Feed a Family for the Summer

Hi Members,

Hoboken Family Alliance is looking to raise funds for healthier kid friendly foods for 120 families in need within the Hoboken community. All donations will benefit Children in Need (In Jesus Name Inter-Faith Food Pantry).


When schools close down for the summer, the access to free breakfast and lunch programs close down with it. Families who depend on these programs then come to Hoboken’s local food pantry and we want to ensure every family is able to leave with what they need.

What is needed from me?

Any donation amount is welcomed! However, to give perspective, we outlined the average cost to feed a family for a week, month and whole summer.

  • $800 feeds a family for the summer
  • $400 feeds a family for a month
  • $100 feeds a family for a week

Please spread the word of this effort with family, friends and acquaintances. Let’s use our networks to raise awareness and pool together enough support to feed every family in need this summer!

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We will be collecting donations till September 3, 2016. All donations are tax deductible.

As stated, any amount of donation will help the 120 families dealing with this crisis. The raised funds will be used to buy healthier kid friendly foods for the children – like cheese sticks, mac & cheese, chicken nuggets, milk, yogurt, healthy snacks, and etc.

For further information contact our HFA Philanthropy Director, Michele at hfaphilanthropy@nullyahoo.com. Also feel free to visit Hobokenfamily.com

Thank you,
Hoboken Family Alliance

A Heart for Baby Madison: Hoboken Infant Awaits Transplant, Fundraiser This Week

The Cohen family is looking for a miracle as their 6-week-old daughter Madison waits on a donor list to receive a new heart.

Local Barre is hosting a fundraiser on Wednesday, Aug. 3 at 7p.m., a fitness class whose proceeds which will go to Madison’s care. The class will be held outside at Maxwell Place Park on Sinatra Drive North. Participants can donate any amount and can either sign up before the event online and donate or arrive with a donation in hand.
To register for the fitness class fundraiser on Wednesday, Aug. 3 at 7p.m, go to https://clients.mindbodyonline.com/classic/home?studioid=6470
To donate to the Madison’s GoFundMe page, go to www.gofundme.com/2fh63ng

Deer Mountain Day Camp’s Friends & Family Day

Grammy-Winning Artist to Perform at Deer Mountain Day Camp’s Friends & Family Day

Grammy-Award Winning Artist Tim Kubart and his band TIM & THE SPACE CADETS will be performing at this year’s Friends & Family Day at Deer Mountain Day Camp in Pomona, NY. This year marks Deer Mountain’s 60TH Year as the premier children’s summer camp serving Manhattan, Bergen, Rockland, Hoboken, Brooklyn and Westchester. Tim Kubart is a Grammy-Award Winning Artist and Emmy-Nominated Performer whose band TIM & THE SPACE CADETS ranked #1 for 6 weeks on Sirius XM Kids’ Radio! Tim also hosts the only live morning show for preschoolers, SUNNY SIDE UP, on NBC Universal’s Sprout Channel.

Join Deer Mountain at our annual Friends & Family Day, current campers and prospective campers welcome! Bring a friend, bring your family! All families can enjoy all our activities, and new families and friends can meet our staff and tour camp. Sign up for next year and get our best rates of the year! Refer friends and get a $200 credit on your family’s tuition. Great activities include: Swimming, Tennis, Boating, our Wibit Aquatrack, Archery, Extreme Gaga, a delicious BBQ Lunch, and Special Activities and Surprises. Register for the 2017 camp season and lock in our Early Bird Rates & receive a registration gift!

Details: Friends & Family Day at Deer Mountain Day Camp!

Date & Time: Saturday, August 6th, 2016, from 11:30 am to 2:30 pm

Location: Deer Mountain Day Camp – 63 Call Hollow Road, Pomona, NY 10970

RSVP: by August 3rd – 845-354-2727 or info@nulldeermountaindaycamp.com



Mommy & Me Classes Hosted by Bright Horizons at Sinatra Drive

Dad’s are welcome too!

Hosted by Bright Horizons at Sinatra Drive

Join us for our free classes for parents of infants and toddlers!

Cooking With Your Toddler
Tuesday, July 12th, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Does cooking in the kitchen with your toddler sound like fun or a disaster? Join us to learn how the kitchen is a laboratory for learning that can be fun for everyone.

Sign Language for Infants
Wednesday, July 20th, 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Before a child can verbally communicate, they can learn to communicate their needs via sign language. Join us to learn a few popular signs and how to introduce these to your child.

Science Exploration with Your Toddler
Thursday, July 28th, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Curious to learn how you and your toddler can explore science?  Look no further than this great session – prepare to get messy as we explore scientific reactions in exciting and meaningful ways for you and your child!

Infant Sensory Art Exploration
Wednesday, August 3rd, 10:00 a.m.- 11:00 a.m.
It is an infants job to explore the world around them. Using their senses the infants will be able to create their own masterpiece.

All programs are offered free of charge.
Kindly complete this survey to reserve your space.

Summer Fun at the Hoboken Museum!

This Sunday at 3 and 3:30 pm:
Learn About the Fire Dept. Museum
for kids ages 2 – 3 and 4 – 6!

The next installment of our monthly program, Learn About the Fire Department Museum, takes place this Sunday, July 17, at the historic firehouse at 213 Bloomfield St. There are two age-appropriate sessions: 3:00 pm for 2 – 3 year olds, and 3:30 pm for 4 – 6 year olds. Both sessions are free, thanks to support from the Hoboken Family Alliance and Party with Purpose. Advance registration is required, and children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Click here to learn more.

