5/1/2009 Reminder:

Sunday starting at 11am!

Will the Swine Flu keep you away?

I overheard this on the street SEVERAL times yesterday.. that some folks are STAYING AWAY from the 2009 Spring Arts & Music festival… Not sure what the deal is with that!

Will the Swine Flu media scare prevent you from going?


15th Annual Spring Arts & Music Festival

On Sunday May 3rd, 2009 (11am-6pm) – Hoboken will once again be jammed with our annual Spring “A&M” festival!

Washington Street will be packed with three stages of music & entertainment and 300 vendors selling art, sculptures, photographs, food and other knick-knacks!

Special features include:

  • Fine artists are located between 2nd & 3rd St., so if you are an art collector, this is the place to be. Oil paintings, watercolors, acrylics, sculpture, mixed media, photography, etc.
  • Children’s area on 3rd street with rides, games, creative activities, ponies, petting zoo, face painting, balloons, live performances and much much more!
  • Crafters will be displaying / selling handmade: pottery, metalwork, woodwork, blown & fused glass, quilts, household items made from recycled materials, cementware, batik clothing, hand painted furniture, hand knits, candles, jewelry, dried florals, soaps & lotions and much more
  • Food: Lots of great food throughout the fair, offering an eclectic variety of international foods such as: Thai, Indian, Greek, French, Mexican, Cajun, Italian and festival favorites.

Here’s a video from the Fall 2008 festival – see more after the jump!

Read more, including performance schedules, after the jump!

(2009 Hoboken Spring Arts & Music Festival, continued…)

Live Performance on 3 Stages

(schedules are tentative and subject to change)

Observer Highway Stage
(located on Washington St. bet. Newark & Observer Hwy)
12:00pm – Mad Happy
1:00pm – Yung Wu
1:30pm – Wild Carnation
2:00pm – East of Venus
3:00pm – Val Emmich
4:30pm – The Boxtops – with Alex Chilton

Sixth Street Stage
12:30pm – Bandwidth
1;15pm – The Verdict
2:15pm – 2nd Fiddles
3:15pm – Clueless
4:15pm – Joe Taino
5:15pm – TBA

Kidz Stage
(Third Street)
11:15am – Hanna Valente
12:00pm – Polka Dot Pals
1:00pm – A Year with Frog & Toad* – production by The Theatre Company @ DeBaun an affiliate of DeBaun Auditorium –
2:00pm – Bonnie Bess the Pirate – www.after3theatre.org
3:00pm – Polka Dot Pals
4:00pm – A Year with Frog & Toad*
5:00pm – Polka Dot Pals

*A Year with Frog & Toad: Interactive excerpts from The Theater Company’s production of “A Year with Frog & Toad”. Arnold Lobel’s well-loved characters hop from the page to the stage in Robert and Willie Reale’s musical, which follows two great friends, the cheerful and popular Frog and the rather grumpy Toad through four fun-filled seasons. Performed by an adult cast of 5 playing over 15 different characters. www.debaun.org


FYI: There are still spaces left!!! And they ALWAYS appreciate volunteers! Help out your community – you’ll get a free t-shirt!!

For more information: contact Geri Fallo, Division of Cultural Affairs at hoboculturalaffairs@gmail.com or by Phone: 201-420-2207 and on the web: www.myspace.com/hobokenculturalaffairs

And here’s last Spring’s Arts & Music Festival video – not sure I’ll be doing it this year! We’ll see if I can muster up the time.

Hoboken Arts & Music Festival May 2008 Hoboken411 from Hoboken411 on Vimeo.