Daily Archives: December 3, 2014

Flyway Gallery: Young Artist’s Work on View


“Starbreaker,” by Gabriel Diaz.

Next week, eight-year-old Lyndhurst resident Gabriel Diaz will become the first elementary-school-aged student to have his very own exhibit at the New Jersey Meadowlands Commission’s Flyway Gallery.

Diaz will introduce area residents to his artistic talents during the multi-media, wildlife-themed show, “The Wonders of the Universe.”

The show runs from Wednesday, Dec. 10, through Friday, Jan. 23. A reception is scheduled for Tuesday, Dec. 16, from 3 to 5 p.m.

Some of Gabriel’s work measures as large as 5 feet high by 4½ feet wide.

More information about the show is here.

It’s Beginning to Look a Lot like Festivus

1-DSCN0001The annual Festivus pole is up in the lobby of the Meadowlands Commission’s administration building.

There is talk of camouflaging it with the ersatz evergreen boughs seen in the photo (right), so thought you’d like to see the pole in its natural state before it was too late.

The feats of strength are scheduled for this Sunday at 10 a.m., when we’ll see how many folks can brave the weather on our First-Sunday walk for December.

Airing of grievances has been scheduled for April 1 of next year. Sorry, but no early signups allowed.

More about the origins of Festivus here.

Hooded Mergansers Galore

1-112914 FTD B Merganser Hooded 020bf MCM Mdwlnds NJ Overcast n Competing for Female 112914 OK FLICKRMickey and Elaine Raine visited Mill Creek Marsh over the weekend and got a nice assortment of birds — including the wonderful Hoodies above and the excellent duckage and Downy below.