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Thursday, April 15, 2010

DJs at White Star Bar, Black Irish duo

this saturday, april 7, 10 pm,
Black Irish duo set: Neil McCoy and Baby Dave O'Connell

music: soul to punk and rock to funk.

White Star Bar is on Brunswick x Pavonia

powerhouse art district clean up

clean up of district,
show up at warehouse cafe, sunday morning, april 18,
help to keep the neighborhood in civilized shape.

Italian Village Art & Flea Market, downtown JC

may 15
The Village Neighborhood Association, with support from 4th Street Arts, is hosting its second annual Village Art & Flea Market from 11 am to 6 pm at the intersection of 4th Street and Newark Avenue. The event will feature an array of local artists’ works, local bands and delicious food from local vendors.

If you want to sell stuff, play a set, sell food or sign on as a sponsor, the VNA has all the pertinent info for you here .

offoffjc website release party

website release party, dj pastiche, dj william mccamie, vj anna from elmgrove and spontaneous performers, we are hoping for
legendary Lex Leonard to en-trance us to altered mood states.
Meet Jcs creatives and entertainers, art instigators, culture dictators..chill to minimal techno, euro-trance, trip hop and eclectic lounge groovez
the party is in Chilltown!
at the stylish fabulous Port-o Lounge, thursday april 22, 9 pm - 2 am
another occasion to show off your glamour or humor

urine town, it's a privilege to pee, musical

Argus Eyes presents its spring musical, Urinetown, written by Mark Hollmann and Greg Kotis, directed by Leah Bonvissuto and with musical direction by Kevin Cummines.

Admission is free and all are invited to attend.

Thursday, 15 April, 2010
Starts at 08:00 PM
Roy Irving Theatre (Dinneen Hall)
2641 John F. Kennedy Boulevard
Jersey City, NJ 07306 USA

the trojan women

directed by Anderson Johnson
West Side Theater, Jersey City University

The Trojan Women was the third tragedy of a trilogy of dealing with the Trojan War. The first tragedy, Alexandros, was about the recognition of the Trojan prince Paris who had been abandoned in infancy by his parents and rediscovered in adulthood. The second tragedy, Palamedes, dealt with Greek mistreatment of their fellow Greek Palamedes. This trilogy was presented at the Dionysia along with the comedic satyr play Sisyphos. The plots of this trilogy were not connected in the way that Aeschylus' Oresteia was connected. Euripides did not favor such connected trilogies.
Euripides did not win the drama competition at the Dionysia festival with this trilogy in 415 BC, and was beaten by the playwright Xenocles.
The four Trojan women of the play are the same that appear in the final chapter of the Iliad lamenting over the corpse of Hector. Taking place near the same time is Hecuba, another play by Euripides.

april 15, 7.30 pm, free 285 Westside ave

MacBeth, Shakespeare, West Side Theater NJCU

By William Shakespeare
Play Master: Bethany Reeves

Tuesday, June 15 through Thursday, June 17, 2010 at 7:30 pm

Macbeth stands alone among Shakespeare’s plays in its savage articulation of human evil. Goaded on by a ruthless wife and the diabolic forces she conjures, Macbeth forsakes honor to pursue a destructive path. This Lab features five actors digging into this darkest of plays in a project loosely modeled on the Lab’s prior small-cast Romeo & Juliet.

All free events will take place at:

West Side Theater
285 West Side Avenue
Jersey City, NJ 07305

For more information: 201-200-2390

Bare Bard staged reading, measure for measure, shakespeare

Bare Bard Staged Reading
Measure for Measure
By William Shakespeare

Play Master: Michael Hajek

Friday, May 7, 2010 at 7:30pm
Saturday, May 8, 2010 at 3:00pm

Sunday, May 9, 2010 at 3:00pm - SPECIAL VENUE

Congregation B'nai Jacob
176 West Side Avenue, one block from the West Side Theatre

