MathWizard: New address and Get Ready for School Workshops

“MathWizard has Moved!  We are now located at 801 Monroe St., Hoboken NJ 07030.
A warm welcome to all HFA members at our new location. Please call or stop by our new center to receive a Free $5 Gift Card, Free Placement and Free Registration now through September 31st! Or visit us on Yelp to receive our latest deals and gift certificates”
Get Ready for School with MathWizard!
“MathWizard can help get you ready for School in Time! Join MathWizard 2.5 hour Summer Study Workshops. Flexible schedule choose from 2, 3 or 4 days of daily Math + English Workshops. Choose from 9 am – 11:30 am or 1:30 – 4 pm. Or take an hour long class during evening hours of 4-7 pm or on Saturdays between 9:30 – 1. Optional Science hour add is available for Workshops, on Tuesday and Thursdays. Grade appropriate experiments will be conducted and practice provided in recording experiments and findings (for grades 3-6).
What is Offered:
2014 school year review, 2015 school year introduction, get help with your summer homework or prep for SATs or admission to the elusive KG program! All with MathWizard’s excellent teachers, proven materials. See why our students place well in sought after HS entrances, or elementary school entrances. See why our students improve by letter grades in school and do better in Standardized Testing. Use the last days of Summer to your advantage!
$220/week for Workshops. Science ad on $100/week.
Contact: 201.253.5522 or email: Visit us on Yelp to download our latest deals and gift certificates!



Little City Books
100 Bloomfield Street
Hoboken, NJ 07030

You can search inventory, order books online, and find out what is going on at


August 18th, 10 am
This Brooklyn-based outfit will hold a free trial class at the bookstore. Come try it out! For 9 mos – 3 yrs. Find out about them here. Please register.

TEEN BOOK CLUB- CINDER , by Marissa Meyer. Led by Liz Szabla, esteemed editor at MacMillan. 12 and up.
Thursday, September 17th at 7 pm.  Sign up and we’ll put you on the list.

Sunday, September 20th, 6 pm.  Sign up and we’ll reserve a book for you and put you on the list.

Wednesday, September 30th, 6:45.  Sign up and we’ll reserve a book for you and put you on the list.


Friday, September 25th 8 pm

How well can a person eat on food stamps? A cookbook of healthy recipes geared to $4/day. With every copy purchased, another copy will be donated in our community.
Author Leanne Brown will be in conversation with a representative of a local food pantry as we discuss availability and cost of healthy food throughout Hoboken.

Thursday, October 1st, 7 pm

In 1976, an estuary of stunning beauty was protected by the Point Reyes Wilderness Act, threatening to shut down a small, family-run oyster farm established in the 1930s. The owner vowed to take his fight to the Supreme Court.
This battle had the power to influence wilderness law for decades to come. Were the oyster farmers environmental criminals, or victims of government fraud? Nature vs. agriculture, science vs. politics, who belongs and who doesn’t, and what it means to be wild.
Join us in discussion with author Summer Brennan and Ron Hine, founder of Hoboken’s Fund for a Better Waterfront.

Mile Square Theatre launches the MST Dance Academy

MST Dance Academy specializes in pre-professional-level training in Ballet, Modern Dance and Theater Dance, and is staffed by working professional dancers. Emphasis is placed on alignment, technique and purity of form.

Classes are based on a semester system. Parents may attend the final class of the Fall and Winter semesters to view their child’s progress. There will be a Spring performance to demonstrate the students’ abilities and give them a chance to dance in front of an audience.

All students are placed according to ability. Dancers may advance to pointe shoes at age 12 or older, when the appropriate musculature and bony supports are generally developed.

Girls should be attired in dark-colored leotards, pink tights, and pink ballet shoes, with hair neatly back in a bun or tight braid. Boys should wear white T-shirts and black tights or shorts, with black ballet shoes and neat hair.

Dance Education Director Sarah Weber Gallo holds an MFA in Dance Performance Studies from the University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee’s Peck School of the Arts. She is a longtime member of the Metropolitan Opera Ballet, has performed a diversity of repertoire nationally and internationally, and was a Radio City Rockette.


