Symposia Community Events – January 2013

“A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies, said Jojen. The man who never reads lives only one.” 

George R.R. MartinA Dance With Dragons)

$5 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.

After the class feel free to linger, have a cup of tea, chat. Refreshments will be served.

Certified Yoga Instructor Carmen Rusu

Pre-registration is required by phone, 201-805-1739 or  by email:

“Counseling Support” Community Information Session – Monday January 14th

FREE – drop-in any time between 7:00-8:30pm


For many people, 2012 was a difficult year.  The impact of Hurricane Sandy was massive in Hoboken, and not everyone has seen their lives go back to “normal”. Tragedies and traumatic events affect us in many ways, and each person has their own coping mechanisms to deal with trauma, while some may have difficulty coping.  Often the psychological effects of a traumatic event are not felt until long after the actual event.  The holidays may also exacerbate these feelings, and for many they may be a time of stress, anxiety, pressure and unmet expectations. 

 Consider the following questions:

 Have you been struggling to feel “normal” since Hurricane Sandy? 

·         Did you experience anxiety after the Sandy Hook shootings? 

·         Are you feeling let-down after the holidays?

·         Do your worries keep you up at night?

·         Have you noticed your child or loved one exhibiting changes in mood or behavior? 

·         Do you sometimes feel like you have no one to talk to, or no one who understands?

If you answered “yes” to any of the questions above, you may benefit from the support of a counselor.

As a service to the Hoboken community, local counselors will be available during this information session to speak with you individually about your concerns and provide information/resources to those who feel they may need support.  If you are interested in finding out more, stop by any time during the session to speak with a counselor or pick up an information packet.  You may also fill out a short questionnaire to help us gauge further needs in the community.

This information session is being organized by Hoboken resident Andrea Milo, who is a mental health counselor, certified school counselor, and a North Jersey Red Cross Disaster Mental Health volunteer.  You can reach her at or 201-240-9874 if you have questions.

Passed Pawn Chess Club Sunday, Jan 20th and 27th at 5 pm

Improve your chess, learn chess openings and tactics in a friendly environment with chess instructor Frank Schiano.

For more information, contact Frank at 646-807-5627 or



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 – 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

 Tue: 4 pm

 BABY PUPPETONIA: Tue at 2 pm and Thu at 1.30 pm


Two new shows every week.

No reservation required.

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

Email:  or visit

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