Tall ships set sail on Hudson to kick off Fleet Week New York and OpSail 2012
For a moment, the Hudson River looked like a scene from ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ as 17 tall ships from around the world sailed past the New Jersey and Manhattan waterfronts, followed by 10 warships both domestic and foreign. Military aircraft sailed overhead spewing streams of red, white, and blue as hundreds of children and adults swarmed the piers to catch a glimpse of history.
The ships entered the harbor on Wednesday at around 9 a.m. and traveled north up the Hudson, kicking off OpSail 2012 and Fleet Week. They docked upon their return south. Docking locations and tour times for the modern military vessels and historic tall ships visiting New York are available at http://www.nywaterway.com/FleetWeek2012.aspx.
The New York Waterway ferry and bus network will provide free commuter service for all active duty military personnel in uniform from any nation and American veterans May 23 through 30.
Hoboken Quality of Life Coalition holds 2nd annual fundraiser
The Hoboken Quality of Life Coalition and its Committee for a Green Hoboken will be hosting their 2nd annual fundraiser Wednesday, May 30 from 7 to 9 p.m.
The event will feature Architectural Historian John Gomez as a special guest speaker and take place at the Babbio Center at Stevens Institute of Technology at 6th and River streets.
Tickets are $50, and additional donations are accepted. All proceeds will go towards local events and programs. For more information, email email@example.com or visit qlchoboken.org.
Local wine and cheese event
Local interior window fashion design company Interior Motif is hosting a wine and cheese Wednesday, May 30 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. As the only Hunter Douglas Gallery Dealer in Hudson County, Interior Motif offers interior design and home décor needs, including custom window shades, shutters, draperies, and curtains among other products.
The company is located at 629 Washington St. For more information, call (201) 418-9860 or visit www.interiormotif.com.
Shyneboxx will play Maxwells May 31
Shyneboxx, a band featuring Hoboken native Peter Johnson, will make their return to Maxwell’s to host a record release party to celebrate their newest album, “Gig,” on Thursday, May 31 at 8:30 p.m.. The show will feature notable guests from around the area.
The album contains contributions from many musicians from the area, including Guitar Bar owner James Mastro, vocalist Ralph Venturino, Matty Amendola, and Andy Burton, a keyboardist currently touring with Rufus Wainwright.
Tickets for the event are $8. For more information, visit maxwellsnj.com, myspace.com.shyneboxx, or see our full story in the Midweek Reporter.
Hoboken Relay for Life raises more than $128,000
The Relay for Life event in Hoboken took place Saturday, May 19 at 11 a.m. and raised over $128,000 towards the fight against cancer, according to the event Facebook page.
The 12-hour event took place at Pier A Park and featured onsite fundraisers, food vendors, music, and more.
The page also states that Hoboken’s Relay for Life has raised over $1 million in the past 10 years.
Hoboken High School will perform ‘You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown’
The Hoboken High School Theatre department will perform “You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown,” next month in the High School at 9th and Clinton streets.
The show dates are June 1 at 7 p.m., June 2 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., and June 3 at 2 p.m.
Tickets, which can be purchased at the High School, are $7 for general admission, $5 for students, and $3 for senior citizens.
Mile Square Theatre to host ‘Seventh Inning Stretch’
Tickets have gone on sale for “Seventh Inning Stretch,” a baseball production performed by Hoboken’s own Mile Square Theatre. This year marks the tenth time the troupe will put on the production. The play will feature seven shorts compiled from six accomplished playwrights, as well as a student writer.
The show, a “triple play gala,” will be held at the Monroe Theatre at 720 Monroe St. this June in honor of the first organized baseball game played in Hoboken on June 19, 1846. All earned revenue will fully go toward the troupe’s budget. The show will be held Friday, June 15, Saturday, June 16, and Sunday, June 17th. Tickets are $25 for the Friday and Sunday shows, which will be held at 8 p.m. and 3 p.m., respectively.
Tickets for the Saturday event are $50, and include a dinner featuring food from local restaurants. The event will begin at 7 p.m. with an 8 p.m. show time.
Call (201) 683-7014 or visit www.milesquaretheatre.org for more information or to purchase tickets.
Service men and women must present identification showing their active duty or veteran status to ride free on ferries departing from New Jersey terminals in Edgewater, Port Imperial and Lincoln Harbor in Weehawken, and 14th Street in Hoboken.
For schedules, prices and additional information please call (800) 533-3779, or visit http://www.nywaterway.com or www.facebook.com/nywaterway.