• Word on the {Washington} Street: Hoboken Festivals & Markets; The Great Love Debate; Trader Joes; And More Hoboken News

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    The past two weeks have been verrryyy busy around Hoboken. From the postponed Arts & Music Fest to the official announcement of a new food store coming to town, we’ve got the full news roundup for you in our latest edition of Word on the {Washington} Street- you’re one-stop-shop for everything news in Hoboken. 

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    Propeller Festival on May 20th

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    One of our favorite things about Hoboken are the numerous festivals throughout the year and with the postponed Arts & Music Fest {read more below} we haven’t gotten the usual kickoff. Thankfully, Propeller, a brand new festival, is coming to Hoboken on May 20th. This full-day event was founded by Hoboken entrepreneur Aaron Price, who is also the organizer behind the 5,500+ member NJ Tech Meetup, which meets monthly at Stevens. Propeller promises to be a day of “inspiration, education, and fun”. Some highlights to look forward to include a startup competition, drone competition,  interactive high-tech experiences, food trucks, music, and wine & beer trucks. The day will also be full of presentations from dozens of speakers including Jessica Bates {director of Motivate Design}, Gary Vaynerchuk {CEO and best-selling author}, Marc Lore {founder of Jet.com}, Francis Shanahan {VP of Audible}, and Gerard Adams {founder of Elite Daily}. There will be live music throughout the day, with the evening ending with a concert from The Naked and FamousTickets for this event are $140 per person BUT we have an exclusive deal for HG readers. 

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    The Great Love Debate 

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    Hoboken’s newly-renovated Mile Square Theatre will host The Great Love Debate a nationally-touring interactive debate on Thursday, May 12th at 8:00PM.  We are very excited to announce our editor {+founder}, Jennifer Casson Tripucka, will be a panelist at the event. During the show, guys are seated on the left, girls on the right for an exciting, feisty, and hilarious debate as the panelists and host Brian Howie seek the answer to the question: What is it like to be looking for love in Hoboken and Jersey City in 2016? The panel will also include Chris Manzo {Bravo’s Manzod with Children}, Lynn Hazan {from ChicpeaJC)} and author/comedian Jeff Kreisler {Get Rich Cheating, Showbiz Tonight)} Get your tickets here before they sell out! Located at 1400 Clinton St.


    May 18th Women for Women Event

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    We’ve been posting about this in our last couple Word on Wash posts, but this event is too great not to mention one more time. Our Editor & Founder, Jennifer Casson Tripucka, started Hoboken Girl as a way to create a female voice in the community. Four years and 1300+ posts later, Hoboken girls are stronger and more fabulous than ever. We are so excited to announce that Jen will be a panelist at the Women for Women’s event at St. Peter’s University on May 18th from 6-9:00PM. The event will include a social hour for networking and meeting other wonderful women in the community, followed by a discussion on “Making Waves” moderated by Amelia Duggan. The event is meant to women to be empowered, to connect, be inspired, and to learn. Mark your calendars ladies and join us in making our community even stronger. Click here to get your tickets. 


    Local Markets Start to Open for Business

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    Market Season is finally here again. From late spring through fall, you can find everything from Farmer’s Markets to Arts & Cultural Markets between Hoboken and Jersey City. Though Hoboken’s Farmer’s Markets still have a few weeks before they’re officially open, Jersey City’s markets have begun. 6th Borough Market started last Sunday and will be open every first and third Sunday of the month at Exchange Place in Jersey City. This market features arts, crafts, food, drinks, and pretty much anything creative you can think of. The Riverview Farmer’s Market officially opened on May 1st and will be open every Sunday from 10:00AM-3:00PM through November. This market has amazing local food vendors, activities for kids, and morning yoga classes. We’ll keep you updated when Hoboken’s local markets open. We can’t wait!


    Arts & Music Festival Reschedule for June 12th

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    Due to bad weather conditions on the originally scheduled date of May 1st, the SpringArts and Music Festival was postponed. The Festival has been rescheduled for Sunday, June 12th. The festival will run from 11:00AM-6:00PM on Washington Street from Observer Highway to 7th Street. The festival’s vendors artists, crafters, children’s activities, and {of course} food. There will be 3 stages with various bands playing throughout the day. For more details, click here. 

