50th JC Fridays!


On September 7th, 2018, Art House Productions’ JC Fridays will be holding its 50th festival! Jersey City’s premiere quarterly arts festival features arts events that take place in restaurants, galleries, stores, and event spaces in almost every neighborhood of our great city. Our 50th JC FRIDAYS will showcase a variety of happenings including visual art exhibitions, live music, performance acts, educational demonstrations, and more. All events are free and open to the public. As one of the preeminent art scenes in the tri-state area, Jersey City is abound with visual and performing artists of all types, musicians, and individuals with unique talent; JC Fridays is one of the best times for them to share their newest projects and works. Continue reading for full schedule

(Cast Iron Lofts- 262 17th Street b/t Coles St and Jersey Ave)

(art) 5pm-9pm AHP GALLERY presents “Vincent Minervini” Art House Productions and the Jersey City LGBT Pride Festival are proud present long time Jersey City Artist, Vincent Minervini who is set to take over the AHP Gallery this JC Fridays! His surrealist, pop culture creations are playful and childlike but underlined with a macabre edge telling a darker story of false commercialism and societal patriarchy. Larger than life paintings and sculptures in bold colors will surely capture your attention and your heart in this must see exhibit! family friendly. wheelchair accessible. 262 17th Street (Jersey/Coles). 201-918-6019.

All Listings also Available @jcfridays.com
September 7th, 2018


(performance)(music)(education) 7:30pm-8:30pm ST. PAUL’S CHURCH presents “Choral Festival of Peace” Join us for our annual Choral Festival of Peace as we not only continue to spread the message of peace through music, but also inspire everyone to spread humanity and love through action. Choirs include the Schiller Institute Choir; St. Peter’s Prep ‘Vox’ and The Peace Festival Choir. 38 Duncan Ave (Bergen/Kennedy Blvd), 201-433-4922. Family-friendly. StPaulsjc.org


(performance)(music) 5pm-10pm HISTORIC DOWNTOWN & THE ROCKET DOCKET presents “Groove on Grove: Season 11 Finale” Historic Downtown’s weekly outdoor summer music series concludes with an epic showcase with the Xavier Joshua Jazz Trio [5pm], Pop sensationalizing Apollo Sonders [6pm], The Reggaeness of CC Roots [7pm], The hardest working family in music – The RocknRoll HiFives [8 pm], and The Saxy Sounds of Kareem Walkes [9pm] . Adult Libations + Artist & Maker Market + Local Eats all day. Grove Street PATH Plaza (Newark/Grove), 973-219-9696. Family-Friendly. Wheelchair Accessible. www.JCDowntown.com

(art)(performance)(music) 3pm -10pm ARTIST & MAKER MARKET/ HDSID presents “Artist and Maker Market” An outdoor event highlighting 20+ indie artist, makers & designers of all mediums and disciplines showcasing and selling a large variety of unique art, design, handmade items We have also have vintage, fashion, home décor, bath & body, jewelry, vinyl and more! Live Music, Food & drinks. Come join us for this free event! Grove St. PATH Plaza (Grove/Columbus). 201-687-7627. Family-Friendly. Wheelchair Accessible. Tactile- Tour. http://jcdowntown.org/events/artist-maker-market

(art) 6pm-8pm SILVERMAN AND THE MAJESTIC THEATRE CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION presents “Free to Fly by Bryant Small.” Bryant Small: Free to Fly is a collection of new paintings that capture the majesty and materiality of the witnessed and recorded world. This collection of work represents an emergence of spirit unconstrained by fear…fear of being too bold…too colorful…too expressive. 222 Montgomery St (Grove/Montgomery), 201-435-8000. Family-Friendly. Wheelchair Accessible.

(art)(performance)12pm-9pm DOWNTOWN 234 GALLERY presents “The Magic Carpet Journey” Bahar Caglayan is a Berlin based artist who concentrates on the pattern of the Middle East. Inspired by her Turkish roots, she is bringing back the traditional art to the modern world, by combining and merging different textures, traditional geometric and symmetry shapes with different techniques. 234 York St (York/Grove). 201-986-6705. Family-friendly. Tactile-tour. www.downtown234.com

(art) 4pm-7pm HAZEL BABY & KIDS presents “Kids Collaborative Art Installation” We will celebrate the end of the summer with a fun collaborative art project for kids ages 0-6 years! Stop by and have your child help us make a fun work of art! 199 Montgomery Street. 201-369-1999. Family-Friendly. Wheelchair Accessible. Tactile- Tour.


