NEW!!! Uptown Tot Shabbat Class

Fall Session

Beginning Thursday, November 6th

Thursday afternoons

at Creative Groove Studio (1200 Park Ave.)

  • Caregiver and me program

  • songs, story time, art and play

  • celebrate Shabbat and eat challah!

  • meet new friends

  • (ages 3 years old and younger)

FREE OPEN HOUSE FIRST SESSION (please RSVP): Thursday, November 6th at 4:15pm

Classes 11/13, 11/20, 12/4, 12/11, 12/18

$75 for the semester; ($15/session) if paid for in advance or $20/session for drop-in

*make-ups can be made during the toddler and twos sessions in our downtown school and vice versa

 *RSVP required.  For more information and to RSVP contact:  Kaplan Cooperative Preschool, 201-653-8666  or

NOTICE OF NONDISCRIMINATORY POLICY AS TO STUDENTS The Kaplan Cooperative Preschool admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school.  It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin, disability or sexual orientation in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarships and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered  programs.

The Jubilee Center is Looking for Volunteer Tutors

The Jubilee Center, a nonprofit program serving Hoboken’s public housing community, is seeking volunteer tutors for its evening tutoring program. Tutoring takes place on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6-7 pm at the Jubilee Center, located at 601 Jackson Street in Hoboken. Academic support is a critical component of the Jubilee Center’s after school and summer programs. Tutoring plays an important role in helping under-served elementary and middle school students overcome barriers and thrive at school. High school and college students are also welcome to volunteer as tutors. For more information, contact education director Jessica Accurso at

For more information about the Jubilee Center, visit

Hoboken Food Allergy Support Group – Meeting and Info

The next Hoboken Food Allergy Support Group meeting will take place next Tuesday, October 21st at 7pm at Shoprite of Hoboken. This will be a general meeting with the main focus on Halloween and how to “Be Prepared, Not Scared”. We will share tips and resources with each other for allowing our children to have fun celebrating Halloween! This event is free and open to the public.

Also, I wanted to bring attention to the Teal Pumpkin Project sponsored by FARE (the Food Allergy Research and Education organization). FARE is encouraging communities to raise awareness of food allergies by providing non-food treats for trick-or-treaters and painting a pumpkin teal – the color of food allergy awareness – to place in front of their house along with a free printable sign from FARE to indicate they have non-food treats available. The Teal Pumpkin Project is designed to promote safety, inclusion and respect of individuals managing food allergies – and to keep Halloween a fun, positive experience for all.

Please consider participating in the Teal Pumpkin Project effort and having non-food treat options available for children. Teal Pumpkin Project – Food Allergy Research & Education

Teal Pumpkin Project – Food Allergy Research & Education works on behalf of the 15 million Americans with food allergies, including all those at risk for life-threatening anaphylaxis.

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Composting in Hoboken

Here’s a great family activity that’s scientific and eco-friendly and you can do it in your own kitchen: COMPOSTING.

ALL FOOD & PLANTS: fruits (no sticker), vegetables, meat, poultry, seafood, bones, dairy, grains, rice, beans, pasta, bread, eggshells, coffee grounds, flower bouquets, pruned plants (not soaked in chemicals)
FOOD-SOILED PAPER: cardboard (even pizza boxes!), napkins, paper towels (no chemicals) uncoated paper plates, tea bags (no metal staple)

WE DO NOT ACCEPT: Plastic, plastic wrap, compostable flatware, metal, aluminum foil, styrofoam, liquids, frozen food boxes, chemicals

About the Community Compost Company:
Community Compost Company, based in New Paltz, NY, is a local collection service that picks up food and organic materials and returns them to the earth through composting.
They offer a quality service to residences, businesses, schools and institutions while also providing education about the importance and value of reducing food waste – what they refer to as “earthcycling”.

Their goals are to help improve the health of our children and community, develop green jobs, and provide education on how to be more responsible stewards of the earth.
Up to 66% of all waste going into landfills is organic material and 25-30% of that is food waste. The Community Compost Company is committed to effecting positive change for the good of all.

About Compost:
Compost is a dark, crumbly, earthy-smelling material produced by the natural decomposition of organic materials. It is a valuable soil conditioner with many applications including agricultural, landscaping, wetlands creation and sediment control, to name a few. When added to soil, compost adds vital organic matter. It sequesters carbon, improves plant growth, conserves water, and reduces reliance on chemical pesticides and fertilizers.

Compost Benefits the Environment:
Compost mitigates climate change by reducing materials sent to a landfill and greenhouse gas emissions, creating cleaner air for us to breathe. It benefits our water supply, by not only mitigating the effects of storm water but also by improving water quality through filtering. The addition of 1 inch of compost per acre will hold an additional 16,500 gallons of water. Composting improves the health of our soil, prevents erosion, improves physical/chemical/biological properties of the soil, remediates contaminated soils, and reduces need for water and fertilizers.

Any questions, please contact our Hoboken office at 201-683-7234 or our Home Office in New Paltz 845-787-DIRT (3478).