    Free Sunset Yoga at The W Hoboken

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    On Sunday, May 22nd the W Hoboken is partnering with Pop-Up Yoga NYC to host a FREE sunset yoga class. The class will be taught by local yoga instructor Kate Lombardo.  The evening will include a sunset yoga class, food, and music, as part of the summer series at W Hoboken. Sunset yoga is from 7:00p – 8:00p but guests are invited to come early and sample some treats from local vendors. The open-level class is first come first serve and BYOM {bring your own mat} and perfect for both beginners and experienced practicioners. Pre-registration is recommended. Click here to reserve your spot.

    Liberty Humane Society De-stresses Stevens Students

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    The Liberty Humane Society partnered with Steven Institute of Technology fraternity Kappa Sigman during exam time to help students de-stress. Exams are naturally an extremely stressful time for college students. To help, students could spend time playing with adoptable kittens by donating to the LHS. We’re sure the kittens loved it just as much as the students.


    Coffee With A Cop Meeting 

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    On Monday, May 16th the Hoboken Police Department will host their third “coffee with a cop” meeting at the Hoboken Hot House {located at 200 Monroe Street}. These meetings bring together police officers and community members to discuss issues and strengthen community ties. In attendance at the meeting will be Chief Ken Ferrante, Investigations Bureau Captain Charles Campbell, Traffic Commander Lieutenant John Petrosino, Schools Supervisor Sergeant John Rodriguez, and Detective Michael Miranda, along with Mayor Dawn Zimmer and Councilman Jim Doyle. Community members are invited to come and discuss local, regional, or national law enforcement issues in an informal setting. Pastries and coffee will be provided by the HPD.


    Hoboken Coming to Final Agreement on Resiliency Park

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    The Hoboken City Council will consider voting on a redevelopment plan related to a Bijoe Properties project at 7th and Jackson Street. The “Resiliency Park” project will include the creation of 2 acres of public open space with more than 250,000 gallons of underground stormwater detention and infiltration as well as a multi-use public gymnasium. According to Mayor Zimmer the project will bring open space to wester Hoboken and will create an outdoor amphitheater that can be used for events and seasonal markets as well as making the city more resilient to flooding. The project will include a public park with a seating area and children’s play area, step seating and a tilted lawn with a large plaza area to accommodate vendors and seasonal markets and a 6,385 square foot multi-use public gymnasium. For more information on what is included in this project, visit the City of Hoboken website by clicking here. 


    Trader Joe’s Coming to Hoboken

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    We already officially announced this in a post on April 27th, but a Hoboken news round-up wouldn’t be complete without a mention of the Trader Joe’s excitement. By a unanimous vote, Trader Joe’s has been approved to open in Hoboken. The grocery store mecca will be coming to the lot right next to Rite Aid near 14th and Clinton/Willow. We are so excited the rumors have finally been proven true and can’t wait to stock up on all our favorites from TJ.


    Whole Foods Coming to Jersey City

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    Just after the Trader Joe’s announcement in Hoboken, Jersey City announced they’ll be getting a Whole Foods. While some view these announcements as a Hoboken/JC competition– we say the more the merrier. With so many wonderful things happening in both Hoboken and Jersey City, it’s about time that our neighborhoods had more access to our favorite food-stores.  According to NJ.com, Whole Foods announced that it will be opening  a location near Grove Street at the site of the Metropolis Towers. While this news is extremely exciting, it’s going to take some time. The store is not scheduled to open until 2020.


    Tommy’s Coal Fired Pizza Coming to Hoboken

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    Tommy’s Coal Fired Pizza will be opening in Hoboken. The new restaurant will be located on 14th Street, taking over the space formerly occupied by Puerto Spain. Tommy’s currently has three other locations- Paramus, Red Bank, and Brick. According to their website,Tommy’s brings an “old world” style of pizza with relaxing decor and a full bar with an extensive wine and craft beer selection.

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


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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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