SYMPOSIA Community Bookstore Events – July 2023

SYMPOSIA Community Bookstore Events – July 2023 

510 Washington St, Hoboken NJ  



 Open Mic Night – Tuesday, July 11th 7:30 to 10 pm   

 “A little bit of summer is what the whole year is about.”  – John Mayer 

Join us for the JULY edition of Open Mic Night!  This month, our (optional) theme is “One Hit Wonder.”  Let’s hear your favorite song from that band that nobody remembers.   

This inclusive, encouraging environment is the perfect place to practice what you’ve been working on at home. Original material and covers are welcome (songs, poems, readings, comedy). This event is open to all ages, therefore we ask that all material be clean and family-friendly.  

*Suggested donation $5/attendee to support Symposia (non-profit bookstore)  

*Some simple snacks will be provided but feel free to BYO drinks/snacks.   


Salsa and Wine Class – Thursday July 13th at 7 pm 

Join us for special beginner Salsa and Wine class with Believe Ballroom Dance studios.

No partner needed!

Group class is $20 per person

Spots are limited!

Please RSVP and prepay your class at 


NEW! “Symposi-HA!” –  Friday July 14th at 8 pm 

Come see our Bookstore’s first ever live Stand-Up Comedy Show! 

The show is produced by Hoboken comedian Matt Pena and will feature comedians from all over New Jersey and New York. Tickets are $15 and all proceeds will go towards supporting the store as well as supporting the performers!  

Please follow “Symposiha” on Instagram for all news and updates and grab your tickets on by searching “Symposi-Ha”.  

Don’t forget to bring your own beverages and snacks to enjoy at the show!  

Fee: $15 


“Philosophize This” – Conversation Group based on Stephen West’s podcast with the same name – Tuesday July 18th at 7 pm 

This deeply engaging series introduces listeners to thinkers and ideas upon which our society is based, but in a way that is easy for non-philosophers to digest and understand.   

Our discussion group will create a safe environment where we can gain knowledge while also sharing personal experiences as they relate to the topics presented in the podcast.   

Listening to the episodes 13, 14 and 15 of the podcast is strongly recommended if possible. 
 For more info, contact Carmen at or 201-805-1739 

Fee: $10 


Specialty Yoga Class With Rebel Yogi Satya – Friday July 21st and 28th 5 to 7 pm 

Babaji’s Kriya Hatha Yoga is part of a system that is designed for Self-Realization rather than gymnastics. Over two classes open to all levels you will learn the 18 postures of the system. (Each class will be complete in itself, so you can attend one or both!) Postures pair forward bends with backbends, followed by a full rest after each posture to explore the circulating energy. In addition to physical postures, there will be a focus on the breath, bandhas (muscular/energetic locks) and chakras. Each class will include a guided meditation as well as a dharma talk. The tools learned can be added to your current yoga practice and life. A booklet ($10) and a book ($20) will be available for those who want to dive deeper into the system and their yoga practice.

Satya has been teaching yoga since 2006. He was first initiated into Babaji’s Kriya Yoga in 2003. He has gone through three levels of initiation, as well as a 500-hour teacher training certification in Babaji’s Kriya Hatha Yoga. He teaches locally and has taught at festivals and excursions nationally and internationally and has been a guest on several podcasts the latest being He is a rebel and seeks to share with those who are willing to rebel against what keeps them from being authentic without apology. He can be contacted through Instagram @satyayogateacher. 

Fee: $25
Registration required by July 26th at 201-805-1739

8 spots available ONLY.

La Leche – New Moms Support Group– Friday, July 28th 10 am to 12 pm.  

Come join us for this support group where you can share and learn from other moms. 
La Leche league is an international volunteer run support group open to all families interested in lactating or providing human milk to their babies.

La Leche League was founded over 60 years ago when the founders (a small group of mothers) found that families were most successful when supported by their peers and it has continued with the premises of providing non bias support to local families.  

For more info contact Tiffany at 


 Our family at Symposia wishes you a beautiful Summer and hopes that everyone is staying safe and well read!  

We are looking for VOLUNTEERS to shelf books and/or help customers. 

Flexible hours, great environment, free books! 

Other ways to help Symposia: 

DONATE YOUR BOOKS!  Symposia stays in business by selling donated books online. 

 Donate your used shipping supplies: In an effort to stay environmentally friendly, Symposia Bookstore welcomes donations of used clean shipping materials like small bubble wrap and new bubble mailers/envelopes. 

 BUY FROM SYMPOSIA!  Need new reading material? Peruse Symposia’s inventory with over 2,500 titles on Amazon at 


Any donation will help make an impact as this is a nonprofit organization that serves as the only used-bookstore in the area and community center for locals. Thank you so much in advance for your contribution to this cause that means so much to our community. It is our pleasure curating the best books for our customers thanks to your donations. 




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