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Saturday, December 31, 2011

Down with Technic, deejay workshops

Every 3rd sunday of the month, this January in 2012
it is Jan 15:

Grassroots Community Space Presents a monthly event for
DJs by Djs. Providing a space for Djs to meet,
be creative on the decks, and network with one another.
Open to Djs of all levels and styles from beginner and up,
"Down with technic" is suited for those who want to learn
more about Djing itself as well as allowing ...new DJs to learn 
from those who have more experience. The forum is similar 
to an open mic, except that it will be Djs reciting through their mixes. 

TIME: 4-7 SETUP TIME: 3pm $5 to listen or spin 
Friends and Family welcome Refreshments will be available 
Equipment we provide: Vinyl set up -Numark TTX Turntables -Numark 
mixer DXM w/ effects CDJ setups -Numark NDX 200 
(do not scratch) -Numark iM1 (has a iPod dock) -Gemini ps6 
series BRING YOUR OWN: needles, music, materials you need that are not listed above Special Requests or questions should be directed to Dj Pastiche at downwithtechnic@gmail.com For more info: dtlive.org

Friday, December 23, 2011

X-mas Hanukah and Kwanzaa edition Creative Grove


last fun day with the artist market on Grove street this year

and more fun expressions
handmade amazements by LOCAL designers and creative folks

share the love with your favorite artist's works

music: deejay mix and instrumentals by
Thomas Francis Takes his chances members

food Taste of India  with their delicious authentic cuisine
        Le petit temptations, specialty: macaroons

enjoy the fun and the spirit
before the year runs out

see you in 2012

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Nia a Kwanzaa Celebration, music awareness series

Community Awareness Series of the Jersey City Free Public Library
        A Kwanzaa Celebration

                   Featuring:  Spektrums Afrikans          

Guest Performance: Ray Blue & “Lift Every Voice”

Friday – December 30, 2011@ 8:00PM

Miller Branch Library – Cultural Arts Center
489 Bergen Avenue --- Jersey City, NJ  07304

Refreshment / Buffet Available
(We encourage you to bring a dish to be shared)

Sponsored by:
The Community Awareness Series of the Jersey City Free Public Library
For more information – 201-547-6907 – or to be included on Email list: thefriendsofcas@yahoo.com

Free Admission!
Children Must Be Accompanied By An Adult!                                                             
Library Parking Available!

Jersey City Free Public Library 2011

Ace Case Andy Williams Xmas special music showcase

Grigory Gurevich in City Hall

opening of Grigory Gurevich's art work

Exhibition/Birthday Party in  City Hall, 
Conference room on the 27th of December 
3 pm to 5 pm for Wine and Pizza.
280 Grand Street, Jersey City, NJ 07302. Chambers room is on 2nd floor.
After 5 pm I invite all to my house - 282 Barrow St, 2nd floor, Jersey
City to continue gathering.

Caroling at Grace Space JC

Join us for an evening of caroling.
Dec 22, 2011  6 - 9 pm
All are welcome. Wassail, cider and hot coco after
at the Malmad house 302 and 1/2 4th St. JC.
We plan to begin caroling at the Hamilton Park Health Care Facility and Nursing Home on Monmouth. Then we will walk back down Coles St. Caroling as we go to 302 &1/2 4th St.


At Boca Grande  today!  dec 22, 10 pm - 1 am
 on 564 Washington Blvd next to PATH, Pavonia Newport
Join us for a special Holiday All Stars comedy line-up hosted by the illustrious Craig Mahoney! Expect some musical entertainment - and if you're good (all interpretations of the word are acceptable), maybe a sweet treat will come your way. Guaranteed holiday merry-making will be had by all! Featured comics include:

Gordon Baker-Bone
Giulio Gallarotti
Jim Ginty
Andy Hudak
Matt Jenkins
Matt Kelly
Nick Leidl
Chrissie Mayr
Ryan Rummel

