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  • 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!!!


    At Children’s Art Therapy, we use art materials to express ourselves!  IMG_1740.jpg
    Children’s Art Therapy uses various art techniques and materials to explore feelings, develop social skills, reconcile emotional conflicts, foster self-awareness, reduce anxiety, and increase self-esteem, as well as simply learning to enjoy the art process and all it has to offer. Art opens the doors to communication in a non-threatening way, allowing great success for all!

    Please visit our website at www.childrensarttherapy.com
    For more information about art therapy.

    Below is our Summer Schedule happening at Celebrate Life Studio, 1200 Park Avenue in Hoboken! Our 4-week groups begin the second week of July and end the first week in August- a great way to check us out and see what art therapy is all about!
    Space is limited.

    Tuesdays (July 12th, 19th, 26th and August 2nd):
    9:30 - 10:20: Ages 2-4, Mommy or Daddy and Me group
    3:30 - 4:20: Ages 4-6, Art Therapy group
    4:45 - 5:35: Ages 6-8, Art Therapy group

    Thursdays (July 14th, 21st, 28th and August 4th):
    2:30 - 3:20: Ages 4-6, Art Therapy group

    All 4-week sessions are being offered for $200 (10% discount for siblings).
    If you don't see a time OR age group that works for you please contact us for other possibilities!

    Contact Jodi Goldberg to register at jodigoldberg@nullchildrensarttherapy.com

  • 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.

  • Celebrate Life Studio Open House Party!!!

    Celebrate Life Studio is having an Open House Party that is FREE & FUN for the Whole Family!

    Stop in on January 9th anytime from 11:30-2:30pm

    Sip & Snack on FREE Sweet Treats & get Special Pricing on all the 2016 Winter Sessions

    Enter drawings to WIN FULL Class Sessions & One Lucky WINNER will get to hold their BIRTHDAY PARTY FOR FREE!

    Drawings include:
    Musicology 4 Kids: 5 Class Pass (value $120)
    Yoga/Meditation: 5 Class Pass (value $120)
    Hudson Vibe Dance & Fitness: 5 Class Pass (value $120)
    Enter a friend and you can WIN TOO!, enjoy a FREE CLASS with your bestie
    Musicology 4 Kids: Free Class for you & a friend (value $50)
    Hudson Vibe Dance & Fitness: Free Class for you & a friend (value $50)
    WIN A Birthday Party Package.
    Win today, Book tomorrow!  Nobody in Hoboken does birthday parties like Celebrate Life Studio – and now’s your chance to win your own. We are giving away one birthday party package to our Facebook fans before the end of the month.

  • Happy 12th Birthday to the Roo!….

    Happy Birthday to You!


    This month marks 12 years since Romparoo opened its doors for business in Hoboken- WOW!

    We are proud to stand as the oldest children's play center in Hoboken!

    *** Special July Birthday Offer ***

    As a thank you to YOU for being with us for 12 years (and counting!), we're offering 12% off ALL newly purchased Romparoo classes and packages through JULY 31.  This includes both summer and fall classes and Birthday parties!  Summer classes can be prorated and there is still space left in Summer Camp!

    537 Park Ave

  • City of Water Day —July 12, 2014 (10am – 4pm)

    Metropolitan Waterfront Alliance is pleased to invite you to participate at City of Water Day, a day of entertainment, education & adventure celebrating the potential of our waterfront!

    On Saturday, July 12th, thousands from throughout the metropolitan region will make their way to the waterfront for the annual City of Water Day, presented by the Metropolitan Waterfront Alliance.

    A FREE day of entertainment, education, and adventure celebrating the world-class potential of our waterfront, City of Water Day will be held in Maxwell Park, Hoboken, NJ, and Governors Island, NY.

    Exhibitors, family activities, arts and crafts, science and environmental demonstrations, games, etc.. are welcome.

    Please e-mail Stephanie Hill at info@nullwaterfrontalliance.org if you are interested in participating in Hoboken’s Waterfront Activity Fair.  There is no charge for exhibitors offering family activities.

