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July 2, 2013

Tenth and Turtle Block Party in Hoboken July 4th 12pm-9pm

Two uptown Hoboken establishments, Tenth and Willow and Turtle Club are hosting their “Tenth and Turtle” 4th of July Block Party.   It is a “family-focused” event and will occur this Thursday (4th of July) on 10th Street between Park Ave and Willow Ave.  Both the Turtle Club and 10th And Willow will have beer gardens set up with BBQs, there will be tons of activities for children (bouncy waterslide, magician, face painter), and even bands playing.  The day will start at noon and continue until 9:00 PM, right before the fireworks begin.  Both establishments are very excited to provide a great daytime destination for their neighbors that don’t head out of town for the holiday.
The flier is below:
Hoboken 10th Street Block Party July 4 2103
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November 6, 2012

Hoboken Relief Fundraiser at Turtle Club Wednesday 11/7 featuring Tom Moloney and other Musical Guests

Wednesday 11/7 at the Turtle Club starting at 8pm, they will hold a fundraiser for The Hoboken Relief Fund for Hurricane Sandy. A happy hour will be all night with a suggested donation of $20. Musicians will include Tom Moloney, Kieran Sullivan, Ceciallia Celeste, Your Ex-Boyfrineds, Tom Ritter, Johnny Miller and other special guests. The Turtle Club is located at 936 Park Ave in Hoboken, NJ. Here is a note from Tom Moloney on the event…
“THIS WEDNESDAY NIGHT at the Turtle Club I was scheduled to play my monthly Acoustic Show. After that Big Bitch Sandy caused all this damage and suffering to our beloved Hoboken, I felt it only right to invite some of my musician friends to join me for a fun night of Music and raise some money for a great cause! Its the least I can do, and I am happy to have the forum to do it.

We will be collecting donations at the door. Suggested Donation $20. No donation is too little, or too big! We will give all proceeds to the ‘Rebuild Hoboken Relief Fund’
www.rebuildhoboken.org

Joining me on the bill will be some amazingly talented local musicians, including Johnny Miller, Tommy Ritter, Kieran Sullivan and Your Ex-Boyfriends! Plus other guests jamming with me throughout the night.

Also, the Turtle Club will have their Wednesday Night Endless Happy Hour Bar Specials going all night long! I am extremely excited to be able to put together this event, and hope to see a lot of you in attendance Wednesday Night!”

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September 18, 2012

Hoboken Charter School Fundraiser is Tonight at Turtle Club 6-10pm

Filed under: fundraiser,Hoboken,Turtle Club — Tags: , , , — Rory @ 1:10 PM

Here is a note From Rory Chadwick on tonight’s fundraiser for the Hoboken Charter School at the Turtle Club….

Hoboken Charter School Fundraiser is Tonight at Turtle Club 6-10pm!

Regardless of the rain threat this evening, our fundraiser for the Hoboken Charter School is going to happen. Tonight from 6pm-10pm at both the Turtle Club and 10th and Willow. Our motto is Rotary is “Service Above Self”. We’re asking all of the Hoboken community and the surrounding communities to adopt our motto just for tonight and come out to support the kids, teachers and the school, even if mother nature has a few tricks up her sleeve.

The West Five Supper Club has donated their courtesy shuttle for use tonight from 6pm-10:30pm. The public can call 201-665-9667 between the hours of 6pm and 10:30pm tonight and be picked up by the shuttle, the shuttle will operate in Hoboken only. We are asking residents that live in large residential buildings to come together in the van, rather than call on an as needed basis to help alleviate the demand for the courtesy shuttle.

We have over 70 items for our silent auction/raffle and complimentary food has been donated for the night by Hoboken eateries Anthony David’s, East LA, The Madison, Liberty Bar, The Tilted Kilt, Trinity, The Village Pourhouse, Ben and Jerry’s, Carlo’s Bakery, The Little Grocer and Biggie’s Clam Bar.

