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April 16, 2013

The Hoboken Museum Hoedown Fundraiser a Success on Saturday April 13

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Hoboken Museum Hoedown 4-13-2013

The Hoboken Historical Museum held their annual fundraiser on Saturday April 13,2013 at the Hoboken Elks Club from 7-11pm. The lively and well attended event was well attended and featured a County and Western theme this year. Food was provided by Anthony David catering. Activities included square dancing, a photo booth, Live DJ, dinner, an auction led by Hoboken restauranteur Eugene Flinn assisted by Miss Western Australia (pictured below),  and a pie contest. The Museum has one event a year to help raise funds for their operations. This event was originally scheduled for last November but was postponed due to Hurricane Sandy.

For more information on the Hoboken Museum go to: www.hobokenmuseum.org/

Hoboken Historical Museum

Address: 1301 Hudson St Hoboken, NJ 07030
Phone: (201) 656-2240

Hoboken Museum Hoedown 4-13-2013 - Eugene Flinn

Hoboken Museum Hoedown 4-13-2013 - Miss Western Australia

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Hoboken Rotary’s 2nd Annual Casino Night at Elks Club May 4th 6-11pm

Each year the Hoboken Rotary awards scholarships to 4 worthy candidates and its almost time to award them to help in the educating of or Community’s’ High School Citizenry.  To help with the fundraising on Saturday May 4th they will be hosting their 2nd Annual Casino Night.

Rotary Casino Night Hoboken 5-4-2013

This year’s event will be held at the Hoboken Elks Lodge from 6pm to 11pm. They will have a Texas Hold’Em Tournament in addition to Black Jack, Roulette and Craps table games.  There will be an open bar and buffet.

Dress Code: Black & White Attire.  Dress to Impress.  Be Creative!

Tickets can be purchased HERE for $50 General Admission or $75 for Texas Hold’Em Registration (which includes all General Admission benefits plus entry into the Texas Hold’Em Tournament).

Go to www.HobokenRotray.org or email CasinoNight@hobokenrotary.org   for any additional information on the event.

 

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January 23, 2013

Hoboken Museum Hoedown Saloon Party and Gala – Saturday April 13th 7pm

Shine up your best cowboy boots: The Hoboken Historical Museum is planning its annual fall gala (postponed due to Hurricane Sandy) with a country theme this year: A Hoboken Hoedown! Join them for their rescheduled time on Saturday, April 13, at 7 p.m. for the party of the season.

Hoboken Hoedown New Date April 13 2013

New Date: Hoboken Museum Hoedown Party of the Season – April 13

Where: Hoboken Elks Lodge #74 1005 Washington St. Hoboken, NJ 07030

When: Saturday April 13, 2013, from 7:00 PM to 11:00 PM

Tickets are on Sale Now! Go to event page below to register…

http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=pmackzhab&oeidk=a07e6wttaz06b18563c

Tickets are just $125, which includes:

  • Open “saloon” with signature drinks
  • Delicious food by Anthony David Catering
  • Desserts by Giorgio’s Pasticceria
  • Dance music spanning the decades and genres
  • Spotlight line dancing and square dancing with a live square dance caller
  • Pie bake-off! Have a secret family recipe for a to-die-for pie? Enter the contest! (form on website)
  • Wall of Wine: For $25, buy a mystery bottle of wine, including several superb bottles

Best of all, don’t miss the Museum’s popular live auction, with its unique selection of packages such as dining, travel and only-in-Hoboken experiences.
If you enjoyed the GalaPalooza25 last year, this year’s shindig promises the same fun, with a more casual vibe. Good fellowship, good food, and good drink for a good cause.

Click on over to the Museum website, www.hobokenmuseum.org, if you’d like more information, or call them up at 201-656-2240.

