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and gooey. Kids explore how polymers behave using some common household ingredients. Their slimy creation is theirs to keep. For children ages 6-12 accompanied by at least 1 adult per 4 chil- dren. Free with paid admission. Liberty Science Center, Liberty State Park, 222 Jersey City Blvd, Jersey City. 201-200-1000. RSVP:

Free Embayment Paddling Program – 12-6pm. See July 7 listing. Hoboken Cove Community Boathouse, Maxwell Place Park, 11th & Sinatra Dr, Hoboken.


Learn to Kayak Class – 10am-2pm. Learn 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 and being introduced to the basic paddle strokes. A good chance to try kayaking. $90, $70/REI members. Liberty State Park, Morris Pesin Dr, Jersey City. Info, necessary gear:


Kids Fun Run – 3:30pm. There is a fun run and other special events for kids before the evening kicks off with 1500+ runners participating in the Hoboken Waterfront 5K. An after party along the pier is a great way for volunteers and runners alike to end a successful night. Pier A, 1st & Sinatra, Hoboken.

Hoboken Waterfront 5K – 7pm. 9th annual run, which supports local youth charities, including the Jubilee Center and the Hoboken Boys and Girls Club. Registered runners will receive a free goody bag including a technical tee on race day (while supplies last). Registered runners also obtain free admission to the after party along the pier. $30. Pier A, 1st & Sinatra, Hoboken. Details, signup:

Preschool of Rock – 7-8pm. Preschool of Rock uses live original music, drum circles, guitars, world instruments, dramatic play, props, puppets, movement and storytelling to captivate audiences young and old. Free. Shipyard Park, 13th St & McFeeley Dr, Hoboken. Geri Fallo: 201-420- 2207,


The Dinosaur Troubadour and T-Rex – 11am. Sharing her knowledge of dinosaurs through song with children as interested in dinosaurs as she is, the Troubadour will be stopping by for dinosaur story time, sing-a-long and dance party. Then kids can meet life-like 15-ft juvenile T-Rex. An interactive, entertaining and surprising Paleozoic adventure. Free. Jersey City Free Public Library, 472 Jersey Ave, Jersey City.

Walk In Health Free Summer Film Series – 7pm. Specific film to be announced. Seating lim- ited; bring own organic popcorn. 734 Broadway, Bayonne. RSVP: 201-858-0444.


Child Birth Class – 9am-5pm. The more you understand the better prepared you and your sup- port partner will feel. Includes: the labor process, breathing, relaxation techniques, the support per- son’s role, options for pain medications and medi- cal interventions, Caesarean birth, your changing

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body after birth, newborn appearance and pro- cedures after birth. Tours of the PMC Maternity Unit included. $150/couple, $125/couple if de- livering at PMC. Palisades Medical Center, 7600 River Rd, N Bergen. 201-854-5000. Palisades-

Museum Weekend – July 20 & 21. 10am-6pm. Celebrating museums with booths and showcases from New Jersey’s museums set up around the Field Station. Plus, the first Kid Museum, where kids get to bring in their own dinosaur toy, picture or artifact and have it cataloged and displayed. Free with admission. Field Station: Dinosaurs, One Dinosaur Way, Secaucus. FieldStationDino-

StoryBook Theater: The Magic Hat – 1-3pm. Kids can join their favorite storybook characters and become part of the story as they sing, dance, whistle and hum through the magical world of books in this interactive journey. Bring a picnic and a blanket. Tents are erected in case of rain. Free. Elysian Park, 11th & Hudson, Hoboken. 866-248-5091.

Free Embayment Paddling Program – 3-7pm. See July 7 listing. Hoboken Cove Community Boathouse, Maxwell Place Park, 11th & Sinatra Dr, Hoboken.

St. Ann’s Festival – July 20-26. 6-11pm, daily. Enjoy the world’s best zeppole (deep-fried pas- try) as well as many other Italian dishes, and 6 nights of entertainment from a different band ev- ery night. Visit the Hoboken Museum’s booth if you’re shopping for an unusual Hoboken-themed gift: t-shirts, mugs, books and prints. Free. 7th St & Jefferson St, Hoboken. For schedule: St-


Hoboken Gallery Walk – 2-6pm. The Issyra Gallery, which specializes in African Art, has reopened after Hurricane Sandy and rejoins the Gallery Walk, wherein galleries and art spaces around Hoboken participate with special events and receptions in a coordinated tour de force. Find a wealth of fantastic art in spaces whose at- mospheres range from sophisticated to funky. De- tails, directions, galleries: 201-459-0700, Hobo-


Moth Night – 8:30-11pm. Learn about those amazing cousins of butterflies. Folks from Na- tional Moth Week will give a short presentation, then the group will check out the mercury vapor lamps and white sheets to identify and admire

the various species. Also try sugaring to attract moths. Rain date July 23. Free. DeKorte Park, One DeKorte Park Plaza, Lyndhurst. RSVP, Don Torino: 201-230-4983,


Yoga Class for Kids – 6:15pm. Mimi Kids Yoga will be giving kids a yoga class before the Fam- ily Fun Night performance. Free. Shipyard Park, 13th St & McFeeley Dr, Hoboken. 201-222-1814.

The Fuzzy Lemons – 7-8pm. The Fuzzy Lemons is a family-friendly rock band with laugh-out-loud lyrics and memorable melodies. Every song tells a story in a show full of fun. Free. Shipyard Park, 13th St & McFeeley Dr, Hoboken. Geri Fallo: 201-420-2207,


Senior Citizen Game Day – 1pm. Plenty of popular games are available, or bring one of your favorites and find a partner or two to play. North Bergen Public Library, 8411 Bergenline Ave, N Bergen. 201-869-4715.

Sunset Stand Up Paddleboard Tour – July 25 & 30. 6-9pm. Break out of your evening routine and join a sunset tour of a favorite paddling desti- nation. After some basic instruction from trained instructors, take a short paddle tour of the area and find a nice spot to watch the sunset from out on the water. Learn to SUP Class or equivalent skills a prerequisite. $65, $45/REI members. Lib- erty State Park, Morris Pesin Dr, Jersey City. Info, necessary gear:


Community Health Screening – 11am-3pm. Free screenings and information on: blood pres- sure, heart rate, percentage of oxygen in the blood, blood sugar and cholesterol. Free. Nazareth Bap- tist Church, 5800 Palisades Ave, West New York. Robin Petrick: 201-295-4823.


Fourth Annual Butterfly Day – 10am. The Meadowlands is holding a 1-day butterfly fest. In addition to butterfly walks for the whole family, there’ll be brief slide shows on the butterflies of DeKorte Park, and tables with loads of informa- tion on butterfly identification, binoculars and gardening to attract butterflies, as well as con- tests and door prizes. Rain date Aug 4. Free. One DeKorte Park Plaza, Lyndhurst. RSVP, Don To- rino: 201-230-4983,

Free Embayment Paddling Program – 10:30am-4:30pm. See July 7 listing. Hoboken Cove Community Boathouse, Maxwell Place Park, 11th & Sinatra Dr, Hoboken. Hoboken-


Erin Lee and the Up Past Bedtime Band – 7-8pm. Original songs about loose teeth, lost baseballs and other joys/challenges of childhood have earned the group national attention as fresh and insightful performers for kids and their par- ents. Free. Shipyard Park, 13th St & McFeeley Dr, Hoboken. Geri Fallo: 201-420-2207, GFallo@

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