NORTH BERGEN BRIEFS
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TAKE A PONTOON BOAT CRUISE ON THE HACKENSACK – Get an up-close view of the Meadowlands district’s spectacular scenic beauty and wildlife with a two-hour guided pontoon boat cruise of the Hackensack River and its surrounding marshes. Experienced New Jersey Meadowlands Commission staff will discuss the region’s human and environmental history and point out birds and other wildlife along the way. Cruises take place on Aug. 15, 19, 21 and 27 at 5:30 p.m., and on Aug. 20 at 10 a.m. Cost is $15 per person; for ages 10 and up. Departs from River Barge Park, 260 Outwater Lane, Carlstadt. Pre-registration required. For a complete schedule of trips, directions, and to register, visit www.njmeadowlands.gov and go to the Parks & Nature Programs tab at the top of the page, or call (201) 460-4677.
TAKE A PONTOON BOAT CRUISE ON THE HACKENSACK – Get an up-close view of the Meadowlands district’s spectacular scenic beauty and wildlife with a two-hour guided pontoon boat cruise of the Hackensack River and its surrounding marshes. Experienced New Jersey Meadowlands Commission staff will discuss the region’s human and environmental history and point out birds and other wildlife along the way. Cruises take place on Aug. 15, 19, 21 and 27 at 5:30 p.m., and on Aug. 20 at 10 a.m. Cost is $15 per person; for ages 10 and up. Departs from River Barge Park, 260 Outwater Lane, Carlstadt. Pre-registration required. For a complete schedule of trips, directions, and to register, visit www.njmeadowlands.gov and go to the Parks & Nature Programs tab at the top of the page, or call (201) 460-4677.
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2014 back-to-school drive in August

The North Bergen Emergency Relief Program is hosting a back-to-school drive for families in need throughout the township. They will be collecting items from Aug. 1 through Aug. 29, between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. The items will be distributed on Tuesday, Sept. 2 at the North Bergen Recreation Center located at 6300 Meadowview Ave. For a list of drop off locations and the items that are needed, visit the town website at www.northbergen.org.

This year’s annual pool party theme is ‘safari’

Don’t miss the annual pool party on Friday, Aug. 22 at 7 p.m. This year’s theme is “safari.” There will be water slides, blow ups, games and entertainment, along with a variety of food. Advance ticket prices are $15 per member, $20 for non-members. At the door, the price is $5 more. Rain date is Saturday, Aug. 23.

Free Callaghan concert at library

Acoustic soloist Callaghan will perform a live concert on Aug. 14 at 7 p.m. at the North Bergen Free Public Library, 8411 Bergenline Ave. Callaghan is a singer-songwriter who specializes in folk, Americana, and alternative country music. She is best known for her 2009 single “Smile.” She will perform popular cover songs in addition to material from her new album “Life in Full Colour” out now on iTunes. Admission is free. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and refreshments will be provided. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information call (201) 869-4715 or visit www.nbpl.org. For more information about Callaghan, view her website at www.callaghansongs.com.

Mesozoic Movies! Free series celebrates 100 years of dinosaurs on film

Field Station: Dinosaurs is celebrating 100 Years of Mesozoic Movies with their first-ever family film festival devoted entirely to the legendary stars of the triassic, jurassic and cretaceous eras. The free festival runs for four nights, Aug. 12 to 15. All show times are 7 p.m.

The festival kicks off on Tuesday night with a silent double feature: William McKay’s cartoon classic “Gertie the Dinosaur” (1914) and Harry O. Hoyt’s groundbreaking “Lost World” (1925). Considered state-of-the-art in their day, both films have been deemed “culturally, historically or aesthetically significant” by the Library of Congress.

“King Kong” swings into action on Wednesday night. One of the most iconic movies in the history of cinema, this 1933 masterpiece features stegosaurus, apatosaurus, pteranodon and, of course, T-Rex.

Science meets camp and Jurassic Park meets Gumby in 1966’s “One Million Years B.C.” on Thursday night. Director Don Chaffey gets just about everything wrong, but Ray Harryhausen’s award-winning stop action animation brings the dinosaurs to life in magnificent Technicolor.

The festival closes on Saturday with Steven Spielberg’s “The Lost World: Jurassic Park” (1997) presented by The Town of Secaucus as part of its free summer movie series.

Mesozoic Movies are free and show time is 7 p.m. Gates will open at 6:45 p.m. Guests wishing to visit Field Station: Dinosaurs’ exhibits prior to the movie can buy special Twilight Tickets for $12. Twilight Tickets are good for entrance to the park after 5 p.m. and can be purchased at the Box Office at One Dinosaur Way in Secaucus. Seating for the movies is extremely limited.

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