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Thursday, December 2, 2010

Friday December 3rd in Jersey City

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O_O presents “Remember it all started with a little mouse!”

Friday December 3rd · 8 - 12pm

 O_O PENTHOUSE...A SECRET SPACE IN JC presents “Remember it all started with a little mouse!”

The studio will be open to the public from 8pm-Midnight.
A password to enter the space is needed.
Disney Films will be playing and you will be able to view the works in progress of O_O.

326 Montgomery St (betw Varick and Monmouth St)

GRIGORY GUREVICH presents “Expression Unlimited”

Enjoy theatrical masks, background music for theater productions, new Magic Book, miniature watercolors/new paintings, exclusive graphic works by Alex Gurevich and more (6pm-8pm). 

Join us for the after party “Artists and their friends” (8pm-12am).  

282 Barrow St (at Montgomery St)

AHYMN & DAYLIGHT GALLERY presents “Small Works of Nature”

Friday December 3rd · 8am - 8pm

an exhibition of paintings and photographs by Deirdre Kennedy and Jim Legge.
Stop by and be inspired by Mother Nature!

Ahymn Espresso Bar & Cafe and THE DAYLIGHT GALLERY
510 Jersey Ave (betw Christopher Columbus Dr/Wayne St)

THE POINTE AT PORT LIBERTE proudly presents the Alan Quin Trio

Friday December 3rd · 7pm -  9pm
Take in the Pointe’s breathtaking views of the Hudson River, the New York Skyline, Brooklyn Bridge and the Statue of Liberty. While there, savor their signature dish, “The Pointe,” a combination of the freshest fish from the sea.

The Pointé
2 Chapel Ave (at Caven Point Rd)

BIGDRUM ART AND FRAMING presents “Student Art Exhibition”

Friday December 3rd · 10am - 7pm
The Visual Arts Department of the Jersey City Public Schools is exhibiting some of the best work from high school students. Some will be for sale to help fund projects that might be cancelled due to budget cuts.

Bigdrum Art & Framing
127 First St (at Provost St)

PORT-O LOUNGE presents “Dissecting the Agents of Diffraction”

Friday December 3rd · 8:30pm - 2am

by artist John Fathom. His illuminated paintings are sure to command your attention. 
Curated by Tara Thurber V3-vision.verb.vibe. 

Port-o Lounge
286 First St (at Newark Ave)

LITM presents “The Sacred and the Mundane”

Friday  December 3rd · 7pm- 10pm

New paintings by Ken Bastard.

140 Newark Ave (betw Barrow/Grove St)

BALANCE SALON invites you to a big party at Balance!

Friday  December 3rd · 7 - 9pm

Come enjoy the work of house artists
Hamlet Manzueta, Vincent Minervini, Johnny Pens Marto, Donald Gallagher and Norm Francoeur.

Reception and cocktails – and a groovy surprise!

Balance salon
18 Erie St (Bay/First St)

LAMP POST BAR & GRILLE presents “26/57”

Friday December 3rd · 6:30pm - 12am 

photography from two artists spanning across two generations.
Francis, 26 and Jeff, 57 will display their collective works from many years in Jersey City and the surrounding NYC metropolitan area. Perspective is an understatement. Not to be missed.

Cocktail hour from 6:30-8pm.

Lamp Post Bar & Grille
382 Second St (betw Monmouth/Brunswick St)

POP-UP ART presents "In Spirited Company"

Friday December 3rd · 5pm - 9pm 

Opening reception & 
Music by NYC Duo and Gonul & What Army. 
Fare by Cocoa Bakery and Gingerbird Store. 
Holiday tree lighting and caroling by the Hudson View Carolers on cemetery grounds.

Pop-Up Art
The Historic Jersey City and Harsimus Cemetery
435 Newark Ave (betw 7th/Waldo)

SAIGON CAFÉ presents “JC Fridays at Saigon Café”

Friday December 3rd · 12 - 7pm

Saigon Café, established in 1999, proudly presents the visual art of Sharex Sinton.
While there, experience the best in southeast Asian cuisine by sampling some of their fine entrees and appetizers.

