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September 26, 2013

Hoboken Fall Arts and Music Festival Sunday September 29th 2013 11am to 6pm

Mayor Dawn Zimmer & the City of Hoboken proudly present the

Hoboken Fall Arts and Music Festival

Sunday September 29, 2013 • 11am to 6pm

Admission is Free • Rain or shine Washington Street between

Observer Highway and 7th Street

Hoboken Arts and Music Festival Crowds

For information, contact Geri Fallo at 201-420-2207. Vendor applications are available. Email requests to: gfallo@hobokennj.org.

Featuring over 300 artists, sculptors, photographers and local crafters, as well as rides, games, face painting, local businesses, non-profits, restaurants, food vendors, and much more.

3 Stages of live music featuring:

The Feelies: the legendary & influential rock band, reunited in 2008 with a highly successful series of concerts (including shows at Battery Park in NYC on July 4th of 2008 with Sonic Youth and at an REM Tribute concert at Carnegie Hall).  The classic Feelies lineup of Glenn Mercer, Bill Million, Dave Weckerman, Brenda Sauter, and Stanley Demeski performed their first shows since 1991.  Formed in Haledon NJ in 1976, The Feelies released 5 albums- including their critically acclaimed & influential debut Crazy Rhythms, which was voted #49 in the top 100 albums of the 1980s by Rolling Stone magazine and chosen by Spin Magazine as #49 of the best alternative records of all time. The twin-guitar attack of songwriters & founders Glenn Mercer and Bill Million is the infectious sound of the group. Paired with driving drums & percussion, it has left an indelible mark on the landscape of rock and roll.

Speed the Plough: is a multi-generational sextet celebrating their 30th year of making music, going back to their very first show, which was at Maxwell’s in Hoboken. Starting in their earlier incarnation as The Trypes, the group has always explored diverse instrumentation in a rock context, ranging from chamber pop to psychedic to folk rock. The group is marking the release of their career retrospective on Bar-None Records, “The Plough and The Stars.”

Davey & the Trainwreck: After meeting and hanging out in Hoboken for years, this group of old friends got together to play good, solid, and seemingly simple folk rock, reminiscent of Bob Dylan & the Band.  Lead by Hoboken Music Award winning song writer Dave Calamoneri, Davey & the Trainwreck’s motto: Good Music.  Good Friends.  Good Times.

Stuyvesant: Listeners familiar with the ‘90s Hoboken scene will remember singer/guitarist Ralph Malanga from the band Footstone and singer/guitarist Sean Adams and bassist Brian Musikoff from the Jersey City-based Friends, Romans, Countrymen. At the advent of the 2000s, these indie rock veterans teamed up with drummer Pete Martinez (proprietor of Hoboken’s Drum Den) as Stuyvesant, and picked up where they left off with their respective former groups, continuing the pursuit of perfect power riffage, rousing choruses, & impassioned vocals. Stuyvesant’s third full length effort, written & recorded in Hoboken, shall be released in early 2014!

Jack Skuller: 17 year old Jack Skuller is as inspired by the Everly Brothers as he is by the Black Keys. He has toured 12 major cities for RADIO DISNEY. He has performed live on FOX-TV’s Good Day New York and launched his career at 14 with a single on indie label BAR/NONE Records. Jack has appeared in Teen Vogue, New York Post, Time Out New York, J-14, Twist, New York Press and the Examiner.

The NERDS: high-energy stage show that combines rock & comedy, playing all your favorite hits.

Carolina Jug Stompers: Jugband gems, fiddle & mandolin rags, hokum & blues, ancient jazz, & original songs. The jug in the Carolina Jug Stompers is played by Hoboken legend Luke Faust, who’s played with Dave Van Ronk, the Holy Modal Rounders, and Insect Trust.  He’s joined by Ron Cole on fiddle, Randy Johnson on mandolin, and WB Reid on 6-string banjo. Randy Johnson has toured the US & England as a member of the New North Carolina Ramblers, as well as with Pete Peterson & Kellie Allen. Ron Cole has been the maven of hokum fiddle & obscure songs for decades, & most recently has been making music with the Piedmont Rhythm Aces in the Chapel Hill, NC area. WB Reid is the band’s west-coaster, fronting, with Suzy Thompson, the acclaimed Berkeley based 1920s party music band, The Todalo Shakers.

Gene D. Plumber: A Hoboken jewel, Gene plays a mix of standard styles, what he calls Tex-Mex-abilly.

The Deb Stein Authority: Hoboken resident & jazz flutist, Deb Stein brings together an impressive line-up of musicians performing Latin Jazz, Blues & Standards. Featuring Berklee School of Music graduates Alan Chaubert on piano & trumpet, Jim Savitt on guitar, Rob Rolling on bass & Andy O’Neill on drums.

The Fuzzy Lemons: Get ready to jump, wiggle, and shake with The Fuzzy Lemons, the juiciest family-friendly rock band on the scene!  With laugh-out-loud lyrics and memorable melodies, every song tells a story and every show is full of fun, inspiring kids of all ages to dance and sing along with music the whole family will love!

