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June 26, 2013

Movies Under The Stars Hoboken at Pier Park 2013 Summer Schedule

In a few weeks Mayor Dawn Zimmer and The City of Hoboken will be doing their Seasonal Summer series Movies under the Stars. The location is Pier A Park in Hoboken which is located  on First St. and Frank Sinatra Drive in Hoboken.

Movies begin at 9:00 pm in June and July and around at 8:15 pm in August, unless otherwise noted below. For the best seating, come early and bring a blanket or comfortable low-back chair. You may bring a picnic, but alcohol consumption is not permitted and subject to a fine. 

Movies Under The Stars Hoboken Pier A Park 2013 Summer Schedule

Hoboken Movies Under the Stars Schedule for 2013

June 12 -  Skyfall (9:00pm) 2012, Rated PG-13, 143 minutes
Winner of 2 Academy Awards, including Best Song by Adele and Best Sound Editing
Starring Daniel Craig, Judi Dench, Javier Bardem . James Bond descends into mystery as he tries to stop a mysterious organization from eliminating a country’s most valuable resource. All the while, he still tries to seek revenge over the death of his love.

June 19 – Lincoln 2012 (9:00pm) Rated PG-13, 150 minutes
Directed by Steven Spielberg,
Nominated for 12 Academy Awards including Best Picture, and winner of 2, including Best Actor Daniel Day-Lewis, also stars: Sally Field, David Strathairn, Tommy Lee Jones, James Spader & Hal Holbrook. In 1865, as the American Civil War winds toward conclusion, U.S. president Abraham Lincoln endeavors to achieve passage of the landmark constitutional amendment which will forever ban slavery from the United States.

Hoboken Summer Movies 2013 Outdoor Movie Screen -Les Miserables June 26th 9pm smaller

June 26 – Les Miserables 2012 (9:00pm) Rated PG-13, 158 Minutes
Nominated for 8 Academy Awards, including Best Picture; winner of 2 Oscars, including Best Makeup & Hair Styling, Best Sound Mixing and Best Supporting Actress Anne Hathaway. Also starring Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Sacha Baron Cohen & Helena Bonham Carter. In 19th-century France, Jean Valjean, who for decades has been hunted by the ruthless policeman Javert after he breaks parole, agrees to care for factory worker Fantine’s daughter, Cosette. The fateful decision changes their lives forever.

July 10 – Silver Linings Playbook  2012 (9:00pm) Rated R, 122 Minutes
Nominated for 8 Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor and winner of 1 Oscar, Best Actress Jennifer Lawrence. Also starring Bradley Cooper and Robert De Niro; After a stint in a mental institution, former teacher Pat Solitano moves back in with his parents and tries to reconcile with his ex-wife. Things get more challenging when Pat meets Tiffany, a mysterious girl with problems of her own.

July 17 – Argo  2012 (9:00pm) Rated R, 120 Minutes
Winner of 3 Academy Awards 2012 including Best Picture & Adapted Screenplay;

also Nominated for 7 Academy Awards, including Best Supporting Actor Alan Arkin; also Starring Ben Affleck, Bryan Cranston, John Goodman, and Tate Donovan. A dramatization of the 1980 joint CIA-Canadian secret operation to extract six fugitive American diplomatic personnel out of revolutionary Iran.

July 31 – Life of Pi  2012 (9:00pm) Rated PG, 127 Minutes
Nominated for 11 Academy Awards including Best Picture. Winner of 4 Oscars including Best Cinematography and Best Director. Starring Suraj Sharma, Irrfan Khan and Adil Hussain; A young man who survives a disaster at sea is hurtled into an epic journey of adventure and discovery. While cast away, he forms an unexpected connection with another survivor: a fearsome Bengal tiger.

August 7 – Mary Poppins  1964 (8:15pm) Rated G, 139 Minutes
Nominated for 13 Academy Awards, including Best Picture and winner of 5 Oscars, including Best Actress Julie Andrews and Best Music. Also starring Dick Van Dyke, Ed Wynn and Glynis Johns; Mary Poppins is pretty, punctual and “practically perfect in every way.” When she takes the position of nanny at the Banks household, the often-neglected children are a little unsure of her unusual ways. But “With a Spoonful of Sugar,” her magic, wit and wisdom are easy to swallow — and prove to be just the right medicine for the ailing family.

