• Dance To Benefit The Hoboken Shelter

    presented by Sokolow Theatre/Dance Ensemble
    with children dances and special guest Rae Ballard Thoughts in Motion

    On Friday, June 5, “Creative Movement for Children,” led by dance instructor Francesca Todesco, will perform alongside professional dancers to raise money for the Hoboken Homeless Shelter. The benefit will be held at 7 p.m. in St. John’s Lutheran Church, 300 Bloomfield St., directly above the shelter.

    Admission is a $15 minimum donation to the shelter and no reservations are necessary. Children are free.

    Click here to see the full article from The Hoboken Reporter.

    For more information about the benefit, e-mail Francesca at francesca@nullsokolowtheatredance.org. For more information about the shelter or to donate, check out www.hobokenshelter.org..

  • Tune in for Cake Boss on June 1

    Remember the rainy day Easter Egg Hunt and giant yummy, bunny cake provided by Carlo's Bakery? Catch the making of the cake on June 1 on Buddy Valastro's reality show Cake Boss - only on TLC. You can see episode 103 of "Cake Boss" this coming Monday June 1st at 10pm EST on TLC (followed by a rerun of the season premiere).  Thanks to everyone, especially the entire staff of Carlo's and TLC crew, for letting the HFA be a part of the show.  Here's a preview from the folks at TLC: It's one of the busiest weeks of the year at Carlo's Bakery with orders pouring in for Easter and a last minute Easter Bunny cake turns into more than the team bargained for. And the family is nervous when Grace decides to cook Easter Dinner for everyone.

  • Gift for Dad?

    Baskets of Distinction will be hosting a Loveprint Jewelry Trunk Show.

    Sunday, May 31st

    1102 Washington St.
    Hoboken, NJ

    Join us to see Camille Cesari's beautiful and unique collection of necklaces, cufflinks, keychains, money clips and so much more.

    She will be on sight to personally take your fingerprint impressions in wax and discuss the perfect piece for you!

    Pass this along to everyone you know because Loveprint Jewelry makes the perfect gift.

    Can't make it to the show? Call us at 201-656-5427 to order your Loveprint Kit to Go and we'll deliver it to you. Or you can pick up your order at our retail store location.

    Visit www.camillecesari.com to take a look at this unique collection.

  • Hoboken Baby Parade

    On Sunday, May 17th the Hoboken Historical Society hosted its 8th annual Baby Parade along the waterfront. The event was free for all community members to participate in and resulted in about 100 families competing for the Best Dressed Child, Most Creative Carriage and Best Dressed Family awards.

    This year we had a child running for mayor (pun on our current Hoboken political situation), a baby Tinkerbelle with brother Peter Pan, a Minnie Mouse, a Charlie Chapin, a Miracle on the Hudson, the Little Einsteins Rocket, a Princess in her Carriage, a family of Lifeguards and several ships and gardens. From where I stood all the babies and toddlers should have been winners because everyone looked adorable. To all the parents that took the time to decorate and dress up for the event - congratulations on your creativity.

    Special congratulations to those families that did walk away as trophy winners. Photos of all the contestants at the end of this article.

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  • Give back to the community!

    The Boys & Girls Clubs needs your support for their Summer Programs. Come Join a fun filled evening of complimentary hors d'oeuvres, drink specials, and networking with professionals!

    Date: Wednesday, June 10th
    Time: 6pm to 9pm
    Where: Liberty Bar & Grill

    61 14th Street Hoboken

    RSVP (preferred but not necessary)

    Your Donations at the door mean the difference this summer!
    This Charitable networking event will be hosted by:
    Dawn Kaplan (Liberty Bar & Grill)
    Chris Calabrese (Realty Network GMAC & The Renatus Group)
    Frank Rotella (Rofami Inc.)

  • PS#3, MS#4 and Friends of Van Vorst Park host “Spring Festival of Children”

    PS#3, MS#4 and Friends of Van Vorst Park host "Spring Festival of Children" on May 30th, Saturday at Van Vorst Park between 10 am and 4 pm.

    The first of a kind in downtown Jersey City community; two public schools and a park association are getting together and organizing this wonderful event for the benefit of our community.

    The children and their families will enjoy a day at the park with joyous activities; students' art exhibits and sales, live music, drama, planting, various workshops, face painting, and more.

    The community small businesses related to education will have a chance to come and bring information about what they do to enrich the children's lives such as businesses related with arts in general, crafts, sports, languages and special education.

    Please contact me if you need more information about the Festival and how to exhibit as a business owner or an institution.

    I am looking forward to seeing you and your families at the Festival.

    Ozgun Tasdemir
    Ambassador Parent for PS#3
    Cell Phone: 201 892 41 80




    Silent Auction Started May 15th and will end May 31st.
    Winners will be notified on June 1, 2009.

    Rhabdomyosarcoma is one of the fast-growing and most aggressive childhood cancers effecting families today, and accounts for over half of the soft tissue sarcomas in children.
    On February 2, 2009 Julian Billa, son of Devotion Yoga instructor Nicole Billa, was diagnosed with this rare childhood disease.

    Thanks to early detection and diagnosis, the doctors at Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in NYC were immediately able to announce an aggressive three-pronged plan to cure young Julian: Surgery, Chemotherapy, and Radiation.

    On May 31, 2009 Devotion Yoga and Hudson Area residents will stand
    together to raise awareness for Rhabdomyosarcoma and generate funding for the Billa Family. We too realize the power of three.

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  • Adult Clothing Swap

    Posted on by Shana

    There will be an adult clothing swap this Saturday, May 9th hosted by The City of Hoboken.

    Spring Clothing Swap
    720 Monroe Center
    720 Monroe Street, 3rd floor, suite C-304
    12PM to 2pm
    Hoboken, NJ
    Free Admission

    Time to clean out your closets. Bring them to the swap.
    But please ONLY donate items in good condition.
    (Leave that high school gym T-shirt or faded black turtleneck that shrunk in the wash at home)

    If you only wish to donate (and not shop), feel free to email me at gfallo@nullatt.net ahead of time to arrange a drop-off or pick-up.

    Bring clothes if you have, but not required.
    There is always plenty or everyone.
    You never know what you'll find. Maybe some new gem to add to your

    And definitely invite a friend or two or three.
    The more shapes and sizes the better.

    Please RSVP to gfallo@nullatt.net so that I know how many to expect.

    Also, as usual, if anyone can stay at the end of the swap to help pack up the leftovers, that would be most appreciated

    And if anyone has a car, we always need help transporting them over to the Salvation Army.

  • Mom’s Group Lecture

    Posted on by Shana

    On Thursday, May 7th at noon, Licensed Acupuncturist Kamini Patel will be discussing Naturally Treating Pediatric Digestive Issues at Ariele's Apothecary, located at 80 Park Ave (Newark St. Entrance)

    Visit us at www.ArielesApothecary.com or call 201 526 4684 for more details.

    If you'd like a copy of the notes on Naturally Treating Colds and Coughs/ Info on Preventing Toxic Reactions to Vaccines, please e-mail your request to info@nullArielesApothecary.com.