On Thursday, December 1, 2016 residents celebrated at the Annual Kearny UEZ Tree Lighting Festival outside Town Hall on Kearny Avenue. The festival has become a popular town-wide tradition and the kickoff of the holiday season in Kearny. The evening began at 5:30 p.m. with a concert on the steps of Town Hall featuring performances by the Kearny High School Ensemble, a choir ensemble of 6th graders from all of the Kearny Public Schools and members of the Next Step Dance Company.
The Kearny Recreation Department and Mrs. Desiree Mills celebrated the conclusion of the Fall 2016 Art Class with an Art Gallery at the Kearny Public Library to celebrate all students hard work. The next Art Class session is scheduled for Tuesday December 6, 2016. Contact the Kearny Recreation Department at 201-955-7983 for further details.
On Friday, November 18, 2016, Mayor Alberto G.
Kearny’s annual Halloween parade stepped off at 2 p.m. on Sunday, October 30, 2016. The beautiful autumn afternoon was perfect for the ghosts, goblins and superheroes to parade up Kearny Avenue. Prior to the start of the parade, hundreds of costumed children lined up to march in the parade. As is the tradition, Mayor Alberto G.
On Saturday, October 8, 2016, the Kearny Fire Department held its annual Open House at the Midland Avenue headquarters. The event included refreshments, information on fire safety and demonstrations by firefighters. Mayor Alberto Santos and Councilmembers Carol Jean Doyle, Eileen Eckel, Marytrine De Castro, and Richard Konopka attended the open house along with residents, many of them children.
Photos by Barbara Goldberg
On Saturday, October 8, 2016, Mayor Alberto Santos, Deputy Mayor Anthony Capitti, Councilmembers Marytrine De Castro, Albino Cardoso, Carol Jean Doyle, Eileen Eckel and Susan McCurrie joined members of Mujeres Valientes (Brave Women) in the Susan B. Komen for the Cure® Tie a Ribbon ™ Campaign in front of Kearny Town Hall.
On Saturday, September 24, 2016, Pathways to Independence, Inc. held their Annual Walk-A-Thon at West Hudson Park. Pathways to Independence provides job skills training and vocational opportunities for individuals with developmental and intellectual disabilities, helping them achieve their fullest potential. The organization’s facility is located at 60 Kingsland Avenue in Kearny. Close to 200 individuals gathered at West Hudson Park to take part in the walk.
Our community remembered those who lost their lives on 9/11/01 with an ecumenical service at St. Stephen's Church on Sunday, September 11, at 7 pm. As we did in the days and months after 9/11, our community came together again in mourning, somber reflection and friendship. The commemorative service at St. Stephen’s Church began with a candlelit procession at the 9/11 monument and a field of nearly 3,000 American flags arranged by Boy Scout Troop and Pack 305.