Reader Kevin C. wanted to share this deal with TheBoken.com’s readers. The ‘Turtle Club offers 50% off their entire food menu the entire night. They also offer some great happy hour deals from 4-8pm, including $5 wine and well drinks and $3 select beers, including Blue Moon.
Address: 936 Park Ave, Hoboken, NJ 07030
Here is a unique event coming up in Hoboken featuring Rutgers football player Eric Legrand who is making the most out of his life after suffering a severe injury playing football that left him paralyzed in 2010 organized by Rory Chadwick of Midtown Authentic….
On October 16, 2010, LeGrand suffered a severe spinal injury during a game against the Army Black Knights at Met Life Stadium, home to both the New York Giants and the New York Jets. On a kickoff to Army, LeGrand collided with the ball carrier, Malcolm Brown. LeGrand was credited with the tackle, but he lay on the ground for several minutes before being carted off, apparently only able to move his head.
As the gurney rolled off the field, Eric tried to force a thumbs up to the crowd to tell them that he was alright. The strongest player on the Rutgers Scarlet Knights football team, a man who could squat 605 pounds, could not manage to signal to the crowd that he was alright by lifting his finger. LeGrand said that; “It felt like a thousand pounds”.
He was taken to the intensive care unit of the Hackensack University Medical Center, in Hackensack, New Jersey, where doctors determined that Eric was paralyzed from the neck down. He fractured his C3 and C4 cervical vertebrae.
Eric was put on a respirator right away to help him breathe, and doctors informed his mother that he would more than likely need the aid of the machine to continue breathing for the rest of his life. Doctors also informed Karen LeGrand that her son had a suspected 0-5% chance of walking for the rest of his life. The next day when LeGrand woke up, he managed to mouth the inspiring words; “I’ll be back,” to his mother.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers signed Eric on May 2, 2012. The Buccaneers are coached by Greg Schiano, who was the Rutgers head coach during LeGrand’s playing career. Schiano agreed to become the head coach of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on January 26, 2012. Eric officially announced his retirement from football on July 26, 2012 to free up a roster spot for the team
To date, Eric has proven the doctors wrong, he now breathes without a respirator and is moving his upper body around more than ever, recently Eric’s thumbs started moving. Just this past year, Eric received the Jimmy Valvano award for Perseverance at the ESPY’s. On March 9th, were asking all the bELievers out there to come to the Turtle Club and hang out with Eric and many other former Rutgers players who are now in the NFL or have retired from the game. There will be food, drink, and tons of prizes will be raffled off. There will be a small silent auction as well.
Tickets will be made available at www.hobokenturtleclub.com in just a few days. Tickets will be available in 2 tiers. General admission for the day is $52. This includes entry, free food and a Christopher Reeve Foundation “BELIEVE #52″ bracelet. Mingle with Rutgers fans and NFL stars, meet Eric and have a fun time. We will also offer a limited amount of VIP tickets which will be $152. This includes everything with the general admission as well as a 30 minute half happy hour meet and greet with Eric. Eric will also sign your personal item for you (Eric uses a sharpie marker with his mouth, his penmanship is far better than most of us actually)
Prizes for the raffle / silent auction are pouring in and a list will be made available shortly. Already donated is the chance to have lunch with NY Giants Linebacker Mark Herzlich, cancer survivor and former Boston College standout. Signed balls, helmets, jerseys, game worn items and much more to be announced shortly.
- Rory Chadwick
Here is another round of Bars in Hoboken and what they are doing for Hoboken St. Patrick’s Day or Lepre-con 2013 tomorrow Saturday March 2, 2013. Sullivan’s at 6th and Washington Street is opening at 10am and always attracts its share of Irish revelers on the first Saturday of March in Hoboken, parade or no parade.
Important Note: TheBoken.com is aware that there are two competing Lepre-con organizers each claiming to be the official Lepre-con this year as well as last year.There has been an exchange over who is the copycat and it is none too pretty. We at the Boken state this so as to let the buyer beware until these organizers can come to a mutual understanding. The bars downtown will likely fill up early so we think the best bet is to either get to your downtown destination early or head uptown for a more low key celebration where you are likely to find a place to each and drink in Hoboken responsibly.
