• Symposia Community Events – November 2007

    Symposia Conversation Project
    Wednesday, November 28th, 2007
    Time: 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM
    Location: Symposia Bookstore
    510 Washington St.
    Hoboken, NJ 07030
    United States
    Map and Directions
    Information: Openness, consideration and respect are the foundation elements of vibrant community experiences. The Symposia Conversation Project is an experiment in community dialogue where people of different beliefs and points of view can engage in meaningful discourse that enlightens, challenges and enriches the participants.

    The conversation topic is voted by the participants at the beginning of the meeting.

    Suggested donation: $3

    All are welcome.

    Contact: Corneliu Rusu
    Email:info@symposia.us

     

    Greenwich Village Conversation Group
    Thursday, November 29th, 2007
    Time: 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM
    Location: Think Coffee
    248 Mercer St.
    New York, NY
    United States
    Map and Directions
    Information: The Greenwich Village Conversation Group is open to anyone who loves to make new friends and find ways of improving personal or community life. The conversation topic is voted by the participants at the beginning of the meeting. The discussion is respectful, open, and creative and there is no pressure to contribute.

    Contact: Corneliu Rusu
    Phone: 201-805-1739
    Email:info@symposia.us

     


     

    Book Reading – “The Last Three Miles” by Steven Hart
    Thursday, January 24th, 2008
    Time: 7:00 PM
    Location: Symposia Bookstore
    510 Washington St.
    Hoboken, NJ 07030
    United States
    Map and Directions
    Information: Two Hudson County landmarks — legendary political boss Frank Hague and the black steel colossus known as the Pulaski Skyway — will be the topics of discussion Thursday, Jan. 24, as author Steven Hart come to Symposia Bookstore to read from his book “The Last Three Miles:
    Politics, Murder, and the Construction of America’s First Superhighway,” published by The New Press.

    Hart, a journalist and freelance writer, has delved into the troubled history of the Skyway and the labor war that erupted during its construction in the early years of the Depression — a clash so violent that local newspapers called it “the war of the meadows.” He shows how a conflict between Hague and a former ally helped fuel the conflict that marked a turning point in Hague’s career as a political boss with the power to intimidate presidents. Hart also explains the Skyway’s place in history as the only surviving link in America’s first superhighway project, and how flaws in its design made it a hazard to life and limb from the day it opened in 1932.

    “The Last Three Miles” has been spotlighted in the New York Times and the Star-Ledger, and highly praised by noted authors such as Henry Petroski, Les Standiford and Christian Bauman, and he will be signing and selling copies after his talk, which is set for Thursday, Jan. 24, at 7 p.m. in Symposia Bookstore, 510 Washington Street, Hoboken, N.J.
    07030.

    Contact: Corneliu Rusu
    Email:info@symposia.us

     



    HAVE FUN IN THE AFTEROON:

    Afternoon activities for children at Symposia Bookstore
    Organized by Puppetonia – Land of Music and Puppets
     
    The long, cold, dreary afternoons of the winter season can be challenging for parents with small children. No worries! Symposia is opening its doors to a series of new afternoon activities designed for children under six years old.
    The series will feature special arts and crafts projects, actions songs, and exciting new puppet shows every week.
     
    Our various arts and crafts projects teach children practical skills, encourage them to think creatively, and show them how to work well with others. And of course, they’re a lot of fun! The Puppetonia music and puppet shows also teach children more than ABC’s and 123’s. The 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. The puppets are friendly and cuddly, bringing to life old bedtime stories or funny incidents that the children encounter in their daily lives.
     
