Run the Lincoln Tunnel Challenge with HFA on April 19 Benefit Special Olympics

Hoboken is a diverse community with many different families, incomes, points of view and political loyalties. On April 19 we’re uniting as one community to show our support for Special Olympics. Join Team HobokONE and help Special Olympics continue to help neighborhoods like Hoboken provide specialized athletic programs for youths with special needs.

Developmentally delayed and cognitively impaired individuals gain the same benefits as typical children when it comes to sports – social skills, team spirit, athletic fundamentals and most importantly, a fun experience. For the past several years HFA has helped bring more Special Olympics programming to our community including basketball, swimming, baseball and the Young Athlete Program, which helps instill athletic fundamentals in children ages 2-7.

So get in the community spirit and join HobokONE today. Team members get advanced race packet pick up, team tees and an after party at City Bistro. The race is open to all levels of runners. Register today and help HobokONE be the biggest, best team in the race.


Take me out to the ballgame with Special Olympics

For the second season, the Hoboken Recreation department, Hoboken Family Alliance and Special Olympics have partnered to offer up two levels of baseball clinics starting Tuesday, April 28 on the Little League Field.

The program is open to area individuals with cognitive disabilities ages 3-5 for T-Ball and 6-12 for Developmental Baseball.

Children enrolled in the T-Ball program will learn baseball basics including how to hit the ball, run the bases, and the spirit of team work. Youths enrolled in the Developmental will learn and practice the game play and technical aspects of the sport and is designed for the emerging athlete.

The program runs Tuesdays from April 28 – June 9 at the Little League Field from 3:30 PM – 4:15 PM. Participation is free but registration is required. Please email Andrea Moore at today to enroll your child today.




Hoboken Junior Senior High School Open House for Prospective Students

Hoboken Junior Senior High School Open House for Prospective Students
Tuesday, March 31, 2015
7pm – 9pm

Hoboken Junior Senior High School
9th & Clinton Street

Come see the great things happening at HJSHS On March 31, 2015 Hoboken Junior Senior High School will hold it’s annual OPEN HOUSE. Come learn about the diverse academic and exciting extra-curricular programs we can offer your child. Meet with our highly qualified, dedicated, and professional staff, supervisors, and administrators.

Advanced Placement
Virtual High School
Championship’ Athletics
Award-Winning Theater Arts Program
Student Clubs and Organizations
State of the art Culinary Facility

For more information call 201-356-3712

Sunshine Kids Foundation First Annual Easter Egg Hunt,

Sunshine Kids Foundation First Annual Easter Egg Hunt

Sunday, March 29th, 2015
11:00 am to 2:00 pm
Elysian Park
10th & Hudson Street
(rain date 4/19/15)

More details:

Spring Fling Egg Hunt, Saturday, March 28th, 2015

Please join us at our Spring Fling Egg Hunt.

This is our 17th year hosting this annual fun event.
Time: Saturday, March 28, 2015 (raindate March 29, 2015) 10 am-12 pm.
Location: Columbus Park, Clinton Street, between 9th & 10th Streets, Hoboken.
Cost: Free for HFA members; $5 suggested donation for non-members.

Activities include: A stroll through the Spring Farm Egg Hunt (Find eggs and turn them in for a bag of goodies!); Bunny-hop and egg races.

The egg hunts will be continuous, starting at 10 am, and children will trade their found (empty) eggs for a bag of goodies to take home, so that we can reuse and recycle the eggs for other participants.

Please note that groups of children of all ages will be able to enter the Spring Farm for 15-minute intervals and re-enter. The entrance time for the last egg hunt will be at 12pm. Plan to pose with bunnies and spring themed props, courtesy of Hoboken High School art department. Please bring your cameras and baskets!

HFA members are encouraged to bring non-perishable food items to the park for donation to Hoboken Shelter.

Platinum Event Sponsor
BCB Hoboken
Your Community Bank

Gold Event Sponsor
Ben & Jerry’s
CarePoint Health
Red Bridge Homes
Super Soccer Stars
United Water

Bronze Event Sponsor

WIO Ride For A Cause Support Autism Awareness

Join Work it Out Fitness Studios and The Wallace Elementary School as they host their 2nd annual Ride for a Cause to support the school’s Applied Behavior Analysis Program (ABA).


Sunday, 3/29
12p and 1p at WiO RIVER
5 Marine View Plaza, Hoboken

Did you know 1 in 45 children in New Jersey have Autism? Be inspired and motivated by Sheillah, a parent of a child with autism in the Wallace ABA Program, Special Events Director for the Hoboken Family Alliance and instructor at Work it Out, as she hosts two amazing Ride classes to raise awareness and support the schools Applied Behavior Analysis Program.


Donation: $50 per Ride, additional amounts welcomed. Can’t make it, but still want to donate? Give us a call or email and we’ll process your donation. 201.222.0802 or 201.710.5458 or All proceeds to be donated to the Wallace ABA Program Registration can be done online, visit for more details or call the studios: 201.222.0802 or 201.710.5458.


Brunch with The Easter Bunny!!!!

