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March 17 Fashion Show — Saturday, March 17 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at PRAHD 100 First St., Perth Amboy. Join the Puerto Rican Association for Human Development, Inc. (PRAHD) and the Health Oriented Youth (HOY) Program as we commemorate National Women & Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day with an afternoon of fashion. Tickets $5 in advance $7 at the door. Show your support – wear your RED HEELS! For more info contact Samarie at 732-442-1081.

March 17St. Patrick’s Day Celebration & Luncheon – St. Mary’s Altar Rosary Society is sponsoring its annual St. Patrick’s Day celebration with a Mass at 12 NOON followed by a Corned Beef and Cabbage and Pasta with Chicken luncheon on   Saturday, March 17 in the Church Hall at 104 Center Street.  Monsignor John Gordon is being honored as the “Irishman of the Year.”  The price is $25 per person. For information and reservations, contact Millie at 732-826-0282 or Eleanor at 732-261-7462.

March 18 —Trickey Tray— The women of the Moose Annual Tricky Tray  will be Sunday March 18 at the Moose Lodge, 989 Convery Blvd., Perth Amboy. Doors open at 12 noon.

March 13 –  19—Pop-Up Art Exhibit— There will be a Pop-Up Art Exhibit from March 13 –  19  at the Perth Amboy Gallery, 339 Reade St. (Reade St.  & Fayette St.)  featuring NJ Emerging Artists,  curated by Vivianna Acuna-Francisco.   Opening Reception Thurs – March 15 from 6 p.m. to – 8 p.m.  Gallery Hours  – Monday- Thursday 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. and by appointment. Free and Open to the Public.  For more info call: 732-826-1690  ext. 4235.

March 21Annual Fish & Chicken Fry Dinner – The Holy Spirit Rosary Altar Society  is holding their annual fish & Chicken Fry Dinner on Wednesday, March 21 at the Holy Spirit Church Basement on Hazel and Brace Ave., Perth Amboy.  Back by popular demand from our previous years Thistle Catering. Take out time: 4:30 p.m.  Open for enjoyment of dinner atmosphere socializing 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.  Tickets in advance are  $15 Adults, $7 for Children under 10 yrs.  Advanced tickets are sold at weekend mass or rectory during the week.  For more info call 832-826-4859.  Price at the Door $16 Adults,  $7 Children under 10 yrs.

March 22 at 6:30 p.m.Rescuing the River — There will be a film and discussion about the decline of the Raritan River and the efforts to restore it followed by a Q&A with producer Eric Schultz, Raritan Riverkeeper Bill Schultz, and Bob Spiegel of the Edison Wetlands Association on Thursday, March 22 at 6:30 p.m. at the Perth Amboy YMCA Theater, 357 New Brunswick Ave. Perth Amboy.  FREE Parking at the Municipal Complex Parking Lot.  DON’T MISS IT!  Admission is free, but space is limited.  To reserve a seat, send an email to or by March 18.

March 23 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.—Babysitter Safety Class — Raritan Bay Medical Center is sponsoring this interactive class designed for babysitters, ages 10-16, and focusing on first aid, household safety and the fundamentals of child care, including hands-on manikin training. Cost is $15 and includes a take-home safety manual.  Friday, March 23 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Raritan Bay Area YMCA, 357 New Brunswick Avenue, Perth Amboy.

March 25 — Family Communion Breakfast  – The Holy Name Society of Our Lady of Most Holy Rosary Church is having its annual Family Communion Breakfast on Sunday March 25, after 8:30 a.m. mass in the Holy Rosary Auditorium on Florida Grove Road, Hopelawn.  Donation for adults is  $8,  Children under 12 are $4.  For tickets please call 732-826-9466.

March 26HIV Support — Raritan Bay Medical Center is sponsoring an HIV support group meeting on Monday, Mar 26 at 6 p.m. Anyone diagnosed with or caring for someone infected with HIV is welcome to attend.    Meetings  are  held  at  the hospital’s  Perth  Amboy Division, New Brunswick Avenue.  To register or for more information, call (732) 324-5022.

