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Secret Garden Tour, Sunday, June 3, 9am-4pm The 15th Annual Secret Garden Tour is an annual rite of spring! Ideal growing conditions this year mean the gardens are at their peak. The 10 gardens selected for the tour offer a wide range of different styles and challenges. One garden offers amazing views of the Hudson and Manhattan -- if you can take your eyes off the beautiful sandstone patio bordered by interesting flowers and ornamental plants, or the charming 2-story playhouse in the corner. Another garden boasts a giant boulder that couldn't be moved, so it was converted into a fountain! Two gardens were patiently cultivated by local artists with unique aesthetic visions. Several others were transformed by top-notch designers from neglected or paved-over yards into magazine-worthy "outdoor rooms." There are child-friendly, low-maintenance gardens and gardens that prove there's a lot that can be done in back yards without much space or sunlight. Click here to read more or buy tickets to this Sunday's annual celebration of spring.The guided tour takes about two to two and a half hours to complete, leaving the Museum every half-hour between 9 am and 4 pm. Advance tickets are $20, day-of-tour tickets are $25. Museum members pay $20. Volunteers are needed to lead tours. Contactvolunteer@hobokenmuseum.org for more info.
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Surrender When Leaving Coach...Poet Joel Lewis on June 2, 4pm Join us Saturday, June 2, at 4 pm for a free reception celebrating the publication of Joel Lewis’ fourth poetry collection, Surrender When Leaving Coach. One of the poems from the collection has been reproduced on a large banner as part of the Museum's exhibition, "Driving Under the Hudson." Click here for more information. A social worker by day, Lewis has taught writing at The Poetry Project, The Writer's Voice, and Rutgers University. He also edited Bluestones and Salt Hay, an anthology of New Jersey poets, as well as Reality Prime, the selected poems of Walter Lowenfels, and On the Level Everyday, the selected talks of Ted Berrigan.
Robert Edwards and Vanessa Perea and combo play second Wednesdays at the Museum this spring
Jazz Combo Returns to the Museum June 13, 7pm Trombonist Robert Edwards and vocalist Vanessa Perea will return with their jazz combo to the Hoboken Museum on June 13 at 7 p.m. for the last of three performances this spring. Admission is $7, or $5 for Museum members, and includes light refreshments. Don't miss this talented ensemble, who infuse American standards with swing and a little funk!
Edwards and Perea perform mostly standards, including songs favored by Frank Sinatra—think Cole Porter, Rodgers and Hart, Irving Berlin—infused with Brazilian and funk influences. Click here for more information.