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  • HFA Seventh Annual Back to School Supplies Drive

    The Hoboken Family Alliance is hosting our 7th Annual Back to School Supplies Drive
    August 1 to September 16, 2017 to benefit children in need within Hudson County.

    HFA is committed to helping children succeed by ensuring every young person is ready to learn. Children living at or below the poverty line will find it difficult to get enough to eat this summer as their parents struggle to keep the lights on and make rent – they simply cannot afford to buy backpacks and school supplies.

    Our backpack and school supply donations will go to children in need from the following organizations: In Jesus Names Charities, Division of Youth Family Services (DYFS) and York Street Project.

    What’s Needed: NEW Backpacks (Unisex backpacks are preferred if possible), lunch boxes, pencils, pens, pink erasers, two-pocket folders, binders, loose-leaf paper (wide rule), notebooks (both spiral & composition), scientific calculators, protractors, crayons, colored pencils, markers, calculators, rulers, pencil sharpeners with cover, pencil cases, glue sticks, scissors, index cards, etc.  Flash drives are also requested for the older children.

    Two options are available:  1) Pay Pal Donations or 2) Drop off Donations

    If you choose to drop off donations, we will have a drop box at Big Fun Toys. They will be selling backpacks and some school supplies too.

    DROP OFF: Tuesday, August 1 to Saturday, September 16, 2017 at Big Fun Toys, 602 Washington Street, Hoboken (Mon-Sat. 10-7pm, Sun . 11-6 pm )

    Your HFA CARD will provide a 10% discount off any purchase over $25 - www.bigfuntoys.com Also ask about the Big Fun Toy Rewards Program!

    FINANCIAL DONATION: If you prefer to financially donate, your donation of $25 will provide one backpack for a child, stocked with essential supplies. Cash donations are encouraged because HFA’s non-profit status allows it to purchase items without paying 7% sales tax.

    If you are making a monetary donation, a tax receipt will be automatically generated.

    If a child is prepared for the first day of school with a backpack and the right school supplies, the child will have the confidence to work towards having a successful school year.

    With your partnership, we will be able to accomplish this together. For more information, contact Michele at philanthropy@nullhobokenfamily.org

    Have a Great School Year!  Thank you.

  • Hoboken National Night Out – Tuesday August 1, 2017

    Hoboken National Night Out!

    Church Square Park onTuesday evening

    On Tuesday, August 1st, 2017, Police Chief Kenneth Ferrante along with the Hoboken Police Department will be hosting Hoboken’s annual National Night Out at Church Square Park from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm.


    National Night Out is a nationwide event that allows community workers to give back to their community. The goals of National Night Out are to :

    1) heighten crime and drug awareness;

    2) generate support for, and participation in, local anti-crime programs;

    3) strengthen neighborhood spirit and police community partnership;

    4) send a message to criminals that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.

    This year, HPD would like to see more of the Hoboken Community involved in this event.

    If you are a local business or organization who wishes to participate in the parade, or the festivities, please contact either Sergeant Melissa Gigante at gigantem@nullhobokenpd.org or Officer Daniel Simone at simoneda@nullhobokenpd.org. Let's make our community safer, stronger and more unified than ever before.

  • Critical Thinking – Thank You!

    The Hoboken Family Alliance would like to send a VERY BIG THANK YOU to the CRITICAL THINKING COMPANY for donating lots of books! These Award Winning Books will encourage children in need to increase their critical thinking skills to help students to keep knowledge building over the summer!  

    The Critical Thinking company publishes PreK-12+ books and software to develop critical thinking in core subject areas (Reading • Writing • Math • Science • Social Studies).

    They have over 150+ Award Winning Educational Books and Software

    They also offer a FREE e-mailed Puzzle every week for your child based upon the child's grade. Just sign up!


    SPECIAL OFFERS: www.criticalthinking.com/special-offers

    Children sitting in row and reading books at the park

  • Casting Call: 2-4 MONTH OLD BABIES

    Casting Call
    Casting: 2-4 month old babies for an iconic NYC magazine, double page spread article about a famous baby doctor. We will be photographing babies separately and in one group shot of 6-8 babies in a row in a studio, most likely in Manhattan on either the 20th or 21st of July.

    · Baby must be comfortable being swaddled
    · 2-4 months old
    · All ethnicities
    · Shoot rate: 150+20% (agency fee)
    · Shoot date: 20th or 21st jJuly (will be one day)
    · Submission: contact@nullthenewcast.com

  • Asana BYO Baby Yoga Class and Kids Art + Mindfulness Workshop


    Sunday, July 9th. 2pm to 3pm

    With special guest Melissa Coan of Learning Honey Co.

    $12 if you sign up by July 1st, $15 after July 1st \

    For children ages 3 to 5 years. Our last event with Melissa was a hit with our little yogis! Back by popular demand, bring your little yogi for an hour of yoga, art, and storytelling. Your child will learn mindfulness and have FUN! Parents are welcome to stay but drop offs are OK too 🙂


    Thursdays 11am. First class Free

    Asana Soul Practice
    411 Jefferson Street, Hoboken NJ

  • HFA Summer Food Drive

    Our Summer Food Drive Has Begun!

