• Critical Thinking – Thank You!

    The Hoboken Family Alliance would like to send a VERY BIG THANK YOU to the CRITICAL THINKING COMPANY for donating lots of books! These Award Winning Books will encourage children in need to increase their critical thinking skills to help students to keep knowledge building over the summer!  

    The Critical Thinking company publishes PreK-12+ books and software to develop critical thinking in core subject areas (Reading • Writing • Math • Science • Social Studies).

    They have over 150+ Award Winning Educational Books and Software

    They also offer a FREE e-mailed Puzzle every week for your child based upon the child's grade. Just sign up!

    www.criticalthinking.com

    SPECIAL OFFERS: www.criticalthinking.com/special-offers

    Children sitting in row and reading books at the park

  • Casting Call: 2-4 MONTH OLD BABIES

    Casting Call
    Casting: 2-4 month old babies for an iconic NYC magazine, double page spread article about a famous baby doctor. We will be photographing babies separately and in one group shot of 6-8 babies in a row in a studio, most likely in Manhattan on either the 20th or 21st of July.

    Notes:
    · Baby must be comfortable being swaddled
    · 2-4 months old
    · All ethnicities
    · Shoot rate: 150+20% (agency fee)
    · Shoot date: 20th or 21st jJuly (will be one day)
    · Submission: contact@nullthenewcast.com


  • Asana BYO Baby Yoga Class and Kids Art + Mindfulness Workshop

    KIDS ART + MINDFULNESS WORKSHOP

    Sunday, July 9th. 2pm to 3pm

    With special guest Melissa Coan of Learning Honey Co.

    $12 if you sign up by July 1st, $15 after July 1st \

    For children ages 3 to 5 years. Our last event with Melissa was a hit with our little yogis! Back by popular demand, bring your little yogi for an hour of yoga, art, and storytelling. Your child will learn mindfulness and have FUN! Parents are welcome to stay but drop offs are OK too 🙂

    BYO BABY YOGA CLASS

    Thursdays 11am. First class Free

    Asana Soul Practice
    411 Jefferson Street, Hoboken NJ
    609-675-0503
    www.asanasoulpractice.com


  • HFA Summer Food Drive

    Our Summer Food Drive Has Begun!

    School's will be out so, but hunger might last all summer long. What are we doing to help local kids?
    Hoboken Family Alliance is conducting a summer food drive for the month of June through August 31st.

    When school’s out for summer vacation, children living in poverty stop receiving free meals Monday through Friday at school and face hunger at home. Often their parents :

    1) work in low-wage jobs,

    2)  are unemployed, or

    3) are disabled.

    We would like to ensure that children in low-income areas in Hoboken continue to receive nutritious meals/snacks during long summer vacations when they do not have access to school lunch or breakfast.
    We would like to invite you to assist us with helping curb hunger by giving a financial contribution.

    Donate via Paypal Here:




    Any funds donated will go 100% to purchase/distribute food for Hoboken Families in need.

    Many corporations match donations made by employees to non-profits to support charitable giving and to extend corporate philanthropy.  By taking advantage of your corporate matching gift program, you can maximize the value of your gift at no additional cost.

    *A tax deductible receipt will be provided for your contribution.

     

    Please contact philanthropy@nullhobokenfamily.org

    TOGETHER, WE ARE MAKING A DIFFERENCE!  Thank You.


  • 12th Annual OLG Funfest

    12th Annual OLG Funfest
    Location: Church Square Park / Our Lady of Grace Church, 400 Willow Ave., Hoboken
    Day/Time: June 4, 2017 / 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

    For a fun family event, come celebrate the annual OLG FunFest hosted by Our Lady of Grace Church and Saint Joseph Church in Hoboken, NJ on Sunday, June 4, 2017.

    The festival will be located in Church Square Park across from Our Lady of Grace Church on Willow Avenue between 4th and 5th Streets.

    Get outside in the warm weather and enjoy some delicious food, entertainment, music and carnival games for all ages.

    Don’t forget to toast the start of summer by joining us for a drink in the Beer Garden located just outside our Lady of Grace Church.

    For fantastic evening activities, stop by our annual NiteFest on Saturday, June 3, 2017.

    All activities are held, rain or shine!

    For more information see the Our Lady of Grace FunFest website at: www.olgfunfest.com or the Facebook page: www.facebook.com/ourladyofgracefunfest .


  • Apple Montessori Open House and FREE Mommy & Me Event

    Find out why we’re parent’s Most Loved Preschool while celebrating Mother’s Day with your child. As trusted early childhood educators for 45 years, we prepare children for success in the classroom and beyond. We make the most of the critical early learning years from birth to age 6 by fostering each child’s fullest potential, at his or her own pace.

    • Explore our school, learn about our research-proven programs and meet our team
    • Create a Mommy & Me art project
    • Get in on the photo booth fun
    • Get your questions answered

    RSVP: hoboken@nullapplemontessorischools.com.
    Learn more:
    https://www.applemontessorischools.com/may-open-house-and-info-sessions/

    REGISTRATION FEE WAIVED FOR ON-SITE ENROLLMENTS (terms & conditions apply).

