Circus Minimus: the One Man Circus in a Suitcase, Saturday, April 30

A Performance to Benefit Hoboken Charter School, HoLa Dual Language Charter School, Elysian Charter School, and Mile Square Theatre!

From the suitcase of the multi-talented Kevin O’Keefe, an entire circus emerges: tent, band, lights, and a collection of comedic circus characters he inhabits. Included are a boisterous ringmaster, officious usher Mervin Merkle, a glamorous “magician to the stars,” and even an entire family of juggling acrobats. However, the most important performers emerge from the audience. Each performance becomes a dialogue between the characters and the audience–a light-hearted collaboration.

SATURDAY, APRIL 30   2:00 P.M. and  5:00 P.M.

$25 ADULTS • $20 KIDS
Mile Square Theatre 1408 Clinton Street, Hoboken

Drop off your K-4th grader to our trained chaperones for only $5 more
Make the event a drop off event as our teaching artists and staff from participating schools chaperone your child’s visit to the theatre.
THE SHOW IS 6O MINUTES: Drop off available 15 minutes before show time till 15 minutes after.
IMPORTANT: Please enter your SCHOOL CODE in the DISCOUNT CODE field at check out
so we know which school receives the funds from your tickets:
Hoboken Charter School: HCS
Elysian Charter School: ECS
Hola Dual Language School: HDL
Discount Parking available at Little Man Parking (aka Packard Parking) 
1300 Jefferson Street 
Saturday and Sunday till midnite for $7.
Show parking claim ticket to box office for validation sticker on day of show.

Family Movie Night at Hoboken Junior Senior High School, April 29

Family Movie Night
A Drama Club fundraiser for the District of Hoboken
Beauty and the Beast
April 29th at 5 pm
HJSHS Auditorium
Pizza/Hot Dogs $2
Popcorn $2
Tickets $5
Email for further information

School Spirit Event returns to Ben & Jerry’s on Thursday, May 19!

Join Hoboken Family Alliance when we host the annual School Spirit Event at Ben & Jerry’s, Hoboken, N.J., on Thursday, May 19.

The school that comes out to buy ice cream, creates a new ice cream combination in The Flavor Contest and/or submits entries into the Ice-Cream Art competition will qualify to win an End of School Ice Cream Party for the entire school, courtesy of Ben & Jerry’s.

The benefit night will help HFA generate awareness and recruit volunteers and donations for the Hoboken Bike Camp, June 27-July 1. Ben & Jerry’s will donate a percentage of sales from School Spirit Event to the annual camp. Hoboken Family Alliance will host the camp for the 6th consecutive year. The program teaches individuals with disabilities to ride a two-wheel bike independently and relies on the help of more than 50 volunteers to achieve this wonderful feat.

The event will feature live entertainment, fun, games, giveaways and raffles. Schools earn points by:

• Coming out to buy ice-cream at any time throughout the event on May 19

• Entering a unique flavor combo in The Flavor Contest . Create a fun combo with a creative name.

• Showing in words, pictures, painting or photos what you love about Hoboken and ice-cream. Entries accepted starting Wednesday, April 27. Entries need to include student and school name and are required to be posted on our Facebook page

Contest submissions are allowable through May 17, 5 PM EST to count toward points. Points will be accrued based on a ratings system that includes contest engagement and creativity; school support for the event. Winners will be determined by the HFA board. For any questions or participation please email Theresa Howard at

The event will feature live entertainment, fun, games, giveaways and raffles.


The French American Academy Information Session in Hoboken, Thursday April 28th 7-8:30pm

Join us for an Information Session in Hoboken
Why some Hoboken families have chosen our Bilingual Curriculum in Jersey City ?

Pre-school-Elementary-Middle School – School Bus

Fully accredited by the National French Education Ministry and by Middle States Association of Schools, the French American Academy now serves more than 220 students each year from Pre-K2 through 4th grade in three New Jersey locations – New Milford, Morris Plains, and Jersey City. The FAA will open 6th grade in September 2016 adding a grade each year up to 8th grade.

Come and hear about our bilingual, comprehensive and creative curriculum!

Please visit to learn more about our growing community.

When: Thursday April 28th 7-8:30pm
Where: Bwe Kafe
1002 Washington· St., Hoboken, NJ 07030
RSVP: Cathy Joly at-) The French American Academy
Join us for an Information Session in Hoboken
RSVP: Cathy Joly at

All Saints Episcopal Day School STEM CAMP

All Saints Episcopal Day School
Science * Technology * Engineering * Math
Enroll your child in a fun and exciting week of STEM camp located in Hoboken.

