UBS Atrium series to feature Sweet Plantain String Quartet
On April 10 at 12:30 p.m., the incomparable Sweet Plantain String Quartet will be featured on the UBS Atrium Series, presented by the Hudson Riverfront Performing Arts Center as part of its series of free lunchtime concerts.
The performance will be held in the Atrium at 1000 Harbor Blvd. in Weehawken and is sponsored in part by the Hudson Reporter. The concert is free and open to the public. For directions, late-breaking concert news, and other updates, visit www.hrpac.org or call (201) 716-4540.
Tickets on sale for ‘A Taste of Weehawken’
Tickets for the 12th annual A Taste of Weehawken, which takes place this year on Tuesday, April 24 at the Food Court at Lincoln Harbor, go on sale this week at the Weehawken Library. The event offers food enthusiasts the opportunity to sample the fare from dozens of area restaurants and food purveyors, and proceeds from the popular culinary event help support the library.
This year’s event will also feature the return of special wine-tasting tables, hosted by Giannone Wine & Liquor Company.
Preview hour tickets are $55 per person for entry from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. General admission tickets are $30 per person for entry from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m.
All tickets may be purchased at the Weehawken Library, located at 49 Hauxhurst Ave., with cash, check or money order only. Tickets purchased at the door are subject to a $5 additional charge per ticket.
For additional information, call the library at (201) 863-7823.
Woman’s Club to hold pub trivia night
The Weehawken Woman’s Club will sponsor its third annual pub trivia night on Saturday, April 21 at 7:30 p.m. at the St. Lawrence Church Parish Center, located at 1 St. Lawrence Place. There will be trivia teams, door prizes, food, beer, wine, and soda.
Donation is $35. To purchase tickets, email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
Weehawken Recreation to hold golf and tennis lessons
Weehawken Recreation will hold golf chipping and putting lessons at the Weehawken Waterfront Complex Putting Green from Monday, April 9 to April 23 for Weehawken residents ages 18 and up from 7 to 8 p.m.
Tennis classes will be held at the Waterfront Complex for six weeks. Cost is $120 and the classes must be paid for upon registering. Classes will be offered on Mondays and Wednesdays from 6:30 to 7:45 p.m. or 7:45 to 9 p.m. from May 7 to June 18; or Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:30 to 7:45 p.m. or 7:45 to 9 p.m. from May 8 to June 14. Class sizes are limited to eight players and are for Weehawken residents only on a first-come, first-serve basis. Proof of residency is required.
Both sports’ lessons are sponsored by Mayor Richard F. Turner and the Township Council.
For further information, call the Recreation Department at (201) 319-6061 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Weehawken Weekenders to visit Platzl Brauhaus
The Weehawken Weekenders will take a trip to the Platzl Brauhaus in Pomona, N.Y., on Wednesday, June 20, for a day of fun, food, and entertainment. The day includes breakfast and lunch, followed by dinner at 4 p.m.
There will be music, dancing, and bingo, and there is a pool available for anyone who wishes to use it. The bus departs from the Weehawken Pathmark at 9 a.m. Tickets cost $70 and include all gratuities.
Call the Weekenders office at (201) 319-6059 for more information or to make a reservation.
Weehawken to sponsor 26th Annual Lincoln Tunnel Challenge
The Township of Weehawken will sponsor the home team for the 2012 Lincoln Tunnel Challenge on Sunday, April 29.
The event will raise money for the Special Olympics of New Jersey for the 26th year in a row. Last year, the home team had over 80 members.
Weehawken residents interested in participating and joining the Weehawken Home Team 2012 must register online at lincolntunnelchallenge.sonj.org under the team name of “Weehawken Home Team 2012.” The team members will walk or run five kilometers through the Lincoln Tunnel.
There is a $25 registration fee payable online before April 19. Residents may also make an online donation in the team’s name. The registration fee or donation goes directly to the Special Olympics of New Jersey.
For more information, call the Weehawken Recreation Department at (201) 319-6061.
Weehawken Weekenders to see Copacabana
The Weehawken Weekenders will be traveling to the Brownstone in Paterson, N.J., on April 11 to see the Copacabana for an afternoon of dining, dancing, and entertainment. Tickets are $45. For more information or to sign up, call (201) 319-6059.
NJ Festival of Ballooning to hold statewide contest
PNC Bank and the Quick Chek N.J. Festival of Ballooning invite students in grades two through 12 to take part in the 9th annual PNC Bank American Patriot Essay Contest by writing a short essay on the topic “What the American Flag Means to Me.”
The largest summertime hot air balloon and music festival in North America will celebrate its 30th anniversary July 27 through 29 at Solberg Airport in Readington and will feature the PNC Bank American Flag balloon: the largest free-flying flag in the world.
This year’s grand prize winner will receive a visit to his or her school by a 75-foot-tall hot air balloon in June and a special VIP package at this year’s festival: a hot air balloon ride for two, four Blue Sky Club VIP tickets, and the opportunity to meet one of this year’s concert headliners, which have included the Jonas Brothers and Disney stars Demi Lovato and Emily Osment in the past.
Second and third place prizes will include festival admission and merchandise.
The winning student’s immediate classmates will each receive one complimentary general admission ticket to the festival and the winning student’s teacher and school principal will each receive two Blue Sky Club VIP tickets.
Every teacher in the state who submits a group of 15 essays or more on behalf of their students will receive two free general admission tickets to the festival regardless of whether one of their students submits the winning essay.
The essays should be 100 words or less. They will be judged by a panel of representatives from PNC Bank and the balloon festival. Winning essays will be selected based on creativity, poignancy and clarity with consideration given to the grade level of the contestant. Contestants are not required to be U.S. citizens. Entries should include the student’s name, home or school address, home or school telephone number, grade, age, school name and the name of their teacher.
Entries should be sent by May 1 to Essay Judges, Quick Chek New Jersey Festival of Ballooning, 363 Rte. 46 West, Suite 200, Fairfield, N.J., 07004. Students can also enter the contest through the festival web site at www.balloonfestival.com or by emailing their essays to email@example.com.