One More Week of Goodnight Moon at MST!

GOODNIGHT MOON
Book, music, and lyrics by Chad Henry
Adapted from GOODNIGHT MOON by Margaret Wise Brown and Clement Hurd

Mile Square Theatre is proud to open its brand-new facility at the Artisan in Hoboken with a young audience production of GOODNIGHT MOON, Chad Henry’s lively musical adaptation of the well-known children’s book by Margaret Wise Brown and Clement Hurd.

Show Schedule: April 9-24:
Saturdays @ 2pm and 5pm
Sundays @ 11am and 2pm
Sunday, April 24 @ 5pm Special Needs Inclusive Adjusted Performance

Mile Square Theatre
1408 Clinton Street, Hoboken

Tickets:
Adults: $25 • Children and Seniors: $15

Purchase tickets at www.milesquaretheatre.org
GOODNIGHT MOON is recommended for ALL audiences 4 years and up.
Approximate run time: 75 minutes

Interested in bringing a school group on Thursdays or Fridays?
Email our school show coordinator here.

Only a few shares left!- 2016 CSA Discounts for Local Farmers Market Produce until April 15!

Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) Discounts for HFA Members – for both Poplar Wood Farm (Organic) & Stony Hill Farm

1) Poplar Wood Farm (Organic)

Starting to think about warmer weather? Are you eager to plan your summertime events? Are you thinking of enjoying the abundance of local fresh fruits and vegetables that will return in the spring?

Spring is even closer than you think! Planning for the upcoming growing season is already very much underway – crop planning is completed and seeding in our green- house has begun.

About the CSA: Community Supported Agriculture is a mutually beneficial relationship between a farm and the community of people who receive the food the farm produces. Members commit to a full season of produce prior to the start of the growing season and in return receive a weekly share containing an assortment of fresh, nutritious vegetables. The members become a part of the farm’s local food community, develop a relationship with the farm, and learn about the origins of their food and how it is grown. The farm offers three sizes of vegetable shares and the option to add eggs each week. The season is 24 weeks long and runs from June into November.

Complete details at  http://www.poplarwoodfarm.com/csa.html

Growing Methods: All produce is grown using organic methods that rely on the use of cover cropping, compost, beneficial insects, and
other environmentally conscious ways of crop production. We are firm believers in the value of healthy food and make no concessions when it comes to our growing methods. No chemical or synthetic pesticides or fertilizers and no GMO seed are used.

Locations:

New for 2016 – now offering home delivery to residents of the following buildings in Hoboken:

• The Sovereign at the Shipyard
• Hudson Tea Lofts
• Maxwell Place (1025, 1100, and 1125 Maxwell) • Park + Garden

Or pick up your share at one of these convenient Hoboken locations:
• Garden Street Farmers’ Market – 14th and Garden Street on Saturday from 9am to 2pm

• Hoboken Uptown Farmers’ Market – 13th and Hudson Street on Thursdays from 2pm to 7pm

HFA Discount: Sign up by APRIL 15 and receive $40 off the price of a large share, $20 off the price of a regular share, or $15 off the price of a personal share. There are two ways to sign up: 1) Fill out application form online and mail back with check payment (make note for HFA discount) or 2) visit our online store. If paying through our online store, please contact HFA for the discount code for any share size.

If you are interested in a share, please don’t delay as the supply is limited and is expected to sell out. Complete details at www.poplarwoodfarm.com. Questions can be directed to poplarwoodfarm@nullgmail.com. 

 

2) Stony Hill Farms -

Stony Hill Farms is located just an hour west of Hoboken in Chester, New Jersey. The Davis family has been operating their 500 acre fruit and vegetable farm for over 25 years. Stony Hill grows everything from apples to zucchini and sells their produce at Community Farmers Markets located in Jersey City & Hoboken as well as other locations across the state.

About the CSA : Stony Hill Farm offers a CSA program. It is a relationship of mutual trust and commitment between us, as farmers, and our members. In exchange for an annual membership fee, our members receive the freshest and highest quality produce during the growing season.

