Celebrate the 4th with the Museum on 14th St. Pier
|Join the Museum for the Macy's Fireworks on the Hudson|
14th Street Pier, July 4th, starting at 6 pm
Watch the Macy's Fourth of July fireworks from the best seats on the Hudson: the 14th Street Pier! The Museum is hosting a family-friendly barbecue with hotdogs, hamburgers, veggie burgers and beverages.
Admission is $50, which includes food and beverage. Kids admitted free. We also ask that you bring a side dish or dessert, and your own lawn chair. The evening starts at 6 pm, and wraps after the grand finale.
Advance reservations are required.Call 201-656-2240 or stop by the Museum this weekend to reserve your spot. Remember, we are closed for a month to install our next exhibition after Sunday. If you can't reach us by phone during our open hours (12-5 pm Sat & Sun; 2 - 7 pm on Tuesday), send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org your phone number and a good time to call.
|On View thru Sunday at the Museum...|
|If you haven't seen the Museum's current exhibition, "Driving Under the Hudson," you have just one day left!For the rest of the month, the Museum will be installing our next exhibition, "I Belong: A History of Civic and Social Clubs in Hoboken." We reopen July 29 with a free reception from 2 - 5 pm.|
"Driving Under the Hudson"
This year the Holland Tunnel turns 85, and the Lincoln 75. The Museum invites you to explore the tunnels’ back story and cultural significance in our current Main Gallery exhibition, Driving Under the Hudson, The History of the Holland and Lincoln Tunnels, which will be on view through July 1. Come check out the "catwalk car" on loan from the Port Authority, along with many fascinating historic documents and artifacts that illustrate the struggle it took to build these two engineering marvels.
Thanks to a bitterly cold winter in 1917-1918 that froze the Hudson, followed by a marine workers' strike the following year, officials in New York and New Jersey quickly mobilized to build the country's first vehicular under-river tunnel in 1919. Opened in 1927, the Holland Tunnel, named for its chief engineer Clifford Holland, was called the “Eighth Wonder of the World.” It was another decade before the first tube of the Lincoln Tunnel opened, in 1937, and the second and third took another two decades.
|Beth Lucas's Art Show, "Ta-Da!"|
Also on View Through July 1
Macy's Parade Studio head scenic artist Beth Lucas uses brightly colored acrylic paints to translate familiar shapes-- from architectural details to the common paper coffee cup--into larger-than-life images on canvas and linoleum that can hang on walls, or even serve as floor-coverings or table tops, once they're coated in tough polyurethane.
The resulting artworks are whimsical and fun, which is not surprising, considering Lucas' job for the last 25 years has been decorating the floats that entertain millions on Thanksgiving day. Come see her exhibition Ta-Da! Artworks by Beth Lucas in the Museum's Upper Gallery, before it closes on July 1.
|Uptown Storytime on Summer Break|
|Storytime Will Return in Sept.|
Uptown Storytime will go on summer break for July and August, returning in September to its regular first and third Thursday schedule through the end of the year. Toddlers and their parents or caretakers are invited to join librarian and Museum trustee Penny Metsch every other Thursday morning at 10 am for the popular Uptown Storytime. Penny chooses old favorites and new books sure to please kids ages 2 - 5 years. Suggested donation for adults is $2; free for members.
|Fire Department Museum Open Weekends, 12-5 pm|
|Have you visited the Hoboken Fire Department Museum, at 213 Bloomfield Street, lately? Come see how generations of fire fighters have battled fires in this dense urban environment. Memorabilia, including photos, hats and equipment, are arrayed floor-to-ceiling, and the fire fighters welcome visitors to climb up on the vintage fire truck.|
Admission is free for children, $2 for adults. The Hoboken Historical Museum is happy to help the department staff the Museum on weekends from noon to 5 pm.
|Fun and Games at the|
Garden St. Mews Market
Discover Hoboken's latest farmer's market: On Saturday mornings from 9 am - 2 pm, the Garden Street Mews, between 14th & 15th Sts., is buzzing with vendors selling fresh produce and other treats. The Museum will have a booth there every weekend, with our books, historic prints, t-shirts and mugs. We also have a toy chest full of traditional street games to lend out to young and old, including hula hoops, bean bag toss, jacks, pinky balls and more.