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


SATURDAY, JUNE 1 Hoboken Catholic Academy 5K – 9am. Walk or run along the beautiful Hoboken waterfront for a competitive race or family fun. Fundraiser to benefit the educational and professional development of Hoboken Catholic Academy. $25, $10/Kids Dash. Pier A Hoboken, 100 Sinatra Dr, Hoboken. Register: Active.com/Running/ Hoboken-NJ/HCA-4th-Annual-5k-2013.


Not Yo Mama’s Parks and Crafts Fair – 11am- 4pm. The best and brightest creatives from the Jersey City metro area sell their handmade wares. In addition to supporting local artisans, the Fair brings awareness to local organizations doing amazing things in and for the community; a local nonprofit will receive a portion of the proceeds. Van Vorst Park, Montgomery St & Jersey Ave, Jersey City. Jesse Kelley: 917-653- 1395. JesseKelley@RoamSocial.net.


Our Lady of Grace FunFest – June 1 & 2. 11am- 6pm. Includes games of chance, entertainment and a variety of children’s activities and rides. Polka Dot, a kid-friendly rock band, performs Sun. The Church of Our Lady of Grace and St. Joseph, Church Square Park, 400 Willow Ave, Hoboken. 201-659-0369.


OLG NiteFest – 6-10pm. This evening extension of Our Lady of Grace Fun Fest includes a biergarten, special food items prepared


by


parishioners, and live entertainment. The Church of Our Lady of Grace and St. Joseph, Church Square Park, 400 Willow Ave, Hoboken. 201- 659-0369.


SUNDAY, JUNE 2


savethedate Sunday, June 2 • 1-6pm


Balance Your Life Wellness Gala


With The Tranquil Journey


Experience the special gifts of a select group of experts in health, beauty and wellness through mini-sessions, workshops and demonstrations. Admission includes light refreshments, live music, raffles and more. A fundraiser for a local nurse in need of the com- munities’ help, and the Tourette’s Syndrome Association of NJ.


973-713-6811 $20 in advance. Elks Club,


1005 Washington St, Hoboken. Ticket discount: 973-713-6811. DebPetersonVP@optonline.net. TheTranquilJourney.com.


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Annual Secret Garden Tour – 9am-4pm. Homeowners share their secret gardens and gardening secrets to support the Hoboken Historical Museum’s fundraising efforts. Tour includes designs by dedicated enthusiasts and professional designers, with clever solutions to such challenging issues as shallow soil and deep shade. Guided tours depart from the Museum on the half hour, and last about 2 hrs. $25, $20/ members & advance tickets. Hoboken Historical Museum, 1301 Hudson St, Hoboken. 201-656- 2240. HobokenMuseum.org.


The Dramatic Voice – 2-5pm. A Hoboken School of Music faculty recital presented by its artistic director Noëlle A. Francis, with works by Wagner, Mozart, Gershwin, Puccini and more. $10, free/ students. Hoboken School of Music Performance Space, 720 Monroe St, E502, Hoboken. Reservations: 201-798-2600.


TUESDAY, JUNE 4


Con Vivo Music Series – 6-8pm. Features chamber music under the artistic


direction of


Amelia Ames and Zach Herchen. Weather permitting; bring a low-back seat or blanket. Free. Mercado Park, SE corner Newark & Jersey aves, Jersey City. Rachel Sieg: 201-547-3554. Rachel@ DowntownJC.com.


Family Fun Night – 7pm. 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. Geri Fallo: 201-420-2207.


FRIDAY, JUNE 5


Harrison Township Carnival – June 5-8. Rides, games, food, kids activities; everything you’d expect a carnival to be. Sponsored by the Pleasant Valley Hawks. Harrison Twp, Public Works, 151 Colson Ln, Mullica Hill. 856-223-8777. HTRec@ HarrisonTwp.us.


FRIDAY, JUNE 7


Sibling Class & Pizza Party – 5:30-7:30pm. A fun and effective way to teach soon-to-be-siblings ages 3+ all about babies. The young ones learn the exciting parts of being a big brother or sister while safety issues like holding the baby properly are being taught. $10. Palisades Medical Center, OB Conference Room, 2nd Fl, 7600 River Rd, N Bergen. Robin Petrick: 201-295-4823.


SATURDAY, JUNE 8


Wealth, Health and Peace Expo – Guest speakers, experienced small businesses/ entrepreneurs, sharing info on building wealth, health professionals sharing info on extending your life, activists for community safety, provide a stimulating, educational day for attendees. $20/advance, $25/at door; $100/vendors, $200/ sponsors. Crowne Plaza Newark Airport Hotel, 901 Spring St, Elizabeth. ZonChiRa.Eventbrite.com.


Club Metro’s Got Heart! 5K – 8am, registration; 9am, race start. T-shirts, prizes, awards, massages and giveaways. Food and beverage


vendors.


Medals awarded to top 3 male and female overall finishers and male and female awards in several age groups. All proceeds go to the American Heart Association. Corner of Morgan & Warren sts, Jersey City. Registration: NKabobjian@ClubMetroUSA.com.


201-451-1911.


National Association of Professional Women’s Networking Brunch – 10:30am-2pm. Join the organization’s Hudson County Chapter 2nd annual opportunity to connect, grow, learn, inspire and network. Free. Mary McLeod Bethune Life Center, 140 Martin Luther King Jr Dr, Jersey City. Napw.com/Chapter/150.


First Hoboken Library Book Festival – 11am- 5pm. Events include: used book sale, storytelling workshop for teens, simple bookmaking for children,


face painting food vendors. Special for children, local guest, award-winning


author and keynote speaker Maricel Presilla, a culinary historian specializing in the foods of Latin America and Spain. Free. Church Square Park, 500 Park Ave, Hoboken. 201-420-2347. HobokenNJ.org.


Hole-in-Hand Butterfly Farm – 1-2:30pm. Join Rick Mikula and his butterflies for an entertaining and informative show. Rick, who has appeared on TV shows like Animal Planet and on the Discovery Network, will discuss these beautiful, ecologically important insects, including their life cycle and creating backyard butterfly habitats. $5, $4/members. Meadowlands Environment Center, Two DeKorte Park Plaza, Lyndhurst. 201-460- 8300. NJMeadowlands.gov.


SUNDAY, JUNE 9


DeKorte Park Plant Walk – 10am-12pm. Plant walk with botanist Edith Wallace, looking for plants that attract birds and butterflies, and that would attract fauna in home gardens. Keep an eye out for birds and butterflies, too. Meadowlands Environment Center, Two DeKorte Park Plaza, Lyndhurst. RSVP, Don Torino: 201-230-4983. GreatAuk4@aol.com. For last-minute weather updates: MeadowBlog.net.


Spring Family Fun Day – 12-3:30pm. Family event that offers several all-ages, hands-on activities relating to the Mapping the Territory exhibition


that runs thru June 30. Hoboken


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