Friday, September 27, 2013

Hoboken Fun!

It's that time favorite street fair of all. So much so that I've been dragging my husband there, twice a year, for SEVEN years. Hey- it's where we got almost all the art and sculpture for our old condo, our house, etc. Totally worth it. And from Glen Rock, Fair Lawn or Ridgewood, I highly recommend taking the train. It's easy and you don't have to deal with parking which is a giant pain and expensive too.

Hoboken Fall Arts & Music Festival

Sept. 29, 2013
11am to 6pm
takes place on Washington St.
between Observer Highway to 7th St.

For info, contact Geri Fallo at 201-420-2207
Vendor applications are available.
Email a request to:

Over 300 Artists, Crafters, Photographers,
Sculptors, Local Businesses, Restaurants,
Food Vendors, local non-profits & more
Rain or shine – Admission is Free
3 Stages of live music featuring:
The Feelies. Photo by Fumi Iishi.
The Feelies.
Photo by Fumi Iishi.

The Feelies, the legendary & influential rock band, reunited in 2008 with a
highly successful series of concerts (including shows at Battery Park in NYC on
July 4th of 2008 with Sonic Youth and at an REM Tribute concert at Carnegie Hall).
The classic Feelies lineup of Glenn Mercer, Bill Million, Dave Weckerman, Brenda
Sauter, and Stanley Demeski performed their first shows since 1991.  Formed in
Haledon NJ in 1976, The Feelies released 5 albums- including their critically acclaimed
& influential debut Crazy Rhythms, which was voted #49 in the top 100 albums of
the 1980s by Rolling Stone magazine and chosen by Spin Magazine as #49 of the best
alternative records of all time. The twin-guitar attack of songwriters & founders Glenn
Mercer and Bill Million is the infectious sound of the group. Paired with driving drums
& percussion, it has left an indelible mark on the landscape of rock and roll.

Speed the Plough 
Speed the Plough
Speed the Plough
is a multi-generational sextet celebrating their 30th year of making music, going back to their
very first show, which was at Maxwell’s in Hoboken. Starting in their earlier incarnation as
The Trypes, the group has always explored diverse instrumentation in a rock context, ranging
from chamber pop to psychedic to folk rock. The group is marking the release of their career
retrospective on Bar-None Records, “The Plough and The Stars.”

Davey & the Trainwreck: After meeting and hanging out in Hoboken for years, this
group of old friends got together to play good, solid, and seemingly simple folk rock, reminiscent
of Bob Dylan & the Band.  Lead by Hoboken Music Award winning song writer Dave Calamoneri,
Davey & the Trainwreck’s motto: Good Music.  Good Friends.  Good Times.


Listeners familiar with the ‘90s Hoboken scene will remember singer/guitarist Ralph Malanga
from the band Footstone and singer/guitarist Sean Adams and bassist Brian Musikoff from the
Jersey City-based Friends, Romans, Countrymen. At the advent of the 2000s, these indie rock
veterans teamed up with drummer Pete Martinez (proprietor of Hoboken’s Drum Den) as
Stuyvesant, &d picked up where they left off with their respective former groups, continuing
the pursuit of perfect power riffage, rousing choruses, & impassioned vocals. Stuyvesant’s third
full length effort, written & recorded in Hoboken, shall be released in early 2014!

Jack Skuller:
17 year old Jack Skuller is as inspired by the Everly Brothers as he is by the Black Keys. He has
toured 12 major cities for RADIO DISNEY. He has performed live on FOX-TV’s Good Day New
York and launched his career
at 14 with a single on indie label BAR/NONE Records. Jack has appeared in Teen Vogue, New

York Post,Time Out New York, J-14, Twist, New York Press and the Examiner.

The NERDS: THE NERDS have made countless TV, radio, and concert appearances and
have played with superstars such as Bruce Springsteen, Earth, Wind & Fire, and Bon Jovi. From
selling out Carnegie Hallto receiving the Key to the City of Hoboken, their history, success, and
track record are legendary. This high energy rock performance is always a crowd pleaser.

Carolina Jug Stompers: 
The Carolina Jug Stompers Photo by John Dalton
The Carolina Jug Stompers
Photo by John Dalton

Jugband gems, fiddle & mandolin rags, hokum & blues, ancient jazz, & original songs. The jug in the
Carolina Jug Stompers is played by Hoboken legend Luke Faust, who’s played with Dave Van Ronk,
the Holy Modal Rounders, and Insect Trust.  He’s joined by Ron Cole on fiddle, Randy Johnson on
mandolin, and WB Reid on 6-string banjo. Randy Johnson has toured the US & England as a member
of the New North Carolina Ramblers, as well as with Pete Peterson & Kellie Allen. Ron Cole has
been the maven of hokum fiddle & obscure songs for decades, & most recently has been making music
with the Piedmont Rhythm Aces in the Chapel Hill, NC area. 

WB Reid is the band’s west-coaster, fronting, with Suzy Thompson, the acclaimed Berkeley based
1920s party music band, The Todalo Shakers.