Some of the auction items include 3 NY Giants Tickets vs Cleveland Brown in October, tickets are in section 111 in the player family seating area, Eli Manning signed Football, Eli Manning Signed Jersey, Victor Cruz Signed Jersey, NJ Devils signed Item, Signed guitars, Signed baseballs from NY Yankees and other teams, Lunch with Mayor Dawn Zimmer, Massages for 1 year and many more!! Raffle prizes will be various git cards to local store and restaurants, artwork, Dunkin Donuts items, gift baskets and so much more.

Any donation at the door for entry at either venue and each person that donates $10 or more will receive a free drink ticket. Cash, checks and credit cards accepted throughout the night.

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April 11, 2012

The Great Outdoors: 10 Tips to Eating/Drinking Outside from Hoboken’s Drunken Polar Bear

It’s getting warmer and summer is right around the corner.  We’ve slowly inched up the thermometer to shorts and hoodie weather (the best time of year).  Living in Hoboken, warmer weather brings us beautiful tree-lined streets, waterfront walkways, plenty of parks and outdoor seating any many bars and restaurants.  After many years in Hoboken, I’ve amassed some best practices to dinning and drinking outside in Hoboken.  I’m sure I will miss a thing or two so please add to it in the comments below.

(Editorial note: unlike other local blogs, I promise not to launch into a low carb induced childish diatribe on why the city doesn’t let bars/restaurants open outdoor seating before April 1st.  Normally, it’s very cold between Dec  1st and April 1st so it’s not worth the pixels.  And it’s spring – be happy!)

  1. Pick the Place – the first, and most obvious step, is picking where you’re going to enjoy the outdoors.  I thought about making a list, but with bars/restaurants changing their outdoor layout year to year it’s always changing.  Regardless, I estimate there are over 75 places to sit outside.
  2. Time It Right – Bin 14 has 90 minute wait for outside seating at 8pm on a Saturday night?  Shocking!  Many other Hobokenites like you will be flocking to locales with outdoor seating for happy hour and weekend dinners.  Get there early and have a few cocktails first to guarantee a good seat.
  3. Have a Back Up Plan – especially on those nice days there are going to be some long waits on good outdoor seating.  If your plan is to enjoy the outdoors, pick a backup bar nearby in case the wait is too long.
  4. Rooftop Ruckus – there are only two rooftop bars/restaurants in Hoboken (City Bistro & Dubliner) and they are always crowded.  While City Bistro is just a deck with no tables, I have found a great time to sneak up to the Dubliner roof is early evening (5-7pm) where you can probably grab a table.
  5. On the Waterfront – just like the rooftops there are just a few options for waterfront seating on Sinatra drive.  Plan ahead and make a reservation.  And cross your fingers.
  6. Dress the Part – if you’re walking around town your blood is flowing and you’re going to get warm, but when you’re sitting outside eating and drinking it’s going to be cold and a little windy.  Bring an extra coat, sweater, sweatshirt, shawl, etc.  Sunglasses are also a must.
  7. Find a Good Special – tons of bars and restaurants have great happy hour and daytime specials.  Nothing beats enjoying the afternoon outside with a bucket of cold beers or sangria pitchers.
  8. Crammed Quarters – in an ideal world there would be big couches and plush chairs we can sit on outside, but most outdoor seating in a little tighter than normal.  Don’t bring too much with you (bags and stuff) and be flexible about moving around a little bit.
  9. Thar’ She Blows – shocking to nobody in Hoboken, it gets windy from time to time.  Napkins, food, glasses, silverware all gets whisked away from time to time.  Make sure to be ready for the winds.
  10. People Watching – one of my and many outdoor enthusiast’s favorite urban sports.  Besides enjoying the weather and fine food/drink, the best part of sitting outside is taking in all the foot traffic.  Have fun with it!

