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September 7, 2013

City of Hoboken to Host 2nd Annual Green Fair Sunday October 6th 11am-5pm

Filed under: City Of Hoboken News,Hoboken — Tags: , , , , — TheBoken @ 10:55 AM

Here is the revised date for the 2nd Annual Green Fair in Hoboken at Pier A Park….


City of Hoboken Green Fair 10-6-2013 The City of Hoboken Green Team will host the 2nd Annual Green Fair on Sunday, October 6, 2013 (rain date: October 13).

The 2nd Annual Green Fair will be held from 11am to 5pm at Pier A Park along the Hoboken waterfront and will feature live music and organic food vendors. It is intended to introduce sustainable lifestyle choices to the community, raise awareness regarding environmental concerns, and demonstrate how consumers can reduce their impact on the earth by selecting sustainable, eco-friendly products and services, reducing energy consumption, conserving water and limiting their dependence on fossil fuels.

A compost bin will be on-site and residents are encouraged to bring any compostable materials (coffee grounds, grass clippings, peanut shells, etc.) they may be storing at home.

Green businesses or non-profits whose mission aligns with environmental sustainability are invited to participate in the Green Fair. The Green Team is also reaching out to involve the local arts community. Interested vendors can submit the online registration form at www.hobokennj.org/greenfairand contact Christopher Brown at cbrown@hobokennj.org with any questions. The final day for registration is Friday, October 4, 2013.


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August 22, 2013

City Challenge Obstacle Race October 5, 2013 in Hoboken

Filed under: Hoboken,running,Sports — Tags: , , , — TheBoken @ 3:30 PM

There is a demanding obstacle course and race coming to Hoboken on October 5, 2013 called City Challenge and the course will run along Hoboken’s waterfront from Pier A to Northern Hoboken. The registration period is still open for this inaugural event in Hoboken.

City Challenge Hoboken Obstacle Course October 2013

From the organizer’s press release:

The mission of City Challenge is to enable you to have the most exciting day of your life…period. The event is the ultimate opportunity to push your physical and mental limits, have a great time with friends and family, bond with co-workers, and just have an all around great time at the event!

City Challenge Obstacle Race will take place on October 5, 2013. Register for the race and you’ll get a chance to run the 4 mile course filled with over 15 obstacles designed to be fun and push you to your limits! The course features obstacles constructed by an experienced crew of licensed contractors and engineers. These aren’t the pop-up kiddie obstacles you’ll see at other races. Some of the obstacles will include: walls to get over, water jugs to carry up stairs, 20 lb rocks to carry in sand, ropes to climb, monkey bars, and so many more. We will not have water, mud, electrocution, or fire at our race. And unlike the other guys, the organizers hate to see back-ups on the courses so they limit each wave of runners to 200 racers to avoid overcrowding. In short, City Challenge strikes the perfect balance between fun and physicality. It is a great way to test your athleticism. Participating in City Challenge will be the most fun ass-kicking of your life.

City Challenge Obstacle Race will be raising money for Susan G Komen for the cure foundation. Susan G Komen is dedicated to combating breast cancer at every front. Participants can make donations during registration and City Challenge will also be making a contribution to Susan G Komen for the cure North Jersey Chapter. Fun, entertainment, fitness, and helping others combined in one!

Register and get more information through their website at www.citychallengerace.com. Like them on Facebook, follow them on Twitter and Instagram. Please contact them for sponsorship and volunteer opportunities.

