Hoboken Boathouse Fundraiser – Success!

11/25/2009 Update:

The Hoboken Boathouse Fundraiser this week at LUA was a success!


Thanks all around!

“Dear Friends of the Hoboken Boathouse:

In case you did not already hear, the 1st Annual Hoboken Boathouse Fundraiser was a huge success!

We could not have asked for more support from our event Sponsors and volunteers, and friends of the Boathouse. The event featured MC Soul Joel, Cap’n Mary of The Pirate Circus, and YOU. More than 150 of our closest friends packed the lounge and bar at Lua. Please visit our website for pictures and more from the event.

2009 Hoboken Boathouse Awards

Hoboken Boathouse Founder Sandy Sobanski, Treasurer Carter Craft, and President David Downs presented the first series of Hoboken Boathouse awards to friends and sponsors of the Boathouse: Downtown Boathouse, Freddie Moret, City of Hoboken Parks Department, Jerry Sova, Hoboken Boathouse Volunteer, Jim Doyle & Leah Healey, The Shannon, and the City of Hoboken!

NEW! Hoboken Boathouse Membership

During the Fundraiser on Sunday, Hoboken Boathouse also invited our friends to become Charter Members of the Hoboken Boathouse. Membership is $50, and provides special access to volunteer training, Hudson River Paddles, and much more for the 2010 season. Please email info@hobokencoveboathouse.org if you are interested in becoming a charter member, or purchase your membership today online via PayPal at our website.

Holiday Season, Donations & new Boathouse T-Shirts!

While it may be cold out on the Hudson River, we will be working this winter to plan for the upcoming 2010 season. The season typically begins in early-June, with volunteer training, and our first Free Kayaking Day programs. This holiday season, please consider making a tax-deductible donation to the Hoboken Boathouse to help sponsor Free Kayaking Days. In 2009, we helped nearly 1,000 participants paddle the Hudson River, many for the first time. We also sponsored several Hudson River paddle trips and pre-season volunteer training. Your end-of-the year 2009 donation will help to sustain these programs next year.

Our new t-shirts (designed by Volunteer Dean Pillion) also make great holiday gifts for friends and family. You can buy your t-shirt and make a donation today on our website.

What’s next?

Enjoy the upcoming holiday season, and we will be in touch in March 2010, with the Annual Hoboken Boathouse Meeting and announcements for the Summer 2010 season. Stay tuned!

Hoboken Cove Community Boathouse, Inc.
1204 Washington Street #4N
Hoboken, New Jersey 07030


11/21/2009 Reminder:

Don’t forget – tomorrow: Sunday, November 22, 2009 starting at 4pm! Takes place at LUA Restaurant (Sinatra Drive between 13th and 14th). $30 at the door. Updated with new information!


Pirates, tapas, comedy, cocktails & raffles!

JOIN US for a special night to raise funds for new kayaks for the Hoboken Boathouse!

Your ticket supports the Hoboken Boathouse to buy new equipment for FREE KAYAKING DAYS and other programs, and also includes:

  • Comedian Soul Joel live entertainment
  • Pirate Circus children’s games & activities (kids 12 & under are FREE)
  • Tapas & a drink (half-price drink specials available)
  • Raffle ticket for Local Business Gift Certificates & Services

There are tons of raffle giveaways from local businesses!

  • $20 Gift Certificate from Giorgio’s Pasticceria
  • Pizza and Soda from Willow Pizza
  • Private therapeutic yoga session with Suzanne Ausnit of Full Potential Yoga
  • Werner Paddle, Kokatat PFD, Group Kayak Class Gift Certificates donated by New York Kayak Co.
  • Hoboken Historical Museum 1-year Family Membership and three (3) HHM books
  • Complimentary Wisdom Tooth or Dental Implant Consultation donated by Dr. Paul Calat of the Hoboken Office of Mid-Manhattan Oral Surgery
  • 2009 Mayor’s Cup Souvenir Shirts & Hats donated by Ray Fusco Inc.
  • Bicycle equipment donated by Flo on Wheels
  • Set of art frames donated by Tresorie
  • Club KO 1-Month Membership
  • Three (3) Cake Gift Certificates & Coupons for Ice Cream Cones donated by Ben & Jerry’s
  • Two (2) Tickets for NYC Guided Pizza Tour donated by Scott’s Pizza Tours
  • 30-minute Portrait Shoot with One (1) 8×10 and Two (2) 5×7 Prints donated by Hartshorn Portraiture
  • NY Waterway Boat Tour Tickets
  • One (1) night stay with Breakfast for Two at the W Hoboken
  • Gucci Card Case Set & Gucci Ice Trays donated by Midtown Authentic
  • $50 Gift Card to The Shannon
  • $25 Gift Card to Liberty Bar & Grill
  • Meal Entrees for Two at Turning Point Restaurant
  • Chocolate Cornucopia donated by Lepore’s Chocolate
  • Thanksgiving Turkey donated by Truglio’s Meat Market
  • Wine donated by Garden Wine & Liquor Store
  • Two (2) 90-minute Swedish-Hot Stone Massages donated by Sandy Sobanski Massage
  • One (1) 90-minute Facial donated by About Face – Sue Deering

Event Sponsors

The Shannon – W Hoboken – New York Kayak Co. – Hudson Place Realty – Lua Restaurant – Midtown Authentic – 2009 Mayor’s Cup / Ray Fusco Inc. – About Face – Ben & Jerry’s – Club KO – Tom DeGise Civic Association – Flo on Wheels – Full Potential Yoga – Fresh Picked – Tim Gamble – Garden Wine & Liquor Store – Councilman Nino Giacchi – Giorgio’s Pastecceria – Hartshorn Portraiture – Hoboken Brownstone Company – Hoboken Historical Museum – Ines Garcia Keim – K.E.B. Insurance & Benefits – Lepore’s Chocolates – Liberty Bar & Grill – Miami Rice – Mid-Manhattan Oral Surgery – NY Waterway – OnTrac Audio Visuals – Outside New York – Scott’s Pizza Tours – Sandy Sobanski Massage – Sparrow Wine & Liqour Company – Tresorie – Truglio’s Meat Market – Turning Point Restaurant – Willow Pizza

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3 Comments on "Hoboken Boathouse Fundraiser – Success!"

6 years 10 months ago

Congrats on a successful event!

6 years 11 months ago

Nice to see 411 out and having a good time. Fun event.

6 years 11 months ago

Look at that beautiful orange snow fence in that photo. Thankfully it’s finally gone.