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Fall Arts & Music Festival

Over 200 artists, crafters, photographers, food vendors, local businesses and much more.

3 stages of live music featuring performances by:

• #TheSmithereens with guest vocalist Marshall Crenshaw

• Joe Grushecky & the House Rockers

• RocknRoll Hi-Fives

• Sylvana Joyce + the Moment

• Zydeco Revelators

• Sensational Country Blues Wonders

• Maxima Alerta

• Elevator Pitch

• Songs for Seeds

• Kid Notes w / Chrissy Roberts & Ralph Capasso

• One of The Rockness Monsters

• Garden Street School of the Performing Arts - teachers & students will perform

and more

#TheSmithereens with guest vocalist Marshall Crenshaw

Performance Schedule for 3rd St. Stage

11:30am - Kid Notes with Chrissy Roberts & Ralph Capasso
12:30pm - Kid Notes with Chrissy Roberts & Ralph Capasso
1:30pm - Songs for Seeds
2:30pm - One of The Rockness Monsters
3:15pm - One of The Rockness Monsters
4:00pm - Gardent St. School of the Performing Arts - (students & teachers)

Performance Schedule for Observer Hwy Stage

noon - Zydeco Revelators
1:20pm - RocknRoll Hi-Fives
2:50pm - Joe Grueshecky
4:30pm - Smithereens with guest vocalist Marshall Crenshaw

Performance Schedule for 7th St. Stage

12:20pm - Elevator Pitch
12:50pm - North River Sing Community Chorus
1:40pm - The Sensational Country Blues Wonders
2:40pm  - Emily & the Ideals
3:45pm  - Sylvana Joyce + the Moment
5:00pm  - Maxima Alerta


Fall Arts & Music Festival

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Fall Arts & Music Festival

Over 200 artists, crafters, photographers, food vendors, local businesses and much more.

3 stages of live music featuring performances by:

• #TheSmithereens with guest vocalist Marshall Crenshaw

• Joe Grushecky & the House Rockers

• RocknRoll Hi-Fives

• Sylvana Joyce + the Moment

• Zydeco Revelators

• Sensational Country Blues Wonders

• Maxima Alerta

• Elevator Pitch

• Songs for Seeds

• Kid Notes w / Chrissy Roberts & Ralph Capasso

• One of The Rockness Monsters

• Garden Street School of the Performing Arts - teachers & students will perform

and more

#TheSmithereens with guest vocalist Marshall Crenshaw

Performance Schedule for 3rd St. Stage

11:30am - Kid Notes with Chrissy Roberts & Ralph Capasso
12:30pm - Kid Notes with Chrissy Roberts & Ralph Capasso
1:30pm - Songs for Seeds
2:30pm - One of The Rockness Monsters
3:15pm - One of The Rockness Monsters
4:00pm - Gardent St. School of the Performing Arts - (students & teachers)

Performance Schedule for Observer Hwy Stage

noon - Zydeco Revelators
1:20pm - RocknRoll Hi-Fives
2:50pm - Joe Grueshecky
4:30pm - Smithereens with guest vocalist Marshall Crenshaw

Performance Schedule for 7th St. Stage

12:20pm - Elevator Pitch
12:50pm - North River Sing Community Chorus
1:40pm - The Sensational Country Blues Wonders
2:40pm  - Emily & the Ideals
3:45pm  - Sylvana Joyce + the Moment
5:00pm  - Maxima Alerta


Admission is Free

Thanks to our sponsors for their continued support: The Hudson Reporter,
NY Waterway Ferry, Suez Water, Getaround, Toyota, The NJ Lottery and This Is It Stage Productions. 

Additional support provided by: Anthony David’s, Starbucks & Dunkin Donuts

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

Special features include:

Fine artists: Oil paintings, watercolors, acrylics, sculpture, mixed media, photography, etc. Children’s activities: face painting, sand art, balloons, and more:

Crafters display / sell handmade: pottery, metalwork, wood items, furniture, blown & fused glass, quilts, household items made from recycled materials, batik clothing, hand painted furniture, candles, jewelry, dried florals, soaps & lotions and other unique handcrafted items.