March 28 from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.Happy Hour Workshop – Raritan Bay Medical Center’s Division of Integrative Medicine is offering a Happy Hour Wednesdays, March 14 and 28, from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m., at the Raritan Bay Area YMCA, 365 New Brunswick Ave., Perth Amboy.  Join   Denise Reisert, EMP/RCP and Robin Matteo, EMP for an hour of positivity,   transformation, and connection with like-minded souls that will leave you feeling more open, uplifted and lighter of spirit.  Each individual workshop will be filled with activities and thoughtful conversation.  Cost is $10 per person.  For more information and to register, call 1-800-362-8677

March 31Employment Forum – The NAACP Perth Amboy Branch in collaboration with The City of Perth Amboy, Dept. of Human Services presents an Employment Forum, “Searching for Employment”, “Resume Writing”, “Interview Readiness” on Saturday, March 31 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Raritan Bay YMCA, 357 New Brunswick Ave., Perth Amboy.  *Vendors Welcome* For more info contact Sandette – 908-305-8519 or access

March 31, 2012 — Veteran’s Memorial Application —“HONORING YESTERDAY’S AND TODAY’S VETERANS WHO SERVED OUR COUNTRY.” Any eligible veteran honoree that is not included on the memorial on Sadowski Parkway at this time, may request to have their name placed on the memorial by filling out the form available at City Hall or can be downloaded on the City of Perth Amboy’s Website and submitting it to the City Clerk’s office along with a copy of Form DD214. SUBMISSION DEADLINE OF ELIGIBLE VETERAN is MARCH 31, 2012. For more information call 732-826-0290.

April 11 — Conversational Italian – Interested in learning to speak Italian?  The Kearny Cottage Historical Society is offering Italian lessons on Wednesday evenings beginning on April 11 at 6 p.m. at the Kearny Cottage, 63 Catalpa Ave., Perth Amboy.  $60 for eight weeks. For  more info call 732-293-1090.

April 15— 15th Annual Inspirations Spring Art Show – The 15th Annual Inspirations Art Show will be on Thursday, April 29 at 6 p.m. at Raritan Bay Medical Center, Concourse Gallery, 530 New Brunswick Ave., Perth Amboy.  $50 per person.  Please RSVP by Monday, April 9.  Sponsorship available.  Call for more details.  732-324-5374 or email.  Register online at  Honoring the Past . . . Illuminating the Future. Proceeds to benefit the Wilentz Patient Care Center at Raritan Bay Medical Center.

April 28 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. —Ethnic Buffet Night — St. Stephen’s Roman Catholic Church, Saturday April 28 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.  The dinner will take place in the church school cafeteria, 490 State St. Advance ticket sales until April 14 – $12.  After April 14 – $14   Under 10 yrs – free.  Menu includes Soup, Salad, Potato and Cheese Pierogi, Meatless Baked Ziti, a Taco Station, Coffee, Tea, Soda and Desserts.  Call Brian at 732-589-4981 for more info.

May 17 — OLV Seniors Trip to American Music Theater — Featuring Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons SAYREVILLE – The OLV Seniors are sponsoring a bus trip to the American Music Theater in Lancaster, Pennsylvania to see Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons. The date of the trip is Thursday, May 17. The price of the trip is $150 which includes: the price of the show ticket, bus transportation, bus gratuity, dinner at Shady Maple, and snacks on the bus. The bus will leave OLV lower parking lot at 2 p.m. and return approximately at 12:30 a.m. For further information or to make a reservation, please contact (732) 727-7639.

May 15 — Cruise Inn Show at Alameda Care Center – There will be a One Night Only Cruise Inn Show on Tuesday, May 15 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Alameda Care Center, 303 Elm St., Perth Amboy.   Come and enjoy the best music from the ‘50’s ‘60’s & ‘70’s.  Everyone is welcome at our Cruise Night! Trophies, Good Food and Family Fun.  For more info call Richie at 732-525-0412 or 732-442-9540.

