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May 2, 2013

Kentucky Derby Options in Hoboken Saturday May 4th

Here are some bars and restaurants in Hoboken getting ready for the Kentucky Derby this Saturday May 4th…

Elysian Cafe at 10th and Washington Street

Kentucky Derby Party May 4, 2013 starts at 4:30pm – They are offering prizes for “Best Derby Outfit”. They also make a great Mint Julep based on past years samplings.

Elysian Cafe Spring 2

Biggies at 42 Newark Street

They are recommending you break out your best Kentucky Derby wear. They are having a “Best Hat” contest and
the prize is a Biggie’s Gift Certificate. They are also offering food and drink specials with giveaways.

Hotel Victor Bar at 77 Hudson Street

Hoboken Kentucky Derby Party at the  Hotel Victor Bar Saturday, May 4th, 2013 2PM – 9PM.Hotel Victor Bar Sign Hoboken

Drink Specials:

  • $3 Coors Light, PBR, Yuengling drafts
  • $4 Mint Juleps
  • $5 Jim Beam shots

Margaritas or mint juleps, sombreros or derby hats? If you can’t decide between the Kentucky Derby or Cinco de Mayo for the first party weekend of May, head to Hotel Victor! Along with BarCrawls.com, Hotel Victor has combined the two events, allowing you to revel in the libations of the weekend with their Derby de Mayo party! Fiesta on over for the “greatest two minutes in sports” on May 4th, where you’ll get saucy with drink and food specials from 2pm to 9pm.

Tickets are $10 plus a $1.95 Service Fee

Note: This is a 21+ event.

To buy tickets: http://beta.cravetickets.com/events/Kentucky-Derby-Party-Venue-TBA-30605

Brass Rail at 135 Washington Street

The Brass Rail located at 135 Washington Strete in Hoboken is having Kentucky Derby specials from 5-7pm. They will be offering $5 Maker’s Mark Mint Juleps.

Brass Rail Kentucky Derby in Hoboken 5-4-2013

Readers/Owners: If you know of other options in Hoboken please email TheBoken at theboken@gmail.com for additional specials.

Below are the odds as of the morning of 5/2 for this year’s Kentucky Derby:

Pole PositionHorse NameJockeyOwnerOdds
1Black OnyxJoe BravoCarl Domino50/1
2OxbowGary StevensD. Wayne Lukas30/1
3RevolutionaryCalvin BorelTodd Pletcher10/1
4Golden SoulRobby AlbaradoDallas Stewart50/1
5Normandy InvasionJavier CastellanoChad Brown12/1
6MyluteRosie NapravnikTom Amoss15/1
7Giant FinishJose EspinosaTony Dutrow50/1
8GoldencentsKevin KriggerDoug O'Neill5/1
9OveranalyzeRafael BejaranoTodd Pletcher15/1
10Palace MaliceMike SmithTodd Pletcher20/1
11Lines of BattleRyan MooreAidan O'Brien30/1
12ItsmyluckydayElvis TrujilloEdward Plesa, Jr.15/1
13Falling SkyLuis SaezJohn Terranova50/1
14VerrazanoJohn VelazquezTodd Pletcher4/1
15Charming KittenEdgar PradoTodd Pletcher20/1
16OrbJoel RosarioShug McGaughey7/2
17Will Take ChargeJon CourtD. Wayne Lukas20/1
18Frac DaddyVictor LebronKen McPeek50/1
19Java's WarJulian LeparouxKen McPeek15/1
20VyjackGarrett GomezRudy Rodriguez15/1
21AEFear the KittenAlan GarciaMichael Maker
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Happy Hour and Chocolate Tasting Hosted by HSS and Chocolate Dove Discoveries at 10th and Willow in Hoboken May 7th 7pm

Here is the latest Hoboken Social Sandbox (HSS) Event for chocoholics to be hosted at 10th and Willow on May 7th starting at 7pm….

Event: Happy Hour and Chocolate Tasting (Hosted by HSS and Chocolate Dove Discoveries)

Date and Time: Tuesday, May 7, 2013 7:00 PM

Location: 10th & Willow Bar and Grill

Address: 935 Willow Ave (corner of 10th & Willow) Hoboken, NJ

Chocolate Dove Discoveries

Join the Hoboken Social Sandbox as they team up with Dove Chocolate Discoveries for a Delicious Happy Hour at 10th and Willow. Aside from our wonderful drink specials, Chocolatier Roanne will be bringing lots of yummy treats for sampling and purchasing. This is a FREE event but you will need to RSVP so we can have a headcount. They may also be adding a few sampling surprises so the head count is important.

