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Saturday, April 3, 2010

used book fair, every sunday

12.30 - 4.30 at Grace Van Vorst Church, Erie street, (inside parish hall)

used books sale,
free books available
book donations accepted
every sunday

story haven, creativity program for kids

creativity program at Grace Church Van Vorst, each
session runs for 6 weeks and uses drama and story to explore
creativity, build confidence and have fun! The workshops start on the
9th and 13th of April
respectively and are for ages 7-12.

A safe place for kids to create and play.
Partnering with Grace Church Van Vorst and their
Family Initiative,
actress and facilitator Anna Nugent
created a course program that uses
story and drama to develop a child’s creativity,
expression and
Two six-week workshops* will be offered this
spring at Grace Church
Van Vorst, each workshop
costs $75.00 (this is a special rate for the
Grace Church Van Vorst Family Initiative -
normal cost is $120.00) per
SH2: TUESDAYS, Ages 8-10, April 13, 20, 27,
May 11, 18, 25 (no session May 4th)
SH3: FRIDAYS, Ages 10-12, April 9, 16, 23, 30,
May 7, 14
4-5:30 PM in the Grace Church Van Vorst Sanctuary
Grace Van Vorst (enter via the red door on 2nd Street)
39 Erie Street, downtown Jersey City
All courses end with a final performance for
family and friends at 5PM
during the last session of the course

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Jack Parson's Moonchild unplugged

april 9, 9.30 - 11.30 pm. arthouse productions, 1 mcwilliams place, hamilton park
full set... stand up bass, hand drums, acoustic and some electric guitar-great grooves.
fundraiser for arthouse,
$5 at door, refreshments by Judy's Goodies

Tarot card readings, stockinette

Tarot Card Readings

By Jennifer

The Stockinette Knitting Café

581 Jersey Ave, Jersey City, NJ

Sunday April 11 from 3 to 5pm

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

vestige, justine reyes, sonja thomsen, gallery 58

VESTIGE - Works by Justine Reyes and Sonja Thomsen april 9 - may 1st

Friday April 9th 7-11p
58 Gallery
58 coles st jersey city nj. 07302
closing reception may 1st, 7 -9 pm

Justine Reyes:
These Last Things consist of large-scale color photographs of the
interior of four drawers. I took these drawers out of my uncle's
dresser after he passed away. The title refers to the Novissima or
the Four Last Things that every man must face; Death, Judgement,
Heaven and Hell. I chose this title not only because my uncle was
Catholic and very religious but also because it refers to the things
we leave behind when we die. These drawers are the last physical trace
or vestige of my uncle, left untouched in his memory.

Sonja Thomsen:
As the word lacuna references both intellectual and physical gaps, the
temporal installation titled lacuna is a metaphor for memory and
aging. 70 small images hang on the wall, some in stacks of
reproductions waiting to be peeled away. Throughout the duration of
the installation the images are removed, fade and reveal an impression
in plexi of the image that was once there. Place and person become
symbol and impression in the work creating an emotive narrative
suspended in the gap between; a man straddling dementia, a boy in his
teenage prime, hands cradling the last harvest of raspberries.

acoustic open mic, boca grande

Acoustic Open Mic Hosted by Nick Ciavatta
Boca Grande
564 Washington Blvd., Jersey City
Wednesday, March 31st and Every Wednesday After

Sign Up @ 8:30pm-Get there early, slots go quickly!
Acoustic Musicians, Poets, MC's and Friends Welcome!

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

civic JC's leadership forum

On Saturday morning, April 10th, Civic JC and Citizen’s Campaign — in co-sponsorship with dozens of neighborhood and block associations from across Jersey City, and the sociology/urban studies department at St. Peter’s College — will host a civic leadership forum to explain how average citizens can apply to serve on the public oversight boards for Jersey City’s 39 municipal agencies, commissions, and boards.

Not Yo Mama's 2nd annual Craft Fair

april 17, 11 - 6 pm, parlay studios 161 2nd street Powerhouse art district
Not Yo Mama’s Craft Fair is an exclusive and unique event where the best and brightest creatives from the Jersey City Metro Area and Beyond can hock their DIY wares to the coolest cats in Chill Town.

