Things To Do Today: Aug. 17, 2012

Blood Drive • Aug. 17 from noon – 6 p.m. – Burger King, 439 Morris Ave., Elizabeth, will host a blood drive in conjunction with New Jersey Blood Services. Donors must be 17, or 16 with parental permission, weigh at least 110 lbs., and present photo or signed ID. Donors over 75 can keep donating with a note from their doctor. First time donors must know their Social Security number. Info: 1-800-933-2566.

Blood Drive • Aug. 17 from 2-7 p.m. – The American Red Cross will conduct a blood drive at the Moose Lodge, 989 Convery Blvd., Perth Amboy. Appointments are preferred; call 1-800-733-2767.

Free Concert • Aug. 17 at 7:30 p.m. – Sounds of the Street will play on Doo Wop Night at the Raymond Wood Bauer Promenade, 400 N. Wood Ave., Linden (next to the Post Office & across from City Hall). In case of rain, the show will be at Linden High School, 121 W. St. Georges Ave. Info: 1-908-474-8600.

Family Movie Night • Aug. 17 at 8 p.m. – The Perth Amboy Alliance for Community will present “The Lorax” at PAAC Movie Night at Francis Street Park, at the corner of Francis & Ashley Sts. Info: 1-732-324-2114. Free popcorn & refreshments.  Postponed due to rain forecast.

Oldies Dance • Aug. 17 from 8-11 p.m. – The Knights of Columbus #4815, 61 Pine St., Old Bridge, will hold their monthly oldies dance. $10 per person admission includes coffee, tea, soda, and desserts. Info: 1-732-251-0970.


Hebrew Club • Aug. 19 at 10 a.m. – Raritan Valley Hadassah’s Hebrew Club for intermediate to advanced speakers will meet at the home of Ani Herman and Dan Nemzer, 232 Graham St., Highland Park. RSVP to or 1-732-249-4087.

Picnic • Aug. 19 from 1-5 p.m. – The Perth Amboy Merchants Association annual family picnic will be held at Warren Park, Picnic Grove 1B, in Woodbridge. Info: 1-732-904-6844.

OMG!!! Tea Party • Aug. 19 at 2 p.m. – Liberty Hall Mansion & Museum, 1003 Morris Ave., Union, will host the 4th annual OMG!!! Tea Party to teach girls 5-13 etiquette while building self-esteem and having fun. To register, call 1-732-713-1167 or visit

Concerts By The Bay • Aug. 19 at 3 p.m. – Perth Amboy’s free Concerts By The Bay series continues with “Songs of the Sea” at Bayview Park on Water St., at the foot of Market St. In the event of rain or excessive heat, the concert will be held at the McGinnis School on State St.

Lighthouse Tour Eco-Cruise • Aug. 19 at 3:30 p.m. – Take the NY/NJ Baykeeper New York Harbor Lighthouse Tour Eco-Cruise to visit 5 lighthouses, most of which can only be seen up close. Tickets are $50 per person, or $25 for children under 12. Cost includes light refreshments & beverages. Call 1-732-888-9870 ext. 6 or visit

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