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Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Sunset Cruises Statue of Liberty

Sunset Cocktail Cruises

Bookmark and Share Savor the long, bright evenings of summer with our weekly Sunset Cocktail Cruises. Bring a date, a group of friends and/or some work colleagues and relax while sipping cocktails and enjoying the splendor of the city! We look forward to having you aboard!

Excursions set out each Thursday evening from June 2nd – August 25th, 2011.
Highlights include lite snacks, a live DJ, fresh breezes and spectacular views of the sun setting behind the Statue of Liberty.
Raise your glass to Miss Liberty as she is celebrating her 125th Birthday this year!
Guests board at 5:45pm at Liberty Landing Marina or at 6:15pm at Battery Park, cruising follows from 6:30pm-8:30pm.
Tickets cost $40 per adult.
For groups of 15 or more, please direct to Catering Sales Manager, MaryBeth Nealand 201.432.6321 x.1190 mnealand@statuecruises.com

Monday, May 23, 2011

Weird culture, senseless scene, your unique independent art scene

CREATIVE GROVE the indie happening artist market and scene
every friday





Groove on Grove 5-25

Groove on Grove -Jersey City's Homegrown Music Series

Wednesday May 25th - Grove Street PATH Plaza 6pm to 9 pm.

...6pm | Leaf Pile www.leafpilemusic.com
7pm | Radio Galaxy http://www.myspace.com/theradiogalaxy
8pm | Hello, Boat http://www.facebook.com/helloboat

about the bands:

Leaf Pile crafts great melodies over acoustic guitars, violins, bass, and beats. Delivering a great attachment with their audience. Relatively new to Jersey City, this is their second local show, mind you not their second show :)

The Radio Galaxy was formed during the Summer 2004 in the vicinity of West Paterson, New Jersey. The band did some "genre hopping" in its early phases, but has since been forging an alternative rock sound of their own. Lead singer Virginia Kamenitzer says that "if Sarah McLachlan and Ani DiFranco had a 5 ft tall baby, covered her with some serious rocking power and lovingly placed her in a talented, groove-based rock n' roll band, you would have The Radio Galaxy." Luckily, the band exists on its own accord, with Virginia backed by Dave DeRiso (drums), Tim Dempsey (guitar, vocals), Ryan Headley (guitar, mandolin), and Randy Artiglere (bass).

Hello, Boat has played clubs all over New York and New Jersey with its New line up, New tunes, and New name.

Hello, Boat is a happy reincarnation of the band deathmask. Death Rockers Katy Cunningham, Boris Veysman and Steve Dans have been shredding and brawling together since 2001. Unable to discuss new band names without black eyes and bloody knuckles, the three dissidents called in Tim Dempsey in 2008 to be a voice of reason and raging guitar player. Lots of rock and no names later, the group called on Ryan Headley to intervene via lap steel. While Ryan distracted the others with his interesting tones and twang, Katy named the band Hello, Boat.

They had a ball rocking new fans on their Road To Wonderful Tour - from Georgia's Willow Oak Festival all the way to The Elbo Room in Chicago. Hello, Boat is planning another tour in Fall of 2010.

Lafayette History Walk

May 28,
Lafayette History walk and kick off fundraiser for the Glenn D. Cunningham (former mayor of JC) History Trail
at Ercel Webb Park, Lafayette

The trail will be completed with the necessary funding, a statue in bronze already exists,
it is all coming together, a labor of love in this historic community, part of the Morris Canal, and former stop on Underground Railroad.
12 noon - 5 pm
Communipaw Block Association
Allure Event Consultants in association with PolyRhythm and Newlite Muzik present:

May 26th, 8PM -10PM
Room 84
84 Washington St, Hoboken

Our premiere group art show is featuring our own local Hoboken and Jersey City artists. We look forward to seeing you for an evening of local culture!

Featured Artists:
Laura Gravenstine
Nissreen Almazouni
Trevoy Chambers
Yamil Trench
and more...

Natural dyes and dyeing, workshop, Tina Maneca

2-Day Weekend Workshop  @ JC Art school, 326 5th Street
Fiber Arts: Natural Dyes and Dyeing

Saturday June 4th 2-6pm
Sunday June 5th 2-6pm

Learn the techniques of dyeing natural fibers with roots, nuts and flowers found in your backyard or the local grocery store. The majority of this class will take place in the relaxed environment of the art school's garden against the 6th street embankment.

Instructor: Tina Maneca

-Saturday June 4th , 2pm to 5pm and Sunday June 5th, 2pm to 6pm
Cost: $100 (+$25 materials fee)

Beyond the light, art is a feeling language

Brennan Courthouse, 583 Newark Avenue  may 25,  5.30 - 8 pm
opening reception of  Art is a feeling language

This show is a culmination of Two years of Bojana Coklyat working with the students from St. Joseph's School for the Blind. Over 30sculptures and paintings by students ranging from ages 3yrs to 10yrs old. Absolutely the main focus is the students but there will be several works of Bojana, showing the parallel between what she does and how it may affect the students (none of them are doing any kind of octopus women work).