Celebrate Life Studio Kickoff Launch Event, Wednesday, June 8th

Hudson Vibe Dance & Fitness Expert, Susan Pascale Launches Celebrate Life Studio and offers the community something completely different. “It’s more than just an event space or place to take classes, it’s where to go to enjoy life’s little things.  I’ve always dreamed of having my own studio and wanted it to be more than just scheduled classes.”  Pascale says their spin is a new, hip haven where you go to learn, socialize, create, and even try your luck at game night.

Celebrate Life Studio will offer the community an array of FUN dance, music and enrichment classes for kids, adults, both married and single like Zumba, Shake Rattle n Tone for baby wearing Moms, or Zumbini for your little one. The studio will also partner up with the Jubilee Center to offer free classes for those in need. “I want everyone in the community to be able to enjoy what our studio has to offer.”

Kickoff Launch Event June 8th 2016—Sponsored by Cork
Celebrate Life Studio
1200 Park Avenue
Hoboken, NJ  07030

WINE, RAFFLES + GOODY BAGS with Discounts from your fave businesses in town!   Salon Pheonix, Starr Therapy, Babyganics, Om Sweet Home

Special guests and speakers for the night:  

Nicole Yorio Jurick – Owner/Founder Peasful Kitchen and Give Peas a Chance Cooking School

Jennifer Iserloh – Certified Holistic Health Coach and RYT200, Also certified at Institute of Culinary Education. Author of the “Skinny Chef”

Cassie Mascari – Speech-Language Pathologist and Feeding Specialist Founder of Little Hoboken

Christine Stoker Figueroa – National Advocate, Campaign for Safe Cosmetics and Breast Cancer Fund/ Director at Beautycounter

To RSVP for the FREE June 8th Event https://app.acuityscheduling.com/schedule.php?owner=11930850&appointmentType=1470472

Tessa International School Open House, June 4th

Tessa International School (www.tessais.org), a new independent international preschool, will open in Hoboken in the fall of 2016, and will grow into a primary school in subsequent years. Tessa will prepare children to become world citizens, leaders, and happy individuals, who, as they grow up, will embrace global opportunities with enthusiasm and confidence.

It will offer a world-class education based on the most successful international models. Its curriculum will include Spanish or French immersion tracks, delivered by experienced and caring educators who consider the whole child.

Meet the founder of the school and learn more about Tessa and its admissions process, by signing up for our upcoming information session:
· Saturday, June 4th, at 9:30 am
Sign up online http://www.tessais.org/visit-tessa/, by email at contact@nulltessais.org or by phone at 201-755-5585.

If you cannot make it this coming Saturday, don’t worry! Just let us know and we will organize a private meeting.

Tessa International School will be located in the heart of Hoboken, on the ground floor of the Monroe Center: 720 Monroe Street, Hoboken, NJ 07030. Information sessions are held in our office, at the same address, suite E315.

We’re looking forward to meeting you and your family soon!

The Learning Experience Neighborhood Block Party, June 4th 10:00-2:00pm

The Neighborhood Block Party is at The Learning Experience Academy of Early Education in Hoboken at 900 Monroe Street Saturday, June 4th 10:00-2:00pm


Register at our event to receive $125 off your first month of tuition!

Musical Performance & Children’s DJ
Arts and Crafts
Face Painting
Bounce House
Bubbles the Elephant
Balloon Artist
Cotton Candy

11th Annual OLG Funfest

11th Annual OLG Funfest
Location: Church Square Park / Our Lady of Grace, Hoboken
Day/Time: June 5, 2016 / 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Welcome Summer 2016 with the OLG FunFest, Sunday, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., with fun for the whole family. Children will be amazed with pony rides, face-painting, and bouncy houses. The whole family can join in the fun with festival games, a tricky tray, a used book sale, and a 50/50 raffle. Vendors will also be on hand, selling arts, crafts, jewelry and more. Refreshments and games of chance continue in the biergarten, along with dancing to music by DJ Tim Nelson.

Admission to the FunFest are free.

For more information see the Our Lady of Grace FunFest website at: www.olgfunfest.com or the Facebook page: www.facebook.com/ourladyofgracefunfest .

Waterfront Montessori Saturday Parent Coffee, Saturday, May 21, and Summer Programs

Please Join Waterfront Montessori for a Saturday Parent Coffee:

Saturday, May 21, from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m.
150 Warren Street, Suite 108, Jersey City
Multipurpose Room, First Floor, Lower School Campus

Our Topic: Are We There Yet? Benchmarks and Expectations for Early Childhood, presented by Fabiana Arruda, Primary Teacher & Coordinator and Preeti Poddar, Upper Elementary Teacher.

Learn more about early childhood development, connect with other parents and enjoy bagels and coffee.

Please click here to RSVP.

