Marshal for Pulaski Day parade

kopaczHudson County Freeholder Kenneth Kopacz has been selected to represent Bayonne’s Polish-American community as the Bayonne Contingent Marshal of the tri-state Pulaski Day Parade Oct. 7 in Manhattan, Bayonne General Casimir Pulaski Memorial Parade Committee Chairman Richard M. Romelczyk announced.

Kopacz, whose family emigrated from Poland to Jersey City and then moved to Bayonne in the 1950s, will be honored at a sashing brunch hosted by the city’s parade committee on Saturday, April 14, at 11:30 a.m. at the Chandelier Restaurant.

A lifelong Bayonne resident, Kopacz has been an avid participant in the annual Pulaski commemorative festivities, officials said.

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25 Valentine’s Day Decorating Ideas For Your Modern Home

2018-02-07_14-17-49Valentine’s Day isn’t everyone’s favorite holiday, with its expensive roses, cheap boxes of chocolate and oversized teddy bears that leave many rolling their eyes.

Opinions and relationship statuses aside, this Hallmark holiday does give us a fun opportunity to add a pop of color and a dose of love to our homes in the dead of winter. So we’ve come up with some ways to quickly and easily achieve modern Valentine’s Day decorating.

It’s a holiday that’s characteristically clichéd, so decorating your home with modern flair starts by using pieces that aren’t specifically Valentine’s Day-themed. Skip the “Happy Valentine’s Day” banners, serveware and balloons, and look for stylish home goods in a rosy color palette; they’ll fit the occasion without looking kitschy.

To achieve a modern Valentine’s Day decorating look with hearts, consider replacing the traditional red and pink with black and white or metallics. As an added bonus, décor that isn’t holiday-specific means it can be used long after February 14.

Whether you’re hosting a dinner party for friends, cooking an intimate meal for two or just relaxing at home in your pajamas, here are a few our of our favorite ways to give your home a little love.  FULL ARTICLE at FRESHHOME.COM

The Glam Jam Beauty Brunch/ MakeMeUp & Sip

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The Glam Jam Beauty Brunch Ages 5 -12
Saturday, Feb 17th 11am – 2:30pm

The Beautique by Crowned Social located at 391 Avenue C

Brunch, Mini Facials, Makeup & Sip (Pink Lemonade), Confidence building, Karaoke, Dancing, Photo Shoot (Must wear pink)

We are super excited about this event!

And for this specific party they are creating UNICORN LOOKS!!

Please don’t let your little girls miss this!

What you need to know:

This will be a drop off event. – Unfortunately, parents are unable to stay for the entire event due to the lack of space. However, parents are able to stay the first 30min and come back 30 min early to enjoy the end. Pictures and Videos will be taken. | Media release forms and drop off waivers must be filled out upon arrival.

Should you have any questions, please contact us directly via social media (@crownedsocial) or text 201-844-8344.

THE BEST GIFTS AND IDEAS FOR A ROMANTIC VALENTINE’S DAY

The right gift for your beloved is a choice that should come from the heart—but that doesn’t mean a little research can’t help. The following picks are the result of more than 100 hours of research performed by some two dozen testers tasked with finding the best items to help you plan your next romantic occasion (even if you secretly hoard all of the chocolate for yourself).

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CHOCOLATE BOX

RECCHIUTI CONFECTIONS BLACK BOX

The Black Box offers just the right balance of understated and seductive, and the chocolates inside are sure to excite the most jaded palate.

FULL ARTICLE @ wirecutter.com

THE ULTIMATE 12-MONTH “SELF-CARE” CHALLENGE THAT TOPS ANY NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTION

2d7436b1c1293c8a2722b99810332275Now that we’ve officially crossed the half-way mark of January, I thought it was only fitting to take a second and check in on each other. How are you doing? How is the new year going so far? I finally took the plunge and tossed out our Christmas tree last weekend. Even though it sure was hard to say goodbye to that bone-dry mini fir, I convinced my husband to leave up a few strands of lights around our apartment. That way, we can enjoy the spirit of the holidays for just a tad-bit longer. Plus, those warm white bulbs always illuminate such a cozy vibe, don’t you think?

Anyway, enough of my off-tangent rant. Time to get back on track.

How are your new year’s resolutions coming? I know I mentioned some simple resolutions to revitalize your body, mind and soul here that are totally doable any time of the year, but then I got to thinking: What about the people that are looking to grow and evolve but aren’t really keen on resolutions in the first place? And that’s why I’m here today.

Instead of creating one, two, three (four, five, six) giant self-care goals to achieve throughout the next 365 days, why not take the year one month at a time? That way, you can tackle smaller challenges with each 30/31 days that pass and revel in just as much (if not more!) self-improvement success by the time December rolls around. Enticing, right?

Now of course, everyone is unique so your idea of self-care might differ with what I’ve listed below, but I’m hoping it will at least help you get started on your journey!

January: Infuse your mind with inspiration.

With the cheerful holiday decor all packed up and the outdoor temperatures consistently dropping, it doesn’t take much for January to seem a bit dreary. But don’t let the cold frigid weather get you down. Instead, take time to infuse your mind with inspiration. Plan a trip. Add adventures to your bucket list. And if you don’t have a bucket list, create one. The excitement of having something to look forward to will be the heat needed on even the coldest of days. FULL ARTICLE AT WIT & DELIGHT

Call for Bayonne playwrights

5xkq_12baytheater20_2_The Bayonne Theater Company, a nonprofit theater group, is searching for short comedy plays from the Bayonne community for the group’s upcoming “Comedy Playwrights’ Project” in the spring at Grace Lutheran Church.The group’s five past performances have been written mostly by group members, but it wants to tap into the Bayonne community for diamonds in the rough. Submissions should be between 15 and 45 minutes, and have a healthy dose of humor.

In December, the tightknit group presented “Mystery Play,” a murder mystery directed by Shawn Norton. Another group member, Jennifer Lubach, wrote and directed a November play called “Small Spaces,” a comic tale of being trapped in small spaces. Before that, it presented a Woody Allen play called “God,” which regularly breaks the fourth wall and requires actors to sometimes play audience members.

“Now we’re asking new writers to send in their plays, and we’ll produce them,” said Lubach, who has directed two original performances, including an evening of short skits. The group, three years old, funds performances through donations and ticket sales. The group is behind Bayonne’s first and second annual Renaissance Festival and the Bayonne’s Got Talent show. With enough to put on another show, the group needs material to perform.

Read more: Hudson Reporter – Call for Bayonne playwrights Local theater group seeks short comedies