    For more information about City of Water Day, visit www.cityofwaterday.org for all of the exciting details, and sign up to be a volunteer.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • Hoboken Spring Arts & Music Festival

    Mayor Dawn Zimmer & the City of Hoboken
    proudly present the

    Hoboken Spring Arts & Music Festival
    Sunday May 5, 2013 • 11am to 6pm

    ADMISSION IS FREE • Rain or shine
    Washington Street between Observer Highway and 7th Street

    Featuring over 300 artists, sculptors, photographers and local crafters, as well as rides, games, face painting, local businesses, restaurants, food vendors, and much more.

    Plus 3 stages of live music and a special section for children with rides, games, creative activities, face painting, sand art & more.

    Special features include:

    • Fine artists are primarily located between 2nd & 3rd Streets, First and Newark St., on Newark between Washington St & Court St., and artists from the Monroe Center will be located on Washington St. between 5th St & 6th St., so if you are an art collector, these are the places to check out first. Oil paintings, watercolors, acrylics, sculpture, mixed media, etc.

    • Crafters will be displaying & selling throughout: handmade: pottery, metalwork, wood items, furniture, blown & fused glass, quilts, household items made from recycled materials, batik clothing, hand painted furniture, candles, jewelry, dried florals, soaps & bath salts and much more.

    • Children’s activities on 3rd St with rides, games, creative activities, face painting, sand art, balloons, live performances and more.

    • Food: Lots of great food throughout offering an eclectic variety of international foods including Thai, Indian, Greek, French, Mexican, Cajun and Italian.

    • Car dealers will be displaying new models on 1st Street between Washington Street & Bloomfield Street.

    Featuring performances by:

    Mike Doughty: Mike Doughty is a musician, author, poet, blogger and former lead singer and songwriter of Soul Coughing. His most recent album “The Flip is Another Honey” is a collection of cover songs including “Take Me Home, Country Roads” (John Denver) with Roseanne Cash singing harmony and “Southern Girls” (Cheap Trick). A world-renowned and versatile solo artist Mike sings and produces all the sounds on most of the songs on this newest CD. Mike Doughty first came to prominence as the leader of Soul Coughing, then did an abrupt sonic left turn, much to the surprise of his audience, transforming into a solo performer of stark, dusky, but strangely hopeful tunes. He battled addiction, gave up fame when his old band was at the height of its popularity and drove thousands of miles alone across America performing with just an acoustic guitar. His candid, hilarious, self-lacerating memoir, The Book of Drugs (released in January 2012) features cameos by Ani DiFranco, the late Jeff Buckley, and the story of Soul Coughing’s rise and bitter collapse, as well as, the haunted and darkly comical life of addiction, and perhaps even weirder world of recovery.

    John Eddie: John Eddie is a folk rock singer-songwriter who moved to New Jersey in the 1970’s and became a popular club circuit musician, occasionally performing with Bruce Springsteen. He was signed to Columbia Records and released two albums in 1986 and 1990. The 1986 single, "Jungle Boy" peaked on Billboard at #17 on the Rock chart and #52 on the Hot 100 chart. His career saw a resurgence when he signed with Lost Highway Records for 2003's “Who the Hell is John Eddie?’’ Kid Rock has covered 3 of John’s songs, "Lowlife", "Forty" and "Happy New Year.” Eddie still tours extensively. His latest CD, entitled, "Same Old Brand New Me", was released in February 2012. www.johneddie.com

    Karyn Kuhl Band: Based in Hoboken, Karyn Kuhl is a singer, songwriter and guitarist who expresses emotional extremes with a deep soulfulness. While seduced by ethereal melodies and hypnotic beats, her music continues to be energized by the raw power of 3 chords and held under the sway of the blues. Karyn started out as the front person for the post-punk band Gut Bank and the rock trio Sexpod. Her music has evolved to encompass a wide range of influences as illustrated on her 3 self-released recordings Little Demon Girl (2001), The Beautiful Glow (2003) and Cigarette Songs (2007). Karyn's latest recording "Songs For The Dead" will be released in 2013. www.karynkuhl.com

    Bern & the Brights: Bern & The Brights formed in 2008 and have since been sharing their brand of danceable, romantic nerd-rock with enthusiastic audiences. Their sound can be described as familiar but fresh, warm and feverously energetic. Their latest EP “Work” deals with themes of labor, the work of romantic relationships, the work of introspection and the work of keeping up your spirits and holding onto what matters. www.bernandthebrights.com