HFA Discount: Offering members of the Hoboken Family Alliance a $30 discount on a half or full share of our CSA until May 1st.

Size: 1) Half share – about half bushel of fresh produce

           2) Full share – about a whole bushel of fresh produce

Supplements: We also offer our own cage-free brown eggs as an optional add-on.

Our CSA members are very important to us and to show our gratitude for their membership and loyalty, they are each presented with a special membership card which, when presented at any of our retail locations, entitles them to a 10% discount on every purchase.  The Davis family takes pride in providing families with the best produce that New Jersey has to offer. For more information please visit www.stonyhillfarms.com. An application form is also available on the website - http://www.stonyhillfarms.com/market/community-supported-agriculture.php#application

When: We will be distributing shares every Saturday at the Hoboken Family Farmers’ Market located at 14th and Garden Street from June 7th to November 15th from 9am- 2pm.

Location: Share pickup is at the Hoboken Family Farmers Market, at The Garden Street Mews on Garden Street and 14th.

Cost:   Offering members of the Hoboken Family Alliance a $30 discount on a half or full share of our CSA until May 1st .    Please see attached Stony Hill Farms HFA application, as HFA discount has been already been included in the costs listed on the application.

If you cannot pick up your CSA share or if there has been an overabundance of crops, both local farmers have kindly offered to donate to local Hudson County nonprofit organizations for those in need.

We are looking forward to a warm and healthy summer!

Bright Horizons Saturday Family Fun Series: Planting Party

Looking for something fun to do with your child? Join Bright Horizons at any of our centers in Hoboken, Jersey City, and Weehawken for our SATURDAY FUN SERIES. Each month we’ll host a morning full of activities, learning, healthy snacks, and more. These events are guaranteed to put a smile on your child’s face and give you a chance to have some fun, too.

Upcoming Event: April 16th Planting Party

Event Details:
Sat, Apr 16, 2016 | 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Bright Horizons at Maxwell Place, Hoboken

Bright Horizons at Maxwell Lane, Hoboken

Bright Horizons at Sinatra Drive, Hoboken

Bright Horizons at Lincoln Harbor, Weehawken

Bright Horizons at Plaza 3 Waterfront, Jersey City

Celebrate SPRING with your child at our Planting Party. • Learn about our Garden Works curriculum while participating in fun, learning activities • Healthy refreshments will be served • Raffles, giveaways and more • Bring a friend and receive a gift as our thanks An RSVP is requested. Please click link below to RSVP.

RSVP Via our Short Survey

Mile Square Theatre Presents “Goodnight Moon” at its New Theater

GOODNIGHT MOON

Book, music, and lyrics by Chad Henry
Adapted from GOODNIGHT MOON by Margaret Wise Brown and Clement Hurd

Approx. 75 minute running time

Mile Square Theatre is proud to open its brand-new facility at the Artisan in Hoboken with a young audience production of GOODNIGHT MOON, Chad Henry’s lively musical adaptation of the well-known children’s book by Margaret Wise Brown and Clement Hurd.

GOODNIGHT MOON is presented Saturdays at 2pm and 5pm and Sundays at 11am and 2pm, from April 9 through April 24, with a special Autism-Friendly performance at 5pm on April 24.

Show Schedule:
Saturday, April 9 @ 2pm (sold out) and 5pm
Sunday, April 10 @ 11am and 2pm
Saturday, April 16 @ 2pm and 5pm
Sunday, April 17 @ 11am and 2pm
Saturday, April 23 @ 2pm and 5pm
Sunday, April 24 @ 11am and 2pm
Sunday, April 24 @ 5pm Autism-Friendly Performance

Tickets:
Adults: $25
Children and Seniors: $15

MST at The Artisan
1408 Clinton Street, Hoboken

Purchase tickets at www.milesquaretheatre.org
GOODNIGHT MOON is recommended for all audiences 4 years and up.

Interested in bringing a school group on Thursdays or Fridays?
Email our school show coordinator here.