(performance)(music) 8pm-11pm GP’S HAMILTON PARK presents “Live Piano Jazz”. Sing along or belt one out on your own with the incredibly talented, Joe Regan from “don’t tell mama’s” in NYC… Piano Bar madness! 236 Pavonia Ave (Pavionia/Erie). 201-418-8800.Wheelchair Accessible.

(art) 6pm-8pm SILVERMAN AND HAMILTON SQUARE CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION presents “Opening Reception of Art and Living Energy: by Cheryl Sylivant” Energy paintings that can be enjoyed as landscapes or as metaphors of consciousness, made from oil on canvas immersive art created around the world. See what you see, they are non-linear maps about energy, humor, overcoming, and love of life amidst the vulnerable chaos. 232 Pavonia Ave (Erie/Pavonia), 201-435-8000. Family-Friendly. Wheelchair Accessible.

(art) 6pm-8pm HAMILTON HOUSE presents “The Art Project.” Tour 7 Floors of solo artist lobby exhibitions with artists Jean-Paul Picard, Robert Egert, Roger W. Sayre, James Pustorino, Jodie Fink, Michael Ensminger, Artist Anthony E. Boone, Pat Lay, Maurizio Zuluaga, Hijo Nam and Kim Wiseman. 255 Brunswick St (9th/10th), 201-533-0333. Family-friendly. Wheelchair Accessible.

(performance) 8pm-9:30pm RACHEL HOLDER presents “The Interview: A reading of a One-Act Play” The Interview is set in Jersey City and Los Angeles and takes place during two very different nanny interviews. It’s a comedy. Rachael Holder is an Emmy nominated TV writer/director. 232 Pavonia Avenue. 212-518-8868. Wheelchair Accessible. Tactile- Tour. www.rachaelholder.com

(art) 9:30am- 12:30pm VICTORIA ENGBLOM presents “ Streets of Jersey City” A glimpse of the culture and diversity Jersey City brings to the east coast. 299 Pavonia Ave. (Coles/Monmouth) 917-816-6876. Family-Friendly. Wheelchair Accessible. Tactile- Tour.

(art)(educational) 4pm-7pm PACO presents “ PACO Youth Arts” a summer youth art exhibit. 392 Manila Ave (2nd/Manila) 201-963-8282. Family-Friendly. Wheelchair Accessible. www.pacoagency.org


(performance)(music) 7:30pm-9:30pm ARTISTIC PRIDE PRODUCTIONS presents “Roland Ramos and Anthony Wills Jr. Solos and Duets” Roland Ramos and Anthony Wills Jr. present an evening of originals covers abd improvised music including numbers from Jacques Brel now playing at Our Space art and clothing from Brel will also be on display with additional pieces curated by Roland Ramos. 61 Charles St. (Charles/Summit) (773) 879-8669. Family-Friendly. Wheelchair Accessible. Tactile-Tour. Artisticprideproductions.com

(art) 6pm-9pm STARR TUCKER-ORTEGA presents “Starr Tucker-Ortega.” Starr began her career in New York as a painter but quickly became enthralled with photography during her studies at Pratt Institute. All her works include tonal qualities, textural components, and layers that mimic a painterly process. She strives to create ethereal and infinite spaces into which the viewer is transported to another world, another reality. The Musicians Building Studio 2B, 130 Central Avenue (Waverly/Prospect), 201-978-8287. Family-friendly. Www.artbystarr.com

(art) 6pm-9pm JANET JEUN GOURLEY presents “An Octave for Loops” Meet the artist and participate in a recent project involving interactive art/technology utilizing projections and a hand made midi controller. 130 Central Avenue (Central/Waverly). 347-400-0439. Family-friendly.

(art) 6pm-9pm PRIME GALLERY presents “Chilltown, Layer by Layer.”
A solo exhibition featuring works by artist, Ricardo Roig from his Jersey City series. 351 Palisade Ave (Franklin/Ferry), 973-953-6497.Family-friendly. Wheelchair Accessible. Tactile tour.

(performance) 6pm-9pm THE KENNEDY DANCERS INC. present “Kennedy Dancers OPEN HOUSE” Kennedy Dancers will hold an OPEN HOUSE, giving the community a glimpse of the classes and events we have in store for the upcoming 2018-2019 Season. Free Drinks and Food Will Be Available as well as a free performance by members of the Inner City Youth Company and Professional Company. 79 Central Ave. 201-659-2190. Family-Friendly. Wheelchair Accessible. www.kennedydancers.org


(art) 1pm-5pm THE EILEEN S. KAMINSKY FOUNDATION presents “ESKFF 2018 Fall Residents” Join us in welcoming our 2018 Fall Residents! 888 Newark Avenue (Newark/ Senate) Mana Contemporary. Family- Friendly. Wheelchair Accessible. Tactile- Tour. eskff.com

