• Symposia Community Events – September 2005

    Open Mic Montage
    Friday, September 30th, 2005
    Time: 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM
    Location: Symposia Bookstore
    510 Washington St.
    Hoboken, NJ 07030
    Map and Directions
    Information: Hosted by Michele Lynn
    Calling all song writers, poets, comedians, instrumentalists, or any unplugged talent.
    You are invited to show your gift of talent every last Friday night of the month @ the Symposiua Bookstore. There will be a 5 minute or two song limit for each performer to show there stuff. This will be a no pressure, easy going night of great local talent. Come prepared to have fun. Bring own instruments. Amplification supplied.
    Donations accepted. No money, no worries!
    Contact: Corneliu Rusu
    Email: info@symposia.us

     


     

     

    West Village Conversation Group
    Tuesday, October 4th, 2005
    Time: 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    Location: Caffe Dell Artista
    46 Greenwich Av.
    between 6th and 7th Avs.
    New York, NY
    Map and Directions
    Information: Topic: “The Inner Child”
    Facilitator: Cornel Rusu

    The West Village discussion group is open to anyone who loves to make new friends and find ways of improving personal or community life. The meetings have rotating facilitators who come up with specific subjects, but people who attend shape the conversation and this gives a different flavor to every meeting. The discussion is respectful, open, and creative and there is no pressure to contribute. Everybody is welcome. There is a minimum $5 order per person.

    The group meets every Tuesday from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Caffe Dell Artista on 46 Greenwich Ave. NY.

    Contact: Corneliu Rusu
    Email: info@symposia.us

     


     

    Adult Children of Alcoholics – Support Group
    Tuesday, October 4th, 2005
    Time: 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    Location: The Parish Hall of St. Peter and Paul’s R.C. Church
    400 Hudson St.
    Hoboken, NJ 07030
    United States
    Map and Directions
    Information: Adult Children of Alcoholics is a recovery program for adults whose lives were affected as a result of being raised in an alcoholic or other dysfunctional family. It is based on the success of Alcoholics Anonymous and employs its own version of the “Twelve Steps” and “Twelve Traditions.”
    Contact: Bob Skye
    Phone: 201-659-0683
    Email: rfskye@optonline.net
    Web: http://www.adultchildren.org

     

     


     

    The Alpha Course: A practical introduction to the Christian faith
    Tuesday, October 4th, 2005
    Time: 7:00 PM – 9:45 PM
    Location: Symposia Bookstore
    510 Washington St.
    Hoboken, NJ 07030
    Map and Directions
    Information: The Alpha Course is a free 10-week course, organized by Hoboken Redeemer Church, teaching the basics of the Christian Faith – perfect for folks who have little or no knowledge of Christianity. Indeed, you need not have any belief in God or Jesus to attend. You may find yourself developing faith as the course progresses, or you may simply learn more about the New Testament.

    Great way to meet new people from Hoboken, Jersey City and surrounding areas, and engage in thoughtful discussions about various issues relating to Christianity, in a laid-back open environment.

    Dinner is served at the beginning of each session, giving people the chance to chat and get to know each other.

    First session (10/4) is open to anyone who thinks they may be interested but not sure. Bring a friend if you wish, have dinner, and the Alpha folks will fill you in with more details.

    Contact: Mike
    Phone: 908-803-6445
    Email: alpha@redeemerhoboken.com

     


     

    Independent Film Night: EVERYONE’S DEPRESSED by Yanna Kroyt-Brandt
    Thursday, October 6th, 2005
    Time: 8:00 PM
    Location: Symposia Bookstore
    510 Washington St.
    Hoboken, NJ 07030
    Map and Directions
    Information: Winner of oneof the top awards at the New-Century Writers International Screenplay Competition and an Accolade Awards for the leading actress, this comedy-drama goes on a funny, adventurous, romantic journey with a 30-something woman whose life is a mess and who finds salvation in the unlikeliest place.

