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PUTTING ON THE HAT – Hoboken’s own award-winning Hudson Theatre Ensemble presents “Stepping Out,” the hit comedy by Richard Harris that follows the lives, laughs, and loves of a motley crew of eight ordinary people, their former chorus dancer teacher, and her grumpy pianist in a beginning tap dance class, culminating in their first public performance. Running now at the Hudson School Performance Space, 601 Park Ave. (6th & Park). $18 general admission and   $15 for seniors and students. Info/reservations, call (201) 377-7014 or reservations@hudsontheatreensemble.com. “Stepping Out” runs Friday and Saturday nights and Sunday matinees until April 22.
PUTTING ON THE HAT – Hoboken’s own award-winning Hudson Theatre Ensemble presents “Stepping Out,” the hit comedy by Richard Harris that follows the lives, laughs, and loves of a motley crew of eight ordinary people, their former chorus dancer teacher, and her grumpy pianist in a beginning tap dance class, culminating in their first public performance. Running now at the Hudson School Performance Space, 601 Park Ave. (6th & Park). $18 general admission and $15 for seniors and students. Info/reservations, call (201) 377-7014 or reservations@hudsontheatreensemble.com. “Stepping Out” runs Friday and Saturday nights and Sunday matinees until April 22.
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Hoboken High School Junior Prep Day is April 19

Participating in Junior Prep Day is your chance to really make a difference in the life of a Hoboken High School Junior. Whether you are self-employed or work for a corporation, artist or athletic director, banker or hair stylist, have worked for two years or about to retire, you have something vital to share with these students…your experience! In return, you will meet some amazing, talented, intelligent and motivated kids looking for some pointers and direction.

Please join us on Thursday, April 19 at 8:30 a.m. in the high school gymnasium. The students will arrive between 9 a.m. and 12 p.m. Hoboken High School is located on 9th and Clinton Streets in Hoboken. All volunteers are asked to provide a resume or a brief biography by April 13.

For further information or to R.S.V.P. please contact cdelia@hoboken.k12.nj.us

3rd Sundays is Hoboken’s monthly gallery walk

A new monthly art event, “3rd Sundays: Hoboken’s Monthly Gallery Walk,” will kick off Sunday, April 15, with a tour of 10 galleries and art spaces around the Mile Square City, all within walking distance.

The event, similar to the annual fall art studio tour that draws thousands of art lovers for a whole weekend to the city, is meant to feature the places where art is displayed and marketed in Hoboken.

Every third Sunday, sponsored by the city, the event will include special events and receptions from 2 to 6 p.m., focusing on the work of local, regional and international artists.

You can walk on your own schedule, or participate in a free guided tour featuring galleries on the east side in April and west-side galleries in May.

The tour kicks off from Lana Santorelli Gallery, 628 Washington St., at 2 p.m. on April 15 and again on May 20.

To take the guided tour, RSVP to info@lanasantorelli.com by 12 p.m. on Friday prior to the tour you’re interested in.

Free maps are also available at each of the participating stops. They are: the BAMA Gallery, 946 Bloomfield St.; Barksy Gallery, 49 Harrison St.; Gallery 1200, 1200 Washington St.; Hoboken Historical Museum’s Upper Gallery; 1301 Hudson St.; Tresorie, 1204 Washington St.; Lana Santorelli Gallery, 628 Washington St.; Right Angle Downtown at 320 Washington and Uptown at 1108 Washington St.; PVS Galley, 49 Harrison St.; and the nonprofit hob’art, at the Monroe Center for the Arts, 720 Monroe St., E208.

The Hoboken Shelter celebrates 30 years helping the community

The 30th Anniversary Celebration Dinner commemorates the many years The Hoboken Shelter has spent providing food, housing, and programs for the less fortunate. The dinner will take place at the Elks Lodge in Hoboken on May 3 from 7 to 10 p.m. Two members of the local band, Bern and the Brights, will make a special appearance at the event, and Carlo’s Bakery has generously donated a cake.

Tickets are available for purchase for $130 per person and tables of eight are available for $1,000. Sponsorships and journal advertisements can be purchased until April 15. For more information about purchasing a ticket, sponsorship, or journal ads, contact Marie Titus, Celebration Co-Chair, at (201) 938-2829 or email anniversary@hobokenshelter.org.

Former executives of Hoboken company sentenced to federal prison

The two former executives from Hoboken-based payroll services company First Priority Pay have been sentenced to prison for defrauding the company’s clients of $1 million and failing to pay $400,000 in taxes, according to NJ.com.

U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman has announced that former FPP vice president of operations, Jose Figueroa, 38, of Northampton County, Pa., was sentenced to 41 months in prison and the former director of sales, Carlos Chorro, 36, also of Northampton, was sentenced to 12 months in prison, according to federal officials. They said Figueroa and Chorro manipulated the company’s computer system to divert clients’ payroll tax funds to bank accounts and to debit cards the two men controlled.

Both men pleaded guilty in October 2011 to one count each of conspiracy to commit wire fraud and one count each of subscribing to false tax returns in Newark Federal Court. As part of their guilty pleas, Figueroa has agreed to pay restitution of $469,737 to victims, $278,133 to the IRS, and forfeit $438,000 while Chorro was ordered to pay restitution of $373,125 and forfeit $184,000, officials said. Judge Susan D. Wigenton also sentenced Figueroa and Chorro to three years each of supervised release.

Humpty Dumpty Parent joins forces with Hoboken Moms Meetup Group

Humpty Dumpty Parent has announced a new partnership with The Hoboken Moms Meetup Group. While remaining two distinct groups, they will be working together toward common objectives: supporting Hoboken families by becoming an invaluable resource.

Their first joint project will be a sale and swap to benefit HOPES CAP, Inc., slated for Saturday, April 21 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 301 Garden St. in Hoboken. Donations can be made at 4:30 p.m. at 301 Garden Street beginning Friday, April 20. HOPES will receive 100 percent of the proceeds raised which they will use to fund the programs they have in place to help the smallest members of the community.

Green Team invites vendors to participate

The City of Hoboken will host a Green Fair on Saturday April 21, 2012 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Pier A Park along the Hoboken waterfront. The fair is being organized by the City of Hoboken Green Team, which is composed of members of the city administration and the community.

The Green Fair is intended to introduce sustainable lifestyle choices to the community, raise awareness regarding environmental concerns, and demonstrate how consumers can reduce their impact on the earth by selecting sustainable, eco-friendly products and services, reducing energy consumption, conserving water and limiting their dependence on fossil fuels.

The fair will feature live music and organic food vendors.

The Green Team is currently soliciting vendors who are “green businesses” or non-profits whose mission aligns with environmental sustainability. The Green Team is also reaching out to involve the local arts community. Interested vendors can submit the online registration form at www.hobokennj.org/greenfair. Potential vendors can contact Christopher Brown at cbrown@hobokennj.org with any questions.

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