Oysterfest is Coming to Hoboken

Oysterfest is Coming to Hoboken! What is Oysterfest? An oysterfest with selections from oyster farms ranging from the Pacific to the Atlantic. Food from many NJ and NY restaurants. A music festival with over 8 live acts plus DJs. Featuring Plain White Ts, Icona Pop, Nico & Vinz, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, Wyclef Jean, and more acts to be announced. A beer festival with crafted beers from all over, select cocktails and wines. A roaring good time set against the perfect backdrop of the Manhattan skyline. Tickets range from $53 for general admission to $100 for reserved seating.

Activities in the park are to include
-Three Unique Oyster Areas – New York, Pacific Coast, Cooked Oysters & Speciality Selections
-Celebrity Chef cooking demos and meet and greet
-Raffle benefitting 911 Grove
-Chill Out Zones
-Team shuck and suck competition
-Live Art
-Oyster information and history exhibits
-Arts and Craft Exhibits

Movies Under the Stars

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It’s that time of year again! These FREE Outdoor Movie Screenings take place at Pier A Park, overlooking the beautiful Manhattan Skyline, located on First St. and Frank Sinatra Drive in Hoboken. Movies under the stars begin at 9:00 pm in June and July and around 8:15 pm in August. For the best seating, come early and bring a blanket or comfortable chair. You may bring food (no overpriced popcorn purchase necessary!), but alcohol consumption is not permitted and subject to a fine. Also, Assisted listening devices will be available upon request.

Schedule for 2016

Wed. July 13 – The Martian (2015), 2h 24min., Rated PG-13; Golden Globe winner for Best Motion Picture and Best Actor, Matt Damon, stars as Astronaut Mark Watney who is presumed dead after a fierce storm during a manned mission to Mars and left behind by his crew. Watney has survived and finds himself stranded and alone on the hostile planet. With only meager supplies, he must draw upon his ingenuity, wit and spirit and find a way to signal to Earth that he is alive. NASA and a team of international scientists work tirelessly to bring him home, while his crewmates concurrently plot a daring, if not impossible, rescue mission. As these stories of incredible bravery unfold, the world comes together to root for Watney’s safe return.

Wed. July 20 – Brooklyn (2015), 111 min. Rated PG-13. Nominated for Best Picture of the Year, Best Actress and Best Screenplay by the Academy Awards and Best Actress by the Golden Globes, Saoirse Ronan stars as an Irish Immigrant landing in 1950s Brooklyn. She quickly falls into a romance with a local. When her past catches up with her, she must choose between two countries and the lives that exist within.

Mon. July 25 – Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Mama Johnson Field 4th St. between Jackson & Harrison St.

Wed. July 27 – Jurassic World (2015), 2h 4 min., Rated PG-13; Winner of the Hollywood Film Awards for Best Visual Effects and nominated by the MTV Movie Awards for Movie of the Year, stars Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard. A new theme park is built on the original site of Jurassic Park. Everything is going well until the park’s newest attraction, a genetically modified giant stealth-killing machine, escapes containment and goes on a killing spree.
7:30pm – Performance by singer / songwriter Mya Hansen

Wed. August 3 – Minions (2015), 91 min. Rated PG. Nominated for Best Animated Film by the BAFTA Awards, the Academy of Science Fistion, Fantasy & Horror Films and more, is voiced by an all-star cast including, Sandra Bullock, Jon Hamm, Michael Keaton and more. Ever since the dawn of time, the Minions have lived to serve the most despicable of masters. Protective leader Kevin, teenage rebel Stuart and lovable little Bob are recruited by Scarlet Overkill, a super-villain who, alongside her inventor husband Herb, hatches a plot to take over the world. Join Kevin, Stuart and Bob as they try to stop this villain and save all of Minionkind…from annihilation.

Wed. August 10 – The Peanuts Movie (2015), 1h 28 min., Rated G; Golden Globe nominee for Best Motion Picture, Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Lucy, Linus and the rest of the beloved “Peanuts” gang make their big-screen debut, in state of the art 3D animation. Charlie Brown, the world’s most beloved underdog, embarks upon an epic and heroic quest, while his best pal, the lovable beagle Snoopy, takes to the skies to pursue his arch-nemesis, the Red Baron. From the imagination of Charles M. Schulz and the creators of the ICE AGE films, THE PEANUTS MOVIE will prove that every underdog has his day.

Wed. August 17 – Inside Out (2015), 95 min., Rated PG; Academy Awards and Golden Globe winner for Best Animated Feature Film, is a story about when young Riley is uprooted from her Midwest life when her father starts a new job in San Francisco. Guided by Joy, Fear, Anger, Disgust and Sadness are all the emotions that live in Headquarters, the control center inside Riley’s mind. As they help her advise her through everyday life, turmoil ensues. Joy, Riley’s main and most important emotion, tries to keep things positive as the emotion conflict on how best to navigate a new city, house, and school.

Schedules are subject to change.
In case of heavy rain, film presentation will be canceled.
Assisted listening devices available upon request with 3 weeks advance notice.

A Taste of Hoboken 2014

A Taste of Hoboken 2014

Last week we enjoyed the Hoboken North-Hudson YMCA’s 24th Annual event a Taste of Hoboken. The event offers tastings of local restaurants best dishes along with an array of wine and spirit samplings. There was something to please every pallet including butternut squash lasagna from Amanda’s, spicy tuna from Sushi Lounge and gnocchi in a meaty ragout from Battello. A special thanks to the event organizers, restaurateurs and donors for a delicious way to support a great cause.