Calling All Kids And Teens, Join The Cast Of Cats!

After a successful run of A Hoboken Tale, Garden Street School of the Performing Arts is searching for kids and teens who love to sing and dance for our upcoming production of CATS! Ages 7 through 15 are welcome. Everyone is welcome to join the group and we will have auditions for speaking, singing and lead roles on Jan 16th. On Friday Jan 9th we will have a class where students are taught by Lisa Capps and Annie and Dan McLoughlin audition material for the show. On Jan 16th we will hold auditions for any children in the cast who would like to be considered for a role in the show. All students will be in the ensemble unless they audition for a speaking/singing role.

Broadway’s Lisa Capps to Direct CATS!
Broadway star Lisa Capps will direct Garden Street School of the Performing Arts Production of CATS! Lisa holds her Masters from NYU Theater Education Program and she is the only actress to play all three leading roles in Les Miserables on Broadway. She also originated the role of Ellen in Miss Saigon. She has worked with Broadway professionals throughout the years and helps prep students for highschool and college auditions and for Broadway auditions as well. Her students have auditioned for Matilda, Fun Home, A Month in the Country, Mothers and Sons and Les Mis to name a few. Lisa has the best qualities of a director as she knows how to bring greatness out of every cast member whether a child is in their very first show or she’s working with Broadway Actors – she is an incredible director and we can’t wait for her to bring Cats alive for us!

We would like to consider all types of performers to join this production of CATS! If your child is a dancer and does not want to sing or act, they are welcome to join our dance team. If your child is not a dancer and would like to learn or prefer to sing and act please feel free to join this great cast. If you child does not like to sing or dance but prefers only speaking roles they are also welcome in our group! We would love for all ages 7 through 15 to join our new cast of CATS!

Class Details
In addition to learning all there is to know about Andrew Lloyd Webber’s CATS!, Students will be taught about the world of Broadway, how to audition in any situation, all of the fundamentals of acting for stage, and also backstage awareness and all of the jobs that have to do with the theater! From learning where to stand so they are not “out of the light” to projecting for the entire audience to hear them, working with wireless microphones and all the proper terminology of life on the stage. The class fees are $35 per week and we do not charge for any additional rehearsals that do not fall during regular class time. Class times are 4pm-5pm for ages 7-10 years old and 5pm-6:30pm for ages 11- Teens. We will combine classes once we get closer to the show but there is no additional fees involved when we hold longer rehearsals. We aim to have the show during the 3rd weekend of June. All parts are still available.

Please email for more info and to enroll in CATS the Musical!

Garden Street School of the Performing Arts
1018 Washington St
Hoboken, NJ


Deerkill Day Camp Open Houses

UPCOMING OPEN HOUSES: 1/19, 2/1, 2/16, 3/1, 3/15, 3/21, 4/12, 4/26, 5/10, 5/25 – Please email or call us at 845-354-1466 to reserve a spot!

Deerkill Day Camp is a very popular camp option among Hoboken families. This third-generation family business, celebrating its 58th season, is located on a wooded 15-acre site and brings a community feel to the summer camp experience for campers age 3 through 15.

Deerkill offers children a chance to pick up a new sport or hobby, learn to swim and form lifelong friendships this summer. The diverse program includes professional swim instruction in large heated pools, an array of athletics on fields sized for younger and older children, creative and performing arts such as arts and crafts, ceramics, woodworking, dance, theater, and digital photography, and specialties such as karate and nature, among other activities.  A new 28-foot climbing tower and 250-foot zipline were also recently added to the program.

Deerkill offers daily transportation on mini air-conditioned buses, staffed with professional drivers and bus counselors. The Directors are on the camp grounds every day and accessible by phone by day and night; there is no large administrative staff and all the individual group leaders are adults, many of whom are teachers.

2015 Session (June 29 to August 21)

All campers may register for 4, 5, 6, 7, or 8 weeks. New campers may also register for 2 weeks for their first summer. For those campers registered for 5, 6, or 7 weeks, parents may choose any weeks throughout the summer.

