HEFC Community Marketplace, Saturday, November 12th

Public Invited to Provide Feedback on Southwest Area Redevelopment Plan

On Thursday, October 13th, the City hosted the second community meeting to discuss the Southwest Area Redevelopment Plan. The presentation slides for the meeting can be viewed at: http://hobokennj.gov/docs/communitydev/SW-Area-Meeting-2-Presentation.pdf.

The Redevelopment Plan concepts are based on the expansion of the Southwest Park as a centerpiece, preservation of urban manufacturing and commercial uses, creation of new neighborhood retail and a hotel, establishment of mixed use neighborhoods, and construction of a parking garage.

Members of the public who were unable to attend can provide their feedback until Wednesday, October 26th by completing the online survey at: http://fluidsurveys.com/s/hoboken-southwest-redevelopment-plan-meeting-2-comment-sheet/.

Mile Square Theatre’s Dracula: For Ages 8 and Up!

Mile Square Theatre’s production of Dracula: The Journal of Jonathan Harker is getting standing ovations every night AND KIDS ARE LOVING IT! “Two fangs up!”—The Hudson Reporter.

Don’t miss this thrilling Halloween treat.

Closes 10/30.
Tickets at milesquaretheatre.org

The Hoboken Quality of Life Coalition’s Board of Education Candidates Forum Set for Thursday, Oct. 20, 6:30 p.m. at the Hoboken Elks Lodge

The Hoboken Quality of Life Coalition is pleased to invite all Hoboken residents to its 2016 Board of Education candidates’ forum, continuing a tradition the Coalition has maintained for over a decade. These forums give Hoboken voters an opportunity to hear directly from the candidates running for the three open seats on the Board of Education in the November 8, 2016, election. This year’s forum will take place on Thursday, October 20, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Elks Lodge, 1005 Washington 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 presented 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 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.

Hopes Annual Fundraiser, Thursday, October 20

You are cordially invited to the
Thursday, October 20, 2016
7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m. VIP Hour
$100 to 10/11/16
$115 to 10/19/16
$125 on Event Day
301 Garden Street, Hoboken

For tickets visit www.hopes.org,
or Call 1-855-OK-HOPES Ext. 1022.
Fall in love with HOPES!

NJ MOM Baby Expo

Sunday, November 6, 2016
10am to 1pm
W Hotel, Hoboken
225 River St

Calling all expecting and new moms!! NJMOM.com is beyond excited to bring the NJMOM Baby Expo to the W Hoboken on November 6th! Learn, shop one-day-only deals, get pampered, enjoy sweet treats and mocktails from our favorite brands and local businesses, enter to win thousands in prizes, go home with VIP gift bags (with our favorite products!), and celebrate motherhood with other expecting and new moms.

Visit njbabyexpo.com for more info and to purchase your tickets!
Use code HFABABY for $5 off tickets.

Friends of the Forest Cookie Workshop for Ages 3-5

You’re invited to a fun and edible arts and crafts activity, where cookies and icing are the creative medium. Each child will receive a set of freshly baked woodland-themed sugar cookies. Jennifer will demo the decorating techniques and provide step-by-step instructions on how to create picture perfect treats.

Decorated cookies will be arranged in a gift box to take home and share with friends and family. All supplies will be provided.

This 1-hour workshop is recommended for ages 3-5 yrs. $35 per child (+$20 per sibling). There will be 2 sessions offered at 10:00am and 11:30am. Each session is limited to 12 seats.

You can REGISTER through our website or simply send us an email at info@nullsugarsuckle.com.

HFA All Schools Open House, Thursday, Oct. 13th

HFA All Schools Open House

On October 13, Hoboken Family Alliance will host its 12th Annual All Schools Open House. Approximately 30 participating schools, including public, private, parochial, religious and charter schools, will present their information to families. From daycares to high schools please come to evaluate your child’s care and education all under one roof. New this year – Stevens Institute of Technology will also have a table! Parents will leave with a 2016 School Information Grid, which summarizes the school options in one convenient handout.

Parents will have the opportunity to visit all these schools in one location and receive valuable information summarizing the various programs – age requirements, tuition (if applicable), registration and application deadlines, and any other questions you may have. School grades will be identified so that parents can focus on what schools make sense for their family’s needs.

