Harrison Community Blood Drive!

A Harrison community blood drive will be held Tuesday, Sept. 22 from 1:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Harrison Recreation and Community Center. The Harrison Recreation and Community Center is located at 401 Warren Street.

To remain in compliance with the federal guidelines for social distancing, appointments are preferred. Walk-ins are welcome is the blood drive capacity permits it. Donors must wear a mask or face covering, will have their temperature taken and must be 14 days symptom free if recovered from COVID-19. Donors may not donate if they have had a positive diagnostic test, if they are currently on self-quarantine restrictions or experienced symptoms within the last 14 days.

Donors can make an appointment at http://www.nybc.org using the group code: 70864. For additional information or to make an appointment, text Rosana at (917) 669-9073.

Remember to eat and drink before donating and to bring your Donor ID if you have one.

The New York Unit Comes To Harrison


When: Thursday, January 30th, 2020 at 7:00 PM

Where: Coperaco Cafe, Urby Harrison 777 S 3rd Street, Harrison, NJ 07029

The New York Unit comes to Urby featuring the longtime band mates Mamadou Ba bass, Etienne Stadwijk keys, Ray Levier drums- fun evening in a relaxed cafe setting at Urby Harrison.

Have You Met Newark Tours Hosts Holiday Shop Hop

80117644_2560177460756697_6221338678912876544_oIt’s that time of year.

Hop from store to store – meeting business owners and entrepreneurs with the perfect last-minute gifts for your loved ones. Meet new friends and see new sights as you traverse downtown Newark with a group who appreciates shopping local as much as you do.

Ticket includes fun, guided experience with Have You Met Newark Tours, a Have You Met Newark t-shirt, a Shop Newark tote bag, a warm drink, and several small bites along our route.

Event Sponsors:
Forward Ever Sustainable Business Alliance
Ironbound Business Improvement District
Invest Newark
Greater Newark Convention & Visitors Bureau

Tony Caggiano at The Station at The Element in Harrison


When: Friday, Dec 13th at 7 PM – 10 PM

Where: The Station at the Element Harrison – Newark – 399 Somerset St, Harrison, New Jersey 07029

Tony Caggiano is a native New Jersey Entertainer who has performed for large corporate vendors, private events and in the club scene for years.  His work ethic, dependability, consummate professionalism and unique shows have helped him to create a network of some of the most notable artists and clients in the industry.  Tony has earned a reputation for being able to deliver even in a pinch for your event.

Watch Comedian Jo Koy Live at NJPAC


When: Saturday Oct 19th

Where: New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) – 1 Center St, Newark, New Jersey 07102

Stand-up sensation Jo Koy, a regular on Chelsea Lately, Netflix, Comedy Central, and The Adam Carolla Show, returns to NJPAC with his hilarious new stand-up tour. In recent years, Jo Koy has come a long way – from his modest beginnings at a Las Vegas coffeehouse to success on television and as a top comedy headliner, currently selling out shows coast-to-coast. Since his 2005 Tonight Show debut earned him a standing ovation, Koy’s insightful jokes, family-inspired humor, and explosive onstage energy have taken him all around the television landscape. Koy has starred in two acclaimed Comedy Central specials (Don’t Make Him Angry and Lights Out), appeared as a guest on over 100 episodes of Chelsea Lately, and made hilarious appearances on VH1, World’s Funniest Fails, The Joy Behar Show, Jimmy Kimmel Live, Last Call with Carson Daly, and Jamie Foxx: Laffapalooza.

Water Drive for Newark


When: Sep 23 at 9 AM – Sep 29 at 12 PM

Where: Prospect Presbyterian Church – 646 Prospect St, Maplewood, New Jersey 07040

Prospect Church will be doing a bottled water drive for Newark. Please bring cases of water September 23 – 29th and stack on the stage in Fellowship Hall. Then come help load them onto the Meeting Essential Needs with Dignity Green Bean Bus after worship on September 29 for delivery to a food pantry in Newark.


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The Cure Breast Cancer Foundation’s (CBCF) 12th annual “Pink is the New Green®” Golf Classic once again exceeded it expectations with an impressive $630,000 in funds raised to support breast cancer research efforts under the direction of Dr. Larry Norton, Senior Vice President, Office of the President and the Medical Director of the Evelyn H. Lauder Breast Center at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.  

Held annually in June, the Monday after Father’s Day, at the Mountain Ridge Country Club in West Caldwell, N.J., the golf outing is continually one of the most successful fundraising efforts for CBCF.  More than 100 golfers participated in the 2019 Classic, which also featured an exciting $18,000 Cash Chip Off and raffle drawing for a brand new Ford Mustang convertible.  

The festivities concluded with a reception dinner where two hundred guests were addressed by Dr. Larry Norton, the foundation’s scientific advisor, and breast cancer expert Dr. Elizabeth Comen (also from MSKCC).  Dr. Philip Paty, a surgical oncologist at MSKCC with special training in cancers of the colon, also spoke to attendees.

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“This year’s golf classic was one of the most prosperous on record thanks to the large number of participants, and the tremendous generosity of our donors, dedicated business partners, volunteers and community leaders,” said Andrew B. Abramson, Treasurer and Co-Founder of CBCF, a non-profit 501 (c) 3 organization. “The outing is unquestionably our keystone event and the perfect springboard to our fundraising efforts during the October Breast Cancer Awareness month.”