Food: Lots of great food throughout the fair. Hoboken restaurants will set up street cafes offering an eclectic variety of international foods such as: Thai, Indian, Greek, French, Mexican, Cajun and Italian

Special section for children of 3rd Street, Capital One Bank Parking Lot including:  rides, games, face painting, sand art and live performance.

Transportation

Located just 2 blocks NJ Transit Trains & buses and NY Waterway Ferries

Washington Street will be closed from 6am to 9pm between Observer Highway & 7th St. During this time, NJ TRANSIT Bus No. 22 (North Bergen-Union City-Hoboken),
No. 89 (North Bergen-Hoboken) and No. 126 (Hoboken-New York)will operate on a detour.

Customers traveling toward North Bergen and New York will board and alight along Bloomfield Street at customer’s request. Customers traveling toward Hoboken Terminal will board and alight along Willow Avenue at marked bus stop locations.

Band Bios

The Smithereens with guest vocalist Marshall Crenshaw

The Smithereens with guest vocalist Marshall Crenshaw

They came from Carteret, New Jersey, bursting onto the national music scene in 1986 with radio hits “Blood and Roses” and “Behind the Wall of Sleep” from their debut album, Especially for You. A handful of years earlier, school friends Dennis Diken (drums), Jim Babjak (guitar), and Mike Mesaros (bass) had connected with Pat DiNizio (vocals/guitar) from nearby Scotch Plains to form the Smithereens. The band’s 60s-influenced melodic rock quickly drew a loyal following.

In addition to releasing top-40 pop hits “A Girl Like You” and “Too Much Passion,” the Smithereens made frequent TV appearances, contributed songs to movie soundtracks, and toured the world. (In 2013, they opened shows for Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers.) However, tragedy struck the Smithereens family when Pat DiNizio passed away in late 2017 at age 62. Fans, friends, and maybe even the band members themselves thought that was the end of the Smithereens after 35 great years. But in January, during a celebration of DiNizio's life, Steven Van Zandt and others urged the band to find a way to keep going.

In 2018, the Smithereens have done it. They knew they could never replace their frontman, so they went out and found two exceptional guest vocalists: Marshall Crenshaw, and the Gin Blossoms' Robin Wilson. A prominent one has been Marshall Crenshaw, no stranger to the charts himself with his own top-40 hit, “Someday, Someway.” Crenshaw is also known as an actor (playing John Lennon in the touring company of Beatlemania and Buddy Holly in the film La Bamba), songwriter (“Til I Hear It From You” for the Gin Blossoms), and WFUV radio host. Now, with Dennis, Jim, and Mike, he’s helping to keep the undeniable music of the Smithereens alive and well!

The result? In a review of the June 1 show that featured Crenshaw on the mic, Goldmine said: "It almost defies logic that a veteran band that has existed since 1980 could put on such a blistering show. But their show in Montclair proved, once again, that The Smithereens still have a lot of gas left in their tank. They are still very much a must-see in concert."

The rest of the band remains intact, with Jim Babjak on lead guitar and backing vocals, Mike Mesaros on bass and backing vocals, and Dennis Diken on the drums playing Smithereens favorites including "Blood and Roses" and "Behind the Wall of Sleep," deep catalog numbers (“One Look At You” and “Can’t Go Home Anymore”), and great covers (the Beatles' "When I Get Home," the Outsiders' "Time Won't Let Me").

Joe Grushecky & the Houserockers

Joe Grushecky’s music has stood the test of time.  Forty years since the creation of the Iron City Houserockers, Grushecky continues to create vital, complex music that is lyrically eloquent and relevant while remaining timeless in scope. After so many years, Grushecky continues to find new ways to express his muse in song. Publications such as Billboard, Rolling Stone, Village Voice, No Depression, and countless others have hailed him as one of rock & roll’s most talented singer-songwriters.

