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Hudson County’s Favorite Son-Frank Sinatra

Frank Sinatra is one of the first all round superstars of the entertainment business. A singer, actor, director and producer par excellence.

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But in Hudson County-He’s it!!    

frank-oldAlthough Frank Sinatra died over 11 years ago, his legend, and music and escapades as an entertainer on and off the stage and screen live on. Especially in Hudson County where stories about the boy from Hoboken are passed down from parents to children. In Hudson County we love Frank Sinatra .Everyone has a Sinatra story – it really is -Six degrees of Frank Sinatra here. You hear things like “Frank was at my mother’s wedding,” or “they say he use to ride the streets of Hoboken late at night in his limo, remembering the good old days. And   there isn’t a restaurant in Hudson County that doesn’t have  some kind of photo of Frank. Yep, In Hudson County we love Frank- here is a bio on Hudson County’s favorite son.       

Francis Albert Sinatra was born on December 12, 1915 in Hoboken, New Jersey. Frank Sinatra’s father was a firefighter and amateur boxer named Martin Anthony Sinatra while his mother, Natalie Sinatra had political aspirations. Over the next eighty years Frank Sinatra was a singer, actor, director and producer who entertained generation after generation all over the world. Continue reading Hudson County’s Favorite Son-Frank Sinatra

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Hudson County Waterfront Would All But Disapear; If and When, the Oceans Rise

Here’s an interesting but eerie “Site Seeing” post.

Look at the Hudson County, New Jersey waterfront on the left- its all but gone.

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Interactive Flood Maps show us how familiar land contours will change as the oceans rise.

Source: boing boing

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Govenor Corzine Takes a Jump Shot

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[From A Governor’s Journey] Governor Jon Corzine goes for three points while visiting a street festival in Newark. Governor Corzine attended Taylorville High School, where he was the captain of his basketball team. He went on to earn his bachelor’s degree at the University of Illinois at Urbana, where he also played basketball. “I was a walk-on in college,” he remembers. “They gave me some minutes on the freshman squad, but my varsity career was at the far end of the bench. There’s wasn’t much need for a 6’2” forward at a Big Ten school.” By the way – he made the basket.

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Desperate Housewives Shakespeare Style

merrypr01jpgThe Hudson Shakespeare Company closes out it’s 18th season of it’s Summer outdoor touring season with the ever crowd pleasing “The Merry Wives of Windsor”. The show will tour Hudson County on the following dates:

Monday, August 3, 7PM, Shipyard Park, 13th street behind Kings, Hoboken, NJ

Monday, August 10, 7PM, Sinatra Park, 411 Frank Sinatra Drive, Hoboken, NJ
Thursday, August 13, 8PM, Ellsworth Park, 23rd Street & Palisade Avenue, Union City, NJ
Monday, August 17, 7PM, Sinatra Park, 411 Frank Sinatra Drive, Hoboken, NJ
Thursday, August 20, 7PM, Van Vorst Park, Montogomery St & Jersey Avenue, Jersey City, NJ
(Rain Date Friday, August 21, 7PM)

The screw ball comedy closes out the theme of the “Mature Comedies” season preceded by last month’s “Troilus and Cressida and “The Winter’s Tale”. Continue reading Desperate Housewives Shakespeare Style

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Good Times in Bad Times-July 09

When the Yellow Brick Road Hits a Speed-bump,these seven Hudsonities follow their hearts

By Sally Deering

Most folks weren’t around to witness The Great Depression of 1929 cover-photo-2-monya-mccarty-nurse2when the stock market crashed and people lost their savings, their jobs and sometimes their lives. But many of us do remember the Dotcom crash of 1987 that caused the stock market to nosedive and Internet entrepreneurs to lose their cybershirts. Well, here we are again, folks, rafting through the troubled waters of another photo-6-laura-schaffnit-of-another-mans-treasures-vintage-shop3recession in a yellow rubber dingy without a paddle.
Uncle Sam is up to his red, white and blues in I.O.U.’s. We owe a trillion and change to to China and according to CreditCard.com, every household in America has more than $8 grand in credit card debt with no end in sight. But Americans are a rugged bunch. When all we have are lemons in the fridge, we thumb our nose at the bad times and toast to better days with a swig of lemonade. 
It’s the American Way and it’s the Hudson way, too.

