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  • Education Programs Galore for Kids and Families at the Hoboken Museum!

    Education Programs Galore for Kids and Families at the Hoboken Museum!
    Education Curator Maria Lara has a busy fall planned for local families -- mark these dates in your calendars, and share with your friends who have kids.

    • Tomorrow, Wednesday, Oct. 4, area teachers are invited to a free after-school Educators Open House, 3:30 - 6 pm, at the Museum, 1301 Hudson St. Learn about the Museum's new WWI Exhibit-themed education programs, our ongoing education programs tailored for different age groups, and other resources for teachers. Learn more
    • New times for Storytimes! Thursday Storytime at the Museum moves to 2 separate sessions, at 10 am and 11 am, starting this week. Pre-registration is required and links will be posted for each session on the Museum's website on Wednesday at 10 am. Sunday Storytime at the Fire Department Museum is moving to 1:30 pm each week. No registration is required.  Learn more
    • Fall Family Fun Day, Sunday, Oct. 15 from noon - 4 pm, is a great afternoon filled with hands-on, all-ages fun, including crafts, games, refreshments and live entertainment. All are invited, kids, parents, aunts and uncles, and grandparents! Musician and entertainer Ron Albanese, aka Polka Dot, will play fun songs at 1 and 2 pm. The program is free, thanks to our Family Sponsor, Macy's. Learn more
    • Starting Friday, Oct. 27, the Museum is introducing a new family program: Kids Night at the Museum! Kids ages 5 and older can ditch their parents for three hours, 6 - 9 pm, and enjoy crafts, snacks and a fun movie at the Museum, starting with the popular "Night at the Museum," starring Ben Stiller as a night guard who witnesses supernatural phenomena at the Museum of Natural History in New York. Two other nights are planned, Nov. 10 and Dec. 1. Reservations are required, and sign-up links are posted on the Museum's Calendar page. The cost is $25 per child, $20 for members' children (members, please call or email Education Curator Maria Lara at 201-656-2240 or education@nullhobokenmuseum.org for the code). Learn more

    Mark Your Calendars for More Seasonal Fun:

    • Saturday, Nov. 18 is Living History Day at the Museum! From 12 - 3 pm, experience the WWI era brought to life by historic re-enactors in full period costume. Explore the Museum, meet a WWI doughboy, handle historic military gear, and make war-related crafts.
    • Sunday, Dec. 10, at 1:30 pm, catch the holiday spirit at our rollicking annual Kids Holiday Concert, a fun, family-friendly sing-along led by Dave Lambert and Howard Olah-Reiken in the Assembly Room on the 2nd floor of the Hoboken Fire Department Museum, 213 Bloomfield St. All ages are welcome (please note: the second floor is not handicap accessible). For information, please call the Hoboken Museum at 201-656-2240. Free! This program is supported by our Family Sponsor, Macy's.

  • Secaucus Gluten Free Expo – Oct 14 & 15, 2017

    The Expo hours are Saturday 10am-4pm and Sunday 10am-3pm. A single day pass will work for either day of the event.

    The GFAF Expos are the greatest events on earth for those living a gluten-free or allergen-friendly lifestyle. Attendees can sample hundreds of products, meet with local & national brands, receive coupons, and attend informative presentations by top-notch speakers. The Expos are a fun, family-friendly, educational & safe place made just for you!

    What do you get with your Expo Ticket?

    • Entry into the vendor fair with 100+ exhibiting brands
    • Coupons from the best gluten-free & allergen-friendly brands
    • FREE samples from exhibitors- baked goods, pizza, healthy options & more
    • Discounted products available for purchase
    • Informative classes related to the gluten-free & allergen-friendly lifestyle
    • Free reusable bag to carry your goodies
    • The chance to meet your favorite brands, restaurants, authors & bloggers

    *All sales are final. No refunds.

    GFAF Expo Sponsored by Udi's Gluten Free & Glutino. Gluten & Nut Free Area Presented by Enjoy Life Foods.


    NJ 20% off through 10/13:  https://www.eventbrite. com/e/secaucus-gluten-free-allergen-friendly-expo-oct-14-15- tickets-29824415630?discount= ADVANCE

  • HFA Seventh Annual Back to School Supplies Drive

    The Hoboken Family Alliance is hosting our 7th Annual Back to School Supplies Drive
    August 1 to September 16, 2017 to benefit children in need within Hudson County.

