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Saturday, April 24, 2010

Earth Day Tree Planting & Live Music

The Historic Jersey City & Harsimus Cemetery (435 Newark Ave): Sunday, 25 April, 2010
10:00 AM - 06:00 PM

Come plant a small tree and shrub planting from 10 am to 2 pm, then enjoy live music from local bands from 2 to 6 pm.

Artists include The Old Man & His Po' Buckra, Darren Deicide, Nathan Carpenter, The Torcher Chamber Ensemble and The Smoove Sailors.

Saturday Night Fever

The Landmark Loew's Jersey Theatre (54 Journal Square):

Sat, May 22, 2010 8:40 pm "Saturday Night Fever"

1977 John Badham film

Blazing Saddles

The Landmark Loew's Jersey Theatre (54 Journal Square):
Blazing Saddles
Sat, May 22, 2010 6:15 pm

1974 Mel Brooks film

Taxi Driver

The Landmark Loew's Jersey Theatre (54 Journal Square):
A Martin Scorsese film.
1976 Black & White

Fri, May 21, 2010 8:00 pm

Annual NJCU Media Arts Showcase

The Landmark Loew's Jersey Theatre (54 Journal Square):
Annual JCU media arts showcase

Thu, May 13, 2010 7:00 pm

Come see the work of tomorrow's movie makers today, from student at NJCU.

Tarot Card Readings

The Stockinette Knitting Café (581 Jersey Ave): by Jennifer

Sunday May 2 from 3 to 5pm

All readings are confidential

Walk-ins are welcome

Rsvp with Jennifer: bluegirl810@live.com

LYME DISEASE PARTY w/ In Musth & Aminal

Lucky 7's (1st St & Coles): It has been decided for no reason that this Saturday April 24th shall commemorate the invention of Lyme Disease!

Come out to Lucky 7s, burrow your head under the skin and enjoy the tasty blood of In Musth and Aminal. We shall play confusingly good, face-melting music for you in celebration of this little gem of nature. Mmmm!

Live audio will begin at 9pm and its free.

Friday, April 23, 2010

Ashley Miller Memorial Concert

The Landmark Loew's Jersey Theatre (54 Journal Square): Sun, May 2, 2010 2:00 pm

The Garden State Theatre Organ Society presents: Rick Benjamin's Paragon Ragtime Orchestra and David Peckham
playing the 4/23 Wonder Morgan Organ

The show will feature solo and duet arrangements as well as a short silent film (title TBD).

Tickets at the door: $20
Doors open at 1:30

A Hard Day's Night

The Landmark Loew's Jersey Theatre (54 Journal Square): Sat, Apr 24, 2010 6:00 pm

Starring The Beatles, Wilfrid Brambell, Norman Rossington.
Directed by Richard Lester.
(1964, 85min., B&W.)

The wild, all-encompassing popularity of The Beatles that exploded across America in late 1963 and '64 changed virtually everything about music and pop culture. A Hard Day's Night was a first attempt to channel some of The Beatles' popularity toward movie theatre box offices. Remarkably, though the production was decidedly rushed, Director Lester and screenwriter Alun Owen created a musical-comedy-fantasy that managed to perfectly capture the good-naturedly sardonic personas of each of The Beatles while fairly accurately depicting the manic zaniness of the early Beatlemania. The Beatles themselves were very pleased with the results. Of course, the soundtrack rings with some of the Fab Four's most popular early songs, including "Can't Buy Me Love," "And I Love Her," "I Should Have Known Better," and the title tune, which was reportedly written overnight by John Lennon and Paul McCartney in response to a plea from the director for a song to match the movie's title.

A Hard Day's Night remains a great treat for everyone who loves The Beatles and a great way for new fans to get to know the group and its music.

Nourish Yourself With Poetry

Made With Love (530 Jersey Ave): Monday, June 7th, 7:00 pm

Nourish Yourself With Poetry

Poetry Reading Featuring Chloé Yelena Miller & Hila Ratzabi
Chloé Yelena Miller (http://chloeyelenamiller.blogspot.com/) is a poet and writing teacher from New Jersey. She has poems published or forthcoming in the Cortland Review, Narrative, Alimentum, Storyscape, and Lumina, among others. She teaches writing at Fairleigh Dickinson University and Northampton Community College, as well as privately. She reads poetry for The Literary Review and blogs regularly about writing and food.
Hila Ratzabi (www.hilaratzabi.com) is a poet, writer, editor, and tutor living in Brooklyn, NY. She has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize among other honors. Her poetry has been published in various literary journals and her chapbook, The Apparatus of Visible Things, is published by Finishing Line Press. She is the poetry editor of the literary journal Storyscape and co-hosts the Perfect Sense Reading Series at Cornelia Street Cafe.