Artist Michael Malizia “Faces: A Retelling” at Tresorie

Fine artist, Michael Malizia will be on exhibition with his collection, Faces: A Retelling from April 7th through May 15th at the Tresorie Gallery in Hoboken, New Jersey. Malizia will also be introducing his ongoing project and gallery, My Life Studio. 

Along with the display of Malizia’s work, My Life Studio will be introduced, his program that follows a similar process. My Life Studio works with families and loved ones looking to put a different use to their memories. The process involves individuals and/or families bringing in keepsake artifacts, collaborating with Malizia on the aesthetic and symbolic details behind the piece, and then transforming the artifacts into works of fine art. Malizia gives new life to playbills, documents, tickets, and drawings, enhancing each piece with watercolor, acrylic, oils, stencils, etc. The end result provides the collaborator with works of art that radiate in sentimental value. As a proud father of two, Malizia thoroughly understands how precious subtle tokens of remembrance can be. My Life Studio is a branch of his acknowledgment, that has successfully lead to many commissioned pieces and happy buyers.

Location:
Tresorie Gallery
1204 Washington street
Hoboken NJ 07030
201-240-9388

Hoboken Historical Museum Summer Enrichment

The Hoboken Historical Museum is conducting three sessions of history summer enrichment beginning in late June.  Two of the sessions are for children, ages 5-8,  one session for 9-12 year olds.

Cost:  $190/week for members; $225/week for non-members
Camp time:  Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Pre- or after-care:  None (no early drop-offs or late pick-ups)

Session 1 Dates:  June 27 – July 1:   5-8 year olds
Sports, Dance and “Movement” History

What role did athletics play in our city’s history? What kinds of sports and games were popular?  How did our parks and recreation programs get started?  What have some famous sports figures (male and female) accomplished in Hoboken?  By investigating different types of aerobic and anaerobic activities (e.g., dance, yoga, sports), campers will not only learn about Hoboken’s movement history but also participate in it!  Arts, crafts, music, drama, field trips, and outdoor play will round out their days.

Session 2 Dates:  August 1 – 5:    9-12 year olds  (First time ever!)
Hoboken History through Art and Photography

Campers will explore the lives and contributions of outstanding painters, sculptors, and photographers who were born, or who worked, in Hoboken during the past 150 years.  They will analyze artistic styles and techniques so that they may apply that knowledge to personal art projects. Campers will also learn about important aspects of Hoboken history through the work of artists of the past. During field trips, campers will photograph important sites to make a visual history of the city.  They will also meet contemporary creative individuals. Campers will also play outdoors, enjoying games and sports. This session, geared to older children (ages 9-12), will incorporate greater focus and depth to camp activities.

Session 3 Dates: August 22 – 26:   5-8 year olds
Going Green in Hoboken

How have we historically taken care of the environment in Hoboken?  What are some of our current efforts?  Campers will explore issues like garden clubs, the Farmer’s Market, bike ride-sharing, composting, recycling, the Hudson River, and energy-saving efforts by individuals and organizations.  Campers will engage in hands-on, interactive, fun activities related to these topics, go on field trips and design a project to help Hoboken stay beautiful, clean and green. They will play games and sports outside the museum, take local field trips and do arts/crafts projects.

Hoboken Historical Museum
1301 Hudson Street, Hoboken, NJ 07030
201.656.2240
education@nullhobokenmuseum.org
www.hobokenmuseum.org

New HFA Sponsor: Head to Head Lice Treatment Center

Head to Head Lice Treatment Center is dedicated to helping families and our communities stay lice free through education and 24/7 professional support. Our goal is to attack and prevent head lice from every angle. We provide education, screening and treatment to prevent lice from spreading.

Our professional staff is certified, knowledgeable and compassionate.  We are respectful of our customers privacy and confidentiality.

The products we use are safe, non-toxic, and pesticide free. While it’s important to eradicate the problem, it is done effectively without compromising you or your family’s health. Head to Head Lice Treatment Center is truly dedicated to helping families stay lice free one head at a time.