In 1979 Rolling Stone magazine crowned his band’s first album Love’s So Tough the “debut record of the year.” Acclaimed rock writer Jimmy Guterman named their second album, Have a Good Time (But Get Out Alive), as one of the 100 Best Rock & Roll Records of all time! Legendary guitarist and Rock Hall of Famer, Steve Cropper, produced Blood on the Bricks. Rock superstar Bruce Springsteen, produced American Babylon in 1995 and continues to perform with the band and write with Joe including the Grammy winning Code of Silence. Their most recent collaboration “That’s What Makes Us Great” is an incredible duet and a call to arms.

Blurt Magazine has to say about the band’s live performances. “Grushecky & The Houserockers performed like they thought they were damn rock stars and, on that night, they were indeed the greatest rock 'n' roll outfit on the planet”

“The new record, More Yesterdays Than Tomorrows, is an entertaining, exciting work that takes full advantage of the Houserockers’ immense musical chemistry – forged by decades of hard knocks and a shared faith in the religion of rock ‘n’ roll – to create a wonderful collection of songs that rock recklessly but pump the brakes when needed. Reunited with his longtime band after a handful of solo albums, Grushecky displays a renewed fervor and commitment to rock music as both soapbox and as a catalyst for social change. Grushecky delivers a career milestone, outdoing himself once again.”                  

In a world where truth is rare and nothing seems genuine anymore, some things remains constant…there is still real music being made out there.  And Joe Grushecky & The Houserockers are still making it.

RocknRoll Hi-Fives

If you want to find the hardest rocking family band in the truest sense of the word, look no further than the RocknRoll Hi-Fives. Comprised of parents Joe and Gloree Centeno and their progeny Eilee, aged sixteen, and Evren, aged fourteen, the RocknRoll HiFives.

The RocknRoll Hi-Fives have had a busy year.  They are just back from their seven week US tour and played six shows in Japan in early Spring promoting their new first full length record “Re-Introducing the RocknRoll Hi-Fives” out on Little Dickman Records in the US and Custard Core Records in Japan.

With Eilee singing lead vocals and creating sounds from her Theremin, Evren manning the drums, Gloree holding it down on bass and Joe shredding on lead guitar and backing vocals, the RocknRoll Hi-Fives are more than gimmick. They’re a great band with great songs and a energetic live show. The RocknRoll Hi-Fives are influenced by a mixed bag of rock n roll, indie rock, noise, punk and super heroes. Music from the Beatles, Superchunk, Guided by Voices as well as Joan Jett, the Ramones and Blondie with the awesomeness of Evel Knievel. The RocknRoll Hi-Fives enjoy sharing their love for music and proving that you’re never too old (or too young) to rock out.

The Sensational Country Blues Wonders is a band that has its own unique interpretation of American Roots Music - classic Country music from the fities and sixties, down home spiritual songs from the Golden Age of Gospel, and time-honored Blues that go back to the greats hailing from Mississippi and Chicago. The Jersey Journal called them: "One of the best throwback blues groups on any side of the Hudson."

#TheSensationalCountryBluesWonders

Songs for Seeds is a live three-piece live band who encourage kids to sing, play instruments, learn and dance! We have instruments for the children, bubbles, magic, animal wheel and more! Every kid (and their adults) go home singing all the songs for seeds tunes.  It is the most fun you will have with your child – all week! www.songsforseeds.com/hoboken

Songs for Seeds

Maxima Alerta

Maxima Alerta was one of Cuba’s best known and loved fusion bands. They are credited with popularizing the Cuban version of reggaeton, blending son, salsa, merengue, cumbia, reggae, and hip-hop. Formed in 1999 by Ray Machado, the group soon became a local favorite, and within a few years had hit songs and albums across the country, with an international following as well.

Cuba’s government wasn’t a fan, however. They felt that one of Machado’s lyrics didn’t adhere to communist philosophy, but he refused to change the words. Machado realized it was time to leave. In 2011, he emigrated to the United States, first living in Jersey City before settling in West New York. At first he focused on caring for his father and supporting his family. But by 2015, Machado was ready to form the U.S. version of Maxima Alerta.

