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September 26, 2013

Fourth Annual HoBOOken Halloween 5K and Scary Scurry Kids’ Run October 26, 2103

Filed under: halloween,Hoboken,running — Tags: , , , , , — TheBoken @ 4:30 PM

Fourth Annual HoBOOken Halloween 5K and Scary Scurry Kids’ Run

Takes Place on October 26, 2013

Race Directors Expect Early Sell-Out

Supports the Hoboken Shelter

Hoboooken in Hoboken 10-26-2013

The HoBOOken Halloween 5k and Scary Scurry Kids’ run, Hoboken’s largest charity race event, is scheduled for Saturday October 26, 2013. Produced by the Hoboken Elysianettes, Hoboken’s premiere women’s running club, the race has raised nearly 90k for local charities since 2010. Event directors project that up to 1500 runners and 200 kids, many in costume, will participate in the highly anticipated family race and will enjoy the post-race food and entertainment.

35 Minute Bootcamps is proud to serve as the returning lead sponsor for the HoBOOken 5k, and the Scary Scurry Kids’ Run is being sponsored by Bin-It. Other sponsors include Amanda’s, Beyond The Photograph, Elysian Café, Fleet Feet Sports, Love My Strutz, ShopRite and 16 Handles.

The 5k race will begin near Pier A at 10:00 am and the Scary Scurry will follow on the pier at 11am. The event will be professionally timed by Compuscore and photographed by Ken Shelton Photography.

Registration is only available online and will be limited to the first 1500 runners to register. Price for the 5K is $28 through September 26th and $30 through October 20th or while supplies last. 75 limited charity bibs are available for $75 each. Charity entrants will receive recognition through a special bib, and a portion of their entry fee will be given to The Hoboken Shelter, for which they will receive a letter for tax deduction purposes. The event has sold out prior to race day in the past two years.

In addition, a fundraising contest offers generous prizes to participants who raise additional money to benefit the Hoboken Shelter as part of the event. The top fundraiser will receive a 5-course wine dinner party for six at Amanda’s and second place will receive a dinner for six at the Elysian Café. In 2011, this contest generated an additional $7,000 in donations. http://www.active.com/donate/HoBOOken2013

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October 23, 2012

Hoboken Ski Club Halloween/Fall Fling Party October 26th 8-11pm at Mulligan’s

Filed under: Bars,halloween,Hoboken,Mulligans — Tags: , , , , — TheBoken @ 3:25 PM

Another active club in Hoboken, The Hoboken Ski Club has their annual Halloween Party this Friday at Mulligan’s….

Hoboken Ski Club  Halloween/Fall Fling Party

Friday October 26th, 8 pm – 11 pm at Mulligan’s

The Hoboken Ski Club is having a Halloween/Fall Fling Party October 26th at Mulligan’s this Friday. They will  have a private room with with DJ, drink specials and appetizers as well as a costume Contest. For more information about the Hoboken Ski Club go to their website at: http://www.hobokenskiclub.com/. They still have ski trips available for this winter according to their website.

Mulligan’s is located at 159 1st Street in Hoboken.

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Photos of the Day–Halloween “Cloud Zombies” at 11th and Garden Street Hoboken


Halloween Zombies at 11th and Garden Street Hoboken


It is getting near Halloween and every year the house at the NE  corner of 11th and Garden Street in Hoboken again this year does not fail to disappoint with an elaborate Halloween decoration and a message on the dangers of being too connected in the Internet age.

The message reads as follows:

“(Internet) “Cloud Zombies” consumed by their mobile devices, Connected or Disconnected?

We play an active role in determining the reality we experience by how much information we allow our senses to take in and our capacity to process that information. This piece is about how technology and the Internet, though great tools to connect us, can also disconnect us from the space and place we in in and those around us. www.stevevizena.com

And speaking of being absorbed by the cloud you can check out more photos on TheBoken’s Instagram account theboken. Smile

More photos are below:

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December 2, 2011

Photo of the Day–Hoboken Robin and the Wolf From Red Riding Hood

Hoboken Robin and Wolf

Today’s photo of the day is from this year’s Ragamuffin Parade in Hoboken and features the wolf from Red Riding Hood and Hoboken Robin.

