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Administrator of Cultural Affairs: Geraldine Fallo

Hoboken Fall Arts & Music Festival

Sun. Oct 3, 2021, 11am to 6pm

Washington St. bet. Observer Highway & 7th St.

featuring displays and sales by artists, crafters, food vendors and local businesses.
Family Fun activities for children on 3rd St. in the Capital One Bank Parking Lot with rides, games, craft activities and more

3 stages of live music featuring performances by:

Observer Highway Stage

12pm - Milton

1250pm - Tape Hiss

150pm - Freedy Johnston

310pm - Karyn Kuhl Band

430pm - The Smithereens with guest vocalist Marshall Crenshaw

7th St. Stage

1245pm - Manouche Bag

210pm - Tony Corrao

330pm - Swingadelic

5:00pm - Orquesta La Experiencia

3rd St. Stage

12pm - Little Rock n Rollers

1pm - Music with Corey

2pm - Erin Lee & the Up Past Bedtime Band

3pm - Music Together

4pm - Garden Street School of the Performing Arts

450pm - School of Rock House Band

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

Sponsored by: Burgiss, Citi Bike, Ironstate, Kundert Cars of Hasbrouck Heights, Pegasus Partners, Suez, The Taurasi Group, Wonder Lofts and some very dear friends.

Additional support provided by: Capital One Bank, Marchetto Higgins Stieve Architects, Nastasi Architects & WFUV

Special thanks to: Anthony Davids, Choco Pain, Dunkin Donuts, Shop Rite & Starbucks

The Smithereens with guest vocalist Marshall Crenshaw

The Smithereens with guest vocalist Marshall Crenshaw

The Smithereens are a loud and proud New Jersey band, whose renowned live shows and radio hits channel the essence of joy and heartbreak into hook-laden three minute pop songs, infused with a lifelong passion for rock ‘n’ roll!

Founded in New Jersey in 1980, The Smithereens have been creating electrifying, original rock’n’roll for 41 years. Jim Babjak (guitar,) Dennis Diken (drums,)and Mike Mesaros (bass) grew up together in Carteret and lead singer, the latePat DiNizio, hailed from Scotch Plains. The band paid its dues in clubs all over the NYC tri-state area from Kenny’s Castaways in Greenwich Village to the Stone Pony in NJ. They’ve since performed on stages coast to coast including the Meadowlands Arena in NJ & Radio City Music Hall in Manhattan.

​TheSmithereens’ take no prisoners sound has resonated with fans worldwide over the course of 17 albums and 2500 plus live shows. Among their biggest hits are the rock radio staples “Blood and Roses,” “Only a Memory,” and “A Girl Like You.” The Smithereens’ most recent release, COVERS, features 22 of the bands favorite songs first recorded by other artists.

TheSmithereens have been called the architects of the alternative scene & their music has inspired and influenced generations of musicians, including the late Kurt Cobain of Nirvana, who cited The Smithereens as a major influence in his diaries.

As The Smithereens’ fame escalated, they were in heavy rotation on MTV and appeared on The Tonight Show, Late Night with Conan O'Brien, Saturday Night Live, CBS This Morning, The Dennis Miller Show, The Uncle Floyd Show, and many other shows.

Sadly,The Smithereens lost Pat DiNizio who passed away unexpectedly in 2017. The 3 surviving bandmates, Babjak, Diken, and Mesaros, who have been together since high school, decided to persevere and carry on in Pat’s memory and support their shared musical legacy, using rotating guest vocalists, including longtime friend Marshall Crenshaw and Robin Wilson of the Gin Blossoms among others.

In 2019, The Smithereens – Jim Babjak, Dennis Diken, Mike Mesaros, and the late Pat DiNizio - were honored by their home state and inducted into the New Jersey Hall of Fame, Class of 2018, in the “Performing Arts” category.  

Recent releases include the COVERS album on CD and red vinyl, a limited edition 45 of “Love Me Do” b/w “P.S. I Love You” featuring The Beatles session drummer, the late Andy White, and the green vinyl Christmas 45, “Christmas Morning” b/w“’Twas the Night Before Christmas.”

The Smithereens are currently featured in the Grammy Museum’s “New Jersey Legends” exhibit and have new music in the works, to be released in 2021 and 2022.

For more information: https://www.officialsmithereens.com, https://www.jimbabjak.com/; https://www.facebook.com/TheSmithereensOfficial/

Freedy Johnston

Freedy Johnston

Singer-songwriter Freedy Johnston, a Kansas native, got his start in music in Hoboken in the '90's, working with Bar None Records and recording at the fabled Water Music Studios.  He'll be playing with Hoboken guitar legend Dave Schramm and Jared Nickerson.

Karyn Kuhl Band

Karyn Kuhl Band

Karyn Kuhl band, fronted by the mesmerizing Karyn Kuhl, delivers powerful rock and roll with relevant and impactful lyrics about love, loss, resistance and freedom. Veteran Hoboken-based singer, songwriter and guitarist, Kuhl and her talented bandmates create a riveting, hypnotic intensity that makes you want to move at times, and listen intently as well. Kuhl’s voice and sizzling guitar blends well with powerhouse bandmates James Mastro (the Bongos, Ian Hunter’s Rant Band) on guitar, and Larry Heinemann (Springhouse, Blue Man Group) on bass, and Jonpaul Pantozzi on drums.

Tape Hiss

with Ernie Brooks (Modern Lovers, Arthur Russell), Peter Zummo (Lounge Lizards, Arthur Russell), Steve Shelley (Sonic Youth), David Nagler (Nova Social, Wesley Stace) + Pete Galub playing songs of The Modern Lovers, Arthur Russell, and more

Manouche Bag

Manouche Bag offers an intimate window into the heart of France. Led by singer/guitarist Mattias Gustafsson, Manouche Bag plays the music of such legends as Django Reinhardt, Serge Gainsbourg, and Jo Privat. They have been known to perform anything from Zaz to tangos, traditional french love songs to frenzied originals.  The instrumentation of saxophone, melodica, acoustic bass, lead guitar, rhythm guitar, and vocalist allow maximum versatility to cater to any setting.

