Postmen organize a food drive in Bayonne
Local 38 of the National Association of Letter Carriers has informed the city of Bayonne that the union’s national food drive will take place in Bayonne and across America on Saturday May 14th. The collection will collect canned food and other non-perishable food. Items collected will be distributed to organizations that help people in need.
Residents who wish to participate in the collection must leave non-perishable food in a bag near their mailbox early Saturday, May 14. Food will be picked up either by postmen during mail delivery or by postal trucks later. during the day.
The Walk to End Bladder Cancer is Sunday
A Walk to End Bladder Cancer will take place in 16 cities across the country this spring, with the final one taking place on Sunday, May 15 in Secaucus.
Barbara Milton and Kay Osborn are the walk organizers for the Secaucus event. “We walk for more than 723,000 people living with bladder cancer in the United States; to support the more than 81,000 newly diagnosed people; and to honor the more than 17,000 people who will not survive their bladder cancer journey this year. The Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network (BCAN) is the organization these people turn to in their quest to learn more about this devastating disease,” the two said.
Team Barbara will be having a rally and march Sunday at 11 a.m. in Harmon Cove. All are welcome.
For more information, visit www.BCAN.org or call 1-888-901-BCAN (2226).
Karaoke in Hoboken
The Hoboken Historical Museum will host a Family Karaoke on Sunday, May 15 from 3-5 p.m. at Shipyard Park between 12th and 13th Streets on Sinatra Drive in Hoboken. The event is free.
The museum’s Director of Collections, Rand Hoppe, will host the event. He will ask volunteers from the public to lead the crowd in singing popular songs. Lyrics will be provided. everyone is welcome
History and Nature Programs at LSP
Liberty State Park will have its Trailblazers Volunteer Day on Saturday, May 14, from 10 a.m. to noon. The program focuses on removing invasive and non-native weeds and vines and planting native shrubs to improve wildlife habitat and access to park trails. Volunteers should make sure to dress for working outside in long sleeves, long pants, sturdy shoes and work gloves. Sunscreen, water and insect repellent are also recommended if the weather is hot. Volunteers will meet at the Nature Center located at 275 Freedom Way and the program is recommended for ages 10 and up.
Liberty State Park’s CRRNJ Terminal Architecture takes place Wednesday, May 25, from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. The program includes a 90-minute walking tour of the CRRNJ Terminal building and talks about the variety of architectural features found throughout the structure. Visitors can meet at the information desk inside the CRRNJ terminal and the program is recommended for ages 10 and up.
Pre-registration is required for all programs as space is limited. For more information or to register, contact the Nature Center at 201-915-3400 x503 or email [email protected] Children must be accompanied by an adult and you can register a maximum of six participants per reservation. Pets are not permitted on programs unless they are service animals.
Bayonne Historical Society to hear the genealogist
The Bayonne Historical Society has announced that professional genealogist R. Andrew Pierce will be its guest speaker in the second-floor gallery of the Bayonne Public Library on Monday, May 23 at 7 p.m. Pierce will discuss the history of the Brady family of Bayonne, who played a role in the business. and local government in the 19th and 20th centuries. The speaker’s mother, Mary (Molly) Brady Pierce, was the first president of the Bayonne Historical Society.
Pierce is a grandson of Alfred Brady, who served as mayor of Bayonne from 1959 to 1962. Another family member, Thomas Brady, served as mayor from 1904 to 1906. The Bradys owned a building supply business which had a dock on the Kill Van Kull. The current First Street pier is still called Brady’s Dock.
Pierce has worked as a professional genealogist since 1983. His specialties include researching Irish-American connections, researching 18th and 19th century New Englanders, solving “brickwall” ancestry problems, researching missing heirs and research on Native Americans. Pierce’s geographic specialties include New England, Mid-Atlantic, New York, Carpatho-Rusyns, England, Ireland, Poland, Slovakia, and Eastern Europe. Pierce is based in Massachusetts.
The Bayonne Public Library is located at 31st Street and Avenue C. For more information about the Bayonne Historical Society, contact President Lee Fahley at 201-436-5978. Visit the Bayonne Historical Society at facebook.com/Bayonne-NJ-Historical-Society.
Applications available for Snyder Alumni Wall of Fame
Nominations for the Henry Snyder High School Alumni Wall of Fame are now available. To apply, email [email protected] or drop by Henry Snyder High School at 239 Bergen Ave., Jersey City. The submission deadline is June 17, and the selection is sponsored by the Parent Council of Henry Snyder High School.
Fundraising concert to support Ukraine
Grace Church Van Forest will host a concert in support of Ukraine on Friday, May 20, from 7-9:30 p.m. The evening will feature Ukrainian dance and a piano performance by Piano Extremist live from ‘Ukraine. There will also be a art auction featuring paintings from Ukraine.
All proceeds will go to Ukrainian Work in Jersey City which provides support for displaced orphanages in Vinnytsia and Lviv and the Kryvyi Rih Center for Displaced Persons.
Grace Church Van Forest is located at Grace Church Van Forest, 39 Erie St., Jersey City. Tickets are available on Eventbrite at https://bit.ly/3N6zwZM.