Future Programs for Tweens at the Hoboken Library

In response to requests for tween programs, the Hoboken Library has three upcoming programs just for kids who want to learn with kids their own age. Mark your calendars for the following dates:

Sat., Oct. 25 @ 3 PM- Math Wizard sponsors: So You Think You Can Add – Kids ages 6 to 8 can attend the second part of this program that will test math skills and award prizes to the “buzziest” mathematicians in the group. (A program for Little Adders, 4 and 5, happens at 10:30 AM). Tickets will be available on the library’s Eventbrite site on October 23.

Sat., Dec. 6 @ 11 AM – Practical Magic Workshop with Mark Zacharias – Kids 8 through teens can channel their inner Harry Potter (or Hermione Granger) by learning how to do magic from one of the best. Come back at2 PM to see Mark make holiday magic for families and all ages. Tickets at Eventbrite on Friday, Dec. 5 for both programs.

Sat. Jan. 17 @ 2 PM – How to Talk to a Robot – Learn robotics basics from Dr. David Pein. Participants, ages 10 through teens will learn to use university level software to program robots and make them work. Tickets at Eventbrite on Fri. Jan. 16.

All programs are free to Hoboken children with library cards. There are limited spaces in all programs, so please reserve a space by getting a ticket at at the Eventbrite banner. If you find that you need to cancel your ticket, please let the library know by calling 201-420-2348 so that another person can attend in your place.


Are you a Math-Lete? Can you add/subtract and also multiply fast? Are you in the age group of 4-8 years old? If you answered YES to all of the above, make sure to join the Math Bees this November at the Hoboken Public Library!!

MathWizard of Hoboken and the Hoboken Public Library are pleased to announce the First Ever Math Bees on November 15th this year. Tickets will be available via the Hoboken Children’s Library eventbrite link no later than November 13th so stop by and ask for the link! This is FREE but Ticketed event so please be sure to get your tickets soon as available as they will go fast! Individual and 3 children Team Entries from schools are welcome! Contest rules apply.  Judges decisions will be final!

Prizes will be awarded to the Top Calculators and the Top Teams will be the MathWizards. Stay tuned to the local publications to view results. For questions please contact Pallavi @ or Lois @

About MathWizard of Hoboken: MathWizard of Hoboken is a quality, Common Core Based National after school enrichment program that builds speed, accuracy in mental math as well as strength in comprehending and solving word problems. In English we develop excellent Reading, Writing, Vocabulary and Grammar skills, mapped to the Core Curriculum Rubrics and setting up students for excellent communication skills. All MathWizard teaching is in a professional center in small groups or private tutoring with a qualified tutor. All programs are monthly with no contracts. We tutor all grades PK – High School, including SAT/ACT/PLAN.  Find MathWizard in a school near you!! MathWizard is pleased to be the chosen after school enrichment provider for HoLa Dual Language Charter School, at All Saints Hoboken and Daniel Webster School (a Blue Ribbon School) in Weehawken. Join us for Multiplication Bingo Nights, Spelling and Math Bees at the center once a month! Visit us at or on FB: “MathWizardofHoboken” or stop by our center at 1200 Grand St., C-2, Hoboken, NJ 07030.

The Taco Truck Hoboken Block Party, Friday, October 17th

5 dollar tacos, beer, music, live painting and a mural auction!

The Taco Truck is partnering with Freshly Baked Gallery in Jersey City, Hoboken Shelter, and TRUE Mentors to help us not only celebrate 5 years in business but also to give back to the community which has shown us so much love.

Come party with us and help support a great cause!

Date: Friday, October 17th
Time: 6-9pm
Location: Newark Street between Hudson and Washington Street

Heirloom Garlic Festival at Hoboken Historical Museum

Heirloom Garlic-Tasting Festival

October 12, 2014 • 1-5pm

Location: Hoboken Historical Museum, 1301 Hudson St., (201) 656-2240

Savor the pungent flavor of more than a dozen varieties of “the stinking rose,” trucked in Jersey-fresh from Wantage, NJ, by farmers Rich and Sue Sisti, who bring other fresh produce for sale as well.

NIA Dance – Martial Arts – Healing

with NIA
Dance – Martial Arts – Healing

Mondays, 9:15 – 10:15 a.m.
Monroe Street Movement Space, 720 Monroe Street, Room 504A, Hoboken

Wednesdays, 8 – 9 p.m.
Grassroots Community Space, 54 Coles Street, Jersey City

Experience Fitness Fusion!
Come for a high energy, low- impact class taken barefoot to soul-stirring music. Move beyond traditional aerobics to work out (not wear out) your body, mind, emotion and spirit. Step into your own journey with Nia, and positively shape the way you feel, look, think and live.

Contact: Amy (201) 320-0798

Fund For a Better Waterfront Annual Fundraiser


Connect the Waterfront: Past, Present, Future
7:00 TO 9:30 P.M.

Join us for an evening of music, dancing, entertainment, fine food & drink, all for a great cause! Emily Turonis and her quintet will provide the music, and Col. John Stevens, creator of the original plan for Hoboken in 1804, will make a special appearance. Enjoy a silent auction of restaurant dinners, fine wine, a signed football jersey from Eli Manning & more. FBW will present its annual Riparian Award to honor an individual who has provided exceptional community service to the waterfront. Zafra Restaurant will cater this event with its Little Latin Dishes.

Your continued support is critical to the ultimate success of our waterfront. Tickets are available online for $75 and at the door for $85.