Mayor Dawn Zimmer invites members of the public to the grand opening of the Northwest “pop-up” Park on Monday, July 31 beginning at 3 pm. The grand opening includes activities for children, free fitness classes for adults, a performance by Garden Street School of the Performing Arts, and food trucks.
“I’m thrilled to open our pop-up park and provide this additional recreation space for our community,” said Mayor Zimmer. “The park includes fun amenities for residents of all ages to enjoy while we begin the planning process for the permanent park. I invite everyone to join us to celebrate at Monday’s grand opening.”
Late last year, the City of Hoboken acquired the former 6.1 acre BASF property in northwest Hoboken for use as a “resiliency park” that will provide open space and help to address flooding from heavy rain. The pop-up park is a temporary public space at this location that includes basketball, tennis, and bocce ball courts, a community garden, playground, rock climbing wall, spray feature, shaded picnic areas, seating areas, track with fitness equipment, and more.
The pop-up park will have a soft opening to the public starting Tuesday, July 25 and will remain open daily from 8 am to dusk. The park will remain in operation until construction begins on the permanent “resiliency park.” The planning process for the permanent 5.4 acre park, which would be the city’s largest park, is anticipated to start later this year.
Activities for Children:
3:10pm: Oakie Dokie Clown – magic, balloon animals, circus comedy, parachute dancing and more
3:50pm: Garden St. School of Performing Arts
4:30pm: Songs for Seeds: A Rockin’ Kids’ Music Class (Winner of Little Hoboken Awards and New York Magazine-Best Music Class!)
5:00pm: Jane DO – “Train Jane” – a total body workout that fuses classical dance and traditional athletic conditioning. Strength training is coupled with high and low impact cardio elements and HIIT to promote long, lean musculature.
5:40pm: BodySoul and Pole – Pole Fitness demo, a full body workout with resistance and cardio training
6:30pm: Club Pilates Hoboken will hold an express mat class
Food trucks will be along Madison Street next to the pop-up park including Falafull, Thai Elephant, Thai’m Ice Cream and Boöza organic ice cream.