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October 10, 2013

Hoboken Police Department to Offer Child Car Seat Inspections Today 10/10 from 1-3pm

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The Hoboken Police Department invites members of the public to have their child car seats inspected on Thursday October 10th, 2013 from 1:00pm – 3:00pm at the parking lot adjacent to Hoboken Police Headquarters, located at 106 Hudson Street. This is a free service.

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October 8, 2013

Free Popsicle Classical Music Concert at Hudson School in Hoboken Sunday October 20 at 3pm

The latest free musical performance from the Hudson School features Pamela Ross and friends present an afternoon of POPSICAL MUSIC for the entire family, with selections from Brahms to Broadway and Bach again! The concert is at the Hudson School on Sunday October 30th at 3pm. Details are below:

Where: The Hudson School, 601 Park Avenue, Hoboken NJ
When: Sunday, October 20, 3 PM
Admission: FREE
For information and reservations: Evelyn Bonilla: 862-373-0806

Hudson School Popsicle Concert Hoboken 10-20-2013

Pictured below, left to right: Michael Midlarsky/cello, Christina Bouey/violin, Isabel Hagen/viola, Pamela Ross/piano

Christina Bouey

Violinist Christina Bouey has been hailed by the New York Times for playing “beautifully,” by the New York Post, which wrote “when violinist Christina Bouey spun out that shimmering tune, I thought I died and went to heaven,” and by Opera News for playing “with exquisite, quivering beauty.” Among her awards and prizes are the Hugo Kortchak Award for outstanding achievement in chamber music, the Canadian National Music Festival, the Queens Concerto Competition (NYC), and the Balsam Duo Competition. Christina has performed as soloist with the Prince Edward Island Symphony, Shattered Glass in New York and the Hemenway Strings in Boston. Her solo and chamber performance credits include Carnegie Hall, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the Harvard Club of New York. Christina had the privilege of playing the role of the Demonic Violinist in the musical “Heaven and Hell,” which had its world premiere at the Boston Conservatory Music Festival. She has degrees from Boston Conservatory of Music and Manhattan School of music. Christina is also a seasoned coloratura and has won many prizes for her vocal expertise.

Michael Midlarsky

Cellist Michael Midlarsky has performed extensively as a chamber musician and soloist over the course of his career. He received his Masters of Music as a Collins Distinguished Fellow from the University of Wisconsin- Madison and earned his Bachelor’s degree at the Eastman School of Music. He has won numerous awards and distinctions including the Howard Hanson and Linda van Voorhies Awards for study at the Eastman School, the National School Orchestra Soloist Award, Queens College Cultural Heritage Competition, NJ American String Teachers’ Association Competition, East Brunswick Orchestra Competition, and prizewinner in the Juilliard Pre-College Orchestra Competition. Michael has premiered many new works as well as recorded for the Naxos, Innovo, New Dynamics, Heavenly Records, and NBC labels. He has collaborated with great artists across the entire musical spectrum, from John Cale and Guy Berryman (Coldplay), to Osvaldo Golijov and Mark O’Connor. He is currently on the music faculty of the St. Ann’s School in Brooklyn.

Isabel Hagen

Violist Isabel Hagen is an active chamber musician and avid performer of new music. She is currently pursuing her Master of Music degree at the Juilliard School, where she received her Bachelor of Music degree .Isabel is co-principal violist of the Juilliard Orchestra and has performed with new music ensembles such as Alarm Will Sound, Ensemble Signal, American Contemporary Music Ensemble (ACME), and the Wordless Music Orchestra. A member of the Kleio Quartet, Isabel has appeared in such venues as Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Guggenheim Museum, BAM, and le Poisson Rouge. A two-time recipient of Rosemary Glyde Scholarships given by the New York Viola Society, Isabel also enjoys singing in many styles, and received vocal training while attending the pre-college division of the Juilliard School.

