Snow during a heat wave
North Bergen holds winter-themed pool party
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North Bergen provided the perfect antidote to sweltering summer heatwaves with its “Winter Wonderland”-themed pool party on Friday, Aug. 24 – complete with real snow, an ice skating rink, snowman, ice sculpture, holiday decorations and gifts, and more.

About 1,000 residents and guest attended the annual event, with a long line forming well before the gates opened at 7 p.m. Once inside, they were treated to DJ-curated holiday music and dance favorites, with plenty of activities for kids and teens, including a bounce house and obstacle course, a train ride, a green-screen photo booth complete with wacky props, and various sports on the courts.

Free transportation was provided for seniors courtesy of the township’s Community Service buses.

Of course, nobody went hungry, with a spread of food donated by more than a dozen of the area’s finest dining establishments.

The event was hosted by Mayor Nicholas Sacco and Commissioner Hugo Cabrera with the goal of providing fun and entertainment to community residents, whether they are pool members or not.

For more than 10 years the annual event has been a highlight of the summer season for locals, with many of the township departments pitching in to ensure its success.

As a special surprise, a unique ice sculpture honoring the mayor and commissioners was unveiled at this year’s event.

Among the restaurants and vendors that contributed food and support were Aumm Aumm, The Corn Guy, Dunkin Donuts, Franks Pizzeria, Frank Gargiulo, GP’s Restaurant, Hudson Bread, Lido Restaurant & Bar, Pat LaFrieda, Rancho Mateo, Roses Deli, Rumba Cubana, Sabor Latin Bistro, Tapas de Espana, and Waterside Restaurant.

Whether one was looking to eat, swim, play, or just hang out with friends, everyone had a great time.

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