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  • Apple Montessori Hoboken Open Houses

    “The most important period of life is not the age of university studies, but the first one, the period from birth to the age of six.” ~Maria Montessori


    Family owned Apple Montessori has set exceptional standards in early childhood education since 1972. Learn more at an upcoming open house at one of our two Hoboken schools for children ages 6 weeks to 6 years.


    Hoboken Maxwell @ 1055 Maxwell Lane

    Friday, January 26

    9:00 am or 1:30 pm


    Hoboken Sinatra @ 220 Sinatra Drive

    Friday, February 2

    9:00 am or 1:30 pm

    Learn more and RSVP: https://www.applemontessorischools.com/january-open-houses/



    • Learn What Sets Apple Montessori Apart
    • Explore Montessori Education (Ages 6 Weeks to 6 Years)
    • Meet the Team
    • Q&A
    • Experience the Classrooms
    • Your child is welcome to join us for a winter-inspired science project!


    Apple Montessori was recently voted Favorite Preschool in the Little Hoboken Awards and won 2017 Most Loved Preschool in Hoboken by parents through Hula Frog. We love what we do. Apple has educated multiple generations of families and many team members have been with us 10, 20, even 30 years. Learn how our students academically outperform against the national average and how we nurture the whole child through character education and enrichment programs. Join an Open House or contact us for a personal tour.


    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.

    We are so glad to be conducting this for the 10th consecutive year!

    Every gift, no matter the size helps spread love, joy & hope to children each year.

    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.

    2 Drives:

    1) Pajama and Book Program 

    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. We'll provide 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!

    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.

    You can make a difference by donating today.  If you’d like to contribute, we have 2 ways to do so:

    A) 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.**

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

    When: Friday, December 1 - Friday, December 22 (unless different date listed below)

    Where to Donate- 7 Locations:

    • Big Fun Toys, 602 Washington Street (Mon-Sat 10-7pm, Sun 11-6) – Drive will end here on Dec 23 *
    • Little City Books 100 Bloomfield Street (Tues – Sat 10 to 8, Sun 10 – 6, Mon 10 – 7)
    • Apple Montessori,1055 Maxwell Lane (M-F 7am-7pm)- Drive ends here on Dec 20 *
    • New York Sports Club NORTH, 210 14 St (7:00am-7pm Daily)
    • PilsenerHaus & Biergarten, 1422 Grand St (Tues – Fri 4pm-2 am, Sat & Sun Noon to 2 am)
    • Diamond Gymnastics, 738 Willow Ave (M & T 3-7pm, W -F 9:45-7pm,Sat 9-12, Sun- closed)
    • Tiger Schulmann’s Mixed Martial Arts 84 Washington St. (M- Fri 2-10pm, Sat. 9-3)

    Teen gifts are also needed. Teen items requested are:

    • Sports equipment: Baseballs & Gloves, Basketball, Footballs, Soccer Balls, Tennis Racquets & Tennis Balls, etc.
    • Art supplies: Colored pencils, Paint brushes, sketch pads
    • Games: Board Games, card games
    • Jewelry & purses
    • Journals
    • Movie Passes
    • Gift Cards (Dunkin' Donuts, Game Stop, Panera, Mc Donald's, Old Navy, H&M, Starbucks, etc)
    • Makeup, lotion, perfume
    • Hats, gloves, socks & Scarves
    • Warm clothing

  • Hoboken National Night Out – Tuesday August 1, 2017

    Hoboken National Night Out!

    Church Square Park onTuesday evening

    On Tuesday, August 1st, 2017, Police Chief Kenneth Ferrante along with the Hoboken Police Department will be hosting Hoboken’s annual National Night Out at Church Square Park from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm.


    National Night Out is a nationwide event that allows community workers to give back to their community. The goals of National Night Out are to :

    1) heighten crime and drug awareness;

    2) generate support for, and participation in, local anti-crime programs;

    3) strengthen neighborhood spirit and police community partnership;

    4) send a message to criminals that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.

    This year, HPD would like to see more of the Hoboken Community involved in this event.