Infidelity, injustice, ignominy—today’s headlines? No. It is 400 years ago, but the rules remain “Measure (still) for Measure.” Justice, mercy, and pride compete throughout the many laughs and surprising twists and turns of this Shakespearean dark comedy.

tax day deejay Dancing Tony @ Lamp Post

Tony is spinning at the lamp post tonight (thursday april 15)" if you got a refund come in and buy drinks for those who owe. I am there for both of you. "
9.30 - 2am
Lamp Post bar and tavern, 2nd street x brunswick

Eagle vs Shark, film at the warehouse cafe

today at the warehouse cafe, 7.30 free film
Eagle vs Shark (2007) is the tale of two socially awkward misfits and the strange ways they try to find love -- through revenge on high-school bullies, burgers, and video games.

Pet ownership day

“Sponsors Liberty Humane Society and the city’s Cultural Affairs division say they are expecting even more at the second annual event, which will happen at the lawn of City Hall, 280 Grove Street, this sunday, April 18, from 11 am to 3 pm.

For your current companion, the event includes free rabies shots, low-cost microchipping ($35) and nail clipping ($10), and the ability to easily purchase or renew dog licenses. Meanwhile, if you think you might be ready for a new cat or dog, a mobile adoption van will also be on site, with more than 20 animals from Liberty Humane.

Shots will be administered by Dr. Pui Chi; credit cards, checks and cash are accepted. All proceeds from the day go to Liberty Humane, which recently celebrated its eleventh year of providing shelter and care to the city’s homeless and abandoned animals.”
(post and photograph by JerseyCityIndependent.com) please visit the JCI for your best news reporting and listings for citywide political and cultural matters.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Groove on Grove

May 5th:
Cinco de Mayo Fiesta with
DJ Lucha and Los Chispatores

Van Vorst Park Fleamarket

VVP Flea Market
-Fundraiser –
May 15th 2010, 9am-4pm

The Friends of Van Vorst Park is pleased to announce its third annual community flea market. This is a Neighborhood event helping to raise funds for our volunteer group, to improve and maintain Van Vorst Park, an oasis in an urban setting.

Once again, it’s time to make your spouse, roommate, or yourself happy, by generating income from your unloved, unused, “white elephant” gifts, or valued treasures. A donation of $25 for one table, $40 for two, and $50 for three (5’x3’each, provided by participant), will be used in its entirety for maintenance and improvement of the park.

Except for the northwest entrance, which is reserved for one food vendor, all spots are on a first come-first served basis. To participate, please make a check to: Friends of Van Vorst Park Inc, with “donation VVP” in the memo, dropped off at Subia’s Market 506 Jersey Ave, or you can go to: www.jcparks.org/blogs/vanvorst/donate for credit card payments. Please leave a contact number or e-mail address so you can be reached in case we need a rain date.

For conformation, additional information, or questions, please e-mail marcwesson2@aol.com or call 201 433-6553 M-F.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

4th street texas Hold'em poker fundraiser

The 4th Street Festival – Texas Hold ‘Em Fundraiser

Sunday, April 18, 2010 at Noon

371 4th Street JC, NJ 07302

Please help us raise funds to support The 4th Street Festival
Reserve your seats as soon as possible
We will take reservations for 35 people
Last year we had over 30 players so RSVP early

Food and beverages will be on hand all day.

5000 in Chips – 30 Minute Blinds
Buy-in - $50 (25 + 25)
Unlimited Re-buys / Alternates - for the first 4 Rounds
30 minutes blinds
Optional add-on of 2500 ($25) or 5000 ($50) chips
for everyone after the fourth level.

