Hoboken Spring Arts & Music Festival 2015

presented by Mayor Dawn Zimmer & The City of Hoboken

Celebrating our 21st Year

May 3, 2015

11am to 6pm

Washington St. bet. Observer Highway & 7th St.
Rain or shine – Admission is Free

Vendor applications are currently available.
For info, contact Geri Fallo at 201-420-2207


Over 300 Artists, Crafters, Photographers, Sculptors, Food Vendors, local restaurants and businesses, non-profits, car dealers, children’s activities & more. Special kid’s section on 3rd St. 3 stages of music

3 Stages of music featuring performances by:peterwolf2


(of the J. Geils Band)

Peter Wolf is an American rhythm and blues, soul and rock and roll musician best known as the lead vocalist for the J. Geils Band from 1967 to 1983. With hit songs like Love Stinks, Freeze Frame and Centerfold, the band achieved international acclaim & became one of America’s greatest rock ‘n’ roll bands.

In 1984, Peter turned the materials he had written for the J. Geils Band into his first solo effort Lights Out, with an eclectic ensemble of artists from the leader of the Jonzun Crew to Elliot Easton of the Cars. In 1985, Peter recorded a duet with Aretha Franklin that featured Carlos Santana on guitar. His 2002 album, Sleepless, featuring duets with Mick Jagger, Keith Richards and Steve Earle, is considered to be one of his most distinguished recordings nominated by Rolling Stone as one of the 500 greatest albums of all time.

Peter has authored a chapter on his friendship with Muddy Waters for Martin Scorsese’s book, The Blues and contributed two pieces to Rolling Stone magazine—one on his friendship with Van Morrison and the other on Jackie Wilson, who he proudly inducted into the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame in 1987. In November, 2005, Peter participated in the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame’s tribute to Sam Cooke in Cleveland, Ohio.

Wolf gets together with The Geils band, every now and then, but continues to work on his solo projects having worked with Bob Dylan, Merle Haggard, Aerosmith, Howlin’ Wolf, Muddy Waters, Van Morrison, Sun Ra, Kid Rock, Neko Case and the list goes on. Peter is currently touring throughout the country with his band The Midnight Travelers, recently performing several sold out shows at City Winery in NYC.


Anthony D’AmatoAnthony-DAmato-Photo-3
D’Amato first came to national attention with 2010’s Down Wires, which he recorded with a single microphone in his college bedroom and NPR dubbed “a modern folk gem”. He followed it p with another home recording, Paper Back Bones, which BBC Scotland named one of the Best American Albums of 2012.

Anthony D’Amato’s New West Records bebut, The Shipwreck From The Shore, already earned praise  for its heavy-hearted folk and electric streaks of rock and roll.
“D’Amato sings and writes in the tradition of Bruce Springsteen or Josh Ritter” – NPR
“Turns heartbreak into cheery folk.” 
“D’Amato has a way with words.” 


Performance Schedule (subject to change)

Observer Highway Stage
noon – Hoboken High School Rockin’ Redwings
12:30pm – Zydeco Revelators
1:15pm – Wyland
2:00pm – The Fave
3:00pm – Anthony D’Amato
4:30pm – Peter Wolf (of the J.Geils Band)

3rd Street Stage – Children’s area
noon – Erin Lee & the Up Past Bedtime band
1:00pm – Garden Street School of the Performing Arts
2:00pm – Jason Didner & the Jungle Gym Jam
3:00pm – Preschool of Rock
4:00pm – Carol Lester
5:00pm – Little Club Heads

7th Street Stage
12:30pm – All Saints Hip Hop with Jenn Eisenberg
12:45pm – Hoboken’s District Musical Shrek
1:10pm –   Maddy Bowes
1:30pm –  Fiscal Cliff
2:00pm – Ed Smith & the Ego
2:50pm –  Jeremy Beck & the Heavy Duty Horns
4:00pm – Abbe Rivers & the Glitch
5:00pm – Frankie Morales & the Mambo of the Times Orchestra

Schedules are tentative and subject to change.


also featuring:

Jeremy Beck & the  Heavy Duty Horns

Jeremy Beck & the Heavy Duty Horns


Jeremy Beck & the Heavy Duty Horns: A What happens when Jeremy Beck teams up with The heavy Duty Horns lead by Tenor Saxophonist, Justin Flynn? A funk/rock B3 Explosion! Come listen to original versions of music from the 60s & 70s!




The Fave

The Fave

The Fave
What the Fuzz…The Fave is a high energy and melodic rock and roll band from Hoboken, NJ. Lead by brother and sister combo Jamie Rose & Dominic Della Fave, the band offers a fresh sound that pays homage to the great rockers of the past, while maintaining unique and formidable original flavor.

Maddy Bowes

Maddy Bowes


Maddy Bowes:  Maddy earned her way as a singer and songwriter with solid maturity gained from a professional entertainment background.  Club dates at The Bitter End and a role in Broadway’s Billy Elliot – for 700 performances! – are a few of her creds.  A fresh faced 16 year old out of Hoboken NJ, ready to strike.   The soulful prowess is vocally and lyrically unique, real and honest, and wise beyond her years.  Maddy Bowes has a voice that’s fierce, yet full of grace when she peels off the wool and takes off the gloves. She debuts with self-composed, musically addictive breakout songs that smash the heart.