For reference the two competing Leprecon’s or Lepre-con’s on Facebook are:
Here is the exchange one of the organizers had with Hoboken Girl Blog (www.hobokengirl.com):
The bottom line is that there is no official Lepre-con until these two parties can get together and consolidate. Best bet is to go to your favorite bar and get there very early if you must celebrate there.
The Turtle Club located at 936 Park Avenue will open their doors at 11am. The first 100 people will get in free with no cover. DJ Ralph Monte will provide the music to keep the party going.
The Shannon at 106 1st Street in Hoboken will open at Saturday 11 am. Correction: TheBoken.com had originally posted 8am on their Facebook page but they have confirmed they are opening at 11am. They posted this message on Facebook:
“Help Hoboken Heal! Super Storm Sandy hit Hoboken residents and businesses very hard and many are still feeling the effects. Hoboken is still the great city we all love. Let’s invite our friends and family to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day and show everyone what a great place Hoboken is! Shop, dine and drink in Hoboken to support local businesses!
Please remember to be respectful of everyone and their property. If you drink, please drink responsibly!”
Ash Fine Cigars located at 203 Washington Street will be selling the limited release Filthy Hooligan Cigar made by Alec Bradley in a non-alcoholic offering that has Irish flair. Is it just me or is something labeled Black Market intrinsically cooler than other products?
And the Elsyian Café at 10th and Washington Street is open under normal hours but not in anyway participating in Lepre-con. Some restaurants are simply opting out to reward their loyal customers.
“THIS WEDNESDAY NIGHT at the Turtle Club I was scheduled to play my monthly Acoustic Show. After that Big Bitch Sandy caused all this damage and suffering to our beloved Hoboken, I felt it only right to invite some of my musician friends to join me for a fun night of Music and raise some money for a great cause! Its the least I can do, and I am happy to have the forum to do it.
We will be collecting donations at the door. Suggested Donation $20. No donation is too little, or too big! We will give all proceeds to the ‘Rebuild Hoboken Relief Fund’
Joining me on the bill will be some amazingly talented local musicians, including Johnny Miller, Tommy Ritter, Kieran Sullivan and Your Ex-Boyfriends! Plus other guests jamming with me throughout the night.
Also, the Turtle Club will have their Wednesday Night Endless Happy Hour Bar Specials going all night long! I am extremely excited to be able to put together this event, and hope to see a lot of you in attendance Wednesday Night!”
This update comes from Alan Skontra who specializes in Journalism, Commercial, Press Releases, Speeches, Social Networking, Tutoring. His website is www.alanskontra.com and he is also on Twitter at www.twitter.com/alanskontra. You might know Alan as he used to write as a freelancer for Hoboken Patch with articles on entertaining events around Hoboken and he also handles PR for the Hoboken Rotary. Alan is a valuable community asset looking to stay in Hoboken so if you require any of his skills you can reach out to him via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here is his update on the very successful Hoboken Charter School fundraiser held Tuesday at the Turtle Club….
Hoboken Rotary Raises Almost $25,000 to Help Hoboken Charter School Rebuild After Fire
Hoboken, NJ, September 19 – Tuesday night the Hoboken Rotary hosted a benefit party with over 500 guests and raised almost $25,000 for the Hoboken Charter School. The school will use the money for repairs after a recent fire damaged its building and displaced over 190 students.
Rotarian and local clothing store owner Rory Chadwick led the Rotary’s effort to organize the party, including securing a venue, gathering raffle and auction prizes, inviting guests and other arrangements. Previously Chadwick organized benefit parties after separate fires displaced the residents of 87 Jackson Street and 300 Washington Street.
The school at 713 Washington Street is across from Chadwick’s store. “I looked out my window and saw the school on fire, and it looked bad,” Chadwick said. “When I found out the inside was ruined I called my fellow Rotarians and got to work. It’s not easy to do this in such a short amount of time but when Rotary members work as a team we can do anything.”
