Symposia Community Events – Feb. 2015

Sunday Story Time – Every Sunday at 1.30 pm

 Join us Sundays at 1:30 for an interactive story time for toddlers:

Story time, songs and a craft project with new books and themed activities each week.


For more information, contact Carmen at or call 201-805-1739


 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


Piccolo Book Launch – Feb. 1st at 6.30 pm

Come celebrate the kinship of all species with Piccolo Fortunato—author, sculptor, Italian greyhound.

Enjoy some biscotti and an umbra of wine as we read from PICCOLO: an Intern’s Tale in this the first volume of the Piccolo Tales, published by Braiswick of Felistowe, England–followed by a Q & A with the author and local artist MOR whose stark cut-outs help to recount the early years of this Italian artist’s life, trapped in an internship in Williamsburg, Brooklyn until a particularly hot chili pepper launches his career in the City of York they call New!

 For more information contact Piccolo at


“Orgasmic Birth” – A Thought-provoking, Empowering Birthing Documentary – Feb. 10th at 7 pm

 Orgasmic Birth is a documentary that examines the intimate nature of birth, an everyday miracle, and the powerful role it plays in women’s lives when they are permitted to experience it fully. Couples share their birth experiences, discussing their fears and how they found the support, nurturing, and ultimately the power and strength within themselves to labor and birth their babies in a beautiful, loving, and ecstatic way.

Dr. Dina Sgambati, Chiropractor and mother of two, provides moms-to-be with strategies to conceive, labor and birth more naturally.

Donna Tabas, C.N.M., M.S., the Owner and Founder of North Jersey Midwifery Care, serves the women of Bergen and Hudson Counties. She is a Columbia University trained Certified Nurse Midwife with 32 years of experience working with birthing families

The screening of the film will be followed by a Q&A discussion with our birth experts.

For more information, contact Dr. Tabas at


Sing Along-Jungle Gym Jam Music with Jason – Feb. 18 at 4 pm

 Your kids will love to sing and move along with the catchy songs of Jason Didner from his band Jungle Gym Jam (

Buy a ticket for your family and get the Parents’ Choice approved album “Everyone’s Invited!” included with your admission. Suitable for all ages; best for ages 1-5.

Ticket price:$12 per family (could be one or two parents or a caregiver + their children) and includes a CD.

Tickets can be purchased in advance at www.

or at the door, subject to availability.

Discount for Hoboken Mommies members.

For more information, contact Jason at


 Conversation Series with writer/life coach Nancy Colasurdo  – Feb. 23rd at 7 pm

Stop by and partake in an open discussion facilitated by Nancy Colasurdo, whose work centers around connecting people to their creative core with tools from The Artist’s Way and her own coaching and blogging practice. She is also the creator/founder of

This is not a workshop or seminar, just a chance to talk with fellow community members on designated topics. Artists and aspiring artists especially welcome.

Free and open to the community.

February 23 — What Are You Willing to Struggle For?

(Note: For those interested, this topic idea comes from this piece – The Most Important Question of Your Life)

For more information, contact Nancy at

Refreshments will be served.



 Dance Classes at Symposia Dance Classes at Symposia- with Instructor Tracy Everitt, Liza Minnelli’s Dance Partner – Starting March 3rd at 7 pm for 8 weeks.

 Learn  Classic Wedding Dances music  that will never grow old

Join our  Beginners’ class! Classic, Easy Steps!

We will cover Classic partner dances such as swing, salsa, tango and various types of ballroom dance,  both classic and modern.

Series of 8 sessions one hour each.


$15 for drop in or

$100 for the whole 8 -class series.

Instructor: Tracy Everitt, partner of Liza Minnelli (watch Liza and Tracy in the youtube video “Steam Heat” –  the opening number in Act II of the 1954 Tony Award-winning musical “The Pajama Game”:

Registration required. Space is limited. Please call 201-805-1739 or email Carmen at


PUPPETONIA – Puppet Shows for Babies and Toddlers

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:


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

BABY PUPPETONIA: Tue, Wed and Thu at 1.30 pm

Two new shows every week.

NEW: SYMPOSIA BOOKSTORE presents: STORY TIME, Sundays at 1.30 pm.

No reservation required.

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

Email:  or visit

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