August 14 – The Croods 2013 (8:00pm) Rated PG, 98 Minutes
Starring Nicholas Cage, Emma Stone, Ryan Reynolds, Cloris Leachman; The Croods is a prehistoric comedy adventure that follows the world’s first family as they embark on a journey of a lifetime when the cave that has always shielded them from danger is destroyed. Traveling across a spectacular landscape, the Croods discover an incredible new world filled with fantastic creatures — and their outlook is changed forever.

August 21 – Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted  2012 (8:00pm) Rated PG, 93 Minutes
Starring Ben Stiller, Chris Rock, David Schwimmer and Jada Pinkett Smith; Alex, Marty, Gloria and Melman are still fighting to get home to their beloved Big Apple. Their journey takes them through Europe where they find the perfect cover: a traveling circus, which they reinvent – Madagascar style.

If you arrive early, we have scheduled live entertainment before some of the movie features. Start times listed below…

  • Wed. June 19, 7pm – musical performance by North of Somewhere,
    alternative rock trio from northern New Jersey
  • Wed. July 10, 7pm (raindate July 17th) - Circus Under the Stars,
    presented by Aerial Acrobat Entertainment,
    A unique & dazzling variety show
    filled with high flying acrobatics, ground acts & super silly characters.
  • Wed. Aug. 7th, 7pm – Preschool of Rock, musical performance for the whole family
  • Wed. Aug. 7th, 7:30pm – My Gym Hoboken, free demo

Schedules are subject to change. In case of heavy rain, film presentation will be canceled. Canceled films will be rescheduled on Aug. 14 and Aug. 21 beginning at approx. 9:30pm following the regularly scheduled film at 8:00pm or 8:15pm.  Check back for updates at this link: http://www.hobokennj.org/departments/human-services/cultural-affairs/movies-under-the-stars/


Title Sponsors: Projected Images of Hudson County and the Hudson County Division of Cultural & Heritage Affairs

Gold Sponsors: The Applied Companies, United Water, Burgiss, Hoboken University Medical Center

Silver Sponsors: Bijou Properties, Hoboken Family Alliance, Muller Insurance, My Gym Hoboken, State Farm Insurance, Shop Rite of Hoboken

Additional Support provided by:
Singleton Galmann Realty, Wells Fargo, Riverside Realty, Haven Savings Bank, Devotion Yoga, Romparoo, Garden Street School of Performing Arts

This program is made possible in part by funds from The New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a partner agency of The National Endowment for the Arts, administered by the Hudson County Office of Cultural & Heritage Affairs, Thomas A. Degise, County Executive and The Board of Chosen Freeholders.

To become a sponsor or for further information, please call Geri Fallo at (201) 420-2207.

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June 17, 2013

New Jersey Symphony at Pier A Park in Hoboken Thursday June 20 7:30pm

Here is a free cultural event in Hoboken with a view of New York city and a quality orchestra. This program was created several years ago by the current Mayor Dawn Zimmer. This year’s selection has a variety of composers from different periods and is similar to a Boston Pops concert….

Mayor Dawn Zimmer and the City of Hoboken proudly present



Free  – No tickets required

Thursday, June 20, 2013 at 7:30pm

Bring a blanket or low back chair and a picnic

NJ Symphony Pier A Park Hoboken

Take a seat on the lawn of Pier A Park where Music Director Jacques Lacombe leads the Orchestra in a concert of light classics and popular favorites—with a patriotic flair. As night falls, the New York City skyline lights up and is reflected in the Hudson River, making this a very unique and romantic summer symphony concert destination.

The Orchestra performs selections from Bizet’s Carmen, Copland’s Rodeo and Bernstein’s West Side Story, alongside favorite tunes from Gershwin and movie classics like John Williams’ Raiders March. Patriotic tributes include “America the Beautiful” and Sousa’s “The Stars and Stripes Forever,” and the Orchestra honors servicemen and women with the moving Armed Forces Salute.

Jacques Lacombe is the Conductor.


