Weehawken to present Hamilton Park Concert Series
The Hamilton Park Concert Series, sponsored by Mayor Richard F. Turner, the Township Council, and the Department of Recreation will be held Thursday nights at Hamilton Park on Boulevard East from 7 to 9 p.m. and will feature the following local musicians:
- Aug. 23, Julian Peterson on vocals and guitar
- Sept. 6, Matt Chertkoff on guitar
- Sept.13, Jillian Giacchi on vocals
HRPAC presents Bandagrande: The Big Band Theory
On Wednesday, Aug. 29, Hudson Riverfront Performing Arts Center will host Bandagrande: The Big Band Theory at Lincoln Harbor Park at 7 p.m. The rain date, if necessary, will be the following night.
Lead by bandleader, composer, multi-instrumentalist, and two-time Grammy nominee Hector Martignon, this 18-piece big band fuses a wide variety to genres including Latin Jazz, Jazz, and Classical.
Special guest for this concert will be Grammy Award winning vibraphonist Dave Samuels of Spyro Gyra.
The concert series is sponsored in part by the Hudson Reporter.
For more info, directions, and late breaking concert news and updates, please visit (201) 716-4540, or visit www.hrpac.org.
Library to offer discount museum tickets
The Weehawken Free Public Library is offering discounted tickets to the American Museum of Natural History. Each ticket will cost $6 and is redeemed for free general admission and one special exhibition, film or live animal exhibition of the purchaser’s choice.
The American Museum of Natural History, which is located at Central Park West and 79th Street in New York City, is one of the largest and most celebrated museums in the world.
To purchase the discounted tickets you must be a resident of Weehawken. For further information and to purchase tickets, stop by the Library’s Second Floor Desk located at 49 Hauxhurst Ave.
Weehawken Weekenders to hold trips in summer, fall
On Oct. 3, the Weehawken Weekenders will attend “Octoberfest” at the Royal Manor in Garfield, for $45.
On Oct. 13, they will visit the Nordic Lodge with all you can eat lobster and more in Charlestown, R.I. and proceed to Mohegan Sun Casino, for $125.
The Weekenders are also planning an eight-night Canadian and New England cruise on the Royal Caribbean’s Explorer of the Seas, departing from Bayonne on Aug. 31, 2013 and sailing through Sept. 8.
All trips include transportation and gratuities. Call the Weekenders office at (201) 319-6059 for more information or to make a reservation.
Weehawken Seniors Club seeks new members
The Weehawken Senior Citizens Club is looking for new members. They meet on the first and third Friday afternoons of each month.
Why not come and spend a couple of hours in an air conditioned room, and visit with your old friends? Refreshments will be served, a “Share the Wealth” drawing will be held, and games will be played.
In addition, the club holds special holiday dinners, luncheons, and other events and activities. New members are only strangers the first time they come. Those interested can call (201) 867-5126.
Legal Services of N.J. offers free or low cost divorce advice
While the U.S. Census recently reported that New Jersey has the lowest rate of divorce in the nation, experts say one reason is that the cost of a divorce in the Garden State is so relatively high. And for low-income people, as well as many other locals caught in broken marriages or failed civil unions that are beyond repair, the cost of a divorce is an especially daunting barrier.
Legal Services of New Jersey (LSNJ) has published a brand new version of its popular manual, “Divorce in New Jersey: A Self-Help Guide,” that instructs people – step by step – on how to do their own divorce, especially if the issues are not complicated.
The publication is free for qualified low-income people eligible for Legal Services assistance. All others can secure the print edition of the 275-page manual for $50; the digital edition is $25. Detailed information for ordering online, by mail or by phone is available at www.lsnj.org/divorce. Print editions can be ordered by calling (888) 529-8338. Low-income individuals who believe they qualify for a free copy should call Legal Services’ toll-free, statewide legal hotline at (888) 576-5529.
Child advocate volunteers wanted
Are you interested in helping children in the foster care system? If so, Hudson County Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) is currently recruiting volunteers to advocate for the best interests of abused and neglected children. CASA works through trained community volunteers to ensure that needed services and assistance are made available to children while helping to move them toward safe and permanent homes.
CASA and its volunteers speak for children in court, serve as fact finders for the judges, and safeguard the interests of the children while they are in the foster care system.
Hudson County has nearly 700 children in foster care; most have been removed from their homes for abuse or neglect. For further information, call (201) 795-9855, email email@example.com or visit www.hudsoncountycasa.org.