Urban Souls.jpgInnovative Yoga and Meditation Studio to Open with a Full Week of Complimentary Classes

Urban Souls, a new wellness studio designed to help busy urban dwellers unplug and recharge through a variety of innovative yoga, meditation and sound experiences, will open its doors to the public on April 15th, 2019.

Located on the fourth floor of 100 Hudson Street in downtown Hoboken, Urban Souls will offer a full schedule of classes taught by seasoned instructors, some with strong local followings.  Featuring a welcoming and airy setting with eco-friendly cork floors and expansive arch windows that bathe the space in natural light, the studio will serve as a peaceful escape from the bustling city and everyday stresses that can take a toll on minds and bodies.

Urban Souls is the brainchild of longtime Hoboken resident and Life Coach Karen Flannery and experienced Yoga and meditation teacher Brendan Gibbons.  The partners recognized a need for a tranquil space for both practiced yogis and beginners alike. Their inspiration for the studio stems from a desire to create a supportive, inclusive environment that promotes healthy connectivity on a deeper, more meaningful level.  Flannery notes that even though we are constantly connected through our smartphones, computers and social media, many of us feel disconnected with ourselves and those around us. Urban Souls aims to bridge that gap.

Urban Souls 1“At Urban Souls, seekers of all kinds can get reacquainted with how wonderful healthy connection feels,” she says.  “It’s a place for exploration, where a truly unique variety of classes and workshops are mindfully crafted to cultivate wellness—deep connection to mind, body, and spirit—simply by design.”

Visitors can begin to leave their stresses at the door as soon as they enter Urban Souls’ Open Space, a casual community room where they can enjoy a cup of tea, practice meditation, watch a Ted Talk, or simply take a moment to map out the rest of their day.

Urban Souls’ full slate of yoga and meditation classes will take place from morning to evening to accommodate busy schedules and life commitments.

“Each session incorporates varying practices to cater to shifting needs throughout the day,” explains Gibbons.  “Class offerings range from 30-minute “mind-resets” that are perfect for lunch breaks or after work, to full-length yoga flows to live music-infused experiences.”

In celebration of its Grand Opening, Urban Souls is offering its first week of classes from April 15 to April 21 at no cost.  Discounted rates on future classes will also be available until the end of the first week.

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  • Rise & Prime – Yoga Kick-start the day with an energizing morning flow that seamlessly integrates breath, yoga, and inspiring music in a refreshing 60-minute session.
  • Rise & Prime 3.0 – Meditation An inspiring 30-minute breathwork and meditation session, for newbies and experienced practitioners alike, balancing breathwork, progressive body scans, silent mantra meditation, and guided mindfulness journeys.
  • Slow Groove – Yoga  By linking full, unhurried breath with slow, steady, gentle movements, and holding postures for several breaths, we’re challenged to play with our edge while exploring alignment details and modifications at a comfortable pace.
  • Slow Groove 3.0 – Meditation A breathwork and meditation session designed to calm the body, bring mindful curiosity and openness to the present moment, and set you on a steady course as you navigate the rest of the day.
  • Unplug’d – Yoga A rejuvenating lunch-hour session that realigns the spine, opens cramped hips, and mobilizes stiff joints. Carefully chosen poses will nourish musculoskeletal and increase blood flow to restore “chi”—life force energy.
  • Unplug’d 3.0 – Meditation A 30-minute journey that explores rhythmic breathing, progressive muscle relaxation, and guided meditation.
  • Urban Drift – Yin & Yoga Nidra  A combination of Yin Yoga and Yoga Nidra.
  • Urban Warriors – Yoga At once vigorous and cathartic, you’ll groove to an experiential landscape of flow and breath set to DJ-quality playlists.
  • Weekend Wind Down – Yoga + Vino  Cheers to health and happiness with a relaxing yoga session followed by a tasty glass of vino.
  • Connective Range Conditioning – Alt Movement  Combining the benefits of yoga, movement arts, and science-based training principles to train, strengthen, and nourish the connective tissues in your joints through specific mobility protocols.
  • Urban Oasis – Restorative Yoga  Release deeply held tension by “steeping” in passive, supported poses amidst a mellow soundscape.
  • Evening Chill – Yoga  Come back to your breath, slow down the frenetic pace of urban living, tune into what your mind-body needs most—then relax deeply with a sweet, restorative finish.
  • Melt® Method – Alt Movement  A gently active, restorative technique that helps to relieve aches, pain and stiffness— while bringing your body back into needed balance.
  • Kick It*OM – Alt Movement Combo of high-intensity exercise and measured, gentle movements, Kick It*OM blends calisthenics, kickboxing, and yoga to tone, strengthen, and promote flexibility.
  • YIN – Yin Yoga Targets the mind-body connection just like other styles of yoga, yet with prolonged holding to not only stretch muscles, but to move directly into the connective tissues that hold everything in place.

