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Organizes City of Hoboken Cultural events such as The Hoboken Spring & Fall Arts & Music Festival, Summer Enchanted Evenings Concert Series, Movies Under the Stars, Fitness & Yoga in the Park, Hoboken Harvest Festival, Ragamuffin Parade, Artists' Studios & Gallery Walking Tour, City Hall Holiday Craft Fair and more.

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Cultural Affairs

City Hall Holiday Crafts Fair - Sat & Sun Dec. 1& 2, 2018; 11am to 5pm,
Hoboken City Hall, 94 Washington Street,
3 floors of unique handcrafted gift items for that special someone. Mrs. Claus will be on site both days doing face painting.
Just 3 blocks from PATH, NY Waterway Ferry, NJ Transit Trains & Hudson Bergen Lightrail. The #126 NJ Transit Train stops by City Hall.

Christmas Tree Lighting 2018
Thursday, Dec. 6th, 5:00pm
with Elvis the Elf, an appearance by Santa Claus and much more.
Takes place In front of City Hall, 94 Washington St.

A BIG THANKS TO OUR GENEROUS SPONSORS FOR 2018

GOLD: Ironstate Development, Burgiss, Suez Water, Litzky Promotions and Projected Images of Hudson County

SILVER: My Gym Hoboken, LCOR, Muller Insurance, Getaround, NY Waterway Ferry, Newell Co., Lightbridge Academy and Popular Bank

BRONZE: 10th & Willow Bar & Grill, Hoboken Family Alliance, Hoboken Radiology, Singleton Galmann Realty,Inserra Shop Rite of Hoboken and Tenafly Pediatrics,
Apple Montessori Schools, All Saints Episcopal Day School, Asphalt Green Day Camp, Disney's The Nutcracker & the Four Realms, Kearny Bank, Power Crunch, Verizon, Renewal by Andersen, and Spirit of New Jersey

Additional Support provided by: Guitar Bar, Hudson Reporter, and State Farm Insurance

These programs are made possible in part by funds from The New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts, administered by the Hudson County Office of Cultural & Heritage Affairs, Thomas A. DeGise, County Executive and the Board of Chosen Freeholders.

Supported in part by a grant from the NJ Department of State, Division of Travel and Tourism. www.visitnj.org.

To become a sponsor please call Geri Fallo at (201) 420-2000 ex. 5100

The public parks in Hoboken are wheelchair accessible. Program Materials for the performances are available in Large Print upon request. Assisted listening device is available upon request, with 3 weeks notice. Contact gfallo@hobokennj.gov for more information.

A BIG THANKS TO OUR GENEROUS SPONSORS FOR 2018

GOLD: Ironstate Development, Burgiss, Suez Water, Litzky Promotions and Projected Images of Hudson County

SILVER: My Gym Hoboken, LCOR, Muller Insurance, Getaround, NY Waterway Ferry, Newell Co., Lightbridge Academy and Popular Bank

BRONZE: 10th & Willow Bar & Grill, Hoboken Family Alliance, Hoboken Radiology, Singleton Galmann Realty,Inserra Shop Rite of Hoboken and Tenafly Pediatrics,
Apple Montessori Schools, All Saints Episcopal Day School, Asphalt Green Day Camp, Disney's The Nutcracker & the Four Realms, Kearny Bank, Power Crunch, Verizon, Renewal by Andersen, and Spirit of New Jersey

Additional Support provided by: Guitar Bar, Hudson Reporter, and State Farm Insurance

These programs are made possible in part by funds from The New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts, administered by the Hudson County Office of Cultural & Heritage Affairs, Thomas A. DeGise, County Executive and the Board of Chosen Freeholders.

Supported in part by a grant from the NJ Department of State, Division of Travel and Tourism. www.visitnj.org.

To become a sponsor please call Geri Fallo at (201) 420-2000 ex. 5100

The public parks in Hoboken are wheelchair accessible. Program Materials for the performances are available in Large Print upon request. Assisted listening device is available upon request, with 3 weeks notice. Contact gfallo@hobokennj.gov for more information.

ART EVENTS

Artists' Studios & Gallery Walking Tour 2018 - Sat. & Sun. Nov. 3rd & 4th, noon to 6pm
A Free, City-Wide, Self-Guided Walking Tour of Artists' Studios, Galleries and Group Exhibitions

Featuring the work of over 100 local artists

Art Tour Maps with a listing of Galleries and Artists' Studios
will be available on the day of the tour at the following locations:

• City Hall, 94 Washington St. (
bet. First & Newark St.)
Alex Morales Atelier and Art Gallery - 365 First St.
Barsky Gallery - 49 Harrison St.
• Field Colony 1001 Bloomfield St.
• PROTO Gallery 66 Willow Ave.
• Roig Collection - W Hotel Hoboken, 225 River St. and 252 First St.
• Guitar Bar - 160 First St.
• Hoboken Historical Museum - 1301 Hudson St.
• Hoboken Public Library - 500 Park Ave.
• Little City Books - 100 Bloomfield St.
• Monroe Center for the Arts - 720 Monroe St., 8th St. entrance
• Neumann Leathers Building - 333 Newark St. or 300 Observer Highway
• Shop Rite: 90 Madison St.