Pamela Ross

Pianist Pamela Ross is a Hoboken-based pianist/actress/writer whose award winning one woman shows have had long runs Off Broadway and in theatres and performing arts venues around the world. She has appeared as soloist with major orchestras and is a recording artist with several widely distributed CDs and DVDs. Many of her programs can be seen on public television, the Arts & Entertainment Television Network, and heard regularly on classical radio stations. Miss Ross has been on the faculty of several universities, and is presently teaching in the Department of Music Technology at Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken. She is a member of Actors’ Equity Association, Association of Film, Television, and Recording Artists, Screen Actors’ Guild, and The Dramatists Guild. Visit her at www.pamelaross.com.

The Hudson School

The Hudson School, a small, independent school for grades 5-12 accredited by Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, was founded in 1978 by Suellen Newman. A community of scholars, it offers academically motivated and creative children a rigorous and broad college-preparatory curriculum with strong emphasis on the arts. For information about the admissions process, please contact Mrs. Newman, founder and director, at 201-659-8335 ext. 107.

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June 26, 2013

Movies Under The Stars Hoboken at Pier Park 2013 Summer Schedule

In a few weeks Mayor Dawn Zimmer and The City of Hoboken will be doing their Seasonal Summer series Movies under the Stars. The location is Pier A Park in Hoboken which is located  on First St. and Frank Sinatra Drive in Hoboken.

Movies begin at 9:00 pm in June and July and around at 8:15 pm in August, unless otherwise noted below. For the best seating, come early and bring a blanket or comfortable low-back chair. You may bring a picnic, but alcohol consumption is not permitted and subject to a fine. 

Movies Under The Stars Hoboken Pier A Park 2013 Summer Schedule

Hoboken Movies Under the Stars Schedule for 2013

June 12 -  Skyfall (9:00pm) 2012, Rated PG-13, 143 minutes
Winner of 2 Academy Awards, including Best Song by Adele and Best Sound Editing
Starring Daniel Craig, Judi Dench, Javier Bardem . James Bond descends into mystery as he tries to stop a mysterious organization from eliminating a country’s most valuable resource. All the while, he still tries to seek revenge over the death of his love.

June 19 – Lincoln 2012 (9:00pm) Rated PG-13, 150 minutes
Directed by Steven Spielberg,
Nominated for 12 Academy Awards including Best Picture, and winner of 2, including Best Actor Daniel Day-Lewis, also stars: Sally Field, David Strathairn, Tommy Lee Jones, James Spader & Hal Holbrook. In 1865, as the American Civil War winds toward conclusion, U.S. president Abraham Lincoln endeavors to achieve passage of the landmark constitutional amendment which will forever ban slavery from the United States.

Hoboken Summer Movies 2013 Outdoor Movie Screen -Les Miserables June 26th 9pm smaller

June 26 – Les Miserables 2012 (9:00pm) Rated PG-13, 158 Minutes
Nominated for 8 Academy Awards, including Best Picture; winner of 2 Oscars, including Best Makeup & Hair Styling, Best Sound Mixing and Best Supporting Actress Anne Hathaway. Also starring Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Sacha Baron Cohen & Helena Bonham Carter. In 19th-century France, Jean Valjean, who for decades has been hunted by the ruthless policeman Javert after he breaks parole, agrees to care for factory worker Fantine’s daughter, Cosette. The fateful decision changes their lives forever.

July 10 – Silver Linings Playbook  2012 (9:00pm) Rated R, 122 Minutes
Nominated for 8 Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor and winner of 1 Oscar, Best Actress Jennifer Lawrence. Also starring Bradley Cooper and Robert De Niro; After a stint in a mental institution, former teacher Pat Solitano moves back in with his parents and tries to reconcile with his ex-wife. Things get more challenging when Pat meets Tiffany, a mysterious girl with problems of her own.

July 17 – Argo  2012 (9:00pm) Rated R, 120 Minutes
Winner of 3 Academy Awards 2012 including Best Picture & Adapted Screenplay;

also Nominated for 7 Academy Awards, including Best Supporting Actor Alan Arkin; also Starring Ben Affleck, Bryan Cranston, John Goodman, and Tate Donovan. A dramatization of the 1980 joint CIA-Canadian secret operation to extract six fugitive American diplomatic personnel out of revolutionary Iran.

