Jersey City Arts Council Announces The Launch of 14C Art Fair

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The Jersey City Arts Council announces the launch of 14C Art Fair–a new and uniquely Jersey art fair–which will be held March 15-17, 2019 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel on the Jersey City waterfront.
14C Art Fair is a showcase for the best of contemporary art in New Jersey – and beyond.
Held on three floors of the Hyatt Regency hotel on the Jersey City waterfront — easily accessible by car, PATH, Light Rail or ferry — the 14C Art Fair will feature a juried show of individual artists as well as over 100 curated galleries.

 

THE FULL SCHEDULE INCLUDES

Friday March 15, 2019
VIP and press access             4pm-9pm
VIP reception                         6pm-9pm

Saturday March 16, 2019
VIP access                                     11am-8pm
Public access                                     12pm-8pm

Sunday March 17, 2019
VIP access                                     11am-7pm
Public access                                     12pm-7pm

Applications to exhibit are now open at artfair14c.com. 

The Latest Noise Presents an ALEOproduction: The Last Waltz 5.0

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In November 1976, a bunch of the finest musicians of the time came together to celebrate THE BAND’s final performance, The Last Waltz at the esteemed Winterland Ballroom.

THIS November 2018, a bunch of Hudson County’s finest musicians will come together to recreate this historic event at White Eagle Hall.
For the 5th time.

Friday, November 16th at White Eagle Hall

8 PM

TICKETS

John Hammond: Acoustic Blues

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General Admission: $25 @ door / $20 advanced purchase (automatically applied at checkout) VIP Tickets: $45 (only 12 VIP seats available for this show)

Grammy winner and Jersey City resident John Hammond was inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame in 2011. “John’s sound is so compelling, complete, symmetrical and soulful with just his voice, guitar and harmonica, it is at first impossible to imagine improving it,” says his longtime friend and collaborator Tom Waits. “He’s a great force of nature. John sounds like a big train coming. He chops them all down.”

FRIDAY, November 16th at 7 PM 

CAF LIVE, 39 Erie Street in downtown JC

TICKETS

Time for Fall Cocktails

fall-cocktail-recipe-chowhound-670x446Autumn/ Winter Cocktails from Jersey City’s Piggyback Bar and NYC’s Pig and Khao

As we pack start to pack away our summer essentials  and pull out the sweaters and boots, it’s also time to switch up the bar cart and replace those fruity, light flavors with deeper, warmer profiles. Ben Byruch, operations manager and beverage curator of Jersey City’s Piggyback Bar and NYC’s Pig and Khao, has put together cocktails that showcase these warm and seasonal flavors.

We would love for you to consider their cocktails in any fall cocktail recipe roundups you may be working on.

  • Stinky Peat – A fan favorite at Pig and Khao, the cocktail is an infusion of chamomile rye and elderflower, providing a pleasant, flowery taste cut with a subtle, smoky bite from a scotch rinse.
  • Winter Root – This creation is ideal for the fall/winter months and offers spicier notes from its base of ginger whiskey and the signature, housemade five spice blend syrup featuring hints of clove, anise, all spice, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Topped with a quick dash of Peychaud’s bitters, the cocktail is truly fall in a glass.

Huggies & ShopRite Help New Jersey Combat Diaper Need

From July to October, ShopRite and Huggies donated 250,000 diapers to the Community FoodBank of New Jersey, a member of the National Diaper Bank Network.  This helps the 1 in 3 families struggling with diaper need in New Jersey.

How you can help:

  • Donate leftover diapers – have leftover diapers your child outgrew? Your local diaper bank can use them! Opened packages are fine, too.
  • Volunteer at a lo200396155-003cal diaper bank – donate your time, skills, experience, education or man power to support (email info@diaperbanknetwork.org to find a place to volunteer near you)
  • Host a diaper drive – every package of diapers you collect and every dollar you raise will impact needy infants and toddlers

The initiative is part of a larger donation of 500,000 diapers and $10,000 to the National Diaper Bank Network to help tackle diaper need—the struggle to provide enough clean diapers to keep a baby or toddler clean, dry, and healthy.*

JC’s Big Read

2018-11-06_12-46-54The Jersey City Arts Council’s Literary Arts Committee is actively raising funds to provide free copies of Station Eleven, by Emily St. John Mandel to 100% of Jersey City’s high school and college students so they can participate in the 2019 NEA Big Read. Fundraising ends November 27, 2018.

Jersey City has selected to read Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel this coming March for the NEA Big Read. Mandel is the author of four novels, an Arthur C. Clarke award winner and a National Book Award Finalist. Her post-apocalyptic novel Station Eleven is a New York Times and international bestseller. The NEA Big Read will be celebrated as a month-long, citywide event, with more than three dozen programs, including literary readings, special workshops, slams, short films, art shows, and youth activities—all culminating in a visit from the writer Emily St. John Mandel on April 3.

