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Thursday, July 21, 2011

JC Poetry Slam

saturday, july 23, 8pm - midnight
FIRE IT UP! It's what we have been waiting for! The 2011 Jersey City Slam Team is going to unleash their talent for a special preview of what Boston has in store for them this year! Come out and support our team as they take down teams from New York, Philly and New Jersey for the title of best in the region!

Because we are expecting everyone to come out and support the team we are moving this slam to a special night for this... week only! SATURDAY, JULY 23 doors will open at 8:00 pm! We will also be showcasing the best of the best at ART HOUSE PRODUCTIONS, located at 1 McWilliams Place (right by Hamilton Park!).

Snacks, beverages and wonderful baked treats will be provided by Judy's Goodies!

Admission will be $5. As always, all proceeds go towards the JC Slam fund and sending our team to Boston where they will be representing us in the 2011 National Poetry Slam this August!

Thank you to everyone who has continued to be a part of the slam during the summer. We are a community of writers, performers, artists, and in the end, family. Let's show the visiting team what it is like to be from Jersey City! Get ready to FIRE IT UP!
Friday, July 22 · 7:00pm - 9:00pm  Grace Church, 39 Erie street, JC

Do you write, perform, dance sing? Are you in a band, theater group, choir? Come show what you are made of and show off your talent at Grace Space JC open mic night for teens.

live bands at Lamppost

Thomas Francis Takes His Chances
The Bewilderness (ex-igods, ex-atomic missiles)
at Lamppost, 382 2nd street, JC
9.30 - 2 am

HOT hot hot, women deejay day in the hot weather at Creative Grove

 DJ NEVA (Music for the Masses), a music goddess
grooving you across the globe with sultry sounds for a
steamy summer's eve...

(in other words its world beat tribal funky rhythm time)

"HotRod from world famous WFMU will stop by and share
some healing vibes [around 6pm] this Friday with her futuristic,
global bass rhythms --> http://www.wfmu.org/playlists/HR "

Visit the art row at Creative Grove artist & designer market (Fish with Braids, Luisa Pinzon,
Elinor, Art by Alicia, Roy Wright, Aleksandar Milenkovic and many more)

CREATIVE GROVE TV the new art community media feature
for metro artists,
curated and edited by Veejay Anna
also accepting submissions for videos about your neighborhood
and the documentation of the process how things are made.
We want to re-educate the public to bring awareness about what it takes to make
our common use objects

JC Library bookmobile is inviting you to find a book you wanted to read

Grove Street PATH Plaza

creative grove artist & designer market on Facebook

your weird society, outdoor living room, indie art scene with the
ever changing music, sounds and performance art:

and art tumbler

Monday, July 18, 2011

Creative Writing at the Jersey City Reservoir

 July 20, 7 -8 pm, JC Reservoir, enter at skating rink, Pershing fields
Enjoy a FREE creative writing workshop with Rutgers University Creative Writing professor Laryssa Wirstiuk. Tap into your creative spirit and practice your writing skills at Jersey City's peaceful, picturesque oasis.

We'll be meeting at the northwest entrance by the skating rink. Please bring a notebook, a pen/pencil, and a folding chair. All levels and ages are welcome.

More about Laryssa: Laryssa teaches Intro. to Creative Writing at Rutgers University, and she also offers private creative writing instruction (http://www.craftyourdrafts​.com/). Laryssa contributes to the Jersey City Independent and NEW Magazine. You can check out her blog Comma 'n Sentence here: http://www.commansentence.​com/.

Bantu Dub Jazz Project at Moore's lounge

Moore's Lounge aka Bill+Ruth's
189 Monticello Avenue
Jersey City, NJ
sunday aug 6,   6 - 10 pm:
uptown fabulous music presents


Duke Bantu X, tenor sax
Jackie Coleman, trumpet
Keiji Yoshino, guitar
Matt Snow, bass
Jojo Kuo, drums

6pm - 10pm * $10 admission

Refreshments will be available.

Fabulous Uptown Music is proud to join Moore's Lounge in celebrating the one-year anniversary of their Live Jazz Sunday Series!


For more info about Bantu Dub Jazz Project:
The band  Sleepy Wizard is performing at St Anne's feast
july 24, 2.30 - 5.30 pm,  Jersey City, NJ
3545 Kennedy Blvd. at the corner of Congress St.

Sleepy Wizard was originally formed under a different name by founding members Tom Nadolski, DeMoose and Lou in a tight apartment in Hoboken, NJ. After some experimenting, the band was finally made complete with the addition of front man and pianist Julian. Since then, there has been no looking back.

call for art, 22nd annual cathedral arts festival

“Something New for Something Old”

The Cathedral Arts Festival, the largest and longest-running celebration of artists and the arts in Hudson County, proudly embraces tradition in 2011. For over twenty years, the loyalty and creative gifts of our ever-growing pool of submitting artists, and the dedication and hard work of tireless and passionate art supporters, both behind the scenes and in the crowds, have helped to make Cathedral Arts Festival a treasured cultural institution in the county, and a crown jewel in the cultural fabric that is historic, downtown Jersey City. It all sounds so familiar, doesn’t it? But read on ...

Our gallery venue is, itself, a work of art. The beautiful, 158-year-old sanctuary of Jersey City’s beloved Grace Church Van Vorst is the permanent home for this annual exhibition and festival. Our traditional champagne gala will officially open the visual art gallery on Saturday, November 12th and the exhibition will remain open throughout the fall holiday season. The festival will end with the closing of the gallery on Friday, December 2nd. Tradition and celebration define community life at Grace Church; it reveals our spirit and informs our identity. That’s not going to change!

We now reach out to our local art community and beyond to find the artists and work that will be CAF 22, but this year we are looking for the unexpected! As always, artwork in all media and encompassing all subject matter will be considered, but in 2011 we are seeking surprise; something new from the familiar. As you consider your body of work, and what you’d like to contribute to the show, challenge your creative palette; excite and inspire us! The curatorial team asks that all submissions be new to CAF and our gallery space, not recently exhibited locally, physically available to CAF from drop-off weekend through the close of the festival, and reasonably priced so that visitors to the gallery might be encouraged and able to purchase original art of exceptional quality. All work is for sale with 60% of the sale going to the exhibiting artist and 40% to Grace Church.

Please submit up to six JPEGS (preferred) or prints of your work. JPEGs/prints should be of good quality, true to color, and named so as to be easily identifiable to the artist and for content. Please submit JPEGs that are 72 dpi.

For each submission please clearly note/provide the following:

• Artist name and contact information (address, phone(s) and email)
• Title of Work
• Medium of Artwork
• Dimensions (height x width x length)
• Price
• One-Page resume

We encourage all artists who can to submit work via email by forwarding all materials and info to: caf-art@gracevanvorst.org.​ You may, however, mail your submission or drop it off at the church. All submissions, however, must be received on or before September 17th to be considered. If you choose to submit by mail, send all information to Grace Church Van Vorst, Attention: CAF 22 Artwork Submissions. Decisions regarding accepted work are expected in mid October.

Accepted artwork must be delivered (ready to install; hardware included) to Grace Church Van Vorst on Friday, October 28th from 6pm-9pm or on Saturday, October 29th from 9am to 11am.

GRACE CHURCH VAN VORST – 39 Erie Street, Jersey City, NJ 07302
Phone: (201) 659-2211 / www.gracevanvorst.org