MST Presidents Day Dance and Theatre Academy

MST Presidents Day Dance and Theatre Academy

February 15 • 9am to 3pm FULL DAY PROGRAM
2nd Graders – 6th Graders
In the spirit of the holiday, our theme will be the new Broadway Musical HAMILTON! MST Teaching Artists will lead students in prop-making, theatre games, and dance choreography inspired by this exciting new musical!

9:00-9:45 AM – Arrival and Prop-Making Workshop9:45-10:45 AM – Dance with Academy Director Sarah Weber Gallo10:45-11:00 – Snack Break11:00-12:00 – Theatre Games & Scenes with Annie McAdams12:00-12:30 – Lunch12:30-1:30 – Hip Hop with Derrick Larson1:30-2:30 – Putting it all together!2:30-3:00 – Wind down and dismissal

Monroe Center for the Arts

720 Monroe Street, 2nd Floor, Suite 216
TUITION: $75 (10% discount when enrolling siblings)

Enroll at:
Questions: Sarah @ 201.923.4045
Email Sarah @

Rebuild by Design, Community Meeting: Project Alternatives Update

There will be a Community Meeting to introduce the three Build Alternatives that were developed after evaluating all of the public comments received in December.  Meeting Information:

Community Meeting: Project Alternatives Update
February 18, 2016
6:00pm – 9:00pm
Wallace School Gym
1100 Willow Avenue
Hoboken, NJ

We will be posting all of the comments received as well as a Summary of Public Comments on Five Concepts for Rebuild by Design (RBD) – Hudson River to the RBD website on Monday, February 8, 2016.  We will send an additional email to notify you when this occurs.

This document is a summary of verbal and 255 written comments submitted by the public (as received by NJDEP) on five RBD concepts presented at a Public Meeting on December 10, 2015. Verbal comments were recorded at the public meeting and at subsequent drop-in sessions held on December 14, 15 and 17, 2015.  This document includes answers to many questions that were received by multiple commenters in the form of a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

Meeting Tonight re: Bike Lanes- TONIGHT

The Hoboken City Council will be voting to approve or reject a proposed plan for Washington Street on Feb 17th, The plan would add protected bike lanes and pedestrian safety improvements like bump outs and pedestrian countdown signals. Click here to view the plan.

A special meeting will be held on Monday, February 8th at 7:30pm in the Council Chambers in City Hall to present the plan and for the public to provide their input. A fellow Hudson Bike Share member started a petition in support of the plan, though some members of the community have expressed their opposition to bike lanes on Washington Street.

You can give your feedback by attending the meeting or by contacting your Council representatives.


Mile Square Theatre

MST Vacation Weeklong: Annie the Musical

March 28 – April 1, 2016

The sun will come out when you drop your kids off and head to work. At the end of the week, your musical theater star will put on a fully realized production of a short version of Annie the Musical for family and friends. Each day students will have classes in Theater Games, Art, Voice, Acting and Dance with trained professionals. There will be opportunities to work on costumes, set pieces and programs. For older students, grades 6-8, there will be stage combat and stage makeup classes. Organized games and snack time are part of each day.

Students bring their own snack, lunch and dance shoes.

Classes will take place in sub-groups divided by age and grade.
All participants will come together for rehearsals and performance of Annie.

Age groups (subject to change based on enrollment)
Grades K–2
Grades 3–5
Grades 6–8

*Before- and After-Care available at additional cost.

For more information:, 646.339.8485
Session: $330
Register at:

PLAY FAIR NYC, Feb 13 & 14 – $10 off per ticket w/ HFA

Play Fair
, presented by LEGO and Nickelodeon and created by the Toy Industry Association, is a brand new event focusing on Play and Family Entertainment. Play Fair will feature the best of toys, games, creation, STEM, reading and family entertainment. We are offering HFA families $10 off EACH ticket to Play Fair when they buy tickets at with code: HFA

Kick off February break in the biggest play room ever…

  • Meet the PAW Patrol, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, SpongeBob SquarePants, Peppa Pig, Dora, and PJ Masks
  • See the Thomas and Friends Experience
  • See the new Batmobile from the upcoming film Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
  • Meet the cast of Nickelodeon’s hit show Game Shakers at Play Fair! See Cree Cicchino (Babe), Madisyn Shipman (Kenzie), Thomas Kuc (Hudson), Benjamin Flores Jr. (Triple G), and Kel Mitchell (Double G) live
  • Build and race your own LEGO car at the LEGO Race Ramp
  • Play with Shopkins and checkout the Shopkins fashion show!
  • Test out your favorite NERF products
  • Create with the newest toys from Crayola
  • Test out the newest scooters and fun from RAZOR
  • Make comics with award-winning comic creators
  • See new toys never seen before
  • Watch performances of the Story Pirates and many others on the TOYS R Us Stage

    Everything at Play Fair begins with a ticket. Play Fair offers four sessions across February 13 and 14, with tickets to each session $30…


    Morning sessions run from 9:30 AM to 1:30 PM. Afternoon sessions run from 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM. We recommend you arrive at Play Fair on or around your session start time to make the most of your experience.