Open Mic — Every 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. There will be an Poetry and Music Open Mic Night at the Perth Amboy Gallery for the Arts, 339 Reade St., Perth Amboy. Come show off your talent. For more information contact 732-826-1690 ext. 4325.

Book Sale — There is an ongoing book sale at the Perth Amboy Free Public Library, 196 Jefferson St., Perth Amboy. Fill a bag for $5. Book Dealers Welcome. For more info call 732-826-2600. There are also books for sale at Raritan Bay Coffee Company (at the Historic Train Station)

Save Money This Tax Season Get your Taxes Done for FREE!  – Avoid using a paid tax preparer and save up to $300. If you made less than $60,000 in 2011, you can get your taxes done for free by IRS-certified volunteers at locations through¬out the community.   The free tax sites also help eligible taxpayers claim important tax credits and increase their income. Some of the credits include:  l The Earned Income Tax Credit, l Energy Credit, l Childcare Credit.  Get your tax return prepared at the Jewish Renaissance Foundation, 149 Kearny Avenue, Perth Amboy, Schedule an appointment for free tax preparation. Call Tania 732 324-2180  Sponsored b y the United Way of Central Jersey and the Jewish Renaissance Foundation.

February 18 through Saturday, March 3 — Vatican Replica Shroud of  Turin Exhibit — Saturday, February 18 (after 5 p.m. Liturgy) through Saturday, March 3. During the first 2 weeks of Great Lent, Assumption Ukrainian Catholic Church, 684 Alta Vista Place will host an exhibition of an authentic replica of The Shroud of Turin.  This is the 9th replica of the Turin Shroud sanctioned by the Vatican.  The exhibit will be from Saturday, February 18 (after 5 p.m. Liturgy) through Saturday, March 3.  The Church and Exhibit will be open on Tuesday: 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., Friday: 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

February 27 to March 2Pierogi/Cake Sale — St. John the Baptist Orthodox Church is having a bake/pierogi sale  Pick up your orders at: 404 Division St. Perth Amboy, NJ, 08861.  Call 732-826-7067 to place your order between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m.  ALL ITEMS ARE HANDMADE! Pierogi – Potato, Cake – Poppy seed/nut/apricot/raspberry/prune – $10.  The order date is February 27 to March 2 for pierogi and cake.  The pick-up date is March 6 and March 7.  Thank you for your orders

March 3 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. — Wellness Retreat: Calling your Spirit Home — Raritan   Bay Medical Center’s Division of Integrative Medicine is holding a   Wellness Retreat: Calling your Spirit Home Saturday, March 3 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., at the Raritan Bay Area YMCA, 365 New Brunswick Ave.,   Perth Amboy.  Join Reiki Vivian Lynch, Reiki practitioner and Integrative   Imagery Practitioner and providers form the Division of Integrative medicine for a day or renew, relax, breathe, and connect.  Open your heart and   lighten your spirit though mediation, music, movement and energy practices.  Cost is $60 per person.  To register or more information, call 1-800-362-8677.

March 4—Gift Auction — The Annual Gift Auction sponsored by St. Ann’s Society will be held at Assumption Catholic School auditorium on Sunday, March 4.  The auditorium It is located at the corner of Jacques and Meredith Streets on the block between the Samuel E. Shull School and Perth Amboy High School.  The doors will open at 12 noon with the auction starting at 2 p.m.  Coffee and cake will be served and luncheon food items will be available for purchase.  Admission is $5.  Welcome in an early spring with your friends and family in our large and comfortable facility!

March 4, at 2 P.M.“The Case That Never Dies — The Lindberg Kidnapping” — The Perth Amboy Ferry Slip Museum is pleased to announce that Lloyd C. Gardner, Ph.D., Professor of History at Rutgers University, distinguished lecturer, American historian and author and editor of 16 books, will be guest speaker on March 4, at 2 P.M.. To comfortably accommodate attendees, this event will be held off site.   The theater of the new Perth Amboy YMCA located at 357 New Brunswick Avenue, Perth Amboy, NJ 08861 will be the venue.   A minimum $5. donation is requested and Vopak Terminal is sponsoring refreshments following the lecture. Professor Gardner will speak on the subject of his book by the same name, printed by Rutgers Press:  Gardner will describe the case, built mostly with circumstantial evidence. Learn the  importance of the  role Perth Amboy resident David T. Wilentz, then Attorney General of New Jersey and Chief Prosecutor at the 1935 Lindbergh kidnapping trial, played in the often-disputed execution of Bruno Hauptmann in the electric chair, April 3, 1936. For many years David T. Wilentz and his distinguished family resided in the grand and impeccably restored 1908 Colonial Revival house at the corner of High Street and Harrison Place.

