HFA Holiday Party, Thursday, December 11th, 3-5pm

Join us for the HFA Holiday Party on Thursday, December 11, 2014 from 3-5 p.m at Maxwell’s Tavern, 1039 Washington St, Hoboken.  The HFA has teamed up again with Michael Napolitano from Preschool of Rock to host the ultimate rockin’ holiday party in town! Join us as we make those jingle bells rock. Sweets and treats for all, and a special appearance by Santa Claus! The event is free for all HFA members, $5 for non-members. Please bring a new unwrapped toy or pajamas for HFA’s Annual Toy & Pajama Drive to help spread holiday cheer to families in need. It’s sure to be a dashing, dancing, prancing good time.

HFA Eleventh Annual Community Neighbor Awards Grants

The Hoboken Family Alliance is now accepting nominations for our eleventh annual Community Neighbor Awards to be granted in 2015 at our Cabin Fever Event at Brandt School, 215  9th Street, Hoboken, NJ ,  scheduled for February 8, 2015. 

Non-profit organizations may apply directly or be nominated by a member of the community. They must be not-for-profit and serve children or families in Hoboken and/or Hudson County. To be considered, the organization must designate what the money will be used for, and how much they are requesting. We request that the money be utilized to directly provide a service for families or children, and not for overhead/administrative costs.   Award recipients will be asked to attend the Cabin Fever Festival on Feb. 8, 2015, in Hoboken, to receive their award. 

In your grant submission, please include:
  • Brief description of the program and/or services
  • Organization contact name, address and phone number
  • Organization 501(c)3 non-profit tax id number
  • Amount requested
  • How many people will be affected by the receiving of the grant
  • Why the program should receive an HFA Community Neighbor Award
The final deadline for submission is Monday, December 15, 2014.

 Submissions can be made by email to hfaphilanthropy@nullyahoo.com or by mail to: HFA, PO Box 1194, Hoboken, NJ 07030,  Attn: Philanthropy.
Award recipients will be chosen at the discretion of the HFA Board of Directors and only from those nominees that meet the grant criteria.
For more information on the Community Neighbor Awards, please contact, Michele Hulsman, HFA Philanthropy Director, at hfaphilanthropy@nullyahoo.com.
We look forward to reviewing the nominations. 

The Jubilee Center Children’s Sing Along Party with Elsa and Anna !

The Jubilee Center is excited to announce that we are hosting a

Children’s Sing Along Party with Elsa and Anna !

Saturday, November 22nd
All Saints Episcopal Church
707 Washington Street, Hoboken

Entry fee: $50 for the 1st child, $25 per sibling.
Spots are limited!
Purchase tickets at www.ascsdc.org

Children will sing along with Anna and Elsa and have a picture opportunity afterwards. We will have two showings at 11am and 12.30pm. Each showing will be limited to 50 children. Tickets are $50.00pp and a sibling is $25.00. All funds raised will support the Jubilee Center of Hoboken.

All Saints Parish created the All Saints Community Service and Development Corporation (Jubilee Center) in 1995 to help meet the social and economic needs of children and families. Our mission is to equip children and families with the tools not only to survive, but also to overcome the many barriers that they face. We believe that all people deserve a fair chance at creating a fulfilling life based on self-esteem, self-reliance, personal accountability and respect for others.

The Jubilee Center started as a homework club in a community room in Hoboken public housing community. The homework club evolved into an afterschool and summer program in 2003 at a newly constructed building on 6th and Jackson Streets. When the children arrive at the Jubilee Center, they are offered a healthy snack and given homework assistance and tutoring. We sponsor enrichment classes such as dance, karate, computers, cooking, gardening and arts & crafts. The day ends with a nutritious meal provided by one of five local restaurants.

We look forward to seeing you on November 22nd. Should you have any questions or need further information, please contact Kay LiCausi at (201) 459-0502.

7th Annual HFA Toy & Pajama Drive for Local Children

The HOBOKEN FAMILY ALLIANCE (HFA) is launching a major toy and pajama drive for local children in need, within the age range of newborn to 17 years in the Hoboken / Hudson County area.

