If you are an artist looking for an affordable place to work, a teacher with the chops to lead a class for the community, or simply someone in need of a conference room for a meeting or a cool space for an event, Field Colony in Hoboken has you covered. Located at 10th and Bloomfield Street, the former yoga studio was completely renovated and now offers creative co-working space during the day and classes in the evening, providing a place for the neighborhood’s creatives and entrepreneurs to collaborate, learn, and inspire.
Founders and husband-and-wife team, Aaron Boucher and Laura Vaccarella, conceived Field Colony as a solution to a practical problem that revealed itself as a real unmet need in the Hoboken arts community. Aaron, a project architect and designer, was unable to find an affordable place to work or an artists’ collective that compared to what he had enjoyed when he lived in Brooklyn. After years of searching for the perfect space, Field Colony was born.
The 100-year-old storefront has been fully renovated and outfitted with modern tech amenities starting with a ‘smart’ lock at the front door allowing members to come and go freely. Additionally, custom glass-topped work tables feature individually app-controlled pendant lighting above each workstation.
Field Colony offers enough space for 16 co-working seats, 20-24 students in a class, and up to six people in the conference room. A membership includes the ability to choose your workspace, guaranteeing a spot–the same spot–for work each day, and daily cleaning service plus fresh, organic coffee. And plenty of great restaurants are nearby.
Once the workday is done, Field Colony transforms into a creative outpost for the community to harness and hone artistic skills from figure drawing and floral design to Photoshop, knitting, painting, and poetry. The class roster continues to evolve, with upcoming seasonal offerings like wreath-making, and promises a “venue for you to continue and pursue learning and enlightenment in the arts and design.”
Be sure to save the date for Field Colony’s open house event on Saturday, November 11–Bagels and Brush Strokes–from 10 am to 1 pm. Tour the space, meet the founders, learn more, and provide feedback and thoughts. Coffee and bagels will also be available!
The opposite of corporate, Field Colony is truly a collaborative and wants to give back to the Hoboken community it loves. It will even serve as a gallery, showcasing members’ artwork on their walls. By providing a beautiful space to work and teach, not to mention network and learn, Field Colony will certainly solidify its location “at the intersection for innovators in design, technology, and the arts.”