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Hunger Games at Pier A Park

Hoboken Movies Under the Stars: 7/23/2014

The 2014 Movies Under the Stars event is usually held weekly on Wednesday nights at Pier A Park.

Here’s what’s scheduled for tonight’s Movies Under the Stars: Hunger Games – Catching Fire starring Jennifer Lawrence – The second in the “Hunger Games” Trilogy (third one expected in 2015.)

See the full schedule of movies here.

Hunger Games Catching Fire Pier A movies under the stars Hoboken NJ July 23 2014 9pm

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2014 Hoboken St. Ann’s Italian Festival

104th St. Ann’s Feast begins on July 23, 2014 in Hoboken

Here we go again! Wednesday, July 23rd marks the first of five days of Italian Festival fun on the west side of Hoboken (7th & Jefferson Streets).

Games, rides, food (like Zeppole’s), raffles, music and the very popular beer tent and smelly Port-o-Johns.

Standard array of “B-list” entertainment, including The Nerds, who have played the festival before.

See below for schedule of other performers.

St. Ann's Italian Festival Hoboken NJ

2014 Hoboken St. Ann’s Italian Festival Lineup

(Note that all performers are expected to start around 8:15pm each day. Also note that the “procession” takes place all over the streets of Hoboken after the 11am mass on July 26th. It ties traffic up all over the place.)

  • Wednesday, July 23, 2014 (6pm to 11pm)“Sinatra Idol”
  • Thursday, July 24, 2014 (6pm to 11pm)“Latino Night”
  • Friday, July 25, 2014 (6pm to 11pm)Big Daddy Enterprise presents “Pop Divas”
  • Saturday, July 26, 2014 (12pm to 11pm)“Italian Night” featuring Emil Stucchio
  • Sunday, July 27, 2014 (1pm to 11pm)The Nerds

Enjoy!

New Jersey Festival of Ballooning

New Jersey Festival of Ballooning 2014

Here’s a fun New Jersey event you and your family can attend this weekend. A rare chance to show your kids some hot air that doesn’t involve politics or mainstream news!

The 31st Annual QuickChek New Jersey Festival of Ballooning – in Readington, NJ from July 25th to the 27th!

New Jersey Festival of Ballooning

Hot air balloons galore, musical acts and more!

In addition to being the largest overall event in New Jersey (as well as the largest balloon festival in America!), there are tons of stuff to keep everyone interested throughout the festival. Fireworks on Friday night, the “balloon glow” on Saturday night, arts, crafts, food – and over 125 balloons on display.

Headlining Musical acts:

You can buy tickets in advance until 7/24 at midnight ($20 for adults, $10 for kids) – or on site the day you visit ($30 for adults, $15 for kids). Premium tickets for the concerts are also available – and get you access to the “clean” bathrooms and VIP booze section. Balloon rides are costly: A couple hundred bucks per person. Tickets can also be purchased by calling (800)HOT-AIR9 or at any Quick Chek store.

Joan Jett NJ Festival of Ballooning 2014 QuickChek Readington

Has anyone ever been to this event? Worth the hour-long drive?

6th Borough Market – Jersey City

6th Borough Market in Jersey City continues in 2014

In case you wanted to stretch your boundaries beyond your Four Block Radius in Hoboken – you might be interested in the 6th Borough Market just steps away in Jersey City.

Started for the season back in May, it runs for four more dates – this Sunday, July 20th, then August 10th, September 14th and October 19th.

6th Borough Market Jersey City NJ 2014

What is the 6th Borough Market anyway?

Almost like the Garden Street Farmers Market, but bigger – The 6th Borough Market is a weekend market in Jersey City (behind city hall – Montgomery & Marin) which features arts & crafts, “highly curated” vintage items, various food vendors and kiddie activities. You can taste Milk Sugar Love too, while you’re at it!

Another good reason to visit, is so you can get your java fix from The Mod Cup Coffee guys, who seem hard to find these days. Worth the trip alone!

Have fun!

Mod Cup Coffee at 6th Borough Market in Jersey City NJ

On the Waterfront at Pier A Park

Hoboken Movies Under the Stars: 7/16/2014

The 2014 Movies Under the Stars event is usually held weekly on Wednesday nights at Pier A Park.

Here’s what’s scheduled for tonight’s Movies Under the Stars: On the Waterfront starring Marlon Brando – which “celebrates” 60 years since it’s release in 1954. If rained out – will be re-scheduled in August as part of a double-header.

See the full schedule of movies here.

on the waterfront Pier A movies under the stars Hoboken NJ july 16 2014 9pm

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Outsourced parenting

Sign of the times: Outsourced parenting everywhere

Outsourced parenting to have kids or notKind of breaks my heart every time I witness scenes like this in Hoboken (and pretty much everywhere else). Little kids being carted around like cattle. Or schlepped from place to place practically “chained” to a rope (not literally, but authoritatively). Just such a shame that outsourced parenting is considered “acceptable” these days.

Yes, I know – some families can manage to have a one-income setup with a “full time parent” at home. But it truly sucks that it’s the exception rather than the norm.

But what is it exactly that has caused this necessity to have dual income streams in order to raise a child?

Is it the location you choose to live in? (high cost of living)
The standards you insist upon? (expensive cars, property, “stuff”)

Has all of this been by design? Faltering economy? Debased currency? Inflation? Cost of education?

Regardless of the reasons why – do you think it’s right for a child to be raised in such a manner? Or should parents find a way (including moving to an alternate place) where they can afford living on one income?

Or is a better question – should couples even have children if they know (in advance) that someone else will essentially be raising their kid more than half the time?

Outsourced parenting in Hoboken NJ