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October 10, 2013

Hoboken Photo of the Day–The Golden Elk from Hoboken Elks Lodge

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Hoboken Elks - The Golden Elk HDR 10-8-2013

Today’s photo of the day is an HDR photo of the Golden Elk from the Hoboken Elks Lodge on Washington Street. This iconic statue is a notable feature on Washington Street and is a symbol of the tradition behind this charitable organization.

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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 10, 2013

Sandwich Jam at Hoboken Elks Club – April 21, 2013 2-4pm to Benefit Hoboken Shelter

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Sandwich Jam Hoboken April 21 2013 Elks Club

On April 21,2013 from 2pm – 4pm at the Hoboken Elks Lodge there will be a family event to assist the Hoboken Shelter in making 1,000 sandwiches to help the shelter and surrounding areas. Sponsored by the following family groups Metro Moms Network, Hoboken Dad’s Group and the Hoboken Family Alliance, the attendance should is expected to be good as the Elk’s Lodge can accommodate large groups . Live music will be provided by Dave Lambert and there will be free pizza from Johnny Pepperoni and free ice cream from Ben and Jerry’s for volunteers. Parents are encouraged to bring their kids to learn the importance of giving back.

The Hoboken Elks Lodge is located at 1005 Washington Street Hoboken, NJ.


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March 7, 2013

7th Annual Hoboken Synagogue Casino Night at Hoboken Elks Lodge March 9, 2013 from 7:00-11:30 pm

Hoboken Synagogue Casino Night Hoboken Elks 3-9-2013

This Saturday, The Hoboken Synagogue will be hosting their 3rd  Annual Casino Night at the sapcious Hoboken Elks Lodge. Money raised by this event will go to  funding the repairs United Synagogue of Hoboken suffered during the devastation of Super-Storm Sandy. The funds raised will also support Rebuild Hoboken Relief Fund and the Rebuild Hoboken Charter School efforts as well.

The price of a ticket is $75 and that includes dinner, open bar, prizes and great gaming. Details are below……

Event:  7th Annual Hoboken Synagogue Casino Night
Location: Hoboken Elks Lodge
Address: 1005 Washington St, Hoboken, NJ 07030
Date and Time: March 9, 2013 from 7:00 pm–11:30 pm
Website: http://www.hobokensynagogue.org/casinonight.php
Price: $75 per person.
Buy Tickets: Go to http://www.hobokensynagogue.org/casinonight.php

Below is a excerpt of a letter about the goals for this fundraiser from The Casino Night Events Committee:

“The 7th annual United Synagogue of Hoboken Casino Night is fast approaching and we need your help.
The funds raised at Casino Night have always been used to support our local community, in addition to being the main fundrais
ing event for the synagogue itself. This year, we are continuing that tradition with a new focus – helping to rebuild from two major recent disasters which deeply affected our city.
In September, the Hoboken Charter School experienced a devastating fire on the second day of classes. Thankfully, all of the students and faculty were safely evacuated, but the building sustained significant damage. Some of the money we raise will be donated to the school to assist with their rebuilding effort.
Secondly, as you probably know, the city of Hoboken was among the hardest hit locations during Hurricane Sandy. Flooding damaged or
destroyed many properties, including homes, businesses, and our synagogue building. Many will never recover. More than ever, our hometown needs our help – and we will be providing it by donating a portion of our proceeds to the Rebuild Hoboken Fund.
Of course, we also want to continue the programs and community service events which are the soul of our synagogue community.”
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February 18, 2013

NJ Transit Community Meeting at Elks Lodge Thursday February 21 at 7pm on Hoboken Terminal and Rail Yard Plans

LCOR/NJ Transit will be holding a community meeting Thursday, February 21 at 7pm, at the Elks in Hoboken regarding the Hoboken Terminal & Rail Yard.Crossing at HT NJT Hoboken #1Following Sandy, LCOR/NJ Transit had taken time to reevaluate how this project can potentially help protect Hoboken from future weather-related events, and this meeting will highlight some of their findings. The purpose of this community meeting is to discuss how, at no cost to the city, the Hoboken Terminal & Rail Yard project can aid the city in weather related improvements and to seek additional public feedback to supplement responses from previous outreach efforts. Crossing at HT NJT Hoboken #2

The Fund for a Better Waterfront has reviewed the proposal and had these comments on the plan:

The gateway to Hoboken, an underutilized rail yard on the city’s southern border, is ripe for change and a grand opportunity for us. Unfortunately, the competing plans now being put forth by the City and New Jersey Transit are fundamentally flawed. We are particularly disappointed with the plan proposed for the City by its consultant Wallace Roberts and Todd (WRT).

No new streets. The first and most basic step in a redevelopment plan is laying out the streets. New York City adopted the Commissioners Plan of 1811, which platted streets; streets which guided development, but which were not built upon for a century. In 1804, Col. John Stevens hired surveyor Charles Loss to create a plan for Hoboken’s streets, blocks and lots, laying the framework for future development. It designated Hoboken’s first parks. The Hoboken Yard Redevelopment Plan by WRT proposes new residential and commercial buildings on a “super block,” neither delineated nor described. New streets, streets that can be mapped — the public rights-of-way — are absent.

No new parks. Although the WRT plan gives considerable lip service to public open space, there are no provisions for public parks. Rather, “mini-plazas” serve as front or side yards to private development. Left to private developers, many examples show these areas fail as truly public spaces. In Hoboken, the “park” at Newark and Garden Streets is inaccessible to the public despite promises to the contrary. The triangular park directly south and adjacent to Maxwell Place has been under dispute since it opened. As an example, across the river, the 1969 plaza bonus program in New York City — an attempt to create “public” space on private property — is seen as a failure.

