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Saturday, June 25, 2011

Jersey City record riot

June 25,
next to the Morgan Parking Lot, downtown Powerhouse arts district
all records music, cds,
music in any recorded  format

11 - 6 pm

Thursday, June 23, 2011

summer blowout, arthouse

friday June 24th,  8 pm - midnight, $5

Karaoke, twister competitions, organic baked goods from Made with Love Organic Bakery and Cafe, raffle prizes, and more more more!

One lucky person will win the legendary GOLDEN TICKET -- an all-access pass to all Art House events (including the Snow Ball!) for ONE FULL YEAR!

Beachwear is encouraged. Dress in your beach-bum best, slather on that sunscreen, and get ready for SUMMER PARTYING AT ITS BEST!

For those who are inspired to do so, we welcome inflatable pool toys/beach balls and your favorite karaoke CDs (must be CD+G format)!!

Statue of Liberty Night Cruises

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Ladies on the mic, groove on Grove

Groove on Grove, june 22
In the mood for a little outdoor concert after work? Well this is going to be a good one as Ladies On The Mic performs at Groove On Grove! We have a great line up and we are looking for a great crowd to sing to so come on out and invite your friends!!


Karen Davis
Melinda Davis
Kate Hedman
Chrissy Roberts

with Special Guests:
Plastiq Passion and The Aster Pheonyx Project

Alive and growing, uptown crew fundraiser

 July 9, 4 - 8 pm
The Home of Uptown Crewzer Tai Williams
37 Summit Avenue
Jersey City, NJ

As we sow, so will we reap.

We have so much to celebrate.

...- Our Neighborhoods
- Our Gardens
- Our Lives

- and, UPTOWN CREW too!

NJ Nonprofit Corporation Uptown Crew continues to develop programming that highlights the people, places and history of UPtown Jersey City.

Come join this very "growth oriented" evening of food and fun. You'll learn about what we do, our plans for the upcoming months and how you can help us keep the energy flowing throughout ALL of Jersey City. Bring your ideas and your appetite!

We are aiming to serve produce that is locally grown or sourced.
Can you help? If you garden, please bring something from your bounty to show and share! If you don't, please consider donating a beverage or dessert.

Representatives from the Journal Square CSA and Jersey City Food Coop will be available to talk about options for your access to healthful, fresh foods.

Music provided by the incomparable DJ Neva, and some creative surprises....

$10 admission.

Plus, we'll be raffling off beautiful, GREEN prizes!




Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Winard Harper Group

PRESENTS       Jazz at Monticello   


Muhammad Bilal, Violinist
With Special Guest Vocalists
Antoinette Montague & Laura Brunner
Sunday, July 3, 2011
6 – 10 p.m.
189 Monticello Ave, Jersey City, NJ 

$10.00 cover
Appetizers served

evening attire suggested

              TICKETS & INFO: TRACY    @ 201-344-9606
                                                   MICHELE @ 201-852-1819

Tickets Must Be Presented @ the Door
Free Film!
Wednesday June 22nd
just east of the gazebo after sunset (around 8:30 pm)
Films in Van Vorst
7th Annual Summer Film Series
"The Kings Speech"
 directed by Tom Hooper

The Kings Speech
the 2011 Academy Award winner for Best Picture,
Best Director for Tim Hooper,
Best Actor Colin Firth and Best Screenplay by David Seidler

go to

www.filmsinvanvorst.com to see the trailer

 Bring a chair!

Thank You To Our Generous Sponsors;

The Van Vorst Park Association,
The Friends of Van Vorst Park,

with special thanks to
The City of Jersey City

Creative Grove under siege

Sirelo Entertainment is so happy to bring back a new season of CREATIVE GROVE UNDER SIEGE! Last year we had a blast taking over the market every last Friday of the month. We were blessed with some amazing performances and guests! This year there will be no shortage of awesome!