A companion program, Storytime at the Fire Department Museum, will take place on Sunday, August 7, at 12:00 p.m. Maria Lara entertains children ages 2 – 5 with stories and songs. No reservations required, however, space is limited. Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. This program is also made possible thanks to support from the Hoboken Family Alliance and Party With Purpose.

Penny Metsch – Uptown Storytime
Fans of our weekly Thursday Uptown Storytime: The program will now start at 10:30 every Thursday, and to ensure there is seating for everyone, we request that you sign up online the day before each session. On the Wednesday before each Storytime, at 10 am, we will post a link on our website to a registration page. Reservations may also be made in person or by phone on the day before each Storytime, on a first-come, first-served basis. The program entertains 2 – 5 year olds with stories and sing-alongs. The program is supported in part by our family program sponsor, Macy’s.

LONG GONE DADDY at Mile Square Theatre

Mile Square Theatre presents
A World Premiere


written and performed by Joseph Gallo
directed by Chris O’Connor

Limited Engagement runs July 20-August 7

Thurs-Sat @ 8pm • Sun @ 3pm
Tickets: $20 • $12 students/seniors

JULY 20 Preview
Wednesday, July 20 @ 8pm
Tickets: $18

Mile Square Theatre, Hudson County’s leading professional theatre, is proud to present the second production of its 2016 season – the world premiere of LONG GONE DADDY, written and performed by MST’s playwright-in-residence Joseph Gallo.  Directed by MST artistic director Chris O’Connor, performances begin July 20 and run through August 7 in the company’s new venue, located at 1400 Clinton Street in Hoboken.

LONG GONE DADDY is the follow-up to Gallo’s critically acclaimed Off-Broadway solo play My Italy Story (“…a compelling page turner.”— New York Times).  Checking-in with his alter-ego, Thomas DaGato – LONG GONE DADDY chronicles the comic misadventures of becoming a stay-at-home father.  From Bruce Springsteen concerts to OBGYN appointments to the Hoboken playgrounds and back again, Gallo’s semi-autobiographical play also wrestles with the memory of his own Dad, a former fireman, and the existential question, “When does a father earn the right to be called Dad?”

Recommended for audiences 16 and up.

Purchase tickets at www.milesquaretheatre.org

Bluthner School of Music in Hoboken Welcomes Everyone!

Bluthner school of music in Hoboken NJ welcomes everyone!
The Grand Opening of these NEW music school was June 10, where Mayor of Hoboken Dawn Zimmer and President of German company  Dr. Christian Bluthner-Haessler were supporting us:”This is the first and only Bluthner school in the U.S. Now music education comes to a different level”.
Registration for summer camp program is open!
Address: 401 1st street Hoboken NJ 07030
Phone: 201.401.5603
We are going to run standard European program,with music theory, music literature and compositions classes.
Ekaterina Terentyeva, Managing Director

Kindergarten at The Learning Experience Academy!

Are you sill looking for a spot for your Kindergartener?  Did you miss the public school cut off or looking for a progressive K program with a small teacher to child ratio? 

The Learning Experience Academy in Hoboken may be the answer you are looking for!

Our curriculum is truly fantastic and we have received AMAZING feedback from teachers! We are excited about launching this program.

Contact: LynnAnn Zazzali,Owner and Director
The Learning Experience Academy of Early Education
900 Monroe Street
Suite B
Hoboken, NJ 07030                

Waterfront Alliance City of Water Day, Saturday, July 16, 2016 | 10am – 4pm

Get out on our waterfront—and on the water—with the Waterfront Alliance’s annual City of Water Day! Now in its ninth year, this free, family-oriented celebration of the world-class potential of the New York and New Jersey waterfront has grown into the region’s biggest harbor festival.

Held on Governors Island, New York; Maxwell Place Park, Hoboken, New Jersey; and dozens of In Your Neighborhood locations around New York Harbor, the event draws thousands of people to the water for a day of fun.

Highlights of the day include free boat tours on all kinds of vessels, from tall ships to tugboats; free rowing, kayaking, paddle-boarding, and the highly anticipated Con Edison Cardboard Kayak Race; and the Waterfront Activity Fair and Disney Children’s Activities offer something for the whole family.

Please note that City of Water Day—including boat tours—is held rain or shine! On-water activities will be postponed or suspended only in the case of thunder and lightning.


Kids Ride Free All Summer – Hoboken 14th St. Ferry

A family experience to remember begins with a NY Waterway
Ferry. On the way to New York City, you will enjoy the best panoramic views of the city skyline from the top deck of our ferries.

Getting around New York City is easy with our FREE Manhattan shuttles and free real-time locator app.

Explore, learn, shop or just enjoy a fun day in the city with your kids. It will be an experience to remember for a long time and this summer, Kids Ride Free*.

Frequent 7-Day a Week Service to Midtown / W39th St.
Weekday Service to World Financial Center
Free Connecting Midtown Shuttles


Kids Ride Free offer valid for children under 12 years of age for the following routes: Port Imperial to Midtown, WFC & Pier 11/Wall St.; Edgewater to Midtown; Hoboken 14th St. to WFC & Midtown; Lincoln Harbor to Midtown;.Restrictions apply.

Limit two children for each paying adult. No limit to the number of free trips. Offer good through September 5, 2016. Offer may be changed without notice. Ferry frequency and trip lengths vary.