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September 3, 2013

4th Annual Hoboken Comedy Festival to Feature Artie Lange October 2nd through 6th 2013

You will really be able to laugh it up in Hoboken coming soon: Artie Lange will be featured in Hoboken’s 4th annual Comedy Festival October 2nd through the 6th.

4th Annual Hoboken Comedy Festival

to feature Artie Lange in October

Hoboken Comedy Festival  2013If you attended last year’s sold out Hoboken Comedy Festival, you may have noticed the unannounced cameos, the star studded lineup and the five days of comedy contribution to the city of Hoboken. In 2013 you should expect that and more–according to Festival Coordinator Dan Frigolette.  This year Howard Stern Alum and Hoboken Resident Artie Lange will close the Festival at the Pilsener Haus on Hoboken’s 14th Street.

The festival takes place October 2nd-6th all throughout Hoboken New Jersey, and brings with it headliners: Andrew Schulz from Guy Code, Thomas Dale from Chelsea Lately, Chuck Nice from the Today Show, Jessimae Peluso from Girl Code, and as mention Artie Lange from the Artie Lange Show along with two dozen feature comedians seen and heard all throughout your televisions and radios.

If you’re an aspiring act, it’s not too late to submit yourself to perform in front of industry leaders, decision makers and for a chance to open up for Artie Lange. All you need is a 6 minute YouTube clip and a headshot. To submit check out www.HobokenFestival.com/Submit.

Beyond the laughs, humor and alcohol consumption that comes with any comedy night, you can add the feel good element of supporting local charities. Each year the Hoboken Comedy Festival donates money to a partnering charity.

For the second year in a row, the Liberty Humane Society who supports dog adoption services, and low cost veterinary clinics all throughout Hudson County will be the partner organization. In 2012 the Hoboken Comedy Festival raised over $1200 for the charity.

In 2013 Hoboken Comedy Festival will supply LHS with comedian Justin Silver of CBS’s Dogs in the City for their Annual Bark in the Park Event in Hoboken’s Church Square Park on October 6th, and will be donating ticket proceeds, direct donations and calendar sales from the festival to the non-profit organization based in Jersey City NJ.

“The Hoboken Comedy Festival is a celebration of Hoboken’s Entertainment Independence” says Frigolette of the venture, “supporting local businesses and charities are the tenets that created the event.” This year half a dozen local businesses will sponsor the festival and the promotion photo shoot featuring famous comedians interacting with adoptable dogs at notable Hoboken locations.

Mayor Dawn Zimmer recognized the Hoboken Comedy Festival as “one of the latest additions to Hoboken’s vibrant cultural and arts scene.”

Hoboken Comedy Festival  2013 - Mayor Dawn Zimmer Letter

This year’s festival will consist of five shows over five days from October 2nd-6th. Go to www.HobokenFestival.com for more information and how to purchase tickets.

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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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January 30, 2013

Comedy Show at Willie McBride’s Hoboken Friday February 8th, 2013 at 8pm

Willie McBrides Hoboken Comedy Show 2-8-2013

Soul Joe Productions is hosting a comedy show at Willie McBride’s in Hoboken Friday February 8th, 2013 at 8pm. Tickets are $25 per person and includes 2 drinks and free band after the show, Proceeds of the show will go towards the Jubilee Center of Hoboken. Comedians include headliner Pete Michaels, Pete Davidson, Hilary Schwartz, Harrison Tweed and Dan Kaplan with host Matt Scarpelli.

Willie McBride’s is located at 616 Grand Street Hoboken, NJ. Call 908-296 for reservations or go to www.brownpapertickets.com/event/319482. Also, you can email them at souljoeproductions@gmail.com or visit their website at www.souljoe.com.

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November 9, 2012

Comedy Benefit Show at Willie McBride’s Hoboken Not Broken Thursday November 15th at 8pm

Comedy Benefit Show at Willie McBride’s

Hoboken Not Broken

For Hoboken Residents Affected by Hurricane Sandy

Thursday November 15th at 8pm

There is a comedy benefit show on November 15th in Hoboken to raise money for www.RebuildHoboken.org.  It will take place at Willie McBride’s at 8pm. Tickets are $20 and all proceeds go to the Rebuild Hoboken Relief Fund. This show features headliner Kyle Grooms.

Facebook event link:http://www.facebook.com/events/list#!/events/136039519876488

Link to buy tickets: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/295427

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October 10, 2012

Hoboken Scavenger Hunt Saturday, October 13 2012 Hosted by TRUE Mentors to Help Hoboken Kids

Here is another good cause for Hoboken and a bit of variety other than the usual bar mixer to raise money….

Second Annual Hoboken Scavenger Hunt October 13 2012

Hosted by TRUE Mentors to Help Hoboken Kids

Hoboken, NJ – Get ready for Hoboken’s citywide Scavenger Hunt! TRUE Mentors, Hoboken’s only one-to-one mentoring program for children, will be hosting the Second annual Hoboken Scavenger Hunt for all ages this Saturday, October 13, 2012.

Teams of up to 5 people will compete by answering trivia questions, taking pictures, and acquiring items for free from various venues throughout Hoboken. Each clue on the list is worth points and teams with the highest points upon completion have the opportunity to win prizes donated by local sponsors including Ben & Jerry’s, Taco Truck, Hoboken Pet, Mad One Jack’s, Hoboken Volunteers, SkyClub, Double Eagle Insurance and Robert Bazouzi Hair Studio.

Teams for the adults only competition or the family competition can easily register online at TRUEmentors.org or at Ben & Jerry’s Hoboken, 405 Washington St. Before Hunt day teams can register for $40 and individuals for $10, the day of the Hunt registration teams are $50 and $12 for individuals. 