2016 Waterfront Montessori Summer Programs

June 27 – August 5, 2016
Flexible Weeks – Extended Day
Morning Outdoor Sports for all Campers

Titans of Tech: Ages 9 – 13
Stop Motion Animation – Lego Robotics
Music Production – Movie Making

Brain Camp: Ages 6 – 8
Young Linguists – How Our Nation Was Born
Lego Robotics – Video Game Design

Trailblazing Into Montessori: Ages 3 – 5
Arts & Crafts – Yoga – Cooking – Poetry – Linguistics – Magic
Water Play – Outdoor Fun – Math, Reading & Writing Enrichment

A Taste of Montessori: Age 2
Art – Language – Music & Movement – Outdoor Fun
Magic – Water Play – Pre-Reading & Pre-Math Activities

150 Warren Street, Jersey City, NJ 07302
(201) 333-5600

Writing by Hoboken Students at Hoboken Historical Museum

“A Garden State of Mind” Presents Writing by Hoboken Students,
Hosted by Hoboken Historical Museum and Party With Purpose

Live reading on May 22, at 3 p.m., at the Hoboken Museum, 1301 Hudson St.

On Sunday, May 22, there will be a public reading for student participants, teachers, family members, classmates, and poets to celebrate the publication of A Garden State of Mind, an anthology of student writing from five Hoboken schools. The event will be free and open to the public.

In November 2015, poets Andy Clausen and Teresa Carson went into five Hoboken schools (Hoboken High School, Elysian School, Hoboken Charter School, HOLA Charter School, The Hudson School) and conducted workshops for about 100 students in the classes of teachers Allison Addona (Hoboken Charter), Regan Michaels (Elysian), Randi Roberts (The Hudson School), Denise Chakov (Hoboken High), and Adina Medina HOLA).

Selected students then participated in an after-school Master Class in February 2016 at the Hoboken Historical Museum, led by Clausen, Carson and Hoboken Historical Museum’s Poet in Residence, Danny Shot.

On May 22, the poetry anthology A Garden State of Mind will be distributed as the culmination of the project. Copies of the book will be given free to participants and offered for sale to the public for $5.

“The poetry in this collection, by students, teachers and professional poets, is the poetry of place, our place, Hoboken,” says Danny Shot. “Hoboken is a rapidly changing community. The city’s students have captured the essence of the city as it stands at this moment in time. How we see ourselves fitting into—or not fitting into—this place is the overarching theme of this collection.”

Shot adds, “While we have many different schools, we still share one community. Hoboken’s young people and teachers come from diverse backgrounds, yet we share this place in the second decade of the 21st century. By reaching out to our community’s children, as well as teachers, our goal is to enliven their interest in writing and literature and spark their desire to visit the Hoboken Historical Museum with their families.”

STEM-a-thon Thank You

Thank you Stevens Institute of Technology for hosting the second annual STEM-a-thon! HFA was excited to collaborate with Stevens Institute to bring Hoboken’s 8th graders together for a day of exciting activities. Everyone had a great time launching rockets and building wind turbines. A huge thanks to all the HFA and Stevens Institute volunteers.

Hoboken Historical Museum 30th Anniversary Gala: An Elysian Fields Escapade!

The Hoboken Historical Museum Celebrates its 30th Anniversary With a Victorian-Style Gala: An Elysian Fields Escapade!
The Museum’s Annual Spring Gala is Saturday, May 14, 2016, at the Hoboken Elks Lodge, to Benefit the Collections Campaign

In the mid-1800s, Hoboken was a leisure paradise, attracting visitors in droves for a stroll up the River Walk, a sip of water from Sybil’s Cave, or to watch a baseball or cricket game from the Colonnade overlooking the Elysian Fields. For its 30th anniversary, the Hoboken Historical Museum is reaching deep into its collections archive to decorate the Hoboken Elks Lodge in early Hoboken style for the annual spring fundraising gala: An Elysian Fields Escapade, on Saturday, May 14!

At this Victorian romp, guests will enjoy a delicious buffet dinner from AD Catering, an open bar featuring a spiked punch worthy of the original Turtle Club, and an evening of dancing to tunes spanning the 20th century! The centerpiece of the evening will be our popular Live Auction, featuring leisure distractions for modern Hobokenites, including:

  •  A summer pass to the Shipyard pool
  • A year of indoor parking
  • An evening of whiskey-tasting for a party of 10
  • A two-week stay in Pompano Beach, Fla.
  • A vacation in Winter Park, Colo.
  • and so much more!

A portion of the proceeds will help support the Museum’s Collections Campaign, with the goal of securing more space so we can accommodate the growing archives and make them more accessible as a research center. Tickets are $150 each, and are available online at www.hobokenmuseum.org; or http://bit.ly/ElysianFieldsGala.

The event is made possible through the generous support of Gold sponsors CarePoint Health & the Schmalzbauer Family; and Silver sponsors Hufnagel Landscape Design & Construction Group, W Hotels Hoboken, BCB Community Bank, Strategic Insurance Partners, Maïk Irrigation, Hackensack UMC – Palisades, Halstead Property and Haven Savings Bank.

All Saints Summer Camps

Register Today for All Saints Summer Camp Programs!

