• Symposia Community Events – Feb. 2017

    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!

     Alive in the Sunshine: Reading & Signing w/ Nancy Colasurdo – Feb. 2nd at 7 pm

     Join local author Nancy Colasurdo for a reading and book signing as she shares her memoir. It’s particularly special because Symposia is a backdrop for some of the events she chronicles.

    Alive in the Sunshine is the story of a 40-something woman’s journey from established professional to active seeker. It is a call to simplify and awaken, to live more authentically, and to find meaning and beauty in our everyday lives.

    Nancy’s memoir, covering a decade of self-reflection and change, begins with the staggering effects of 9/11 and her subsequent layoff as a television producer. Her well-ordered life falls apart completely as she struggles to find her way, continually questioning and seeking a life beyond that of the conventional Italian-American Jersey girl she was raised to be. She finds a new profession in life coaching, divorces the Catholic Church in the wake of the priest scandal, and seeks love, often with devastating results.

    It will be a lighthearted, meaningful, celebratory evening. Please join us for light refreshments and community.

    For more information, contact Nancy at nancy.colasurdo@gmail.com.

     Millennial Real Talk – Book Reading/signing with Lisa Marie Latino- Monday, Feb. 13, at 7 pm

     Grab your single friends and join us for a night of food, fun, and laughs as local author Lisa Marie Latino reads selections from her debut novel, Ten Years Later, which was recently dubbed “a beacon of hope for the quarter-life crisis crowd.”

    You will meet Carla D’Agostino, who is not your typical heroine. Stuck in a seemingly dead-end job, single, and still living with her overbearing parents, Carla is thrown for a loop when she realizes her ten-year high school reunion is fast approaching. True love, a career as a sports radio talk show host, the perfect body–every dream remains frustratingly out of reach no matter how Carla strives and schemes. Out of reach, that is, until unexpected events lead her right back to where she started, and Carla discovers that all she ever wanted was right in front of her the whole time. Ten Years Later is a witty, unpredictable tale of one ordinary young woman’s race for the top as she throws caution to the wind and decides to go for her dreams.

    Refreshments will be served.

    For more information, contact: info@longshotproductions.tv.

    LovefestValentine Party – Tuesday, Feb. 14 at 6.30 pm

    Come celebrate LOVE with us at Symposia at our annual Valentine’s Day Party!

    Bring some delicious food to share, as well as some thoughts on what love means to you. It could be anything – a favorite poem, a drawing, a photograph, a craft, a song, a story, or a talent. Let us know how love has impacted your life in 2016, and why you couldn’t imagine living life without it!!!

    For more information, or to sign up, call Carmen at 201-805-1739 or write to carpathian_air@yahoo.com

    Suggested donation: $10

     

    Ready to Write – Workshop by John Mccaffrey – Thursday, Feb. 16th 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 (jamccaffrey.squarespace.com)

    Suggested donation: $10

    For more information or to register, contact John at jamccaffrey@earthlink.net

     

     Musical Open Mic Night – Thursday, Feb. 23rd at 7.30 pm

    Join us for a night of shared musical talent. Sign up and play some tunes, or just come by and cheer us on!

    BYOB (Bring your own bottle, banjo, or balalaika) with some munchies provided. Feel free to bring your own snacks to share.

    Sign up starts at 7:30pm. Everyone gets to perform at least two songs, and original songs are encouraged. Test out your new material or play some cool cover songs. This is mostly an acoustic setup, although a small amp can be made available.

    Like our Facebook Page (https://www.facebook.com/SymposiaOpenMic/) or send an email to chaase@chdesignsolutions.com for updates and the monthly schedule

    For more information, contact Carlos at chaase@chdesignsolutions.com

     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

    For more information, or to register, contact Carmen:  201-805-1739 or  carpathian_air@yahoo.com

      

    Salsa Dance Classes –  Instructor Tracy Everitt, Liza Minnelli’s Dance Partner – Every Tuesday (Except the 14th)  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 tracyeveritt@yahoo.com

    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 chaase@chdesignsolutions.com

     

     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.

    PRICES:

    $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: puppetonia@gmail.com  or visit www.puppetonia.com

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