Even though there are many locations, the tour is designed so that you can easily walk from studio to studio, gallery to gallery. Since Hoboken is only a mile square, every site is convenient to the next. As diverse as the art itself, the tour's popularity draws artists far beyond the banks of Hoboken. You will see art in many forms, representing an exciting variety of mediums. Visitors will have a chance to meet the artists, photographers, sculptors and artisans and witness the creative process at work. Even poets, musicians and performance artists will be on hand to make your day a memorable one.

Hoboken is accessible by public transportation including PATH, NJ Transit trains & buses, NY Waterway Ferry & Hudson Bergen Lightrail
For further information, call Geri Fallo at (201) 420-2000 Ex. 5100
or via email at: gfallo@hobokennj.gov

ART on the Fence Mural Project

An Outdoor Mural Project featuring work by local artists. Banner art is displayed on construction fences on Sinatra Drive bet. 11th & Hudson St. and Maxwell Lane; Maxwell Lane bet. Sinatra Drive and 11th St. and Hudson St. bet. 14th & 15th St.

New Location, Hudson Street bet. 14th & 15th St., featuring work by: Issa Sow, Ibou Ndoye, Ray Guzman, Sissi Siska, Bill Curran, Tim Daly, Jennifer Morris, Eugene Gleason, John Patterson, Liz Ndoye, Jean-Paul Picard, Claudia Kreiss, Donna O'Grady, Jodie Fink & Raisa Nova. Special thanks to Toll Brothers City Living for their continued support of this project.  

FALL & WINTER EVENTS


City Hall Holiday Crafts Fair - Sat & Sun Dec. 1& 2, 2018; 11am to 5pm,
Hoboken City Hall, 94 Washington Street,
3 floors of unique handcrafted gift items for that special someone. Mrs. Claus will be on site both days doing face painting.
Just 3 blocks from PATH, NY Waterway Ferry, NJ Transit Trains & Hudson Bergen Lightrail. The #126 NJ Transit Train stops by City Hall.

Christmas Tree Lighting 2018
Thursday, Dec. 6th, 5:00pm
with Elvis the Elf, an appearance by Santa Claus and much more.
Takes place In front of City Hall, 94 Washington St.

A BIG THANKS TO OUR GENEROUS SPONSORS FOR 2018

GOLD: Ironstate Development, Burgiss, Suez Water, Litzky Promotions and Projected Images of Hudson County

SILVER: My Gym Hoboken, LCOR, Muller Insurance, Getaround, NY Waterway Ferry, Newell Co., Lightbridge Academy and Popular Bank

BRONZE: 10th & Willow Bar & Grill, Hoboken Family Alliance, Hoboken Radiology, Singleton Galmann Realty,Inserra Shop Rite of Hoboken and Tenafly Pediatrics,
Apple Montessori Schools, All Saints Episcopal Day School, Asphalt Green Day Camp, Disney's The Nutcracker & the Four Realms, Kearny Bank, Power Crunch, Verizon, Renewal by Andersen, and Spirit of New Jersey

Additional Support provided by: Guitar Bar, Hudson Reporter, and State Farm Insurance

These programs are made possible in part by funds from The New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts, administered by the Hudson County Office of Cultural & Heritage Affairs, Thomas A. DeGise, County Executive and the Board of Chosen Freeholders.

Supported in part by a grant from the NJ Department of State, Division of Travel and Tourism. www.visitnj.org.

To become a sponsor please call Geri Fallo at (201) 420-2000 ex. 5100

The public parks in Hoboken are wheelchair accessible. Program Materials for the performances are available in Large Print upon request. Assisted listening device is available upon request, with 3 weeks notice. Contact gfallo@hobokennj.gov for more information.

Ragamuffin Parade
Wed. Oct. 31, 2018; Parade begins at 3pm

Line of march setup for the parade is on Washington & 13th St. beginning at 3pm; Costume contest at Little League Field on 5th St. & River Terrace. Prizes awarded for best costumes. Sponsored by Litzky Promotions.


SPRING & SUMMER EVENTS

Due to the rain prediction for this evening, Wed. July 25th, Movies Under the Stars has been cancelled.

Movies Under the Stars  - Click for 2018 Schedule FREE outdoor movie screenings, Wed. evenings in  June, July & Aug Pier A Park, located on 1st St. & Frank Sinatra Dr., on the east end of the great lawn.

