Departments

Cultural Affairs

Administrator of Cultural Affairs:
Geraldine Fallo

Hours: M – F, 9am – 7pm
Phone: (201) 420-2207
Fax: (201) 420-2009
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This department plans and executes a wide range of community events throughout the year to promote the Arts, theater, family and music activities. Our diverse programming is designed to appeal to the entire community and bring people together. We also provide assistance to local organizations for their annual Hoboken events.

Spring & Summer Events 2015

Spring Arts & Music Festival Celebrating our 21st Anniversary
Sun., May 3, 2015 • 11:00am-6:00pm

Washington St. between Observer Hwy. & 7th St.

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

Movies Under the Stars  – Click for 2015 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 the Park – Click for 2015 Schedule
FREE Outdoor Summer Performances Thursday evenings at 7 pm.
Amphitheater at Sinatra Park, located on Frank Sinatra Dr. between 4th & 5th Streets

Theatre in the Park  - Click for 2015 Schedule
These FREE Outdoor Performances will be held at
Frank Sinatra Park Amphitheater
located on Franks Sinatra Drive bet. 4th & 5th Streets.

Spaghetti Dinner Block Party  
Thurs. Aug. 27 • 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, 2nd floor.

Concerts in Church Square Park Click for 2015 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.

Sinatra Idol Contest
Thurs. June 11, Begins at 6:30pm
(In case of rain the contest will take place at DeBaun Auditorium,
at 5th & Hudson St., on the campus of Steven’s Institute of Technology.)
15 contestants will compete for Best Sinatra Style Singer.
Takes place at Sinatra Park, on Sinatra Dr. bet. 4th & 5th St.
We are no longer accepting applications for this years competition.
Contact us in Jan. 2016 for next years event.

Performance by The NJ Symphony Orchestra
Thursday June 18, Begins at 7pm, Free
Pier A Park, First Street & Frank Sinatra Park Bring a blanket or low back chair

 

Children’s Activities & Programs

Family Fun Nights 
Click for 2015 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 The Applied Companies

Art in the Park
Click for 2015 Schedule
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday sessions
Early Morning or Mid Morning
Creative activities for ages toddlers, ages 1 to 4
Pier A Park, Sinatra Dr. & First St. and Elysian Park, Hudson St. bet. 10th & 11th Sts.
To register visit: www.hobokennj.org/register
Additional support provided by Hoboken Family Alliance

Family Yoga
Click for 2015 Schedule
Monday & Wednesday sessions
6 week program
Little yogis (ages 3-5) will learn basic yoga poses alongside parent or guardian
Pier A Park, Sinatra Dr. & First St.
Registration begins Sun. May 11, 2015:  www.hobokennj.org/register

Storybook Theatre
Click for 2015 Schedule
Designed for all ages.
Elysian Park, 11th & Hudson
(in case of inclement weather, tents will be set up)

 

Fitness Programs

Fitness in the Park
2015 Schedule
Mondays in Pier A Park, 7pm to 8pm
Get in shape on the east end of the lawn Sinatra Dr. & First St.
by trying something new and different each week. Free classes presented by local fitness establishments. Wear loose fitting clothes and sneakers. Bring mat if needed and water.

Yoga in the Park – Sponsored by Devotion Yoga
2015 Schedule
Tuesday nights in June, July & August • 7pm to 8pm
Free Yoga classes at Pier A Park, First St. & Sinatra Drive.
Wear loose fitting clothing & bring your own mat and water.

Kayaking Embayment Paddling Program
Click for 2015 Schedule
Hoboken Cove Community Boathouse in partnership with the City of Hoboken and Downtown Boathouse of New York City will host free Kayaking Days throughout the summer at Maxwell Place Park near the intersection of Sinatra Drive and Maxwell Place.

 

 Art Events

Artists Studio Tour 2015
Sun. Nov. 8th, 2014; 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.

3rd Sundays: Hoboken Monthly Gallery Walk -
Click above for more information
Occurring on the third Sunday of each month from 2 to 6 pm,
ten galleries and art spaces around Hoboken will hold special events and receptions in a coordinated tour de force. 3rd Sundays will highlight the work of local, regional and international artists. You will find a wealth of fantastic art in spaces whose atmospheres range from sophisticated to funky. Whatever your taste in fine art, you are sure to find something you love.

