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Come to the Community Center Ribbon Cutting on Dec. 20

AAA - 12/15/2017 2:44:00 PM

Mayor Gerald Drasheff and the Town Council, in conjunction with the Guttenberg Board of Education, invite residents and guests to join them at the ribbon cutting for the new community center and Anna L. Klein school annex.

The ribbon cutting takes place at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2017. The entrance is on Hudson Avenue between 68th and 69th Streets. See you there!

Toy Drive Collects Donations for Local Kids

AAA - 12/15/2017 1:55:00 PM

Guttenberg held its first toy drive on Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017 raising funds and collecting toys at BottleCo in North Bergen. Attendees got two free drinks for every donated toy, plus a free buffet dinner, and the place was packed with residents and friends having a great time while supporting a great cause.

Over 100 toys were donated, with other attendees electing to donate cash. The toys will be distributed to local kids in pre-K through third grade at the Guttenberg recreation holiday party at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 15 at Anna L. Klein School, 301 69th St.

More than a dozen bikes will be raffled off at the event, along with scooters. Every kid who attends the party will receive an age-appropriate gift.

Additional funding for the toys was provided by the Galaxy Towers Condominium, local residents and businesses, and town employees.

Kids’ Christmas Party is Dec. 16 at Anna Klein School

Recreation - 12/15/2017 1:55:00 PM

All Guttenberg kids in grades pre-K through 3 are invited to the free Christmas Party at the Anna L. Klein School from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017.

There will be a holiday photo booth with Santa, a performance by the Guttenberg Twirlers, free refreshments, and a live DJ with dancing.

Every child will receive a raffle ticket, with prizes including bikes and scooters. And nobody goes home empty-handed; everyone who attends will take home a gift-wrapped toy, courtesy of Mayor Gerald Drasheff and town council, and all the volunteers, residents, and businesses who contributed to bring you this special holiday event.

Seniors Enjoy Caribbean Christmas Concert and Lunch at Houlihan’s

Recreation - 12/14/2017 10:38:00 AM

It was a very different type of Christmas concert when musician Rolando Morales-Matos and his band performed a set of familiar – and some less familiar – holiday tunes and more, with distinct flavors of jazz, Latin music, and even opera.

Guttenberg’s seniors arrived by bus and car to enjoy the virtuoso performance on Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017 in the rotunda of Lincoln Harbor in Weehawken. A percussionist and assistant conductor on Broadway with Disney’s “Lion King,” Morales-Matos led a group featuring pianist Allen Farnham, bassist Ruben Rodriguez, and vocalist Brenda Feliciano, along with special unannounced guest Paquito D’Rivera, the winner of fourteen Grammy Awards for his Latin jazz and as a classical composer, on clarinet and saxophone.

The performance was followed by a delicious lunch at Houlihan’s. About 60 seniors attended the holiday concert and meal.

Santa Makes Guest Appearance at Tree Lighting

Recreation - 12/12/2017 11:18:00 AM

There was free hot chocolate, cookies, cupcakes, and plenty of good cheer at the annual tree lighting in Guttenberg on Monday, Dec. 11. With the street blocked off in front of Town Hall, a large crowd of residents gathered to hear a selection of Christmas carols sung by Guttenberg kids.

Then as the singing wound down, special guest Santa Claus appeared to greet everyone and usher in the holiday season by lighting the Christmas tree. Mayor Gerald Drasheff welcomed Santa to town, joined by the Town Council and many administrators and town employees.

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