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  • City of Water Day – Governors Island,NYC

    July 18, 2009 - 10am to 4pm

    A FREE day of entertainment, education & adventure for the whole family celebrating the potential of our waterfront!

    On July 18th thousands from the Tri-State region will float, ferry, paddle, row, splash, canoe, and kayak their way to beautiful Governors Island for the 2nd Annual City of Water Day Festival.

    For more info go to : http://www.cityofwaterday.org/

    For direct link to order free ferry tickets: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/72235

    Be sure to sign up for the boat tours you may be interested in!

    Sign up now, as this ferry is expected to fill up fast!

  • The Barclays 2009 at LSC

    The Barclays 2009

    Like golf? You can significantly support Liberty Science Center and its science education mission by purchasing Tickets Fore Charity to The Barclays 2009 held at Liberty National Golf Club in Jersey City, August 27-30. For each $45 ticket sold, $33.75 will benefit Liberty Science Center.  Don't miss the action and the star-studded field, including Sergio Garcia, Phil Mickelson, and defending champion Vijay Singh! Visit www.lsc.org/barclays09 to purchase tickets.

  • Party with Purpose – 5K & Kids Fun Run

    Party With Purpose 5k and Kids' Fun Run
    Hoboken, NJ
    July 14th, 2009

    Party With Purpose takes it to the streets with our 5th annual 5K race along the majestic Hoboken waterfront. Last year’s event featured 700 runners and ranks as one of the best races in/around New York City. We expect this year to be even bigger and more exciting!

    The purpose of the race is to bring the entire community together including beginner and seasoned runners, families, and kids for an evening of fun, fitness and fundraising.

    The evening begins at 4:00 pm with games for the kids, followed by the start of the Kids' Fun Run at 5:00 pm.

    After the Kid's Fun Run, the kids will be treated to a party just for them including jugglers, games and tons of fun. Medals will be given to all race finishers.

    The adults take center stage with their race starting at 7:00 pm. An awards ceremony will be followed by a special happy hour.

    This event raises funds for two of Hoboken’s most important charities, the Hoboken Boys and Girls Club and Jubilee Center.

    If you are interested in volunteering for this event, please contact Scott Delea @ sdelea@nullgmail.com

    Charity: The Hoboken Boys and Girls Club and The Jubilee Center.

  • The Readers’ Circle Book Group Fall Schedule

    Throbbing with the rhythms of underground America, jazz, sex, drugs, and the mystery and promise of the open road, Jack Kerouac’s classic novel of freedom and longing, ON THE ROAD, defined what it meant to be “Beat” and has inspired generation after generation.

    The Readers’ Circle book group meets Thursday, September 17 at 7:00pm to discuss ON THE ROAD by Jack Kerouac.

    The Readers’ Circle is a community event open to all book lovers.    Meetings are held the 3rd Thursday of the month at 7:00 in All Saints, 701 Washington Street, in Hoboken.   Free coffee and cake is served.  For more info write readerscircle123@nullaol.com.

    The Fall 2009 line-up is:

    September 17:   ON THE ROAD Jack Kerouac
    October 15:   THE TALENTED MR. RIPLEY Patricia Highsmith
    November 19:   MR. IVES’ CHRISTMAS Oscar Hijuelos
    Have a fabulous summer and hope to see you in September!

  • Smocks and Giggles Bookworm Challenge 2009

    Each week, kids will be assigned a new, age-appropriate book. With each book, the children will take a comprehension quiz, create relevant crafts, and participate in science and math activities that go along with the book. At the end of the program, the children who have completed all of the assigned books will be invited to an end-of-summer party.
    Location: Symposia Book Store 510 Washington, Hoboken
    Dates: July 6 through August 27 (Makeup days: July 18, August 1, August 22)

    Mondays - Ages 4 and 5
    Tuesdays – Ages 6 and 7
    Wednesday – 3 years olds
    Thursday –Ages 8 and 9
    Friday -  Tweens

    Cost: $40 per day or $350 for the summer

    Register by emailing smocksandgiggle@nullaol.com. Children receive a book tote, book mark, and book list upon registering. Each class will be led by a certified teacher, teacher’s aid and capped at 10 students.

    Smocks and Giggles will donate $2 to the Freedom Mission School each time a child receives an 80% or higher on a comprehension activity.

  • Hoboken Museum Summer Camps

    Hoboken Summer Camps Combine History and Fun!

    Education Coordinator Sherrard Bostwick Leads Kids on Exploration of River City Life and History Through Fun Activities, Art, Music and Sports

    As the Hoboken Historical Museum’s latest exhibition, Up and Down the River: A History of the Hudson, 1609 – 2009, continues through the summer, the Museum is launching its first half-day, weeklong summer camps for kids.

    Education coordinator Sherrard Bostwick, who has developed and led the Museum's programs for hundreds of school groups, plus the spring and fall Family Fun Days, has put together an agenda packed with age-appropriate activities geared to 4- to 6-year-olds for the first session, “Go Explorers Go,” from July 13 – 17; and to 7- to 10-year-olds for the second session, “History Detectives,” from August 24 – 28.

    With a long teaching career in nursery through middle schools and degrees in early childhood education and museum education, Ms. Bostwick is tailoring the summer adventures to the children’s experience and interest level. The younger group will keep busy with stories, songs, puppets, woodworking, art activities, movement and sports. First-time “campers” are welcome. The older group will enjoy special tours and instruction in nautical-themed subjects, such as maritime science, boat-building, Lenni Lenape Indian football, nautical knots, compasses and the history of the Hudson River, from Henry Hudson’s first exploratory voyage, Robert Fulton’s steamboat invention and the Stevens family’s contribution to sailing and design.

    Both sessions will run from 9:15 am to noon, cost $175 for the week ($150 for Museum members) and are limited to a small number of participants. Depending on demand, additional sessions may be scheduled. For more information or to enroll, send an email to education@nullhobokenmuseum.org


  • LSC – $3 discount for HFA members*


    Attention Hoboken Families!

    Liberty Science Center and Hoboken Family Alliance has teamed up to offer a $3.00 discount off any Exhibition or Combination Ticket for up to 5 people for Hoboken Family Alliance Members.

    To redeem this offer, show your Hoboken Family Alliance membership card and a valid ID.

    * Special Abbott District Note:  If your child is enrolled in an Abbott District public school, you are eligible for free admission for up to 5 people upon showing proof of school enrollment and proper ID.

    (Proper ID includes proof of attendance to the Abbott District school, i.e., report card, school ID, etc.)

    This offer expires December 31, 2009.

    Please go the Liberty Science Centers website for information on upcoming events.


  • Farmers Market 2009 -uptown & downtown!

    Downtown:  In its thirteenth year this year, the Hoboken Farmers’ Market is located on Washington St. between Newark St. and Observer Hwy. The market opens on June 30th and runs through October on Tuesdays from 3:00 to 7:30PM

    The Hoboken Farmer’s Market serves three purposes. It helps small farmers in New Jersey sell their produce, by giving them a venue they would otherwise not have. Local fresh fruits and vegetables are brought to the residents of Hoboken by the people that actually harvest them. And last but certainly not least the Hoboken Farmer’s Market has served as a gathering place for the community, where people exchange smiles, thoughts, and recipes.

    Uptown:  A farmer's market is coming to uptown Hoboken.

    Starting Thursday, July 2, the market will be on the east side of Hudson Street between 13th and 14th streets. The market will be open from 4 to 7 p.m. every Thursday this summer, selling the usual fare -- fruits, fresh veggies (most of them locally grown in the Garden State) as well as breads, pickles and pastries.