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All Saints Day School eighth grade students are safely off to Ecuador for a cultural exchange with their partner school, Colegio Menor de San Francisco de Quito. This 10-day program includes service learning and is an integral part of the All Saints experience.
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Anti-bullying activist and filmmaker Frank Gigante will screen his latest film “Breaking the Silence” on May 11. (See brief.)
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All Saints Day School eighth grade students are safely off to Ecuador for a cultural exchange with their partner school, Colegio Menor de San Francisco de Quito. This 10-day program includes service learning and is an integral part of the All Saints experience.
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Anti-bullying activist and filmmaker Frank Gigante will screen his latest film “Breaking the Silence” on May 11. (See brief.)

Ariana Huffington to deliver keynote at Hoboken Propelify

Arianna Huffington, CEO of Thrive Global and Huffington Post co-founder, will deliver the keynote address May 18 at this year’s Propelify Innovation Festival on Hoboken’s waterfront. Last year more than 8,000 attendees from the tri-state area attended for a day devoted to advancing innovation and technology.

The festival will have two stages with more than 40 guest speakers. “The city of Hoboken is a great home to innovators, including Jet.com, eMazzanti, GovPilot, Flow.io, Stevens Institute of Technology, the NJ Tech Meetup, and more,” said Mayor Dawn Zimmer. “We’re excited to welcome back the Propelify community and bring this opportunity to our residents to learn more about tech companies and perhaps even find a new career.”

For more information or to purchase tickets go to propelify.com/17.

Anti-bullying film to be screened

My Way Productions and The Hoboken Historical Museum will screen “Breaking The Silence,” a short anti-bullying docu-fiction film by Frank Gigante, on Thursday, May 11 at 7:30 p.m.

The film will be shown at the Hoboken Historical Museum, 1301 Hudson St., and will be hosted by Freeholder Anthony Romano.

The evening will include light refreshments, a Q&A, and a violin performance by Anna Mancini dedicated to the late Tyler Clementi.

Special guests will include Joseph and Jane Clementi of The Tyler Clementi Foundation, Anti Bullying Activist Sergent First Class Gregory Williams, and Arti Pasquale of “The Sopranos.” The event is free.

Free kids’ science event will be May 12 at Hoboken Public Library

On Friday, May 12 at 3:30 p.m. children of all ages can meet authors Jemma Westing and Steve Mould at the Hoboken Public Library at Fifth Street and Park Avenue.

Westing is an award-winning book designer and paper engineer based in the UK. She has developed a number of innovative interactive books and modeling kits for children including “Out of the Box.”

Mould, author of “How to be a Scientist,” is a science presenter based in the UK who performs shows on TV and stage about physics math and more. His most recent TV appearance includes presenting “I Never Knew That About Britain.”

This interactive author event will feature tubular owl craft and amazing illusions.

For more information, contact the Hoboken Public Library at (201) 420-2346

Fundraiser for veterans announced

Keller Williams City Life Realty will be among the more than 157,000 Keller Williams associates worldwide to participate in the franchise’s ninth annual Red Day on May 11.

Red Day, which stands for Renew, Energize, and Donate, is a collective service initiative in which Keller Williams associates donate a day to give back to the local community. This year they will host a clothing drive for the Hoboken Shelter and Dress for Success Hudson County, and an evening fundraiser for American Legion Post 107.

Clothes can be dropped off at Keller Williams at 100 Washington St. until May 10 and on May 11 associates will sort, organize, and hang clothing items as well as deliver them to the shelter and Dress of Success Hudson County organization. That evening they will host a happy hour at City Bistro on 14th and Washington streets from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. with an open bar and gourmet food. Tickets for the evening cost $60 and the proceeds will go to American Legion Post 107 to build housing for homeless veterans.

For more information contact Keller Williams at (201) 659-8600.

Garden Street Farmers Market is back

The Garden Street Farmers’ Market was scheduled to open on Saturday, May 6 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Fourteenth and Garden streets.  

The yearly outdoor market – which features a number of locally grown and organic products, music and family-oriented activities – will take place every Saturday until Dec. 16. 

The market offers fresh locally-grown and organic fruits and vegetables, herbs, eggs, chicken, meats, French bakery, cheese, prepared foods, pressed juices, olives, pickles, hummus, spreads, pasta, fresh cut flowers, fresh squeezed lemonade, gluten-free/grainless baked goods, and crepes prepared onsite. It will also have music, live chef demonstrations, activities, street games, gardening activities, and arts and crafts for children.

They will also have a little free library where residents can take a book and leave a book. 

Participating vendors in the 2017 market will include Stony Hill Farms, Poplar Wood Farm, Hoboken Farms, Cotton Cattle Co., Pickle Licious, Choc-o-pain, Squirrel And The Bee, Paolo’s, Lizzmonade, The Pop Peddler, Schnackenberg’s, Anita’s Guacamole, JC Fish Stand, Two Crepes, Oh Honey, Connie’s Creations, Veg Bar, Baonanas, Salt + Seed, and guest vendors during the season.

For additional information on the Garden Street Farmers’ Market, please visit www.gardenstreetfarmersmarket.com.

Album release party announced for family friendly album ‘Funny Faces’

On Saturday, May 13 at the Mile Square Theater, Michael & The Rockness Monsters will host an album release concert with special guests and free giveaways to celebrate their second album “Funny Faces,” 14 original songs covering silly and serious topics.

On the silly side, the album kicks off with funk in “Cardboard Cutout Man”, the first of many of the more comical songs which also contains the message of gender equality.

Michael Napolitano, founder of Preschool of Rock and the band, introduces sweet encouraging songs like “Everything, Anything,” a comforting reminder for listeners of all-ages to feel good about who you are and to believe in yourself.

According to Napolitano “Same Side” is one of his favorites, reflective of the times, and was a collaboration with Weehawken resident Sonia de los Santos, touching on the dream of unification across the globe.

The performance costs $15 to attend and is free for children under one year old.  

Attendees will receive a free copy of the CD. The theater is at 1400 Clinton St.

Tickets can be purchased at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2917272

For more information on the band go to http://www.michaelandtherocknessmonsters.com

School raises funds for security guards Relay for Life team

Mile Square Early Learning Center at the A.J. Demarest building recently raised $4,590 for their security guard Tommy LiCalsi and his fundraising for Relay for Life.

The funds were raised as part of the center’s annual Hop-A-Thon, a part of the Week of the Young Child.

During this event the families of students sponsor children with donations that go towards an organization.

LiCalsi who started a Relay for Life team called Bon Jovi Rocks lost his wife to lung cancer and has become an advocate against cancer along with the rest of his family.

TED style talk on achieving optimal human performance announced

On Tuesday, May 16, a TED-like talk entitled “What is flow?” will be hosted by the company Mettaflow at the Mile Square Theater, 1400 Clinton St.,from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Tickets can be purchased on eventbrite.com and cost $30.

New real estate office location opens

Soha Fontaine, broker of record, has announced the grand opening of the new RE/MAX office on 321 Washington St. in Hoboken last week.

“I envision RE/MAX ON THE HUDSON for sale signs on every block of Hoboken and Jersey City,” said Fontaine. “The only way to achieve that goal is to train exceptional agents to provide the same level of services and professionalism that I have provided the past 12 years to our community. People will walk around the town and tell friends and family: ‘If you want to get it done right, you call RE/MAX on The Hudson, they are the market experts.’

The office will be open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and on weekend from 10 a.m. to 6 a.m.

For more information about the new Hoboken location, visit remax-onthehudson-nj.com or call (201) 795-0100.