3 Journal Square Ribbon Cutting

Principals from development partners Hartz Mountain Industries and Panepinto Properties recently joined Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop (center) and other municipal, county and state dignitaries for the official grand opening of 3 Journal Square. The new 13-story rental building located just steps from the Journal Square Transportation Center debuted with an impressive 160 of the 240 apartments already leased.

New 13-Story Residential Building Officially Opens with 160 of the 240 Units Already Leased in The Historic Journal Square Neighborhood

With the cut of a ceremonial ribbon, 3 Journal Square Apartments officially opened today in Jersey City, a milestone moment touted by City officials and business leaders as the latest sign of the remarkable renaissance underway in the historic Journal Square neighborhood.

The new 13-story building located just steps from the Journal Square Transportation Center  opens with an impressive 160 of the 240 apartments already leased since pre-leasing started in late March, according to joint-venture partners Hartz Mountain Industries and Panepinto Properties, two prominent development companies that have helped shape the Jersey City landscape with signature residential and commercial projects.  More than 40% of the building is occupied, with additional move-ins scheduled.  Immediate occupancy is available.

The Grand Opening ceremony also marked the completion of 3 Journal Square’s onsite leasing center and magnificent lobby, as well as a full floor of social and recreational amenities unrivaled in the local marketplace.

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Cocktails Under the Stars

2017-06-19_11-39-39Art House Productions cordially invites you to COCKTAILS UNDER THE STARS

Wednesday, August 9
6:00pm – 9:00pm
(Rain date: Thursday, August 10)

A midsummer party raising necessary funds for Art House’s education programs, Stages! and Say Word, with honored guest Reg E. Gaines.

Come celebrate with friends and supporters on the gorgeous Charles & Co rooftop with breathtaking, panoramic views of the skyline.

Specialty Cocktails, Wine & Beer | Performances | Hors d’oeuvres

$45 in Advance
$50 at the door
Your donation will support Art House’s youth theater education programs!

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Charles & Co
Rooftop Terrace
201 Montgomery St, Jersey City, NJ 07302

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Dine Al Fresco in JC

Hard Grove Now Open

20170618_194506Hard Grove Cafe is now open at 286 1st Street, the former Port-O Lounge. The restaurant opened on Friday in the new space after several setbacks at two previous locations.

For those newer to Jersey City, Hard Grove was one of the first defining restaurants of downtown as it currently is and was a longstanding fixture, offering great mojitos, Cuban food, and outdoor seating on the corner of Grove and Columbus. It was both a hangout and a party spot and has been sorely missed over the past few years as it’s tried to find a new home.

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Nerd Prom!

nerdprom_680x350-2Bring your friends to an after-hours adventure at Liberty Science Center! On the third Thursday of every month, guests 21 and over can enjoy cocktails, food, music, dancing, laser shows, and more.

Our next LSC After Dark party is Nerd Prom!

June 15, 2017
Time: 6:00 – 10:00 pm

Call your cutest crush because LSC After Dark is throwing a prom!

At this prom, nerds rule. Join us as we showcase technology entrepreneurs and their cutting-edge, wearable inventions. Experience our futuristic fashion show. Enjoy a live performance by NJ-based band, The Stolen!

Plus, catch a Queen Laser Show in our massive IMAX Dome Theater.

Get tickets now for a discounted online price. Tickets are $20 per person.

For just $6 more, you can also enjoy our premium exhibition, MythBusters: The Explosive Exhibition. In this amazing hands-on exhibition, you’ll become a MythBuster and put myths to the test, just as they’ve done on the show for years.

There will be a $5 additional charge for all tickets purchased at the door on the night of the event.

Feel free to wear a tux or a genetically modified corsage, or just come in your favorite T-shirt! We are not your stuffy school gym – your fashion choice is totally up to you! Be sure to keep up with all updates and announcements over on our Facebook event:

Kayak Eco-Tour Liberty State Park

2017-06-12_11-26-10Explore the natural beauty of the Hudson River Estuary by kayak. Tours will embark from the canoe/kayak launch located at the south side of Liberty State Park near the Park Office and will highlight the local wildlife and habitats of Caven Point.

Trips will run approximately two hours and will include a brief safety and paddle instruction. No prior paddling experience is required; however, participants
need to be comfortable navigating in relatively deep water. Life Jackets (PFDs) will be provided and are required. This program is appropriate for adults and children 16 years and older.

For more information, please contact the Liberty State Park Nature Interpretive Center at (201) 915-3400 ext. 202 or Space is limited and pre-registration is required. All programs run from 10am to noon. Please plan to arrive 30 minutes prior for checkin.

