The concert will take place at Grace Church on the corner of 2nd & Erie in downtown JC.

Sunday, Dec. 17 at 2 pm

Following the caroling party, join ORQUESTRA BRASILEIRA DE ARTE, CULTURA E HISTÓRIA (OBACH) for a delightful afternoon of festive classical and holiday music. On the program are gems by Corelli, Garcia, Handel, Vivaldi, McDowell, and Irving Berlin! The concert is free and open to the public.

Don’t miss the chance to hear these delightful musicians from Brazil in this beautiful, acoustically perfect space!


Jersey City Nutcracker


December 15, 7pm; 16th 1pm & 5pm; 17th 1pm & 5pm • Frank R. Conwell Auditorium, 107 Bright Street, Jersey City NJ

Jersey City Nutcracker tells the story of two children’s urban holiday adventure leading them through fantasy, adversity and celebration and teaching them lessons about friendship and community along the way. Choreographed and directed by Nimbus Artistic Director Samuel Pott, this adaptation of Tchaikovsky’s holiday classic is performed by a stand-out cast of professional dancers from Nimbus Dance Works joined by youth and adults from the community as they portray familiar characters such as the Sugar Plum Fairy, the Rat King, the Arabian Princess and Drosselmeyer – all with a Jersey City twist! Amidst colorful sets, costumes, a brightly adorned tree, youth and adults alike are touched by this tale of Christmas spirit.

To Purchase Tickets Click Here!

The Snow Ball Gala is almost here


The Art House Productions Snow Ball Gala Committee and SILVERMAN proudly present the 12th Annual SNOW BALL on SATURDAY, JANUARY 27th, 2018 (Snow Date: Saturday, February 3rd). SNOW BALL is a creative black tie gala to benefit Art House’s innovative arts programs and features live music, light fare, open bar, silent and live auctions, and a festive, arts-friendly crowd! VIP tickets include a 7pm champagne reception with Snow Ball honorees Lou Mont and Sandy Weiss of Manhattan Building Company, first look at our silent auction, and an exclusive performance.

Pre-sale price of $90 available until December 18th, 2017 at 11:59pm. Afterward tickets go up to $100

Art House Productions
262 17th Street
Jersey City, NJ 07310

The best Jersey City restaurants

via TimeOut – Just a hop, skip and a jump away from downtown Manhattan, there are plenty of things to do in Jersey City. Sitting right on the Hudson, the bustling enclave has also become a culinary hub in its own right, complete with waterfront restaurants and barsfine-dining restaurants and a critically acclaimed pizza joint slinging pies that (gasp) rival those across the river at the best Italian restaurants in NYC. Whether you’re in the mood for Filipino or French, check out our guide to the best Jersey City restaurants for your next destination dining.

imagePiggyback Bar

Ben Byruch and chef Leah Cohen, proprietors of acclaimed Lower East Side Southeast Asian eatery Pig & Khao, debuted this pan-Asian gastropub concept in September 2017. The menu here is naturally playful—think mapo tofu-inspired chili dogs, kimchi pulled-pork and Filipino spring rolls, or lumpia—to go along with a selection of 12 on-tap brews. Beyond the plate, the best part of eating here is grabbing a sidewalk table to soak up right-on-the-water views of the Manhattan skyline from Harborside, the sprawling development in which the restaurant is located.



A Charlie Brown Christmas

December 17, 2017
03:00pm – 04:00pm
Roy Irving Theater, St. Peter’s University, 2641 John F. Kennedy Blvd
(551) 655-9875

Jersey City Ballet Theater, a registered New Jersey non-profit 501(c) performing arts organization, presents A Charlie Brown Christmas, dances set to the music of Vince Guaraldi.

*Featuring* the Artists Avenue choral group, part of the Blesses to Bless Community Development Non-profit Corporation.


amerlegion_color_emblemExciting Night of Food, Drinks and Unique Auction Items Highlight Fundraiser to Support Homeless Vet Housing and Community Center

 The American Legion Post 107 in Hoboken, N.J. will hold a special fundraising event on Thursday, January 11th to help secure funds needed for rebuilding efforts in the wake of Superstorm Sandy and raise capital for a new Community Center and Housing for Homeless Veterans.

The event will be held at the Kolo Klub (1422 Grand Street) from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. and feature live music, open bar and raffle prizes.  What’s more, a Flat Screen TV, 2018 tickets to New Jersey Devils, New York Giants, New York Jets and New York Yankees games, Military paraphernalia and restaurant certificates are just some of the exciting items that will be up for bid in a silent auction.

Tickets are $85 and can be purchased by visiting http://bit.ly/2BKp7iD. Corporate donations are also being accepted and sponsorship opportunities are available.

All of the proceeds from the ticket sales and auction items will go towards a $1 million capital campaign for the development of a full-scale facility at the American Legion’s existing site at 308 Second Street.  The new facility will provide an enhanced level of operations and vital resources to veterans in the local community.  The initiative to build housing for homeless veterans and support services is the first of its kind in the United States by an American Legion post.

Hoboken’s American Legion Post has received Federal and County funds for the repair and reconstruction of its damaged building into a community center and housing complex for homeless veterans.  The all-volunteer organization is now focusing on generating additional funds to complete its vision for a new and revitalized American Legion Post that fully serves the men and women who have proudly served in armed forces.  Included in this effort are furnishing the new center and homes and the creation and support of critical veteran programs.

JC Fridays – Quarterly Citywide Arts Celebration


JC Fridays – a full day of arts events in Jersey City! This quarterly citywide celebration of the arts is organized by Art House Productions. All events are free and open to the public. * art * performance * music * film * education Support the arts! Explore your city! For more JC Fridays information and full listings, visit jcfridays.com. Jersey City Independent is proud to be a sponsor of this event.

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Artisan Holiday Market


Saturday, December 2 at 1 PM – 4 PM

Supporting local is HUGE in Jersey City.
At GJC we love sharing new and different vendors, artists, and community members.

1st market showcasing one of a kind product from
King Krochet
MD.13 jewelry
Piña Design Co.
The Oil Well Jersey City
Tashia’s Touch
Jersey City Chiropractic & Acupuncture
Be The Difference
Jerk-n-Grind – AMAZING FOOD
And more to come

Shop for yourself and buy amazing gifts