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October 2, 2012

WIO Fundraiser at Pier A Park October 6th 11am-1pm for Hoboken Charter School

Saturday October 6th at Pier A Park, from 11am – 1pm Work it Out Fitness will be having an outdoor workout to help raise funds for the Hoboken Charter School that was recently hit with a bad fire and had to relocate to Jersey City for one year. Recommended donation is $10 but give more if you can.  All are welcome to join and refreshments will be available.

Certified instructors from WiO and SPF will be sure to give everyone a challenging, yet fun “sweat for a cause” workout!

Call WiO or visit them online for more information and sign-ups. Their website is: http://www.workitoutgym.com/wio/

Work it Out Gym LLC

Address: 603 Willow Ave. Hoboken, New Jersey 07030
Phone: 201.222.0802
Website: http://www.workitoutgym.com

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September 18, 2012

Hoboken Photo of the Day – Pier A Park Tornado (Fake)

Filed under: Hoboken,Photo Of The Day,pier A,Pier A Park — Tags: , , , , — TheBoken @ 2:30 PM

Note: This Hoboken tornado photo is not real but filtered

Is it just me or have we had more than our recent share of tornado watches and warnings in the last month from the National Weather Service? Now Hoboken is not known as a tornado hot spot like Kansas or Oklahoma but we recently had a water spout in Brooklyn just two weeks ago so anything is possible. Most likely any tornado that could touch down in Hoboken would be either a Category 0 or 1 but it could still inflict damage so these warnings and watches should be taken seriously.

It is my hope that if Hoboken ever had a tornado it would either be in the Hudson or out in the open like Pier A Park since it would not damage any homes. As editor of  Theboken.com I admit I am a bit of a weather nerd and get an adrenaline rush from severe weather so here is a filtered photo of what a tornado might look like at Pier Park in Hoboken should one ever touch down.  Note this photo is created using filters from iPhone app Filtermania2.

Doctored Photo Tip: See if you notice anything out of place in this photo and feel free to share in the comments section  below….

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August 24, 2012

Texas Arizona New York Red Bulls Viewing Party on Pier A Hoboken August 29th 7:30-10:30pm

Filed under: Hoboken,Pier A Park,Red Bulls — Tags: , , , , — TheBoken @ 10:25 AM

Pier A Red Bulls Viewing Party Texas Arizona


Hey soccer fans, consider joining the folks at Texas Arizona  at Pier A in Hoboken for an outdoor viewing party on Wednesday August 29 when NY Red Bulls take on DC United in an Eastern Conference showdown. The game starts at 8pm but the festivities start at 7:30pm where you can challenge your friends to Race The Red Bulls and other activities from the Interactive Zone. TheBoken.com is not sure what an interactive zone is but it sounds like fun for us gadgetry types. Besides the views will be great. Nothing like a soccer match with NYC in the background.

RSVP here on their Facebook event link:  on.fb.me/Q7QySC

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August 22, 2012

City of Hoboken – End of Summer Events

Folks, can you believe it is almost the end of Summer? I can’t but the City of Hoboken has some fun family events that should wind down the Summer with a variety of choices and most of them are free….

Mayor Dawn Zimmer and the City of Hoboken invite you to

the following end of Summer events

Movies Under the Stars – Wednesday August 22nd 7pm

Location is Pier A Park – 1st Street and Frank Sinatra Park. Event is free!

  • 7:00pm: music by Preschool of Rock
  • 8:00pm: screening of Wizard of Oz
  • 9:40pm: screening of The Artist

Bring a blanket or low back chair & a picnic basket.  For more info: 201-420-2207 or

Link: www.hobokennj.org/departments/human-services/cultural-affairs/movies-under-the-star

Concerts in Sinatra Park -  Thursday August 23rd 7pm

Location is Sinatra Drive between 4th and 5th Streets.

Julio Fernandez and Friends Concert

Featuring: Gary Schreiner on piano and chromatic harmonica, Scott Ambush on bass, Benny Harrison on keyboard, guitar and vocals and Chris Infusino on drums and special musical friends.

Family Fun Nights at Shipyard Park- Tuesday, August 28th, 7pm to 8pm

Performance by Polka Dot, also known as Ron Albanese

Spaghetti Dinner Block Party – Thursday August 30th, 5pm to 8pm

Location is Sinatra Drive walkway between 1st and 2nd Streets.

Tickets on sale through Monday August  27th

Price: $20 for adults, $10 for children, $12 for seniors,  $200 to reserve a table of 10.

Dinner includes 4 kinds of pasta, meatballs, sausage, eggplant rollatini, salad, assorted rolls and breads plus dessert.
Performances by Sinatra Idol winners: David Arellano and Greg Myers

For more info go to link: www.hobokennj.org/spaghetti-dinner-block-party

A big thanks to the generous sponsors for this year’s Summer events in Hoboken….

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.

For further information, please call Geri Fallo at (201) 420-2207.