All donations large and small are appreciated. To fulfill HFA mission, we hope to provide a nurturing environment to these children to help them be comforted and feel loved.

Recipients will include children in local organizations: Division of Youth & Family Services (DYFS), In Jesus’ Name Charities and York Street Project.

If you’d like to contribute, we have a number of ways to do so:

1) Pajama and Book Program
HFA is partnering with the nationally run Pajama Program to collect new pajamas and new books for homeless and needy children.
By providing pajamas and books, we are helping to create a warm and nurturing bedtime environment for vulnerable children and young adults living under difficult circumstances. The Pajama Program, a 501(c)(3) charity, provides new pajamas and books to disadvantaged children, many of whom are waiting and hoping to be adopted.

Many of these youngsters have been abused or abandoned and in many cases have never enjoyed the simple comfort of having a loving mother or father tuck them in at bedtime. Through the Pajama Program, we hope to contribute to a warmer, more loving environment for these children.
Pajamas must be new and unused for all sizes, infant to age 17. Larger sizes are preferred, but all are appreciated! www.pajamaprogram.org

2) Toy Drive
HFA hopes this event to bring something special to the children and are asking that all donated gifts be new and unwrapped please. Toys will be collected for ages infant to 17. Any donation of any size brings holiday cheer for a child who may otherwise not have received any gifts. The items are given to families who cannot afford to buy presents, so the children can open a gift that is given to them by a loved one, not a charity.

3) Tax Deductible Monetary Donation to Pajama & Toy Drive
If you wish to make a financial donation, Click the DONATE button below.
100% of donation will be used towards a tax-free purchase of a toy or a pajama. A tax deductible receipt will be generated to you.

How to Donate in Person: Both pajama & toy drives will run concurrently & have the same drop off locations:

100% of the amount donated will be used towards a tax-free purchase of a toy or a pajama. A tax deductible receipt will be generated to you.

How to Donate in Person: Both drives will run concurrently and have the same drop off locations:

When: Saturday Nov 29 – Monday through December 23rd
Where to Donate- 6 Locations:

  • Big Fun Toys, 602 Washington St (Hours: 11am-7pm)
  • New York Sports Club NORTH – 210  14 St (Hours: 7:00am-7pm Daily)
  • PilsenerHaus & Biergarten – 1422 Grand St, Hoboken  ( Tues – Fri: 4pm-2 am, Sat & Sun: Noon to 2 am)
  • Work It Out Gym (2 locations)
    5 Marine View Plaza  (2nd & River) – 9 am-7pm weekdays, 9 am-1pm weekends
    603 Willow Avenue – 9 am-7pm weekdays, 9 am-1pm weekends
  • Math Wizard  1200 Grand St # C-2    (Hours: Tues, Thu & Fri  4 pm to 7pm, Sat 10 am- 1 pm)

Any questions? – contact hfaphilanthropy@nullyahoo.com

HFA truly appreciates your generosity!

The HFA is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.
All donations are tax deductible to the extent the law allows.

Frozen Dance & Music Camp at Garden Street School of the Performing Arts

Frozen Dance & Music Camp
December 22nd-31st

Garden Street School of the Performing Arts is offering a Frozen themed Dance and Music Camp for December Break on Dec 22nd, 23rd, 26th (no camp on the 24th and 25th) Dec 29th, 30th and 31st!

Drop off is from 8:30am-9am
Camp is from 9am-3pm
Pick up is from 3pm-3:30pm

You can choose from one day to up to 6 days or however many days you need!

Camp is for ages 4 through 11 and groups will be split by age and level

All of our instructors are certified professionals and have taught at all of our previous camps.
We are NJ State Licensed and Certified Camp!

Daily Activities Include:

Hip Hop

Each class will work on something different each day so you are welcome to take one or all of the days- or as many days that you would like.

The fee is $399 for 6 days or $80 per day. Siblings are $374 each or $65 per day.

Supplies you need:
Nut free lunch and snacks
dance attire (any color)
ballet shoes (we have tons of ballet shoes to borrow- don’t buy any)
closed toe sneakers (not boots) for Hip Hop.

Reserve your space today as we only have a few spots left!

