Hoboken Arts & Music Festival this Sunday
The Hoboken Arts & Music Festival is coming again on Sunday, May 6 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., rain or shine. The free event will feature over 300 artists, sculptors, and photographers. Rides, games, face painters, and local businesses will line Washington Street between Observer Highway and 7th Street.
Sponsors of the event, according to Director of Cultural Affairs Geri Fallo, are The Hudson Reporter, United Water, NJ Division of Travel & Tourism, KTU, and Yelp.
Visitors to the event will have the opportunity to purchase pottery, metalwork, wood items, furniture, candles, jewelry, soaps and lotion, and much more. Vendors will provide international foods such as Indian, Greek, Thai, French, Mexican, Cajun, and Italian.
A children’s area on 3rd Street will have rides, games, creative activities, face painting, puppet shows, clowns, balloons, and more.
HOHA will hold 5 mile run on Mother’s Day
The Hoboken Harriers Running Club will hold their 14th 5 mile run on Mother’s Day Sunday, May 13 beginning at 8:30 a.m. Proceeds from the race benefit the Jubilee Center, a non-denominational community center in Hoboken that provides after school youth programs. This year marks the first time the event will allow runners to register in teams. The event will also feature a kids and a 1.5 Mile Baby Jogger Jaunt (an event exclusively for runners pushing strollers).The event will include live music, flowers, and light snacks. Prizes will also be awarded.
“Whether you’re a mom or if you want to run for your mom, this year’s 5 Mile Classic is the perfect day and way to celebrate Mother’s Day,” said HOHA president, Mona Lopez. “The race course winds along the scenic Hoboken waterfront and provides tons of dining opportunities for families and extended families to spend the rest of the day dining or exploring Hoboken.”
Advance on-line registrations accepted through May 9. Single registration for the 5 Mile Race is $22 in advance, $25 on race day. Advance registration for combo run of 5 Mile Race and Baby Jogger Jaunt Run is $30. Fun Run race registration is $5 in advance and on race day. For more information or to register, visit www.hoha.net. Advance online registration and applications will be available until May 9th.
Hoboken Baseball Program hosts ‘Buddy Matthews Day’
The Hoboken Baseball Program will host “Buddy Matthews Day,” Sunday, May 6 at JFK Stadium.
The team will honor the former head baseball coach of 26 years at a ceremony beginning at 1:20 p.m. A game against Pope John High School will follow the ceremony at 2 p.m.
The art department will present Matthews with a gift prior to the game. Matthews will also throw out the first pitch of the match in honor of his career.
Twelfth Annual Spring Wine Gala
Spring is in the air and that means its time for Sparrow Wine & Liquor Company’s annual wine sampling to benefit The Hoboken Charter School. The event will be held on Thursday, May 10 from 7 – 10 p.m. at the W Hoboken. Featuring 300 wines, beers, and spirits for sampling and food from some of Hoboken’s finest restaurants and merchants, this event promises to be an enjoyable evening. Last year’s Spring Wine Gala was a huge success and proved to be one of the premier social and fund raising events of 2011 in Hoboken. Tickets are $100 and may be purchased online at www.hcs-pa.org or at one of Sparrow Wine & Liquor Company’s two locations. In-store purchase by check only made payable to The Hoboken Charter School
Participating merchants include Anthony David’s Dining Room, Bin 14 Trattoria & Wine Bar, The Brass Rail Restaurant, Charrito’s Restaurant, The Cheese Store, Dino & Harry’s Steakhouse, La Isla Restaurant, The Madison Bar & Grill, Margherita’s Pizza & Café, and M2 Sweet & Chic Treats. For further information, please contact Rosemarie Rossi at firstname.lastname@example.org
Bhalla announces voting initiative
City Council President Ravi Bhalla announced Thursday the formation of “Hoboken Votes,” an initiative aimed to increase voter registration and participation. Bhalla created the group along with other Hoboken residents.
The organization’s first event will be this Sunday at the Hoboken Arts & Music Festival from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. A table will be set up to register voters and answer questions about the voting process.
For more information, to register to vote, or to volunteer for the effort, contact Bhalla at email@example.com.
Bhalla’s term expires June 30, 2013.
County register of deeds to use electronic recording
Hudson County Register Pamela Gardner is proud to announce that on Tuesday, April 24, the office launched its first electronic recording of real property documents. While the office will continue to receive paper documents in person and through mail delivery, Electronic Recording will be an alternative to conventional paper based documents. This is a plus as the county continues to “go green.” Electronic Recording promises to save time and cost for both the customers and the Hudson County Office of the Register of Deeds and Mortgages. This new initiative comes at no additional cost to the county. The cost is incorporated in AMCAD’s contract, the Computerized Record Management System used by the Register’s Office. Simplifile will be the service provider to prepare the documents for transmittal in conjunction with AMCAD. As the percentages of electronic recorded documents grow, it will significantly contribute to moving the office forward with greater efficiency and effectiveness. For more information, contact Andrea M. Gardner, Special Deputy, at (201) 395-4760 ext. 2876.
Seminar for businesses on lobbying and issue advocacy to be held on May 8
The Hudson County Chamber of Commerce and the Guarini Institute for Government and Leadership will host a seminar for business owners and leaders interested in learning more about lobbying and issue advocacy on Tuesday, May 8 from 8:30 – 10:00 a.m. in Dinneen Hall on the campus of Saint Peter’s College.
The goal of the event is to provide the business community with a primer on how to best engage with policy makers on issues that affect business in New Jersey. The session will be moderated by the Honorable Joseph Doria, a former commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs and State Assembly Speaker. Doria will moderate a panel discussion featuring professionals who understand how to navigate policy making at the state level: Frank Robinson, vice president, New Jersey Business & Industry Association; John B. Wilson, president, Association of Independent Colleges & Universities in New Jersey; and Kay LiCausi, president, Hoboken Strategy Group.
“Businesses of every size need to be engaged in policy making discussions and our goal at the Chamber is to help our members, and the larger business community, learn how to begin having such conversations,” said Maria Nieves, the Chamber’s President and CEO. “We hope to demystify the advocacy process and provide some concrete tips on how to effectively lobby. We’re pleased to work with the Guarini Institute on this event.”
The breakfast will begin with networking, followed by a panel discussion, and a question and answer session. It is sponsored in part by the Guarini Institute. Founded in 1888, the Chamber currently represents more than 300 members, facilitates forums with local, state and federal officials, and provides a platform for business networking and partnerships.
To register for this event, contact the Chamber: firstname.lastname@example.org.