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Donate a pint and pick up a pumpkin!
CLIFTON, NJ – Clifton Health Department and PBA #36 encourage the public to donate a pint of blood and pick up a pumpkin at Clifton community’s upcoming “Harvest Blood Drive.” The Bloodmobile in front of Clifton City Hall (900 Clifton Avenue, Clifton) will be accepting whole blood donations from 12:30 p.m. until 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, October 29, 2015, rain or shine. For this “Harvest Blood Drive”, successful donors will each go home with a small pumpkin, and each participant will be entered into a drawing for a $30 gift certificate – all courtesy of Richfield Farms & Garden Center in Clifton. People in general good health and weighing over 110 pounds can donate blood, so long as it has been at least 56 days since a prior donation. Participants are asked to bring photo ID with signature and should be sure to eat a hearty meal shortly before giving blood. Hemoglobin and blood pressure are tested in the initial screening process. Donors will also find out their blood type. To schedule an appointment, please call Community Blood Services at 201-251-3703. Visit www.communitybloodservices.org to learn more.
Blood donations are needed ALL the time. According to Community Blood Services:

  • Every 2.5 seconds someone needs blood, a friend, a family member – or maybe even you!
  • Less than 5% of the population donates blood, yet 80% of the population needs blood.
  • Nearly 4 million Americans would die each year without life-saving blood transfusions.

Even if you’ve never donated blood in the past, please consider becoming a blood donor or asking someone to donate on your behalf.   Bring a friend! Every drop Counts! The Clifton Health Department is a contractual health agency serving the Township of Little Falls.

 

Family Trip To Peddler’s Village Apple Festival
NEW JERSEY /PENNSYLVANIA – The Clifton Recreation Department will be sponsoring a family trip to Peddler’s Village Apple Festival on Saturday, November 7, 2015. Join us for some shopping, apples, and fun. Peddler’s Village, Lahaska PA, has something for everyone from 70 specialty shops and six restaurants to Giggleberry Fair family entertainment center. Participate in the Apple Festival featuring scrumptious apple treats including apple butter, apple cider, apple dumplings, apple fritters and everyone’s favorite apples dipped in caramel! Take home a bushel fresh from the orchard. Live entertainment and apple pie-eating contests add to the festivities of this traditional autumn celebration. The cost is $18.00 per person. Shopping and food is at your own expense. Bus leaves from in front of City Hall at 8:30 a.m. sharp and returns approximately 6:30 p.m. Pre-registration is required and can be done either online at www.cliftonrec.com or at the Clifton Recreation Department, 900 Clifton Ave, City Hall 2nd Floor. Online registration deadline is Thursday, November 5th. Call (973) 470-5956 for more information.

 

New Providence Holds Annual Street Fair
NEW JERSEY – On Sunday, November 1st the New Providence Business Community is holding its Annual Street Fair. This free event will once again be held in New Providence, NJ, on Springfield Ave. from Livingston St. to South St. The hours of the Street Fair are 9 am-4 pm. The street will be transformed into a giant town block party. There will be mechanical kiddie rides, climbing wall, pony rides, petting zoo, clown, face painting, sand art, temporary tattoos and much more. There will be live entertainment all day long featuring bands, dancers, karate demonstrations and more. Enjoy the open air cafes along the street fair route offering a wide selection of foods such as hot dogs, ice cream, chicken fingers, zeppoles, shish ka bobs, fresh squeezed lemonade, Italian Ices, French fries, hamburgers, sausage and pepper sandwiches, cheesesteaks, roasted corn and much more. Don’t miss RCT Catering with their delicious pulled pork sandwiches. Any local civic organization or local merchant is invited to participate in this event. This is an opportunity for local businesses and groups to promote their establishments or organization. For more information call JC Promotions, Inc. 201-998-1144 or email events@jcpromotions.info

 

Kosciuszko Foundation Gala Dinner To honor Agnieszka Holland
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Kosciuszko Foundation in Washington, D.C. invites all to the 2015 Fundraising Gala Dinner – A Tribute to Agnieszka Holland, the “2015 Recipient of the Pioneer Award” on Saturday, November 14th from 7 to 10 pm in the Grand Ballroom of the Mayflower Hotel, 1127 Connecticut Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20036. Agnieszka Holland is one of Poland’s most prominent filmmakers, and three-time Oscar nominee – an extraordinary artist, known and appreciated worldwide. For more information email: BBernhardt@TheKF.org or call 202-785-2320. This event is co-sponsored by the Embassy of the Republic of Poland.

 

OCL will be closed Nov. 3rd for Election Day
NEW JERSEY – All branches of the Ocean County Library will be closed Tuesday Nov. 3rd in observance of Election Day. All branches of the Ocean County Library will resume normal branch hours on Wednesday Nov. 4th. We encourage our customers to use the library’s online resources including: databases, ebooks and emagazines, and online classes which are available 24-7 through its website www.theoceancountylibrary.org . For more information contact Ocean County Library at its website or call the operator at 732-349-6200 or 609-971-0514.

