“The Elves and the Shoemaker” Hudson Theatre Ensemble Silly on Sixth Children’s Series

Hudson Theatre Ensemble Silly on Sixth Children’s Series presents

“The Elves and the Shoemaker”

6 Performances only:
Saturday, June 13, 2015 @ 11AM & 1PM
Sunday, June 14, 2015 @ 11AM & 1PM
Saturday, June 20, 2015 @ 11AM (sold out)
Saturday, June 20, 2015 @ 1PM
Show runs about 40 minutes

Hudson School Performance Space
601 Park Ave Hoboken, NJ 07030

All tickets $10.00;
or reservations@nullHudsonTheatreEnsemble.com

The Elves and the Shoemaker and its all-adult cast will delight children ages 3 to 10 while entertaining their families in the 15th season of the Hudson Theatre Ensemble Children’s Series Silly on Sixth. Our new musical version of this old favorite loved by generations of children is wonderful for kids and adults alike both for its engaging and zany fun as well as its gentle story of the value of kindness, hard work, gratitude, and good deeds.

And if your child has a June birthday, what an easy way to celebrate by incorporating Silly on Sixth and The Elves and the Shoemaker into your birthday plans! The entire audience will sing Happy Birthday to your darling child, your group has a wonderful time seeing The Elves and the Shoemaker, the kids meet the actors after the show, and then off you go to one of Hoboken’s many family-friendly eateries to continue the festivities. Just call Florence for details at 201-377-7014.

Please note that our beautiful, child-friendly, ground-floor, air-conditioned theater is completely barrier-free & accessible to persons with disabilities.

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STEM-a-thon Launches on June 2

Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken Family Alliance and 11 Hoboken Schools Launch STEM-a-thon on June 2, 2015

HOBOKEN, NJ – More than 300 Grade 6 students from all 11 of Hoboken’s public, private, and charter schools will participate in a day of STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) learning, teamwork, and innovation at STEM-a-thon: A Day of Innovation for Hoboken’s 6th grade students, to be held on June 2 at Stevens Institute of Technology.  This inaugural event is being sponsored by Stevens in partnership with the Hoboken Family Alliance.

Activities will inspire students to collaborate, create, and innovate to complete a variety of challenges successfully.

“One of the key goals of this event is to engage and inspire Hoboken’s budding scientists and engineers in the fun and excitement of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics,” said Dr. Nariman Farvardin, president of Stevens Institute of Technology. “STEM is everywhere, in iPhones and video games, in medical advances and in innovations that make our City more secure and resilient in future storms like Hurricane Sandy.  We hope that many of the students who attend the STEM-a-thon will consider pursuing STEM degrees and careers.”

Hoboken Family Alliance is a co-sponsor of this event.

“As one of the city’s only not-for-profit organizations that strives to develop programs to unify our community, we are excited to partner with Stevens Institute of Technology to bring this program to all of our schools and engage students to solve fun STEM challenges in an academic setting” says HFA Director of Finance, Ms. Rachel Matthai.

Students from Hoboken Public Schools (Calabro, Connors, Wallace), All Saints Episcopal Day School, Elysian Charter School of Hoboken, Hoboken Catholic Academy, Hoboken Charter School, HoLa Hoboken, The Hudson School, The Mustard Seed School, Stevens Cooperative School are all participating in STEM-a-thon.

The event will begin at 9 a.m. in the Canavan Arena on the campus of Stevens Institute of Technology.  Stevens student and faculty volunteers will guide 6th graders through several activities, culminating with a closing ceremony at approximately 1:30 p.m where each school will receive a STEM experience and a 6th grade class party donated by Hoboken Family Alliance and many area businesses.

Mayor Dawn Zimmer, Hoboken City Council President Ravinder Bhalla, and Sixth Ward Councilwoman Jen Giattino are expected to attend.

About Stevens Institute of Technology
Stevens Institute of Technology, The Innovation University®, is a premier, private research university situated in Hoboken, N.J. overlooking the Manhattan skyline. Founded in 1870, technological innovation has been the hallmark and legacy of Stevens’ education and research programs for more than 140 years. Within the university’s three schools and one college, more than 6,800 undergraduate and graduate students collaborate with more than 380 faculty members in an interdisciplinary, student-centric, entrepreneurial environment to advance the frontiers of science and leverage technology to confront global challenges. Stevens is home to three national research centers of excellence, as well as joint research programs focused on critical industries such as healthcare, energy, finance, defense, maritime security, STEM education and coastal sustainability. Stevens is in the midst of a 10-year strategic plan, The Future. Ours to Create., designed to further extend the Stevens legacy to create a forward-looking and far-reaching institution with global impact.

