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CARICOM Flag Raising in Jersey City

Jersey City Mayor Steven M. Fulop, members of the City Council and the JC Carnival family celebrate Caribbean culture by raising the CARICOM flag at City Hall Wednesday, July 6 at noon. The event will take place at Jersey City Hall Chambers, 280 Grove St., Jersey City. The CARICOM flag represents the entire Caribbean community as a whole.

Stay healthy with free nutrition classes

Rutgers University is hosting free nutrition classes at the Secaucus Public Library from 6-7 p.m. on July 5, 12, 19, and 26. You can sign up for the library calendar at Classes will take place in the Panasonic room on the 2nd floor. The Secaucus Public Library is located at 1379 Paterson Plank Rd., Secaucus.

Free Speranza Theater Summer Camp with Jersey City Public Schools

Speranza teaches a free summer drama camp with Jersey City Public Schools July 5 through July 26 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Multiple spots are open at all three locations at PS#3, PS#17, and PS#26. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis.

The free 3-week camp is open to all Jersey City Public School students entering grades 3-5 for the upcoming school year. Students will write, rehearse and perform their own original play with family and friends invited to attend the performance on the last day of the program. The theme is theater around the world. You can register at

Liberty Science Center open all summer with one exception

Liberty Science Center will be open on our nation’s birthday Monday, July 4 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., but beginning Wednesday, July 6, the Science Center will be open every day except Monday for the rest of the year. summer, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. The Liberty Science Center is located at 222 Jersey City Blvd., Jersey City.

History and Nature Programs at LSP

Explore the Hudson River Estuary on Saturday, July 2 with a hands-on adventure at Caven Point Beach from 10 a.m. to noon. The group will meet in Lot #1 located at 300 Morris Pesin Drive and then head to the beach. The boardwalk is about a mile and a half long and visitors should dress for the outdoors and wear shoes that can get dirty. The program is open to all ages.

Next, Liberty State Park will have a tour and discussion about the land known as Black Tom and how the events leading up to the explosion served as the catalyst for America’s entry into World War I on Wednesday, July 6, from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. am The program includes a 45-minute Power Point presentation and discussion, an overview of the artifacts recovered from the site, and then a drive to the Black Tom site. You will need your own transportation to get there and the program is recommended for ages 10 and up.

Finally, visitors can join the LSP Trail Steward on a walk through the Nature Center’s Pollinator and Wildlife Gardens to learn about New Jersey’s native plants and their value to the wildlife. The group will meet at the Nature Center located at 275 Freedom Way. Free parking is available in lot #6, opposite the center and all ages are welcome.

Pre-registration is required for all programs as space is limited. For more information or to register for a program, 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. Additionally, pets are not permitted on the programs unless they are service animals.