• Word on the {Washington} Street: PATH Closure Updates, New Businesses Coming to Town, and Other Hoboken News

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    We hope you’re having a fabulous weekend and heading to the Arts & Music Festival today in Hoboken! Lots has happened around town these past few weeks — and we’ve got the info for you in our latest Word on the {Washington} Street- your one stop shop for everything news in Hoboken. Here is the latest news around town.

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    PATH To Suspend Weekend 33rd Street Train 

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    On June 9th PATH announced that weekend service on the 33rd street line will be suspended from August through December in order to install a federally-mandated computerized signal system that will improve passenger service and safety. Service will stop from 12:01AM on Saturdays until 5:00AM on Mondays. According the press release, direct service will become available to WTC and shuttle buses will make stops between WTC and 29th Street along 6th and 7th.

     

    Bluthner School of Music Opens

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     Blüthner School of Music has opened in Hoboken. The music school, located at 401 1st street offers private and group lessons on a wide variety of instruments including piano, violin, viola, flute, cello, and guitar.  The school takes a European approach to music education and not only teaches students how to play an instrument but also offers classes in music theory, music literature, and composition with the goal of providing students with as well-rounded music education. All of their instructors are classically-trained, accomplished educators and concert musicians. Instruments at the school are all handmade by the Blüthner family.  Welcome to Hoboken!

    Luke’s Lobster Christens New Food Truck

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    On June 2nd, Luke’s Lobster founder, Ben Conniff, celebrated the opening the company’s new food truck, 2Nauti at Pier 13. 2Nauti will be around Hoboken for private catering, festivals, and other special events while the original Nauti will be at Pier 13 every Thursday and Saturday.  Luke’s Lobster also has a brick-and-mortar shop located at 207 Washington Street. The restaurant group is dedicated to high-quality food sourced from sustainable fisheries that can be traced back to Maine’s harbor.  Make sure to stop by and get a lobster roll because the are ahhh-mazing!

    Union Hall to Open on Waterfront

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    In our last Word on Wash we reported that Halifax opened up on the waterfront and are so excited to hear that Union Hall will join them. According to their website the new spot will be a “funky gastropub” that will be open for both lunch and dinner. The new restaurant is located at 306 Sinatra Drive in the location of the Trinity, which closed it’s doors last summer. We are loving the variety of new spots opening on the waterfront and can’t wait to officially welcome them to town!

    Garden Street Farmer’s Market Opens 

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    We are so happy to {finally} be reporting this news! On Saturday, June 4th the Garden Street Farmer’s Market officially opened for the 2016 summer season. The market {located on 14th and Garden} is a one-stop destination for food and family entertainment. It features a number of locally grown and organic products, music and family-oriented activities.  In addition to fresh fruits and veggies the market also boasts herbs, eggs, chicken, meats, green drinks, fresh cut flowers, hummus/spreads, and gluten-free baked goods.  The market will be open every Saturday from 9:00AM-2:00PM. Visit their website for a full list of vendors.

    Canary Pop-Up Shop Comes to Hoboken

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    Things are about to get safer this June with the a month-long pop-up shop from home security system CanaryThe NY-based company offers a complete home security system in a single device you control from your smartphone. The shop gives visitors a peek into the unexpected and serious things that can happen when you’re out and about. It will be open at 115 Washington Street every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday through June 19th. Be sure to stop by!

    Table Talk Live Coming Back to Jersey City

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    On Tuesday, June 28th Hudson Kitchen will host it’s second public networking event Table Talk Live at Transmission, located at 150 Bay Street in JC. The theme of the event  is”Beyond the Plate: How to be Seen, Heard and Remembered” and will feature a series of interactive presentations. Attendees will learn how to take beautiful food photos and create culinary videos. They’ll also be taught how to pair food and beverage based on emerging culinary trends. There will be opportunities to connect with other businesses and sample treats from local startups. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased in advance on Eventbrite. 

    Liberty Humane Society Offers Free Adoptions

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    From June 1-June 30th the Liberty Humane Society will be waiving adoption fees on cats 4 months and older and dogs over 40 pounds as part of their “Some Like it Adopt” event. Adoption fees at LHS usually range from $120 {adult cats} to $225 {adult dogs} and help to provide sheltering, medical-care, spay/neuter, microchipping, and behavioral rehabilitation for animals who need it. All animals adopted from LHS are spayed/neutered, vaccinated, and microchipped before they are sent home with their forever family. Anyone who adopts from Liberty Humane is invited back on Wednesdays for public, low-cost wellness clinics to help manage veterinary care. If you’re looking to expand your family by adding a furry friend, consider supporting this amazing organization.

     

    Community Compost Company Donates to Community Garden

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    The Community Compost Company recently partnered with Sustainable JC and the Jersey City Gardening Coalition to bring compost to a community garden in Jersey City. The company created a poll in which the winner would receive a free load of compost.  Astor Free Community Garden received compost that will help nourish the plants used to feed the community. Community Compost Company arrived in Hoboken last year. According to their website, They are a Table-to-Farm© collection service that picks up food scraps and organic materials for composting. They offer residential, business, and school compost pickup and are proactive about helping our environment.

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    That’s the latest Word on Wash! Have any news tips? Email kate@hobokengirl.com for more info!


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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.