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Saturday, November 20, 2010

JC opens up the mic

sunday nov 21, 2-6pm
Art House Productions
1 McWilliams Place (Penthouse suite) (6th floor)
Jersey City

This is the apex of what the 2010 Tour season has been about!

Here is where we come together and look back at the last few months and reflect on the relationships we have built, the amazing talent we have been fortunate to experience and the experience of working together and discovering one another as people, artists, colalborators and friends.

Art House Productions has been gracious enough to open its doors (and abundant space)... to us for this farewell to the 2010 season of JC Opens up the Mic....

Hosts for this event are:
Ben BrknInglsh Figueroa, Trish Szymanski and Mark Skrzypczak

George "Soul" Fernandez, Emeline "Lady E" Lavender, Neva Wartell

Music Features:
Bern and Brights and Bryan Scott


Look to the left, look to the right... we're inviting everyone who has performed throughout the season, including hosts, to blaze the mic one last time at JC Opens Up the Mic Tour 2010.

Open Mic:

There are a few surprises in store.... so check back for updated details.
Come on out and support your local artists and open mic venues. Go away from this feeling that you are a part of something large, because you are. Without each and everyone of you, this vision could not and would not have taken on the life that it has...

Fear not, though... this may be the last for 2010, but 2011 will be an amazing journey of discovery in Jersey City (feel the chills yet?)

Friday, November 19, 2010

holiday shopping kick off

East Coast Muscle and Designs in Motion have a unique collection of graphic tee shirts and sweatshirts that can be only found in Jersey City. These designs are created and hand printed here in Jersey City. come out  any Friday until Christmas.
Creative Grove Artist & Designer Market, your community window for unique, original designers,
the LOCALLY MADE,  new ideas, your outdoor lounge.

Sanai's underground sessions

Sanai's Bar & Lounge
510 summit ave
Jersey City, NJ

SANAI'S Presents

Jersey city stands up and REPRESENTS! at Sanai's Underground Sessions. Experience what NYC Househeads have at there mercy GOOD HOUSE MUSIC!

...With Dj's
Opening set, George Soul
Special Guest, OSCAR P
Resident, Daveed Martinez

Lady E with Sirelo Entertanment & Friends

Free Parking, No Cover and Drink Specials all night long!

"UNDERGROUND SESSIONS" is proud to bring you the best in House Music with Deep soulful vibes infused with tribal sounds.
In the historic building of Sanai's

The Newkirk House, also known as the Summit House, located at 510 Summit Avenue is the oldest surviving structure in Jersey City. The two-story Dutch Colonial building, composed of sandstone, brick and clapboard dates back 1690, when it was known as the Blue Point Tavern.

Today the building is Sanai's Restaurant bar and lounge which is currently owned by L. Terry Dehere, former NBA Athlete, Vice President of the Jersey City School Board, and Community Activist.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Rise Up JC! An Artrepreneur's Fair

Boys & Girls Club of Hudson County
1 Canal Street (Corner of Grove St. & Grand St.)
Jersey City, NJ
Fri Nov 19, 6 - 10 pm

Rise Up JC! is one of the signature events of Global Entrepreneurship Week in Jersey City 2010 and focuses on inspiring the entrepreneur in our young generation.

It is an all age arts festival featuring musicians, poets, singers, emcees, photographers and visual artists as well as a variety of local vendors showcasing and selling their goods and services.

Global Entrepreneurship Week is a grand scale event, held in 100 countries... worldwide. It offers an opportunity for local communities to engage in activities that help strengthen local economies. For more info visit www.GEWJC.org.

Music provided by:

DJ Irs - djirs.com

Featuring Photography by:

SoulShot - soulshotphotography.com
J. Grissette
SLG Photography

Artwork by:

KupiArt - kupiart.com
Melvin B. Mercado

Performances by:

BriDine - bridine.com
M. Josephine - myspace.com/maryjosephinemusic
Triangle Offense - triangle-offense.com
FUSE - fuseplanet.com
Silent Knight
MeccaGodzilla - ravagenrumble.com
Black Circle Symphony
CUDA - cudaculture.org
Mecca Siméus - facebook.com/meccasmusic
Shadokat - myspace.com/shadokatnj
Rico Steele
See More

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Hello-my-name-is sticker art, opening

urbanites with stories to tell

Some of the work is reclaimed street stickers and posters pasted into collages

Stickers are an urban art form, stickers and wheat pastes are a more unconventional way to put art up . Stickers have a broader audience and act as a form of urban communication, language. As much praised as hated, often prosecuted as vandalism,
stickers are an important aspect of the urban art scene.
Dec 3 - 20, 2010. group show. Opening reception with the artists dec 3rd, 7 - 10 pm.
ARSE, CRIZ, Mr. P, WANE, DBK CREW, Matt Cap, Dylan Egon, SNATCH, Serringe, T-Dee, WYME, NET, KA, MTK 76, BE the change, Eyesor, Norm Kirby, Chris Prandy
Live aerosol painting event as well, if weather permits.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Miller Branch- A Night to Unwind -live entertainment

Friday November 26th 8-10:30pm

Come and unwind with these Jersey City recording artists:
Joe Bataan
Soul Generation featuring Cliff Perkins

Adults only.
Free admission, however bring your JC library card or sign up for one at door.

