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Jersey Follettes Album Release Party

Jersey Follettes Album Release Party at Hotel Victor in Hoboken

Hoboken resident Noelle Tate is a very active woman! She’s been involved with publications, the local rotary club, reality TV, and her biggest accomplishment – an all-girl musical act called The Jersey Follettes.

Up until now, they’ve only been a “performance act,” but just released their first original album!

And to celebrate, they’re throwing an Album Release Party over at Hotel Victor Bar & Grill (77 Hudson Place) this Saturday, October 11th starting at 6pm.

Jersey Follettes Hoboken NJ Hotel Victor Album Release Party

Album release combined with charity for disabled girls

In addition to the album release, they’ll be raising money for the Miss Amazing Pageant for Girls with Disabilities. So on top of the big news about their new album, a stand-up comedian and “motivational speaker” (not Matt Foley) will be on hand, as well as raffles that include Broadway tickets and more.

Noelle says: “It’s going to be pretty awesome! Since our theme has always been finding strength, empowerment, and always moving toward goals and dreams, we were able to conjure up this amazing event – and we may be able to make a few dreams come true too.”

Hotel Victor is steps away from the Hoboken PATH station, so if any of you lazy NYC’ers were looking for something above and beyond your 4 block radius comfort zone, come on over (just leave the ebola in Manhattan, please!)

Elks Pig Roast for Aidan Jack Seeger

Hoboken Elks Pig Roast for Aidan Jack Seeger – September 13, 2014

Another year, another pig roast with live music at the Elks! Plus it’s for charity! Mark your calendars for September 13th and READ ON for more about the Hoboken Elks Pig Roast for Aidan Jack Seeger.

Elks Pig Roast Hoboken NJ September 13 2014

Charity event for Aidan Jack Seeger Foundation

“Hey Y’all – it’s time for Swine!”

“Drop by for a taste of the BEST Southern BBQ this side of the Mason Dixon Line!

For just a modest $20 donation, ALL YOU CAN EAT PIG ROAST! Which also includes delicious sides, dessert and even real, live entertainment!

Elks Pig Roast Aidan Jack Seeger Hoboken NJ

Live music – Giant Pig Roast – Cash Bar

September 13th from 4pm to 11pm at the Hoboken Elks Lodge No. 74 (1005 Washington Street).

Live acts include: Davey & The Train Wreck, Nipsey, and The Fave.

Drinks available at the cash bar. All proceeds benefit the Aidan Jack Seeger Foundation – a 7 year old boy who perished from adrenoleukodystrophy (ALD).

Can’t make it but want to help? Head over to their ALD donation page.

Elks Pig Roast Music Lineup Davey Trainwreck Nipsey The Fave Hoboken NJ

O’Connell’s Run

5k Alert: O’Connell’s Run to Cure Cystic Fibrosis

For those that enjoy running in 5k races – mark your calendars for September 20th, and head up to Union City to partake in the 5th Annual O’Connell’s Run to Cure Cystic Fibrosis.

Register for the race here at Race Roster.

O'connell's Run to Cure Cystic Fibrosis

5th Annual O’Connell’s Run

The 5th Annual O’Connell’s Run will take place on Saturday, September 20, 2014 at 10:00AM.

In 2010, O’Connell’s Run was started in honor of Emmett O’Connell, a pediatric Cystic Fibrosis (CF) patient who is treated at St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital in Paterson, NJ. Now in its fifth year, we are proud to stand with so many other CF children & their families who also receive treatment at The Cystic Fibrosis Center at St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital.

All proceeds go to the Cystic Fibrosis Center at St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital.

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