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Saturday, May 22, 2010

"Vintage" by Hob-art at Distillery

June 5th - July 10th
The Distillery Gallery
7 Hutton Street, JC Heights
Opening reception for "Vintage"
June 15th, 7 - 9 pm

Hob'art Cooperative Gallery will be exhibiting at the Distillery Gallery from June 5th until July 10th. General exhibit opening times and artist names will be published soon.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Gather for Dance

photo courtesy of nimbus dance works
May 23, 2010, 6-8 p.m.
Gather for Dance
An open networking event for dancers, dance teachers, and dance enthusiasts in Jersey City. held by Nimbus dance works
Grassroots Community Space, 54 Coles St., Jersey City

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

open soul sessions June

June 5, Black Waxx studios, 6pm - 10 pm, 1st street x Newark

Open Soul Sessions has turned one year old! We are so happy and thankful to all our performers for being a part of our wonderful journey!

JUNE 5th Open Soul Sessions features spotlight performer:

Kahlil Khan is a member of Movement In Motion, an artist & activist collective that disseminates information through cultural mediums. The mysterious St. Louis born rapper is best known for his scathing political commentary and fearless confrontation of social ills. He publishes and distributes his own much sought after chapbooks, and is currently working on his debut album, a collaborative effort that includes such producing teams as The Hard Wash. www.movementinmotion.org

Open Book segment author:

Hozeh holds a Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts from Lafayette College and a Master of Arts in Writing Studies from St. Joseph’s University. He’s taught in elementary and middle schools in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Hozeh has performed in New York and in Philadelphia as a rapper and as a spoken word artist. In the early nineties, he won Temple University’s First Annual Poetry Slam. Recently, Hozeh has won the 2007 Hurston/Wright Award for College Writers, conducted literary readings and lectured at Wagner College on creative and expository writing, and won the Robertson-Shonubi Scholarship to attend the New York State Summer Writers Institute. Hozeh has traveled in the Caribbean and enjoys cooking, exercising, and listening to seventy’s Rock and R&B.

RSVP required for The Revolution Room location!
Email opensoul@blackwaxx.com

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

"..and the livin' is easy", art exhibit

june 4 - aug 29, opening reception june 4, 8.30pm - 2.30am, Port-o lounge

“...and the Livin’ is Easy” by Megan G├╝lick and Lau Klohe;

2 ghoulish girls with a love of dark humor and gold paint that take on lighter subjects in honor of summertime.

Curated by Tara Thurber

Spring Festival of Children

may 22nd 10 - 5, Van Vorst Park

Puppet show, Ronny Wasserstrom at Creative Grove

Playdate Puppets (from Brooklyn)
 the two egg juggling egg puppets
and the one and lonely scareKid (or
scarecrow for the faint of heart

this friday, 5/21 at Creative Grove
artist & designer market, Grove PATH Plaza

show times 20 min sets starting at 2.40 probably till
6 pm.

Crosstown Country Allstars, at Lucky 7's

The hardest working Country Band in Hudson County is back to play at their home venue- Lucky 7's........ Now That's Country!!!!
tuesday 5/18, 8 - 10 pm

Van Vorst Park

monthly meeting, always a very cultural and political community event!
This month's meeting agenda:

Mike Selender
Vice president of the Jersey City Landmarks Conservancy will join us and will
be addressing the status of historic sites in Jersey City: The Powerhouse,
St. John's Episcopal Church, the Apple Tree House among others.
Ed Toloza

The City Tax Assessor will attend this months meeting to address preliminary
revaluation questions.

Event Calendar

May 20th Full School Board Meeting
6pm at PS #11 886 Bergen Ave. Open to the Public. See our newest School Board members in action.

May 22nd & 29th VVP Farmers Market
Farmers Market --summer feels
like its already here! Check out Van Vorst Park on Saturday from 9-4pm...

May 22th Lafayette History Festival 12pm-2pm

9th annual Lafayette walking tour starts from Web Park at 12 noon

May 22nd Spring Festival for Children
Free day of fun & learning in Van Vorst Park from 10am-5pm.