“Tied with Love”

Made With Love (530 Jersey Ave): “Tied with Love”
“National Wear Your Apron Day” Monday, May 10th!
Our second Mother's day exhibit celebrating the whimsy and nostalgic charm of the vintage apron!

Curated by:

Another Man's Treasure Vintage Store
April 28th - May 26th

Opening party
April 28th, 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Music by Kelly Saint Patrick


Liberty Science Center (222 Jersey City Boulevard): Current Exhibit: A spectacular view of the world

Skyscraper! provides an unprecedented look at the planning, design, engineering and technology of these amazing structures – and their impact on human culture, the environment and even local weather patterns.

Whether you’re bravely walking a steel girder high above the exhibit floor, facing down jet-powered hurricane force winds to test a building design, or taking a quiet moment to reflect on the destruction of the World Trade Center, you’ll leave Skyscraper! with a new appreciation – and completely altered view – of the impressive skyline that surrounds us.

Soaring Structures

One may explore a cityscape that features large-scale images and information about the world’s most intriguing skyscrapers. Some are up to 30 feet tall!

Wind Tunnel

There is much to learn and explore at LSC. Find out about how wind tunnels are created with tall structures. In this exhibit one can change the wind speed, alter building models and see what happens when hurricanes blow. Weekday Hours: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm and 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Walk the Steel

Step out on a narrow steel beam 18 feet in the air and walk high above the gallery floor. There is no net, but like all construction workers in dangerous settings, you’ll wear a safety harness. Click here for height and weight restrictions and clothing guidelines. Weekday Hours: 10:00 am - 12:30 pm and 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Thursday, April 22, 2010


Sunday, April 25th, 3-5pm @ Grassroots:
Biodanza is a system of human development that fuses music, movement, and emotions building a sense of community for those who practice regularly. It is about loving life and putting life in the center.This workshop will help you:Expand your creativity, vitality and ability to love...
grassroots community space, 54 Coles street

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

deen shop fashion show

music Egor Pachenko, piano Jordan Piper.
2 year anniversary of deen shop
140 Bay street

Little Masters, opening reception, JCU

Lisa Halpern's MFA show "Little Masters" is on
view at the Harold B. Lemmerman Gallery, 2039 Kennedy Blvd, JCU. Her reception is on Thurs. 22nd, from
4:30 to 7:30 pm.

Vestige, closing reception

gallery 58, "Vestige" closing reception
may 1st, 7pm - 12pm
dj Humby, 70s-80s electronica new wave punk eurodisco
showing off his best

arsenal and animal, art opening

arsenal& Animal, Dylan Egon,
May 7 - June 6,
opening reception may 7, 7 -11 pm
gallery 58, 58 Coles street

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

uptown jam, open mic, comedy, talent showcase

Uptown Talent Showcase
Bring your talent, Uptown Crew! May 1st, 7.30 - 10.30 Ed's Salvage Co.

acoustic music . poetry . spoken word . comedy
It's an open show. Each performer gets 5 minutes.

Sign-up at 7:30pm. $3 at the door (suggested donation)
speak-easy style:
264 Fairmount ave, Space is a spacious but private home,
where we like to keep it green and clean.
Smoking outside only, please.

Light refreshments available. Feel free to BYO.

The Crew is You.


JC's most eligible date auction after party

Bring your auction paddles (and newly acquired date) to the After Party @ LITM.
140 newark ave after 9 pm

No limits to the music genres.

George Soul and DaVeed Martinez ripping the decks.

the virgin spring, sunday night film forums at JC art school

Sunday Night Film Forums @ JC art school(326 5th street)
ANNOUNCES: A Screening of The Virgin Spring

It’s classic night as Sunday Night Film Forums @ JCAS explores a masterpiece of violence, revenge, and redemption with Ingmar Bergman’s 1960 Best Foreign Film Oscar winner, The Virgin Spring.

