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Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Barrow Mansion open house

Friday night June 20 from 7-9pm the Barrow Mansion will be having an open house. 

Free refreshments including wine and cheese, and tours of the historic house. 

All are welcome. Don't miss the antique bowling alley. 

The Barrow Mansion is operated as an inclusive community center by the Barrow 
Mansion Development Corporation and St. Matthew's Lutheran Church.

83 Wayne Street, between Jersey & Barrow in Downtown Jersey City



Grove street PATH june 20, 3-9pm Jersey City
Creative Grove is a meeting place, market, art experiment and scene that involves the public, promotes art and culture, and builds community space as a forum for dialogue and exchange. This edition of Creative Grove is curated and produced by PLAYMUSICIAN - A Promoter of [Arts . Community. Events] in Jersey City.
Playmusician has been curating events , music and the arts from 2010 and has been a bedrock in the Jersey City area. They have successfully created a vibrant Live Music Entertainment scene in the Downtown JC / Newport Area.
To learn more about Playmusican, visit facebook.com/PMJAMNITES.



Creative Grove Makeover
at the styling tent, participating designers and stylists!!!
Photobooth with
Robin Souma Photography robinsouma.com

Greyegg McKenna and the ARTistic inTENTions
Marci Pierce
Colleen Blackard
Nathaniel Bartlett Joslin
Raw Burnt
City Kitty Street Art
James Groeling

ART BAR with fun summer coolers as craft beer, mojitos, wine and creative cocktails by 

DORRIAN's PUB from Washington Blvd!!

visit www.creativegrove.org

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Groove on Grove wed June 11

Singles and doubles night

Katja Larssen 
Glen Coleman
Mark Austin Spencer 
Heather Duby
Alex Pergament
Karen Davis
Billy Alpha
Chrissy Roberts

Liam Butterscotch Brown

Friday, May 23, 2014

Massive Art day at Creative Grove

MASSIVE ART DAY on the plaza:
Creative Grove artist & designer market, Grove Street PATH, Jersey City, 3pm - 9pm,
May 23 2014
visual art:
Greyegg and artistic inTENTions :
Greyegg, AKA999, Keith McGee, Marci Pierce, City Kitty, Gabby Fay, Bludog10003, & Greg Dunn in the art tent. Outsider art, Urban art
Miss MOuse ( O_O), Swati Rastogi, Stephen Mitchell, Uta Brauser, Aleksandar Milenkovich, Carla Cubit

Live Figure Drawing, drink and draw, with CeeCee Niccole

watch the ART CAR getting painted live 
by Uta Brauser, Gabe Schoenberg, Greyegg McKenna and some of the artists at the plaza

ART BAR served by LAMPPOST Bar and Grille and PJ RYANS Tavern,

DJ DeepJust Aquabeat bringing out the tribal side in Jersey City
Plastiq Passion is NOT performing due to the rescheduling conflict,

The Style Cruiser boutique on a truck

Hang out in the outdoor Art Lounge that Creative Grove represents...

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Groove on Grove with Creative Grove on JC FRIDAYS

Groove on Grove together with Creative Grove celebrates art and culture on
Friday June 6, JC FRIDAYS, a citywide art day, excitement and fest!

At the Grove Street PATH plaza, June 6   2014,    3pm - 10 pm
the music program  starts with

  • 3pm DJ Cloak Dagger aka Noc Boots, and K7 www.soundcloud.com/cloakdaggernyc
  • 4pm TRUSOL, Jersey City based national Acapella Soul group, www.trusolmusic.net 
  • 5pm Vespertine  
  • 6pm Shayfer James 
  • 7pm Sylvana Joyce & the Moment
  • 8pm Pat Van Dyke 
  • 9pm Kiwi 

Groove on Grove bringing music to the district outdoors since 2008,
Creative Grove establishing JC's outdoor art scene since 2009 with the aim to build a sustainable  outdoor public forum and marketplace for visual and performing arts! @Grove Street PATH plaza,
for 5 years a weekly presence every friday, 
in 2014 monthly on 3rd fridays (not weekly).

Little Shop of Horrors at the Attic Ensemble

May 16-18, 2014 ONLY



The Attic Ensemble, in association with The Vagabond Theatre Company, are thrilled to announce a spectacular co-production of  LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS -- the deviously delicious sci-fi musical that has devoured the hearts of theater-goers for more than 30 years.

We'll breathe new life into the story with our unique production, sure to thrill die-hard fans and newcomers alike!

Don't miss  you last chances to catch this fantastic comedy-horror-rock musical, by composer Alan Menken and writer Howard Ashman, about a hapless florist shop worker who raises a plant that feeds on human blood and flesh!!

Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m.
Sunday  May  18- at 3 pm

$25.00 general admission

$20.00 students and seniors

NJ Arts Cards are accepted for discounted ticket pricing. For further information, group rate pricing, reservations and directions call (201) 413-9200 or visit the website at www.atticensemble.org. The Barrow Mansion is handicapped accessible and barrier free. Large print program available upon request; please call one week in advance to arrange for a large print program. Please call one week in advance to reserve a device.
There is free parking after 7 p.m. in the parking lot 1 ½ blocks away on Christopher Columbus Drive. For directions and further information: www.atticensemble.org

MAY 9TH-18TH,  2014

The Andrew C Rhode Theatre
The Barrow Mansion
83 Wayne Street
Jersey City

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Groove on Grove May 21

Groove on Grove
May 21 6 pm - 9 pm
Grove Street PATH, JC

6pm Patchwork Alchemy, 7pm Drum and Tantrum, 8pm The Use

by the HDSID, jcdowntown.com
Local business district downtown Jersey City.

Get Open sessions CEATIVE GROVE date change


MAY 16, 3pm - 9pm, Grove Street PATH plaza, Jersey City NJ

changed to MAY 23,

due to rainstorms
Music Master DeepJust Aquabeat and world music funky grooves
drummers and instrumental musicians welcome to join in with the open jam
vocalist and piano teen artist Maggie Osterlink at 6pm
flute  Kyungmi Lee at 6.30 pm
7.30 pm Plastiq Passion, an all girl punk melodica band  NJ/NY metro based

In the art tent Creative Grove presents  
Greyegg and artistic inTENTions :
Greyegg, AKA999, Keith McGee, Marci Pierce, City Kitty, Gabby Fay, Bludog10003 and  Greg Dunn
curated by Greyegg McKenna

Paint an ART CAR  with various artists and Uta Brauser, car by the Schwartz family .

Find Jersey City's designers, artists and our local regional treasures at the market,
meet neighbors and friends, enjoy the outdoor lounge environment that was introduced by Uta Brauser in 2009 to rethink and enjoy the public space.

The ART BAR serving creative drinks on the plaza, an artistic environment for drinks by Arts in Action, the non profit org behind Creative Grove.

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Groove on Grove Season resumes

Come get your groove on and join us May  7th from 6-9pm for delicious food, ice cold beer and fresh sangria with music from Segunda Quimbaba, MAS ALLA and DJ George Soul Fern.
Groove On Grove began in 2008 and presents entertainment that includes area musicians, demonstrations, and performances. Tony Susco of Dancing Tony Productions and Rockit Dockit has been a longtime collaborator in bringing emerging artists to the forefront.

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

GET OPEN SESSIONS at Creative Grove May 16


MAY 16, 3pm - 9pm, Grove Street PATH plaza, Jersey City NJ
Music Master DeepJust Aquabeat and world music funky grooves
drummers and instrumental musicians welcome to join in with the open jam

7.30 pm Plastiq Passion, an all girl punk melodica band  NJ/NY metro based

In the art tent Creative Grove presents  
Greyegg and artistic inTENTions :
Greyegg, AKA999, Keith McGee, Marci Pierce, City Kitty, Gabby Fay, Bludog10003, & Greg Dunn
curated by Greyegg McKenna

Paint an ART CAR  with various artists and Uta Brauser, car by the Schwartz family .

Find Jersey City's designers, artists and our local regional treasures at the market,
meet neighbors and friends, enjoy the outdoor lounge environment that was introduced by Uta Brauser in 2009 to rethink and enjoy the public space.

The ART BAR serving creative drinks on the plaza, an artistic environment for drinks by Arts in Action, the non profit org behind Creative Grove.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