July 31 – Life of Pi  2012 (9:00pm) Rated PG, 127 Minutes
Nominated for 11 Academy Awards including Best Picture. Winner of 4 Oscars including Best Cinematography and Best Director. Starring Suraj Sharma, Irrfan Khan and Adil Hussain; A young man who survives a disaster at sea is hurtled into an epic journey of adventure and discovery. While cast away, he forms an unexpected connection with another survivor: a fearsome Bengal tiger.

August 7 – Mary Poppins  1964 (8:15pm) Rated G, 139 Minutes
Nominated for 13 Academy Awards, including Best Picture and winner of 5 Oscars, including Best Actress Julie Andrews and Best Music. Also starring Dick Van Dyke, Ed Wynn and Glynis Johns; Mary Poppins is pretty, punctual and “practically perfect in every way.” When she takes the position of nanny at the Banks household, the often-neglected children are a little unsure of her unusual ways. But “With a Spoonful of Sugar,” her magic, wit and wisdom are easy to swallow — and prove to be just the right medicine for the ailing family.

August 14 – The Croods 2013 (8:00pm) Rated PG, 98 Minutes
Starring Nicholas Cage, Emma Stone, Ryan Reynolds, Cloris Leachman; The Croods is a prehistoric comedy adventure that follows the world’s first family as they embark on a journey of a lifetime when the cave that has always shielded them from danger is destroyed. Traveling across a spectacular landscape, the Croods discover an incredible new world filled with fantastic creatures — and their outlook is changed forever.

August 21 – Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted  2012 (8:00pm) Rated PG, 93 Minutes
Starring Ben Stiller, Chris Rock, David Schwimmer and Jada Pinkett Smith; Alex, Marty, Gloria and Melman are still fighting to get home to their beloved Big Apple. Their journey takes them through Europe where they find the perfect cover: a traveling circus, which they reinvent – Madagascar style.

If you arrive early, we have scheduled live entertainment before some of the movie features. Start times listed below…

  • Wed. June 19, 7pm – musical performance by North of Somewhere,
    alternative rock trio from northern New Jersey
  • Wed. July 10, 7pm (raindate July 17th) - Circus Under the Stars,
    presented by Aerial Acrobat Entertainment,
    A unique & dazzling variety show
    filled with high flying acrobatics, ground acts & super silly characters.
  • Wed. Aug. 7th, 7pm – Preschool of Rock, musical performance for the whole family
  • Wed. Aug. 7th, 7:30pm – My Gym Hoboken, free demo

Schedules are subject to change. In case of heavy rain, film presentation will be canceled. Canceled films will be rescheduled on Aug. 14 and Aug. 21 beginning at approx. 9:30pm following the regularly scheduled film at 8:00pm or 8:15pm.  Check back for updates at this link: http://www.hobokennj.org/departments/human-services/cultural-affairs/movies-under-the-stars/


Title Sponsors: Projected Images of Hudson County and the Hudson County Division of Cultural & Heritage Affairs

Gold Sponsors: The Applied Companies, United Water, Burgiss, Hoboken University Medical Center

Silver Sponsors: Bijou Properties, Hoboken Family Alliance, Muller Insurance, My Gym Hoboken, State Farm Insurance, Shop Rite of Hoboken

Additional Support provided by:
Singleton Galmann Realty, Wells Fargo, Riverside Realty, Haven Savings Bank, Devotion Yoga, Romparoo, Garden Street School of Performing Arts

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.

To become a sponsor or for further information, please call Geri Fallo at (201) 420-2207.

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June 17, 2013

New Jersey Symphony at Pier A Park in Hoboken Thursday June 20 7:30pm

Here is a free cultural event in Hoboken with a view of New York city and a quality orchestra. This program was created several years ago by the current Mayor Dawn Zimmer. This year’s selection has a variety of composers from different periods and is similar to a Boston Pops concert….

Mayor Dawn Zimmer and the City of Hoboken proudly present



Free  – No tickets required

Thursday, June 20, 2013 at 7:30pm

Bring a blanket or low back chair and a picnic

NJ Symphony Pier A Park Hoboken

Take a seat on the lawn of Pier A Park where Music Director Jacques Lacombe leads the Orchestra in a concert of light classics and popular favorites—with a patriotic flair. As night falls, the New York City skyline lights up and is reflected in the Hudson River, making this a very unique and romantic summer symphony concert destination.