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November 1, 2011

Halloween Costume Contest Winner at Maxwell’s 9.13.34 is “The Donald”

Filed under: halloween,Hoboken,parade,Uncategorized — Tags: , , , , — TheBoken @ 2:55 PM

Deb Maxwell of Maxwell’s 9.13.34 at 508 Court Street in Hoboken held a contest for best children’s costume during yesterday’s Ragamuffin parade. Below is a letter that recaps one of the cutest kids costumes ever, young Comac as “The Donald”. This article is very likely to make those prone to sentimental cuteness go “awwwwwww”….

“Dear Kids & Proud Parents,

You all looked soooo adorable today!  Thank you for coming to the red doors & sharing your costumes and smiles!

These were the criteria:

  • Whatever makes me laugh, cry, is creative, or yanks my chain.   The winner will be selected just as I do the inventory in the shop!
  • The winner will be notified by 8:00 pm on Monday, 31 October.
  • The gift certificate applies to anything in the Hoboken shop & must be redeemed by 30 November, 2011.

And the Winner is  …. Comac as Donald Trump!  

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These pictures do not do justice!   I have a rather extreme aversion to Trump, but Cormac made me laugh, had a highly creative get-up & sealed the deal when he took his sippy cup featuring the classic ”Look at Me”  photo of sir side sweep and in toddler fashion “you’re fired” The Donald.  The costume featured a 3 pc. suit, pockets brimming with new money (borrowed, of course & do underscore the word new) dress shirt, tie, pretentious crests (right Donald… your blood really is so not blue!), and massive quantities of hair product securing the side sweep.  (Suggestion:  some broom-like eye brows would have been an exacting touch.)  Hilarious!

Cormac had some very tough competition!  Happy Halloween & so great of you to share your clever outfits!!Good luck with the sugar crash!


Deb Maxwell”

Maxwell’s 9.13.34

Address: 508 Court Street Hoboken, NJ 07030
Phone: 201.659.5789
Website: http://www.maxwells91334.com
Hours: Saturday and Sunday 12pm -7pm

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Hoboken Ragamuffin Parade Highlights 2011

Filed under: halloween,Hoboken,parade — Tags: , , — TheBoken @ 9:30 AM

Ragamuffin Parade Hoboken 2011

The 2011 Ragamuffin parade had kids of all ages as well parents walking down Hoboken’s Washington Street yesterday to the Little League field. This annual parade always attracts big crowds although this year’s parade was smaller than the previous year as this was on a weekday. Below are some photos of the event…

Ragamuffin Parade Hoboken 2011

Hoboken Robin poses with the Big Bad Wolf

Ragamuffin Parade Hoboken 2011

Way too cute!

Ragamuffin Parade Hoboken 2011

Hoboken Robin joked that this Batman is an imposter.Maybe the Hoboken Superheroes will still recruit Superman!

Ragamuffin Parade Hoboken 2011

Baby Pirate yells Arggggh!

Ragamuffin Parade Hoboken 2011

Spider car!

Ragamuffin Parade Hoboken 2011

Captain America and Super-baby!

Ragamuffin Parade Hoboken 2011

Elvis Lives!

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October 29, 2011

Let’s Make a Hoboken Halloween Playlist!

Filed under: halloween,Hoboken,Music — Tags: , , , , — Mark @ 12:00 PM

Believe it or not, Halloween is here again, Boken readers! The crisp fall weather, the grey days and even darker nights, pumpkin latte’s and other “Harvest Foods”, scary movies, Charlie Brown, what’s not to like? A Halloween tradition at my house that is as important as carving jack-o-lanterns is the creating and enjoyment of the Halloween Playlist. It serves as the spooky soundtrack for all gatherings and activities throughout the season.

Instead of just handing over an already constructed playlist, I examined (or over-examined depending on how you look at it) the inner workings of this music spooktacular and want to hear from you, about your additions to this most sacred of holiday rituals. This way, together, we will build the most perfectly terrifying Hoboken Halloween Playlist.

The Classics

These are the songs that EVERYONE puts on a Halloween playlist. The foundation or low hanging fruit, if you will. Any good set of songs needs to have a base of familiarity and these songs are where to start. Radio and TV have drilled these into our heads as the spookiest of spooky, or at least the ones that are on the station approved list and used during the Halloween cartoon specials. Let’s face it, there’s no Halloween with out Thriller, The Monster Mash or an Alice Cooper song.

