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Friday, December 10, 2010

Deen Boutique holiday party

Dec 10,  7 - 11pm
140 bay street
DEEN boutique

Enjoy an assortment of sweets, spirits, and hors d’oeuvres while you enjoy the sounds of DJ George Soul!

Plus meet Glenny Garcia owner of Magic Cleaning for eco-friendly cleaning tips and enter to win a free holiday cleaning.

First 25 people will receive a free gift bag!

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Garden Preschool Winter Festival (indoors)

Have some fun at Garden Preschool Cooperative's Winter Festival!
Garden Preschool Cooperative (GPC), located at Tenth St. and Jersey Ave. in the Hamilton Park neighborhood, is celebrating its 15th anniversary with a Winter Festival. We hope many of the alumni will join us for some wintry fun! The Winter Festival is open to the public and will be held on Friday, December 10 from 5:30 – 8:30 PM at Grace Church Parish Hall, 39 Erie Street (Erie and Third), Jersey City.

It promises to be a fun-filled evening for all children, with activities including decorating gingerbread houses, free craft activities, a bake sale, wreaths and poinsettias available for purchase and much more. It will also feature Story Time led by award-winning children's author Helen Lester, as well as crafts with Emily Hecht of Chickhopper Studios.

• Decorate a Gingerbread House!*
• Free craft activities led by Emily Hecht of Chickhopper Studios
• Design-a-Plate for the holidays
• Tattoos and Facepainting
• Bake Sale
• Pizza and Drinks
• Hot Apple Cider
• Wreaths and Poinsettias for sale (and pickup for pre-orders)
• 50/50 Raffle
• Story Time with award-winning children's author Helen Lester!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Downtown Coalition of Neighborhoods Holiday party

Creative Grove (artist market) holidaze

The Creative Grove artist and designer market is running in 2010 till dec 24th, a friday!

The special holiday spirit is being celebrated by our thermal-insulated vendors and artists,
the deejays in their enthusiasm heat bubble,  the public that believes in a community street life and market place
 and by the kids who keep meeting their buddies in a fun and creative environment.

Find ideas, a tree,  meet your neighbor, bounce to the rhythm and shop..

Take pictures with the alternative green tree built by Uta Brauser and Laura Dejean in the plaza every day.  Lights  provided by the Historic Downtown Improvement District (shopping district!)
Your artsy image of downtown, with Creative Grove. All year, every friday
(this is what Amy Rogers looks like in action..)

brought to you by arts in action, a NJ non profit promoting visibility, exchange and a market place for artists

Pro Arts Jersey City announces its third Art Eat-Up

 Friday January 14th 7-10 pm

Art Eat Up is a food, drink and entertainment event with a twist; for a small donation, guests eat a delicious meal, enjoy good company, musical entertainment, receive a ballot, and vote for the most worthy art proposal presented that night. Art Eat Up provides an opportunity for up to ten artists to showcase their artwork, and build awareness of their vision, while vying for the Art Eat Up grant.
For $20, Guests will enjoy a delicious meal, beverage and ballot.
For $10, they receive beverage and ballot, and for $5 guests can simply cast a ballot.

Following a presentation by the artists of their proposals, diners cast their ballots and the art proposal receiving the most votes will be awarded the money raised that evening (minus expenses). Finalized projects will be on display at the following Art Eat Up and on the website.

The Art Eat Up grants process gives an artist or artist group an unrestricted financial resource to realize a visual arts proposal, whether it is for one piece or an entire body of work. The grant may be used for materials, equipment or even living expenses while the project is completed. The process is purposely simple: submit a proposal to Art Eat Up. Community participation in the grant selection process is the key to stimulate and support experimental, critical and imaginative projects that may not be eligible for formal funding.

Any artist can submit a proposal to the Art Eat Up event which is due by January 1st, 2011.
Only the best 10 proposals will be presented at the event. The prospectus is available at http://home.earthlink.net/~proartsjerseycity/proartsjerseycity/index.html

Further information: arteatup@gmail.com or 201-736-7057.
Art Eat-Up is a Pro Arts Project. Pro Arts Jersey City is a nonprofit organization of professional artists dedicated to promoting the visual arts and to communicating Jersey City's identity as a growing arts center.

Grace Van Vorst Church
39 Erie Street

Monday, December 6, 2010

another NO PIpeline meeting, Hilltop

7.30 - 9
St. Joseph's Church Basement
509 Pavonia Ave
Jersey City, NJ

NO Gas Pipeline, founders Dale Hardman & Stephen Musgrave, will be giving a presentation about Spectra Energy's proposed natural gas pipeline through Jersey City. The presentation, with question and answer period, starts at 7:30 PM.


St. Joseph's Church Basement (borders Magnolia, Baldwin, and Pavonia Ave)
Enter through the back (parking lot)

Those driving, the parking lot entrance is on Magnolia (one way so enter Magnolia at Baldwin)

For those taking the PATH get off at JSQ and exit through the back entrance (concourse) onto Magnolia Ave and walk three blocks.

New Works by Orlando Reyes and Keith Van Pelt, opening

@ gallery 58,   58 Coles  Street,
Dec 9th    7 - 11 pm   Opening reception
NEW WORKS by Orlando Reyes and Keith Van Pelt. 

tonight: talk about sustainable lifestyles with Jim Merkel

A talk sponsored by Newforest Institute

Radical Simplicity –
Living Well in the Next Ecological Bubble

JIM MERKEL in Jersey City

at the Fire House
38 Mercer St
Jersey City

Monday, Dec 6
7 pm

Public Welcome

In this talk Jim Merkel suggests dozens of lifestyle steps that lighten ecological
footprints. From roof top gardens to root cellars, organic markets to locavore potlucks
and alternative energy strategies, many are building more sustainable lives —moving
us toward a new ‘ecological’ bubble, grounded in ethical relationships with humanity,
nature and future generations.

Jim Merkel is an American author, volunteer, and engineer that moved
from involvement in the military industry to pioneering in simplicity. His
book, Radical Simplicity: Small Footprints on a Finite Earth offers a path
to deeply sustainable way of living respectful of all life. Jim founded
the Global Living Project and currently writes, lectures and consults
with campuses and municipalities on sustainability initiatives. While
at Dartmouth, Jim worked to integrate environmentally and socially
sustainable practices into the College’s operations and culture. His
projects included Sustainable Dining, Solar Thermal Evaluation, Carbon
Reduction, Sustainable Offices, Green Greeks and Solid Waste Reduction.

for more information, please call: 207-322-2511