Saigon Café
188 Newark Avenue

Central Avenue Wines presents a Wine Sampling Event

Friday December 3rd ·  6 - 9pm 

Central Avenue Wines, established more than forty years ago, invites you to attend an evening of wine sampling. Allow your palate to experience an elaborate array of fine wines, while enjoying Central Avenue Wines’s vast selection of spirits.

Central Avenue Wines
210-212 Central Ave (at Ferry St)

SAWADEE presents “Spirit Tide: Constructions by Maggie Ens”

Friday December 3rd · 11am - 11pm 

“Spirit Tide: Constructions by Maggie Ens,” a solo exhibit of constructed wall pieces by artist Maggie Ens. Maggie transforms common and not so common material from our very material lives. 

Don’t miss the artist’s reception on Tuesday December 7th, from 6-8pm

137 Newark Ave (betw Grove/Erie St)

UPTOWN CREW presents “Trade Show - Holiday Art Market”

Friday December 3rd · 1 - 7pm 

This season, give the gift of art.

This group show features works by some of New Jersey’s most intriguing visual artists including
Happiness Akaniro, Joe Gilmore, Kayt Hester and Aura Highsmith. And what makes this dazzling array unique is that each artist’s works were chosen for this show by their fellow artists!

These stunning original works are priced for holiday gift-giving at $200 or less.

Also available are copies of the beautiful coffee table style books of works by renowed photographer Andre Cypriano, courtesy of Ed's Salvage Co

TRADE SHOW is open
Friday, Saturday and Sunday · December 3-5 · 1-7pm

264 Fairmount Ave (betw Bergen/Monticello Ave)

IMAGO BEAUTY GROUP : local artists

Friday December 3rd · 1 - 7pm 

Imago Beauty Group at The Basilico, a high end salon and spa, invites you to view the collections of local artists. While there, explore their range of beauty services and Aveda hair and skin care products. 
673 Bergen Ave (Duncan/Fairview)

32 JONES GALLERY presents “32 Jones Greatest Hits”

Friday December 3rd · 6 - 10pm 

For the grand re-opening of Hudson Pride Connections Center, 32 Jones Gallery presents a group showing of past exhibiting artists at the gallery and supporters of the LGBT Community in Jersey City. 

Featuring Jaden Rogers, Kate Hoos, John Crittenden and more. 

32 Jones St (at Sip Ave)

CHURRASQUEIRA presents visual artist Sharex Sinton

Friday December 3rd · 11am - 4pm 

Great food at great prices! Private party rooms and catering also available.

Churrasqueira Europa Bar & Restaurante
542 Newark Ave (betw Baldwin/Chestnut St)

GRASSROOTS COMMUNITY SPACE presents “Swing Dance Extravaganza”

Friday December 3rd · 7 - 11pm 

The Artists’ Lab Joe Palmer (dancer, teacher & choreographer) and Catherine Schmetter (fine artist & apparel designer) will showcase techniques and moves from their new weekly Swing Dance Program held Saturdays 7-10pm at Grassroots. 

Swing Demonstration  7:30 
Swing Lesson  7:45
Swing Group Demonstration  8:30 
Swing Party  9-11

54 Coles St (betw 3rd/Coles St), 

PARKSIDE BISTRO presents “Mediterranean Night at Parkside”

Friday December 3rd · 6 - 11pm

featuring an exciting bellydance performance, along with DJ tunes spinning throughout the night.
Come explore Parkside’s extensive menu and enjoy the festivities!

131 Erie St (betw 7th St/8th St)

3rd annual dj leonard smalls birthday bash

Saturday December 4th ·  8pm- 3am

come out saturday, december 4th for the birthday celebration for dj leonard smalls. this year's party should not be missed, and will start promptly at 8:30pm with live music by aminal, in musth, and thomas francis takes his chances. after the music, stick around for the birthday dance party with dj leonard smalls, dancing tony and caligula. plenty of great drinks specials and cake for everyone!

please note, the annual dj leonard smalls drive for the York St. project will also kick-off on december 4th. like last year, please try and bring something to help the single mother's of jersey city this holiday season and each donation gets you a 1/2 priced draft or well drink (one per visit). plenty of items are needed, such as diapers, wipes, bottles, cleaning supplies, bathing supplies, unopened toys, school supplies, non-perishable food, etc.
       please help make this holiday season a little brighter for those less fortunate!

lucky 7 tavern
322 2nd street

The Jersey City Record/CD Riot!!!