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August 17, 2012

Lackawanna Music Festival in Hoboken August 18 2012 at Pier A Park – Featuring Tokyo Police Club!

hMag, which is another good community resource for Hoboken information in a positive light,  is hosting the Lackawanna Music Festival tomorrow Saturday August 18. The event will be held at Pier A in Hoboken. The event will be hosted by MTV’s Matt Pinfield and will feature the headliner band Tokyo Police Club. Other bands will include Vacationer, Shinobi Ninja, Body Language, Lights Resolve, We Barbarians, The Nightmare, River Band. Pilsener Haus will also be providing a Biergarten at the event, and there will be other vendors as well. The music portion of the event is free but peopleshould RSVP at the following website:

Event Website:  http://www.lackawannamusicfestival.com/

Facebook Event Link: https://www.facebook.com/lackawannamusicfestival

The band lineup is as follows:

  • 12:45 – 1:45 – The Nightmare River Band
  • 2:00 – 3:00 – We Barbarians
  • 3:15 – 4:15 -  Lights Resolve
  • 4:30 – 5:15 – Body Language
  • 5:45 – 6:45 – Shinobi Ninja
  • 7:15 – 8:00 -  Vacationer
  • 8:30 – 10:00 -  Tokyo Police Club

Below is a diagram of the setup for tomorrow’s event including the stage, the beer garden, kids area and the vendors at Pier A Park:

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August 13, 2012

Family Events in Hoboken This Week from the City of Hoboken

Mayor Dawn Zimmer & the City of Hoboken present a week of free family-friendly events ….

Hoboken movies under the stars

Tuesday Aug. 14 

7pm to 8pm: Family Fun Night at Shipyard Park

Performance by The Guitar Bar Jr. Allstars

Featuring: Karyn Kuhl, Zeb Gould, Adam McDonough, Efrain Calderon, Boo Riners, Keith Hartel, Tom Costagliola, Dave Lambert, Rene Sevasti, Jenna Morris, Joff Jones, Alan Orth, & Andy Burton

Bring a blanket or low back chair

Wednesday Aug. 15

7pm: Circus Under the Stars at Pier A Park presented by Aerial Acrobat Entertainment: A dazzling variety show filled with high flying acrobatics, clowns & magic. Followed by…

8:15pm: Movies Under the Stars at Pier A Park: A screening of Willie Wonka & the Chocolate Factory

Bring a blanket or low back chair

Thursday Aug. 16

7pm to 9pm: Concerts in the Park at Sinatra Park Amphitheatre

Featuring a performance by The Gordys

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August 6, 2012

Photo of the Day- Mumford and Sons Concert Bird’s Eye View with Rainbow

Mumford and Sons Rainbow HDR

Today’s photo of the day is a bird’s eye view of the highly successful Mumford and Sons concert that was held at Hoboken’s Pier A last Wednesday night. Over 15,000 people were in attendance plus many more who were nearby but did not buy tickets. This shot has already been uploaded to our Instagram account http://followgram.me/theboken/ but is featured here in rectangular aspect to get a wider view of the NYC skyline. When the rain finally stopped a rainbow appeared briefly

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August 1, 2012

Mumford and Sons Weather Forecast in Hoboken – Possible T-Storms Until 7PM but Clear After That

With the Mumford and Sons Concert at Pier A Park scheduled for tonight Hoboken in focus: here is an update on the weather that has some concerned that it could rain out the show that has 15,000 concerts goers expected to attend. The latest forecast according www.weather.com has possible isolated T-storms and t-storms starting at 5pm but ending at 7pm. This could effect early opening acts but if the forecast holds up will still allow for three hours or so of performance time even in the worst case scenario. The radar shows a system that isn’t too large so once it passes things should be ok. Keep in mind that this information is from the weather experts  and not TheBoken.com.

Suggestion: Since people are not allowed to bring umbrellas perhaps a poncho should be worn just in case.

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July 25, 2012

500 Additional Tickets for Hoboken Mumford at Tunes Sold Out!

Update: 5/25/2012: Tunes reported earlier this afternoon that the the additional 500 tickets have indeed been sold out. Congrats to the lucky ones who braved the lines and got their tickets.

500 Additional Tickets for Hoboken Mumford & Sons Show To Go On Sale

at Tunes July 25th at 10am!

On August 1, 2012, Mumford & Sons will hold a sold-out concert at Pier A Park in Hoboken to kick off their summer tour. Mayor Zimmer requested that 500 tickets for the show be set aside for sale in Hoboken. The tickets will go on sale at 10:00 am on Wednesday, July 25, 2012 at Tunes, located at 225 Washington Street in Hoboken. Tickets are $55 each, cash only, and there is a 2 ticket limit per person.

Through the Hoboken Superintendent’s office, an additional 20 tickets will be distributed to honors students who graduated from Hoboken High School this year. The City congratulates Valedictorian Gabrielle Frederick, who will attend the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania, Salutatorian Erin Ranieri, who will attend Rutgers University, Michael Ippolito who received a full scholarship to attend the Stevens Institute of Technology, and all of the graduates of the class of 2012.

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July 24, 2012

Woody Guthrie Centennial Tribute at Pier A Park Hoboken Wednesday July 25th at 7pm

Filed under: Hoboken,Live Music,Pier A Park — Tags: , , , , — TheBoken @ 10:55 AM

Woody Guthrie Centennial Tribute at Pier A Park Hoboken

Wednesday July 25th at 7pm

The Woody Guthrie Centennial Tribute Concert has been rescheduled for  this Wed. July 25th, 7pm at Pier A Park, before Movies Under the Stars.
featuring The Demolition String Band and lots of local musical guests including:
Dave Lambert, Abbie Rivers, Jon & Deena from The Cucumbers, David Calamoneri,  John Bauers, Jeremy Beck, Tom Vincent, Perry Robinson, Al Festa, Davis Cogswell and many more.This performance will be followed by a screening of The Help at 9pm, also at Pier A Park.Both shows are free. Bring a blanket and a  low back chair. For more info call 201-420-2207 or go online at www.hobokennj.org.

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