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  • 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.

  • The 13th Annual HFA Community Neighbor Awards

    The Hoboken Family Alliance is now accepting nominations for our 13th annual Community Neighbor Awards to be granted in 2016 at our Cabin Fever Event at Brandt School (215  9th Street, Hoboken, NJ) ,  tentatively scheduled for February  21 , 2016.

    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. 21, 2016 (tentative), 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 Friday, December 11, 2015.

     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. 

  • 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

  • Get ready for some soccer!

    If  your child is serious about soccer then consider the Hoboken All Stars team. The Travel Soccer club is hosting tryouts on May 17 for players under 7, 8, 9 and 10-years old. Tryouts start at 8 AM and are scheduled throughout the day. Registration is required for new players. Visit hobokenallstars.com for a complete tryout schedule and registration form. Email a completed form to hobokenallstars@nulloutlook.com

  • HFA – The 11th Annual Community Neighbor Award Grants

    The Hoboken Family Alliance is now accepting nominations for our tenth annual Community Neighbor Awards to be  granted in 2014 at our Cabin Fever Event, tentatively scheduled for February 9, 2014.

    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 ask that the money be used to directly provide a service for families or children, and not for overhead/administrative costs.

    Please send a brief description of the program and/or services, organization contact name and phone number, your organization's 501(c)3 non-profit tax id number, amount  you are requesting  and the reason why you feel the program should receive an HFA Community Neighbor Award.  The deadline for submission is December 20, 2013.

    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. Award recipients (or a representative of the organization) must be able to attend the Cabin Fever Festival on Feb. 9, 2014, in Hoboken,  to receive their award.

    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.

  • HFA “Back to School” Annual Backpack & School Supply Drive 2013

    From August 18 to September 15, 2013* to benefit over 220 needy children in Hudson County.


    Our donations will go to children in need from the following organizations: 40 children from In Jesus Names Charities, over 80 children from York Street Project and 40 children from the Division of Youth & Family Services (DYFS).

    What’s Needed:
    NEW Backpacks (Unisex backpacks are preferred if possible), lunchboxes, pencils, pens, pink erasers, two-pocket folders, binders, loose-leaf paper (wide rule), notebooks (both spiral & composition), scientific calculators, protractors, crayons, colored pencils, markers, calculators, rulers, pencil sharpeners with cover, pencil cases , antibacterial wipes, tissues, glue sticks, scissors and index cards. Flash drives are also requested for the older children.

    For your convenience, we will have 2 drop boxes at midtown (Big Fun Toys) and  uptown location (New York Sports Club North). Big Fun Toys will also be selling backpacks and school supplies.

    ONLINE DONATIONS ONLY -  Drop off period is currently closed.

    Midtown drop off: Big Fun Toys, 602 Washington Street (Mon-Sat. 10 am-7 pm, Sun 11 am-6 pm). Be sure to use your HFA Card for a 10% discount off any purchase over $25. Also ask about the new Big Fun Toy Rewards Program!
    Uptown drop off: NYSC North, 200 14th St. (7 am-7 pm).

    Cash donations: If you prefer to financially donate, your donation of $25 will provide one backpack for a child, stocked with essential supplies. Cash donations are encouraged because HFA’s non-profit status allows it to purchase items without paying 7% sales tax. Also, it allows your donations to go directly toward the supplies. If you wish to donate $25 toward a backpack, please do so by using the PayPal DONATE button below. We will be ordering supplies as soon as possible, to ensure the children are prepared and ready to start the year right.

    We will once again provide tax receipts for items donated on an as-requested basis. If you are making a cash donation via Paypal, your tax receipt will be automatically generated. If you are dropping off items, please leave a copy of your receipt with donation items highlighted, along with your name and address. Please keep a copy of your donation for your records.

    For more information about HFA’s backpack drive, please email Michele at hfaphilanthropy@nullyahoo.com.

  • Athletic programs for children with special needs return for Fall

    After an incredible summer with the 3rd Annual Hoboken Bike Camp for children with special needs, the HFA is happy to report that soccer with the Red Bulls and the Special Olympics Young Athlete Program are back for the fall.

