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Thursday, June 3, 2010


fund raiser for Learning Community Charter School
june 5th  11- 6 pm
Hamilton Square (East of Hamilton Park on Erie between 8th and 10th Streets).  Fun in the sun!!crafts, games, food, raffles, music, flea market, and MORE!  Raindate: Sunday 6/6.

Jeanne Ricks and Her Band "C16"

june  12,    8-10 pm
Miller Branch Library,   489 Bergen ave Clinton ave basement

Plausible Inventions, opening reception

 fri, june 11, 7-11.30 pm gallery 58, 58 coles street
Plausible Inventions is a collaborative installation by Nicolas Lampert and Colin Matthes that addresses a world engulfed in its own technology. Lampert and Matthes transform the gallery into an “inventors workshop” of low-tech machines, hybrid creatures, blueprints, drawings, notes, models, survival objects, and scrap leftovers that are both fantastical and commonplace.

Nicolas Lampert is a Milwaukee / Chicago interdisciplinary artist focusing on collage, graphic art, street art, collective art practices, and writing. Primarily, he is known for the series “machine-animal collages” that has been exhibited in many formats from the streets to zines to community art spaces to the MASS MoCA and the MOMA. www.machineanimalcollages.com. Collectively, he works with the Justseeds Artist's Cooperative. www.justseeds.org

Colin Matthes is a Milwaukee artist who works across a range of media including drawing, sculpture, installation, public art, print, and collective projects. His work has been exhibited in galleries in New York, Denmark, Spain, Los Angeles, Chicago, and Austria. This summer he will travel to Belgium to complete a residency at Scheld’apen. He works collectively with Justseeds Artist’s Cooperative (Justseeds.org). His website is colinmatthes.com

just add sound

june 10, Grassroots Community space, 54 Coles street
9- 11pm
Come check out the sweetest open mic in Jersey City!! Bring your words, comedy, rhymes, songs, and enthusiasm.

This open mic is FREE!  brought to you by Justin Woo

Groove on Grove, 6/9, Forbidden Fruit

Forbidden Fruit and a number of vendors will be at the  Grove Street PATH Plaza at 6:30pm.
They will be playing an hour show for their Jersey City family. Come through and enjoy some great food/beverages.
Maggie - Bass
Jim - Drums
Roland - Guitar/Vox
Ted - Guitar/Vox

Youth Poetry Slam, Speak your mind

University Academy Charter High School

275 West Side Avenue  june 8, 3.30 - 5.30 pm

Witness history at the first Youth Poetry Slam EVER at University Academy Charter High school!
Talented 14-18 year old youth will duke it out for the title of #1 Slam Champ!

AND you can WIN 2 FREE TICKETS to see Rihanna LIVE in Concert!!

You don't want to miss out!!!

**$5 for outside guests and school staff
**$3 for UACHS students

Open Mic starts at 3:30 SHARP! Slam begins afterward.


Honor Thy Parents, Festive High Tea

june 5th, 4.30 pm at St. Paul's Church in Bergen,
42 Duncan ave, JC

Variety of Music, Praise Dance
Tribute to fathers and mothers

refreshments, coffee, choice of teas, $20

No PLastic day

june 8, worldwide

It's a simple idea. One day without plastic. Just a day. Think you can do it? We do.

Here's what's at stake: your health and the future of the ocean.

Participate in No Plastic Day

(sample of PLARN bag shown in picture, taught to public at Creative Grove on fridays)
No Plastic Day is a world wide event intended to bring awareness of the over consumption of disposable plastic goods such as plastic bags and bottles. It is well known that there are floating islands of trash in most of the world's oceans. The huge amounts of plastic trash we all discard daily doesn't decompose, doesn't break down, and most of it is toxic to the animals that accidentally consume it. The current rate of plastic consumption is not sustainable and is starting to create a huge problem for marine life particularly. Fish eat toxic plastic bits. We catch the fish and eat the fish. Its only a matter of time before we've polluted our own food supplies with plastic trash.
What you can do on No Plastic Day - June 8, 2010

