Spring Fling Egg Hunt, Saturday, March 28th, 2015

Please join us at our Spring Fling Egg Hunt.

This is our 17th year hosting this annual fun event.
Time: Saturday, March 28, 2015 (raindate March 29, 2015) 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!

HFA members are encouraged to bring non-perishable food items to the park for donation to Hoboken Shelter.

Platinum Event Sponsor
BCB Hoboken
Your Community Bank

Gold Event Sponsor
Ben & Jerry’s
CarePoint Health
Red Bridge Homes
Super Soccer Stars
United Water

Bronze Event Sponsor

WIO Ride For A Cause Support Autism Awareness

Join Work it Out Fitness Studios and The Wallace Elementary School as they host their 2nd annual Ride for a Cause to support the school’s Applied Behavior Analysis Program (ABA).


Sunday, 3/29
12p and 1p at WiO RIVER
5 Marine View Plaza, Hoboken

Did you know 1 in 45 children in New Jersey have Autism? Be inspired and motivated by Sheillah, a parent of a child with autism in the Wallace ABA Program, Special Events Director for the Hoboken Family Alliance and instructor at Work it Out, as she hosts two amazing Ride classes to raise awareness and support the schools Applied Behavior Analysis Program.


Donation: $50 per Ride, additional amounts welcomed. Can’t make it, but still want to donate? Give us a call or email and we’ll process your donation. 201.222.0802 or 201.710.5458 or info@nullworkitoutgym.com All proceeds to be donated to the Wallace ABA Program Registration can be done online, visit workitoutgym.com for more details or call the studios: 201.222.0802 or 201.710.5458.


Brunch with The Easter Bunny!!!!

Saturday at Mikie Squared Bar & Grill
The Easter Bunny is in Hoboken and he is coming to  Mikie Squared Bar & Grill, for BRUNCH
March 21, 28 & April 4th
He is looking forward to meeting everyone, having fun and giving out treats!!
The Easter Bunny will pose for pictures so bring your camera.
We look forward to seeing you!
Mikie Squared Bar & Grill

Hoboken Hawks RFC Flag Rugby

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The Hoboken Hawks RFC is a youth rugby club (community program) established by Play Rugby USA to develop young people and the community in the Hoboken area, through rugby.

We will be introducing FLAG NON-CONTACT rugby, a game in which everyone gets to run, catch, tag, pass, and score! Players enjoy dashing down the field, side-stepping defenders, darting through gaps, and working with their new teammates to reach the try line and score a Try! Our curriculum and professional coaches focus first and foremost on positive youth development techniques while introducing the fundamental principles of rugby. I’m looking forward to coaching a couple of sessions myself!

The flag rugby program is open to all kids aged 6 – 14 years (8th grade) and will practice on Sundays 12pm – 2pm at Hoboken High School Football Field (see flyer attached for address). Some people have asked whether 4 and 5 year olds may participate – please feel free to bring them to the first session on March 22 and if we have at least 8 four and five year olds, we will run a little “RuggerTots” program for them also.

Please note, we’re aiming for 50% female participation – we will need your help to achieve this (don’t worry – the girls are amazing at this game)! Absolutely NO experience is necessary. The first two sessions: Sunday March 22 and March 29th – are completely free “Try Rugby” workshops for kids and parents to test it out. The season then formally kicks off April 12th and with practices through Sunday May 31st and culminating tournament June 6th (Randall’s Island, NYC).

For those who know they’d like to participate for the full season, additional information & registration can be found here.

We will likely cater for three age groups, with the older elementary school & middle school ages forming two teams to compete in Play Rugby USA’s NYC Rugby Cup on June 6th, which will be an incredible experience for all involved.

Thanks to the generosity of Bayonne Bombers and Chey Banks Properties  as program sponsors, this program will be offered free of charge to all students enrolled in Hoboken public schools. Donations are welcome for any parents with public school-enrolled students who would like to support. Play Rugby USA, is a registered 501c3 non profit organization, so any donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent permissible by law. Registration for non-Hoboken-public school students is only $195 which includes 20 hours of professional coaching, an awesome Hoboken Hawks RFC rugby jersey and free entry (for the two teams) into the NYC Rugby Cup (at which attendees receive another jersey).

Click here to learn more about Play Rugby USA.

For questions or to reserve a space in the free Try Rugby sessions, please email Daniel Guzzino  Play Rugby USA’s Community Program Manager.

4TH Annual Hoboken Irish Cultural Festival

Live Music, Dance Performances, Sports & Irish Soda Bread Competition

The City of Hoboken wishes the community a happy St. Patrick’s Day and invites all residents and visitors to the 4th Annual Hoboken Irish Cultural Festival on Saturday, May 16th from noon to 6pm at Sinatra Park, located on the Hoboken waterfront near 4th Street. The event is free and features Irish music, dance, sports, food, beer, vendors, crafts, and other activities for all ages. Representatives from the Irish Consulate in New York will be in attendance at the event, which is co-hosted by Irish Network New Jersey.

The festival will feature musical performances by Gold n Brown and the Mclean Ave Band as well as bagpipe performances. There will be dance performances by the Garden Street Irish Step Dancers and Emerald Fire, Aherne Sheehan School of Irish Dance, and Kerri Smith Academy of Irish Dance

Participants interested in competing in the Irish soda bread competition should contact Geri Fallo at gfallo@nullhobokennj.gov or 201-420-2207.

For children, the event will include face painting, horse and carriage rides, pony rides, a petting zoo, several inflatables, sand art and more. The event will also feature sheep shearing and wool spinning demonstrations and vendors with Irish clothing and crafts.