Miller Branch 
Library Auditorium
489 Bergen Avenue

Monday, November 15, 2010

X-mas market at Assumptions of All Saints Church

Christmas market at 344 Pacific Ave, basement

nov 27, 10am -12pm

all proceeds help the tree lighting for
Bergen Lafayette neighborhood

different ornament ideas

I saw these online,
thought this could be of interest for
who does a X-mas tree, weihnachtsbaum, tree of life

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Jersey City Green Fair & Annual Sustainable Cities Conference

Saturday November 20th · 12 - 5pm

Rising Tide Capital, JC Food Coop, and the City of Jersey City invite you to check out the latest & greatest that local, green entrepreneurs have to offer! This marketplace & expo will feature local businesses & organizations that promote sustainability, wellness, & action to change the world-one idea at a time!

Some participating businesses & organizations include: *JC Food Coop* Bag the Habit* Nishani Wellness*Alliance Cooperative Energy*Viridian Energy*Made With Love*Subia's Organic Market*GreenShave*Magic Cleaning Service*Hamilton Health & Fitness*Yoga Shunya*Quantum Vita Body Therapy*Hudson Perinatal Consortium*Bio-Kleen Services*Home Ecological Awareness*Home Economics*


Don’t miss an opportunity to attend two exciting panel discussions on urban agriculture & sustainability in JC that will take place in city council chambers during the fair:

• 1:15 - 2:45PM: “Urban Agriculture for Sustainable Living”, moderated by Executive Dean Robert M.Goodman, Agriculture & Natural Resources, Rutgers University

• 3 - 4:30 PM: “What’s Green in Jersey City”, moderated by William Matsikoudis, Corporation Counsel.

This event is free & open to the public.
Visitors are encouraged to bring their unwanted stash of plastic bags & old eyeglasses for recycling by the event organizers.

Please Help New Eyes turn Trash into Treasure. New Eyes for the Needy appreciates donations of:
• plastic eyeglasses, reading glasses and sunglasses in
good condition
• metal eyeglasses in any condition
• hearing aids
• pairs of prescription lenses
• watches, silver and gold jewelry, and costume jewelry
• silverware and giftware
• dentures with gold inlays

City Hall (2nd floor rotunda & council chambers)
2 blocks away from Grove St. PATH/Bus Station & 5 blocks away from Marin Blvd. Light Rail Stop
280 Grove Street

Marketing Do's and Don'ts for Start-up Entrepreneurs

Wednesday November 17th · 2:30 - 3:30pm
264 Fairmount Avenue

Are you starting a new business?
Still in the dreaming stage?

There is no way around it - marketing your business means having a plan.
Take one right step up, and attend this one-hour seminar, designed especially for the new business owner with limited resources and experience.

Trish Szymanski is a marketing and business support specialist who has worked with many small businesses and start-ups in Jersey City and the surrounding area. Trish will share with you what she has learned, as an entrepreneur herself as well as in the service of other small businesses.

For more information:


This seminar is a part of Global Entrepreneurship Week JC 2010:
hosted by

The Hair Show: Art Opening @ Shampoo JC

Friday November 19th · 8 - 10pm
"The Hair Show”

This is the debut art exhibit at the salon Shampoo JC
 The Artists include:
Megan Gulick
Stephanie Riggi
Scott Lewis
Laura Gravenstine
Ty Cole
Virginia Kamenitzer
Jason Bennett
Robert Piersanti
Kayt Hester
Bonnie Gloris
Jaden Rogers

Shampoo JC
107 Christopher Columbus Avenue

'MEMORIES of JOURNAL SQUARE' - Opening Nite Art Exhibit Party

Monday November 15th · 7 - 9pm
Alfonso Daniels is an artist who literally calls Journal Square his home.

Alfonso Daniels's sketch artwork will be displayed at
RAPH'S PLAZA the entire week.
All original works of art by Alfonso Daniels will be
available, each for a $25 donation.

Alfonso Daniels will receive 80% of funds, to help him get shelter and food.
Rest of funds will go to local needy and homeless;
and to progressive and peace organizations.

NOVEMBER 14th - 20th 2010 is
National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week

Thank you to RAPH'S PLAZA and to Alero Tetevi and her staff
*Raph's Plaza specializes in African coffees and clothing
and Nigerian films - all available for purchase
*Easy street-level access

RAPH'S PLAZA - African Market and Cafe
709 Bergen Avenue

JCAS Presents: Mean Streets (1973)

Sunday November 14th · 7:30 - 10:30pm

Starring Robert DeNiro and Harvey Keitel, “Mean Streets” was Martin Scorsese’s first feature-film of his own design. Keitel plays Charlie, a small-time hood living in New York City’s Little Italy and struggling to work his way up the ranks of a local mob. Life is complicated by his family’s disapproval of his epileptic girlfriend, and by the reputation-ruining debt his friend Johnny Boy (De Niro) has racked up with a loan shark.

After the film’s release, DeNiro won the National Society of Film Critics award for Best Supporting Actor for his role. In 1997, the Library of Congress selected “Mean Streets” for preservation in the United States Film Registry, and the American Film Institute nominated it for one of the Top 100 Movies of all time.

Come see a Scorsese classic, and his first project with Robert DeNiro, followed by enlightening discussion.

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

Country: USA, Language: English, Runtime: 110 Min

Jersey City Art School
326 5th Street, Ground Floor