Enjoy Game Day on Aug. 5
The mayor and Town Council present Game Day at Buchmuller Park on Tuesday, Aug. 5, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Spend the day playing classic games like potato sack races, water balloon tosses, three-legged races, and many more. Ages 4 to 10 are welcome.
National Night Out Against Crime is Aug. 5
Secaucus will participate in the 31st National Night Out on Tuesday, Aug. 5. The annual event is designed to heighten crime prevention awareness, generate participation in local anticrime efforts, and strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships.
America’s Night Out Against Crime will begin at 5 p.m. in Buchmuller Park. Food and drinks will be available, along with games and rides. A Lady Gaga tribute band will play. This is a great opportunity to get out, meet your neighbors, and have some fun.
In case of rain, the event will be held at the Recreation Center, 1200 Koelle Blvd.
July 4 celebration rescheduled to Aug. 6
The mayor and the Town Council invite residents to the annual 4th of July celebration on Wednesday, Aug. 6 at 4 p.m. at the Secaucus Swim Club, featuring the exciting island party band Alotta Colada. Come enjoy the food, amusement, entertainment, and fireworks.
The band will play at 7 p.m. and fireworks will take place after dark. All Secaucus residents and guests are invited. An ID is required to enter the swim complex.
Kindles available for loan at the library
The Secaucus Public Library has announced the launch of their new e-reader lending program. As part of their ongoing initiative to expand and upgrade the library’s technology services, the Friends of the Library have purchased one dozen Amazon Kindle e-readers for library and lending use. The Kindles are available at the library’s second floor reference desk.
“We are very excited to provide our patrons the opportunity to try out an e-Reader and enhance their reading experience,” said Technology Librarian Lisa Ferzola. “It is essential that libraries keep up with emerging technologies in order to better meet the needs of our patrons. This is one of the many technology projects that we are planning to launch within the next year.”
Each Kindle is pre-loaded with a variety of eBooks by genre, including best sellers, classics, mystery, non-fiction, romance, and science fiction for adults and teens. The devices can be borrowed for a non-renewable two-week lending period by Secaucus residents 18 and older who have a valid library card and corresponding proof of identification. They are available at the reference desk on a first come, first serve basis, with a current limit of one Kindle per borrower. The Kindle borrower must read and sign a Kindle Borrowing Agreement prior to checkout and leave a fifty dollar refundable deposit at the reference desk when checking out any of the devices.
Library staff are available to provide a brief tutorial on how to use the Kindle upon checkout. For more information, contact the reference desk at (201) 330-2083 x 4014 or email Lisa Ferzola at firstname.lastname@example.org.
American Dream transformation to begin
The long-awaited facelift of the American Dream megamall in East Rutherford is finally about to begin.
The re-imagined mall will have a white and gray exterior, with work scheduled to begin imminently, according to The Record. Preparations for further construction have already begun, with four radio towers removed in April. Dirt will be hauled to the site to compact the ground until next spring.
Widely criticized as an eyesore for its current colors of dull green, blue, and earth tones, the mall, once known as Xanadu, was never completed after the original developer and then a second developer both ceased production on the project. More recently, lawsuits between new owners the Triple Five Group and the NY Giants and Jets were 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, which will include an amusement park and an indoor ski slope and water park.
Back to School sale at United Way in August
Save big from Aug. 6 through 31 at the United Way of Hudson County Resale Store, 79 Metro Way. All kids’ clothing and designated items are $1.
All money raised goes to help the community through United Way’s many programs. A portion of all proceeds also benefits the Secaucus Emergency Fund. Help others, and get some great deals with low prices on housewares, décor, clothing, glassware, sofas, chairs, furniture, pictures, toys, and much more.
Princesses and Pirates Breakfast Party comes to town
The mayor and Town Council present the Princesses and Pirates Breakfast Party on Saturday, Aug. 9, at 101 Centre Ave. from 9:30 a.m. to noon. Have breakfast with the characters. Come dressed as your favorite princess, pirate, or any costume.
A pancake and waffle breakfast will be served with a choice of fruity toppings. There will be a movie showing along with the option to take pictures with the characters. Cost is $5 per person.
Kids invited to Truck Day 2014
Love trucks? Forget about your toy trucks for a day. Come have a seat and take a ride in some real trucks.
Truck Day is for kids ages 4 to 8. It will take place in the high school parking lot on Tuesday, Aug. 12, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Parental supervision is required
Senior citizen boat cruise on Aug. 20
Once again the Hudson County Office on Aging and the Town of Secaucus invite Secaucus senior citizens, 62 and older, to a luncheon cruise on Wednesday, Aug. 20. Call (201) 865-4422 for information and reservations.
IYB Basketball heads to Secaucus
Join former pro player Kent Culuko, IYB Basketball, and the Secaucus Recreation Center beginning Aug. 18 for this exclusive 3-day offensive skills and shooting camp for boys and girls in grades 2 through 12.
The camp will be held at the Recreation Center, 1200 Koelle Blvd., Aug. 18 through 20 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The cost is $60 per player, and spots will fill up quickly. To pre-register for free, contact Recreation Director John Voli at (201) 330-3299 or IYB Basketball at (201) 800-4IYB
Concerts upcoming throughout town
The Secaucus 2014 Summer Concert Series continues on Aug. 7 with Beginnings, a Tribute to the Music of Chicago. The show will start at 7 p.m. in Buchmuller Park.
On Aug. 14, Showstoppers Children’s Summer Program will take place at the Performing Arts Center. Then it’s back to Buchmuller Park for an Elvis tribute with Jeff Krick on Aug. 21 at 7 p.m.
The Summer Concert Series is co-sponsored by the Secaucus Reporter.