Losers can be Winners!

Losers can be Winners in Hoboken! {Win NFL Tickets}

No doubt about it – many people LOVE playing the New Jersey Lottery. Whether it’s scratch-off tickets and daily numbers games that have “repeat customers,” to the mad rush that happens when the Mega Millions or Powerball starts swelling into “fuck you money” territory, there’s no shortage of lottery stores in Hoboken.

But it seems that only ONE lottery store at least gives you a second chance to win something with your losing scratch off tickets.

Losers can be Winners Hoboken NJ NFL Tickets

Head up to Nick’s Candy on 14th Street – and your losing instant tickets (must be bought and scratched IN STORE) can be entered into a drawing for a pair of NY Jets or NY Giants football tickets.

The winner will be announced at the end of October (games are either in November or December).

Losers can be winners Nick's Candy Hoboken NJ

Citadel Open House – October 4th

Citadel Open House – October 4th

The Citadel in Hoboken is one of those buildings that it’s hard to tell there are actually businesses located inside. This is part of the reason why they spruced-up the exterior awnings in the past year to bring attention to what’s going on.

That said – they obviously need all the help they can get – and are holding a Citadel Open House event this coming weekend, on Saturday, October 4th from 12pm to 5pm.

The Citadel Open House Hoboken NJ October 4 2014

If you’re interested in the Citadel Open House and you can’t figure out where this is – This “historical” building is located at 450 Seventh Street. In the lower level of the building are business like Hoboken Wellness Spa, Learn Language Hoboken, Self & Relationship Therapy, ZenSpace and Brainwaze Studio. To get into the basement, walk into the “BOYS” or “GIRLS” entrances on 7th Street.

Feel like meeting the business owners? Or attend “informative” presentations on marketing, health & wellness, language or culture? Here are your choices!

  • Personalized Pulse Reading “Discover your Dosha” – an Indian Ayurvedic tradition, at Hoboken Wellness Spa (Suite 7a).
  • Mini group language lessons at Learn Language Hoboken: Learn Italian at 1pm, Chinese at 2pm, and Spanish at 3pm (Suite 1)
  • Need mental help? Then attend one of the two sessions on “Demystifying Psychotherapy” (Suite 5) at 2:30pm and 3:30pm. Topics include how to choose your therapist and the five things you must tell them, how therapy works and insight versus change (“I know what my issues are. But, how do I move past them?”) Don’t bother if you’re part of “generation wuss” though, you’re beyond help.
  • ZenSpace offering “Open Yoga” and “Meditation” starting before the official open house at 10am. Ten bucks a pop. Then starting at 1pm, get “trial sized” 10 minute chunks of “Zen.” (Suites 2 & 3a).
  • Lastly, curious about the Hoboken spectacle called the “Cake Boss” – swing by Brainwaze Studio at 1pm and 3pm. Owner Ray Guzman will be giving the talk called “How We Branded Buddy, the story behind the making of Buddy Valastro: AKA The Cake Boss.” (Suite 8).

It will NEVER be “your team!”

Sports, Bread and Circus – Should you even care? It’s not your team!

When the Yankees lost to the Diamondbacks back in 2001 – that was the tipping point (or the start of a better, more fulfilling life) for me. I still cannot believe that I actually became “emotional” that “my team” lost. Slowly but surely since then, professional sports have been completely eradicated from my life (with the exception of some leftover Yankee hats).

Let this video below serve as a reminder that whatever “camp” you’re in, and for whatever reasons – these over-payed “sporting” entertainment spectacles rely on YOU to pay for tickets, merchandise, apparel and more. But it will NEVER be “your team.” Not today. Not tomorrow. Not EVER.

So what are these drunk boneheads fighting over? What are they “defending” exactly? How can you have “pride” in something that doesn’t belong to you in any way, shape or form? Look in the mirror and ask yourself the same question. Perhaps it’ll all go away one day and we can get back to our roots as individuals.

Paddle boarding in Hoboken

UPDATE: They’re actually located at Pier 13 (two blocks to the north) – the boathouse area was used for kid’s camps this past summer and is no longer in effect.

Still time left for Paddle boarding (and Kayaking) in Hoboken

Even though summer is “officially” over in Hoboken, there is still plenty of seasonable weather left before our anticipated brutal winter arrives. So if you still have that “itch” to stay active – you need to know about the water-based fun you can have uptown.