The Arts Council’s campaign asks residents to donate just $5 to help ensure that every Jersey City high school and college student can participate in the NEA Big Read. The Literary Arts Committee has partnered with publisher Penguin Random House to print and deliver up to 25,000 copies of the book at cost, a savings of more than $250,000 from the cover price. Each $5 donation from the public will put a free copy of Station Eleven into the hands of a Jersey City student. The most generous donor will be thanked, with a logo if appropriate, on the back cover of all 25,000 books.

“The NEA Big Read is going to be filled with fun and thought-provoking events, all sparked by this wonderful novel,” said Robinson Holloway, Chair of the Board of Trustees for the Arts Council. “We want everyone in Jersey City to participate, and we know that for many students the purchase of an un-assigned book can be a luxury. Penguin Random House has been an extraordinary partner, and we can’t wait for 25,000 conversations to start.”

Fundraising ends November 27, 2018, to allow time to print and distribute the books for the start of the NEA Big Read festivities in March 2019.

HOW TO DONATE:
Donations of $5 (or more) can be made with a credit card at jerseycityartscouncil.org/big-read/ or a check made out to Jersey City Arts Council can be mailed to JCAC, 331 Newark Avenue, Jersey City, NJ 07302.

The Jersey City Arts Council is registered as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Contributions are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law. The NEA Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest.

IMPORTANT LINKS:
www.jerseycityartscouncil.org/big-read
www.arts.gov/national-initiatives/nea-big-read
www.emilymandel.com

Nimbus Gala 2018: Take Root

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Saturday, November 17th 

DETAILS

Raising Funds for Construction and Equipping the Nimbus Arts Center at the Lively.

In December 2019, Nimbus Dance Works will open the Nimbus Arts Center at the Lively, located at 321 Warren Street in Jersey City’s Powerhouse Arts District. One of the most significant investments in the arts in Jersey City history, the comprehensive arts center will include a 150-seat black box theater, studio and rehearsal space for Nimbus Dance Works’ Company and School, and partnership with Saint Peter’s University and Pro Arts Jersey City.

Take Root is an immersive evening of dance celebrating the company with excerpts performed from Nimbus classics and new works. Enjoy drinks, light fare, live & silent auction, live music and dancing – Take Root will bring together friends, arts lovers, and leaders from community, business, and politics in support of this important cause.

The Jersey City Record Riot!

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WOW! RECORDS RECORDS & MORE RECORDS! Come shop at the final Jersey City Record RIot of 2018! Over 30 tables of LPs, 45s, CDs and other music stuff await you. Dealers from all over the NY/NJ area, including quite a few local JC dealers, including Dave P, Deepcreep, Iris Records & others. Free admission all day!!! All genres of music are included, all price ranges, something for everyone. Don’t miss this fun vinyl event!

Theater: Trojan Women

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Jersey City Theater Center (JCTC) presents Trojan Women, a modern multimedia and multilingual adaptation of the classic Greek tragedy. The Trojan Women by Euripides, directed by Olga Levina, JCTC’s Artistic Director.

A foreign army marches through the defeated city of Troy. They destroy every vestige of civilization left after a brutal war. They’ve slaughtered the men and captured the women, whom they brutally assault and separate from their children. Will the only survivors of Troy be massacred as well? Will the women be forced into marriage or slavery by their conquerors or will they be made to live like refugees in their devastated city, subject to the whims and desires of the occupying soldiers?

Trojan Woman is that rare work of literature that has gained more power and relevance with time… JCTC’s production of Trojan Women highlights women’s strength, wisdom and compassion and is meant to spark a conversation about the ways “the others” are dehumanized through prejudice, oppression and violence in society. For thousands of years, men have fought wars, but women endure the aftermath, binding the wounds, mopping up the blood and stitching civilization back together. JCTC has brought diverse team of artists from multiple arts disciplines and cultural backgrounds to create Trojan Women for 21st century audiences. Join us at JCTC/Merseles Studios November 2-18; Thursday-Saturday, 8:00-9:30; Sunday, 6:00-7:30

First Annual Jersey City Bergen Apple Fest

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Saturday, November 3rd at the Apple Tree House

The Bergen Square Historical SocietyJersey City Landmarks Conservancyand the Jersey City Office of Cultural Affairs presents the First Annual Jersey City Bergen Apple Fest!

Join local historian Dr. James Dievler on a walking tour of Bergen square, beginning at 11:30 am at 71 Sip Avenue, and conclude at the Apple Tree House.

During the event:
– Take a free tour of the Apple Tree House
– Taste NJ’s 10 most popular apples with the Gardeners of Somerset Valley
– Taste-test home-baked Apple pies and desserts as part of our contest
– See period costumes with the Daughters of the American Revolution
– Listen to live music and partake in classic Fall activities

Entry is free and open to the public. Call the Office of Cultural Affairs at (201) 547-6921 for additional information.

***Interested vendors and dessert contest participants must read the following information and visit https://www.jerseycityculture.org/bergenapplefest2018/ to download and complete the application.*