March 5HIV Support — Raritan Bay Medical Center is sponsoring an HIV support group meeting on Monday, Mar 5 at 6 p.m. Anyone diagnosed with or caring for someone infected with HIV is welcome to attend.    Meetings  are  held  at  the hospital’s  Perth  Amboy Division, New Brunswick Avenue. To register or for more information, call (732) 324-5022.

March 7 at 7:30 pmRoyal Garden Club March Meeting — There will be a Royal Garden Club Meeting with Guest Lecturer Pat Tratebas, Landscape Designer on Wed., March 7 at 7:30 pm at St. Peter’s Rectory, 183 Rector St., Perth Amboy NJ 08861.  The topic will be Historic Gardens and Heirloom Plants.  Donation are Appreciated.  For more info visit the site of  Ms. Tratebas: or email   The 2012 season work schedule for the Royal Garden Club will be available soon.  Volunteers are always needed and welcome.  No experience necessary.  You can increase your knowledge of gardening by assisting the Club in its design, planting and maintenance of eleven public gardens.

March 9Ghost Tours at the Proprietary House — The Proprietary House Museum announces that it will have a Ghost Tour on-site with renowned Psychic Jane Doherty, located at 149 Kearny Avenue, Perth Amboy.  The Proprietary House is the only official Royal Governor’s residence still standing from the thirteen Colonies. Jane Doherty, a widely acclaimed psychic for over 20 years, is a leading authority on such experiences.  Widely recognized and respected for her extraordinary skill and sensitivity, she has been featured on the FOX network news, CNN, The Today Show, Sightings, WB 11, and numerous publications, including the N.Y. Times. The evening will be held on Friday, March 9. Jane will have tours every hour on the hour from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.  There is a $10 per person suggested donation for adults and children over 12 years of age. Refreshments will be sold.  For directions look on our website or call 732 826-5527.

March 9 — Comedy Night – There will be a Comedy Night featuring Otto & George and Johnny O. to benefit the Perth Amboy Happy Home Shelter on Friday, March 9, 2012.  at the Knights of Columbus, 228 High St., Perth Amboy.  Buffet at 8 p.m.  Show at 9 p.m.  Cash Bar Available $25 per person. Adult Themed Entertainment.  No one under 18 admitted.  For more info call 732-826-1124.  Come Show Your Love!

March 10Dr. Seuss’s Birthday Party— SEWAREN – Come celebrate Dr. Seuss’s Birthday at the Sewaren Free Public Library on Sat. March 10 from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.  There will be snacks, games activities & a chance to meet the Cat in the Hat!  The event is free but sign-up is required.  Please call 732-634-7571 or stop by the Sewaren Library, 546 West Ave., Sewaren.  Geared for 3 to 8 yr olds and their families.  Participants from all towns welcome.

March 10Kielbasa Sandwich Sale – A Kielbasa (Kolbas) Sandwich Sale with homemade sauerkraut is being held at Holy Trinity Church on the corner of Lawrie and Johnstone Streets in Perth Amboy on Saturday, March 10 at 6 p.m. in the Church Hall. Tickets are $8 and all tickets are sold at the door. Takeouts are also available from 5:30 pm.  Included with the sandwich is coffee/soda and dessert.

