Cultural acitivites for the Week of May 13, 2024

Posted Sun, May 12, 2024, By Staff Writer
Interested in a foreign language? Want to learn about another culture? Or looking for others with the same background to connect with? Then these activities in Northen New Jersey might be right up your alley.
Date and Time Mon, May 13, 2024, 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Location Hoboken Public Library, 500 Park Ave, Small Program Room & Garden, Ground Floor, Hoboken, NJ, 07030  [View map]
Cost Free Event
Come join Ms. Nicole to make some Jewish Heritage themed treats!
Date and Time Mon, May 13, 2024, 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Location Issyra LLC, 300 Observer Hwy C, Hoboken, NJ, 07030  [View map]
Organizer Organized by Live African music and drumming events in NJ
Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays we are open for Djembe classes from 7:30-8:30pm.
Limited attendees allowed and masks mandatory at all times. Drums are disinfected before and after use.
Date and Time Mon, May 13, 2024, 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Location Ethical Culture Society of Bergen County, 687 Larch Ave, Teaneck, NJ  [View map]
Organizer Organized by The Ethical Culture Society of Bergen County
Conversemos offers people with at least basic knowledge of Spanish an opportunity to be immersed in Spanish language and culture.
Date and Time Tue, May 14, 2024, 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Location Hoboken Public Library, 500 Park Ave, Small Program Room & Garden, Ground Floor, Hoboken, NJ, 07030  [View map]
Cost Free Event
Our next movie screening for the Hoboken Public Library's Movie Group Screening will be on Tuesday, May 14 at eleven. We will be watching 'The Book Thief' in honor of Jewish American Heritage Month. Light Refreshments will be served.
Date and Time Tue, May 14, 2024, 11:15 AM to 12:45 PM
Location Paramus Public Library, 116 E. Century Rd, Paramus, NJ, 07652  [View map]
Cost Free Event
Reunion 동급생
Welcome! Join the Korean Novel Book Club led by Crystal Lee, author, and translator. Meet new friends as we read and discuss Korean novels together in Korean. We're excited to have all participants on board! Let's read and discuss together. For 18+.
Date and Time Tue, May 14, 2024, 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Location 2 University Plaza Dr, Hackensack, NJ, 07601  [View map]
Organizer Organized by North Jersey Language Group Exchange
By the end of the class, you will be able to
* Learn up to 10 new common phrases and expressions in Spanish
* Grammar skills practice
* Speaking practice with native speakers
Mixed Levels, beginners to advanced
Date and Time Wed, May 15, 2024, 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Location Hoboken Public Library, 500 Park Ave, Large Program Room, Ground Floor, Hoboken, NJ, 07030  [View map]
Cost Free Event
We will move to China and look at the art of the Chinese American artist and collector C.C. Wang who was very innovative in blending his heritage with what he learned from Western European art traditions. We will explore the rudimentary techniques of calligraphy and review the methods of creating abstract expressionism to make our own hybrid blend of cross-cultural art.
Date and Time Wed, May 15, 2024, 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Location Paramus Public Library, 116 E. Century Rd, Paramus, NJ, 07652  [View map]
Cost Free Event
Ages 2 - 5
Must be a Paramus Resident
Date and Time Wed, May 15, 2024, 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Location Bnai Keshet, 99 S Fullerton Ave, Montclair, NJ  [View map]
Organizer Organized by Adult Jewish Learning with BK
We will explore several "biblical" characters who either appear exclusively in midrash (rabbinic stories) or whose existence is mostly fleshed out in the midrash. Characters we will be studying include: Lilith, Naamah (wife of Noah), Batya (daughter of Pharoah), Serach bat Asher (a granddaughter of Jacob), and more.
Bring your own dairy or vegetarian lunch.
Date and Time Wed, May 15, 2024, 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Location Hoboken Public Library, 500 Park Ave, Large Program Room, Ground Floor, Hoboken, NJ, 07030  [View map]
Cost Free Event
We will move to China and look at the art of the Chinese American artist and collector C.C. Wang who was very innovative in blending his heritage with what he learned from Western European art traditions. We will explore the rudimentary techniques of calligraphy and review the methods of creating abstract expressionism to make our own hybrid blend of cross-cultural art.
Date and Time Wed, May 15, 2024, 3:30 PM to 4:00 PM
Location Hoboken Grand Street Branch, 124 Grand Street, Hoboken, NJ, 07030  [View map]
Cost Free Event
Join us every Wednesday for a Bilingual Story Time @ Grand Street Branch!
We will have Take n' Make activities available on a first come first served basis.
Date and Time Thu, May 16, 2024, 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM
Location Panera Bread, 495 Prospect Ave, West Orange, NJ, 07052  [View map]
Organizer Organized by Black Lady Boomers NJ/NY
**MEET, GREET and EAT at PANERA BREAD at the ESSEX GREEN MALL**
Let’s meet to eat, talk and get acquainted while playing an “ice breaker” game.
Optional: Order your food ahead of time online.
Date and Time Fri, May 17, 2024, 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Location Panera, 15 Bloomfield Ave, Montclair, NJ, 07042  [View map]
Organizer Organized by Montclair Eat, Drink, and speak Spanish with native speaker
Weekly meeting at Panera, 15 Bloomfield Ave, Montclair. We normally sit at the big table in the back.
Date and Time Fri, May 17, 2024, 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Location Congregation Agudath Israel, 20 Academy Rd, Caldwell, NJ  [View map]
Organizer Organized by Jewish Young Community (JYC) New Jersey
**Join Us for an Unforgettable Service and Italian Shabbat Dinner Experience**
You're invited to an extraordinary evening of Italian-inspired delights and soulful connection at our Catered Italian Shabbat Dinner.
This exclusive event is tailored for young adults in their 20s, 30s, and 40s who are eager to experience Shabbat in a fresh, Italian-inspired setting.
Date and Time Sat, May 18, 2024, 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Location Aromi Di Napoli LLC, 246 Washington Ave, Nutley, NJ, 07110  [View map]
Organizer Organized by Northern NJ Italian and English Language Exchange
Ciao a Tutti!
If you are learning Italian and want to practice speaking, this meeting is for you! We are at all different levels, here. The important thing to is come to a meeting and don't worry about making mistakes! Speak!
Date and Time Sat, May 18, 2024, 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Location Hoboken Public Library, 500 Park Ave, Small Program Room & Garden, Ground Floor, Hoboken, NJ, 07030  [View map]
Cost Free Event
Join us in celebrating Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month with a fun and creative workshop! Learn to sew adorable Asian foods made from felt, perfect for turning into pins and keychains. Let's honor the rich cultural heritage of AAPI communities while crafting delightful keepsakes. Don't miss out on this unique opportunity to explore Asian cuisine through the art of sewing!
Date and Time Sun, May 19, 2024, 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Location Red Kettle Coffee House, 38 Enoch St, East Rutherford, NJ, 07073  [View map]
Organizer Organized by North Jersey Red Kettle Meetup Group
Language & cultural exchange! For friendly people of all cultures who want to socialize and practice speaking and listening in a language. We do social activities like games, play music, do Karaoke, recite poetry, read aloud, discuss language and culture etc. Free to attend, you don't need much besides a good attitude and a willingness to meet and converse with people.
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