personal & universal opening gala for merseles studios

Personal & Universal: Merseles Studios Opening Gala
Jersey City’s newest performing and visual arts space, officially opens April 26th with “Personal & Universal,” a showcase of upcoming original theatre works, dance, visual-arts and music that mark the debut of Merseles Studios at Jersey City Theater Center (JCTC).
 “We selected Personal & Universal as the theme of our first official event because it describes how artists give voice to a community,” said Olga Levina, Artistic Director, JCTC. “Artists tell their personal stories through their art, but those stories have universal messages. We have talented artists from all disciplines living in Jersey City and a community that enthusiastically supports the arts. Merseles Studios is a place where community and artists come together for a dialogue. ”
Personal & Universal performances include:
- Eugene, a multidisciplinary exploration of spirit, music, and movement by Ladell Mclin, virtuoso blues guitarist and Myssi Robinson, dancer/movement artist.
- So What If I Loved You, a one-woman show, written by and starring Summer Dawn Hortillosa, of interrelated monologues about a young woman haunted by memories of a lost lover.
Requiem for the Maiden, by Natalia Vorozhbit, stage adaptation by Sergei Grabbe, is a theater-piece exploring the political conflict in Ukraine, based on actual interviews with protestors and citizens affected by and involved with the ongoing social unrest.
- New Music by Kelly Saint Patrick, Jersey City-based singer/songwriter, Kelly Saint Patrick, will be premiering songs from her soon-to-be-released third CD.
Personal & Universal is also the debut of the Merseles Studio Gallery - a permanent art gallery showcasing regional and Jersey City artists. The opening exhibition is part of the event and is curated by Thomas John Carlson, Visual Arts Director of JCTC and founder of the Jersey City Arts School. “This is an opportunity to give exposure to local artists and their work,” says Carlson. “the Gallery will set the tone of quality and thought-provoking work that JCTC will bring to its multi-faceted art programming and future gallery events.”
Personal & Universal is an evening of art, performance and music.  Attendees can enjoy lite food hors d’oeuvres & refreshments, meet with performers and artists and other members of the community. Re
Admission is $15 (or $10 20 at the door) and is limited. For tickets visit Jctcenter.org. Personal & Universal runs 6:00 pm to 10:00, with a reception preceding preformances.
All proceeds go to Jersey City Theater Center, Inc – a 501c3 not-for-profit organization committed to developing a much needed Performing and Visual Arts Center in Jersey City, New Jersey for professional artists, businesses, the community and visiting tourists.
JCTC’s mission is to present innovative and progressive performing and visual arts as well as educational art programs which embrace the diverse identity and preserve the rich history of Jersey City, bringing its community closer together and enhancing its quality of life.
JCTC was founded in 2006 by Olga Levina, Artistic Director - a theater and dance professional, and Ben LoPiccolo, Executive Director - an award-winning real estate Developer who has worked built in Jersey City since 1998.
Now part of JCTC, Merseles Studios, (339-345 Newark Ave.) – formerly the 2nd floor of the Monaco Lock Company – is a 5,000-square-foot facility that features a flexible performance space, art gallery, and 10 private artists work spaces.  JCTC is funding the interior renovation and managing Merseles Studios making it a secure, spacious, multi-purpose structure whose 12.5-foot-high ceilings, numerous windows and ample natural light produce a distinctive yet comfortable urban atmosphere.

Thursday, April 17, 2014


Thursday, April 10, 2014

REINCARNATE Creative Grove

Revive, repurpose, recycle, recreate, innovate and bring new spirit:
a tribute to the Found and Recycled movement!
Art, Fashion, Music, Design, Technology and Earthfriendliness.
Look for salvaged materials, vintage, new ways to use discarded items, re-interpreted and mashed up music, solar styles, bicycle power, ideas for roof top and Urban farming, found object art and instruments

ON THE DECKS: DJ Bill William McCamie and DJ Iris Irs Nephilim

  • vocalist Jerr Ra Blues at 4 pm
  • yoga performance/session with Jivamukti yoga, at 4.30 pm  www.Jivamuktiyogajc.com
  • Electronic sound performance by The Use ( Michael Durek ) at 6.00 pm. File under: Electronic, IDM, Psych Pop and theremin, from NJ to Mumbai to LA, the moon and beyond.
  • Poop Chat with Meredith, Rachel Roman and Jordan De Lisio on the stage toilet props
  • belly dance performance by Maria De La O

GREEN ART BAR with micro brewed beer, green cocktails, art action drinks (Arts in Action fundraiser for Creative Grove)


Thursday, March 27, 2014

Art Summit appreciative Inquiry Riverview Art District JC

Join us for a day-long creative summit as we come together as artists, neighbors, business owners and friends to envision the future of Jersey City's newest arts district. Bring your thoughts and wish-list of what your ideal arts district looks like. All are welcome. Please RSVP for this summit by going to this link http://bit.ly/PO03yt 

Our goal is 70 to 100 attendees, so space is limited. We need a head count to help manage: seating, food and beverages and plan the day's flow based on who's in the room. 

The conversation will be led by Robyn Stratton-Berkessel of Positive Inquiry. We will be using appreciative inquiry and World Cafe-style methodology to help us all co-create a vision. Learn more about it here: http://centerforappreciativeinquiry.net/ or http://www.theworldcafe.com/method.html 

There is a compounding effect of building on the collective knowledge and aspirations. Curiosity is good and commitment to the task is better. We are hoping to make every hour count, so we hope you can stay for the whole day. (If you really can't we'll try not to take it personal.) 