    After years of looking, Sophia has finally gotten a job – teaching tough blue-collar college kids literature. She is terrified by the prospect, terrified by the other professors who treat her with condescension, terrified by the students who mostly ignore her. In summary, she is terrified of everything in her life.

    On her first day going to work, she is locked out of her apartment, involved in a car accident, late for class, and humiliated by the department chairperson. A typical day. The only respote from all of this is her best frined, Emily, who is pregnant and a successful TV producer. Emily is sure of herself and sure of everything and everyone. She knows how to fix any problem. Tha, of course, depresses Sophia even more.

    Sophia’s search for a psychiatrist is equally fraught with angst. When she does find a psychiatrist who truly wants to help her, she falls madly in love with him – an ethical nightmare. To complicate matters further, one of her students becomse infatuated with her – another ethical crisis. The other students could care less about learning the greats of literature which they see as irrelevant to their lives.

    With every strike in the book against her, Sophia finally triumphs, overcomes depression and becomes her own woman in both surprising and life-affirming ways.

    The Hoboken Digital Film Society is dedicated to bringing the best new independent films to a wider audience. It is our mission to promote and support independent filmmakers, to develop a nationwide network of alternative screening venues, and to expose audiences to a broader choice of films.

    Admission $5 � includes food.

    Contact: Kipley Wentz
    Email: admin@hobokendigital.com
    Web: http://www.hobokendigital.com

     


     

    Book reading and signing: 100 HOBOKEN FIRSTS by Jim Hans
    Friday, October 7th, 2005
    Time: 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    Location: Symposia Bookstore
    510 Washington St.
    Hoboken, NJ 07030
    Map and Directions
    Information: 100 Hoboken Firsts, a beautifully designed, soft cover tabletop book, published by the Hoboken Historical Museum, is a unique and authoritative history of documented Hoboken firsts. It is a record of accomplishments that took place in Hoboken from its earliest days to the present that were first in the County, first in the State, first in the Nation, and even first in the World.

    Jim and his wife Beverly Ann have resided in Hoboken almost 40 years. They have one daughter, Polly, who also lives in Hoboken. Jim, a conceptual artist and filmmaker also was the founder and former director of the Hoboken Historical Museum, established in 1986.

    Contact: Jim Hans
    Phone: 201 653 7392
    Email: HobokenFirsts@aol.com

     


     

    Free Reiki Mini Class
    Monday, October 10th, 2005
    Time: 7:30 PM
    Location: Symposia Bookstore
    510 Washington St.
    Hoboken, NJ 07030
    United States
    Map and Directions
    Information: Reiki is a practice of enlightenment and healing. Though Dr. Usui is credited for present day Reiki, it was developed from the healing Buddhas of the Sanskrit about 3000 years ago. The teachings of Reiki are centered around the concept of unity and oneness.

    If you have an interest or even a curiosity about Reiki, this may be an opportunity to discover who you truly are and how the Universe can open your life to its limitless joy and peace.

    Contact: Corneliu Rusu
    Email: info@symposia.us
    Puppet Show
    Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday
    Time: 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
    Location: Symposia Bookstore
    510 Washington St.
    Hoboken, NJ 07030
    Map and Directions
    Information: For children up to 5 years old.
    The class consists of play time, singing, puppet show and crafts.

    $8 per class or $5 when you pay for two or more classes(sponsorships available).

    To register, visit Symposia Bookstore, we don’t take phone registrations.

    Contact: Corneliu Rusu
    Email: info@symposia.us

     


     

    Adult Children of Alcoholics – Support Group
    Tuesday, September 27th, 2005
    Time: 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    Location: The Parish Hall of St. Peter and Paul’s R.C. Church
    400 Hudson St.
    Hoboken, NJ 07030
    Map and Directions
    Information: Adult Children of Alcoholics is a recovery program for adults whose lives were affected as a result of being raised in an alcoholic or other dysfunctional family. It is based on the success of Alcoholics Anonymous and employs its own version of the “Twelve Steps” and “Twelve Traditions.”
    Contact: Bob Skye
    Phone: 201-659-0683
    Email: rfskye@optonline.net
    Web: http://www.adultchildren.org

