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Secaucus Briefs
‘NATURE DRAWS ITSELF’ EXHIBIT TO OPEN – The New Jersey Meadowlands Commission’s (NJMC) Flyway Gallery will host a digital illustration exhibit featuring nature and wildlife inspired by the beauty of the Meadowlands from Monday, Aug. 4, through Thursday, Sept. 25. The show, “Nature Draws Itself and Other Works of Art,” by Lyndhurst artist E. Jessie Monaco, features digital photographs of natural scenes with a side-by-side digital illustration of what Monaco imagines could be there. The Flyway Gallery, located in the Meadowlands Environment Center in DeKorte Park, is open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday excluding holidays. Directions can be found on or by calling (201) 777-2431.
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July 4 celebration rescheduled to Aug. 6

The Mayor and the Town Council invite residents to the Annual 4th of July Celebration on Wednesday, Aug. 6 at 4 p.m. at the Secaucus Swim Club, featuring the exciting island party band Alotta Colada. Come enjoy the food, amusement, entertainment, and fireworks.

Domestic violence discussion group continues at library

The Secaucus Public Library will be hosting the second meeting of the Secaucus chapter of In Less Chaos, a group centered on finding solutions to home violence. The group meets on the third Monday of each month and hopes to welcome new members at each meeting. The next meeting will take place at 7 p.m. on Monday, July 21.

In Less Chaos meetings use statistics, individual stories, discussion and dramatic performance to create awareness of home violence issues and provide a safe space for attendees to talk about any experiences they may have had with home violence, even if it did not occur in their own household. Also discussed are the underlying and institutional factors that contribute to home violence in our society, and how to best respond to and change these patterns.

Meetings are open to all members of the community, whether or not they feel that they have been affected by home violence in their own lives. Both men and women are strongly encouraged to attend.

The meeting will take place on the second floor of the Secaucus Public Library. Registration is suggested, but not mandatory. For more information, visit To register, call the library at (201) 330-2083 or register online using the library’s events calendar at

Food truck court in Secaucus every Wednesday

Every Wednesday until the end of September, food trucks will arrive at 275 Hartz Way from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Trucks will rotate weekly.

This event is sponsored by the Town of Secaucus in conjunction with the NJ Food Truck Association.

Online consignment store to bring fulfillment center to Secaucus

Online consignment store The RealReal has leased a 128,000-square-foot building in Secaucus for use as a fulfillment center.

The three-year-old company, based in San Francisco, sells pre-owned, designer fashion, including Chanel, Hermès, Manolo Blahnik and Cartier, at up to 90 percent off retail prices. They also sell fine art, including paintings, prints, drawing, photographs, sculpture and more.

The rapidly expanding company already has a site in New York City. The fulfillment center at One American Way will be their first in New Jersey.

The number of jobs it will bring to the area has not been announced.

Kipnis Physical Therapy to give talk before movie on July 22

Nichole Spice, an exercise physiologist at Kipnis Physical Therapy, will be at the Secaucus Public Library and Business Resource Center at noon on July 22 to speak about how people can be safer in their own homes. The talk will take place prior to the regularly scheduled showing of the Tuesday movie for adults.

The “Balance and Fall” talk will focus on how to recognize falling risks, how to prevent loss of balance, and how to find the proper assisting device. “There are a number of things people can do to be safer in their own homes,” Spice explained. “Our brief talk will focus on pointing out to the seniors potential areas of concern that could pose falling risks – things they might not recognize as dangerous.”

The program is open to all residents regardless of whether they plan to attend the movie or not.

Secaucus Farmers Market is every Friday afternoon

The Secaucus Farmers’ Market will be at the Secaucus Public Library, 1379 Paterson Plank Rd, every Friday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. There will be many vendors and a great selection of fruits and vegetables, including Maui Wowie smoothies, baked goods, organic beauty products, perfumes, and more. Come support the local Farmers’ Market.

NBA replay center to be located in Secaucus

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver announced on July l5 that a new off-site video replay center will be located in Secaucus. The NBA will begin testing the system soon and it will be used beginning in September to assist referees in making decisions during games.

Currently the referees use monitors at courtside to review questionable plays. The new system will establish a “command center” to provide assistance with instant replay decisions.