  • KEY – The Star-Spangled Banner
  • SUPPÉLight Cavalry Overture
  • FALLA - Spanish Dance No. 1 from La vida breve
  • BIZETCarmen
    • “Song of the Toreador” from Suite No. 2
    • “Aragonaise” from Suite No. 1
    • “Les Toréadors” from Suite No. 1
  • COPLAND – “Hoe Down” from Rodeo 
  • MONCAYOHuapango   
  • BERNSTEIN/MASONWest Side Story Selections
  • WILLIAMSRaiders March
  • BERLIN/HEALY – “God Bless America”
  • ARLEN - “Over the Rainbow”
  • GERSHWINGirl Crazy Overture
  • ALFORDColonel Bogey’s March
  • LOWDEN – Armed Forces Salute
  • DRAGON – “America the Beautiful”
  • SOUSA - “The Stars and Stripes Forever”
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May 30, 2013

Hoboken Catholic Academy 4th Annual 5K June 1st 9am Start at Pier A Park

HCA 5k Run Hoboken Pier A June 1st 2013

The Hoboken Catholic PTO is ready for this weekend and their 4th Annual 5k Race fundraiser to benefit Hoboken Catholic Academy. All proceeds will go towards the educational and professional development of the school. They are especially grateful for your support this year as our school building has not yet reopened after being damaged in Hurricane Sandy. Join them on the beautiful Hoboken waterfront for a competitive race and family fun.

The Race starts on Saturday June 1st at 9am and is at Pier A Hoboken 100 Sinatra Drive Hoboken, NJ.


In person registration and packet pickup Wednesday, May 29, 2013 3-7 pm at Our Lady of Grace Hall, 422 Willow Ave, Hoboken and the day of the race starting at 7 am at Pier A. Also online registration is at the website www.hca5k.com.


  • Title Sponsor: Hoboken University Medical Center & Integrated Women’s Health
  • Kids Day Sponsor: Green Rock Tap & Grill
  • HCA Friends & Family Sponsors: DeFalco & Co; Flett Exchange; Morgan Stanley Smith Barney

Additional Information

Prizes for fastest male and female finishers as well as HCA Dad, HCA Mom and HCA Student prizes. Disposable chip race.

Online Donations

Click here to donate to Hoboken Catholic 4th Annual 5K

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May 10, 2013

Hoboken 2nd Annual Green Fair Postponed to May 19th Due to Rain Forecast

It is supposed to rain tomorrow, which in of itself I thought is a green thing. Oh the irony! As a result of the rain forecast tomorrow the 2nd Annual Green Fair has been pushed back a week. Don’t mess with Mother Nature….


City of Hoboken Green Fair 5-19-2013 Pier A Park

The City of Hoboken’s 2nd Annual Green Fair originally scheduled for Saturday, May 11, 2013 has been rescheduled for Sunday, May 19 due to the forecast for rain (Please note: previously the rain date was incorrectly stated as Saturday, May 18). Vendor registration is also extended until Friday, May 17.

The 2nd Annual Green Fair will be held from 11am to 5pm at Pier A Park along the Hoboken waterfront and will feature live music and organic food vendors. It is intended to introduce sustainable lifestyle choices to the community, raise awareness regarding environmental concerns, and demonstrate how consumers can reduce their impact on the earth by selecting sustainable, eco-friendly products and services, reducing energy consumption, conserving water and limiting their dependence on fossil fuels.

A compost bin will be on-site and residents are encouraged to bring any compostable materials (coffee grounds, grass clippings, peanut shells, etc.) they may be storing at home.

Green businesses or non-profits whose mission aligns with environmental sustainability are invited to participate in the Green Fair. The Green Team is also reaching out to involve the local arts community. Interested vendors can submit the online registration form at www.hobokennj.org/greenfair and contact Christopher Brown at cbrown@hobokennj.org with any questions. The final day for registration is Friday, May 17, 2013.

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May 1, 2013

Photo of the Day – World Trade Center from Pier A Park in Hoboken

WTC from Pier A Hoboken HDR Photo 4-27-2013

Today’s photo of the day was taken last weekend at Hoboken’s Pier A Park with a view of the World Trade Center’s Freedom Tower. The green grass and lovely weather a testament that Spring has finally sprung in Hoboken.

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Hoboken Community: Ticket Information for Bob Dylan, Wilco and My Morning Jacket Show – Tickets on Sale May 4

From the City of Hoboken on the Bob Dylan, Wilco, and My Morning Jacket concert July 26th….

Hoboken Community: Ticket Information for Bob Dylan, Wilco and My Morning Jacket Show – Tickets on Sale May 4


Pier A Concert Hoboken

On Friday, July 26, 2013, Bob Dylan, Wilco, and My Morning Jacket will hold a concert at Pier A Park in Hoboken as part of the AmericanaramA Festival of Music tour.

Tickets will go on sale on Saturday, May 4, 2013 at 10:00am. In addition to online sales, 500 tickets have been set aside for sale in Hoboken at Tunes, located at 225 Washington Street. Tickets are $75.50 each, cash only, and there is a 2 ticket limit per person. Tickets at Tunes will go on sale at the same time as online sales.