12th Annual HFA All Schools Open House
Thursday, October 13th, 2016
5pm to 8pm
Hoboken High School Gym (800 Clinton Street)
Entry is Free for HFA Members; $10 for Non-Members

The event is free for HFA members and $10 for non-members. If you are a current HFA member and/or you would like to attend, please RSVP to our Facebook event https://www.facebook.com/events/1148427248557030/. Proceeds to this event go to the HFA’s Scholarship Program. To date HFA has given $32,000 in scholarships to qualifying students. Join HFA today to help us continue this scholarship and please join us on Oct 13th even if only to support this scholarship fundraiser and your school http://hobokenfamily.com/?page_id=1811.

We thank the Hoboken Board of Education and Hoboken public school district for organizing the space for the event. Thanks to our volunteers and All Schools Committee – Patty Otero, Scott Clark, and Joanne Kornelli, for working tirelessly to put this event together.

All Schools Open House was sponsored by our Platinum Event Sponsor – Bright Horizons, and supported by Gold Event Sponsor – Apple Montessori Schools, as well as Silver Event Sponsors – Kiddie Academy and Smart Start Academy. We also thank our HFA Annual Sponsors – Camp Riverbend, Head to Head Lice Treatment Center, Hoboken Catholic Academy, Hoboken Chiropractic & Wellness, Hoboken Montessori School, Hudson Baseball Center, Kids Communicate, New York Waterway, Prime Time Early Learning Center, Romparoo, Studio L, Tessa International School

Adventures in Learning Daycare & Bright Beginnings Early Learning Center

All Saints Episcopal Day School
Apple Montessori School
Bright Horizons Early Education & Preschool
Dwight-Englewood School
Elysian Charter School
French American Academy
Hoboken Catholic Academy
Hoboken Charter School
Hoboken Children’s Academy
Hoboken Dual Language Charter School (HOLA)
Hoboken Montessori School
Hoboken Public Schools: Early Childhood Education
Hoboken Public Schools: Elementary Schools
Hoboken Public Schools: Middle School
Hoboken Public Schools: Hoboken High School
HOPES Cap, Inc.
Kaplan Cooperative Preschool
Kiddie Academy of Hoboken
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
Stevens Cooperative School
Tessa International School
The Elisabeth Morrow School
The Ethical Community Charter School
The Hudson School
The Scandinavian School
Viaquenti Preschool
Waterfront Montessori

Apple Montessori Open House & Demo Day on Saturday, October 22

Time: 10:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m.
Address: Apple Montessori School
1055 Maxwell Lane, Hoboken

Hoboken families, we welcome you and your child to explore Apple Montessori’s research-proven preschool for children ages 4 months to 6 years. Family-owned Apple Montessori has set exceptional standards in early childhood education since 1972. We’re proud to inspire a lifelong love of learning and help children reach their fullest potential. Enroll by 11/22 for a $500 tuition discount (terms and conditions apply).

-Explore our school curriculum with Montessori demos
-Experience our music, art, yoga & baby signs programs
-Meet our team of highly-trained educators & caregivers
-Meet with current families & students
-Get your questions answered
-Enjoy raffles & fun

RSVPs are welcome, but not required. Feel free to contact Apple Montessori to learn more at 201-963-4949 or visit https://www.facebook.com/events/200159747062325/

Screenagers: Growing Up in the Digital Age, a Documentary at Hudson School

On Thursday, October 13, 2016, 7:00-8:30 p.m., The Hudson School will host a screening of Screenagers: Growing Up in the Digital Age, a documentary by physician and filmmaker, Delaney Ruston, M.D. Open to the Public. Admission, $10, Tickets must be ordered in advance. Please email Darcy Mosley at dmosley@thehudsonschool.org for purchase information

Are you watching kids scroll through life, with their rapid-fire thumbs and a six-second attention span? Physician and filmmaker Delaney Ruston saw that happening with her own kids and began a quest to uncover how it might impact their development. As with her other two award-winning documentaries on mental health, Ruston takes a deeply personal approach as she probes into the vulnerable corners of family life, including her own, to explore struggles over social media, video games, academics and internet addiction. Through poignant, and unexpectedly funny stories, along with surprising insights from authors, psychologists, and brain scientists, SCREENAGERS reveals how tech time impacts kids’ development and also offers solutions on how adults can empower their kids to best navigate the digital world to find balance.