Hispanic State Parade of NJ is Oct. 1

AAA - 9/25/2017 4:02:00 PM

The Hispanic State Parade of NJ will take place on Sunday, Oct. 1, 2017 along Bergenline Avenue, beginning at 79th Street in North Bergen and proceeding south to 32nd Street in Union City, passing through Guttenberg along the parade route. The parade is scheduled to begin about 11:30 a.m. and will be attended by numerous local and regional dignitaries.

The Hispanic State Parade of NJ was founded in 1976 and takes place during Hispanic Heritage Month. In previous years more than 20 Latin American countries have been represented, with traditional costumes, music, and dances from each country on proud display.

Residents are advised that there will be road closures from 85th Street south along the parade route from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. and plans to travel by vehicle should be made accordingly.

Dominican American Parade Marches Through Guttenberg

AAA - 9/25/2017 3:53:00 PM

The Dominican American Parade of Hudson County of NJ marched from 79th Street in North Bergen down Bergenline Avenue to 43rd Street in Union City on Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017 passing through Guttenberg and West New York along the route.

Participating in the parade were Guttenberg Councilpersons Monica Fundora, John Habermann, and Wayne Zitt, along with Town Administrator Cosmo Cirillo. Marching alongside them were North Bergen Mayor Nicholas Sacco, Union City Mayor Brian Stack, Weehawken Mayor Richard Turner, Assemblywoman Angelica Jimenez, Freeholder Anthony Vainieri, and many other local and regional dignitaries.

An array of police motorcycles led the parade, while numerous colorful floats filled the streets with party music. Marching bands, colorful costumes, cartoon characters, and participants from numerous organizations stretched for over a dozen blocks as the parade made its way south to the stage at 43rd Street, where performers entertained the crowd.

Waterfront Park to Host Live ‘Latin Music Night’ on Sept. 29

Recreation - 9/22/2017 3:38:00 PM

Waterfront Park will be the site of another free music event on Friday, Sept. 29, 2017 when “Latin Music Night” brings an evening of live entertainment to the banks of the Hudson River.

Come spend the night dancing under the stars or just sit back and enjoy the tunes in the beautiful park facing Manhattan. Waterfront Park, with its outdoor amphitheater, great playground, picnic areas, and world-class views of uptown New York, is jointly owned and maintained by Guttenberg and North Bergen. Built-in seating is available, or bring your own chair or blanket to relax on the lawn.

Waterfront Park is located at 7200 River Road. The concert begins at 6 p.m. Free popcorn and water will be provided. Parking is available across the street.

Guttenberg residents can take the free crosstown shuttle from numerous locations throughout town. The shuttle will drop you off and pick you up directly in front of Waterfront Park.

This free night of great entertainment is brought to you by Mayor Gerald Drasheff and the Guttenberg Town Council, and Mayor Nicholas Sacco and the North Bergen Board of Commissioners.

Last Two Weekends for Braddock Park Farmers Market

AAA - 9/22/2017 1:15:00 PM

The Braddock Park Farmers Market is getting ready to close up shop for the season, with only two weekends left to run. Located near the corner of 90th Street and Bergenline Avenue, alongside the Veterans’ Memorial, the market is open Sundays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and has plenty of free parking available.

With a varied selection of fruits, vegetables, and more for sale, the heart of the market is the fresh, locally-sourced produce, but there’s loads more on offer. Robin’s Artisan Catering has a terrific selection of 100% vegan, gluten-free delights including cookies, brownies, donuts, cakes, ice pops, and cider.

Looking for lunch? Then try the delicious breads from San Filippo di’Sicilia. Get one stuffed with sausage or pepperoni for a real treat. Or head over for some roasted corn, shish-kebab, or burgers freshly cooked on an open grill.

Looking for a gift? Aponi Soapery offers a wide selection of all-natural homemade bar soaps. Or try one of the handcrafted crocheted items from Petunia’s Petals. But hurry – the market closes on Oct. 1, 2017.

Safe Kids Day Brings the Party to Boulevard East

AAA - 9/21/2017 11:27:00 AM

The carnival hit town on Saturday, Sept. 16 when Safe Kids Day took over Boulevard East between 68th and 71st Street. This year brought a wider selection than ever of games, rides, and bounce houses for kids to enjoy.

A DJ kept the street lively, with the stage often crowded with kids belting out karaoke versions of their favorite tunes. Tables offered loads of giveaways, from fireman hats to water bottles, coloring books to keychains to dog toys to backpacks loaded with school supplies. Meanwhile representatives from area agencies offered literature and information on how to stay safe and healthy.

Plentiful food was available, and kids got to check out a fire truck from North Hudson Regional Fire and Rescue, make their own block print at the Guttenberg Arts booth, or test their pitching arm at the dunk tank.

Safe Kids Day was started in Guttenberg more than 10 years ago as a way for kids and their families to meet and learn about the police, firemen, and other public servants around town.

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