Swingadelic

Swingadelic

Six pieces of Swingadelic will be appearing on the Sixth Street Stage of the Hoboken Arts and Music Festival on Sunday October 3rd from 3-4pm. The band will consist of John Bauers on vocals and keyboard, Andy Riedel on guitar and vocals, Neal Pawley on trombone and vocals, Bryan Beninghove on tenor sax, Dave Post on bass and Colby Inzer on drums. Plenty of room in front of the stage for dancers.

Milton

Milton

A songwriter’s songwriter, known for his lyric craft, distinctive voice and soulful songs steeped in classic rhythm & blues, pop, jazz, folk and country, Milton first gained notoriety in New York City when his song “In The City” became a hit on New York’s WFUV radio. His live performances, which include material from every one of his albums and an enormous playbook of lost classics, are praised for their wit, humor, and captivating charm. Milton has toured extensively throughout the states since 2005, as a headliner and appearing as support for his hero and mentor Chris Smither, in addition to shows and tours with Joan Osborne, Steve Earle, Dave Alvin & Jimmie Dale Gilmore, Sonny Landreth, Colin Hay, Kat Edmonson, Josh Ritter and many more.

Orquesta La Experiencia

Orquesta La Experiencia is an Afro Cuban Latin group, specializing in Salsa Jazz Dance music.

Tony Corrao - (Hoboken Sinatra Singing Contest Winner)

Tony Corrao

Jazz Vocalist Tony Corrao was the winner of the 2015 Hoboken Sinatra Singing Contest and performed during Hoboken's "Frank Sinatra Centennial Birthday Party at the Steven's Institute of Technology in Hoboken. His elegant sense of swing and style will transport you back to the era of high society and sophistication.

Erin Lee and the Up Past Bedtime Band

Erin Lee

Erin Lee Kelly is a New York City songwriter whose music has received rave reviews (“Irresistible!” -Disney’s Family Fun Magazine). Her original tunes have earned her national attention as one of the freshest, funniest, and insightful performers for kids (and their grownups).  Accompanied by percussionist Philip Joseph and bassist Tony O of the Up Past Bedtime Band, she creates a highly interactive family concert featuring seriously silly songs and stories.

“An exhilarating live performance!” ~ Brooklyn Arts Exchange

“I love your catchy songs!” ~ Eve Tannery, 69 News, WFMZ TV

Little RocknRollers

Little RocknRollers is a series of classes for babies, toddlers & pre-schoolers designed to foster a love & appreciation of music. Karyn Kuhl is currently active in the music biz as a singer, songwriter, guitarist & band leader for Karyn Kuhl Band. Her music has been featured in film & TV as well. She has been teaching children for 2 decades and uses her own original kids songs & popular favorites to nurture her students’ musicality.

Music with Corey

Music With Corey is a super fun, interactive music class for kids ages 3-7. With songs about shapes, colors, numbers and more, Corey captivates children with educational and immersive live content. He does activities like the guessing game, the freeze dance, show-and-tell, and call-and-response. It’s a party when you join Music With Corey.Music Together

School of Rock Hoboken's House Band -  

gives students under 18 the opportunity to join a gigging band composed of fellow musicians from their school. These students perform additional live shows throughout the year. All students in the Performance Program have the opportunity to audition for a spot in their school's House Band. Once selected, House Band members become leaders in their School of Rock community, and perform live shows at local rock venues throughout the year.

Garden Street School of the Performing Arts

Sponsors:

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

Sponsored by: Burgiss, Citi Bike, Ironstate, Kundert Cars of Hasbrouck Heights, Pegasus Partners, Suez, The Taurasi Group, Wonder Lofts and some very dear friends.

Additional support provided by: Capital One Bank, Marchetto Higgins Stieve Architects, Nastasi Architects & WFUV

Special thanks to: Anthony Davids, Choco Pain, Dunkin Donuts, Shop Rite & Starbucks

Volunteers are needed for morning vendor checkin.

For more information: gfallo@hobokennj.gov

Karyn Kuhl Band
(Photo by Mickey Deneher)

Orquesta La Experiencia

School of Rock Hoboken House Band


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

Sponsors: Capital One Bank, NJ Lottery, PATH and NJ Lottery.
Food donations provided by:
Anthony Davids, Starbucks, Dunkin Donuts, JP's Bagel Express, Losurdo's Italian Deli and Bakery, King's Fresh Ideas Supermarket

For more information: gfallo@hobokennj.gov.
Volunteers are needed

UPDATE:

CONCERTS IN SOUTHWEST PARK 2021
Harrison Street bet. Paterson Plank Rd. and Observer Hwy.

UPDATE:
Monday, August 9, 6PM to 7:30pm - BRETT ALTMAN: - blends pop and folk musical stylings through his intimate songwriting. His songs illuminate the moments of everyday life.
Elevator Pitch will not performing on Mon. Aug. 9th.

THURSDAYS
CONCERTS IN SINATRA PARK 2021, 7pm to 9pm

525 Sinatra Drive

UPDATE:

Aug. 12 - Orquesta La Experiencia: A mix of Latin sounds: Salsa, Merengue & more. Sponsored by The Puerto Rican Cultural Committee: Raul Morales II, President
with VIntage Car show along Sinatra Drive, bet. 4th & 5th Street east side just north of the soccer field.

Aug. 19 - Hoboken Sings - Get ready to strut your stuff & show off your talent. Co-presentstion with the Hoboken Historic Museum

Wed. Sept. 1st, 7pm to 9pm - A Bob Dylan Birthday Musical Tribute: Featuring performances by Swingadelic's Cheap Guitars, Gene D. Plumber, Kate Jacobs, Elena and Boo from The Demolition String Band, Deena and Jon from The Cucumbers, James Mastro, Abbe Rivers, Ed Fogarty, John Bauers, Dave Post and more

Spaghetti Dinner Block Party

Thur. Aug. 26th, 5pm to 8pm: Walkway along Sinatra Drive bet. 1st & 2nd St.
Proof of Vaccination will be required for attendees 12 years of age and up.
Children under 12 should wear a face mask upon entry.  