Monday, March 29, 2010

aisha shandrise martinez, poetry at art house

april 1st, art house: Musician, Poet and Memoirist

8 - 10 pm, $5 admission

Baked goods by JUDY’S GOODIES!
DJ mEgan spins all night!

5 minute open mic for
poets, actors, comics and musicians

THE ART HOUSE is held on the 1st Thursday of every month

Aishia Shandrise Martinez is a musician, poet and memoirist born in Jersey City, New Jersey to parents of Puerto Rican descent. Brought up in a large close knit family Aishia was surrounded by a strong sense of identity, culture, and music. The mix of American and Latino influences has had a definite affect on both the aim of Aishia’s writing and the style and tone of her singing.

She gained her first poetic acclaim at age 14, receiving an honorable mention award in the National High School Poetry contest. Since then she has been published in two literary magazines (Chimera and The Idiom) and her work is also slated to appear in the book Paths a book of collected writings that will be published in the spring of 2011 by New Jersey City University, where Aishia is currently a sophomore. She has performed at her poetry at The Bowery Poetry Club, was a featured musical performer on the main stage at Jersey City’s Pride Festival 2009, and has read her memoirs in venues throughout Hoboken and Jersey City.

copyright basics, gallery 58

sat may 1st, 2pm - 5.30 pm, 58 Coles street
Copyright Basics Workshop:
A Guide to rights management for the independent creative professional

Due to popular demand, United Divas Inc, Weerai Music and the 58 Gallery will be repeating the Copyright Basics workshop. The presenters, Anthony Hinds and Jan Tompkins, will share stories about various experiences and recent cases that have challenged the interpretations of copyright.

Designed for the independent creative professional, there will be several opportunities to get the questions about how to protect your creations answered through this workshop. Learn about some of the legal resources available to help creators and inventors. Gain a better understanding of how rights management laws enable you to protect and profit from your work. Explore and debate examples of derivative works and fair use situations. Learn ways to decide if the internet is the right forum for “exhibiting” the work you create. Get tips on how to navigate the legalese of the social networking terms of service agreements. Plus, this could be a great opportunity to mingle with other career driven pros.

Topics of discussion include:

- What is Intellectual Property?
- Copyright Registration
- Trademark
- Poor Man’s Copyright
- Rights Management
- Fair Use
- Creative Commons
- Licensing
- Tips about fine print
- Protecting your creations
- Terms of Service Agreements

Tickets will be $10 at the door, CASH ONLY

shitheads unite, djs at Lamp Post

Charlie Stelton and Jesse Caldwell turn up the heat at Lamp post march 31st, 10 pm. no joke..

open mic, Lenape lounge

sing like a fool karaoke night at lamp post

Sing Like A Fool Karaoke Party
this Thursday at the Lamp Post
Hosted by Dancing Tony
Easter Prizes and Kosher Snacks

Come enjoy a triumvirate of intersecting holidays this Thursday at the Lamp Post. I will have a host of Fool related songs to sing. ( Fool in the Rain, The Fool, Like a Fool, What a Fool Believes etc...) and thanks to the Internet, we will also have an unending supply of choices to sing along to. Chocolate Bunnies and Easter Eggs for the singers, Matzo for everyone.

Dress like Jesus or the Easter Bunny and I'll buy you a shot.
(No false prophets please!)

Chile Lindo, a benefit for the people of Chile

april 17, 8 pm, port-o lounge, 286 1st street
Sirelo Entertainment Presents:
House Music . Dance . Drum . Care . Help . Give

Join us for a night of House Music and Live Percussion!

A fundraiser for the victims devastated in the recent earthquake which occurred off the coast of the Maule Region of Chile. All proceeds will go to the Chilean Red Cross.

Silent Auctions throughout the night from local fashion designer and other artists.