Saturday  December 4th · 12 - 8pm

$3.00 admission starting at noon.
$20.00 admission for the real fanatics, starting at 10 AM. 
There are still tables available, especially for local folk wanting to liquidate their collections. Over 40 tables of records and cds from dealers up and down the east coast, including Canada!!! Live DJs too.

Parlay Studios
161 2nd Street

Michelle Doherty Opening Reception: Pizza and Wine and Art!

Friday  December 3rd · 6 - 8pm

Art House Productions and Cosi Café and Restaurant present MICHELLE DOHERTY

Through vibrant colors, free flowing swirls, ornate details, and handmade paper mosaic, Doherty’s art evokes feelings of true freedom, connection with one’s natural surroundings, carefree fun and joy.

Refreshments will be served.

Contact: Emily Helck, Curator
art@arthouseproductions.org or (201) 915-9911

Cosi Cafe in Newport
545 Washington Blvd (across from Pavonia/Newport PATH)
(201) 963-0533

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

_gaia gallery presents “Aileen Bassis: Mapping A Memory”

Friday December 3rd · 6 - 9pm 

 The long (14’) lithographic scroll about memory began as a participatory public art project. People drew maps of places from their past and were photographed in the act of recollection. These portraits and their maps were transformed into prints. 

Openings for _gaia gallery series are the first Friday of each month.  
315 3rd St (betw Coles/Monmouth St)


Friday December 3rd · 2:30 - 6:30pm

Come support the work these 3rd – 8th graders have created, thanks to the school hiring its very first art teacher. Pastor Kelly and art teacher Palma Petersen will host this meet and greet, open to the public. 

Chips, candy, and soda will be served.

317 Third St (at Monmouth St)

LAURA DESANTIS-OLSSON presents LDO Photo Exhibit

Friday December 3rd ·  7 - 11pm

“LDO Photo Exhibit: A clueLess Benefit Event for Global Fund for Women (GFW),”
featuring images from the 2009 and 2010 benefit concerts at Maxwell’s in Hoboken. Laura has generously donated her time and talent to support the GFW event at Maxwell’s, and will showcase her live shots and portraitures on JC Fridays. The exhibit will be rounded out by live music and multimedia experiences.

Musical Performances by

Art House Productions
1 McWilliams Pl, 6th Fl (SE corner of Hamilton Park)
info: 201-915-9911

JC STUDIOS presents “Scenes from the Scene”

Friday December 3rd · 8 - 11pm

Visit our beautiful studio space and view video clips of live performances from local Jersey City artists.

We will also have visual art by Josh Bryant, John Donovan, and photography by Rich Catino.

143 Christopher Columbus Dr, 1st Fl (at Barrow St),

SHAMPOO JC HAIR SALON presents “The Hair Show”

Friday December 3rd · 8 - 10pm

SHAMPOO JC HAIR SALON is gearing up to host its first-ever art show, “The Hair Show.” Art will be presented by a variety of local artists. The only thing each piece will have in common is HAIR.

107 Christopher Columbus Dr (at Grove St)

THE HARD GROVE CAFÉ presents Michael DuBose

Friday December 3rd  7 - 10pm 

THE HARD GROVE CAFÉ presents work by Jersey City’s up-and-coming artisan, Michael DuBose. His featured collection will debut fresh and stylish work including a 3-D tribute to the Big Apple and candid portraits, as well as past favorites at the Hard Grove Café, which is destined to amaze.