Individual Tickets for Adults are $40,
Individual tickets for Seniors are $20;
Individual Tickets for Children ages 12 and Under are $15

To Guarantee a Reserved Table (seats 10 people) $400.00;
Seating is limited, so buy tickets early.

Includes: 4 kinds of pasta, meatballs, sausage, eggplant parmigiana,
salad, bread and Italian desserts.
Wine, beer, water, soda, also available for an additional charge.
Proceeds from alcohol sales to benefit the Hoboken Ambulance Corp.
Outside alcohol not permitted. Coolers will be checked at the entrance.

Attendees 12 years of age and up will be required to show
Proof of Vaccination at the entrance of the event.

2 blocks from all public transportation: PATH, NY Waterway Ferries,
NJ Transit trains & buses, and Hudson Bergen Lightrail.
Proceeds to support the City of Hoboken Cultural Affairs Trust.

MONDAYS
CONCERTS IN SOUTHWEST PARK 2021

58 Harrison Street. See times listed below for each show

June 14 - The Fuzzy Lemons: 6:30pm to 7:30pm

June 21 - Gene D. Plumber (6pm to 8pm) - swinging honkytonk-a-billy

June 28 - Joe Taino Group  (6pm to 8pm) - a blend of roots Americana, blues, jazz and Caribbean influenced music

July 12 - Melting Pot with George Naha - Melting Pot is a quartet with deep Hoboken roots. Guitarist George Naha and bassist Tim Tindall frequently played in the ‘80s at The Beat’n Path with George’s R&B horn band, The Other Mule. Drummer Charlie Caldarola teamed up with Tim and George to form The Sons of Rest, and John Korba later joined in on keys and vocals to form the quartet Melting Pot. Members of the band went on to play with some of the giants of the music world, including Aretha Franklin, Hall and Oates, Phoebe Snow, Sam & Dave, Jr. Walker & The All Stars, Wilson Pickett, etc. The band plays a great variety of music, from R&B to Jazz, Reggae, Blues, Rock & Roll, etc. Their groove is infectious, and their musical interplay is well honed after about 40 years of playing together. In short, it’s a lot of fun to check them out!

July 19 - Lloyd United (6pm to 8pm) - Lloyd United is a Hoboken based ukulele rock band, that is part psychedelic, glam, prog and Celtic, with a distinct sound combining songwriting talent with a pub rocking attitude and artistic vision, resulting in a spectacular live experience.

July 26 - Ron Albanese (Polka Dot) (6:30pm to 7:30pm) - energetic, colorful, and totally family fun!

August 2 - ZYDECO REVELATORS  (6pm to 8pm) - hot, Louisiana-style Cajun dance music. Zydeco Revelators bring the MARDI GRAS party to you, any time of year!  Groove to the spicy gumbo of Cajun accordion, electric guitar, and smokin’ rhythms. Dance all your blues away! ZydecoRevelators.com

August 9 - BRETT ALTMAN: 6PM - blends pop and folk musical stylings through his intimate songwriting. His songs illuminate the moments of everyday life.

and Elevator Pitch from 7PM to 8PM

August 16 - SCHOOL OF ROCK: The School of Rock student band will play a mix of rock classics (6:30PM - 7:30PM

TUESDAYS
Family Fun Nights at Shipyard Park 2021: Co-sponsored by Ironstate

13 St. & Bernard McFeeley Drive and Shipyard Lane
Concerts from 7pm to 8pm

June 15 - Yosi Sing-A-Long -  "Yosi’s shows are whimsical, interactive and imaginative, featuring an enthusiasm that is both magical and infectious. Yosi has five award-winning CDs and his music can be heard nationally on Sirius/XM SatelliteRadio, and WXPN "- Kids Corner.

June 22 - Music Together - Fun, Fabulous, Uplifting and Magical are just some of the words used to describe Music Together.

June 29 - Ron Albanese (Polka Dot) - energetic, colorful, and totally fun!

July 6 - Music with Corey - Corey has the rare knack of connecting with kids through music. He loves what he does and it shows.

July 13 - Rockness Music - During Rockness shows, the stage disappears and everyone is in the band. Children participate in sing-a-longs, with big movement, and dramatic play. The performances are exciting, entertaining, and educational!

July 20 - The Fuzzy Lemons - Get ready to jump, wiggle, and shake with The Fuzzy Lemons, the juiciest family-friendly rock band on the scene! With laugh-out-loud lyrics and memorable melodies, every song tells a story.

July 27 - Birds and Ballads - The joy of birds through music, creative activity and discovery with Mr. Train and Dave Lambert

Aug. 3 - Americana Family Jamboree - old time fiddle tunes by the Carter Family, Woody Guthrie, Bill Monroe, Pete Seeger & more

Aug. 10 - Erin Lee and the Up Past Bedtime Band - skip, holler, dance & sing along

Aug. 17 - Mr. Magico - High energy, magical entertainment

WEDNESDAYS
Movie Under the Stars Schedule for 2021 Season

Screenings start at sundown: 9pm in June & July and bet. 8:15pm / 8:30pm in August

Presented by Mayor Ravi S. Bhalla, the City of Hoboken, Projected Images of Hudson County, Kundert Volvo Cars of Hasbrouck Heights and Wonder Lofts

This program is 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.

For those who are hearing challenged, subtitles will be projected onto the movie screen upon request.

Also, assisted listening devices will be available upon request. Email request to: gfallo@hobokennj.gov. Must give 3 weeks notice.

Bring a picnic basket, blanket or low-back chair.

Screenings will be cancelled due to inclement weather. For more information & updates, call 201-420-5100 ex. 5100 or gfallo@hobokennj.gov

Pier A Park, 100 Sinatra Drive

June 16 - Mamma Mia - 2008, PG-13, 1hr 48min; Starring Meryl Streep, Colin Firth, Pierce Brosnan, Amanda Seyfried; The story of a bride-to-be trying to find her real father told using hit songs by the popular 1970s group ABBA.

June 23 - Rocketman - 2019, R, 2hr 1min • Taron Egerton, Jamie Bell & Richard Madden; A musical fantasy about the fantastical human story of Elton John's breakthrough years.

