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The Parlour at Fox and Crow will be
the hottest place in Jersey City tonight!

Friday, January 5. 2018
Music starts at 10:00 PM

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Arts & Entertainment / Such Great Heights Showcase
« on: 08-08-2017, 09:46am »
Such Great Heights Showcase
August 9, from 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM


6:00 Twiddlin' Thumbs
7:00 Sea of Otters
8:00 Hudson City Rats

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Hudson City Rats are back to rock the Fox and Crow on Friday April 14 at 10:00 PM with new material and fresh swag!
Garden State Episcopal CDC will be on hand to collect packaged socks and cash to benefit programs that assist the homeless community of Hudson County.

The Rats will also be donating $5 of every t shirt sale that night to GSECDC.
Don't miss it!


Facebook event link

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Join
The Washington Park Association of Hudson County
and your neighbors for a fun night!

“Dia de los Muertos”
Day of the Dead Dinner Fundraiser
Location- Fox and Crow - 594 Palisade Ave, JC

Two dinner seatings - 6:30pm and 8:00pm
Ticket Price $40

Ticket includes meal plus 2 drink tickets

Included - Chips and salsa, tacos (chicken, beef and vegetarian), tostadas and more!

Specialty drinks! Mexican beer and a Tequila Ponche

Proceeds will help the WPA maintain our beautiful gardens and plant additional trees in Washington Park.

Coat Drive to support St. John’s Food Pantry
Please bring your extra winter coats or warm weather clothing. Let’s do our part to ensure that every resident has the opportunity to stay warm, healthy, and safe over the winter.
Purchase your tickets here.



Children's artwork courtesy of 107 Bowers Gallery and Art Space
https://www.facebook.com/107bowersgalleryartspace/
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The 2nd show of our 4th season is here featuring all local acts.
First up is Those Sensible Shoes at 7:00, The Bottomless Mimosas at 8:00 and Hudson City Rats at 9:00.
DJ Meghan Mckee of WFMU will be spinning between sets and we'll have dual projectors showing video/art projections by local artist Mike Difeo.
There will also be three food trucks on hand for your dining pleasure. Seating available on a first come, first serve basis. Come celebrate a beautiful summer Friday evening with RNA, Friggin Fabulous Productions and three great bands.

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P@Atomic & the BomB! 
record release party

Grab some ear plugs and git yo ass to The Citizen. Our Record is finally done. Come help us celebrate.
Along for this wild ride will be 3 great Jersey City bands...

8:30 The JC Heathens
9:30 Trash Executioner
10:30 Aminal
11:30 P@Atomic & the BomB!

The Citizen
332 2nd Street
Jersey City NJ 07302

$5 entry
Facebook event page

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Arts & Entertainment / Extravajamza! at the Lincoln Inn
« on: 04-10-2016, 08:39am »


Event page here.

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Momentum
The Washington Park Association is proud to present “Momentum”; an inaugural group art exhibit to promote the arts in our community.
This show is the first in a “Works at home” series showcasing our best emerging local art talent right in your home.
Among the featured artists for this March 11 show we note abstract artist JeanKarlos Cruz who in 2015 exhibited his work at The Cooper Union in NYC.
We are also featuring artwork by Raisa Nosova who had her first solo show in Paris in 2015 and was featured in the most recent December issue of “Fresh Paint Magazine”.
Other artists of local prominence include Leandro Comrie, Victor Chitay, Walter John and Ivette Urbaez; all of whom will show their most recent art at this event.
A $20 donation is suggested to support WPA sponsorship of this and other events.

Detail here.