    HFA is committed to helping children succeed by ensuring every young person is ready to learn. Children living at or below the poverty line will find it difficult to get enough to eat this summer as their parents struggle to keep the lights on and make rent – they simply cannot afford to buy backpacks and school supplies.

    Our backpack and school supply donations will go to children in need from the following organizations: In Jesus Names Charities, Division of Youth Family Services (DYFS) and York Street Project.

    What’s Needed: NEW Backpacks (Unisex backpacks are preferred if possible), lunch boxes, pencils, pens, pink erasers, two-pocket folders, binders, loose-leaf paper (wide rule), notebooks (both spiral & composition), scientific calculators, protractors, crayons, colored pencils, markers, calculators, rulers, pencil sharpeners with cover, pencil cases, glue sticks, scissors, index cards, etc.  Flash drives are also requested for the older children.

    Two options are available:  1) Pay Pal Donations or 2) Drop off Donations

    If you choose to drop off donations, we will have a drop box at Big Fun Toys. They will be selling backpacks and some school supplies too.

    DROP OFF: Tuesday, August 1 to Saturday, September 16, 2017 at Big Fun Toys, 602 Washington Street, Hoboken (Mon-Sat. 10-7pm, Sun . 11-6 pm )

    Your HFA CARD will provide a 10% discount off any purchase over $25 - www.bigfuntoys.com Also ask about the Big Fun Toy Rewards Program!

    FINANCIAL DONATION: If you prefer to financially donate, your donation of $25 will provide one backpack for a child, stocked with essential supplies. Cash donations are encouraged because HFA’s non-profit status allows it to purchase items without paying 7% sales tax.

    If you are making a monetary donation, a tax receipt will be automatically generated.

    If a child is prepared for the first day of school with a backpack and the right school supplies, the child will have the confidence to work towards having a successful school year.

    With your partnership, we will be able to accomplish this together. For more information, contact Michele at philanthropy@nullhobokenfamily.org

    Have a Great School Year!  Thank you.

  • Preschool of Rock Back to School Events

    Back to School is not just for big kids!

    Preschool of Rock, celebrating their 10th anniversary this winter, is offering a series of free back to school
    events for babies, toddlers and their parents!

    Events are being held on the mornings of September 11th through the 15th in various locations throughout
    New Jersey.

    New to music classes, or already a fan, everyone is welcome!

    What to expect? A free show by Preschool of Rock with giveaways and other special treats! All new families
    who attend receive a $25 coupon to use for Preschool of Rock services.

    Register here (Back to School tab): http://bit.ly/porbacktoschool
    Call Preschool of Rock here: 732.205.1971

    Locations participating in this wonderful Back to School event are:

    • Monroe Street Movement Space (Midtown Hoboken) 9/12/13 @ 10:00am
    • FitRxN (Downtown Hoboken) 9/13/17 @ 10:00am
    • Urban Jungle Play (Uptown Hoboken) - 9/13/17 @ 3:30pm

    Preschool of Rock is the original Rock-n-Roll music class for kids.

    What makes Preschool of Rock so special? Energy!

    The classes, where the teacher never sits, but actively engages the children by walking, singing and rocking
    out the entire 45 minutes, are a high energy experience where children make new friends and bond with their
    parents or caregivers.

    What do they do? The children experience a new instrument each week and have the opportunity to explore a
    variety of instruments throughout the class. Drumming is second nature in the classes. The children have the
    opportunity to play the Djembe drum every day as well as receiving other percussive instruments to rock out

    Come join the fun for the best 45 minutes of your week!

  • Apple Montessori Schools Open House, Friday Aug. 25th

    Join our Preschool Open House
    Ages 6 weeks to 6 years
    Friday August 25th
    9-11 am & 1-3 pm
    1055 Maxwell Lane, Hoboken

    We welcome you and your child to join our Open House to find out why parents voted Apple Most Loved Preschool. Family owned Apple makes the most of the critical early learning years from birth to age 6 by fostering your child’s unique potential, at his or her own pace. Our programs are child-inspired and research-proven.
    ·         Learn what the “whole child” approach means for your child
    ·         Meet our team of nurturing educators who love what they do
    ·         Discover what sets Apple Montessori apart
    ·         Tour our safety-certified school
    ·         Invite your child to experience Montessori in action  
    RSVP: hoboken@nullapplemontessorischools.com
    Learn more: https://www.applemontessorischools.com/august-open-house/

  • Critical Thinking – Thank You!