July 11th – July 15th
open to students entering Grades 5-8

July 18th – July 22nd
open to students entering Grades 1-4

Full Day Program
Before and After Care options available
Program Cost (including supplies) $560
Register Online Today

Hoboken Historical Museum 30th Anniversary Gala: An Elysian Fields Escapade!

The Hoboken Historical Museum Celebrates its 30th Anniversary With a Victorian-Style Gala: An Elysian Fields Escapade!
The Museum’s Annual Spring Gala is Saturday, May 14, 2016, at the Hoboken Elks Lodge, to Benefit the Collections Campaign

In the mid-1800s, Hoboken was a leisure paradise, attracting visitors in droves for a stroll up the River Walk, a sip of water from Sybil’s Cave, or to watch a baseball or cricket game from the Colonnade overlooking the Elysian Fields. For its 30th anniversary, the Hoboken Historical Museum is reaching deep into its collections archive to decorate the Hoboken Elks Lodge in early Hoboken style for the annual spring fundraising gala: An Elysian Fields Escapade, on Saturday, May 14!

At this Victorian romp, guests will enjoy a delicious buffet dinner from AD Catering, an open bar featuring a spiked punch worthy of the original Turtle Club, and an evening of dancing to tunes spanning the 20th century! The centerpiece of the evening will be our popular Live Auction, featuring leisure distractions for modern Hobokenites, including:

  •  A summer pass to the Shipyard pool
  • A year of indoor parking
  • An evening of whiskey-tasting for a party of 10
  • A two-week stay in Pompano Beach, Fla.
  • A vacation in Winter Park, Colo.
  • and so much more!

A portion of the proceeds will help support the Museum’s Collections Campaign, with the goal of securing more space so we can accommodate the growing archives and make them more accessible as a research center. Tickets are $150 each, and are available online at; or

The event is made possible through the generous support of Gold sponsors CarePoint Health & the Schmalzbauer Family; and Silver sponsors Hufnagel Landscape Design & Construction Group, W Hotels Hoboken, BCB Community Bank, Strategic Insurance Partners, Maïk Irrigation, Hackensack UMC – Palisades, Halstead Property and Haven Savings Bank.

Why Don’t My Kids Listen to Me?” A 60-minute Workshop for Parents

The Hudson School Think Thursdays series to present a 60-minute workshop for parents, “Why Don’t My Kids Listen To Me?”

April 21, 2016
7:00-8:30 p.m.

On Thursday, April 21 at 7:00 pm, The Hudson School will host a 60-minute workshop followed by a 30-minute Q&A session with Lisa DiSciullo, CPCC, “Why Don’t My Kids Listen to Me?”

  • Are you tired of saying the same things over and over?
  • Do you find yourself giving in to your kids’ demands and/or yelling at them?
  • How many times DO you have to tell them?

Come to this workshop and learn how to gain your children’s cooperation without nagging, bribing or yelling.
(Open to the Public. Suggested Donation, $10.)

Lisa DiSciullo, CPCC, is a Certified Parent Trainer by the Parent Encouragement Program ( and Certified Life Coach. Her company, Parenting Matters, provides classes and workshops that result in parents having increased confidence, children becoming more competent, and stronger families. For more information call her at 908-516-0831 or email at

The Hudson School’s Think Thursdays series was founded in 2010 to educate and inform the over-18 crowd with a lecture and film series aimed at adults. The Think Thursdays series, which is open to the public, features guest speakers, local authors, and films covering a broad range of topics.

Romparoo’s Early Bird Summer Special

Take advantage of Romparoo’s Early Bird Summer Special!
Receive 10% off ALL Summer classes and packages until Friday, April 22nd!
Email to sign up today!

Romparoo offers:
SUMMER CAMP ~ Monday-Thursday from 9-12
ON MY OWN ~ 2-hour drop-off class Fridays from 9-11
Mommy-and-Me classes from 6 months – 3 years!

Our 8-week Summer semester runs from July 11th – September 2nd

One More Week of Goodnight Moon at MST!

Book, music, and lyrics by Chad Henry
Adapted from GOODNIGHT MOON by Margaret Wise Brown and Clement Hurd

Mile Square Theatre is proud to open its brand-new facility at the Artisan in Hoboken with a young audience production of GOODNIGHT MOON, Chad Henry’s lively musical adaptation of the well-known children’s book by Margaret Wise Brown and Clement Hurd.

