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Uptown Storytime, every Thursday at 10 am!
Thursday, May 5, 2016 • 10 am
Location: Hoboken Museum, 1301 Hudson St.
In 2016, the Hoboken Museum is teaming up with the Hoboken Public Library to expand our Uptown Storytime program to a weekly schedule. It's a great way to reinforce a love of reading in your children. We invite children between the ages of 2 and 5 years to join in our Uptown Storytime reading hour, with Penny Metsch on the first and third Thursday of each month, and local librarians on the second and fourth Thursdays. Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. This program is supported by our family sponsor, Macy's.
Advance reservations are required, due to growing demand and space constraints. A link to the registration page will be posted the day before each session. Strollers must be parked outside. Click here to learn more.
Tickets Available NOW for "Elysian Fields Escapades"!
Sunday, May 14, 2016 • 7 - 11:30 pm
Location: Hoboken Elks Lodge, 1005 Washington St.
Trust the group that brought you the Masked Balls, the "Swingin' Speakeasy" party, and last year's "My Way" Gala to plan the best party of the year: Elysian Fields Escapade!. Tickets are on sale now. Join us for great food, good company, an open bar, plus our popular annual live auction of unique packages. Dance the night away with music that spans the decades. Click here to learn more.
Learn About the Fire Department Museum, Every Third Sunday!
Sunday, May 15, 2016 • 3:00 & 3:30 p.m.
Location: Fire Department Museum, 213 Bloomfield
Thanks to the generous support of the Hoboken Family Alliance and Party with Purpose, the Museum is now hosting 2 monthly "Learn About the Fire Department Museum" sessions at 213 Bloomfield St, at 3:00 and 3:30 p.m. on the third Sunday of each month. The early session is for 2 - 3 year-olds, and the later session is designed for 4 - 6 year-olds. It's a great opportunity to introduce your children to the wonders of visiting museums in an environment that is tailored to their learning stage. Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian, and pre-registration is required. A link will be posted the week before the session. Be prepared to park your strollers outside.
A Garden State of Mind: Hoboken Student Poets
Sunday, May 22, 2016 • 3 - 5 p.m.
Location: Hoboken Museum, 1301 Hudson St.
On Sunday May 22, the public is invited to the publication party and live reading for "A Garden State of Mind," the anthology of Hoboken student writing. Our Poet in Residence Danny Shot and Museum Education Curator Razel Solow have been working with students and teachers from five Hoboken schools including Hoboken High School, The Hudson School, Hoboken Charter School, Elysian School and HOLA. The event and anthology are funded by Party with a Purpose. This event is free and open to the public.
Hoboken Museum News
Tickets on sale now for our Secret Garden Tour, June 5
The Garden Tour Committee has lined up 7-8 unique and beautiful gardens for this year's tour, taking place on Sunday, June 5. The guided walking tours depart every half hour from the Museum, 1301 Hudson St., between 9 am and 4 pm, filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Comfortable shoes and sun protection are recommended. Tickets are $25 in advance, $30 on the day of the tour (Hoboken Museum and Hoboken Garden Club members save $5 on the day of the tour). For tickets, click here.
New Programs: "Learn About" the Fire Department Museum, Third Sundays / Downtown Storytime @ the Fire Department Museum, First Sundays
The Museum's Education Curator, Razel Solow, is pleased to announce two new children's programs at the Fire Department Museum, 213 Bloomfield St. First, learn more about the Fire Department Museum in one of two new "Learn About" sessions that will be offered on the third Sunday of each month. At 3 pm, children ages 2 - 3 years old can learn about visiting the Fire Department Museum in a session designed for their learning level, and at 3:30 pm, there's a session for children ages 4 - 6. Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian, and pre-registration is required. Registration will open one week before the next session, which is Sunday, May 15.
Second, we are expanding our popular Storytime program with the addition of the "Fire Department Museum Storytime" on the first Sunday of each month, March - November. Children accompanied by a parent or guardian are invited to join us at the historic firehouse from 12 - 12:30 pm on May 1, June 5, July 3, August 7, September 4, October 2, and November 6. Both programs are made possible through the generous support of the Hoboken Family Alliance and Party with Purpose. For more information, call us at 201-656-2240.
Summer Camp Registration is Open!
Looking for Summer Fun? Enrollment is open in the Hoboken Historical Museum's 2016 Summer History Enrichment Camps. The five-day camp sessions run from 9 am - 1 pm, Monday through Friday, and each day includes a mix of history, crafts, exploring, outdoor activities, friends and lots of fun! Click on the links below to sign up online: Museum members pay $190 per child, per session. For non-members it's $225 per child, per session.
- Session 1: Sports, Dance and “Movement” History, for ages 5 - 8, June 27 - July 1, 2016
- Session 2: Hoboken History through Art and Photography, for ages 9-12 (first time ever) August 1-5, 2016
- Session 3: Going Green in Hoboken, for ages 5 - 8, August 22-26, 2016
Take a Virtual Visit through Past Exhibits
If you look up the Museum on Google Maps, you can now enjoy a virtual visit to our "Mapping the Territory" exhibit in the Museum, courtesy of local authorized Google Views photographers Anthony and Orsi of BlackPaw Photo [click here and click on the "See Inside" feature].
In addition, our Museum collections manager has created detailed online galleries of our recent exhibits using the same technology developed for the Mars Rovers to capture detailed photographs of the red planet. Plus, our collections manager created a virtual tour of Sybil's Cave. Click here to go spelunking via computer! Or visit past exhibits: "Driving Under the Hudson," and "Ta-Da! Artworks by Beth Lucas." Click on the titles to find links to the online galleries.