Drink/Food Specials:

  • $2 Coors Light Drafts
  • $5 Absolut drinks
  • $5 Select Wines
  • 1/2 price appetizers

Link to RSVP to Event: http://www.hobokensocialsandbox.com/events/114046412

Please RSVP to help with event planning.

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May 1, 2013

Hoboken Shelter Fiesta Happy Hour at Trinity Tuesday May 14th 7-10pm

Hoboken Shelter Fiesta 5-12-2013 at Trinity Hoboken

Trinity Bar located at 306 Sinatra Drive in Hoboken is hosting a Fiesta happy hour on Tuesday May 14th. The price of admission to the happy is $10 and proceeds from that benefit the Hoboken Shelter. There will be complimentary food as well as drink and appetizer specials.

Paper goods, knives, forks, spoons, napkins, sugar, coffee, canned food and other non-perishables will also be collected to benefit the Hoboken Shelter. Look for the collection box up front.

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April 19, 2013

Cooley Distillery Irish Whiskey Tasting at Trinity Wednesday April 24th 6:30- 8:30pm

Trinity Whickey Tasting 4-24-2013

Trinity Bar and Grill located at 306 Sinatra Drive is having an Irish Whiskey Tasting featuring Cooley Distillery on Wednesday April 24th 6:30-8:30pm. The tasting will feature the following brands: Kibeggan, Greenore, Connemara, and Tyrconnell. The cost is $15 per person and you need to RSVP if you plan to attend by calling 20-1-553-446.

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April 17, 2013

Bow Wow and Meow Brunch and Cocktails Fundraiser for Liberty Humane Society at Charito’s April 28th

Here is the latest from Liberty Humane which does a great job in this area saving as many pets for adoption as it can….

Bow Wow and Meow Brunch and Cocktails Fundraiser for Liberty Humane Society at Charito’s April 28th

Liberty Humane Bow Wow and Meow Lunch at Charitos Hoboken 4-28-2013

Liberty Humane Society and Charrito’s Restaurant are inviting Hoboken residents to the Bow Wow and Meow Brunch and Cocktails Fundraiser. Join them for a fiesta as they enjoy two courses of Mexican brunch specialties paired with unlimited Bloody Marys and mimosas all in support of the furry dogs and cats waiting for their forever homes at Liberty Humane Society. Guests can also try their luck at the raffle with chances to win a Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf Single Serve Beverage Machine, a fondue party set, and many other great prizes.

The Bow Wow and Meow Brunch will take place on Sunday, April 28th at noon at the Charrito’s Restaurant located at 1024 Washington Street in Hoboken. Tickets are $40 and space is limited so make sure to reserve your spot today by visiting the ticket page on the Liberty Humane Society website:https://interland3.donorperfect.net/weblink/weblink.aspx?name=libertyhs&id=2

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Hoboken TEDx at Teak Countdown Party April 24th 7-9pm

Filed under: Bars,Drink Specials,Hoboken,Restaurants,TEAK — Tags: , , , — TheBoken @ 11:50 AM

Ted Ex at Teak

TEDx Hoboken is hosting a countdown party thrown on behalf of their big  June 28th event on  Wednesday, April 24th from 7pm – 9pm. This is a free event but you must RSVP. There are free appetizers and $5 Drink Specials. Teak is right near the Hoboken PATH Station at 16-18- Hudson Place, Hoboken NJ and the party is on the 2nd floor with NYC skyline views.

To make Reservations go to http://tedxhoboken.com/tedx-teak-on-the-hudson. Do so soon as these events fill up to capacity quickly.

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April 15, 2013

Third Annual Hoboken Guards Pub Crawl and Hurler Auction on Saturday, April 20th at 4 pm Starting at Willie McBrides

Discover Ireland’s national sport – Hurling – enjoy live Irish music,  make new friends, enjoy great drink specials, free food and enter to win a three-tiered cash raffle ($500/$300/$100) at the third annual Hoboken Guards Pub Crawl and Hurler Auction on Saturday, April 20, 4 pm till whenever starting at Willie McBride’s.