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January 9, 2013

First Annual “A Wing and a Prayer” Cook Off Saturday, January 26, at the Elks Club 6pm

A Wing And A Prayer Chicken HobokenHoboken’s finest establishments will be competing to see who claims the title of “Best Chicken Wings in Hoboken.” The winner will be crowned at the First Annual “A Wing and a Prayer” cook off, to be held on Saturday, January 26, at the Elks Club. The event starts at 6:00 p.m.

The lineup of culinary contestants features Carpe Diem, City Bistro, Hoboken Bar & Grill, Hotel Victor, Liberty Lounge & Grill, Marty O’Brien’s, Maxwells, Mikie Squared, 1 Republik, Texas Arizona, Wicked Wolf and Zack’s Oak Bar & Restaurant.

Sponsors include Munchies and Hoboken Elk’s Club.

Headlining the event’s entertainment will be the award-winning band, Cecilia Celeste, one of the Tri-State’s top up-and-coming acts.

Tickets to "A Wing and a Prayer" are $40 and include all-you-can-eat wings, sides, desserts, beer and wine – and the ability to cast your vote for Hoboken’s “Best Chicken Wings!” A silent auction and 50-50 raffle will also be held. 
St. Francis Helpers, a philanthropic and outreach organization associated with St. Francis Church (308 Jefferson St., Hoboken), is hosting the event. All proceeds will be directed toward support of local families and individuals impacted by Hurricane Sandy.

January 26 is the perfect Saturday for this event. It is the weekend before the Super Bowl and an otherwise quiet weekend for events. Attendance will be limited to just 300 tickets and is sure to sell out.

To purchase tickets, or for more information, contact St. Francis Helpers at 201.659.1772.

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November 19, 2012

Elks Club Monday Night Football Viewing and Dinner starts at 7pm – for only $10

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The Hoboken Elks Club is hosting a Monday Night Football Viewing and Dinner which starts at 7pm tonight November 19th- for only $10. The Elysian Cafe will be doing the catering and all proceeds will go to charities of the Hoboken Elks. There will be a cash bar. The game pits the Chicago Bears at the San Fransico 49ers.

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April 10, 2012

30th Anniversary Celebration Dinner for Hoboken Shelter at Elks Lodge in Hoboken on May 3rd, 2012 7 – 10 p.m.

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Below is a press release from the Hoboken Shelter on their 30th Anniversary Dinner and Fundraiser at the Hoboken Elks Lodge May3rd 2012 from 7-10pm….

The Hoboken Shelter Celebrates 30 Years Helping The Community

Celebration Dinner Will Honor Hoboken Volunteer Champion Todd Kinney

Hoboken, NJ, April 10, 2012, – Executive Director Jaclyn Cherubini started her career at The Hoboken Shelter with a simple goal: Move one guest into a home.  While Cherubini’s ambitions grew as The Shelter’s services expanded, she focused on ensuring that first guest moved from, as she put it, the streets to the shelter to a home. As The Shelter gears up to celebrate its 30th anniversary, Cherubini has another reason to smile: her first guest will soon be moving into her very own apartment.

The 30th Anniversary Celebration Dinner commemorates the many years spent providing food, shelter, and programming.  The dinner will take place at the Elks Lodge in Hoboken on May 3rd, 2012 from 7 to 10 p.m.  Making a special appearance at the event will be two members of local band, Bern and the Brights.  Carlo’s Bakery has generously donated a cake to the event. Tickets are available for purchase for $130 per person and tables of 8 are available for $1,000. Sponsorships and journal advertisements can be purchased until April 15th. For more information about purchasing a ticket, sponsorship, or journal ads, contact Marie Titus, Celebration Co-Chair, at 201-938-2829 or email anniversary@hobokenshelter.org.

The event honors The Shelter’s Volunteer Champion, Todd Kinney, a Hoboken resident and former board member. Kinney has contributed countless hours to help Hoboken’s homeless population.  He successfully initiated The Shelter’s best known fundraiser, the Teak Silent Auction, which raises upwards of $15,000 annually.  Kinney ran the auction for the past eight years, doing everything from gathering donations to advertising.

