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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

Oktoberfest at Pilsener Haus

Oktoberfest at Pilsener Haus starts September 26th

It’s that time of the year again! The much anticipated Oktoberfest over at Pilsener Haus & Biergarten uptown (15th & Grand) begins this Friday, September 26, 2014.

Pilsener Haus Oktoberfest 2014 Hoboken NJ

Pilsener Haus Oktoberfest runs through Oct. 25th

The frothy event kicks off with Ramstein’s Beer Keg tapping – with Bavarski – New York’s “Bad Boys of Polka” rocking the Haus.

In addition to the beer and energetic music, Head Chef Thomas Ferlesch will make his special Oktoberfest menu available for everyone:

  • Sautéed Chicken Paillard – asparagus, Prager-Schinken (Prague Ham), Fontina cheese, roasted summer potatoes
  • Faschierter Braten – country style meatloaf, creamy mushroom sauce served with cucumber, beet and lentil salad
  • Schweinshaxen Für Zwei – roasted pork shank for two, Polish pickles, Bavarian mustard, horseradish, kraut salad (served Fridays, Saturdays, some Sundays)

Noteworthy musical acts include Alex Meixner on October 4th and 17th, and the incredible Polka Floyd tribute show on October 18th. See full schedule here, and enjoy!

Oh, and here’s what Pink Floyd’s Comfortably Numb sounds like “polka style”:

Music from Ground Zero

No Music from Ground Zero this year – 44 Lights Tribute

As many of you may know, Hoboken resident Tim Tuttle created a non-profit music venture called Music From Ground Zero many years ago – which paid tribute to the losses on 9/11 for over a decade since. However, this year – the tribute will not happen. As Tim says:

“Friends and Family,

We will not perform “Music From Ground Zero” this year on September 11th. Unfortunately, a live musical memorial just wasn’t possible. It was a beautiful run. I made a website to stay as close to downtown NYC as possible: 44lights.com. Please listen. And NEVER forget. Thank you for all the support and love over the years. It made all the difference.”

Below is the 44 Lights presentation for your convenience:

411 Note: Tributes like this fit the bill. To allow people to view them on their own time, and reflect on days past. Do you think organized public displays, memorial events and speeches every single year should eventually stop? Do some of you see them as publicity opportunities for politicians and other attention-seekers? Does regular “scheduled group sorrow” really help heal? Or is healing more an individual characteristic?

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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

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


Hoboken Summer Enchanted Evenings 2014

Hoboken concerts in the Park: “Summer Enchanted Evenings”

Hoboken Summer Enchanted Evenings 2014Every year, musical performances take place near the recently renovated Sinatra Park area along the beautiful Hudson River. It happens in the amphitheater next to the empty restaurant space that used to be home to the Crepe Grill (which recently opened up as Crepe Guru to resident satisfaction on Washington Street between 3rd & 4th).

To the north of the stage is the thrice-rehabilitated Sinatra Field, which sunk into the river five years ago. It’s seemingly in good health now, but if I were you, I’d “walk at my own risk…”

As a reminder, for those of you who remember the old OLD Sinatra field, it was actual dirt and grass (although far from pristine – it was still “real”), but you could play ball on it whenever you wanted. After it got re-built, “free space” it was no more. No one could use it unless a permit had been acquired. So be careful when someone uses the phrase “open space,” and be sure to question who gets to use it, how and when.

Hopefully the happy music helps us forget the nonsense our silly “government” gets us into.

(Note that this schedule often changes due to weather circumstances.)

Summer Concert Series Hoboken NJ Sinatra Park 2014 Thursday Nights

June 5: Celebrating the Music of Pete Seeger

Featuring performances by Tom Vincent, Dave Calamoneri, Deena & Jon, Gene D Plumber, Ed Fogarty, Dave Lambert, Kate Jacobs, Abbe Rivers, Annalee VanKleeck, Howard Olah-Reiken and more.

Click for the rest of the 2014 Summer Enchanted Evenings lineup…