    Apple Montessori Preschool Info Session

    We welcome you and your child to join an Info Session to experience our unique approach to learning , meet our nurturing teachers who love what they do, and explore our safety-certified school. Family owned Apple makes the most of the critical early learning years from birth to age 6 by fostering each child’s fullest potential, at his or her own pace.

    You and your child can:

    • View research-proven Montessori programs in action
    • Learn how a “whole child” approach can benefit your child
    • Meet our team of nurturing educators
    • Invite your child to join an art enrichment project

    RSVP: hoboken221@nullapplemontessorischools.com. Learn more: https://www.applemontessorischools.com/may-open-house-and-info-sessions/


  • Meet and Greet with Connect the Dots Occupational Therapy for Children

    Posted on by admin

    Hi everyone! My name is Marianne Rho, Founder and Owner of Connect the Dots, Occupational Therapy, LLC.

    www.ctdtherapy.com

    CTD is an established Pediatric OT clinic in Manhattan and finally after 10 plus years, we are expanding to Hoboken and Jersey City!

    I've been a resident of Hoboken for the past decade, and recently moved to Jersey City. I am a work at home mom to my two year old son and finally carved some time to get back to my first love of working with children with special needs. I am now offering home and school based private sessions and evaluations. Come join me for a cup of joe to chat and get to know more about Connect The Dots and the work that OTs do. Feel free to come with all questions and concerns about your little ones!

    I'll be at Starbucks in uptown Hoboken at 1205 Hudson St on Thursday, May 11th from 10 AM to 12 PM.

    For moms in NYC, I'll be at the CTD clinic on Monday, May 15th from 12 PM to 2 PM. The address is 38 W. 32nd St., Suite 604.

    If interested, please email us at admin@nullctdtherapy.com to let us know which location you'd like to join.

    Looking forward to meeting many of you soon!


  • FREE Art and Mindfulness Event for Children!

    Saturday, May 6th: 1pm - 2pm
    Special guest collaboration: Melissa Coan of Learning Honey Co.
    FREE for children ages 3 to 5

    This FREE event for children ages 3 to 5 is part of a wonderful collaboration with our friends at Learning Honey Co. In this fun workshop children will learn mindfulness through breathing activities, story time, and through interactive art projects.
     
    We are thrilled to offer this special event and to teach the art of mindfulness to youngsters. It's never to early to start! Reserve your child's spot in advance as space is limited.

    Asana Soul Practice
    411 Jefferson Street, Hoboken NJ
    609-675-0503
    www.asanasoulpractice.com


  • Fortune Fundraiser at Hoboken High this Friday 4/28

    The drama students of Hoboken High School and their director, Danielle Miller, along with celebrated actress Joy Kelly and the Hoboken High School Chorus, present a staged reading of George Cameron Grant’s empowering play “Fortune” on April 28, 2017 at 7pm at Hoboken High School, 800 Clinton St, Hoboken, NJ 07030 as a fundraiser for its theater program. The show is appropriate for everybody including children 8 years and older and their families.
     
    George’s powerful and noble work is about the most unforgettable women you have never known,  Rose Fortune, who was born a slave, and through a 90-year life span, became a symbol of truth, social equality, and human spirit.

    Inspired by the life of Rose Fortune, internationally-produced and award-winning playwright George Cameron Grant’s (additional collaborations with New York composer Michael J. Shapiro; composer of Pass On the Love featured in Spike Lee’s Do It A Cappella; Addy Award winner for his work on August Wilson’s Fences) “Fortune” also depicts a facet of American History rarely taught – the role Black Loyalists played to win their freedom from slavery.
     
    This staged reading will be directed by Hoboken High’s acclaimed Danielle Miller.  Hoboken High, one of New Jersey’s more diverse high schools, recently took home 12 medals in the NJ Thespians Festival competing against 35 other schools. The judges were particularly impressed with the honesty and truthfulness of the performances of the Hoboken students.
     
    In “Fortune” 10-year old, courageous Rose refuses to accept failure as an option, no as an answer, or despair as a destiny.  As critic David Roberts, Theatre Reviews Limited, wrote:  “Fortune” is a powerful testament to the ability of the individual to overcome seemingly impossible odds to achieve success and to the importance of family, faith, and the amazing resilience of the human spirit to overcome. “Fortune” is truly transformational theatre. Real, simple, direct and powerful, it is the kind of theatre that can shift thinking, wake up consciousness, and change lives meaningfully.  
     
    Tickets are very reasonably priced and are available at hhsnj.booktix.com/dept/Theatre.  ($10 for students and seniors;  $20 general admission)
     

    An article about Fortune appears on the front page the The Hudson Reporter this week:

    http://hudsonreporter.com/view/full_story/27403149/article-Hoboken-High-School-s-newest-play-Fortune--tells-riveting-story-about-a-woman-you-ve-never-heard-of-?instance=latest_story