• Word on the {Washington} Street: Women For Women’s Event; Spring Arts & Music Festival; Earth Day in Hoboken; and Other Hoboken News

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    We hope you’ve been having an amazing weekend so far. Starting your Sunday off by catching up on some news around town —get all of the info in our latest edition of the Word on the {Washington} Street- your one stop shop for everything news in Hoboken. 

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    Free Blood Lead Screening For Children

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    The Jersey City Department of Health and Human Services is providing a free blood lead screening on April 21st and 28th from 9:00am to 11:00am and 12:00pm to 2:00pm in the community room of the Multi Service Center, located at 124 Grand Street. They are partnering withthe City of Hoboken and the office of Assemblywoman Annette Chaparro to offer this service for children under the age of 18, at-risk pregnant women, and adults involved in the renovation, remediation, demolition and/or other Superstorm Sandy recovery activities. A copy of the blood lead screening results will be provided to each individual or the child’s parent or legal guardian. Be sure to take advantage of this opportunity to be pro-active about your health and the health of your children.

     Hoboken to Honor Girl in Little League

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    Everyone knows Hoboken is the “Birthplace of Baseball”. Often, baseball is thought of as a sport for boys. However, The City of Hoboken will honor Hoboken’s own Maria Pepe, a trailblazer for girls in Little League, by naming the city’s batting cages in her honor during the Little League opening day ceremonies on Saturday, April 16, 2016. In 1972, Maria Pepe was one of the first girls to play Little League baseball at a time when girls were banned from the sport. After only three games, she was forced to stop playing when the Little League organization threatened to revoke Hoboken’s charter. The National Organization for Women filed a gender discrimination court case on her behalf. She won and since then more than 5 million girls have been able to participate in Little League. Members of the public are invited to the ceremony, which will take place at the Little League Field located near 5th Street and River Terrace and will begin around 10:45am.

    Fitness in the Park Schedules Announced

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    Fitness in the Park may be one of the greatest things about summer in Hoboken. Let’s be honest, a workout is always a little easier when you’ve got that skyline view to focus on. The City of Hoboken posted their schedule for both paid and FREE fitness opportunities scheduled for the spring and summer months. Free opportunities include Tuesday night Yoga in the Park on Pier A with Devotion Yoga, Thursday night Yoga and Pilates at Maxwell Park with rotating fitness studios, and Zumba for adults & kids presented by Hudson Vibe Dance & Fitness. Fitness Under the Viaduct will also be presented as well.  Click here for full details.

    Insomnia Cookies Coming to Hoboken

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    Insomnia Cookies, known for its warm, delicious cookies is set to open its first location in Hoboken this summer. The new store will be located at 56 Newark Street and will be open every day from 11:00AM-3:00AM {late night snacks, yaaassss} and delivery will be available throughout Hoboken from 12:00PM-3:00AM. Some of their most popular cookie flavors include Chocolate Chunk, Snickerdoodle, Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup and the S’mores Deluxe. The shop will offer a full ice cream menu with customizable options such as the cookie a la mode and cookiewich, ice cream sandwiched between any two cookies of your choice. This will be the company’s first location in New Jersey. We’ll keep you posted with more details of their grand opening once we get them!

    Earth Day Celebrated With Murals in Hoboken

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    The Hoboken Green Team organized a storm drain mural contest as part of Earth Day celebrations in Hoboken. Students from seven Hoboken schools participated in the contest that was created “to raise awareness of the causes of water pollution and the effects of storm drain contamination,” according to an article on Hoboken Patch. Students from Wallace Elementary School and Hoboken High School were announced as contest winners. If you haven’t gotten the chance to walk by the murals on 4th street, make sure to take a stroll their soon– they’re beautiful!

    May 18th Women for Women Event

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    We posted about this in our last Word on Wash as well, but we figured we’d keep reminding you about this amazing event! 🙂 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. 

     Tragic Car Crash Causes Major Delays

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    On Thursday, April 21st a car crash involving an SUV and tractor trailer created major traffic delays throughout northern Hoboken, Weehawken, and Route 495 at the Lincoln Tunnel. The crash occurred around 5:20PM, according to an article by CBSNews Local.  After speaking to several sources, it appears the accident did have a fatality, though no details have been released. Our thoughts are with the family and friends of anyone affected by this terrible tragedy.

    Baking Mama Grand Opening Ceremony

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    If you haven’t gotten a chance to stop by this adorable bake shop located at 88 Hudson Street yet, we highly suggest you do so ASAP. Baking Mama has been in a “soft opening” phase since they opened towards the end of March. They’ve been working to get feedback to get a better idea of the types of treats Hobokenites want most. On April 30th, they will celebrate their official grand opening with a ribbon cutting ceremony at 10:00AM. Stop by to wish them well and taste one of Tina’s {the baking mama} delicious macaroons {her specialty} or other yummy baked goods.

    Hoboken Spring Arts and Music Festival 

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    On Sunday, May 1st, the City of Hoboken’s Department of Cultural Affairs will host its bi-annual Arts and Music Festival. The spring event is always a favorite around town, giving Hobokenites the opportunities to get outside and enjoy the beautiful weather and kick-off “festival season” in Hoboken. 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. 

    Liberty Humane Society Autograph Signing with NJ Devils’ Players

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    Yesterday, the Liberty Humane Society hosted an autograph signing event with two NJ Devils players, Cory Schneider {goaltender} and Adam Henrique {center}. The event took place at the shelter facility from 12-2:00PM where the players signed a piece of memorabilia in exchange for a $20 donation made to the shelter. Photographs were an available for an additional $5, provided courtesy of Sports Minded Unlimited. We love the LHS and are so happy to see these athletes support this amazing organization for the second year in a row!
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    That’s the latest Word on Wash! Have any news tips? Email kate@hobokengirl.com with all the details!

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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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