Upcoming Dates:
July 29
September 30

From 2-8pm Sirelo Entertainment takes over the circle located at Grove St. Path Plaza during the Creative Grove Artist & Designer Market. We bring in DJ's, Live Percussion, Dancers and Special Guests to join us for the day. As always we encourage musical instruments, children, pets, good vibes, fairies, free love, flowers, rainbows and hugs ♥


JOINING US ON FRIDAY, JUNE 24, 2011 from 2-8PM


DAVIDSON OSPINA ( Ospina Digital )
Davidson Ospina. This is what you need to know about the NYC artist, remixer, DJ, and owner of Ospina Digital records, a leading label heavily influencing the current House music scene.
He started out just like any other kid from Queens in the early 80’s, with an intense love of music. ‘My neighborhood exposed me to a wide variety of music. But, I was really inspired by the NYC break-dancing scene. The music at that time was so exciting and made you want to move. I felt the need to contribute to that’. He followed up on that ‘need to contribute’ and by his early teens he was not only producing his own songs, he was remixing other artist’s tracks.

The momentum of his influence in the Underground did not go unnoticed. It broke through up to the Overground. Popular artists, who wanted to be heard in the clubs, began to come to him. The roster of Popular artists wanting his touch is impressive, with Ospina reworking Britney Spears (more than once), Backstreet Boys, Enrique Iglesias, Gloria Estefan, Mark Anthony, and, well, you get the idea.

For Davidson's full bio and more information:

OSCAR P ( Open Bar Music )
Oscar's diverse DJ sets have been featured on the Roger Sanchez show “Release Yourself” and the Paul Van Dyk “VONYC Sessions” this year, and his career highlights include projects like Extortion's "How Do You See Me Now" (Junior Boys Own/Polygram), and Swing 52's hit "Colour of Skin" f/ Arnold Jarvis later licensed by Pete Tong's FFRR label. He's remixed tracks for Beyonce, 2 Unlimited, John Legend, Sabrina Johnston, Peech Boys, Physics, Sasha Alazy, Alix Alvarez, and Silvano Da Silva.

Traveling the world Oscar P has played at some of the most respected club venues in the world building an impressive resume of dj dates in London, Dubai, Italy, Singapore, Puerto Rico, Chicago, Miami, Amsterdam, France, Poland, as well as New York City, and Philadelphia where he plays regulary at Sundae, Aqua-Booty, and Water Taxi Beach. His style remains to this day deep and soulful house meets Ibiza excess. His fusion of sounds is quite apparent on his syndicated podcast Open Bar Radio which can be found on Itunes with over 30,000 loyal listeners weekly and growing.

For Oscar's full bio and more information:

Egyptian Style Belly Dance by TARIK SULTAN & STUDENTS

TARIK SULTAN is one of the World’s best known pioneers of male Oriental Dance in the world. He is perhaps the most vocal advocate for the validity of male Oriental Dancers. His articles on their role both in the professional and social arenas throughout history in the cultures of the Middle East and North Africa have been translated into several languages. They remain not only educational resources, but an inspiration for male dancers and their teachers as well.

Tarik began his formal training in Oriental Dance as a student of Morocco in 1985. Over the years his talent and dedication to the art has earned him a reputation as a dynamic performer, and inspiring teacher and choreographer. He has taught many successful seminars across the nation as well as The UK, Japan, Australia, Trinidad and Argentina.

Tarik’s international credits include the Jerusalem Festival, the Dar America Assoc in 2003 he became one of the first male dancers to perform at the Ahlan Wa Sahlan Festival in Cairo, Egypt. He has also performed at the United Nations, Lincolin Center and The Museum of Natural History. He has also been a featured performer in some of the top nightclubs in New York City such as Casbah Rouge, Mehenata Horus and The Habibi Lounge. He currently performs at LeSouk and Feluca.

In addition to his regular classes and performances, Tarik regularly travels to the Middle East and North Africa in order to increase his knowledge and to document the various folk dances of those countries.

