The hot Summer months have ended and the crisp chill of Fall is upon us. Since I finally have a moment to breathe, I wanted to take this opportunity to send a heartfelt thanks to everyone who helped make the many summer and fall events sponsored by the City of Hoboken such a great success including: The Summer Enchanted Evenings Concert Series, Movies Under the Stars, Shakespeare in The Park and the Fall Arts & Music Festival.
Let me first thank Mayor Anthony Russo and the City Council members for their support and encouragement. I'd also like to thank the City's Directors George Crimmins, Bob Drasheff and Tim Calligy; our new sponsor, Cablevision for their generosity; Chief Carmen La Bruno and the Hoboken Police Department; Lt. Robert Falco and the Hoboken Fire Department; much thanks to everyone in the Departments of Human Services and Environmental Services; John Colegrove and the staff of Public Works; Pierre Manieri, Walter Sparacino and the Division of Parks; Tom Vecchione and the Signal Division Staff; Dave Unger, Lucha Malato and The Hoboken Reporter staff; festival sponsors WNEW 102.7 FM, The New Jersey Lottery, The Trust Company Bank, News 12 N.J., NJ Online, Outdoor Systems, Health Concepts Health & Fitness Club; PATH, TDI, Hudson Athletic Club, Kings Supermarket, Eden Baskets; sponsors for the Summer Concert Series at Elysian Park & Frank Sinatra Park; Brownstone Communities, Inner City Construction, Frank Raia, The Systems Group, Battaglia's Gift & Specialty Shop, City Bistro, Vito's Deli, Flashtek, Liberty Bar & Restaurant, visithoboken.com, Maxwell's, Tunes New & Used CDs, Guitar Bar, The Cadillac Bar, SJP Properties, Willie McBrides, Singleton Galmann Real Estate, Haven Savings, hoboken1.com, Ted & Jo's, Zack's Bar & Grill, R. John Muller & Son & Daughter Insurance, Music Among Friends, The Hudson City Savings Bank, Lepore's Chocolates, Maxwell's, some funding for Movies Under the Stars has been made possible in part by a block grant from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts State/County partnership program for the arts administered by the Hudson County Division of Cultural & Heritage Affairs, Robert C. Janiszewski, County Executive and the Board of Chosen Freeholders; other Movie sponsors include Hoboken Dive Center, Wee Beasties, Big Fun Toys, Hoboken Dance Center and special thanks to Projected Images of Hudson County and NJ Transit;The Hudson Shakespeare Company for volunteering the talents of so many wonderful actors in three great productions, their generosity is boundless; all of the very talented musicians who performed for the Summer Concert Series and at the Art & Music Festival; those who volunteered, David Anthony, Phyllis Capelli, Marty Cole, everyone at Cropduster Records, Carolyn Dorsey, James Farina, Kate Gagnon, Juslyn Kastanza, Glenn Morrow, Claire Pertallon, everyone at P.O.S. Records, Peter Romero, Mark Sidgwick, Nancy Tuhn, Tom Vincent, Marie Yorio and anyone else who I may have forgotten. And finally, special thanks to my assistant Angelina Prester for her enthusiasm and dedication in helping to make these events possible.
We're glad everyone enjoyed these programs and we look forward to doing it again next summer. Don't forget about the Hoboken Artists Studio Tour on Sunday, Oct. 15 and the City Hall Holiday Craft Fair on Sunday, Dec. 3. For information about any of these events, call the Cultural Affairs office at 201-420-2207.
Coordinator of Cultural Affairs, City of Hoboken