Meet Hoboken Proud 1-2-3! Incumbents Tom Kluepfel and John Madigan have joined with district parent Malani Cademartori to form a three-member slate seeking election to the Hoboken Board of Education in November. "This team will raise some eyebrows," says Tom. Tom and John ran on opposing slates in 2015, but they’ve found common cause in strong support of the superintendent and forged a solid working relationship on behalf of the district. Malani, an active advocate for the children of the district, will continue to protect and support the district and its recent achievements and is familiar with the issues facing the board. John hopes this apolitical alliance will help unite the Hoboken community. They believe this is an opportunity for all of Hoboken to come together and focus on what's best for all district kids. Tom was elected to the Hoboken Board of Education in 2012 and reelected in 2015. In that time, he has served as chair of the Finance Committee and as president of the board for the past two-and-a-half years. Tom is a retired creative director. His wife is a special education teacher; they have two grown children. John has served on the HBOE since 2015. He is a clerk in the William J. Brennan Courthouse in Jersey City. John's wife is an ICU nurse at Hoboken University Medical Center; they have two grown sons. Malani is an active district parent, serves as the Calabro school’s PTO president for a second term, and was a main organizer of last year’s first ever district-wide PTO Harlem Wizards fundraising event. She is an attorney and partner with a N.Y.C. law firm where she focuses on corporate reorganization and restructuring. She and her husband have two young daughters in the district. Please join Hoboken Proud for their official Kick-Off event Monday, September 24. Grab a friend and come meet the team!
New Art Exhibit Opens Sunday, 2-5 pm, in the Upper Gallery:
"Hoboken Halloween: Portraits by Gary Spector (2011-2017)"
The Hoboken Museum is pleased to present our latest Upper Gallery art exhibit: “Hoboken Halloween: Portraits by Gary Spector (2011-2017).” Spector started the project on Halloween in 2011, when he set up a drape and some lights for a temporary photo studio in front of his Hoboken home. As trick-or-treaters walked by, he asked if he could take their portrait. Over the years, he has photographed hundreds of people, and it’s become a Hoboken tradition, with lines extending around the block! Come to the free opening event on Sunday, Sept. 23, between 2 - 5 pm. The photographer will give a talk at 4 pm. The show is on view through Nov. 4.Learn More >
Tickets are on sale now!
Join us Friday, October 26, for the best party of the year:
“Then & Now” Masked Ball to benefit the Hoboken Historical Museum!
Tai Chi classes on Wednesdays at 10 am - Sign up or drop in!
Pieter Sommen leads a one-hour session of Tai Chi, a Chinese exercise tradition comprising a series of low-impact movements practiced in a slow and focused manner, coordinated with breathing. Each posture flows into the next one without pausing, creating a constant motion in the body. Benefits may include decreased stress and anxiety, improved mood, improved flexibility, balance and agility. Next class is today, Wednesday, Sept. 19, from 10 – 11 am. Class costs $10 per person. Drop-ins welcome, or click here to reserve a spot.
Lunchtime Yoga & Meditation class returns on Tuesdays at noon
Restore your bliss with our weekly hour-long Basic Yoga class focusing on building blocks of yoga, ending with a 10-min. guided meditation. Experienced local yoga teacher Kate DeCock coaches students of all levels through a series of basic poses, with emphasis on fluid breathing and form. Bring your own mat and towel, and wear comfortable clothing. (Adults only). Next class is Tuesday, Sept. 25, from 12 – 1 pm. Class costs $10 per person. Classes tend to fill up, so click here to reserve a spot.
Penny's Storytime on Thursdays, at 10 & 11 am. Reserve ahead!
Penny's Storytime offers a fun half hour of reading and singalongs for children ages 2 - 5 years every Thursday. Reserve in advance for one of 2 half-hour sessions, at 10 am and 11 am. Booking links are posted on our website on Wednesdays at 10 am, and fill up fast.
Children must be accompanied by an adult, and behavior supervised. Donations are welcome. Learn more >
This program is supported in part by our Family Sponsor, Macy's.