Hoboken Brewing Company Launches + Other Hoboken and Jersey City News You Missed {September 17, 2017}

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This week, we’ve got a few updates for you on arts and culture, plus the of details of two new restaurants that will be opening soon. Here’s the latest news for Hoboken and Jersey City from September 17, 2017.

Hoboken Brewing Company Officially Launches

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New Jersey friends, Andrew Zebrowski and Brendan Drury, have officially opened the Hoboken Brewing Company. The business originally started out in a garage, with the guys competing in {and winning} home-brewing contests. They ran with their success and chose Hoboken as the place to set up shop because of its young population and appreciation for mom-and-pop businesses. Their first batch of 2,100 cases is now available in Hoboken and JC.

New 9/11 Memorial Unveiled at Pier A Park

Each year, Hoboken hosts a memorial service at Pier A Park to honor those we lost on September 11th, 2001. It’s an interfaith service that includes the reading of the 56 names of Hoboken citizens that died that day. This year, on the 16th anniversary of the attacks, a new memorial was unveiled. It is made up of 56 glass panels to represent each of the lives lost, with the victims’ names and birth years engraved on the glass. The memorial also includes steel plates engraved with quotes from loved ones who experienced the devastation.

Liberty Humane Society Takes in Hurricane Harvey Dogs

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The Liberty Humane Society is not very large, but they certainly did their part to help the four-legged victims of Hurricane Harvey. A spokesperson for the LHS told The Patch, “Six years ago, we evacuated our shelter in preparation for Hurricane Irene. Four years later we did it again for Hurricane Sandy. People from across the country rallied to take in LHS pets and keep them safe during the storms; now it’s time we pay it forward to the shelter animals of Texas.” The dogs they took in will be available for adoption after being medically cleared. To help cover the cost of medical fees, click here to donate.

Creator of Baked by Melissa Writes a Cookbook

Hobokenite Melissa Ben-Ishay of Baked by Melissa has authored a book, and it’s available now at Little City Books. It’s a mouthwatering collection of easy and imaginative cakes that you can make at home. The cookbook will encourage home bakers to be creative and spontaneous, much like its author.

Spanish Restaurant, La Casa, Coming to Hoboken

A tapas-style Spanish restaurant is coming to 54 Newark Ave, replacing what was Love and Yogurt. They’ll be offering breakfast, lunch, and dinner and will be BYOB {score!}. Opening date hasn’t been confirmed, but workers inside estimated about a month {and we all know that usually means 2-3 months, so we’ll keep you posted}.

New Jersey Ranked 6th Happiest Place in America

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Considering 28 factors, from depression to sports participation, the financial website, WalletHub, placed the Garden State on their list of the 10 Happiest Places to Live. NJ placed sixth overall, with the second lowest suicide rate, the second lowest share of adult depression, and the third lowest divorce rate. Connecticut came in at #18, and New York at #20.

Birch Now Offering Live Music

This summer, we rounded up all the places you can find live music around town and now we’ve got one more to add to the list: Birch. This past week, they started their live music series which will take place every Thursday. Doors open at 9pm, with performances starting at 10pm. Bonus, they’ll be $5 beers, mixed drinks, and Fireball shots all night.

FlatBread Grill Expands to Journal Square

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The three Hoboken sisters that opened the Mediterranean eatery Flatbread Grill on Washington Street are opening a second location in JC’s Journal Square. This one will be found at 26 Journal Square in one of two storefront spaces in the building {the other of which being Sunny’s Restaurant which recently closed after 30 years}. The Hoboken Flatbread Grill features platters of grilled meat and veggies, pita pockets, melts, salads, and smoothie options. New options will be available at the JC location. One of the sisters, Gonca Esendemir, told Jersey Digs that the company will begin offering franchises this winter.

Black Maria Film Festival Comes to Hoboken

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If you’re into film, particularly documentaries, check out the Black Maria Film Festival which is returning to the Hoboken Historical Museum for its Global Insights collection. The Festival focuses on diverse short films — narrative, experimental, animation, and documentary — including those which address issues within contemporary society such as the environment, public health, race and class, family, sustainability, and more. Each screening features an award-winning one-hour documentary film and a discussion with the audience. It starts this Wednesday and continues October 18th, November 29th, and December 13th. Doors open at 6:30PM, and the films will screen at 7PM. Admission is a suggested $5 donation, which includes light refreshments.

Hoboken Mural Arts Council Taking Submissions for Mural Project

The Hoboken Mural Arts Council is taking submissions for a mural project located at 1312 Adams Street with the theme “diversity, inclusion, and community.” The Arts Council was recently established by Mayor Zimmer to provide guidance and art expertise for a mural project approved by the Planning Board. The project includes a $25,000 honorarium to the selected artist or arts group as well as paint, supplies, and scaffolding. Three artists will be selected from all the submissions and awarded $500 each to develop a design based on the theme “diversity, inclusion, and community.” The Arts Council, with input from the project developer, will evaluate and select the winning design. Interested artists {or group of artists} should provide submissions by September 30th here: www.hobokennj.gov/mural.

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And that’s the latest Word on Wash! Have any news tips? Email hello@hobokengirl.com to let us know — we appreciate it!

 

 


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