    School's will be out so, but hunger might last all summer long. What are we doing to help local kids?
    Hoboken Family Alliance is conducting a summer food drive for the month of June through August 31st.

    When school’s out for summer vacation, children living in poverty stop receiving free meals Monday through Friday at school and face hunger at home. Often their parents :

    1) work in low-wage jobs,

    2)  are unemployed, or

    3) are disabled.

    We would like to ensure that children in low-income areas in Hoboken continue to receive nutritious meals/snacks during long summer vacations when they do not have access to school lunch or breakfast.
    We would like to invite you to assist us with helping curb hunger by giving a financial contribution.

    Donate via Paypal Here:

    Any funds donated will go 100% to purchase/distribute food for Hoboken Families in need.

    Many corporations match donations made by employees to non-profits to support charitable giving and to extend corporate philanthropy.  By taking advantage of your corporate matching gift program, you can maximize the value of your gift at no additional cost.

    *A tax deductible receipt will be provided for your contribution.


    Please contact philanthropy@nullhobokenfamily.org


  • 12th Annual OLG Funfest

    12th Annual OLG Funfest
    Location: Church Square Park / Our Lady of Grace Church, 400 Willow Ave., Hoboken
    Day/Time: June 4, 2017 / 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

    For a fun family event, come celebrate the annual OLG FunFest hosted by Our Lady of Grace Church and Saint Joseph Church in Hoboken, NJ on Sunday, June 4, 2017.

    The festival will be located in Church Square Park across from Our Lady of Grace Church on Willow Avenue between 4th and 5th Streets.

    Get outside in the warm weather and enjoy some delicious food, entertainment, music and carnival games for all ages.

    Don’t forget to toast the start of summer by joining us for a drink in the Beer Garden located just outside our Lady of Grace Church.

    For fantastic evening activities, stop by our annual NiteFest on Saturday, June 3, 2017.

    All activities are held, rain or shine!

    For more information see the Our Lady of Grace FunFest website at: www.olgfunfest.com or the Facebook page: www.facebook.com/ourladyofgracefunfest .

  • Apple Montessori Open House and FREE Mommy & Me Event

    Find out why we’re parent’s Most Loved Preschool while celebrating Mother’s Day with your child. As trusted early childhood educators for 45 years, we prepare children for success in the classroom and beyond. We make the most of the critical early learning years from birth to age 6 by fostering each child’s fullest potential, at his or her own pace.

    • Explore our school, learn about our research-proven programs and meet our team
    • Create a Mommy & Me art project
    • Get in on the photo booth fun
    • Get your questions answered

    RSVP: hoboken@nullapplemontessorischools.com.
    Learn more:


    Apple Montessori Preschool Info Session

    We welcome you and your child to join an Info Session to experience our unique approach to learning , meet our nurturing teachers who love what they do, and explore our safety-certified school. Family owned Apple makes the most of the critical early learning years from birth to age 6 by fostering each child’s fullest potential, at his or her own pace.

    You and your child can:

    • View research-proven Montessori programs in action
    • Learn how a “whole child” approach can benefit your child
    • Meet our team of nurturing educators
    • Invite your child to join an art enrichment project

    RSVP: hoboken221@nullapplemontessorischools.com. Learn more: https://www.applemontessorischools.com/may-open-house-and-info-sessions/

  • Meet and Greet with Connect the Dots Occupational Therapy for Children

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    Hi everyone! My name is Marianne Rho, Founder and Owner of Connect the Dots, Occupational Therapy, LLC.


    CTD is an established Pediatric OT clinic in Manhattan and finally after 10 plus years, we are expanding to Hoboken and Jersey City!

    I've been a resident of Hoboken for the past decade, and recently moved to Jersey City. I am a work at home mom to my two year old son and finally carved some time to get back to my first love of working with children with special needs. I am now offering home and school based private sessions and evaluations. Come join me for a cup of joe to chat and get to know more about Connect The Dots and the work that OTs do. Feel free to come with all questions and concerns about your little ones!

    I'll be at Starbucks in uptown Hoboken at 1205 Hudson St on Thursday, May 11th from 10 AM to 12 PM.

    For moms in NYC, I'll be at the CTD clinic on Monday, May 15th from 12 PM to 2 PM. The address is 38 W. 32nd St., Suite 604.

    If interested, please email us at admin@nullctdtherapy.com to let us know which location you'd like to join.

    Looking forward to meeting many of you soon!

  • FREE Art and Mindfulness Event for Children!

    Saturday, May 6th: 1pm - 2pm
    Special guest collaboration: Melissa Coan of Learning Honey Co.
    FREE for children ages 3 to 5

    This FREE event for children ages 3 to 5 is part of a wonderful collaboration with our friends at Learning Honey Co. In this fun workshop children will learn mindfulness through breathing activities, story time, and through interactive art projects.
    We are thrilled to offer this special event and to teach the art of mindfulness to youngsters. It's never to early to start! Reserve your child's spot in advance as space is limited.

    Asana Soul Practice
    411 Jefferson Street, Hoboken NJ