Schedule is subject to change. Program fee $20/person.

Cocktails For CATS Feline Fundraiser

2017-06-12_11-15-11Wednesday, June 14th  from 7 PM – 10 PM at LITM

A purrfect night of feline fun and fundraising.

50/50 Raffle
Raffle Items
Face Painting
Cat Videos

All Night Drink Specials
Full Dinner Menu

Companion Animal Trust’s mission is to rescue homeless cats from the streets of Jersey City and provide foster housing for them until adoptive homes are secured. CAT does adoptions every Sunday at Fussy Friends.

In addition, the organization has established a successful community outreach program called The Neighborhood Feral Cat Initiative to raise public awareness about the feral cat crisis, and to provide practical and compassionate ways to reduce the feral population.

All raffle prizes and market items donated by local artists & vendors. Proceeds to benefit Companion Animal Trust.

Can’t make it? You can still help out our furry friends by making your donation here:

THE BOX: Disruption Inspired Performances Conclude JCTC Series

JCTC_disruption_THEBOX-pressrelease-photoDisruption – the thematic series featuring theater, dance, readings, solo-shows and visual arts exploring the personal and political impact of our current era of social upheaval –  comes to a close next Friday, June 16, with The BOX, one of Jersey City Theater Center’s (JCTC) signature events.

The BOX – named for the ‘black box’ theater at Merseles Studios –is a curated  showcase of music, spoken-word, poetry, dance and other performances on the theme of Disruption .

JCTC presents series of theatre, performances, readings and visual arts on a topic global in scope yet relevant to the community. JCTC solicited submissions for The BOX , which were reviewed using as a criteria: how effectively the work reflected the Disruption theme,  originality and artistic quality.

For The “disruption” BOX, this curation process included an interesting evolution. As more musicians, writers and performers became aware of this unique showcase, JCTC received submissions that not only related to the theme, but songs, spoken-word pieces and other performances created specifically for The BOX. Continue reading

3 Journal Square Celebrates Two Major Milestones as it Prepares for Much Anticipated June Grand Opening

First Residents Arrive As Developers Unveil On-Site Leasing Center and Furnished Models

Development partners Hartz Mountain Industries and Panepinto Properties have announced two notable milestones at 3 Journal Square in advance of its official Grand Opening later this month.

The most significant event is the arrival of the first residents at 3 Journal Square who are now enjoying a modern, energy-infused lifestyle that includes the most outstanding amenities in the area.

The developers have also unveiled a new leasing center and fully-furnished studio and one- bedroom model apartments located within the building at 2935 John F. Kennedy Boulevard.

“With 3 Journal Square, we’ve introduced a new luxury residential option to a neighborhood that is rich in history and culture, and clearly on the move,” said Gus Milano, President and COO of Hartz Mountain Industries.  “There’s an atmosphere here that appeals to a cross section of people, and we’ve enhanced that with a building that promotes a modern living experience.” Continue reading


2017-05-02_9-48-33Celebrate Father’s Day with the grandfather of modern Western music: Johann Sebastian Bach! Con Vivo Music presents its semi-annual Bach Concert on June 18, featuring mezzo-soprano Sarah Nelson Craft and oboist Christa Robinson in a concert of Bach’s most intimate chamber music for voice, oboe, string quartet, harpsichord, and organ. The concert will be performed at the gorgeous Cathedral Hall in downtown Jersey City, an acoustically ideal venue for Bach’s masterful compositions.

2017-bach-concert-webJohann Sebastian Bach was primarily known for his skills as an organist, as were his relatives. In fact, there were so many members of the Bach family employed as organists that the name Bach became synonymous with being an organist. J.S. Bach who, by some estimates, wrote approximately twenty minutes of music for every day of his life, is most frequently associated today with his large and magnificent cantatas, the Goldberg Variations written for harpsichord, and for music students, his counterpoint exercises, though his ultimate output was far more prolific. A relatively conservative composer in his lifetime, his experiments in the mathematics of musical tones and chromaticism weren’t truly understood for their brilliance until more than a century after his death. For this year’s Bach Concert, Con Vivo presents a wide panoply of Bach’s style and achievements, from the elegance of his intimate keyboard works, to the athleticism of his oboe and string repertoire.

Event Information:
Con Vivo Music’s 2017 Bach Concert

FREE, all ages welcome
Sunday, June 18, 2017 at 3:00pm
Cathedral Hall – 380 Montgomery St, Jersey City, NJ