• HFA Holiday Party, This Friday, December 15th, 5:30-7:30 PM at Urban Jungle Play

    Join the Hoboken Family Alliance for their annual Holiday Party this Friday, December 15th from 5:30 to 7:30 pm at Urban Jungle Play (1140 Maxwell Lane). Enjoy open play, arts and crafts, and Pizza, as well as getting a photo taken with Santa.

    The event is free for HFA members or $5 per child for non-members. We will also be collecting new toys and pajamas for our annual Toy and Pajama drive which benefits local charities. See more info here: HFA TOY AND PAJAMA DRIVE

  • Barnes & Noble Bookfair supporting HFA Book Drive from today until Sun. Dec. 17, 2017

    Every holiday season the HFA holds a P.J. & Book Drive.
    This year, Barnes & Noble is supporting our Book drive by providing a portion of the net sale to be contributed back to HFA to purchase additional books for children in need.   This Book fair will take place until this Sunday, December 17th.


    How it works:

    1. Select your items (book & toys, etc) for purchase.

    2. From the Payment page, scroll to the very bottom and choose " Check this box it is a book fair order."

    Note: If signed in onto your Barnes & Noble account, you may need to click "Change" on the payment section on the checkout page and then scroll to the bottom.

    3. Enter Bookfair ID #  -  122273959

    Thank you for your consideration and support!


    HOBOKEN FAMILY ALLIANCE (HFA) is launching a major toy and pajama drive for local children in need, within the age range of newborn to 17 years in the Hoboken / Hudson County area.

    We are so glad to be conducting this for the 10th consecutive year!

    All donations large and small are appreciated. To fulfill HFA mission, we hope to provide a nurturing environment to these children to help them be comforted and feel loved.

    Recipients will include children in local organizations: Division of Youth & Family Services (DYFS), In Jesus’ Name Charities and York Street Project.

    2 Drives:

    1) Pajama and Book Program 

    By providing pajamas and books, we are helping to create a warm and nurturing bedtime environment for vulnerable children and young adults living under difficult circumstances. We'll provide new pajamas and books to disadvantaged children, many of whom are waiting and hoping to be adopted.

    Many of these youngsters have been abused or abandoned and in many cases have never enjoyed the simple comfort of having a loving mother or father tuck them in at bedtime. Through the Pajama program, we hope to contribute to a warmer, more loving environment for these children.

    Pajamas must be new and unused for all sizes, infant to age 17. Larger sizes are preferred, but all are appreciated!

    2) Toy Drive 

    HFA hopes this event to bring something special to the children and are asking that all donated gifts be new and unwrapped please. Toys will be collected for ages infant to 17. Any donation of any size brings holiday cheer for a child who may otherwise not have received any gifts. The items are given to families who cannot afford to buy presents, so the children can open a gift that is given to them by a loved one, not a charity.

    If you’d like to contribute, we have 2 ways to do so:

    A) Tax Deductible Monetary Donation to Pajama & Toy Drive

    If you wish to make a financial donation, Click the DONATE button below.

    100% of donation will be used towards a tax-free purchase of a toy or a pajama.

    **A tax deductible receipt will be generated to you.**

    B) How to Donate in Person: Both pajama & toy drives will run concurrently & have the same drop off locations:

    When: Friday, December 1 - Friday, December 22 (unless different date listed below)

    Where to Donate- 7 Locations:

    • Big Fun Toys, 602 Washington Street (Mon-Sat 10-7pm, Sun 11-6) – Drive will end here on Dec 23 *
    • Little City Books 100 Bloomfield Street (Tues – Sat 10 to 8, Sun 10 – 6, Mon 10 – 7)
    • Apple Montessori,1055 Maxwell Lane (M-F 7am-7pm)- Drive ends here on Dec 20 *
    • New York Sports Club NORTH, 210 14 St (7:00am-7pm Daily)
    • PilsenerHaus & Biergarten, 1422 Grand St (Tues – Fri 4pm-2 am, Sat & Sun Noon to 2 am)
    • Diamond Gymnastics, 738 Willow Ave (M & T 3-7pm, W -F 9:45-7pm,Sat 9-12, Sun- closed)
    • Tiger Schulmann’s Mixed Martial Arts 84 Washington St. (M- Fri 2-10pm, Sat. 9-3)

  • Preschool of Rock Winter Wonder Sessions

    Registration Page: http://register.preschoolofrock.com

    MIDTOWN HOBOKEN (Monroe Street Movement Space)
    Starts: Monday January 8th
    Ends: Monday March 12th
    Duration: 10 Weeks
    Times: 9:30am, 10:30am

    Starts: Tuesday January 9th
    Ends: Tuesday March 13th
    Duration: 10 Weeks
    Times: 9:30am, 10:30am

    UPTOWN HOBOKEN (Local Barre)
    Starts: Wednesday January 10th
    Ends: Wednesday March 14th
    Duration: 10 Weeks
    Times: 11:00am, 12:00pm

    Starts: Wednesday January 10th
    Ends: Wednesday March 14th
    Duration: 10 Weeks
    Times: 9:30am, 10:30am

    Starts: Saturday January 13th
    Ends: Saturday March 17th
    Duration: 10 Weeks
    Times: 9:30am, 10:30am

  • Tuesday, November 28th is GIVING TUESDAY.

    Tuesday, November 28th is GIVING TUESDAY.

    A global day dedicated to giving is observed on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving, encouraging the spirit of generosity during this special time of year.