(art)(music)(education) 6pm-10pm EONTA SPACE presents “Monika Zarzeczna & Jonathan Harris — the stuff without not here” is a site-specific project by visual artist Monika Zarzeczna and sound artist Jonathan Harris, a dialogue about the unnaturalness of the natural world and the border between nature and construct. The installation exposes hidden and conceals observable layers in physical and acoustical space, reorienting audiences’ connection to the present through sound and sculpture. The event runs all weekend- Saturday 2-8pm and Sunday 2-6pm. 34 Dekalb Ave (Dead End off of Van Reypen St), 201-536-1119. Barrier-free. Family-friendly. Tactile tour. eontaspacenj.com

(art) 6pm-9pm SMUSH GALLERY presents “In This House: Gestures of Unrest by Rina Espiritu” Join us for the opening reception of Espiritu’s first solo exhibition, a collection of small, delicate works bursting with color and movement, born from restless nights. On view August 30 – September 28 with family-friendly Open Studio days Saturday 9/8 and 9/23! 340 Summit Ave (Summit/Academy). Family-friendly. smushgallery.com

(art)(film/video) 2pm-5pm DINEEN HULL GALLERY presents “Sneak Peek: WWI: Beyond Flanders Fields” HCCC invites viewers for a sneak peek of our current exhibition honoring NJ WWI heroes. The exhibition contains many rare objects on loan including shrapnel similar to that used at Black Tom. Opening reception with guest lecturer Andrea Siotto on September 11, 4 to 7pm. Dineen Hull Gallery (6th Floor) 71 Sip Avenue (Jones/Enos Pl) 201-360-4182. Family-friendly. Barrier- free.

(performance) 6:30pm- 8:30pm SPERANZA THEATRE COMPANY presents “History Alive” Speranza Theatre Company and the Jersey City Office of Cultural Affairs present “History Alive.” Two performances @ 6:30pm and 8pm, with a discussion on the history of the Apple Tree House led by Charles Bowles of the Jersey City OCA at 7:30pm. Due to space limitations, reservations are required and can be made by emailing speranzatheatre@gmail.com. Please select one performance time. 298 Academy Street (Academy/Bergen), 201-503-6194. Family-Friendly. Wheelchair Accessible. Speranzatheatrecompany.com

(music) 7pm-8:30pm CON VIVO MUSIC presents “Colin Weyman at St Paul’s Lutheran” performing music for french horn by Benjamin Britten and more. A JC resident, Mr. Weyman has performed with major ensembles including the American Ballet Theater, Virginia Symphony Orchestra, and more. Joining him are pianist Adrianna Stoiber and tenor vocalist Andrew Fuchs.440 Hoboken Ave (Summit/Hoboken Ave) 929-249-0617. Family-friendly. Wheelchair Accessible. http://www.convivomusic.org


(art) 5pm- 7pm FINE ARTS GALLERY AT SAINT PETER’S UNIVERSITY presents “My Calling.” My Calling features photographs by Amy Becker and Kerry Kolenut and paintings by Lisa Ficarelli-Halpern in a playful look at our love affair with our phones, not only used to make a calls, but as objects of veneration, access to social media, for making videos and used as a camera. 47 Glenwood Ave, 5th floor (Bergen/Kennedy Blvd), 201-761-6484. Barrier-free. Family-friendly.

(art) 2pm-8pm THE LIGHTER SIDE OF DARKNESS METAL SCULPTURE GARDEN presents “Acquaintances: Our Love Affair With Metal” Metal and Assemblage Sculpture. 180 Belmont Avenue (Bergen/Kennedy). 201-946-1406. Family-Friendly. Tactile- Tour.


(performance) 7pm-9pm JERSEY CITY WRITERS presents “Better Than Fiction” Join JCW for a night of tender moments, coming of age disasters and possibly a little snark. Local writers will be on the mic spinning true tales into storytelling gold. See you September 7 at 7:00pm for light fare, boxed wine, and the truest words ever articulated in the history of the universe. Village West Gallery. 331 Newark Avenue (4th/Merseles) 201-656-3408. www.jerseycitywriters.org

(art) 7am-7pm CP HARRIK presents “Art Show” Dames will be exhibiting a new collection of acrylic work on canvas from CP HARRIK. Created to remind you. Inspired by exploring the space in between. 581 Jersey Ave (Jersey/Third St) 203-450-6342. Family-friendly. Wheelchair Accessible.

(music) 7pm-11:30pm FM BAR presents “Back to School Pre-show.” FM plays host to the preshow for the Back To School band showcase at White Eagle Hall [9/8]. An all ages [18 & up] hardcore music affair. $10 doors at 7 pm. Line up and showtimes at www.FMJerseyCity.com. 340 3rd Street (Newark/3rd), 201-222-2870. Wheelchair Accessible.