 

Polish/Italian Photographer To Exhibit In NYC Art Show
NEW YORK, NY – Chelsea’s Agora Gallery will feature the original work of Italian artist Irena Anna Sowinska in Illumination: An Exhibition of Fine Art Photography. The exhibition opens on November 3rd, 2015 and will run until November 24th, 2015. The opening reception will take place Thursday, November 5th, from 6-8 PM. Any art lover who enjoys thought-provoking artworks and meeting talented and interesting artists is encouraged to attend. Irena Anna Sowinska takes photography to the limits of its capabilities. Sowinska captures vistas for maximum graphic impact, with drastic framing and daring asymmetries. Her images roam all over, from cities to the sea to the sky. After shooting, she smoothes and saturates the colors, pushing them just outside the extremes of nature. With the palette thus heightened and the textures treated to amplify contrast, Sowinska creates a visual language that brings out the unreal in the most realistic of photographs.Sownska’s other great talent lies in the unexpected scene. These works are not so much landscapes as they are smaller, more individualistic moments that show a space in time notable for its peculiar juxtaposition or surreal tinge. A marble statue seems to be reacting to the romantic scenery outside the window, or a footprint disrupts an otherwise untouched beach. Sowinska was born in Torun, Poland and currently lives in Rome, where she has adopted the Italian nationality. Her many years spent living in China, India, and South Korea have informed her photography and appreciation for different landscapes.
Exhibition Dates: November 3, 2015 – November 24, 2015
Reception: Thursday November 5, 2015, 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Gallery Hours: Tues-Sat 11-6
Gallery Location: 530 West 25th St, Chelsea, New York
Event URL: http://www.agora-gallery.com/artistpage/Irena_Anna_Sowinska.aspx
About the Exhibition : The World As We (May Not) Know It
Illumination: An Exhibition of Fine Art Photography presents photojournalism, landscapes, and abstraction in a show that flourishes with the possibilities of the medium. On a scale from monochrome to hyper-saturation, the photographs presented are a compilation of some of the best fine art photography in today’s art market, featuring nine artists from across the globe. These artists have put their finely-honed skills to the test in presenting us with an exhibition that confronts us, challenges us, and engages us with a vast, complicated, and very real world.

 

Fall Rabies Clinic For Dogs
CLIFTON, NEW JERSEY – The Clifton Health Department will hold its Fall Rabies Clinic for Dogs in November. All New Jersey residents are welcomed. The dates are listed below:
DOGS: FREE
Wednesday, November 4, 2015         6:00PM – 8:00PM
Wednesday, November 18, 2015         6:00PM – 8:00PM
LOCATION:  DPW GARAGE – 307 E 7TH ST., CLIFTON, NJ 07011
Licenses for Dogs for Clifton residents can be obtained at the Health Department – Monday through Friday. Licenses are required to be renewed annually.
All Dogs must be accompanied by an adult.
No one under the age of 18 will be allowed in without an adult.
All Dogs must be on a leash.
For more information please contact the Health Department at (973) 470-5760.

 

Art of Nikifor Krynicki On View At PMA
CHICAGO, IL — The Polish Museum of America proudly announces its fall/winter exhibition, the Art of Nikifor Krynicki: Watercolors from the collection of Alfons Karny. Originally from the Polish Lemko region, Nikifor (also known as Epifaniusz Drowniak, 1895-1968) is considered one of the most outstanding naïve artists of his time, painting landscapes, cityscapes, churches, and building interiors with a bold and simplistic approach. The exhibition features 50 original watercolors collected by Alfons Karny, owned by the Jacek Fraczak Family, and held on deposit by the Alfons Karny Museum of Sculpture in Białystok, Poland. The PMA exhibition is the second of a limited three-city tour in the United States. The opening reception was held on Friday, October 23, 2015 at the PMA, featuring several guests from Poland who will discuss the importance of Nikifor’s work and his recognition by Polish cultural institutions. Art of Nikifor Krynicki remains on view at the PMA through January 17, 2016. The Polish Museum of America is located at 984 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago, IL 60641. www.PolishMuseumOfAmerica.org

 

 

Wine & Cheese Preview of Lambert Castle’s Holiday Boutique
NEW JERSEY – On Friday, November 6th from 5 pm to 10 pm in Lambert Castle (home of the Passaic County Historical Society) at 3 Valley Road, Paterson NJ, the Passaic County Historical Society will be presenting its annual Wine and Cheese Preview of the Lambert Castle Holiday Boutique. Enjoy a sneak peek at this year’s assortment of festive holiday