The Orchestra performs selections from Bizet’s Carmen, Copland’s Rodeo and Bernstein’s West Side Story, alongside favorite tunes from Gershwin and movie classics like John Williams’ Raiders March. Patriotic tributes include “America the Beautiful” and Sousa’s “The Stars and Stripes Forever,” and the Orchestra honors servicemen and women with the moving Armed Forces Salute.

Jacques Lacombe is the Conductor.


  • KEY – The Star-Spangled Banner
  • SUPPÉLight Cavalry Overture
  • FALLA - Spanish Dance No. 1 from La vida breve
  • BIZETCarmen
    • “Song of the Toreador” from Suite No. 2
    • “Aragonaise” from Suite No. 1
    • “Les Toréadors” from Suite No. 1
  • COPLAND – “Hoe Down” from Rodeo 
  • MONCAYOHuapango   
  • BERNSTEIN/MASONWest Side Story Selections
  • WILLIAMSRaiders March
  • BERLIN/HEALY – “God Bless America”
  • ARLEN - “Over the Rainbow”
  • GERSHWINGirl Crazy Overture
  • ALFORDColonel Bogey’s March
  • LOWDEN – Armed Forces Salute
  • DRAGON – “America the Beautiful”
  • SOUSA - “The Stars and Stripes Forever”
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June 13, 2013

Diamonds are a Girl’s Best Friend Contest Thursdays 10pm at the Shannon

Diamonds are a girls best friend at The Shannon Hoboken Starts 6-13-2013Starting Tonight at The Shannon in Hoboken, there is a contest that should be a hit with the ladies. Starting at 10pm tonight June 13th there will be a drawing for a diamond where each lady in the house draws from a large snifter glass of 500 cubic zirconias with a chance of getting a 1/2 carat diamond valued at approximately $1000. Based on the laws of probability and project turnout the contest will likely last 2-4 weeks and will be run weekly every Thursday at 10pm until a winner is determined.

The event is sponsored by www.barzz.net and Kettle One Vodka as well as the The Shannon. Contact Sal Spadafora at 201-600-9572 for more details. The Shannon is located at 106 1st Street in Hoboboken, NJ.

Update 6/17/2013: The June 13th event did not yield a winner. Ladies, the diamond is still in play.

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June 12, 2013

Mission 50 Free Workshop on How to Market Your Brand Thursday June 20th at 6pm

Here is the latest entrepreneurial event from Mission 50…..


Johnston Has Successfully Helped Countless Entrepreneurs Build Their Companies

Mission 50 Communal Area Hoboken New Jersey

Mission 50 Workspaces, a premier coworking space located at 50 Harrison St. in Hoboken, N.J., will be hosting a workshop entitled “From Invisible to In Demand: How to Market your Business Without Going Broke” on Thursday, June 20, at 6 p.m. The workshop is being presented by Beatrice Johnston, director of Brand Excitement, a brand development and marketing company for small service-based businesses.

A marketing professional with more than 15 years of experience creating and supporting the brand experience, Johnston has successfully helped countless entrepreneurs in every industry to build their companies. This fun and interactive workshop is designed to teach participants how to gain visibility in the marketplace using both traditional and new media tactics.

Located in the penthouse of the multi-tenanted, 80,000-square-foot Hoboken Business Center, Mission 50 has more than 5,000 square feet of private and shared work space as well as meeting facilities regularly used for meetups, networking events and seminars.

The workshop is free to the public. For more information on the workshop or to register, please call 212-851-6360 or email bea@BrandExcitement.com.

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Hoboken Sinatra Idol Contest FridayJune 13th 6:30pm to 9:00pm (Rain Date)

PLEASE NOTE: Due to heavy rain prediction for Thursday, June 13th the Sinatra Idol Contest has been rescheduled for Friday, June 14th. Same location (Sinatra Park), same time (begins at 6:30pm).


Friday , June 13, 2013 (raindate) 6:30pm to 9:00pm

 Sinatra Park on Sinatra Drive between 4th & 5th Streets

 featuring hosts: Gary Simpson & Geri Fallo

 Prizes awarded to the best Sinatra Style Singers – Admission is free

Hoboken Sinatra Idol 2012 Winner

After party will take place at Little Town NJ, 310 Sinatra Drive, Hoboken, NJ, just steps from Sinatra Park. Begins at 9:15pm, immediately after the contest. All are invited to attend.