(art)(music) 6:00pm-9:00pm GALLERIE HUDSON presents “Elements & Emotions in Theory by Rebecca Hodel” Applying an abstract style to nature, Hodel’s work reverberates with rich color, trembling forms and quiet spaces. She seeks to give form to the experience of the senses. Gallerie Hudson is excited to introduce her to the community. Refreshments and live music as always. 197 Newark Ave. (Jersey/Newark) (201) 434-1010. Family-Friendly. Wheelchair Accessible.

(art) 9am- 6pm TEA NJ AND CECLILIA MARTINEZ present “The Self Portraits (& Other Artistic Abominations)” A solo exhibition featuring the work of emerging Jersey City Artist Cecilia Martinez. 262 Newark Avenue. (2nd/3rd)), 201-222-7757. Family-Friendly.

(art)(film)(educational) 3pm-8pm THISLEARNING® presents “Kids On Camera!” See how students have created self-confidence and a sense of achievement while learning how to produce, act, and star in their own films/videos using our TEAM-based educational approach (technology, engineering, arts, math). Having fun together as makers is fundamental on screen and behind-the-scenes. Come get on set and receive a free digital headshot (time permitting)! Light snacks/treats.165 Newark Ave (Newark/Barrow). 732-660-8447. Family-friendly. https://thislearning.com/jcfridays092018


(art) 6pm-8pm THE OAKMAN presents “The Art Project.” Take a tour of 14 solo-artist lobbies including works by Geoffrey Sokol, Bithika Adhikary, Linda Gottesman, Joe Lugara, Nancy Karpf, Deanna Lee, Yael Dresdner, Rich White, Alpana Mittal, James Pustorino. 160 First St (Marin Blvd/Provost), 201-685-0117. Family-friendly. Wheelchair Accessible.

(art) 6pm-8pm SHUSTER MANAGEMENT/THE ART HOUSE presents “The Art Project.” Take a tour of 14 floors of solo artist lobbies-works by Bruce Halpin, Elaine Hansen, Joanie Gagnon San Chirico, David French, Timothy Heins, Rajendra Mehta, Diane Tenerelli, Bill Rybak, Harriet Finck and Deirdre Kennedy. 148 First St (Marin Blvd/Provost) 201-798-0928. Family-friendly. Wheelchair Accessible.


(art) 5pm-8pm JERSEY CITY RESERVOIR PRESERVATION ALLIANCE presents “Urban Oasis: Photography in the Jersey City Reservoir” Join the Jersey City Reservoir Preservation Alliance for a benefit at Erin A. DeLaney’s Urban Oasis photo show at Jersey Wine and Spirit’s Tasting Room with art, raffles, light refreshments, and an in-store wine tasting. Help support our mission to preserve the Jersey City Reservoir for all to enjoy. Jersey Wine and Spirits 492 Jersey Ave (Mercer/Wayne) 201-763-5888. Family-friendly. Tactile-tour. Jcreservoir.com


(music) 7pm-9pm IRIS RECORDS presents “An Intimate Performance From Overlake’s Tom Barrett (with special guests!)” Come join us for a special acoustic performance from Overlake’s Tom Barrett in the intimate setting of Iris Records. We promise a special guest or two—still to be announced. Plus free refreshments and other surprises. 114 Brunswick Street (1st/2nd) Family-friendly. Irisrecordsjc.com


(art)(film)(education) 4pm-7pm NJCU CENTER FOR THE ARTS presents “NJCU Photography Alumni Exhibition” This exhibition celebrates outstanding talents and diversity of NJCU alumni with a photography concentration over the last 32 years during which Prof. Mauro Altamura taught. This exhibition is part of 2018 NJCU Alumni Weekend (9/14-15). For more, please visit https://www.njcu.edu/alumni/get-involved/youre-invited. New Jersey City University Galleries. 100 Culver Avenue (Hepburn Hall 323) (Culver/Kennedy), 201-200-3426. Barrier-free. Family-friendly.

– Harrison Rand
– Mayor Steven M. Fulop, the Jersey City Municipal Council
& Cultural Affairs
– Jersey City Department of Housing, Economic Development, and Commerce
– Historic Downtown SID
– NJ Division of Travel and Tourism
– Jersey City Arts Council

Made possible in part by funds from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, A Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts; administered by the Hudson County Office of Cultural & Heritage Affairs/Tourism Development, and by the County of Hudson, Thomas A. DeGise, Hudson County Executive, and the Hudson County Board of Chosen Freeholders.
* Supported in part by a grant from New Jersey Department of State, Division of Travel and Tourism

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