Children’s Museum of Manhattan Sunday Funday! January 29, 2017

Children’s Museum of Manhattan Sunday Funday!
January 29, 2017
10:30am to 2:00pm
VIP Early Entry at 9:30am
Pier Sixty at Chelsea Piers
23rd Street and West Side Highway
A day of fun for the whole family to benefit the Children’s Museum of Manhattan
Tickets Starting at $95 ($75 with member discount)
or 212-249-6188

Activities and live entertainment for ages 0-12!
Nickelodeon Costume Characters Marshall and Chase from Paw Patrol & Shimmer and Shine!

Performance by the ABT Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School
Instrument Petting Zoo withBloomingdale School of Music
Bouncy Houses
Interactive Dance Portal
Mini Car Racing Track
Buffet lunch, dessert barand so much more…
LEGO® Engineeringwith Play-Well TEKnologies
Kick a Field Goal
Meet Sports Celebrities
“T” the Dinosaur
Art & Design Workshops
Tegu® Block Wonderland
Kids Pop Dance Party
Tots Soft Play Area
Casio Keyboards
Photo Booth

5th Annual Hoboken Mutzfest

Sunday, January 29th
2-6 PM
Hoboken Elks Club
1005 Washington Street

It’s Mutzfest season in Hoboken. Sure the home teams are out of the playoffs but there’s no reason to be down with Hoboken Mutzfest right around the corner. Get your tickets today to the 5th Annual Hoboken Mutzfest. The event benefits the Hoboken Family Alliance and its many philanthropic efforts, including Hoboken Bike Camp for individuals with disabilities. The annual celebration of the city’s best mutz makers promises to be one of the best ever. Sponsored by Subaru, Suez and Polly-O, Mutzfest 2017 will feature a new check-in to keep you comfy and cozy as you make your way into the Elks and a return of the popular Mutzfest Challenge.

Put your own homemade recipe to the test and see how the experts rate it. Enter the Challenge and three lucky winners receive two, complimentary General Admission tickets to Mutzfest and a chance to see if your recipe passes the mutz test.

Get your tickets today at any of our much-loved mozzarella eateries participating this year. The lineup:

M&P Biancamano
1116 Washington
Margherita’s Pizza & Cafe
740 Washington
Rosticeria da Gigi
916 Washington
Tony Boloney’s
263 1st
Vito’s Italian Deli
806 Washington

Enjoy a fun, festive, day that spans generations with entertainment by Eric DeLauro of the Rat Pack Band, a Cannoli Eating Contest, Frank Sinatra Sing-A-Long, ESPN and Fresh 102.7 FM.

Cultural Competency: Preparing Today’s Children for Success in a Global Society

The Hudson County Alliance of Independent Schools

Dr. Derrick Gay
January 24, 2017 at 7 PM

Cultural Competency: Preparing Today’s Children for Success in a Global Society

In the 21st century, successful citizens will need to cultivate knowledge, competencies and habits of mind to communicate effectively across difference with respect and compassion. Today’s children will necessarily navigate an increasingly multicultural and international collegiate experience, professional world and global society. Research consistently finds that the work of developing open-mindedness and embracing differences as a source of strength begins in Early Childhood and Lower School.

In this workshop, internationally renowned educational consultant Dr. Derrick Gay will share re-search-based strategies to enrich parenting of intelligent, informed, successful and compassionate 21st century students.

Location: Mustard Seed School,
Our Lady of Grace Social Hall
422 Willow Avenue, Hoboken

Please RSVP to
Parents and Guest Welcome!

ShopRite of Hoboken, NJ In-store Events Calendar

January 15th Protes & Dip
1-3PM: Stop by the Dietitian’s Corner to try this delicious protein packed chip and better for you dip, a great addition for all your game day snacking!

January 16th ShopRite Kids’ Culinary Workshop
4:30-6:30PM: Little chefs will love this fun cooking class with Elisabeth and Chef Denise. This month’s theme is Funky Food Science! Sign up at Customer Service. *Cost is $20 for 1 child (with an adult) + $10 for each additional child.

January 22nd Meal of the Week
1-3PM: Stumped on what to cook for dinner? The Meal of the Week Station in Aisle 1 has you covered. Pick up a recipe as well as the ingredients you need to create a complete meal! Stop by Aisle 1 to sample this delicious and simple meal.

January 23rd FREE Kids’ Snacking Class
3:30-4:30PM & 5:30-6:30PM: Playing with your food is encouraged in this FREE cooking class! Kids will make tasty snacks and try something new and healthy! For children ages 4-12. *Sign up at customer service, hurry space is limited.