Preschool of Rock: was founded by Michael Napolitano, a longtime member of the Blue Man Group organization and former Music Specialist at the Blue Man Creativity Center in NYC. The school offers a unique music based curriculum for children and their families. Each Preschool of Rock class or show is a roof raising celebration.  Their use of original music, drum circles, guitars, dramatic play, puppets, movement and storytelling captivates audiences.

The Garden Street School Band: Garden Street School of the Performing Arts is owned by longtime local residents Dan and Annie McLoughlin.  Garden Street is the leading school for training in all aspects of the arts including dance, theater, music, and art.  There are classes for all ages, styles, & levels from the complete beginner to the aspiring professional. They start at age 1 through adults, & there is a class for everyone. Garden Street staff is comprised of the most talented artists in the country, from Broadway credits, Grammy nominations & more.

Performance Schedule

Observer Highway Stage

  • noon – Lonesome Prairie Dogs
  • 12:45pm -  Stuyvesant
  • 1:30pm – Jack Skuller
  • 2:15pm  -  Davey and the Trainwreck
  • 3:15pm  – Speed the Plough
  • 4:30pm- The Feelies

3rd Street Stage – children’s area

  • Noon – 12:30pm – Preschool of Rock
  • 12:50pm to 1:20pm – Garden Street School
  • 1:45pm to 2:15pm – Fuzzy Lemons
  • 2:35pm to 3:05pm – Garden Street School
  • 3:30pm to 4:00pm – Fuzzy Lemons
  • 4:30pm to 5:00pm – Preschool of Rock

6th Street Stage

  • 12:30pm - Brody
  • 1:00pm - Gene D. Plumber
  • 2:00pm  - The NERDS
  • 3:15pm - Carolina Jug Stompers
  • 4:00pm - Deb Stein & the Master Class
  • 5:00pm  - Danny Matos y Son Candela Salsa Band

 

Special features include

  • Fine artists are located between 2nd & 3rd Sts. (both sides), 5th & 6th Sts. (North, East side), and artists from the Monroe Center for the Arts between First & Newark Sts. (North, East side), so if you are an art collector, these are the locations you will want to explore first. Oil paintings, watercolors, acrylics, sculpture, mixed media, photography, etc.
  • Children’s activities on 3rd street with rides, games, creative activities, face painting, sand art, balloons, live performances and much, much more.
  • Crafters display / sell handmade: pottery, metalwork, wood items, furniture, blown & fused glass, quilts, household items made from recycled materials, batik clothing, hand painted furniture, candles, jewelry, dried florals, soaps & lotions and other unique handcrafted items.
  • Food: Lots of great food throughout the fair. Hoboken restaurants will set up street cafes offering an eclectic variety of international foods such as: Thai, Indian, Greek, French, Mexican, Cajun and Italian.

Volunteers Needed
Volunteers are greatly needed to help with vendor setup the morning of the event from 7:00am to 11:00am. Anyone interested in helping should contact Geri Fallo in the Cultural Affairs Office at 201-420-2207 or gfallo@hobokennj.org.

How to Get Here
Located just 3 blocks from all public transportation: PATH, NJ Transit Trains & buses, NY Waterway Ferries & the Hudson Bergen Light Rail. For details, visit: www.hobokennj.org/visit/how-to-get-here

Washington Street between Observer Highway and 7th Street will be closed from 6am to 9pm. During this time, NJ TRANSIT Bus No. 22 (North Bergen-Union City-Hoboken), No. 89 (North Bergen-Hoboken) and No. 126 (Hoboken-New York) will operate on a detour. Customers traveling toward North Bergen and New York will board and alight along Bloomfield Street at customer’s request. Customers traveling toward Hoboken Terminal will board and alight along Willow Avenue at marked bus stop locations.

Sponsors
United Water, The Hoboken Reporter, Capital One Bank, Walgreens, PATH, Port Authority of NY & NJ

Food & Beverage Donated by: Anthony David’s, Lisa’s Deli, Starbucks, Dunkin Donuts, Luca Brasi, Vito’s Italian Deli, Losurdo Brothers Deli/Tony’s Italian Bakery.

Supported in part by a grant from the Department of State, Division of Travel & Tourism, www.visitnj.org

For more information call 201-420-2207 or email gfallo@hobokennj.org
For updates, visit: www.hobokennj.org/departments/human-services/cultural-affairs/arts-music-festival

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May 6, 2013

Photo of the Day– Hoboken Arts and Music Festival HDR

Hoboken Arts and Music Festival 5-5-2013 HDR

Today’s photo of the day is of the crowd at the Hoboken Arts and Music Festival that was held yesterday. The weather was perfect and the festival was well attended. Local bands like Swingadelic performed and the headliner this year was Mike Doughty.

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May 5, 2013

Hoboken Spring Arts & Music Festival Today, Sunday May 5th 2013 11am-6pm

Here is the latest update on Hoboken’s Arts and Music Festival today:

Mayor Dawn Zimmer & the City of Hoboken proudly present the

Hoboken Spring Arts & Music Festival

Sunday May 5, 2013 • 11am to 6pm

ADMISSION IS FREE • Rain or shine

Washington Street between Observer Highway and 7th Street

City-of-Hoboken-Arts-and-Music-Festival-Spring-2013-HDR_thumb.jpgFeaturing over 300 artists, sculptors, photographers and local crafters, as well as rides, games, face painting, local businesses, restaurants, food vendors, and much more.

