The Latest Hoboken + Jersey City News You Missed This Week

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Happy Sunday, Hoboken! We hope you’re out enjoying MDW with a cocktail {or two} in the sunshine today. If you were too busy prepping for this weekend’s celebrations, you may have missed all the news around town. Not to worry — we’ve got you covered with our latest edition of Word on the {Washington} Street: your one-stop-shop for everything news in Hoboken + Jersey City.

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Local Breweries Come to JC for Craft Brew Festival

Attention craft-beer lovers — this one’s for you! Harborside’s Waterfront Property will be serving up 150 styles of craft beer, live music, food, games, and an awesome view of the NYC skyline on Saturday, June 3, 2017. The event is taking place pretty much all day, with two sessions: 12PM – 4PM or 5:30PM – 9:30PM. Click here to get your tickets and to find out which beers will be featured at the event. HG readers get a special deal – use code HOBOKENGIRL for $20 off General Admission.

Jersey City Ranks Among Best Cities for Millennials

There’s no question we love our Mile Square, but we’re so happy for our neighbor, Jersey City, for being recognized by Niche.com as one of 2017’s Best Cities for Millennials in America. The list was comprised of 100 cities, and it was based on the number of millennial residents, job opportunities, and access to bars, restaurants, and affordable housing. JC was #23. For the full list, click here. Congrats, JC!

Boys and Girls Club Offers ‘Club Saturday Night’ for Teens

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The Boys and Girls Club of Hoboken has been drawing a “tremendous crowd” of local teens at their ‘Club Saturday Night,’ according to Gary Greenberg, CEO and executive director of the Boys and Girls Club.  The organization began extending their Saturday hours after community members gathered to discuss safety concerns following the tragic murder of a Hoboken teen in January.  Greenberg reports that 12-18 year olds are really embracing the safe haven, with roughly 40-60 kids coming each night to play basketball and video games.  The program has garnered a great deal of community support, and will hopefully be expanded in the future to include Friday nights and programming that interests more girls.

 

Green Fair Coming to Church Square Park in Hoboken

The City of Hoboken Green Team is hosting the 6th annual Green Fair on Saturday, June 3, 2017 at Church Square Park.  The event will take place between 11am and 4pm, and will feature live music and organic food vendors. The fair is intended to raise awareness of environmental issues and promote sustainable lifestyle options within the community. A free yoga class will be offered at noon on the lawn, and free reusable shopping bags will be given to the first 1,000 Hoboken residents who attend.

 

119th Annual Memorial Day Parade Marches Up Washington

Those who headed out of town for MDW still got to join as a community to honor the military and first responders who paid the ultimate sacrifice.  On Wednesday, May 24th, Hoboken hosted its 119th annual Memorial Day parade, which happens to be the longest running parade in New Jersey.  It assembled at City Hall and proceeded up Washington Street before stopping outside the Hoboken Elks Lodge.  The parade is hosted by American Legion Post 107

 

$120,000 Raised at Gala for Hoboken Public Schools

The Hoboken Public Education Foundation raised $120,000 at its 2017 Gala for local public schools. With more than 250 attendees, and corporate sponsorship from a range of local organizations, the Gala was a major success for all involved. Donors included SJP Properties, Bijou Properties, KMS Development, Suez Water, Tenafly Pediatrics, The Acupuncture Center and Advance Realty. “It’s all about building a stronger school community in Hoboken and these funds will go a long way to helping deliver vital initiatives across our public school district,” said Co-Founder and President, Shirael Pollack. The foundation will work with Hoboken Public School District Superintendent, Dr. Christine Johnson, to identify opportunities to use the funding for experiential learning, technology, enhanced facilities, and continued improvement of Hoboken’s public schools.

Amazing Lash Studio Opening in Maxwell Place

We’ve already given you the lowdown on 6 Places to Get Lash Extensions around town. But now, we’ve got one more to add to the list: Amazing Lash Studio.  They’re still under construction, but will soon be opening their contemporary studio in Maxwell Place. Keep an eye out {get it?} for this one!

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Caitlin is a {Hoboken} uptown girl with an edge. She sold her house in the ‘burbs to move to the Mile Square when she and her husband decided that life in Hoboken is more their speed. She’s a long-time health and wellness junkie who can be found popping into fitness classes – dance, yoga, CrossFit, you name it – or riding around town with her husband on his Harley. Caitlin is also a teacher in Bergen County, and a local tutor. She is thrilled to be joining the Hoboken Girl team, helping locals stay up to date.