Monday, June 17, 2013
The New Jersey Symphony Orchestra is playing a free outdoor concert Thursday night at Pier A Park.
Conductor Jacques Lacombe will lead the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra in a free concert of classical, popular and patriotic tunes at Pier A Park Thursday night as part of the city's weekly Concert in the Park series. Bring a blanket or low-back chair to camp out on the lawn and listen to the Orchestra perform Bizet's "Carmen," John Williams' "Raiders March," Sousa's "The Stars and Stripes Forever," and many more while the New York City skyline twinkles in the distance. Thursday's show begins at 7:30 p.m. See below for a full setlist: KEY - The Star-Spangled Banner SUPPÉ - Light Cavalry Overture FALLA - Spanish Dance No. 1 from La vida breve BIZET - Carmen “Song of the Toreador” from Suite No. 2 “Aragonaise” from Suite No. 1 “…
Friday, June 14, 2013
The governor follows in the comedic footsteps of his on-again, off-again buddy Barack Obama.
Gov. Chris Christie appeared on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon Wednesday night to break down his decision to “let the people vote” in a special election for Frank Lautenberg’s senate seat. As The Roots laid down a smooth R&B beat, the governor mostly played the straight man to Fallon. Christie “slow jammed” his talking points about the special election and dodged questions about whether he’d announce a run for president. Christie remained poised, good natured, and at times affected a mock-offended tone, as Fallon cracked fat jokes at the guv’s expense during the 5 minute segment. “Now look, I know that this election is going to cost tax payers some money, but these costs can’t be measured against the value of having an elected member of the …
Thursday, June 13, 2013
Hoboken's Annual Sinatra Idol Contest, which is being judged this year by Albie and Chris Manzo of "Real Housewives of New Jersey" fame, has been rescheduled for Friday due to Thursday's stormy forecast.
Hoboken's Seventh Annual Sinatra Idol Contest has been postponed for one night due to the heavy rain forecast for Thursday evening, the city announced on its website. The popular competition, which will feature "Real Housewives of New Jersey" brothers Chris and Albie Manzo as judges, has been rescheduled for Friday at 6:30 p.m. at Sinatra Park, located on Sinatra Drive between 4th and 5th streets. This year's contest features 15 contestants from three countries and four states, including six from New Jersey. ESL teacher Mario Cruz, of Guttenberg, and Joe Harkins, of Jersey City, are the only two Hudson County competitors. Cruz was turned on to Sinatra by a student who asked him for the lyrics to "I've Got You Under My Skin," and eventually…
Monday, June 3, 2013
Jonathan Talbot, a collage artist, painter and printmaker, will offer a free lecture Sunday at the Monroe Center's hob'art gallery.
Artist, author and lecturer Jonathan Talbot will share his expertise Sunday at the Monroe Center. The internationally known Talbot, best known for his collages, will offer a free lecture and demonstration at the Center's hob'art cooperative gallery from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Talbot, whose works have been featured at the the Museum of Modern Art, the National Academy and other national and international galleries, will demonstrate some of the technical innovations he discusses in his book, "Collage: A New Approach." The lecture is free to attend, but registration is highly recommended. To reserve a spot, contact France Garrido at (201)-319-1504 or email@example.com with your name, contact information and the number of seats your party …
Thursday, May 23, 2013
The movie star dropped by Hoboken's movie theater by surprise, during a special screening of World War Z.
Moviegoers who caught a screening of World War Z at the Hoboken Clearview this week got a surprise visit from the flick's — Brad Pitt. Yes, you read that right. The movie star unexpectedly dropped by a special screening of his new post apocolyptic flick at the Clearview in Hoboken Wednesday night, according to TheBoken online. Yelling and screaming fans welcomed Pitt, who told them there'd be no better place to host a special screening than New Jersey. After short remarks, he left the room, but not before handing out t-shirts to his lucky fans.
Friday, May 17, 2013
The show is an annual production.
For the eleventh year in a row, Mile Square Theater will put on 7th Inning Stretch. The show, is a combination of seven 10-minute plays that center on baseball. According to Chris O'Connor, the founder of Mile Square Theater — where the show is being performed — this year will offer a range of new plays. Contributing new plays this year are Brooke Berman (Helen Merrill Award Winner), Eric Conger (Walnut Street Theatre), Edith Freni (Steppenwolf Theatre), Jay Koepke (O’Neill National Playwrights Finalist), Jon Marans (Pulitzer Finalist), and Mat Smart (McKnight Advancement Grant). "Each year we are honored that such skilled writers come up with their unique take on baseball. It’s an event that is eagerly anticipated by our audience, and …
Monday, May 6, 2013
Thousands flocked to Washington Street on Sunday.
It may have been Cinco de Mayo, but the 2013 Hoboken Arts and Music Festival was a celebration of all cultures. Drawing thousands of people up and down Washington Street from Seventh Street to Observer Highway, the festival is one of the city’s most anticipated events of the year featuring live entertainment for both children and adults, and over 300 vendors including local businesses, restaurants, and artists of all kinds. “I come here every year and I absolutely love it,” said Danielle Thomas. “There is such a huge variety. I love the creativity and it brings great attention to Hoboken. The jewelry is my absolute favorite and I spend too much money.” The festival attracts thousands from Hoboken and beyond every year. “I’ve lived here in …
Saturday, May 4, 2013
A line of people stood in line on Saturday morning to get their tickets for the July 26 show.
Bob Dylan, Wilco and My Morning Jacket are set to perform in Hoboken on July 26.
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
The event will be held on Sunday May 5 between 11 a.m. and 6 p.m.
It's time for the annual music and arts festival in Hoboken. The spring version of the bi-annual event is planned for May 5 and the weather forecast is sunny and beautiful. The event, like in previous years, will start at 11 a.m. and last until 6 p.m. The festival will take up Washington Street between Observer Highway and Seventh Street, which will be closed to traffic. The city has also released information about the bands that will be performing. Check it out: (information provided by the City of Hoboken): Mike Doughty: Mike Doughty is a musician, author, poet, blogger and former lead singer and songwriter of Soul Coughing. His most recent album “The Flip is Another Honey” is a collection of cover songs including “Take Me Home, Country …
Monday, April 29, 2013
Bob Dylan is performing on Pier A Park on July 26.
Musical legends are coming to our back yard this summer. On July 26, Bob Dylan is scheduled to perform in an outdoor concert on Pier A Park, together with My Morning Jacket and Wilco. The first outdoor summer concert took place last year when Mumford & Sons performed in front of a sold-out crowd. According to Dylan's web site, pre-sale tickets will be available on Tuesday morning April 30 at 10 a.m. Regular tickets will go on sale on May 4, 10 a.m., according to the site, which tells visitors to use the password TENACIOUS.