Resilience Paddle Sports is located in the “boathouse” over at Maxwell Place uptown – and has some “end of season specials” you, your partner and your friends can take advantage of. And it doesn’t matter if you’re a beginner – or a seasoned expert. You have a little over a month left in the season!

Resilience Paddle Sports Hoboken NJ kayaking Paddleboarding

End of Season Specials at Resilience Paddle Sports in Hoboken

These tickets are good through the first weekend in November 2014, but also can be used early season April/May 2015 if weather is uncooperative.

You can call 800-979-3370 for tickets or Buy Tickets online at Zerve as well.

See some class options below…

Paddle Boarding Kayaking Hoboken NJ

Learn to Paddle board!

2 hour class – $50 per person
$140 group package (up to four people)
Available Daily 10am & 1pm
No experience necessary

Manhattan Skyline Kayak Tour

2 hour tour – $50 per person
$140 group package (up to four people)
Available Daily
No experience necessary

Sunset Skyline Tour

2 hour tour – $50 per person
$140 group package (up to four people)
Available Daily starting at 5:30pm
No experience necessary

Hoboken Boat House

Hoboken Comedy Festival 2014

5th Annual Hoboken Comedy Festival 2014

The 5th Annual Hoboken Comedy Festival starts up TONIGHT. The seven-day comedy week will take place at various venues throughout the city, including Maxwell’s Tavern, Willie McBrides, and even a pet-friendly outdoor performance at Pier 13 on Saturday afternoon. The event finale will be held at Pilsener Haus & Biergarten.

Tickets range in price from as low as $10 per show to $45 – and all the way up to a a “VIP” open bar “meet & greet” for $75 per person. Buy your tickets online here.

Hoboken Comedy Festival 2014

Bringing the community together with comedy

Last year winner Pete Bladel closed the Festival by opening for Artie Lange to a sold out crowd at Hoboken’s Pilsener Haus & Biergarten on 14th Street. The other performers on the show were Ardie Fuqua, Dan Soder and Jamie Maddog Mattern.

“We really like to have our finger on the pulse of up and coming comedians,” says Festival Coordinator Dan Frigolette, “which is why we’ve added the New Talent Performances to the Festival.”

The 5th Annual Hoboken Comedy Festival which supports the Liberty Humane Society will take place September 29th – October 5th 2014. The new talent opportunities will come Monday through Thursday for those comedians who have submitted online. Closing each of those performances will be headliners from television and film.

The Hoboken Comedy Festival proves for the fifth year in a row that Hoboken residents don’t need to cross rivers to enjoy a great comedy experience. The aim of the festival is to encourage comedic art and performance in Hoboken and offer entertainment close to resident’s doorsteps. It’s a celebration of the growing opportunity for great comedy in Hoboken for years to come.

Not only does the Hoboken Comedy Festival hope to bring laughs to attendees, they hope to tighten the community that supports the festival by giving back. Each year the Hoboken Comedy Festival selects a charity to support by donating $1 per ticket and accepting donations during all performances and on their website. For the third year in a row the Hoboken Comedy Festival is very proud to support the Liberty Humane Society –a non-profit animal shelter dedicated to promoting animal welfare who provides animal sheltering, behavioral therapy and adoption services.


Hoboken Week in Review: 9/28/2014

Hoboken Week in Review – September 28, 2014

Hoboken Week in Review September 28 2014 Hoboken411 NJ

Here’s a selection of noteworthy posts on Hoboken411.com for the week ending Sunday, September 28, 2014:

City Happenings & Political Quackery

  • PATH OutageThrew people for a loop. Things could be much worse, don’t ya think?
  • Jimmy John’s Credit Card BreachYou know shit is hitting the fan when sandwich shops have financial data compromised!
  • Mom’s hate treesThey won’t staple fliers to toddlers now, would they?
  • Yelp addicts!Hardly anyone tries a restaurant these days without Googling or Yelping. No sense of adventure any more!
  • Arts & Music FestivalLast one of the year – happening TODAY.
  • HPU HypocrisyMaking frequent illegally parked stops to skim money from the people that pay their salaries. Such a sick premise, isn’t it?

Business & Other Hoboken Updates

Wake-up Quote of the Week:

Two reasons why people hate and or fight change People fear the unknown and There are always people profiting from how things are Mokokoma