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Thursday, May 27, 2010

1st annual ahymn espresso bar and cafe gospel celebration

May 29, noon - 3 pm, live music, gospel, block party, BET, Essence Magazine, meet the Jersey Ave neighbors

HPNA festival at Hamilton Park

lots of music, vendors and activities for the whole family
June 12, 10 -6pm

actualities, activities at made with Love

June 4 Kindie Rockstar Suzie Shelton,
5 pm facepainting by Umpalumpa,
6 pm Jazz David Zaks Trio,
8 pm Sarah James accompanied by Ethan Mann

actualities, photographic exhibit

The reality- based photography "actualities"
of john crittenden. June 1 - 28
Opening reception: June 5th, 7 - 9 pm

Late nite curiosities, performance art


Shows at 10:30pm and Midnight!

Back by popular demand, Art House Productions brings you a strange and exciting evening filled with eccentrics, entertainers and obscure talents. Beauties! Freaks! Weirdos!

Not for the faint of heart.

Curious? Good.

Groove on Grove comes to JC Fridays

joining Creative Grove with JC Fridays on the Grove Street PATH Plaza
starting at 5 pm. Featured bands:

Rebeca Vallejo Project
Heather Duby
Tris McCall and the Housing Bubble
The One and Nines

Tatsuro Nishimura Portrait studio

June 4th, 7 Erie street, 5pm - midnight
Black and White/polaroid studio portraits. Please come to be photographed.

$10 --- one polaroid with matting

David and the Bird

Ed's Salvage Co. presents "David and the Bird".

June 4th, 11am - 8 pm Ed's salvage Co. 264 Fairmount Ave. uptown JC

International artist Duda Penteado (www.dudapenteado.com) shows a series of works signed by both himself and renown poet & playwright Reg. E. Gaines.

Plus, view some of Duda's other visions on canvas from his "Beauty for Ashes" and "Elemental Fossils" collections.

World music specialist DJ Neva spins a melange of Brazilian, Latin & Caribbean beats. (www.facebook.com/DJNeva).

Refreshments will be served.

This is a JC Fridays event (www.jcfridays.com)

your best health now

Your Best Health, Now!

First You Need to………

Personally Create Your Successful Plan

Because “one plan does not fit all” And
only you know what is best for you.

With the support and resources of a small group of like minded people your plan has more power.

Focused and gently facilitated…resource sharing…implement and reevaluate your personal plans. All who are working towards their Best Health, Now are welcome.

Free……. Bring your Health Dreams and Turn them into Your Reality.

Every Other Wednesday 6:00 – 7:30
Beginning June 2, 2010

Location: Office of… Simply, Feel Better
155 Second St, Jersey City (The Pilates Haus)

La Cafe Hamilton Inn NuJazz Brunch

sundays 12 - 4 pm, NuJazz brunch, Dj William McCamie
at Hamilton Inn,
708 Jersey Ave & 10th street

stop the war sunday

Fountain at Journal Square, sun may 30th, 12 - 2 pm
We talk about what's happening in our city, our country, our world that needs changing, and how we can help change it.

Join us in doing our part close to home: Bring men's and women's clothing and non-perishable foods (including hearty fruits, no canned goods) to share with our neighbors who live on the street.

Rain or shine.

DJ'd Santacruzan Brunch at Warehouse

may 30th, 11am - 2 pm
No plans on Memorial Day? Join the WAREHOUSE for its DJ'd Santacruzan Brunch. We will serve Filipino-inspired baked goods in celebration of Jersey City's 32nd annual Santacruzan Procession and Street Festival. Santacruzan is a celebration of the end of Flores de Mayo festival, where children in Catholic churches throughout the Philippines offer flowers to Mary.

After brunch, around 2:30 pm, head over to St. Mary's on Second St. and Manila Avenue, which is 3 blocks from the cafe for the mass and Santacruzan procession.

Music Menu by- DjTOMORROW selecting an eclectic blend of Soul Grooves from around the world.

Private event by invitation
Come celebrate the birthday of yet another "Urban Myth"

Live Performances
Starts at "8pm" sharp till 12am
$5 Donation


Come experience the 143 Underground

Djs:(Thomas Causey) A.K.A. The Cause & Lex Leonard

You MUST RSVP to attend as-well-as your guest

Creative Grove under Siege

FRIDAY - MAY 28, 2010 2-8pm


Toolman & Purple Stuff

Percussion: Pat Catino & many more

Special Musical Performances Throughout the day!
For more information please contact:

Blasted lands

KEN BASTARDs first exhibit at Fish with Braids! "Blasted lands" brings his collages of photographs and graphics as well the drawings he is so famous for.
June 4 - 21,
opening reception june 5th, 7 - 10 pm
Deejay Pastiche stirs the spirits with minimal techno and electronic noise

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

groove on Grove 5/26

Today's feature are Bryan Beninghove Trio and Manouche Bag.
Grove street PATH Plaza, 6 - 8 pm

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

movies on the wall at the warehouse cafe

5/27 is "The Sting". For June, we have "Cruz Nights", all movies of Penelope

movies on the wall, thursdays, 8 - 9.30 pm

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Loew's: Blues Brothers

Starring John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd, James Brown, Ray Charles, Cab Calloway, Aretha Franklin, Carrie Fisher, John Candy, Henry Gibson. Directed by John Landis.
(1980, 133mins., Color. Original Rating: R.)

