American Cancer Society looking for teams for Oct. walk in Jersey City
The American Cancer Society is looking for people to participate in its annual Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk in Jersey City. The walk will take place in Liberty State Park on Sunday, October 20 at 8 a.m. As of press time last week, 28 local teams had signed up for the event.
Each year, nearly 300 communities across the country, including Jersey City, participate in Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walks. According to the American Cancer Society, which is celebrating its centennial year, Making Strides is the largest network of events to benefit breast cancer research in the nation. These walks unite thousands of cancer survivors, caregivers, the friends and family members of women who have battled the disease, and others whose lives have been touched by this disease.
In addition to team participants, the American Cancer Society is also looking for volunteers and sponsors for the October Making Strides event in Jersey City.
For more information on Making Strides Against Breast Cancer in Jersey City, visit http://makingstrideswalk.org/jerseycity or e-mail JerseyCity.Strides@cancer.org.
Have you heard about Jersey City Free Books?
Jersey City Free Books is a community book exchange that offers people literature to read, completely free of charge, without obligation or registration. Jersey City Free Books serves seniors, students, the unemployed, and working families. Thousands of books are available through the exchange. Everyone is welcome to take any number of books for his or her personal use and enjoyment.
The exchange can also offer books to large institutions, such as hospitals, shelters, homes for the elderly, and prisons. The only requirement is that the individuals picking up the books bring their own boxes for packing.
Finally, Jersey City Free Books is looking for book donations so the exchange can continue its work. The exchange is located at 297 Griffith St. For more information, visit http://JerseyCityFreeBooks.com.
Dinosaur Troubadour coming to the Main Branch of the library
Dinosaur Troubadour, one of the characters from Field Station: Dinosaurs in Secaucus, will make a cameo appearance on Thursday, July 18 at 11 a.m. in the Bonetti Children’s Room at the Main Branch of the Jersey City Free Public Library, at 472 Jersey Ave.
During this free event, Dinosaur Troubadour will read stories and sing songs with the kids—all with a dinosaur theme, of course. But that’s not all, Troubadour won’t be coming alone. She has promised to bring her 15-foot friend Tyrannosaurus Rex, who the kids will have a chance to meet as well.
Man shot, killed on Dwight Street
Shortly after midnight on July 2, a man was found with multiple gunshot wounds outside a home at 59 Dwight St. in Jersey City, according to a report on NJ.com. Police were called to the scene after people in the area reported hearing what sounded like gunshots.
The 21-year-old victim was later pronounced dead at Jersey City Medical Center, according to the news site.
The Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office is investigating the homicide.
Real Housewives of Shakespearean England
The Hudson Shakespeare Company returns for the second installment of its 22nd annual Summer Shakespeare in the Parks series with “Henry VIII” written by Shakespeare and John Fletcher. The production is directed by Jon Ciccarelli. The larger-than-life king—who was famous for his many wives, many appetites, and his break from the Roman Catholic Church—is given the Shakespearean treatment and will make the rounds of Jersey City and Hoboken throughout the month of July.
On Thursday, July 11, the company will perform in Jersey City’s Hamilton Park at 7 p.m. The following night, Friday, July 12, the play will be performed in Van Vorst Park at 7 p.m. And on Saturday, July 13 the troupe will be in the Historic Jersey City and Harsimus Cemetery at 5 p.m. for a benefit performance. (This show, for which the company requests a $10 donation, benefits the restoration of the cemetery.)
Later in the month, the company will perform “Henry VIII” in Hoboken.
On Monday, July 15 the play will be performed in Hoboken’s Frank Sinatra Park, at 410 Frank Sinatra Dr. at 7 p.m., and on Monday, July 22 the company will be back for an encore performance in Frank Sinatra Park. This second Hoboken performance will also begin at 7 p.m.
For more information on the Hudson Shakespeare Company, visit hudsonshakespeare.homestead.com or call (973) 449-7443.