Kids-Eye View of Hoboken
Where should you go for pizza? What’s the best place to shout in Hoboken? Where can you find the tastiest ice cream? Are you looking for a game of soccer? To answer these questions, and many more, the Hoboken Historical Museum is pleased to announce the publication of “Kids Map Hoboken” — a map of our mile square city for young people assembled by young people.
For the past year, nearly 500 students from more than ten schools and community organizations, including All Saints Episcopal Day School, Boys and Girls Club of Hoboken, Brandt Middle School, Elysian Charter School, Hoboken Charter School, Hoboken High School, Hoboken Learning Lab (a direct service program of the Partnership for After School Education), The Hudson School, Mustard Seed, Stevens Cooperative School, Wallace Primary School, and YMCA have shared their Hoboken expertise with us. Students identified everything from their homes, schools, parks, as well as their favorite spots for pizza, ice cream, bike paths, Hoboken sounds and smells, and more. Combing through all of this input, our design team has produced the attractive and easy-to-use Kids Map Hoboken.
Several of the original artworks are on display in an exhibition in the Museum’s Upper Gallery through November 15th. “Kids Map Hoboken: The Exhibition” outlines how the map was made, with many examples of the students’ maps, essays, and illustrations.
Education coordinator Carol Losos would like to thank all the participating students and teachers, and the following sponsors for their support of this project: major sponsors PSE&G, Shop-Rite of Hoboken, Ben and Jerry’s; and supporting sponsors Amanda’s Restaurant, Mimosa Digital, Monroe Street Movement Space and the Hudson County Division of Cultural and Heritage Affairs.