Buy-ins, re-buys, alternates, and add-ons are split
50/50 between the pot and 4th Street Arts

Example of Payouts:
21-30 Players – Top 4 + House prize for #5

Diabetes: a deeper look, exhibit at Liberty Science Center

Diabetes: A Deeper Look
Limited Engagement! April 1 - May 16

This new traveling exhibit helps guests understand diabetes, treatment options, and the role insulin plays in the body. The 2,500-square-foot exhibit resembles a walk-through blood vessel, and visitors enter through a giant cell structure that demonstrates insulin’s role in getting glucose (sugar) energy to cells. Hands-on interactive exhibits and displays explain the role of insulin; how people can be affected by diabetes; the importance of diet and exercise for type 2 diabetes; medications used to help control blood sugar levels; and ongoing research to help treat diabetes. The exhibit will kick off its three-year national tour beginning at Liberty Science Center.

Diabetes: A Deeper Look was developed by the Detroit Science Center and is made possible with support from sanofi-aventis U.S.

one world one sky with Ernie, Liberty Science Center

One World, One Sky: Big Bird's Adventure begins on Sesame Street when Elmo's friend, Hu Hu Zhu, visits from China. Big Bird, Elmo and Hu Hu Zhu take viewers on an exciting discovery of the sun, moon, and stars. They also learn about the Big Dipper and the North Star. Elmo and Hu Hu Zhu then take an imaginary trip to the Moon where they learn that the Moon is a very different place from the Earth. When they imagine themselves back on Earth, they celebrate the idea that even though they live in two different countries, they still share the same sky. They even pick the North Star as their friendship star to always remind them of their shared joy of looking up at the sky together. Made possible by the Sesame Street Workshop and the National Science Foundation. Times: 11:30 am, 1:00 pm, and 2:00 pm; Ages: Recommended for ages 4-6 with adults; Cost: $3.00 child/$4.00 adult

Eco Boys and Girls, Liberty science center

Liberty Science Center to Unveil

Maria Snyder's ECO BOYS AND GIRLS™

New Animated Characters Star in Educational Film and Exhibit

The Message: Encourage Young People to Take Ownership of Planet Earth

Opens in time for Earth Day 2010 - Special Premiere Saturday, April 24

Eco Boys and Girls created by eco-pioneer, Maria Snyder, to guide children though

Liberty Science Center’s educational exhibits

Jersey City, NY -- Earth Week 2010: Liberty Science Center will herald an eco-friendly world with the introduction of Eco Boys and Girls brand earth-friendly educational animated characters created by visionary top model, fashion designer and artist, Maria Snyder, recognized for her green sensibility and innovative integration of recyclable materials into her designs.

On Saturday, April 24 at 2:00 p.m. Stellar celebrities will appear at Liberty Science Center to herald the Eco Boys and Girls Earth Week Celebration. Emlyn Koster, president and CEO, Liberty Science Center will emcee this special event. An environmental leader designated as keynote speaker will speak to the message of encouraging young people to take ownership of Planet Earth. Young people (ages kindergarten and up) will be able to participate in environmental discovery challenges as they explore diverse green exhibits in this highly innovative science museum.

The Eco Boys and Girls will premiere in a short animated film during Earth Week, April 22 to 29, 2010. The five brilliant, colorful large scale animated characters: Ernie Earth©, Lulu Love©, Patsy Peace©, Ray Recycle© and Sammy Sun©, will appear on large screens throughout Governor's Hall as they encourage children to explore Liberty Science Center’s environmentally informative exhibitions. Earth Week Event news and related Eco Boys and Girls brand updates will be posted online at http://www.ecoboysandgirls.com and http://www.lsc.org.

Cinco de Mayo

Parade and Festival

May 7th, bar majestic, 4pm - midnight
275 Grove Street

Monday, April 12, 2010

Figure sculpture workshop, JC Artschool

Instructor- Christi Harrington

Understand and explore the three-dimensional human form with this intensive four-day workshop. The first weekend will combine an art historical perspective of the reclining nude, made famous by Giorgione, Titian, and Manet, with hands-on sculpture.

Working from a life model, anatomy and proportion will be investigated via the creation of a water clay figure. The following weekend will cover mold making and sculpture casting, turning the clay pieces into finished art works.

The entire course is taught for 12 hours over two weekends.