With the exception of horseback riding, an optional elective, there are no extra charges at Deerkill. They do not allow tipping, a large expense at many camps, and tuition includes the following:

  • Family weekend pool club at no additional cost. Every Saturday and Sunday from 12-5 plus Friday July 3rd. Open Saturday June 27 to Sunday August 16
  • Door-to-door transportation by air-conditioned mini-buses supervised by bus counselors
  • Hot lunches prepared daily in our own modern kitchen
  • Field trips and all camp supplies
  • Ice cream and Ices for afternoon snack
  • Daily towel service
  • Group photo, camp shirt, backpack, DVD yearbook, Fall Festival, winter reunions

Tuition varies by camper age and pick-up and session length. You may go to their website and enter your child’s information to see rates for the 2015 summer and request a brochure.  For more information call 1-845-354-1466, email or log onto

Bellie & Katrina- SALE!!

It’s Sale Time!!
We know you have been waiting! So come and get it-
Available online and in-store.

No promo code needed!
(Don’t forget, you can buy online and pick up in-store!)

Jersey Cares Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service

Jersey Cares Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service

Register today to join Jersey Cares on a project for the 7th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service, an event to celebrate Dr. King and his commitment to service through leadership. Volunteers are needed Friday, January 16 through Monday, January 19 on multiple types of service opportunities throughout the state.

Volunteers will honor Dr. King’s vision and legacy as they revitalize schools and community centers with fresh coats of paint, serve hot meals, spend quality time with seniors, and sort donations. Visit the Jersey Cares website to find out how you can get involved.
See the list of volunteer opportunities and Register
Learn More about Jersey Cares MLK Day of Service

Super Duper Tennis

Super Duper Tennis teaches kids 3-8 years old the FUNdamentals of tennis in an educational, exciting and positive environment that enhances self-esteem, tennis skills and a love for the game. Kids learn through playing and they play because they want to. Each age group has different needs, so we tailor our classes to make sure each child stays motivated, learns a lot and has tons of fun. We keep a strict 1:4 coach-to-student ratio and our teaching techniques are developed and supported by the USTA (US Tennis Association) using equipment fit for kids (which we provide, racquets and all!). Smaller courts, shorter lighter racquets, and lower bouncing balls – all combined make it easier to learn and love the game. Classes offered at Rue Gym 3rd & Garden, and Grace Church Jersey City 2nd and Erie – all times/details can be found on website, or call Coach Leo at (908) 910-4894.

Mutzfest Returns

Get ready to break your first New Year’s resolution on Sunday, Jan. 25 when Mutzfest returns. Tickets go on sale Friday, Jan. 9 online and at this year’s participating delis!


Riverside Medical Group presents The Dream Big Academy: Rosie wants to be a Fireman

Riverside Medical Group presents

The Dream Big Academy:
Rosie wants to be a Fireman
January 7th, 2015
Hoboken Maxwell
1111 Hudson St, Hoboken, NJ

Join us for a booking reading by local Hoboken author Marissa Klein following the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for the newest Riverside Medical Group location at Hoboken Maxwell. Treats from Simply Home Goods and Jen Choi Catering and Refreshments will be provided!

1:30pm Ribbon Cutting
3:30pm First Reading
4:15pm Second Reading

We validate parking!

Count Down to Christmas with Bellie & Katrina

Count down the days ’til Christmas with us. Every day as we count down, we will offer a special promotion for that specific day. Check our FB Page daily to see what today’s holiday promotion will be. Share this holiday cheer with your friends too. Happy Holidays! xoxo- Bellie & Katrina

7th Annual HFA Toy & Pajama Drive for Local Children until Mon, Dec 22

The HOBOKEN FAMILY ALLIANCE (HFA) is launching a major toy and pajama drive for local children in need, within the age range of newborn to 17 years in the Hoboken / Hudson County area.

