• Etiquette Class

    Mom’s Good Girl and Boy
    Classes on good table manners for youngsters

    What parent wouldn’t burst with pride when their wee one sits down and before anything else, puts their napkin on lap? Amanda’s co-owner Joyce Flinn will teach a class on basic meal-time etiquette just in time for your special Mother’s Day lunch.

    Date: Saturday, May 2, 2009
    Time: 11:00am-12:15pm
    Where: Amanda’s Restaurant, 908 Washington Street, Hoboken
    Ages: 6 - 9 year olds
    What’s Included: The lessons, lunch for your child and handouts
    Cost: $20 donation to the Hoboken Family Alliance

    * Adults may accompany their child(ren) and  “audit’ the class for $10 but no lunch
    Reservations: To reserve your spot, email HFAevent@nullgmail.com
    Contact: HFAevent@nullgmail.com

    Seating is limited, so please register by Friday, April 24, 2009.
    Payment will be collected the day of the class.

    Click here for a printable flyer: Mom’s Good Girl and Boy


  • Hoboken Baby Parade Looking for Sponsors / Save the Date!

    Please mark on your calendars: May 17th for the 8th Annual Hoboken Baby Parade presented by the Hoboken Historical Museum. The Baby Parade invites young children and their families to promenade along the Hudson River in costumes, fancy dress and decorated strollers. It is a fun-filled (and free!!) community event, not to be missed!

    Right now, we are looking for sponsors, specifically local businesses/organizations that cater to Hoboken children and families. Sponsorships start at just $100.00. There are so many benefits to becoming a sponsor, in addition to supporting the Hoboken Historical Museum. Proceeds from this event help to fund the children/ family programs offered at the museum throughout the year.

    Please contact ocx2@nulloptonline.net if you are interested in becoming a sponsor


  • What’s Eating Our Kids?

    The New York Times has a story about children who are becoming fearful of "bad food" because of parents who overemphasize the importance of eating healthy. I may fall into this category since we try to maintain a mostly organic and vegetarian diet. Although my seven year old daughter is not a fussy eater by any means, she is starting to talk more about becoming vegetarian (like her parents). Is this a good thing, or the start of an unhealthy attitude towards food?

    What’s Eating Our Kids? Fears About ‘Bad’ Foods (The New York Times)


  • Teen Mentoring Event

    To my neighbors in Hoboken:

    My name is David Lambert and I am writing to invite you to an important gathering in Hoboken, NJ on March 5th. The theme of the event is Mentoring. The centerpiece of the evening will be a screening of the film Journeyman, a one-hour documentary about two teenage boys and the impact that mentoring has on their lives.

    My goal is to create a discussion about the importance of mentoring in our evolving community, and I’d like you to be part of this event!

    About the event:
    You are invited to a screening and discussion at All Saints Episcopal Parish, at 701 Washington Street in Hoboken, NJ. Please join everyone at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 5. In addition to the general public, I am inviting many people from many local and state organizations, from the town Board of Ed and local youth groups to the NJ Division of Youth and Family Services, as well as mentoring organizations such as Big Brothers and Big Sisters, Boys to Men and iMentor.

    This is a non-denominational event. Light snacks will be provided. A suggested donation of $5 will cover the costs of screening the film. Continue reading  Post ID 365


  • Top Ten Reasons to Volunteer!

    1. When you stay home you get too many telemarketing calls.
    2. Your family could use a break from you.
    3. You might need help yourself some day.
    4. It's hard to win a game of solitaire.
    5. Soap operas all sound alike.
    6. If you don't go out each day, you get old.
    7. Why let your boss or husband have all the fun in life?
    8. The car needs a workout.
    9. Your mom would be proud of you.
    10. Who cares about money?

    Continue reading  Post ID 365


  • Summer Option for Older Kids

    New Jersey Institute of Technology NEW for 2009
    Newark, NJ

    Looking for something different for your child to do this summer? Send them to an academic summer program at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) in Newark, NJ. The Early College Preparation Programs at NJIT's Center for Pre-College Programs offers a series of summer programs for academically talented students from post-fourth to post-eleventh grades. The programs are designed to encourage students to pursue and successfully complete education in science, mathematics, engineering and technological fields.

    For more information on the Early College Preparation Programs 2009 offerings please visit www.njit.edu/precollege. Click on the link "Student Programs."

    Download brochure here 2009 NJIT brochure-early college prep


  • Cabin Fever Festival, Sunday March 1, 2009

    Cabin Fever is approaching… expect to see great local entertainment and excellent raffle prizes. This year we will have the Baby Lounge hopping with Puppetonia, Baby Ole, Romparoo, Traveling Tumblers and the Movement Center. The Sound Stage downstairs will have dancing with Louie Miranda, Garden Street Music, Monroe Street Movement Space and the Fuzzy Lemons. Check the fliers and our website for specific times.

    Expect Arts and Crafts, Little Detectives Computer Demonstrations, Garden Street Music Instrument Introductions, HUMC Infant CPR Demos, Climbing Castle from Symposia, Balancing from Little Gym, Cookies from the Girl Scouts and a Photo Booth sponsored by Hoboken Pediatrics, plus so much more. There will be entertainment for all ages!

    Besides all the fun, Cabin Fever is a time to see your membership dollars at work. We will be awarding 5 local charities with $10,000 in grants – our largest amount yet. Distribution will be at 12:30 on the Sound Stage.

    Food and Beverages will be available through the Elks Lodge downstairs.

    Strollers MUST be parked outside so please be prepared with locks and your Bjorn.

    Please join us…. as in the past, HFA Members will be free but feel free to invite friends and family. A nominal $20 charge per family will apply. (We will waive the entrance fee for those that elect to enroll in the HFA at Cabin Fever)

    Time: 11:00 to 3:00
    Elks Lodge, 1005 Washington

    If you have questions or would like to help with the event please email Heather Khazen at hthomas29@nullyahoo.com.