Symposia Community Events –Dec 2016

Donations are the lifeline of our business. If you have used books, CDs, DVDs, games, toys that you don’t want anymore, you can drop them off at our store and we’ll give you a tax-deductible receipt!

 Theater Wanderer presents…  I am Emily: A Ukulele Song Cycle- Collaborative Performance & Open Meditation – Thursday, Dec. 1st at 7 pm

 “I am Emily”  is a song cycle comprised of poetry and letters by Emily Dickinson, as well as original poetry and music, by Lindsey Sherman. The piece explores life’s cycles through mindful observations of nature. This collaborative performance includes original music, movement, dance, and visual art.

The audience will be invited to use this time as a meditation in any form. Writing and art materials will be provided. However, you may bring your own art supplies and/or writing materials. The audience may also feel free to sit with eyes closed, move, dance, sing, make sound, or simply watch and listen.

Suggested Donation: $10

For more information, or to register, contact

Can You #!*% Believe What Happened? True Tales of Midlife Daters- Book Reading – Friday, Dec. 2nd at 7 pm

 Come out for an entertaining evening of readings, refreshments, and a chance to win some prizes!

Local authors Eileen Budd and Rose Jakubaszek will be reading selections from their upcoming book, Can You #!*% Believe What Happened? True Tales of Midlife Daters.  Readings will include TRUE, wacky, and, humorous stories like: A woman who’s looking for love – and a bathroom. A man whose first date is more Jurassic Park than a walk in the park. A Wall St. guy looking for a back door deal. And, a real life date with Rain Man that’s bizarrely funny. Yeah, funny. Definitely funny.

Guest readers will include Ann Anderson Evans, who’ll be reading her story about what it was like to dip her toes back into the dating pool as a midlife dater. She has published a memoir, Daring to Date Again.

Don’t miss this opportunity for a different kind of Friday night fun. These real-life stories about mid-life dating will have you laughing and shaking your head in disbelief.   Who knows? You might even meet someone and leave with a dating story of your own!

For more information, contact:


Ready to Write – Workshop by John Mccaffrey – Thursday, Dec. 15th at 7 pm

 Do you have a desire to write but are not sure how to begin? Has your writing hit a wall and you want to break through? Or do you just want to develop further as a writer and land that publishing contract? “Ready to Write,” a new monthly writing series at Symposia Community Bookstore, will meet all these needs and, most importantly, you’ll have fun in a safe, supported and creative environment.

Sessions, are led by award-winning novelist and Hoboken resident John McCaffrey (

Suggested donation: $10

For more information or to register, contact John at

 Free Yoga Class –  Every Wednesday at 7 pm

 Have you always shied away from Yoga because you thought you weren’t very flexible?

Symposia is now opening its doors to a new environment for yoga practice: small classes, taught in a supportive, non-competitive manner, with individual attention.  Students will be gently guided through basic yoga postures, yogic breathing, meditation, and relaxation techniques.

Suggested donation: $8

Certified Yoga Instructors Bridget Heavey and Carmen Rusu

For more information, or to register, contact Carmen:  201-805-1739 or


Salsa Dance Classes –  Instructor Tracy Everitt, Liza Minnelli’s Dance Partner – Every Tuesday at 7 pm

 Learn the actual, real “going-out” partner dancing but dress is informal for lessons : Wear your everyday attire…Learn to dance for weddings and events… a new start each week!…

Couples or singles…

$15 per person per hour each lesson, or $50 for 4 lessons.

Instructor: Tracy Everitt, Broadway and Hollywood dance partner of Liza Minnelli (watch Liza and Tracy in the youtube video “Steam Heat” and see Tracy at Lincoln Center and with Hoboken Chamber Orch. on YouTube as well.

Registration required. Space is limited. Please call 551-587-0121 or email Tracy

Guitar Circle – Every Thursday at 8.30 pm

Come jam with local guitar players in a casual, friendly atmosphere. Share your favorite songs and learn new ones. All playing levels and styles are welcome!

To register or for more info, contact Carlos at


PUPPETONIA @ Symposia Bookstore – Puppet Shows for Babies and Toddlers

Facebook: Puppetonia Shows

Since its inception, Puppetonia has taught children so much more than just their ABC’s and 123′s. The music and puppet shows incorporate important social skills, early academics, thinking skills, motor skills, and self-expression.

The music is fun and upbeat, and the children are encouraged to move to the rhythm, follow verbal instructions, practice sequential movements, and have a great time. And there are bubbles galore!

For a sample of our shows, check these links:

PUPPETONIA SHOWS (Babies and Toddlers):

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri: 10 and 11 am

Thu at 4 pm.

BABY PUPPETONIA (Babies):  Wed and Thu at 1.30 pm

YOGA FOR BABIES (6 weeks to crawling): Tuesdays at 1.30 pm

Two new shows every week.


$15 drop in

$10 second show the same week

$10 second child

Package Deal: 10 Admissions – $130 valid for 3 months.

No reservation required.

For more info, call or text: (201) 805-1739

Email:  or visit

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