Christmas Decorating Contest, Celebrate the Launch of the James Webb Telescope | To come up


Artistic installation in the new library branch

Holiday artwork will soon brighten up the landscape of Jersey City’s newest free public library, the Communipaw Branch Library, 295 Johnston Ave., as an upcoming outdoor public art exhibit prepares open on Saturday, December 11 at 1 p.m.

Catalina Aranguren, founder of Walk-Bye by Argia Photography, curated an exhibit inspired by the magic hidden in the holiday season, Merry Happy Joy. The holiday-inspired show will reflect cheerfulness, though it takes place amid COVID-19.

About 20 artists of all ages from all over the world were selected to participate. The exhibit features artwork in many different mediums and music provided by the Jersey City Free Public Library’s Community Outreach Services Department and hot drinks from a local cafe.

For JCFPL programs located in the Bergen-Lafayette area, click here.

The Red Cross needs blood donors

Due to low blood donor participation in recent months, the New Jersey Red Cross is heading for the holidays with its lowest blood supply in more than a decade at this time of year. Blood donation is desperately needed today to meet the needs of victims of accidents and burns, patients with heart surgery and organ transplants, and those receiving treatment for leukemia, cancer or cancer. sickle cell anemia.

All those who donate by December 16 will automatically be entered for a chance to win a private screening for the winner and 50 of their guests of the new movie “The Matrix Resurrections”. Plus, those who donate will also receive a $ 10 gift card via email, courtesy of Amazon.

Upcoming Hudson County blood donation opportunities include: December 14: 3 p.m. to 8 p.m., Bayonne Masonic Lodge, 888 Ave. C, Bayonne; Dec 16 : 3 p.m. to 8 p.m., Grace Lutheran Church, 836 avenue C, Bayonne.

Turn on the lights for the decorated houses contest

It’s time for the Best Christmas Decorated Home contest covering Bayonne, Jersey City and North Bergen. Three grand prize winners in each municipality will receive $ 1,000 in cash. In addition, the grand prize winner will receive a plaque from their respective mayor.

Decorated Home Watchers will start searching for Decorated Homes starting December 9. The winners will be selected on Christmas Day.

Anyone interested in participating in a competition should follow these tips: turn on the lights from 6:00 p.m. to midnight and use a timer to play it safe; do not cover the address of the house; decorate the windows; don’t overdo it with inflatables; don’t have Santa Claus in the manger; don’t rely on spotters to find your home. Tweet your address on Twitter to JCHudsonMedia or send an email to or

All of the contest houses will be seen on the “Christmas TV Special” broadcast on Comcast and Optimum Cable, the Hudson Media Group streaming channels on, YouTube and Facebook.

Countdown to the launch of the James Webb telescope

As the recipient of the NASA @ My Library grant, the Jersey City Free Public Library will be hosting a Countdown and Craft Party on Thursday, December 16 at 6:30 p.m. at the Corgi Spirits Distillery located at 1 Distillery Dr., Jersey. City, in in preparation for the launch of the James Webb Space Telescope. You can learn about the telescope and make a greeting card designed by local artist Natasha Dzurny. Click here to register. This event is for adults only.

The James Webb Space Telescope is scheduled to launch on Wednesday, December 22 at 7:20 a.m. EST. The telescope was designed to revolutionize our understanding of our universe, using infrared technology to look back billions of years. Check here for the official countdown.

History programs continue at Liberty State Park

Join the historic interpreter of Liberty State Park on Wednesday, December 15 for a 90-minute walking tour of the CRRNJ terminal building and learn about the variety or architectural features found throughout the structure. Those interested should go to the information desk at the CRRNJ terminal. The program is recommended for ages 10 and up.

Pre-registration is required and places are limited. Masks are mandatory inside the CRRNJ terminal. 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. You can register a maximum of six participants per reservation.


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