    Afternoon schedule:
                Tuesdays: 2 pm to 4 pm – Toys, crafts time and face painting
                Tuesdays: 4 pm to 5 pm – Music and puppet show
                Updates on other afternoon shows on www.puppetonia.com or (201) 963-1739
     
    Other shows organized by Puppetonia at Symposia Bookstore
                Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri – 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. – Music and puppet shows 
                Birthday parties, day care or school events.
                Check our web site for prices and special deals – www.puppetonia.com
     
    Puppetonia is a Hoboken children’s entertainment company that offers highly interactive, entertaining and educative shows for children up to six years old. Find out more about Puppetonia on our web page: www.puppetonia.com
    Symposia Conversation Project
    Wednesday, November 14th, 2007
    Time: 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM
    Location: Symposia Bookstore
    510 Washington St.
    Hoboken, NJ 07030
    United States
    Map and Directions
    Information: Openness, consideration and respect are the foundation elements of vibrant community experiences. The Symposia Conversation Project is an experiment in community dialogue where people of different beliefs and points of view can engage in meaningful discourse that enlightens, challenges and enriches the participants.

    The conversation topic is voted by the participants at the beginning of the meeting.

    Facilitator: Danielle DeSaro, M.A.
    Holistic Counselor/ Spiritual Life Coach

    Danielle holds a B.A. in Sociology from Rutgers University, her M.A. in Mental Health Counseling & Spirituality from Fordham University, is a certified Reiki Level II Practitioner and is currently working toward obtaining her certification as a Master Life Coach from the accredited iPEC coaching school in Shrewsbury, New Jersey.

    email: danielle@innerabilities.com
    web: www.innerabilities.com
    Ph: (646) 410 – 3021

    Suggested donation: $3

    All are welcome.

    Contact: Corneliu Rusu
    Email:info@symposia.us

    Greenwich Village Conversation Group
    Thursday, November 15th, 2007
    Time: 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM
    Location: Think Coffee
    248 Mercer St.
    New York, NY
    United States
    Map and Directions
    Information: The Greenwich Village Conversation Group is open to anyone who loves to make new friends and find ways of improving personal or community life. The conversation topic is voted by the participants at the beginning of the meeting. The discussion is respectful, open, and creative and there is no pressure to contribute.

    Contact: Corneliu Rusu
    Phone: 201-805-1739
    Email:info@symposia.us

    Hike in Ramapo Reservation
    Saturday, November 17th, 2007
    Time: 9:15 AM
    Information: Who: You and other people who like to get outside on weekends!

    What: 4.6 miles with some steep upward grades, passing through 2 beautiful overlook points. Check out the hike here: http://www.nynjtc.org/trails/record/020207.html

    When: Saturday, November 17th, meeting at the Hoboken PATH station at 9:15 AM

    Where: Ramapo Valley County Reservation, in Mahwah, about 1 hour from Hoboken.

    Wear: Sneakers, comfortable clothes – lots of layers

    Bring: Lunch, snacks and water for yourself. Backpack to carry layers as you warm up.

    RSVP BY 11/10/07, or for more info: Rebecca Meyer at callmebecca@hotmail.com

    PLEASE LET ME KNOW IF YOU HAVE A CAR OR IF YOU NEED A RIDE – there is a NJTransit train leaving Hoboken for Mahwah at 9:33 AM, but if we can all drive together then we will.

    Contact: Rebecca Meyer
    Email:callmebecca@hotmail.com
    Web: http://www.nynjtc.org/trails/record/020207.html

     

    Explore Science and Engineering
    Wednesday, November 7th, 2007
    Time: 3:00 PM
    Location: Symposia Bookstore
    510 Washington St.
    Hoboken, NJ 07030
    United States
    Map and Directions
    Information: Participate in fun activities and experiments after school to learn more about engineering and science!

    Best suitable for ages 5 and up.

    Presented by Students from Stevens Institute of Technology

    Contact: Nicole
    Phone: 2019630909
    Email:nmiglior@gmail.com

     

    Symposia Conversation Project
    Wednesday, November 7th, 2007
    Time: 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM
    Location: Symposia Bookstore
    510 Washington St.
    Hoboken, NJ 07030
    United States
    Map and Directions
    Information: Openness, consideration and respect are the foundation elements of vibrant community experiences. The Symposia Conversation Project is an experiment in community dialogue where people of different beliefs and points of view can engage in meaningful discourse that enlightens, challenges and enriches the participants.

