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Luminaria Gala for Relay For Life

Luminaria Gala for the American Cancer Society Relay For Life

One of the top spots in Hoboken for events is the Kolo Klub uptown, and one week from tonight is a “Gala” for Relay for Life (American Cancer Society.) Ticket price includes open bar and gourmet appetizers.

Relay for Life Kolo Klub Hoboken NJ November 6 2014

The 1st Annual Luminaria Gala for the American Cancer Society Relay For Life in Hoboken will be held on Thursday, November 6th from 7pm to 10pm at Kolo Klub (1422 Grand Street) in Hoboken. It will be a fun filled night out supporting an amazing cause. The evening will feature a silent auction-benefiting Relay for Life with amazing auction items including the following and many more great items:

  • A football signed by Stephen Baker of the NY Giants
  • 2 tickets to the Broadway performance of Wicked
  • Props from the HBO original series “Boardwalk Empire”
  • 2 tickets to a taping of Inside the Actor’s Studio
  • A cookbook signed by Chef Curtis Stone

Relay For Life is a group designed to create awareness and raise money through donations to aide the American Cancer Society in its mission to find a cure, assist those who have been touched by cancer, and empower individuals to fight back. We celebrate life, friendship and a chance to work together toward a cancer-free future. By joining together as volunteers and donors, our efforts help the American Cancer Society strive toward a future where cancer doesn’t take the lives of our friends and family.

The ticket for the event includes delicious passed and stationed appetizers provided by Hoboken Gourmet Company with deserts donated by local bakeries including Carlo’s and Craft beer and an extensive wine selection from the Kolo Klub. The lead singer of the Screaming Nudes & Gypsy Trap Marlaina DiPasquale Melker will be preforming as an acoustic duo throughout the evening.

Tickets are $90.00 for a single general admission ticket and 2 tickets for $160.00 and both include a donation to the American Cancer Society Relay For Life in Hoboken.

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

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…)