  • Thriller, Michael Jackson
  • Monster Mash, Bobby Pickett
  • Werewolves of London, Warren Zevon
  • Welcome To My Nightmare, Alice Cooper
  • Bad Moon Rising, Creedence Clearwater Revival
  • Spooky, The Classics

The Soundtracks

Some of these can and probably should reside in the “The Classics” section, but in the guise of our examination we’ll bucket them in this manner. These are songs or theme songs or scores from classic Halloween viewing. Movies, classic monster TV shows and holiday cartoon specials dominate this grouping. But there are other ways to go with in this section. Namely, there is some really creepy classical music that has been used in many a horror film, Bartok (The Shining) is probably the most shining example of this (excuse the pun, I just had to).

  • Ghostbusters, Ray Parker Jr.
  • The Headless Horseman Song, Bing Crosby
  • The Addams Family Theme
  • The  Munsters Theme
  • This Is Halloween, Danny Elfman
  • Beetlejuice: Main Title/End Title, Danny Elfman
  • Great Pumpkin Waltz, Vince Guaraldi Trio

The Deep Cuts

Everyone who has ever attempted a similar playlist hits the same wall. You pull over the 10 or 12 you absolutely know MUST be on the list. Then, you’re stumped. This is where you really round out and balance the playlist. This is where you can impart some different feeling music into the set. Songs that don’t necessarily SCREAM Halloween, but their inclusion helps pop the more “Halloweeny” feeling songs. These songs can be marginal choices. Songs that have “spooky” words in the title but don’t necessarily have a ghoulish feel. This would include every song in the history of the world that has the words Devil, Witch, Bark, Howl, Evil and the like. The choices below are my personal favorites for rounding out and balancing the list.

  • Nightmare on My Street, DJ Jazzy Jeff  and The Fresh Prince
  • I Put A Spell on You, Screamin’ Jay Hawkins
  • Psycho Killer, Talking Heads
  • Howling at The Moon (Sha-La-La), The Ramones
  • Season of the Witch, Donovan
  • ZombieWoof, Frank Zappa
  • Evil, Howlin’ Wolf
  • I Ain’t Superstitious, Howlin’ Wolf

So there it is. The world’s most in depth look at a Halloween playlist. I’d feel a little silly posting this if I didn’t have as much fun as I did creating it. So what did I miss? What are your favorite Halloween dirges? Post submissions in the comment section and we’ll assemble The Boken’s first Halloween Playlist. Happy Halloween everyone!

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Reminder: The Wicked Wolf of Hoboken Tonight October 29th – Over $1,000 in prizes!

Wicked Wolf Halloween Party Hoboken 10-29-2011

Reminder: The Wicked Wolf of Hoboken is having their Halloween Party tonight October 29,2011. They will be giving away over $1,000 in prizes for costumes. This waterfront venue is usually very busy on weekends and has a large bar and restaurant area to attract large crowds comfortably.

Wicked Wolf Tavern Hoboken

Address: 120 Sinatra Drive, Hoboken, New Jersey 07030

Phone: 201-659-7500


Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/wickedwolfhoboken

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October 26, 2011

West Five Supper Club Hoboken Halloween Parties 10/28-10/29

Wat business in Hoboken has two Halloween Parties to celebrate this Holiday? The West Five Supper Club does. $1000 in Prizes both nights for Best Group, Best Couple, Sexiest, and Best Overall! Also they have the famous DJ Carlos Melange spinning Friday and DJ Johnny Gunz will be playing all the hits on Saturday. Their Friday night specials are still in effect for the 28th. Reserve any 2 bottles  your choice  for $300!(plus tax/gratuity) Their $2 Power Hour still in effect and of course Pink Ladies VIP $4 drinks with your cup also happening. Remember the free shuttle will pick you up anywhere in Hoboken 201-665-9667. It is recommended that you book your tables now, as they are almost sold out!
West Five Supper Club Hoboken Halloween Party 2011
West Five Supper Club

Address: 505 Madison Street Hoboken, NJ 07030

Website: http://www.thewestfive.com/

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Room 84 of Hoboken Halloween Party October 31st 9pm

Filed under: halloween,Hoboken,Room 84 — Tags: , , , — TheBoken @ 1:00 PM

Room 84 Hoboken Halloween Party 10-31-2011

Room 84 in Hoboken is having their Halloween Party October 31st 9pm. They will have free prizes and giveaways and music will be provided by DJ Presz. Room 84 is located at 84 Washington Street Hoboken, NJ.

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