Plus 3 stages of live music and a special section for children with rides, games, creative activities, face painting, sand art & more.

Mayor Zimmer, the Parking Utility, and the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) will each host information tables on Washington Street between Newark Street and 1st Street. Residents will have the opportunity to meet and ask questions of Mayor Zimmer and the new Director of the Department of Transportation and Parking. The Community Emergency Response Team will be on hand with emergency preparedness information and the ability for residents to sign up for the next CERT training session.

  • Fine artists are primarily located between 2nd & 3rd Streets, First and Newark St., on Newark between Washington St & Court St., and artists from the Monroe Center will be located on Washington St. between 5th St & 6th St., so if you are an art collector, these are the places to check out first. Oil paintings, watercolors, acrylics, sculpture, mixed media, etc.
  • Crafters will be displaying & selling throughout: handmade: pottery, metalwork, wood items, furniture, blown & fused glass, quilts, household items made from recycled materials, batik clothing, hand painted furniture, candles, jewelry, dried florals, soaps & bath salts and much more.
  • Children’s activities on 3rd St with rides, games, creative activities, face painting, sand art, balloons, live performances and more.
  • Food: Lots of great food throughout offering an eclectic variety of international foods including Thai, Indian, Greek, French, Mexican, Cajun and Italian.
  • Car dealers will be displaying new models on 1st Street between Washington Street & Bloomfield Street.

Featuring performances by:

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 Roads” (John Denver) with Roseanne Cash singing harmony and “Southern Girls” (Cheap Trick). A world-renowned and versatile solo artist Mike sings and produces all the sounds on most of the songs on this newest CD. Mike Doughty first came to prominence as the leader of Soul Coughing, then did an abrupt sonic left turn, much to the surprise of his audience, transforming into a solo performer of stark, dusky, but strangely hopeful tunes. He battled addiction, gave up fame when his old band was at the height of its popularity and drove thousands of miles alone across America performing with just an acoustic guitar. His candid, hilarious, self-lacerating memoir, The Book of Drugs (released in January 2012) features cameos by Ani DiFranco, the late Jeff Buckley, and the story of Soul Coughing’s rise and bitter collapse, as well as, the haunted and darkly comical life of addiction, and perhaps even weirder world of recovery.

www.mikedoughty.com

John Eddie: John Eddie is a folk rock singer-songwriter who moved to New Jersey in the 1970’s and became a popular club circuit musician, occasionally performing with Bruce Springsteen. He was signed to Columbia Records and released two albums in 1986 and 1990. The 1986 single, “Jungle Boy” peaked on Billboard at #17 on the Rock chart and #52 on the Hot 100 chart. His career saw a resurgence when he signed with Lost Highway Records for 2003′s “Who the Hell is John Eddie?’’ Kid Rock has covered 3 of John’s songs, “Lowlife”, “Forty” and “Happy New Year.” Eddie still tours extensively. His latest CD, entitled, “Same Old Brand New Me”, was released in February 2012.

www.johneddie.com

Karyn Kuhl Band: Based in Hoboken, Karyn Kuhl is a singer, songwriter and guitarist who expresses emotional extremes with a deep soulfulness. While seduced by ethereal melodies and hypnotic beats, her music continues to be energized by the raw power of 3 chords and held under the sway of the blues. Karyn started out as the front person for the post-punk band Gut Bank and the rock trio Sexpod. Her music has evolved to encompass a wide range of influences as illustrated on her 3 self-released recordings Little Demon Girl (2001), The Beautiful Glow (2003) and Cigarette Songs (2007). Karyn’s latest recording “Songs For The Dead” will be released in 2013.

www.karynkuhl.com

Bern & the Brights: Bern & The Brights formed in 2008 and have since been sharing their brand of danceable, romantic nerd-rock with enthusiastic audiences. Their sound can be described as familiar but fresh, warm and feverously energetic. Their latest EP “Work” deals with themes of labor, the work of romantic relationships, the work of introspection and the work of keeping up your spirits and holding onto what matters.

www.bernandthebrights.com

Lloyd United: is one part pop ukulele outfit, one part hooligan prog rock experience and one part beer-soaked Irish drinking song mob, blending unique singing and songwriting talent with a party-til-you-drop attitude. The group brings a melodic sensibility and a unique instrumental take to established rock and pop favorites and delivers original compositions that will have you singing along by the second chorus.

www.lloydunited.com

Swingadelic: “NYC metro’s greatest little big band,” began in 1998 as part of the neo-swing movement and have released six albums of their big band-swing jazz sound. “The Other Duke,” their tribute to pianist, composer and bandleader Duke Pearson, was released by the ZOHO Music Label in 2011. The album was in the JazzWeek radio charts Top Thirty and received rave reviews in “Jazz Times” and “All About Jazz.” Their latest CD (May 2013) is called “Toussaintville,” features a collection of songs written by legendary New Orleans piano player, songwriter, producer & arranger Allen Toussaint.

www.www.swingadelic.com

Del Exilio: Del Exilio, a Cuban-American alternative band, blending Latin and American styles, released their second album PANAMERICANO on March 1st 2013. The songs on the album chronicle the journey of a young Latino turning toward his roots, featuring funkified anthems (“200%”), alt. tangos (“Santa Maria del BuenAire”) and earthy Andean explorations (“Peruvian Groovin”).

www.delexilio.com

Taiko Zuko: Taiko Zuko is a Japanese style drum troupe from Glenn Weber’s New Jersey School of Percussion in West Orange. They perform using traditional Japanese “Taiko” drums and play traditional, contemporary and original pieces, combining choreographed movements and unique rhythms to create exciting percussive performances. This art form, which was developed after World War ll, combines large Temple drums with smaller drums that were used in Kabuki Theatre performances, creating the current Taiko Ensemble.

