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Concert in the Park: Ray Rodriguez Su Swing Sabroso – 7pm. The group’s distinctive Salsa Dura style is the result of the band members’ extensive musical backgrounds. They performed and recorded with some of the most recognizable names in Latin Music before joining together. Free. Amphitheater, Sinatra Park, Frank Sinatra Dr between 4th & 5th, Hoboken. Geri Fallo: 201- 420-2207.


Dinosaurs and Trucks: LaQ Dino Trux Weekend – Aug 3 & 4. 10am-6pm. Trucks and dinos are both big and loud, and from the Compsognathus to the Ford F-150, they’re at Field Station. Interactive displays including a giant mural kids create, and an enormous dinosaur made of LaQ, a new construction system. DinoTrux story time for kids. Free with admission. Field Station: Dinosaurs, One Dinosaur Way, Secaucus.

Hoboken Food & Culture Tour – Aug 3 & 17. 2-5:30pm. A walking tour with a behind- the-scenes look at the food establishments that highlight Hoboken’s Italian heritage. Tour focuses on family-owned businesses where everything is made in the back by hand. Highlights include the Cake Boss bakery, Italian bread bakeries, 2 makers of handmade mozzarella, and points of local interest such Frank Sinatra’s boyhood home. $44, includes food samples. Departs from the Hoboken PATH station, Corner of Hudson Pl & River St, Hoboken. 201-653-1500. Info@

Free Embayment Paddling Program – Aug 3, 11, 17, 25, 31. Sat, Aug 3, 3:30-7:30pm; Sun, Aug 11, 9:30am-4pm; Sat, Aug 17, 2:30am-7pm; Sun, Aug 25, 9am-3pm; Sat, Aug 31, 2-7pm. Kayaking embayment programs take place in a small bay area close to shore. Participants must know how to swim. Under 16 must paddle with an adult over 18. Kayaks, paddles and life jackets supplied first-come-first-served. Experienced

volunteers instruct beginners.

Weather dependent. Hoboken Cove Community Boathouse, Maxwell Place Park, 11th & Sinatra Dr, Hoboken. Info@HobokenCoveBoathouse. org.


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. $90, $70/ REI members. Liberty State Park, Morris Pesin Dr, Jersey City. Info, necessary gear: NewYork-

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Staib Park Cleanup – 10am-2pm. The Hackensak Riverkeeper needs volunteers to help clear trash and other debris from the banks of the river on foot, as well as working from canoes to pull trash out of the river. Canoes, PFDs (personal flotation devices), paddles, hip waders, garbage bags, gloves, pickup sticks, meals and refreshments are all provided. Wear sturdy shoes and clothes you won’t mind getting dirty. Staib Park, Hackensack.


Mommy & Me Yoga – Aug 5, 7, 12, 14. 9-10am. The little yogis, ages 3-5, will stretch, breathe, move and have fun as they learn basic yoga poses alongside mom. Your little ones will build gross motor skills and make new friends, while moms bond and move with them. All levels welcome; parent must accompany child. Bring a beach towel or yoga mat. Pier A Park, 1st & Sinatra, Hoboken. Geri Fallo: 201- 420-2207.

Musical Theater Camp: Grease Lightning – Aug 5-16. 9am-12pm. Camp members aged 7 and up prepare for a performance of a version of the musical Grease edited for their age group. Includes movement, some singing and some lip syncing. $160. The Grange Hall, Main St, Harrison Township. Register: 856-223-8777.


Mercado Park Music Series – 6-8pm. The Historic Downtown Special Improvement District presents Daniel Lippel and Martin Moretto, a Latin American jazz guitar duo. Weather permitting; bring a low-back seat or blanket. Free. Mercado Park, 199 Newark Ave, Jersey City.

Yoga Class for Kids – 6:15pm. Mimi Kids Yoga will be giving kids a yoga class before the Family Fun Night performance begins at 7pm. Free. Shipyard Park, 13th St & McFeeley Dr, Hoboken. 201-222-1814.

Music Makes Me – 7-8pm. An integrated, educational, music and movement program designed for kids. Artists perform interactive songs designed to educate by utilizing melodies that are catchy and fun. The session delivers an extremely high level of enthusiasm and energy that is contagious. Free. Shipyard Park, 13th St & McFeeley Dr, Hoboken. Geri Fallo: 201-420- 2207.

Pontoon Boat Cruises – Aug 7 & 21. 10am- 12pm. Get an up-close view of the Meadowlands’ spectacular scenic beauty and wildlife with a cruise of the Hackensack River and its surrounding marshes. Experienced staff discusses the region’s human and environmental history and point out birds and other wildlife along the way. $15/ages

10 & up; preregistration required. River Barge Park, 260 Outwater Ln, Carlstadt. 201-460-4640. For additional dates/times: Environment/Tours.html.


Macbeth – 7pm. The play is considered one of William Shakespeare’s darkest and most powerful tragedies. It is adapted to outdoor performance, and directed by Noelle Fair. Founded in 1992, Hudson Shakespeare Company strives to bring the classics and contemporary theater to many locations and venues in New Jersey. Donations accepted. Van Vorst Park (the park’s gazebo in case of rain), Montgomery St & Jersey Ave, Jersey City.


Shorebird Day – 8:15am-3:45pm. Activities include 90-min bird walks with shorebird expert and nature photographer Kevin Karlson, a talk on Birding Skills, a discussion/presentation of images from Karlson’s eBook on shorebirds, a preview of a new book in the Peterson Reference Series, and a wildlife photography workshop by Karlson and famous photographer Lloyd Spitalnik. Free. Meadowlands Environment Center, One DeKorte Park Plaza, Lyndhurst. RSVP, Don Torino: 201- 230-4983, For last-minute updates & weather advisories:

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: 201- 460-4640. Tours.html. For last-minute updates & weather advisories:

Child Birth Class – 9am-5pm. The more you understand the better prepared you and your support partner will feel. 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 PMC maternity unit are included with this class. $150/couple, $125/couple if delivering at PMC. Palisades Medical Center, 7600 River Rd, North Bergen. 201-854-5000.

National S’mores Day – 10am-6pm. Folklore suggests this campfire-side treat got its name from the chant that followed its finger-licking last morsel: “Some more, please.” Enjoy these and other campfire treats this weekend, and soothing fireside tunes from the Dinosaur Troubadour. Free with admission. Field Station: Dinosaurs, One Dinosaur Way, Secaucus.


Book Signing with Author Heide Nispel – My Extraordinary Extrasensory Experiences: Visions from another World by Heide I. Nispel is a rare gift. A must read for those that have faith and for those who question their faith. It’s a book of courage and intuition in revealing the many extrasensory experiences

and miracles with angels and spirit guides during Heide’s travels

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