With a panel of judges featuring:

  • The beloved Manzo Brothers, Chris & Albie from Real Housewives of New Jersey
  • Cristina Fontanelli – award-winning singer/PBS-TV host
  • Jennifer Lampert – vocalist and organizer of the monthly jam at the Pilsener Haus
  • Fran Azzarto – lead vocalist of the band Skanatra, has also performed with Sinatra family members, Nancy Sinatra and A.J. Lambert. Currently, is a teacher of music at Connors Elementary School andHoboken High School
  • Jimmy Farina – Hoboken City Clerk

Hoboken Sinatra Idol Contestants for 2013:

  • George Chartofillis, West Caldwell, NJ; NJ State Government Worker/Intake Investigator with the Division On Civil Rights, Office Of The Attorney General. A lifelong Sinatra fan and admirer, George has sung all of Sinatra’s songs in restaurants and clubs in New Jersey. As part of Newark’s Downtown District summer activities, George sings every Wednesday, on his lunch hour. “I love singing and intend to pursue my dream until I die. I know it takes hard work, going from place to place, having ups and downs, but I’m ready, and I’ve always wanted the challenge and opportunity to let the world know who I am.”
  • Mario Cruz, Guttenberg, NJ; Teacher of English as a second language. After a student asked Mario for the lyrics to “I’ve Got You Under My Skin,” he played the song many times.  The more he listened to it, the more he liked it.  He started buying Sinatra music and eventually started to perform Sinatra songs at restaurants, outdoor festivals and weddings.
  • Joseph De Sarle, Staten Island, NY; retired after 40 years in the pharmaceutical industry.  Joe’s passion for Sinatra’s music came from his mother who was a Bobby-Soxer at New York’s Paramount Theater.  According to Joe, “She played his…records all the time. When she bought Mr. Sinatra’s “Swing Easy” album, I was hooked.” Joe has been singing all his life and has written over 200 songs.  He sings Sinatra songs from every decade of his recording career from the 40′s to the 90′s. Joe performs throughout the New York tri-state area and recently sang at The 6th Annual Sinatra Birthday Bash at the Count Basie Theatre in Red Bank, NJ.
  • Larry Dubin, Port Washington, NY; Substance Abuse Counselor.  Larry grew up listening to Sinatra songs with his parents. Seven years ago, he started singing Sinatra tunes at karaoke bars. He sang “That’s Life” in a Senior Idol contest and auditioned for The Voice, performing “The Way You Look Tonight.” Larry sings a few times a year with the Long Island cover band, Mystic.
  • Donnie Farraro, Hasbrouck Heights, NJ, Retired truck driver.  Donnie sang a little bit when he was in the army, but then life and family obligations kept him busy. Seven years ago, he was diagnosed with stage four cancer of the tongue and told he might not talk again, maybe not even live, much less sing . . . But with the help of modern medicine and faith in God, he made a full recovery. Hackensack University Hospital asked him to give a speech about his fight with cancer at their annual dinner. Instead, he performed a few Sinatra’s songs. The response was overwhelming and Donnie has been singing Sinatra ever since. Donnie feels blessed to be alive, loves Sinatra’s music and strives to keep singing.
  • Bill Gagliardi, Lakewood, NJ; Retired jewelry sales and marketing executive. Since retiring in 2006, Bill has been doing a Frank Sinatra Tribute Act and was one of eleven singers featured at the 2008 Count Basie Theater, Sinatra Birthday Bash. He was also the Senior Idol winner at a competition held at the Strand Theater in Lakewood, NJ. Bill has been a background actor for TV shows such as The Soprano’s, Law and Order, 30 Rock, Rescue Me and The Good Wife, as well as for movies, Spider Man 3, City Island, Wall Street 2, and The Answer Man.
  • Joe Harkins, Jersey City, NJ; Active in historic preservation in Jersey City. Joe was 10 years old when he first saw Frank Sinatra perform live during a War Bond tour in 1943.  The following year, Joe competed in his summer camp’s weekly talent contest, singing Sinatra songs such as “Saturday Night is the Loneliest Night of the Week” and “Stardust.” He says, “I won every week for the first 5 weeks, at which point, I was banned from the contest because no one else wanted to compete.”  The last time Joe saw Sinatra perform live was in the late 80′s in Las Vegas.