Gene D. Plumber: A long time Hoboken favorite Gene Turonis delights audiences with his eclectic collection of folk, country and Tin Pan Alley tunes, his tasty finger pickin’ guitar style, homespun vocals and whistling expertise. Gene coined the phrase “Tex-Mex-abilly” to describe his unique sound.

Danny Matos y Son Candela Salsa Band: The Danny Matos y Son Candela Salsa Band have been playing their unique take on classical salsa for over 20 years. To quote the band, “We just don’t sound like anybody. Come and check us out!”

Ron Albanese (POLKA DOT!) and the POLKA DOT PALS!: Ron Albanese is POLKA DOT! a one-of-a-kind, kids’ and family, music and comedy, entertainment personality. Ron writes power-pop tunes influenced by the record player constantly spinning in his head where pop, bubblegum, punk, and good ol’ rock ‘n’ roll swirl together to create songs aimed at a young audience but enjoyable to parents as well. “POLKA DOT! has recently made many multimedia inroads, including airplay on SiriusXM. In addition two of his videos were just licensed for an ABC Family TV pilot, and the international clothing retailer Betabrand has just selected Ron to be a “model citizen,” where he will be the subject of a video biography.”

www.RonAlbanese.com

Preschool of Rock: The Preschool of Rock was founded by Michael Napolitano, a longtime member of the Blue Man Group organization and former Music Specialist at the Blue Man Creativity Center in NYC. The school offers a unique music based curriculum for children and their families. Each Preschool of Rock class or show is a roof raising celebration. Their use of original music, drum circles, guitars, dramatic play, puppets, movement and storytelling captivates audiences.

www.preschoolofrock.org

How to Get To Festival
Located just 3 blocks from all public transportation: PATH, NJ Transit Trains & buses, NY Waterway Ferries & the Hudson Bergen Light Rail. For details, visit: www.hobokennj.org/visit/how-to-get-here

Sponsors:

Supported in part by a grant from New Jersey Department of State, Division of Travel and Tourism,United Water, Walgreens, The Hoboken Reporter, Capital One Bank, PATH & Port Authority of NY & NJ

For more info call 201-420-2207 or email gfallo@hobokennj.org

For updates, visit: www.hobokennj.org/departments/human-services/cultural-affairs/arts-music-festival

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April 24, 2013

Hoboken Arts and Music Festival May 5, 2013 11am-6pm Update

Mayor Dawn Zimmer and the City of Hoboken

proudly present the Hoboken Spring Arts and Music Festival

Sunday May 5, 2013 from  11am to 6pm

Admission is Free – Rain or shine
Washington Street between Observer Highway and 7th Street

Hoboken Arts and Music Festival 5-5-2013

Featuring over 300 artists, sculptors, photographers and local craft vendors, as well as rides, games, face painting, local businesses, restaurants, food vendors, and much more.

Plus 3 stages of live music and a special section for children with rides, games, creative activities, face painting, sand art and more.

Featuring performances by:

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 Roads” (John Denver) with Roseanne Cash singing harmony and “Southern Girls” (Cheap Trick). A world-renowned and versatile solo artist Mike sings and produces all the sounds on most of the songs on this newest CD.

Mike Doughty first came to prominence as the leader of Soul Coughing, then did an abrupt sonic left turn, much to the surprise of his audience, transforming into a solo performer of stark, dusky, but strangely hopeful tunes. He battled addiction, gave up fame when his old band was at the height of its popularity and drove thousands of miles alone across America performing with just an acoustic guitar. His candid, hilarious, self-lacerating memoir, The Book of Drugs (released in January 2012) features cameos by Ani DiFranco, the late Jeff Buckley, and the story of Soul Coughing’s rise and bitter collapse, as well as, the haunted and darkly comical life of addiction, and perhaps even weirder world of recovery. Link: www.www.mikedoughty.com

John Eddie: John Eddie is a folk rock singer-songwriter who moved to New Jersey in the 1970’s and became a popular club circuit musician, occasionally performing with Bruce Springsteen. He was signed to Columbia Records and released two albums in 1986 and 1990. The 1986 single, “Jungle Boy” peaked on Billboard at #17 on the Rock chart and #52 on the Hot 100 chart. His career saw a resurgence when he signed with Lost Highway Records for 2003′s “Who the Hell is John Eddie?’’ Kid Rock has covered 3 of John’s songs, “Lowlife”, “Forty” and “Happy New Year.” Eddie still tours extensively. His latest CD, entitled, “Same Old Brand New Me”, was released in February 2012. Link: www.johneddie.com