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The Washington Park Association is proud to present “Momentum”; an inaugural group art exhibit to promote the arts in our community. This show is the first in a “Works at home” series showcasing our best emerging local art talent right in your home. Among the featured artists for this March 11 show we note abstract artist JeanKarlos Cruz who in 2015 exhibited his work at The Cooper Union in NYC. We are also featuring artwork by Raisa Nosova who had her first solo show in Paris in 2015 and was featured in the most recent December issue of “Fresh Paint Magazine”. Other artists of local prominence include Leandro Comrie, Victor Chitay, Walter John and Ivette Urbaez; all of whom will show their most recent art at this event. A $20 donation is suggested to support WPA sponsorship of this and other events.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1071459819573380/

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Calendar / Hudson City Rats at the Lincoln Inn
« on: 01-08-2016, 07:00pm »

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Calendar / Hudson City Rats Live in the Parlour
« on: 12-11-2015, 12:25pm »
Hudson City Rats Live in the Parlour!

Fox and Crow
594 Palisade Ave
Jersey City, NJ 07307


December 18, 2015 at 10:00PM


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General / Coats and Cocktails!
« on: 12-09-2015, 07:07am »
Cocktails and Coats!



Come one, Come all to our friendly holiday celebration!
Share a toast with your neighbors!

Please join us for a festive evening of cocktails and complimentary hors d’oeuvres.



Coat Drive!

We ask that you bring warm coats, gloves, hats, and scarves to donate and help
our neighbors stay warm all winter long.

Brought to you by the CorkScrew, the Washington Park Association and Farms in the Heights.
See you there folks!

Wednesday December 9th
Party starts 7pm
Happy Holidays!!

The Corkscrew
61 Congress Street
Jersey City, New Jersey 07307

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Calendar / Introducing The Hudson City Rats
« on: 09-23-2015, 09:31am »
We're very excited to debut our new endeavor!
The Hudson City Rats is Robert Boudreau on guitar, Jeff Feinberg on bass, Fred Jenkins on drums and Pat Lally on vocals. Getting things started at 10pm is everyone's favorite, Twiddin Thumbs.
October 9, 2015




The Corkscrew
61 Congress Street
Jersey City, NJ 07307

Twiddlin' Thumbs go on at 10:00 PM
The Hudson City Rats go on at 11:00 PM

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Arts & Entertainment / Riverview Jazz Festival
« on: 05-26-2015, 12:48pm »
Bigger and More Varied, Riverview Jazz Festival Returns for its Third Year

Montreal is home to the biggest jazz festival in the world. Like most good things, however, it started small: in its first planned year, it didn’t even launch. A few decades later, it’s huge, bold, and bossy enough to take over the city for several days every summer. The characters behind our own Riverview Jazz Festival aren’t dreaming quite that huge — at the moment, anyway. Nevertheless, with each return, the festival gets larger and more varied. What began three years ago as a modest undertaking at Riverview Fisk Park in the Heights is now spreading out all over town with a full week of events. Riverview Jazz Festival 2015 features a full day of music at Riverview Fisk Park on Saturday, June 6 — and another concert (billed as a Dixieland picnic) in the park on the following afternoon, with affiliated shows happening at the Brightside Tavern (June 1), the Corkscrew Bar and Grill (June 2), Razza Pizza (June 3), Madame Claude Cafe (June 4), and the Reservoir, the Statuary, and Moore’s Lounge (all on June 5 which is also JC Fridays).

Is there an appetite for all this jazz? Bryan Beninghove is betting that there is. The musician and co-organizer sees Hudson County as a sleeping giant — a place loaded with talented jazz players in need of a place to blow. Beninghove’s vision of jazz is a democratic and inclusive one, and his current groups demonstrate the breadth of his interests, and his musical flexibility, too. Manouche Bag, led by Mattias Gustafsson, also the owner of Madame Claude Cafe, (Beninghove contributes saxophone, melodica, and a genial presence) performs in the French gypsy style. Beninghove’s Hangmen, an eclectic outfit, draws from guitar rock, surf music, and film soundtracks as well as jazz. The Hangmen will perform at Riverview Fisk Park for the main event on June 6; Manouche Bag will play at their customary home — Madame Claude Cafe — on June 4. Beninghove is, as everybody who knows him will tell you, in constant creative overdrive, but he was kind enough to give us a few minutes to discuss a festival that is rapidly becoming a local institution. Maybe not Montreal sized. Yet.