    If you are a local business or organization who wishes to participate in the parade, or the festivities, please contact either Sergeant Melissa Gigante at gigantem@nullhobokenpd.org or Officer Daniel Simone at simoneda@nullhobokenpd.org. Let's make our community safer, stronger and more unified than ever before.

  • HFA HOLIDAY PARTY! DEC. 8, 2016 from 3-5pm

    Join the HFA at our annual Holiday Party.

    We will have entertainment by Preschool of Rock, holiday crafts and treats.

    Donations will be accepted for New Toys & New Pajamas to benefit local charities (details in post below).

    Thursday, December 8th

    McLoone’s Pier House
    1300 Frank Sinatra Dr.

    Free for HFA Members
    $5 per child for non-members

    Sponsored by
    Adventures in Learning




  • Gluten Free & Allergen Friendly Expo (Secaucus,NJ) Oct 15 & 16



    Gluten Free & Allergen Friendly Expo (Secaucus,NJ)  Oct 15 & 16


    at :

    Meadowlands Exposition Center
    355 Plaza Drive
    Secaucus, NJ 07094

    October 15 & 16, 2016

    10:00-4:00 pm


    20% off tickets with code: ADVANCE


  • FREE Family Movie Night @ Hoboken Evangelical Free Church

    Please join us on Tuesday, August 16th @ 6pm for a FREE family friendly movie night (indoors where is cool and bug free). We will be featuring the movie Zootopia!! We will have a popcorn bar, snacks and drinks. Please feel free to bring a packed dinner along as well. You can also bring a blanket, beanbag chair or whatever will make your viewing experience more comfortable. Contact us with any questions you might have and we look forward to seeing everyone there!!

    Hoboken Evangelical Free Church (HEFC), 833 Clinton St, Hoboken, New Jersey 07030
    Pastor Dave Haney 201.795.9733

    Join the Facebook Event here!!!

  • PLAY FAIR NYC, Feb 13 & 14 – $10 off per ticket w/ HFA

    Play Fair
    , presented by LEGO and Nickelodeon and created by the Toy Industry Association, is a brand new event focusing on Play and Family Entertainment. Play Fair will feature the best of toys, games, creation, STEM, reading and family entertainment. We are offering HFA families $10 off EACH ticket to Play Fair when they buy tickets at www.playfairny.com with code: HFA

    Kick off February break in the biggest play room ever...

    • Meet the PAW Patrol, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, SpongeBob SquarePants, Peppa Pig, Dora, and PJ Masks
    • See the Thomas and Friends Experience
    • See the new Batmobile from the upcoming film Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
    • Meet the cast of Nickelodeon's hit show Game Shakers at Play Fair! See Cree Cicchino (Babe), Madisyn Shipman (Kenzie), Thomas Kuc (Hudson), Benjamin Flores Jr. (Triple G), and Kel Mitchell (Double G) live
    • Build and race your own LEGO car at the LEGO Race Ramp
    • Play with Shopkins and checkout the Shopkins fashion show!
    • Test out your favorite NERF products
    • Create with the newest toys from Crayola
    • Test out the newest scooters and fun from RAZOR
    • Make comics with award-winning comic creators
    • See new toys never seen before
    • Watch performances of the Story Pirates and many others on the TOYS R Us Stage

      Everything at Play Fair begins with a ticket. Play Fair offers four sessions across February 13 and 14, with tickets to each session $30…

      SUNDAY MORNING – $30

      Morning sessions run from 9:30 AM to 1:30 PM. Afternoon sessions run from 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM. We recommend you arrive at Play Fair on or around your session start time to make the most of your experience.

      Don’t think one session will be enough time? A limited number of Weekend Experience Passes are available for fans and collectors looking to play all weekend and includes a 2016 Edition Play Fair Official Vinyl Figure.

    See you at Play Fair!
    *Offer valid on new purchases only. All sales are final and schedule is subject to change.

