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Thursday, May 3, 2012

Riverview Neighborhood Association meeting


Please join us this Tuesday, May 8th at 7:30PM for our monthly meeting at 178 Ogden Ave, 1st Floor Cafeteria.

Volunteer Power!

In January, RNA created three committees based on the interests members identified during our strategic planning session: Taste of the Heights (TOTH) our social/outreach committee, the Business Committee which is reaching out to the local business community to identify ways we can better support each other, and the Cleanup Committee which is working hard on initiatives that will spruce up the neighborhood and help change the culture of litter here.

At this month's meeting, you will have an opportunity to hear from each committee about the amazing achievements they have had so far and better understand their volunteer needs going forward. Just some highlights from their first four months in existence:
TOTH: Superbowl Party, JC Fridays support, Meet up at Amalfi's after the Big Spring Cleanup
Business Committee - personal outreach to dozens of businesses along Palisade and Central Ave (and others in between!) and held its first forum with these businesses.
Cleanup Committee - participated in the cleanup of Mountain Road and the six Spring Into Action cleanups throughout the Heights, and helped plan and manage the Big Spring Cleanup, where we created a JCIA outpost right in Riverview Park (see below).
Their efforts have made a huge impact and we thank them. Come to the meeting on May 8th at 7:30PM at the Harbor View Health Center (178 Ogden at Franklin) and get to know the amazing individuals who are making it happen. In keeping with our 2012 theme of taking small steps that make a big difference, please bring a non-perishable food item for donation to St. Lucy's Shelter.

Riverview Farmers Market

The Riverview Farmers Market is Back!

The second season of the Riverview Farmers Market begins this Sunday, May 6th at 9AM in Riverview-Fisk Park (Palisade Ave bet. Griffith & Bowers) RNA is honored to be a sponsor of the market which is run by Farms in the City Heights. The market will be open each Sunday from May through October from 9:00am to 2:00pm. There will be a lot of special activities this week for the opening so please come out and support the market.

Your favorite food vendors from last season will be returning along with a few new ones. The vendors include Alstede Farms, Made with Love, Nature's Own, Saucy Sara's Salsa, Sassy Sweet Treats, Senor Snacks, Stella's Empanadas, and Vesco Foods (got a love those pickles). There are also some great non-food vendors to check out in the coming weeks--knife sharpening anyone? And Not Yo Mama's Crafts Fair will be at the market on July 1 and October 21st, so save those dates!

RNA will have a table at the market and we are again seeking volunteers to tend to it. Volunteering is easy and it is a great opportunity to meet people. To volunteer please email riverviewneighborhood@comcast.net. 

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

walk for Team Walker

We are proud to announce the
2012 Walk for Team Walker
Saturday, June 16, 2012
Exchange Place, Jersey City, NJ
 The 2011 Walk for Team Walker
The 2011 Walk for Team Walker 
All proceeds will go towards completion of the Team Walker Learning Center in Jersey City
All proceeds will go towards completion of the Team Walker Learning Center in Jersey City  
 Come to Exchange Place:
Saturday, June 16, 2012, 10 Exchange Place, Jersey City, NJ
Get your Free T-shirt:
Come early to have a snack and meet fellow walkers
Check-in starts at 9:30am
The walk begins at 11:00am
 Enjoy the Day!
Live Music, Facepainting, Balloon Twisters, Games,
Prizes, Refreshments, Special Guests, and More!
Register to join the walk.
Make a Pledge to support a walker or team. 
 Sponsorships are still available...
Please visit the Sponsorships page for information on becoming a part of this amazing event.

chili cook off fundraiser 4th street art

Hey Chilli-towners it's that time of year again!
4th Street Arts is hosting their 3rd Annual Chili Cook-off Fundraising Event on Cinco de Mayo.
may 5, 12.30 - 6.30  4th street btwn Newark and Merseles
buy tickets here .....

... http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/244239

CHALLENGE: local restaurants and resident chefs serve their best chili recipes and compete for the title "BEST Chili in Chilltown" !

12:30-1:30 VIP entry $25 - advanced tickets purchase -beat the crowds!
1:30-6:30 - General Admission $5

Judge's Choice - announced at 4:30pm
People's Choice - announced at 5:30pm

"Golden Spoon Awards"
Most Creative
Best Vegetarian

Handmade Certificate by 4th Street Artist
Advertising spots, Gift certificates & 4th Street Swag

AND of course COLD BEER, LIVE MUSIC, & FUN !!!!!!!

think you've got what it takes?
email Anne McTernan

Downtown Farmers market kick off

Historic Downtown Farmer's Market at the Grove Street PATH Kicks Off Monday, May 14!