Karyn Kuhl Band: Based in Hoboken, Karyn Kuhl is a singer, songwriter and guitarist who expresses emotional extremes with a deep soulfulness. While seduced by ethereal melodies and hypnotic beats, her music continues to be energized by the raw power of 3 chords and held under the sway of the blues. Karyn started out as the front person for the post-punk band Gut Bank and the rock trio Sexpod. Her music has evolved to encompass a wide range of influences as illustrated on her 3 self-released recordings Little Demon Girl (2001), The Beautiful Glow (2003) and Cigarette Songs (2007). Karyn’s latest recording “Songs For The Dead” will be released in 2013. Link: www.karynkuhl.com

Bern & the Brights: Bern & The Brights formed in 2008 and have since been sharing their brand of danceable, romantic nerd-rock with enthusiastic audiences. Their sound can be described as familiar but fresh, warm and feverously energetic. Their latest EP “Work” deals with themes of labor, the work of romantic relationships, the work of introspection and the work of keeping up your spirits and holding onto what matters. Link: www.bernandthebrights.com

Lloyd United: is one part pop ukulele outfit, one part hooligan progressive rock experience and one part beer-soaked Irish drinking song mob, blending unique singing and songwriting talent with a party-til-you-drop attitude. The group brings a melodic sensibility and a unique instrumental take to established rock and pop favorites and delivers original compositions that will have you singing along by the second chorus. Link:  www.lloydunited.com

Swingadelic: “NYC metro’s greatest little big band,” began in 1998 as part of the neo-swing movement and have released six albums of their big band-swing jazz sound. “The Other Duke,” their tribute to pianist, composer and bandleader Duke Pearson, was released by the ZOHO Music Label in 2011. The album was in the JazzWeek radio charts Top Thirty and received rave reviews in “Jazz Times” and “All About Jazz.” Their latest CD (May 2013) is called “Toussaintville,” features a collection of songs written by legendary New Orleans piano player, songwriter, producer & arranger Allen Toussaint. Link: www.www.swingadelic.com

Del Exilio: Del Exilio, a Cuban-American alternative band, blending Latin and American styles, released their second album PANAMERICANO on March 1st 2013. The songs on the album chronicle the journey of a young Latino turning toward his roots, featuring funkified anthems (“200%”), alt. tangos (“Santa Maria del BuenAire”) and earthy Andean explorations (“Peruvian Groovin”). Link: www.delexilio.com

Taiko Zuko: Taiko Zuko is a Japanese style drum troupe from Glenn Weber’s New Jersey School of Percussion in West Orange. They perform using traditional Japanese “Taiko” drums and play traditional, contemporary and original pieces, combining choreographed movements and unique rhythms to create exciting percussive performances. This art form, which was developed after World War ll, combines large Temple drums with smaller drums that were used in Kabuki Theatre performances, creating the current Taiko Ensemble.

Gene D. Plumber: A long time Hoboken favorite Gene Turonis delights audiences with his eclectic collection of folk, country and Tin Pan Alley tunes, his tasty finger pickin’ guitar style, homespun vocals and whistling expertise. Gene coined the phrase “Tex-Mex-abilly” to describe his unique sound.

Danny Matos y Son Candela Salsa Band: The Danny Matos y Son Candela Salsa Band have been playing their unique take on classical salsa for over 20 years. To quote the band, “We just don’t sound like anybody. Come and check us out!”

Ron Albanese (POLKA DOT!) and the POLKA DOT PALS!: Ron Albanese is POLKA DOT! a one-of-a-kind, kids’ and family, music and comedy, entertainment personality. Ron writes power-pop tunes influenced by the record player constantly spinning in his head where pop, bubblegum, punk, and good ol’ rock ‘n’ roll swirl together to create songs aimed at a young audience but enjoyable to parents as well. “POLKA DOT! has recently made many multimedia inroads, including airplay on SiriusXM. In addition two of his videos were just licensed for an ABC Family TV pilot, and the international clothing retailer Betabrand has just selected Ron to be a “model citizen,” where he will be the subject of a video biography.”Link:  www.RonAlbanese.com

Preschool of Rock: The Preschool of Rock was founded by Michael Napolitano, a long time member of the Blue Man Group organization and former Music Specialist at the Blue Man Creativity Center in NYC. The school offers a unique music based curriculum for children and their families. Each Preschool of Rock class or show is a roof raising celebration.
Their use of original music, drum circles, guitars, dramatic play, puppets, movement and storytelling captivates audiences. Link: www.preschoolofrock.org

Volunteers Needed:

Once again the City of Hoboken is reaching out for support. Volunteers are greatly needed to help with vendor setup the morning of the event from 7:30am to 11:00am. Anyone interested in helping should contact Geri Fallo in the Cultural Affairs Office at 201-420-2207 or gfallo@hobokennj.org.

