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Holiday Tree Lighting: Weehawken – 7pm. All are welcome to come enjoy caroling by the Weehawken grammar schools. There will be a box set up for children to place their letters to Santa. The mayor says he’ll make sure Santa gets them. Weehawken Town Hall, 400 Park Ave, Weehawken. 201-319-6005.


Tree-Lighting and Santa Claus: Bayonne – 4:30pm. Bayonne Recreation Division’s pre- school carolers will entertain with holiday music. Santa Claus will distribute some seasonal goodies to the youngsters. Fitzpatrick Avenue C, between 26th and 27th Sts, Bayonne.

Soil and Drainage for the Green Roof – 6:30- 8pm. Presented by Real Roofers, a roofing and technology implementing

company the concerned newest technologies

with and

educating designers, engineers, architects and the roofing workforce. Chinese food will be served. Free. Real Roofers, 121 Newark Avenue, #509, Jersey City.

Great Performers Series – 7:30-9:30pm. NJCU Jazz Ensembles Concert with Dave Douglas, trumpet; Edward Joffe, D.M.A., coordinator. $15, $5/students and seniors. New Jersey City University, Margaret Williams Theatre, 2039 Kennedy Blvd, Jersey City. 201-200-2000.


Horseshoe Crabs: Living Fossils – 2-3:30pm. Horseshoe crabs were here before the dinosaurs, and they still inhabit our bays today. Join Dr Angela Cristini for this all ages program and learn about how and why these crabs have outlasted many animals. Unfortunately, they are now in danger in New Jersey. Free. Meadowlands Environment

Center, 2 DeKorte Park Plaza, Lyndhurst. 201-460-8300.

Christmas Tree Lighting: Hoboken – 5:30pm. Festivities

include school children and local

performers singing favorite Holiday songs, special prizes, giveaways and a special appearance by Santa Claus. Elvis the Elf is host and MC. City Hall, 94 Washington St, between 1st and Newark Sts, Hoboken. 201-420-2207.

Energy Efficiency & Water Conservation for

Neighborhoods – 6:30-8:30pm. Infrastructure Green presents a speaker on energy

efficiency and water conservation, and 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

College, 161 Newkirk

St, Bldg E, Jersey City. Registration required:


Parkinson’s Lunch & Learn – 12pm. Dr Anselmi will discuss Parkinson’s disease and it’s treatment, as well as living with the disease. Bayonne Medical Center, 2B Conference Room, 29 East 29th St, Bayonne.

Networking Holiday Party – 6-9pm. Have a great business idea but not sure about pricing? Thinking about heading back to work after staying home but need experience to beef up your resume? Want to get inspired by energetic entrepreneurs? Bounce ideas off the perfect target audience – moms of young children – in a private, confidential setting. Bambino Chef, 213 Newark Ave, Jersey City. 201-870-1393.

Brass Chamber Ensembles – 7:30-9:30pm. Gilles Bernard, D.M.A., coordinator. Free. New Jersey City University, Ingalls Recital Hall, 2039 Kennedy Blvd, Jersey City. 201-200-2000.


Living Well Workshop – Dec 5, 12, 19. 7-8pm. Move your body, brighten your spirit and enliven your mind. Offering plenty of dynamic interaction, freebies and an hour of relief from the daily grind. The Modern Sage Living Well workshop is run by talk show host Leah Guy. Free, donations accepted. Grace Von Vorst Church, 39 Erie St, Enter red door on 2nd St, Jersey City.


Child’s Guide to the Universe – 7-8pm. An evening of wonder at the William D. McDowell Observatory for children 5-8. After a brief intro to what they will see through the telescope, children will be shown the observatory, learn how its telescope works and how to use it, then view several celestial bodies, depending on weather conditions. Adults must accompany children. There are 25 stairs to the Observatory. $5, $4/ MEC members. Preregistration required.NJMC Science Center, 3 DeKorte Park Plaza, Lyndhurst. 201-460-8300.

Opera Scenes – 7:30-9:30pm. Donna Connolly, D.M.A., coordinator. Free. New Jersey City University, West Side Theater, 285 West Side Ave, Jersey City. 201-200-3582.


Kids Workshop – 9am-12pm. Build a Home Depot Load ‘n Go truck under expert guidance. Kids get to keep their completed craft project, receive a certificate of achievement, a workshop apron and a commemorative pin. One workshop kit, apron and pin per child. Free. Home Depot, 180 12th St, Jersey City.

The Gingerbread Man: Family Fun Day – 1-2pm & 2:15-3:15pm. Run, run as fast as you can to celebrate with the Gingerbread Man.







performance of the classic children’s tale, perfect for families. Take tickets for each family member attending. Stroller rules apply. Free, but everyone must have a ticket. Hoboken Public Library, 500 Park Ave, Hoboken. Tickets: 201-420-2348.

Hoboken Holiday Crafts Fair – Dec 7 & 8. 1am-5pm both days. Featuring artwork and unique handcrafted

gift items by local

crafters and artisans, including: jewelry, soaps and body lotions, pottery, wooden household items,

photography, children’s items, holiday ornaments, handknit scarves, hats and sweaters, and much more. Free. Hoboken City Hall 94 Washington St, Hoboken, 201-420-2207.

Sistah Day 2013 – 1-5pm. Lunch, entertainment, panel discussion, holiday shopping, beauty makeovers, networking, rejuvenating, empowerment and lots more, connecting on many levels. Bring your sister, mother, daughter, BFFs and someone who needs a day out. $20/by Nov 14, $25/after Nov 14; free parking in the Culver Ave Garage. New Jersey City University, Gilligan Student Union Bldg, Multi-Purpose Rms B & C, 2039 John F Kennedy Blvd W, Jersey City. Gwen: 201-725-7175.

Jack and the Beanstalk and Other Tales of Adventure – Dec 7 & 8, 14 & 15. 2pm and 4:30pm. Presented by a production and educational

theater company that enriches

individuals and the community by engaging them physically, intellectually and intuitively through play rooted in the theater arts. $15/advance sales, $18/at the door. Jersey City Children’s Theater, Barrow Mansion, 83 Wayne St, Jersey City. Kathy Hendrickson: 201-290-9202. Info@

Saturday Matinee: Pearl Harbor – 2pm. Honor the anniversary of the event watching the famous movie about it. Refreshments will be provided. Free. Weehawken Senior/Nutrition Center, 201 Highwood Ave, Weehawken. 201-319-6059.


Holiday Vendor Village – Dec 8, 14-15, 21-22. 11am-4pm. Many different local vendors and specialty vendors will be in the village to cater to your holiday shopping needs. Free. Victory Hall - 3rd fl. 186 Grand Street, Jersey City.

Santa’s Elf Factory – Dec 8, 14-15, 21-22. 11am- 4pm. An hour of festive, holiday activities planned for children ages 4-16 and their parents. The little ones get to decorate cookies with Ms. Claus, take their photo with Santa, make Christmas cards and ornaments and dance like elves. $20/per child, $3/discount with a Toys for Tots toy donation. Victory Hall - 3rd fl. 186 Grand Street, Jersey City.

Mapping Out Meadowlands History – 1-2:30pm. Meadowlands Museum staff demonstrate how to use maps to help understand the evolution of the Meadowlands through time, including the development of the surrounding communities and marshes. Program geared toward adults. $5,

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