City Challenge Obstacle Race Course Hoboken 10-5-2013Obstacle Descriptions:

  • Over-Unders (police barricades) : Police hurdles and barricades will be placed alternating between jumping over barricades and crawling under police hurdles. Spaced along Sinatra road from 3rd st to 4th st.
  • Leap Frog Jumps. : each contestant will place bands around their ankles to keep their legs together and give resistance. They will Leap Frog jump up all 3 sets of stairs and back down a total of 20 times.
  • Ball Slams: No-Bounce medicine balls will be placed at the first parking indent along Sinatra dr. 20lbs for Guys and 10lbs for women.  Each challenger will slam the ball as hard and as fast as they can for a total of 30 times.
  • Heavy Rope Jumps: The second parking indent along Sinatra Dr, heavy rope jump ropes will be placed for challengers to complete 50 jumps.*
  • Kettle Bell Swings/Sumo Squats: At the last indent along Sinatra Dr., challengers will grab a kettle bell (male 30lb, female 20lb) complete 20 swings into 20 squats.*
  • Sand Pit-Rock Carry: Once challengers enter the beach area, they will have to complete 30 burpees then carry designated rock (different weighs for male and female) to the end of the beach and back, placing the rock back where they picked it up.
  • Monkey Bars: Challengers will complete from start to finish crossing the monkey bar.
  • Rope climbs:  Each challenger will have to RING THE BELL. Climbing the rope to the top and hitting the bell once they have reached it.
  • Wall Climbs:  Each Challenger will have to climb over Wall after wall. From 4ft, 6ft, to 8ft walls, this will take every muscle to conquer.
  • Death Climb: The next obstacle, just make it to the top. Over half a mile of hills to run as fast as you can and fight through the leg burn.
  • Sand Crawl: Challengers till enter maze type obstacle on the beach volleyball court where they will have to army crawl under and around our custom maze. Keep your mouth close or you it will be filled with sand.
  • Field of Dreams: Tires on Tires, flipping dragging and sledge hammering large truck tires on the Steven soccer field. This obstacle will challenge you to the fullest extent.
  • Stairs to Heaven: Challengers will carry water jugs (males 2, females 1) up the Stevens Stadium stairs along the bleachers and down the other end and back down the alleyway, dropping off the water jugs where they picked them up.
  • Sand Bag Carries: Up and back carrying heavy sand bags however you may up and back down a terrorizing hill. Sand bags of different weights for male and female challengers.
  • Over-Unders (police barricades) : Police hurdles and barricades will be placed alternating between jumping over barricades and crawling under police hurdles. Spaced along Sinatra road from 4rd St. to 3th St.
  • Gauntlet Finish: Challengers will have to climb crawl and conquer the final gauntlet to reach the finish. A large wall which will have nets to climb up and crawl back down on the other end.
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July 17, 2013

Movies Under The Stars at Hoboken Pier A – Argo Tonight at 9pm

Filed under: City Of Hoboken News,Hoboken — Tags: , , , , — TheBoken @ 4:40 PM

Tonight’s Movie under the stars at Hoboken’s Pier A Park is Argo. The movie starts around 9pm.

Hoboken Summer Movies 2013 Outdoor Movie Screen - Argo July 17 9pm

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.

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July 4, 2013

Hoboken Photo of the Day – Pier A Near Sunset View of Lackawanna Terminal

Filed under: Hoboken,Lackawanna,Photo Of The Day,pier A — Tags: , , , — TheBoken @ 9:25 AM

Hoboken Pier A HDR 6-21-2013

Today, Pier A will be full of people trying to get a spot to view tonight’s fireworks show. Here is a recent photo of Pier A during an outdoor concert near sunset. I am sure it will be much more crowded today and tens of thousands are expected to visit Hoboken. Send you photos you wish to share with readers to theboken@gmail.com and let us know how you want to be credited.

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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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May 1, 2013

Hoboken Community: Ticket Information for Bob Dylan, Wilco and My Morning Jacket Show – Tickets on Sale May 4

From the City of Hoboken on the Bob Dylan, Wilco, and My Morning Jacket concert July 26th….

Hoboken Community: Ticket Information for Bob Dylan, Wilco and My Morning Jacket Show – Tickets on Sale May 4


Pier A Concert Hoboken

On Friday, July 26, 2013, Bob Dylan, Wilco, and My Morning Jacket will hold a concert at Pier A Park in Hoboken as part of the AmericanaramA Festival of Music tour.

