Mayor Dawn Zimmer & the City of Hoboken proudly present the
Hoboken Fall Arts and Music Festival
Sunday September 29, 2013 • 11am to 6pm
Admission is Free • Rain or shine Washington Street between
Observer Highway and 7th Street
For information, contact Geri Fallo at 201-420-2207. Vendor applications are available. Email requests to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Featuring over 300 artists, sculptors, photographers and local crafters, as well as rides, games, face painting, local businesses, non-profits, restaurants, food vendors, and much more.
3 Stages of live music featuring:
The Feelies: the legendary & influential rock band, reunited in 2008 with a highly successful series of concerts (including shows at Battery Park in NYC on July 4th of 2008 with Sonic Youth and at an REM Tribute concert at Carnegie Hall). The classic Feelies lineup of Glenn Mercer, Bill Million, Dave Weckerman, Brenda Sauter, and Stanley Demeski performed their first shows since 1991. Formed in Haledon NJ in 1976, The Feelies released 5 albums- including their critically acclaimed & influential debut Crazy Rhythms, which was voted #49 in the top 100 albums of the 1980s by Rolling Stone magazine and chosen by Spin Magazine as #49 of the best alternative records of all time. The twin-guitar attack of songwriters & founders Glenn Mercer and Bill Million is the infectious sound of the group. Paired with driving drums & percussion, it has left an indelible mark on the landscape of rock and roll.
Speed the Plough: is a multi-generational sextet celebrating their 30th year of making music, going back to their very first show, which was at Maxwell’s in Hoboken. Starting in their earlier incarnation as The Trypes, the group has always explored diverse instrumentation in a rock context, ranging from chamber pop to psychedic to folk rock. The group is marking the release of their career retrospective on Bar-None Records, “The Plough and The Stars.”
Davey & the Trainwreck: After meeting and hanging out in Hoboken for years, this group of old friends got together to play good, solid, and seemingly simple folk rock, reminiscent of Bob Dylan & the Band. Lead by Hoboken Music Award winning song writer Dave Calamoneri, Davey & the Trainwreck’s motto: Good Music. Good Friends. Good Times.
Stuyvesant: Listeners familiar with the ‘90s Hoboken scene will remember singer/guitarist Ralph Malanga from the band Footstone and singer/guitarist Sean Adams and bassist Brian Musikoff from the Jersey City-based Friends, Romans, Countrymen. At the advent of the 2000s, these indie rock veterans teamed up with drummer Pete Martinez (proprietor of Hoboken’s Drum Den) as Stuyvesant, and picked up where they left off with their respective former groups, continuing the pursuit of perfect power riffage, rousing choruses, & impassioned vocals. Stuyvesant’s third full length effort, written & recorded in Hoboken, shall be released in early 2014!
Jack Skuller: 17 year old Jack Skuller is as inspired by the Everly Brothers as he is by the Black Keys. He has toured 12 major cities for RADIO DISNEY. He has performed live on FOX-TV’s Good Day New York and launched his career at 14 with a single on indie label BAR/NONE Records. Jack has appeared in Teen Vogue, New York Post, Time Out New York, J-14, Twist, New York Press and the Examiner.
The NERDS: high-energy stage show that combines rock & comedy, playing all your favorite hits.
Carolina Jug Stompers: Jugband gems, fiddle & mandolin rags, hokum & blues, ancient jazz, & original songs. The jug in the Carolina Jug Stompers is played by Hoboken legend Luke Faust, who’s played with Dave Van Ronk, the Holy Modal Rounders, and Insect Trust. He’s joined by Ron Cole on fiddle, Randy Johnson on mandolin, and WB Reid on 6-string banjo. Randy Johnson has toured the US & England as a member of the New North Carolina Ramblers, as well as with Pete Peterson & Kellie Allen. Ron Cole has been the maven of hokum fiddle & obscure songs for decades, & most recently has been making music with the Piedmont Rhythm Aces in the Chapel Hill, NC area. WB Reid is the band’s west-coaster, fronting, with Suzy Thompson, the acclaimed Berkeley based 1920s party music band, The Todalo Shakers.
Gene D. Plumber: A Hoboken jewel, Gene plays a mix of standard styles, what he calls Tex-Mex-abilly.
The Deb Stein Authority: Hoboken resident & jazz flutist, Deb Stein brings together an impressive line-up of musicians performing Latin Jazz, Blues & Standards. Featuring Berklee School of Music graduates Alan Chaubert on piano & trumpet, Jim Savitt on guitar, Rob Rolling on bass & Andy O’Neill on drums.