Co-sponsored by The City of Jersey City, WPA, RNA, FITH, Hudson City Development, Lee Levine, Nick Caballero Ideas for Living and Palisade Lumber. 

Location: P.S. #8 @ 96 Franklin Street, Jersey City
a.k.a. Riverview Arts District's World Cafe. Our cafe will be serving up Mod Cup Coffee for breakfast along with Orange & Olive Caterers catering. 

Menu ---
Pastries and parfaits

Braised Chicken with Oranges and Olives

Afternoon Treat:
Sweets and more coffee

Evening Nibbles:
Freshly made snacks

Mory Thomas
Founding Trustee of the WPA

For more information: 646-648-3390 or https://www.facebook.com/events/562375050543488/

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

The Everything Reception at Victory Hall Drawing rooms

Victory Hall DRAWING ROOMS 180 Grand St Jersey City

Regular gallery hours Th/Fr 4-7 Sat/Sun 2-6
We will Re-Open Thursday, March 27th


Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Black History Month group exhibit City Hall JC

Black History Month Group Exhibition
Rotunda Gallery @ City Hall
280 Grove Street
JC,NJ 07302
Reception 6-8pm

Info: 201-547-4333

images found on internet, do not reflect actual art in show.

Friday, January 24, 2014

Monday, January 13, 2014

Bike JC

Come celebrate with us! Bike JC will host a holiday and anniversary party and fundraiser at Barcade in Downtown Jersey City, this Thursday, 7-10 p.m.

Join us to celebrate our fourth anniversary, and also the installation of the very first racks funded by Jersey City's Bike Rack Fund, which was a Bike JC initiative. (They're the two shiny new ones just outside the bar!)

We'll also be raising money for the rack fund. There will be a raffle featuring donated bike swag from Grove Street Bicycles and Jersey Cycles, as well as some other nice items, and we'll receive a portion of drink proceeds thanks to Barcade!

All are welcome; admission is free. Come out, bring friends, have a craft beer, and talk bikes with us!

Barcade, at the corner of Newark Avenue and Barrow Street, offers an extensive and ever-changing selection of American craft beers along with sandwiches, snacks and other suitable accompaniments, surrounded by a small army of genuine arcade video games.

Link to the Facebook event page:

Party Animals, fun-raiser for Animal Shelter

Party Animals Fundraiser - 1/18 - Jersey City, NJ

Still in partying mode after New Year's Eve? An LHS board member is throwing a Caribbean themed fundraiser benefiting the LHS animals at Corkscrew in Jersey City on January 18th. Join the event to summon the warm Caribbean weather and raise some money for the homeless animals.

Liberty Humane Society proudly presents 
Party Animals Fundraiser 
Saturday, January 18 at
The Corkscrew Bar & Grill
61 CONGRESS ST., Jersey City, New Jersey 

Doors open 9 pm - Party til 2 am

Tickets $20 before 11 pm
21 with proper ID is a must
Simone L. Sterling
Jersey City, NJ 07304
Mobile:   917-881-8064

Please consider supporting Liberty Humane Society -  www.libertyhumane.org
Board Member - Finance and Governance Committees

Friday, January 10, 2014

Pro Arts Group exhibit

Pro Arts Group Exhibition & Celebration / January 6-31 / Reception Tuesday January 14, 6-8pm.
Rotunda Gallery @ City Hall, 280 Grove Street / Info: 201-547-4333

Pro Arts was founded in 1994 with a call to the artists in Jersey City and Hoboken to work together towards the promotion of the visual arts and advancement of the rights, welfare and economic well being of professional artists.

In celebration for the 20th year Anniversary, Pro Arts will be kicking off the year in Celebration with a Committee member show that will feature members who have volunteered their time to Pro Arts events in the last year. Please come and toast them. They make Pro Arts happen!

Featured artists include Vince Salvati, Beatrice Mady, Mollie Thonneson, Leona Strassberg-Steiner, Alan Walker, Caridad Kennedy, Cynthia Kwarula, Arlene Bassis, Joan Marie Palmer, Edmund Jan Kounitz, Abby Levine, Monique Sarfity, Sidney Montanez, Tatiana Lopez, Carla Cubit, Kay Kenny and AKA 999.

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Ecstatic smashing holiday BA$H at Creative Grove

Dec 20th will be a very special
last of the year, superfantastic big event on the plaza:
Holiday Ba$$$h for
meaningful gifts with art, super creative handmade designs,
local local local crafters, sustainably minded inventors,
fashionistas, sculptors, local initiatives and music!
Your indie-pendant alternative and Urban market  and meeting place in

the Historic Downtown district of Jersey City, by artists, for artists.