Concerts in Sinatra Park - Click for 2018 Schedule
FREE Outdoor Summer Performances Thursday evenings at
7 pm. Amphitheater at Sinatra Park, located on Frank Sinatra Dr. between 4th & 5th Streets

Spaghetti Dinner Block Party  – Click for more info  
Thurs. Aug. 30, 2018  • 5pm to 8pm
Takes place along the walkway on Sinatra Drive bet. 1st & 2nd Streets.Lots of great food, live music & family atmosphere.Tickets available for purchase beginning June 10th at City Hall in the Cultural Affairs Office, 3rd floor.

Concerts in Church Square Park - 2018 Schedule
Takes place in front of the gazebo Wednesdays. in June July & Aug., 7pm to 9pm Church Square Park is located bet. 4th & 5th Street & Garden St. & Willow Ave.

Concerts in Southwest Park - 2018 Schedule
Takes place in Southwest Park, Observer Hwy. bet. Harrison & Jackson St. Tuesdays in June July & Aug., 6:30pm to 8:30pm. July 24th: Kid Notes w/Chrissy Roberts & Ralph Capasso / Sylvana Joyce + The Moment; Aug. 7th: Christina Alessi & The Toll Collectors/The Fave; Aug. 14th: Max Feinstein / James Calleo

Fitness & Yoga & the Park - 2018 Schedule

CHILDREN'S ACTIVITIES & PROGRAMS

Family Fun Nights - 2018 Schedule
Tuesday nights in June, July & Aug. from 7pm to 8pm
Outdoor performances specific to children. Shipyard Park, located at 13th Street & McFeeley Drive behind the King’s Supermarket. Sponsored by Ironstate Development

Storybook Theatre - 2018 Schedule
Designed for all ages.Elysian Park, 11th & Hudson
(in case of inclement weather, tents will be set up)

ART EVENTS

Artists Studio Tour 2018 - Sun. Nov. 4th, noon to 6pm
Free self-guided walking tour of artists’ studios and community gallery spaces.Pick up maps at City Hall on the day of the tour, located at 94 Washington St.

ART ON THE FENCE MURAL PROJECT

An Outdoor Mural Project featuring work by local artists. Banner art is displayed on construction fences on Sinatra Drive bet. 11th & Hudson St. and Maxwell Lane; Maxwell Lane bet. Sinatra Drive and 11th St. and Hudson St. bet. 14th & 15th St.

New Location, Hudson Street bet. 14th & 15th St., featuring work by: Issa Sow, Ibou Ndoye, Ray Guzman, Sissi Siaka, Tim Daly, Jennifer Morris, Eugene Gleason, John Patterson, Liz Ndoye, Jean-Paul Picard, Claudia Kreiss, Donna O'Grady, Jodie Fink, Raisa Nova. Special thanks to Toll Brothers City Living for their continued support of this project.  

FALL & WINTER EVENTS

Fall Arts & Music Festival – Celebrating our 25th Year

Sun., Sept. 30, 2018 • 11:00am-6:00pm
Washington St. between Observer Hwy. & 7th St.
Featuring a performances by The Smithereens with guest vocalist Marshall Crenshaw, Joe Grushecky & the House Rockers and more.

Over 300 artists, crafters and more. Great food. Kids area on 3rd Street. 3 stages of live performances. For more information: gfallo@hobokennj.gov. Click above for more info.

Harvest Festival

Sat., Oct. 20, 2018 • 11am-3pm
Pier A Park, 1st St. & Sinatra Dr.

Hay rides, a hay maze, pony rides, petting zoo, trackless train, inflatables, moonwalk, face painting, spin art, sand art, pumpkin painting, balloon art, craft activities, soccer, dance & gymnastic demos, live music & dance and much more.

Special thanks to our sponsors:
• Apple Montessori Schools
• All Saints Episcopal Day School
• Asphalt Green Day Camp
• CityMD
• Disney's The Nutcracker & the Four Realms
• Getaround
• Kearny Bank
• Lightbridge Academy
• Newell Co.
• Power Crunch
• Spirit of New Jersey
• Tenafly Pediatrics
• Verizon

Live performance by:
11am - Garden Street School ofthe Performing Arts
11:45am - All Saints & BOLD Arts
12pm - Kid Notes withChrissy Roberts & Ralph Capasso
1pm - one of the Rockness Monsters
2pm - Zydeco Revelators

Ragamuffin Parade
Wed. Oct. 31, 2018; Parade begins at 3pm

Line of march setup for the parade is on Washington & 13th St. beginning at 3pm; Costume contest at Little League Field on 5th St. & River Terrace. Prizes awarded for best costumes.

Christmas Tree Lighting 2018
Tues. Dec. 4th, 5:00pm
with Elvis the Elf, an appearance by Santa Claus and much more.
Takes place In front of City Hall, 94 Washington St.