319 Grove St (at Christopher Columbus Dr)

DOWNTOWN LIVE presents “Martial Arts Demo”

Friday December 3rd  6 - 10pm 

Paul Clark, with students from JC Kickboxing LLC, will wow you with the Movements of Martial Art.
Visit Downtown Live, a beautiful iconic multi-use space, for a glance at: 
Kids Martial Arts: 6-7pm
Cardio Kickboxing: 7-8pm 
Adult Muay Thai and weapons demonstration: 8-9pm 

Art by Rich Catino and Josh Bryant. 

143 Christopher Columbus Dr, 2nd Fl (betw Barrow/Christopher Columbus Dr) 

“Logomaniacs” – presented by the Actors Shakespeare Company

December 9, 10, 11, 12, 16, 17, 18, 19
World Premiere official Opening Day is Sunday December 12th

7:30 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays
3:00 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays
Length: 90 minutes

Like a barker at the circus, this new play by the Newbery Award-winning author Paul Fleischman dares us to step inside a freak show like no other: a parade of 26 creatures with an obsessive love of words, one-per-alphabet letter, all of them real.

Tickets: $30 Adults,  $15 Seniors & Students, Children under 15, Pay Your Age
$10 Previews on December 9, 10 and 11
$30 Opening Performance & Meet the Playwright Q&A/Reception on Sunday, December 12th

Reservations and Information: 201-200-2390

West Side Theater
285 West Side Avenue

Ed's Salvage Co. presents Vieira Coins

Friday  December 3rd · 12 - 7pm

Experience an extensive assortment of rare coins and paper money dating as far back as 364 A.D.
Vieira Ladeira, a member of The American Numismatic Association, will showcase a collection of scarce, key dates, silver coins, and commemorative currency that spans several centuries and continents.

Music by DJ Jim Barnes
264 Fairmount Avenue (betw Bergen/Monticello Ave)

Nuradeen Gallery presents: Changing Hands

Friday December 3rd  6 -10pm

Changing Hands - Diverse traditions

Nuradeen Gallery
483 Jersey Avenue
Gallery open weekends 12-5pm

PARK AND SIXTH presents paintings by Miguel Hernandez

Friday December 3rd · 11am - 8pm

Miguel Hernandez's paintings give the viewer a sweet taste and an amazing view.
Curated by Tara Thurber V3-vision.verb.vibe.

364 Grove St (betw Bay/First St)

Live Organ Concert & Sing-Along & Scrooge

Saturday December 11th · 6:30 pm

Featuring the majesty and power of the Loew's magnificent Wonder Morton pipe organ. Enjoy Christmas carols and holiday songs played by maestro Wayne Zimmerman on one of the most extraordinary instruments in the Metropolitan Area, accompanied by solo and chorale singers. Also, experience a great old movie theatre tradition brought back to life: the old-fashioned audience sing-along, with words projected on screen, for several of the songs.

Followed After Intermission By:
Scrooge at approximately 7:30pm
Starring Albert Finney, Alec Guinness, Edith Evans, Kenneth More. Directed by Ronald Neame. (1970, 118mins., Color)

The dazzling, wide-screen movie musical version of Dickens’ classic tale. The costumes and sets capture the period beautifully, the direction is well paced, and the acting is superb, most especially Albert Finney in the title role and Alec Guinness as the most memorable Marley the screen has ever seen. Charming holiday fun for all ages.

Admission for concert & film is just $7 for adults; $5 for kids (12 & younger) and seniors (65+).
If you bring an unwrapped toy or article of clothing for the needy, we'll thank you with a box of popcorn.

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

Santa Claus visits Loew's

Saturday Dec 11th · 12 - 3pm

Visit With Santa! Children, adults who are kids at heart and even pets can enjoy this classic holiday tradition in the beautifully decorated Grand Lobby of the Loew's.
(Pets may visit between 1:00 and 3:00)

A visit with Santa is FREE. A digital photo with him is only $3.
BUT if you bring a new, unwrapped toy or article of clothing for the needy, the photo will be FREE, as our thank you. Your donations will benefit St. Francis Workshop of Jersey City.

