Register now for St. Lawrence Church Summer Camp 2014
Registration is now open for the St. Lawrence Church summer camp that begins Monday, Aug. 18 to Friday, Aug. 22, offering half-days and full days for children ages 8-10. The program may expand if there is enough interest.
To register, please contact Jennifer Herrera Daly at (201) 381-7084 or email jennifer.herrera.d@gmail.
The program is also seeking volunteers 18 years of age or older. Please contact Jennifer if interested.
‘Cuckoo’s Nest’ to be performed at high school
Tickets are now on sale for Hudson TheaterWorks’ performance of “One Flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest” on Thursdays through Saturdays, May 9 through 24. The official opening night is May 10 at Weehawken High School’s theater, 51 Liberty Place.
Shows are evenings at 8 p.m. and matinees at 2 p.m. Tickets are $25 each, with senior and student discounts available.
Tickets are sold through http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/614676. For more information, go to hudsontheaterworks.org or call 201-472-5123.
World premiere of Cuban film and conversation with renowned filmmaker Ricardo Bacallao
The city of Union City presents “Conversation about Cuban Film” with renowned filmmaker Ricardo Bacallao, known as “The Cuban Woody Allen.” The event will take place on Wednesday, May 21 at 8 p.m. at the William V. Musto Cultural Center, 420 - 15 St., Union City. There will be live music and refreshments. Admission is free.
The evening is dedicated to a discussion about Cuban cinema, its style, and its influence on filmmaking world-wide. The world premiere screening of the short film “Mondongo Cubano” will be followed by a question and answer period with Bacallao.
Born in Havana, Cuba, Bacallao graduated from Havana’s Superior Institute, and received his MFA in film from NYU. While living in Madrid and Berlin, he participated several times in the Berlin Film Festival, including being awarded as the first Cuban representative to the festival’s Talent Campus in 2003. In 2010, a segment he produced for CUNY TV’s magazine show Nueva York won a New York Emmy Award. Since that time, he has been working as a freelance director, cameraman, producer, and editor of documentary and fiction film.
Free informational legal sessions provided at court house
“Court Night” consists of a series of information sessions providing practical information and resource material promoting a greater understanding of the court’s function. Attorneys and court representatives will conduct the sessions and will be available to answer general questions from the public concerning each subject matter.
Topics include divorce, child support, landlord/tenant issues, expungement of criminal records, and caregiver law. Any personal information provided to the court is confidential and will not be shared with outside agencies.
Sessions will take place at the Justice William J. Brennan Courthouse, 583 Newark Ave. in Jersey City from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 21. Registration begins at 6 p.m.
Court night is free but reservations are requested. To reserve a seat, e-mail Hudson.firstname.lastname@example.org or call (201) 217-5109. When registering via e-mail or phone, please provide your name, telephone number, and the workshop you would like to attend.
Progress at American Dream megamall
Gov. Christopher Christie appeared at the signing of a labor agreement on Monday, April 28 involving the American Dream megamall in East Rutherford. The agreement, between the Bergen County Building and Construction Trades Council and mall developers the Triple Five Group, was a significant step forward for the troubled enterprise.
“One of the first projects is going to be getting that ugly outside of the building the hell off of this building,” the governor told attendees.
The orange and blue exterior of the building has frequently been cited as an eyesore. Triple Five plans to replace it with a sleek, glass façade.
In addition to a shopping mall, the complex will include an amusement park and an indoor ski slope and water park.
The mall, once known as Xanadu, encountered trouble almost from inception in 2003, with two developers exiting the project after spending nearly $2 billion.
Most recently a protracted lawsuit with the NY Giants and Jets was settled by an agreement between the involved parties, clearing the way for Triple Five to move forward. They expect to spend almost $2 billion more to complete the project.
Gov. Christie estimated that 9,000 construction workers would be needed to complete the job, and 10,000 employees would be required to staff the complex, although other groups have placed the estimate at fewer than 6,000 construction jobs.