June 30 - Jumanji: The Next Level - 2019, PG, 2hr 15min; Starring Dwayne Johnson, Jack Black, Nick Jonas, Awkwafina, Danny Glover, Danny DeVito; The gang is back but the game has changed. As they return to rescue one of their own, the players will have to brave parts unknown from arid deserts to snowy mountains, to escape the world's most dangerous game.

July 7 - Aladdin - 2019, PG, 2hr 8min • Directed by Guy Ritchie, Starring Will Smith, Mena Massoud & Naomi Scott; A kind-hearted street urchin and a power-hungry Grand Vizier vie for a magic lamp that has the power to make their deepest wishes come true.

July 14 - West Side Story - 1961, 2hr 33min •  Winner of 10 Academy Awards including Best Picture, Director, Best Actress in a Supporting Role (Rita Moreno) and Best Actor in a Supporting Role (George Chakiris) Also Starring Natalie Wood, Richard Beymer & Russ Tamblyn; Two youngsters from rival New York City gangs fall in love, but tensions between their respective friends build toward tragedy.

July 21 - Grease - 1978, PG, 1hr. 50min.; Starring John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John, Jeff Conaway, Stockard Channing, Didi Conn, Frankie Avalon; Good girl Sandy Olsson and greaser Danny Zuko fell in love over the summer. When they unexpectedly discover they're now in the same high school, will they be able to rekindle their romance?

Aug. 11 - Frozen 2 - 2019, PG, 1hr 43min • Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel, Josh Gad. Alfred Molina; Anna, Elsa, Kristoff, Olaf and Sven leave Arendelle to travel to an ancient, autumn-bound forest of an enchanted land. They set out to find the origin of Elsa's powers in order to save their kingdom.

Aug. 18 - Toy Story 4 - 2019, G, 1hr 40min • Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Annie Potts, Keegan-Michael Key, Keanu Reeves, Joan Cusack; When a new toy called "Forky" joins Woody and the gang, a road trip alongside old and new friends reveals how big the world can be for a toy.

Jackson & 7th Street Park

July 28 - The Lion King - 2019, PG, 1hr 58min • Donald Glover, Beyoncé, Seth Rogen, James Earl Jones, Keegan-Michael Key, John Oliver, After the murder of his father, a young lion prince flees his kingdom only to learn the true meaning of responsibility and bravery.

Aug. 4 - Onward - 2020, PG, 1hr 42min • Tom Holland, Chris Pratt, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Octavia Spencer, Tracey Ullman; Two elven brothers embark on a quest to bring their father back for one day.

THURSDAYS
CONCERTS IN SINATRA PARK 2021, 7pm to 9pm

525 Sinatra Drive

June 24 - Swingadelic - Everyone's favorite little "Big" band. Performing 1500 exuberant gigs since 1998, with a mix of blues, jazz and big band sounds from the 1950s and 60s.

July 1 - The Sounds of Sinatra featuring two favorite winners of Hoboken's yearly Sinatra Singing Contest. Performances by Tony Corrao and Jerry Pearce.

July 8 - Krystal - High energy classic rock.  Taking you back in time, doing the best of the greatest bands in Rock history !!!

July 15 - Hey Bulldog - One of the best Beatles' cover bands around.

July 22 - Tom Petty Engagement - An ALEO Production. Each summer they bring together some of the area’s finest musicians to celebrate the a national musical icon. This year they will celebrate the music of Tom Petty. He has written dozens of well-crafted tunes with hooks that are memorable and pleasing to the ears. The song structures are straight-ahead and elegant. His influence still resonates strongly and has made such a strong musical impact.

July 29 - A Bob Dylan Birthday Musical Tribute: Featuring performances by Swingadelic's Cheap Guitars, Gene D. Plumber, Kate Jacobs, Elena and Boo from The Demolition String Band, Deena and Jon from The Cucumbers, Jack Skuller, Abbe Rivers, Ed Fogarty, John Bauers, Dave Post Elevator Pitch and more

Aug. 5 - Julio Fernandez and Friends will present a great selection of music, from jazz and funk to classic rock. There will be a mixture of covers with one or two originals thrown in. As in past years, the band will include top area musicians with some surprises in store. Looking forward to playing live in Hoboken again!
Sponsored by Burgiss

Aug. 12 - Orquesta La Experiencia: A mix of Latin sounds: Salsa, Merengue & more. Sponsored by The Puerto Rican Cultural Committee: Raul Morales II, President

Aug. 19 - Hoboken Sings - Get ready to strut your stuff & show off your talent. Co-presentstion with the Hoboken Historic Museum

A Big Thanks to Our Generous Sponsors for 2021

GOLD: Kundert Volvo Cars of Hasbrouck Heights

SILVER: Ironstate Development, Burgiss, Suez Water, Muller Insurance, Wonder Lofts, CitiBike, the The Hoboken Public Library,

The Hoboken Business Center a JDA Group Property, Mission 50.

Assisted listening devices will be available upon request. Email request to: gfallo@hobokennj.gov. Must give 3 weeks notice.

This program is 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.

Schedule subject to change. In case of inclement weather, concerts will be cancelled. For updates: gfallo@hobokennj.gov or call 201-420-2000 ex 5100

Hoboken Outdoor Citywide Art Walk & Craft Market 2021

A self-guided, citywide walking tour of displays of artists’ work, photography and a crafts market.

Free Self-Guided, Outdoor, Citywide Walking Tour of:
galleries, exhibitions of work by artists, artisans & photographers, a craft market, wall and utility box murals.

For more information: gfallo@hobokennj.gov

Some outdoor locations where exhibitions will take place:

1.  Church Square Park - Garden Street bet. 4th & 5th

2.  Sinatra Drive Walkway bet. 1st & 4th Street  

3.  7th & Jackson Plaza - behind the Monroe Center which is located at 720 Monroe St.

4.  1300 Hudson St. breezeway in front of the Hoboken Historic Museum

5.  Neumann Leather Building Courtyard - 66 Willow Ave. & 333 Newark St.

6. Community Church of Hoboken - 600 Bloomfield St.

See Map & Directory below for Complete List of locations.

