HoLa “Dia De Los Muertos” Block Party

HoLa Charter School “Day of the Dead” block party in Hoboken

To “celebrate” Halloween, and to support the Hoboken Dual Language Charter School (HoLa) – they’re holding a “Day of the Dead” (Dia De Los Meurtos) Block Party tomorrow, Saturday, November 1st from 1pm to 4pm. A good way to show support for better-run schools in Hoboken.

The HoLa Block Party will take place on Jefferson Street between 1st Streets and 2nd Streets. The HoLa school is located at 123 Jefferson Street. Tickets cost $8 per child if you buy online today – or you can pay $10 tomorrow at the event. Adults are free!

Festivities include bouncy houses, face painting, beer garden, obstacle course, arts & crafts, story time, dancers, photo booth, food and more! The event is rain or shine. Note that the weather looks a little “iffy” tomorrow with showers and gusty winds. Hopefully no bounce-house goes flying away. Enjoy!

Hola Charter School Block Party Hoboken NJ

Flashback Hoboken: Fall 2006 (Part 2)

Flashback Hoboken: Fall 2006 {Not done yet!}

A couple weeks ago, we looked back at some businesses that are no longer in Hoboken. This week, we’ll check out some businesses that have gone through some kind of renovation, but still exist in the same capacity more or less. Bring back any memories?

Once a bank, always a bank

Eight years ago, we had a bank called “Washington Mutual.” In business since the 1800′s! Then in 2008, after a 9-day “bank run” they were essentially “forced out” of business. It’s now JP Morgan Chase. If you’re interested in the ridiculously complicated story click here.

Chase Bank 14th Street Hoboken Flashback

Seeing stars

Back in the early 90′s before we moved to Hoboken, “7 Star Pizza” was the go-to place for drunk slices after hitting the bars. Boy, what a dump it was, but the cheesy pizza sure it the spot. In 2006 they renovated and changed the name to “7 Stars.”

7 Star Pizza Hoboken NJ flashback

Duffy – City

Duffy’s was a perfectly good name for an Irish bar. When they renovated I guess traditional Irish-sounding bar names were “trending down,” and the name changed to “Cork City.” Maybe because they wanted to sell drinks other than $1 drafts?

Cork City Hoboken NJ flashback

Still here after all these years

2006 marked the beginning of Teak down by the PATH station. A tribute for them staying alive, I guess!

Teak Hoboken survived

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Hoboken Movie Lineup: 10/31/2014

Bow Tie Cinemas Movie Times Hoboken NJ

Bow Tie Cinemas Hoboken NJ Movie TimesOne new movie this weekend: Nightcrawler, starring Jake Gyllenhaal – a movie about the sick world of “bad news porn.”

“Lou Bloom, a driven young man desperate for work discovers the high-speed world of L.A. crime journalism. Finding a group of freelance camera crews who film crashes, fires, murder and other mayhem, Lou muscles into the cut-throat, dangerous realm of “nightcrawling,” where each police siren wail equals a possible windfall and victims are converted into dollars and cents. Aided by Rene Russo as Nina, a veteran of the blood-sport that is local TV news, Lou thrives. In the breakneck, ceaseless search for footage, he becomes the star of his own story.”

Got mostly good marks – as it presented itself as a bonafide and action-packed black comedy. Good to see some “fresh” kind of material hit the silver screen from time to time.

Hoboken Movie Trailer: Nightcrawler

(Current Bow Tie Cinemas Movie Times in Hoboken, NJ below.)

EatMetal, Inc.

EatMetal, Inc by Elizabeth Ann Tokoly (Monroe Center)

EatMetal is a very catchy (even weird) sounding name for local Metal Smith Elizabeth Ann Tokoly, who runs her operation out of the Monroe Center (720 Monroe Street Suite 511). But as you can see, it has nothing to do with consuming metal – it’s just her initials!

eatmetal jewelry elizabeth ann tokoly hoboken NJ monroe center

What is EatMetal exactly?

I became interested in this business after mentioning the Metal Masters show last week, and realizing we hadn’t checked out what this was all about. EatMetal is TWO things:

  1. It’s a very unique place to get quality hand-made metal jewelry. One of a kind creations for that special person in your life (including yourself!) Jewelry for any budget too.
  2. Classes. A place to learn about jewelry-making (classes up to 8 weeks long), or single workshops and event “group learning parties” where you and your friends can host a private event for a few hours over some cocktails while making your own jewelry you can keep and take home!

