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Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Volunteer Expo


In celebration of National Volunteer Week, the 4th Annual Hudson County Volunteer Expo will be held on Thursday, April 19, from noon through 8:00pm, in the Loew’s Jersey Theatre, at 54 Journal Square, across from the Journal Square PATH/Bus station.

Representatives from dozens of Hudson County non-profit organizations in need of volunteer assistance will be there.  Attendees to this Free Expo will be able to explore hundreds of local, short- and long-term Volunteer, Internship and Community Service opportunities, in a wide variety of service areas.  The public is invited to stop by – from brand new through experienced volunteers, as well as everyone just thinking about checking it out.

Everyone is invited to stop by this FREE event, to explore hundreds of Volunteering, Community Service & Internship opportunities.  Representatives from dozens of local Non-Profit Organizations will be on hand -- all in one place !

For more info, email: volunteer.expo@gmail.com or call 201-668-0546.

Blood and Oil


Friday-Saturday at 8 pm/Sunday Matinees 3 pm/
Early Riser Thursday April 26th at 7 pm
The Andrew C. Rhode Theater in the Barrow Mansion
 83 Wayne St. Jersey City


THE STORY: Set in a shabby cottage on the coast of Maine, Blood & Oil is the wicked tale of a family's unraveling secrets and the choices that haunt them. Fraternal twins, Allison and Madeline Wickham, reconnect on their birthday -- and the anniversary of their mother's death -- by visiting a local psychic together. Once they arrive at Miss Daja's Sitting Room, however, a young runaway becomes a conduit to a bitter family history the sisters' father kept hidden from them and Miss Daja's own grim secret is unearthed in the process.

Read an interview with Writer/Director Billy Mitchell HERE!!

Tickets can be charged online at Brown Paper Tickets For online reservations/directions or more information: Our Website or phone (201) 413-9200, e-mail: info@atticensemble.org.

Then you, my dear friend, are a damn fool

_gaia gallery presents
"Then you, my dear friend, are a damn fool"
and other illuminated manuscripts by Melissa MacAlpin

April 06 - 27
Artist reception: Saturday, April 14th 6-9pm

_gaia gallery
315 3rd Street
Jersey City, NJ 07302

Throughout history, illuminated manuscripts were a way of reassessing important stories, commemorating words in vibrant colors and gilded gold pages. The end results were unique and beautiful, and made the people reading these stories feel more connected to them. In contemporary popular culture, our stories are culled from movies, television, and the Internet. We supplement our selves by quoting and taking comfort from this new scripture.

By representing ourselves with words from specific eras, we are also commemorating the time and places that we are from. My work collects some of my own most interesting and important words picked up in mass media through my lifetime. In these pieces, words spoken by people such as Rowdy Roddy Piper, Donna Reed, Owen Wilson, Nora Ephron, and Charles Nelson Reilly are commemorated in sparkling glitter and LED lights.


Steam and Puppetonia (Puppet Show)
Saturday April 21st
2 shows, 10 am & 11 am
 Each show will be 50 mins and it will be $15 per child / per show


Jazz Cafe: Chip Shelton and David Patterson Peace Time Band

April 17th & 21st Promo Notice
Tuesday - April 17th. @ 7pm (Tribute to Paul Robeson) / 
Saturday- April 21st. @ 8pm, 2012
Chip Shelton & David Patterson Peace Time Band
 Celebrating April Jazz Appreciation Month !!!

Miller Branch Library - Auditorium  489 Bergen Avenue - Jersey City, NJ.(201) 547-6907 /             Free Admission/ Library Parking Available.

Hob'art Hoboken, Hoboken art walk

hob'art events and announcements

Hoboken's Monthly Gallery Walk

Sunday, April 15, 2012 marks the kickoff to a new monthly art event in Hoboken, "3rd Sundays: Hoboken s Monthly Gallery Walk".  Occurring on the third Sunday of each month from 2 to 6 pm, nine galleries and art spaces around Hoboken are participating in the festivities.  With special events and receptions in a coordinated tour de force, 3rd Sundays will highlight the work of local, regional and international artists.
Free maps are available at each of the participating stops of the walk:

BAMA Gallery- 946 Bloomfield Street, 201.659.8873
Barsky Gallery- 49 Harrison Street, 888.465.4949
Gallery 1200- 1200 Washington Street, info@gallery1200.org
Historic Museum Gallery- 1301 Hudson Street, 201.656.2240
hob art- Monroe Art Center, 720 Monroe Street, E208, 201.707.6107
PVS Gallery- 49 Harrison Street, 201.448.7870
Right Angle- Downtown:  320 Washington, 201.420.8262 or Uptown: 1108 Washington Street, 201.942.9220
Lana Santorelli Gallery- 628 Washington Street, 201.798.9000
Tresorie - 1204 Washington Street, 201.420.9388

Walk the loop at your own pace or take a free guided tour.  The guided tour leaves from Lana Santorelli Gallery at 628 Washington Street between 6th & 7th Streets at 2pm on April 15th and May 20th.  The guided tour will feature east side galleries in April and west side spaces in May.  If you wish to take a guided tour, an RSVP is requested to info@lanasantorelli.com by noon on the Friday prior to the guided tour you wish to attend.

