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  • Fortune Fundraiser at Hoboken High this Friday 4/28

    The drama students of Hoboken High School and their director, Danielle Miller, along with celebrated actress Joy Kelly and the Hoboken High School Chorus, present a staged reading of George Cameron Grant’s empowering play “Fortune” on April 28, 2017 at 7pm at Hoboken High School, 800 Clinton St, Hoboken, NJ 07030 as a fundraiser for its theater program. The show is appropriate for everybody including children 8 years and older and their families.
    George’s powerful and noble work is about the most unforgettable women you have never known,  Rose Fortune, who was born a slave, and through a 90-year life span, became a symbol of truth, social equality, and human spirit.

    Inspired by the life of Rose Fortune, internationally-produced and award-winning playwright George Cameron Grant’s (additional collaborations with New York composer Michael J. Shapiro; composer of Pass On the Love featured in Spike Lee’s Do It A Cappella; Addy Award winner for his work on August Wilson’s Fences) “Fortune” also depicts a facet of American History rarely taught – the role Black Loyalists played to win their freedom from slavery.
    This staged reading will be directed by Hoboken High’s acclaimed Danielle Miller.  Hoboken High, one of New Jersey’s more diverse high schools, recently took home 12 medals in the NJ Thespians Festival competing against 35 other schools. The judges were particularly impressed with the honesty and truthfulness of the performances of the Hoboken students.
    In “Fortune” 10-year old, courageous Rose refuses to accept failure as an option, no as an answer, or despair as a destiny.  As critic David Roberts, Theatre Reviews Limited, wrote:  “Fortune” is a powerful testament to the ability of the individual to overcome seemingly impossible odds to achieve success and to the importance of family, faith, and the amazing resilience of the human spirit to overcome. “Fortune” is truly transformational theatre. Real, simple, direct and powerful, it is the kind of theatre that can shift thinking, wake up consciousness, and change lives meaningfully.  
    Tickets are very reasonably priced and are available at hhsnj.booktix.com/dept/Theatre.  ($10 for students and seniors;  $20 general admission)

    An article about Fortune appears on the front page the The Hudson Reporter this week:



  • Celebrate your school & Hoboken Bike Camp at Ben & Jerry’s School Spirit Event!

    Celebrate your school spirit and win a chance for an ice cream party for the whole school when you join Hoboken Family Alliance at our School Spirit Event at Ben & Jerry’s, Hoboken, N.J., on Thursday, May 18. 

    The school that comes out to buy ice cream, creates a new ice cream combination in The Flavor Contest and/or submits entries into the Ice-Cream Art competition will qualify to win an End of School Ice Cream Party for the entire school, courtesy of Ben & Jerry's.

    The benefit night helps HFA generate awareness and recruit volunteers for the Hoboken Bike Camp, June 26-June 30. Ben & Jerry’s, a founding sponsor for the Bike Camp in its 7th year, will donate a percentage of sales from School Spirit Night to the camp. Each summer Hoboken Bike Camp teaches individuals with disabilities to ride a two-wheel bike with the help of two professionals and a team of more than 50 volunteers.

    The event will feature performances, giveaways and raffles, including an autographed Eli Manning Giants jersey. Schools earn points by:

    • Coming out to buy ice-cream on May18 ANYTIME throughout the event (one point for each purchase)

    • Entering a unique flavor combo in The Flavor Contest (one point for each submission)

    • Showing in words, picture or paintings what makes ice-cream so good, starting May 1. Entries should be posted on our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/HobokenFamily?ref=hl (two points for each submission)

    Contest submissions are allowable through 11 PM EST on May 16 to count toward a school's total points. Points are accrued based on a ratings system that includes contest engagement and creativity and turnout on May 18 as a percentage of school population. Winners will be determined by the HFA board. For any questions or participation please email Theresa Howard at hobokenbikecamp@nullgmail.com


  • Tessa International School Open House

    We are happy to announce our next information session, Saturday, May 13th, at 9:00 a.m. This is a great opportunity to learn more about recent developments with Tessa International School, and to meet our founder.
    To join us, sign up online, or send us an email at admin@nulltessais.org,
    Tessa International School is located in the heart of Hoboken, in 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 learning more about your child!
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  • Stevens Cooperative 5K, Saturday, April 22

    Saturday, April 22
    9:00 am
    Pier A Park, Hoboken
    Check-in begins at 8:00 am
    One mile Fun Run for kids at 10:15 am

    Join us TOMORROW on the beautiful Hoboken waterfront for a competitive race and family fun. All funds are used for Stevens educational programs and faculty professional development.

    Please note: Online registration closes today at 1:00 p.m. Day-of registration will be available tomorrow morning before the race begins.

    REGISTER: runsignup.com/Race/NJ/Hoboken/StevensCoop5k

  • Spring Fling Egg Hunt, Saturday, April 8th, 2017

    Please join us at our Spring Fling Egg Hunt.