Elizabeth characterizes her work as “echoing the gracefulness of organic characteristics of nature.” And adds that her pieces have “a minimal aesthetic” while exhibiting “simple lines, primary forms, shapes or structures.”

“The work uses systems, arrangement and distribution of components consisting of more that one part, element or bit,” Elizabeth says, “It is an evolution of a form into an object or piece of wearable art.”

The one-day workshops are three-hours long, and cost only $85 (which includes costs of materials and tools). Remember you can take what you make home and show your friends.

Some upcoming workshops are seen below.

EatMetal workshops in Hoboken NJ learn jewelry making at Monroe Center

Description: Metal Smith Elizabeth Ann Tokoly (EatMetal, Inc.) Jewelry for sale, plus instructional workshops and classes.
Address: 720 Monroe Street, Suite 511, Hoboken, New Jersey 07030
Phone: (201)926-9620
Email: eatmetal@mac.com
Online: eatmetal.orgTwitterFacebook

Luminaria Gala for Relay For Life

Luminaria Gala for the American Cancer Society Relay For Life

One of the top spots in Hoboken for events is the Kolo Klub uptown, and one week from tonight is a “Gala” for Relay for Life (American Cancer Society.) Ticket price includes open bar and gourmet appetizers.

Relay for Life Kolo Klub Hoboken NJ November 6 2014

The 1st Annual Luminaria Gala for the American Cancer Society Relay For Life in Hoboken will be held on Thursday, November 6th from 7pm to 10pm at Kolo Klub (1422 Grand Street) in Hoboken. It will be a fun filled night out supporting an amazing cause. The evening will feature a silent auction-benefiting Relay for Life with amazing auction items including the following and many more great items:

  • A football signed by Stephen Baker of the NY Giants
  • 2 tickets to the Broadway performance of Wicked
  • Props from the HBO original series “Boardwalk Empire”
  • 2 tickets to a taping of Inside the Actor’s Studio
  • A cookbook signed by Chef Curtis Stone

Relay For Life is a group designed to create awareness and raise money through donations to aide the American Cancer Society in its mission to find a cure, assist those who have been touched by cancer, and empower individuals to fight back. We celebrate life, friendship and a chance to work together toward a cancer-free future. By joining together as volunteers and donors, our efforts help the American Cancer Society strive toward a future where cancer doesn’t take the lives of our friends and family.

The ticket for the event includes delicious passed and stationed appetizers provided by Hoboken Gourmet Company with deserts donated by local bakeries including Carlo’s and Craft beer and an extensive wine selection from the Kolo Klub. The lead singer of the Screaming Nudes & Gypsy Trap Marlaina DiPasquale Melker will be preforming as an acoustic duo throughout the evening.

Tickets are $90.00 for a single general admission ticket and 2 tickets for $160.00 and both include a donation to the American Cancer Society Relay For Life in Hoboken.

Guaranteed Parking?

How to get an (almost) guaranteed parking spot in Hoboken

You ever take a weekend trip out of town, and spent almost as much time driving around Hoboken looking for parking as you did getting home? That sucks, especially if you’re tired. But what if there was a way to get (almost) guaranteed parking?

Has anyone ever tried “reserving” their own spot using the “Temporary Police Regulation” moving signs?

Head down to city hall. Say you’re expecting a complex delivery or something. I think the signs cost $20 (for two – for four hours. I think they doubled the price in the last year or so, fuckers). You just order them a week or so in advance, and try to “guesstimate” your arrival time back to Hoboken. (If you can’t hone in on a four-hour window – just buy eight.)

Note that while the city says the signs can only be sold for commercial vehicles, and not personal vehicles – how in the world would they be able to enforce that?

All you need to do when you arrive back home to your nice empty parking space (provided some asshole didn’t park there anyway) is park your car – and rip the signs down.

How would they know? Plus, the city would be stupid to stop a scheme like this if it became popular, because in the end, it’s still people giving the city cash money for a stupid paper sign.

(Try this at your own risk – Hoboken411 not responsible for your actions).

guaranteed parking spots in Hoboken NJ