Special features include:

  • Fine artists are primarily located between 2nd and 3rd Streets, First St. and Newark St., on Newark between Washington St. and Court St., and artists from the Monroe Center will be located on Washington St. between 5th & 6th St., so if you are an art collector, these are the places to check out first. Oil paintings, watercolors, acrylics, sculpture, mixed media, etc. See work by artists: Ocean Clark, Ricardo Roig, Jason Gluskin, Sheri Small and more.
  • Crafters will be displaying & selling throughout: handmade: pottery, metalwork, wood items, furniture, blown & fused glass, quilts, household items made from recycled materials, batik clothing, hand painted furniture, candles, jewelry, dried florals, soaps & bath salts and much more.
  • Children’s activities on 3rd street with rides, games, creative activities, face painting, sand art, balloons, live performances and more.
  • Food: Lots of great food throughout offering an eclectic variety of international foods including Thai, Indian, Greek, French, Mexican, Cajun and Italian.
  • Car dealers will be displaying new models on 1st Street between Washington Street and Bloomfield Street.

How to Get to The Festival:
Located just 3 blocks from all public transportation: PATH, NJ Transit Trains & buses, NY Waterway Ferries & the Hudson Bergen Light Rail. For details visit: www.hobokennj.org/visit/how-to-get-here

Sponsors: Supported in part by a grant from New Jersey Department of State, Division of Travel and Tourism. www.visitnj.org, United Water, Walgreens, The Hoboken Reporter,Capital One Bank, PATH & Port Authority of NY & NJ

For more info call 201-420-2207 or email hoboculturalaffairs@gmail.com

For updates, visit: www.hobokennj.org/departments/human-services/cultural-affairs/arts-music-festival

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April 16, 2013

Save the Date – Hoboken Arts and Music Festival Sunday May 5th from 11am – 6pm

Filed under: Arts & Music Festival,Festivals,Hoboken — Tags: , , , — TheBoken @ 10:10 AM

Twice a year Hoboken holds its bi-annual Arts and Music Festival. This year’s spring festival will be held on Sunday May 5th from 11am-6pm on Washington Street from Observer Highway to 7th Street. Not all the details are set but below is a sneak preview. Go to the link: http://www.hobokennj.org/departments/human-services/cultural-affairs/arts-music-festival/ for further updates.

City of Hoboken Arts and Music Festival Spring 2013 HDR

Hoboken Arts & Music Festival

May 5, 2013 11am to 6pm

Washington St.between Observer Highway to 7th St.

Over 300 Artists, Crafters, Photographers, Sculptors, Local Businesses, Restaurants, Food Vendors, Local non-profits and more rain or shine. Admission is Free

This Spring’s headliner artist is Mike Doughty.

3 Stages of live music featuring:

Performance Schedule TBA

Observer Highway Stage TBA

3rd Street Stage – children’s area

  • 12pm – Preschool of Rock
  • 12:45pm – Ron Albanese “Polka Dot & his Polka Dot Pals”
  • 1:30pm  – Hudson Dance & Movement
  • 2:15pm – Ron Albanese “Polka Dot & his Polka Dot Pals”
  • 3:15pm – Preschool of Rock
  • 4:15pm – Garden St. School Band
  • 5:15pm  – Little Club Heads

6th Street Stage TBA

Note: Schedules are tentative and subject to change.

Volunteers are needed for festival setup on Sunday, May 5, 7:30am to 11am. For info, contact Geri Fallo, Division of Cultural Affairs at 201-420-2207 or hoboculturalaffairs@gmail.com.

Special features include:

Fine artists are located between 2nd and 3rd Streets (both sides), 5th and 6th Streets (North, East side), and artists from the Monroe Center for the Arts bet. First and Newark Streets (North, East side), so if you are an art collector, these are the locations you will want to explore first. Oil paintings, watercolors, acrylics, sculpture, mixed media, photography, etc.

Children’s activities on 3rd street with rides, games, creative activities, face painting, sand art, balloons, and live performances. Crafters display and sell handmade: pottery, metalwork, wood items, furniture, blown and fused glass, quilts, household items made from recycled materials, batik clothing, hand painted furniture, candles, jewelry, dried floral arrangements, soaps and lotions and other unique handcrafted items.

Food: Lots of great food throughout the fair. Hoboken restaurants will set up street cafes offering an eclectic variety of international foods such as: Thai, Indian, Greek, French, Mexican, Cajun and Italian, etc.

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October 1, 2012

Hoboken Fall 2012 Arts and Crafts Festival in Photos

Filed under: Arts & Music Festival,Hoboken — Tags: , , — TheBoken @ 11:10 AM

Yesterday’s Hoboken Fall Arts and Craft Festival was well attended and the weather for the most cooperated other than a 20 minute shower later in the afternoon. TheBoken.com did not attend any of the musical performances this year and instead focused on some of the vendors selling their arts and crafts. Below are some selected photos of the twice annual street fair.

Hoboken Arts and Crafts Festival Fall 2012 Photos

 View of crowds from lower Washington Street looking North.

Hoboken Arts and Crafts Festival Fall 2012 Photos

 Mayor Dawn Zimmer had a booth and spoke to residents all day

about the issues that affect Hoboken residents.

Hoboken Arts and Crafts Festival Fall 2012 Photos

 Old fashioned tin signs were for sale at one of the booths.

Hoboken Arts and Crafts Festival Fall 2012 Photos

Hoboken Arts and Crafts Festival Fall 2012 Photos

 Painted wood signs of Hoboken and New York City were also available for sale. 

