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Historical Museum, 1301 Hudson St, Hoboken. 201-656-2240.

JC Food Co-Op Chef Showdown – 4-8pm. Annual fundraising event for the Jersey City Food Co-op has local chefs crafting a dish of their choosing from local, farm-fresh ingredients provided to them. A celebrity panel and attendees taste the results and select a champion and a people’s choice winner. Also featured will be a local craft beer, a tricky tray and silent auction, and knocking down pins in the Barrow Mansion’s antique manually-operated bowling alley. $30/ advance, $40/day of. Barrow Mansion, 83 Wayne St, Jersey City.


Summer Fun Party: Hudson County Coalition for a Drug-Free Community – 12pm. A meeting discussing alternatives by Bergenview;

to includes drinking presented lunch. Community

service hours awarded for attendance. Free, preregistration required. Horizon Health Center, 714 Bergen Ave, Jersey City. RSVP, Lisa: 201- 653-6776.


Sinatra Idol Contest – 7pm. Fifteen contestants will perform their best Sinatra singing-style interpretation and be judged by the contest’s panel of judges. The winner will receive prizes and a trophy. An after party begins at 9:15pm at 310 Sinatra Dr, Little Town. Free. Amphitheater at Sinatra Park, Frank Sinatra Dr between 4th & 5th, Hoboken. Gerri Fallo: 201-420-2207.


BambooMoves Yoga Retreat: Finding Balance On and Off the Mat – June 14-16. Learn how subtle movements, diet, sleep and pranayama can significantly enhance your asana practice. The retreat will help you find your center, increase your sense of stability and allow you to feel balanced in body and mind. Includes blissful yoga and meditation classes, lectures, all-organic vegetarian

meals, cozy lodging and retreat

facilities. $450, $870/couple; space limited. Spirit Fire, Leyden, MA. Info, BambooMoves: 718- 263-0788.


Drum Show & Circle – Led by Joel Chassan. Free afternoon activities include: 1:30-2:30pm, drum show, parade and circle for kids and family;

3-4pm, community drum circle, bring your drum or percussion instrument. We welcome beginners through professionals. Plus free and fun garden activities throughout the day. P.E.A.C.E. Community Garden at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 440 Hoboken Ave, Jersey City. More info:

Grossology Exhibition Opens – Explore why your body produces mushy, oozy, crusty, scaly and stinky gunk at Grossology this summer. Based on the best-selling book, Grossology, exhibition uses sophisticated animatronics and imaginative exhibits to tell you the good, the yucky and the downright ugly about runny noses, body odor, and much more. Free with paid admission. Liberty Science Center, Liberty State Park, 222 Jersey City Blvd, Jersey City. 201-200-1000. RSVP:

TECCS Read, Write and Run 5K – 9:30am- 1pm. USATF-certified 5K course with views of the Manhattan skyline. Proceeds to benefit The Ethical Community Charter School of Jersey City in the support of local public education. Includes live entertainment, refreshments, food, crafts and kids’ activities. $20. Liberty State Park CRRNJ Terminal,

Jersey City. 201-984-415.

SUNDAY, JUNE 16 Afro-Caribbean Workshop – 6-8pm. A dance and song class rooted in the traditions of the Afro-Latino/Caribbean, from Bomba to Reggae and more. Participants build trust and community through traditional and contemporary expression. $12. Grassroots Community Space, 54 Coles St, Jersey City. Cynthia Renta: 201-208-3280.


New Jersey Symphony Orchestra – 7:30pm. The orchestra comprises some of the country’s finest musicians; Jacques Lacombe, Music Director. Program will feature orchestral, film and operatic favorites. Bring a blanket or low-back chair and a picnic basket and make it a family night out. Free. Pier A Park, First St & Frank Sinatra Dr, Hoboken.


Hudson County Coalition for a Drug-Free Community: Meeting – 10-11:15am.


from local government, police, parents, youth, clergy, municipal alliances and social workers work to reduce school prescription drug abuse

and underage drinking across Hudson County. Such strategies as policy change, community education and advocacy affect large segments of the population. Partners in Prevention, Building 1 Conf Rm, 595 County Ave, Secaucus. 201-653- 6776.

Wellness Fair – 11am-1pm. Includes exhibits, info, activities, music by a DJ, face painting, and a special appearance by Chocolate the Clown. Sponsored by First Presbyterian Church of Arlington, West Hudson Family Success Center, 663 Kearny Ave, Kearny. 201-998-0803.

Laurel Hill Park Cleanup – 12-4pm. Work on foot to clear trash and other debris from the banks of the river, as well as pulling trash out of the river from canoes. Hackensack Riverkeeper provides all the canoes, PFDs (personal flotation devices), paddles, hip waders, garbage bags, gloves, pickup sticks, meals and refreshments. Wear sturdy shoes and clothes that don’t mind getting dirty. Laurel Hill County Park, Secaucus.


Cross FIT Hoboken – 7-8pm. An introductory session to CrossFit training

methodology, a

constantly varied, high-intensity workout focused on functional movement. Rain or shine. Free. Pier A Park, First St & Frank Sinatra Dr, Hoboken. 800-396-6705.


Newborn Baby Care Class – 7-9:30pm. Covers the basics, including topics such as appearance and characteristics of a newborn, bonding, understanding cues, crying, colic, safety measures, health and development, sponge bathing and bathing. Get to practice swaddling, dressing and diapering. $50/couple, $35 if delivering at PMC. Palisades Medical Center

Auditorium, 7600

River Rd, N Bergen. Registration required, Robin Petrick: 201-295-4823.


Kids’ Lab: Fun with Chemistry – 10:45- 11:30am, 11:45am-12:30pm,


Explore the pH scale using two very different methods. Learn whether you have a nose for chemistry. For children ages 6-12 accompanied by at least 1 adult per 4 children. Free with paid admission. Liberty Science Center, Liberty State Park, 222 Jersey City Blvd, Jersey City. 201-200- 1000. RSVP:

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