Weehawken seniors took a trip to see the Cherry Blossoms at Branch Brook Park in Newark.
Weehawken seniors took a trip to see the Cherry Blossoms at Branch Brook Park in Newark.

Weehawken Seniors check out Cherry Blossoms

Weehawken seniors were treated to lunch and a trip to Branch Brook Park in Newark on April 18.

The cherry blossoms were in full bloom, spread across the park’s 360 acres. The park has the largest collection of cherry blossom trees in the united states, beating out Washington, D.C., with over 5,000 trees in 18 different varieties.

Collectively, the trees are known as “Cherryblossomland.”

Cold weather and constant drizzle didn’t put a damper on the magnificent views that dozens of senior residents enjoyed. The trip was sponsored by Mayor Richard Turner and the Township Council. The tour was led by Carol Kravitz, a coordinator of senior recreation programs in the town’s Recreation department.

Art Students head to county-wide expo

Art students from Weehawken High School will be participating in this year’s Hudson County Alliance of Teen Artists visual arts exposition, which will be held at the Bayonne Public Library in May.

Student works will be on display from May 6-13. This will be the 33rd annual exposition held by the organization.

On May 9, from 7-8 p.m., an awards ceremony for all participants from Hudson County will take place. Certificates will be presented at the ceremony from judges, and participation certificates will be brought to the New Jersey City University awards ceremony, held on May 23, after the final showing takes place in the visual arts building at 100 Culver Ave., Jersey City.

The Top Honors-awarded artwork from the expo will also be featured at the State Teen Arts Festival from May 29-31.

To learn more about the expo, as well as the connected events following, visit hcata.com/visual-arts.

Free skin cancer screenings; Spring Fest at Palisades Medical Center

Local residents can receive free skin cancer screenings on April 27 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Hackensack Meridian Health Palisades Medical Center.

All health screenings and evaluations are open to the public and free of charge. Information will be provided to attendees about free mammography exams, health insurance enrollment, and nutrition education. Free shuttle bus transportation is also available from 60th Street and Boulevard East, 60th Street and Bergenline Avenue, and 60th Street and Kennedy Boulevard.

Palisades Medical Center is at 7600 River Road. For more information, call Suleima Rosario-Diaz at 201-854-5793.

On May 18, Palisades Medical Center will host a Spring Fest on its waterfront campus from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Admission and parking are free, and the campus can be accessed along the Hudson River Walkway. The celebration will include former professional athletes, inflatable rides, a caricature artist, face painting, health screenings, wellness information, food, and a DJ.

Pre-registration is suggested but not required. All who pre-register will be entered into a raffle for four tickets to see a New York Red Bulls soccer game. To pre-register, or for more information, call 201-854-5008 or visit palisadesmedical.org.

North Hudson Lawyer’s Club taking scholarship applications

Applications for the North Hudson Lawyer’s Club Foundation Scholarship are now being accepted. The purpose of the scholarship is to encourage and advance the next generation of leaders in North Hudson County by providing financial assistance to motivated high school seniors pursuing a college degree.

Applicants must submit a high school transcript, demonstrate financial need through FAFSA and College Award letters, and be bonafide residents of either Guttenberg, North Bergen, Union City, Weehawken, or West New York.

Applications are being accepted from students in Hudson County Schools of Technology, Memorial High School, North Bergen High School, Union City High School, or Weehawken High School.

Applicants must plan to attend college during the September 2019 semester and provide two letters of recommendation.

For a copy of the application, email northhudsonlawyersfoundation@gmail.com. Students can also seek a copy from their high school counselor. All applicants must scan and email applications on or before June 1.

For questions, email the foundation, or contact Eloisa V. Castillo, Esq. at 2006 Kennedy Boulevard, Suite 201, Union City, 201-866-1001.