Set the Table!

ys_home_young_peopleSet the Table! is a cool new initiative by Rutgers University and the North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority (NJTPA) that’s aimed at getting young adults involved in a stimulating discussion about the future of New Jersey.

Rutgers’ Voorhees Transportation Center has teamed up with the NJTPA to create and launch Set the Table! They are seeking young adults ages 18-29 to host dinner parties or gatherings of friends to discuss their priorities for New Jersey’s future.

It’s all part of the outreach effort for NJTPA’s long-range transportation plan. Set the Table! offers a fun, casual and social approach to encourage younger adults to contribute to the NJTPA’s planning and decision-making. Continue reading

Paterson Falls

2017-02-14_10-34-36STAGE READING  by Rosemary McLaughlin at JCTC.

This is the play investigates the Paterson Silk Strikes in 1912-13. Rosemary McLaughlin is a NJSCA Literary Fellow in Playwrighting and this reading is part of the Literary Artist Fellowship Award.

Wednesday, March 8 @ 7:30pm

Merseles Studios located at 339-345 Newark Avenue, 2nd Floor  / $5 suggested donation

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About Jersey City Theater Center

JCTC’s mission is to present innovative and progressive performing and visual arts as well as educational art programs which embrace the diverse identity and preserve the rich history of Jersey City, bringing its community closer together and enhancing its quality of life.   JCTC programing encompasses theater, music, dance, film and multi-media

We’re Off to See the Wizard

2017-02-14_10-15-25JERSEY CITY THEATER CENTER, Merseles Studios, 339 Newark Ave, JC. www.jctcenter.org.

Sun, Feb. 12 – Sun, Apr 9, shows at 1 pm. Tix (at the door) for Kids, $11 & Adults, $12.

PUPPETWORKS presents THE WIZARD OF OZ. “Dorothy is convinced the Wizard of Oz can help her go home.  Join Dorothy on her travels as she meets the Silly Strawman who wants brains, the Shiny Tin Man who wants a heart, and the Cowardly Lion who wants courage.  Will the Wizard of Oz grant their wishes?”

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ILLUSION: NOTHING IS AS IT SEEMS

 illusion_680x350_3LIBERTY SCIENCE CENTER, Liberty State Park, 222 Jersey City Boulevard, JC. (201) 200-1000; www.lsc.org.

ILLUSION: NOTHING IS AS IT SEEMS. “Get ready for an exhibition that will blow your mind! Illusion: Nothing Is As It Seems is designed to make you question your perception of the world around you, and perhaps reality itself. The exhibition’s dozens of thought-provoking exhibits explore principles rooted in magic, art, neuroscience, physics, biology, psychology, and technology. Gaze into a mirror and watch yourself morph into your inner animal. See how theater, haunted houses, dark amusement park rides, and magic tricks use a special effects technique called Pepper’s Ghost to deceive you. Experience a virtual haircut, enabled by high-tech sensory stimulants. The exhibits include optical, perceptual, and audio illusions. Science and art intersect in this mind-boggling, mesmerizing exhibition.” Created by science gallery at Trinity College Dublin, part of the Global Science Gallery.

5 easy DIY projects to tackle this winter

2017-02-06_11-50-34The winter months are the perfect time to dig in and tackle easy DIY projects for an updated home you’ll enjoy all year long. These five simple home improvement projects are incredibly easy, affordable and can be completed in three hours or less.

Marvelous mirrors

Mirror, mirror, on the wall, you’re looking a little shabby. Mirrors are timeless decor options, but the frames can look dated over time. Breathe new life into an old mirror by painting the frame a rich, modern color that pops within the current color scheme. Another idea is to clean the frame and adhere mosaic tiles along the edge for a crafty, custom look.

Handsome hardware

Old hardware makes any room look like a relic of yesteryear. A complete replacement can be costly, so instead opt to paint existing hardware. Simply remove and clean to eliminate grime. Then use one of 11 colors of Krylon(R) Premium Metallic, like Pewter Gray or White Copper, to create a lustrous, high-gloss metallic finish in just a few coats. A tip for painting hardware is to use an old egg carton. Turn the egg carton upside down, secure the hardware to the egg cups and spray away!

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@hudsoncasa is seeking volunteers

2017-02-06_11-32-54You can make a difference, one child at a time. CASA volunteers are ordinary people, just like you, with an extraordinary desire to help children.

CASA is a non-profit organization committed to advocating for the best interests of abused and neglected children. CASA works through trained community volunteers to ensure that needed services and assistance are made available to children while helping to move them toward safe and permanent homes. Hudson County CASA volunteers are everyday people who make a direct impact in foster children’s lives. They are trusted, dedicated adults who seek to improve children’s well-being. CASA volunteers get to know their assigned child and his or her circumstances and provide valuable information to the court. Judges rely on the volunteers’ recommendations to make the best decisions about the children’s futures.

Learn more about volunteering at Hudson CASA

 

Simple Tips to Create a Pure Home

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When you think about creating a better lifestyle for you and your family, you may first consider factors such as healthy eating and exercise. However, things as simple as a clean kitchen or stocking your pantry with gentle products can create a pure home and help to benefit you and your family’s health and happiness.

Creating a pure home environment doesn’t have to be something that is done all at once. You can gradually integrate new habits and better-for-you products for cleaner living. Get started with these ideas:

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