Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Hoboken author Alan Skontra: "Legendary locals of Hoboken" - 4:00 pm this Sunday at the Hoboken Historical Museum

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It's going to be...Legen- (wait for it) dary!  
Join us this Sunday, March 2, at 4 p.m., to celebrate the launch of a new book by historian John Gomez, "Legendary Locals of Jersey City." 
And on April 13, local writer Alan Skontra visits the Museum for a talk on his new book, "Legendary Locals of Hoboken." Mark your calendars!

Uptown Storytime this month falls onThursday, March 6 and 20, at 10
am. All toddlers age 2 - 5 (with parent or caregiver) are welcome for this free hour of fun story telling by librarian Penny Metsch.

Artist Robert Forman returns to the Museum on Sunday, March 16 for a gallery talk about his unique artworks composed entirely of colored thread and glue. If you haven't seen his Upper Gallery exhibit, hurry in, it closes Mar. 16.  
 
Dust off your feather boas and shine up your spats -- this year's spring gala is a Swingin' Speakeasyparty! Grab your tickets now -- our last two galas were sold-out affairs. Join us March 22 for dancing, delicious food by AD Catering and Giorgio's, a live auction and entertainment by an award-winning magician. Click here for details. 
 
We have enjoyed some fascinating discussions during our exhibit-related Sandy Talk series. Our next one takes place on April 27, at 4 pm, when Stevens professors Dr. Alan Blumberg and Dr. Michael Bruno will discuss forecasting and predicting the next big hurricane. All Sandy talks are free. 

Book Talk & Signing: John Gomez
Author Talk: John Gomez on
"Legendary Locals of Jersey City"
Sunday, Mar. 2 * 4 pm
Location: The Museum, 1301 Hudson St.

John Gomez
John Gomez
On Sunday, Mar. 2, at 4 p.m., join us to celebrate the latest book by local historian and friend of the Museum, John Gomez, "Legendary Locals of Jersey City."

The book paints a history of Jersey City through some of its prominent citizens, including Peter Stuyvesant, the director-general of New Netherland who rescued fledgling settlements besieged by wars with the Lenni Lenape; Erminnie Smith, who launched an immensely popular intellectual society and salon in 1876; Hugh Roberts, the falsely accused over-spending architect of the majestic Hudson County Court House; Dr. Lena Edwards, winner of the 1964 Presidential Medal of Freedom; Helene Stapinski, national bestselling author; and Anthony Carrino and John Colaneri, stars of the hit HGTV series "Kitchen Cousins" and dedicated Jersey City developers. Visit Gomez's website. Copies of the book will be available in the Museum gift shop.

Mark your calendars for Sunday, April 13, 4 p.m. for a talk by Alan Skontra on his book from the same series, titled, "Legendary Locals of Hoboken." 
Family Events at the Hoboken Museum
Uptown Storytime for Toddlers is Fun!
Thursday, Mar. 6 & 20 * 10 am 
Location: Museum, 1301 Hudson St. 
  
Bring your toddlers, ages 2-5, to the Museum on Thursday, Mar. 6 & 20, at 10 am, for a fun hour of storytelling with librarian Penny Metsch.
Macy's logo-Family Sponsor
The program is free, thanks to family sponsor, Macy's.
In April, Uptown Storytime falls on the 3rd and 17th of the month. Mark your calendars! 
Upper Gallery Art Exhibits 
Upper Gallery Artist Talk by Robert Forman, "Uncommon Threads" 
Thursday, Mar. 16 * 4 pm
Location: The Museum, 1301 Hudson St.
 
 
"Hoboken Station" a string picture by Robert Forman




Be sure not to miss the current Upper Gallery exhibit, "Uncommon Threads: String Pictures by Robert Forman," on view in the Upper Gallery through March 16.   Join us for an artist talk on March 16 at 4 p.m. 
From a distance, his artworks appear to be highly detailed paintings, sometimes many paintings at once, layered in some mysterious way. Up close, the mystery deepens: Instead of paint, the surface is composed of many colored threads, laid down with as much complex color theory as any Impressionist painting--or maybe more so, because Forman's pictures have added dimensions of overlapping images and patterns.
Sandy Talks Explore Impact of Storm
Next Sandy Talk: Stevens Profs Discuss Forecasting and Preventing the Next Sandy
Sunday, Apr. 27 * 4 pm
Location: The Museum, 1301 Hudson St.

On Sunday, April 27, Stevens professors Dr. Alan Blumberg and Dr. Michael Bruno will talk about "Forecasting and Preventing the Next Hurricane Sandy."

All Sandy Talks are free and open to the public. Additional talks will be announced as they are added to the schedule.
Dr Alan Blumberg
Dr. Alan Blumberg

Dr. Michael Bruno
A Swingin' Speakeasy gala - click here for info
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