Early Childhood Camp (entering Nursery through Kindergarten)

Two weeks June 20-24 and June 27-July 1, 9am-1pm
Free Before Care from 8:30-9am; one week $300, two weeks $550

Come explore during our “Around the World Camp.” This year students will be exploring Asia, Antarctica and Australia through delicious cooking, wild world games, awesome art and more! We also have scheduled a visit from Guitar Bob and Mr. Hans’ Gym on Wheels.

Early Childhood Camp Full Day (entering PreK through Kindergarten)
June 20-24 and June 27-July 1, 9am-3:30pm, 
Free Before Care from 8:30-9am; one week $550, two weeks $1,000

All the benefits from Early childhood camp plus an extended day program! Prepare your child for our all day program with this awesome offering which will also include Super Soccer Stars, Crossfit and Ms. Eddie’s cooking and crafts.

Elementary and Middle School Camp (entering Grades 1-7)
June 20-24 and June 27-July 1

Does your school get out early?  Before the Fourth of July weekend?  Well, extend the school year with two weeks of summer fun, including World Games, Cooking, Yoga, Trivia, and Art at All Saints Day Camp.  We are happy to announce that this year the theme, “Around The World,” will visit the continents of Asia (week 1) and Australia and Antarctica (week 2).  Camp will include tie-dying, group challenges to compete for points (to help you with the final group trivia at the end of the week), and weekly trips to Tomahawk Lake AND the Asbury Park Splash Ground, along with a handmade camp memory book.  A final group trivia game and slideshow will round out each week.

This camp is for students entering First Grade through Seventh Grade.  Each day, families should send their children to camp with a snack and lunch (unless otherwise noted on the daily schedule).  Each child will receive a camp t-shirt (week 1) that they will tie-dye (note all campers will get a t-shirt, but if they only come week 2 it will not be tie-dyed).

This summer camp is the most exciting, action-packed and cost-effective summer child care available.

Free Before Care from 8:30-9am; 9am-3:30pm, Aftercare Available until 6:30 $20/day, $80/week
one week $550, two weeks $1,000

Extend the school year with two weeks of summer fun, including World Games, Cooking, Yoga, Trivia, and Art at All Saints Day Camp.  We are happy to announce that this year the theme, “Around The World,” will visit the continents of Asia (week 1) and Australia and Antarctica (week 2).  Camp will include tie-dying, group challenges, and weekly trips to Tomahawk Lake AND the Asbury Park Splash Ground, along with a handmade camp memory book.  A final group trivia game and slideshow will round out each week.

Art Camp for entering Grades 1 through 6

Week of August 8-12, 9am-3pm 
Free Before Care from 8:30-9am

Aftercare Available 3:30-6:30, $20/day, $80/week
$500 for the week

Taught by our very own Ms. Therres, this Camp is a must the young artist in your life. Explore figure drawing, painting out in nature, building kinetic sculptures and more! Students will also “step into an artwork,” exploring a painting from history and recreating it live. A trip to a local art studio will also be a part of our week. The cost for this camp includes all materials!


We’re excited to offer a STEM camp this summer.  Your child will learn about circuits, robotics and much more!  They will even create wearable circuits that they can take home! It will be a week of exploration, innovation and creativity. Students will also spend time outside each day.

STEM camp is a full day, week-long program.  Students entering Grades 5 – 8 may enroll in the first week of camp; students entering Grades 1 – 4 may enroll in the second week of STEM camp.

Camp Dates:

July 11th – Week 1 Begins; open to students entering Grades 5-8
July 18th - Week 2 Begins; open to students entering Grades 1-4

Camp will begin at 8:30 AM each morning, with an option to register for before care starting at 8:00AM.  Aftercare is available for participating students and runs from 3:30PM – 6:30 PM.

The cost for the camp is $560. Before care if free; after care is $20/day’ $80/week

QUESTIONS?  Contact Camp Directors

Ronnie Loving: rloving@nullallsaintsdayschool.org
Rachel Therres: rtherres@nullallsaintsdayschool.org

Stevens Coop Summer Day Camp for 5th/6th Graders

Summer Day Camp for 5th/6th Graders
Location: Stevens Cooperative School’s Newport Campus, 100 River Drive S, Jersey City
Time: 8:30 am – 4:00 pm (extended day from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm)
Weeks Still Available: June 27 – July 1, July 25 – 29, August 8 – 12
Cost: $450/week

Limited spaces still available – 5th/6th summer day camp at Stevens Cooperative School

Don’t miss the opportunity for 5th and 6th grade summer day camp just for middle schoolers. Camp includes two trips to the city each week as well as a mix of recreation, art, swimming and technology.

This year’s trips will include:

  • Madame Tussauds Wax Museum
  • Ripley’s Believe It or Not!
  • Bowling
  • Brooklyn Bolders Rock Climbing
  • Roller Skating

Spaces are filling up fast, so register today at www.stevenscoop/summer. Call us at 201.792.3688 ext 404 with questions. It’s going to be a great summer!