Monroe Arts Building, 720 Monroe Street, Hoboken.  Parking available in the back of the building

For more information, call Sarah Weber Gallo at 201-923-4045 or email her at

For registration, go to


Contact: Juan Melli (201) 923-9583 or


The City of Hoboken invites members of the community to join its 100-strong and growing Community Emergency Response Team (CERT). State-certified trainers will hold a series of free CERT classes this fall for up to 60 participants. Those interested in joining CERT can submit an online application at:

“Our Community Emergency Response Team is made up of residents who care deeply about their neighbors and community,” said Mayor Dawn Zimmer. “Joining CERT is a great way to get involved and to help make your community more resilient.”

Hoboken’s CERT volunteers have been recognized as “Community Preparedness Heroes” by FEMA, and CERT Coordinator Lou Casciano was honored as a Community Preparedness and Resilience “Champion of Change” by the White House.

The City graduated its fifth CERT class in October 2014, bringing the total number of trained volunteers to 106 members.

CERT training promotes a partnering effort between emergency services and the people that they serve. The goal is for emergency personnel to train members of neighborhoods, community organizations, or workplaces in basic response skills. CERT members are then integrated into the emergency response capability for their area. CERT members also participate in assisting with large scale community events, staffing emergency shelters, and various other ways.

If a disastrous event overwhelms or delays the community’s professional response, CERT members can assist others by applying the basic response and organizational skills that they learned during training. These skills can help save and sustain lives following a disaster until help arrives. CERT skills also apply to daily emergencies.

Participation in CERT requires the successful completion of a training course on a range of subject matter specific to emergency response and disaster relief.

All classes will be held at the Multi Service Center, 124 Grand Street starting at 9:30am sharp and concluding at 4:00pm. There will be a 1 hour lunch break between modules. The training schedule is as follows:

10/24/2015 – Disaster preparedness & Fire safety

10/25/2015 – Disaster medical operations 1 & Disaster medical operations 2

11/1/2015 – Light search and rescue operations & CERT organization

11/7/2015 – Disaster psychology & Terrorism  in CERT
The final drill and exercise location and date will be announced during the class.

Participants must attend every module of training as well as participate in the final emergency simulation exercise in order to receive certification as a fully trained CERT Team member.

Upon completion of the training, each participant will be issued a CERT Member Emergency Kit

Test Prep Course (for current 8th graders)

Stevens Cooperative School, 301 Garden Street, Hoboken, (201) 626-4020. Is your 8th grader applying to a private high school in the fall? This test prep course is for you! Classes will prepare your student for the challenging Independent School Entrance Exam (ISEE) and the Secondary School Admissions Test (SSAT). Space in the 10-week class is limited to allow for one-on-one instruction by experienced test prep teachers.  


Smithsonian magazine announced the 11th annual Museum Day Live! will take place on Saturday, September 26th 2015.
The Museum Day Live! ticket provides free admission for two people.
In the spirit of the Smithsonian Museums, which offer free admission every day, Museum Day Live! is an annual event hosted by Smithsonian magazine in which participating museums across the country open their doors to anyone presenting a Museum Day Live! ticket… for free.
Tickets will be available for download beginning on August 1.


TRUE Mentors Happy Hour at Pier 13, Tuesday, August 4th

TRUE Mentors Happy Hour at Pier 13
Tuesday, August 4th, 2015

Enjoy half off drinks when you support the Hoboken youth community THIS TUESDAY at P13R!


We’ll also have silent auction items available including tickets to the New York Red Bulls, the 76ers, a party boat package for you and four friends, and more.

WHY Support our mission to unearth the excellence of children in Hoboken. Half off drinks special comes with your $20 ticket purchase at the door. Receive $5 off by using discount code MENTOR when purchasing your ticket before the event at All tickets and auction proceeds directly benefit TRUE Mentors and the Hoboken youth community.
WHEN August 4 (Rain date August 11), 6-9 pm
WHERE P13R,  Hoboken (1301 Sinatra Drive)

Frank Sinatra: The Man, the Voice & the Fans, Free Reception & Vocal Performance on August 2, 2015

Hoboken Historical Museum to Open Year-Long Exhibition,
“Frank Sinatra: The Man, the Voice & the Fans,” with a
Free Reception & Vocal Performance on August 2, 2015

Honoring the 100th anniversary of the birth of Hoboken’s most famous native son, the Hoboken Historical Museum, 1301 Hudson St., will open a new exhibition, “Frank Sinatra: The Man, the Voice, & the Fans,” on Sunday, Aug. 2, with a free opening reception from 2 – 5 p.m.  At 4 p.m., a live performance by Zack Alexander will kick off the “First Sundays Sinatra Singers” series, featuring a different crooner each month at 4 pm.

