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New Art Facility Coming, Cocoa Opens 2nd Location, Stevens Ranks High and more Hoboken + Jersey City news

by Kate Lombardo
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Happy Mother’s Day! We hope all you mamas {dog-moms too!} out there are enjoying your special day. While you’re celebrating and taking some well deserved down time, be sure to catch up on the latest news around town with this week’s edition of Word on the {Washington} Street: your one-stop-shop for everything news in Hoboken + Jersey City. 

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Hoboken Wellness Crawl Tickets are Officially on Sale

We are so excited that tickets to the first-ever Hoboken Wellness Crawl are officially on sale! We took the idea of a bar crawl and put our own HG spin on it as a way to celebrate health and fitness in Hoboken. The crawl will take place on June 4th throughout the entire city of Hoboken. Over 50 local businesses are participating in the crawl and each one will be giving away free samples, fitness classes, consultations, and more. Plus, your ticket guarantees you entrance into a giveaway at each business. From yoga to green juice, acupuncturists to hair salons, this day will be full of fun ways to pamper yourself and explore the amazing things Hoboken has to offer. Check out our blog post for the full list of businesses participating {we’re updating it every day!}. And, click here to get your tickets ASAP. We can’t wait to see you there!

Propelify Comes to Hoboken this Thursday


We posted about this in the last edition of Word on the {Washington} Street, but for this event, we figured it’s worth a reminder. Pluussss — we have a special deal for HG readers {see below!}. Propelify, the outdoor innovation festival on Pier A, is a day dedicated to innovation, technology and business, and features industry leaders as speakers and presenters as well as a start-up competition, food, drinks, and music. It was announced this week that Arianna Huffington, co-founder of the Huffington Post, would be a headlining speaker at the event, joining over 40 other speakers and exhibitors. The event, founded by Hoboken resident Aaron Price, is back for the second time following the success of their 2016 launch last year. Click here for more information and to get your tickets to the event. *Use code “hobokengirl” for your FREE ticket {limited amount available!}*

Stevens Institute of Technology Ranks For ROI


Hoboken-based, Stevens Institute of Technology, ranks as one of the top colleges in the country for students to receive a return on their educational investment. According to an article by hMAG, Stevens not only ranks 10th on the list of best national investments, but also ranks number 1 in NJ. Salary consultant agency PayScale ranks Stevens as #10 out of 1400 institutions in the country and takes into account both financial aid and those without financial aid. Students from Stevens reportedly have a very high success rate of obtaining jobs in their desired field after graduation. So happy to see Stevens being recognized for all of the great things they offer their students!

Cocoa Bakery to Open in Jersey City Heights


Jersey City Heights will soon get a new bakery at 475 Central Avenue. This will be the second location for Cocoa Bakery, which was founded by Nobu Pastry Chef Jessica Isaacs. The first location is located downtown at 275 Grand Street. Jersey Digs tells us this new location was home to Goehrig’s Bakery for 80 years before they closed for unknown reasons in 2014. Glad Cocoa Bakery will be keeping baked goods alive and well on Central Ave!

Red at Raval Opens in JC


Jersey City tapas and cocktail bar Raval has officially opened a new underground event space and nightclub. Red, Jersey City’s newest dance and cocktail lounge, is open from 9am – 3am on Friday and Saturday nights. According to their Instagram page, it looks like they have comedy nights as well.  Have you been?

Hoboken to Celebrate Infrastructure Week

Hoboken will celebrate Infrastructure Week, a national initiative sponsored by the US Water Alliance which is aimed at highlighting the need for investing in infrastructure. The Hoboken event will highlight two green infrastructure projects in which the acquisition of land and stormwater management are being funded by low cost loans and grants provided by the NJ H2LOands Financing Program. Southwest Park, the first project being highlighted, is being designed to capture 150,000 gallons of stormwater runoff while providing green space for the neighborhood. The Northwest Resiliency Park is a six-acre plot that is hoping to have underground storage capacity for up to one million gallons of stormwater run-off. Plans are still being finalized for the park.

Jersey City Landmarks Conservancy to Host 17th Annual Awards Ceremony

On Thursday, May 25th the Jersey City Landmarks Conservancy will host its 17th Annual Preservation Awards Ceremony to honor people behind the preservation of homes, businesses, and larger projects throughout Jersey City. The organization is dedicated to preserving Jersey City’s historic buildings and landscapes. The event will be held inside of the Landmark Loew’s Jersey Theatre in Journal Square from 8:30 – 9:00pm. Tickets are $40 and include appetizers, wine, beer, soda, coffee, tea, and dessert. A tour of the theatre is also included. Click here to purchase your tickets.

New Art House Facility to Open July 2017 

In July, Art House Productions will move into a new home at 300 Coles Street in the “Soho West” neighborhood of Jersey City. The new space allows Art House to expand its programs, broaden its artistic reach and strengthen its roots in the community after a 30-month temporary residence near Journal Square. The new facility will feature a 99-seat flexible black box theater, a fine arts gallery curated by Jersey City’s own Curious Matter, and rentable studio space and offices for Art House staff. The space is located on the ground floor of Cast Iron Lofts and will help Art House to continue to grow their vibrant community of visual and performing arts programs and education.

Read more: Hoboken Girl of the Week: Crystal Davis of Art House Productions

Hoboken Stands Against Vape Van “Hate Rant”

Controversy struck this week after an incident was caught on video involving the owner of 9th Cloud Vape, a mobile vape van and bar. On the video, the owner is heard saying, ““Go back to your own country, you f****** [immigrant],” while addressing a group of pedestrians on 5th and Washington. The community spoke about against the situation, including a statement from Mayor Zimmer in which she said, “The hate speech by the Vape Van owner is reprehensible and does not represent Hoboken’s diverse and inclusive community.”

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That’s the latest Word on Wash!

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