Hoboken Hurling - Athletes for Auction 2013

Ladies and gentlemen who enjoy having a good time (or “craic” in Irish) are encouraged to attend this preseason kickoff fundraiser for the Hoboken Guards Hurling Club, a third year sporting & social organization which serves as a gateway to true Irish culture.

Pub Crawl Destinations:

Featured Event:  Live Hurler Auction

Highlighting the event will be Win a Date with a Hurler Auction, to commence in the Shannon at 7:15 pm on April 20th. The single hurlers on the Hoboken Guards, who range in age from 23 to 37, will be auctioned off set to music, each with a gift certificate to a Hoboken or NYC restaurant. The winning bid for each hurler gives the lady the gift certificate…whether she brings our lad or her friend or father is up to her!

  • Cost to attend the event is a $10 bracelet and allows for discounted drink specials (to be announced on our Facebook event page) and food at Mulligans.
  • A three-piece trad session band is included in the event and will follow the sporting tribe to all three bar locations.
  • Attendees can purchase the bracelet at sponsoring bars.

Have a question about this event? Post it to their Facebook page, or email: hobokenhurling@gmail.com. When you sign up to attend the event on Facebook, feel free to invite friends!

“Each of the past two Hoboken Guards Pub Crawl and Hurler Auctions drew more than 100 people apiece, and we hope to have an even larger crowd next Saturday,” said club chairman and co-founder, David Cosgrove. “This is Hoboken’s home team, which plays the best sport on earth, whether Hoboken residents know it or not. Hoboken residents (of age), male and female, are encouraged to come meet out our athletes, learn about this great game which is growing in popularity throughout the United States.”

Fellow co-founder Conor Costigan said the event is critical to the operating of the club, as the funds raised from the auction, wrist bands and raffle typically covers much of the operating costs the Guards for the season. These costs includes league insurance, equipment, field usage/training,  and transportation.

“Most importantly, it’s a great time, a chance to meet new people, and to support your local club,” said Costigan, whose wife Elisha will masterfully MC the auction once again. The two have lived in Hoboken for several years. “GAA (Gaelic Athletic Association) clubs thrive in every community in Ireland, and we’ve successfully built our own GAA club here in Hoboken,” added Costigan. “The residents of Hoboken make this event a success so we hope you will join us.”

Training: With the Guards having been granted their first training facility within Hoboken – which is expected to open at 1600 Park – the Hoboken Guards encourage athletes of all stripes to come train with the team on Monday nights at 7 pm starting April 22nd pending availability. The Guards will train Monday nights 7-9 p.m. between the anticipated opening until the end of August at the new facility as they await the finishing of Sinatra Field on the Hudson River (which is expected to be their primary training facility upon its opening in September).

The Hoboken Guards are Recruiting: The Guards are also seeking both male and female new recruits, begin training for the 2013 NYGAA Junior Hurling  Championship season which runs June through the end of August in Manhattan  College, 238th St., Riverdale (Bronx) NY. Check wwww.hobokenhurling.com for the 2013 season  schedule, which will be released shortly.

The group hopes to see you Saturday, April 20th, 4 pm at Willie McBride’s!

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April 12, 2013

Trinity Customer Night A Success – Hoboken 411 loses over 4,000 Twitter Followers in 2 Days

Trinity Customer Appreciation Night 4-11-2013 smaller

Last night Trinity in Hoboken held a customer appreciation night on April 11, 2013. The background behind this was that in late March Hoboken 411 posted on his website that Trinity was closing and would become an Italian restaurant. Kevin Cocca who is one of the owners has attempted to contact Hoboken411 the next day to get the facts corrected as Trinity has no plans of closing or selling to Italian restauranteurs. Kevin remarked that false information like that was detrimental to their business and they spent time assuring both staff and patrons they were not closing. A week later Hoboken411 finally pulled the post when a letter from Trinity’s attorney was sent. The negative behavior on the part of Hoboken 411 prompted Trinity Management to do something positive by hosting  a customer appreciation night on 4-11 which was very well attended with over 100-125 people in the main bar area alone. Several people TheBoken.com spoke to said they no longer read Hoboken411 due to the personal attacks and negativity. As editor I was more than happy to pass out my website’s business cards.