Set in medieval Sweden, The Virgin Spring is the disturbing tale of a feudal landowner’s daughter brutally raped and murdered on the road to church. What form will fate take when the traveling killers unknowingly seek food and shelter in their victim’s home? Shocking for its day, The Virgin Spring was banned in Ft. Worth, Texas in 1962, and served as the inspiration for Wes Craven’s 1972 directorial debut The Last House on the Left.

Come experience a controversial classic.
Sunday, April 25
Film at 7:30, discussion to follow

inside out, art opening

Jessica Weisman
Meghan Mckee
05/04/2010 - 05/30/2010
Medical Illustrator Jessica Weisman and sculptor Meghan McKee come together to present an exhibition that explores our perception of space and boundaries, within ourselves and in relation to out surroundings.
Opening Reception
05/04/10 7pm-10pm

a deeper dive into digital photography

may 8 - 9, 12 - 3 pm, 326 5th street
JCAS is proud to host Haley Jane Samuelson to discuss her photography and the craft of digital photography. Seductive, storybook, and theatrical, Samuelson stages dreamy scenes, shooting them digitally. She masterfully alters some images to add an otherworldly overlay that seems to literally bring dreams to life. Her work points to Cindy Sherman and Sally Mann, yet retains a unique personality and essence.

This lecture is a precursor to a Digital Photography Workshop Samuelson is teaching at JCAS on May 1&2:

--A comprehensive overview of digital cameras and their capabilities

--Get hands-on techniques on how to take a great photograph

--Learn about color space, white balance, the in camera light meter, and the differences and advantage of shooting in various file formats

fun raiser

april 29, 7 pm - 1 am, LITM 140 newark ave
We are raising money for the United Divas Scholarship, wich assists with financial aid for gifted artists from low-income backgrounds to begin their freshman year of college to study the arts.

How are we raising the fun?

We are giving you an excuse to be diva for a night. To dress up and have some fun in the name of a good cause. So, dress to impress with your finest feathered accessories. Maybe a fedora, your favorite funky reinvention, or a handmade one-of-a-kind-fashion item. Or, just come lookin' and feelin' fierce and you can make your own feathered accessories at LITM!

Feast on our Butlered Complimentary H’ors doeuvres.

Quench your thirst with our HONEY & NECTAR DRINK SPECIALS
suggested donation $10

Monday, April 19, 2010

gardening, planting volunteering in Liberty State Park

Volunteers are always needed and appreciated. Everyone welcome.
Weekly Saturday Garden Program Volunteering.
8am to 11am
No experience is needed.
Please contact Sam at 201-792-1993

liberty state park luncheon and walk

Dear Friends of Liberty State Park & all supporters,

We hope you will consider attending our uplifting May 2 luncheon and joining in our Walk next Saturday, 4/24 to support our efforts to improve and protect our urban waterfront open space.

Sat. 4/24 - "Walk for LSP" & HCIA Earth Day Fair
Please pre-register for $20 with website form or mailed flyer form by 4/20 or please register on 24th for $24. WALK tee shirt at sign-in table behind CRRNJ Terminal.

Sun. May 2 - Luncheon to celebrate LSP & volunteerism.
Please join other park lovers at this warm gathering.

Awards Recipients

Maureen Ogden

She is one of NJ's environmental heroes of the last 30 years. Her leadership and vision in protecting NJ open space and historic preservation is inspiring. She led the way in establishing the Garden State Preservation Trust.

Hudson County Freeholder Bill O'Dea
Longtime dedicated champion of LSP as "The People's Park".

Jersey Cares
non-profit organization which links volunteers with projects around the state, including LSP gardening.

Professor Ted Lai
of Hudson County Community College and advisor of Beta Alpha Phi Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society whose members are LSP volunteers.

Nikki Sirken
longtime LSP advocate and FOLSP volunteer and Board Trustee.

Iome Alexander
dedicated FOLSP Gardening Program volunteer.
If you have not mailed the RSVP card from the website or from our mailing to your street addresses in by Tuesday, April 27th, please mail it in (or pay at the door) but also please RSVP by phone or email for us to know you're coming. Please contact Sam at 201-792-1993 or email
(if you want to be on our street mailing list, please contact us at same email address.

Early Spring LSP Photos
The Friends-funded 100 new shade trees were recently planted and the flowers
are budding all around the park.