     


     

    West Village Conversation Group
    Tuesday September 27th, 2005
    Time: 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    Location: Caffe Dell Artista
    46 Greenwich Av.
    between 6th and 7th Avs.
    New York, NY
    United States
    Map and Directions
    Information: Topic: Katrina and The Collective Good
    Facilitator: Hilding Lindquist

    Please read this “reference” essay before comming to the meeting:
    http://ncswede.blogspot.com/2005/09/katrina-and-collective-good.html

    The West Village discussion group is open to anyone who loves to make new friends and find ways of improving personal or community life. The meetings have rotating facilitators who come up with specific subjects, but people who attend shape the conversation and this gives a different flavor to every meeting. The discussion is respectful, open, and creative and there is no pressure to contribute. Everybody is welcome.

    There is a minimum $5 order per person.

    Contact: Corneliu Rusu
    Email: info@symposia.us
    Web: http://ncswede.blogspot.com/2005/09/katrina-and-collective-good.html

     


     

    Children Story Hour and Crafts
    Thursday September 29th, 2005
    Time: 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
    Location: Symposia Bookstore
    510 Washington St.
    Hoboken, NJ 07030
    United States
    Map and Directions
    Information: For children up to 5 years old.
    The class consists of play time, singing, story and crafts.

    Fee: $8 per class or $5 when you pay for two or more classes (sponsorships available).

    To register, visit Symposia Bookstore, we don’t take phone registrations.

    Contact: Corneliu Rusu
    Email: info@symposia.us

     


     

    Independent Film Night: SHORT FILM FREAKOUT!
    Thursday September 29th, 2005
    Time: 8:00 PM
    Location: Symposia Bookstore
    510 Washington St.
    Hoboken, NJ 07030
    Map and Directions
    Information: Hello Film Friends! Yes, it’s true… it’s really, really true… it’s time for another installment of SHORT FILM FREAKOUT! A superior blend of short films from the sublime to the ridiculous. If we haven’t seen you in a while, come on down and enjoy great food, films, and folks!

    This week’s films include:

    Bowl of Lives by Guinivere Stevenson & Jefferson Arca
    The Adjunct by Keif Roberts
    Frogs Never Lie by Larry Hankin
    A Classic Bingo Tragedy by Al Liebman
    The Rick by Tim McCarthy

    PLUS: A special screening of an ACADEMY AWARD WINNING ANIMATED FILM you don’t want to miss!

    Come on down… the weather’s gettin’ chilly, the nights are gettin’ darker, and this is when some of my best recipes start appearing.

    HEY… SYMPOSIA GOT A NEW OVEN! A SPECIAL THANKS TO “ANONYMOUS ANGELIC SUPPORTER” FOR PURCHASING THE OVEN!

    Lasagne, anyone?

    Hope to see you there!
    Kipley Wentz

    The Hoboken Digital Film Society is dedicated to bringing the best new independent films to a wider audience. It is our mission to promote and support independent filmmakers, to develop a nationwide network of alternative screening venues, and to expose audiences to a broader choice of films.

    Admission $5 � includes food.

    Contact: Kipley Wentz
    Phone: 201 963 0909
    Email: admin@hobokendigital.com
    Web: http://www.hobokendigital.com
    Puppet Show
    Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday
    Time: 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
    Location: Symposia Bookstore
    510 Washington St.
    Hoboken, NJ 07030
    Map and Directions
    Information: For children up to 5 years old.
    The class consists of play time, singing, puppet show and crafts.

    A fee of $5 and registration required (sponsorships available). To register, call (201) 963-0909.

    Contact: Corneliu Rusu
    Email: 
    info@symposia.us

     


     

    West Village Conversation Group
    Tuesday, September 20th, 2005
     
    Time: 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    Location: Caffe Dell Artista
    46 Greenwich Av.
    between 6th and 7th Avs.
    New York, NY
    Map and Directions
    Information: Topic: “Love Project”
    Facilitator: John Bredin, Creator & Facilitator of the Love Project

    The Love Project is an exploratory dialgoue dedicated to discovering ways of improving the quality of human love in our world. the main focus is on romantic love–better ways of finding and sustaining it–but we are open to talk about other aspects of love as well.

