Symposia Community Events – May 2015

Symposia is looking for volunteers to help out at the Art and Music Festival in Hoboken on May 3rd from 10 am to 7 pm. We need help moving books to and from the booth, manning the booth, shelving, or simply promoting the store. If you could spare an hour or two, please contact Carmen at 201-805-1739.

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!

Klystar by Leong Ying – book reading/signing – May 2nd at from 5 to 7 pm

What if the fundamental laws of thermodynamics could be used to prove the existence of a parallel universe, a twined realm where a single omnipotent consciousness is bonded by a force akin to love?
There was a philosophical time in our humanity when religion and science were inseparable, but rivalry and discord has since driven a great argumentative chasm between the two. Author Leong Ying takes readers into this fascinating world, following a young man, Leo, on his quest to discover his own origins and learn the truths of the universe.

Klystar is a gripping fable encompassing a bold scientific theory intended to bring healing to our conflicting souls. Readers will be captivated by Ying’s detailed world of the future its connections to the past, learning with Leo that the proof is in the numbers, and the meaning is in the words.

May 2nd from 5 to 7 pm.
For more information, contact Rhoda at

Salon – Conversation Circle – May 25th at 7 pm

Symposia strives to provide a place where thinking people can freely exchange and commingle ideas, imaginations, energy, talents, wild-eyed visions–where we can comfortably and effectively suspend our assumptions about life in order to inquire into the unknown together.

Our inspiration was the concept of a neighborhood conversation salon promoted by the Utne Reader in the early 1990s. The gatherings we host aren’t much like the long-ago salons of Paris or New York, where authors, artists, and socialites would get together. There is nothing elitist about this salon. The gatherings probably most resemble encounters you may have had around campfires, over kitchen tables, in dorm rooms or at slumber parties, during times in your life when everyone you knew seemed eager to share visions and ideas.

Bring a snack to share and your adventurous spirit.

This month’s topic: Honesty: Is it always the best policy? Can you find instances in your life when it is not?
Facilitator: Phil DePinto

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

Gentle 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.

Certified Yoga Instructor Carmen Rusu
For more information, or to register, contact Carmen: 201-805-1739 or

Dance Classes at Symposia with Instructor Tracy Everitt, Liza Minnelli’s Dance Partner – Every Tuesday at 7 pm.

Learn Classic Wedding Dances music that will never grow old

Learn the actual, real “going-out” partner dancing but dress is informal for lessons : Wear your everyday attire…Learn Swing, Waltz, all dances for weddings and events…Come! Feel you finally know how to dance, and learn it right, taught as if the first day of your life in a dance lesson: 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 201-963-0909 or email Carmen at

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:

PUPPETONIA SHOWS (Babies and Toddlers):
Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri: 10 and 11 am
Thu at 4 pm.

Tue, Wed 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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