Galleria Hudson in Downtown Jersey City to display student art exhibit

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Gallerie Hudson in Downtown Jersey City will host an exhibit  of Jersey City charter school students’ artwork as a part of a JC Fridays event.

The exhibit opening will be held from 4-7:30 p.m. on Friday, March 6. The artwork will be on display until May 1 at Galleria Hudson, which is located at 197 Newark Ave.

The featured artwork was created by 10 different students ranging from first to eighth grade. The students work will be available for sale, with prices split between the student and the school, with the gallery taking a small commission.

 

Bang Cookies Opening Second Location in Jersey City

1Word on the street is that Bang Cookies will be opening a second location in downtown Jersey City along the Newark Avenue Pedestrian Plaza.

According to Hoboken Girl, Bang Cookies recently signed a lease at 128 Newark Avenue and is set to open sometime within the next two weeks. Their first storefront is located on Summit Ave in the Heights.

Bang Cookies is known for delivering luxe, all-natural, organic cookies rather than the typical run-of-the-mill cookie. Created in 2016 by George Kuan, Bang Cookies offers delicious and very “Instagramable” giant cookies both in store and online as well. Local delivery is also available in Jersey City, Weehawken, Hoboken and Union City.

Surf & Turf Fest at Zeppelin Hall This Weekend!

1Starting today,  Thursday, February 27 until Sunday, March 1, Zeppelin Hall will be hosting a Surf & Turf Fest. highlighting seven different Surf & Turf combinations curated by Chopped champion, Chef Franco.

Zeppelin Hall is a restaurant & beer garden located at 88 Liberty View Drive, which features a full bar, over 100 European imports and U.S. craft beers, indoor and outdoor seating, live music and DJ’s on the weekends, and a very lighthearted environment to socialize! Reservations are accepted and encouraged.

For more information visit: https://zeppelinhall.com/

Jersey City partners with rideshare company VIA to provide more transit options

1Jersey City’s new rideshare bus service hit the road this week to reach areas with limited access to public transportation.

Mayor Steve Fulop hopes the partnership with rideshare company Via will help eliminate parking problems and provide more cost-effective transportation to northern and southern neighborhoods of the city.

The rideshare company Via will have 14 vehicles that will now service the neighborhoods where there are no bus routes.

People can hail a ride by using the app,or via phone line for those who do not have access to a smartphone.

Via is offering a special price for the next month of $1 per ride, and the price will increase to $2 per ride after March 21.

 

Art Fair 14C Brings Work from 300+ Artists to Jersey City

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Art Fair 14C is returning to Jersey City’s waterfront for its second year from February 21 to 23. As New Jersey’s only art fair, Art Fair 14C provides support and growth opportunity for small and medium sized galleries and highlights New Jersey as an exciting destination for high quality art.

The second edition of Art Fair 14C will be held on two levels of the Hyatt Regency at Exchange Place and will showcase work from more than 300 artists.

Participating Jersey City galleries include Art House Gallery, Drawing Rooms, New Jersey City University’s Art Department, and Pro Arts. Hudson County artists that will be exhibiting their work  include Loura Van Der Meule, Jake Miller, Johnathan Acheson, and Theda Stanford, Tim Daly , Alyssa Ki, and Joe Waks.

The non-profit international art fair was created to strengthen and support smaller art galleries, increase opportunities for artists from all over the world and enhance Jersey City’s reputation as a leading arts destination.

Friday’s show is VIP and press access only and will take place from 5 to 9 p.m. The show is open to the  public on Saturday from noon to 8 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 6 p.m. Tickets can be found for $10 at eventbrite.com/e/art-fair-14c-tickets-86837935603.

Closing Weekend for REFLECTIONS by Candy Le Sueur

1PANEPINTO GALLERIES, in collaboration with SPEAR STREET CAPITAL, presents REFLECTIONS, highlighting artwork by Jersey City based artist Candy Le Sueur.

Candy Le Sueur is known for her large-scale expressive abstracted paintings and her intimate mixed media on paper, which includes monotypes. Her imagery offers spontaneous expressions of her perception of the land, sea and sky, seeking to remind us of the eternal beauty beyond a specific space or time.

CLOSING HOURS:    Feb 22 & 23, 12pm – 6pm, #ArtFair14C 

OPEN WEEKLY:       Monday through Friday, 9am – 6pm
                                  Additionally available by appointment 

LOCATION:               70 Hudson St, Jersey City, New Jersey
                                    (Entrance = Hudson River Waterfront Walkway & Grand St)

A Jersey City Tradition: Walk for Team Walker Fundraiser

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It’s that time of year! Team Walker has announced the date of their annual fundraiser, Walk for Team Walker, which will take place on April 22, 2020. The fundraiser features a 1.5-mile scenic walk along the Hudson River, with the addition of food, music and fun activities!

All proceeds from the Walk for Team Walker will benefit Team Walker’s academic and recreation programs. Team Walker is a local nonprofit that serves to improve the quality of life for the children of Jersey City.