In no way is this a comprehensive list, but here a few good places to sit outside by area:

-          Uptown – City Bisto, Pilsener Haus, Bin 14, Liberty Bar, Madison

-          Midtown – Elysian, Turtle Club, Mikie Squared, Stacks, East LA, Far Side, O’ Sullivans

-          Downtown – Brass Rail, McSwiggans, 1 Republik, Texas Arizona, Marty O’Briens, Dubliner, 4L’s

-          Waterfront – 340 Grill, Quays, Trinity, Wicked Wolf

Where’s your favorite bar/restaurant to each outside? Any other tips?

The Drunken Polar Bear

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March 26, 2012

Turtle Club Laphroaig Scotch Tasting March 27th 7:30PM

Turtle Club Scotch Tasting

The Turtle Club in Hoboken will be having a Laphroaig Scotch tasting tomorrow night March 27th starting at 7:30pm. Only a few tickets are left last time TheBoken.com checked the Facebook event page. Tickets are $80 per person and include a family style meal, tasting and education experience on four types of Scotch Whiskey as well. At the end of the evening you will get to even take home a bottle of one of the four types (your choice).

Click to the right to purchase tickets to event: http://www.hobokenturtleclub.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=7&Itemid=7

Turtle Club Hoboken

Address: 936 Park Avenue  Hoboken, NJ 07030
Phone: (201) 710-5960
Website: http://www.hobokenturtleclub.com/

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February 13, 2012

Women for Wine Sense Blind Wine Tasting at Turtle Club February 29th 7-9pm

Filed under: Hoboken,Turtle Club,Wine Tastings — Tags: , , , — TheBoken @ 9:05 AM

Below is a release for a blind tasting event from the Woman of Wine Sense at the Turtle Club the last day of the month this February…

Women for Wine Sense NJ Chapter Presents:

Scrimp vs. Splurge – A Blind Tasting

Blind Tasting Women for Wine Sense 2-29-2012

For February we wanted to get back to our roots as a wine education group and offer a blind tasting event.

So you think you’re a wine expert with the palate of Robert Parker? We’ll see about that! Over the course of the evening you will be presented with 4 pairs of wines. Each pair will be the same grape variety. As a side note, it is always a grape variety, and a wine made from a single grape variety is known as a varietal wine. See the education never ends! It will be up to you to determine the grape and the price point of the wine.

This is a unique opportunity to explore your palate, figure out what wine works for you and what you are truly looking for in a wine. With the focus on fun and education we will be covering each pair and providing tasting sheets, notes and regional information on all the wines. Light appetizers will be served.

When: Wednesday , February 29th 7-9pm

Where: The Turtle Club 936 Park Ave. Hoboken NJ 07030

Website: http://www.hobokenturtleclub.com/

Price: $25 Members and for  $35 Non-Members

If you attend the event as as non member and decide you want to join within 48hrs of the event (which everyone should!) you will be refunded the $10 difference in ticket price.

Please register by using the link below. Registration will close on the 27th so get in there early! Click Here To Register

WWS Logo

Check us out on the web, Facebook , Twitter, and our website: http://www.womenforwinesense.org/

Facebook Group, Women for Winesense – New Jersey Chapter
Twitter, WineSenseNJ

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January 20, 2012

Women for Wine Sense Casa Silva Wine Tasting at Turtle Club January 25th 7pm

The NJ Chapter of Women for Wine Sense (WWS) is having another wine event soon in Hoboken. The WWS is a not-for-profit and educates the community on wine, provides scholarships to support women pursuing education and careers in wine and also raise funds and make donations in support of local and national charities.

They have an event on Wednesday, Jan 25th at the Turtle Club featuring Casa Silva wines and education.  This event should spark some interest of readers of Theboken.com since it is an event here in Hoboken at a great location.

Information on the event is as follows:

Women for Wine Sense NJ Chapter Presents:
Casa Silva Tasting: Warm up with Wines of Chile

Wines to be Tasted:

  • Reserva Sauvignon Blanc ’11
  • Reserva Carmenere ’09
  • Gran Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Microterroir Carmenere ’05

Wine will be accompanied by delicious appetizers chosen with these wines in mind!