The exhibition will feature interactive displays and videos, cherished fan photographs and artifacts to illustrate the singer/actor’s formative years in Hoboken, and memories from long-time fans. Listening stations will be supplied by period-appropriate music players, from old radio sets and vinyl record players, to 8-track tape players, audio-cassette boomboxes and CD players, reflecting the remarkable span of his 60-year career.

The exhibition will remain on view through July 3, 2016, accompanied by related programming, including “First Sundays Sinatra Singers,” with support from the Hoboken Department of Cultural Affairs; “Second Tuesdays Sinatra Films,” with support from Projected Images of Hudson County; readings by noted authors; plus a big birthday bash on Dec. 12, 2015. Also on December 12, the Museum will unveil a new bronze star plaque honoring Sinatra’s centennial, to be installed in the walkway by the Museum’s entrance at 13th and Hudson Sts. Event details will be posted at

Sinatra was, as writer Bruce Bliven put it, “a kid from Hoboken who got the breaks.” He emerged from a blue-collar, working class, urban setting, where most guys, he once told an audience, became fighters or worked in factories. His own father, Martin, who immigrated from Sicily, started out as a boxer, fighting under the assumed name of Marty O’Brien to gain access to Irish-controlled gyms that wouldn’t admit Italians. His mother worked as well, as a midwife and also as a liaison for the largely Italian neighborhood to the city’s political bosses.

The exhibition will shed light on how growing up in early 20th century Hoboken shaped the young singer. Although he was born in a cold-water flat in a neighborhood of newly arrived immigrants in Southwest Hoboken, his early years weren’t as rough as some biographers have portrayed. He was a rare only child, doted on by his mother, Dolly, who used her political savvy and gift for languages to improve her family’s station, eventually securing Marty a position with the city’s fire department when he could no longer fight professionally. By the time young Frank was 12, the Sinatras had moved to better housing in a more established neighborhood and he earned the nickname of “Slacksy O’Brien” for the dress pants he sported. In the 1920s and 30s, he was one of many aspiring young singers who performed on Hoboken’s street corners, in pool halls and clubs, and in private homes—wherever they could get an audience.

Sinatra’s big break came in 1935, when a Hoboken trio calling themselves the Three Flashes invited him to join them for a shot at the “American Idol” of its day, the radio program “Major Bowes and His Original Amateur Hour”. The Hoboken Four were a hit, and toured with other acts from the program for the next several months. Sinatra soon went solo, performing at the Rustic Cabin in Englewood, NJ, which was broadcast on WNEW’s radio program, Dance Parade, leading to an invitation to join the Harry James band. In 1939, he joined Tommy Dorsey’s band and became a sensation, earning the name “Swoonatra,” for causing teenage girls to faint at his concerts.

He would go on to sell more records than any previous singer, and to pursue a successful Hollywood film career, including an Oscar-winning performance in “From Here to Eternity.” He and his pals in the “Rat Pack” defined the image of American cool in the 1950s and 60s. He survived personal and professional setbacks, as well as changes in musical tastes, and continued to tour and record successful records into his later years. When he died in 1998, fans swarmed Hoboken to mourn the man whose music and movies had meant so much to them. The same year, the Museum created a “Sinatra Walking Tour Map,” which is being updated for the new exhibit for fans who wish to walk in his footsteps. Learn more at

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We find that word of mouth is the best way to find excellent employees.

- Jennifer Hartshorn

Hartshorn Portraiture
720 Monroe St. Studio E-418
Hoboken, NJ 07030



It’s nearly here. This Thursday we’re expecting hundreds of you to come out and play along in the world’s largest rock band performing songs like “Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door”, “Love Me Do,” and even “Shake it Off!”

We’ve provided a playlist of video tutorials for some of the easy songs we’ll be performing.

We’ll also be emailing a 10% discount to participants who register at Sinatra Park.

So bring your guitar, ukulele, banjo, mandolin or just clap  and sing along — and tell all your friends to join you. Because, we’re sure this is going to be the biggest and best event we’ve held yet, and we don’t want you to miss it!