Shop local every Monday & Thursday from 4pm-8pm starting Monday, May 14th!  The Historic Downtown Farmer's Market features newly baked selections from area retailers, farm fresh produce, savory selections, food trucks, and more!  Skip the supermarket and grab your goods for dinner downtown.

Green crafts at Creative Grove

Green crafts, sustainable pieces of art, urban planting, urban farming, green week in JC, brought to you by the City of JC, Dept of Cultural Affairs
at Creative Grove, artist & designer market Jersey City.
may 4th, 3 - 9 pm
rain or shine

green week Jersey City May 12

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

exploring faerie-lands art opening

As artists we often delve into the realms of imagination, exploring the mythologies that permeate human culture. We cross boundaries into other worlds within or own minds, creating artwork to invite the viewer to share our visions.

Humanity has been creating Faerielands from the very beginning. We have a need to explain the unknown. Even now, when most of us have a better understanding of the workings of the universe, these imaginary tales still have a powerful hold on us. We WANT to believe there is something dark lurking in the woods, we WANT to believe that a mirror can be a passage to another world, we WANT to believe there are spirits in the trees, we WANT to believe we can fly if only we believe hard enough, we WANT to believe in Faeries, Imps, Succubae, Gnomes, Elves, Mermaids...

This exhibition includes work that expresses this exploration of humanity’s need to create stories of mysterious other worlds that intersect our own. Some are literal, others more interpretive. Not all actually show these other worlds, some just hint at the possibility of what could be around the corner.

LITM, tuesday may 1, 7-10 pm,   140 Newark Ave, downtown JC

open mic, wednesday Boca

 Fabulous Open Mic! wednesday may 2,  8 pm
 Musicians, Poets, Comedians, Spoken Worders
and Talent Appreciators Welcome!

Ed Schroeder and Mark Brandenberg are the Featured Act!

$3 Draft Beers & Domestic Bottles/$4 Margaritas and Well Drinks All Night Long!

Sign up by email: loneotter@gmail.com or at 8pm Wednesday night!

Bring lots of friends!

We hope to see you there!

Monday, April 30, 2012

Blueprints, art exhibit by Christine Posner

gaia gallery presents

by Cristine Posner

May 4 - 25
Artist reception: Friday, May 4th 6-9pm

_gaia gallery
315 3rd Street
Jersey City, NJ 07302

It has been two years since the Deepwater Horizon Explosion followed by the 4.1 million barrels of crude oil that poured into the Gulf of Mexico. BluePrint is a series of cyanotypes dealing with news coverage of the BP oil disaster of 2010. The reappearance of this work into the public eye serves the initial intention, commenting on the bombardment of news at the time, and the utter lack of news as the oil continues to linger in our oceans and the effects on the environment remain undetermined.

Facebook invite here: http://www.facebook.com/events/277952538963824

call for art, mom and dad theme

Hidden in plain sight guided art walk

A Radical Fairie, a retro hair salon, a famous architect, and 25 artists on a fool's quest--what do they all have in common? Downtown Jersey City! Art expert and top tour guide, Mary-Beth Shine will explain it all. From the South Bronx to Red Hook, the Lower East Side to Long Island City, Mary-Beth Shine's popular art tours have explored places you may not know about, as well as hidden gems right around the corner. This time Mary-Beth turns the spotlight to Downtown Jersey City. The tour will include stops at some of JC’s most interesting and inspiring hubs of art and expression.

"Mary-Beth is smart, insightful and pretension-free. We were thrilled she was interested in exploring Jersey City and jumped at the chance to collaborate on one of her famous tours. At Curious Matter we've created an environment where every visitor feels comfortable enough to talk about art and ask questions. Mary-Beth brings that quality to entire neighborhood explorations and she makes it a tremendous lot of fun. Her tours are absolutely terrific and we have a community eager to engage with and talk about art." Raymond E. Mingst, Curious Matter, co-founder

Mary-Beth Shine holds a BA from the University of Massachusetts/Boston and an MA in Folk Art Studies from New York University. She has conducted tours and talks at the American Folk Art Museum, the Grey Art Gallery and Study Center, New York University, and galleries and museums throughout the five boroughs as an Art History/Appreciation Instructor in the Pre-College Program at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn. She has published in ArtJournal.

Curious Matter is an exhibition venue for contemporary visual art located in downtown Jersey City. Curious Matter is a sponsored project of Fractured Atlas, a non-profit arts service organization. Contributions for the purposes of Curious Matter must be made payable to Fractured Atlas and are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.
Cost: $30 pp/Pre-registration recommended
Info: 917-676-6583 or www.shinenycart.com for more details or to register