Saturday at Mikie Squared Bar & Grill
The Easter Bunny is in Hoboken and he is coming to  Mikie Squared Bar & Grill, for BRUNCH
March 21, 28 & April 4th
He is looking forward to meeting everyone, having fun and giving out treats!!
The Easter Bunny will pose for pictures so bring your camera.
We look forward to seeing you!
Mikie Squared Bar & Grill

Hoboken Hawks RFC Flag Rugby

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The Hoboken Hawks RFC is a youth rugby club (community program) established by Play Rugby USA to develop young people and the community in the Hoboken area, through rugby.

We will be introducing FLAG NON-CONTACT rugby, a game in which everyone gets to run, catch, tag, pass, and score! Players enjoy dashing down the field, side-stepping defenders, darting through gaps, and working with their new teammates to reach the try line and score a Try! Our curriculum and professional coaches focus first and foremost on positive youth development techniques while introducing the fundamental principles of rugby. I’m looking forward to coaching a couple of sessions myself!

The flag rugby program is open to all kids aged 6 – 14 years (8th grade) and will practice on Sundays 12pm – 2pm at Hoboken High School Football Field (see flyer attached for address). Some people have asked whether 4 and 5 year olds may participate – please feel free to bring them to the first session on March 22 and if we have at least 8 four and five year olds, we will run a little “RuggerTots” program for them also.

Please note, we’re aiming for 50% female participation – we will need your help to achieve this (don’t worry – the girls are amazing at this game)! Absolutely NO experience is necessary. The first two sessions: Sunday March 22 and March 29th – are completely free “Try Rugby” workshops for kids and parents to test it out. The season then formally kicks off April 12th and with practices through Sunday May 31st and culminating tournament June 6th (Randall’s Island, NYC).

For those who know they’d like to participate for the full season, additional information & registration can be found here.

We will likely cater for three age groups, with the older elementary school & middle school ages forming two teams to compete in Play Rugby USA’s NYC Rugby Cup on June 6th, which will be an incredible experience for all involved.

Thanks to the generosity of Bayonne Bombers and Chey Banks Properties  as program sponsors, this program will be offered free of charge to all students enrolled in Hoboken public schools. Donations are welcome for any parents with public school-enrolled students who would like to support. Play Rugby USA, is a registered 501c3 non profit organization, so any donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent permissible by law. Registration for non-Hoboken-public school students is only $195 which includes 20 hours of professional coaching, an awesome Hoboken Hawks RFC rugby jersey and free entry (for the two teams) into the NYC Rugby Cup (at which attendees receive another jersey).

Click here to learn more about Play Rugby USA.

For questions or to reserve a space in the free Try Rugby sessions, please email Daniel Guzzino  Play Rugby USA’s Community Program Manager.

4TH Annual Hoboken Irish Cultural Festival

Live Music, Dance Performances, Sports & Irish Soda Bread Competition

The City of Hoboken wishes the community a happy St. Patrick’s Day and invites all residents and visitors to the 4th Annual Hoboken Irish Cultural Festival on Saturday, May 16th from noon to 6pm at Sinatra Park, located on the Hoboken waterfront near 4th Street. The event is free and features Irish music, dance, sports, food, beer, vendors, crafts, and other activities for all ages. Representatives from the Irish Consulate in New York will be in attendance at the event, which is co-hosted by Irish Network New Jersey.

The festival will feature musical performances by Gold n Brown and the Mclean Ave Band as well as bagpipe performances. There will be dance performances by the Garden Street Irish Step Dancers and Emerald Fire, Aherne Sheehan School of Irish Dance, and Kerri Smith Academy of Irish Dance

Participants interested in competing in the Irish soda bread competition should contact Geri Fallo at or 201-420-2207.

For children, the event will include face painting, horse and carriage rides, pony rides, a petting zoo, several inflatables, sand art and more. The event will also feature sheep shearing and wool spinning demonstrations and vendors with Irish clothing and crafts.

Sports clinics and competitions will include soccer and hurling at the Sinatra Park Field:

9:00am to 11:00am
Irish Youth Soccer Tournament
Hoboken U7 Travel Players

11:00am to 12:30pm
Youth Hurling Clinic
Hoboken Guards Hurling Club

12:30pm to 5:30pm
Hoboken Guards Women’s Hurling Tournament
Featuring teams from Northeast USA

The Hoboken Guards Hurling Club will provide youth with instruction on playing Ireland’s 3000-year-old pastime. Hurling was played on St. Patrick’s Day in 1858 on the same baseball-born Elysian Fields in Hoboken by immigrant survivors of the famine from County Kerry, Ireland, who lived in the Five Points region of New York City.

KID’Z MUSIK Free Class at Hoboken Elks Club, Thurs. 3/19

THURS 3/19 10:30am 1005 Washington St.
RSVP: Text 201-965-1273 or email

“Infants and toddlers” are naturally drawn to music. The language of music evokes movement, stimulates the brain & develops listening skills! Our class incorporates dressing up with awesome costumes, bouncing, dancing & age appropriate games with instruments from all over the world!

Unforgettable Birthday Parties