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.
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 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.
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).
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
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
Grace Church Van Vorst is soliciting submissions for its 26th gala celebration to be held on Saturday, April 29, 2017.
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.
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.
RiverviewJazz.org 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 is pleased to announce its forthcoming relocation to Mana Contemporary in Jersey City, New Jersey.
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,
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
JCAST showcases Jersey City’s robust arts scene, including visual art, installation, multimedia, film, music, performance and everything in-between.
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
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
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
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
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.
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