March 11Lenten Breakfast Buffet — The Holy Name Society of Ukrainian Assumption Church will sponsor a Breakfast Buffet in the Assumption Catholic School Cafeteria, Meredith and Jacques Streets | Perth Amboy,  Sunday, March 11 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the school cafeteria.  Menu includes French Toast, Scrambled Eggs, made-to-order Omelets, Hash Browns, Egg Souffle, Pancakes, Waffles, Rolls, and juice/coffee/tea.  Donation is $10 per adult, $5 for teens 12-17, and free for children under 12.  Tickets are available in advance after liturgies or by calling 732-254-3966.

March 13 and March 14 — Massage for Couples Classes –  Raritan   Bay Medical Center’s Division of Integrative Medicine is offering a   Massage for Couples Tuesday, March 13 and Wednesday, March 14, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., at the Raritan Bay Area YMCA, 365 New Brunswick Ave., Perth   Amboy.  Participants will learn massage techniques to relax, decrease   their stress level and improve their quality time together.  Presented by Anna Biteye, CMT.  Cost is $95 per couple for two-night class.  For   more information and to register, call 1-800-362-8677.


February 29, 2012 at 6 p.m. — Public Meeting for Tennis Interest — Mayor Wilda Diaz invites you to attend our first Community Tennis Interest meeting in recent past on Wednesday, February 29, 2012 at 6 p.m. in the Alexander F. Jankowski Community Center , 1 Olive Street. There will be a discussion on the restitution of the City’s tennis program as well as mention of future recreational plans and goals. We look forward to all our residents of Perth Amboy attending. Now that we’re building the new community center are welcome to join the discussion. “Whether you have never picked up a racquet or have been playing for years, the sport of tennis provides more than just physical benefits. Tennis helps to instill core values such as, respect, sportsmanship and responsibility in players of all ages,” said Kenneth Ortiz, Director of Recreation. Your attendance and feedback are appreciated. For more information, please contact the Office of Recreation at: (732) 826-1690 or For additional information about the City of Perth Amboy, please visit:

February 28 — Community Blood Drive — There will be a Blood Drive at Robert N. Wilentz School, 51 First St., Perth Amboy, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Tuesday, February 28.  Blood Mobile will be located outside of the school on First St.  Be a lifesaver and give the gift of life.  *All donors will receive a Chick-Fil-A coupon for a free chicken sandwich.  For more info call 732-376-6070.

February 27 from 6:30 p.m. to  8:00 p.m.—Raritan Bay Paddlers Club – There will be a meeting of the Raritan Bay Paddlers Club (Formation Meeting), Mon. Feb. 27 from 6:30 p.m. to  8:00 p.m. at the Raritan Bay Coffee Company, (Inside the historic Train Station).  The meeting is open to anyone over 18 years old interested. New club forming.

February 27 – HIV Support — Raritan Bay Medical Center is sponsoring an HIV support group meeting on Monday, Feb 27 at 6 p.m. Anyone diagnosed with or caring for someone infected with HIV is welcome to attend.    Meetings  are  held  at  the hospital’s  Perth  Amboy Division, New Brunswick Avenue. To register or for more information, call (732) 324-5022.

February 26 — Open House – Assumption Catholic School will have an Open House on Sunday’s, February 26 from Noon to 4 p.m. as part of Catholic School’s Week Celebrations.  Light refreshments, school tours, and a Power Point presentation will be available for prospective parents and students.  For more info about the school, registration, or any events call 732-826-8721 or email

February 25, 2012 — African-American History Celebration – The NAACP Perth Amboy Area Branch & the City of Perth Amboy Dept. of Human Services presents an African-American History Month Program Saturday, February 25, 2012 at the Jankowski Community Center, 1 Olive St. from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.  Free Admission.  African Percussion & Dance, Spoken Word, Gospel, Interpretive Dance, Refreshments and Vendors.  For more info call Calvin Knight at  917-971-1849 or e-mail: or go to

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MON. Jan 22
• City Council, Caucus,
4:30 p.m.
City Hall, High St.

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• City Council, Regular,
7 p.m.
City Hall, High St.

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• Historic Preservation Commission
7 p.m.
City Hall, High St.

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6 p.m.
City Hall, High St.


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• City Council, Regular,
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• City Council, Business,
6 p.m.
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