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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


Ricardo Roig ONE DAY sale

Artist Ricardo Roig One Day sale tonight in Hoboken

If you’re an art-lover – you don’t want to miss this. Superstar fine artist Ricardo Roig is exhibiting his entire inventory of available works in his own studio space for a one night only event. Roig will feature never before seen ink wash drawings, custom framed limited edition hand cut screen prints from the Mile Square Series, NYC Series and many new oil paintings.

Takes place at the Roig Studio (51 Harrison Street downtown – click for map) tonight, June 26th, from 6pm to 9pm.

Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres will be served – and all custom framing is discounted thanks to Framing on Washington (1028 Washington St.) Purchases can be made with cash, check or credit cards!

Check out more at Ricardo’s site: RicardoRoig.com

Ricardo Roig sale Hoboken NJ June 26 2014

Flag Day Hoot ‘N’ Holler Concert

Flag Day Hoot ‘N’ Holler Concert at Hoboken Elks – June 14th

Looking for something entertaining and easy on the wallet this weekend? Here’s the perfect idea: The Flag Day Hoot ‘N’ Holler Concert over at the Hoboken Elks Lodge No. 74 (10th & Washington) tomorrow, June 14th from 8pm onwards.

Hoboken Elks Flag Day Hoot 'N' Holler concert June 14 2014The Hoboken Elks Lodge is one of the last remaining “real deal” places left in town, where their motto (for this concert series) is: Good Music. Cheap Beer. America.

Music lineup (and approximate start times):

All that for just $10 cover. Have fun!

Hoboken Elks Flag Day Hoot 'N' Holler concert June 14 2014