A surprising number of great jazz musicians live in the Jersey suburbs, but hardly ever play in New Jersey. Have you found that to be true for Jersey City too? Are there lots of really good jazz players living here, but who don’t play locally? Is it part of the Riverview Jazz Festival mission to give those musicians an outlet?

Yes, very true. There are so many great musicians who live in the area and have to find refuge elsewhere to make a living. 2015 Riverview Jazz Festival artist Tony Malaby is a perfect example. He has lived here for years, but I don’t know if he has ever played in Jersey City. Europe to make money and NYC to play — that’s the formula.

There are gigs in Jersey City, but for the most part, they tend to pay at the amateur level — so that’s what you get. It’s hard for professional musicians to compete with amateurs who play for free and pack the club with all their friends. I’d like to see the pros back in the game. We have this enormous well of talent and we should tap it. That’s what Riverview Jazz is trying to do.

How did you select the artists for this year’s Festival?

Our main goal was to provide a little something for everyone. The last thing we want to be is exclusionary. We want to expose the audience to a wide-range of musical styles that those ordinarily classified in the jazz idiom. It’s not just one type of music.

For example, this year we have Jazz House Kids (amazing young musicians steeped in the jazz tradition), Malaby (a champion of NYC’s free music scene), Dave Stryker (a hard bop guitarist and WBGO fave), PVD & John Robinson (hip-hop with jazz overtones performed by an eight piece band), Swamp Cabbage (a gritty blues & New Orleans inspired duo), Beninghove’s Hangmen (instrumental surf-noir with a hard-rocking mentality), and Chino Pons & Grupo Irek (Cuba-son, Mambo). And we’re following it up with the Dixieland Picnic the next day. So everyone in your extended family is going to find something they like.


You’re one of the three people organizing Riverview Jazz — tell us about the other two! Are Bob Boudreau and Will Tatz jazz musicians, too?  How did you three get together in the first place?


Well, it started two years ago when Will Tatz (pictured above), who was then my neighbor, got a few bands to play at Riverview Fisk Park. I ended up playing Mr. Wizard there, doing sound, playing in a few bands, procuring equipment and whatnot. It was a small little shindig, but we saw the potential. I then enlisted another neighborhood friend and music lover Bob Boudreau. From there we started creating alliances with local businesses and organizations to bring great music to the area. RiverviewJazz.Org (RJO) is now a 501(c)(3) nonprofit and we have lots of great ideas for future events.

Both Will and Bob are amateur musicians of varying degrees and both are super involved in the community (Riverview Neighborhood Association, Washington Park Association, Farms In The Heights). All three of us lived in the Heights until I moved to Bayonne, but I still teach and work all over Jersey City.


Riverview Jazz has grown fast. Does the pace you’ve set ever worry you? Are you going to try to expand the Festival every year?

Our goal with the expansion is to highlight the venues that support live music on a weekly basis. We want to let everyone know that there’s great music being made every night, around the corner, and these places and these musicians need your support.

This year we’ve managed to make it a week-long event on a shoe-string budget, but we hope as our organizational pockets grow, we’ll be able to do bigger and better things each year. We’re also excited that this year’s expansion includes a beer garden at Saturday’s festival!

You’ve been making music in Jersey City for more than a decade now. Do you feel that it’s changed for the better for local musicians?


I’ve been in Jersey City since the Subway Series [1997]. It’s incredible how much it has changed. I do miss the old artist vibe of the 111 and Uncle Joe’s days, but time marches forward. As far as whether the changes are good for local musicians — we’ll see. There’s definitely an influx of money, so we’ll have to see how that filters out. I am very excited to see new venues popping up, and that’s happening all over, not just downtown.