TRUE Mentors turns 6!, Anniversary Party January 28th

TRUE Mentors invites the Hoboken community to join them in turning 6

6th Anniversary party on January 28, 2017, 4-7PM
at the Hoboken Boys & Girls Club

TRUE Mentors is hosting its six-year anniversary party at the Hoboken Boys & Girls Club on January 28th between 4-7PM. The event is open to all members of the existing TRUE Mentors family, including mentors, mentees, teen interns and enrichment club volunteers – as well as anyone interested in volunteering with the program in and around Hoboken.

“We are proud and excited to get together and celebrate our sixth year of changing kids’ lives in Hoboken,” says TRUE Mentors Executive Director, Katie Eades. “We are always looking for new volunteers who are interested in mentoring, or giving back to the community in some way. Marketing has become one of our biggest business development initiatives for 2017, so in addition to mentors we are seeking volunteers to help build awareness for our program throughout Hoboken. We’re hoping to recruit some great new friends during the celebration.”

Anyone interested in joining TRUE Mentors for their anniversary party, or simply making a donation to help them continue unearthing excellence in the children of Hoboken, can visit for more information.

About TRUE Mentors
TRUE Mentors is Hoboken’s only one-to-one mentoring program matching children ages 7 – 17 with adult mentors in the same community. TRUE Mentors’ mission is to unearth the potential of both children and mentors through relationships. Our mentors become trusted friends and champions to our children. In addition to mentoring, TRUE Mentors offers weekly classes during the school year and a teen internship program to unearth potential in group and workplace settings.

For more ways to get involved or volunteer with TRUE Mentors, visit or follow us on:
Instagram: @true_mentors
Twitter: @TRUEMentors
#itsforthekids #mentorsmatter #truementorshoboken

You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown at Mile Square Theatre

You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown
Based on the comic strip Peanuts®
by Charles M. Schulz
Book, Music, and Lyrics by Clark Gesner
Additional Dialogue by Michael Mayer
Additional Music and Lyrics by Andrew Lippa

Directed by Mary Kate Burke
February 3-26

Friday @ 7pm, Saturday @ 2pm and 6pm
and Sunday at 11am and 3pm
1400 Clinton • Hoboken

Tickets: $30 • Seniors/Students: $15
or call 201-683-7014 for reservations

Mile Square Theatre opens its 2017 season with a treat for the entire family, the hit musical You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown.

This comic musical includes the whole game from the beloved comic strip Peanuts:bossy Lucy is hopelessly in love with piano prodigy Schroeder who doesn’t give her the time of day, perfectionist Sally is still mocking blanket-toting Linus, Snoopy is in the doghouse, and “blockhead,” himself, Charlie Brown, is in rare form. Brief vignettes span the months from Valentine’s Day to Beethoven Day.

This professional production is sure to live up to Mile Square Theatre’s standard for Theatre for Young Audiences.

Recommended for audiences 5 and up.

Toy & Pajama Drive 2016 Thank You

The Hoboken Family Alliance (HFA) would like to thank the community for helping our local families in need this holiday season. What an amazing neighborhood with much generosity!

We are very grateful for the support and dedication of our community partners – Apple Montessori, Big Fun Toys, Diamond Gymnastics, Little City Books, New York Sports Club North, Pilsener Haus & Biergarten and Tiger Schulmann’s Mixed Martial Arts.  Through everyone’s support, we were able to provide hundreds of toys and pajamas to children who would not have received gifts otherwise.

Of special note:

  • Kathleen & Victor at Big Fun Toys were integral in promoting and partnering with HFA for the 5th Annual Big Fun/ HFA Toy Drive Kickoff Party and continued the Drive throughout the holiday season.
  • ran another corporate Toy & Pajama drive – we were overwhelmed by the generosity of your team!
  • Noellery Jewelry Store, who ran their “Operation Christmas” program, which supported our drive by taking a percentage of their sales and utilizing it to donate lots of beautiful jewelry and accessories for our teenage girls in need.
  • Hudson School for providing many gifts and pajamas for our drive.
  • Brandon Youngstrom Foundation focused on our teens in need and went on a shopping spree and donating 10 bags of toys, warm clothing and sports gear.
  • We also received a very generous $1000 donation from an anonymous donor!

As part of this program, The Hoboken Family Alliance also donated $1500 each to both the Toy drive and Pajama drive. All toys and pajamas we gathered have been donated to local families, including In Jesus’ Name Charities, York Street Project and NJ Child Protection and Permanency (former know as DYFS). We would like to express our appreciation and thank each and every one in the community who have made our toy and pajama drive a success! Thanks to all of your donations, underprivileged children all over Hudson County had a wonderful holiday season!