It didn’t take long for the group to draw a devoted fan base in the New York City area, with sold out concerts at venues including the legendary Bitter End and SOB’s in Manhattan, and Maxwell’s Tavern in Hoboken. They’ve also appeared on TV on Univision and Telemundo. The first song Maxima Alerta recorded in the U.S. was “Vive La Viva,” which reached the first round of voting for “Best Urban Fusion” at the Latin Grammys. Meanwhile, the 2016 single “Que Viva USA” is a tribute to their adopted home country

Whether in Cuba or Hudson County, when Maxima Alerta comes to town, it’s time to get up and dance!


Sylvana Joyce + The Moment are consummate performers, with an unabashed theatricality that's endeared her to both the local music scene and fans around the country, having garnered press from the likes of MTV, Huffington Post,  and live performances on the Jimmy Lloyd Songwriter Showcase (NBC, Amazon Prime, AppleTV, DailyMotion).  Joyce has become a darling of the North Jersey live music circuit, having packed the legendary Maxwell's just last winter to celebrate the release of their sophomore record, "Heavyhead," which has received critical acclaim from The Aquarian, calling it "original gold" and "on the podium of greatness".

Sylvana Joyce + the Moment

Zydeco Revelators deliver hot, fun Louisiana-inspired dance music. Sweet Cajun accordion,
electric guitar and a powerhouse rhythm section, and that cool metal rubboard vest!
Bring yer dancin’ shoes... ZydecoRevelators.com

Emily and the Ideals is an original music machine. They write across genres, centering in on American Soul, Vintage Rock, y Música en Español. Heavy on the back beat, obsessed with jazz trumpet, and always telling a story.

Elevator Pitch is a quintet of Hoboken-and-surrounding-area teenagers playing fusion-rock, some of whom have played in Hoboken bands together since the age of 8.


Did you know?

It is legal to hail in Hoboken. 

Contrary to popular belief or common local practice, it is legal to hail a licensed yellow cab (although not limousines) anywhere in Hoboken, not just at the train terminal. There are 65 authorized taxis. Before you enter a cab, make sure you see the circular Hoboken logo and number.

Only one fare per taxi. 

Taxis may accept only one fare – a person or group of persons going to the same location – per ride. With the permission of the first fare, a second fare may join, but no more. The first rider must be taken to his or her destination first. This rule has been laxly enforced and widely violated in the past, but that is no excuse for continued violations, and the Administration will investigate and take action against all reported violations.

The local fare for yellow cabs is $8.00 or $7.00 from the PATH taxi stand, plus additional fees. 

The local fare is $8.00, except it is $7.00 for rides originating from the NJ Transit/PATH station taxi stand, regardless of weather or shortage of drivers. Additional fees are permitted for extra passengers and baggage (see below for details). In the past, it has been common for residents and visitors to be grossly overcharged by taxi drivers during inclement weather or high demand. Please report any violations.

Call if you see a violation. 

Residents who believe there is a violation should immediately contact Monique Campbell at the Division of Taxi & Limousine Licensing by calling 201-725-7885 or emailing taxi@hobokennj.gov and providing the time of the incident, the taxi number (or driver’s license number or vehicle plate number), and a description of what happened. Residents are the City’s eyes and ears, and we can only take action if we know there is a problem.

Complaint Forms

Complaint Form

Complaints Enforcement Policy

In addition to active surveillance and enforcement of taxi and limousine regulations on the street, The City of Hoboken Division of Taxis and Limousines carefully monitors and acts on complaints from the community regarding licensed taxis and limousines in accordance with the following policy:

Anonymous Complaints: 

Complaints submitted anonymously are reviewed and added to the individual driver/owner file. The Division always asks the complainant if they would like to prepare an affidavit to allow the Division to broaden actions taken at this level (see next section). Driver/owner are also given an opportunity to submit their recollection of the events. After a review of all materials, the Division typically issues a warning to the driver/owner and tracks the frequency of complaints regarding the individual driver/owner. If multiple complaints are collected on an individual driver/owner (typically three or more), the Division may choose to issue a summons, suspend, or revoke the active license, depending on the severity and/or details of the complaints.