    The project encourages use of the various arts: film, novels, poetry, painting, dance, multimedia, etc., to enrich our discussions as we strive to imagine better ways of being in love. It is also open to the political dimension of love, in hopeful quest of what philosopher Michael Lerner refers to as a new societal “bottom line” that would value love and relationships as much as money.

    The project began last December as a series of monthly discussions in a Noho cafe, and currently meets at an apartment on the Upper West Side. On Friday Sept. 23rd, we welcome you to attend our first “Love Project Party”: a less meat-markety, more thoughtful way to both meet other interesting singles–and learn something new about love at the same time.

    In the discussion at Cafe Del Artise, I hope to get input from others in shaping the evolutuion of this gourndbreaking project.

    The West Village discussion group is open to anyone who loves to make new friends and find ways of improving personal or community life. The meetings have rotating facilitators who come up with specific subjects, but people who attend shape the conversation and this gives a different flavor to every meeting. The discussion is respectful, open, and creative and there is no pressure to contribute. Everybody is welcome.

    There is a minimum $5 order per person.

    Contact: Corneliu Rusu
    Email: 
    info@symposia.us

     


     

    Adult Children of Alcoholics – Support Group
    Tuesday, September 20th, 2005
    Time: 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    Location: The Parish Hall of St. Peter and Paul’s R.C. Church
    400 Hudson St.
    Hoboken, NJ 07030
    Map and Directions
    Information: Adult Children of Alcoholics is a recovery program for adults whose lives were affected as a result of being raised in an alcoholic or other dysfunctional family. It is based on the success of Alcoholics Anonymous and employs its own version of the “Twelve Steps” and “Twelve Traditions.”
    Contact: Bob Skye
    Phone: 201-659-0683
    Email: 
    rfskye@optonline.net
    Web: http://www.adultchildren.org

     


     

    Children Story Hour and Crafts
    Thursday, September 22th, 2005
    Time: 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
    Location: Symposia Bookstore
    510 Washington St.
    Hoboken, NJ 07030
    Map and Directions
    Information: For children up to 5 years old.
    The class consists of play time, singing, story and crafts.
    A fee of $5 and registration required (sponsorships available). To register, call (201) 963-0909.
    Contact: Corneliu Rusu
    Email: 
    info@symposia.us

     


     

    Independent Fim Night: CHRONOTRIP
    Thursday, September 22th, 2005
    Time: 8:00 PM
    Location: Symposia Bookstore
    510 Washington St.
    Hoboken, NJ 07030
    Map and Directions
    Information:

    CHRONOTRIP, the second documentary feature from Jeff Cioletti and Far Away Discourse Productions, explores the science, science-fiction, and metaphysics of time travel. The film combines the perspectives of physicists, philosophers, psychics, and science fiction writers, actors and fans, as it seeks to answer the fundamental question: What is time?

    The British science-fiction series Doctor Who probed many of these temporal issues during its 26-year run, and Chronotrip focuses particular attention on that program. Just as Doctor Who required a significant suspension of disbelief, Chronotrip challenges the audience to momentarily forget all they have taken for granted about the linear progression of their lives and consider the possibility that their perception of time is an illusion.

     Interview with JEFF CIOLETTI: http://www.hobokendigital.com/JeffCioletti.html


    The Hoboken Digital Film Society is dedicated to bringing the best new independent films to a wider audience. It is our mission to promote and support independent filmmakers, to develop a nationwide network of alternative screening venues, and to expose audiences to a broader choice of films.

    Admission $5 � includes food.