    Since its founding in 2012, #GivingTuesday has inspired giving around the world, resulting in greater donations, volunteer hours, and activities that bring about real change in communities. This year, the Hoboken Family Alliance is a part of this honorable charity initiative.

    The Hoboken Family Alliance (HFA), 100% volunteer driven non-profit which has been in existence for over 15 years in the Hoboken community, being one of the oldest non-profits in Hoboken. Hoboken Family Alliance is a dynamic organization that welcomes bringing the community together to encourage civic, social and educational opportunities for all families.

    Every year, we have presented various community events, including Cabin Fever Winter Festival, "Mutzfest"- Mozzerella festival, Harvestfest Pumpkin Patch, Spring Fling Egg Hunt, and more. The Hoboken Family Alliance (HFA) provides School & Backpack Drives, Toy &  Pajama drives for children in need within the Hudson County area. We also provide Community Neighbor Awards and scholarships for High School seniors going to college. Hoboken Family Alliance also assists the community by supply emergency funding to organizations, residents and families in need.

    Help support our efforts in continuing to make Hoboken a wonderful neighborhood. Your contribution is 100 % tax deductible.


    Many Thanks in this Season of Giving,

    Hoboken Family Alliance Board of Directors




    Big Fun Toys will be holding their Sixth Annual HFA Toy Drive Kickoff Party on Small Business Saturday. Shop locally and support us!

    Date: Saturday, November 25, 2017
    Time: KICKOFF PARTY is from 11-2, but store is open from 10-8pm
    Location: Big Fun Toys  602 Washington St, Hoboken

    There are special events taking place at Big Fun to celebrate this wonderful day!

    • Free Holiday Face Painting
    • Games
    • Discounts
    • Prizes
    • Exciting Holiday Toy Demonstrations
    • Biggest Sale of the Year -Store-wide savings for all!!!
    • Special discounts for customers who donate to the Toy Drive and more!

    All toys will be donated to local families in need, including from In Jesus’ Name Charities, York Street Project and NJ Child Protection and Permanency (former know as DYFS).

  • Hoboken Family Alliance 15th Annual Community Neighbor Awards Grants

    Hoboken Family Alliance 15th Annual Community Neighbor Awards Grants

    The Hoboken Family Alliance is now accepting nominations for our 15th Annual Community Neighbor Awards to be granted in 2018 at our Cabin Fever Event - Location & Date TBD.

    Non-profit organizations may apply directly or be nominated by a member of the community. Organizations must meet the following criteria:

    • Be a tax-exempt organization under IRS Section 501(c)(3).
    • Must serve children or families in Hudson County.
    • Request funding for a special project or program, not to cover administrative or operating expenses.
    • Award recipients (or representative) must attend the Cabin Fever Festival  to receive their award.

    Organizations must include the following information to be considered:

    1. Summary of program or project, not to exceed two pages, including:

    • Concise description of program / project / services
    • Amount requested and total project cost
    • Immediate impact it will have on the community
    • Who it will benefit and how many people will be impacted
    • If project is partially funded, will project be implemented
    • Measurement for success

    2. Mission statement of the organization and a description of the client base and markets it serves.

    3.Proof of 501(c)(3) designation & IRS Tax ID number.

    4.Organization name, contact name, address and phone number  of the representative making the request.

    5. Note: The final deadline for submission is 5 p.m.  Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017.

    Award recipients will be chosen at the discretion of the HFA Board of Directors and only from those nominees that meet the grant criteria.

    For submissions or more information on the Community Neighbor Awards , please contact, Michele Hulsman, HFA Philanthropy Director, at philanthropy@nullhobokenfamily.org.

    We look forward to reviewing the nominations.

    Note: Applications to support individuals, political activities or private foundations will not be accepted.

  • Hudson Theatre Ensemble Silly on Sixth Children’s Series presents Sing Me A Story with Sue!

    Hudson Theatre Ensemble Silly on Sixth Children’s Series presents

    Sing Me A Story with Sue!

    Loads of fun – original songs, familiar favorites, singalongs, costumes, puppets, instruments
    Lots of Audience Participation

    Performances at Hudson School Performance Space 601 Park Ave., Hoboken on:

    Sunday, November 19, 2017 at 1pm and 3pm
    Saturday, November 25, 2017 at 11am and 1pm

    (4 performances - Show runs about 40 minutes – perfect for children 2 to 10)

    All tickets $10.00.

    Reservations: 201-377-7014 or reservations@nullhudsontheatreensemble.com

    And if your child has a November birthday, what an easy way to celebrate by incorporating Silly on Sixth into your birthday plans! The entire audience will sing Happy Birthday to your darling child; your group has a wonderful time seeing Sing Me A Story with Sue! the kids meet the actors after the show, and you can take photos of your child with the actors; then off you go to one of Hoboken's many family-friendly eateries to continue the festivities. Just call Florence for details at 201-377-7014.

    Here’s what Broadway World says about our ensemble: “Kid's theater with a positive message is amazing. In the hands of the incredible Hudson Theatre Ensemble's Silly on Sixth, children's theater is a passionate alchemy of creativity and craftiness to be treasured.”

    And New Jersey Stage exclaims: “Silly on Sixth consistently produces delightful, charming shows that entrance and entertain their core audience of kids three to one hundred and three. There is no pandering to the audience. These skillful actors engage the young audience rapturously. Spend a richly deserved hour with Silly on Sixth. For parents this is an entertaining, safe time, without the laugh track of television but the values you may want your children to embrace.”

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