Friday, September 26, 2014

Hamilton Park BBQ Festival Tomorrow, Saturday, September 27, 2014

The 5th annual Hamilton Park BBQ Festival is tomorrow, Saturday, September 27th from noon to 8 pm!

The festival will take place at 232 Pavonia Avenue (right across the street from Hamilton Park).

As in past years, there will be delicious food served up by a wide variety of vendors (including local favorites GP's Restaurant, Milk Sugar Love and Union Republic), kids activities, live music performances and an arts and crafts fair.

Proceeds from the festival will benefit the Hamilton Park Conservancy.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Hoboken Comedy Festival to Support Liberty Humane Society

The 5th annual Hoboken Comedy Festival begins next week for 7 days of comedy with a portion of the proceeds to benefit Jersey City-based Liberty Humane Society.

The festival will run from Monday, September 29th through Sunday, October 5th will an impressive line-up of comedians.

The Festival donates $1 per head directly to Liberty Humane Society, for each of the shows, and passes direct donation bins throughout performances to raise money for the charity.

In addition, this year, the Hoboken Comedy Festival and Pier13 have teamed up to host a dog-friendly outdoor show on Saturday, October 4th at 3 pm with a suggested $10 donation to Liberty Humane Society.

For the full line-up and to purchase tickets please visit

Monday, September 22, 2014

Liberty Humane Society’s Bark in the Park Fundraising Event on Saturday, October 11, 2014

Jersey City-based Liberty Humane Society is gearing up for their biggest fundraising event of the year: Bark in the Park!

This year's Bark in the Park will take place in Hoboken’s Church Square Park on Saturday, October 11th from noon to 5pm.

The event will begin with a half-mile fundraising walk around Hoboken (participants with or without their dogs) followed by a fun-filled fair at Church Square Park with vendors, contests, crafts, demonstrations and more!

Registration is now open for walk participants online. Can't make it to the event? Consider being a "virtual walker" or support this year's mascot Mackenzie!

Many pet-friendly and family-friendly activities are planned for the fair at Church Square Park including special guests MC Aaron Berg, comedian, actor, and pet advocate; Jorge Bendersky, Professional Dog Stylist and Celebrity Dog Groomer; Ada Nieves, Pet Fashion Couture designer and  host of our fabulous Pet Fashion Show; Laura Waddell of K9 Problem Solvers for an Ask the Trainer session; Jersey City Police Department K9 unit for a demonstration; dog agility demonstrations and training; shelter adoption center; a bouncy house, face painter and craft station for the human kiddies; shopping at vendor tables and food trucks; discounted micro-chipping; a pet trick and costume contest.

Businesses interested in being a part of Bark in the Park 2014 can visit to download the business partnership packet and forms or email Jessica(at) for more information.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Reminder: The Newport Half Marathon is This Sunday, September 21, 2014

The Newport Half Marathon is scheduled for this Sunday, September 21st at 8:30 am at 100 Town Square Place (steps away from the Newport PATH station).

Registration is now open via

As in previous years, the course is a mostly flat, scenic route through downtown Jersey City, Liberty State Park and along the waterfront.

Councilwoman Candace Osborne will announce the start of this year’s race and Mayor Steven Fulop will be participating.

Winnings and records will be awarded immediately following the race during the Post-Race Party with refreshments, a local DJ and several prize drawings for gift cards and event tickets.