* No plastic bags - If you buy something from a store on No Plastic Day, bring your own bags. If you don't have any cloth or paper bags, just reuse the plastic bags you already have. They'll never biodegrade so you might as well reuse them if you already have them.
* No plastic bottles - Drink water from the tap or buy drinks in aluminum cans or glass bottles if you must.
* Limit your garbage - Almost everything you throw away is made of plastic. By limiting the garbage you create, you will reduce your plastic waste as well.
* Be creative - Everyone's situation is different and you will need to customize your own situation for No Plastic Day. Be creative. Reuse, recycle, and reduce your waste. Consider it a personal experiment

PADNA monthly meeting

monthly meeting for Powerhouse arts district neighborhood association. 7.30pm  at 140 bay street, warehouse cafe

Moustache Party at white star bar

Discover what the Moustache Party is. I have no idea. We need to see it. experience it, I guess
White Star Bar, 230 Brunswick street, (corner of Pavonia)  June 5th       10 pm - 3 am

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

soulful sundays

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. It was unfortunate when it ended, and have missed it ever since.

On Sunday, June 6, 2010 we are bringing Soulful Sunday back!
On this very special day we will remissness about our bare walls, laugh and dance with our neighbors to the sounds of DJ Serenade :)
We invite you to join us. Join us if you came to a Soulful Sunday, or join us if you missed it and wanted to experience it for yourself.

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!
June 6,  3-8pm  54 Coles Street, Grassroots community space

Andes Festival at NJCU

Andes Festival Free and Open for the community. Enjoy  live performances, artwork, picnic and much more!!
sunday june 6,   11 - 6 pm NJCU campus,
2039 JF Kennedy Blvd

The JC record/CD riot

Jersey City has now hit the big time with the arrival of the Jersey City Record/CD Riot, a full-blown music collector's extravaganza. Hosted by the same folks who sponsor the infamous Brooklyn Record Riot, the show takes place THIS Saturday June 5th at Parlay Studios, 161 2nd Street in downtown JC, just a short walk from the Grove Street PATH . Over 30 dealers from NY/NJ/CT and beyond (Quebec for example) will descend with a wonderful variety of musical wares: rock, soul, jazz, country, hiphop and more. There will be vinyl for sale or trade (of course), full-length albums, 45s, compact discs (CDs), other musical memorabilia. Chat and make new friends with other musically-inclined folk, or even think about selling your own stuff at our next show. Show hours are from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm and admission is three dollars (ten dollars at 8am for early admission). Refreshments will be available. There's more information (and directions) on www.recordriots.com. See you at the show, boys and girls.
 Parlay studios, 161 2nd street, Powerhouse arts district, 10 - 5

Sarin McHugh and the Everymen at Dylan's closing party

gallery 58, june 4,   7 - 12 pm

Aresenal and Animal by Dylan Egon
9 pm - sharp : Sarin McHugh and the Everyman
10 pm - sharp : Radio Exiles
DJ Street Justice all night
plus Dylan Egon opens up treasure chest 

Joan Marie Palmer's mandala collection

DeCarlos Bespoke presents Joan Marie Palmer's Mandala Collection of Paintings and wine-tasting
june 4th,
7 - 11 pm,  411 Monmouth street, at DeCarlo's custom taylor shop.

the reconstruction of memory, Roxana marroquin

ART HOUSE PRODUCTIONS and COSI CAFÉ present an Opening Reception for “Roxana Marroquin: The Reconstruction of Memory.”

This group of photographs is a collection of the artist’s creative process in which she investigates her personal psyche through memories, dreams, and the subconscious as she aims to “Reconstruct” the Memory of herself. 
535 Washington Blvd (across from the Pavonia Newport PATH station) june 4,   6 - 8 pm

A Celebration of Art, art education at JC Art School

while you're making your warm weather JC Fridays tour, be sure to swing by the Jersey City Art School for "A Celebration of Art"--a festive open house toasting to art education.
5 - 10 pm, 326 5th street
We have a lot of great stuff to share:

--The garden is officially open!! Step on back to our urban oasis and talk to Anne McTernan about how she created this multi-tiered green beauty...and scope out a spot where you'll be parking yourself for open-air drawing classes. Special thanks to professional gardener Julee McClelland, who consulted on what to plant and donated some lovely blooms. It really is a beaut!
--Dynamic live art demos by JCAS teachers Thomas John Carlson (painting) and Christi Harrington (figure sculpture).
--Learn about the line-up of summer courses and workshops, including painting and drawing, figure sculpture, jewelry making, digital photography, and more!
--Indulge in a few delectable nibbles with refreshing wine.

