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St. Ann's Feast returns to Hoboken on July 22. (see brief)

Hoboken’s St. Ann’s Feast returns

The feast marks its 111th year, celebrating the Novena to honor St. Ann.

The masses begin July 17 at the church at Seventh and Jefferson streets. The festival outside church will be on July 22 and 23, 6 to 11 p.m. and July 24, 25, and 26, 1 to 11 p.m.

The festival includes lots of food, a beer garden, 50/50 raffle, and mass, July 26 at 11 a.m., followed by a procession in which a 600-pound statue of the saint is carried through Hoboken.

For more information, go to stannhoboken.com/feast. 

Get North Bergen school lunches  

Lunches are available Mondays and Thursdays, 12 to 2 p.m. at North Bergen High School, Lincoln Annex, Franklin School, and Kennedy School.

Compete in the rapid chess tournament 

Hoboken Chess will hold a rapid Swiss-System chess tournament at Play! Hoboken July 18 at 11 a.m. Preregistration costs $5. Walk-ins are welcome. Visit  https://hobokenchess.com/tournament/.

Colombian-Ecuadorian Fest scheduled

It will be held on July 17, 12 to 7 p.m., 49th Street between Hudson Ave. and Broadway in Union City. Live music, authentic food, and free rides for kids provided.

County nonprofits get grants

The New Jersey Arts and Culture Recovery Fund (NJACRF) awarded $1.3 million in grants to more than 60 New Jersey nonprofits.

Hudson County grantees included the Hoboken Historical Museum, the Grace Theatre Workshop in Union City, and Hudson Theatre Works in Weehawken. Jersey City nonprofits included Ariel Rivka Dance, Kennedy Dancers, RiverviewJazz.Org, Speranza Theatre Company, Surati for Performing Arts, and Victory Hall

Peru Children’s Park reopens

The Union City park will reopen July 16 at 24th Street between Central Ave. and West St. Live music, free rides, hot dogs, and more are offered.

SciTech Scity lands $1 million

Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey joined SciTech Scity, Liberty Science Center’s 30-acre science innovation campus, as a Founding Corporate Sponsor. The Horizon Foundation of New Jersey, donated $1 million to the venture, joining many other supporters of entrepreneurs, scientists, academics, students, and other thinkers and doers.

HoLa Charter School teacher wins schilarship

Hoboken Dual Language Charter announced that elementary school teacher Gabriella Rodriguez has won a Fulbright Scholarship to teach English in Spain and serve as a cultural ambassador for the United States.

Donate to Make-A-Wish 

On July 18, Jersey City native, cancer survivor, and Make-A-Wish recipient Joyce Sweeney will host a fundraiser at Halftime Bar & Grill, 746 West Side Ave., 4 to 8 p.m. to support Make –A –Wish New Jersey.

The event costs $55. For tickets, information, or to make a donation, email Sweeney at jsweeney2427@gmail.com or visit

UC vax clinics pop up

The vaccination site in Union City on 32nd Street, between Bergenline and New York Avenues is available on:

July 15, 2 to 5 p.m.

July 29, 1 to 5 p.m.

Aug. 5, 1 to 5 p.m.

Aug.19, 1 to 5 p.m.






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