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All Calendar events for the November issue must be received by October 10th and adhere to our guidelines. Visit for guidelines and to submit entries.


Green Infrastructure: Sustainable Jersey City Meeting – 6:30-8:30pm. The organization works for greener buildings, energy efficiency and water conservation. Colleen Kirk, Weidlinger Associates, speaks on Green Infrastructure, what some U.S. cities are doing to manage storm water. $10 with food tasting and beverage; $5 presentation only. Culinary Conference Center, Hudson County Community


Ariele’s Apothecary Jersey City Open House – 6-9pm. Meet our acupuncturists, win great raffle prizes, enjoy some light refreshments and wine and see our beautiful new facility inside Base, JC. Free. Ariele’s Apothecary, 60 Columbus Dr, Jersey City. 201-526-4684.

Fall Wreaths with Dried Flowers and Pods – 7-9pm. Floral arranging for first timers and/or those that just want to try their hand again. Class offers European style with American inventiveness. Classes from $75-$125 include flowers and use of tools. Monroe Center for the Arts, 720 Monroe St, Ste C406, Hoboken. Register: 908-221-0007.


Hackensack Street Fair – 10am-6pm. Enjoy some 250 merchants, entertainers and food vendors that will line Main Street. There will be rides for the children and adults, themed rides and bounces, a costume character review, clowns and stilt walkers. The Smithereens are the featured entertainment, performing at 4pm. Main St, between Atlantic & Passaic sts, Hackensack. 201- 498-1690.

Eco-Cruises – Oct 5-6 & 12-13. 12pm. Fun, educational tours of the Hackensack River or the NJ Meadowlands aboard specially rigged pontoon boats. Intended to increase awareness of the lower Hackensack River watershed as a vital resource, Eco-Cruises, fully narrated by a U.S. Coast Guard- licensed Captain. Appropriate for individuals, couples or families, but not under age 4. $25, $10/ ages 4-12. Reservations required, Hugh Carola: 201-968-0808.

Alice in Wonderland: Storybook Theatre – 1:30-3pm. Follow Alice and other favorite storybook characters as they search for six impossible things. Become part of the story and sing, dance, whistle and hum through the magical world of books in these interactive journeys. Designed for all ages. Bring a picnic. Rain or shine; tents will be set up in case of rain. The journey begins at Shipyard Park, One 14th St and travels to Maxwell Park, One 11th St, Hoboken. Info: 866-248-5091.

36 Hudson County 161

Newkirk St, Bldg E, Jersey City. Registration required:


Carlos Negron Memorial 5K Run – 8am. Negron, a life-long resident of Jersey City, was in his thirteenth year as a fire fighter when he made the supreme sacrifice. Proceeds benefit fire fighters. Liberty State Park, 200 Morris Pesin Dr, Jersey City. 201-991-9103. Info@

Four on Four Half Court Tournament – 9am-1pm. Teams 18-35 years of age and over 35 years of age. Teams must be at rec center ready to play at 9am. Referees provided; trophies awarded to winning teams. Net proceeds go to the Secaucus public library. Secaucus Recreation Center, 1200 Koelle Blvd, Secaucus. Directions: 201-330-3299. Register, Don Evanson: 201-902-9742.

Jessica Ryan 2-Mile Walk – 9:40am. USATF sanctioned. 50 yd Kiddie Dash at 10:30am. Liberty State Park, 200 Morris Pesin Dr, Jersey City. 201- 434-4714.


The 17-Year Cicada: Art Show – This is the last day of the yearly Kayt Hester Summer Showcase at one of the downtown Jersey City restaurants/ art galleries. The exhibition coalesces around the theme of magicicada cicadas, the species of cicadas that only appear every 17 years. Port-O Lounge, 286 First St, Jersey City. 201-420-9550.


Childbirth Class – 9am-5pm. Class includes: the labor process, breathing, relaxation techniques, the support person’s role, options for pain medications and medical interventions, Caesarean birth, your changing body after birth, newborn appearance and procedures after 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.

Urban Wellness Fair – 11am-5pm. Features: organic food and wine, free yoga and meditation classes, holistic vendors, guest speakers, Reiki, massage, raffles, giveaways, tarot card reading, reflexology and more. Devotion Yoga, 12 Hudson Place, 2nd Fl, Hoboken. 201-610-9642.

Eco-Cruises – 12pm. See Oct 5 listing. $25, $10/ ages 4-12. Reservations required, Hugh Carola: 201-968-0808.

Labor & Delivery: A Yogic Perspective – 4:30- 7:30pm. Connect with your innate maternal wisdom as you learn the techniques that facilitate natural childbirth. Partners will learn ways to provide support during the miraculous process of birth. Workshop approaches labor and delivery from a yogic perspective; no yoga experience necessary. Yoga Shunya, 275 Grove St, 3rd fl, Jersey City. 201-610-9737


Halloween Activities – Oct 13-14, 20-21, 27- 28. Join in spooky Halloween fun with great activities for three weekends in a row. Except for film specials, all Halloween activities are free with paid admission. The big parade and costume contest is on Oct 27. Liberty Science Center, Liberty State Park, 222 Jersey City Blvd, Jersey City. 201-200-1000.

Heirloom Garlic-Tasting Festival – 1-5pm. Savor the pungent flavor of more than a dozen varieties of “the stinking rose,” trucked in Jersey- fresh from Wantage by farmers Rich and Sue Sisti, who bring other fresh produce for sale as well. Free. Hoboken Historical Museum, 1301 Hudson St, 201-656-2240.


Shamanic Drumming for Healing – 7-8:30pm. By creating sacred space to explore consciousness, rhythm and healing,

the group deepens

relationship 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 experiences. Free will offering. All Saints Episcopal Parish, 707 Washington St, Hoboken. RSVP: 201-792-3563.


Community Evening – 5:30-9pm. 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, ID required; tickets on a first-come basis. Liberty Science Center, 222 Jersey City Blvd, Jersey City.


Secaucus Food Day – 11am-3pm An outdoor day filled with education, healthcare screenings, a bocce tournament, small carnival games, a healthy pie making contests, music, performing arts, arts and crafts, face painters, a children’s cooking demonstration, jugglers, a bouncy house, food vendors, animals from the animal shelter and vendors in the health and wellness fields. Free. Buchmuller Park, Secaucus Town Center. Sponsorships needed, contact Christine Smith: 201-330-2000.


Walk for Wishes 5K and 3-Mile Walk – 8:30am. Powered by wish families, volunteers, donors, and friends, Walk for Wishes is a nationwide Make a Wish fundraiser that celebrates the thousands of wishes that have already been granted, while raising funds for future wishes. T-shirts, pre-race breakfast, refreshments, music, face painting and other children’s activities.

USATF sanctioned. Liberty State Park, across from Liberty House Restaurant, 76 Audrey Zapp Dr, Jersey City. Nichole Mastrianni: 800-252-9474.

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