HFA All Schools Open House, Thursday, October 8th

HFA is holding the 11th Annual All Schools Open House servicing Hudson County on Thursday, October 8, 2015.  This is highly valuable event providing area parents with the ability to evaluate school options in Hoboken and the surrounding area.  38 schools, including public, charter and private schools, will be present and ready to answer your burning questions.

What can you expect you ask?  Information on:

  • Age requirements
  • Tuition (if applicable)
  • Registration/application deadlines
  • Teachers
  • Curriculum
  • Class size
  • School community
  • Parent involvement
  • Education philosophy

The event will be organized by age group and you’ll a handy chart to help manage your options.

11th Annual HFA All Schools Open House
Thursday, October 8th, 2015
5pm to 8pm
Hoboken High School Gym
800 Clinton Street

Planning on attending? Share our event on Facebook and invite others that would like to come!

Cost: Free for members; $10 for non-members
Become a HFA member today for a faster check-in at this link!

List of attending schools:
A Whole New World Academy of Hoboken
Adventures in Learning
All Saints Episcopal Day School
Apple Montessori School
Dwight-Englewood School
Elysian Charter School
French American Academy
Hoboken Catholic Academy
Hoboken Charter School
Hoboken Children’s Academy
Hoboken Daycare
Hoboken Dual Language Charter School (HoLa)
Hoboken Montessori School
Hoboken Public Schools: Brandt Primary (K) & Early Education Program (PreK)
Hoboken Public Schools: Calabro Elementary School
Hoboken Public Schools: Connors Elementary School
Hoboken Public Schools: Hoboken Jr/Sr High School
Hoboken Public Schools: Wallace Elementary School
HOPES Cap, Inc. (preschool provider)
Hudson Montessori
Kaplan Cooperative Preschool
Kiddie Academy
Mile Square Early Learning Center
Mustard Seed School
Park Prep Academy
Prime Time Early Learning Center
Smart Start Academy
Solomon Schechter Day School of Bergen County
Step by Step
Stevens Cooperative School
Tessa International School
The Brunswick School
The Elisabeth Morrow School
The Ethical Community Charter School
The Hudson School
The Scandinavian School
Viaquenti Preschool
Waterfront Montessori

In Jesus Name Food Pantry Benefit Concert

In Jesus Name Food Pantry Benefit Concert
St. Mathew Trinity Church
8th & Hudson
Sunday, Oct. 25, 5pm

The musicians of Redeemer Hoboken Church will present an evening of music to benefit In Jesus Name Charities of Hoboken at 5:00 pm on Sunday, Oct. 25. The concert will feature Broadway performers, singer-songwriters, and Gospel artists performing Christian music in a variety of genres.  Admission is $20 in advance and $25 at the door.

All ticket proceeds will benefit the work of In Jesus Name Charities. Founded in 1981, In Jesus Name operates a food and clothing pantry that provides practical relief to those in need. It also coordinates a network of volunteers from several houses of worship in town to facilitate food delivery to shut-ins, distribute baby items to new low-income mothers, and participate in various other emergency relief efforts around Hoboken.

Tickes: www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2303948

Fund for a Better Waterfront 25th Anniversary Party

FBW’s 25th Anniversary Party
Thursday, October 22, 2015
7:00 To 9:30 P.M.
The Hoboken Elks Club
1005 Washington Street (@10th Street)

Join us for an evening of music, dancing, entertainment, fine food & drink in celebration of FBW’s 25th Anniversary! There is an open bar. Zafra Kitchens will serve up Little Latin Dishes and Emily and the Ideals will provide the music. FBW will present its 3rd annual Riparian Award to honor the two developers who made Maxwell Place Park possible.

Your support is critical to the ultimate success of completing Hoboken’s waterfront. Tickets are available online for $75 and at the door for $85.

Event website: http://betterwaterfront.org/events/connect-the-waterfront-25th-anniversary/

Mile Square Theatre Dance Academy Open House and Fall Schedule

Dance Academy
Open House and Fall Schedule
Monroe Center for the Arts
720 Monroe Street • Room E200 • Hoboken, NJ

Curious? Pay for the first class to try it out, and if you like it, we’ll credit you for the term. Our training is staffed by working professional dancers.

5:30-6:45 Modern (ages 10-16)

4-5:15 Ballet 1 (ages 6-9)
5:30-6:45 Theatre Dance (ages 9-12)

4-5:15 Ballet 2 (ages 10-16)

4-5:15 Ballet 2 (ages 10-16)

1-2:15 Hip Hop (ages 7-12)
2:45-4 Teen Theatre Dance
4:15-5:30 Adult Ballet

Pointe Readiness Assessments are available upon request.

Fall classes in dance!
age 6 through adult

The MST Dance Academy

Sarah Weber Gallo,
Dance Education Director



About MST Dance Academy

The Mile Square Theatre Dance Academy specializes in pre-professional-level training in Ballet, Modern Dance and Theater Dance, and is staffed by working professional dancers. Emphasis is placed on alignment, technique and purity of form.

Classes are based on a semester system. Parents may attend the final class of the Fall and Winter semesters to view their child’s progress. There will be a Spring performance to demonstrate the students’ abilities and give them a chance to dance in front of an audience.

All students are placed according to ability. Dancers may advance to pointe shoes at age 12 or older, when the appropriate musculature and bony supports are generally developed.

Girls should be attired in dark-colored leotards, pink tights, and pink ballet shoes, with hair neatly back in a bun or tight braid. Boys should wear white T-shirts and black tights or shorts, with black ballet shoes and neat hair.