Art Walk & Craft Market Location Directory 2021

Cultural Affairs

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Cultural Affairs

Administrator of Cultural Affairs: Geraldine Fallo

Hoboken Fall Arts & Music Festival

Sun. Oct 3, 2021, 11am to 6pm

Washington St. bet. Observer Highway & 7th St.

featuring displays and sales by artists, crafters, food vendors and local businesses.
Family Fun activities for children on 3rd St. in the Capital One Bank Parking Lot with rides, games, craft activities and more

3 stages of live music featuring performances by:

Observer Highway Stage

12pm - Milton

1250pm - Tape Hiss

150pm - Freedy Johnston

310pm - Karyn Kuhl Band

430pm - The Smithereens with guest vocalist Marshall Crenshaw

7th St. Stage

1245pm - Manouche Bag

210pm - Tony Corrao

330pm - Swingadelic

5:00pm - Orquesta La Experiencia

3rd St. Stage

12pm - Little Rock n Rollers

1pm - Music with Corey

2pm - Erin Lee & the Up Past Bedtime Band

3pm - Music Together

4pm - Garden Street School of the Performing Arts

450pm - School of Rock House Band

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

Sponsored by: Burgiss, Citi Bike, Ironstate, Kundert Cars of Hasbrouck Heights, Pegasus Partners, Suez, The Taurasi Group, Wonder Lofts and some very dear friends.

Additional support provided by: Capital One Bank, Marchetto Higgins Stieve Architects, Nastasi Architects & WFUV

Special thanks to: Anthony Davids, Choco Pain, Dunkin Donuts, Shop Rite & Starbucks

The Smithereens with guest vocalist Marshall Crenshaw

The Smithereens with guest vocalist Marshall Crenshaw

The Smithereens are a loud and proud New Jersey band, whose renowned live shows and radio hits channel the essence of joy and heartbreak into hook-laden three minute pop songs, infused with a lifelong passion for rock ‘n’ roll!

Founded in New Jersey in 1980, The Smithereens have been creating electrifying, original rock’n’roll for 41 years. Jim Babjak (guitar,) Dennis Diken (drums,)and Mike Mesaros (bass) grew up together in Carteret and lead singer, the latePat DiNizio, hailed from Scotch Plains. The band paid its dues in clubs all over the NYC tri-state area from Kenny’s Castaways in Greenwich Village to the Stone Pony in NJ. They’ve since performed on stages coast to coast including the Meadowlands Arena in NJ & Radio City Music Hall in Manhattan.

​TheSmithereens’ take no prisoners sound has resonated with fans worldwide over the course of 17 albums and 2500 plus live shows. Among their biggest hits are the rock radio staples “Blood and Roses,” “Only a Memory,” and “A Girl Like You.” The Smithereens’ most recent release, COVERS, features 22 of the bands favorite songs first recorded by other artists.

TheSmithereens have been called the architects of the alternative scene & their music has inspired and influenced generations of musicians, including the late Kurt Cobain of Nirvana, who cited The Smithereens as a major influence in his diaries.

As The Smithereens’ fame escalated, they were in heavy rotation on MTV and appeared on The Tonight Show, Late Night with Conan O'Brien, Saturday Night Live, CBS This Morning, The Dennis Miller Show, The Uncle Floyd Show, and many other shows.

Sadly,The Smithereens lost Pat DiNizio who passed away unexpectedly in 2017. The 3 surviving bandmates, Babjak, Diken, and Mesaros, who have been together since high school, decided to persevere and carry on in Pat’s memory and support their shared musical legacy, using rotating guest vocalists, including longtime friend Marshall Crenshaw and Robin Wilson of the Gin Blossoms among others.

In 2019, The Smithereens – Jim Babjak, Dennis Diken, Mike Mesaros, and the late Pat DiNizio - were honored by their home state and inducted into the New Jersey Hall of Fame, Class of 2018, in the “Performing Arts” category.  

Recent releases include the COVERS album on CD and red vinyl, a limited edition 45 of “Love Me Do” b/w “P.S. I Love You” featuring The Beatles session drummer, the late Andy White, and the green vinyl Christmas 45, “Christmas Morning” b/w“’Twas the Night Before Christmas.”

The Smithereens are currently featured in the Grammy Museum’s “New Jersey Legends” exhibit and have new music in the works, to be released in 2021 and 2022.

For more information: https://www.officialsmithereens.com, https://www.jimbabjak.com/; https://www.facebook.com/TheSmithereensOfficial/

Freedy Johnston

Freedy Johnston

Singer-songwriter Freedy Johnston, a Kansas native, got his start in music in Hoboken in the '90's, working with Bar None Records and recording at the fabled Water Music Studios.  He'll be playing with Hoboken guitar legend Dave Schramm and Jared Nickerson.

Karyn Kuhl Band

Karyn Kuhl Band

Karyn Kuhl band, fronted by the mesmerizing Karyn Kuhl, delivers powerful rock and roll with relevant and impactful lyrics about love, loss, resistance and freedom. Veteran Hoboken-based singer, songwriter and guitarist, Kuhl and her talented bandmates create a riveting, hypnotic intensity that makes you want to move at times, and listen intently as well. Kuhl’s voice and sizzling guitar blends well with powerhouse bandmates James Mastro (the Bongos, Ian Hunter’s Rant Band) on guitar, and Larry Heinemann (Springhouse, Blue Man Group) on bass, and Jonpaul Pantozzi on drums.

Tape Hiss

with Ernie Brooks (Modern Lovers, Arthur Russell), Peter Zummo (Lounge Lizards, Arthur Russell), Steve Shelley (Sonic Youth), David Nagler (Nova Social, Wesley Stace) + Pete Galub playing songs of The Modern Lovers, Arthur Russell, and more

Manouche Bag

Manouche Bag offers an intimate window into the heart of France. Led by singer/guitarist Mattias Gustafsson, Manouche Bag plays the music of such legends as Django Reinhardt, Serge Gainsbourg, and Jo Privat. They have been known to perform anything from Zaz to tangos, traditional french love songs to frenzied originals.  The instrumentation of saxophone, melodica, acoustic bass, lead guitar, rhythm guitar, and vocalist allow maximum versatility to cater to any setting.

