Hoboken Christmas Tree Lighting rescheduled; set for Thursday HOBOKEN - Elvis the Elf and Santa Claus will be at City Hall (94 Washington St.) on Thursday, Dec. 8, at 5:30 p.m. for the annual Hoboken Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony.
The event was originally scheduled for Tuesday, Dec. 6, but the event was rescheduled due to a forecast of rain.
The following children and performers will be singing Christmas songs at the ceremony: Hoboken Cheer Dynamic All-Stars, Hoboken Fire Dance Squad, Students from A Music Space with members of The Fuzzy Lemons, Garden Street Music, Brownie Troop 12041, Hola Choir (El Coro de HoLa), Hoboken Hip Hop from All Saints Episcopal Day School, Junior Girl scout troop 12402, Girl Scout Daisy Troop 121881, Girl Scout Daisy Troop 12001, and Girl Scout Brownie Troop 12038, according to a city release.
The event will also feature special prizes and giveaways from WCBS 101.1 FM radio.
For more information, call (201) 420-2207. - Ray Smith
Police Benevolent Association to hold toy drive
“Cops for Tots,” run by the Weehawken Police Benevolent Association, will hold its fifth annual toy drive through Dec. 16 to benefit Hudson County agencies such as the Department of Youth and Family Services, and the Palisades Medical Center and Hoboken University Medical Center.
The PBA requests the donation of new, unwrapped toys for male or female children, newborn to 15 years of age. The Weehawken Police Department at 400 Park Ave. and the Weehawken Volunteer First Aid Squad at 201 Highwood Ave. are accepting the donations.
For more information, call the Weehawken Police Department at (201) 863-7800 or the First Aid Squad at (201) 863-6611.
Citizenship classes at library
At the start of 2012, the Secaucus Public Library and Business Resource Center will offer civics classes to help prepare for the Citizenship Test. The spots are first open to residents, but non-residents will be admitted if there is space.
A series of seven classes will begin Jan. 21. The classes will be held at the library on Saturday mornings, from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
Those interested in attending may contact Louise Rittberg at firstname.lastname@example.org to register and provide their name, address, phone number and email address, if available, or can apply in person. For more information, both Director Jenifer May and Rittberg can also be reached at the library by calling (201) 330-2083.