About Hoboken Family Alliance
Hoboken Family Alliance, Inc. Hoboken Family Alliance, Inc. (HFA) is a 100% volunteer-driven organization dedicated to connecting families and supporting our local community.   For over 10 years, the HFA has improved the Hoboken community and its overall way of life through the efforts of individual and family volunteers. The organization focuses its efforts on educational support, philanthropy, children’s resources, special needs programming, and community events.  HFA is a 501c3 not-for-profit organization.

Guided Tours of Historic Neighborhoods with the Hudson County History Advocates

Celebrate Hudson County’s 175th Anniversary on Guided Tours of Historic Neighborhoods with the Hudson County History Advocates

The Hoboken Historical Museum, in partnership with the Hudson County History Advocates, have created a series of walking and bus tours of historic areas and neighborhoods in celebration of Hudson County’s 175th anniversary. Tours cost $10 per person, and are limited to 24 participants. Reservations can be made through the Hoboken Museum website, www.hobokenmuseum.org.

Members of the Hudson County History Advocates include: Bayonne Historical Society, Friends of the Loews, Historic Preservation Network, Hoboken Historical Museum, Hudson County Genealogical & Historical Society, Jersey City Landmarks Conservancy, Jersey City Parks Coalition, and the New Jersey Civil War Heritage Association.

Funding has been provided in part by Hudson County Division of Cultural & Heritage Affairs/Tourism Development, Thomas A. DeGise, Hudson County Executive & the Hudson County Board of Chosen Freeholders. Please note: These tours require participants to walk distances and may not be accessible to those who require assistance.

Lafayette History Tour
Sponsored by the Jersey City Landmarks Conservancy
Saturday, May 30, 2015 • 1 – 3 pm
Location: Meet at the bandstand in the Rev. Dr. Ercel F. Webb Park (formerly Lafayette Park), off Van Horne between Lafayette St. and Johnston Ave.

Presented by the Jersey City Landmarks Conservancy, historians Dr. Jenny Furlong and Dr. Rebecca Shapiro will lead an exploration of Jersey City’s oldest neighborhood, starting from the Ercel F. Webb Park, formerly known as Lafayette Park, and stopping at the Dr. Lena Edwards House, the Erminnie Smith House, The Provident Bank, American Type Foundry, and St. Mary’s Greek Byzantine Rite Church, among many other historic sites.

A Walking Tour of Bayview – New York Cemetery
Sponsored by the Hudson County Genealogical & Historical Society
Saturday, June 6, 2015 • 12 – 2 pm
Location: Meet at the main gate of Bayview, on Garfield Ave.

The second tour is led by historian Dennis Doran of the Jersey City Landmarks Conservancy and presented by the Hudson County Genealogical & Historical Society. From former New Jersey Governor A. Harry Moore to former Jersey City Mayor Glenn D. Cunningham, Bayview Cemetery is the final resting place for many prominent and everyday former residents of Hudson County, including leaders of business, industry and finance. This tour will reveal many surprising stories of this cemetery. Meet at the main entry gate on Garfield Avenue, on the west side. There is a maintenance building there. Limited parking is available along the west side of Garfield Ave. and within the cemetery. The Danforth Avenue station of Hudson Bergen Light Rail Station is near by.

A Walk Along the Harsimus Branch Embankment
Sponsored by the Embankment Preservation Coalition
Sunday, June 7, 2015 • 1 – 3 pm
Location: To be announced

The third tour is sponsored and led by members of the Embankment Preservation Coalition.  This tour is already nearly sold-out. For inquiries about the waiting list, call 201-656-2240, or send an email to info@nullembankment.org

The Stevens Family Legacy, including Hoboken Cemetery
Sponsored by Hoboken Historical Museum
Sunday, June 14, 2015 • 2 – 4 pm
Location: Hoboken Historical Museum, 1301 Hudson St., Hoboken

The fourth tour is led by Bob Foster, director of the Hoboken Museum and part of the “Extraordinary Stevens Family” lecture series. The tour includes a visit by bus to the Hoboken Cemetery, on Tonnelle Ave in North Bergen, where many members of the Stevens family are buried.