Continue reading Good Times in Bad Times-July 09

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Hoboken International Film Festival May 29- June 4th

Hoboken International Film Festival

Kenneth Del Vecchio Chairperson

Mayor Dave Roberts and the City of Hoboken

Presents

THE NATION’S HOTTEST…TRUE…FILM FESTIVAL
May 29, 2009 – June 4, 2009

cloris-leachmanCloris Leachman, (Academy Award, 4-Time Golden Globe, 19-Time Emmy Winner & Nominee) will be the 2009 HIFF Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient

Emcee- Comedian Mike Marino
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Award Presenter –                                                                                                            Donna Bostany

For video of  past FilmFestivals Hoboken International Film Festival

MISSION & OBJECTIVE

Hoboken International Film Festival (“HIFF”) is dedicated to showcasing and promoting fine non-studio films, TV pilots, and screenplays from filmmakers throughout the United States and internationally. The best submissions will be rewarded with cash prizes in nearly ten categories. As will be discussed in the next section, HIFF has quickly become one of the top ten best film festivals in the world.

ABOUT THE FESTIVAL

With a celebrity jury comprised of Academy Award and Emmy winners, and powerhouse partners this past year that include CBS, Anheuser-Busch and Stella Artois, TD Banknorth, 101.9 RXP, The DoubleTree Hotel, The Jersey Journal, The Melting Pot, Glaceau SmartWater, and hosted by Mayor David Roberts and the City of Hoboken, HIFF is a worldwide renowned film festival. Showcasing the edgiest domestic and international movies and their filmmakers, HIFF will kick off on May 29, 2009 with its opening night films–that will be viewed by nearly 1,000 fans and industry personnel at Pier A Park, located directly on the Hudson River and overlooking the majestic New York City skyline. Continue reading Hoboken International Film Festival May 29- June 4th

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TUG PEGASUS PRESERVATION PROJECT & WATERFRONT MUSEUM present The “Tug & Barge” Quadricentennial Tour

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COMING TO HOBOKEN May 26 – June 4, 2009Docked between Hoboken’s Pier A Park & NJ TRANSIT’S historic Erie Lackawanna Rail & Ferry Terminal

(Easily accessible by PATH, NJ TRANSIT’S trains & buses, Hudson-Bergen Light Rail, and NY Waterway Ferries)

 We’re BARGING INTO HOBOKEN! Come aboard two antique vessels docking in Hoboken Tuesday May 26 through June 4. The visit will feature tugboat rides; barge tours; authentic Showboat performances including a staged reading of Budd Schulberg’s “On the Waterfront”; and other free and low-cost programs. Team up with a woman tug captain and juggling showboat captain who used to entertain on cruise ships as they retrace Henry Hudson’s voyage and update his vision. Continue reading TUG PEGASUS PRESERVATION PROJECT & WATERFRONT MUSEUM present The “Tug & Barge” Quadricentennial Tour

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Hudson County Theater Alliance- Theater For All

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c/o Debaun Center for the Performing Arts, Steven Institute of Technology Castle Point on Hudson, Hoboken,   New Jersey 07030

Since 2005, a number of theater companies in Hudson County, New Jersey casually discussed forming a group of all the theaters in the area. In January 2007, six companies took the next step – they met and formally discussed the benefits of such a theater alliance, not only to the member theaters but also the arts community in Hudson County on a whole. The conclusion was unanimous and the Hudson County Theatre Alliance (HCTA) was formed.

Members of the Hudson County Theater Alliance

Jersey City

   Art House Productions  
   The Attic Ensemble
   J CITY Theater
   Jersey City Theater Center 
   Parlour Productions
 Hoboken  gaia Studio
   Hudson Theatre Ensemble
   Kismet Theater Company
   Mile Square Theatre Company 
   The Theater Company at DeBaun 
 North Hudson   Park Players Productions

Continue reading Hudson County Theater Alliance- Theater For All

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