Tickets will go on sale on Saturday, May 4, 2013 at 10:00am. In addition to online sales, 500 tickets have been set aside for sale in Hoboken at Tunes, located at 225 Washington Street. Tickets are $75.50 each, cash only, and there is a 2 ticket limit per person. Tickets at Tunes will go on sale at the same time as online sales.

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April 22, 2013

City of Hoboken Announcement on Bob Dylan, Wilco and Morning Jacket Concert on Pier A 7-26-2013

The City of Hoboken officially announces a huge concert on Pier A featuring Bob Dylan, Wilco and Morning Jacket July 26th….



Mumford and Sons at Night

Last year’s Mumford and Sons Concert on Pier A Hoboken

Bob Dylan, Wilco, and My Morning Jacket will perform at Hoboken’s Pier A Park on Friday, July 26, 2013 as part of the AmericanaramA Festival of Music tour.

“After last year’s Mumford & Sons concert on Pier A, we received countless requests from our community for more similar events,” said Mayor Dawn Zimmer. “We’re excited to bring world-renowned talent to Hoboken to provide great entertainment options for our community in our own back yard and to support our local businesses.”

Additional details, including ticket information, will be announced shortly.

The show is being organized by Bowery Presents, the same promoters that brought Mumford & Sons to Hoboken last year to kick off the tour for their latest album, which won the Grammy for Album of the Year.

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Bob Dylan Scheduled to Appear at Hoboken’s Pier A July 26th 2013!

Filed under: Hoboken,Live Music — Tags: , , , , , — TheBoken @ 9:30 AM

Bob DylanBob Dylan has announced his latest tour AmericanaramA: Festival of Music tour, which he’ll be going on this summer. He’s  tapped some pretty incredible support to go along with him: Wilco and My Morning Jacket. That tour includes July 26 at Pier A Park in Hoboken, NJ! That is right, Bob Dylan is coming to Hoboken! Last year it was Mumford and Sons that rocked Pier A with over 15,000 attendees and very little in the way of police incidents and tons of additional downtown hospitality business for the Mile Square.

More details at the following link: Bob Dillon Summer Tour 2013 – BillBoard

Bob Dylan Americanarama Tour 2013

Bob Dylan – 2013 Tour Dates

  • 04/23 St. Louis, MO Peabody Opera House *
  • 04/24 Springfield, MO Missouri State University *
  • 04/25 Champaign, IL University of Illinois *
  • 04/27 Murray, KY Murray State University ^
  • 04/28 Louisville, KY The Louisville Palace ^
  • 04/30 Asheville, NC U.S. Cellular Center *
  • 05/01 Charlotte, NC Time Warner Cable Uptown Amphitheatre *
  • 05/02 Raleigh, NC Red Hat Amphitheater *
  • 05/04 Charleston, SC Family Circle Magazine Stadium *
  • 05/05 St. Augustine, FL St. Augustine Amphitheatre *
  • 06/26 West Palm Beach, FL Cruzan Amphitheatre #
  • 05/27 Tampa, FL Live Nation Amphitheatre #
  • 06/29 Atlanta, GA Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood #
  • 06/30 Nashville, TN The Lawn at Riverfront Park #
  • 07/02 Memphis, TN AutoZone Park #$
  • 07/05 Noblesville, IN Klipsch Music Center #$
  • 07/06 Cincinnati, OH Riverbend Music Center #$
  • 07/10 St. Paul, MN Midway Stadium #$
  • 07/11 Peoria, IL Chiefs Stadium #$
  • 07/12 Chicago, IL Toyota Park #$
  • 07/15 Toronto, Ontario Molson Canadian Amphitheatre #$
  • 07/18 Darien Center, NY Darien Lake Performing Arts Center #%
  • 07/19 Bridgeport, CT The Ballpark at Harbor Yard #%
  • 07/20 Mansfield, MA Comcast Center #%
  • 07/23 Columbia, MD Merriweather Post Pavilion #%
  • 07/24 Virginia Beach, VA Farm Bureau Live at Virginia Beach #%
  • 07/26 Hoboken, NJ Pier A Park #%
  • 07/27 Wantagh, NY Nikon at Jones Beach Theater #%
  • 07/28 Camden, NJ Susquehanna Bank Center #%
  • 07/31 Denver, CO Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre #%
  • 08/01 Salt Lake City, UT USANA Amphitheatre #%
  • 08/03 Irvine, CA Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre #%
  • 08/04 Mountain View, CA Shoreline Amphitheatre #%