Chilean born songbird Sirena has been performing since she was
7 years old. Originally singing with her father who taught her Chilean Folklore and Andean Music, she later taught herself to use programs such as ProTools and Reason and began to produce. As a producer her music has the influences of her folklore background and a wonderful mix of electronica, soul and latin rhythms. Her voice and style have been compared to that of Sade, La India, and Carol C. of Si*Se. Singing both in English and Spanish, her songs are drenched with rhythmic beauty.
Oscar's diverse DJ sets have been featured on the Roger Sanchez show “Release Yourself” and the Paul Van Dyk “VONYC Sessions” this year, and his career highlights include projects like Extortion's "How Do You See Me Now" (Junior Boys Own/Polygram), and Swing 52's hit "Colour of Skin" f/ Arnold Jarvis later licensed by Pete Tong's FFRR label. He's remixed tracks for Beyonce, 2 Unlimited, John Legend, Sabrina Johnston, Peech Boys, Physics, Sasha Alazy, Alix Alvarez, and Silvano Da Silva.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Jersey City's Poetry Slam

brand spanking new, april 2nd at
Lenape Lounge, a new coffe house/boutique/lounge galore
332 2nd Street
8 pm until

TALK: China's Religion Policy Today

Rev. Michel Marcil, S.J., the executive director of the U.S. Catholic China Bureau, will discuss the evolving attitude of the Chinese communist government toward religions, in commemoration of the 400th anniversary of the death of missionary Rev. Mateo Ricci, S.J. This event -- part of Ignatian Heritage Week -- will take place in the Degnan conference room.

Tuesday, March 30th 5pm
Saint Peter's College
2641 John F. Kennedy Boulevard

Film: Pavonia Branch Library - Amelia

Amelia (2009), starring Hilary Swank, takes a look at the life of legendary American pilot Amelia Earhart, who disappeared while flying over the Pacific Ocean in 1937 in an attempt to make a flight around the world.

Pavonia Branch Library
326 8th Street

Film: Annie Hall

In Annie Hall (1977) Alvy Singer (Woody Allen) is a neurotic comedian, attempting to maintain a relationship with the seemingly ditsy but exuberant Annie (Diane Keaton).

Sunday, March 28th
Starts at 8 pm, Free

_gaia presents LUNAFEST JERSEY CITY 2010

_gaia presents

Short films by, for and about women
Benefiting The Breast Cancer Fund & _gaia

From quirky animation to touching documentaries, the 10 selected films are incredibly diverse in both style and subject matter, united by a common thread of exceptional storytelling by…for…about women. For more information on The Breast Cancer Fund or _gaia visit www.breastcancerfund.org and www.gaiastudio.org.

Sunday, April 11th @ 5:00 p.m.
Tickets: $10 Available at door
140 Newark Avenue
(201) 536-5557

**We will also be celebrating Lillian Ribeiro's birthday (_gaia member)!
Come out to join us for a toast and birthday song cheer!!

"nouns"- Group art show

32 Jones and New Jersey City University's Association of Art and Design present,
"nouns" a group showing of NJCU students and alumni.

"nouns" is an exhibition featuring portraits of either persons, places, or things, be it a self portrait, a traditional portrait, or an abstract piece. "nouns" is how you interpret a portrait to be.

Wine and refreshments will be served and
DJ Hoosatron will provide the musical entertainment.
Friday, April 9th, 7 - 10pm
32 Jones Street

Aural Fixation - Fools for love edition


Our ALTERNATIVE party nite welcomes EVERYONE- straight, gay, lesbian, bi, trans!
LIVE DJs playing HOT dance classics, SIZZLING dance remixes along with the newest International vibes!

DJ .5witcH.HitteR.
DJ D-Eviloution

*21 and over!
*HOT Female and Male Dancers!
*CASH BAR with Drink Specials!
*Email us for more information including our EXCLUSIVE VIP List!
*Wheelchair accessible


564 Washington Blvd.
Jersey City

(1 block from NEWPORT PATH Station on the same side as PATH--
Or,....Just a 3 minute walk from the LightRail NEWPORT MALL stop!)
Validated Parking across the street

THE LAMP POST - Get your heavy on


382 2nd St
Wednesday, March 31st 10-2