City Hall Holiday Crafts Fair - TBA  

A BIG THANKS TO OUR GENEROUS SPONSORS FOR 2018

GOLD: Ironstate Development, Burgiss, Suez Water,and Projected Images of Hudson County

SILVER: My Gym Hoboken, Muller Insurance, Getaround,NY Waterway Ferry and Popular Bank

BRONZE: 10th & Willow Bar & Grill, Hoboken Family Alliance, Hoboken Radiology, Singleton Galmann Realty, Inserra Shop Rite of Hoboken and Tenefly Pediatrics.

Additional Support provided by: Guitar Bar, Hudson Reporter, and State Farm Insurance

These programs are made possible in part by funds from The New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts, administered by the Hudson County Office of Cultural & Heritage Affairs, Thomas A. DeGise, County Executive and the Board of Chosen Freeholders.

Supported in part by a grant from the NJ Department of State, Division of Travel and Tourism. www.visitnj.org.

To become a sponsor please call Geri Fallo at (201) 420-2000 ex. 5100

The public parks in Hoboken are wheelchair accessible. Program Materials for the performances are available in Large Print upon request. Assisted listening device is available upon request, with 3 weeks notice. Contact gfallo@hobokennj.gov for more information.

Past events:


Fall Arts & Music Festival – Celebrating our 25th Year

Sun., Sept. 30, 2018 • 11:00am-6:00pm
Washington St. between Observer Hwy. & 7th St.
Featuring a performances by The Smithereens with guest vocalist Marshall Crenshaw, Joe Grushecky & the Houserockers, RocknRoll Hi-Fives and more.

Over 300 artists, crafters and more. Great food. Kids area on 3rd Street. 3 stages of live performances. For more information: gfallo@hobokennj.gov. Click above for more info.all Arts & Music Festival – Celebrating our 25th Year

Sun., Sept. 30, 2018 • 11:00am-6:00pm Washington St. between Observer Hwy. & 7th St.Featuring a performances by The Smithereens with guest vocalist Marshall Crenshaw, Joe Grushecky & the Houserockers, RocknRoll Hi-Fives, Zydeco Revelators Songs for Seeds and more.

Over 300 artists, crafters and more. Great food. Kids area on 3rd Street. 3 stages of live performances. For more information: gfallo@hobokennj.gov. Click above for more info.

Jimmy Roselli: The Other Kid from Hoboken

Celebrating The Life & Music of Jimmy Roselli.
Born in West New York in 1925, Roselli was one of the most significant Italian-American pop singers of his time, during an era of competition from such performers as Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Perry Como, Vic Damone & Jerry Vale.

The event will feature lecture, slide presentation, footage of interviews, concert & TV appearances, live performance by singer Theodore Chletsos & more.
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Sun. Oct. 7, 2018
Hoboken Historical Museum, 1301 Hudson St.

Admission is $10.00. Seating is limited, so but tickets in advance. www.hobokennj.gov/register
For more info: gfallo@hobokennj.gov or 201-420-2000 ex. 5100

Sponsored by The City of Hoboken with a grant from the Hudson County History Partnership Program.

This program is made possible by a grant from The New Jersey State Historical Commission, a Division of the Department of State, and administered by the Hudson County Office of Cultural & Heritage Affairs, Thomas A. DeGise, Hudson County County Executive and Hudson County Board of Chosen Freeholders.

He was known as the other crooner from Hoboken. Michael John Roselli was born in West New York on December 26, 1925. His mother died and his dad split town, so young Mickey, as he was known, was raised by his Italian longshoreman grandfather in the Mile Square City. In his 20s, an agent rechristened the budding singer Jimmy -- Jimmy Roselli.

As a performer, he was self-taught and sang with passion. Before long he was a regular at nightclubs such as a Copacabana in Manhattan. He had successful recordings in English and Italian, in a perfect Neapolitan accent, and showed up on television. But Roselli never reached the heights of Italian-American singers of the day, such as Tony Bennett, Dean Martin, Perry Como and his forever rival, that other skinny kid from Hoboken.

Why wasn’t he more successful? Some blame the mob; Roselli had many fans in the mafia, but also refused to share his club earnings, which earned him some enemies. Self-sabotage may have hurt Roselli the most. He had a seven-show commitment on Ed Sullivan, but quit after three shows. Roselli also passed up appearances on The Tonight Show and in The Godfather II.

Still, Roselli had his moments. He appeared on Broadway and sang at Carnegie Hall. Martin Scorsese featured Roselli’s signature tune, “Mala Femmina,” in his classic Mean Streets. He continued to perform until nearly the age of 80. And for many devoted fans, Jimmy Roselli will always be their favorite singer from Hoboken.

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