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How and Where to Celebrate Thanksgiving in Jersey City

By • Nov 21st, 2013 • Category: Blog, Food & Drink, News

Thanksgiving is coming up fast! If you’re looking for places to volunteer, eat dinner or just have a good time, check out some of the local events below. Also, if you’re looking to have your dinner catered, consider local small businesses like Steam Cafe, which recently held a tasting for their Thanksgiving meals, which are […]



Musical Duo DIYGFY Brings Grit, Do-It-Yourself Spunk and Rockabilly Fun

By • Nov 19th, 2013 • Category: Arts, Blog

Armed with nothing but a snare, a high hat and a guitar, Jersey City duo DIYGFY can raise a rock ‘n’ roll rabble louder than you’d expect. Downtown residents Tanya Meronk and Daniel Tribble bring plenty of spunk—their name is an acronym for “Do It Yourself, or Go F— Yourself” (“Do It Yourself It’s Good […]



This Weekend’s Best Bets

By • Nov 15th, 2013 • Category: Arts, Blog

TODAY Artists and designers sell their wares at Creative Grove (3 pm). The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee continues its run at St. Peter’s University (7 pm, $10). “Introducing the Heights” opens at the Distillery Gallery (6:30 pm). Artist Mr. Mustart’s solo show has a closing reception at Grassroots Community Space (7 pm). The […]



Hamilton Park Gourmet Fall Food and Wine Tour Highlighting Local Eateries

By • Nov 15th, 2013 • Category: Blog, Food & Drink

Taste what one of Downtown Jersey City’s neighborhoods has to offer next week at the Hamilton Park Gourmet Fall Food and Wine Tour. On Tueday, Nov. 19, hungry locals can visit some of Hamilton Park’s eateries including Madame Claude Wine, GP’s Restaurant, Doco Market and Cafe and Hamilton Inn, as well as enjoy baked goods […]



JCArtist.org Hopes to Be Valuable Resource for Local Artists, Curators and Collectors

By • Nov 15th, 2013 • Category: Arts, Blog

Jersey City artists and curators have a new tool to help them navigate the growing local arts scene. JCArtist.org, launched by Jersey City Art School founder Thomas John Carlson and Steve Bumgarner earlier this year in time for the Jersey City Artists Studio Tour, is a new website that hopes to be a directory for […]



Art Surge Procession Seeking to Reclaim JC After One Year Since Sandy

By • Nov 14th, 2013 • Category: Arts, Blog, News

It’s been over a year since Hurricane Sandy devastated Jersey City and the East Coast. At this time last year, PATH trains weren’t fully restored and some residents were still without power. On Sunday, several locals will hold a “celebratory procession” through the city’s flood zones to reclaim Jersey City using art, music and theater […]



M. Josephine and DJ Irs Releasing Collaboration Album ‘New Dawn’

By • Nov 14th, 2013 • Category: Arts, Blog

Note: This post has been updated Monday, Nov. 18 at 12:22 pm M. Josephine, also known as Mary Sansait, Mary Josephine or even just “MJ,” has been pouring her soul into her music since she was a teenager learning to cope with familial struggles. Today, the soul, hip-hop and R&B artist is releasing a new […]



Guardian Angela: Angela McKnight Sets a New Standard of Care for the City’s Elderly

By • Nov 13th, 2013 • Category: Featured, News

Nothing can be certain except death and taxes, according to Benjamin Franklin. But if you ask a Greenville resident, they might offer up a third certainty: Angela McKnight. McKnight, 36, has always been the neighborhood’s go-to woman. She’s the founder of AngelaCARES, a resource for local seniors and youth, which is celebrating its second anniversary this October. She was also recognized as a Jersey City Woman of Action for 2013.



‘And This is Why I Hate Love Letters’ Group Art Show Opening at City Hall

By • Nov 12th, 2013 • Category: Arts, Blog

A new group art exhibit by _gaia that explores relationships and the inheritance of things both tangible and intangible is opening today at City Hall. “And that is why I hate love letters,” which was curated by Doris Cacoilo and Lillian Ribeiro of the _gaia women’s arts collective, was originally inspired by heirlooms. “We had […]



Jersey City Holding Fundraiser Benefiting Victims of Philippine Typhoon Haiyan

By • Nov 12th, 2013 • Category: Blog, News

Jersey City is holding a fundraiser this week to aid the victims of Typhoon Haiyan, also called Typhoon Yolanda, city officials said. The storm, which struck the Philippines on Friday, has impacted about 9.5 million people with nearly 2,000 confirmed casualties and an estimated total death toll of over 10,000 as of this morning, CBS […]