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Grossbusters – 12, 2 & 3pm. A live-action musi- cal comedy for all ages. Evil Dr Disgusto’s min- ions have been plotting to ruin Billy’s 1st day of school. But the Grossbusters, champions of ev- erything good and hygienic, are ready to save the day. Help them make sure Billy gets off to school safe and clean. Free with paid admission, seating limited, tickets at Jennifer Chalsty Center, Liberty Science Center, Liberty State Park, 222 Jersey City Blvd, Jersey City. 201-200-1000.

Free Embayment Paddling Program – Sept 1, 14, 22, 28. Sun, Sept 1, 3-7:30pm; Sat, Sept 14, 1:30am-6pm; Sun, Sept 22, 10am-2:30pm; Sat, Sept 28, 1-5:30pm. Kayaking embayment programs take place in a small bay area close to shore. Participants must know how to swim. Un- der 16 must paddle with an adult over 18. Kayaks, paddles and life jackets supplied first-come-first- served. Experienced volunteers instruct begin- ners. Weather dependent. Hoboken Cove Com- munity Boathouse, Maxwell Place Park, 11th & Sinatra Dr, Hoboken. Info@HobokenCoveBoat-


Grossology – 9am-5:30pm. Explore why your body produces mushy, oozy, crusty, scaly and stinky gunk at Grossology. Based on the best- selling book, Grossology, the exhibit uses sophis- ticated animatronics and exhibits to tell kids the good, the yucky and the downright ugly about runny noses, body odor and more. Free with paid admission. Liberty Science Center, Liberty State Park, 222 Jersey City Blvd, Jersey City. 201-200- 1000. RSVP:


Mercado Park Music Series – 6-8pm. The His- toric Downtown Special Improvement District presents the duo of cellist, composer & vocalist Jody Redhage, and one of today’s foremost jazz violinists Sara Caswell. Weather permitting; bring a low-back seat or blanket. Free. Mercado Park, 199 Newark Ave, Jersey City.

Zumba – Sept 3, 14, 17, 28. Tues, 7:30-8:30pm; Sat, 10:15-11:15am. St John’s Church offers qual- ity, affordable fitness classes, as well as periodic wellness related workshops, to promote well- ness in mind, body and spirit in our community. Even in 1 session people of all ages, sizes and levels of fitness have felt positive changes. $12, cash only. St John’s Episcopal Church Rectory, 1514 Palisade Ave, Union City. 201-301-8340.


Hoboken Italian Festival – Sept 5-8. The pre- mier Italian-American festival in the tri-state area is derived from a festival in Italy that is 600+ years

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rocket ships, cities and forts in this engineering fest. Several play areas, and no big kids allowed. Liberty State Park, 222 Jersey City Blvd, Jersey City. 201-200-1000.


Shamanic Drumming for Healing – 7-8:30pm. By creating sacred space to explore conscious- ness, rhythm and healing, the group deepens re- lationship with self, spirit and community. Find opportunities to share energy in powerful and meaningful ways. Bring any kind of hand drum, rattle, flute or didgeridoo. A few instruments will be available. Bring a notepad to journal your ex- periences. Free will offering. All Saints Episcopal Parish, 707 Washington St, Hoboken. RSVP: 201- 792-3563.


old. The highlight of the fest, beyond the fabulous variety of foods and days of entertainment, is the day-long religious procession through the streets of Hoboken, including a painstaking reenactment of the Blessing of the Fleet in the Hudson River. The fest culminates with a fireworks extrava- ganza over Sinatra Park. See website for details.


Guided Canoe Trip – 8:30-11:30am. Explore the Hackensack River and its marshes. Paddlers learn the basics of salt marsh ecology and enjoy the magnificent natural and man-made scenery while rowing past wetlands and down creeks. For ages 10 & up. $15. Departs from Mill Creek Point Park, Secaucus. Preregistration required. For last-min- ute updates & weather advisories: MeadowBlog. net. RSVP: 201-460-4640. Environment/Tours.html.

Hackensack River Paddle – 8:30am-2pm. Hack- ensack Riverkeeper is hosting the annual Paddle, a Waterkeeper Alliance SPLASH series event. The 1-way point-to-point paddle will be from Laurel Hill County Park to Mill Creek Point Park, Se- caucus, encompassing a 5mi stretch of the river. Participants raise funds for a cleaner and healthier Hackensack River. Fundraisers who reach goals will be awarded prizes. Registration required. Mill Creek Point Park, Secaucus. HackensackRiver-

Friends & Family CPR – 9am-12pm. A 3-hour course designed to teach lay rescuers the basics of CPR. Students will be taught adult, child and infant CPR skills and choking relief. $40, $75/per couple. Palisades Medical Center, 7600 River Rd, North Bergen. 201-854-5000.

Bellydance – Sept 7, 10, 21, 24. Tues, 6:15- 7:15pm; Sat, 11:30am-12:30pm. Class is an hour long fitness class that can change your life. It’s said to offer substantial benefits to any and all challenges of the human condition, body, mind and spirit. $12, cash only. St John’s Episcopal Church Rectory, 1514 Palisade Ave, Union City. 201-301-8340.


Block Party Exhibit – 9am-5:30pm. Using 1,600+ oversized blocks, cubes, cogs, curves, cyl- inders and arches, kids under 5 can create whim- sical buildings, ocean-going vessels, space-bound

Bellydance – 6:15-7:15pm. See Sept 7 listing. $12, cash only. St John’s Episcopal Church Recto- ry, 1514 Palisade Ave, Union City. 201-301-8340.


Community Yard Sale – 8am-1pm. Time to sort and clean out things you’ve been hanging onto and rent a seller’s space for $25. 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, Commissioner’s Rd, Mullica Hill, Harrison Township. Harrison

Child Birth Class – 9am-5pm. The more you un- derstand the better prepared you and your support partner will feel. Class includes: the labor process, breathing, relaxation techniques, the support per- son’s role, options for pain medications and medical interventions, Caesarean birth, your changing body after birth, newborn appearance and procedures af- ter birth. Tours of the maternity unit are included. $150/couple, $125/couple if delivering at PMC. Palisades Medical Center, 7600 River Rd, North Bergen. 201-854-5000.

Puppetry Weekend – Sept 14 & 15. 10am- 6pm. Renowned puppeteer Noel MacNeal (Bear of Bear in the Big Blue House) and FSD puppe- teers provide a weekend behind the scenes. Ex- plore puppet making, puppeteering and FSD’s own dinosaur puppets. Free with admission. Field Station: Dinosaurs, One Dinosaur Way, Secaucus.

Zumba – 10:15-11:15am. See Sept 3 listing. $12, cash only. St John’s Episcopal Church Rectory, 1514 Palisade Ave, Union City. 201-301-8340.

Free Embayment Paddling Program – 1:30am- 6pm. See Sept 1 listing. Hoboken Cove Commu- nity Boathouse, Maxwell Place Park, 11th & Sina- tra Dr, Hoboken. Info@HobokenCoveBoathouse. org.


Hoboken Gallery Walk – 2-6pm. Galleries and art spaces around Hoboken participate in a coordi- nated tour de force with special events and recep- tions open to the public. Find a wealth of fantas-

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