    The conversation topic is voted by the participants at the beginning of the meeting.

    Facilitator: Danielle DeSaro, M.A.
    Holistic Counselor/ Spiritual Life Coach

    Danielle holds a B.A. in Sociology from Rutgers University, her M.A. in Mental Health Counseling & Spirituality from Fordham University, is a certified Reiki Level II Practitioner and is currently working toward obtaining her certification as a Master Life Coach from the accredited iPEC coaching school in Shrewsbury, New Jersey.

    email: danielle@innerabilities.com
    web: www.innerabilities.com
    Ph: (646) 410 – 3021

    Suggested donation: $3

    All are welcome.

    Contact: Corneliu Rusu
    Email:info@symposia.us

     

    Habitat for Humanity – fund raising event
    Saturday, November 10th, 2007
    Time: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
    Symposia Bookstore
    Information: Event organized by students from Stevens Institute of Technology.

    Every Saturday is a charitable Saturday at Symposia. All bookstore profits are put to immediate use in supporting local causes, organizations, or charities, be they social, cultural, altruistic, environmental or community-minded. As part of this venture, we provide local volunteer groups the opportunity to take over the bookstore and reap the benefits, literally.

    Why not use this chance to raise money for a cause or project dear to your heart? Or, just stop by and shop knowing the proceeds from your purchase will be put to good use.

    Contact: Corneliu Rusu
    Email:info@symposia.us

     

    Art Reception – “Our Wals”
    Saturday, November 10th, 2007
    Time: 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    Symposia Bookstore
    Information: Rachel and Bill – Cris and Deb

    Everything but the Ketubah
    Newlyweds Rachel and Bill Rood invite you to view the contents of their walls condensed into a small space. The installation includes family portraits, original artwork by them and others, three clocks, a shower radio, and more.

    Rood:dooR
    Paintings by Bill Rood
    A sampling ofportraits in diverse styles.

    www.rachelbill.com

    I’m not sure how I ended up in an art exhibit
    A digital camera that doesn’t work sometimes. A trip to Italy in April 2006 and one to Maine in September 2007. Really cool people and places that I felt like taking pictures of. My desire to blow up up these pictures (thanks Mimosa Digital!) buy a bunch of frames from Ikea and Pearl Paint and finally decorate our barren walls. A random conversation with Cornel. And well, here you are. No message, no inspiration… just a bunch of pictures I took that somehow ended up on these walls and will soon be back in our living room, where they belong.

    Free event – lots of apple pie!

    Contact: Corneliu Rusu
    Email:info@symposia.us

    Hike in Ramapo Reservation
    Saturday, November 17th, 2007
    Time: 9:15 AM
    Information: Who: You and other people who like to get outside on weekends!

    What: 4.6 miles with some steep upward grades, passing through 2 beautiful overlook points. Check out the hike here: http://www.nynjtc.org/trails/record/020207.html

    When: Saturday, November 17th, meeting at the Hoboken PATH station at 9:15 AM

    Where: Ramapo Valley County Reservation, in Mahwah, about 1 hour from Hoboken.

    Wear: Sneakers, comfortable clothes – lots of layers

    Bring: Lunch, snacks and water for yourself. Backpack to carry layers as you warm up.

    RSVP BY 11/10/07, or for more info: Rebecca Meyer at callmebecca@hotmail.com

    PLEASE LET ME KNOW IF YOU HAVE A CAR OR IF YOU NEED A RIDE – there is a NJTransit train leaving Hoboken for Mahwah at 9:33 AM, but if we can all drive together then we will.

    Contact: Rebecca Meyer
    Email:callmebecca@hotmail.com
    Web: http://www.nynjtc.org/trails/record/020207.html
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