Sports Illustrated quotes Silver as saying, “In essence, it will give our officials the assistance of a replay center in Secaucus, N.J., where they will be able to cue up the plays, with the best angles on the court. The decision will still lie with the officials at the game on the court.”

Upcoming concerts in Buchmuller Park

The Secaucus 2014 Summer Concert Series continues on July 24 with The Blushing Brides, a tribute to the Rolling Stones. The show will start at 7 p.m. in Buchmuller Park.

The Summer Concert Series is co-sponsored by the Secaucus Reporter.

Also upcoming are British Invasion – More than Just the Beatles! on July 31; Athena as Lady Gaga, a Tribute Show on Aug. 5; and Beginnings, a Tribute to the Music of Chicago on Aug. 7.

Zombie fan convention coming to Expo Center in December

Walker Stalker Con, a zombie and horror-themed convention, will be held at the Meadowlands Exposition Center on Dec. 13 and 14.

Walker Stalker Con made its debut in Atlanta, Ga. in November 2013, assembling more of “The Walking Dead” cast members than any convention ever before. Since its debut, Walker Stalker Con has also traveled to Chicago and Boston.

With cast members from “The Walking Dead” returning to the upcoming convention along with stars from other zombie and horror films, Walker Stalker Con ensures that fan access to celebrity guests is a primary focus during two days of events and panels.

Third Annual Moth Night takes place on July 21

Learn all about moths – those amazing cousins of butterflies – at the Meadowlands Commission’s Third Annual Moth Night in DeKorte Park in Lyndhurst. Representatives from National Moth Week will present a short talk on moths and why they are so spectacular yet misunderstood. Then check out the NMW’s industrial-strength mercury vapor lamps and white sheets to identify and admire the various species. The goal of the event, which is part of National Moth Week, is to raise awareness of these seldom seen insects and celebrate biodiversity. This free, family-friendly event, sponsored by the New Jersey Meadowlands Commission and Bergen County Audubon Society, will take place from 8:30 to 11 p.m. on Monday, July 21. Check for last-minute weather updates. Rain date: Tuesday, July 22. To RSVP, call (201) 230-4983.

Seniors Program on July 22: Pot Your Herbs

A potted herb garden can provide lots of exciting plants to spice up cooking and create a very manageable green space for a kitchen, patio, or small garden area. Whether you’re interested in growing basil for pesto, cilantro for salsas, or mint for summer iced tea, this workshop will teach you how to successfully cultivate fresh kitchen herbs in containers. Participants will take home the herbs they plant and can look forward to flavorful lunches and dinners. The program is limited to 40 people and will take place at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, July 22 at the NJMC Science Center, 3 DeKorte Park Plaza, Lyndhurst. Participants must register and pay $5 per person for supplies in advance. Call (201) 777-2431 to register.

Seniors Program on July 24: Dead Horse Bay

Join naturalist Mickey Maxwell Cohen for a presentation on Dead Horse Bay, a small body of water off Brooklyn where remnants of the past are exposed to beachcombers today. Around the turn of the 20th century, the bay’s marsh began to be used as a landfill. The trash heap cap burst in the 1950s and thousands of bottles – broken and intact – and scores of pieces of metal and plastic can be found on the shoreline today. They are often collected for use in works of art. This free event will take place at 7 p.m. on Thursday, July 24 at the Meadowlands Environment Center, 2 DeKorte Park Plaza. Lyndhurst. Registration is recommended and appreciated. Call (201) 777-2431 to register.

NJMC fifth annual Butterfly Day set for Sunday, July 27

The New Jersey Meadowlands Commission (NJMC) will host its fifth annual Butterfly Day at DeKorte Park in Lyndhurst on Sunday, July 27, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The family-friendly event includes frequent butterfly walks led by butterfly experts, short talks and slide shows, a scavenger hunt and butterfly costume contest for kids, and information tables.

Butterfly Day is co-sponsored by the Bergen County Audubon Society (BCAS) and the North Jersey Chapter of the North American Butterfly Association. The BCAS will have tables set up with information on butterfly identification, binoculars and gardening to attract butterflies. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own lunches. Food will not be sold at Butterfly Day. The rain date is Sunday, Aug. 3. For more information, contact Jim Wright at (201) 460-2002.

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