What’s new with the Hangmen and Manouche Bag? Have the groups evolved since the last Riverview Jazz Festival? Any new recordings coming out? Any chance of a Manouche Bag album?

Beninghove’s Hangmen has been recording constantly. We have almost 3 full albums on back log now & are currently writing a new all-surf album. We are looking forward to our new release Pineapples and Ashtrays to drop late summer/early fall, as well as our Zeppelin tribute album.

Manouche Bag is like a truck that just keeps rolling. We’re now up to 6 years [playing] every Thursday to a full house at Madame Claude Cafe. We stay busy this time of year with weddings and private work. We’re planning on finally getting into the studio this summer.

The Riverview Jazz Festival begins on June 1 and concludes on June 7, with the main event happening Saturday, June 6, from noon-7 pm, at Riverview Fisk Park, Palisade Ave. between Griffith St. and Bowers St. Admission is free. There’ll be an after-event at the Lincoln Inn, 13 Lincoln St. For more information, visit riverviewjazz.org.


Read the full article here

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Arts & Entertainment / Riverview Jazz Festival Fundraiser
« on: 04-14-2015, 06:28pm »
Come Support the 3rd annual Riverview Jazz Festival!
Awesome party next Saturday 4/25 at Jersey Statuary Manouche Bag performs, silent auction, & libations!
Buy Tickets


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Riverview Jazz Festival 2014
June 1st, 2014
Riverview-Fisk Park, Palisade & Ogden between Bowers & Griffith St, Jersey City, NJ

Presented by RiverviewJazz.Org and Farms in the Heights, the festival will be a free, day-long event
featuring live performances, food vendors, DJ Pat Longo spinning vinyl, a jazz photography exhibit by
reknowned photographer Mickey Mathis, and children’s activities.

“We are excited to be showcasing some amazing live talent and celebrating the vibrant diversity of Jersey
City Heights,”
said Will Tatz, the festival’s organizer. “Anyone who has been to Riverview Fisk Park knows
how spectacular the views are. It‘s a great showcase for the newly designated Riverview Arts District,
and even though our historic gazebo was destroyed by Hurricane Sandy, this park has hosted live
performances dating back to the early 20th century, and we intend to keep the tradition alive. It will be a
unique musical experience for the city.”



The lineup for the festival features five musically diverse artists, each with ties to Jersey City, which is one
of the most culturally diverse communities in the world. The festival is being held in conjunction with the
weekly Farms in the Heights farmer’s market, which features locally-sourced and wholesome food
vendors.

Official Lineup for the Second Annual Riverview Jazz Festival


New Tricks featuring Ted Chubb : noon

Founded by Ted Chubb and Mike Lee, New Tricks is a tightly-knit quartet committed to musical
exploration, featuring memorable compositions, dynamic group interplay and infectious groove. New
Tricks has developed a unique sound and singularity of purpose over the past six years of touring
nationally and performing locally in NYC.
Originally hailing from Ohio and currently residing in Jersey City, trumpeter Ted Chubb has made a name
for himself performing with the likes of Wallace Roney, Billy Hart, Steve Turre, and Christian McBride to
name a few. Ted has presented clinics at some of the most recognized music schools and conservatories
nationwide, and serves as Manager of Student and Artistic Performance as well as Teaching Artist for
Jazz House Kids.
www.newtricksjazz.com

Vince Ector’s Organatomy : 1:15pm

Vince Ector is one of the most in demand drummers in the NJ/ NYC area, having worked with jazz
luminaries that include: NEA Jazz Masters, Freddie Hubbard, Randy Weston, James Moody, Slide
Hampton and Jimmy Heath; as well as Gloria Lynne, Charles Earland, Bobby Watson, Lou Donaldson,
Grover Washington Jr., Dr Lonnie Smith, Ron Carter, Claudio Roditi, and Shirley Scott. He currently is indemand performing with the Dizzy Gillespie Alumni All-Stars, Nat Adderly Jr, and Ben E. King. An
accomplished musician with no confinements, Mr. Ector is currently the Instructor of Jazz Percussion at
Princeton University. He is also the President and Executive Director of Arts For Kids Inc., a non-profit
arts-in-education organization providing workshops performances and professional development for
schools in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. (www.artsforkidsinc.org).
www.vinceector.com