    For the third year, the Red Bulls will operate is Believe program that teaches youths with cognitive disabilities to play soccer. The free program begins  Sunday, Sepetember 15 and runs through November 10. The  clinic runs every Sunday from 3 p.m. - 4 p.m. at the City's Multiservice Center, located at 2nd and Grand. The program is open to 3-year-olds to 18-year-olds. The sessions will group playing partners by age and ability. You can register today at: http://Red Bulls Believe

    Aditionally, the Young Athlete Program begins on Sept. 28 and will run  each Saturday from 10 am - 11 am at the St. Francis Community Center through Nov. 2. The program is open to 2.5-year-olds to 7-year-olds and is designed to help teach athletic fundamentals  to help children prepare for Special Olympics competition, which is open for individuals eight and older. Registration is required. Please email Theresa Howard to register today.

    The programs are part of a broader push by the city of Hoboken and parents of Hoboken to continue to offer and expand recreational and sporting opportunites for children with disabilities.




    Pier C Park, which was badly damaged by the storm surge during Hurricane Sandy, will partially reopen to the public on Saturday June 8th at 7:00am.

    A contractor has completed repairs to several portions of the park, including the playground areas, parts of the lawn, the restrooms, and most of the western side of the park, which will be open to the public. The eastern side of the park facing the Hudson, which sustained the worst damage, will remain fenced off while repairs continue.

    Hurricane Sandy resulted in broken benches, cracked concrete, extensive erosion, exposed and damaged irrigation lines, and damage to electrical equipment. The park's large round concrete benches were tossed around by the storm, causing significant physical damage to the decking.

    New Summer Hours: In response to popular demand and as a thank you to everyone for your patience, the City is pleased to announce the following expanded summer hours: 7:00am – 11:00pm daily.

    Contact: Daniel Bryan at dbryan@nullhobokennj.org

  • Movies Under the Stars

    presented by the City of Hoboken & Projected Images of Hudson County

    Pier A Park: 1st St. & Sinatra Dr. •  Bring a blanket or low back chair. 

    June & July:  Movies start 9:00pm • August: Movies start approx. 8:00pm

    June 12 - Skyfall

    June 19 - Lincoln

    June 26 - Les MIserables

    July 10 - Silver Linings Playbook

    July 17 - Argo

    July 31 - Life of PI

    Aug. 7 - Mary Poppins

    Aug. 14 - The Croods

    Aug. 21 - Madagascar 3

    Pre-Show Activities before the movies

    July 10 - 7pm, Circus Under the Stars

    A Unique & dazzling variety show filled with high flying acrobats, 

    ground acts, & super silly characters. 

    Presented by Aerial Acrobat Entertainment

    raindate is July 17th

    Aug. 7 - 

    7pm  - Preschool of Rock

    7:30pm  - free demo by My Gym Hoboken

    This program is made possible in part by funds from The New Jersey  State Council on the arts/department of state, a Partner agency of the  National Endowment for the Arts, administered by The Hudson County  Office of Cultural & Heritage Affairs, Thomas A. Degise, County  Executive, and the Board of Chosen freeholders. 

    Sponsored by: Projected Images of Hudson County, My Gym Hoboken, United Water, Bijou Properties, Muller Insurance,  Hoboken Family Alliance, Shop Rite of Hoboken, and State Farm Insurance 

  • Art in the Park

    Art in the Park is a 6 week creative arts program for toddlers ages 4 & under.
    There are eight 6 week sessions. Sessions take place on different days, in different parks,
    at different times.

    Choose either Pier A or Elysian Park
    • Early Morning sessions: 9am to 10:30am or
    • Mid-Morning sessions: 11am to 12:30pm

    Pier A Park, Sinatra Dr. & 1st St.
    Monday sessions: June 17, 24; July 8, 15, 22, 29
    Wednesday sessions: June 19, 26; July 10, 17, 24, 31

    Elysian Park, Hudson St. bet. 10th & 11th Sts.
    Tuesday sessions: June 18, 25; July 9, 16, 23, 30
    Thursday sessions: June 20, 27; July 11, 18, 25; August 1

    Cost per 6 week session is $25.
    Each session will accept 60 children.
    Child must be accompanied by parent or guardian.
    Dress child in messy clothes as clay or paints may stain clothes

    Online registration begins May 28. Click on: http://www.hobokennj.org/register

    In Case of Rain, rain location will be announced.

    For more information contact 201-420-2207