Show Schedule: April 9-24:
Saturdays @ 2pm and 5pm
Sundays @ 11am and 2pm
Sunday, April 24 @ 5pm Special Needs Inclusive Adjusted Performance

Mile Square Theatre
1408 Clinton Street, Hoboken

Adults: $25 • Children and Seniors: $15

Purchase tickets at
GOODNIGHT MOON is recommended for ALL audiences 4 years and up.
Approximate run time: 75 minutes

Interested in bringing a school group on Thursdays or Fridays?
Email our school show coordinator here.

Only a few shares left!- 2016 CSA Discounts for Local Farmers Market Produce until April 15!

Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) Discounts for HFA Members – for both Poplar Wood Farm (Organic) & Stony Hill Farm

1) Poplar Wood Farm (Organic)

Starting to think about warmer weather? Are you eager to plan your summertime events? Are you thinking of enjoying the abundance of local fresh fruits and vegetables that will return in the spring?

Spring is even closer than you think! Planning for the upcoming growing season is already very much underway – crop planning is completed and seeding in our green- house has begun.

About the CSA: Community Supported Agriculture is a mutually beneficial relationship between a farm and the community of people who receive the food the farm produces. Members commit to a full season of produce prior to the start of the growing season and in return receive a weekly share containing an assortment of fresh, nutritious vegetables. The members become a part of the farm’s local food community, develop a relationship with the farm, and learn about the origins of their food and how it is grown. The farm offers three sizes of vegetable shares and the option to add eggs each week. The season is 24 weeks long and runs from June into November.

Complete details at

Growing Methods: All produce is grown using organic methods that rely on the use of cover cropping, compost, beneficial insects, and
other environmentally conscious ways of crop production. We are firm believers in the value of healthy food and make no concessions when it comes to our growing methods. No chemical or synthetic pesticides or fertilizers and no GMO seed are used.


New for 2016 – now offering home delivery to residents of the following buildings in Hoboken:

• The Sovereign at the Shipyard
• Hudson Tea Lofts
• Maxwell Place (1025, 1100, and 1125 Maxwell) • Park + Garden

Or pick up your share at one of these convenient Hoboken locations:
• Garden Street Farmers’ Market – 14th and Garden Street on Saturday from 9am to 2pm

• Hoboken Uptown Farmers’ Market – 13th and Hudson Street on Thursdays from 2pm to 7pm

HFA Discount: Sign up by APRIL 15 and receive $40 off the price of a large share, $20 off the price of a regular share, or $15 off the price of a personal share. There are two ways to sign up: 1) Fill out application form online and mail back with check payment (make note for HFA discount) or 2) visit our online store. If paying through our online store, please contact HFA for the discount code for any share size.

If you are interested in a share, please don’t delay as the supply is limited and is expected to sell out. Complete details at Questions can be directed to 


2) Stony Hill Farms -

Stony Hill Farms is located just an hour west of Hoboken in Chester, New Jersey. The Davis family has been operating their 500 acre fruit and vegetable farm for over 25 years. Stony Hill grows everything from apples to zucchini and sells their produce at Community Farmers Markets located in Jersey City & Hoboken as well as other locations across the state.

About the CSA : Stony Hill Farm offers a CSA program. It is a relationship of mutual trust and commitment between us, as farmers, and our members. In exchange for an annual membership fee, our members receive the freshest and highest quality produce during the growing season.

HFA Discount: Offering members of the Hoboken Family Alliance a $30 discount on a half or full share of our CSA until May 1st.

Size: 1) Half share – about half bushel of fresh produce

           2) Full share – about a whole bushel of fresh produce

Supplements: We also offer our own cage-free brown eggs as an optional add-on.

Our CSA members are very important to us and to show our gratitude for their membership and loyalty, they are each presented with a special membership card which, when presented at any of our retail locations, entitles them to a 10% discount on every purchase.  The Davis family takes pride in providing families with the best produce that New Jersey has to offer. For more information please visit An application form is also available on the website -

When: We will be distributing shares every Saturday at the Hoboken Family Farmers’ Market located at 14th and Garden Street from June 7th to November 15th from 9am- 2pm.

Location: Share pickup is at the Hoboken Family Farmers Market, at The Garden Street Mews on Garden Street and 14th.

Cost:   Offering members of the Hoboken Family Alliance a $30 discount on a half or full share of our CSA until May 1st .    Please see attached Stony Hill Farms HFA application, as HFA discount has been already been included in the costs listed on the application.

If you cannot pick up your CSA share or if there has been an overabundance of crops, both local farmers have kindly offered to donate to local Hudson County nonprofit organizations for those in need.

We are looking forward to a warm and healthy summer!