Spring Forward & This Weekend’s Best Bets

By • Mar 7th, 2014 • Category: Arts, Blog

Just a quick reminder that daylight savings time starts this weekend as the days become longer and longer heading closer to the summer solstice. On Sunday, March 9, starting at 2 am remember we “spring forward” 1 hr so adjust your clocks accordingly. As always thanks for reading and have a great weekend JC! Friday, March 7 JC […]

The Arts Abound for the Spring Installment of JC Fridays

By • Mar 6th, 2014 • Category: Arts, Blog

Go With The Flow (above) by Beth Achenbach can be seen at the new The Raven Gallery On Friday, March 7, JC Fridays kicks off Spring with 33 exciting visual and performing arts events in different neighborhoods throughout the city. As always, residents are in for a jam-packed schedule of events that showcase the best of the […]

This Weekend’s Best Bets

By • Feb 28th, 2014 • Category: Arts, Blog

Friday, Feb 28 Universe Konadu presents this months open mic “In Honor Of The Ancestors” hosted by Sean Battle and Fa Timat Zahara, featuring Dee Tauge with a special performance by Universe Konadu. 930 Newark Ave. (6th fl), 6 pm, $3. Join The Attic Ensemble for the opening night production of “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s […]

This Weekend’s Best Bets

By • Feb 21st, 2014 • Category: Arts, Blog

Friday, Feb. 21 Reg E. Gaines, Jersey City native, spoken word artist, and Tony nominated director has multiple performances throughout Jersey City this month commemorating Black History Month. Gaines will perform his piece “Black in the Day” at the Greenville Branch Library, 1841 Kennedy Blvd., 12:00 (noon). Later in the day, Gaines will perform “Last Celebrity” […]

Bare Soles Artist Showcase Saturday Feb. 22

By • Feb 21st, 2014 • Category: Arts, Blog

Non-profit American Dance Company The Kennedy Dancers will host the Bare Soles Artist Showcase in Jersey City Heights (at 79 Central Avenue) this Saturday, February 22 at 7 pm. Led by artistic and executive director Diane Dragone and technical director Tom Horan, the night promises to contain something for everyone with dance, music, spoken word and visual arts. […]

Barbara Meise: Ephemeral Artisan Stands the Test of Time

By • Feb 19th, 2014 • Category: Arts, Featured

As one of the few remaining stain glass masters in the world, Barbara Meise is our very own Jersey City treasure. Her diminutive stature belies the giant footprint she has laid down across our land. From churches of all denominations to landmarks to historic homes, she is a medieval messenger of a craft which might have been lost had she not claimed it for viewers to savor over the years.

Land of Literary Opportunity: A conversation with Walter Dean Myers

By • Feb 18th, 2014 • Category: Arts, Blog

Walter Dean Myers, established author best known for his work for young readers, served as the National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature from 2012 to 2014. His experiences as a writer and promoter of literature, as well as his 30-year tenure as Jersey City resident provide unique insight into what makes Jersey City fertile ground […]

This Weekend’s Best Bets & President’s Day

By • Feb 14th, 2014 • Category: Arts, Blog

Happy Valentine’s Day! Remember February is American Heart Health month so be good to your heart. To learn more check out: The American Heart Association and  Go Red For Woman. Most Jersey City municipal offices will be closed Monday, Feb. 17 for the President’s Day holiday. Street sweeping and alternate-side of the street parking regulations will […]

Nimbus Dance Works Finds a New Home

By • Feb 12th, 2014 • Category: Arts, Blog

Nimbus Dance Works has found “a place to call home,” according to Samuel Pott, Artistic Director. “We had a great location at the Barrow Mansion – unfortunately (for us) so many groups are also trying to use the space. We need to have our own space so we can keep moving forward as an organization.”

This Weekend’s Best Bets

By • Feb 7th, 2014 • Category: Arts, Blog

Everyone has been asking us about event listings and you know we aim to make our readers happy… so we have brought back our “Weekend’s Best Bets!” Enjoy Jersey City and as always thanks for reading! Friday, Feb. 7 Opening reception for Kevin Darmanie’s art exhibit “Kedar/Freedom.” The Lemmerman Gallery, 3rd Fl. of Hepburn Hall, […]