Poplar Wood Farms’ Spring Open Farm Day – Saturday, May 23rd

Our Spring Open Farm Day is just around the corner on Saturday, May 23rd and you are invited!  It is a great opportunity to spend the day outdoors, walk around the fields and see how some of the season’s earliest crops are coming along.

There will be guided farm tours, activities for the kids, and an opportunity to learn more about our CSA program. 10:00am-3:00pm with farm tours at 11:00 and 1:00.  Use 4 Penwell Road in Mansfield Township (07865) for GPS directions. We hope you can make it!

Poplar Wood Farm is a family run farm located in the Warren County, NJ town of Port Murray, where we grow vegetables, flowers, herbs and eggs with a focus on unique varieties and sustainability. Our organic growing methods rely on the use of cover cropping, compost, beneficial insects, and other environmentally conscious ways of growing our crops. Our CSA program serves Warren, Morris (Mendham and Morristown), and Hudson (Hoboken and Jersey City) counties. For 24 weeks, members in our program are entitled to a weekly assortment of fresh seasonal vegetables with the option to add eggs and/or flowers. Visit www.poplarwoodfarm.com for complete CSA information.

Poplar Wood Farms attends local Farmer’s Markets, locations below:

Jersey City, NJ - Historic Downtown Jersey City Farmers Market – The Grove Street PATH station plaza.
MONDAYS and THURSDAYS 4 p.m. – 8 p.m. May through December

Jersey City, NJ –Hamilton Park Farmers Market –The Hamilton Park Gazebo, 8th Street between McWilliams and West Hamilton Place.
WEDNESDAY 3 p.m. – 7 p.m. May through December.

Hoboken, NJ – Garden Street Farmers’ Market – 14th Street and Garden Street.
SATURDAY 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. June through November.


Princess K.I.M. The Musical, Live Reading and Performance at Little City Books

Little City Books Princess K.I.M. The Musical
Live Reading and Performance

Sunday, May 17th at 11 am

Join author Maryann Cocca-Leffler and the cast of Princess Kim for an afternoon of storytime, music and fun.

Little City Books
100 Bloomfield Street

Shrek the Musical, This Friday, Saturday and Sunday, May 15th, 16th & 17th

Shrek is coming! This Friday, Saturday and Sunday, May 15th, 16th & 17th. The show features 120+ elementary, junior and high school students plus  “a 20-foot tall dragon puppet operated by five students, full prosthetic makeup, fog machines, moving sets, and a 14-member band” .  Scroll down for the full article about the production.

Shrek the Musical features K-12 students from Brandt, Calabro, Connors, Wallace and the Jr/Sr High School. They’ve had a lot of fun getting together after school to rehearse and work on the beautiful sets and costumes….you really won’t want to miss it!

Tickets can be purchased at Wallace School during the day or at Hoboken Jr/ Sr High School after 3pm.

Shrek The Musical will be performed on Friday, May 15 at 7 p.m., Saturday, May 16 at 2 p.m., and Sunday, May 17 at 2 p.m. in the Hoboken Junior Senior High School Auditorium, located at 800 Clinton St.

Come on ogre ‘Shrek The Musical’ highlights Hoboken’s Talented Teens – Hudson Reporter


6th Annual 5K Run, 1 Mile Run, and Kids Dash for Hoboken Catholic Academy

6th Annual 5K Run, 1 Mile Run, and Kids Dash for Hoboken Catholic Academy

The 6th annual HCA 5K Run on Saturday, Jun 6th, 2015 kicks-off at 9:00am with the 5K Run/Walk, followed by a 1 Mile Run and ends with the Kids Dash. The race takes place at Pier A Park and Waterfront Course in Hoboken.

Registration is now open at www.bit.ly/hca5k15

Race Day activities Include: DJ, Sponsor Tables, and Kid’s Activities

Like us on FaceBook at https://www.facebook.com/hca5k

Rummage and Ruffage, Every Saturday Morning

Hoboken’s first community yard sale and midtown farmers market at The Church of the Holy Innocents
(the corner of 6th and Willow)
8am – Yoga on the lawn
($10 cash, bring your own mat)
9am – Juice and Coffee stands open
10am – 2pm Rummage and Ruffage

• Mo Green Juices
• Modcup Coffee
• Tony’s Farm Table from Tony Boloney’s
• Stonybrook Meadow Farm
• Meredith’s Country Bakery
• Trusty Tails dog treats
• Our vendors promise to provide the freshest and most responsibly raised and prepared products for you to enjoy!

Bring your tag sale items and for $20 we’ll provide you  with a 6 ft table to sell them.
Ride your bike and we’ll park in our complimentary bike valet.

For more info visit facebook.com/rummageandruffage or email rummageandruffage@nullgmail.com

The Our Lady of Grace Church 10th Annual FunFest

Celebrating its 10th year, the OLG Funfest — a festival featuring fun for the entire family — will take place Saturday, June 6, and Sunday, June 7. Attractions include kids rides, face-painting, games, festival foods, a biergarten with live entertainment, vendors selling arts and crafts, plus more!

