Local Writer, Published

51di2eoeufl-_sx320_bo1204203200_Local writer/poet Aaron B. Jackson has published his book Dogetry. It’s available at The Strand bookstore as well as on Amazon and Aaron’s website.

Dogetry is a poetic exploration of the bond between dogs and humans. Written by Aaron B. Jackson, it is inspired by Annie and Reggie, a Bichon Frise and a Chihuahua/Pug mix, who were rescued in Los Angeles and moved across the country with the author and his wife. A poetic exploration of the powerful relationship between humans and their canine friends, a relationship both universal and extremely personal, Dogetry expresses the power of dogs to win hearts and become valued family members, providing unconditional love and lasting friendship. Some of the poems in Dogetry have previously been published in The Bark Magazine, Pawsh Magazine and other publications. Written over a ten year timeline, Dogetry is a reminder of how rewarding it can be to rescue a dog… or two.


Aaron B. Jackson has been published in over fifty publications and is the author of Dogetry. He is the former Poet Laureate of Jersey City, NJ. At times using the pen name Middlepoet, his poems have appeared in The Bark Magazine, San Francisco Peace And Hope, Like One: Poems for Boston and Scripting Change: Seeing Past Sickness. His poetry has been exhibited in Finland’s Pori Art Museum as part of a multimedia collaboration and he has twice been the recipient of grants from the Puffin Foundation. Currently he lives with his family in Jersey City, NJ. For more visit aaronbjackson.com.




via Food & Wine –  We’re at Thanksgiving for the food, clearly, but décor and a beautifully set table are just as important a part of the big day as the turkey and sides (well…they’re close). Here, a few easy tips to make sure your table is Thanksgiving ready.


Send all of your linens (napkins, table runners, even a fancy apron for the chef) out to be dry cleaned so they’re pressed and ready for the big day.


Not everyone has enough matching glasses, silverware and plates for 20 plus people, so don’t hesitate to mix-and-match what you have. Keeping it all in the same color family will give your table an eclectic, but coordinated look.


Use a lot of them. Everywhere. No, you’re not trying to seduce your house guests, but the warm glow of (UNSCENTED!) candles is much more welcoming than overhead lights. Candlesticks are festive, but short pillar candles or votives won’t block the person dining across from you.


Spaghetti Sessions Songwriter Showcase: Live at The Parlour


Live at The Parlour at the Fox & Crow located at 594 Palisade Ave in The Heights, Thursday, November 16th at 8 pm. 

An evening of great singer-songwriter performances, featuring musicians and their songs – many of them developed through the on-going Spaghetti Sessions workshops.

Featured Artist: Glen Coleman

Showcase Artists:
Ariel Guidry
Frank Ippolito
Sylvana Joyce
Sid Whelan

About the Featured Artist: Glen Coleman has been a featured performer in the Jersey City arts scene for the past 20 years. His passion for music is reflected in his percussive and at times virtuosic guitar playing. His songwriting shines light—even optimism—in the dark places of everyday life. Group-participation-with-a-smile is a hallmark of his performance style as he believes it is music that best brings us together.

About Spaghetti Sessions Performing Songwriter Workshop: Since 2011, the Spaghetti Sessions has held their monthly songwriter workshop in downtown Jersey City. Musicians perform to a roomful of their peers who offer insights and feedback on the works-in-progress. Over the years, the Sessions have fostered a growing community of musicians, many of whom have gone on to become established artists throughout the JC area and beyond.

Heights Holiday Pop Up Market


Sunday, December 17 at 11 AM – 4 PM at The Musicians Building located at 130 Central Ave in The Heights

Enjoy an afternoon of shopping & art at The Musicians Building.

Shop from local Jersey City makers & artists like The Lucky Honeybee,Spangle PopRadical WellnessRepublic of Pigtails , Artist Tina Maneca, Author David Goodwin, and more!

Light Refreshments.

Show support for innovative, independent entrepenurs and artists this Holiday Season!


Ceremonial Event Marks the Launch of Leasing for  377-Home Soho Lofts Rental Building On Hoboken Border

Soho Lofts Ribbon Cutting

Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop recently joined developer Manhattan Building Company to celebrate the launch of leasing for the newest phase of the SoHo West (South of Hoboken, West of New York City) community, an emerging neighborhood mixing luxury residences with shops and retail on the border of Jersey City and Hoboken.

Mayor Fulop cut a ceremonial ribbon to signify the public opening of Soho Lofts, a new collection of 377 luxury apartments and state-of-the-art, resort-like amenities located at 273 16th Street . The industrial-inspired community offers one-, two-, three and four-bedroom apartments, as well as a limited number of private townhome rentals.  Monthly rents begin from the $2,000s, with initial occupancy this month.

City Homes and Gardens, which is directing the building’s leasing and marketing program, has debuted Soho Lofts from an onsite leasing office with fully-furnished models merchandised by renowned interior designer Kim Depole.

“The initial phase of SoHo West, the Cast Iron Lofts Collection, put this neighborhood on the map and is now home to more than 800 residents,” says Louis Mont, COO of Hoboken-based Manhattan Building Company. “We’re incredibly excited to move forward in further establishing the community with the launch of Soho Lofts, which will introduce an even higher level of urban luxury with condo-style interior finishes, cutting-edge and modern indoor and outdoor amenities combined with a chic, contemporary lifestyle.” Continue reading

Whiskey & Wax


Wednesday, November 8th from 7:30 – 10:30 pm

“Whiskey & Wax” featuring DJ Prestige in the Parlour at Fox & Crow
$10 suggested donation
A low-ball fundraiser for the 2018 Riverview Jazz Festival

Have fun, network, learn more ways to get involved, the RiverviewJazz.Org 2018 programming, and DJ Prestige

RiverviewJazz.Org was founded in 2013. RJO is a recognized 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

An Odd Holiday: Two Day Oddities Market


November 4th – November 5th at Cathedral Hall

Is it Halloween? Is it Christmas? Is it something entirely in between or neither?

Join The Jersey City Oddities Market for a two day holiday shopping experience like no other.

Featuring over forty different vendors each day, and two floors of fantastic finds!

Have you checked out the kind-of-creepy cathedral basement yet? Well now is your chance! Check out some local art, tasty food and an even wider assortment of vendors in the basement!

Giveaways to the first 50 through the door each day!!

Special Guest Appearances!
Saturday: TBA
Sunday: Father Evil

Over 75 vendors! Please visit www.jcodditiesmarket.com for vendor lists for each day!

Parking is on street. Cathedral Hall is a 15 minute walk from the Grove Street PATH station. First time Lyft riders can use the code JCODDITIES.

Sponsored by:
BGT Enterprises
Fourth Street Arts
Long Island Oddities Market