Beninghove’s Hangmen : 2:30pm

Beninghove’s Hangmen is an instrumental downtown NYC-based sextet with a truly unique yet familiar
sound. Their “creeptastic surf-noir” approach developed from a desire to mash the music of Tom Waits
and Danny Elfman, but with the menacing yet playful instrumentation, the result is more of a psychocrazed
soundtrack to a Tarantino film. They have been called “NYC’s most cinematic noir band” (NY
Music Daily). Music from their latest recordings has been featured on Comedy Central, IFC, and more.
The band is led by saxophonist Bryan Beninghove, a Jersey City mainstay, who performs regularly in the
area in many different settings.
www.beninghoveshangmen.com
www.bryanbeninghove.com

Mark Guiliana Quartet with special guest Gretchen Parlato : 3:45pm

Mark Guiliana is an acclaimed drummer, composer, educator, producer and founder of the independent
record label, Beat Music Productions. His forward-thinking, conceptual approach to the instrument is
featured in Mehliana, the electric duo featuring Brad Mehldau on keyboards and synthesizers. Having
appeared on over 30 recordings to date, Mark has toured extensively with the likes of Meshell
Ndegeocello and Avishai Cohen, as well as his own bands Heernt and Beat Music. Still in his early
thirties, Guiliana, recognized by the New York Times as “a drummer around whom a cult of admiration
has formed,” has earned international acclaim for his innovative and creative style.
www.markguiliana.com

Gretchen Parlato has emerged as one of the most inventive and mesmerizing vocalists of her
generation. Winner of the prestigious Monk competition in 2004, Parlato has performed in some of the
world´s most prestigious concert halls including Carnegie Hall, Hollywood Bowl, London Jazz Festival,
and the North Sea & Montreal Jazz Festival. She was recently awarded the 2014 Nightlife Award for
Outstanding Female Jazz Vocalist.
http://gretchenparlato.com

Brightside Trio All-Star Jam hosted by Noel Sagerman : 5pm

The Brightside Tavern brings their Monday Night Jam Session to the Heights to close out the Festival.
Located at 141 Bright St. in Jersey City, the jam spotlights some of the best local singers and
instrumentalists in the north Jersey area. For over one year, local drummer Noel Sagerman has led his
piano trio while presiding as host. Sagerman has performed with such jazz legends as Pharoah Sanders,
David “Fathead” Newman, and Big John Patton to name a few. The Brightside Tavern Jam is every
Monday night from 8-12am.
http://www.brightsidetavern.com/

The program is made possible in part by funds from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a partner agency of the National Endowment for the arts, administered by the Hudson County Office of Cultural & Heritage Affairs, Thomas A DeGise, County Executive, and the Board of chosen Freeholders.


Riverview Jazz Festical is wheel chair accessible and assisted listening devices will be made available.

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2 families displaced, 3 stores destroyed by 5-alarm Jersey City fire: officials

By Jonathan Lin/The Jersey Journal
on March 28, 2014 at 12:19 PM, updated March 28, 2014 at 12:23 PM

   

Two families were displaced and three stores were destroyed in a 5-alarm fire in Jersey City early this morning that left two firefighters injured, according to Jersey City Assistant Public Safety Director Jerry Cala.

The two firefighters suffered from smoke inhalation and were sent to the Jersey City Medical Center, where they were treated and released, Cala said.

The fire, which was called in shortly after midnight and placed under control at around 4 a.m., started in a three-story building at 333 Central Ave. and eventually caused its collapse, he said.