    This is our 18th year hosting this annual fun event.
    Time: Saturday, April 8 2017 (raindate April 9, 2017) 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
    Shoprite (Inserra Supermarkets)

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

    Silver Event Sponsor
    Muller Insurance

    The Learning Experience
    Stevens Cooperative School
    Edgewater Pediatric Dentistry

    Bronze Event Sponsor
    Dalia Bose Tole, Realtor

    HFA Annual Sponsors
    Camp Riverbend

    Head to Head Lice Treatment Center
    Hoboken Catholic Academy
    Hoboken Chiropractic & Wellness
    Hoboken Montessori School
    Hudson Baseball Center
    Kids Communicate
    New York Waterway
    Prime Time Early Learning Center
    Studio L

  • Summer Programs at Stevens Cooperative School

    Summer Programs at Stevens Cooperative School

    June - August 2017
    ‪Ages 3 - 14

    Looking for a great summer experience for your child? Stevens Summer Camp is one of Hudson County's most popular destinations to play, swim, learn and compete in 45+ different kinds of camps and courses. Day camps include swimming, tennis, and weekly field trips. Weekly specialty camps are offered in a variety of exciting activities like sailing, biking, robotics, and fashion design, as well as academic courses in writing, math and science. Stevens Hoboken and Jersey City camps are conveniently located near PATH and Light Rail stations. For more information contact Abby Grandison at abby@nullstevenscoop.org or 201.792.3688 ext. 407 or visit our website at www.stevenscoop.org/summer.

  • Stevens Cooperative School Admissions Spring Open Houses

    Stevens Cooperative School Admissions Spring Open Houses

    Tuesday, May 9, 8:45 am
    Newport Campus, 100 River Drive S., Jersey City
    Kindergarten - 8th grade

    Wednesday, May 10, 8:34 am
    Hoboken Campus, 301 Garden Street
    Two-year-old program – 8th grade

    Get a head start on the fall admissions season, join Stevens Cooperative School for a Spring Info Session and Tour!

    Our informative sessions are the first step to learning about Stevens’ progressive approach to education and innovative curriculum. Founded in 1949, Stevens has been preparing students for 68 years to succeed and lead in high school and beyond.

    Don’t miss the opportunity to get ahead! Please RSVP to admissions@nullstevenscoop.org.

  • Get Ready to Ride with the Hoboken Bike Camp for Disabled Youths

    The Hoboken Family Alliance will host the 6th Annual Hoboken Bike Camp June 26-June 30, 2017 to teach individuals with disabilities to ride a two-wheel bicycle independently. This life-changing program fosters inclusion, acceptance and independence, two wheels at a time.

    Operated in conjunction with iCanBike, a national, not-for-profit organization that has conducted hundreds of camps over the past decade, and the City of Hoboken, the camp uses a proven protocol with an 80% success rate. Because of specially adapted bikes that use a roller instead of a rear wheel, participants become more balanced and comfortable in an accelerated time period. An on-site bike technician and floor supervisor help advance throughout a series of levels and within five days they are riding independently.

    Hoboken was the first city in New Jersey to host a camp in 2012 and four other N.J. cities have since followed. The camp is open to cognitively disabled individuals, 8-years-old and older and runs June 26-June 30 in 2017 at the Hoboken High School.

    The camp brings together the community through special events and fundraising but primarily through the volunteer efforts of more than 50 individuals who are the foundation for helping participants achieve success in the camp.

    The Hoboken Family Alliance is a registered 501 (3) (c) organization that was founded more than 10 years ago and supports Hoboken families and the community. The HFA is hosting the program with support from the City of Hoboken; Ben & Jerry’s, Coca-Cola, the Hoboken Harriers Running Club, The Elks, WPLJ – 95.5 F

    To register for the camp, complete the registration form (PDF).

    Help someone achieve their dream. CLICK HERE TO COMPLETE ONLINE VOLUNTEER FORM

    Support a child with a monetary donation through Paypal

  • Milk and Bookies Book Drive


    New or lightly used children's books for first
    through sixth grade lexile levels


    Collections are taking place at St. Francis Church (308 Jefferson St.) through April 19th.

    Alpha Phi Omega Theta Alpha is a national coeducational fraternity located at Stevens Institute of Technology. Every spring, the notional fraternity encourages chapters to participate in Spring Youth Service Day. The goal of this program is to engage campuses and communities in service to positively impact youth, as well as to instill in them the will to serve. For this project, our chapter has partnered with Milk and Bookies, a notional charitable organization that places donated books in the hands of children around the country to foster a sense of appreciation for education. With your help, a child in Hoboken will be given the book you chose and inscribed. For the first time, they will have their very own bedtime story. Milk + Bookies and Alpha Phi Omega want to help inspire a generation of givers and to motivate the entire community.


  • Hudson Theatre Ensemble Silly on Sixth Children’s Series: Stone in the Road

    Stone in the RoadHudson Theatre Ensemble Silly on Sixth Children’s Series presents a funny and zany musical

    Stone in the Road

    by Kristi Thielen

    Performances at Hudson School Performance Space 601 Park Ave., Hoboken on:
    Saturday, April 1, 2017 at 11am and 1pm
    Sunday, April 2, 2017 at 11am and 1pm
    Saturday, April 8, 2017 at 11am and 1pm
    Sunday, April 9, 2017 at 11am and 1pm
    (8 performances - Show runs about 40 minutes – perfect for children 3 to 10)
      All tickets $10.00.

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

    Stone in the Road and its all-adult cast will delight children ages 3 to 10 while entertaining their families in the 17th season of the Hudson Theatre Ensemble Children's Series Silly on Sixth. It is a wonderful piece of work, filled with all the good natured action and wacky fun a kid could want, with plenty of humor that parents can appreciate while gently teaching the importance of helping others.

    And if your child has a late March or 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 Stone in the Road; the kids meet the actors after the show and you can take photos of your child with the actors; 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.

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