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February 27, 2014

Hoboken Photo of the Day – Winter 2014 at Pier A Park

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This winter has been an especially brutal one in Hoboken and the surrounding NYC metropolitan area. The term “Artic Vortex” really made a splash in 2014 but of course it was too cold for a real splash for that given the average temperatures in January and February. Depite the cold at least some beauty can come out it as depicted in a recent shot I took at Hoboken’s Pier A Park. 

 Hoboken Pier A Winter 2014 New Jersey

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September 7, 2013

NY Jets Kickoff Recap at Pier Last Night– Featuring The Aviators Drumline with Video

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The Aviators - NY Jets 2013 Kickoff Hoboken Pier A

Last night at Pier A Park in Hoboken the NFL team the NY Jets hosted a 2013 kickoff event in the open space. The weather was great and the event featured a raffle, autograph sessions with selected NJ Jets alumni, beer tent, inflatable slide for the kids, live music and The Aviators drum team that plays at NJ Jets Home games.   Joe Pardavila from 95.5 WPLJ was MC and the band  “Ready in 10” played a few sets.  The meet and greet featured  Jets alumnus wide receiver Wesley Walker, No. 85, and performances by the Flight Crew Cheerleaders and Jets Aviators Drumline.The Aviators is a talented group of drummers that was recently formed according to the NJ Jets website and they made the event fun. Some photos and video of the event featuring the Aviators is below……

The Aviators - NY Jets 2013 Kickoff Hoboken Pier A

The Aviators - NY Jets 2013 Kickoff Hoboken Pier A

The Aviators - NY Jets 2013 Kickoff Hoboken Pier A

The Aviators - NY Jets 2013 Kickoff Hoboken Pier A

The Aviators - NY Jets 2013 Kickoff Hoboken Pier A

Below are some video highlights of The Aviators at Pier A Park in Hoboken 9/6/2013:

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Hoboken to Host Annual September 11th Interfaith Memorial Service at 6:30pm at Pier A Park

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Hoboken 911 Memorial Service

Hoboken 911 Memorial Service to be held at Pier A Park:

The Hoboken community will come together to share in its annual September 11th Interfaith Memorial Service for the victims, their families, the City of Hoboken, and the entire nation. Fifty seven Hoboken residents were lost on September 11, 2001.

The service will take place on Wednesday, September 11, 2013 at 6:30 pm. on the southeast corner of Hoboken’s Pier A Park – the site of a makeshift memorial on September 11, 2001. All are invited to attend.

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June 19, 2013

Hoboken Movies Under The Stars – Lincoln Tonight June 19 at Pier A Park 9PM

The latest installment of the Movies Under the Stars program is tonight starting at 9pm in Pier A Park featuring the movie Lincoln directed by Steven Spielberg…..

Movies Hoboken Lincoln 6-19-2013 Pier A Park

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.

The weather looks good for tonight but schedules are subject to change based on weather events. 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/

Event Sponsors:

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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May 30, 2013

Hoboken Catholic Academy 4th Annual 5K June 1st 9am Start at Pier A Park

HCA 5k Run Hoboken Pier A June 1st 2013

The Hoboken Catholic PTO is ready for this weekend and their 4th Annual 5k Race fundraiser to benefit Hoboken Catholic Academy. All proceeds will go towards the educational and professional development of the school. They are especially grateful for your support this year as our school building has not yet reopened after being damaged in Hurricane Sandy. Join them on the beautiful Hoboken waterfront for a competitive race and family fun.

The Race starts on Saturday June 1st at 9am and is at Pier A Hoboken 100 Sinatra Drive Hoboken, NJ.


In person registration and packet pickup Wednesday, May 29, 2013 3-7 pm at Our Lady of Grace Hall, 422 Willow Ave, Hoboken and the day of the race starting at 7 am at Pier A. Also online registration is at the website www.hca5k.com.


  • Title Sponsor: Hoboken University Medical Center & Integrated Women’s Health
  • Kids Day Sponsor: Green Rock Tap & Grill
  • HCA Friends & Family Sponsors: DeFalco & Co; Flett Exchange; Morgan Stanley Smith Barney

Additional Information

Prizes for fastest male and female finishers as well as HCA Dad, HCA Mom and HCA Student prizes. Disposable chip race.

Online Donations

Click here to donate to Hoboken Catholic 4th Annual 5K

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May 26, 2013

Hoboken Memorial Mile Event is Tomorrow from 5:30am till 8:17pm

Memorial Mile Hoboken 5-27-2013

Hoboken resident Melissa Sawaya wanted to spread some awareness about a running event tomorrow in Hoboken on Memorial Day Monday May 27, 2013. This running event is different as the event will last pretty much all day. Melissa writes:

“I am trying to spread the word about the American Legion post in Hoboken, NJ and their program “Adopt-A-Hoboken-Soldier”.  Myself and a group of runners will be running Sunrise to Sunset this Monday on Memorial Day along the Hoboken Waterfront (between the WWI & WWII Memorials) to raise money for the Hoboken Legion.  We have setup the site www.MemorialMile.com to give more info on this event.  This is actually the 2nd annual event.

We have more people participating this year and would love The Boken.com to cover this year’s event. “
The event’s Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/MemorialMile) has more info about tomorrow. It  states:
“Join us tomorrow Mon. 5/27 for the 2nd annual “Memorial Mile” event if you’re in the NYC area! We’ll be hanging flags again along the Hoboken, NJ waterfront and have a team running that route (between the WWI & WWII Memorials) from Sunrise (5:30am) ’til Sunset (8:17pm). The Run will honor those who have sacrificed for our country.
We’re fundraising for The American Legion Post 107 so if you can’t make it out please Donate at www.MemorialMile.com to help support all the programs the Legion provides for our local troops!”
Hoboken World War II Memorial HDR
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May 10, 2013

Hoboken 2nd Annual Green Fair Postponed to May 19th Due to Rain Forecast

It is supposed to rain tomorrow, which in of itself I thought is a green thing. Oh the irony! As a result of the rain forecast tomorrow the 2nd Annual Green Fair has been pushed back a week. Don’t mess with Mother Nature….


City of Hoboken Green Fair 5-19-2013 Pier A Park

The City of Hoboken’s 2nd Annual Green Fair originally scheduled for Saturday, May 11, 2013 has been rescheduled for Sunday, May 19 due to the forecast for rain (Please note: previously the rain date was incorrectly stated as Saturday, May 18). Vendor registration is also extended until Friday, May 17.

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/greenfair and contact Christopher Brown at cbrown@hobokennj.org with any questions. The final day for registration is Friday, May 17, 2013.

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May 1, 2013

Photo of the Day – World Trade Center from Pier A Park in Hoboken

WTC from Pier A Hoboken HDR Photo 4-27-2013

Today’s photo of the day was taken last weekend at Hoboken’s Pier A Park with a view of the World Trade Center’s Freedom Tower. The green grass and lovely weather a testament that Spring has finally sprung in Hoboken.

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March 4, 2013

Hoboken Photo of the Day–Office Buildings at Sunset from Pier A Park

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Hoboken Office Towers from Pier A 3-3-2013 HDR

Today’s photo of the day is from Pier A Park and features office buildings during a nice sunset. The weather was cold but this shot made it worth going out to get it.

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