Special council meeting for Monday
The city announced on Friday a special meeting of the City Council for Monday, May 10 at 7 p.m. to discuss and take action on budget transfers that were brought into question by some members of the council last Wednesday.
A closed session for the council will be held regarding unspecified “contracts,” but no action will be taken as a result of the closed session.
View slideshow of Arts and Music Festival
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Happy hour for shelter
The Hoboken Homeless Shelter is sponsoring a happy hour fundraiser on Thursday, May 13 from 7 to 10 p.m. at the second floor at Black Bear, 205 Washington St. Live acoustic appetizer buffet, drink specials, and great raffle prizes will be available.
A minimum donation of $25 at the door is recommended with all proceeds going to the shelter. If you can not attend the event but would like to make an online donation to the shelter, visit www.hobokenshelter.org/donors/Donor_Main.html.
Citywide yard sale
Hoboken is planning its first “citywide yard sale” for Saturday, May 15. Any home or building in the city can have a yard sale that day, and if they let the city know, the city will put it on a master list for flyers and a map that will be distributed throughout town. This way, buyers know where to stop and shop.
There is a voluntary suggested donation of $10 per household or $25 for a group of households planning one together.
Condo residences must get permission from their homeowners’ association before registering. Everyone must keep their sidewalks safe, and clean up after the sale.
The hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and the rain date is Sunday, May 16.
There is a form to fill out to participate, which may be mailed to City Hall. For more information, call the Department of Cultural Affairs at (201) 420-2207 or visit the city website at www.hobokennj.org.
‘Ernest’ musical comes to Hudson School
On Friday and Saturday, May 14 and 15 at 8 p.m., and on Sunday, May 16 at 6 p.m., Hudson Productions will present “Ernest in Love,” a musical comedy based on Oscar Wilde’s “The Importance of Being Earnest,” at the Hudson School Performance Space, 601 Park Ave.
Price of admission is $15 for adults and $10 for students and seniors. To reserve tickets, please call (201) 659-8335, ext. 317.
The comedy of jumbled identities and thwarted romance intersperses Wilde’s witty dialogue with entertaining songs and dances, and features the talents of Hudson School students under the direction of Hoboken residents Anne-Marie Marcazzo and Hudson alumnus Gabe Hernandez. Book and lyrics are by Anne Croswell and music was composed by Lee Pockriss.
The dazzled lovers are portrayed by Evan Dibbs, Stella Porter, Lucinda Mandel, and Robert Stark of Hoboken.
High school musical ‘Honk’
The Hoboken High School theater group will present four performances of their spring musical “Honk! Junior” on Friday, May 14 at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, May 15 at 2 and 7:30 p.m.; and on Sunday, May 16 at 2 p.m.
All performances are in the Hoboken High School Auditorium on Clinton Street between 8th and 9th streets.
This award-winning, contemporary telling of the Ugly Duckling story is a fun filled adventure in discovering the joys of being different with by Anthony Drewe and music by George Stiles.
Tickets are $10 for general admission; $7 for college students; $5 for students; and $2 for senior citizens.
For more information, call (201) 356-3700.
I n last week’s story on the YMCA closing, the Reporter referred to board member Bob Ferrie as the owner of Union Dry Dock. Ferrie is the vice president, not the owner.
In last week’s story on rent control, the Reporter attributed the filing of a class action lawsuit to a local property owner group, Mile Square Taxpayer’s Association. The lawsuit was actually filed by two members of the group, not the group itself.
On Sunday, May 16, the Hoboken Harriers Running Club (or HOHA) and All Saints Community Development Corporation will hold the 12th annual HOHA Classic 5-Mile Race, starting at 10 a.m. at Pier A Park, one block north of the PATH station. A shorter, 1-mile Fun Run for children will be held at 9:30 a.m.
Proceeds from the race will benefit the Jubilee Family Life Center, a non-denominational community center in Hoboken that provides after school youth programs for Hoboken’s needy.
Advance registration is $20, and race day registration is $25; the fun run is $5. Advance registration is available on the Internet, through a link at www.hoha.net, or you may complete and submit an application through the mail if postmarked by May 11. Applications can be obtained at Fleet Feet running store, located at 604 Washington St. For more information, visit www.hoha.net.
Relay For Life
R elay For Life is a fun-filled event designed to bring together those who have been touched by cancer in our community.
Hoboken’s Relay For Life will be held on Saturday, May 22, from 11a.m. to 11 p.m.at Pier A Park where teams of people gather and take turns walking laps. The premise is to keep at least one team member on the track at all times. But Relay is much more than a walk, organizers said, it is also a time to remember those lost to cancer and celebrate those who have survived. During the event, the teams honor cancer survivors during the morning “Survivors Lap” and remember those who have died from cancer during a “Luminaria Ceremony” at dusk.
There will also be family-friendly activities, including clowns, a water-balloon toss, team tug of war, costume-theme laps, and more. A variety of local bands are also scheduled to play throughout the day, including cover band Not For Nothing, alt-rock group Turnpike South, pop rock quartet Emergency Now, classic rock cover band Mad Dog Mary, and Radiohead tribute group Fitter, Happier.
For more information on Relay For Life or to get involved, please visit their website, www.relayforlife.org/hobokennj.
Annual baby parade
The Hoboken Histroical Museum is sponsoring the 9th annual Baby Parade, a promenade of Hoboken’s youngest residents in their finest or most creative outfits.
The parade will be held on Sunday, May 16 and registration is free starting at noon. The parade will kick off at 1 p.m. in Sinatra Park.
The most creative costumes will compete for trophies for best dressed baby, best dressed family, and most creative carriage. Thanks to our generous sponsors, goodie bags will be available to all participants.
For more information, call the museum at (201) 656-2240 or visit hobokenmuseum.org.
Public access show needs participants
This Public Voice Salon, a new weekly television show seeking a creative citizen dialogue that mixes talk of art, politics, personal stories, and the burning issues of the day, is set to premier on the Hudson County Public Access Cable Thursday evenings from 8 to 9 p.m.
Producers are looking for residents who would like to appear on the show, as an antidote to media “talking heads.”
“We seek to be a rare, hopeful, non-scripted space for people to discover their public voices; while learning the art of creating an authentic community,” producers said.
The show is open to guest speaker like authors, artists, or activists. If you’d like to be considered as a salon participant or guest, e-mail a brief paragraph about yourself and why you’d like to be part of this project to John at email@example.com.
The first show will be taped at Symposia Bookstore in Hoboken on May 20 at 7 p.m. Space is limited to 15 people per show, but your name will go on a list for future meetings.
Hoboken resident John Bredin, the creator and host of the Public Voice Salon, is a writer, real estate agent, and professor of English at the Borough of Manhattan Community College.