Taking Better Pictures with DSLRis a two-day course taught by local photographer Alex Pergament from 12pm to 2pm on Saturday and Sunday at Riverview Fisk Park. Registration for the classes closes today, FRIDAY, June 14th. Saturday’s about decrypting the settings on your camera and choosing the best settings for your shooting style and subject. Sunday concentrates on composition, perspective and depth. The cost is $50 for one day and $80 for both.
St. Peter’s Universityparking lot plays host to Celebrate the Streets Festival. From 1pm, to 6pm, enjoy live music, a car, truck & bike show, raffles, kiddie rides and local craft and food vendors. Details here.
Grassroots Community‘s Rhythm Drum Circle is playing from 7pm-9pm at 54 Coles St. All are welcome to bring their drums and stamp their feet, or otherwise participate positively in rhythm-making.
Tachair Bookshoppe(260 Newark Ave.) welcomes author Andrew Wolfenson in house to talk about “Bloggin’ Baseball From the Bench” and “In His Own Defense” from 7pm-9pm.
Con Vivo Music is hosting a free concert “Strings +1” at the Barrow Mansion (83 Wayne St.) at 8pm. Music of Britten, Haydn & Kernis, plus Greg Steinke’s Native American Notes, the winner of their 2013 Composition Competition. Featuring Dan Lippel, guitar. Event details here.
Riverview Fisk Park is the backdrop for a film screening of “Art in the Garden: The Secret Life of…My Small Urban Backyard.” by filmmaker John Dunstan about his Jersey City turf. Crafts for kids at 8:30pm; film starts at 9pm.
Mindfulness Meditation. From 9-10:30am, join others in the community for a morning meditation session at Yoga Shunya(275 Grove St., 3rd fl.) Small donation suggested.