Swingadelic

Swingadelic

Six pieces of Swingadelic will be appearing on the Sixth Street Stage of the Hoboken Arts and Music Festival on Sunday October 3rd from 3-4pm. The band will consist of John Bauers on vocals and keyboard, Andy Riedel on guitar and vocals, Neal Pawley on trombone and vocals, Bryan Beninghove on tenor sax, Dave Post on bass and Colby Inzer on drums. Plenty of room in front of the stage for dancers.

Milton

Milton

A songwriter’s songwriter, known for his lyric craft, distinctive voice and soulful songs steeped in classic rhythm & blues, pop, jazz, folk and country, Milton first gained notoriety in New York City when his song “In The City” became a hit on New York’s WFUV radio. His live performances, which include material from every one of his albums and an enormous playbook of lost classics, are praised for their wit, humor, and captivating charm. Milton has toured extensively throughout the states since 2005, as a headliner and appearing as support for his hero and mentor Chris Smither, in addition to shows and tours with Joan Osborne, Steve Earle, Dave Alvin & Jimmie Dale Gilmore, Sonny Landreth, Colin Hay, Kat Edmonson, Josh Ritter and many more.

Orquesta La Experiencia

Orquesta La Experiencia is an Afro Cuban Latin group, specializing in Salsa Jazz Dance music.

Tony Corrao - (Hoboken Sinatra Singing Contest Winner)

Tony Corrao

Jazz Vocalist Tony Corrao was the winner of the 2015 Hoboken Sinatra Singing Contest and performed during Hoboken's "Frank Sinatra Centennial Birthday Party at the Steven's Institute of Technology in Hoboken. His elegant sense of swing and style will transport you back to the era of high society and sophistication.

Erin Lee and the Up Past Bedtime Band

Erin Lee

Erin Lee Kelly is a New York City songwriter whose music has received rave reviews (“Irresistible!” -Disney’s Family Fun Magazine). Her original tunes have earned her national attention as one of the freshest, funniest, and insightful performers for kids (and their grownups).  Accompanied by percussionist Philip Joseph and bassist Tony O of the Up Past Bedtime Band, she creates a highly interactive family concert featuring seriously silly songs and stories.

“An exhilarating live performance!” ~ Brooklyn Arts Exchange

“I love your catchy songs!” ~ Eve Tannery, 69 News, WFMZ TV

Little RocknRollers

Little RocknRollers is a series of classes for babies, toddlers & pre-schoolers designed to foster a love & appreciation of music. Karyn Kuhl is currently active in the music biz as a singer, songwriter, guitarist & band leader for Karyn Kuhl Band. Her music has been featured in film & TV as well. She has been teaching children for 2 decades and uses her own original kids songs & popular favorites to nurture her students’ musicality.

Music with Corey

Music With Corey is a super fun, interactive music class for kids ages 3-7. With songs about shapes, colors, numbers and more, Corey captivates children with educational and immersive live content. He does activities like the guessing game, the freeze dance, show-and-tell, and call-and-response. It’s a party when you join Music With Corey.Music Together

School of Rock Hoboken's House Band -  

gives students under 18 the opportunity to join a gigging band composed of fellow musicians from their school. These students perform additional live shows throughout the year. All students in the Performance Program have the opportunity to audition for a spot in their school's House Band. Once selected, House Band members become leaders in their School of Rock community, and perform live shows at local rock venues throughout the year.

Garden Street School of the Performing Arts

Sponsors:

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

Sponsored by: Burgiss, Citi Bike, Ironstate, Kundert Cars of Hasbrouck Heights, Pegasus Partners, Suez, The Taurasi Group, Wonder Lofts and some very dear friends.

Additional support provided by: Capital One Bank, Marchetto Higgins Stieve Architects, Nastasi Architects & WFUV

Special thanks to: Anthony Davids, Choco Pain, Dunkin Donuts, Shop Rite & Starbucks

Volunteers are needed for morning vendor checkin.

For more information: gfallo@hobokennj.gov

Karyn Kuhl Band
(Photo by Mickey Deneher)

Orquesta La Experiencia

School of Rock Hoboken House Band


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

Sponsors: Capital One Bank, NJ Lottery, PATH and NJ Lottery.
Food donations provided by:
Anthony Davids, Starbucks, Dunkin Donuts, JP's Bagel Express, Losurdo's Italian Deli and Bakery, King's Fresh Ideas Supermarket

For more information: gfallo@hobokennj.gov.
Volunteers are needed

UPDATE:

CONCERTS IN SOUTHWEST PARK 2021
Harrison Street bet. Paterson Plank Rd. and Observer Hwy.

UPDATE:
Monday, August 9, 6PM to 7:30pm - BRETT ALTMAN: - blends pop and folk musical stylings through his intimate songwriting. His songs illuminate the moments of everyday life.
Elevator Pitch will not performing on Mon. Aug. 9th.

THURSDAYS
CONCERTS IN SINATRA PARK 2021, 7pm to 9pm

525 Sinatra Drive

UPDATE:

Aug. 12 - Orquesta La Experiencia: A mix of Latin sounds: Salsa, Merengue & more. Sponsored by The Puerto Rican Cultural Committee: Raul Morales II, President
with VIntage Car show along Sinatra Drive, bet. 4th & 5th Street east side just north of the soccer field.

Aug. 19 - Hoboken Sings - Get ready to strut your stuff & show off your talent. Co-presentstion with the Hoboken Historic Museum

Wed. Sept. 1st, 7pm to 9pm - A Bob Dylan Birthday Musical Tribute: Featuring performances by Swingadelic's Cheap Guitars, Gene D. Plumber, Kate Jacobs, Elena and Boo from The Demolition String Band, Deena and Jon from The Cucumbers, James Mastro, Abbe Rivers, Ed Fogarty, John Bauers, Dave Post and more

Spaghetti Dinner Block Party

Thur. Aug. 26th, 5pm to 8pm: Walkway along Sinatra Drive bet. 1st & 2nd St.
Proof of Vaccination will be required for attendees 12 years of age and up.
Children under 12 should wear a face mask upon entry.  