Meet at the Hoboken Museum. Some street parking and up to three hours of validated parking in the Littleman garage on the corner of 12th Street and Shipyard Lane are available. The Museum is also easily accessible by public transportation; visit www.hobokenmuseum.org for details.

“On the Waterfront” Bus Tour
Sponsored by the Hoboken Historical Museum
Saturday, June 20, 2015 • 2 – 4 pm
Location: Hoboken Historical Museum, 1301 Hudson St., Hoboken

The fifth tour is led by Lenny Luizzi, a film industry expert and former trustee of the Hoboken Historical Museum. This bus tour will highlight the large role Hoboken played in this iconic American film, including the famous edit that takes Marlon Brando and Eva Marie Saint from Church Square Park to Elysian Park in an instant. Seating is limited.

Meet at the Hoboken Museum. Some street parking and up to three hours of validated parking in the Littleman garage on the corner of 12th Street and Shipyard Lane are available. The Museum is also easily accessible by public transportation; visit www.hobokenmuseum.org for details.

About the Hudson County History Advocates
Begun in 2010, the mission of the History Advocates is to increase public awareness about the rich and diverse heritage of the county and its municipalities. It also hopes to promote Hudson County as a historic and educational destination to learn about its local, state and national significance.  Through events like the History Fair its goal is to bring together local historic and civic organizations to share and exhibit their accomplishments at the time of New Jersey’s 350th anniversary. For more information, please visit www.hchistoryadvocates.org.

About the Hoboken Historical Museum
Founded in 1986, the Museum’s mission is to educate the public about Hoboken’s history, diverse culture, architecture and historic landmarks by collecting and interpreting artifacts and oral histories. In 2001, the Museum moved into one of the oldest buildings on the waterfront, in the former Bethlehem Steel shipyard, at 1301 Hudson St., Hoboken, where it maintains a series of rotating exhibits. The Museum is open six days a week, 2 – 7 pm on Tues. – Thurs., 1 – 5 pm on Fridays, and noon – 5 pm on weekends. Admission is $3. The Museum offers special exhibits, tours, events and lectures, as well as educational programs for adults and children on a weekly basis. An updated schedule of events and an online catalog of many items in its collections are available at www.hobokenmuseum.org. The Museum is a nonprofit tax-exempt 501(c)3 entity.


Princess K.I.M. The Musical at Mile Square Theater

Princess K.I.M. The Musical at Mile Square Theater

Children are raving, parents are thrilled! Come this weekend to see the Princess!
Based on the Children’s Book Princess K.I.M. and the Lie that Grew 
By Maryann Cocca-Leffler, Published by Albert Whitman & Co.

Saturdays May 16 – June 27
at 10am and 1pm
(note: due to the Hoboken Hoopla Parade,
the June 20th afternoon show is at 4pm)

Tickets: $15


Mile Square Theatre at the Edge Lofts
14th & Clinton, Entrance on 14th St.

Urban Jungle Play for Local Barre & Wheelhaus Monkeys!

Urban Jungle Play for Local Barre & Wheelhaus Monkeys!
Exclusive 3 Month Unlimited Summer Drop Off Special

Drop your little monkey off for 2 hours of child-directed, Montessori Style classroom activities and open play while you sweat it out guilt free at Barre or Wheel. Perfect for children ages 1 to 5. Located at 1140 Maxwell Place.

To purchase, email info@nullurbanjungleplay.com

Only Barre and Wheel Members are eligible for this special deal.

Not a member?
Check out our Summer at the Barre special.
Complimentary Monkey Barre is still available.
Must pay for 3 month in full.

Learn more about Urban Jungle Play at urbanjungleplay.com.

Poplar Wood Farms’ Spring Open Farm Day – Saturday, May 23rd

Our Spring Open Farm Day is just around the corner on Saturday, May 23rd and you are invited!  It is a great opportunity to spend the day outdoors, walk around the fields and see how some of the season’s earliest crops are coming along.

There will be guided farm tours, activities for the kids, and an opportunity to learn more about our CSA program. 10:00am-3:00pm with farm tours at 11:00 and 1:00.  Use 4 Penwell Road in Mansfield Township (07865) for GPS directions. We hope you can make it!