Art on the Fence: An Outdoor Mural Project
Featuring the work of 20 local artists
Takes place on 11th St. from Hudson St. to Maxwell Lane and 11th & Hudson
heading east along Sinatra Drive.
Special thanks to Toll Brothers City Living for their support of this project.


 

Fall & Winter Events 2015 

Christmas Tree Lighting 2015
Tues. Dec. 8th, 5:00pm; with Elvis the Elf
with Elvis the Elf, an appearance by Santa Claus & much 

Holiday Banding Concert  – TBA

Harvest Festival
Sat., October 17 2015 • 11am-3pm; Pier A Park, 1st St. & Sinatra Dr.
Hay rides, a hay maze, pony rides, petting zoo, moonwalk, face painting,
pumpkin painting, balloon art, craft activities, soccer, dance & gymnastic demos,
live music & dance and much more.

Ragamuffin Parade
Fri. Oct. 30, 2015; Parade begins at 3pm
Line of march setup for the parade is
on Washington St. & 13th Streets beginning at 3pm;
Costume contest at Little League Field
on 5th St. & River Terrace.
Prizes awarded for best costumes.

Fall Arts & Music Festival Celebrating our 22nd Year!
Sun., Sept. 27, 2015 • 11:00am-6:00pm

Washington St. between Observer Hwy. & 7th St.

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

 

A Big Thanks to Our Generous Sponsors for 2015

Title Sponsor: Astrahealth Centers

GOLD: The Applied Companies, Burgiss, United Water, and Projected Images of Hudson County

SILVER: My Gym Hoboken & Muller Insurance

BRONZE: Bijou Properties, CarePoint Health, Halstead Property New Jersey, Hoboken Family Alliance, Hoboken Radiology, Singleton Galmann Realty, & Shop Rite of Hoboken

Additional Support provided by: Brasserie de Paris, Walgreens, Capital One Bank, Haven Savings Bank, Keller Williams City Life Realty, Rush Cycling, Hudson Reporter, Monroe Street Movement Space, State Farm Insurance & the Hoboken Elks Lodge 74

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.

To become a sponsor please call Geri Fallo at (201) 420-2207.

 

 

 

 

 

Sinatra Idol Contest
Thursday, June, 12, 2014  •  Begins at 6:30pm (rain date: Fri. June 13)
15 contestants will compete for Best Sinatra Style Singer.
Takes place at Sinatra Park, on Sinatra Dr. bet. 4th & 5th St.
We are no longer accepting applications for this years competition.
Contact us in Jan. 2015 for next years event.

 Hoboken Irish Festival
Sat. June 7th • 12pm to 5:30pm at Sinatra Park
Featuring: performances by: McLean Avenue Band & Gold n’ Brown
Garden St. Step Dancers & Emerald Fire, Kerri Smith Academy of Irish Dance
Aherne Sheehan School of Irish Dance
Hoboken Hurling Club demo & Youth Clinic
Irish Soda Bread Contest: to compete contact gfallo@hobokennj.gov
Vendors selling Irish food, crafts, clothing and more
Sheep shearing demonstration & fiber spinning
Activities for children including: pony rides, petting zoo, moonwalk,
inflatable obstacle course, horse drawn carriage, face painting, balloon artist,
spin art, sand art, make green slime and more.
For more info call: 201-420-2207

Hoboken Irish Festival
Wed. March 13, 2013 • 3pm to 10pm
Sinatra Park & The Little League Field
Live music • hurling demo & youth clinic
Step dancing • face painting • craft activity

For more info, call 201-420-2207
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The Sounds of Hoboken: A Citywide Musical Celebration
June 10 2012 from 11am to 7pm
Free musical celebration that takes place all around the city.  On that day, dozens of public spaces will become impromptu stages for free concerts by local musicians. Click above for more information.
Download complete performance schedule

 

Hoboken Arts Resource Guide. In an effort to help promote the arts and the efforts of local arts groups & businesses, Mayor Dawn Zimmer & the City of Hoboken are creating an Arts Resource Guide for Hoboken. There is no charge to sign up, and the information will be available for free on the City’s website. Whether you are an artist, crafter, musician, writer, actor, theatre group, etc, this is a great way to market what you do and a great way to promote the arts.