Saturday June 5th at 8:15 pm
The Landmark Loew's Jersey
54 Journal Square

more info:

Loew's: Pee-wee's Big Adventure

"Tim Burton made his feature-length directorial debut with this film, and immediately established what would become his trademark quirky style. The film has a look reminiscent of German expressionist movies of the 1920s, filtered through a pop-art sensibility of cartoons, horror serials and Gothic fairy tales. The result is a surreal, mystical world, yet one very close to our own – that perfectly fits the absurdist humor. And the score by Danny Elfman is terrific. In all, Pee wee's Big Adventure is a delightful film, enjoyable for children as well as adults."
Starring Paul Reubens, Elizabeth Daily, Mark Holton, Diane Salinger. Directed by Tim Burton.
(1985, 90mins, Color. Original Rating: PG)

Saturday, June 5th at 6 pm
The Landmark Loew's Jersey
54 Journal Square

more info:

The Landmark Loew's Jersey: Raging Bull

"When Raging Bull opened, it under-performed at the box office as audiences and critics were initially repulsed by its protagonist. Yet the story of a lost soul struggling for a way out of the emotional damnation of his own brutal nature is so compelling, and is told with such a profound mix of unblinking horror and understated compassion that Raging Bull is now widely acclaimed as one of the best American films of the 1980s."
Starring Robert De Niro, Cathy Moriarty, Joe Pesci, Frank Vincent, Nicholas Colasanto. Directed by Martin Scorsese.
(1980, 128mins., B&W and Color. Original Rating: R)

Friday June 4th at 8pm
The Landmark Loew's Jersey
54 Journal Square

more info:

Soulful Sunday w/ DJ Serenade

Soulful Sundays, one of our very first weekly events was a free pot luck style gathering for the community. People ate, laughed, and danced to the sounds of DJ Serenade & guests. It was unfortunate when it ended, and have missed it ever since.

On Sunday, June 6th 3-8pm, we are bringing Soulful Sunday back!
We invite you to join us. Sirena & Chelo will be leading the DRUM CIRCLE so bring your drums, shakers, or instrument of choice! Poets welcomed, we will have a mic for you to do your thing to the beat of the drums!


BabyHole's Last Laugh

We've had a pretty good run over the last three years.
BabyHole, Jersey City's longest running comedy show has had venues shut down, been raided, and enforced restraining orders. And then there was the comedy.
Let's see what we can do on our last night. Maybe we'll finally have a knife fight.

BabyHole's Last Laugh
Tuesday, May 25th, 9:00 pm
The Lamp Post
382 2nd Street, JC

Featuring country music by Cross Country All Stars. Stand up by Mark Normand and Chelsea White. Sketch by Upset Triangle. Hosted by Mike Recine.

Jersey City Social

Hello Fellow Chilltown Residents!

We are planning an informal get-together to discuss all things pertaining to the neighborhood we call home. Please bring your ideas, concerns and your favorite BYOB. New developments are happening, new neighbors moving in, the arts are expanding and much more.

Come say hello and invite your fellow JC residents!
Wednesday, May 26th 7:30-10:30pm
Basilico, 673 Bergen Ave. (Sundeck)

JC Friday - Citywide Event June 4th

Next JC Fridays is June 4th

Sunday Night Film Forum

Sunday Night Film Forums @ JCAS

In the 1980’s the Friedmans, a middle-class family on Long Island, became the focus of a series of horrendous child-abuse charges. While the case grew both in magnitude of allegation as well as nation-wide coverage, the oldest son secretly turned his home movie camera on his family, documenting their ordeal from within. Combining modern interviews with archived news reels and candid home footage, award-winning director Andrew Jarecki explores the elusive nature of truth when retold through the lens of multiple peoples’ memory.

Come see why Capturing The Friedmans won 12 Best Documentary awards in 2003, including the New York Film Critics Circle.

Sunday, May 23
Film at 7:30, discussion to follow
FREE admission; donations appreciated.
Beverages will be available, but please leave food at the door.
Jersey City Art School
326 5th Street, Ground Floor

Runtime: 107 mins
Country: USA
Language: English