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Community Yard Sale – 8am-1pm. Time to sort and clean out things you’ve been hanging onto. Your used items may be someone else’s treasures. Or, make a list of things you’ve been hankering for but can’t find or afford. You may find them at the sale. Sellers note: set-up is 6:30-7:30am, bring own table/tent, register online. Ella Harris Park, Mullica Hill, Harrison Township. HarrisonTwp. us.

Kids’ Lab: A Hair-Raising Experiment – 10:45- 11:30am, 11:45am-12:30pm, 1:30pm-2:15pm. Explore the chemistry of a product that keeps you looking your best. Observe and compare some interesting properties of matter such as viscosity. For the grand finale, create and bottle your own hair gel. Free with paid admission. Liberty Science Center, Liberty State Park, 222 Jersey City Blvd, Jersey City. 201-200-1000. RSVP:

Retro Science: Rockets Galore – May 18 & 19. 11am-3pm. Exploration is an important part the scientific process and nothing is better than ex- ploring as a family. Liberty Science Center brings back the fun of discover-it-yourself with Retro Science. Make and launch a water-powered rocket out on the lawn. Free with paid admission. Liberty State Park, 222 Jersey City Blvd, Jersey City. 201- 200-1000. RSVP:

Secaucus Memorial Day Parade – 12-4pm. Friends of the Secaucus Public Library will be participating in the 2013 Parade. Children and adults of all ages welcome to march in support of the library. Or gather with library supporters on the library’s lawn to cheer as the others go by. Marchers must register. Secaucus Public Library, 139 Paterson Plank Rd, Secaucus. RSVP: 201-30- 2083.

Yoga 101 Workshop – 1-2pm. This 75-min intro to yoga workshop is for students that have never experienced a yoga class or are new to the studio. Includes fundamental points of the physical practice, benefits of yoga and Q&A, and provides the beginner with a foundation for a safe and intelligent yoga practice. Receive personal attention and have a chance to speak with a teacher apprentice. Urban Sanctuary, 12 Hudson Pl, 2nd Fl, Hoboken. 201-610-YOGA.


Open Studio Day – 12-6pm. Monroe Center is a multi-disciplinary art center, home to the creations of artists, artisans, photographers, performing artists, fashion and jewelry designers and film companies as well as businesses of entrepreneurs. Monroe Theater Space, 720 Monroe St, Hoboken.

Annual Hoboken Baby Parade – 1pm. This century-old community event has babies come out in their finest, toddlers flaunt their cutest costumes and parents create mini-floats atop carriages and wagons. Trophies awarded for Best Dressed Child, Most Creative Carriage, and Best Dressed Family. Rain date May 26. Free, registration begins 12pm. Sinatra Park, 5th St and the Hudson River, south to Pier A. 201-656-2240.


Community Evening – 5:30-9pm. This exclusive event is hosted for all students, teachers and families from NJ’s 31 Abbott Districts. Families are invited to explore the Science Center’s themed exhibition galleries, experience the excitement of IMAX films and 3D shows and engage in special family programming, live demonstration and hands-on activities. Free. Liberty Science Center, 222 Jersey City Blvd, Jersey City.


Hot Legs High Heel Hustle – 7pm. The 80-yd dash in high heels is part of the Fleet Week Festival (see May 25 listing). Celebrate our military on Memorial Day weekend and help rebuild the New Jersey areas that suffered the weather disasters. $55. Morris Pesin Dr, Jersey City. 843-360-1614. Register:


New Jersey Liberty Run Marathon, Half Mara- thon, 5K & Fleet Week Festival – 8am. Celebrate our military on Memorial Day weekend and help rebuild the New Jersey areas that suffered weather disasters. Marathon hand cyclist/wheelchair race at 8am; marathon at 8:15am; half marathon at 8:30am; Hudson Lightning Liberty Hustle 5K at 9am. $65-$100. Morris Pesin Dr, Jersey City. Info, Dave English: 843-437-8924. Register: Ros-


Learn to Kayak Class – 10am-2pm. A great way for those considering kayaking to try it out. Instructors will introduce the basics of paddling a kayak in a mild setting and at a relaxed pace. Learn about kayaks, paddles, gear and clothing before learning to launch. Then experience on- the-water instruction in kayaks and basic kayak stroke techniques including forward, sweep, reverse and draw stroke. $90, $70/members. Liberty State Park, 222 Jersey City Blvd, Jersey City. 201-200-1000. RSVP:


Mud Flat Marsh Adventure – 6-8 pm. Join MEC staff at low tide to catch shrimp, fish and other critters in the marsh. Dress for mess. This is part of the series dedicated to bringing parents and children together to experience the wonders of science and nature. Meadowlands Environment Center, Two DeKorte Park Plaza, Lyndhurst. 201-460-8300.

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Hoboken Catholic Academy 5K – 9am. Walk or run along the beautiful Hoboken waterfront for a competitive race or family fun. It’s a fundraiser to benefit the educational and professional development of Hoboken Catholic Academy. $25, $10/Kids Dash. Pier A Hoboken, 100 Sinatra Dr, Hoboken. Register: Hoboken-NJ/HCA-4th-Annual-5k-2013.

Our Lady of Grace FunFest – June 1 & 2. 11am-6pm. The fest will include games of chance, entertainment and such children’s activities and rides as face painting, pony rides, a bounce house, crafts and games, a puppeteer and balloon animals. Polka Dot, a kid-friendly rock band, performs Sunday. The Church of Our Lady of Grace and St. Joseph, Church Square Park, 400 Willow Ave, Hoboken. 201-659-0369.


Balance Your Life Wellness Gala

This special event, with celebrity appearances, is a fundraiser for a local nurse in need of the communities help, and the Tourettes Syndrome Foundation. Vendor/practitioner opportunities available. Location TBD.

Sunday, June 2 • 1pm-6pm 973-713-6811

Registration required for advance ticket discount: 973-713-6811. DebPetersonVP@


Family Fun Night

A performance by The Hey-Ya Brothers, a slapstick variety show for the whole family created by a couple of physical comedians. Shipyard Park, 13th St & McFeeley Dr, Hoboken.

Tuesday, June 4 • 7pm Geri Fallo: 201-420-2270

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(Wealth, Health & Peace) Expo

Bringing together small business owners, health practitioners and individuals looking for information on improving wealth and health. Guest speakers, vendors. Crowne Newark Airport Hotel, 901 Spring St, Elizabeth.

Saturday, June 8

$20/general; $100/vendors; $200/sponsorships.

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