All donations large and small are appreciated. To fulfill HFA mission, we hope to provide a nurturing environment to these children to help them be comforted and feel loved.

Recipients will include children in local organizations: Division of Youth & Family Services (DYFS), In Jesus’ Name Charities and York Street Project.

If you’d like to contribute, we have a number of ways to do so:

1) Pajama and Book Program
HFA is partnering with the nationally run Pajama Program to collect new pajamas and new books for homeless and needy children.
By providing pajamas and books, we are helping to create a warm and nurturing bedtime environment for vulnerable children and young adults living under difficult circumstances. The Pajama Program, a 501(c)(3) charity, provides new pajamas and books to disadvantaged children, many of whom are waiting and hoping to be adopted.

Many of these youngsters have been abused or abandoned and in many cases have never enjoyed the simple comfort of having a loving mother or father tuck them in at bedtime. Through the Pajama Program, we hope to contribute to a warmer, more loving environment for these children.
Pajamas must be new and unused for all sizes, infant to age 17. Larger sizes are preferred, but all are appreciated!

2) Toy Drive
HFA hopes this event to bring something special to the children and are asking that all donated gifts be new and unwrapped please. Toys will be collected for ages infant to 17. Any donation of any size brings holiday cheer for a child who may otherwise not have received any gifts. The items are given to families who cannot afford to buy presents, so the children can open a gift that is given to them by a loved one, not a charity.

3) Tax Deductible Monetary Donation to Pajama & Toy Drive
If you wish to make a financial donation, Click the DONATE button below.
100% of donation will be used towards a tax-free purchase of a toy or a pajama. A tax deductible receipt will be generated to you.

How to Donate in Person: Both pajama & toy drives will run concurrently & have the same drop off locations:

100% of the amount donated will be used towards a tax-free purchase of a toy or a pajama. A tax deductible receipt will be generated to you.

How to Donate in Person: Both drives will run concurrently and have the same drop off locations:

When: Saturday Nov 29 – Monday, December 22
Where to Donate- 9 Locations:

  • Apple Montessori – 1055 Maxwell Lane (Hours: M-F 7:00am-7:00pm)
  • Baby Gap – 222 Washington St. (Hours: Mon- Sat 10a.m.- 7pm Sun 11-6pm)
  • Big Fun Toys, 602 Washington St (Hours: 11am-7pm)
  • Empire Realty- 407 Washington St.  (Hours: Mon-Fri: 9:00 am – 8:00 pm, Sat & Sun: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm)
  • New York Sports Club NORTH – 210 14 St  (Hours: 7:00am-7pm Daily)
  • PilsenerHaus & Biergarten – 1422 Grand St, Hoboken (Hours: Tues – Fri: 4pm-2 am, Sat & Sun: Noon to 2 am)
  • Work It Out Gym (2 locations)
    5 Marine View Plaza (2nd & River) – (Hours: 9 am-7pm weekdays, 9 am-1pm weekends)
    603 Willow Avenue – (Hours: 9 am-7pm weekdays, 9 am-1pm weekends)
  • Math Wizard 1200 Grand St # C-2 (Hours: Tues, Thu & Fri 4 pm to 7pm, Sat 10 am- 1 pm)

Any questions? – contact

HFA truly appreciates your generosity!

The HFA is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.
All donations are tax deductible to the extent the law allows.

Hoboken Mommies & Pilsner Haus Celebrate the Holidays, December 14th (2-5pm)

Hoboken Mommies & Pilsner Haus Celebrate the Holidays, Sunday, December 14th (2-5pm)

Join us for this exciting event at the Pilsener Haus & Biergarten. Hoboken Mommies teamed up with Hoboken Family Alliance for our annual Toy Drive.  Every family is encouraged to bring a toy to donate!  Goodie for the little ones. Beer, wine and food specials offered from the Pilsener Haus.  Santa will be making a special visit!

Pilsener Haus & Biergarten 1422 Grand St Corner of 15th and Grand Streets.