WEEHAWKEN BRIEFS

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Hudson County Assignment Judge Peter F. Bariso, Jr. unfurled a banner in celebration of November as National Adoption Month.
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Over 300 community members gathered at The Liberty House Restaurant on Wednesday, Oct. 17 for WomenRising’s Annual Celebration of Service Gala, to celebrate the resilience of WomenRising’s clients and the dedication of their honorees. (See Brief)
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The UBS Atrium Series begins its 2018-19 series of free midday music with a concert by the Django Festival All-Stars led by Dorado Schmitt (pictured) on Wednesday, Nov. 14 at 12:30 p.m. (See Brief)
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Hudson County Assignment Judge Peter F. Bariso, Jr. unfurled a banner in celebration of November as National Adoption Month.
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Over 300 community members gathered at The Liberty House Restaurant on Wednesday, Oct. 17 for WomenRising’s Annual Celebration of Service Gala, to celebrate the resilience of WomenRising’s clients and the dedication of their honorees. (See Brief)
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The UBS Atrium Series begins its 2018-19 series of free midday music with a concert by the Django Festival All-Stars led by Dorado Schmitt (pictured) on Wednesday, Nov. 14 at 12:30 p.m. (See Brief)

Holiday Open House will celebrate women of Weehawken

The Park United Methodist Church will present a Holiday Open House featuring the women of Weehawken on Saturday, Nov. 10 from 3 to 6 p.m. at 51 Clifton Terrace, Weehawken. The public is invited to come support local women entrepreneurs.

There will be musical and dance performances by local artists and children’s activities. Admission is free.

Women with a product/service to sell or talent they want to share can email: parkchurchweehawken@gmail.com or call (201) 867-9161.

The UBS Atrium Series opening concert is Wednesday, Nov. 14

The UBS Atrium Series begins its 2018-19 series of free midday music with a concert by the Django Festival All-Stars on Wednesday, Nov. 14 at 12:30 p.m. The concert will take place in the Atrium, 1000 Harbor Boulevard, in the Lincoln Harbor section of Weehawken.

After their appearance last spring at Carnegie Hall, the Django Festival All-Stars solidified their place with. They have brought the music of the legendary Gypsy jazz guitarist Django Reinhardt (1910-1953) fully into the 21st century. Their performances pay tribute to Reinhardt, who is considered one of the greatest guitar players of all time. Reinhardt’s driving, swinging style became known as “hot jazz” and continues to grow in popularity. The All-Stars honor the traditions of this “French Gypsy Jazz”, adding their own creative interpretations, arrangements, and original compositions.

The band features one of Europe’s greatest musical families: guitarist Dorado Schmitt, and his two sons Samson and Amati. The ensemble also features violinist Pierre Blanchard and accordionist Ludovic Beier.

In recent years, the Django Festival All-Stars have played top venues around the world, including the Kennedy Center, the Newport Jazz Festival, Jazz at Lincoln Center, and the Montreal Jazz Festival, to name but a few. The All Stars also play annually at their New York City home, Birdland.

For this concert, the group will be joined by special guest, Grace Kelly. Grace is an award-winning alto sax player, who won the 2016 Downbeat Magazine Critics Poll as Rising Star Alto Saxophonist. She is also a singer and songwriter who has won multiple ASCAP Composer Awards and International Songwriting Awards.

All performances for the UBS Atrium Series begin at 12:30 p.m. The concert is free and open to the public and the venue is wheelchair accessible. Free parking is available in the adjacent outdoor lot and public transportation options include NJ Transit Bus 158 as well as the Hudson Bergen Light Rail to Lincoln Harbor. For directions and more info, please check the HRPAC website – www.hrpac.org – or call the concert hotline at (201) 716-4540.

Medical center recognized for promoting organ donation

Hackensack Meridian Health Palisades Medical Center is among a select group of hospitals nationwide recognized for promoting enrollment in state organ donor registries in a national campaign sponsored by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Health Resources and Services Administration.

The medical center conducted awareness and registry campaigns to educate staff, patients, visitors, and community members about the critical need for organ, eye, and tissue donors and, by doing so, increased the number of potential donors on the state’s donor registry. The hospital earned points for each activity implemented between October 2017 and April 2018 and was awarded Platinum Recognition through the HRSA Workplace Partnership for Life Hospital Campaign. Of the 1,283 hospitals and transplant centers participating in the campaign, only 468 platinum awards were awarded during this phase of the campaign.

WomenRising Hosts gala honoring women and families

Over 300 community members gathered at The Liberty House Restaurant on Wednesday, Oct. 17 for WomenRising’s Annual Celebration of Service Gala, to celebrate the resilience of WomenRising’s clients and the dedication of their honorees.

Cindy Nan Vogelman, partner at Chasan Lamparello Mallon & Cappuzzo, was the recipient of the Above and Beyond Award for her consistent commitment of time, talent and treasure to the organization. The Hoboken Girl team was presented with the Volunteer Service Award for their creative and consistent efforts to engage the community and support WomenRising in meeting the needs of women and families.

In a statement, the organization declared, “With all that has happened in regards to women this year, it has become more evident that organizations like WomenRising are absolutely necessary to protect and defend women. WomenRising is grateful to have supporters and community members who understand this. A $2,000 pledge from BCB at the event stimulated other donations and helped WomenRising’s Celebration of Service raise over $150,000 to continue to assist more than 10,000 women and families each year through crisis to self-sufficiency.”

“Before there was Harvey Weinstein or Donald Trump or Brett Kavanaugh or the #Metoo movement, there was WomenRising,” Cindy Nan Vogelman Esq. said. “For the past 113 years, WomenRising has provided direct services to women and their families, quietly, diligently, effectively, and with an incredibly dedicated and caring staff.”

CASA unfurls banner for National Adoption Month

Hudson County Assignment Judge Peter F. Bariso, Jr. unfurled a banner  in celebration of November as National Adoption Month. He was aided by Superior Court, Family Division Judge Bernadette N. DeCastro (on his right), Beverly Savage, Executive Director of Hudson County CASA (on his immediate left) and Darlene Fusco, Hudson Bergen Area Director of DCP&P. The banner will hang for the month of November on the Hudson County Administration Building to raise awareness for the 117,000 children in foster care awaiting permanent homes. National Adoption Day will be celebrated on Friday, Nov. 16 in Hudson County when 15 children are expected to be adopted. This marks the 19th year that National Adoption Day will be observed throughout the United States and in that time nearly 70,000 children have found their forever homes.

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