Donations will be accepted up to Dec. 21 and can be left either at the Loew's or at the Journal Square Pub next door.

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

Landmark Loew’s: The Muppets Take Manhattan

Friday December 10th · 8pm

The Muppets Take Manhattan
Starring the voices of Frank Oz, Jim Henson, Dave Goelz, Steve Whitmire. Guest appearances by Art Carney, Dabney Coleman, Joan Rivers and more.
Directed by Frank Oz. (1984, 94mins.)

In this third Muppet move, the Muppets find themselves in Manhattan struggling to get a musical on Broadway.

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

PROARTS WINDOWS ON COLUMBUS presents “Works of Greg Letson”

Friday December 3rd · 6 - 8pm

Greg Letson’s large scale oil and mixed media paintings are artificial constructs which represent juxtaposed systems of signs, codes and thought systems.

135 Greene St (at Christopher Columbus Dr)

Rose Creations

Friday December 3rd · 10am-7pm

ROSE MOULTRIE/ROSE CREATIONS GALLERY AND GIFT SHOP presents “Rose Creations,” featuring a wide selection of arts and crafts, Afro Centric art such as Daddy Long Legs and Annie Lee, and various memorabilia. Also featuring Bernice Bell handmade pillows and crafts, Becky’s crafts, and handmade items by Queene. Additionally, Rose Creations displays the work of many local artists.

360 MLK Drive
located in Extra Supermarket in the HUB (betw Virginia Ave/Kearny),

"It's a wonderful life" by the Attic Ensemble

Friday December 3rd · 8 pm

$10 (suggested donation for JCFridays)

Saturday  December 4th (two shows)
3 pm and 8 pm  -$10 gen adm/$5 children, FREE for Subscribers

Adapted by Liz Zazzi & Directed by Mark Morchel

Brendan Applegate
Eddie Capuano
Marcie Colleen
Art Delo
Mark Dunn
Jenny Fersch
Benjamin Holmes
Ron Leir
Billy Mitchell
Judith Moss
Mary Ann Murphy
Joanne Smith

Foley and Sound Effects by George Seylaz
It is December, 1947 and there is a live Christmas presentation at the LUX Theater.
Bring the kids and enjoy this Holiday Classic!

Historic Barrow Mansion
83 Wayne Street

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Spectra Energy Pipeline Discussion

Wednesday  December 1st  7:30pm

This is a city-wide event and very important to our effort to get the community informed and involved. All are welcome!

following speakers:
  • Mayor Jerramiah Healy
  • Sgt. W. Greg Kierce, Director, Office of Emergency Management and Homeland Security (OEM)
  • Councilman Steven Fulop
  • Dale Hardman, Founder of NO Gas Pipeline
  • Stephen Musgrave, Co-Founder of NO Gas Pipeline
In addition to the speakers, NO Gas Pipeline will present a slideshow highlighting the dangers and maps of the proposed pipeline route.

Sponsored by the DCNA (Downtown Coalition of Neighborhood Associations)
For more information call 201-855-9038 or email hpnajc@gmail.com.
entrance to PS37
The Cordero School PS 37
158 Erie Street (between Pavonia/9th Street)
(201) 714-4390 

Synesthesia: The Art of Amanda Mathews / Nick Rosal / Justin Rivenbark

Saturday  December 4th · 7 - 10pm

The Mary Benson Gallery and Roland Ramos Present
Synesthesia: The Art of Amanda Mathews / Nick Rosal / Justin Rivenbark

Synesthesia is the neurological condition where people "See music" and "Hear Colors".
Its a busy busy world, where advertising and labels battle for our attention. With all this competition, its easy for our senses to get confused. In the midst of sensory overload, the action of painting on canvas has the grounding affect that everyone desires from time to time. The results of which, will impact the viewer.