May 23rd 1st Annual JC Ward Bicycle Tour
11am-1pm start and finish at Exchange Place. Sponsored by BikeJC. Go to www.bikejc.org for more info and to sign up!

23rd Pet Owners Day at Pershing Field
11-3pm 201 Central Ave Sponsored by the City of Jersey City & Liberty Humane Society. Various free clinics for any pet owner in Jersey city --.

May 27th JCLC 10th Annual Preservation Awards at Landmark Loews Theater Journal Square 6-9pm more info at jclandmarks.org


Films in Van Vorst--every other Wednesday starting June 9th after sunset Van Vorst Park. Go to filmsinvanvorst.com for more info.

Groove on Grove every Wednesday Grove Plaza from 6-8pm--great music-great fun!

Creative Grove every Friday Grove Plaza from 2-8pm. Vendors, Music, Food--fun way to kick off your weekends.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Groove on Grove 5/19

this week's band is :
Canada Geese of Con Vivo
(classical oboe duet),
Con Vivo is a chamber music orchestra and group in Jersey City,
cultivating and bringing high standards to the Jersey City listeners through various concerts.

performing outdoors at the Grove Street PATH Plaza on wednesday the 19th, 6 - 8 pm.

Sunday, May 16, 2010


An evening of women's art, music, fashion and performance. Girl power.. June 4, 5 - 10 pm, Grassroots Community space, 54 Coles street

PACHAMAMA is a celebration of women and their achievements. The event will highlight Original Art, Musical Performances, Fashion & More! All by local female artists and entrepreneurs.

DJ Lady Jay

Performances by:



-SIRENA (Sirelo Entertainment)

Fashion, jewelery:









body treats by:



The Grand Duke at LOEW's theatre

The Grand Duke
Presented by
The Ridgewood Gilbert and Sullivan Opera Company

Sunday, May 23 - 2 PM
The Landmark Loew's Jersey Theatre
54 Journal Square

For more information, visit:
or http://loewsjersey.org/

Stand And Deliver- a dramatic live presentation

A dramatic live presentation "Stand and Deliver" will be staged by students of the
High School for the Performing Arts of Jersey City

The play is the story of Jaime Escalante, the dedicated and driven teacher who, in the early 1980s, refused to let his East LA students be written off, and inspired their remarkable (and seemingly improbable) success in excelling in advanced calculus achievement tests -- and on to successful careers and lives. Mr. Escalante died earlier this year after a struggle with cancer, and this is a benefit performance, with proceeds going to his family.

Thursday, May 20 - 7 PM
Tickets are $10.

The Landmark Loew's Jersey Theatre
54 Journal Square, Jersey City
(201) 798-6055

JCLGO 10 Year Anniversary Party

Admission: $20 General $15 Members
Appetizers included
Drink Specials, Raffles
Entertainment Includes
Special Performance by: Tyler Alyxander
DJ George Soul


Iron Monkey
99 Green Street, Jersey City

JC Food Coop Initiative General Meeting

This is a general meeting and everyone is welcome to come and meet the members of the steering committee and we will be having a Guest Speaker:
Joe Holtz of Park Slope Food Coop

Wednesday May 19th 7-9pm
OLC Church, 120 Sussex Street, Jersey City


Sunday Night Film Forums @ JCAS

Cutting-edge filmmaker Maya Deren redefined American experimental film in the 1940s and 50s with her silent shorts that explored human identity and ritual through dreamlike symbols and visuals. She traveled within the burgeoning New York City avant-garde movement, collaborating with several heavy hitters on projects. Hugely influential, Deren was the first filmmaker to win a Guggenheim fellowship and paved the way for future boundary-pushing filmmakers such as Stan Brakhage and David Lynch.

This forum will include three of Deren’s films: At Land (1944), Ritual in Transfigured Time (1946), and her masterpiece, Meshes of the Afternoon (1943).

Sunday, May 16
Film at 7:30, discussion to follow
FREE admission; donations appreciated.
Beverages will be available, but please leave food at the door.

Runtime: 79 mins; Country: USA; Language: Silent