Affidavit Complaints: 

All individuals submitting a complaint are offered the opportunity to complete an affidavit expressing a willingness, if required, to testify in court on the issue. In most cases, court appearance is not likely; however, individuals who choose this option make it more appropriate for the Division to take immediate action on the grounds that the complaint represents a major concern and should be resolved more swiftly than via the anonymous method described above. Driver/owner are also given an opportunity to submit their recollection of the events. After a review of all materials, the Division may choose to immediately issue a summons, suspend, or revoke the active license, depending on the severity and/or details of the complaints.

In all instances, disciplinary actions are conducted in accordance with the authority bestowed upon the Division via the Hoboken City Code.

Municipal Code

If you have any questions about our municipal code, please view it directly online. 179A 180A

Did You Know Documents

List of licensed taxi and limousine companies

Rules and Regulations for drivers

Future Inclement Weather and Holiday Enforcement

Taxi Enforcement

Taxi Rates

Maximum Allowable Intra-City Fares

The maximum allowable fare for intra-city taxi service is $8.00, except for taxi service initiating from the taxi stand at the New Jersey Transit/PATH station which is $7.00.

Additional Allowable Fees

1. If cab rides are shared with the consent of the first rider(s), the fee may be increased by $7.00 so long as the second rider(s) is not going to the same exact destination. No more than two paying passengers. The right of the taxicab operator to transport shared rides applies only at taxi stands designated by the City of Hoboken if there are more passengers than available taxis. The first rider must be taken to his or her destination first.

2. If a taxi picks up a party of more than one person at a taxi stand at the New Jersey Transit/PATH station for intra-city travel, the taxi driver may charge an additional One Dollar ($1.00) fee for each person, in addition to the allowable fare of Seven Dollars ($7.00). There is no additional fee for children under the age of Thirteen (13) years old.

Allowable Baggage Fees

In addition, there shall be a charge of $0.50 for each bag exceeding two, with which a driver assists a passenger, except that senior citizens shall not be subject to this fee.

Maximum Allowable Non-City Fares

Every driver must have a City approved Rate Book in the vehicle at all times and must use the rates included in the book.

