Hoboken, NJ

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Pier A Park
Shipyard Park
Sinatra Park
Hoboken Courtroom



Nestled along the Hudson is the one-mile square community of Hoboken.  Long known as the birthplace of Baseball at Elysian Fields, currently marked by a plaque on 11th St. (pictured below)  and the birthplace of the "Chairman of the Board" Frank Sinatra, Hoboken has been the scene of many other historical events and personalities.  The Hoboken waterfront was once one of the largest shipping sites on the eastern seaboard and sight of the departure of troops heading out for WWI.  The famous Marlon Brando movie On the Waterfront, was shot along what is now Sinatra and Pier A parks.  Though, the community has gone through several changes over the last few decades, from a working class small town to one of the most fashionable and art savvy communities in New Jersey, Hoboken still maintains its quiet allure in the shadow of larger cities as New York and Jersey City.  The city is also home to Steven's Institute of Technology.

Pictured below is the distinctive facade of the Lackawanna Train Station, or simply known as the Hoboken Train Station.   

Pictured here are two views of city hall.


Above a plaque located on 11th & Washington Streets commemorating the first game of baseball ever played. 

Hudson Shakespeare began performing in Hoboken shortly after its inception with the indoor production of Mass Appeal in 1994 in the Hoboken City Courtroom, followed by outdoor showings of Much Ado About Nothing and As You Like It.  With the cooperation of the Hoboken Division of Cultural Affairs,  HSC, in 1996, became of the first groups to use the courtroom as regular nighttime theater venue to stage courtroom dramas and other indoor showings.  As the city changed through the late 1990's, HSC kept in step.  The waterfront yielded three new waterfront parks to Sinatra Park, Pier A Park and Shipyard Park.  HSC has the distinction with being the first group to perform at these new parks shortly following their dedications.  Today, Hoboken is a mainstay of our yearly schedule and all productions are made possible with the generous cooperation of the Mayor's office and the Division of Cultural Affairs.  Please click on the individual park pages to the left or below for further information on these sites, directions and past shows. 

To view accompanying articles on our events at in Hoboken click on the links below:

The Gory and the Glory, Monkey Trial in Hoboken, Hoboken Courtroom Provides Setting for Witness, Courtroom by Day, and Stage by Night, Much Ado Features Clipping

For further information regarding Hoboken History please click on


For information regarding current Hoboken happenings and other city information click on http://hoboken.com/


To view our Hoboken Venues:   

Pier A Park     Sinatra Park     Shipyard Park     Hoboken Courtroom    


To view other HSC Venues:   

College Misericordia - Dallas, PA

Hackensack, NJ

Hoboken, NJ

Jersey City, NJ

Kenilworth, NJ New York, NY
Secaucus, NJ South Orange, NJ
Stratford, CT  Union City, NJ

West Milford, NJ

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