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Homeless Memorial

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER  21, 2011, 1pm
On Homeless Memorial Day, which is Wednesday, December 21st, the first day of winter and the longest night of the year, a coalition led by the Jersey City Episcopal Community Development Corporation, alongside the Church of the Incarnation, will hold an inter-faith HOMELESS MEMORIAL SERVICE, to remember the victims and assist the survivors.
It will take place at The Church of the Incarnation, 68 Storms Avenue, in Jersey City, starting at 1pm, and will include remembrances of homeless neighbors, friends & loved ones who have passed away from causes related to homelessness and raise awareness that people are still living and dying on the street. 
Everyone is invited to attend and share remembrances, or just pay their respects.  In addition, assistance would be appreciated in any of the following ways:
Forward names of deceased Homeless individuals.
Gather contributions of warm THERMALS, SOCKS, COATS, HATS, GLOVES, SCARVES, SOCKS to be distributed to Homeless guests at the reception after the service.
Bake & bring cookies for the reception & the bagged meals
Help make sandwiches and put together bagged meals on Wednesday morning December 21, 9am though 1pm
Help serve refreshments and distribute gifts at the reception
Invite Homeless Neighbors and Friends to attend.
Spread the word about the Memorial via social media
Anyone who would like to participate, a little or a lot, please contact Joanne at reception@jcecdc.org, or call 201-209-9301.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Trivia night

Geeks Who Drink started a Trivia Night every Tuesday at 9pm at The Hamilton Inn and some of you people have expressed interest in fielding a team. It doesn't have to be every week — we can aim for every other week or monthly, depending on who isn't getting sloshed elsewhere. Use this thread to coordinate plans, RSVP and brag about our wins.

The basics:
"The quiz burns through nearly 70 multimedia questions in two exciting hours.

The quiz consists of eight rounds of eight questions each, played by teams of up to six people. Questions are read aloud by the quizmaster and teams write down the answers, turning them in at the end of each round.

Rounds 1, 4 and 6 are themed rounds – anything from “Eight Questions About Sex That Won’t Make You Too Uncomfortable” to “TV Shows Your Parents Watch.” Round 2 is a music round worth double points: name the artist and title for each song clip. Round 3 is a multiple choice round or a speed round. Round 5 is a visual round based on a printed handout. The all-audio Round 7 usually covers movies or TV shows, and is worth the standard eight points. Finally, Round 8 is always 16 points on Random Knowledge.

One round can be jokered, doubling your points for that round only (yes, the 16-point rounds are fair game). The team with the most points after eight rounds is the winner."

by 'Geeks who drink' (online name)
(wiredjc community)
Creative Grove   Dec 16

DJ IRS dishing up Urban Funkey Dope Grooves
not shy from Urban poetry and political Hip Hop

possible appearances by breakdancers

and musicians or DJs coming through to sit in

free expression encouraged
art by
Uta Brauser
Eric Champagne
Paul Richard
Mike DiFeo
Anna Almquist
Laura DeJean

locally made designs
hot accessories
(5 mile radius, as green as it gets)

foods by Taste of India
                 Le Petit Temptations desserts

connect with your neighborhood

discover new ideas

Immigrant Day Of Action - Rally & Speak Out

 Dec 18, noon - 4 pm
Pershing Field (Central Ave & Manhattan Ave) & Bergenline and 48th Street

Immigrants are part of the 99% and on December 18th we will march and Speak-Out about this issue to demand immigrant justice!

Join us as we meet on Central Avenue and Manhattan Ave, Jersey City @ 12 pm to speak out and reach out to the community. We will share our storie...s and conditions of migration and ask that the community share theirs as well. We will then march down Central Avenue.

The second part of this event will take place on Bergenline Avenue and 48th Street in Union City at 2:30, where again we will speak out and reach to our community. We will share our stories, and ask that they share theirs as well.

We are now at a crucial point in time in this country where laws like SB1070 in Arizona and copycat laws like those in Alabama, Georgia, and other states are being passed denying immigrants basic human rights and promoting racism and hatred. We march against this. We also march against the corporations who support anti-immigrant legislation so they can make billions of dollars by detaining immigrants in private detention centers and deporting nearly 400,000 people per year. We also recognize the destructive role that these corporations play in exploiting resources and labor in our home countries which forces millions to migrate.

December 18th is the International Day of Migrants and we stand in solidarity with those world wide who are proclaiming Immigrant Rights as Human Rights.

Come and share your story and hear other stories of migration to either of these locations and stand up for Immigrant Rights. Because Immigrant Rights are Human Rights!!

Monday, December 12, 2011

No gas pipeline holiday event

Sunday, December 18th, 7pm -11pm
LITM- (Love is The Message)
140 Newark Avenue
Jersey City, NJ 07302

RSVP at LITM: https://www.facebook.com/LITMJC?sk=wall
Music: WFMU’s DJ: Meaghan (Underwater Theme Park)

Please bring unwrapped toys. Those toys collected benefit
Montgomery Gardens After School Holiday Party for Children.