The Nitefest starts the festivities Saturday evening, and runs from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Live entertainment returns with The Sam Haiman Band: a blend of Asbury Park, Texas Blues and Laurel Canyon folk. They will perform throughout the evening in the biergarten, which features varieties of craft beers and sangria, various foods plus games of chance.

The OLG Funfest continues the action on Sunday, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Activities include bounce houses, pony rides, face-painting, games for all ages, a tricky tray, a 50/50 raffle, vendors selling arts and crafts plus a book sale. Food, spirits and games of chance continue in the biergarten.

Our Lady of Grace Church is located on 400 Willow Street, between Fourth and Fifth Streets, in Hoboken. Additional information can be found at our website at: http://www.olgfunfest.com or at our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/ourladyofgracefunfest .

United Synagogue of Hoboken 100 Years Celebration

Join Us!

For a weekend of festivities celebrating the Star of Israel
Friday, May 15, 6-9pm
Special Kabbalat Shabbat service
program and oneg receptionBEIT MIDRASH – HOUSE OF STUDY
Saturday, May 16, 9:30-1:30pm
Learning Center End of Year Celebration
during Shabbat services and kiddushBEIT AM -

Sunday, May 17, 1-6pm
Block party, Star of Israel historical
museum and guided tours, and
Paula Valsteinin concertAll events are free and open to the public except the concert.
Contact the office with any questions.

Click here for Tickets for the Paula Valstein concert
Sunday, May 17th at 4pm in the sanctuary.

Block Party, Sunday, May 17, 1-6pm

The block of Park Avenue in front of the synagogue closes for a block party that recalls the period a century ago when the neighborhood was home to recently arrived immigrants and First Street was lined with kosher markets.

The block party features supervised 1915 - period games for children of all ages, plus stained glass crafts, face painting, bounce house amusements, Israeli dancing and mitzvoth opportunities. Kosher food includes hot dogs and hamburgers and vegetarian options, along with a pickle barrel and other Jewish specialties evoking the days of pushcarts and street vendors.

Guided tours of the Star of Israel highlight the restored sanctuary with its remarkable stained glass, designed by synagogue member Susie Klein and created with community volunteers, plus galleries of historic images, memorabilia and video histories.

Block Party activities are all free of charge and food tickets can be purchased at the event.

Get a PDF describing the weekend festivities.

Stevens Cooperative School Spring Info Sessions/Tours

Stevens Cooperative School Spring Info Sessions/Tours
In Hoboken and Jersey City

RSVP to admissions@nullstevenscoop.org
201.626.4020, ext 406 or 404

Hoboken Campus, 2- and 3-Year-Old Programs
339 River Street, Hoboken
Wednesday, April 29, 8:45 am

Hoboken Campus, PreK – 7th Grade
301 Garden Street, Hoboken
Wednesday, May 13, 8:45 am
Newport Campus, K – 7th Grade
100 River Drive S, Jersey City
Thursday, May 14, 8:45 am

Financial aid is available to qualified families. Stevens Cooperative School is accredited by the New Jersey Association of Independent Schools.

After School Homework Helpers Summer Camp

After School Homework Helpers Summer Camp:
July 6—Aug 27, 2015
Semi-Private Academics & Fun
For students: K-5

Monday-Thursday: 8:30am-2:30pm
Rates: $120/day (Full Day) OR $480/week (Full Day)

Tentative Schedule:
8:30-9am: Drop Off
9am-12pm:  Curriculum Based Academics
12pm-1pm: Lunch/Recess
*Parents: Please provide nut free snacks & lunch for your child daily
1-2pm: Recreation/Activities
2:15-2:30pm: Pick up

Discounts for: Siblings & Early Registration (5/25)

Also Offering:
Flexible Schedule
* Private One-on-One Tutoring
*Early Drop off
*Late Pick up
*Private Music Instruction
*Additional Fees Apply

Celebrate your school at Ben & Jerry’s School Spirit Event!


Show your school spirit and win an ice cream contest for the whole school!

Join Hoboken Family Alliance when we host School Spirit Night at Ben & Jerry’s, Hoboken, N.J., on Thursday, May 28.
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 29-July3. Ben & Jerry’s will donate a percentage of sales from School Spirit Night to the annual camp that teaches individuals with disabilities to ride a two-wheel bike.
The event will feature live entertainment including St. Peter’s Prep VOX, featured recently on Z100, Puppetonia performance, giveaways and raffles, including an autographed Eli Manning Giants jersey.
Schools earn points by:
• Coming out to buy ice-cream on May 28 anytime throughout the event
• Entering a unique flavor combo in The Flavor Contest 
• Showing in words, picture or paintings what makes ice-cream so good, starting May 1. Entries should be posted on our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/HobokenFamily?ref=hl
Contest submissions are allowable through 11 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 hobokenbikecamp@nullgmail.com