Frankie Valli sound at town pool
“Ragdoll, a Tribute to Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons” is on tap for Tuesday, July 2, at 7 p.m. at the town pool in Secaucus. A fireworks display will follow the performance.
The event is free, and part of Music & Movie Summer Series presented by Mayor Michael Gonnelli and the Town Council.
For more information on this concert, or the summer series, call the township at (201) 330-2000.
County gaining population
All 12 Hudson County municipalities gained population from 2010 to 2012, according to statistics from the U.S. Census.
The towns, and their populations in 2010 and 2012, are: Bayonne, 63,138 to 64,416; East Newark, 2,408 to 2,441; Guttenberg, 11,183 to 11,356; Harrison, 13,637 to 13,874; Hoboken, 50,119 to 52,034; Jersey City, 248,385 to 254,441; Kearny, 40,724 to 41,389; North Bergen, 60,831 to 61,960; Secaucus, 16,319 to 18,351; Union City, 66,540 to 67,744; Weehawken, 12,581 to 12,832; and West New York, 49,827 to 51,564.
New Jersey’s population grew by a tiny seven tenths of a percent, adding a little more than 60,000 people, according to the bureau.
The Census report also revealed that the state is growing grayer and more ethnic, and its residents are increasingly abandoning the suburbs and rural areas in favor of cities.
The Census reported that the number of people leaving New Jersey continued to increase.
Submit2Fitness officially open for business
Submit2Fitness is officially open for business at their location at 1375 Paterson Plank Rd. in Secaucus.
While Submit2Fitness has been unofficially operational for several months prior to their ribbon cutting, they have been continuously adding new programs to their fitness program roster.
Their latest addition is one-on-one spin training, offering clients a personalized cycle experience. Submit2Fitness touts functional training, so you will not find any machines in the nearly 2,000-sq.-ft. space.
“A mixture of aerobic & body weight exercise, gymnastics, and Olympic weight lifting, this non-traditional style of training includes constantly varied, high intensity, functional movements,” said owner and trainer Javier Ferrer.
Field Station: Dinosaurs announces upcoming events
Field Station: Dinosaurs is a 20-acre outdoor Jurassic expedition in Secaucus where explorers come face-to-face with a “living, breathing” 15-foot Mighty T-Rex, wander among 32 life-sized animatronic dinosaurs, feed the baby Hadrosaurs, participate in dozens of scientific shows and games, and see Dinosaurs Alive!, a new 3D movie.
In addition to regularly scheduled programs, Field Station: Dinosaurs presents:
• Dozin’ with Dinos, on Sat., July 13—On this overnight adventure and camp out, participants will explore the lantern-lit dinosaur trails, see Dinosaurs Alive! 3D, share s’mores and songs by the campfire with the Dinosaur Troubadour, sleep under the stars, and awake to a spectacular New York City skyline sunrise. A healthy breakfast will be provided courtesy of Whole Foods Market, Paramus.
• Museum Weekend, Sat. and Sun., July 20 and 21— The Field Station celebrates museums and showcases the best in the tri-state area. Check the park’s website for the most current list of participating museums. Children are invited to bring their own dinosaur toy, picture, or "artifact," and have it cataloged and displayed at the Field Station’s first Kid Museum.
Field Station: Dinosaurs is located at One Dinosaur Way in Secaucus. (Exit 15X off the New Jersey Turnpike, then left onto New County Road.)
To purchase passes go to www.fieldstationdinosaurs.com or call (855) 999-9010.
Reserve vendor space now for library mini-fair/used book sale
Vendors planning to participate in the 16th annual Friends of the Secaucus Public Library Mini-Fair/Used Book Sale on Sat., Sept. 21, are invited to reserve their space now.
Friends’ president Zinnia Miller said that the spaces are sold on a first-come, first-served basis. To reserve one, forms are available at the library’s front desk or by contacting Library Director Jenifer May at (201) 330-2083, ext. 4011, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
“The mini-fair always draws huge crowds, especially the used book sale and the Trash & Treasure table, so vendor space is limited,” Miller said.
Mini-fair chairman Frank Pinto noted that vendors must provide their own tables and chairs. If you are unable to provide one, a small number of tables and tents may be available for a $10 rental fee each. Arrangements for a table, tent or any other special accommodations must be made in advance with May.
The Mini-Fair will be held on the library grounds from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. In the event of rain, it will take place on Sun., Sept. 22, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
NBA Nation to highlight State Fair’s second weekend
NBA Nation presented by Sprint will be one of the highlights at State Fair Meadowlands the weekend of June 28 to 30, offering fairgoers the chance to meet and greet NBA players and legends, watch high-flying dunks, and run through an agility course and competitive skills challenge. The interactive event will take place on one full court and two half courts inside the Meadowlands Fairgrounds, next to MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford.
The appearance at the fair of NBA Nation – part of an 8-city tour – is free with fair admission. Fans can check out the event on Friday, June 28, 6 to 11 p.m.; Saturday, June 29, 2 to 11 p.m.; and Sunday, June 30, 2 to 10 p.m. The event will feature a variety of contests and clinics with NBA and WNBA players and legends, as well as special appearances and performances by NBA team mascots and dance teams.
Fair attendees will also be invited by the NBA and Sprite to participate in fun activities and exercise to encourage active and healthy lifestyles.
Fans will additionally be able to participate in Kevin Durant’s Unlimited Free Throw Competition and Steve Nash’s Fast Break Challenge, both part of the Sprint Unlimited NBA Experience. For fans visiting the Dribble to Stop Diabetes tent, they will have the opportunity to take part in a pop-a-shot challenge. Dribble to Stop Diabetes is a partnership between the NBA, Sanofi US and the American Diabetes Association.
“Kids will love the 18-wheel, 53’ show truck, where they can play the latest NBA video games or take their photo inside the NBA Nation Locker Room,” said a fair spokeswoman.
State Fair Meadowlands runs through July 7. It is the largest fair in the New York metropolitan area, with more than 150 rides and attractions on over 35 acres of fairgrounds. Entertainment is free with entry ticket, providing fairgoers with all-day access to the Racing Pigs, the Big Cat Encounter, Circus Maximus, and other favorites.
Meet the Marsh Animals for older adults at NJMC
Do you want to get up close and personal with a turtle, watch a shrimp’s heart beat through a microscope, and learn all you can about blue crabs? You can do so on Tuesday, June 25 at 2 p.m. at the Meet the Marsh Animals program at the New Jersey Meadowlands Commission Science Center, 3 DeKorte Park Plaza, Lyndhurst.
“Join Meadowlands Environment Center Director Dr. Angela Cristini and the MEC staff and meet some of the aquatic animals that share the marsh with us,” said Brian Aberback, NJMC public information officer.
The event is free. To register, or for more information, call (201) 460-8300 or visit www.njmeadowlands.gov/ec.
Rutherford music series continues
The Rutherford Thursday Summer Music Concert Series in Lincoln Park continues on June 27 at 8 p.m. with Community Band showcasing its sounds.
The event, presented by New Memory Productions, is free. In case of rain, the concert will be rescheduled for Monday, July 1.
“Bring a blanket and lawn chairs and enjoy the sounds of summer,” said Robin Reenstra-Bryant of New Memory.
Food and beverages will be available at the park for sale.
“Special thanks go to Boiling Springs Savings Bank for their support of these weekly events throughout the summer,” Reenstra-Bryant said.