Community to give back at 1Day Hoboken

Changes will be taking place around town as Hoboken Grace Community Church hosts its 10th annual 1Day event. Each year, Hoboken Grace takes one day to bring people together for community service projects.

This year, the event takes place on Sept. 26 and starts at 9:30 a.m. online and at multiple locations throughout the city.

Volunteers will meet in small groups virtually and at multiple locations throughout Hoboken and work on projects for various organizations and schools in the city. Then, at 1 p.m. after the completion of the projects, the volunteers will hold an after-party to celebrate the accomplishment.

Volunteers will work in groups of five to ten people to help local organizations clean, paint, organize and more. They will also be working at many of the parks and playgrounds to help clean them.

This year, a few extra safety precautions will be taken including various outdoor launch spots and virtual opportunities. Gloves, masks, and hand sanitizer are required and will be provided. Over 30 projects have been confirmed. To participate in 1Day, sign up at

Young Republicans plan presidential debate watch party

NJ GOP State Committeeman Joshua Sotomayor Einstein and the Hudson County Young Republicans announced a watch party for the first US Presidential debate on Tuesday, Sept. 29. The debate watch party starts at 8 p.m. and includes free appetizers and a cash bar at Hoboken’s private event space – Kolo Klub, 1422 Grand St, Hoboken. Space is limited due to state COVID restrictions. Sign up is required via email to [email protected].

K of C plans blood drive

Knights of Columbus Council 12769 will hold a blood drive at Immaculate Conception Church in Secaucus on Tuesday, Sept. 29, from 1 to 7 p.m. in the cafeteria at 780 Post Pl. Appointments can be made at Use the group code 70877 or text Rosana Tabakci at (917)-699-9073. Bring a photo ID and remember to eat before donating.

Donors must wear a mask or face covering, will have their temperature taken, must be 14 days symptom free if recovered from COVID-19, may not donate if they have a positive diagnostic test or experienced symptoms of COVID-19 in the last 14 days, and may not donate if currently on self-quarantine restrictions.

County plans food truck census event in Bayonne

Hudson County will sponsor a Census 2020 countdown party in Bayonne on Sunday, Sept. 27, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Kopcinski Park, by 19th St and Broadway. The event co-sponsor is the Bayonne Economic Opportunity Foundation (BEOF). The event will feature a Corn Guys food truck that will offer free meals to the first 150 households that complete the census at the event. Meal vouchers are limited to 150, so come early. Other participants can purchase food and soft drinks. The Corn Guys will offer grilled corn, hot dogs, and sodas.

The Bayonne food truck event is one of twelve that the county is sponsoring in each Hudson County municipality before the census deadline of Sept. 30. The event will happen rain or shine. The county will provide three tents for cover. There will be ten stand-up tables for those who want a place to eat on-site.

Face masks and social distancing will be required at the event. Event partners include Hudson County 2020 Census, the BEOF, the City of Bayonne, U.S. Census 2020, New Jersey Census 2020, the Act Now Foundation, Women Rising, and the New Jersey Coalition of Latino Pastors and Ministers.

Fundraiser to benefit breast cancer programs, more

Dr. Julie DiGioia and Dr. Stephen Hall will host a fundraising party benefiting Hudson County Breast Cancer Programs and Jersey City’s Trinity Lutheran Church on Thursday, Oct. 1, from 6 to 9 p.m. at Zeppelin Hall Biergarten, 88 Liberty View Dr., Jersey City.

Only 100 in-person event tickets will be sold to this socially distant event, which will be held outdoors in a covered garden. In-person event tickets are $50 and include one drink ticket, a pink mask, one grand door prize raffle ticket, and $25 in tricky tray tickets. Additional tricky tray tickets and food will be available for purchase on site. Live music will be provided by Jersey Sound. Tickets are $50 in advance at No tickets will be sold at the door.

The event will also be live streamed, and tickets for the tricky tray only may be purchased at the offices of Hall & DiGioia Center for Breast Care in Summit and on Tuesday’s only in Jersey City. Virtual event attendee prizes can be picked up at a later date. For further information and to donate gift baskets, call 973-820-3176.

Opioid-overdose antidote free to residents Thursday-Saturday

Governor Murphy and Human Services Commissioner Carole Johnson announced the state will offer the opioid overdose reversal drug naloxone (commonly called Narcan) for free to residents Thursday through Saturday at participating pharmacies throughout New Jersey. New Jersey residents can visit participating pharmacies and anonymously obtain naloxone free with no prescription and no appointment. Each naloxone pack contains two doses.

The free naloxone will be available at more than 300 pharmacies, including several locations of Acme, CVS, Rite Aid, Sav-On, ShopRite, Stop & Shop, Walgreens, Walmart, Weis Markets and independent pharmacies. For participating pharmacies, visit

The naloxone will be distributed on a first-come, first-serve basis while supplies last. Naloxone can reverse overdoses from opioids by blocking the effects of opioids on the brain. Those who obtain naloxone will also be given information regarding addiction treatment and recovery.

Those who pick up free naloxone will be given information regarding the state’s addiction treatment helpline, 1-844-ReachNJ, a 24-hour-a-day, 7 day-a-week addictions help line, where people facing addiction or their friends and family can get immediate assistance and support from live, New Jersey-based, trained addiction counselors. ReachNJ assists callers regardless of their insurance status.