Hanukkah Begins, Christmas Events Continue, and Many Meetings This Week

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Hanukkah, a celebration of religious freedom, starts on Thursday night. This year, the city is allowing members of the Jewish community to light the ceremonial hanukkiah (menorah) at City Hall. Check our calendar for specific times each night. The coming week is chock full of city meetings. Residents who are interested in what our City Council, Zoning and Planning boards, and the Board of Education are doing should check them out. Make sure to check back with The Clifton Times for our coverage of most of these meetings, too. The calendar also features holiday concerts, fundraisers, shopping opportunities, and more!

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So much to do, see, and participate in this week: Tuesday, Dec 5 - Monday, Dec 11

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FEATURED EVENTS

Hanukkah "Candle" Lighting at City Hall - Thu Dec 7 6:00 pm

City Hall

Join Editor Tova Felder in lighting the first candle for the first night of Hanukkah, the Festival of Lights. We'll sing the blessings and maybe a Hanukkah song or two. There might even be sufganiyot (jelly doughnuts)! It likely won't take longer than 15 minutes. [more details]


JK Realty presents A St Jude's Fundraiser with Santa! - Sat Dec 9 11:00 am

JK Realty

It is that time of the year again!~ JK Realty is proud to host our annual St Jude Children's Research Hospital Fundraiser with Santa and his elves! Be sure to stop by our office Saturday, December 9th from 11-5 and bring a camera and a monetary donation for St Jude's. We will have coffee and hot cocoa, soda, water and of course eggnog! Also, there will be a bounty of sweets and festive music! Santa always looks forward to visiting his favorite REALTORS but even more loves raising money with us for… [more details]


Other Events

Five Below Fundraising Shopping Event - Mon Dec 4 9:00 am

Five Below

Sponsored by the FRIENDS of Clifton Public Library-From Monday, December 4 through Sunday, December 10, shop at the Five Below on 364 Route 3 West, Clifton, and the FRIENDS will receive 10% of sales when you present this flyer at checkout. Offer valid only at this location. Pick up a flyer at the Clifton Main Memorial Library or the Allwood Branch Library or visit and print out from our website https://cliftonpl.org/friends-of-the-library. [more details]


Panera Fundraising Night, December 4, Monday - Mon Dec 4 4:00 pm

Panera Bread

Help support the FRIENDS of Clifton Public Library! On Monday, December 4 from 4:00 - 8:00 pm, dine in or take out from Panera Bread and the FRIENDS will receive 25% of sales when you present this flyer at checkout, or use the code FUND4U in the app or in-store kiosk. Valid only at this location. [more details]


Mike Luipersbeck & The All Star Quartet Holiday Concert - Tue Dec 5 2:00 pm

Clifton Main Memorial Library

Sponsored by the FRIENDS of the Clifton Public Library. Free, open to the public. Children 10 years and older accompanied by an adult are welcome. For more information call the Clifton Main Memorial Library, 973-772-5500 or the Allwood Branch Library, 973-471-0555 or visit www.cliftonpl.org. [more details]


City Council Meeting - Tue Dec 5 6:30 pm

City Hall

The Council will meet in their work session at 6:30. The public session starts at 8 pm. 
The work session will take place in the conference room next to the courtroom at City Hall and the public (regular) session will be in the courtroom.
The public is encouraged to come out to observe and/or to address the Council. 
The agenda for this meeting is here. [more details]


(Zoning) Board of Adjustment Meeting - Wed Dec 6 7:00 pm

City Hall

The Board of Adjustment will meet to discuss applications requiring variances. The public is invited to attend and to address the Board if there are questions about any of the applications.
This meeting will hear several continued applications and several new applications requiring variances. The agenda should be posted on this page. Note that the application for the proposed self-storage facility next to City Green, originally carried to this date, has been postponed until February 7, 2024. [more details]


Board of Education Meeting - Thu Dec 7 7:00 pm

Clifton High School

This is your chance to hear directly from the superintendent and the Board of Education on all matters directly pertaining to the running of the Clifton school district.
This meeting will take place in the basement of the Board of Education building at 745 Clifton Avenue. The entrance is in the back of the building, where the parking lot is.

[more details]


Planning Board Meeting - Thu Dec 7 7:00 pm

Clifton City Hall

The Planning Board agenda can be seen HERE. [more details]


Hanukkah "Candle" Lighting at City Hall - Fri Dec 8 4:00 pm

City Hall

Join in as we light the candle for the second night of Hanukkah. This candle will be lit early, before sundown, because Shabbat begins with the setting sun and the festival candles should be lit first. If you are Jewish and are interested in lighting the candles on this night or on the 13th or 14th, please contact Tova at thecliftontimes@gmail.com. [more details]


Pickleball Clinics - Fri Dec 8 5:00 pm

Woodrow Wilson Middle School

$5 Members/$10 Non-members per clinicFridays, 5-6 PMIntroduction to Pickleball- December 8thBeginner Pickleball- December 15thBeginner Pickleball Play the Game- December 22ndIntermediate Pickleball 3rd Drop Shot- January 5thPre-register at www.cliftonrec.comSpace limited. For more information call the Recreation Department at (973)470-5956. [more details]


Handmade Holiday Boutique at the Clifton Arts Center - Sat Dec 9 1:00 pm

Clifton Arts Center

The Clifton Arts Center once again presents “Holiday Pop Up Boutique”. Unique handmade art and one-of-a-kind items are for sale., cash only will be accepted.    

The holiday pop-up boutique will run from November 8th through December 9th and is open Wednesdays through Saturdays, 1pm-4pm.  Saturday, December 9th the hours are 9am-12noon. Call the Arts Center office for more information at: 973-472-5499 or visit www… [more details]


Hanukkah "Candle" Lighting at City Hall - Sat Dec 9 5:00 pm

City Hall

Join Ari and Deborah as they light the third candle for the third night of Hanukkah. If you are Jewish and are interested in lighting a candle on Dec. 13 or 14, please contact Tova at thecliftontimes@gmail.com. [more details]


Candyland - Sat Dec 9 5:00 pm

Clifton City Hall Municipal Complex

Saturday, December 9, 20245:00 - 8:00 pm $8 per person pre-registered.  Register at www.cliftonrec.com $11 per person registering at the event. CASH ONLY! Location: Clifton City Hall Municipal Complex-900 Clifton Ave. [more details]


Hanukkah "Candle" Lighting at City Hall - Sun Dec 10 5:00 pm

City Hall

Join Tova Felder and her family as we light the fourth candle for the fourth night of Hanukkah. If you are Jewish and are interested in lighting the candles on Dec. 13 or 14, please contact Tova at thecliftontimes@gmail.com. [more details]


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