    Lloyd United: is one part pop ukulele outfit, one part hooligan prog rock experience and one part beer-soaked Irish drinking song mob, blending unique singing and songwriting talent with a party-til-you-drop attitude. The group brings a melodic sensibility and a unique instrumental take to established rock and pop favorites and delivers original compositions that will have you singing along by the second chorus. www.lloydunited.com

    Swingadelic: “NYC metro’s greatest little big band,” began in 1998 as part of the neo-swing movement and have released six albums of their big band-swing jazz sound. "The Other Duke,” their tribute to pianist, composer and bandleader Duke Pearson, was released by the ZOHO Music Label in 2011. The album was in the JazzWeek radio charts Top Thirty and received rave reviews in “Jazz Times” and “All About Jazz.” Their latest CD (May 2013) is called "Toussaintville,” features a collection of songs written by legendary New Orleans piano player, songwriter, producer & arranger Allen Toussaint. www.www.swingadelic.com

    Del Exilio: Del Exilio, a Cuban-American alternative band, blending Latin and American styles, released their second album PANAMERICANO on March 1st 2013. The songs on the album chronicle the journey of a young Latino turning toward his roots, featuring funkified anthems (“200%”), alt. tangos (“Santa Maria del BuenAire”) and earthy Andean explorations (“Peruvian Groovin”). www.delexilio.com

    Taiko Zuko: Taiko Zuko is a Japanese style drum troupe from Glenn Weber's New Jersey School of Percussion in West Orange. They perform using traditional Japanese “Taiko” drums and play traditional, contemporary and original pieces, combining choreographed movements and unique rhythms to create exciting percussive performances. This art form, which was developed after World War ll, combines large Temple drums with smaller drums that were used in Kabuki Theatre performances, creating the current Taiko Ensemble.

    Gene D. Plumber: A long time Hoboken favorite Gene Turonis delights audiences with his eclectic collection of folk, country and Tin Pan Alley tunes, his tasty finger pickin’ guitar style, homespun vocals and whistling expertise. Gene coined the phrase “Tex-Mex-abilly” to describe his unique sound.

    Danny Matos y Son Candela Salsa Band: The Danny Matos y Son Candela Salsa Band have been playing their unique take on classical salsa for over 20 years. To quote the band, “We just don’t sound like anybody. Come and check us out!”

    Ron Albanese (POLKA DOT!) and the POLKA DOT PALS!: Ron Albanese is POLKA DOT! a one-of-a-kind, kids’ and family, music and comedy, entertainment personality. Ron writes power-pop tunes influenced by the record player constantly spinning in his head where pop, bubblegum, punk, and good ol' rock 'n' roll swirl together to create songs aimed at a young audience but enjoyable to parents as well. "POLKA DOT! has recently made many multimedia inroads, including airplay on SiriusXM. In addition two of his videos were just licensed for an ABC Family TV pilot, and the international clothing retailer Betabrand has just selected Ron to be a "model citizen," where he will be the subject of a video biography." www.RonAlbanese.com

    Preschool of Rock: The Preschool of Rock was founded by Michael Napolitano, a longtime member of the Blue Man Group organization and former Music Specialist at the Blue Man Creativity Center in NYC. The school offers a unique music based curriculum for children and their families. Each Preschool of Rock class or show is a roof raising celebration. Their use of original music, drum circles, guitars, dramatic play, puppets, movement and storytelling captivates audiences. www.preschoolofrock.org

    Volunteers Needed
    Once again we are reaching out for support. Volunteers are greatly needed to help with vendor setup the morning of the event from 7:30am to 11:00am. Anyone interested in helping should contact Geri Fallo in the Cultural Affairs Office at 201-420-2207 or gfallo@nullhobokennj.org.
    How to Get Here
    Located just 3 blocks from all public transportation: PATH, NJ Transit Trains & buses, NY Waterway Ferries & the Hudson Bergen Light Rail. For details, visit: www.hobokennj.org/visit/how-to-get-here

    Supported in part by a grant from New Jersey Department of State, Division of Travel and Tourism. www.visitnj.org, United Water, Walgreens, The Hoboken Reporter, Capital One Bank, PATH & Port Authority of NY & NJ

    For more info call 201-420-2207 or email gfallo@nullhobokennj.org
    For updates, visit: www.hobokennj.org/departments/human-services/cultural-affairs/arts-music-festival