Out of Town –

WEEHAWKEN

Port Imperial $17.00

Golf Range $20.00

Chart House $10.00

Lincoln Harbor $9.00

JERSEY CITY

Newport Apartments $9.00

Avalon Cove $9.00

Newport Mall & Area $9.00

Society Hills $25.00

Port Liberty $23.00

Liberty State Park $23.00

Kennedy Blvd. & Montgomery $18.00

Kennedy Blvd. & Communipaw $20.00

New Jersey City University Area $23.00

Greenville Area $23.00

Communipaw & Pacific $17.00

Kennedy Blvd. & Paterson Plank Road $13.00

Communipaw Avenue $23.00

Mc Adoo Avenue $25.00

Danforth Avenue $25.00

Culver Avenue $23.00

Old Bergen Ave. $25.00

Pearsall Ave. $25.00

LOWER JERSEY CITY

Columbus Driver Area $12.00

Exchange Place $12.00

155 Washington Blvd. & 100 Warren St. $12.00

4th Street $9.00

7th Street $11.00

Grove St. PATH $12.00

Grand St. & Jersey Ave. $16.00

Grand St. & Pacific $18.00

Pacific & Johnston $18.00

Pacific, Caven Point Road $22.00

JERSEY CITY HEIGHTS AREA

Kennedy Blvd. $12.00

Nelson Ave. $14.00

Manhattan Ave & Tonelle Ave. $15.00

Central Ave. $10.00

Palisades Ave. & Sherman Ave. $8.00

Journal Square $13.00

Court House $11.00

Congress & Central Ave. $9.00

STREETS OFF OCEAN AVENUE

Ranges from $23.00-$24.00

WESTSIDE AVENUE

American Can Co. $20.00

Broadway & Westside Ave. $21.00

Marion Garden Area $22.00

Montgomery & Westside Ave. $23.00

Belmont & Westside Ave. $24.00

STREETS OFF WESTSIDE AVENUE

Ranges from $23.00-$25.00

STREETS OFF MALLORY AVENUE

Ranges from $23.00-$25.00

STREETS OFF GARFIELD AVENUE

Ranges from $23.00-$25.00

GARFIELD AVENUE

Brown Place & Garfield Ave. $27.00

Neptune Ave. & Garfield Ave. $27.00

Seaview Ave. & Garfield Ave. $27.00

Gates Ave. & Garfield Ave. $27.00

Merrit St. & Garfield Ave. $28.00

Schley St. & Garfield Ave. $28.00

Samson St. & Garfield Ave. $28.00

Shaffer St. & Garfield Ave. $28.00

DOWNTOWN UNION CITY

Palisades Ave. (Not above 5th St.) $9.00

Palisades Ave. & 18th St. $10.00

Palisades Ave. & 23rd St. $11.00

Paterson Plank Rd. & 2nd St. $10.00

Central Ave. & Summit Ave. $12.00

Union City Reservoir &Gregory Commons $10.00

Troy Towers $10.00

22nd Street & Kennedy Blvd. $12.00

VIA BOULEVARD EAST

19th Street $9.00

The Shades $9.00

700 Blvd. East Apts. $9.00

Bonn Place $11.00

Fulton Street $12.00

50th Street $16.00

60th Street $18.00

67th Street $20.00

75th Street $22.00

85th Street $24.00

Nungesser’s $28.00

VIA KENNEDY BLVD.

10th Street & Kennedy Blvd. $12.00

22nd Street & Kennedy Blvd. $13.00

32nd Street & Palisade Ave. $12.00

32nd Street & Bergenline Ave. $13.00

43rd Street & Hudson Blvd. $15.00

50th Street & Hudson Blvd. $17.00

57th Street & Hudson Blvd. $18.00

65th Street & Hudson Blvd. $20.00

70th Street & Hudson Blvd. $21.00

76th Street & Hudson Blvd $23.00

85th Street & Hudson Blvd. $25.00

Nungesser’s $28.00

NORTH BERGEN

15th Street & Paterson Plank Road $13.00

39th Street & Hackensack Plank Road $17.00

Paterson Plank Road & Tonelle Ave. $19.00

5 Corners North Bergen $15.00

50th Street & Tonelle Ave. $23.00

67th Street & Tonelle Ave. $25.00

76th Street & Tonelle Ave. $27.00

85th Street & Tonelle Ave. $29.00

91st Street & Tonelle Ave. $30.00

Dan Kelly’s Hill $30.00

VIA RIVER ROAD (60 ST)

Pier 1 & 2 Guttenberg $22.00

Pier 7 & 9 NYC $22.00

Lever Brothers $24.00

Barretts $24.00

Ford Pier $26.00

Alco Plant $28.00

BAYONNE

Bayonne Naval Base $33.00

32nd Street & Broadway $33.00

22nd Street & Broadway $35.00

5th Street & Broadway $38.00

Bergen Point $38.00

Texas Oil $38.00

Tydol or Bayonne Warehouse $38.00

Terminal & Metropolitan Oil Co. Gate Only $38.00

Standard Oil Co. Gate Only $38.00

HOSPITALS

Meadowlands Hospital $25.00

JC Medical Center $16.00

Christ Hospital $9.00

NEW YORK CITY

Penn Station $40.00 plus tolls

Grand Central Station $45.00 plus tolls

AIRPORTS

Newark $45.00 plus tolls

Teterboro $40.00 plus tolls

Kennedy $90.00 plus tolls

La Guardia $70.00 plus tolls

Meadowlands Arena $40.00

knowledge base: faqs



Does the Shade Tree Commission have a list of trees that they recommend for planting? View the approved list of tree species.

Who should trim the tree in front of my house? Please contact David Calamoneri.

I know of a tree that I believe is dying or is dangerous, who should I contact? Please contact David Calamoneri.

How do I become a volunteer for the Shade Tree Commission? Please contact Peter Bakarich III.

How do I apply to be a commissioner on the Shade Tree Commission? Submit an application for appointment to citizen advisory boards and commissions.

When does the Hoboken Shade Tree commission meet? Click here to view the meeting dates for 2015.

What are the benefits and reasons for planting trees in Hoboken? Read about 13 Reasons to plant trees.

How can I find out info on the tree(s) on my Street? View the Hoboken Tree Inventory.

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