    Don’t think one session will be enough time? A limited number of Weekend Experience Passes are available for fans and collectors looking to play all weekend and includes a 2016 Edition Play Fair Official Vinyl Figure.

See you at Play Fair!
*Offer valid on new purchases only. All sales are final and schedule is subject to change.

M Avery Designs, Kids Night In Sewing Party This Friday

Kids Night In – Sewing Party

Feb. 5th 6:30-9pm
You’re invited to join us for our very first Kids Night in Sewing Party!

Parents get the night to themselves & Kids get to party with us!

All Kids Ages 7-16 are welcome!

We’ll spend the evening making age appropriate Valentines Day themed sewing projects.

All levels of sewing are welcome!

We’ll serve the kids Pizza, Juice & Water for dinner & you can have a night on the town!
Drop the kids off anytime between 6:30 & 7pm and pick up at 9pm sharp.
$40 per child

M Avery Designs
720 Monroe Street Suite E306

More info/Sign Up

Hartshorn Portraiture “Celebrating your Belly” Event

Celebrating new families is something that we embrace at Hartshorn Portraiture and that journey starts with the maternity photography session. As we embark on our 14th year as a family portrait studio, we would like to recognize the reason for our success and give back by hosting events for expectant mothers.

Join us in the comfort of our Hoboken studio for the following:

  • Bring your yoga mat for a mini yoga workshop with our favorite yogi Laurie Goldstein where she will share tips to for yoga and meditation practice during pregnancy.
  • Bare your belly for a “belly” photography shot with Mac Hartshorn. We will gift you the watermarked Hartshorn Portraiture digital file of your belly so you can share online on social media, and with family.
  • Leave a little room for refreshments and nibbles while meeting other mums to be.

We are offering two sessions on February 23th to accommodate your schedule;

Morning session 10am- 12pm
Evening session 7pm- 9pm

We would love to see you at this special event. NO admission fee is required but space is limited so we do ask for you to RSVP by sending an e mail to or calling (201)610-1199.

Saint Dominic Academy Open House for its 7th and 8th grade program

Saint Dominic Academy will host an Open House for anyone interested in its 7th and 8th Grade program on Tuesday, February 23 at 6:00 p.m.

The events will feature complete information about this accelerated program for young girls, including Shadow Day opportunities, curriculum review, project presentations, tours of the school and details about the application process for Grades 7 and 8 for September 2016.

Information can also be found on the website ( Questions can be directed at any time to Andrea Apruzzese, Director of Admissions at 201-434-5938, ext. 14 or to Saint Dominic Academy is located at 2572 Kennedy Blvd., Jersey City.

Saint Dominic Academy is an independent, Catholic, college preparatory school for girls in grades 7-12, which has been empowering women for leadership in a global society for 137 years. Sponsored by the Sisters of Saint Dominic of Caldwell, Saint Dominic Academy is rooted in Christian values and embraces its richly diverse community of learners. It is located in an historic building at 2572 Kennedy Boulevard in Jersey City, on the internet at, twitter and Instagram @SaintDomAcademy.

Wee Babe Giveaway Promotion

Wee Babe Is partnering up with some incredible companies to
get you all warm and fuzzy during these cold winter months.

Daily giveaway from Feb 1st – 14th
Huge prizes ($400 – $600 in value) We’re talking.. strollers, car seats etc.
Announcing daily giveaways on social media channels:
#WeeLoveGiveaway on

Get ready to ride with the Hoboken Bike Camp for Disabled Youths

The Hoboken Family Alliance will host the 5th Annual Hoboken Bike Camp June 27-July 1, 2016 to teach individuals with disabilities to ride a two-wheel bicycle independently. This life-changing program fosters inclusion, acceptance and independence, two wheels at a time.

Operated in conjunction with iCanBike, a national, not-for-profit organization that has conducted hundreds of camps over the past decade, and the City of Hoboken, the camp uses a proven protocol with an 80% success rate. Because of specially adapted bikes that use a roller instead of a rear wheel, participants become more balanced and comfortable in an accelerated time period. An on-site bike technician and floor supervisor help advance throughout a series of levels and within five days they are riding independently.

Hoboken was the first city in New Jersey to host a camp in 2012 and four other N.J. cities have since followed. The camp is open to cognitively disabled individuals, 8-years-old and older and runs June 27-July 1 in 2016 at the Hoboken High School.

The camp brings together the community through special events and fundraising but primarily through the volunteer efforts of more than 50 individuals who are the foundation for helping participants achieve success in the camp.

The Hoboken Family Alliance is a registered 501 (3) (c) organization that was founded more than 10 years ago and supports Hoboken families and the community. The HFA is hosting the program with support from the City of Hoboken; Ben & Jerry’s, Coca-Cola, the Hoboken Harriers Running Club, The Elks, WPLJ – 95.5 FM.

To register for the camp, complete the registration form (PDF).DOWNLOAD REGISTRATION FORM

Help someone achieve their dream. CLICK HERE TO COMPLETE ONLINE VOLUNTEER FORM

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