Symposia Community Events –December 2017

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 “The Elusive Baboon” – Reading and Book Signing by Jennifer Jolly – Thursday,  Dec. 7th at 6.30 pm

Jennifer Jolly was a naïve young woman when she, her primatologist husband and small daughter traveled to newly independent Uganda. She recounts the challenges of adapting to an expatriate lifestyle, and the problems and pleasures of conducting ground breaking field-work on wild baboons while camping out close, sometimes too close to elephants, buffalo, and hippos, experiencing unfamiliar cultures, and enjoying exotic vegetation, spectacular mountains and lakes, while undergoing a difficult pregnancy. When civil war erupted she memorably survived a complicated delivery in a hospital under siege.

Returning to Uganda five years later, the family lived in a spectacularly situated but decaying rest house overlooking the Budongo forest and experienced the descent of the country into the murderous years of Idi Amin. Braving the unfamiliar, sometimes terrified of being shot, but never bored, she comes through with her sense of humor intact.

For more information, contact Jennifer at


 “Christmas at the Chocolate Castle” by Marisol Rodriguez- Children Story Reading, Crafts and Book Signing – Saturday, Dec. 16th at 2 pm

 Look who’s coming to Symposia!

Marisol Rodriguez, award winning Children’s Book Author will be reading Christmas at the Chocolate Castle, just in time for the holidays.

Bring the children for a Storytime and Book Signing followed by Holiday Arts & Crafts

Books will be available for purchase while supplies last.  Cost of book, $10

To learn more about Marisol Rodriguez, go to or contact Marisol at


Swing 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

 Private Guitar Lessons with Carlos

Fee: $50/hr

All levels, ages, and musical styles, from classical to country and rock/pop. Can travel within Hoboken or provide a place for lessons.

Contact Carlos Haase at Se habla español.


Symposia Bookstore is located at 510 Washington St, Hoboken, NJ 07030

Ph. 201-963-0909


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