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Friday, June 29, 2012

Under Siege (Creative Grove)

Creative Grove Under Siege by Sirelo Entertainment
Last Friday of the Month at Grove St. PATH Plaza!

FRIDAY - JUNE 29, 2012
This event is family friendly!

Music Selections by COACH ROEBUCK

Special Guests:

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 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 - 2011, Rakkasah Spring Caravan 2007 – 2012, the northeast’s largest Middle Eastern festival; Cues & Tattoos, Tribal Fest and many other venues throughout the country. 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.

Tap Dancing by:

PAW (Performance Arts Workshop)
Tap Piece : "Jump, Jive and Wail" (Choreography: Jaime Gong; Music: The Brian Setzer Orchestra)
Dancers: Catriona Stevens, Christal Taylor, George Giordanella, Jaime Gong
About: This tap number was choreographed and rehearsed over the course of four weeks. It is a shining example of how the Performing Arts Workshop's programs address the needs of dancers at every level, absolute beginner through advanced. We've had such a great time working towards our first performance and look forward to working on new choreography, and participating in more events like this one!

Enjoy a beautiful day out at Creative Grove Market with the entire family!

Upcoming Dates:
FRIDAY JULY 27 - Break Dancing / Capoeira Showcase



After Party for this event at Port-O Lounge!
with DJ EMac on the wheels of steel

Live Percussion by
Sirelo Entertainment

Friday night dance series @ imago basilico

June 29starts        at 9pm  
Are you ready for our weekly neighborly get-together?

This week's celebration…

Our beautiful, hard-working, giving, inspiring friend TAWANA WILLIAMS and her dedication to Storms Avenue Community Garden has reached so many of us. So why not throw a little party dedicated... to her hard work?

Tawana, we appreciate your GREEN doings!!!

Friday, June 29th starting at 9:00pm

Schmoozing upstairs ... Grooving downstairs
Live Music by STEVE and Friends
Dancing with DJ NEVA's Music for the Masses

Wine & Espresso available

Please "Like" the Community Garden's page

Locomotion Cara Christopher art show closing reception

"Midnight Locomotion" closing party @ Pianoland/Morgan junction (196 Morgan Street)

Cara Christopher will be displaying her original pieces in the Backroom Gallery. All of Cara's artworks and hand-painted shoes, are for sale and will help benefit the gallery.

... We're bringing you a front room reception (9 - 12)
and an after hours dance party (12 - close)

"Pony Boy" Marco and his buddy Epona

"PiBBeR" aka Tater Salad

as always, ALL AGES and NO BYOB
as always, ALL AGES and NO BYOB
as always, ALL AGES and NO BYOB
Gallery and Very Vintage hours:
Friday 5pm - close
Sat & Sun 11am - 10pm

Please contact carachristopherstudio@gmail.com for more info or to schedule an appointment.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

unblock the rock at City Hall

Closing Reception Tuesday June 26, 6-9pm.

Unblock The Rock Occupies City Hall / Documentary Photography by Tracey Noelle Luz

Video of opening night performance - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nc-cfQbY_ho

Info - 201-547-4333

Monday, June 25, 2012

Tango dance event at Barrow Mansion

june 30, Barrow mansion, starting 8 pm
A summer soiree of tango, wine and tapas. Come on, ever since you saw Scent of a Woman when Al Pacino dances the tango you've thought....I could do that. Now's your chance! Fred Sullivan--a Downtown JC resident is a well know tango teacher and dancer--and he's offering ...up his services to us! Learn how to tango--watch some great performances-drink some Argentinian wines, eat some yummy food--sample some sweets and make some new friends. AND..... feel good that you are giving back to your community!! Beverages, food and lessons and dancing all included in the $40 ticket price.

Check out www.tangovvpa.wordpress.com for all the info.

We will be tangoing in Van Vorst Park this Saturday from 12-1..come check it out and buy a ticket!

poetry, open mic and music


cover $7,

email for details, start time and all..    steamcafe.jc@gmail.com
276 Newark ave, JC
near Monmouth