Frankie Morales

Frankie Morales


Frankie Morales & the Mambo of the Time Orchestra: This talented vocalist sharpened and shaped his sound for most of his life, starting on the streets of “El Barrio” New York City’s Spanish Quarter. Some of Frankie’s “finest hours” was the recording of “Tito Puente Mambo Birdland” and “Masterpiece”, Puente’s final album and collaboration with “The Great” Eddie Palmieri, which both won Grammy Awards. Frankie still holds the position of Lead Vocalist with the Tito Puente Orchestra. When you wonder why you feel like dancing, you’ll know exactly what Frankie brings “to the people”: rhythm for the dancers, and through his voice, passion of a true Cantante.




Wyland: Singer/songwriter Ryan Sloan, pianist Pablo Techera, Muaricio Salazar, bassist Kara Delonas & drummer Matt Pana play a subtle blend of warm, atmospheric depth arranged within a pop format. With musical influences that range from U2, Peter Gabriel, The Police, M83 and Jon Hopkins Wyland offers an optimistic, reflective sound with soaring vocals.

“Wyland has an instantly digestible sound. The band blends suburban angst with city kid confidence.” –

“Their sound – an intense and tasteful melodic rock with roots elements – will resonate with the most endearing Lumineer fan.” – NYC The Deli Magazine

“Should you need a warm, Coldplay-esque anthem to thaw the growing cold of winter, New Jersey band Wyland ought to do just the trick.” –

“The New York outfit channels the likes of Coldplay and Explosions In The Sky.” – All Things Go

“This is exciting and vital music; imbued with unashamed passion and crafted by talented musicians that are creating something truly meaningful.” – Rob Quicke, founder of College Radio Day


Michael Napolitano from Preschool of Rock.

Michael Napolitano from Preschool of Rock.

Preschool of Rock has redefined children’s music by combining entertainment and education through exhilarating performance, offering classes, shows, preschool enrichments and birthday parties throughout New Jersey and New York. They provide the hippest music education for young children, inspiring creativity, confidence, and freedom of expression.

Erin Lee & the Up Past Bedtime Band

Erin Lee & the Up Past Bedtime Band










Erin Lee & the Erin Lee and the Up Past Bedtime Band: Get ready to hop, holler and sing along with funky songs about baseball and boating, it’s perfect for anybody not-quite-ready-for-bed on a summer evening. Erin Lee Kelly is an award-winning songwriter whose children’s music has received rave reviews (“Irresistible!” -Disney’s Family Fun Magazine) and radio play from Massachusetts to New Mexico. The Up Past Bedtime Band are New York City musicians who can usually be found up well past bedtime playing everything from country music to punk in many of NYC’s top venues. Together, they create fabulously interactive music for families featuring intricate harmonies, groovy drumming and silly songs about the everyday challenges of childhood.

Jason Didner & the Jungle Gym Jam


Jason Didner & the Jungle Gym Jam: An award-winning “kindie” band that brings a true rock-n-roll spirit to songs that emphasize kindness, active play, imagination & love of learning. The band’s debut album “Everyone’s Invited!” was honored with the Parents’ Choice® Approved seal & named CD Baby Editor’s Pick as it entered the online music retailer’s top 10 kids/family album charts. Based out of Montclair, NJ, they have been compared to “Elvis Costello in a particularly good mood.” The band performs a lively & interactive concert with lots of call-and-response, & opportunities for young audience members to portray the characters in the songs using the puppets the group provides. Prior to forming the Jungle Gym Jam, Jason scored a YouTube and radio hit with “You Can’t Get There from Here in Jersey,” a comedy song that was featured on NPR’s Car Talk.


Ed Smith & the Ego

Ed Smith & the Ego

Ed Smith & the Ego: is a 4 piece ensemble. They strive to stimulate people through music filled with hope, inspiration and good ole Rock & Roll









Abbe Rivers & the Glitch, Fiscal Cliff,
Zydeco Revelators
Garden Street School Band
Hoboken High School Rockin’ Redwings
All Saints Hip Hop with Jenn Eisenberg,
Little Club Heads, 6th Borough Music Academy,
Hoboken’s District Musical Shrek and much more.


Special features include

  • Fine artists are located between 2nd & 3rd Sts. (both sides), 5th & 6th Sts. (North, East side), and artists from the Monroe Center for the Arts bet. First & Newark Sts. (North, East side), so if you are an art collector, these are the locations you will want to explore first. Oil paintings, watercolors, acrylics, sculpture, mixed media, photography, etc.
  • Children’s activities on 3rd street with rides, games, creative activities, face painting, sand art, balloons, live performances and much, much 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


Located just 3 blocks from all public transportation:
PATH, NJ Transit Trains & buses, NY Waterway Ferries & the Hudson Bergen Lightrail

Washington Street will be closed from 6am to 9pm
between Observer Highway and 7th Street
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.

Special thanks to our Sponsors:

United Water

The Hoboken Reporter

This Is It Stage Productions

Capital One BankWalgreens, 

Food & Beverage Donated by:
Anthony David’s, Starbucks, Dunkin Donuts,
Vito’s Italian Deli, Losurdo Brothers Deli / Tony’s Italian Bakery


For more information, contact Geri Fallo
201-420-2207 or

Volunteers are needed for morning setup on day of the event
from 7am to 11am. Please contact Geri at 201-420-2207 in advance
if you are interested.