For more information about Urban Souls’ studio and classes, and to take advantage of a pre-sale unlimited monthly membership offer, please visit https://www.urbansoulsyoga.com/ or email  info@urbansoulsyoga.com

A Night of North Bergen Trivia and Treats at The Main Library


When: Saturday, April 13th at 4 PM – 6 PM

Where: North Bergen Free Public Library – 8411 Bergenline Ave, North Bergen, New Jersey 07047

Test your knowledge of local history when the North Bergen History Archive Project hosts a fun and informative night of North Bergen Trivia & Treats.

Learn about famous and forgotten incidents, people, and places right here in your own back yard.

We’ll also be unveiling many great photos and memorabilia contributed by township residents, revealing our fascinating past. If you have photos or relics to add to the collection, contact the library today to make an appointment for us to scan your items.

Borough Of For Lee’s 2019 Easter Egg Hunt


Come celebrate Easter and Springtime with this time-honored tradition. Meet the Easter Bunny and find a “Golden Egg” redeemable for special gift!

Join the fun on Saturday, April 20 at the Fort Lee Recreation Center. Kids 6 and under, 10:00am; Kids 7-10, 10:30am.


*For Fort Lee Residents and Families of Borough Employees only.

2019 Lincoln Tunnel Challenge 5K Run


Forget the tolls and traffic and RUN the Lincoln Tunnel. This unique 5K takes runners through the tunnel and back, all to benefit Special Olympics New Jersey.

The challenge goes down on Sunday, April 28th from 6am-10:30am at the Lincoln Tunnel – 400 Blvd. East, Weehawken, NJ

To register, email WeehawkenRecreation@gmail.com for the link to join Weehawken’s Home Team. Special promo for Weehawken residents will be available.

BollyX Cardio Level 1 Workshop in West New York


When: Sunday, April 7 at 11:30 AM – 3 PM

Where: 9 on the Hudson – 9 Ave at Port Imperial, West New York, New Jersey 07093

BollyX Instructor Online Training + Workshop

Ready to help others unleash their inner swagger? Become a BollyX instructor by starting your training ONLINE and then receive in-studio support to complete your practical exam with a trainer near you. We’re looking for dynamic fitness instructors to join our team and share the BX movement. No prior experience with South Asian dance is required. In fact, our community is incredibly diverse and many of our most successful BollyX instructors are those experiencing Bollywood for the first time! We have created a powerful training program that will get you all the education and support you need.

How It Works

Sign up for a workshop near you
Activate your BollyX Portal
Take a Virtual BollyX Class
Complete your Written Exam
Prepare for your In-Studio Workshop
Attend a Demo Class (1:30pm-2:20pm)
Attend your scheduled In-Studio Workshop (3:00pm-5:00pm)

Paws in The Park Spring Fling


When: Saturday April 6th 11AM-2PM

Where: Fort Lee Dog Park – 519 Stillwell Ave Fort Lee, NJ 

Everyone remembers the Annual Paws In The Park Halloween Event right? The October Event was cancelled due to rain…
Well here is the rain date and this time it is an EASTER Theme and we will be there too.

Join the fun down at Fort Lee Dog Park for all the festivities. Photos with the Easter Bunny, Vendors, Food Trucks all kinds of adventures.

Craft Beer and Bingo at New Jersey Beer Co in North Bergen


When: Thursday Nights – April 4, May 2nd, June 6th at 7:30PM

Where: New Jersey Beer Company – 4201 Tonnelle Ave, North Bergen, New Jersey 07047

Revolution Entertainment is happy to announce our newest Gaming and Craft Beer adventure:


Join the New Jersey Beer Company every first Thursday Night of the month at 730pm as we kick off another legendary night of fun, laughs and Craft Beer.

