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Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Groove on Grove kick off

Are you ready to rock? The Historic Downtown Special Improvement District presents another exciting year of live music, food, and friends down at the Grove Street PATH. Join us in celebrating our debut show on Wednesday, April 4!

6 pm | The Defending Champions
7 pm | The One and Nines
8 pm | Food Will Win the War

Beer & Liquor | Barcade Jersey City and Saigon Cafe

A big THANK YOU to our 2012 Groove on Grove Sponsors:

Barcade Jersey City, BC Tattoo, COOLHAUS Ice Cream Sandwiches, Down to the Bone Barbecue Company, Gypsy Grill, Helen's Pizza, Jemma Loan, Jersey City Magazine, Jersey City Guide/Jersey City List, The Jersey City Independent, New Magazine, Print Facility, Rockit-Docket, Saigon Cafe, Taco Truck, Two Pitas in a Pod, Unity Creative Group

SAGE spring affair


SAGE Hudson County is a program of Hudson Pride Connections Center and is an affiliate of the national SAGE organization based in New York. SAGE Hudson County seeks to build community, provide social avenues, and to shift the aging paradigm within the 50+ GLBTQ population. Hudson Pride provides access to important resources and referrals regarding health care, social services, and community activities.
SAGE meets every Thursday  7:00 -  8:00 pm. Snacks are provided.

To speak with our Program Coordinator to get more information about our program please call Gene Aguirre at 201-963-4779 ext. 411 or email gene@hudsonpride.org

Chillfest Bill Cunningham photographer

Chillfest, the mostly gay and lesbian film series of Jersey City,
presents the documentary film, "Bill Cunningham New York."

WHAT: "Bill Cunningham New York" at Chillfest in Downtown Jersey City
WHEN: Sunday, April 15, at 4:15pm. Doors open at 4:00pm for drinks, food, and socializing.
WHERE: LITM, 140 Newark Avenue (1/2 block from the Grove Street PATH station)
TICKETS: $10 door, $7 advance at www.chillfest.org
About "Bill Cunningham New York" -- 

The “Bill” in question is octogenarian New York Times photographer Bill Cunningham. For decades, while dodging Manhattan traffic on his bike, this cultural anthropologist has been obsessively and inventively chronicling fashion trends and high society charity soirĂ©es for the Times Style section in his columns “On the Street” and “Evening Hours.” 

Documenting uptown fixtures (Anna Wintour, Tom Wolfe, Brooke Astor, David Rockefeller—who all appear in the film out of their love for Bill), downtown eccentrics and everyone in between, Cunningham’s enormous body of work is more reliable than any catwalk as an expression of time, place and individual flair. In turn, Bill Cunningham New York is a delicate, funny and often poignant portrait of a dedicated artist whose only wealth is his own humanity and unassuming grace.

From the review in "The New York Times" --
"...in “Bill Cunningham New York,” Richard Press’s captivating and moving portrait of a singular man and a passing era, it’s possible to view what Mr. Cunningham does as the flip side of war photography, and not entirely unrelated. He seeks out and captures humanity amid the maelstrom of life, looking for what Harold Koda, chief curator at the Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, describes in the film as “ordinary people going about their lives, dressed in fascinating ways.” In these fleeting and otherwise unseen or unremarked moments, Mr. Cunningham finds something creative, life-affirming and free, and preserves it forever."

CHILLFEST, the mostly gay and lesbian film series of Jersey City presents gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender-themed films to Hudson County, New Jersey and the region. CHILLFEST is a sponsored project of New York Foundation for the Arts, a 501(c)(3) organization.