The building is owned by Jersey City Councilman Michael Yun.

"It's breaking my heart," Yun said, noting that this was the worst fire he has ever seen in the 35 years he has lived on Central Avenue. "This building has memories for me and my father. Thank God nobody got hurt."

The blaze also spread to a three-story building at 335 Central Ave. and caused heavy damage there, Cala said.

VIDEO: Collapse of Jersey City building in 5-alarm blaze

Building inspectors have not yet determined whether the building at 335 Central Ave. will need to be demolished, but a construction crew will likely remove debris from 333 Central Ave. before the end of the day, Cala added.

The second-floor of a Rite Aid Pharmacy at 337 Central Ave. and a three-story building at 331 Central Ave. also suffered damage in the fire, he said.

This morning, the owners of the produce store at 333 Central Ave., as well as the party supplies store and 1-hour photo service store at 335 Central Ave., stood on the sidewalk across from the wreckage of their businesses.

Yohan Chang, 43, of Rutherford, the owner of the produce store, said he was "very sad," "shocked" and "terrified."

"That's how I make a living, but now...I don't know," he trailed off. He said he and his sisters moved the produce store from New York City to Jersey City just three years ago.

Yun, the Ward D Councilman was at the scene since the fire began earlier this morning, said that he had rented the store out to the Changs.

The owner of the party supplies store, who was too bereaved by the loss of her store to speak to The Jersey Journal, asked firefighters if she could retrieve some important papers from what was left of her store.

She and two of her relatives later emerged from the store with three red and orange shopping baskets filled with papers.

"Almost nothing," the owner's relative said, when asked how much they were able to recover.

Cala said that extinguishing the 5-alarm fire had required the fighting power of all the companies of the Jersey City Fire Department.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation, he said.

Full story here.

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Jersey City cops: 4 charged when police catch men spraying graffiti

By Michaelangelo Conte/The Jersey Journal
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on March 26, 2014 at 2:14 PM, updated March 26, 2014 at 2:18 PM

   

Jersey City police patrolling Summit Avenue in the Heights early yesterday spotted three Passaic County men spraying graffiti on a building and car, leading to four arrests -- including three on drug charges, officials said.

Julio C. Garcia, 26, of Passaic, was charged with possession of one bag of suspected marijuana, resisting arrest and criminal mischief and officers found there was a warrant for his arrest out of Passaic, a police report said.

Daniel Ortiz Jr., 31, of Passaic, was charged with possession of one bag of suspected cocaine, criminal mischief and resisting arrest, the report said.

Jose Steven James, 22, of Clifton, was charged with possession one Vicodin pill, criminal mischief and resisting arrest and officers found there was a warrant for his arrest out of Passaic, the report says.

Allison M. Carroll, 21, of Clifton, was charged with possession of two bags of suspected marijuana, the report says

At 12:12 a.m. the officers approached Garcia, James and Ortiz Jr. near Zabriskie Street as they were spray-painting and all three took off running, the report says. Only James was caught, but when police asked him how he got to the location, James described the car he came in and two women who would be inside it, the report says.

Officers found the car was stopped in front of the North District police station and inside was Carroll, a female driver, Garcia and Ortiz Jr., the report says. The driver was issued a summons for driving with a suspended license, the report says.

When officers returned to Summit and Zabriski, they found two buildings and a car had been spray-painted with the letters “ATA,” the report says.


Full story here.

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Orange And Olive Caterers And Chef's Table
398 Central Ave Jersey City NJ, 07307

Tel: 866-247-2520
Fax: 866-247-2521
Email: info@orangeandolivecaterers.com

From their site:


"Orange And Olive Caterers is all about the local, the organic, the hip, the elegant and about using the best. We source our ingredients from local producers, people who love their products as much as we love to use them.  Our team strives to make your toes tingle, your mouth water, and your guests rave.  With tantalizing culinary creations, intricate and unique beverages, Orange And Olive Caterers is the choice for any event big or small.  We offer a wide range of interesting options from mixology to interactive culinary stations, cooking parties and private tasting menus. We will accomplish a great event for you.

