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PRETTY BUTTERFLIES -- The New Jersey Meadowlands Commission’s annual Butterfly Day on July 28 featured a costume contest. Among those who entered was Kelly Vaughn, 5, of Secaucus, second from right. (Photo courtesy NJMC)
PRETTY BUTTERFLIES -- The New Jersey Meadowlands Commission’s annual Butterfly Day on July 28 featured a costume contest. Among those who entered was Kelly Vaughn, 5, of Secaucus, second from right. (Photo courtesy NJMC)

Have a sundae on Sunday at Uncle D’s to help animals

Uncle D’s Ice Cream Shop, 1540 Paterson Plank Rd., is holding an Ice Cream Party for the Secaucus Animal Shelter on Sunday, Aug. 11, from 4 to 8 p.m.

The store will donate 20 percent of its proceeds from that time period to the shelter, located at 525 Meadowlands Pkwy.

In addition, Freshpet, a Secaucus-based healthy dog food manufacturer, will be serving yogurt for dogs for free.

For more information on the shelter, call (201) 348-3213.

Hospital holding stroke education seminar

Meadowlands Hospital Medical Center will be conducting a complimentary stroke education seminar on Wednesday, Aug. 14, from 7 to 8:30 p.m., 55 Meadowlands Pkwy., Secaucus.

All community members are welcomed to attend.

The event will be conducted by Joseph Crouchman, and will take place in the second-floor cafeteria. Light refreshments will be served

To RSVP for the seminar, call (201) 392-3397.

The Cameos to croon at Buchmuller Park

On Thursday, Aug. 15, at 7 p.m., the sounds of “The Cameos” will be heard at Buchmuller Park as part of the 2013 Secaucus Music & Movie Summer Series.

“The Cameos are an oldies vocal harmony group,” said Deputy Mayor John Bueckner, who planned the series.

Along with the free concert, there will be a classic cars show.

In the event of rain, the performance will be held at the Arthur F. Couch Performing Arts Center, 11 Mill Ridge Rd.

The concert series is sponsored in part by The Hudson Reporter.

Creative arts explored next weekend at Dinosaur park

Children can get instructions on how to draw dinosaurs – and help create a colossal mural –

during Paleo-Art Weekend, Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 17 and 18, at Field Station: Dinosaurs in Secaucus.

In addition, young explorers can get their hands dirty while learning what it means to be a dig site sketcher.

Field Station is located at One Dinosaur Way. (Exit 15X off the New Jersey Turnpike, then left onto New County Road).

For more information, call (855) 999-9010.

NJMC still offering pontoon boat cruises in August

If you have an interest in riding leisurely on a pontoon boat cruise in August, you’re still in luck. The New Jersey Meadowlands Commission (NJMC) is offering five more of the two-hour tours this month, on Aug. 14, 16, 20, and 22 at 5:30 p.m., and Aug. 21 at 10 a.m.

NJMC pontoon ride attendees receive an up-close view of the Meadowlands District’s beauty and wildlife during the guided cruise of the Hackensack River and its surrounding marshes. NJMC staff will discuss the region’s human and environmental history, and point out birds and other wildlife along the way.

The pontoon boat cruises are $15 per person, and for ages 10 and up. Pre-registration is required. The tours depart from River Barge Park, 260 Outwater Lane, Carlstadt.

For the schedule, directions, and to register, visit, or call (201) 460-4640.

Flyway Gallery hosts multi-media exhibit

The New Jersey Meadowlands Commission’s (NJMC) Flyway Gallery will host an exhibit featuring photography and 3D art decoupage focusing on natural landscapes by artists Paula Vilela and Ilda Pinto Almeida during August and September.

The show, “Perspectives,” runs from Friday, Aug. 16, to Sept. 27. An artists’ reception is scheduled on Saturday, Sept. 7, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Flyway Gallery is located in the Meadowlands Environment Center in DeKorte Park, the home of the NJMC.

“The NJMC is pleased to showcase the unique work of these talented artists,” said Marcia Karrow, NJMC executive director. “We invite everyone to explore their perspectives on elements of the natural world.”

The Flyway Gallery is open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, excluding holidays.

Directions to DeKorte Park are available in the “About Us” section of the NJMC website, at, or by calling (201) 460-8300.

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