  • Peggy Alee, Yorktown, Virginia; Professional Entertainer. Peggy began singing Frank Sinatra songs in 1994, performing at nursing and senior centers at lunch time.  She has received many awards in the past several years, all related to her performance of Sinatra songs. Peggy has worked with renowned Big Band leader, Artie Shaw.  Peggy says Sinatra’s “style of music is my addiction. I simply can’t help it.”
  • Billy Nanni, Binghamton, NY; Sales Supervisor for an Anheuser-Busch wholesaler. Billy started singing Sinatra songs as a child, winning second prize in a talent show at age 15 after singing “Don’t worry ’bout me.” As he puts it, “when my friends were listening to the Beatles I was singing Sinatra.” Billy has been singing in the Binghamton area for almost 20 years, mostly singing the music of Frank Sinatra.
  • Norman Roy, Rossland, British Columbia; Business Owner/Building Contractor. Norman has been singing for many years, entertaining in pubs, wine festivals, charity functions and special events.  Ten years ago, someone suggested he sing Sinatra tunes. Norman took their advice and has been singing Sinatra songs ever since.  He also performs a country western act and is an Elvis tribute artist, performing at Elvis festivals sanctioned by Graceland.  “My passions is singing the standards I have entertained audiences with throughout the years – I love to sing.”
  • Joseph Settineri, also known as “Danny Satin”, Staten Island, NY; Worked in finance and accounting for the last thirty-five years. About seven years ago, he started writing a novel about a down-on-his-luck singer, who almost made it to the top during the 40s & 50s. While writing his novel, in order to truly understand his main character, he wanted to experience what it felt like to sing in front of an audience & found that he loved doing it!  “I’ve accomplished a lot in the last five years: writing the book, creating and performing a show, and self-producing a CD.”
  • Dennis Teza, New Jersey-based Professional Entertainer. Dennis has been singing Sinatra tunes for over 40 years, at parties, weddings, local restaurants and clubs.  Since childhood, Dennis sang and studied the vocals of Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Perry Como, Nat King Cole and Bing Crosby. More recently, he trained with Lori Blois at the Blois Vocal Studio.  He performs over 35 Sinatra songs while incorporating the unique phrasing of different arrangements (Riddle, Jenkins, Basie & Jones). Dennis and his singing partner, Alisa Cornwell, have been performing in NJ restaurants and clubs over the past 9 years.
  • James Young, Columbia, PA. Retired police detective. James began singing Sinatra tunes on a dare at a club in 1997, having never sung a note before.  After he sang “New York, New York,” people ran up to him, saying, “You sound great!”  Although he said they were crazy, he kept with it and became a Sinatra style singer.  He has been performing his Sinatra tribute show since 2004.
  • Miguel Angel Vallejo Vizcarra, Veracruz, Mexico. Professor, Language Department, University of Veracruz and a freelance translator. Miguel loves singing and is a lifelong Sinatra fan.  He performs vocals in a small band called BlueStation made up of young talented students from his university.  Their first performance was a Sinatra tribute.
  • Rick Valiant, Vancouver, BC; Sales Consultant and Professional entertainer. Rick has been paying tribute to Frank Sinatra for the past five years, performing at corporate conventions, seniors’ homes, charity functions, as well as Casinos in Vancouver. He has attended the Tribute Artist and Impersonator Convention, performing in the Golden Nugget Casino and on the Freemont Street Stage in Las Vegas. Rick also performs in Vancouver theatres with his own nine-piece orchestra, and continues to bring back the Big Band sound, keeping Frank Sinatra’s music alive in Canada and beyond.