Our Chef’s Table
is a unique experience with two seatings per night and 12 seats per seating.  Take a seat in our kitchen and watch as our Chefs prepare an amazing tasting menu."

Everyone I know who's been there has raved about it.

http://orangeandolivecaterers.com/

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Come up to the Heights for a great day of music and arts, from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM!

Music in the Park

Nu D'Lux (Funky Guajiro) New York's most original Cuban style dance band and perhaps the funkiest Salsa on the planet

Beninghove’s Hangmen rock out with their unique “creeptastic surf noir” sound
   
Manouche Bag gives audiences an intimate window into the heart of France

Craig Handy & 2nd Line Smith combines 1960s soul-jazz with New Orleans second-line groove"
   
New Jersey Symphony performs a Hispanic Roots program with chamber music ensemble
   
Jonathan Fritz, an impressive world touring Nuevo Flamenco Guitarist performs

Performance in the Park

West Hudson Opera sings popular operatic pieces on the main stage and plein air arias
   
Hudson Shakespeare Company stages four four fast and furious acts of "Pericles"
   
Community for Urban Dance and Arts hosts a break dancing competition
Visual Arts and Films in the Park

Golden Door International Film Festival previews films from the 2014 festival   
   
The Union City Artists Collective showcases 50 artists working in various media
   
The Riverview Arts District presents artwork. View local artists paint, sculpt, and work right in the park.

Jersey City FabLab and local artist Ann Lepore will do demos of 3D printing
   
Vintage Puerto Rican Bikes will be on display   
   
Creative Activities

Create new fashion with Swap-O-Rama-Rama's clothing swap and DIY workshops

Gabriel Pacheco's mask making workshop makes fun masks out of used materials
   
"Ask Granny" sessions with The Hudson County Genealogical & Historical Society teaches you how to create a family tree
   
Story Haven reads stories followed by wondering and games. Interact with stories set in Washington Park

Face-Painting: Painters will paint fun designs on children's faces
Health and Wellness Activities

Seize the day with Yoga In The Heights   

   
Heart pumping Zumba-style creative dance led by Jenna Firshein
   
Push yourself to the max with an intense boot camp workout by Jirina Harastova   

Awesome Food
Pizza Vita: authentic Neapolitan pizza; Cinco de Mayo: delectable Mexican fare;  IncrediBALLS Food Truck: flavorful vegetarian and non-vegetarian balls; Chris’s Curbside Cravings Food Truck: Mediterranean dishes; Lizzmonade: customizable, hand-squeezed fruit beverages;  Amanda Bananas: frozen dessert made from 100% fruit

http://www.wpanj.org/
http://riverviewjazz.org/

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Arts & Entertainment / RNA at Live at the Lumberyard!
« on: 07-12-2013, 10:02am »
Live at the Lumberyard!
July 12, 2013

Palisade Lumber, 424-428 Palisade Ave, Jersey City, NJ 07307
   
Enjoy live music, for free, in the Heights! Featuring:

7PM: GMJ Groove
GMJ Groove is a Jersey City based trio consisting of saxophone, bass, guitar, electric violin and percussion. GMJ Groove plays an eclectic mix of Funk, Jazz, Reggae and R&B with occasional forays into Blues, Middle Eastern and Latin musical styles.

8PM: America’s Sweetheart
America’s Sweetheart is your girl-rock summer fun band. Anastasia, Val & Joe; Bass, Guitar & Drums bring shoop shoops and sha la las to your block party, your beach party and the party in your mind. Come sing and shake with America’s Sweetheart.

