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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.

Cyrano

Mile Square Theatre presents: Cyrano

Hoboken’s premiere theatre group started 10 years ago, and their very first production was Cyrano. And to commemorate their Decennial anniversary, they bringing it back again!

Starting this Saturday, October 11th – through October 26th at the Edge Lofts uptown.

(Note that in 2015, Mile Square Theatre will be in their new, permanent home at The Artisan across the street.)

Cyrano Mile Square Theatre Hoboken NJ October 2014

Cyrano opens October 11th at Edge Lofts in Hoboken

Mile Square Theatre presents its 2014 Young Audiences production: Cyrano, Jo Roets’ fun and theatrical adaptation of Edmond Rostand’s Cyrano de Bergerac, at the Edge Lofts in Hoboken

What if you could single-handedly fight off 100 men? Or if your wit was as sharp as the sword you carry? And you wrote poetry that could make any person weep? Wouldn’t these attributes win you the affection of the woman you love? Not if you are Cyrano, whose oversized nose shames him into silence, believing no one could love him.

Mile Square Theatre presents Cyrano, Jo Roet’s delightful adaptation of the classic tale about a poet-warrior with a very large nose and even larger heart. This swashbuckling production features 15 characters played by three versatile actors who bring the story to life with wild theatricality.

Lenard Petit (star of MST’s A Christmas Carol and Artistic Director of the Michael Chekov Studios) returns to MST’s stage as Cyrano, reprising his performance that opened MST’s doors 12 years ago. He is joined by emerging artists Meeya Davis and Will Hardyman.

While Mile Square Theatre (MST), Hudson County`s premiere professional theatre company, builds its new theatre space in The Artisan at 1408 Clinton Street, the company will perform across the street in the intimate Edge Lofts at 1405 Clinton, thanks to the generosity of Bijou Properties.

Cyrano, Adapted by Jo Roets, from Edmond Rostand’s Cyrano de Bergerac, translated by Audrey Van Tuyckom

When: October 11 – 26, Saturdays @ 2pm and 5pm, and Sundays @ 11am and 3pm

Cyrano is also presented for performances for school groups on Wednesdays and Thursday. For information about reduced price tickets to school shows, contact: education@milesquaretheatre.org.

Cyrano is presented with the generous support of Bijou Properties, Hoboken Family Alliance, Ironstate, The Kessler Foundation, Party with Purpose, The Provident Bank Foundation, and the Rockefeller Group.

Tickets are $22 for adults and $12 for students/seniors and can be purchased at milesquaretheate.org, or at the door. Reservations are STRONGLY recommended.

THIS PROGRAM IS MADE POSSIBLE IN PART BY FUNDS FROM THE NEW JERSEY COUNCIL ON THE ARTS/DEPARTMENT OF STATE, A PARTNER AGENCY OF THE NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE ARTS AND BY FUNDS FROM THE NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE ARTS, ADMINISTERED BY THE HUDSON COUNTY OFFICE OF CULTURAL & HERITAGE AFFAIRS, THOMAS A. DEGISE, COUNTY EXECUTIVE, AND THE BOARD OF CHOSEN FREEHOLDERS.

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Fall 2014 Hoboken Arts & Music Festival

Fall 2014 Hoboken Arts & Music Festival: Sunday, September 28th

Hoboken Arts Music Festival 2014The second of two annual Hoboken Arts & Music Festivals in 2014 takes place on Washington Street between Observer Highway and 7th Streets this Sunday, September 28th.

If the weather holds out, you can heads down on phone wander around the streets from 11am to 6pm to see countless of (mostly) out-of-town vendors selling food, artwork, and myriad of other trinkets and tchotchkes.

Big sellers are typically the zeppoles and fried crab cakes – and of course Cake Boss oglers will be around too. Three music stages also set up. The main stage is south of the CVS downtown, a kiddie stage at 3rd Street, and a secondary stage at the north end of the festival between 6th and 7th Streets. Hopefully for festival-goers, the turnout will be high, otherwise, it’ll be a giant bust. This is a rain or shine event.

Some of this year’s featured musical acts include:

Local Hoboken Singer Maddy Bowes

Lucky for you, one particular act stands out from the rest this year – and that is Maddy Bowes. She kicks off the 7th Street stage at 12:30pm, so that gives you incentive to arrive (and leave) early before the mad rush.

“Maddy Bowes, a fresh faced 16 year old out of Hoboken NJ, debuts with self-composed, musically addictive breakout songs that smash the heart.”

Her singing reel is below. Perhaps she’ll be a nationally recognized singer one day?

Michelle Doll Gallery

Michelle Doll Gallery opens in Hoboken NJ September 19, 2014

We’ve always loved the work of local Hoboken artist Michelle Doll. We feel her portrayals transmit a “organic” aspect often missing from works that depict human bodies. The fact that someone has that kind of talent should never be overlooked. Sort of like Matt Damon’s character in Good Will Hunting.

And speaking of “art” – we forgot to mention previously, that local floral arranger and interior decorator R. William Maggs also hosts a new artist every month! And starting this Friday, September 19th – you can check out an exhibition of Michelle Doll’s “Early Work” at the gallery (155 Sixth Street)!

The opening gala is this Friday, but will be on display until the end of October. Please check it out during your travels around town!

Hoboken Artist Michelle Doll R William Maggs Designs NJ

The art of Pawel Kuczynski

Brilliant art from Pawel Kuczynski

Pawel Kuczynski may not be a “local” artist – but he is one of those rare, special people who’s art should be appreciated across the world. Brilliant, thought-provoking pieces that are a byproduct of our times. Not for those who are “victims,” however. Wouldn’t make sense to those people…

One of my favorites (called “Disable”) is perfect for anyone who drives in circles around a parking lot to find the “closest spot,” or those who spend 30 or 60 minutes “working out” at a gym, only to spend the rest of their time dormant on the couch “catching up with the DVR.”

You can buy his photos (with or without frame, canvas, etc.) at Pictorem for a very reasonable price. See a few more noteworthy ones after the jump.

Disable Pawel Kuczynski

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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!