Individual Tickets for Adults are $40,
Individual tickets for Seniors are $20;
Individual Tickets for Children ages 12 and Under are $15

To Guarantee a Reserved Table (seats 10 people) $400.00;
Seating is limited, so buy tickets early.

Includes: 4 kinds of pasta, meatballs, sausage, eggplant parmigiana,
salad, bread and Italian desserts.
Wine, beer, water, soda, also available for an additional charge.
Proceeds from alcohol sales to benefit the Hoboken Ambulance Corp.
Outside alcohol not permitted. Coolers will be checked at the entrance.

Attendees 12 years of age and up will be required to show
Proof of Vaccination at the entrance of the event.

2 blocks from all public transportation: PATH, NY Waterway Ferries,
NJ Transit trains & buses, and Hudson Bergen Lightrail.
Proceeds to support the City of Hoboken Cultural Affairs Trust.

MONDAYS
CONCERTS IN SOUTHWEST PARK 2021

58 Harrison Street. See times listed below for each show

June 14 - The Fuzzy Lemons: 6:30pm to 7:30pm

June 21 - Gene D. Plumber (6pm to 8pm) - swinging honkytonk-a-billy

June 28 - Joe Taino Group  (6pm to 8pm) - a blend of roots Americana, blues, jazz and Caribbean influenced music

July 12 - Melting Pot with George Naha - Melting Pot is a quartet with deep Hoboken roots. Guitarist George Naha and bassist Tim Tindall frequently played in the ‘80s at The Beat’n Path with George’s R&B horn band, The Other Mule. Drummer Charlie Caldarola teamed up with Tim and George to form The Sons of Rest, and John Korba later joined in on keys and vocals to form the quartet Melting Pot. Members of the band went on to play with some of the giants of the music world, including Aretha Franklin, Hall and Oates, Phoebe Snow, Sam & Dave, Jr. Walker & The All Stars, Wilson Pickett, etc. The band plays a great variety of music, from R&B to Jazz, Reggae, Blues, Rock & Roll, etc. Their groove is infectious, and their musical interplay is well honed after about 40 years of playing together. In short, it’s a lot of fun to check them out!

July 19 - Lloyd United (6pm to 8pm) - Lloyd United is a Hoboken based ukulele rock band, that is part psychedelic, glam, prog and Celtic, with a distinct sound combining songwriting talent with a pub rocking attitude and artistic vision, resulting in a spectacular live experience.

July 26 - Ron Albanese (Polka Dot) (6:30pm to 7:30pm) - energetic, colorful, and totally family fun!

August 2 - ZYDECO REVELATORS  (6pm to 8pm) - hot, Louisiana-style Cajun dance music. Zydeco Revelators bring the MARDI GRAS party to you, any time of year!  Groove to the spicy gumbo of Cajun accordion, electric guitar, and smokin’ rhythms. Dance all your blues away! ZydecoRevelators.com

August 9 - BRETT ALTMAN: 6PM - blends pop and folk musical stylings through his intimate songwriting. His songs illuminate the moments of everyday life.

and Elevator Pitch from 7PM to 8PM

August 16 - SCHOOL OF ROCK: The School of Rock student band will play a mix of rock classics (6:30PM - 7:30PM

TUESDAYS
Family Fun Nights at Shipyard Park 2021: Co-sponsored by Ironstate

13 St. & Bernard McFeeley Drive and Shipyard Lane
Concerts from 7pm to 8pm

June 15 - Yosi Sing-A-Long -  "Yosi’s shows are whimsical, interactive and imaginative, featuring an enthusiasm that is both magical and infectious. Yosi has five award-winning CDs and his music can be heard nationally on Sirius/XM SatelliteRadio, and WXPN "- Kids Corner.

June 22 - Music Together - Fun, Fabulous, Uplifting and Magical are just some of the words used to describe Music Together.

June 29 - Ron Albanese (Polka Dot) - energetic, colorful, and totally fun!

July 6 - Music with Corey - Corey has the rare knack of connecting with kids through music. He loves what he does and it shows.

July 13 - Rockness Music - During Rockness shows, the stage disappears and everyone is in the band. Children participate in sing-a-longs, with big movement, and dramatic play. The performances are exciting, entertaining, and educational!

July 20 - The Fuzzy Lemons - Get ready to jump, wiggle, and shake with The Fuzzy Lemons, the juiciest family-friendly rock band on the scene! With laugh-out-loud lyrics and memorable melodies, every song tells a story.

July 27 - Birds and Ballads - The joy of birds through music, creative activity and discovery with Mr. Train and Dave Lambert

Aug. 3 - Americana Family Jamboree - old time fiddle tunes by the Carter Family, Woody Guthrie, Bill Monroe, Pete Seeger & more

Aug. 10 - Erin Lee and the Up Past Bedtime Band - skip, holler, dance & sing along

Aug. 17 - Mr. Magico - High energy, magical entertainment

WEDNESDAYS
Movie Under the Stars Schedule for 2021 Season

Screenings start at sundown: 9pm in June & July and bet. 8:15pm / 8:30pm in August

Presented by Mayor Ravi S. Bhalla, the City of Hoboken, Projected Images of Hudson County, Kundert Volvo Cars of Hasbrouck Heights and Wonder Lofts

This program is 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.

For those who are hearing challenged, subtitles will be projected onto the movie screen upon request.

Also, assisted listening devices will be available upon request. Email request to: gfallo@hobokennj.gov. Must give 3 weeks notice.

Bring a picnic basket, blanket or low-back chair.

Screenings will be cancelled due to inclement weather. For more information & updates, call 201-420-5100 ex. 5100 or gfallo@hobokennj.gov

Pier A Park, 100 Sinatra Drive

June 16 - Mamma Mia - 2008, PG-13, 1hr 48min; Starring Meryl Streep, Colin Firth, Pierce Brosnan, Amanda Seyfried; The story of a bride-to-be trying to find her real father told using hit songs by the popular 1970s group ABBA.

June 23 - Rocketman - 2019, R, 2hr 1min • Taron Egerton, Jamie Bell & Richard Madden; A musical fantasy about the fantastical human story of Elton John's breakthrough years.

