Weehawken High School’s class of 2018 will graduate on Friday, June 22, at 7 p.m. The event will take place at the school, located at 53 Liberty Place.
Snoop Dogg to headline Jersey City Fourth of July celebration
The Fourth of July celebrations being held in the Exchange Place area of Jersey City will feature rapper Snoop Dogg.
Snoop Dogg is also a songwriter, record producer, television personality, and actor who has sold more 23 million albums in the United States and 35 million albums worldwide.
He will headline Jersey City’s fifth annual July 4th festival on the Hudson Waterfront to celebrate Independence Day. The carnival-style spectacle will take place at the Hudson River Waterfront and the adjoining area surrounding Harborside, both of which have light rail stops for easy commutes from nearby towns.
The free all-day music, food, technology and entertainment experience boasts views of the New York City skyline, and will become the scene of the state’s largest fireworks show.
The celebration will begin at noon with a full-scale carnival, continuous entertainment, several beer gardens, and an elite conglomerate of food trucks. The show will culminate with the world-renowned fireworks company Grucci lighting up the skyline from multiple barges on the Hudson River.
“I think the Jersey City side of Hudson River is going to be the place that people want to be for the 4th of July this year. Period. Between Ellis Island, the Statue of Liberty, Grucci, and Snoop, we are raising the bar,” said Mayor Steven Fulop.
50 Star Fireshow’s headlining stage, presented by title sponsor Private Internet Access, will be located in the Exchange Place Plaza.
Spectators are encouraged to arrive by public transportation to the festival area, with easy access to PATH trains, NY Waterway ferry service from Manhattan, and NJ TRANSIT’s Hudson-Bergen Light Rail. Anyone attending the event should also be advised that any bags or backpacks brought into the designated area are subject to search, and attendees are encouraged to pack belongings in clear bags that show contents. Coolers will not be allowed.
Secaucus medical marijuana dispensary granted permission to open
The state Department of Health recently granted the Harmony Dispensary medical marijuana facility in Secaucus a permit to open, according to a press release.
The dispensary opened Monday, June 18. It operates seven days a week, from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. The address is 600 Meadowlands Pkwy.
Patients will have access to eight strains, initially, with more planned for coming months. The dispensary is also planning extractions for the future. Current offerings include whole flower marijuana in 1/8 and 1/4 ounce packages, and a convenience line of pre-ground flower in loose, pre-rolled form.
The building is located a mile from the Secaucus Junction NJ Transit station, and is near local buses and highways to New York City.
“It is high time that we begin to provide patients with our much-needed products, and our system of continuous planting and harvesting has already provided an inventory that should help alleviate any bottlenecks or pent-up demand in the state at this time,” said Harmony CEO Shaya Brodchandel, in the release. “We are now seeking to expand our production in anticipation of patient need continuing to increase.”