Symposia Community Events –Jan. 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!


SOUP IT UP! – The Definitive 2017 Soup-lovers’ Event – Saturday, Jan. 14th at 6.30 pm

The holidays are over and winter’s just getting started.  But don’t stew over your cold-weather blues!   January is the perfect time to comfort broth body and soul with warm, delicious, hearty soup!  Bring your favorite soup (home-made or store-bought) to share with your friends at Symposia, along with any stories or memories from 2016.  Dessert is optional.

If you don’t like soup, bring your fave dish.

Trust us, udon want to miso this unphorgettable experience!

For more info or to register, contact Carmen at or call 201-805-1739


Promise of Forever – Book reading/signing by Crystal Cabrae- Monday, Jan. 16th at 7 pm

Need a new book to read this year? Come celebrate The Promise of Forever at Symposia as we kick off 2017 with our first ever Outcast Event! Join us for a chance to meet the author, win prizes, and so much more. Dive into the world of Viscaya and get to know Lela Porter and her family as we go on a journey of loss, war, and love.

Signed Books and other merchandise available for purchase.

Suggested donation: $5

Author, Actress, and Director Crystal Cabrae

For more info, contact Angelica at


Musical Open Mic Night – Thursday, Jan. 19th 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.

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For more information, contact Carlos at


Ready to Write – Workshop by John Mccaffrey – Thursday, Jan 26th 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


PREVIEW for February:

 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


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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