This camp is great for children ages 4 through 11 years old. No dance or music experience necessary! Come have a great time at our Frozen Themed Dance and Music Camp! Only a few spaces are left!

Email Today!
Garden Street School of the Performing Arts
1018 Washington St

Silly on Sixth, Little Red and the Hoods, 3 Performances Still Available

Hudson Theatre Ensemble Silly on Sixth Children’s Series presents

Little Red and the Hoods

by Karen Boettcher-Tate
A funny & zany adaptation directed by Ron Mulligan

3 Performances available, (3 performances sold out, but we will accept wait listing):

Saturday November 15, 2014 @ 11AM & 1PM AVAILABLE
Sunday November 16, 2014 @ SOLD OUT
Sunday November 23, 2014 @ 1PM AVAILABLE, (11AM SOLD OUT)
Show runs about 40 minutes

Hudson School Performance Space 601 Park Ave Hoboken, NJ 07030

$8 for Kids; $10 for Adults; 201-377-7014 or reservations@nullHudsonTheatreEnsemble.com

Little Red and the Hoods and its all-adult cast will delight children ages 3 to 10 while entertaining their families in the 14th season of the Hudson Theatre Ensemble Children’s Series Silly on Sixth. Our new version of this old favorite is wonderful for children and adults alike with its engaging, interactive audience participation and zany fun. And for extra excitement, if your child volunteers and is selected to come up on stage, you can enjoy seeing your daughter or son become a part of the story!

And if your child has a November birthday, what an easy way to celebrate by incorporating Silly on Sixth and Little Red and the Hoods into your birthday plans! The entire audience will sing Happy Birthday to your darling child, your group has a wonderful time seeing Little Red and the Hoods, the kids meet the actors after the show, and then off you go to one of Hoboken’s many family-friendly eateries to continue the festivities. Just call Florence for details at 201-377-7014.

Please note that our beautiful, child-friendly, ground-floor theater is completely barrier-free & accessible to persons with disabilities.

Continue reading Silly on Sixth, Little Red and the Hoods, 3 Performances Still Available

Neighborhood Toy Store Day, Saturday, Nov. 8th. Meet Princess Elsa!

Big Fun Toys
Invites you to Celebrate Neighborhood Toy Store Day!
Saturday, November 8th
Enter our Raffle to win a special Frozen Gift Set!
For more information please call us at 201-714-9575.
Visit Big Fun Toys at
602 Washington Street, Hoboken NJ 07030.

11am-1pm – Meet Elsa
1pm- Unveiling of 2014 Top Toys
2pm- Game Tournament
3pm- Coloring Contest Winner Announced

Discount of the Month- Mimosa Digital

Mimosa Digital
119 Washington Street, Hoboken


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40% off folded holiday cards if ordered by 11/15/14
30% off folded holiday cards if ordered by 12/1/14
20% off folded holiday cards if ordered by 12/20/14

This offer would be for IN STORE use only and cannot be combined with any other offers.

Phone: 201-222-1103 | 119 Washington Street, Hoboken, NJ, 07030 USA
Business Hours: Mon to Thurs 10:30am – 8pm | Fri 10:30am – 6pm | Sat 11am – 5pm

The Jubilee Center Presents Resource Night

The Jubilee Center Presents
Resource Night

Wed. November 5th
5:30-7 pm

The Jubilee Center
601 Jackson Street
Hoboken, NJ

Join us for dinner, FREE HEALTH SCREENINGS, and an information session about community resources available for you and your family!
For more information, visit

Saturday Funday at the Hoboken Library

The Old Woman Who Lived in a Shoe had so many children she didn’t know… how to get them to sleep! Wee Willy Winkie encourages his brothers and sisters (the children in the audience) to talk mom into some bedtime rhymes. Your young children will remain wide awake as they recite, sing, finger-play, and act a number of nursery rhymes with Youth Stages performers, Ana Kalet and Jim Folly. We’ll have your children and you looking at Mother Goose Nursery Rhymes in a whole new light!

This is an open program. No library card required. However you must get tickets for children at www.bccls.org/hoboken at Eventbrite. Stroller Rules apply.

Tickets available Oct. 31 @ 7:30 am