Spring Arts & Music Festival

The City of Hoboken will host the 24th annual Spring Arts & Music Festival on Sunday, June 11, 2017 from 11:00am to 6:00pm. Due to construction along Washington Street, the festival will be held from 8th Street to 14th Street (Typically the festival is held from Observer Highway to 7th Street).

The festival features artists, crafters, photographers, food vendors, live music, and more. Admission is free. For more information or to receive an application, contact Geri Fallo at gfallo@hobokennj.gov or 201-420-2207.


Art in the Park – kids program

Art in the Park is a 6 week creative arts program for toddlers ages 4 and under. Join us for songs, story time, sensory play, and an art project, all in the shade of your local park.

There are eight 6 week sessions which take place on different days, in different parks, at different times. Choose either early morning (9am to 10:30am) or mid-morning (11am to 12:30pm) sessions:

Elysian Park on Mondays: June 19, 26, July 10, 17, 24, 31
Elysian Park on Tuesdays: June 20, 27, July 11, 18, 25, Aug 1
Pier A on Wednesdays: June 21, 28; July 12, 19, 26, Aug 2
Elysian Park on Thursdays: June 22, 29, July 13, 20, 27, Aug 3

Cost per 6 week session is $25.
Each session will accept 60 children.
Child must be accompanied by parent or guardian.
Dress child in messy clothes as clay or paints may stain clothes.

Pilsener Haus & Biergarten -Family Day

Sunday 11/27 from 1 to 4 pm

Acoustic duo, Jungle Gym Jam, is entertaining kids & families with a very interactive show featuring family oriented rock songs and rock classics.

The Jungle Gym Jam has performed at the Hoboken Arts & Music Festival over the past 3 years, in addition to Maxwell’s Tavern’s family concert series.

There is no cover charge; families are invited to partake of Pilsener Haus’ food & drink offerings.




Hoboken Ragamuffin Parade

Monday, October 31st, 3:45pm


The City of Hoboken annual Ragamuffin Parade and Costume Contest will be held on Monday, October 31st, 2016 at 3:45pm.

To participate in the parade, meet on Washington Street between 13th Street and 14th Street. Setup for line of march begins at 3:15pm.

The parade features local live music, floats, lots of great costumes and so much more. Wear your Halloween best!

The parade will end at the Little League Field for the Costume Contest. Prizes will be awarded in five age categories.

Washington Street will be closed and NJ Transit buses will follow a detour during the parade.

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NY Jets Wide Receiver Kenbrell Thompkins to Host Free Football Camp

July 17, Sinatra Park
The City of Hoboken Department of Health & Human Services – Division of Recreation is pleased to announce the Kenbrell Thompkins Free Football Camp.

The camp is open to boys and girls ages 7 to 17. Come hone your skills with Kenbrell Thompkins and his NY Jet teammates. The camp takes place on July 17, 2016 from 10:00am to 1:30pm at the Sinatra Park soccer field.

Registration is free and on a first-come, first-served basis. Register online: http://ktcamp.eventbrite.com.

Dogs Available For Adoption!

Join Observer Park on Saturday, May 21st from 12 PM-4 PM as we host See Spot Rescued and many dogs which will be available for adoption! Find your new furry best friend and we will offer half off the initial pet fee from May 15th – June 15th if you adopt from See Spot Rescued (Kitties too!)*

We will have a silent auction, Laura Garber from the Woof Gang pet training company will be here for a demonstration, and we will also be collecting donations and blankets for the shelter (you can drop these off in the office before the event as well). Please be sure to e-mail SeeSpotRescued@gmail.com for an adoption application prior to the event.


via: http://www.observerpark.com/

NJ Mom – PlayTime!

PLAYTIME Hoboken: 
March 19, 2016
9:00am – 10:30am (ages 6mos-3yrs)
10:30am – 12:00pm (ages 3-7yrs)
Join NJ Mom at Urban Jungle Play in Hoboken for PLAYTIME Hoboken! Let your children run around at their nature-inspired play gym, enjoy arts & crafts, story time, healthy snacks, VIP goody bags and chances to win amazing prizes.
Urban Jungle Play
1140 Maxwell Lane
Hoboken, New Jersey
Cost: $5-10


VIA: http://njmom.com/play/

Hoboken Irish Festival

Sat. May 21, 2016 • 12pm to 5:30pm at Sinatra Park

Music, Irish Step Dancing, Irish Soda Bread Contest,
Vendors selling Irish food, crafts, clothing and more
Sheep shearing demonstration & fiber spinning
Activities for children including: pony rides, petting zoo, moonwalk,
inflatable obstacle course, face painting, balloon artist,
spin art, sand art, make green slime and more.
For more info call: 201-420-2207

via: http://www.hobokennj.org/departments/human-services/cultural-affairs/

Hoboken for the Holidays

Crafts Fair (Dec 5 & 6)
Grand Menorah Lighting (Dec 7)
Christmas Tree Lighting (Dec 8)


Hoboken City Hall Holiday Crafts Fair
Saturday & Sunday, December 5th & 6th
11am to 5pm; Free admission
Hoboken City Hall
94 Washington Street, on 3 floors

Featuring artwork & unique handcrafted gift items by local crafters & artisans including: jewelry, art, notecards, jewelry boxes, silk felted scarves & leather bags, hand knits: scarves, shawls, hats, sweaters, blankets & baby items, candles, soaps & body products, organic honey products, locally harvested herbal teas, photography, holiday ornaments, hair accessories, pictures frames, mirrors, stuffed dolls, essential oils, fashion for women & children, quilts, artisanal food products, and much more.

• Free photos with Santa taken by Kelly Photo Boutique
• Sunday Dec. 6, 11am to 5pm , in front of City HallMeet Mrs. Claus. She will be doing face painting both days on the 2nd floor.
• The Green Pear Cafe will be selling coffee, tea, sweets & sandwiches on the 2nd floor
• Have your gifts wrapped by Jamie Fundinger at her table on the ground floor.
• Caroling by Girl Scout Junior Troop 12023, Saturday, December 5th, 3-4pm, in front of City Hall

Just 3 blocks from all public transportation including: NJ Transit trains & buses, NY Waterway Ferries and Hudson Bergen Light Rail
For parking information, visit http://enjoyhoboken.com/plan-your-trip/where-to-park/
For more information call 201-420-2207
The Annual Grand Menorah Lighting
Monday, December 7th at 6:00pm
City Hall, 94 Washington Street
Grand public menorah lighting
Sufganiyot (donuts), Levivot (Latkes), dreidels, light up necklaces, chocolate gelt, music and dancing.. Free event for the entire Community.
For more info http://www.chabadhoboken.com/templates/articlecco_cdo/aid/3131986/jewish/Chanukah-City-Hall.htm
Hoboken City Hall Christmas Tree Lighting
Tuesday, December 8th • 5:00pm
Outside in front of City Hall, 94 Washington Street
Local school children & performers singing favorite Christmas songs with Host & MC, Elvis the Elf, appearances by 2 classic princes from Once Upon a Princess Parties, the Hoboken Fire Department, and a visit by Santa Claus.

Special Prizes & Giveaways by radio station CBS FM 101.1. Hot chocolate served by Apple Montessori Schools.

Performances by:

• Hoboken Cheer Dynamics All Stars
• Tiny Team & Mini Team
• Hoboken Hip Hop, led by Jenn Eisenberg
• Larkin Dancers of Studio L Hoboken
• NYC Classical Training
• The Hoboken District Select Chorus
• The Hoboken District Select Band
• Garden Street School of Performing Arts performing Songs from A Hoboken Tale
• Junior Girl Scout Troop 12881
• and more


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