Hoboken’s South Waterfront Redevelopment Plan included over 10 acres of new public park: Pier A, Pier C and the promenade from Newark to Fourth Streets. The WRT Hoboken Yard Redevelopment Plan adds none. Warrington Plaza has always been a public area despite New Jersey Transit’s recent use of the area for parking. Hudson Place is currently a public right-of-way. Green roofs don’t count as open space.

Failure to echo Hoboken’s urban character. Buildings in Hoboken, as in other dense urban areas, hug the front lot line in continuous rows. Front doors face the street. The WRT plan orients most of the buildings perpendicular to Observer Highway with an odd array of setbacks. Observer Highway, the widest street in Hoboken, should look to exemplary models for how it can be developed. The Grand Concourse in the Bronx comes to mind. Central Park West and Park Avenue in New York City are also models. It is difficult to think of a successful boulevard where buildings on one side face the street, and those on the other side are perpendicular to the street.

There are many other deficiencies with this plan. Closing Hudson Place will be the death knell of retail shops on that street. The performing art center is just window-dressing unless there is a developer in hand ready to build such a facility. The same applies to other proposed uses – the market will dictate what gets built. Without expertly crafted design guidelines, the architecture is likely to disappoint.

The 1995 South Hoboken Waterfront Redevelopment required the Port Authority to invest tens of millions of dollars to build parks, a new street system and other infrastructure. It is an acclaimed success. The Hoboken Yard Redevelopment Plan includes no such investment that would benefit the public. Unless the plan is altered in some fundamental ways, this will be an opportunity squandered.

Go to this link for the FBW comments on the NJT Plan: http://betterwaterfront.org/?page_id=1909

Editor’s Note: This is the NJT Authority making a pitch to Hoboken Residents. They have made several visionary renderings for this project in the past. The latest round included substantial commercial and residential development but just a vision and not a real redevelopment plan. An actual detailed redevelopment plan was proposed the City of Hoboken Planning Board and is being reviewed by the City Council of Hoboken that has less density, especially residential.

To see the City of Hoboken’s plan go here:


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February 13, 2013

HOHA SnowBall at Elks Lodge February 15th 2013 7-11pm

Hoha Snow Ball Hoboken Elks Lodge 2-15-2013

2013 HOHA Snowball at Elks Lodge Friday February 15th 7:00-11:30pm

The HOboken HArriers Running Club (aka HOHA)  is pleased to announce the 17th Annual HOHA Snowball, which is Friday, February 15th, from 7PM to 11:30PM at the Elk’s Club (1009 Washington Street, at 10th Street). Proceeds from the event benefit local charities, including United Cerebral Palsy of Hudson County and the Jubilee Center. A ticket entitles you to dinner (from 7:45-9:15PM), catered by La Isla Cuban restaurant, one free drink (cash bar thereafter), and live music performed by Hoboken Acoustic Jam (7:30-9PM) and Swingadelic (9-11:30PM), great local music.

The tickets are $25 in advance, $28 at the door, and a table for ten is available for $200 (which includes a bottle of wine as well as what is mentioned above). Tickets are available through the Paypal links below, as well as at Fleet Feet (604 Washington Street in Hoboken) and Hoboken Golf (125 Grand St. in Hoboken). Please bring cash or a check only to Fleet Feet or Hoboken Golf (no credit or debit cards).


For more information go to: http://www.hoha.net/



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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…


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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October 2, 2012

Hoboken Museum Hoedown Saturday November 10, 2012 from 7-11PM – Tickets on Sale

Shine up your best cowboy boots: the Hoboken Historical Museum is planning its annual fall gala with a country theme this year: A Hoboken Hoedown! Join them  on Saturday, Nov. 10, at 7 p.m. for the party of the season. Proceeds go to the operations of the Hoboken Museum and tickets are on sale now.

Tickets are just $125, which includes:

  • Open “saloon”
  • Delicious food by Anthony David Catering
  • Desserts by Giorgio’s Pasticceria
  • Dance music spanning the decades and genres
  • “Mile Square Dance” with 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.

What: Hoboken Museum Hoedown
Where: Hoboken Elks Lodge #74 1005 Washington St. Hoboken, NJ 07030
When: Saturday November 10, 2012 from 7:00 PM to 11:00 PM EST

Get more information

Register Now!

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April 17, 2012

Wallace School Spring Dance at Elks Lodge Saturday April 21st at 7:30pm

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The Wallace School in Hoboken is having their Annual Spring Dance at the Elks Lodge at 1005 Washington Street Saturday April 21st at 7:30pm. Proceeds go to the Wallace School Field Day. Tickets are $25 in advance or $30 at the door. A table of 10 can reserve for $300 in advance. Contact Barbara Melfi at bmelfi@optonline.net to reserve tickets.

Wallace School Spring Dance at Elks Lodge Saturday April 21st at 7:30pm

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March 24, 2011

Wallace Spring Disco Dance at Elk’s Lodge April 9th at 7:30PM

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There is an Spring Disco Dance event on April 9th 7:30 PM at the Elk’s Lodge to benefit the Wallace School in Hoboken for their Field Day event they have every year. The Elk’s lodge is located at 1005 Washington Street. Tickets are $25 in advance or $30 at the door. Tickets can be purchased at Anthony Davids, 111 Tenth Street at the corner of 10th and Bloomfield Street in Hoboken. Contact Barbara Melfi at bmelfi@optonline.net if you have any additional questions.


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