Gene D. Plumber: A Hoboken jewel, Gene plays a mix of standard styles, what he calls

The Deb Stein & the Master Class: Hoboken resident & Jazz flutist, Deb Stein
brings together an impressive line-up of musicians performing Latin Jazz, Blues & Standards.
Featuring Berklee School of Music graduates Alan Chaubert on piano & trumpet, Jim Savitt on
guitar, Rob Rolling on bass & Andy O’Neill on drums.

The Fuzzy Lemons: 
The Fuzzy Lemons Photo by Joe Epstein
The Fuzzy Lemons
Photo by Joe Epstein
Get ready to jump, wiggle, and shake with The Fuzzy Lemons, the juiciest family-friendly rock
band on the scene!  With laugh-out-loud lyrics and memorable melodies, every song tells a story
and every show is full of fun, inspiring kids of all ages to dance and sing along with music the
whole family will love!

Preschool of Rock: 
Preschool of Rock
Preschool of Rock
was founded by Michael Napolitano,
a long time member of the Blue Man Group organization and former Music Specialist at the Blue

Man Creativity Center in NYC. The school offers a unique music based curriculum for children
and their families. Each Preschool of Rock class or show is a roof raising celebration.  Their use
of original music, drum circles, guitars, dramatic play, puppets, movement and storytelling captivates audiences.audiences.

The Garden Street School Band:
Garden Street School of the Performing Arts is owned by long time local residents Dan and Annie
McLoughlin.  Garden Street is the leading school for training in all aspects of the arts including dance,
theater, music, and art.  There are classes for all ages, styles, & levels from the complete beginner to
the aspiring professional. They start at age 1 through adults, & there is a class for everyone.
Garden Street staff is comprised of the most talented artists in the country, from Broadway credits,
grammy nominations & more. 

Brody is the son of Hoboken musician Don Brody, and was recently nominated for the Jersey
Acoustic Music (JAM) Award
for top new male act. A hopeful romantic, singer / songwriter, Brody’s original songs speak
to a wide range of audiences.

The Lonesome Prairie Dogs are an NYC-area rock ‘n roll band masquerading
as a honky tonk outfit. They play the music of Hank Williams, Elvis, Johnny Cash
and other early rockers, as well as their own original ripoffs, dressed in vintage
cowboy shirts they got on eBay.
Danny Matos y Son Candela salsa band & much more

Performance Schedule
Observer Highway Stagenoon – Lonesome Prairie Dogs
12:45pm -  Stuyvesant
1:30pm – Jack Skuller
2:15pm  -  Davey and the Trainwreck3:15pm  – Speed the Plough4:30pm- The Feelies
3rd Street Stage – children’s area
Noon – 12:30pm – Preschool of Rock
12:50pm to 1:20pm – Garden Street School
1:45pm to 2:15pm – Fuzzy Lemons
2:35pm to 3:05pm – Garden Street School
3:30pm to 4:00pm – Fuzzy Lemons
4:30pm to 5:00pm – Preschool of Rock

6th Street Stage
12:30pm - Brody
1:00pm - Gene D. Plumber
2:00pm  - The NERDS
3:15pm - Carolina Jug Stompers
4:00pm - Deb Stein & the Master Class
5:00pm  - Danny Matos y Son Candela Salsa Band

Schedules are tentative and subject to change.

 Special features include
  • Fine artists are located between 2nd & 3rd Sts. (both sides), 5th & 6th Sts. (North, East side), and artists from the Monroe Center for the Arts bet. First & Newark Sts. (North, East side), so if you are an art collector, these are the locations you will want to explore first. Oil paintings, watercolors, acrylics, sculpture, mixed media, photography, etc.
  • Children’s activities on 3rd street with rides, games, creative activities, face painting, sand art, balloons, live performances and much, much more:
  • Crafters display / sell handmade: pottery, metalwork, wood items,
    • furniture, blown & fused glass, quilts, household items made from
    • recycled materials, batik clothing, hand painted furniture, candles,
  •           jewelry, dried florals, soaps & lotions and other unique handcrafted items.
  • Food: Lots of great food throughout the fair. Hoboken restaurants will set up street cafes offering an eclectic variety of international foods such as: Thai, Indian, Greek, French, Mexican, Cajun and Italian


Located just 3 blocks from all public transportation:
PATH, NJ Transit Trains & buses, NY Waterway Ferries & the Hudson Bergen Lightrail

Washington Street will be closed from 6am to 9pm
between Observer Highway and 7th Street
During this time, NJ TRANSIT Bus No. 22 (North Bergen-Union City-Hoboken),
No. 89 (North Bergen-Hoboken) and No. 126 (Hoboken-New York)
will operate on a detour.
Customers traveling toward North Bergen and New York
will board and alight along Bloomfield Street at customer’s request.
Customers traveling toward Hoboken Terminal
will board and alight along Willow Avenue at marked bus stop locations.

United Water
The Hoboken Reporter
Capital One Bank, Walgreens, 
PATH, Port Authority of NY & NJ,

Food & Beverage Donated by:
Anthony David’s, Starbucks, Dunkin Donuts, Luca Brasi, 

Vito’s Italian Deli, Losurdo Brothers Deli / Tony’s Italian Bakery,

Supported in part by a grant from the Department of State,
Division of Travel & Tourism

For more information, contact Geri Fallo201-420-2207 or

Volunteers are needed for morning setup on day of the event
from 7am to 11am

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