NJPAC Announces Re-Opening on September 12 and Launches New Initiatives

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NJPAC (New Jersey Performing Arts Center), based out of Newark, has announced that they will resume its performances on September 12. Until then, NJPAC has launched a virtual performing arts initiative called NJPAC In Your Living Room, which is a curated collection of past Arts Center performances, content from partners, educational videos for children and much more.

NJPAC insists that the show must go on, wherever you are located. Tune into live events, which include DJ dance parties, arts workshops and NJPAC Backstage celebrity interviews. Virtual performances this week include NJPAC Backstage Interview with Jazz Singer Samara Joy Mclendon, Wellness Wednesday with Dance Master Brandon Jones, and The New Best Practices: Leadership in a Time of Crisis.

Click here to find out more information on what NJPAC is currently offering.

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Additionally, NJPAC has launched a series of events and initiatives focused on promoting racial equality in an effort to bring the community together, and to encourage everyone to take part in the movement to ensure civil rights for all. On their website, www.njpac.org, you can find resources that will guide you to take action, in the voting booth and elsewhere, and join conversations and discussions that can help educate on racial injustice issues.

Best Outdoor Eateries to Check Out in Harrison!

With the restaurant scene finally making a comeback, we have a few restaurant recommendations that we think everyone will enjoy!

Joia Restaurant 

Joia Restaurant’s sidewalk cafe is officially open daily from 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m., featuring specialized Portuguese cuisine, exceptional daily specials, happy hours, a tapas menu and expansive signature cocktail list.

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Ah Pizz

Known for their authentic Neapolitan pizza and freshly imported ingredients, Ah Pizz is now open from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. The menu also include to-die-for apps, salads, pastas, chicken, meat and fish entrees.

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The Station Bar & Bites

Located at the Element Harrison Hotel, The Station Bar & Bites provides the area with delicious cocktails and bar bites, as well as daily entree specials. The outdoor seating is adorable, and perfect for that much needed date-night!

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Ding Food Market Successfully Holds Lobster Roll Pop-Up, with More to Come!

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On Sunday, June 7, Ding Food Market held their first ever Lobster Roll Pop-Up event, with great success. Located conveniently at 241 Harrison Ave, the event started at 11 a.m. and ran until all the lobster rolls sold out. All of the lobster was sold at market price.

Ding Food Market offers the Harrison area Korean and Japanese Meal takeaway and grocery options. The success of this event has inspired the local market to propose more pop-up options for the future, including: Fresh Shucked-to-Order $1 Oyster Pop-Up, Smoked Shortrib BBQ Pop-Up, Thai Kai Yang Pop-Up or Steamer Clams Dipped in Clarified Butter Pop-Up. Ding Food Market is welcoming feedback on what should come next through their Instagram @dingfoodmarket.

Dunkin Donuts of Harrison Supports Local Heroes!

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Two Dunkin Donuts’ in Harrison, located at 420 Bergen Street and 399 Sommerset Street, have pledged to support local heroes. First Responders and Healthcare workers who bring their ID to either Harrison location will receive a free hot or iced coffee of any size, as well as a free donut all day every Monday and Wednesday.

Harrison Residents Now Have Access to Kerny Virtual Library

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Residents of Harrison are now able to access Kearny Library’s Virtual resources by emailing kearnylibrarycovid19@gmail.com and providing your names and town of residence to receive access. Kearny’s virtual library consists of audio books, ebooks, free music, online learning and much more.

Children’s programs have been a hit lately, including Kids Yoga, Miss Joanne’s Story Time, 30 Poems in 30 Days and a Turtle Back Zoo Virtual Tour. All of these programs are perfect for keeping the little ones busy and learning, while cooped up inside.

For more information visit http://www.kearnylibrary.org.

Ah’ Pizz is offering take out family packages!

1In an effort to comply with local and state regulations, while also continuing to provide dining options to the community, Ah’ Pizz is rolling out a new take out system.

Their full a la carte menu along with new family packages are available with free doorstep delivery. The restaurant has locations in both Montclair and Harrison.

Ah’ Pizz is available for curbside pick up, through Uber eats, GrubHub and DoorDash.

Family Package #1: $19.95

Feeds 2-4 people

  • Salad (choice of insalata or caesar)
  • Pizza (choice of margherita, salsiccia, veggie or white pie)
  • Rigatoni Pasta (choice of marinara, alfredo or vodka)

Family Package #2: $24.95

Feeds 2-4 people

  • Salad (choice of insalata or caesar)
  • Rigatoni Pasta (choice of marinara, alfredo or vodka)
    • ** or Mashed Potatoes
  • Chicken (Parmigiana, Francese or Marsala)
    • **or Chicken Cutlets

 

 

Don’t miss Shebelieves Cup at Red Bull Arena this Sunday!

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The Shebelieves Cup will return to Red Bull Arena on Sunday, March 8 featuring Japan’s Women’s National Team vs. England and United States Women’s National Team vs. Spain.

Kickoff for Japan vs. England is set for 2:15 p.m., with the US and Spain kicking off at 5 p.m.
The SheBelieves Cup is the showcase event for the campaign and brings together many of the world’s most talented women soccer players to compete in the U.S., providing a stage to shine the spotlight on role models (athletes and non-athletes alike) and showcase their accomplishments both on the field and in culture at large.
For more information visit http://www.newyorkredbulls.com.

Huggies & ShopRite Help New Jersey Combat Diaper Need

From July to October, ShopRite and Huggies donated 250,000 diapers to the Community FoodBank of New Jersey, a member of the National Diaper Bank Network.  This helps the 1 in 3 families struggling with diaper need in New Jersey.

How you can help:

  • Donate leftover diapers – have leftover diapers your child outgrew? Your local diaper bank can use them! Opened packages are fine, too.
  • Volunteer at a lo200396155-003cal diaper bank – donate your time, skills, experience, education or man power to support (email info@diaperbanknetwork.org to find a place to volunteer near you)
  • Host a diaper drive – every package of diapers you collect and every dollar you raise will impact needy infants and toddlers

The initiative is part of a larger donation of 500,000 diapers and $10,000 to the National Diaper Bank Network to help tackle diaper need—the struggle to provide enough clean diapers to keep a baby or toddler clean, dry, and healthy.*

Harrrison Football BeefSteak

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Friday, May 18 at 8 PM at the Harrison/ East Newark ELKS Club

Harrison Football BeefSteak! Friday, May 18th!! Please contact  Mike D’Errico, Mike Gregory, Rudney Antunes, or Bryan Carr for tickets! $60.00 for an individual ticket or $400.00 for a table (8 Seats per table). Ticket includes full course spread and unlimited beer/soft drinks. All checks can be made out to the Harrison Education Foundation. Roll Tide