Participating artists:
Amanda Mathews
Nicholas Rosal
Justin Rivenbark 

Opening night music be the "Hidden Jazz Ensemble"

Mary Benson Gallery
369 Third Street

Ladies On The Mic Holiday Event

Sunday December 12th · 5 - 7:30pm
Confirmed Performers:
Chrissy Roberts
Carolyn Light
Melissa Kozakiewicz
Dujuana Sharese
Wendy Weber Eaton
Anna Olson Nugent
Katja Larssen
Virginia Kamenitzer
Gabrielle Sheehan
Mia Malmad
Cat Lombardi

a few special guests and a super duper raffle to raise money for Art House. 
Hosted by Christine Goodman and Beth Achenbach!  
Made With Love Cafe will be on hand selling goodies, yummies and tidbits! One of the pies will be in the raffle! 

Art House Productions 
1 McWilliams Place (Corner of 8th and Erie)


Thursday December 9th 9pm - 1am

UNO is exhibiting paintings and selling poster prints and t-shirts
at the White Star Bar on the corner of Pavonia and Brunswick.

White Star Bar
230 Brunswick Avenue

Second Annual 4th Street Ball at City Hall

Friday  December 10th · 5 - 10pm

Come to the Second Annual 4th Street Ball at City Hall, featuring live art created at this years 4th Street Art & Music Festival.

Artists include:
Joe Russo, Sean Lugo, Mark Finne, Debbie Manville, Steve Lew, Beau Stanton, Michaell Fumero, Chris/RWK, Veng/RWK, Kevin/RWK, Joe Iurato, Carmelo Snow Sigona, Demer Vicious Styles, Gentrifried, Rick Midler, Andrew Hermida, Zem, Norm Kirby & Mr Mustart

Also featuring Photography from this years 4th Street Festival! Photographers include:
Eric H. Brown, Jesse Caldwell, Michael Brown, Ehab Faeumi, Mike McNamara and more

Speaking of photos, don't forget to get your photograph taken at the entrance. Photos will be on a slide all night, and on the 4th Street Facebook page! Have your friends "Like" your photo for a chance to win the Best Dressed contest!

Live Music by:
Shayfer James, The Ukeladies, Kelly St. Patrick

Sketch Comedy by The Upset Triangle

Glitz & Glamour: A Holiday Fashion show presented by 4th Street Arts featuring some of the finest boutiques in Jersey City.

This is a FREE event presented by 4th Street Arts! Attire: Artistic Creative. Come dressed to the nines, and don't forget the OFFICIAL AFTER PARTY at LITM!!!

City Hall 
280 Grove Street

The Party After...

Friday December 3rd · 7pm - 2am

   ...after Thanksgiving, JC Fridays, Second Light - whatever.

Pick your reason, then come on over to Moore's Tavern, aka Bill and Ruth's and dance it all away!

Your hosts Ms Trish and DJ Neva bring you a DANCE PARTY as no one else can.

Cash bar and Moore's Famous Fish Fry. So, bring your hunger: Eat first, then burn it off! :)
$5 admission.

Moore's Place
189 Monticello Avenue

Monday, November 29, 2010

Fundraiser for the 58 Longevity Fund

Friday  December 3rd ·  6 - 11pm

This Friday come see great music for a good cause!

7pm Mr. Blackman June Star
8pm Little, Big
9pm Fancy Colors

The event is a a fundraiser for the 58 Longevity Fund.
We are raising money to apply for a zoning variance for the gallery.

Suggested donation is $10.
* Part of the city-wide JC Fridays www.jcfridays.com

58 Gallery
58 Coles Street

One Year Anniversary Art Sale and Party!

Friday  December 3rd · 6 - 11pm

JERSEY CITY ART SCHOOL presents the "One Year Anniversary Art Sale" 
As a special thanks to all who have supported JCAS in its inaugural year, we will be selling small works by the school's instructors. You'll be sure to find the perfect holiday piece for you and your loved ones! Plus, peruse the expanded facilities and learn about the exciting line-up of winter classes.

Come out and learn about all the exciting developments at the school during its first year. There will be paintings, drawings, watercolors, glass, jewelry pieces all for sale at incredibly reasonable prices.

This event is on JC Fridays so do come early if you are interested in purchasing some art related gifts in support of the school.

Jersey City Art School
326 5th St. Ground Floor