Chadwick contacted Cory Checket, owner of the Turtle Club restaurant and bar at 936 Park Avenue, about hosting the benefit. “When the Hoboken Rotary approached us to host the fundraiser we didn’t hesitate,” Checket said. “It is truly remarkable how well Hoboken can come together to rally around a neighbor or institution in need.” The Turtle Club gave a free drink to all guests who donated a suggested $10 at the door. After hundreds of guests responded to the benefit’s Facebook page, neighboring restaurant 10th & Willow also opened to accommodate the overflow.
Dozens of local businesses donated raffle and auction prizes, and posted collection jars at their respective locations. Chadwick was able to obtain several big-ticket prizes, including signed sports memorabilia from football stars Eli Manning, Ray Rice and Troy Polamalu, game tickets, artwork, theater tickets, music memorabilia and a Hudson River cruise.
Several Hoboken Rotarians contributed to the benefit, either by donating prizes or by providing support, including bar owner Joe Branco, financial planner Christopher Mackin, magazine publisher Joe Mindak, realtor Ron Zimmerman and attorneys Lisa Russo and Marie Stinson.
Hoboken Charter’s Executive Director and K-8 principal Deirdra Grode said she hopes her students can learn from seeing the community come together to help. “I hope that our students see that it is possible to overcome adversity with hard work, commitment and team work,” Grode said.
The Hoboken Rotary has a standing fund to collect donations for this and other emergencies. It will continue to collect donations for the school in the coming days. “It is great to see the community come together in helping each other,” said current Hoboken Rotary president Ryan Mitchell. “This has been and will continue to be our mission, as our motto is service above self.”
Here is a note From Rory Chadwick on tonight’s fundraiser for the Hoboken Charter School at the Turtle Club….
Regardless of the rain threat this evening, our fundraiser for the Hoboken Charter School is going to happen. Tonight from 6pm-10pm at both the Turtle Club and 10th and Willow. Our motto is Rotary is “Service Above Self”. We’re asking all of the Hoboken community and the surrounding communities to adopt our motto just for tonight and come out to support the kids, teachers and the school, even if mother nature has a few tricks up her sleeve.
The West Five Supper Club has donated their courtesy shuttle for use tonight from 6pm-10:30pm. The public can call 201-665-9667 between the hours of 6pm and 10:30pm tonight and be picked up by the shuttle, the shuttle will operate in Hoboken only. We are asking residents that live in large residential buildings to come together in the van, rather than call on an as needed basis to help alleviate the demand for the courtesy shuttle.
We have over 70 items for our silent auction/raffle and complimentary food has been donated for the night by Hoboken eateries Anthony David’s, East LA, The Madison, Liberty Bar, The Tilted Kilt, Trinity, The Village Pourhouse, Ben and Jerry’s, Carlo’s Bakery, The Little Grocer and Biggie’s Clam Bar.
Some of the auction items include 3 NY Giants Tickets vs Cleveland Brown in October, tickets are in section 111 in the player family seating area, Eli Manning signed Football, Eli Manning Signed Jersey, Victor Cruz Signed Jersey, NJ Devils signed Item, Signed guitars, Signed baseballs from NY Yankees and other teams, Lunch with Mayor Dawn Zimmer, Massages for 1 year and many more!! Raffle prizes will be various git cards to local store and restaurants, artwork, Dunkin Donuts items, gift baskets and so much more.
Any donation at the door for entry at either venue and each person that donates $10 or more will receive a free drink ticket. Cash, checks and credit cards accepted throughout the night.
There is a fund raiser at the Turtle Club coming up Tuesday September 18th from 6-9pm to help the Hoboken Charter School which had a fire last week in Hoboken that has temporarily displaced its 200 students. Hoboken Home Advisors is stepping up and donating 100% of their fees for anyone who uses their services from within one year of the event. Read below for more details. The Hoboken Rotary is the 501c organization that will be handling the disbursement of any funds raised for the event.
On Tuesday September 18th, 2012 from 6pm-9pm the Hoboken Rotary will be holding a fundraiser for the Hoboken Charter School at the Turtle Club, located at 936 Park Avenue in Hoboken, NJ.
