Symposia Community Events – March 2019

Symposia Community Events – March 2019

510 Washington St, Hoboken NJ

 Guitar Circle – Thursdays 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


 Free Yoga Class –  Wednesdays 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

Registration required.

Certified Yoga Instructor Carmen Rusu

For more information, or to register, contact Carmen:  201-805-1739 or


Acoustic Folk Circle – Sunday March 3rd and 17th  from 3 to 6 pm

Hey “come together”! Share songs original or traditional. More than ever we need music to weave us together during these fractured times. Traditionally folk song has been a vehicle of protest, and a source of healing.

The format will be a circle, choose to sing solo or together. All you need is your voice, a guitar, harmonica, wind instruments, percussion, all welcome! Oh and maybe some munchies and beverage *wine ok too!

Please don’t forget to support our local community bookstore, Symposia, with a $5 suggested donation

For more information or to register, contact Cara at


Musical Open Mic Night – Thursday, March 14th 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.

Refreshments will be served.

Like our Facebook Page ( or send an email to for updates and the monthly schedule.

For more information, 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.


The Role of Art & Imagination in a Vibrant Democracy – lecture and discussion with Prof. John Bredin- Tuesday March 26th at 7 pm

These are not, to paraphrase Charles Dickens, the “best of times” for democracy. Given the rise of autocracy around the world and in the United States, how might we best reinvigorate the spirit of democratic freedom?

Educator, author, and talk show host John Bredin believes the arts can play a vital role in democracy’s rebirth. In his 25 years as a teacher, Bredin has witnessed the magic, transformative impact of literature, cinema, and the various arts in building hopeful communities with the capacity to ponder a better social world.

After his 45-minute lecture, Bredin will open up the space for a rich dialogue so ideas, stories, questions, and visions of possibility can be shared on this most fascinating—yet curiously overlooked—strategy for democratic renewal.

So give the breaking news a break for a few hours, turn off your Smartphone, and rediscover the joy of learning and being in a face-to-face community: discussing a topic that truly matters.

Light refreshments will be served. $10 suggested donation.

Speaker John Bredin has taught literature and writing at Rutgers, Montclair State University, and Essex County College. He hosts the non-profit TV show Public Voice Salon, an open dialogue on culture and ideas. His most recent book, How America was Saved (2018), is his first novel.

For more info, contact John at


Puppetonia Puppet Shows at Symposia Bookstore


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:




Symposia Bookstore

510 Washington St, Hoboken, NJ 07030


 PUPPET SHOWS (Babies and Toddlers):

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

Thu at 4 pm.


BABY YOGA (6 weeks to crawling): Tuesday at 1.30 pm

SPANISH WITH PUPPETONIA: Tuesdays at 10 and 11 am


For more info, contact Carmen at 201-805-1729 or go to


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