Word on the {Washington} Street: Hoboken Casting Event; Eat, Pray, Love; Women for Women Featuring Hoboken Girl; and More Hoboken News

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Happy Sunday Hoboken!! We hope you’re enjoying a wonderful weekend and have plans for some Sunday-funday action later today. April’s been off to an exciting start here in Hoboken, with lots of news of great things to come. We’ve got the whole roundup for you in our most recent edition of Word on the {Washington} Street- your one stop shop for everything news in Hoboken. 

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Featured News Story

Exciting TV Casting Event in Hoboken

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A full-scale NYC production company based just across the river is casting an exciting television project for a major broadcast network. They create programming for a variety of networks including Fox, Bravo, The History Channel, and Freeform {formerly ABC Family}. They are looking to feature stories of friends or relatives who at one time in their lives were extremely close, but have gone on to live drastically different lifestyles and have lost touch over the years and are looking to reconnect…and live a day in the life of the friend they’ve lost.  If you’re looking to reconnect with your long lost BFF- this is the perfect opportunity to do it! Send an email to Karen.Hopkins@leftfieldpictures.com with your name, age, location, brief bio, your story, and a few photo. Would love to see some local Hoboken Girls on the small screen.

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Additional Hoboken News

Women for Women Event Featuring HG’s Editor & Founder

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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. 

Devotion Yoga to Host Charity Event Celebrating 10 Years of Eay, Pray, Love

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On Apri 23rd, Devotion Yoga will be hosting a charity event, A Decade of Devotion: A Celebration of Eat, Pray, Love. All proceeds from the event will be donated to BlinkNow,  a favorite charity of Eat, Pray, Love author, Elizabeth Gilbert. BlinkNow was started by NJ-native, Maggie Doyne, who at 18 years old used her entire life savings to purchase land in Nepal to create a home and school for the poverty-stricken children of the Kopila Valley. The two-part event with feature a yoga workshop with Liza Bertini, founder of Devotion Yoga, and instructor, Kate Lombardo. The workshop includes yoga, meditation, discussion, and attendees will enjoy a 7-course dinner created and prepared by local Chef and blogger, Jennifer Iserloh of SkinnyChef.com. Jennifer’s Superfood Alchemy Dinner, each course will be paired with chakra meditations that mimic the healing effects of medicinal foods. Each course will also feature a wine pairing {yessss!} and guests will be entered to win amazing prizes throughout the evening. For more information and tickets to event visit Devotion Yoga’s website or call 201-610-9642.

Antique Bakery Moves to Jersey City

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The famous {+ delicious} Antique Bakery of Hoboken is packing their things and taking them to 279 Newark Avenue in Jersey City. Today is the LAST day you can purchase their Hoboken-made bread so be sure to stop by 122 Willow Ave & say farewell!

Take Back the Night on April 19th

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On April 19th, Stevens Institute of Technology will partner with CarePoint Health for the annual participation the international Take Back The Night event. Take Back the Night is a non-profit organization committed to ending sexual violence in all forms, including sexual assault, sexual abuse, dating violence, and domestic violence. Event participants will march on Stevens campus to Pier A, where supporters will participate in chants, a moment of silence, and hear speeches from survivors of sexual assault. Click here for more information and see below for the estimated timeline of the event

Event Timeline
7:00 p.m. — Meet at Steven’s Institute of Technology in front of Walker Gym
7:30 p.m. — March from Stevens campus to Pier A
7:45 p.m. — Moment of silence at the Pier
8:00 p.m. — Opening speeches featuring Hoboken Mayor Dawn Zimmer
8:30 p.m. — Conclusion of events

Online “Friending” App

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A new app called Leaflets is putting a new twist on online-dating by extending it to those looking to make new friends. Leaflet is meant for individuals who do not have a lot of free time and are not interested in making friends in the bar or club scene, but are looking to meet new people. Leaflets creates nearby low-key outings {think dinner, drinks, bowling, game nights} and up to 5 users can decide to attend. After that, all attendees discuss details in a group chat and then the event is set and ready to go. After the night is over, each attendee provides feedback on the others and mutual connections have a chance to hang out again. This sounds like a great opportunity for anyone new to a city or someone trying to make some new friends. The app can be downloaded on Google Play or in the App Store.

 

Liberty Humane Society to Host Low-Cost Public Feline Spay/Neuter Day

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The Liberty Humane Society will be hosting its first public low-cost spay/neuter day, making the essential procedure available to cat owners in Hoboken and Jersey City. The event will take place on April 27, 2016 at the shelter facility {235 Jersey City Blvd, Jersey City}. If you’re interested in having your cat spayed or neutered, register on the LHS website www.libertyhumane.org. The procedure will cost $30 per cat, with a 2 cat limit per registered individual. This is such an important event so help spread the word!

Chef Pino Opening New Restaurant

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Hoboken favorite, Chef Anthony Pino, is opening a new restaurant located at 1426 Willow Ave. According to their site, Porter Collins will be “Hoboken’s go-to spot for classically crafted cocktails and inventive American cuisine, served with effortless glamour and easy charm. The perfect place for a great night on the town or an extraordinary event.” We are huuuuge fans of Chef Pino’s other restaurants, Anthony David’s and Bin 14 and can not wait to check out the new spot. We’ll keep you posted with more info about when they’ll open as soon we get it. 🙂

 

 The Salon by SoonDar Secrets Closes

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Local all-organic salon, The Salon by SoonDar Secretshas sadly closed it’s doors. The Salon was unique in Hoboken in that all products use in the salon- including hair color, hair products, and even gel nail polish- were organic. We never like hearing about local businesses closing up shop, especially ones we loved like The Salon. We wish their whole team the best and will be on the lookout for other organic options around town.

 

Hoboken Eligible for Amazon Prime Same-Day Delivery

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We’re not sure how we ever survived without Amazon-Prime, and it’s about to get even better for Hoboken residents. According to Hoboken Patch, Amazon has announced that Amazon-Prime is now offering same day delivery on the majority of their products with orders of $35 to certain areas- Hoboken included. This is definitely going to be amazing for shopping, maybe not so much for our pocket-books. 😉

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


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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.