Train tunnel meeting
N J Transit is building a train tunnel through several Hudson County towns under the river to New York. Mayor Dawn Zimmer announced last week a community meeting to discuss the Hoboken-area impact of the project.
The meeting will take place at the Elks Club, 1005 Washington St., Tuesday, Dec. 8 at 7 p.m. to discuss New Jersey Transit’s ARC-Trans-Hudson Passenger Rail Tunnel project.
Representatives from NJ Transit who are managing the project will be on hand to give an overview of the plan and answer questions from the public. In addition, Community Development Director Brandy Forbes and Transportation & Parking Utility Director Ian Sacs will join Mayor Zimmer for the meeting.
For more information about the meeting, you can contact NJ Transit’s Senior Director of Interagency Coordination Alan Weinberg at (973) 792-3784.
Filling seats on the Zoning Board
City Council President Peter Cunningham announced Wednesday that the council will make two, maybe four Zoning Board appointments at their meeting on Wednesday, Dec. 16.
The two seats to be appointed currently belong to Jim Perry and Jose Ponjuan and will be up for appointment Jan. 1, 2010, according to Zoning Board President Dominic Lisa.
Another alternate seat currently belonging to Michael Novak may be appointed as well, and according to Cunningham’s release, a fourth seat may be appointed.
Applicants who would like to be considered by the council for one of these seats must submit a notarized application to the City Clerk no later than Dec. 8, 2009. Applications may be downloaded from the city’s website or requested in the City Clerk’s office during regular business hours.
The Hoboken Homeless Shelter will host its sixth Annual Silent Auction Fundraiser on Wednesday, Dec. 2 from 7 to 10 p.m. at Teak, 16 Hudson St., across from the PATH Station.
A minimum donation of $25 at the door includes half price drinks and complimentary appetizers; all proceeds will directly benefit the shelter.
For more information on The Hoboken Shelter or how to donate/volunteer, please visit www.hobokenshhelter.org.
Holiday fun at the Museum
On Sunday, Dec. 6, singers Dave Lambert and Howard Olah-Reiken will return to the Hoboken Historical Museum for the Holiday Family Concert at 5 p.m.
The family-friendly concert of holiday and winter-themed music encourages the audience to sing along and employ various rhythm and noise-making instruments (think jingle bells) to crank up the holiday spirit. All ages welcome. Admission is $5 per family.
On Tuesday, Dec. 15, the Museum will welcome a group of Christmas carolers from the St. Dominic Academy Women’s Choir from 7 to 9 p.m. Rain date is Wednesday, Dec. 16.
The group will set off on a winding path from the Museum’s entrance to spread holiday cheer throughout the neighborhood, from Hudson St. to Willow Ave., between 11th and 14th streets, stopping to sing a carol or two along the way. Anyone who knows the traditional carols is invited to join in the singing. The event is free, but the choir appreciates offers of cookies and hot beverages along the way.
The choir has performed at Carnegie Hall, and has recorded a CD of Christmas music, which will be available for sale in the Museum for $15 each.
From Wednesday, Dec. 16 to Friday, Dec. 18, Hoboken-based The Theater Company presents a reading of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol,” at the Museum.
Formerly known as the DeBaun Players, The Theater Company promises a dramatic interpretation to bring the world of Scrooge, Tiny Tim, and 19th century England to life for young and old alike. This family-friendly version was written and directed by Clara Barton Green.
Performances will begin at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday evening at the Museum.
Tickets cost $15, including refreshments; just $10 for students and seniors. Tickets will be available for purchase in advance at the Hoboken Historical Museum or at the door.
For all these events, call (201) 656-2240 for more information.