Sunday, April 18, 2010


A Family Disco Dance party

Sunday, May 23rd, 2010, 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
@ Parlay Studios 161 2nd Street, Jersey City, NJ
(Located in the Powerhouse Art District)

Parents, are you looking for something fun and hip to do as a family? Well, it’s time to put on your boogie shoes and get those little booties moving and shaking. Get ready for some post naptime and pre-dinner “getting down”! Our disco ball is spinning along with disco music from the 70’s and 80’s.

Our industrial club features: A bubble machine, face painting, glowing necklaces and bracelets, shakers, a full spread of free healthy snacks, drinks for kids and adults, promotional gift bags, a diaper changing station, and did we mention DANCING!!!

“Dance Baby Dance” is an event geared towards bringing parents, kids, and family together to interact with their neighbors, make some new friends, and have lots of fun.

advance tickets, call 646-331-6570 or email carriecraft2@msn.com.

• This event is for crawlers up to 7 years (we make exceptions for older siblings)
and their friends and family.

• All walking humans must buy a ticket! It’s the crawlers who get in free!

• No kid? No entry!

• Stroller parking provided outside studio, event not held responsible.

Adults: Single $15/Couple $25
Kids: All Walkers $10
Crawlers are FREE

Parade of the Shantytown Dead, Leon Yost

“Parade of the Shantytown Dead”
A strange fact based video-story of skeletons and mystery set in the 1860s on the hill where
Dickinson High School stands today. Written and narrated by Historian Bob Leach, 30-minutes., presented by leon Yost

at the Van Vorst park Neighborhood association meeting
tuesday evening 7.30pm at Barrow Mansion, 83 Wayne street

more info on www.vvpa.org

Dirty Candy


A nail party starting at 7PM! Saturday may 1st. Why not party in a beauty bar setting. Only at Lenape..
also seductive make up photo shoot


JC's poetry slam april


!!POETRY SLAM IS HERE!! april 23, 8 pm - 2 am at We're Lenape,
332 2nd street



10$ Admission
12$ B.Y.O.B.
Wine on Donation

Jersey City's open mic at Lenape

We're Lenape: april 24, 332 2nd street

$5 at door or 10$ Bring your own bottle!! B.Y.O.B.!!!
includes cups/ice/ and Service behind the bar!!!!

doors open at 8pm

open mic list starts at 8:30 pm

show goes on at 9:45ish

get your hands on a bike, fundraiser

Fundraiser for the 4th street art festival
Win a Custom Painted Beach Cruiser Bicycle painted by Artist Mark Finne in mind blowing 3D!

Contestants need to keep at least one hand on the bike longer than anyone else to win said bike.

Wanna win?
First 15 contestants who collect pledges of $100 or more secure a hand on the bike.
Email: 4thstreetfest@gmail.com to compete.

When is it?
Saturday, May 15th 371 4th Street
8am start
7pm to 8pm BREAK
8pm resume at Paul Vincent Gallery(Hoboken) for Mark Finne closing reception
w/ DJ Difference / SodaCan / Jack Parsons Moonchild

All proceeds go to 4th Street Arts & Music Festival Oct. 2, 2010.

1ST PLACE – THE BIKE! plus 2 VIP Passes *
2ND PLACE – Bike Lovers PRIZE PACK & 2 VIP Passes
3RD PLACE – Bike Lovers PRIZE PACK & 2 VIP Passes

*VIP PASS = free beer & food all day at 4th Street Arts & Music Festival 2010

For every $50 you raise over $100, you will be allowed 1 bonus hour.
Bonus hours allow you show up 1 hour later than the 8am start time; up to 6 allowable bonus hours per contestant.

Your donors of $75 or more will receive a VIP Pass to the 4th Street Art & Music Festival.

Contest will begin at 8am on May 15th at 4th Street and Newark Ave and will coincide with Village Art & Flea Market. (Rain date May 16th)

At 7PM there will be a 1 hour break and the bike will be transferred to Paul Vincent Studios. Constants will begin re-holding at 8PM. SHARP!

If necessary a 2AM tie breaker of ‘Memories & Wit’ will decide your fate!

Bathroom breaks every 4 hours. Diapers and catheters allowed.

Ed"s Salvage Co. gets social, party- mixer

Thursday night neighborhood fun.
DJ Jim Barnes spins groovy tunes.
Refreshments will be served but
feel free to bring something =)

Thursday, April 22, 2010
7:00pm - 10:00pm
264 Fairmount Ave. Jersey City, NJ