We look forward to seeing you there and raising a glass to the art garden and creativity!

CUDA, 3rd art show and benefit, opening reception

The Community for Urban Dance / CUDA Culture presents...

CUDA Culture 3rd Art Show Benefit & Hudson Cradle Baby Shower
“Empowering Inner-City Youth & Uplifting Communities through Urban Art Forms.”
June 4th, 108 Bright street, 3 -5.30 pm

Dear CUDA Friends!

It is our pleasure to invite you once again in joining us for our 3rd CUDA Culture Art Show Benefit! This CUDA Art Benefit will be held at the NBK Studio - a new and promising dance studio specializing in urban and modern dance, located on 108 Bright Street, across the M.S. # 4 in downtown Jersey City. For more information on NBK Studio & their event on June 4th, following the CUDA Art Benefit - please visit the website at http://www.nbk201.com/.

BABY SHOWER for HUDSON CRADLE BABIES - CUDA Culture is also collecting goods for the babies of Hudson Cradle.

Featured Artists:
- Mr. Mustart
- Richard Ryals
- Anthony Lofton
- G.round I.ntellect
- Henry Quester
- Lorenzon Artist Pickett
- Chief 69

The artworks submitted for this show represent each artist's testimony of urban life. Urban life and culture is diverse and often misrepresented in the media and other sources. This show is an opportunity for these emerging artists to tell you visually through their works how they experience life growing up or living in the inner-city.

The participating artists have been a constant supporter of CUDA Culture and its mission over the years. If you or someone you know would like to contribute/donate an artwork for CUDA’s mission, please contact us at info@cudaculture.org (subject: CUDA artists). *Due to limited availability of space in the current exhibit, some works shown in the previous art show may not be included. CUDA Culture’s online gallery is currently under construction; coming soon.

CUDA PROGRAMS/WORKSHOPS: Deejaying, B-Boying/B-Girling, Emceeing, Mural Art -- CUDA programs aim to offer young people of various learning styles an artistic and creative platform for critical thinking, visual, verbal and written literacy, physical fitness and auditory skills which greatly reinforce and supplement academic learning, while instilling appreciation for diversity and social responsibility through community service. CUDA members strongly believe in the power of creative self-expression as catalysts for change, and that change must start from within. When we nurture our young people's talent and desire to reach their highest potential, we are cultivating a fertile ground for positive change in our society.

CUDA Culture: http://www.cudaculture.org/

fashion show, fashion bazaar snyder high

Fashion Show and Vendor Event     June 12th,  Snyder High school, 239 Bergen ave

Fashion Bazaar Vendor Event starts at 4:30pm
featuring Designer Jewelry, Accessories, Clothes, and Artwork

Fashion Show will begin at 6pm
Featuring Famous Designer Collections and Recent Student Work

A portion of the sales from the Fashion Bazaar will go towards a new Scholarship Fund for a Fashion Design Student.

Rubella at Another man's Treasure, opening reception

opening reception fri june 4th, 6-9pm , 353 Grove Street
ANOTHER MAN’S TREASURE presents jewelry by RUBELLA, two Jersey City artists who create romantic and mysterious one of a kind pieces of jewelry featuring antique tintype photographs, chandelier crystals, old keys, and other lovely relics which conjure up and cherish the past. Come browse the jewelry and the shop while enjoying complimentary champagne, Italian soda, meringues, and cupcakes.

Ken Bastard's Blasted lands, fish with braids

Blasted Lands, june 4 - 24
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.

Deejay Pastiche stirs the spirits with minimal techno and electronic noise
opening reception june 5th, 7 - 10 pm

Creative Grove artist & designer market

this week with JC Fridays, Groove on Grove joining us at 5pm
DJ Pastiche and DJ Deep Creep starting their sets at 2pm
A special summer Reggae influenced Set by these two DJs, So let the Air horns Blow and the Rewinds roll, Oh yes Selecta....

art house open mic, season finale

Art House Productions presents
Poets * Musicians * Performance Artists
Coming together in Jersey City

$5 admission, refreshments available


*5 minute open mike for poets, actors, comics and musicians
*Taped for television

no open mics july - september