June 30 - Jumanji: The Next Level - 2019, PG, 2hr 15min; Starring Dwayne Johnson, Jack Black, Nick Jonas, Awkwafina, Danny Glover, Danny DeVito; The gang is back but the game has changed. As they return to rescue one of their own, the players will have to brave parts unknown from arid deserts to snowy mountains, to escape the world's most dangerous game.

July 7 - Aladdin - 2019, PG, 2hr 8min • Directed by Guy Ritchie, Starring Will Smith, Mena Massoud & Naomi Scott; A kind-hearted street urchin and a power-hungry Grand Vizier vie for a magic lamp that has the power to make their deepest wishes come true.

July 14 - West Side Story - 1961, 2hr 33min •  Winner of 10 Academy Awards including Best Picture, Director, Best Actress in a Supporting Role (Rita Moreno) and Best Actor in a Supporting Role (George Chakiris) Also Starring Natalie Wood, Richard Beymer & Russ Tamblyn; Two youngsters from rival New York City gangs fall in love, but tensions between their respective friends build toward tragedy.

July 21 - Grease - 1978, PG, 1hr. 50min.; Starring John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John, Jeff Conaway, Stockard Channing, Didi Conn, Frankie Avalon; Good girl Sandy Olsson and greaser Danny Zuko fell in love over the summer. When they unexpectedly discover they're now in the same high school, will they be able to rekindle their romance?

Aug. 11 - Frozen 2 - 2019, PG, 1hr 43min • Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel, Josh Gad. Alfred Molina; Anna, Elsa, Kristoff, Olaf and Sven leave Arendelle to travel to an ancient, autumn-bound forest of an enchanted land. They set out to find the origin of Elsa's powers in order to save their kingdom.

Aug. 18 - Toy Story 4 - 2019, G, 1hr 40min • Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Annie Potts, Keegan-Michael Key, Keanu Reeves, Joan Cusack; When a new toy called "Forky" joins Woody and the gang, a road trip alongside old and new friends reveals how big the world can be for a toy.

Jackson & 7th Street Park

July 28 - The Lion King - 2019, PG, 1hr 58min • Donald Glover, Beyoncé, Seth Rogen, James Earl Jones, Keegan-Michael Key, John Oliver, After the murder of his father, a young lion prince flees his kingdom only to learn the true meaning of responsibility and bravery.

Aug. 4 - Onward - 2020, PG, 1hr 42min • Tom Holland, Chris Pratt, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Octavia Spencer, Tracey Ullman; Two elven brothers embark on a quest to bring their father back for one day.

THURSDAYS
CONCERTS IN SINATRA PARK 2021, 7pm to 9pm

525 Sinatra Drive

June 24 - Swingadelic - Everyone's favorite little "Big" band. Performing 1500 exuberant gigs since 1998, with a mix of blues, jazz and big band sounds from the 1950s and 60s.

July 1 - The Sounds of Sinatra featuring two favorite winners of Hoboken's yearly Sinatra Singing Contest. Performances by Tony Corrao and Jerry Pearce.

July 8 - Krystal - High energy classic rock.  Taking you back in time, doing the best of the greatest bands in Rock history !!!

July 15 - Hey Bulldog - One of the best Beatles' cover bands around.

July 22 - Tom Petty Engagement - An ALEO Production. Each summer they bring together some of the area’s finest musicians to celebrate the a national musical icon. This year they will celebrate the music of Tom Petty. He has written dozens of well-crafted tunes with hooks that are memorable and pleasing to the ears. The song structures are straight-ahead and elegant. His influence still resonates strongly and has made such a strong musical impact.

July 29 - A Bob Dylan Birthday Musical Tribute: Featuring performances by Swingadelic's Cheap Guitars, Gene D. Plumber, Kate Jacobs, Elena and Boo from The Demolition String Band, Deena and Jon from The Cucumbers, Jack Skuller, Abbe Rivers, Ed Fogarty, John Bauers, Dave Post Elevator Pitch and more

Aug. 5 - Julio Fernandez and Friends will present a great selection of music, from jazz and funk to classic rock. There will be a mixture of covers with one or two originals thrown in. As in past years, the band will include top area musicians with some surprises in store. Looking forward to playing live in Hoboken again!
Sponsored by Burgiss

Aug. 12 - Orquesta La Experiencia: A mix of Latin sounds: Salsa, Merengue & more. Sponsored by The Puerto Rican Cultural Committee: Raul Morales II, President

Aug. 19 - Hoboken Sings - Get ready to strut your stuff & show off your talent. Co-presentstion with the Hoboken Historic Museum

A Big Thanks to Our Generous Sponsors for 2021

GOLD: Kundert Volvo Cars of Hasbrouck Heights

SILVER: Ironstate Development, Burgiss, Suez Water, Muller Insurance, Wonder Lofts, CitiBike, the The Hoboken Public Library,

The Hoboken Business Center a JDA Group Property, Mission 50.

Assisted listening devices will be available upon request. Email request to: gfallo@hobokennj.gov. Must give 3 weeks notice.

This program is 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.

Schedule subject to change. In case of inclement weather, concerts will be cancelled. For updates: gfallo@hobokennj.gov or call 201-420-2000 ex 5100

Hoboken Outdoor Citywide Art Walk & Craft Market 2021

A self-guided, citywide walking tour of displays of artists’ work, photography and a crafts market.

Free Self-Guided, Outdoor, Citywide Walking Tour of:
galleries, exhibitions of work by artists, artisans & photographers, a craft market, wall and utility box murals.

For more information: gfallo@hobokennj.gov

Some outdoor locations where exhibitions will take place:

1.  Church Square Park - Garden Street bet. 4th & 5th

2.  Sinatra Drive Walkway bet. 1st & 4th Street  

3.  7th & Jackson Plaza - behind the Monroe Center which is located at 720 Monroe St.

4.  1300 Hudson St. breezeway in front of the Hoboken Historic Museum

5.  Neumann Leather Building Courtyard - 66 Willow Ave. & 333 Newark St.

6. Community Church of Hoboken - 600 Bloomfield St.

See Map & Directory below for Complete List of locations.

Art Walk & Craft Market Location Directory 2021

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