Last year’s winner, James Anthony, will be on hand to sing a few songs and pass the trophy to the 2013 winner. James is an Operations Manager at a digital graphic/sign facility and lives in Bristow, VA. Growing up in Las Vegas during the 70′s offered wonderful memories, from watching performances by Rat Pack members, to hearing Elvis. James started singing in his high school choir; during the 80′s, he became a harmonist/percussionist. He left the music industry for a while to help raise a family, but returned in 2006, when he recorded a CD of Sinatra songs in different styles. “Frank Sinatra’s way of singing brings joy to me and I do my best to share that love of singing with others.”

Thanks to the event’s sponsors: Muller Insurance, Carlos Bakery, Little Town NJ & Stan’s Sports Center for their generous support.

Thanks to the following local businesses for donating such fabulous prizes: W. Kodak Jewelers, Arthur’s Tavern,  Dino & Harry’s Steakhouse, Trinity, The Madison, Empire Coffee & Tea Co., Jos. A Banks, Leo’s Grandevous, Cafe Michelina, Body Balance, Massage Envy Spa, Hoboken Dive Center, Hoboken Golf, Carpe Diem Pub & Restaurant, Sedona, Wicked Wolf, Ali Baba, Vicki’s Jewelers, Tunes, Hoboken Man, Ali Baba Restaurant, Zafra, Three A’s Bar & Grill, Hoboken Cigars, Lepores Chocolates, Teak on the Hudson, and Onieals Restaurant.

For more information call 201-420-2207.

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June 6, 2013

Concerts in the Park in Hoboken Thursdays at 7pm – Starts June 6th!

More free entertainment for the masses in Hoboken. This series starts tonight and goes through August 23rd…

Mayor Dawn Zimmer and the City of Hoboken

proudly announce free events for the summer

Concerts in the Park Thursdays at 7pm

At Sinatra Park Hoboken, NJ

Julio Fernandez at Sinatra Park - Music in the Park Hoboken

The Hoboken Summer Evenings Concert Series starts again tonight! These free outdoor performances will be held Thursday evenings at 7 pm at the Amphitheater at Sinatra Park, located on Frank Sinatra Drive between 4th and 5th Streets. Note: schedules are subject to change. Some shows have rain dates. Unfortunately not all showings can be rescheduled.

Schedule for summer 2013:

June 6 – An Evening of Performance from the Hoboken Public Schools’ Music Students

Featuring performances by: The Hoboken Rockin’ Redwing Band, Wallace School Chorus, Wallace 2nd Grade Chorus, Calabro School Chorus, Calabro School String Ensemble, Connors School Chorus and The Wallace School Beginner Band
Pre-show demo by My Gym Hoboken begins at 6:30pm.

June 13 – Sinatra Idol Contest (raindate, Fri. June 14th)

15 contestants will perform their best Sinatra singing style interpretation and be judged by our panel of judges. Winner receives prizes and trophy with host Gary Simpson. After party will take place beginning at 9:15 pm at Little Town NJ, 310 Sinatra Drive.

Thanks to our local merchants for their support of Sinatra Idol: Muller Insurance, Carlos Bakery, Stan’s Sports Center, Leo’s Grandevous, Jos. A Banks, The Madison, Trinity, Massage Envy, Body Balance, Cafe Michelina, Sedona, Vicky’s Jewelers, Dino & Harry’s, Empire Coffee, more TBA

Sinatra Park - Hoboken Idol

June 20 – Performance by the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra at Pier A Park, begins at 7pm

Bring a blanket and picnic basket.

June 27 – The Gordys

July 11 -  Hoboken Summer Bash, 5:30pm to 10:30pm

Hosted by Frank Raia who gives out free hotdogs and beer in exchange for what he hopes are more votes.

July 18 – Hot Tunes in the Summertime

Popular local musicians performing and reinterpreting your favorite summer tunes. A beach party by the river.

Featuring performances by: Julio Fernandez, John Bauers, Tammy Faye Starlite, Jack Skuller, Jeremy Beck, Karyn Kuhl, Gene D. Plumber, Jennifer Lampert, Dave Lambert, Alice Genese, Emily Turonis, Dave Calamoneri, Jon and Deena, The Gefkens, Lloyd United, Tom Vincent and the Hot Tunes House Band, and many more

July 25 – Guitar Bar All-Stars

Guitar Bar All-Stars: return for a night of rock ‘n roll classics, and you can always expect some surprise musical treats. The band – comprised of Guitar Bar’s staff – features some of Hoboken’s finest and best-known musicians. Sponsored by the Guitar Bar

August  1 -  Ray Rodriguez Y Su Swing Sabroso

Sponsored by the Puerto Rican Cultural Committee, Raul Morales, President. Website is:  www.swingsaborso.com.

