Hoboken Music and Arts Festival to take place Sunday
The Hoboken Music and Arts Festival will take place Sunday, May 5 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Washington Street. The festival schedule appears in today’s Hoboken Reporter, in the entertainment section.
With over 30 musical artists playing on three stages and countless artisans showcasing their work, the festival will be a bit larger than usual, stretching from Newark Street all the way up to Seventh Street. The musical selections are diverse, ranging from rockabilly folk to world music.
Some of the artists include alternative indie rocker Mike Doughty, indie rock locals Karyn Kuhl and Bern & the Brights, jazz, swing and blues rockers Swingadelic, the Tex-Mex guitarist Gene D Plumber, and alternative Cuban-American band called Del Exilio. Danny Matos y Son Candela Salsa Band will also bring a Latin vibe to the festival, while Taiko Zoku, a Japanese drum troupe, will throw visitors for a ride around the world.
While the music and fine arts are geared primarily towards adults, the festival is certainly child friendly. Children’s activities on Third Street with rides, games, creative activities, face painting, sand art, balloons, and live performances.
Fine artists will primarily be located between Second and Third streets, First and Newark streets, and Newark between Washington and Court Street. Additionally, artists from the Monroe Center will be located on Washington Street between Fifth and Sixth Street. Oil paintings, watercolors, acrylics, sculpture, mixed media by artists such as Ocean Clark, Ricardo Roig, Jason Gluskin, and Sheri Small will be on sale.
Crafters will be displaying and selling their goods throughout the festival. Items for sale will include handmade pottery, metalwork, wood items, furniture, blown and fused glass, quilts, household items made from recycled materials, batik clothing, hand painted furniture, candles, jewelry, dried florals, soaps and bath salts.
The food choices this year will be more diverse than any previous festival. Delectable choices will include sausage and peppers, cheese steak, zeppoles, fried Oreos, shrimp on a stick, crab cakes, pulled pork, and Indian and Thai specialties. Additionally, some new food items have been added this year, including southern style catfish, hush puppies, French crepes, falafel and hummus, cheese curd, and sliders.
The festival is sponsored primarily by a grant from the New Jersey Department of State, with local support from United Water, Walgreens, Capital One Bank, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, and The Hudson Reporter.
Jubilee Center puts on a show
They’re back by popular demand! Hoboken’s youngest, talented residents are revving up for another fantastic performance. Last year’s audience was met with a standing room only crowd. This time the Jubilee Center Crew will be packing out Hoboken’s Demarest Auditorium at Fourth and Garden streets in downtown Hoboken!. Featuring the professional young performers of the Multi-Cultural Arts Performance Academy, a new program of the Jubilee Center. Also onstage will be the children of the Jubilee Center grades K- 8, feature presentations from the “AIA Experiment” (Arts Influence on Academics). Young performers comprised of tappers, rappers, singers, dancers, and actors are led by Broadway performer and creative director, LeeAnet Noble. Band Director Eric contributes foot tapping and hand clapping beats. Cheered on by celebrity salutations, they are sure to have another wonderful performance.
The fun starts at 6:30 p.m. with our Annual Red Carpet Event. Come with your camera or come camera ready! Curtains go up at 7 p.m. sharp with a brief 10-minute intermission. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children. Discounted tickets are available before May 30.
The Jubilee Center celebrates its 10-year anniversary of serving the community and its children. Executive Director Armstead Johnson, Director of Operations Craig Mainor, and staff continue to be a beacon of light on Jackson Street. Join the fun on June 7 as we celebrate then end of another school year and start an exciting summer! Tickets are on sale now at the Jubilee Center Hoboken, 601 Jackson St., Hoboken NJ 07030 or call Sandra @ 201 792-3563 ext 22.
Hoboken to hold tax 'reval' meeting Thursday
A community meeting will be held on Thursday, May 9 at 7 p.m. at the Hoboken High School auditorium, located at 800 Clinton St., to discuss the upcoming reevaluation of Hoboken property values. A presentation will be provided by representatives from Appraisal Systems, Inc, the company performing the reevaluation.
Following the presentation, the company will take questions from the public. All interested property owners are invited to attend.
On Sunday May 5 at 10 a.m. there will be a walk with the NJMC and BCAS. The free two-hour nature walk starts at the entrance of Losen Slote Creek Park in Little Ferry. Guests will look for warblers and other spring arrivals and pick up any litter found along the way. The walk is run by the New Jersey Meadowlands Commission and the Bergen County Audubon Society. For last minute weather updates, visit meadowblog.net. Guests will also have to sign a standard liability release for this event which is good for NJMC/BCAS events throughout the year. To RSVP, contact Don Torino of the BCAS at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (201) 636-4022.
“Drawing Flowers with a Splash (of Color)” for adults will be held on Thursday, May 9 from 2 to 5 p.m. There will be an explosion of flowers that can be captured in paper. Adults of all experience levels will be introduced to drawing flowers, beginning with basic shapes. For inspiration guests are asked to bring their own flowers or study the ones provided. There will also be the option to add splashes of color with the fine control of watercolor pencils. Guests will be provided with basic art supplies for the session or you can bring your own if you wish. Admission is $15 and $10 for MEC members. It will take place at the Meadowlands Environement Center located at Two DeKorte Park Plaza in Lyndhurst. For more information call (201) 460-8300 or visit www.njmeadowlands.gov/ec.
On Saturday, May 11 from 8 to 9 p.m., check out “The Birdsong Project Trio” for all ages. It will feature Diane Moser, bassist Ken Filiano and flutist Anton Denner. In the summer of 2008, Diane Moser spent five weeks at the MacDowell Colony for artists in New Hampshire, listening to birds to create compositions based on the songs of robins, sparrows and chickadees, and the natural soundscape. Also featured is a reworking of “A Hermit Thrush at Eve” by composer Amy Beach. The concert will be preceded at 7:30 p.m. by a talk with Moser on “Deep Listening and Acoustic Ecology.” Admission is $15, $10 for seniors, and $8 for MEC members. It will be held at Meadowlands Environement Center located at Two DeKorte Park Plaza in Lyndhurst.