For image requests, please contact individual galleries

Elements & Emotions

Opening reception:  April 28, 5-8PM
The exhibition "Elements and Emotions", featuring the work of Leslie Rubman, Douglas Smith, and Abby Levine, will open at the HOB'ART CO-OPERATIVE GALLERY, 720 Monroe Street, Hoboken, NJ starting April 28 and continuing until May 20th.  The exhibit will be open to the public from April 28 through May 20, 2012. Gallery hours are Saturdays and Sundays, 12 to 5PM and by appointment.

Leslie Rubman's work in found and recycled objects speaks to the nostalgia of passing time---each piece carries a history of its own.  Douglas Smith's photographs provide an avenue which may induce or resurrect happiness, sadness, anger or metaphysical thoughts.  Abby Levine's wood wall reliefs appear toy-like, amusing, and non-threatening, but reveal a serious political message.

The hob'art gallery at the Monroe Art Center
720 Monroe Street, E208, Hoboken, NJ 07030
Saturdays and Sundays,  12 to 5PM and by appointment

Gallery information can be obtained on the website www.hob-art.org and from
the Director, France Garrido, 201-319-1504 or director@hob-art.org
At The Mile Square Theatre

Hobart (Hobokens only non profit artists cooperative gallery) and Mile Square Theatre are presenting a new show 'TIME'. All the works in this show explore the concept of time past present and future. This theme was chosen in conjunction with Mile Square Theatres new production THE PAVILLION a play dealing with the ravages of time.

The artists exhibiting are: France Garrido, Roslyn Rose, Ann Kinney, Don Sichler,Miriam Untoria, and Jodi Zulueta. A variety of media and style will inspire the viewer in each piece. Works range from photography to paintings.

The show will be on exhibit in the lobby/entryway of the Monroe Theatre Space starting April 18 at 6pm, until April  29, 2012. The art show will be open during theatre hours Thursday, Friday and Saturday 8 pm and Saturday and Sunday 3 pm. The opening night reception will be on April 18, 2012 from 6- 8 pm.

Both Hob art Gallery and Mile Square Theatre are located in the Monroe Arts Center, 720 Monroe Street, the second floor, Hoboken, NJ.

hob'art would like to extend special thanks to Chris O Connor the director of the theatre for his support and sponsorship.

Puppet show at Park

Liberty State park Walk, County's Run, Liberty State Park gardening

Walk this Saturday at the same time as the county's Run; the Earth Day festival goes until 4pm and the Raptors exhibit is next to our table. We thank our sponsors, Dr. Cindy and Phil Arrigo, Statue Cruises, Liberty House Restaurant and Maritime Parc, Liberty Landing Marina and PSE&G.

Also, hope you'll decide to come to our uplifting and friendly Sunday May 6 luncheon, dedicated this year to the memory of the late Audrey Zapp, LSP's "godmother" and also to celebrate the park and to salute all people who are involved in community causes.
To see the invitation and the RSVP cards, please click on the luncheon link below.
Saturday, April 21 - annual "Walk for LSP" on same day as county's Run & Earth Day Fest.

Sun. May 6 - our annual Luncheon from Noon to 4, celebrating LSP and awards ceremony

Saturday, May 19 from 10-Noon - Spring members meeting at Nature Interpretive Center.
Around 12:30, we'll have a tribute program to celebrate the life the late Audrey Zapp, LSP's "godmother". whicher son Rennie is planning with The Friends.   

Maria de Wakefield, LSP's official "Gardener", the park's "Garden Angel" and the Friends welcomes everyone with no experience necessary to do garden volunteering throughout the year from 9 am to Noon on Saturdays with refreshments. Further info and contact information about individual or group volunteering is on our website's gardening page.  

JC's most eligible, bachelors, bachelorettes

This Saturday, we invite you to bid on a dinner companion at our JC'S MOST ELIGIBLE performance and fundraising event! This free event will feature a wonderful lineup of bachelors and bachelorettes -- entrepreneurs with fascinating careers right here in Jersey City!

Bid on a chance to break bread with these wonderful folks. Learn about what inspires and drives them, have some laughs, and enjoy an all-expense paid dinner -- all for a good cause!

Want to place a bid but can't attend the event? PROXY BIDDING IS ALLOWED. Email me at info@arthouseproductions.org or call 201-915-9911 to arrange for someone to bid on your behalf. 


And of course, a great big THANK YOU to our host and auctioneer of the evening, DANCING TONY!