August 8 -  She Rocks: Female Fronted Bands

Featuring performances by: The Fave, Abbe Rivers, Alice Genese, Karyn Kuhl Band, and The Pretty Babies

August 15 -  Swingadelic

August  22  - Julio Fernandez

Julio brings in a bunch of special guests, an evening of jazz, soul and funk. Link: www.myspace.com/62157842

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June 5, 2013

Free Lecture by Jonathan Talbot Collage Artist at hob’art gallery Sunday June 9th 4-6pm

Here is the latest art event at The Monroe Center’s hob’art gallery…


Sunday, June 9, 2013, 4-6pm

hob’art gallery at Monroe Art Center

720 Monroe Street, E208, Hoboken, NJ 07030

Jonathan Talbot Fandango Patrin Collage

Jonathan Talbot Collage Art DemonstrationOn Sunday, June 9th at 4pm, Jonathan Talbot, Master Collagist and Internationally known artist will offer a FREE Collage Lecture and Demonstration at hob’art gallery, Medium and Metaphor. The gallery is located at 720 Monroe Street, #E208, Hoboken, NJ.

The program is free but registration with France Garrido, 201-319-1504 or francegarrido@mac.com is highly recommended. Leave your name, contact info, and how many seats you desire. Mr. Talbot thanks the members of the hob’art gallery and the Monroe Art Center for supporting this event.

Explore the nature and implications of the creative process with internationally known collage artist Jonathan Talbot. Learn how the insights we acquire from the plastic arts can be applied in other areas of our lives. Talbot will also demonstrate a number of the technical innovations which are discussed in his book “Collage: A New Approach.” Talbot is a leading artist in the this field. His works have been shown at the National Academy,  MOMA, and other museums in the U.S. and Europe. He is the developer of a new collage technique which eliminates wet adhesives from the collage-assembly process. This technique, allows greater spontaneity, more precise placement of materials, and at the same time eliminates wrinkling and allows collages to be composed and then “glued down” without dis-assembly.

Gallery information can be obtained on the website www.hob-art.org and from the Director, France Garrido via email at director@hob-art.org.

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May 30, 2013

Hoboken Cove Boathouse Summer 2013 Schedule – Starts June 1st

Hoboken Cove Boathouse Summer 2013 Schedule

Join The Hoboken Cove Boathouse on their cove for their free kayaking days at Maxwell Place. Experience the Hudson River as well as amazing views of the New York City Skyline.Their  season opens weather permitting June 1 and runs thru mid September. This initial schedule is subject to change. For updates twitter: @hobocobo, facebook: Hoboken Cove Community Boathouse

Hoboken Cove Boathouse Summer 2013 Kayaking Schedule


  • Saturday June 1, 1PM-5:30PM
  • Saturday June 15, 10:30AM-3PM
  • Sunday June 30 1PM-5:30PM


  • Sunday July 7, 9AM-12PM
  • Saturday July 13, 12:30PM-5PM
  • Saturday July 20, 3PM-7PM
  • Sunday July 28, 11AM-3:30PM


  • Saturday August 3, 3:30PM-7:30PM
  • Sunday August 11, 11AM-4PM
  • Saturday August 17, 2:30PM-6:30PM
  • Sunday August 25, 10AM-3PM
  • Saturday August 31 2PM-6PM


  • Sunday  September  1, 3PM-7:30PM
  • Saturday September 14, 1.30PM-6PM
  • Sunday  September 22, 10AM-2:30PM
  • Saturday September  28, 1PM-5:30PM

These Kayaking embayment programs take place close to shore, at the Maxwell Place beach. Programs are free and take place in a small bay area. All participants must know how to swim. Kids under 16 must paddle with a parent or an adult over 18. We supply the kayaks, paddles, and life jackets. It is first come first serve and when busy they have a paddle limit of about 20 minutes.  Don’t forget your sunscreen.

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