The Gold Classic was preceded by a partnership between CBCF and the private horticulturalist Kathleen Gagen of Peonies Envy in May.  To support CBCF during Mother’s Day Weekend, a special package of rare peonies were sold with proceeds benefitting CBCF during the two-day promotion.

On tap for CBCF is an exciting schedule of Fall event to raise additional funding and support.  These include:

  • The annual ‘Valley Goes Pink!’ on September 21st in partnership with Valley Bank to benefit CBCF. A longtime and steadfast supporter of CBCF, Valley Bank has also planned a family day of festivities to be held at its corporate headquarters located at 1455 Valley Road in Wayne, N.J. The event will include games, prizes, baskets, treats, a 50/50 raffle, family and pet photos and DJ by Golden Note Entertainment. For more details call Maureen MacMullen at 973-686-5073.
  • The 4th annual ‘Break Some Clays For A Cure!’ Breast Cancer Fall Fun Clay Target Shoot on Saturday, September 28th at the North Jersey Clay Target Club in Fairfield, N.J. Call Steve Roman for more details and to register at 973-632-2595.
  • ‘Karma for A Cure’ Designer Trunk Show on September 19th hosted by creative young designer Margaux Agresta with proceeds benefitting CBCF. For more information or to attend call Terry Dragoumis Nicholson at 973-471-2223.
  • ‘Salons For A Cure!’ CBCF is partnering with premier salons to create special packages and events throughout October to benefit CBCF. For more details call Terry Dragoumis Nicholson at 973-471-2223.
  • ‘Art For A Cure!’ An evening of Art and Philanthropy on Thursday, November 7th at 7:00 p.m. to benefit CBCF hosted by Nancy Pantirer at The Nancy Pantirer Studio on 81 Leonard Street, NYC. For more details or to attend this event call Terry Dragoumis Nicholson at 973-471-2223.
  • ‘Lease For A Cure!’ The annual multifamily landlord event to support CBCF in October. For every resident’s lease renewal in the month of October, participating landlords will donate $10.00 for each renewal to support CBCF. For more information or to be a part of our program please contact Jack Linefsky at 973-473-2800- ext. 131.

Since its inception in December 2007, CBCF has raised an excess of $8 Million through events such as the annual Golf Classic, walk-a-thons, sporting events fashion shows and other fundraising activities. CBCF donates 100% of its net fundraising proceeds to support the groundbreaking research of Dr. Larry Norton and colleagues at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in addition to other national and international cancer research centers initially on the growth and spreading of breast cancer cells, also known as the Self-Seeding Theory and now on the new ideas and discoveries as a direct result of this revolutionary idea. CBCF’s research focuses on improving the understanding of not only breast cancer, but also other cancers.

Dr. Norton is a Senior Vice President in the Office of the President of the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and the Medical Director of the Evelyn H. Lauder Breast Center and is leading the fight against breast cancer with his trailblazing work, and has discovered that cancer cell mobility and the interactions between the cancer cell and its microscopic environment are the key pathways to understanding and eventually eradicating breast cancer.

For more information on CBCF, please call (973) 471-CBCF (2223), e-mail info@curebreastcancerfoundation.org or visit www.curebreastcancerfoundation.org.

About Cure Breast Cancer Foundation

The Cure Breast Cancer Foundation (CBCF) is a Clifton, N.J. – based not-for-profit 501(c) 3 charity devoted to fund research on the growth and spreading of breast cancer cells, also known as the Self-Seeding Theory and now on the new ideas and discoveries as a direct result of this revolutionary idea at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in Manhattan and other national and international cancer research facilities under the direction of Dr. Larry Norton, who serves as the Foundation’s Scientific Advisor.  The Founder and President is Carly Abramson. Her father, Andrew B. Abramson, is Treasurer. Terry Dragoumis Nicholson is the Foundation’s Executive Director.

“… Cuz I Said So!” Podcast Presents: MOM’S NIGHT OUT At Dutch’s Lounge


Where: Dutch’s Lounge inside TRYP by Wyndham Newark Downtown – 24 East Park Street, Newark, NJ 07102

When: Fri, July 26, 2019 – 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM 

Every mom deserves a night out! Enjoy cocktails and appetizers while socializing with other moms.

Bring your mom-friends, meet and mingle with Ty & V, the hosts of “…Cuz I Said So!” podcast: a podcast dedicated to the complex lives of working wives and moms. Enjoy cocktails and appetizers while socializing with other moms. Happy Hour specials available until 6:30 p.m. Note: Parking is available in lot, get ticket to be validated inside Dutch’s.

Kevin James At NJPAC


When: Jun 8 , 2019

Where: NJPAC – 1 Center Street – Newark, New Jersey 07102

Kevin James, the producer, co-writer and star of the hit comedies Paul Blart: Mall Cop (1&2) and Zookeeper, can also be seen in the ensemble sci-fi comedy Pixels. His second comedy special, Never Don’t Give Up, premiered last year on Netflix. He began his career as a stand-up on the Long Island comedy scene and later created his sitcom The King of Queens, which premiered in 1998 and ran for nine seasons on CBS, earning James an Emmy nomination.

James made his feature film debut in Hitch, opposite Will Smith, and has headlined in Here Comes the BoomGrown Ups (1&2) and I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry. In addition to his on-camera work, his voice has been featured in the animated films BarnyardMonster Houseand the Hotel Transylvania franchise.