Hoboken Arts and Crafts Festival Fall 2012 Photos

 Hats for the ladies.

Hoboken Arts and Crafts Festival Fall 2012 Photos

 Bonsai Trees nicely displayed.

Hoboken Arts and Crafts Festival Fall 2012 Photos

Hoboken Arts and Crafts Festival Fall 2012 Photos

 Question: Who doesn’t like kettle corn? Answer: Diabetics (its too sweet)

Hoboken Arts and Crafts Festival Fall 2012 Photos

 Old Fashioned Soda is a staple at this fair year after year.

What would NYC Mayor Bloomberg do about the 32 oz. tin mug?

Hoboken Arts and Crafts Festival Fall 2012 Photos

 Sockett Sock Puppets for the children (and young minded adults)

Hoboken Arts and Crafts Festival Fall 2012 Photos

 Yes, you too can sail the Hudson with the Hoboken Sailing Club

that is located at the Shipyard Marina.

Hoboken Arts and Crafts Festival Fall 2012 Photos

 Crabcake Sandwiches are something to look forward to every festival.

Hoboken Arts and Crafts Festival Fall 2012 Photos

 A tin sign TheBoken.com purchased.

Hoboken Arts and Crafts Festival Fall 2012 Photos

 Art Glass dish – Very nice and inexpensive

Hoboken Arts and Crafts Festival Fall 2012 Photos

There were at least two vendors selling Turkish pottery.  This small handmade piece has a very nice assortment of colors.

TheBoken.com looks forward to the festival next spring and will try and catch some music next time.

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Photo of the Day–Hoboken Arts and Music Festival Fall 2012

Hoboken Fall Music Festival HDR 2012

Today’s photo of the day is of the crowd at this year’s Fall  Arts and Music Festival in Hoboken. It was sunny for the early part of the day and then the crowd got a small shower that cleared up so this year the weather mostly cooperated. The crowds were good sized and there were a number of Hoboken people in attendance. Many signed up to register to vote at one booth and there were a number of quality vendors this year.

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September 30, 2012

Hoboken Arts and Music Festival Music Schedule Today Festival runs from 11am to 6pm

Filed under: Arts & Music Festival,Hoboken,Live Music,Music — Tags: , , — TheBoken @ 9:20 AM

Today is Hoboken’s annual Fall Art And Music Festival. Below is the schedule for all performers…

Hoboken Arts and Music Festival Music Schedule

Sunday, Sept. 30, 2012 11am to 6pm

Festival takes place on Washington St. between Observer Highway to 7th St. in Hoboken NJ.

Over 300 Artists, Crafters, Photographers, Sculptors, Local Businesses, Restaurants, Food Vendors, local non-profits and more

Rain or shine – Admission is Free

 

Hoboken Arts And Music Festival Banner Fall 2012

Observer Highway Stage

  • noon – Emily Turonis
  • 12:45pm – Hello Radio
  • 1:30pm – The New Loretta Revue with the Lonesome Prairie Dogs featuring Tammy Faye Starlite, Lenny Kaye (from the Patti Smith’s Band)
  • 2:30pm  – Megan Reilly
  • 3:30pm  -  The Push Stars
  • 4:20pm – Maddog Mattern (comedy)
  • 4:45pm- The Sensational Soul Cruisers

3rd Street Stage – Children’s area

  • 12pm – Polka Dot
  • 1pm – Garden Street Dance
  • 1:30pm  – Preschool of Rock
  • 2:15pm – Polka Dot
  • 3pm – Preschool of Rock
  • 4pm – Fuzzy Lemons
  • 5:15pm  – Little Club Heads

6th Street Stage

  • 12:30pm  – Hoboken School of Music
  • 12:55pm  – Hanna Valente
  • 1:20pm  – WIO  – Zumba demo
  • 1:40pm- Comedy with Maddog Mattern
  • 2pm  – Gene D Plumber
  • 2:45pm   Silver Plane Crucifix
  • 3:30pm  Goodbye Friday
  • 4:15pm  – Nasir Colon
  • 5pm  – Danny Matos y Son Candela
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September 27, 2012

Ron Albanese aka Polka Dot at Hoboken Fall Arts and Music Festival Sunday September 30th

Ron Albanese aka Polka Dot will be at this year’s Hoboken Fall Arts and Music Festival Sunday September 30th with two full band concerts at 12 noon and 2:15pm.  Ron has been entertaining Hoboken children in the area for many years and more information about him can be found at www.RonAlbanese.com.

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September 19, 2012

Hoboken Fall Arts and Music Festival September 30, 2012 on Washington Street

Back again, this twice a year Festival has a lot of variety to offer Hoboken residents and visitors….

Mayor Dawn Zimmer and The City of Hoboken
proudly present the

Hoboken Fall Arts and Music Festival
Sunday Sept. 30, 2012  -  11am to 6pm

Admission is Free – Rain or shine
Washington Street between Observer Highway and 7th Street

Featuring over 300 artists, sculptors, photographers and local crafters, as well as rides, games, face painting, local businesses, restaurants, food vendors, and much more.

