliance to run for Team HobokONE.
The goal is simple: to field the biggest running team for the race that benefits the Special Olympics. Running together as one big team is a simple way to show community support for people with intellectual disabilities. Register today at http://bit.ly/HobokONE. As a team member you'll be able to pick up your race packet Saturday, April 16 at a free pasta party generously hosted by City Bistro. The party runs from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. and includes food, fun, cocktails, and raffles.
Proceeds from the Lincoln Tunnel Challenge help New Jersey Special Olympics athletes by providing year-round sports training and competition in various Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities. Currently, more than 21,000 athletes with intellectual disabilities train and compete throughout New Jersey in 24 sports and participate in more than 160 competitive events.
For more information contact Theresa Howard, director of children with special needs for the Hoboken Family Alliance at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (201)795.5404.