    Contact: Kipley Wentz
    Phone: 2019630909
    Email: 
    admin@hobokendigital.com
    Web: http://www.hobokendigital.com

     

     


     

    Poetry Reading: Ona Gritz and Daniel Simpson
    Friday, September 23rd, 2005
    Time: 8:00 PM
    Location: Symposia Bookstore
    510 Washington St.
    Hoboken, NJ 07030
    Map and Directions
    Information: Hoboken poet, Ona Gritz, will read from her poetry chapbook, Left Standing, forthcoming from Finishing Line Press. She is also the author of two children’s books, Starfish Summer (HarperCollins, 1998) and Tangerines and Tea (Harry N. Abrams, 2005). Her poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in numerous anthologies and journals including Paterson Literary Review, Moment, Poetry East, The Pedestal Magazine, Literary Mama, flashquake, Lily and Ekphrasis where she was a finalist for the 2004 Ekphrasis prize.

    Daniel Simpson will read from his memoir about the ten years he and his brother lived at the Overbrook School for the Blind as well as a selection of poems. Dan studied poetry with Judith Moffett and Gregory Djanikian while earning an M.A. in English at the University of Pennsylvania. For the past five years, he has apprenticed with Molly Peacock in poetry and memoir writing. His work has appeared in Prairie Schooner, The Cortland Review, Hampden-Sydney Poetry Review, The Atlanta Review, and Philomel, among others. In 2003, he received a
    Fellowship in Literature from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts.

    Contact: Corneliu Rusu
    Email: 
    info@symposia.us
    Puppet Show
    Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday
    Time: 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
    Location: Symposia Bookstore
    510 Washington St.
    Hoboken, NJ 07030
    Map and Directions
    Information: For children up to 5 years old.
    The class consists of play time, singing, puppet show and crafts.

    A fee of $5 and registration required (sponsorships available). To register, call (201) 963-0909.

    Contact: Corneliu Rusu
    Email: info@symposia.us

     


     

    West Village Conversation Group
    Tuesday, September 13th, 2005
     
    Time: 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    Location: Caffe Dell Artista
    46 Greenwich Av.
    between 6th and 7th Avs.
    New York, NY
    Map and Directions
    Information: Topic: “The Guilty Guilt”
    Facilitator: Cornel Rusu

    The West Village discussion group is open to anyone who loves to make new friends and find ways of improving personal or community life. The meetings have rotating facilitators who come up with specific subjects, but people who attend shape the conversation and this gives a different flavor to every meeting. The discussion is respectful, open, and creative and there is no pressure to contribute. Everybody is welcome. There is a minimum $5 order per person.

    The group meets every Tuesday from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Caffe Dell Artista on 46 Greenwich Ave. NY.

    Contact: Corneliu Rusu
    Email: info@symposia.us

     


     

    Adult Children of Alcoholics – Support Group
    Tuesday, September 13th, 2005
    Time: 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    Location: The Parish Hall of St. Peter and Paul’s R.C. Church
    400 Hudson St.
    Hoboken, NJ 07030
    Map and Directions
    Information: Adult Children of Alcoholics is a recovery program for adults whose lives were affected as a result of being raised in an alcoholic or other dysfunctional family. It is based on the success of Alcoholics Anonymous and employs its own version of the “Twelve Steps” and “Twelve Traditions.”
    Contact: Bob Skye
    Phone: 201-659-0683
    Email: rfskye@optonline.net
    Web: http://www.adultchildren.org

     


     

    Children Story Hour and Crafts
    Thursday, September 15th, 2005
    Time: 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
    Location: Symposia Bookstore
    510 Washington St.
    Hoboken, NJ 07030
    Map and Directions
    Information: For children up to 5 years old.
    The class consists of play time, singing, story and crafts.
    A fee of $5 and registration required (sponsorships available). To register, call (201) 963-0909.
    Contact: Corneliu Rusu
    Email: info@symposia.us

     


     

    Independent Fim Night: GOTHAM FISH TALES
    Thursday, September 15th, 2005
    Time: 8:00 PM
    Location: Symposia Bookstore
    510 Washington St.
    Hoboken, NJ 07030
    Map and Directions
    Information: GOTHAM FISH TALES, documentary by Robert Maass.