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gifts, jewelry, seasonal decorations, crafts, collectibles and gourmet food in the historic atmosphere and ambience of Lambert Castle. Admission to Preview Night is $15, which includes two return visits. Free wine and snacks provided while supplies last. Children under 12 years are admitted free of charge. No child strollers or carriages are permitted inside the Castle. Visa and Mastercard are accepted for purchases. All proceeds from this fundraiser benefit the Passaic County Historical Society. The Passaic County Historical Society, a 501(c)(3) non-profit, was founded to cultivate interest among individuals and the community-at-large in the rich history of Passaic County. To this end our museum in Lambert Castle showcases examples of the County’s cultural and artistic diversity, as well as examples of the County’s natural, civil, military, and ecclesiastical history. The Society also maintains a library and archive, which houses manuscripts, books and photographs of historical and genealogical interest. For more information on special events such as this one, visit the Passaic County Historical Society’s website at lambertcastle.org or call (973)247-0085.

 

Free Female Cancer Screening For Clifton And Little Falls Women
NEW JERSEY – The Clifton Health Department is pleased to partner with Rainbows of Hope at St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center to host a free female cancer screening at Clifton City Hall for Clifton and Little Falls women who qualify for the New Jersey Cancer Education and Early Detection (NJCEED) program. The purpose of this grant made possible through New Jersey Department of Health (NJDOH) is to deliver early cancer screening services to those who might not otherwise receive these services. Uninsured, underinsured, undocumented, or low-income female residents of Clifton and Little Falls are encouraged to call Rainbows of Hope (973-754-3562) to confirm that they meet the criteria for the NJCEED program. Eligible women can then make an appointment through Rainbows of Hope either for the screening at the Clifton Health Department (November 20) or for another date at the DePaul Center in Paterson. Registration for the Clifton screening, limited to eligible women of Clifton and Little Falls, will close on Tuesday, November 10. Dr. Maria Bitar, attending in the women’s cancer screening in Clifton on November 20, will perform a Pap test, pelvic exam, and physical breast exam. Colorectal cancer screening will be offered if appropriate. If recommended, mammograms will be scheduled for a later date at the DePaul Center in Paterson, NJ. There is no charge for any of these services. Rainbows of Hope serves eligible residents throughout Passaic County with ongoing free public screening dates available for breast, cervical, prostate, and colorectal cancer at their Paterson location. Residents from other Passaic County towns should call Rainbows directly to inquire about future screening dates available. Each NJ county has its own NJCEED program (http://www.nj.gov/health/cancer/njceed/.) The Clifton Health Department is a contractual health agency serving the Township of Little Falls.

 

NJBG –Skylands Manor Tours – Nov. 8 – Free for Veterans
NEW JERSEY – Guided tours of the ground floor of historic Skylands Manor at the New Jersey State Botanical Garden will be available on Sunday, November 8, 2015 from 11am to 3pm. In honor of Veteran’s Day, and to thank them for their service, all Veterans are invited to tour free. Sponsored by the NJBG/Skylands Association, the non-profit member support organization working with the State to preserve the gardens, the 45-minute guided tours of Skylands history and architecture are conducted by NJBG volunteer docents. Skylands Manor, a Tudor Revival mansion, was constructed in the early 20th century for Clarence McKenzie Lewis by renowned architect John Russell Pope. Pope also designed many

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outstanding public buildings, including the Jefferson Memorial and National Gallery of Art, both in Washington, D.C. The firm of Elliott C. Brown was responsible for constructing his elegant Tudor design. Among Skylands Manor’s many attractions is a remarkable collection of antique stained glass medallions set in leaded windows, including pieces from 16th century German, Bavarian and Swiss sites. The lanterns, electrical fixtures, lamps, spiral staircase rail and gate were fashioned by Samuel Yellin, who led the American revival of the use of iron as decorative art. On Nov. 8, Veterans are invited to tour Skylands Manor at no charge. The suggested donations for other visitors are: $7 for adults; $5 for seniors and students aged 13-18; $3 for children aged 6-12; and free for children under age 6. Special self-guided Holiday Open House tours will be available December 3–6, 2015, as NJBG celebrates ‘A 1920s Holiday.’ Join us to enjoy the Manor’s extravagant holiday decorations, a great way to start the festive holiday season. Since 1976, the NJBG/Skylands Association, an incorporated, member-supported non-profit organization, has worked with the State to preserve and protect NJBG/Skylands and its historic structures.  The New Jersey State Botanical Garden at Skylands, which appears on both the State and National Registers of Historic Places, is open from 8 am to 6 pm in the winter, 8 am to 8 pm the rest of the year. Admission to the Garden is always free. Parking is also free in the fall, winter and spring. NJBG/Skylands is located off Morris Road in Ringwood, New Jersey. For an event schedule, membership brochure, directions or more information, call 973-962-9534 or visit www.njbg.org.