The Shelter opened its doors in 1982 and for three decades has given Hoboken’s most vulnerable population a warm meal and a safe place to sleep.  In 2011, The Shelter provided more than 120,000 meals.  At 6 p.m. most nights, the shelter is a flurry of activity, but the staff expertly balances the busy atmosphere.  Guests may need anything from mail and phone access to a new pair of socks.  Here, a population that largely remains invisible is treated with respect, creating a community inside the walls.  The doorway leading to the administrative offices proclaims: “May you enter as a guest and leave as a friend.” The quotation, erected by members of The Shelter’s women’s group, reflects the attitude of many residents. The phrase became the theme for the 30th Anniversary Celebration.

Cherubini explains that The Shelter gives residents a “hand up, not a handout.”  She and the staff help residents chart a course toward their own home as soon as they arrive.  “The Shelter works with each and every individual that comes through our door to help them achieve their goal of moving into their own home,” said Cherubini. “In order to help guests attain this goal, we teach them how to save and budget their money. We also provide access to education and job training services.”

“So many people are living a paycheck away from homelessness. [Due to the economic recession,] this is an issue many of us can relate to and there are so many different ways the community can help, from volunteering to donating socks to supporting events,” says Karen Michane, a board member and volunteer.  Fundraising events like the dinner account for a significant portion of the Shelter’s budget.

Event organizers hope to rally the Hoboken community and raise more than $40,000 to support the shelter.  Many sponsors are helping The Shelter reach this goal including, Platinum Sponsors, All Saints Episcopal Parish, Eastern Millwork Inc., and Hoboken University Medical Center and Silver Sponsors BDO USA, The Provident Bank, and Singleton-Galmann Realty LLC. Event Co-Chairs Marie Titus and Karin Romans said, “It’s our hope the Hoboken community will come together to support an organization that’s been there every day serving meals, providing beds, and working hard to help those in need.”

Started by faith communities in Hoboken to address the critical needs of the homeless, today The Shelter is as a community partnership that changes lives. “We are focused on feeding the whole person. [We take] a holistic approach to ending homelessness,” Cherubini explains. “By providing food and shelter, we are taking care of their immediate needs. By offering [guests] the chance to learn to write a resume or earn their GED, we are giving them a chance to move forward out of homelessness. The goal here is to end homelessness one person at a time.”

The Hoboken Shelter

The Hoboken Shelter’s mission is to be a community partnership that transforms lives by providing meals for the hungry, shelter for the homeless, and services to support people to become housed. They shelter 50 people nightly, serve 350 meals daily, and provide such support services as food, shelter, case management, counseling, job and life skills training, creative arts workshops, and emergency homelessness prevention grants. These services help homeless guests develop the skills needed to gain employment, achieve independence, and re-integrate into the community. Please visit the shelter website at www.hobokenshelter.org or check out their Facebook page for more information on the organization.

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February 3, 2012

Hoboken Volunteer’s 3rd Annual Chili Cook-Off February 25th 2-6PM

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Hoboken Volunteers’s 3rd Annual Chili Cook-Off and Homebrewing Competition is quickly approaching and they  are looking for volunteers to help them spread the word on the street, literally.  On Saturday, February 11th at 11am, they will be hanging posters around town.  If you are interested in helping, please email Erin Muller at emuller@ringlerassociates.com.

As a reminder, if you still wish to join our event-planning committee for the Chili Cook-Offand and Homebrewing Competition, please join us next Tuesday, February 7th and 21st at 7:30pm at Panera Bread located at 310 Washington St. 

Their  current list of sponsors include Elysian Cafe, Leo’s Grandevous, The Melting Pot, La Isla, Sparrow’s Wine and Liquor, Zylo, Village Pourhouse, MIMI Kid’s Yoga, Freeholder Anthony L. Romano, JRP Design, Wicked Wolf, Black Bear, Dino and Harry’s and their headliner Zog Sports! 

