JCAST 2017 Registration and Informational Session

Hudson County Community College’s Cultural Affairs Office will host an informational session on this year’s Jersey City Art & Studio Tour (JCAST). The JCAST 2017 Warm-Up will take place tonight at the Benjamin J. Dineen, III and Dennis C. Hull Gallery, which features spectacular views of the New York City and Jersey City skylines as

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Free Outdoor Concerts in Liberty State Park are Back!

Summerfest concerts will once again be held in Liberty State Park on Tuesday and Sunday evenings. These outdoor concerts are free and run from July though September. From Big Band to Jazz, Pop to R&B, there’s a style of music for everyone to enjoy. The annual music series is presented by the Jersey City Office of Cultural Affairs with the music schedule provided by The Friends of Liberty State Park. Bring a chair, blanket, some snacks or pack a picnic and enjoy the music!


Free Outdoor Summer Movies Return to Jersey City and Hudson County Parks

This year’s list of free outdoor movies in Jersey City and Hudson County Parks looks pretty impressive. Screenings have already started at some locations and they run through October, with the final movie The Nightmare Before Christmas, being shown on October 13 at Hamilton Park. The majority of the movie titles are PG-13 and are

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Final Call for Film Submissions for the 2017 Golden Door International Film Festival

Last call for submissions for the 7th annual Golden Door International Film Festival (GDIFF), voted the number one film festival in New Jersey by NJ Stage Magazine for the past two years. The final deadline to submit is June 19. All submissions must be a North New Jersey premiere. Submission fees range from $25 to

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Arts Advocates Petition Jersey City Council for “Percent for the Arts”

Artists, arts organizations, and arts advocates are encouraged to come together at City Hall (280 Grove St.) tonight at 6 pm, to attend the June 14 meeting of the City Council, to ask for a “Percent for the Arts” to be allocated in the Jersey City budget. A rally to support this initiative will be

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JC Fridays 2017 Summer Edition: Has Something for Everyone to Enjoy

JC Fridays Summer edition is here… and there are a lot of great events lined up! All events are free and open to the public. JC Fridays is a quarterly citywide celebration of the arts which is organized by Art House Productions. If you’re like me it’s both exciting and a bit overwhelming to have all these choices of venues and events to choose from! How am I possibly going to make it to everything I want to see in one night? Does anyone?


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.