    Interview with Director, Robert Maass http://hobokendigital.com/RobertMaass.html

    To read about this film visit:
    http://www.gothamfishtales.com/home.htm

    The Hoboken Digital Film Society is dedicated to bringing the best new independent films to a wider audience. It is our mission to promote and support independent filmmakers, to develop a nationwide network of alternative screening venues, and to expose audiences to a broader choice of films.

    Admission $5 � includes food.

    Contact: Kipley Wentz
    Phone: 2019630909
    Email: admin@hobokendigital.com
    Web: http://www.hobokendigital.com
    Adult Children of Alcoholics – Support Group
    Tuesday, September 6th, 2005
    Time: 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    Location: The Parish Hall of St. Peter and Paul’s R.C. Church
    400 Hudson St.
    Hoboken, NJ 07030
    Map and Directions
    Information: Adult Children of Alcoholics is a recovery program for adults whose lives were affected as a result of being raised in an alcoholic or other dysfunctional family. It is based on the success of Alcoholics Anonymous and employs its own version of the “Twelve Steps” and “Twelve Traditions.”
    Contact: Bob Skye
    Phone: 201-659-0683
    Email: rfskye@optonline.net
    Web: http://www.adultchildren.org

     


     

    Puppet Show
    Wednesday and Friday, September 7th and 9th, 2005
    Time: 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
    Location: Symposia Bookstore
    510 Washington St.
    Hoboken, NJ 07030
    Map and Directions
    Information: For children up to 5 years old.
    The class consists of play time, singing, puppet show and crafts.

    A fee of $5 and registration required (sponsorships available). To register, call (201) 963-0909.

    Contact: Corneliu Rusu
    Email: info@symposia.us

     


     

    Independent Film Night: BELLYFRUIT
    Thursday, September 8th, 2005
    Time: 8:00 PM
    Location: Symposia Bookstore
    510 Washington St.
    Hoboken, NJ 07030
    Map and Directions
    Information: A film by: Kerri Lee Green & Bonnie Calvin

    Fierce and uncompromising, Bellyfruit tackles teen pregnancy by first time director Kerri Lee Green. Inspired by real-life accounts of teen mothers, it is a fast- paced trilogy that interweaves the story of three teen-age girls; living in a whirlwind of drugs, violence, sex and motherhood, these heroines bravely navigate their way through this modern urban chaos. Bellyfruit is a strikingly honest, unexpected ride through today’s culture. Bellyfruit began as a play and had its world premiere at LAIFF.

    PRESS ACCLAIM
    “Heartbreaking.” – Nancy Daly Riordan

    “Kerri Lee Green etches surpassingly effective understated performances that deliver” – Variety

    “The three interlocking stories have a freshness and vitality…gritty performances.” -LA Weekly

    “Bellyfruit marks an astonishing feature debut…the irony of their still childlike innocence amidst painfully adult realities.” -Moviemaker magazine

    “A sharply etched, refreshingly unsentimental look at teenage sexuality and unexpected motherhood.” -Mill Valley Film Festival

    “Hard-hitting without being preachy.” -Boston Globe

    “Bellyfruit is the provoking and inspiring debut feature film from director Kerri Lee Green and producer Bonnie Dickenson who sought to explore of societies most crucial yet largely ignored teen pregnant.” -IFP West

    “What works is the films lack of judgement and its ultimate respect for the characters. Young, hip music sets the tone and moves the scenes along. Actors are attractive and credible, photography, pacing, production value and content, reminiscent of good TV fare.” -Hollywood network.com

    The Hoboken Digital Film Society is dedicated to bringing the best new independent films to a wider audience. It is our mission to promote and support independent filmmakers, to develop a nationwide network of alternative screening venues, and to expose audiences to a broader choice of films.

    Admission $5 � includes food.

    Contact: Kipley Wentz
    Phone: 201 963 0909
    Email: admin@hobokendigital.com
    Web: http://www.hobokendigital.com

     

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