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April 3, 2013

Hoboken Resilience Run 5K and Community Fair April 6th at Pier A Park Registration starts 8:30am

Here is the latest City of Hoboken event to help with Hurricane Sandy recovery….



Event will benefit Rebuild Hoboken Relief Fund, New Jersey Relief Fund, and the town of Port Maria, Jamaica.

Community fair will feature kids’ games, live music, food, beer, and more.

The City of Hoboken will hold the Hoboken Resilience Run 5K and community fair for post Hurricane Sandy recovery on Saturday, April 6, 2013. A portion of proceeds will be donated to the Rebuild Hoboken Relief Fund, the New Jersey Relief Fund, and the town of Port Maria in Jamaica, which was impacted by Hurricane Sandy. Dignitaries from Jamaica and the United Nations will be in attendance. The run is sponsored by the UPS Foundation.

Hoboken Resilience Run 5K 4-6-2013The last day for online registration is today April 3, 2013. Register online at www.hobokennj.org/5k.

The community fair at Pier A Park, which will run from 10:00am until 5:00pm, will feature live music from 3 bands, a beer garden with beer, sangria and wine, and food from “On the FlipSide” burger stand.

From 10:00am to 2:00pm, children are invited to play “Riskland,” an educational life-sized board game for teams of children to learn about resilience to disasters. Riskland focuses on a fun and educational experience around key messages about disaster impacts and how we can reduce them. Children can prepare for the game and learn more about disaster resilience at www.hobokennj.org/5k/Riskland.pdf. The game will be located at the Pier A fountain area, and children will be able to sign up to play on the day of the event.

Riskland Game Hoboken 4-6-2013

Volunteer opportunities include registration table sign-up, vendor assistance, game moderation, water distribution, and course direction. Please contact Carly Ringer (cringer@hobokennj.org) to sign-up to help make this a fun day.

The run is being organized in support of a global UN initiative – the “Making Cities Resilient” campaign, led by the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction. In March, 2013, Hoboken became the 4th United States city to join the Making Cities Resilient campaign, which has 1,400 global members.

Hoboken Resilience Run 5K:

  • 8:30am – Race Day Registration opens
  • 9:45am – Opening Ceremony hosted by Mayor Dawn Zimmer with remarks by Ms. Shorna-Kay Richards, Deputy Permanent Representative of the Permanent Mission of Jamaica to the UN, Mr. Herman Lamont, Consul General of Jamaica, and Margareta Wahlström, Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Disaster Risk Reduction
  • 10:00am – 5K run
  • 11:00am – 5K run awards ceremony
  • 11:15am – Fun run

Community Fair Activities:

  • 10:00am – 5:00pm – Local Vendors, community information tables, and “Resilience booth” featuring photos of disaster preparedness from around the world on display
  • 10:00am – 2:00pm – Riskland Game for children (suggested ages: 7-14). Riskland is an educational life-sized board game and is a great and fun way to learn about resilience to disasters!
  • 11:00am – 5:00pm – Beer garden and food by On The FlipSide
  • 11:30am – 4:30pm – Live music

Live Music Lineup:

  • 11:30am to 12:15pm – Perennial Reel
  • 1pm to 1:40pm – MASSIVE Reggae Band
  • 2pm to 2:40pm – MASSIVE Reggae Band
  • 3:30pm to 4:30pm – North of Somewhere
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March 4, 2013

Hoboken Photo of the Day–Office Buildings at Sunset from Pier A Park

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Hoboken Office Towers from Pier A 3-3-2013 HDR

Today’s photo of the day is from Pier A Park and features office buildings during a nice sunset. The weather was cold but this shot made it worth going out to get it.

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January 24, 2013

Hoboken Photo of the Day–Pier A Park Winter Time

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Pier A Park Winter 2013 Walkway iPhone HDR

Today’s Hoboken Photo of the Day is Pier A Park taken yesterday in the blustery cold. Here is the same photo in sepia…

Pier A Park Winter 2013 Walkway iPhone HDR

and in black and white…..

Pier A Park Winter 2013 Walkway iPhone HDR

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January 23, 2013

Hoboken Photo of the Day – W Hotel from Pier A Park Winter

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Hoboken Photo of the Day - W Hotel from Pier A Park Winter 1-23-2013

Today’s Hoboken Photo of the Day is of the W Hotel from Pier A Park shot today to share with readers a winter view of Hoboken in the blustery cold.

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