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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

True Mentors Charity Event

The Herreras play Kolo Klub for True Mentors in Hoboken, NJ

True Mentors is a “one to one” mentoring program here in Hoboken for kids seven to seventeen years old, and is sort of like a valuable “assist” to parents in town. Classes, programs, internships – all to allow kids to find added dimension to their lives and strengthen natural talents.

And they’re having a fundraiser this Saturday, November 1st over at the Kolo Klub, featuring The Herreras – a group of talented musicians whose passion for music has no limits or boundaries.

“The Herreras strive to provide exceptional entertainment by doing what they love to do best; playing with heart and soul. And on November 1st, they will be playing their hearts out for a great cause; TRUE Mentors. Join us for an evening of music and merriment.”

Kolo Klub is located at 1422 Grand Street – and the event starts at 6:30pm. Tickets are $25 at the door – or you can buy them for $20 in advance here. Light appetizers will be served along with drink specials at the cash bar. Have fun!

True Mentors Fundraiser The Herreras Kolo Klub Hoboken NJ

Halloween Decorations

Halloween Decorations in Hoboken

Yeah, yeah, I know – most people put Halloween decorations on their homes these days in Hoboken “for the kids.” But those fake spider-webs (probably made in China) just look awful! Like their laundry machine vomited out the window.

Fake Web Halloween Decorations WRONG in Hoboken NJ

This web decoration is a little more tastefully done, but still unoriginal:

Halloween Decorations fake spider webs Hoboken NJ

Being unoriginal is a missed opportunity for kids

Going to the store to buy pre-packaged Halloween Decorations (again, probably made in China), and copying what everyone else is doing is a bad lesson to teach children these days. It promotes the solution that you can buy everything “ready made,” and takes much of the “thinking” out of the equation (especially when it’s a clone).

There are a handful of very creative displays in town – most notably the one at 11th & Garden Streets. They put on an epic Halloween display every year. Looks like they brought back the “texting zombies”which is as relevant as ever!

If you’re not going to put the effort into going “all out” like these people – perhaps ditching the horrible (probably toxic) fake webbing, and teaching your kids to do something unique out of some pumpkins might be a better idea. Less to clean up afterward, too!

Texting zombie halloween decorations in Hoboken NJ

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Metal Masters of Monroe Center

Event: Metal Masters of Monroe Center – Oct. 24th

Still not enough people “go beyond the walls” of such places like the Monroe Center in Hoboken (720 Monroe Street). There are dozens of unique vendors, craftspeople and artists waiting to be discovered. One such event taking place this Friday (“Metal Masters”) will give you an opportunity to check out some artists who make metal their specialty. Read more below…

Metal Masters Monroe Center Hoboken NJ

Metal Masters of Monroe Center

The Monroe Center for the Arts presents “Metal Masters Of Monroe” in Studio E-415 on Friday, October 24th, from 5pm to 9pm at the Monroe Center located at 720 Monroe Street, Hoboken.

These artists work exclusively with metals:

The Metal Masters event is free to the public as well as parking in the rear lot. For further details contact: gp@monroecenter.com Telephone: 201-795-5000.

Halloween DWI Checkpoint

Halloween DWI Checkpoint in Hoboken

Thinking of coming to Hoboken next Friday in your fruity costume? Plan on getting loaded and driving around? Well you might want to think that over – as cops will be on full patrol that night with a Halloween DWI Checkpoint.

Hoboken DWI Checkpoint Halloween Night October 31 November 1 2014

Hoboken Halloween DWI Police Checkpoint

“The Hoboken Police Department will be conducting a DWI checkpoint on Saturday, November 1, 2014. The location of the checkpoint will be on Observer Highway (Eastbound) at Willow Avenue. The approximate hours of operation will be from 12am to 4am.

The goal of the program is to reduce citizen involvement and injury due to DWI-related collisions. Through implementation of this, and similar events – the Hoboken Police Department hopes to significantly reduce accidents, injuries and property damage throughout our city. Informational pamphlets will be handed out on-site.

The Hoboken Police Department is committed to working hand in hand with the citizens of Hoboken to provide a safe environment for the motoring public.”

Don’t say you weren’t warned!

Homeless and Parks

Homeless at Hoboken Parks – how does that affect families?

Even though the Hoboken Police often send homeless people “on their way” out of local parks like Church Square Park pictured below, they most often come back immediately.

As we depicted last week – the homeless are practically overrunning every single park in Hoboken as of late.

At what point does it become a deterrent for families and their children? How should we handle the growing homeless problem in Hoboken anyway?

Homeless and families in Hoboken NJ parks

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