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Saturday, October 16, 2010

Flea Market Resurrection

Flea Market oct 16
189 Brunswick street
10 am - 3 pm

Friday, October 15, 2010

Wasted, urban style sculpture picking up the scraps

 at Fish with Braids Gallery, 521 JerseyAve, JC 
oct 14 - 26
your most interesting creations come from
scraps, the reinvented,  tweeked and reimagined
things and parts of every day life.
WASTED has incredible creations from plastic forks,
spoons, plastic bowls, caps, wires, speakers,
spray cans  and the always reusable
phantastic LEGO blocks.
Robots, creatures, buildings
by Legomaster Eric Sophie, Kris Dulfer, Serringe, Ezra Brauser
gallery hours mo - thu  6 - 8,
                      sat 12 - 6, sun 2 - 6

Jersey City's weirdest

grab a magazine and find out what they call the "weirdest".
After a fun joke thread gossip extravaganza by John Fathom on facebook the
magazine picked up the story,
the great portrait pix were shot by Anthony Saint James, a rock'n'roll
photographer of musicians, artists and beautiful people, based in Bayonne.

Jersey City

it is free,
by the way

Thursday, October 14, 2010

the Art Harvest

Art House Productions 

Live Plays & Fall Fun at Hamilton Square

For the entire month of October, come celebrate the arts at Hamilton Square 
with three weekends full of plays, storytelling, arts & crafts, music, family fun, and much more!

12PM – 5PM

October 16 & 17
October 23 & 24
October 30 & 31

Hamilton Square
232 Pavonia Avenue
Jersey City, NJ 07302

New activities every day!

Spooky stories
Hay maze
New plays
Dance performances
Craft corner
Photo stand
Storytelling for children

Weather permitting, suitable for all ages

Suggested donation for entry to benefit Art House Productions’ landmark 10th season of programs.  

Art House Productions is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) arts organization dedicated to supporting artists 
in the creation and presentation of new work, encouraging artistic growth across all mediums, 
and fostering a widespread appreciation for the arts in our community.

Participating groups include Story Haven, Global Soul Project, _Gaia, The Theatre Company, Insurgo Stage Project and more still to come!

JC opens up the mic uptown

Oct 21,  8 -11pm
Moore's Tavern (aka Bill and Ruth's)
189 Monticello Avenue

At Jewett Avenue, where McGinley Square meets Communipaw.
Uptown Crew welcomes you to the legendary Moore's Tavern, a family-owned neighborhood staple. For 41 years, Moore's has been bringing live music to this all-around wonderful space. Owner Ruthie Moore has opened her doors to us and we're looking forward to a great time!

Your hosts are two incomparable spoken word and writing heavy hitters, Middlepoet and Stephanie Thornton Bryant!

Our special musical guest is Carolyn Light

DJ Neva Wartell brings the world's best beats to Moore's for JC Opens Up the Mic Tour 2010!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

eBooks at JC library

   The Jersey City Free Public Library keeps searching for the
best services to provide its patrons, especially during these trying
economic times. OverDrive.com is one such service, which now has
new eBooks at no cost for each download!

eBooks for free! Nothing beats the price!


Michele M. Dupey, MLIS
Public Information Officer

Jersey City Free Public Library
472 Jersey Avenue
Jersey City, NJ 07302

Phone:   (201) 547-4579
Fax:       (201) 547-4349
Cell:       (201) 726-7797
E-mail:  mdupey@jclibrary.org

In the case of good books, the point is not to see how many of them you can get through,
but how many can get through to you.

Mortimer J. Adler

New City Kids bash

Save the Date!!!

for the

New City Kids Bash

Tuesday, November 16
from 5:30 to 7:00 pm

Light hors d'oeuvres catered by
Mikie Squared Bar & Grill
Margherita's Cafe


Too many urban children and teens today
become the victims of crime, violence and poverty.
Join us to celebrate the hope and life transformation
of countless New City kids!