Come check out our little spin on this classic game! Prizes every game and lots of fun and surprises along the way. As always, a Craft Brewery prize every game.

Come early for the Craft Beer and stay for the Bingo.

Connect the Dots in 3D at Northern NJ Community Foundation’s ArtsBergen Event

3D printed embellishment

Create and network at the Northern New Jersey Community Foundation’s (NNJCF) ArtsBergen initiative’s Connect the Dots workshop, The Path of Us: A Public Art Fence Weaving.  Meet and be inspired by artists, community members, business owners, and municipal leaders on Thursday, April 11 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. The networking workshop takes place at Bergen Makerspace in the Bergen County Technical Schools Adult & Continuing Education Building, located at 190 Hackensack Avenue in Hackensack, New Jersey.  Participants do not need to have attended the first workshop.

Create on a 3D Printer

The Bergen Makerspace staff and expert “makers” will provide one-on-one instruction on 3D printing and offer participants the opportunity to design and produce individual embellishments for a public art fence weaving.  Local artists and creatives of all ages may contribute their unique talents to the project and learn a new technology that can be used in their own work.  Public artist Katherine Daniels returns to assist and instruct participants interested in creating and adding an individual fence weaving to the design.

The 3D produced embellishments will be applied to a chain link fence and installed on a heavily trafficked fence pathway between Bogota and Hackensack, New Jersey near the Midtown Bridge.  On Saturday, May 4, workshop participants and the community install the finished large-scale weaving on the fence.  These events are free and open to the public.  Good-will donations are welcome to defray the costs of the workshop series and the installation.

“The Path of Us: A Public Art Fence Weaving, a community-driven public art project, seeks to transform the site through art and also meaningfully connect the community and the people who use the site.  This workshop provides a great opportunity for artists and non- artists to network with others interested in beautifying our region through the arts, while learning new creative skills,” said Danielle De Laurentis, Associate Director, Northern New Jersey Community Foundation.


Space is limited. Pre-registration is required and may be done online at bit.ly/2F9Wyxw  For further information about the Northern New Jersey Community Foundation, contact nnjcf@nnjcf.org or call 201-568-5608.

The Path of Us: A Public Art Fence Weaving project is done in collaboration with the Borough of Bogota and Bogota Beautiful, a community organization committed to a high level of satisfaction and a great quality of life for the municipality’s residents through beautification and improvement projects and community building events.  This program has been made possible in part by a grant administered by the Bergen County Department of Parks, Division of Cultural and Historic Affairs from funds grants by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts.

Bergen Makerspace

Bergen Makerspace is a community-learning center founded by Bergen County educators and operated by the Bergen County Technical Schools.  Its three founding principles are: education, inspiration and community, with a mission to serve as a catalyst for innovation within Bergen County.  The organization brings together cutting edge equipment, passionate educators and a community dedicated to making.  The Makerspace provides a physical space combined with practical instruction to empower artists, inventors, hobbyists and maker enthusiasts to achieve their goals.

Founded in 1998, the Northern New Jersey Community Foundation (NNJCF), a not-for-profit 501(c)3 organization based in Hackensack, New Jersey, focuses primarily on civic engagement, education, public health, the environment, philanthropy, and the arts.  The NNJCF works with local governments, school districts, businesses, non-profit organizations, and citizen groups in Northern New Jersey to improve community life.  The Foundation’s partners identify and resolve regional problems and opportunities by talking and learning from each other and sharing ideas, best practices, services, and resources.

For more information, visit www.nnjcf.org, send an email to nnjcf@nnjcf.org, or call (201) 568-5608.  Follow the NNJCF on Facebook at Northern NJ Community Foundation/ArtsBergen and Twitter @NNJCF.

Future Soccer Academy Fundraiser Event


When: Saturday, March 30, 2019 at 7 PM – 11 PM

Where: Fort Lee Athletic Club Inc – 2029 Lemoine Ave, Fort Lee, New Jersey 07024

Join The Future Soccer Academy on Saturday, March 30, 2019 at the Fort Lee Athletic Club from 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm. Tickets are $175 a couple or $100 for a single. This is an adults only evening of dinner, drinks and dancing.

Please email us at rizauku@gmail.com for ticket purchase. Current player families or non-player families are welcome to join.

Raffle tickets can be purchase online at www.futuresoccer.org