Dj Bill has the recipe to shake your bootie,
Euro-trip hop to Americana holidaze


We will be dancing, celebrating, cutting last minute deals,
enjoying the neighborhood's charme,
and fully resonate the holiday's spirit!

The next installment with Creative Grove is
the Winter Fest 2014 on January 31st.

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Freshly Baked Aqueduct Mural show

This Thursday Dec 19 we are back at Freshly Baked Gallery, located at 383 Monmouth St, Jersey City for The Aqueduct Mural show ft. installations and purchasable screen prints by Joe Iurato, Chris Stain, Rubin, JMR, Ian Kuali’i, Shai Dahan, Then One, LNY, REKA, Kevin Bourgeois, Ellis Gallagher and BilliKid. We will be spinning records accompanied behind the decks by Villager, Big Jack. Expect rare funk/grooves/classic hip-hop from 6pm-9pm. You can see our recent collaboration with Rubin at The Metropolitan here.

Christmas Concert at the Loews

The Jersey City Mayor's Christmas Concert

Saturday, December 21, 2013, 07:00pm
The Weather Outside May Be Frightful
But Our Christmas Concert Will Be So Delightful!

Mayor Steven M. Fulop
The Dante Alighieri Society
UNICO of Jersey City 
Request the Honor of Your Presence
The Jersey City Mayor's Christmas Concert

The Orchestra of St. Peter by the Sea
Conducted By Father Alphonse Stephenson

The Historic Landmark Loew's Theatre
Saturday, The Twenty First of December
At Seven O'clock in the Evening 

Admission Is Free, But It Comes With a Twist...
Be It Old, Be It New, Just Wrap a Small Gift to Fulfill a Child's Christmas Gift List!

                       *** For Tickets or More Information ***
       Please Contact Anthony Catanio 201 324 1304, Catanio25@gmail.com

         Transportation will be provided to Senior Housing Buildings


Community Holiday Party West Bergen area

The 29th Annual Community Holiday Party and Toy Drive will be held this Friday- December 20th from 6:30- 10 p.m. at The Moose Lodge, 60 West Side Avenue, Jersey City, NJ. 
A hot and Cold Buffet, refreshments and entertainment will be offered. Toys will be collected for distribution to children in Hudson County the following day. The toy distribution will occur on Saturday December 21st from 10 am to noon at the same location. 
Children ages 3 to 13 can attend but must be accompanied by a parent. In addition to a toy, each child will receive breakfast and can take a photo with Santa Claus.  
The event is sponsored by the South Hudson Civic Association a non-profit – which Bill O’Dea is standard bearer. The event this year is being co-sponsored by a dozen local, county and state elected officials as well as Wal Green’s.  Each year more than 1,200 toys are collected and distributed.

For further information or to have toys picked up, you can call Jonathan Defillippo at 201 658 1945. Children can register for the event by calling 201 209 0972.

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Groovy Creative Holidays

Dec 13  Holidays Celebrate

with Dj IRS taking you from 70s Funk to soulful R & B,

live performance by vocalist
M Josephine  at 4 pm

Poopchat with Meredith at 8 pm  Line Up: Lizmairy Manana of DIY Collective; Thomas Van Cott aka St. Pat; DJ Pastiche; and Techretaries
you might find ice crystal fairies instead of Santa Elves

Ice dance to the groovey soul beats
with hot teas, hot soup by our wonderful food vendors, Honey Bakery, Taste of India (lentil soup!!)
and a super extra spicy taco by El Chilango
Original gifts, art, leather, warm things, jewelery, adornments, vintage, fashion, antiques, surprises..
Our Creative Grover Tees and Shopping Bags are here, first batch,  girl with Teddy mascot, speech bubble saying "Creative Grove Jersey City"

available for your supportive donations to fund the Creative Grove movement of art and culture Jersey City

A Legend of Communipaw

Legend of Communipaw,
see a truly historical play reflecting our Jersey City early history,
a special celebration here in JC.
Learn and enjoy,
St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Duncan Ave
7.30 pm throughout sunday Dec 15 2013

Friday, November 29, 2013

Creative Black Friday

Shop shop shop shop shop shop shop shop
original gifts, DIY crafts, Made in Jersey City, local local handmade fine designs, music, food, fashion, accessories, ART!

Best shopping day in America, share it with your local artisans, find original gifts, look for the best deals of the year!  Creative Grove artist & designer market, Grove street PATH      friday  NOV 29 3-9pm

DJ Green Locust dishing up exciting tunes