“We had an awesome turn out last year and people are already buzzing about it. Teams are already lining up and prizes will be even better this year,” said Susi Tully, executive director of TRUE Mentors.

The Hunt registration begins at 1pm on October 13 at Church Square Park (Park Ave. between 4th and 5th Streets in Hoboken).  The Hunt starts there at 2pm. This fun-filled race throughout Hoboken will support TRUE Mentors’ ongoing efforts to match Hoboken children with caring, supportive adult mentors, creating a stronger more unified community. 

The Hunt award ceremony and after-party will take place from 4:00p.m. – 7:00p.m. at Willie McBride’s Irish Bar and Restaurant at 616 Grand Street, Hoboken with free ice cream from Ben & Jerry’s, snacks, games and prizes for the Hunt winners.

TRUE Mentors, is Hoboken’s only one-to-one mentoring program that connects children ages 7 – 17 with adult mentors in the same community.  Our goal is to unearth the potential of our children and adults through relationship. Our mentors become a trusted friend and champion to our children. Our children become teachers and ambassadors to new cultures and ways of thinking for our mentors.  The result is that TRUE Mentors breaks down cultural barriers in Hoboken and creates new opportunities for our children and a stronger, more compassionate community. 

For more ways to get involved or volunteer with TRUE Mentors, visit www.truementors.org.

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September 20, 2012

Breast Cancer Comedy Night Fundraiser at Willie McBrides Friday September 21st 7:30pm

Breast Cancer Comedy Night Fundraiser

Willie McBride’s at  616 Grand St, Hoboken, NJ 

Join the Hoboken Social Sandbox and Soul Joel Productions for Comedy Night to benefit the the Making Strides for Breast Cancer on September 21, 2012 at Willie McBride’s at 7:00 p.m. The HSS Pink Ladies will be walking to raise money for Breast Cancer Research in October. This show will be featuring comedians from Comedy Central, HBO, Last Comic Standing, and XM/Sirius Radio. Each has some of the best comedians from all over the city. For Reservations call 908-296-6278 or email souljoelproductions@gmail.com

This special comedy fundraiser will feature an all female cast.

Cost: $25 which includes cover charge and 2 drinks! Plus you get to stay after the show for the band for free!!!

Doors open at 7:30 p.m., Show starts at 8:00 p.m.


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July 26, 2012

Jersey Rocks for Autism Concert Tonight July 26th at Willie McBride’s in Hoboken – Doors Open at 6pm

Jersey Rocks for Autism – Willie McBride’s Hoboken 7-26-2012

Willie McBride’s of Hoboken presents Jersey Rock’s for Autism. Benefit for playground’s4autism tonight. The event will be featuring the following bands: Waking Hebbe, The Mocker’s, Presence, Stones Clones, Madness, Reality Check and more. A $15 donation will be collected and the doors open at 6pm. Food and drink specials will be available all night. Please call 201-640-4118 for tickets.For more information on the charity go to www.playgrounds4autism.webs.com.

Willie McBride’s Hoboken

Address: 616 Grand Street Hoboken, NJ 07030
Phone: (201) 610-1522
Website: http://hoboken.williemcbrides.com/

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July 23, 2012

Irish-American 5-year old in need of Bone Marrow Transplant – Event at Willie McBride’s July 26th

This in from Hoboken resident and bartender/writer Chris Halleron on a donor search drive at Willie McBrides Thursday July 26th from 6-10pm to help find a bone marrow donor for a 5 year old boy named Jake. Additionally, there is a booth set up at St. Ann’s Church as well until July 26th as well. Here is Chris’ brief note….

Irish-American 5-year old in need of Bone Marrow transplant
[Dear TheBoken.com],There’s currently a drive to find a potential match for a 5-year old boy in need of a bone marrow transplant.

As it turns out, his most likely match will come from an Irish-American—and since Hoboken is teeming with Irish, there’s a good chance we could find one here.

The boy’s parents used to live in Hoboken as well.

There’s a booth set up at St. Ann’s, and on Thursday (July 26) there’s an event at Willie McBride’s where you’ll get a complimentary pint for undergoing a cheek swab, which will help identify potential matches (flyer attached).

If you’d care to learn more, feel free to reach out to Lori Perbeck at lperbeck@gmail.com.

Thank you [for reading]!

- Chris Halleron

In addition to the booth at St. Ann’s and the event at Willie McBride’s located at 616 Grand Street, you can also donate money to help in the donor search as well. For every $100, they are able to add another person to the registry. The registry is run be Be The Match and the link to help Jake is on their website at wwww.bethematchfoundation.org/goto/MatchJaneNJ.
The flier is below…
Or to put the Willie McBride’s event another way:
  • Price of one beer = one cheek swab
  • Saving Jake’s life = priceless
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July 4, 2012

Pretty Little Liars Trivia at Willie McBride’s Hoboken Monday July 23rd at 8pm

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Pretty Little Liars Trivia at Willie McBrides 7-23-2012 Hoboken Trivia AD

As the saying goes on the show “Don’t get ugly, get even”. Trivia AD will be bringing Pretty Little Liars Trivia to Hoboken at Willie McBride’s on  Monday July 23rd at 8pm. Willie McBride’s is located at 616 Grand Street in Hoboken. Reservations are recommended and you can call 201-610-1522 to confirm.

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June 18, 2012

Saved by the Bell Trivia at Willie McBride’s Tonight Monday, June 18 at 8pm

“I’m so excited, I’m so excited. I’m so scared. “ 

Saved by the Bell Trivia will be at Willie McBride’s tonight Monday, June 18 at 8pm. For those that don’t know Willie McBride’s is located at 616 Grand Street in Hoboken. Reservations are encouraged. You should call 201-610-1522 to confirm if you plan to attend. Trivia AD will be hosting this event and has brought it back in their lineup based on popular demand.
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