HOPES’ Roaring 20s Gala

Please join us as we celebrate and fundraise during HOPES’ Roaring 20s Gala. This year’s proceeds will support our Youth Enrichment Program. We look forward to seeing you on October 15th!

The HOPES organization serves people in need, from babies through the elderly.  In 2014 alone, HOPES served 4,300 families in need and we hope to serve more and more each year.

The tax-deductible ticket price includes food, drinks & dancing (there will be an amazing band)!  There will also be many exciting auction items to bid on.

Click here to buy your tickets today!

Hoboken Junior Senior High School Open House For Prospective Students

Hoboken Junior Senior High School Open House For Prospective Students
Thursday, October 15, 2015
6:30-8:30 pm.

800 Clinton Street

Come see the great things happening at HJSHS! Come learn about the diverse academic and exciting extracurricular options we can offer your child. Meet with our highly qualified, professional and dedicated staff, supervisors and administrators.

Advanced Placement
Virtual High School
Championship Athletics
Award-Winning Theatre Program
Student Clubs and Organizations
State of the Art Culinary Facility

For more information call
201 356 3712

Gluten Free & Allergy Free Expo – Secaucus, NJ Oct. 3 & 4

The GFAF Expos are the largest and fastest growing special diet consumer events in the US. Started in 2007, the events are professionally managed and have expanded from one to seven cities throughout the United States. In addition to meeting the needs of the Celiac community, the Expo welcomes those with gluten sensitivities, auto-immune/inflammatory diseases and autism.

What do you get with your Expo Ticket?

  • Entry into the vendor fair with over 100 brands
  • Valuable coupons at the vendor booths
  • Samples from the vendors
  • Discounted products available for purchase
  • Informative classes related to the gluten free and allergen-friendly lifestyle
  • Free reusable bag to carry your goodies
  • Meet your favorite vendors, authors and bloggers

Why buy your ticket online?

  • Guarantee that you don’t miss out on the Expo – limited tickets available each day
  • No need to wait in line at the Expo to buy your ticket

We’re sorry, there are no refunds for pre-purchased tickets.


35 % off with code SUPPORTGROUP35 or by following this link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/secaucus-nj-gluten-free-allergen-friendly-expo-oct-3-4-10am-4pm-daily-tickets-15932289908?discount=SUPPORTGROUP35


October 3 & 4, 2015

10:00-4:00 pm

Free Parking!  Click HERE for a map and directions.

Concessions will be open for beverage purchases only.


Meadowlands Exposition Center
355 Plaza Drive
Secaucus, NJ 07094

Hoboken Quality of Life Coalition Announces Dates for 2015 Candidates’ Forums

The Hoboken Quality of Life Coalition is pleased to invite all Hoboken residents to its 2015 City Council and Board of Education candidates’ forums, a tradition the Coalition has maintained for over a decade. The forums give Hoboken voters an opportunity to hear directly from the candidates running for the six ward seats on City Council and three seats on the Board of Education in the November 3, 2015, election. Due to the number of candidates for office, the City Council candidates’ forums will be divided into two groups of 7 candidates: 2nd, 5th and 6th Wards and the 1st, 3rd and 4th Wards.

The dates this year are as follows:

  • Uptown Candidates Forum (2nd, 5th & 6th Wards) – Wednesday, September 30, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Elks Lodge, 1005 Washington Street.
  • Board of Education Candidates forumMonday, October 5, from 7 to 9 p.m. at

Our Lady of Grace School Auditorium, Willow Avenue at 5th Street. This forum is co-sponsored by the Parish of Our Lady of Grace and St. Joseph.

  • Downtown Candidates Forum (1st, 3rd & 4th Wards) – Thursday, October 15, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Hoboken Multiservice Center, 124 Grand Street.

These events are arranged by the Hoboken Quality of Life Coalition, Inc., and moderated by Bob Bowdon, a professional interviewer and longtime resident of Hoboken, who has expertly conducted QLC-sponsored forums over the last eight years. These events have consistently delivered a lively exchange of policy ideas, opinions and comments on issues that the voters themselves consider the most important.

Written questions will be solicited from the audience and submitted to a three-person panel, who will select the clearest and most concise questions on a wide range of topics. Candidates will have a minute and a half to respond to each question, and a one-minute rebuttal will be allowed with permission from the moderator. Each candidate will have an opportunity to make one-minute opening introductory and closing remarks, and a timekeeper will ensure that time limits are respected in answering questions.

About the QLC

Hoboken Quality of Life Coalition is a non-profit, non-partisan citizen organization that has been active in Hoboken over the last decade. The QLC led the successful efforts to prevent construction of the Devils hockey arena in southern Hoboken, was instrumental in forging the western alignment of the Light Rail route in Hoboken, and with several other groups fought the early battles to secure 1600 Park Avenue as designated parkland.  It participates with other civic organizations to advocate for ordinances for good government practices and to protect the historic structures that lend the city its character.  In 2008, QLC formed the Committee for a Green Hoboken, which worked with the city on an agreement to control carbon dioxide emissions and sustainable development ordinances, and helped secure funding for an energy audit of municipal buildings.

Carepoint Health Block Party, Saturday, September 26th

Carepoint Health is having a HUGE block party for families of all shapes and sizes!
Saturday, September 26th
10 am-2pm
Church Square Park
250 4th Street
Come by to enjoy:
Live Music
A Bounce House
Face Painting
Balloon Art
Live Characters from Disney’s Frozen
Parent/Kids Yoga
Lawn Games
Ambulance Tours with McCabe Ambulance
Photo Booths
Meet our Doctors
AND and extra special pie a doctor in the face event to support the March of Dimes!