Registration will take place at 4 p.m., with the walk and post event festivities occurring from 5-7 p.m. Registration and the start of the walk will start at 1 Exchange Place in Jersey City.

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To sign up for the walk and/or a sponsorship click here.

For more information about the event visit https://teamwalker.org/walk/

99 HUDSON RINGS IN NEW YEAR WITH 21 SALES IN THE MONTH OF JANUARY

Market-Leading Sales Velocity Follows a Banner Year of Sales and Construction Activity at the Iconic 79-Story Luxury Condominium Building on the Jersey City Waterfront   

99 Hudson Exterior

99 Hudson in Downtown Jersey City hit another market milestone with an impressive 21 contracts recorded in the first month of 2020.

The stellar start to the new year follows a noteworthy 2019 at the 79-story luxury condominium building, which included a superheated sales pace that netted more than 100 contracts, according to developer COA 99 Hudson, LLC and The Marketing Directors, the building’s exclusive marketing and sales agent.  Interior and exterior construction also sped along at New Jersey’s tallest building, with the iconic Perkins Eastman-designed glass and limestone façade completed by years-end, setting the stage for closings to commence this spring.

“Achieving this level of sales velocity during a pre-construction period is a testament to 99 Hudson’s widespread appeal to discerning buyers from both sides of the Hudson River and beyond,” said Xiaocheng Zhou, President of COA.  “The building’s extraordinary residences, exclusive amenities, breathtaking views and compelling value are paired with a downtown Jersey City location that offers every lifestyle element one looks for in a convenient and culturally-rich destination.”

Sales at 99 Hudson have run the full spectrum of the luxury property’s well-appointed floor plans, from studios to two white box Penthouse homes that sold for $3.9 and $4.3 million.  Current prices range from $500,000 to over $4,000,000 for homes offering up to 2,500 square feet of living space, including a limited number of expansive, top-floor Penthouse residences.  Select homes offer balconies.

Interior

Residences feature open layouts with floor-to-ceilings windows that bathe the homes in natural light and frame dramatic vistas of the Manhattan skyline, World Trade Center, New York Harbor and Statue of Liberty.  Stylish finishes include oak flooring, kitchens with quartz stone countertops, stainless steel Kohler fixtures and a premium suite of Bosch appliances; and spa-like master bathrooms with custom millwork and Italian ceramic statuario flooring and wall tiles.  All cabinetry throughout these elegant homes has been imported from Italy.  Each residence will also have a Bosch washer and dryer.

Enhancing residents’ lives will be 65,000 square feet of world-class indoor and outdoor amenities which begin with a dramatic and welcoming triple height lobby with Jura limestone, a grand chandelier, stunning onyx feature wall and private, off-street porte-cochere providing secure access by car or foot.

Inside, health and wellness will be fostered by a state-of-the-art 3,800 square-foot Fitness Center and dedicated yoga and Pilates studio.  Social interaction and a communal vibe will be created by a game room with card rooms and pool and foosball tables, golf simulator, screening room with bar, children’s playroom, demonstration kitchen, and work café. The 99 Hudson Club Room will feature a library, flat screen TV, and lounging, dining and entertaining spaces. There’s also a 24-hour concierge.

LobbyOutside, a resort-style lifestyle awaits on the 8th floor amenity deck which will boast an 80 by 50-foot swimming pool, cabanas for lounging, indoor and outdoor lounge and dining area with BBQ grills, playground, dog run and landscaped green lawn.  99 Hudson will also offer an exclusive, residents-only spa with hot tub, wet and dry lounges, steam room, dry sauna, showers, spa terrace and private massages.  An impressive 7,500 square feet has been dedicated to open space and pedestrian plazas.

“The market has spoken, making 99 Hudson arguably the best-selling condominium building in the region,” said Jaqueline Urgo, President of The Marketing Directors.  “We expect buyer excitement and sales momentum to increase in the coming months as we move into the building, unveil designer model homes and welcome our first homeowners.”

Standing directly across the Hudson River from the World Trade Center, 99 Hudson boasts a prime location at the intersection of Hudson and Greene Streets, just steps from the Exchange Place PATH station which whisks commuters to business and entertainment centers in midtown Manhattan and New York’s Financial District.  NY Waterway ferries provide service to the 39th Street and Battery Park City terminals.  Also, right outside the front door is the Exchange Place Light Rail station which provides direct access to other “Gold Coast” locales.

Downtown Jersey City has fast made a name for itself in the New York Metropolitan social, arts and cultural scene and is bustling with shopping and entertainment venues. 99 Hudson lies a short walk from the pedestrian-friendly Newark Avenue — a hotbed of dining and nightlight. Residents also have direct access to 1,500 acres of waterfront park and 19 miles of Hudson River biking and jogging pathways.

For more information on 99 Hudson, please visit www.99HudsonLiving.com or call 201-371-7782.  The building’s state-of-the-art sales gallery is located at 101 Hudson Street, Suite #3602, Jersey City, NJ 07302.