9PM: Sea of Otters

Sea of Otters is a Jersey City band that plays funky Alt Rock (whatever that means) with a twist of Jazz and Blues, or something like that. The tight rhythms and three part harmony add many layers to this diverse and driven group of friendly folks, and Pat's got "a beard like a billy goat..."

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Riverview Jazz Festival Swings into Jersey City Heights

The Jersey City Heights’ burgeoning jazz scene will be the focus of the inaugural Riverview Jazz Festival, June 2, at Jersey City’s Historic Riverview Fisk Park. 

Presented by Farms in the Heights, the festival will be a free, day-long event featuring live performances, children’s activities and a pop-up art show in the neighboring Community Gardens (for children of all ages).

“We are excited to be showcasing some amazing live talent and celebrating the vibrant diversity of Jersey City Heights,” said Will Tatz, the festival’s organizer. “Anyone who has been to Riverview Fisk Park knows how spectacular the views are. It’s a great showcase for the newly designated Riverview Arts District, and even though our historic gazebo was destroyed by Hurricane Sandy, this park has hosted live performances dating back to the early 20th century, and we intend to revive that tradition. It will be a unique musical experience for the city.”

Funds will also be raised for the restoration of the historic gazebo.

The lineup for the festival features five musically diverse artists, each with ties to the Heights neighborhood, which is the most diverse community in the city. The festival is being held in conjunction with the weekly Farms in the Heights farmer’s market, which features locally-sourced and wholesome food vendors.

Official Lineup for the Inaugural Riverview Jazz Festival


Beninghove’s Hangmen are the NY/NJ area’s favorite noir cinematic punk jazz band.  Alongside bandleader/saxophonist Bryan Beninghove, Rick Parker plays trombone, with Eyal Maoz and Dane Johnson on guitars, Kellen Harrison on bass and Shawn Baltazor on drums.  Their latest release, Beninghove’s Hangmen, placed number three on Lucid Culture’s list of the top 25 Jazz Albums of 2011

Tracy Stark, a longtime staple of the NYC cabaret scene, is a pianist/arranger/singer songwriter of bracing originality and range.  Tracy is currently at work on a new CD with producer Richard Barone, featuring guest vocalists including Lesley Gore, Jane Monheit, Nona Hendryx and Karen Black.   She will bring the piano bar into the park and keep the audience on its toes.

New Tricks is a seasoned working band of the type not found as often as it once was in jazz.  Saxophonist Mike Lee, trumpeter Ted Chubb, Bassist Kellen Harrison and drummer Shawn Baltazor have been playing together for over eight years and have forged a swinging, post bop classic New York sound.  Their cohesion and assuredness are showcased on the brilliant 2011 CD Alternate Side.

ZONE is:  Michael Moss on saxophones, flute and bass clarinet; Mel Nusbaum on piano, Billy Stein on guitar, Robert Edwards on electric bass, Lou Selmi on drums, and Yogui on congas, bongos and percussion. Zone play a mix of traditional and modern standards and original compositions by both Michael Moss and Mel Nusbaum, who have played together for 40 years.  The llist of their collaborators reads like a who’s who of modern jazz.

Pat Van Dyke  is a drummer, composer, producer, and band leader.  PVD balances the rhythmic intensity of true-school hip hop & experimental electronic music with the rich harmony & refreshing subtlety of jazz. Recent releases include PVD Breaks Volume I & II (original breakbeat series), a full length LP with NJ emcee; 8thW1, as well as a limited edition vinyl 7" single with (mc) John Robinson entitled "Miles & Trane": a hip hop tribute to jazz legends which sold out at online vinyl retailers within the first month. Pat will be joined on stage at RJF by Josh David on bass and David Stolarz on keyboards.  Don’t be surprised if an MC straight outa Jersey shows up to offer up some microphone skills.


Riverview Jazz Festival is made possible through the support of The Distillery Gallery and Artspace, The Trolley Car Bar and Grill, Palisade Lumber, and Palisade Drugs.

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