Good Eats: Churrasqueira Europa

I must have walked by Churrasqueira Europa Bar & Restaurant hundreds of times without a shred of curiosity. The exterior is unassuming; the restaurant’s brick facade and barred windows make it seem like a dingy joint where locals or people spending the day at the court house may stop by to pick up a fast and inexpensive to-go lunch. Actually, Churrasqueira Europa is more of a must-try spot.

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JCI is on Summer Vacation»

JCI will be on vacation for the Summer. You can continue to share your events and community updates with our readers via our social networks on facebook & twitter. Our Spring/Summer print issue of JCI magazine is also out and being distributed at various Summer events. Haven’t picked up a copy yet? Be sure to […]

This Weekend’s Best Bets»

Thursday, June 26 The Heights Library (14 Zabriskie St.) is showing a screening of Still Mine, a story about one man’s determination to create a home for his ailing wife as they enter their twilight years, at 1 pm. New Jersey City University and Redstone Townhomes Neighborhood Association (RTNA) are opening a new farmers market that will serve the Greenville and West Side neighborhoods. […]

JCI Magazine Spring/Summer 2014 Issue Released»

The Spring/Summer issue of JCI magazine hit the stands Monday, June 23. Be sure to pick up the latests issue designed by our new Art Director Jaden Remy. In this installment of our Neighborhood Spotlight series we focused on businesses, birds, and the beautiful views of the waterfront community Exchange Place in Ron Callari‘s “Wall Street […]

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Reservoir No. 3, Jersey City Heights Thursday, June 19 Allagash has teamed up with Hop Cakes to pair beer and cupcakes in a tasting at the Iron Monkey (99 Greene St.). Meet the owners/brewers at 6 pm and indulge in high-quality brews and homemade cake. Stop by Tia’s Place (277 Grove St.) from 5-8 pm to sip champagne and receive for […]

PHOTOS: Hamilton Park Festival & GP’s First Italian Festival»

Check out JCI‘s photos from the Hamilton Park Festival and GP’s First Italian Festival this past Saturday, June 14. The event was packed with residents all day long who enjoyed live entertainment, great food, children’s activities, bocci ball, community outreach from local organizations, finding hidden treasures from flea market tables and shopping at vendor booths. […]

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 Hudson Shakespeare Company promoting their performance of Macbeth last summer. June is busting out all over in Jersey City. This weekend there’s plenty of entertainment abound, and let’s not forget that Sunday is Father’s Day. Friday, June 13 From 1-7 pm, stop by Tea NJ (262 Newark Ave.) to celebrate their grand opening event and ribbon cutting with […]

JC Fridays Summer Edition»

Sunflowers by Jessica Dalrymple Today is the summer edition of the famous JC Fridays quarterly event organized by Art House Productions, all events are free and open to the public. Here are some highlights of the citywide celebration of the arts worth checking out. Village West Gallery presents its inaugural Group Show from 12-9 pm at 331 […]

Animal Clinic and Hospital of Jersey City: A 60 Year Legacy of Love»

Dr. Lawrence Buchholz & Roselle “Ro” Camaligan From the 1870s to the 1960s, downtown Jersey City was filled with horses and barns. The Jersey City Police Department used mounted police to patrol where cars and motorcycles couldn’t easily travel. Someone had to care for all those horses. “My father was an honorary police captain because he […]

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Art House Productions Production of “Commit” The weekend has arrived again! Here’s how Jersey City will be spending it. Thursday, June 5 Jersey City Slam Open Mic night takes place at The Dopeness (332 2nd St.). All poets, writers, singers, songwriters, and comedians are welcome. Arrive at 7:30 pm for open mic sign ups. The show […]

PHOTOS: Riverview Jazz Festival 2014»

Organizers of the Annual Riverview Jazz Festival – Co-Founder Will Tatz (center) Hundreds of residents gathered in Jersey City Heights to enjoy the second annual Riverview Jazz Festival which was held in Riverview-Fisk Park on Sunday, June 1. Musical acts included Bryan Beninghove’s Hangmen, Vince Ector’s Organatomy, New Tricks, Mark Giuliana Quartet, and the Brightside Tavern […]

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Beninghove’s Hangmen perform at the 2013 Riverview Jazz Festival The weekend is almost here! Check out some fun events happening in Jersey City. Thursday, May 29 The Jersey City Landmarks Conservatory presents their Annual Preservation Awards Ceremony, celebrating fifteen years of recognizing local heroes of historic preservation. The event will be held at the Landmark Loew’s Jersey […]

Grassroots at Loggerheads with Big Business over Classic Loew’s Theatre Future»

When a theater has a long and rich history the likes of the venerable 85-year old Loew’s Theatre in Jersey City,  it holds a nostalgic place in the hearts and minds of its patrons. Billed as one of the most lavish movie palaces of its day and architecturally appointed in a Baroque/Rococo style, it’s hard […]

Jersey City Municipal Offices & JCI Closed for Memorial Day»

Most Jersey City municipal offices will be closed Monday, May 26 for the Memorial Day holiday. Street sweeping and alternate-side of the street parking regulations will also be suspended, but garbage and recycling pickup will be on a normal schedule. JCI‘s offices will also be closed on Monday, May 26. We will resume publishing on […]

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Memorial Day weekend  has arrived! Here are some fun events happening in Jersey City. Grab your friends, your family, and spend some time outdoors. JCI will be closed on Monday, May 26, for Memorial Day. We will resume publishing on Tuesday, May 27. Friday, May 23 Grove Creative Artists Market hosts Get Open Sessions from 3-9 pm. Music provided by Music Master […]

Kids Teach Dad; Dad Makes Show: JC’s Kris Van Nest turns learning into compelling TV»

It makes perfect sense that Kris Van Nest, creator and host of the web series Kids Teach Dad, earned a Master’s degree in Educational Technology. But his zest for learning started much earlier, in a simpler setting. “I grew up on a farm in Pennsylvania,” Van Nest tells the Jersey City Independent. “You’re building tree houses, and […]

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Marina Bilterijst & Daniel Mont-Eton – Nimbus Dance Works Spring Season Opening Friday, May 1 Cheryl Gross signs copies of her book The Z Factor, her art, t-shirts and jewelry from the same series will also be available. JC Made, 295 Grove St., 6:30-9 pm. J CITY Theater continues their production of “As Bees In Honey Drown” […]

Theater Review: “As Bees in Honey Drown” at J City Theater»

As Bees In Honey Drown (Above Left to Right: Sandy Cockrell, Jason Guy, Timothy C. Goodwin) Over the weekend, my cousins Brenda and Nancy were in from Tucson. As usual, they were Broadway-bound: After Midnight, All the Way, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, and Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill. But for a terrifically fun night of theater […]

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    Friday, May 9 JCFamilies celebrates Mother’s Day early with massages for Moms, henna tattoos, free give-aways and music by The Fuzzy Lemons. Hamilton Park 4-7 pm. Art House Productions’ STAGES! (Theater Academy and Performance Company for Youth) presents a production of Meredith Willson’s “The Music Man Jr.” Show dates are tonight Friday, May […]


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