 

Cathedral Arts Live Presents Upstate, A ‘Harmonic Maelstrom’ of Original Sound, With An Opening Set From Jersey City’s A Cappella Darlings Cabaret Sauvignon

Upstate

Cathedral Arts Live is thrilled to welcome Upstate, an adventurous blend of folk, R&B, jazz, gospel, and rock ‘n roll, on February 28, 2020, at 7 pm.

Upstate first emerged from New York’s Hudson Valley in 2015 with their critically acclaimed debut, A Remedy. The Poughkeepsie Journal raved that the group “need[s] nothing more than their voices to channel rhythm and stoke your emotions,” while The Alt hailed them as “toe-tapping, contagious, and fun.” The album earned the band festival performances from Mountain Jam to FreshGrass, as well as a slew of national headline dates and support slots with everyone from The Felice Brothers and Phox to Marco Benevento and Cory Henry.

The band features Melanie Glenn, Mary Kenney, and Allison Olender on vocals; Harry D’Agostino on bass, Ryan Chappell on mandolin, and Dean Mahoney on cajón. Their sound, lineup, and even their name have all undergone dramatic metamorphoses. Challenging and thrilling, those changes have finally culminated in the sextet’s dazzling new album, a collection that showcases both their remarkable growth and their adventurous blend of folk, R&B, jazz, gospel, and rock and roll.

Healing is the band’s first album with new member Allison Olender, their first with four contributing songwriters, and their first since shortening their name from Upstate Rubdown.
“Allison brought this new energy and a fresh perspective,” reflects Mary Kenney. “She came from this country/folk background as a singer/songwriter, and her presence definitely reinvigorated our musicianship and helped us hone in on where we were going.”
 
It’s also their first project to be produced by Wood Brothers percussionist Jano Rix, who helped the group embrace their transformation and lean in to their unique lineup without sacrificing any of the gorgeous harmonies, eclectic arrangements, and unforgettable performances that have defined the band.
 
“The last few years have been about learning who we are,” says Upstate bassist Harry D’Agostino. “We’ve been knocking off milestone after milestone on the road, and as the touring’s snowballed, I feel like we’ve really come into our own. It’s been a process of discovering our identity.”

Cabaret SauvignonKicking off the evening of sweet harmonies is a set by Jersey City’s own Cabaret Sauvignon, a female a cappella quartet beloved for their delightful and engaging performances. Cab Sav’s repertoire covers tantalizing tunes across the decades, from torch to today’s top 40, along with a few original compositions. Their soaring vocals and intimate harmonies bring a fresh spin to old favorites and new depth to today’s hits. www.cabsavjc.com

Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door. Hot food and cold beverages available for purchase. Doors open at 7 p.m. Cathedral Arts Live is held at Grace Church Van Vorst 39 Erie St, Jersey City, NJ 07302. Visit www.cathedralartslive.org to purchase tickets.

Now in its fifth season, Cathedral Arts Live aims to create a transcendent musical experience and strengthen our community by welcoming and celebrating a diverse group of artists, performers and audiences in our beautiful space.
This program is 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, Thomas A. Degise, County Executive, and The Board of Chosen Freeholders.

REMAINING CATHEDRAL ARTS LIVE 2020 SEASON:

March 27, 2020  Vicki Kristina Barcelona

Power trio of musical veterans rearranges songs of Tom Waits with inventive 3-part harmonies and virtuoso instrumentation

April 17, 2020   ShoutHouse

NYC musical collective presents ‘off the rails’ complex grooves, poetic hip-hop, high-octane vocals, and instrumental solos for a cutting-edge concert experience

ABOUT CATHEDRAL ARTS LIVE AND GRACE CHURCH VAN VORST:

The oldest Episcopal church in Jersey City, Grace Church Van Vorst, founded in 1847, has a vibrant past and a promising future. In addition to being a welcoming and affirming home to a diverse set of congregants, Grace provides vital services to some of the most vulnerable citizens of Jersey City, offering a breakfast program to the hungry and a weekday program for seniors.

Building on its reputation as a fulcrum for talented artists of all kinds in Jersey City, Grace Church Van Vorst launched Cathedral Arts Live as an extension of the already successful and vibrant Cathedral Arts Festival, founded in 1989.

Contacts:

Bayla Kallstrom, Managing Director Cathedral Arts Live, 201-892-1147, baylakallstrom@verizon.net

Colin Britt, Artistic Director, Music, 207-212-0231, colinbritt@gmail.com

 

Hudson Restaurant Week Returns On January 27th

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Hudson Restaurant Week returns January 27, 2020 and runs until February 7, 2020. Make sure to visit new and favorite local restaurants in Jersey City during this celebration of dining in Hudson County with prix-fixe discounted menus.

Participating restaurants:
SOUTH HOUSE Bar & Restaurant
Hard Grove
Latham House JC
Left Bank Burger Bar
Pasta Dal Cuore
…stay tuned for more restaurants to come.

We strongly encourage all Downtown JC restaurants to participate in this dining event.