• Harvey Relief Efforts and Other Hoboken + Jersey City News from the Week {September 3, 2017}

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    LDW is in full swing and we couldn’t be happier! While you’re enjoying the sunshine, BBQs, and rosè all day, be sure to catch up on all of the Hoboken + Jersey City news you missed. We’ve got it all in one place for you, so be sure to read on for details on everything from how you can help with Harvey to a “shady” situation at The Cliff.

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    Hoboken to Raise Funds for Harvey Relief

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    The tragic events of Hurricane Harvey over the past week have been difficult to watch. As a community who knows all too well the horrors of a hurricane, Hoboken is banding together to help those affected by Harvey. There are already a number of events scheduled throughout September. Yesterday, Asana Soul Practice held a Hurricane Harvey benefit class. On Saturday, September 9th, Party With A Purpose will host their annual Back to Hoboken Bar Crawl and will donate proceeds from the event to Harvey relief.  hMAG organized a citywide donation event that will take place on September 16th. As hMAG states, “Participating bars and restaurants will charge an optional $1 cover, with an additional collection bin on the bar for patrons to pitch in should they feel so inclined. Collection buckets will also be distributed to local retailers and other businesses. ALL collected funds will be donated directly to the Greater Houston Community Foundation’s Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund.” The following day a number of hair salons in Hoboken will host a cut-a-thon and donate proceeds to relief efforts. For more details on ways you can help check out our recent blog post.

    Sunnyside Cafe Opens in Hoboken

    Brunch all day, every day? That’s the idea at Hoboken’s newest eatery, Sunnyside Cafe. The new spot opened this week at 79 Hudson Street {former location of Cafè Bene} and offers a wide array of healthy food options as well as smoothies and coffee to grab on the go. Their menu has brunch items offered seven days per week so you can get anything from lemon ricotta hotcakes to slow braised short ribs whenever you have a craving. Plus, they also offer acai bowls, cold pressed juices, matcha, and other specialty drinks as well. Be sure to stop by and welcome them to the neighborhood!

    First Advanced Yoga Teacher Training Coming to Hoboken

    This fall the Hudson Yoga Project will host Hoboken’s first ever advanced yoga teacher training. Initial certification to teach yoga requires 200 hours of study. Following that, yoga teachers can enroll in an advanced yoga teacher training program, requiring an additional 300 hours of study. HYP’s program is lead by senior teacher and owner Patrick Franco along with HYP instructors Julie Pasquale and Anna Greenberg. The program will also host a number of guest teachers including world renowned yoga instructor Rhagunath Cappo and Rutgers University professor Dr. Edwin Bryant. The program will run from October 2017-July 2018 and consist of three five-weekend modules held directly in Hoboken with a weekend immersion at Rhagunath’s Supersoul Farm in Chatham, NY. Applications are now being accepted. Click here for more information.

    9th and Coles Reopens 

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    Jersey City’s 9th and Coles reopened this weekend under new management. According to their website, the restaurant and bar was originally opened in 2010 by Tony Frier and Greg Gude until December 2016 when local couple Ed and Mary Snyder took over as management. The restaurant serves American fare and traditional cocktails and promises to continue the tradition of providing a friendly atmosphere.

    Italian Festival Coming to Hoboken

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    Fall festival season in Hoboken will kick off next weekend with the Hoboken Italian Festival and The Feast of Madonna Dei Martiri. This is the 91st anniversary of the festival that will begin Thursday, September 7th and run through Sunday, September 10th. The festival will be set up downtown on Sinatra Drive and include food and festivities throughout the weekend. The highlight event is the “feast” on Saturday evening in which the 800lb statue of Madonna Dei Martiri is carried throughout the streets of Hoboken. For more information visit the festival’s website.

    JC Meat Shop Becoming NYC Favorite

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    Local Jersey city butcher Pampita’s Meat Shop is getting major notoriety from locals, NYC restaurants, and international Consul Generals alike. According to a recent article on NYPost.com, residents and chefs are crossing the Hudson to purchase the high quality cuts of meat provided at Pampita’s. The shop is owned by mother-son duo Claudia Walters and Pablo Kaufmann. Walters was born in Buenos Aires and conceptualized the shop as a “tribute to both her homeland’s meats and its rich meat culture.” The shop sources their meat from Uruguay and Nebraska because both environments mimic Argentina’s pampas {or open plains where cows can graze}. The shop offers both pickup and delivery and reportedly keeps most cuts of meat below $17.50 per pound.

    Creative Shade in Backyard at The Cliff

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    Jersey City’s Heights’ coffee shop and cafè, The Cliff, got some serious shade this week in all the best ways. Local designers Gary Keating and Jafet from JehDesign created an umbrella covered backyard that doubles as a work of art and a UV protector. The breakfast and lunch spot is located at 38 Congress Street, close to the 9th street elevator and offers delicious healthy food options and tasty coffee and is both dine-in and take-out.

    Hoboken Resident Crowned Miss NJ Pre-Teen

    10-year-old Hoboken resident, Yazleen Ivette Rivera was crowned the National American Miss New Jersey Jr. Pre-Teen Stat Cover Girl on August 12th. She received a ticket to compete at the national competition that will take place in Anaheim, California in November. Yazleen will be entering the 5th grade in September and participates in the school choir and band. She was born with a heart condition that required surgery at just three months old and will require more surgery in the future. She wants to be a surgeon when she gets older as a way to help people just like she has been helped.

    The Net Will Appear Comes To Mile Square Theatre 

    The world premier of NJ playwright Erin Mallon’s The Net Will Appear will launch at the Mile Square Theatre on September 13th. The play is about 75-year-old Bernard, played by Richard Masur, who finds solitude on his rooftop until one day his 9-year-old neighbor Rory, played by Matilda Lawler, finds him and wants his attention. Throughout the the comedy the two eventually form a true friendship. The production run Wednesdays – Saturdays at 8PM and Sundays at 3PM from September 13th through October 8th. Visit www.milesquaretheatre.org to purchase your tickets.

    Quality Greens Kitchen Opening Soon in Hoboken

    If you’ve been walking by 1 Republik and dying to know what would come of the facade construction right next door, now we know — Quality Greens Kitchen has revealed their store front. Though there is still construction going on inside the store, we do know that they will offer craft salads, quality meats, creative veggie dishes, and soft serve fruit. Check them out on Instagram and stay tuned for more news on their opening.

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    Kate Lombardo is Hoboken Girl’s Marketing and Events Manager. She joined the HG team in February of 2015 and loves keeping readers up to date on news and things to do in Hoboken. Kate lives uptown with her husband and can often be found shopping her way through Hoboken’s boutiques or taste-testing her way through the mile square’s amazing restaurants. She’s a local yoga teacher who loves helping people live the healthiest and happiest version of their lives. Check her out on Instagram @katelombardoyoga.


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