The Fuzzy Lemons: Get ready to jump, wiggle, and shake with The Fuzzy Lemons, the juiciest family-friendly rock band on the scene! With laugh-out-loud lyrics and memorable melodies, every song tells a story and every show is full of fun, inspiring kids of all ages to dance and sing along with music the whole family will love!
Preschool of Rock: was founded by Michael Napolitano, a longtime member of the Blue Man Group organization and former Music Specialist at the Blue Man Creativity Center in NYC. The school offers a unique music based curriculum for children and their families. Each Preschool of Rock class or show is a roof raising celebration. Their use of original music, drum circles, guitars, dramatic play, puppets, movement and storytelling captivates audiences.
The Garden Street School Band: Garden Street School of the Performing Arts is owned by longtime local residents Dan and Annie McLoughlin. Garden Street is the leading school for training in all aspects of the arts including dance, theater, music, and art. There are classes for all ages, styles, & levels from the complete beginner to the aspiring professional. They start at age 1 through adults, & there is a class for everyone. Garden Street staff is comprised of the most talented artists in the country, from Broadway credits, Grammy nominations & more.
Observer Highway Stage
- noon – Lonesome Prairie Dogs
- 12:45pm - Stuyvesant
- 1:30pm – Jack Skuller
- 2:15pm - Davey and the Trainwreck
- 3:15pm – Speed the Plough
- 4:30pm- The Feelies
3rd Street Stage – children’s area
- Noon – 12:30pm – Preschool of Rock
- 12:50pm to 1:20pm – Garden Street School
- 1:45pm to 2:15pm – Fuzzy Lemons
- 2:35pm to 3:05pm – Garden Street School
- 3:30pm to 4:00pm – Fuzzy Lemons
- 4:30pm to 5:00pm – Preschool of Rock
6th Street Stage
- 12:30pm - Brody
- 1:00pm - Gene D. Plumber
- 2:00pm - The NERDS
- 3:15pm - Carolina Jug Stompers
- 4:00pm - Deb Stein & the Master Class
- 5:00pm - Danny Matos y Son Candela Salsa Band
Special features include
- Fine artists are located between 2nd & 3rd Sts. (both sides), 5th & 6th Sts. (North, East side), and artists from the Monroe Center for the Arts between First & Newark Sts. (North, East side), so if you are an art collector, these are the locations you will want to explore first. Oil paintings, watercolors, acrylics, sculpture, mixed media, photography, etc.
- Children’s activities on 3rd street with rides, games, creative activities, face painting, sand art, balloons, live performances and much, much more.
- Crafters display / sell handmade: pottery, metalwork, wood items, furniture, blown & fused glass, quilts, household items made from recycled materials, batik clothing, hand painted furniture, candles, jewelry, dried florals, soaps & lotions and other unique handcrafted items.
- Food: Lots of great food throughout the fair. Hoboken restaurants will set up street cafes offering an eclectic variety of international foods such as: Thai, Indian, Greek, French, Mexican, Cajun and Italian.
Volunteers are greatly needed to help with vendor setup the morning of the event from 7:00am to 11:00am. Anyone interested in helping should contact Geri Fallo in the Cultural Affairs Office at 201-420-2207 or email@example.com.
How to Get Here
Located just 3 blocks from all public transportation: PATH, NJ Transit Trains & buses, NY Waterway Ferries & the Hudson Bergen Light Rail. For details, visit: www.hobokennj.org/visit/how-to-get-here
Washington Street between Observer Highway and 7th Street will be closed from 6am to 9pm. During this time, NJ TRANSIT Bus No. 22 (North Bergen-Union City-Hoboken), No. 89 (North Bergen-Hoboken) and No. 126 (Hoboken-New York) will operate on a detour. Customers traveling toward North Bergen and New York will board and alight along Bloomfield Street at customer’s request. Customers traveling toward Hoboken Terminal will board and alight along Willow Avenue at marked bus stop locations.
United Water, The Hoboken Reporter, Capital One Bank, Walgreens, PATH, Port Authority of NY & NJ
Food & Beverage Donated by: Anthony David’s, Lisa’s Deli, Starbucks, Dunkin Donuts, Luca Brasi, Vito’s Italian Deli, Losurdo Brothers Deli/Tony’s Italian Bakery.
Supported in part by a grant from the Department of State, Division of Travel & Tourism, www.visitnj.org
For more information call 201-420-2207 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
For updates, visit: www.hobokennj.org/departments/human-services/cultural-affairs/arts-music-festival