Best wishes for a Happy & Wonderful New Year!

Hoboken Children’s Theater: James and the Giant Peach

January 20 – 22
Hoboken Children’s Theater
1400 Clinton Street
Hoboken, NJ
Tickets $15


HOBOKEN CHILDREN’S THEATER presents James and the Giant Peach

Hoboken Children’s Theater Junior Company is thrilled to bring you, James and the Giant Peach, a musical for the whole family to enjoy!

When James is sent by his conniving aunts to chop down their old fruit tree, he discovers a magic potion that results in a tremendous peach… and launches a journey of enormous proportions. Suddenly, James finds himself in the center of the gigantic peach  among human-sized insects with equally oversized personalities  but, after it falls from the tree and rolls into the ocean, the group faces hunger, sharks and plenty of disagreements. Thanks to James’ quick wit and creative thinking, the residents learn to live and work together as a family. The dangerous voyage is a success, but the adventure takes a whole new twist once they land on the Empire State Building in this delightfully offbeat adaptation of the classic Roald Dahl adventure.
Running Time:  Approx. 70 minutes

Deerkill Day Camp Open Houses

UPCOMING OPEN HOUSES: 1/8, 1/16, 2/5, 2/12, 2/25, 3/12, 3/26, 4/9, 4/23, 5/6, 5/14 – Please email or call us at 845-354-1466 to reserve a spot!

Deerkill Day Camp is a very popular camp option among Hoboken families. This third-generation family business, celebrating its 60th season, is located on a wooded 15-acre site and brings a community feel to the summer camp experience for campers age 3 through 15.

Deerkill offers children a chance to pick up a new sport or hobby, learn to swim and form lifelong friendships this summer. The diverse program includes professional swim instruction in large heated pools, an array of athletics on fields sized for younger and older children, creative and performing arts such as arts and crafts, ceramics, woodworking, dance, theater, music and digital photography, and specialties such as archery and nature, among other activities. A new 28-foot climbing tower and 250-foot zipline were also recently added to the program.

Deerkill offers daily transportation on mini air-conditioned buses, staffed with professional drivers and bus counselors. The Directors are on the camp grounds every day and accessible by phone by day and night; there is no large administrative staff and all the individual group leaders are adults, many of whom are teachers.

2017 Session (July 3 to August 25)
All campers may register for 4, 5, 6, 7, or 8 weeks. New campers may also register for 2 weeks for their first summer. For those campers registered for 5, 6, or 7 weeks, parents may choose any weeks throughout the summer.

There are no extra charges at Deerkill. They do not allow tipping, a large expense at many camps, and tuition includes the following:

  • Family weekend pool club at no additional cost. Every Saturday and Sunday from 12-5 plus Tuesday July 4th. Open Saturday July 1 to Sunday August 20
  • Door-to-door transportation by air-conditioned mini-buses supervised by bus counselors
  • Hot lunches prepared daily in our own modern kitchen
  • Field trips and all camp supplies
  • Ice cream and Ices for afternoon snack
  • Daily towel service
  • Group photo, camp shirt, backpack, DVD yearbook, Fall Festival, winter reunions

Tuition varies by camper age and pick-up and session length. You may go to their website and enter your child’s information to see rates for the 2017 summer and request a brochure. For more information call 1-845-354-1466, email or log onto

Hoboken Museum Holiday Crafts Fair and Christmas Caroling

The Museum will host its annual Holiday Crafts Fair this weekend,
December 17 – 18, from noon to 5 pm, inside the Museum and out in the walkway, weather permitting. Come by for jewelry, household items, knitwear, bow ties, baked goods, artwork, and more! On offer are handmade items by local artists and artisans, including the Museum’s own Bill Curran, who will offer original paintings and gift cards, and Jen Place (pictured above), who makes her own glass beads for jewelry and ornaments. And don’t forget our many Hoboken-themed items, such as tee shirts, mugs, magnets and books!

The Museum is keeping the tradition of Christmas Caroling in the Neighborhood alive! On Thursday, Dec. 22, at 6:30 pm, anyone interested in joining us should gather at the Museum for a quick warm-up rehearsal, and at 7 pm, we will set out on a winding route through the neighborhood, stopping to sing favorite carols at the stoops of friends. Call the Museum at 201-656-2240 if you’re interested in having the group stop by (warm beverages appreciated!).