NO Gas Pipeline says THANKS to ALL of YOU
for your support this past year! Come out & Celebrate with us!

NO Gas Pipeline
Dale Hardman
347-789-7508 Land Line
201-892-3846 Cell

Stop Jersey City-NYC Pipeline!
Become a Member!


Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Downtown Coalition of Neighborhood Associations holiday party

 Downtown Coalition of Neighborhood Associations welcomes its newest member, the Village Neighborhood Association

Jersey City, NJ –The Downtown Coalition of Neighborhood Associations (DCNA) is pleased to announce its newest member association, the Village Neighborhood Association (VNA). At its meeting on October 12th, 2011, the DCNA voted unanimously to approve the VNA’s application to join the DCNA. This brings the DCNA’s total number of member associations to six. “After a long process that included a redrawing of our mutual borders to comply with the DCNA’s bylaws, I’m happy to welcome the VNA into the Coalition.

They are a vibrant organization who have done wonderful things for their neighborhood and Downtown as a whole in their short existence,” said Mike Francisco, President of the Harsimus Cove Association (HCA) and DCNA.

VNA President Rob Crow added, “I can still remember the first sit-down I had with [VNA vice president] Jim Ayers, [former HCA president] Eric Fleming and [former Hamilton Park Neighborhood Association president] Jen Greeley that cold Winter day back in 2007 when we first started discussing this. To see it finally happen makes me both proud and excited to roll up my sleeves!”

About the DCNA: The Downtown Coalition of Neighborhood Associations (DCNA) was formed by community leaders of the Downtown district of Jersey City to use the combined strength of our respective associations to present a united front on civic and community concerns that affect the quality of life in the Downtown neighborhoods; to continue the betterment of our individual neighborhoods; to encourage the formation of more neighborhood associations in the Downtown district; and to promote harmony and understanding among all residents. DCNA member associations include the Harsimus Cove Association, the Van Vorst Park Association, the Historic Paulus Hook Association, the Hamilton Park Neighborhood Association, the Powerhouse Arts District Neighborhood Association and our newest member, the Village Neighborhood Association.

For inquiries: Mike Francisco (DCNA President), newsHCA@gmail.com or Stacy Nusbaum Woods (DCNA Secretary), president@padnajc.org

Don't Miss-
The DCNA Annual Holiday Party!
Thursday, December 8, 2011
6:30 pm to 9:00 pm
140 Newark Avenue, Downtown Jersey City

square Creative Grove square

on the square (plaza)
a square launch,
Square on the square

inaugurating the codesquare app and service, by Code square llc,
our partner in marketing,  helping to locate facebook pages with the QR code
Codesquare.me   for free basic membership,
check it out!
DJ Neva Music for the Masses in her square tent
dishes up groovy world beats, rhythmic instrumental tribal sounds
and all that funky stuff.
photo courtesy of father bentley reggae

See the plaza shine in its fabulousness and lights with holiday lighting,
amazing artworks, creative energy and a holiday spirit!!

Menorah lighting

The Historic Downtown Special Improvement District presents our 1st Annual Menorah Lighting at Grove PATH Plaza on December 19, 2011!

Please join us in lighting the first candle of the Menorah in honor of Hannukah!

Free cookies for kiddos sponsored by HDSID!


For more info, please contact the HDSID at 201-547-3544 or info@jcdowntown.com

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Toy and Coat drive, Steve Fulop

Last year, our team organized a holiday toy drive, through which we were able to give toys to hundreds of children whose families were struggling during the tough economic times. The generosity of the community was so impressive that we are going to do it again this year, and add a coat drive as well.

TOY DRIVE - On Sunday December 4th and Sunday December 11th, we will be in our office (353 2nd Street, at the corner of Newark and 2nd) between 12 p.m. and 3 p.m. collecting toys. I hope you will consider making a donation. Perhaps while you are doing your own holiday shopping, you'll be able to pick up something extra to give to a family that may not have the resources this holiday season.

COAT DRIVE – We are also supporting the Garden State Science and Technology Institute in Journal Square to collect gently used coats and other items of cold-weather clothing. GSSTI has solicited a cleaner that will freshen up donated coats. If you have a gently used coat that you can do without, please consider dropping it at our office (353 2nd Street, at the corner of Newark and 2nd) on Sunday December 4th or Sunday December 11th between the hours of 12 p.m. and 3 p.m.

150 Bay, powerhouse arts district art holiday sale

Dec 10,   noon - 5 pm    150 bay street

various artists offer their work for a holiday sale:
gift wrap and jewelery
stained glass
stoneware pottery

Monday, December 5, 2011

paint straight legal graffiti

"Paint Straight" Program Teaches Teens To Use Graffiti Skills Legally

Thirty years ago, the NYPD cared more about bullets than bombing, so graffiti artists were able to participate in a renaissance that delighted the public while infuriating the city and the MTA. The since-adopted broken window theory of policing has made tagging a serious offense, but one former graffiti artist wants kids who are caught to channel their efforts into a type of art that's legal. Rafael Perez, AKA TATU, the leader of the legendary XMEN crew, has started Paint Straight, a 10-week program for recently-arrested taggers in Brooklyn.
"When I look at [the arrested kids] I'm looking at myself 20 years ago," Perez tells the Daily News. "And one day you're going to need a job. I love graffiti, but now I love it legally." Sergeant Herb Mai of the NYPD's Vandals Squad tells the offenders, "We're not art critics. Some of it, if it's on the canvas, is gorgeous. You have talent. It's an amazing talent. Use it the right way."
David Villorante, another esteemed graffiti artist, teaches the kids in the program "ways to get corporate America" to sponsor their talent, designing "murals, t-shirts, maybe working as tattoo artists," or even designing the label on a bottle of Beaujolais Nouveau.
Since the program began in 2010, only one of the 33 teenagers who have participated in Paint Straight has been arrested for vandalism. One 18-year-old in the program says, "I'm kind of happy I got arrested. If I didn't, I wouldn't be here anymore." And if corporate America doesn't come calling, they could always start their own summer camp.
Contact the author of this article or email tips@gothamist.com with further questions, comments or tips.
reposted by Uta Brauser

JC Art school, your indie art entrepreneurs

JERSEY CITY ART SCHOOL (JCAS) starts our 3rd year in operation this month! I'm proud to announce that we are opening up a fourth location.

The 4th and 5th floor of 1 McWilliams Place on Hamilton Park.

This 13k square foot location will largely serve as studio spaces for artists, there will be classrooms and soundproofed music lesson spaces.


We will be featuring the 4th floor at Not Yo Mamas Holiday Craft Fair https://www.facebook.com/events/120645391382494/ .

So please come and join us. Thank you so much for everyone that has helped the school for the last 2 years, I'm entirely grateful.



Beginner Drawing and Painting 1 – Instructor: Thomas John Carlson
            8-week class teaches students the foundations of painting and drawing.
            Fundamentals explored include rendering the value scale, using a viewfinder,
            sight-sizing, under-painting, glazing and much more.
            Tuesday, January 10th | 7-10pm | Fee: $300 + $25 (Materials)

Intermediate Drawing and Painting 2 – Instructor: Thomas John Carlson
            8-week class is a continuation of Beginner Drawing and Painting, comprised of lessons such
            as stretching canvases, light measuring and working out the early stages of full composition.
            Wednesday, January 11th | 7-10pm | Fee: $300 + $50 (Materials)

Advanced Drawing and Painting 3 – Instructor: Thomas John Carlson
8-week class is a continuation of Intermediate Drawing and Painting. Lessons include advanced color techniques and exercises, historical painting techniques and work with the model.
            Monday, January 9th | 7-10pm | Fee: $300 + $50 (Materials)

Painting - Watercolor – Instructor: Christi Harrington
4-week class about washes, glazes and applied techniques
            from still life images onto the canvas. All Levels.
Time: January TBA  | Fee: $150 + $50 (Materials)

Glass Blowing – Instructor: Kiva Ford
            One on one class learn the basics of manipulating molten glass and ornaments. All Levels.

Silver PMC Jewelry Making – Instructor: Joanne Simmons
PMC – Precious metal clay is an amazing way to express yourself with metals.  This class focuses on silver and is for all levels.

Workshop – Sewing – Instructor: Tina Maneca
2 day / 6 hour class learn basic hand sewing techniques, quilting techniques, and use your sewing machine.

Workshop – Digital Photography Course – Learning the SLR – Instructor: Mike DiFeo
Students get hands-on experience in using all the settings and functions of their cameras by creating digital images under the guidance of instructor.


Kids Academy – Techniques in Illustration– Instructors: Melissa Pulicare
Learn about art history through the old masters.  Students will learn the basic techniques of drawing and painting to create their own masterpieces. Learn about a new artist every week and work together in groups and independently.
            6 Sundays | January 8th – February 12th | 12-1:30pm  | Fee: $100 + $15 (Material) *Open to Ages 6-10

Kids Academy – Animation Lab – Instructor: Robert Bohn
                  In this class children will learn the fundamentals of the moving image from storyboarding to flipbooks
            and stop-motion. The class will culminate in each child creating their very own animated story.
            6 Saturdays | January 7th – February 11th | 12-1:30pm | Fee: $120 + $15 (Materials) *Open to Ages 6-10

Kids Academy –Music Instrument Making – Instructor: Ben Miller
         Students will build small musical instruments from simple straw oboes and rubber band guitars to
semi-complex electrified stringed instruments.
6 Saturdays | January 14th – February 18th | 2-4pm | Fee: $140 + $15 (Materials) *Open to Ages 6-10

Kids Academy –Cartooning– Instructor: Megan Gulick   
Join local artist Megan Gulick in this great cartooning course.  Students will learn the basics of drawing
original cartoon characters.
6 Sundays | January 15th – February 29th | 2-3:30pm | Fee: $100 + $15 (Materials) *Open to Ages 6-10

Teen Academy –Drawing and Painting – Instructor: Norman Kirby
Students will draw from life in charcoal and other media, building a basic skill in capturing realistic forms.
Subjects will include still lifes and portraiture. This class will focus on classical techniques and will assist
students with portfolio building. Museum Trip.
6 Thursdays | January 12th – February 16th | 6 - 8pm | Fee: $130+ $15 (Materials) *Open to Ages 11-16


Figure Drawing – Moderator : Norman Kirby
            Time: Wednesdays 7-10pm Fee: $10

Sunday Evening Film Class hosted by Yvonne Vairma
            Studying groundbreaking films of different cinematic themes, followed by a group discussion.
            Time: Sundays 5-8pm Fee: $5 suggested donation

ENROLL for all courses at-

Jersey City Art School

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Nimbus Nutcracker

Jersey City Nutcracker Dates Announced

Nimbus' Jersey City Nutcracker
Performances Dates:
Wednesday, December 14th, 7:30pm
Thursday, December 15th, 7:30pm
Friday, December 16th, 7pm (followed by Holiday Party with food, drink and activities for all ages!)
Saturday, December 17th, 7:30pm
Sunday, December 18th, 3pm
Sunday, December 18th, 7:30pm (note: proceeds from this performance will benefit for Grace Church Van Vorst)
Grace Church Van Vorst
39 Erie Street, Jersey City, NJ 07302
Available online starting November 17th at:

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Peter Dabbene at arthouse

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

... THURSDAY, DEC 1, 2011
8-10PM * $5 admission

Featuring poet, novelist, and comic book writer

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

Fresh baked goods by JUDY’S GOODIES

DJ mEgan spins all night!

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

Peter Dabbene’s poetry has been published in many online and print literary journals, and collected in the book Optimism. His stories can be found online at www.defenestrationmag.net, www.mcsweeneys.net, www.piginpoke.com, www.wordtriot.org, and elsewhere, and his comic book work is forthcoming in the graphic novel Ark and the magazine Futurequake. He has published two story collections, Prime Movements and Glossolalia, and a novel, Mister Dreyfus' Demons. He also writes a monthly column for the Hamilton Post (viewable at www.mercerspace.com/blog/pdabbene) and his plays have been performed in New Jersey and Philadelphia venues. His website is www.peterdabbene.com.

winter wonderland @ project greenville

There is a special preview evening of the Winter Wonderland Weekend this Thursday , December 1st from 5-7pm. While it officially begins on the 2nd, going through the weekend til the 4th, this is an opportunity to those who cannot come on the weekend.
128 Winfield Avenue (between Ocean-Old Bergen)

project greenville

Hiroshi Kumagai Prelude to Digital Embrace

Hiroshi is back in his old nest, at  58 Gallery.
Please come see his works created during year 2011!

Preview Opening will be held on THURSDAY, December 1st  6 - 9 pm
Light refreshment will be provided by Sweets and Bitters.

There will also be a second viewing on friday dec 2nd as part of jc fridays. 5:30-10:30p with musical guests.
image courtesy of artsauce.com


art-related happenings, including holiday fairs, visual exhibitions, live music, performance acts, educational demonstrations, and more. All events are free and open to the public

see the complete list
on jcfridays.com
or as phone app  bit.ly/v7DAPP

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Square on the square

Square on the square

inaugurating the codesquare app and service, by Code square llc,
our partner in marketing,  helping to locate facebook pages with the QR code

Dj  Pastiche
playing techno in all its form minimal, techno, hard techno and techno techno techno

bring your club or dance gear

meet amazing artists

start your  JC FRIDAYS  on the plaza     

Monday, November 28, 2011

Spirit of Life Ensemble, Jazz series

Jazz Concert Featuring Spirit of Life Ensemble (Sings & Swings with Vocalist Dwight West, Rosiland Grant, David Patterson).
Saturday- December 10th, 8pm  @ Miller Branch Library-Cultural Arts Auditorium / 489 Bergen Ave. Jersey City,N.J.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

after-feast thank the arts day

Thomas Causey (infamous Lex Leonard home deejay)
party/music/ fun time producer
   on the decks
with house, dance, electro, break beats and funk,

Neville L Green and Matt from  Language of music, Grove street music school
give us a set of bass and keys with their funky groove

artists at plaza:
Michael Di Feo with his photographs of light,
charred frames, charred everything
Uta Brauser line drawings, Fish with Braids Gallery
Stephanie Riggi might be back with her ultra funky Urban portraits

and your local designers, makers bringing locally made homegrown works to the plaza!
Most original gifts for all ages.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Teen open mic Grace Space JC

at Grace Church Van Vorst 39 Erie,
Nov 18, 7-10 pm

Teen mic:
So put down all those college and high school applications and let's blow off some steam!
Calling all; poets, writers, actors, musicians, singers, bands, dancers, comedians...whew and anyone else between the ages of 13-19 who wants their time on the mic.
Stay tuned we are planning a holiday Grace Space JC in Dec. as well...to be continued!

Art Fest

Art Fest!!
at Art House Productions, 1 McWilliams place, 6th floor
Nov 19,  1-7 pm
art related biz, artists,

exciting day at Grove street Plaza!!

 CREATIVE GROVE  artist & designer market nov 18: ( 2-8pm)
Grove street PATH plaza
LANGUAGE OF MUSIC (LLC) teachers (Grove street) will perform on keyboard and drums off and on today,

Language of Music students will be taught about the music they want to play, and familiarize themselves with reading, ear training, improvising, memorizing, music theory, and good technique.

DJ Kaliptus on the decks with instrumental tribal trance and his live art, animation art and his fabulous...ness.

Three little birds are presenting an
art project that centers around gratitude since thanksgiving is right around the corner for kids /families

three little birds is a new art and creativity initiative for kids on Erie street
in the former Duck Duck goose space.

A sample project will be at Creative Grove nov 18.

artists share their works,
makers show their crafts
celebrating artistry and artisan culture in JC

this week also luvbug, scarves made by HIV folks to raise funding

artists: Stafanie Riggi, Uta Brauser, Fish with Braids presenting
Quel Beast, Eric Champagne,
Paul Richard, Lau Gallico

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Mac and Cheese Bakeoff fundraiser

The 3rd Annual Mac & Cheese Bakeoff  -  "EPISODE 3 - A NEW CHEESE"

THIS SUNDAY NOVEMBER 20, 2011 - at the 4th Street Lot -  377 4th Street - Jersey City NJ -  07302

This is one of our two big fund raisers for 4th Street Arts - (with an entry fee of only $5.00 it's the best deal around)

The proceeds of the fundraiser fund next years festival as well as the 4th Street Arts Annual Scholarship, which benefits local youth in need, in the areas of Art & Music.

So if your in the area please come by and fill your belly and vote for your favorite - We have around 20 contestants this year.

In addition to the delicious food we will have 2 bands, Ace Case & the Crosstown Country All-Stars, and Pat Byrne & Friends, plus DJ Alfonse all day

Our "Kids Korner" has a lot planned so bring the whole family and spend the day.

The Facebook event page is here ....


You can purchase Advanced Tickets here.....


Attic Ensemble, theater at Barrow Mansion: "Next Fall"

Geoffrey Nauffts’ NEXT FALL takes a witty and provocative look at faith, commitment and unconditional love. While the play’s central story focuses on the five-year relationship between Adam and Luke, NEXT FALL goes beyond a typical love story. This timely and compelling new American play forces us all to examine what it means to “believe” and what it might cost us not to.

The Attic Ensemble is located in The Barrow Mansion, 83 Wayne Street. Opening night is  November 17th, at 7:00 p.m.

Becoming who we are

 Becoming Who We Are” Photo/Video Exhibition Opening Reception
The Opening Reception for “Becoming Who We Are” Photo/Video Exhibition will be held from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm  November, 17th, 2011,
in Gallery 32, at the Hudson Pride Connections Center, 32 Jones St.

Jenny Owen Youngs performance at Brennan Coffe House

Brennan Coffee House
583 Newark Avenue
Jersey City, NJ
For Ticket Info: 1-800-542-7894

Admission and Show Information:
Shows Start at 7:30pm
Open Mic concludes each concert. 5 minutes for each performer. Sign-up Sheet at the box office.

Prices vary for each performance.
Please call toll free number for prices.

Fresh brewed house blend coffee and home made desserts are available before and during the show. Performer CDs for sale during the intermissions and after the show. BCH logo tee shirts are also for sale.

jenny owen youngs

Mrs. Bob Cratchit's Wild Christmas Binge, play at St. Peters college

 at the Roy Irving theater (St. Peters campus Montgomery x JFK Blvd)
Saint Peter's College will be performing a play, "Mrs. Bob Cratchit's Wild Christmas Binge" from tomorrow (Thursday) night at until Saturday night! Every show is at 7PM, with two Saturday shows, one at 2PM and one at 7PM.The show is a comedy guaranteed to make people of all ages laugh. And best of alll, it's free! It will be showing at the Roy Irving Theatre at Saint Peter's College on Montgomery Avenue and JFK Boulevard in Jersey City.

A sassy ghost once again attempts to shake Scrooge from his holiday humbug, but the whole family-friendly affair is deliciously derailed by Mrs. Cratchit’s drunken insistence on stepping out of her miserable, treacly role. Morals are subverted, starving yet plucky children sing carols, and somebody’s goose is cooked as Durang lovingly skewers A Christmas Carol, It’s a Wonderful Life, and many more to create a brand-new, cracked Christmas classic.

Facebook Page:
event page

Art Fest

celebrate the entrepreneur in every artist for ARTfest!, an all ages festival featuring musicians, poets, emcees, photographers, visual artists, kid activities, face painting as well as a compilation of unique, local vendors!

When: Saturday, Nov. 19th, 1pm... to 7pm
Where: Art House Productions, 1 McWilliams Place, 6th Floor JC, NJ 07302

Sounds Provided by:
DJ Irs - www.djirs.com

Live Performances by:

2:00 pm - 2:15 pm Zumba by Lisa: www.grassrootscommunityspace.com
2:20 pm - 2:30 pm Nadine LaFond: www.nadinelafond.com
2:35 pm - 2:45 pm Danielle Martin: www.youtube.com/DanielleSadeMusic
2:50 pm - 3:00 pm Urbanites in Flight: www.djirs.bandcamp.com
3:05 pm - 3:25 pm ItsReaLight: www.myspace.com/itsrealight1
3:30 pm - 3:40 pm M. Josephine: www.mjsoephine.bandcamp.com
3:45 pm - 4:30 pm Live Jazz w/ PVD, Dave Stolarz & Jordan
4:35 pm - 4:55 pm Gemineye: www.facebook.com/thepoetgemineye
5:00 pm - 5:25 pm Rugged N Raw: www.ruggednraw.com
5:25 pm - 5:35 pm Physical Graffiti:www.thoughtkryminal.com
5:40 pm - 5:50 pm Uninvited: www.myspace.com/uninvitedmaine
5:55 pm - 6:15 pm Silent Knight & Q'loc: www.silentknight.bandcamp.com
6:20 pm - 6:30 pm Juggla: www.juggwise.com
6:35 pm - 6:45 pm NBK: www.nbk201.com

Featured Artwork by:

Uta Brauser - www.fishwithbraids.blogspot.com
Amy Garas - www.amygaras.mosaicglobe.com
Kupiart - www.kupiart.com
Tina Indigo Hill

Featured Photography by:

Soul Shot - www.soulshotphotography.com
Mike Shanahan - www.mikeshanahanphoto.com
GREY - http://www.wix.com/greyfotograff/grey
Daniel Morteh - www.danielmorteh.com
Lyn Melodix - www.rottensweets.tumblr.com
AMC - www.flickr.com/photos/amcphotographs

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Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Project Greenville call for art

December 2nd, 3rd and 4th (JC Friday-Sunday), 2011 Project Greenville will be hosting the Winter Wonderland Weekend in the Greenville neighborhood of Jersey City. We are looking for photos, paintings, drawings, collage, sculptures or models depicting Jersey City winter/holiday times. An old photo of your kids making a snowman outside of the house, a painting of the Loews theater decked out for Santa's visit, a sketch of busy shoppers bustling along the snowy streets of the heights, etc. etc.....Think winter, thinks holidays, think Jersey City! Besides the exhibited artwork there will also be a childrens toy drive bin, a neighborhood raffle and hot cocoa and local treats. If you would like to display your work please see the guidelines below or email me for specific questions/details:

-hoping to receive artwork by, November 21st, either by mail (Project Greenville 128 Winfield Avenue Jersey City, NJ 07305) or meet up arranged ahead of time

(projectgreenville@gmail.com or (646)361-1858)

Sunday, November 13, 2011

movies at the Loews: Batman 1966, Pearl Harbor, the train, saboteur, the bridge on the river kwai

Please join us this Saturday, November 12, for a special screening of the 1966 Batman movie, presented by NJ Comic Expo in conjunction with their Holy Batvention on November 12 & 13 in Teaneck, NJ.

The live event begins at 7:00 PM and can be attended by purchasing a combo ticket for $15 (which includes movie admission). Those who wish to only see the film can do so at 8:00 PM for $5.

The combo price includes time with Lee Meriwether (the movie's Catwoman). There will be a short video presentation and time to talk with her and any of the other stars who may come from the convention to the Theatre.

The movie will begin at 8:00 PM and will include music from the Wonder Organ as people are let in.

And next Friday and Saturday, November 18-19, we will be remembering the 70th anniversary of the Pearl Harbor attack with three classic films set during World War II.

Of course, seeing a show at the Loew's is always a lot of fun. But being a part of the volunteer team that puts on the show is an experience you'll never forget! Curious? Read more below, just after this month's film schedule.

Also, if you would like to help spread the word about our upcoming film series, click here to download copies of our latest fliers. Also, if you have time to distribute a larger number of posters and fliers, contact us and we'll give you a supply of our publicity materials.

Friday, November 18 - 8PM
The Train
Starring Burt Lancaster & Paul Scofield.  Directed by John Frankenheimer.
1964, 133mins, B&W.

Saturday, November 19 - 6PM
Directed by Alfred Hitchcock. Starring Robert Cummings, Priscilla Lane, Norman Lloyd.
1942, 115mins., B&W.

Saturday, November 19 - 8:20PM
The Bridge on the River Kwai
Starring Alec Guinness, William Holden, Sessue Hayakawa.
Directed by David Lean.  1957, 161mins, Color.

Friday, November 11, 2011

11.11.11 dead prez

SOAR Nation & Parlay Studios present:
at parlay studios, provost street x 2nd, 8.30 - 12.30

11-11-11: A BENEFIT

The launch of SOAR Nation is here and we are starting things off by throwing an amazing show for an amazing cause! Live music, B-boys, Fire Dancing, Live Muralists, and a headline performance by Dead Prez!
We will be raising funds and awareness for all of the great causes we work with, and spotlighting Urban Art Beat (www.urbanartbeat.org) for their mission to build a recording studio for the kids they support.


A headliner performance by DEAD PREZ


Live Reggae by RANDOM TEST

Fire performance by:

Breaking show by:
CUDA - Community for Urban Dance & Art

Music on the 1's and 2's all night long by DJ ALEX J

Live art by:

Tickets are only available on SOAR Nation at:

Tree lighting Ceremony holiday tree downtown

tree lighting ceremony,
nov 28,
5-6 pm  Grove street PATH plaza
brought to you by HDSID, Historic Downtown Improvement District

mondays  is also Farmers market
4 - 8 pm