Poplar Wood Farm is a family run farm located in the Warren County, NJ town of Port Murray, where we grow vegetables, flowers, herbs and eggs with a focus on unique varieties and sustainability. Our organic growing methods rely on the use of cover cropping, compost, beneficial insects, and other environmentally conscious ways of growing our crops. Our CSA program serves Warren, Morris (Mendham and Morristown), and Hudson (Hoboken and Jersey City) counties. For 24 weeks, members in our program are entitled to a weekly assortment of fresh seasonal vegetables with the option to add eggs and/or flowers. Visit www.poplarwoodfarm.com for complete CSA information.

Poplar Wood Farms attends local Farmer’s Markets, locations below:

Jersey City, NJ - Historic Downtown Jersey City Farmers Market – The Grove Street PATH station plaza.
MONDAYS and THURSDAYS 4 p.m. – 8 p.m. May through December

Jersey City, NJ –Hamilton Park Farmers Market –The Hamilton Park Gazebo, 8th Street between McWilliams and West Hamilton Place.
WEDNESDAY 3 p.m. – 7 p.m. May through December.

Hoboken, NJ – Garden Street Farmers’ Market – 14th Street and Garden Street.
SATURDAY 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. June through November.


Princess K.I.M. The Musical, Live Reading and Performance at Little City Books

Little City Books Princess K.I.M. The Musical
Live Reading and Performance

Sunday, May 17th at 11 am

Join author Maryann Cocca-Leffler and the cast of Princess Kim for an afternoon of storytime, music and fun.

Little City Books
100 Bloomfield Street

Shrek the Musical, This Friday, Saturday and Sunday, May 15th, 16th & 17th

Shrek is coming! This Friday, Saturday and Sunday, May 15th, 16th & 17th. The show features 120+ elementary, junior and high school students plus  “a 20-foot tall dragon puppet operated by five students, full prosthetic makeup, fog machines, moving sets, and a 14-member band” .  Scroll down for the full article about the production.

Shrek the Musical features K-12 students from Brandt, Calabro, Connors, Wallace and the Jr/Sr High School. They’ve had a lot of fun getting together after school to rehearse and work on the beautiful sets and costumes….you really won’t want to miss it!

Tickets can be purchased at Wallace School during the day or at Hoboken Jr/ Sr High School after 3pm.

Shrek The Musical will be performed on Friday, May 15 at 7 p.m., Saturday, May 16 at 2 p.m., and Sunday, May 17 at 2 p.m. in the Hoboken Junior Senior High School Auditorium, located at 800 Clinton St.

Come on ogre ‘Shrek The Musical’ highlights Hoboken’s Talented Teens – Hudson Reporter


6th Annual 5K Run, 1 Mile Run, and Kids Dash for Hoboken Catholic Academy

6th Annual 5K Run, 1 Mile Run, and Kids Dash for Hoboken Catholic Academy

The 6th annual HCA 5K Run on Saturday, Jun 6th, 2015 kicks-off at 9:00am with the 5K Run/Walk, followed by a 1 Mile Run and ends with the Kids Dash. The race takes place at Pier A Park and Waterfront Course in Hoboken.

Registration is now open at www.bit.ly/hca5k15

Race Day activities Include: DJ, Sponsor Tables, and Kid’s Activities

Like us on FaceBook at https://www.facebook.com/hca5k

Rummage and Ruffage, Every Saturday Morning

Hoboken’s first community yard sale and midtown farmers market at The Church of the Holy Innocents
(the corner of 6th and Willow)
8am – Yoga on the lawn
($10 cash, bring your own mat)
9am – Juice and Coffee stands open
10am – 2pm Rummage and Ruffage

• Mo Green Juices
• Modcup Coffee
• Tony’s Farm Table from Tony Boloney’s
• Stonybrook Meadow Farm
• Meredith’s Country Bakery
• Trusty Tails dog treats
• Our vendors promise to provide the freshest and most responsibly raised and prepared products for you to enjoy!

Bring your tag sale items and for $20 we’ll provide you  with a 6 ft table to sell them.
Ride your bike and we’ll park in our complimentary bike valet.

For more info visit facebook.com/rummageandruffage or email rummageandruffage@nullgmail.com