Aside from teaching in NY, Tarik currently teaches classes at Grassroots Community Space on Mondays from 8-10pm

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American Tribal Style Belly Dance by KARA & NAJA of TRIBE HAMSA

Kara joined the NYC tribal dance community in 2005, inspired by the beautiful dancing and drum circles she experienced at SCA events. She began studying tribal fusion, and became a member of the Alchemy Tribal Collective, directed by Sarah Johannson Locke of Alchemy Performance Theater a former member of Gypsy Caravan. Kara performed with the collective at Rakkasah Spring Caravan, 2008. The following year, she began studying with Mimi Fontana, director of Manhattan Tribal, NYC's first ATS troupe and Fat Chance Sister Studio. Kara is excited to be a core member of Tribe Hamsa. Her favorite aspect of ATS is the spontaneity and improvisation of the dance, its joyousness, and the sisterhood that group dance offers.

Born in Brooklyn, now on Staten Island, NY, Naja (Maria Richardson) has been belly dancing since 2002. She has studied under Mariyah of Brooklyn, NY, and from 2004 -2006, was a member of the Alchemy Tribal Collective directed by Sarah Johansson Locke, formerly of Gypsy Caravan of Oregon. Since 2006, she has been a core member of Manhattan Tribal, directed by Mimi Fontana, NYC’s first and only American Tribal Style belly dance troupe and Fat Chance Sister Studio. In 2009, Naja created and is director of Tribe Hamsa, Staten Island's first ATS belly dance troupe and Fat Chance Sister Studio. Naja has performed at LeSouk, NY; Lafayette Grill, NYC; Jebon, NYC; Dance Parade 2007 - 2009, Rakkasah Spring Caravn 2007 – 2010, the northeast’s largest Middle Eastern festival; and many other venues throughout the tri-state area. In January, 2010, she traveled to Paris to perform with Manhattan Tribal at Festival Bellyfusions. She is Certified, General Skills (2009) and Teacher Training (2010), by Fat Chance Belly Dance of San Francisco. Naja holds weekly classes teaching American Tribal Style Belly Dance on Staten Island, NY, and is available to teach at workshops and festivals. When not teaching or performing with Manhattan Tribal or Tribe Hamsa, Naja is a Records Information Management professional at a major international law firm.

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UMPA LUMPA founded by Laura Dejean in 2009. After many years of varying (more negative than positive) experiences with clowns and kid's entertainment at her daughter's Birthday Parties.
Laura came to the conclusion that she could add more quality,
love and enthusiasm to the world of children's entertainment.

It starts with making every single child's smile count, reviving old school party games and ends with transforming parties and events into healthy and eco-conscious happenings, without toxic food and cakes, junk party favors and much less garbage. We are trying to bring imagination and phantastic memories back into your kid's special days.

Her experience includes many years of teaching Self-Defense
(with fun) to children as young as 4 which Laura will do again soon in Jersey City. She is also currently teaching a musical enrichment program in Jersey City Public Schools through Cohen Arts and Education. http://cohenartsed.com/index3.html
Umpa Lumpa can offer parties in Spanish and German!

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Please stop by our friend's table!


Nicole C. Martinez, Owner, Hand Crafter, Custom Blend Color Specialist

A.O.M Cosmetics, Inc. offers hand made, chemical free mineral makeup containing the natural sunscreen titanium dioxide.
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Natural mineral makeup has skin clearing and healing properties, is extremely long wearing and has natural SPF. Mineral makeup is so gentle you can even sleep in it. Go on and give it a try. You'll be glad you did.
A.O.M Cosmetics, Inc. pure mineral foundation has the best coverage of any cosmetic on the market. Stop worrying about unattractive blemishes or uneven skin tones- apply mineral foundation and enjoy your youthful, natural appearance.

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*** Do you have a hand - made, creative product that you would like to promote and or sell at the Creative Grove Artist & Designer Market on a Last Friday of the Month when SIRELO ENTERTAINMENT is there? Please contact us at:

We can make you a part of the fun and excitement that is a Friday outside at the market with Live Entertainment, and most of all the opportunity to showcase and sell your product! ***


We would like to give a huge thank you to our friends at
Creative Grove Artist & Designer Market
Arts In Action: Uta Brauser & Laura Dejean

We hope to see you there!
Your hosts Sirena & Chelo Mercado (Sirelo Entertainment)