100% of the proceeds from the fundraiser will directly benefit the Hoboken Charter School in an effort to assist the school with immediate much-needed funds to help the school reopen as soon as possible to educate the future of tomorrow. The Turtle Club will offer a complimentary drink for each attendee that donates $10 or more at the door. The event will also feature a handful of raffle and tricky tray prizes. Complimentary appetizers will be offered to all attendees as well.
Hoboken Home Advisors will be donating 100% of its fees to the Hoboken Charter School from anyone attending the event at the Turtle Club who uses our FREE services within one year of the event. This can amount to tens of thousands of dollars so we ask that you attend the event and support the children of Hoboken Charter School.
For those who would like to give and are unable to attend the event may donate online at www.hobokenrotary.org. If any area businesses would like to help by donating items for our raffle / tricky tray they can email Hoboken Rotary President Ryan Mitchell at email@example.com or Hoboken Rotary member Rory Chadwick at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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The “Hoboken Girl” is back with a new post/guest column on the best places to take dad for Father’s Day in Hoboken which is Sunday June 17th this year…..
Father’s Day is fast approaching – and sometimes, it’s more important to spend QT with dad than anything else. I always say that the way to a man’s heart is his stomach, and dad is no different! So, I’ve compiled a list of places to take dad to eat in Hoboken, depending on his cravings. Do men even get cravings? Anyway, I digress.
Court Street is a wonderful brunch spot. My favorite brunch drink is the Pointsetta – a mimosa with a twist (cranberry + champagne). Classy yet casual is the brunch vibe here.
10th and Willow is another great brunch spot with a classy yet casual feeling. The Cream Cheese & Strawberry-Stuffed French Toast and the Chocolate Chip Banana Pancakes are some of my favorites. There are also a lot of yummy egg options.
2. Dad loves a Burger & Fries: Helmer’s Restaurant (1036 Washington Street)
The burgers at Helmer’s are delicious, so my friends say. Being a quasi-vegetarian, I haven’t tried them. But I have had numerous Hoboken sources tell me that Helmer’s is the best if you’re looking for a juicy burger.
Besides delicious food, the Turtle Club has an extensive wine, beer, and bourbon selection. Many of the wines are family-owned and organic vineyards. Can’t beat that!
I don’t know many dads that love sushi – but hey, I could be wrong. That being said, if dad has a sushi craving, Robongi is definitely the way to go. It’s Zagat-rated, fun, and always appearing on my Instagram account. I order it weekly, if not more. The sweet potato rolls are the bomb.
There are two Charritos locations, but I prefer the uptown one. They make guacamole for you to order, right there, in front of you. It’s pretty amazing, and sure to wow dad. They also serve margarita mix, in which you can BYO Tequila.
I am a scallops fan, and I love Elysian’s scallops. I also have taste tested the mussels, and they are delicious. Elysian has a very casual yet upscale feel which will make Dad feel right at home. They also have a great brunch!
Anthony David’s scallops are also out of this world. Most things you taste here will be just delectable. It’s also BYOB, an added bonus, if dad is a lush. In which case, see #3.
I recently tried Augustino’s for the first time, and I realized the hype was totally worth it. Delicious chicken parm, delicious appetizers, delicious wine, and great service. Dad will love this place if he is an Italian food lover! They don’t take reservations on the weekends, which is a bummer – so hopefully you can get a spot. Go early – and expect a wait.
If Dad is a specialty pizza lover, he’ll love Grimaldi’s. Casual ambiance, delicious wines, and amazing pizzas. I recommend the eggplant + ricotta pizza (not on the menu) – just ask for it.
With this guide, you’re bound to eat some fantastic dishes and have some fun time with pops. Regardless of what you do with your dad — make sure to enjoy the day!
The Turtle Club in Hoboken will be having a Laphroaig Scotch tasting tomorrow night March 27th starting at 7:30pm. Only a few tickets are left last time TheBoken.com checked the Facebook event page. Tickets are $80 per person and include a family style meal, tasting and education experience on four types of Scotch Whiskey as well. At the end of the evening you will get to even take home a bottle of one of the four types (your choice).
Click to the right to purchase tickets to event: http://www.hobokenturtleclub.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=7&Itemid=7
Address: 936 Park Avenue Hoboken, NJ 07030
Phone: (201) 710-5960