Symposia Community Events –May 2016

Symposia is looking for volunteers to help out at the Art and Music Festival in Hoboken on May 1st 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!

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 Instructors Bridget Heavey and Carmen Rusu
For more information, or to register, contact Carmen: 201-805-1739 or

Swing Dance Classes – 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 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

Photography Art Exhibit by Prashanth Rudramurthy– Sunday, May 1st from 11 am to 7 pm

Reception and talk with the artist at 4 pm.
Refreshments will be provided.

For more information, contact Prashanth at

Photography Art Exhibit by Prashanth Rudramurthy– Sunday, May 1st  from 11 am to 7 pm 


Reception and talk with the artist at 4 pm.

Refreshments will be provided.

For more information, contact Prashanth at

Musical Open Mic Night – Thursday, May 12th 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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Inspired @ Symposia! – Sunday, May 22nd at 6 pm

Join us for an afternoon of local arts. All forms of artistic expression welcome: spoken word, music, comedy, dance, visual arts, applause.

Bring a snack/drink/dessert to share after the show.

Sign up starts at 5.30 pm

For more information, contact Carmen at

Other events in Hoboken recommended by Symposia:

The Artist’s Way, a 12-Week Course

Facilitated by life coach and writer Nancy Colasurdo in her Hoboken home.

Nancy has taught The Artist’s Way, based on the book by Julia Cameron, for years. The book is billed “a course in discovering and recovering your creative self.” As a journalist, she has interviewed its author twice and taken workshops with her in New York City. This course is for you if you are feeling stifled or stuck in your life, have a desire to engage or re-engage your creativity, or you simply want to shake things up. Nancy fully credits this course with energizing her and getting her back in touch with her writing many years ago.

Dates: 12 consecutive Tuesday nights beginning May 3 and ending July 19
Time: 7-9 p.m.
Fee: $395 (maximum of six students)

Please contact Nancy with any questions or to reserve a spot:

(Note: Nancy is planning a course in the fall for ‘graduates’ of this phase. Stay tuned for details.)

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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