Sports clinics and competitions will include soccer and hurling at the Sinatra Park Field:

9:00am to 11:00am
Irish Youth Soccer Tournament
Hoboken U7 Travel Players

11:00am to 12:30pm
Youth Hurling Clinic
Hoboken Guards Hurling Club

12:30pm to 5:30pm
Hoboken Guards Women’s Hurling Tournament
Featuring teams from Northeast USA

The Hoboken Guards Hurling Club will provide youth with instruction on playing Ireland’s 3000-year-old pastime. Hurling was played on St. Patrick’s Day in 1858 on the same baseball-born Elysian Fields in Hoboken by immigrant survivors of the famine from County Kerry, Ireland, who lived in the Five Points region of New York City.

KID’Z MUSIK Free Class at Hoboken Elks Club, Thurs. 3/19

THURS 3/19 10:30am 1005 Washington St.
RSVP: Text 201-965-1273 or email kidzmusik@nullgmail.com

“Infants and toddlers” are naturally drawn to music. The language of music evokes movement, stimulates the brain & develops listening skills! Our class incorporates dressing up with awesome costumes, bouncing, dancing & age appropriate games with instruments from all over the world!

Unforgettable Birthday Parties

The Inner Athlete Classes, Birthday Parties and Summer Camp

The Inner Athlete Classes, Birthday Parties and Summer Camp

The Grand Slam Class:
The Inner Athlete classes are drop-off and are 50 minutes. A six class commitment is required. Ask how you can get your first class free!
The Grand Slam is our signature class! Each class will introduce a new sport(s) in hopes of establishing an early appreciation and interest in many different types of sports. Sports include but are not limited to hockey, basketball, tennis, soccer, t-ball, badminton, track and field, and football. These sports and activities are designed to help your child focus on the basic fundamentals such as throwing, catching, kicking, body awareness, and fair play. All skills and drills are never done in a monotonous fashion. Instead, we teach the skills in fun game settings and promote healthy competition.

In just a few weeks, TIA will be taking it to the field for their signature Grand Slam Classes! Spring session will be in full swing beginning Monday April 13th but you can begin anytime, as we currently have classes at The Edge and Grace Church.

Grand Slam Camp Brochure (PDF)

Monday: 4pm/Pier A Park
Tuesday: 5pm/Hamilton Park
Wednesday: 4pm/Maxwell Place Park

TIA Grand Slam Camp at Maxwell Place Park:
A 2-Hour Drop-Off at Maxwell Place Park
Join us for a grand slam of a camp at Maxwell Park in Hoboken for ages 3 to 6 from 9am to 11am! The Inner Athlete has been holding Grand Slam classes all year long, all taught by certified P.E. Instructors. Let us teach your child the benefit of sports!

TIA Big League Birthday Bash:
Inner Athlete’s birthday parties include a 60 minutes of sports and games and 30 minutes of food and cake! We provide age appropriate activities that can even be adapted into other exciting themes, such as superheroes, Frozen, princesses, or anything that your child can imagine! We also help with serving food and cleaning up!

Click here for a birthday party flyer


Miss Yvonne Summer Swim Camp 2015

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It is with great pride that I announce Miss Yvonne Swim Camp 2015 that will be taking place for 7 weeks this summer!!!  We are being housed in the gorgeous Secaucus Recreation facility that has 4 outdoor pools, an indoor pool, grassy area, shaded areas, a baseball and soccer field, an indoor basketball court, all of which we will be able to use every single day. Please view the brochure, registration forms and FAQs are available online at: www.missyvonneswimschool.com

Garden Street Acting Initiative Summer/Fall 2015

Coming Soon…
Garden Street Acting Initiative
Summer/Fall 2015

Acting Initiative Workshop Sessions for Summer 2015


During the two and a half hours session students will get an introduction to basic improv technique, playwriting, and Shakespeare amongst peers who are passionate about exploring theater. These sessions will serve as a brief introduction to our Garden Street Acting Initiative beginning in the fall of 2015. All levels welcome, but a passion and enthusiasm to learn about theater is required.

August 18th 4:00-6:30 13-17 year olds
August 25th 4:00-6:30 7-12 year olds

Reserve your spot early as we anticipate them to fill quickly. Call 201-683-9100 or email maddie.gardenstreet@gmail.

Call 201-683-9100 or email maddie.gardenstreet@nullgmail.com to sign up!


Through weekly specialized instruction and advanced workshops, members of Garden Street Acting Initiative will explore the wide world of theater and the performing arts.

The Winter Semester will end in a showcase for friends and family and will include improv performance, classical acting, and readings of creative writing and playwriting done in the semester. Examples of weekly workshops include mask creation, puppetry, audition technique, and devising through creative movement.

The Spring Semester will focus more specifically on the audition and rehearsal process, resulting in a performance of Shakespeare’s The Tempest for the Hoboken community. We are the first youth group in Hoboken to perform classical works and look forward to pioneering the art within our community.

All experience levels are welcome to join.

The Garden Street Acting Initiative will start weekly sessions Saturday, September 19, 2015.

9:30-11:30am Ages 7-12
11:45-1:45pm Ages 13-17

Call 201-683-9100 or email maddie.gardenstreet@nullgmail.com to sign up!

6th Annual 5K Run, 1 Mile Run, and Kids Dash for Hoboken Catholic Academy

6th Annual 5K Run, 1 Mile Run, and Kids Dash for Hoboken Catholic Academy

The 6th annual HCA 5K Run on Saturday, Jun 6th, 2015 kicks-off at 9:00am with the 5K Run/Walk, followed by a 1 Mile Run and ends with the Kids Dash. The race takes place at Pier A Park and Waterfront Course in Hoboken.

Registration is now open at www.bit.ly/hca5k15

Race Day activities Include: DJ, Sponsor Tables, and Kid’s Activities

Like us on FaceBook at https://www.facebook.com/hca5k