Friday, January 18, 2013
"A Taste of Hoboken" will be held on Tuesday, January 22 at the Schaefer Center at Stevens Institute of Technology from 6 to 9:30 p.m.
Tamales from Zafra. Fresh mutz from Vito's. Cannolis from Carlo's. Those are just some of the bites on the menu at "A Taste of Hoboken," the North Hudson YMCA's annual fundraiser that celebrates all things delectable in the Mile Square City. More than 30 restaurants and bakeries, and over 20 purveyors of beer, wine and spirits will be serving samples of their signature dishes and drinks on Tuesday night. Live music will be provided by local jazz outfit Swingadelic. All the proceeds from the event will benefit the YMCA, which has nearly completed a $15 million affordable housing project. Event chairman Ken Nilsen said YMCA is starting to turn its attention to the rest of the building. The gym has been closed and health and family services …
Thursday, January 17, 2013
A lineup of Broadway performers are collaborating for an evening of song and dance at the Monroe Theatrespace on Sunday, January 20 at 7 p.m..
This weekend, theatre buffs don't have to take the PATH train to see some Broadway. Stars who've graced the stage in Manhattan are coming to Hoboken on Sunday evening for a Sandy benefit concert hosted by the Mile Square Theatre. A number of performers, including Anne Brummel from the national tour of Wicked and John Leone from Jersey Boys, are collaborating for an evening of a song and dance. Tickets are $100 a pop. All proceeds from the event will be given to the Rebuild Hoboken Relief Fund, which has already raised over $600,000. The fund is intended to help Hoboken residents, businesses and non-profits that suffered losses during Sandy. The concert will be held on Sunday, January 20 at 7 p.m. at the Monroe Theatrespace, 720 Monroe St…
Thursday, January 20, 2011
Instructors from Club H held a zumba class at Hoboken High School, with proceeds benefiting the HHS Junior class.
Almost 50 sweaty women—and a couple of lucky guys—moving their hips to loud and fast music. No, it’s not the Mile Square’s newest club, it was the Hoboken High School auditorium on Wednesday night. Partnering with Club H and instructors from the gym's popular Zumba class, participants shook what their mommas gave them, and helped raise money for Hoboken High's class of 2012. “We have done a number of different fundraisers, but we thought, instead of selling cookies or popcorn or doing something cheesy, let's try this,” said Judy Burrell, the HHS class of 2012 advisor. Burrell collaborated with Board of Education member Irene Sobolov, and when Club H heard about the idea, they were onboard immediately. “Zumba is our most popular class, so …
Friday, December 17, 2010
The best of Hoboken (and nearby) gathered to rock around the Christmas tree at Willie McBride's.
Hoboken's annual Holiday Banding Concert is a bit like an office holiday party for artists: everyone knows each other and the night gets crazier as the beer starts flowing. More than that, it is probably one of the best annual showcases of Hoboken's current (and thriving) music scene. The event, organized by Geri Fallo and the Department of Cultural Affairs, also doubles as a fundraiser. Thursday night's show at Willie McBride's raised close to $700 for the 2011 Movies Under the Stars outdoor film series. Volunteer from True Mentors manned the front table, taking the $10 admission and selling tickets for an impromptu 50/50 raffle (as emcee Tom Vincent quipped to Gerri Fallo, "Do you just carry a roll of tickets with you?") Vincent kicked …
Wednesday, October 6, 2010
WFMU lets fans bid on a chance to join the Hoboken-based band onstage.
Tickets to "The Eight Nights Of Hanukkah with Yo La Tengo" are sold out. But, die-hard fans who haven't bought their tickets yet still have a chance to see the Hoboken-based band in December. As a means to raise money for the station, Indie radio station WFMU is auctioning off a chance to sing a song with Yo La Tengo during one of their shows at Maxwell's on Dec. 1 to Dec. 8. According to eBay, the winner will get to choose the song with the band and rehearse the song with them during soundcheck before the show. The winner will also be able to bring along a friend to the show that night of the "performance." While Yo La Tengo's string Hanukkah shows has been a long lasting tradition, the band skipped out on their Maxwell's residency in …
Sunday, July 4, 2010
Integrity House is holding an arts and crafts fundraiser on the historic Yankee Ferry.
If you've ever toured the Yankee Ferry, the 104-year-old Ellis Island ferry-turned houseboat docked at Shipyard Marina, you'd know that owners Richard and Victoria Mackenzie-Childs have filled it with their eclectic and colorful artwork. During 4th of July weekend, the artist couple has paired with Newark's Integrity House, a substance abuse treatment facility, to showcase and offer the work of other area artists. "Victoria offered the ferry to host the Arts and Crafts Boutique," said Susan Lyons, Director of Public Relations for Integrity House. "We asked our artist friends to participate." On Saturday, a $10 donation to Integrity House bought patrons admission onto the Ferry, where they were free to tour the boat and peruse the arts and …
Saturday, April 10, 2010
Texas Arizona hosted Hoboken Relay for Life's 5th annual Bachelor/Bachelorette Fundraiser Auction.
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Saturday, April 10, 2010
Texas Arizona was the place to be Wednesday night, as Hoboken's Relay for Life put on their 5th annual Bachelor/Bachelorette Fundraiser Auction to a packed and noisy house. When all of the donations were counted, Relay for Life raised about $6,000 for The American Cancer Society. Texas Arizona even stepped up, donating $750. For the auction, 45 singles, between 21 and 35, were at the mercy of the hungry crowd, who each paid $10 ($5 in advance) for the chance to take home one of Hoboken's most eligible. Jeannie Sanchez, Chairman of the Entertainment Committee for Relay for Life, said, "It's a great way to get the Hoboken community out." Starting the evening off with a "Meet and Greet" at 8 p.m., between the bachelors, bachelorettes and …
Monday, February 1, 2010
Hoboken families came out to a Haiti benefit show at Maxwell's Sunday afternoon
Kids in Hoboken got their chance to sing and dance at Maxwell's on Sunday afternoon, all while helping to raise funds for the Bush-Clinton Haiti Fund. The afternoon show—later the venue hosted an evening show—was part of "Hoboken for Haiti," a daylong effort to give back to the Haitian people, devastated by the recent earthquake, which was 7.0 on the Richter scale. The entrance fee was simply a donation of $10 per person, or $20 per family. "It's great to see local people coming together to do this," said Rudi Herve, a Hobokenite who came with his daughter Rebecca, a 20-month old who was dancing with other kids at the start of the show. "We came out to support Haiti, of course, but it was a cold afternoon, so what better way to spend it?" …