New City Kids
240 Fairmount Ave
Jersey City, New Jersey 07306
info@newcitykids.com | 201.915.9896

Monday, October 11, 2010

walls that talk, Jersey City Then and Now

JERSEY CITY, NJ:  Friday, October 15th  6-9 pm. 
Please join the "Walls That Talk" - Mural Arts Program for the unveiling of their latest mural:  "JERSEY CITY: THEN AND NOW". 
"Walls That Talk" is a non-profit mural arts program in Jersey City, NJ that aims to foster community through mural arts.   By engaging youths to volunteer with indoor and outdoor murals we bring awareness to the arts while bringing beauty to the city and its surroundings.

Cosi Restaurant
30 Hudson Street
Goldman Sachs Building
on the waterfront, downtown Jersey City.

Leah Guy
Irene Borngraber
Joan M. Palmer
Jorge Martinez

thank you for your continued support.
"walls that talk"

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Insurgo Stage Project presents: Art In Motion

Insurgo Stage Project presents…
Art In Motion
Dance Your Art Out

October 15 @ 8pm
Grassroots Community Space
54 Coles St, Jersey City, NJ

Produced by Chelo Mercado, Avianna Perez and Justin Woo. Directed by Avianna Perez

This visceral, collaborative evening event of improvisational dance, music, live art, video, and poetry explores the artistic process and the sacrifices artists make when they say "yes" to their creative instincts.

Poetry by Justin Woo
Music by Roland Ramos
Video by Anna Almquist
Art by Josh Bryant
Movement by Avianna Perez, Morgan Refakis, and Meagan Woods
Hosted by Chelo Mercado

Suggested Donation $5
There will be a 30 minute open mic preceding the performance. First Come First Serve!

Art House Productions presents ART IS A FEELING LANGUAGE

A Group Show Featuring Students from St. Joseph’s School for the Blind


Come to Art House to celebrate the vibrant works of art created by St. Joseph’s students in Bojana Coklyat’s art class!

Art House Productions
Hamilton Square
1 McWilliams Place, 6th Floor
Jersey City, NJ 07302
(SE Corner of Hamilton Park near Erie St./8th St.)

Concordia Learning Center at St. Joseph's School for the Blind is committed to the educational, psychological, social, and physical development of persons with special needs in an environment of caring, acceptance, and respect for each individual's rights and dignity.

Concordia Learning Center at St. Joseph's School for the Blind, the only school for the blind in New Jersey, provides comprehensive services to students with visual impairments and/or multiple disabilities from birth to 21 years of age. The Center is a New Jersey Department of Education Approved Private School for the Disabled. For more information, please visit www.sjsnj.org.

Sunday Night Film Forum Presents: Frankenstein

JCAS Presents: Frankenstein (1931)
James Whale’s 1931 film, ‘Frankenstein,’ is a classic of American horror. Loosely based on the novel by Mary Shelley, this iconic work star Colin Clive as Dr. Henry Frankenstein, Mae Clarke as his fiancĂ©e, and Boris Karloff as Frankenstein’s monster.

Unbeknownst to his love, young scientist Dr. Henry Frankenstein, aided by his hunch-backed assistant, has been building a monster made of spare parts. But no one is prepared, not even the doctor, when the creature comes terrifyingly to life.

Come see one of the most memorable monster movies of all time as Sunday Night Film Forum screens a series of horror films between now and Halloween.

Country: USA, Language: English, Runtime: 70 Min

Film starts at 7:30, discussion to follow
FREE admission; $5 donation suggested.
Beverages will be available, but please leave food at the door.

Jersey City Art School
326 5th Street, Ground Floor
Jersey City, NJ

Bike JC celebration !

Come join other members, friends, and curious supporters of Bike JC on
October 23 at the Golden Cicada, from 4-7 pm. A portion of drink proceeds go to Bike JC.

Consider submitting your wheels for the Bike Show, where bikes will be admired and even voted on, with the winner gaining a Bike JC t-shirt, a drink, and an expedited Ward Tour entry. To enter the Bike Show, send the story of your bike, along with a photo, to chris@bikejc.org.

A casual ride beforehand starts at 3 pm at Grand and Jersey and goes through Liberty State Park and back.

Here are details: