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Thursday, March 31, 2011

JC Slam

 april 1st, 10pm
We are moving the JC Slam for ONE WEEK to Downtown Live at the infamous 143 Building on Christopher Columbus Drive. Downtown Live is the sister venue to our home Grassroots Community Space.

To have JC Slam at this legendary building is a real honor. 143 has housed the some of Jersey City's best art openings, dance partie...s, poetry readings, rock shows, workshops and performances this city has ever seen!

Downtown Live is convenient to get to being about a block away from the Grove Street PATH and it has plenty of evening parking with a parking lot next to the building which is FREE in the evening.

The JC Slam is the only PSI sanctioned and nationally recognized slam in North Jersey. That means the stakes are high because we are trying to find out who will represent Jersey City at the 2011 National Poetry Slam.

There is a brief OPEN-MIC before the slam that not only welcomes aspiring poets but MUSICIANS AND COMICS AS WELL.

Your host who is always full of surprises, Broken English!

Unzipped, NTEL and Then One

april 1st, 7 - 11pm opening reception

New works by THEN.ONE and NTEL

58 Gallery, Jersey City, NJ

NTEL-  I am a self-taught practitioner of fine art for approximately 20 years, and a self-guided participant of graffiti and street art for approximately 13 years.  I have traveled extensively for first 25 years of my life, experiencing many different cultures, styles, ideas, and regions of the world.  All, of which, come together in my artwork.  I am constantly striving to truly bridge the gap between "fine" art and "street" art.  Blatantly evident in my works, displaying contemporary touches of abstract expressionism, modern design, as well as found objects, unique figures, and subtle graffiti accents. 
THEN ONE-  I am an artist, illustrator, muralist and designer I use bold colors and imagery to create pieces of art that represent a visual manifestation of my feelings and the world that surrounds me. My work explores my heritage as well as my background as an artist of the street and how it fits as well as clashes within today's society. Though cultures may clash, my goal is to create pieces of art that can broaden the visual horizons of gallery owners and curators as well as art collectors to see that street-art and graffiti is a legitimate art form. The Contemporary art movement was the last major movement in art and I believe that graffiti and street art will be recognized as the next big movement. Ultimately I want to leave my mark in this new movement that is influencing my entire generation.

Unzipped represents us opening a side of us that is not normally seen. Our work in this show is a reflection of our experiences, how we portray the world that surrounds us. The collaborative installation will quite literally unzip the walls of the gallery with a brightly painted mural directly onto the walls of the gallery. This in a sense is a tribute to our roots as graffiti artists showing the side of us that is not traditionally seen on gallery walls. In Unzipped the works featured will mainly be paintings on canvas as well as drawings and sculpture.

Art in Motion fun(d)raiser

Saturday, April 2nd
Art In Motion Fundraiser

For  Insurgo Stage Project and the cast of Art in Motion a fundraiser for the upcoming production of two multimedia works: The Process of Yes and The Stories We’re Made Of.

Enjoy live music and performances, including sneak previews of the upcoming improvisational performance piece, “The Stories We’re Made Of.”

Roland Ramos
Special performances by the cast of Art in Motion

There will be a $5 donation and all proceeds support the production costs of Art In Motion and ensure future endeavors of this collaborative, community based project.

Please note, you *must* RSVP here in order to gain entrance to the party.
Friday, April 1st
6pm to 9pm
315 3rd Street
Jersey City,
gaia's gallery monthly exhibition!

This month the _gaia gallery will feature photography work by Lillian Ribeiro and Tracey Noelle Luz in "Be/Leave"

Come have a drink with us and stay for the after-party!

Be/Leave is a dialogue about who we become when we travel. In this photo essay, two activists who traveled alone outside the US contemplate their role in the world as organizers and their role in their own individual lives.

Tracey Noelle Luz is the director of They Will be Heard, the first feature length film on heavy metal in Cuba. She is also a photographer specializing in documentary and portraits.

Lillian Ribeiro is the director of performance and film at _gaia and also skates for Garden State Rollergirls. 

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

AID 4 Japan (all hands on the decks)

invite you to the
...MARCH 30 2011, 10 pm  - 2 am

Jersey City, NJ


all proceeds go to the RED

DJ RightonShawn

special cocktails all night

iTunes U.S. iTunes UK/European Union iTunes Japan iTunes Australia/N.Z. iTunes Canada iTunes Mexico Rhapsody Amazon MP3 Lala


Latin jazzy drum n base at Creative Grove

 Creative Grove April 1st:
Latin and jazz   drum and bass set
with DJ Pastiche
your interpretation with rhythm instruments is welcome,
with poi or hoolahooping,
no firespitting, sorry..
the outdoor lounge defies the weathers, Jersey City celebrates the 
art scene, self reliance, visibility, Urban culture.

meet the local talent
fashion designs

Elementary Chess Tournament (K - 8)

 image courtesy of susan polgar blog

Elementary Chess tournament, K - 8

When: Saturday, April 2nd, 2011
Where: Justice William Brennan Court House
(Theodore Conrad Rotunda)
583 Newark Ave, Jersey City, New Jersey 07306
Time: 10am -3:30pm
Fee: Free
Grades: ( k - 8 )
Tournament Director: Bobby Stewart
Registration Deadline: March 28th, 2011
To register email: kingsknightchess@aol.com / Name, Address, Phone, Grade,
Guardian’s Name

Private eyes, a play, J City theater

J CITY Theater announces the opening of their new production: Private Eyes by
Steven Dietz.

Private Eyes is a “relationship thriller” - a comedy of suspicion in which
nothing is quite what it seems.  Matthew’s wife is having an affair with Adrian,
a British theater director.  Or perhaps the affair is part of the play being
rehearsed.  Or perhaps Matthew has imagined all of it simply to have something
to report to Frank, his therapist.  The audience bares witness to the
characters’ delicious deceptions and are ultimately the detectives - the real
private eyes, who search for clues to Dietz’s laugh out loud comedy of surprise
and misdirection. 

With dialogue that snaps and crackles with biting humor, Dietz explores
characters who continually try to tell the truth - but in the end learn the
value of “the comforting white lie”.   Secrecy and deception hide the twin
fevers of passion and suspicion.  To borrow a phrase, Private Eyes is a “riddle
wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma”. 
J City Theater:  Private Eyes,  by Steven Dietz

“The cleverest and most artful piece presented at the 21st Humana Festival” -
Village Voice

The show runs April 1st through 16th, Friday and Saturday the first week, and
then Wednesday’s through Saturday’s for the remaining run. 

Time: 8pm.
Tix: $20.00
Address: 252 9th Street

For additional information: www.jcity.org

Monday, March 28, 2011

Stretch marks, one woman show

Only one FREE show in Jersey City - NOT TO BE MISSED. Word is Born.
march 31, 7 - 9 pm

2039 Kennedy Blvd, Student Union, Multipurpose Rooom A.
Jersey City, NJCU

"'Stretch Marks' is more far-reaching, tackling issues of birth, heredity, culture and identity. All of it punctuated with hip-hop's trademarks of an eclectic soundtrack and non-stop athleticism. 'Stretch Marks' represents Kariotis' resolution of the challenge of stretching her identity to accommodate her daughter."~Kathleen O'Brien, The Star-Ledger

Stretch Marks is a one-woman show about infinite possibilities and ultimately choosing one. It's about being born, what we are born into, the circumstances of our birth, and the legacies we inherit. Forget about the meaning of life, what does it mean to be alive? A dynamic performance that is serious and seriously funny. Run time is 65 minutes.

Stretch Marks is a National Performance Network Creation Fund Project. This program is FREE and Open to the Community. Invite your family and join us!


build a simple website, workshop

Thursday, March 31 · 6:30pm - 8:30pm
St peters college:
Glenwood Ave & JFK Blvd., Saint Peter Hall, Degnan Conference Room
Jersey City,
 Get on the fast-track to creating a website for your small business!

This crash course will feature Rob Jelinski, Graphic Designer & Founder of Rob Jelinski Studios (www.robjelinski.com), who will show you how to:

• Find the right web-hosting site for you
• Choose & register a domain name
• Build a site on your own
• Work with a web designer

This seminar is a must for any small business start-up!

RSVP via FB, 201-432-4316, or Roger@RisingTideCapital.or

There will be a $10 seminar fee for Club CEO members and a $15 seminar fee for non-members.

Communipaw ave block association meeting

in Bergen Lafayette the Communipaw Ave Block association
holds  the monthly meeting at
Monumental Baptist Church, corner Lafayette and Van Horne Sts, basement
tuesday march 29,  7 - 10 pm

just add sound, spring has sprung

 april 13,  8 - 11pm
at the Warehouse, 140 Bay street
April brings Spring Showers and 2nd Wednesdays. 2nd Wednesdays brings you Just Add Sound at the Warehouse Cafe!