    The Hoboken Family Alliance would like to send a VERY BIG THANK YOU to the CRITICAL THINKING COMPANY for donating lots of books! These Award Winning Books will encourage children in need to increase their critical thinking skills to help students to keep knowledge building over the summer!  

    The Critical Thinking company publishes PreK-12+ books and software to develop critical thinking in core subject areas (Reading • Writing • Math • Science • Social Studies).

    They have over 150+ Award Winning Educational Books and Software

    They also offer a FREE e-mailed Puzzle every week for your child based upon the child's grade. Just sign up!


    SPECIAL OFFERS: www.criticalthinking.com/special-offers

    Children sitting in row and reading books at the park

  • Casting Call: 2-4 MONTH OLD BABIES

    Casting Call
    Casting: 2-4 month old babies for an iconic NYC magazine, double page spread article about a famous baby doctor. We will be photographing babies separately and in one group shot of 6-8 babies in a row in a studio, most likely in Manhattan on either the 20th or 21st of July.

    · Baby must be comfortable being swaddled
    · 2-4 months old
    · All ethnicities
    · Shoot rate: 150+20% (agency fee)
    · Shoot date: 20th or 21st jJuly (will be one day)
    · Submission: contact@nullthenewcast.com

  • Asana BYO Baby Yoga Class and Kids Art + Mindfulness Workshop


    Sunday, July 9th. 2pm to 3pm

    With special guest Melissa Coan of Learning Honey Co.

    $12 if you sign up by July 1st, $15 after July 1st \

    For children ages 3 to 5 years. Our last event with Melissa was a hit with our little yogis! Back by popular demand, bring your little yogi for an hour of yoga, art, and storytelling. Your child will learn mindfulness and have FUN! Parents are welcome to stay but drop offs are OK too 🙂


    Thursdays 11am. First class Free

    Asana Soul Practice
    411 Jefferson Street, Hoboken NJ

  • HFA Summer Food Drive 2017

    Our Summer Food Drive Is in full swing! We have a little over a week remaining until school starts.

    When school’s out for summer vacation, children living in poverty stop receiving free meals Monday through Friday at school and face hunger at home. Often their parents :

    1) work in low-wage jobs,

    2)  are unemployed, or

    3) are disabled.

    We would like to ensure that children in low-income areas in Hoboken continue to receive nutritious meals/snacks during long summer vacations when they do not have access to school lunch or breakfast.
    We would like to invite you to assist us with helping curb hunger by giving a financial contribution.

    Donate via Paypal Here:

    Any funds donated will go 100% to purchase/distribute food for Hoboken Families in need.

    Many corporations match donations made by employees to non-profits to support charitable giving and to extend corporate philanthropy.  By taking advantage of your corporate matching gift program, you can maximize the value of your gift at no additional cost.

    *A tax deductible receipt will be provided for your contribution.


    Please contact philanthropy@nullhobokenfamily.org


  • 12th Annual OLG Funfest

    12th Annual OLG Funfest
    Location: Church Square Park / Our Lady of Grace Church, 400 Willow Ave., Hoboken
    Day/Time: June 4, 2017 / 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

    For a fun family event, come celebrate the annual OLG FunFest hosted by Our Lady of Grace Church and Saint Joseph Church in Hoboken, NJ on Sunday, June 4, 2017.

    The festival will be located in Church Square Park across from Our Lady of Grace Church on Willow Avenue between 4th and 5th Streets.

    Get outside in the warm weather and enjoy some delicious food, entertainment, music and carnival games for all ages.

    Don’t forget to toast the start of summer by joining us for a drink in the Beer Garden located just outside our Lady of Grace Church.

    For fantastic evening activities, stop by our annual NiteFest on Saturday, June 3, 2017.

    All activities are held, rain or shine!

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