When: Jan 25th 7-9pm
Where: The Turtle Club
Address: 936 Park Ave, Hoboken NJ
Website: www.hobokenturtleclub.com

Cost:
Member: $ 30
Non-Member: $ 40

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November 14, 2011

Women For Wine Sense Palmaz Wine 4 Course Dinner at Turtle Club November 30th

Filed under: Hoboken,Turtle Club,Wine Tastings — Tags: , , , — TheBoken @ 4:25 PM

The Women for Wine Sense are having another Hoboken event coming up at the Turtle Club November 30th. Below is the information sent in from their PR Director to promote this event…

Women For Wine Sense Palmaz Wine 4 Course Dinner

Palmaz Winery is a boutique winery in Napa Valley. These wines are limited and not easy to come by. Allen Greenburg from Palmaz Winery will be leading the event and presenting each of the four wines we will be having that evening.

This is a unique opportunity to explore the wines of Palmaz Winery and have them with specially chosen dishes that showcase these special wines.

When: November 30th 7-9pm  
Price: $55 Members $65 for Non-Members 
Where: The Turtle Club

Address: 936 Park Avenue Hoboken, NJ 07030
Phone: 201-710-5960
Website: http://www.hobokenturtleclub.com/

This includes a four course tasting menu, wine, tax and tip. Registration for this event is mandatory as seating is limited. You don’t need to be a member to sign up for the event!

Please register online by clicking the link below by November 28th:

http://www.womenforwinesense.org/content.aspx?page_id=87&club_id=540956&item_id=196449

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September 25, 2011

Hudson County CASA Second Annual Beer Tasting at Turtle Club October 15, 2011 2pm-5pm

Filed under: Beer,fundraiser,Hoboken,Turtle Club — Tags: , , , , , — TheBoken @ 12:00 PM

This fall season in Hoboken seems like it has a whole bunch of beer related events. Here is another at the Turtle Club in Hoboken to benefit Hudson County CASA…

Hudson County CASA Second Annual Beer Tasting at Turtle Club

October 15, 2011 2pm-5pm

CASA Beer Tasting 10-15-2011 at Turtle Club HobokenOctoberfest comes to Hoboken! Why travel to Germany for a good craft beer this fall? Hudson County CASA is partnering with the Turtle Club of Hoboken to present Octoberfest to benefit Hudson County CASA. The Turtle Club, located at 936 Park Avenue, has generously agreed to offer more than 30 craft beers from 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.   Not a fan of beer? The Turtle Club offers a fantastic wine selection. And, there will be delicious pretzels created by Heidi’s European Pretzels along with a selection of hors d’oevres.

Tickets can be purchased for $30.00 at the door or via the PayPal:

Proceeds directly benefit Hudson County CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates for children).

For more information on CASA go to: http://www.hudsoncountycasa.org

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September 6, 2011

Stella & Dot Trunk Show and Endless Happy Hour! Wed Sept. 14th from 6-9pm at the Turtle Club

Stella and Dot HSS

Here is an upcoming Hoboken Social Sandbox event at the Turtle Club that combines fashion and drink specials at the Turtle Club in Hoboken September 14th….

Event: Stella & Dot Trunk Show and Endless Happy Hour! Wed September 14th from 6-9pm at the Turtle Club

Link to event: http://www.meetup.com/hoboken-cafe/events/30488151/

Stella & Dot has been featured on Regis and Kelly, People Magazine, Gossip Girl, Cosmo, Fitness Magazine, Marie Claire, The New York Times, on The View, The Today Show and in countless fashion magazines such as InStyle and Lucky magazine.

September Specials! If you order over $125, you receive a free Pyramid Bracelet. This is a complimentary piece to layer w/ other bracelets including the Devi bangles & vintage twist bracelets. Green or Cognac: http://stelladot.com/sites/jen nifersutton/productcatalog?page=productdetail&sku=B175CO

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