Just Add Sound Open Mic series welcomes all forms of Artistic Expression:


Suggested Donation for this event $ 5.00

Just added to the line up!

Guest Host: Just Putt (www.facebook.com/just.putt) of Dead Poets Society (http://www.facebook.com/pages/Dead-Poets-Society)

Featured Artists:

Stephanie Thornton Bryant (http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1069066954) of Metal Mermaid (http://www.themetalmermaid.com/)

Trish Szymanski (http://www.brainheartbeat.com/) of Uptown Crew

Spinning tunes and keeping the vibe going... none other than:

Jared Helfer (facebook.com/jared.helfer

Come through and share your vision, your experiences, your life, your loves...

Wonder Women

Even today women remain on the fringes of the art world. Gagosian is 84 percent men, which means its artists include only 16 percent women! In September of 2006 Jerry Saltz reported that the MOMA’s permanent collection, its 4th and 5th floor galleries, only included 5 percent women, and although he has not released more current data, I imagine it has not changed.

Six years ago, I began a program very close to my heart called Wonder Women. As part of _gaia's mission I wanted to create a successful annual residency that was designed to provide a creative and supportive environment for young emerging women artists.  The Wonder Women residency, now in its 6th year, has brought together yet again a dynamic group of 10 artists. This year the residency theme has asked the artists to address the changing landscape of news, aptly titled: New News is Old News.

For the first time, _gaia is fundraising: to cover the organization and the artists'  overhead…AND the big news, to take the residency to Cyprus! We have been invited to host an intensive 2-week residency in Nicosia.

We have posted the project on Kickstarter! Visit our kickstarter page to learn more about the project and to DONATE! Please consider supporting this innovative group!  

Kickstarter page: www.kickstarter.com/projects/gaia/new-news-is-old-news-a-wonder-women-project

If you have any questions email: wonderwomen@gaiastudio.org

Taste of the Town

April 2, 1 -5 pm  Resurrection School, 189 Brunswick Street.
a community-building fundraising event to benefit Resurrection School, on the corner of Brunswick Street and Seventh Street, here in Downtown Jersey City. 

We are hosting some of Jersey City's best restaurants for a tasting and raffle.  Participating restaurants include The Hamilton Inn, Michael Anthony's, Rita & Joe's, Skinner's Loft, Cafe La Rustique, The Box, Made With Love Bakery, Parkside Bistro,and more, for a total of 13 restaurants offering the best of their menues. 
You could also win a free dinner!  There will be a raffle for gift certificates to Dorrian's, Sushi Tango, and Rue Viet.

All of our sponsors have been very generous and have worked very hard to make this an exciting and delicious event.
Great Food to benefit a Great School!
Come join your neighbors and get to know some terrific dining spots!
Tickets are $25, available at the door:  Resurrection School, 189 Brunswick Street.

Warrior workshop Journey

Warrior Instructor: Erica Arcé
Warrior Drummer: TBA
Hosted by: Downtown Live
april 1, grassroots community center, 54 Coles
Doors open at 730p. Event begins at 8pm.
Breathe. Meditate. Journey through your Chakras.
Listen to the sound of the drum as you transform yourself using face paints. Flow through yoga postures that awaken your inner warrior energy. Move ecstatically through space. The Warrior Workshop is an invitation to discover your inner strength and power. Visit www.dtlive.org for more details.


Who she is: Erica Arcé is a 200hr Kripalu RYT who has practiced Yoga for over 9 years and has taught yoga for 2 years. She holds a B.F.A in Fine Arts from Massart, and has completed her post-bac study at the OFA, Harvard University. Her hobbies include acting, traveling and exploring nature.

Why she practices: for spiritual evolution, connection with the divine, peacefulness, healing, balance, clarity within, happiness, transcendence and an open heart.

Why she teaches: service to others, to be a resoviour and channel of sacred yoga teachings for her students. To compassionately guide and cultivate inner awareness, acceptance, positive transformation. To create a space for healing, stillness, happiness, heart opening and spiritual growth.

Begin your journey today~

-Mat rental provided on a first come first serve basis. Limited Availability.
-Wear loose, comfortable clothing
-Optional: bring a pen and journal. (paper and pen will be provided)
-invite your friends

$20.00 preregistration at www.dtlive.org or $25.00 at the door.