Join us for the HFA Holiday Party on Thursday, December 11, 2014 from 3-5 p.m at Maxwell’s Tavern, 1039 Washington St, Hoboken. The HFA has teamed up again with Michael Napolitano from Preschool of Rock to host the ultimate rockin’ holiday party in town! Join us as we make those jingle bells rock. Sweets and treats for all, and a special appearance by Santa Claus! The event is free for all HFA members, $5 for non-members. Please bring a new unwrapped toy or pajamas for HFA’s Annual Toy & Pajama Drive to help spread holiday cheer to families in need. It’s sure to be a dashing, dancing, prancing good time.
The Hoboken Family Alliance is now accepting nominations for our eleventh annual Community Neighbor Awards to be granted in 2015 at our Cabin Fever Event at Brandt School, 215 9th Street, Hoboken, NJ , scheduled for February 8, 2015.
Non-profit organizations may apply directly or be nominated by a member of the community. They must be not-for-profit and serve children or families in Hoboken and/or Hudson County. To be considered, the organization must designate what the money will be used for, and how much they are requesting. We request that the money be utilized to directly provide a service for families or children, and not for overhead/administrative costs. Award recipients will be asked to attend the Cabin Fever Festival on Feb. 8, 2015, in Hoboken, to receive their award.
In your grant submission, please include:
Brief description of the program and/or services
Organization contact name, address and phone number
Organization 501(c)3 non-profit tax id number
How many people will be affected by the receiving of the grant
Why the program should receive an HFA Community Neighbor Award
The final deadline for submission is Monday, December 15, 2014.
Children will sing along with Anna and Elsa and have a picture opportunity afterwards. We will have two showings at 11am and 12.30pm. Each showing will be limited to 50 children. Tickets are $50.00pp and a sibling is $25.00. All funds raised will support the Jubilee Center of Hoboken.
All Saints Parish created the All Saints Community Service and Development Corporation (Jubilee Center) in 1995 to help meet the social and economic needs of children and families. Our mission is to equip children and families with the tools not only to survive, but also to overcome the many barriers that they face. We believe that all people deserve a fair chance at creating a fulfilling life based on self-esteem, self-reliance, personal accountability and respect for others.
The Jubilee Center started as a homework club in a community room in Hoboken public housing community. The homework club evolved into an afterschool and summer program in 2003 at a newly constructed building on 6th and Jackson Streets. When the children arrive at the Jubilee Center, they are offered a healthy snack and given homework assistance and tutoring. We sponsor enrichment classes such as dance, karate, computers, cooking, gardening and arts & crafts. The day ends with a nutritious meal provided by one of five local restaurants.
We look forward to seeing you on November 22nd. Should you have any questions or need further information, please contact Kay LiCausi at (201) 459-0502.
The 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.
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.
If you’d like to contribute, we have a number of ways to do so:
1) Pajama and Book Program
HFA is partnering with the nationally run Pajama Program to collect new pajamas and new books for homeless and needy children.
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. The Pajama Program, a 501(c)(3) charity, provides 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! www.pajamaprogram.org
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.
3) 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.
How to Donate in Person: Both pajama & toy drives will run concurrently & have the same drop off locations:
100% of the amount donated will be used towards a tax-free purchase of a toy or a pajama. A tax deductible receipt will be generated to you.
How to Donate in Person: Both drives will run concurrently and have the same drop off locations:
When: Saturday Nov 29 – Monday through December 23rd Where to Donate- 6 Locations:
Big Fun Toys, 602 Washington St (Hours: 11am-7pm)
New York Sports Club NORTH – 210 14 St (Hours: 7:00am-7pm Daily)
PilsenerHaus & Biergarten – 1422 Grand St, Hoboken ( Tues – Fri: 4pm-2 am, Sat & Sun: Noon to 2 am)
Work It Out Gym (2 locations)
5 Marine View Plaza (2nd & River) – 9 am-7pm weekdays, 9 am-1pm weekends
603 Willow Avenue – 9 am-7pm weekdays, 9 am-1pm weekends
Math Wizard 1200 Grand St # C-2 (Hours: Tues, Thu & Fri 4 pm to 7pm, Sat 10 am- 1 pm)
Little Red and the Hoods and its all-adult cast will delight children ages 3 to 10 while entertaining their families in the 14th season of the Hudson Theatre Ensemble Children’s Series Silly on Sixth. Our new version of this old favorite is wonderful for children and adults alike with its engaging, interactive audience participation and zany fun. And for extra excitement, if your child volunteers and is selected to come up on stage, you can enjoy seeing your daughter or son become a part of the story!
And if your child has a November birthday, what an easy way to celebrate by incorporating Silly on Sixth and Little Red and the Hoods into your birthday plans! The entire audience will sing Happy Birthday to your darling child, your group has a wonderful time seeing Little Red and the Hoods, the kids meet the actors after the show, and 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.
Please note that our beautiful, child-friendly, ground-floor theater is completely barrier-free & accessible to persons with disabilities.
Big Fun Toys
Invites you to Celebrate Neighborhood Toy Store Day!
Saturday, November 8th MEET PRINCESS ELSA!
Enter our Raffle to win a special Frozen Gift Set!
For more information please call us at 201-714-9575.
Visit Big Fun Toys at
602 Washington Street, Hoboken NJ 07030.
11am-1pm – Meet Elsa
1pm- Unveiling of 2014 Top Toys
2pm- Game Tournament
3pm- Coloring Contest Winner Announced
The Old Woman Who Lived in a Shoe had so many children she didn’t know… how to get them to sleep! Wee Willy Winkie encourages his brothers and sisters (the children in the audience) to talk mom into some bedtime rhymes. Your young children will remain wide awake as they recite, sing, finger-play, and act a number of nursery rhymes with Youth Stages performers, Ana Kalet and Jim Folly. We’ll have your children and you looking at Mother Goose Nursery Rhymes in a whole new light!
This is an open program. No library card required. However you must get tickets for children at www.bccls.org/hoboken at Eventbrite. Stroller Rules apply.