* – w/ Dawes
^ – w/ The Wild Feathers
# – w/ Wilco and My Morning Jacket
$ – w/ Richard Thompson Electric Trio
% – w/ Ryan Bingham


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March 6, 2013

City of Hoboken to Host 5K Hoboken Resilience Run April 6, 2013 10am

Here is the latest event from the City of  Hoboken to help with the Hurricane Sandy relief efforts as well as provide a community fitness activity…



Event will benefit Rebuild Hoboken Relief Fund, New Jersey Relief Fund, and the town of Port Maria, Jamaica

The City of Hoboken is proud to announce the Hoboken Resilience Run, a 5K and Fun Run for post Hurricane Sandy recovery. The run, which will take place on Saturday, April 6, 2013, is being organized in support of a global UN initiative – the “Making Cities Resilient” campaign, led by the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR).

In late October 2012, Hurricane Sandy devastated parts of the Caribbean, Mid-Atlantic and Northeastern United States. Countries in each of these sub-regions have suffered the loss of lives and livelihoods, and sustained damages from which they are still struggling to recover. Throughout this region, and in almost all societies, sport plays an important role in bringing people together. Now, in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, the City of Hoboken is hosting this event to raise public awareness about disaster risk reduction and to raise funds for the recovery of Sandy affected cities.

In demonstration of their solidarity, the City of Hoboken will donate a portion of Hoboken Resilience Run proceeds to the Rebuild Hoboken Relief Fund, the New Jersey Relief Fund, and the town of Port Maria in Jamaica, which was impacted by Hurricane Sandy.

Margareta Wahlström, Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Disaster Risk Reduction, will be present for the event.

Hoboken 5K Race For Hurricane Sandy Relief Fund 4-6-2013

Date:  Saturday, April 6th, 2013
Location: Pier A, 1st Street and Sinatra Drive, Hoboken, NJ
Registration:  Register online: www.hobokennj.org/5k. Race day registration will be available at 8:30am; Early package pick-up for pre-registered runners will be announced.
5K Race Start:  10:00am
Fun Run Start:  11:15am
Community Fair: 8:30am-1:00pm
Come share experiences and lessons learned by Sandy affected communities, meet local heroes, and help make a difference in the lives of others!

Run for Recovery, Resilience and Solidarity!

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November 21, 2012

Marc Anthony Photography – Free Family Portraits at Pier A from 9am-4pm Today! Holy Free Stuff Batman!

Filed under: Free Stuff,Hoboken,photo — Tags: , , — TheBoken @ 9:00 AM

On Wednesday November 21st, Marc Anthony Photography will be shooting free family portraits at Pier A on 100 Sinatra Drive in Hoboken, NJ. He will be there from 9am to 4pm. Any family affected by Hurricane Sandy is free to come and have their photo taken. The images will be placed online for you to freely download and print.

Marc Anthony adds”

“I am shooting these portraits simply as my little way to do something. New Jersey is my home and my heart breaks for those that lost everything. Homes can be rebuilt but photos can’t be replaced. That’s why when I fire happens in a home photos are usually the first thing people try and save. I’m not in this for any personal reason. I shoot weddings and I’m busy enough as it is to use this for personal gain. I just want to make that clear. So if you want a free photo taken to mark the start of something new then please come by.”

You can follow Marc Anthony Photography on his Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/MarcAnthonyPhoto

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