Plus 3 stages of live music and a special section for children with rides, games, creative activities, face painting, sand art and more.

Featuring performances by:

The Sensational Soul Cruisers: The SSC embody the sounds of Classic Philly Soul, Motown, Disco and Stax. Horn player J.T. Bowen was a member of Clarence Clemon’s solo project (Clemon’s was Bruce Springsteen’s longtime tenor sax player in The E Street Band) and was joined onstage by Springsteen himself when he performed at Clarence’s memorial concert at The Stone Pony. The rhythm section was the band behind the extremely popular Eddie and The Cruisers. The group performs over 200 shows a year and has performed at such prestigious venues as Radio City Music Hall, The Copacabana, The Whitney Museum, The South Street Seaport & more. www.soulcruisers.com

The Push Stars: After relentless touring, radio play and numerous awards, the happy-to-believe pop rocker band The Push Stars gained a passionately loyal national fan base. They’ve toured with Matchbox Twenty and their latest album “Paint The Town” was produced by Greg Collins (No Doubt, Jewel, Matchbox Twenty). Their music has been featured in the films “Something About Mary” and “Me Myself and Irene,” and on TV in the shows “ER” and “Malcolm In The Middle.” www.thepushstars.com

Megan Riley: Megan Riley, working closely with virtuoso guitarist James Mastro (Patti Smith, Ian Hunter) has released her third album “The Well” to critical acclaim after taking six years off from the music business to marry and raise a child. A dark and moving mixture of Irish fatalism and Southern Gothic Macabre, the album also features Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame member Lenny Kaye of The Patti Smith Group. A native of Memphis, she now lives in Montclair, New Jersey with her husband and young daughter. www.meganreilly.com

Hello Radio: Local favorites Hello Radio formed in 2002 by members Mike Shanley, Ray Melisko and “Radar.” They refer to their sound as “Life Music,” combining elements of rock, electronica and hip hop. They released their first full length album in 2005 on Hometown Records and have toured extensively through Eastern and Central US and Canada. Their new EP “Letters To Texas” was released in Aug 2012. www.helloradio.net

The New Loretta Revue: Nashville comes to Hoboken! Alt-honky-tonkers, The Lonesome Prairie Dogs, team up with country chanteuse Tammy Faye Starlite to pay musical tribute to the brilliant, ever- feisty, rocking-and-rolling reigning Queen of Country Music, the incomparable Miss Loretta Lynn. Sing along and square-dance (or mile-square dance!) if you’re so inclined!
www.reverbnation.com/thelonesomeprairiedogs

Goodbye Friday: an energetic four-piece, Pop/Rock boy band from Hopatcong, N.J. They have performed all over the tri-state area at Bamboozle, Webster Hall, Stony Pony and many other clubs & festivals in the NJ area; 2nd place Winners of the Bamboozle Break Contest, finalists in Z100 Hometown Heroes Contest, video won at the 2012 Garden State Film Festival, and more. www.goodbyefriday.com

Gene D. Plumber: a long-time favorite Hoboken musician. He plays guitar and sings with an eclectic brand of music he calls “tex-mex-abilly.”

Silver Plane Crucifix: Jersey City electronic indie rock band born of long hot neighborhood summer nights. Featuring Rory Bauers, Johnny Bauers, Evan Dibbs, Timothy Erbach.

and much more…

Volunteers Needed
Once again we are reaching out for support. Volunteers are greatly needed to help with vendor setup the morning of the event from 7:30am to 11:00am. Anyone interested in helping should contact Geri Fallo in the Cultural Affairs Office at 201-420-2207 or gfallo@hobokennj.org.

Special features include:

  • Fine artists are primarily located between 2nd & 3rd Streets, 5th to 6th Streets on the west side, and artists from the Monroe Center will be located between Newark and 1st Streets, so if you are an art collector, these are the places to check out first. Oil paintings, watercolors, acrylics, sculpture, mixed media, etc.
  • Crafters will be displaying and selling throughout: handmade: pottery, metalwork, wood items, furniture, blown and fused glass, quilts, household items made from recycled materials, batik clothing, hand painted furniture, candles, jewelry, dried florals, soaps and bath salts and much more.
  • Children’s activities on 3rd street with rides, games, creative activities, face painting, sand art, balloons, live performances and more.
  • Food: Lots of great food throughout offering an eclectic variety of international foods including Thai, Indian, Greek, French, Mexican, Cajun and Italian.
  • Car dealers will be displaying new models on 1st Street between Washington Street & Bloomfield Street.

How to Get to the Festival:

Located just 3 blocks from all public transportation: PATH, NJ Transit Trains & buses, NY Waterway Ferries & the Hudson Bergen Light Rail. For details, visit: www.hobokennj.org/visit/how-to-get-here

Sponsors:

Supported in part by a grant from New Jersey Department of State, Division of Travel and Tourism.  www.visitnj.org
Optimum, United Water, Walgreens, WKTU, Dyson, NJ.com, The Hoboken Reporter, Capital One Bank, KTU, PATH and Port Authority of NY and NJ

For more info call 201-420-2207 or email gfallo@hobokennj.org.
For updates, visit: www.hobokennj.org/departments/human-services/cultural-affairs/arts-music-festival

 

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