We provide: Head lice, nit removal, and treatment service at our center or in your home.  We provide affordable, nontoxic, and 100% effective lice removal services.

Our highly trained lice removal specialists will provide you and your family with the highest care. Same day flexible appointments available.
Satisfaction guaranteed!

Head to Head LTC
720 Monroe Street
Hoboken, NJ 07030
(888) 707-5423

Hudson Theatre Ensemble Silly on Sixth presents The Princess Finds a Way

Hudson Theatre Ensemble Silly on Sixth Children’s Series presents

The Princess Finds a Way

By Rosanne Manfredi
a funny and zany musical

Performances at Hudson School Performance Space 601 Park Ave., Hoboken on:

Saturday, April 2, 2016  at 11am and 1pm
Sunday, April 3, 2016  at 11am and 1pm
Sunday, April 10, 2016 at 11am (sold out)
Sunday, April 10, 2016 at 1:00pm
(6 performances – Show runs about 45 minutes)

 All tickets $10.00.

Reservations: 201-377-7014 or reservations@nullhudsontheatreensemble.com

And if your child has an April birthday, what an easy way to celebrate by incorporating Silly on Sixth into your birthday plans!  The entire audience will sing Happy Birthday to your darling child; your group has a wonderful time seeing The Princess Finds a Way; the kids meet the actors after the show; 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.

Here’s what Broadway World says about our ensemble:

Kid’s theater with a positive message is amazing. In the hands of the incredible Hudson Theatre Ensemble’s Silly on Sixth, children’s theater is a passionate alchemy of creativity and craftiness to be treasured.”

Continue reading Hudson Theatre Ensemble Silly on Sixth presents The Princess Finds a Way

Preschool of Rock “Springs Sings” Classes

ROCKIN’ OUT WITH OUR FAVORITE INSTRUMENTS-OUR VOICES!
Let’s usher in warm breezes, flowers and birds as we explore the noises we can make with our bodies. Imitate the voices of animals and instruments. Create a world of sound with your own body! All children receive a Preschool of Rock’s record as well as his or her own play microphone! Let’s sing the Pirate Song, the Doctor Song and rock this Spring together!

Tuesday, April 12th at 9:30AM & 10:30AM @ Monroe St Movement Space (Hoboken)
Wednesday, April 13th at 9:30AM & 10:30AM @ Local Barre (Downtown Hoboken)
Wednesday, April 13th at 11:00AM & 12:00PM @ Local Barre (Uptown Hoboken)
Saturday, April 16th at  9:30AM & 10:30AM @ Romparoo (Hoboken)

Sign up for your class here: http://app.mainstreetsites.com/dmn2164/classes.aspx?sem=12398#sem

Spring Fling Egg Hunt, Saturday, March 19th, 2016

Please join us at our Spring Fling Egg Hunt.

This is our 18th year hosting this annual fun event.
Time: Saturday, March 19, 2016 (raindate March 20, 2016) 10 am-12 pm.
Location: Columbus Park, Clinton Street, between 9th & 10th Streets, Hoboken.
Cost: Free for HFA members; $5 suggested donation for non-members.

Activities include: A stroll through the Spring Farm Egg Hunt (Find eggs and turn them in for a bag of goodies!); Bunny-hop and egg races.

The egg hunts will be continuous, starting at 10 am, and children will trade their found (empty) eggs for a bag of goodies to take home, so that we can reuse and recycle the eggs for other participants.

Please note that groups of children of all ages will be able to enter the Spring Farm for 15-minute intervals and re-enter. The entrance time for the last egg hunt will be at 12pm. Plan to pose with bunnies and spring themed props, courtesy of Hoboken High School art department. Please bring your cameras and baskets!

Platinum Event Sponsor
BCB Hoboken
Your Community Bank

Gold Event Sponsor
Ben & Jerry’s
CarePoint Health
Suez (United Water)

Silver Event Sponsor
The Learning Experience