Weekend 1 [Sculpting]: April 17, 10:30 am-1:30pm & Sunday, April 18, 12-3pm

Weekend 1 [Casting]: April 24, 10:30 am-1:30pm & Sunday, April 25, 12-3pm

for fees please visist the website jcartschool.com
JC Artschool is on 5th street between monmouth and coles

the black affair

april 23, 9pm - 3am
The Black Affair....

Its nice and warm out ladys so get out that little black dress and come bless our dance floor at the Lenape house!

Jessica Silvestre's Birthday extravaganza!! plenty of surprises and tricks up our sleeve for this lil number's day!

This is a black attire event!

$6 cover
BYOB event!
wine on donation

DJ Chino on the tables!

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Movement Improvisation Class, Dance & Music Jam

Next Class & Jam: SUNDAY APRIL 18th 7-9 pm
This event is made up of two parts – a class and a jam. Come to one or both!

7-8pm: Improvisation Class
Learn basic techniques and creative tools of improvisation to move with greater freedom, expression, and purpose.

8-9pm: Dance and Music Jam
An open jam for musicians and movers of all levels and genres! Come dance and play! Musicians – bring your own instruments (even if it’s a coffee can!).
$10 for class (with dance jam included) 7-9pm
$5 suggested donation for the jam 8-9pm only

The Improvisation Class and Jam are led by Avianna Perez, Artistic Director of Insurgo Stage Project: www.insurgo.org

Monthly event on Sundays from 7-9pm
@ the Grassroots Community Space
54 Coles St, Jersey City

Contact avianna@insurgo.org with questions, or visit
www.grassrootscommunityspace.com for more info.

Jersey City BIKE Tour - May 23rd

We are hosting the first ever Jersey City Ward Tour on May 23. This ten-mile ride will pass through five of the six wards of the city (and touch wheels very close to the sixth) and will start and finish at Exchange Place, 11 am to 1 pm. At the finish there will be a bike rodeo for kids, sponsored by the Jersey City Police Department; a BMX demo, run by Grove Street Bicycles; music, excellent food for sale, and tables for local nonprofits and civic groups to present themselves.

The Ward Tour will cap off a week of events for Bike to Work Week in Jersey City. We want to promote the Ward Tour as effectively as possible, through cards, flyers, posters, the web site, web initiatives, and word of mouth. We hope you can help with the last item, simply by keeping tabs on the day and talking it up to friends and colleagues. We also hope you may be able to help more concretely, by thinking of any potential sponsors whose donation would help defray printing and insurance costs. (We are not yet 501c3 so the donations are not tax-deductible, but any funder gets its name displayed on our Ward Tour promotions/in various media.)

Please email fundraising@bikejc.org if you have suggestions for local businesses to contact (other than Grove Street Bicycles and
EasyRiders, who are already involved)--or run a local business yourself and want to be involved.

In any event, please note the day on the calendars so you can join us on the ride. All participants will need to sign up first, and we will be posting a registration page on the web site soon.


spring benefit and silent auction LCCS

For Learning Community Charter School, the spring benefit gala and silent auction will be held
at The Beacon, Fri april 16, 6 - 8 pm.
LCCS is a unique and dynamic educational institution that is building strong academic success for hundreds of Jersey City children each year. In 1997, Learning Community was one of the state's first charter schools. Since then it has become the model of charter school success.

LCCS students are able to reach these impressive academic goals despite receiving less than 60% of funding traditional Jersey City districts receive.

Our overall budget was cut more than $700,000 last year.

The good news is that the William E. Simon Foundation is offering LCCS a grant that will match every dollar raised at the Gala and other fundraisers up to $250,000. So far, the school has raised $130,000 to meet this goal, from bake sales to bowl-a-thons. The Gala is one of the key ways we can do this.
Hors d'oeuvres, wine bar, art auction, music by Ken Sebesky, solo guitar
tickets $100, more info call 201 332 0900 xt 25