Take a Musical Trip of America with Tris McCall’s Almanac

Now, with his new website McCall’s Almanac, Tris is back. He’s taking fans on a trip across the United States, posting a new entry every Tuesday focused on a different American city. Each post comes with an original song, some tourist tips, and a short story. So far, the Almanac has visited Baltimore, Denver, New York City, Pittsburgh, San Diego, and Seattle with lots more to come.


Shayfer James Brings New Collaborations for March of Crows 2017

Jersey City has a long tradition of cooperation between musicians and visual artists. At events such as 4th Street Arts and Music Festival, the Cathedral Arts Festival, painters, sculptors, and songwriters have often presented their work to the same audiences at the same time. Many of this town’s best bands have proven particularly sensitive to the expressive power of Jersey City’s homegrown visual arts community.


The Spring Edition of JC Fridays Features 39 Exciting Arts Events

The Spring edition of JC Fridays will kick off with 39 exciting arts events—come out and celebrate on Friday, March 3. Restaurants, galleries, stores, and event spaces throughout Jersey City will showcase a variety of art-related happenings including visual exhibitions, live music, performance acts, educational demonstrations, and more.


Newly Formed Jersey City Arts Council to Host Open House

You are invited to meet the board members of the Jersey City Arts Council (JCAC) at a Open House on Saturday, March 4. The newly formed art council includes four long time leaders in the local arts community: Robinson Holloway (Chair), Heather Warfel Sandler (Vice Chair), Marlene Sandkamp (Secretary) and Charles Kessler (Treasurer).


Cantigas Women’s Choir and Glass Menagerie Join Forces for Festival of Jewish Song

Hudson County’s Cantigas Women’s Choir will join forces with the Glass Menagerie of Lower Manhattan, along with Soprano Naomi Katz Cohento to perform, Zimriya: A Festival of Jewish Song, on Sunday, March 5, at Temple Beth-El. Cantigas Women’s Choir, named after a medieval Spanish song form called a “cantiga,” is composed of about 50 women

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Speranza Theatre Company Presents Unveiling Liberty

Speranza Theatre Company’s new one-act play Unveiling Liberty by Charlotte Rahn-Lee and Jennie Contuzzi will run three days only, from March 3 to March 5, at the Barrow Mansion (83 Wayne Street). Unveiling Liberty is set in 1886. Ten-year-old Isabelle is enamored of the enormous statue about to be unveiled in New York harbor. Her father

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Call For Art: Cathedral Arts Festival 2017

Grace Church Van Vorst is soliciting submissions for its 26th gala celebration to be held on Saturday, April 29, 2017.


Hip-Hop Utopia Artist Talk Featuring Easy A.D. and Famey

Cold Crush Brothers founding member, Easy A.D and rising hip-hop talent, Famey talk to Hudson County Community College students on the history and influences of hip-hop culture.


A Music Benefit for Jack Silbert

​In case you hadn’t heard local writer Jack Silbert has been battling a serious illness.​ Jack is well known throughout Hudson County (and beyond) for his love of music and his expansive coverage over the years of the indy music scene. He has written about almost everything from local food spots, to theater, to politics.

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Riverview Jazz Monthly Lunchtime Music Series has partnered with Mack-Cali Realty Corporation to present the Jazz at Harborside Series, a monthly lunchtime performance, which will take place at the Harborside Atrium (147 Harborside Financial Center Platform) from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm.


Jonathan LeVine Gallery Relocating to Jersey City

Jonathan LeVine Gallery is pleased to announce its forthcoming relocation to Mana Contemporary in Jersey City, New Jersey.


Meredith Burns has been named Executive Director of Art House Productions

Art House Productions Names Meredith Burns Executive Director, Succeeding Founder and Long-Term Leader Christine Goodman  Meredith Burns has been named Executive Director of Art House Productions effective February 13. A Jersey City resident and volunteer for Art House INKubator, Burns joins the organization from Brooklyn’s New Voices Middle School, where she has led an arts-based,

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Sold-Out Snow Ball Gala to be held in Current Location for Last Time

With bated breath, the 11th annual Snow Ball returns on Saturday, January 28. If you are one of the lucky ones, you already purchased your ticket to the now “sold-out” event. This year’s event is one not to miss, not only will this be the last Snow Ball held at the organization’s current space in

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2016 Jersey City Art and Studio Tour – Tips on How to Navigate Your Weekend

JCAST showcases Jersey City’s robust arts scene, including visual art, installation, multimedia, film, music, performance and everything in-between.


Jersey City Theater Company Returns to NYC Fringe Festival

Jersey City’s Box Colony Theatre (BCT) is at it again – same play, larger stage. BCT’s Beckett-inspired absurdist comedy Is That Danny DeVito? And Other Questions From West of the Hudson will be performed as part of the New York International Fringe Festival at the WOW Cafe (59-61 E 4th St. #4 – between 2nd

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Lillian Bustle Displays Body Positivity Through Burlesque

Lillian Bustle is a Jersey City gem. She is an outspoken advocate for body positivity and uses burlesque to promote her ideals. Jersey City Independent caught up with her to learn a little more about the art of burlesque, how she brought it to Jersey City, and the message it advances. Educate us. What is

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Lunchtime Jazz, Summer Dance at Exchange Place 2016

Enjoy live jazz concerts scheduled through September 22 at the J. Owen Grundy Pier at Exchange Place on Thursdays from 12-2 pm. Full Schedule: July 14*: Katja Larssen, Giselle Bellas July 21*: Linda Ipanema & The Dixie Cats July 28*: Sue Maskaleris & Trio Do Rio August 4*: Richard Reiter Jazz Quartet  August 11: The Funky Organics August 18: Bryan Beninghove

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Free Concerts at MLK Hub 2016

Concerts at the MLK Hub (384 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive) return on Wednesdays from 5 to 8 pm featuring local R&B and soul performances. There will also be a special guest DJ at each show. Full Schedule: July 13: R&B April, Marlena Moniece, Juanita Douglas & Company July 20: Ambrosia July 27: IRA & Friends and The Unlimited Sounds

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Summerfest 2016: Free Concerts in Liberty State Park

Free outdoor concerts in Liberty State Park are back! Presented by the Jersey City Office of Cultural Affairs, concerts will held on Tuesday and Sunday evenings this year.


Anoche by Adriana Rambay Fernandez

ANOCHE by Adriana Rambay Fernandez Anoche pensé en ti, because I always think of you, especially when it’s cold outside and cold inside. I don’t think New Year’s will ever be the same for you. I wish I could give you another time to remember him, one that doesn’t involve a countdown but rather is

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