HV Chili Cookoff Feb 2012Competition and Event Details:

  • The Goal is to support HOPES CAP, Inc. and their adult services that provide clients assistance with employment, self-sufficiency and education.
  • Hoboken Volunteers is hosting its 3rd Annual Chili Cook-Off and Homebrewing Contest on February 25th from 2-6pm at the Elks Lodge in Hoboken, NJ. 
  • Prizes for Best Judged and Fan Favorite for both chili and home-brewer competitions will be awarded.  To enter either or both, email Julie at julieanndevine@gmail.com.
  • For those interested in joining the event planning committee, please join them on Tuesdays February 7th and 21st at 7:30pm at Panera Bread located at 310 Washington St, Hoboken, NJ.
  • They are looking for more businesses to help sponsor this event, if you are interested please email Angela at angela_cornelius@hotmail.com for more information.  This year’s event is bringing the heat more than ever with more chili contestants and more mouth-watering beer! 
  • Think your chili deserves a taste of the 2012 HV Championship Chili Cup?

HV Chili Cookoff Feb 2012

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January 6, 2012

Local Comedian Andrew Martinez Feels His Material was Copied

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Andrew MartinezAndrew Martinez, a local comedian who has performed at a past Elks Club Comedy night and many other venues nearby in NYC has something to say about a more “established” comedian allegedly lifting his material. He created a YouTube video to document the offense in his view. Here is his statement:

"I received several phone calls, emails, and Facebook messages when the Comedy Central commercial aired for Tom Papa’s new special. I was doing this bit years ago and still do it. Tom Papa (or more likely, his writers) don’t need to steal material from someone who is struggling to "make it". If it is stolen, its not right and it only makes it harder for someone like me to be successful. If it isn’t… well… you decide.

That being said, I always found Tom to be a funny guy and hope that he understands why I had to do this."

For discussion: Do you think Andrew has a legitimate complaint here? Share your thoughts in the comments below. TheBoken.com first heard Andrew’s very funny joke about “MyFace” quite a few year’s back with the same delivery as Tom Papa in terms of the pause before the punch line. This was well before Tom had his Comedy Central Special aired.

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November 10, 2011

Beer Bites and Bands Fundraiser for Hoboken Shelter November 19th 2-6pm

Hoboken Volunteers is hosting their Fall fundraiser for The Hoboken Homeless Shelter on November 19th from 2-6pm. The event is called Beer Bites and Bands and the location is The Elks Lodge on 1005 Washington Street. Tickets are $20. Go to www.hobokenvolunteers.com for more information.

Beer Bites and Bands Fall Fundraiser 2001 Hoboken Volunteers 11-19-2011

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February 9, 2011

15th Annual HoHa Snowball Event! Feb 25th

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HoHa Snowball Hoboken

The HOboken HArriers Running Club is pleased to announce that the 15th Annual HOHA Snowball is coming soon, Friday, February 25th, from 7PM to 11:30PM at the Elk’s Club (10th and Washington Streets). Advance ticket sales are available in Hoboken at Fleet Feet (604 Washington St.) and Hoboken Golf (125 Grand St.). Buying in advance also helps us anticipate the number of meals to serve, and it saves you a couple bucks.

Cuban food will once again be provided by La Isla restaurant in Hoboken, and live music will be provided by the local band, Swingadelic. Pass the word!

A sumptuous meal, a free drink (cash bar thereafter), and great live music is all for only $22, if you buy your ticket in advance ($25 at the door). And all net proceeds go to two worthy local charities, the Jubilee Family Life Center and United Cerebral Palsy of Hudson County.

Advance tickets are available at two locations, Fleet Feet running store, located at 604 Washington Street (ph. #201-533-1200), and Hoboken Golf, located at 125 Grand Street (ph. #201 876-9666). You can also get tickets at a HOHA Club run (see schedule on the main page), through email, or from any able bodied HOHA that you know.

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