  • MST’s Broadway Cabaret:

    Mile Square Theatre presents...
    MST’s Broadway Cabaret: An Evening of Song by Broadway Performers

    Monday, November 2, 2015 7pm @ the Kolo Klub at the Pilsener Haus, 1422 Grand Street in Hoboken

    MST’s Broadway Cabaret:
    An Evening of Song by Broadway Performers
    Join Mile Square Theatre for a very special fundraising event. Some of Broadway’s most dynamic performers come to Hoboken for an evening of show tunes from productions past and present. This is a rare chance to see these performers up close in the intimate Kolo Klub at the Pilsener Haus.

    At this writing the following performers have confirmed: Rich Affanato (The Producers,  Les Miserables), Don Brewer (Les Miserables, Mamma Mia, The Pirate Queen), Anne Brummel (Wicked, Evita), Lisa Capps (Les Miserables, Miss Saigon), Ashley Loran (Jekyll and Hyde), Marissa McGowen (A Little Night Music, Les Miserables), Joe Paparella (Good Vibrations, Jesus Christ Superstar, Martin Guerre, Les Miserables), Catherine Porter (Next to Normal), Michael Williams (Wicked, West Side Story, On The Town) and MST’s Scott Pearson.

    Mile Square Theatre will soon open the doors at its new facility at the Artisan at 14th and Clinton Streets. The facility will feature a state of the art 130-seat theatre and studios for rehearsals and classes for Mile Square Theatre Education. MST’s Broadway Cabaret is a benefit to help support Mile Square Theatre’s first season at the Artisan, which will begin in March 2016.

    Be a part of this special evening and help MST bring Broadway-quality theatre to Hoboken at the Artisan in 2016!

    A limited number of tickets are available: $150.  Evening includes drinks and light fare.

    For tickets go to milesquaretheatre.org

    Proceeds go to support Mile Square Theatre, which is a 501c3 non-profit.


    About Mile Square Theatre
    Mile Square Theatre (MST) is the leading professional Equity theatre in Hudson County.  Since 2003, MST has presented full-scale productions for adults and children, in addition to providing theatre education programs. Under the artistic direction of Chris O’Connor,

    MST receives support from The Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation and the Hudson County Division of Cultural Affairs. For company information, please visit www.milesquaretheatre.org.

    MEDIA CONTACT: Chris O’Connor 646.271.6557

  • Spring Fling Egg Hunt, Saturday, March 28th, 2015

    Please join us at our Spring Fling Egg Hunt.

    This is our 17th year hosting this annual fun event.
    Time: Saturday, March 28, 2015 (raindate March 29, 2015) 10 am-12 pm.
    Location: Columbus Park, Clinton Street, between 9th & 10th Streets, Hoboken.
    Cost: Free for HFA members; $5 suggested donation for non-members.

    Activities include: A stroll through the Spring Farm Egg Hunt (Find eggs and turn them in for a bag of goodies!); Bunny-hop and egg races.

    The egg hunts will be continuous, starting at 10 am, and children will trade their found (empty) eggs for a bag of goodies to take home, so that we can reuse and recycle the eggs for other participants.

    Please note that groups of children of all ages will be able to enter the Spring Farm for 15-minute intervals and re-enter. The entrance time for the last egg hunt will be at 12pm. Plan to pose with bunnies and spring themed props, courtesy of Hoboken High School art department. Please bring your cameras and baskets!

    HFA members are encouraged to bring non-perishable food items to the park for donation to Hoboken Shelter.

    Platinum Event Sponsor
    BCB Hoboken
    Your Community Bank

    Gold Event Sponsor
    Ben & Jerry's
    CarePoint Health
    Red Bridge Homes
    Super Soccer Stars
    United Water

    Bronze Event Sponsor

  • Brunch with ELSA from Frozen! Saturday at Mikie Squared Bar & Grill

    Back by popular demand!

    ELSA is in Hoboken and she is coming to

    Mikie Squared Bar & Grill, for BRUNCH

    She is looking forward to meeting everyone, having fun and giving out treats!!

    ELSA will pose for pictures so bring your camera.

    We look forward to seeing you!

    Mikie Squared Bar & Grill