Congratulations to Trinity for standing up to the misinformation of Hoboken411 and the smearing petty posts of Perry Klaussen. It is the hope of  TheBoken.com that other businesses take Trinity’s lead and do the same. Hoboken businesses should not be bullied by bitter bloggers but rather supported by websites such as TheBoken.com and others that have a positive view of Hoboken.

Here is the best part in my humble opinion. In the last two days, Hoboken411 has lost over 4,000 Twitter followers. According to TwitSprout Hoboken411 is hemorrhaging Twitter followers. I have my doubts as to those followers being real in the first place as they were likely paid for but that is a great example of  karma doing its own thing. See the heavy bleeding below in rejoice that in some small way justice is being served….

Hoboken 411 loses over 4000 Twitter followers in 2 days!

On Thursday Hoboken411 lost 2,636 Twitter followers and so far today that website has lost 1,589 and counting. Again, I doubt many of them were real followers in the first place but this plummet in followers certainly is. It could not happen to a nicer guy.

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April 10, 2013

Trinity Customer Appreciation Night in Hoboken – Thursday April 11 7pm till close – Owner Stands up To Hoboken411 Misinformation

Tinity Customer Appreciation Night 4-11-2013

Trinity Restaurant Bar and Lounge, located at 306 Sinatra Drive in Hoboken wants to thank their loyal customers with a Customer Appreciation Night this Thursday April 11 from 7pm to 2am. Despite rumors fabricated by the slipshod journalism of Perry Klaussen who erroneously stated they were closing on March 22nd on his rapidly declining smear blog Hoboken411, the owners of  Trinity are indeed in business and wanted to take a positive spin on this.  The result is a customer appreciation night. Here is their statement below:

“Trinity wants to thank you for your continued support by hosting Customer Appreciation Night on 4/11. From 7pm to close there will be 2-for-1 on all drinks, free appetizers from 7-8pm, and raffles to win a NY Yankees jersey and Yankees tickets.  Check out www.hobokentrinity.com to join our mailing list and receive exclusive discounts, and stay tuned to our Facebook page for more updates.

Looking forward to seeing you there! Slainte!”

There will be a DJ, DJ Wilchildex from Iconic Media (http://just2iconic.com/) and food and drink specials as well as raffle so the night promises to be fun. Show Hoboken411 who little credibility he has left by showing up and supporting a local business that is finally standing up to his tyranny of misinformation.

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Stella & Dot Spring/Summer Trunk Show Happy Hour Tonight at Lolas Tapas Wine Bar in Hoboken 6:30pm

Here is another styling event for the ladies of the Hoboken Soical Snadbox and anyone else interested in participating tonight a Lolas Wine Bar on 14th Street in Hoboken….

Stella & Dot Spring/Summer Trunk Show Happy Hour

Stella and Dot HHS 4-10-2013Date and Time: Wednesday, April 10, 2013 6:00 PM to 9:30 PM

Location: Lola’s Tapas – Wine Bar

Address: 153 14th Street, Hoboken, NJ

Description: Join the Hoboken Social Sandbox at Lola’s Tapas & Wine Bar for a Stella & Dot Truck Show and Happy Hour. The Girl’s Night Out will likely be a blast! Get styled by Stella and Dot Rep Jennifer Sutton and check out the spring/summer line of great jewelry.

For those not familiar with Stella and Dot here is a video below of their 2013 Summer collection:

Drink Specials:

  • $6 Sangria, Wine, and Mixed Drinks
  • $4 Beers

Make sure to RSVP today! Bring a friend or come alone and make new friends! We are great at introducing you to new ones. If your a woman and looking to make new friends this is a great event to do that!

*Parking is also available and will be validated by Lola’s at two locations Pro-Park on 14th and Bloomfield and Little Man Parking on 12th.

Raffle Prizes:

  • 3 Gift Cards for Hoboken Wellness Spa
  • Gift Card for D’s Soulful Cafe
  • 2 Gift Cards for Go Row Studios – 3 classes each
  • Gift Card for Black Bear Bar

**Everyone who RSVPs and comes to the event will get a free Raffle ticket.

***Everyone who places a Stella and Dot Order will get another Free Raffle Ticket.

RSVP Link: http://www.hobokensocialsandbox.com/events/104405902/

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