Symposia Community Events – May 2019

Symposia Community Events – May 2019

510 Washington St, Hoboken NJ

Reading is a form of prayer, a guided meditation that briefly makes us believe we’re someone else, disrupting the delusion that we’re permanent and at the center of the universe. Suddenly (we’re saved!) other people are real again, and we’re fond of them. —George Saunders

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: Symposia is looking for volunteers to help out at the Art and Music Festival in Hoboken on Sunday May 19th  from 10 am to 7 pm.  We need help moving books to and from the booth, manning the booth or the bookstore, 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!


 Guitar Circle – Thursdays at 8 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


Musical Open Mic Night – Thursday, May 16th 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 Joy of Literature – Discussion with Prof. John Bredin – May 23rd at 7 pm

Unlike typical book club meetings (which focus on one book), this unique literary soiree takes a broader look at literary culture and the books that give our lives meaning.

Moderated by John Bredin, a Hoboken based writer and professor who hosts a nonprofit TV show on culture and ideas, this meeting hopes to transform the standard read-one-book-and talk-about it literary club into something more spontaneous and less like a homework assignment. A particular focus will be how our own lives have been changed by the writers who matter to us; with an emphasis on personal stories and open dialogue.

Though free and open to the public, donations are appreciated.

Space is limited so please RSVP 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!


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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