Archived Posts from "'Charity'"

Genesis Ice Bucket Challenge

Genesis Salon in Hoboken, NJ Ice Bucket Challenge

Below is a video that Genesis Salon at 1106 Washington St. contributed to the “Ice Bucket Challenge” the ALS Association has been promoting.

They’ve gotten close to 300,000 new donations thanks to viral marketing, social media, and for the most part simple followers (often referred to as “lemmings.”) This resulted in over 10 times more donations sent in to ALS compared to this time last year. (Tens of millions of dollars!)

It’s your money I guess – do what you wish with it!

Ice Bucket Challenge Charity Overload excess

Things to think about when being “charitable”

You know how we feel about charities in general – so we won’t rehash that now. But some other alternative outlets out there ask very great questions about charities. Such as:

  • Forget about curing Lou Gherig’s Disease – how come no one knows what actually causes it? All the money donated and still haven’t figured it out yet?
  • Do charities EVER want to find a cure? Because that would certainly “cure” their lavish paychecks too. Think about that. When was the last time a major charity found the cure, and “closed up shop?”
  • How many charities have been marred in scandal over the years to make you at least think twice about it? You think that disease will ever get “cured?”
  • Don’t get me wrong – I would never wish anyone suffer from a terrible disease. However, perhaps we could have a better “impact on society” if we tackled other deadly problems first (like diabetes which affects exponentially more people each year – with a known cure called awareness and low-carb living…)

In the end – parting with your money and dumping ice on your head – boils down to your cost for being TRENDY.

(Note to Genesis – Please Turn your phone 90 degrees from now on…)

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


Leukemia Burgers & Beer Tasting

Leukemia Burgers & Beer Tasting at Mills Tavern tonight

Please don’t misread the title – you will not be eating LEUKEMIA burgers. No way! That sounds gross! These are tasty Mills Tavern burgers and cold frothy beers. It’s a charity event for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society!

$20 donation includes choice of burger & beer, and beer tastings from Laugnitas Brewing Company!

Half the proceeds got to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s “Team in Training.”

Starts at 7pm TONIGHT. Head over to 125 Washington Street if you’d like to get fed and buzzed while maintaining your “social conscience,” and have filler material for your Facebook timeline. You’ll likely sleep better knowing you probably “out-charitied” some or most of your friends!

PS – As an alternative – for those who think “me” (i.e., you) is a charity (due to dwindling pay, lack of work, etc.), your best bet is to buy cheap beer on sale (30 can packs often under $15 bucks!) The only downside is that it’s probably not “deductible,” (until your liver fails and you collect whatever shoddy health insurance you have left.)

Burgers Beer Tasting Hoboken NJ Mills Tavern Leukemia Lymphoma

Hoboken Mutz Fest 2014

Biancamano’s & Vito’s – Best Hoboken Mutz for 2014

An update and a clarification here. A few weeks ago – we mentioned Vito’s in our weekly photo roundup – as winning the “Best Mutz in Hoboken” contest earlier this year. However, that needs to be cleared up – as there were various categories:

Now if you haven’t eaten lunch yet – what are you going to do now?

biancamanos vitos Hoboken NJ best mutz 2014

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Spaghettiaoke & Graziella’s Gravies 2014

8th Annual Spaghettiaoke & Graziella’s Gravies Contest in Hoboken!

Back again for 2014! Mark your calendars for this Saturday, March 29th from 6-9pm!

“Enjoy a fabulous spaghetti dinner, (off-key) Karaoke, and sleep well knowing your contributions went to a good cause. There will be a cash bar, and if you’re feeling lucky enter your homemade “gravy” (i.e. red sauce) into the Graziella’s Gravies contest and win prizes. Tickets on sale at church rectory or call 201-659-0369.”

Our Lady of Grace Church (4th and Willow), Saturday March 29th from 6pm to 9pm.

Spaghettiaoke & Graziella’s Gravies Hoboken NJ March 29 2014

HCA Texas Hold ‘Em Night

Hoboken Catholic Academy Texas Hold’ Em Night – Feb. 28th

This Friday, February 28th starting at 6:30pm, the Hoboken Catholic Academy is proud to offer their First Annual Texas Hold ‘Em Poker Night. Lots of prizes to be had, including a $1500 Visa card, as well as a 50/50 raffle.

The event is open to both Poker players and anyone else interested in attending. Admittance options are:

All who attend will enjoy open bar and delicious dinner buffet. And remember HCA is the only Catholic School in Hoboken, and is partially kept afloat by fundraisers like this. So even if you don’t play poker, you can still donate and socialize at the event! You can learn more at hobokencatholic.org.


Hoboken Catholic Academy Texas Hold'em Poker Night