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All Calendar events for the June issue must be received by May 10th and adhere to our guidelines. Visit for guidelines and to submit entries.


Paddle Raiser: The Hoboken Cove Boathouse – The nonprofit public boathouse provides free kayaking and paddle sports for the community. Meet the volunteer crew and new paddlers at the benefit and hear about plans for the 2013 season. Pilsener Haus & Biergarten, 1422 Grand St, Hoboken.

African Drumming Classes – 7-8pm. Do something for your soul. Feel the rhythm. Join Dion Rivers for lessons in West African Djembe and Dun Dun Drumming mechanics and history and a basic understanding of physical conditioning and posture. Grassroots Community Space, 54 Coles St, Jersey City. 410-693-2556.

Yoga for Dudes – 7-8:15pm. This is not your girlfriend’s yoga class. It’s for athletic guys, or guys that were athletes and want to get back to feeling great again. The class will break down the fundamentals of poses so you can discover what yours should look like and stop trying to look like that tiny girl at front of the class. And you can ask guy questions with confidence. $25/drop- in, exact cash only. Uptown Studio, Four 14th St, Sovereign Bldg, Hoboken. 201-683-8818.


Post-Natal Mom & Baby – Thursdays thru May. 11:30am-12:30pm. Strengthen, heal, and cleanse your body while bonding with your baby and meeting other new mothers. Rebuild core strength and strengthen pelvic, gluteus and thigh muscles. Get into shape and feel great. Babies from 5 wks to crawling welcome. Check with doctor before enrolling. Surya Yoga, 618 Washington St, Hoboken. Preregister: 201-798- 7498.


Spring Detox Retreat – May 3-5. Yoga, meditation, vegetarian meals, outdoor activity and bodywork to cleanse the body and clam the mind. The yoga will balance flowing Vinyasa with yin yoga to detoxify and unclutter while strengthening the immune system and releasing toxins and tension. $595/person (limited to 10), 2 nights double occupancy, 5 nutritious meals, a full weekend of yoga, meditation, bodywork, and more. Menla Mountain, Phoenicia, NY. Liza Bertini or Sarah Bond: DevotionYoga. com. Details, booking: Content/Spring-Detox-Retreat-Body-Mind.


Harrison Township Day – Called “a fiesta down Main St,” it includes a parade, the Run for the Roses race, crafters and vendors, a writing contest, Laser Skirmish, Rode’s BBQ, classic rock music all day and spectacular fireworks at night. 856- 223-8777.

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2013 HOHA Classic – 10am. Five-mile Fun Run and Baby Jogger Jaunt. Long course is a scenic tour of Hoboken. Trophies and awards for top 3 places in 7 age categories. Pier A Park, First & Sinatra Dr, Hoboken.

Introduction to Outdoor Photography:

Composition & Technique Class – 10am-3pm. Field instruction on how to shoot vibrant and stimulating photographs. Photographers of all levels, film or digital, encouraged to attend. Bring camera and owner’s manual, as well as extra batteries and memory. Learn to frame photos, achieve effects, apply the Rule of Thirds, even basic hiking techniques. $85, $65/members. Liberty State Park, 222 Jersey City Blvd, Jersey City. 201-200-1000. RSVP:

Secaucas Summer Green Festival – 10am-4pm. Presentations discussing green living, endangered animals, a Native American presentation. Family activities include Rock climbing, free canoe rides and more. Live music and local food vendors.

Kids’ Lab: The Rainbow Connection – 10:45- 11:30am, 11:45am-12:30pm, 1:30pm-2:15pm. Is black ink really made of black dye? Can you create a rainbow just by adding water? Visitors will grab some markers and filter paper to explore the magic behind a colorful chemical process. Free with paid admission. Liberty Science Center, Liberty State Park, 222 Jersey City Blvd, Jersey City. 201-200-1000. RSVP:


Hoboken Spring Arts & Music Festival 2013 – 11am-6pm. More than 300 artists, crafters, photographers, sculptors, local businesses, restaurants, food vendors, local nonprofits and more. Rain or shine. Free. Washington St between Observer Hwy & 7th St, Hoboken. Info, Geri Fallo: 201-420-2207.


Drawing Flowers with a Splash (of Color) – 2-5pm. Flowers are an inspiring sign of spring; learn to capture this beauty on paper. Adults of all experience levels will be introduced to drawing flowers, beginning with basic shapes. Add splashes of color with fine control watercolor pencils. Bring flowers or study ours. Basic art supplies provided or bring own. $15, $10/MEC members. Center for Environmental & Scientific Education, Two DeKorte Park Plaza, Lyndhurst. Preregistration: 201-460-8300.


NJ’s Men’s & Women’s Open 10K Championships – 8:30am. Course is USATF certified, comprised of flat local roads along the Hudson River Waterfront with views of the NYC skyline. Post-race festivities at 10am feature music, refreshments and prize drawings. Benefits the Jersey City Medical Center, the region’s new referral teaching hospital. Newport Town Square, 100 Town Square Pl, Jersey City. Register:

Hoboken Green Fair – 11am-5pm. The Fair feature live music, organic food vendors, family activities and more. The focus is on sustainable lifestyle choices, awareness of environmental concerns and demonstrations of how to reduce your impact on the Earth by selecting sustainable, eco-friendly products and services, reducing energy consumption, conserving water and limiting dependence on fossil fuels. Pier A Park, Hoboken Waterfront.

Mother’s Day Restorative Yoga – 2:30-5pm. Treat Mom to immersion in the gentle practice of restorative yoga, a balance of gentle movement and deep relaxation, breathing instruction, inspirational readings, application of scented oils and gentle hands-on assistance. As Mom surrenders tension, her muscles relax and her mind calms. $45/preregistered, $50/day of. Devotion Yoga, Four 14th St (Sovereign Bldg), Hoboken. Register: 201-683-8818.


Newborn Baby Care Class – 7-9:30pm. Reg- istration is required for this class in caring for newborn infants. Palisades Medical Center Audi- torium, 7600 River Rd, N Bergen. RSVP, Robin Petrick: 201-295-4823.


Culinary Cooking Class: Authentic Mexican Style – Add your own flavor to Cinco de Mayo with a 4-hr Mexican menu class. Learn the secrets of this popular cuisine and how to incorporate this menu in your list of favorites. Includes a tasting of some popular tequilas. Designed for the beginner to the advanced home chef. $150, space limited. Jersey City. Registration, T. Cappuccio: 201-360- 5302.


Get Your Telescope Up and Running – 7-9pm. Do you own a telescope that you have only used once or twice? Bring it (including eye pieces, tripod, mount, manual and accessories) and the staff at the NJMC William D McDowell Observatory will help you get it up and running. They can provide assistance in cleaning optics but cannot make repairs. $5, very limited space, preregistration required. RSVP: 201-460-8300.

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