Weehawken Recreation baseball and softball tryouts scheduled
Weehawken recreation officials and Mayor Richard Turner have announced the following schedule for tryouts to the township’s baseball and softball teams:
Saturday March 15 at the Webster School Gym, 2700 Palisade Ave., Cal Ripken minors ages 7-9 from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m., and Cal Ripken Majors ages 10-12 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Instructional baseball ages 5 to 7 - registration only during the Cal Ripken try-outs.
Saturday March 15 at the Weehawken High School Gym, 53 Liberty Place and Highwood Ave.,
Babe Ruth Boys ages 13 – 15, 1- 3 p.m.
Girl's softball try outs at the Webster School Gym. 6:30 to 8 p.m. Ages: 16U - Mondays March 10 and March 17; 12U - Tuesday March 18; and 10U – Wednesday March 19.
Weehawken Residents only are eligible.
Spring Awakening at High Tech High School
Winner of eight Tony Awards, including best musical, Spring Awakening is a rock musical adaptation of Frank Wedekind's 1891 expressionist play about the trials, tribulations, and exhilaration of the teen years. High Tech students will be not only acting, singing, and dancing, but also playing their own instruments and foraying into aerial work and tight choreography.
“The subject matter in Spring Awakening is mature and not recommended for anyone under 13, but hopefully with a powerful piece of theatre, we can enlighten, teach and appreciate the power and beauty of storytelling,” says Noah Dunton, junior from Jersey City. The musical is presented by the junior and senior majors of High Tech’s musical theatre department, who have also just been invited to represent the USA as one of 22 high schools across the country to perform at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in the summer of 2015.
Performances will take place on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, March 27-29, at 7 p.m., with an additional performance at 3 p.m. on Saturday. Tickets are $15 at www.showtix4u.com.
The HT Musical Theatre is at 8511 Tonnelle Ave. in North Bergen.
This show is not recommended for anyone under 13.
Palisades Medical Center providing free community health screenings
Free screenings and information will be provided at the following locations on blood pressure, heart rate, percentage of oxygen in the blood, peak flow/respiratory, and Body Mass Index (BMI). For more information, call Joanne Riggs at (201) 854-5793.
Immaculate Heart of Mary Chapel, 7615 Broadway, North Bergen
March 23 from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Our Lady of Fatima
April 6 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
American Dream project (formerly Xanadu) gets a boost as Giants and Jets settle with developer
The massive recreational center/shopping development on Route 3, once called Xanadu but now called “American Dream,” has reached a settlement with the New York Jets and Giants. Both parties were suing each other over the once-stalled development, which will bring indoor skiing and lots of shopping and big restaurants to the Meadowlands.
According to NJ Biz, “The settlement could set the stage for the Edmonton, Canada-based developer to move forward with construction after nearly two years of litigation, one of many delays and problems during more than a decade of efforts to develop at the site by owners. The two National Football League teams filed lawsuits in 2012 and 2013 seeking to block a proposed expansion by Triple Five, arguing it would cripple game-day traffic around MetLife Stadium.”
The settlement agreement has not been made public.
Marshes of the Meadowlands: 1950 to Today
The Meadowland Environment Center (MEC) presents the program Marshes of the Meadowlands: 1950 to Today on Sunday, March 16 from 1 to 2:30 p.m.
Don Smith, retired chief naturalist with the New Jersey Meadowlands Commission, was born and raised in Little Ferry and is a fountain of knowledge on the history of the Hackensack River and its marshes. Don has spent hundreds of hours hiking, trapping, and traversing this unique ecosystem through the years. Join Don and experience our wonderful marshes through the eyes of this seasoned observer.
The event, geared toward adults, costs $5, or $4 for MEC members. The Meadowlands Environment Center is at 2 DeKorte Park Plaza, Lyndhurst.
Registration is recommended and appreciated. To register visit http://mec.rst2.edu/. For more information call (201) 460-8300.
Third-Tuesday-of-the-Month Bird Walk
Beat the crowd! Celebrate the arrival of spring a day early with this Harrier Meadow spring bird walk on Tuesday, March 18 from 10 a.m. to noon in North Arlington. Walk around the 70-acre natural area that is normally closed to the public and look for ospreys, killdeer and other spring arrivals, plus lingering winter waterfowl. The walk starts at Harrier Meadow, on Disposal Rd. near Schuyler Ave. The walk is sponsored by the New Jersey Meadowlands Commission and the Bergen County Audubon Society. Check meadowblog.net for last-minute updates. Participants will have to sign a standard liability release that is good for NJMC/BCAS events throughout the year. To RSVP, contact Don Torino at firstname.lastname@example.org or (201) 230-4983.