Jersey City’s Pier Fest 2019

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Jersey City’s Pier Fest is back! Just in time for the fall and like always, it never disappoints. Food, beer and live entertainment will be featured in the upcoming dates.

Check out the schedule below:

September 20
6:00pm Enildo Rasua “The Third Hand”
7:30pm Itai Kriss & The Cubana Special

September 27
6:00pm​ Andrea Brachfeld and Phoenix Rising Latin Jazz​
7:30pm SPANGLISH FLY

October 4
6:00pm Victor Santos ​Y Ocho Con Clave
7:30pm Yellow House Orchestra

Pier Fest will take place at

J Owen Grundy Park
Hudson St, 07302 Jersey City, NJ

 

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WRBG Book Discussion: Everything Inside

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When: Sunday, September 29, 2019 at 3 PM – 4:30 PM

Where: WORD Jersey City – 123 Newark Ave, Jersey City, New Jersey 07302

Join WORD Jersey City for a powerful discussion about Everything Inside.

ABOUT THE BOOK:

From the internationally acclaimed, best-selling author of Brother, I’m Dying, a collection of vividly imagined stories about community, family, and love.

Rich with hard-won wisdom and humanity, set in locales from Miami and Port-au-Prince to a small unnamed country in the Caribbean and beyond, Everything Inside is at once wide in scope and intimate, as it explores the forces that pull us together, or drive us apart, sometimes in the same searing instant.

In these eight powerful, emotionally absorbing stories, a romance unexpectedly sparks between two wounded friends; a marriage ends for what seem like noble reasons, but with irreparable consequences; a young woman holds on to an impossible dream even as she fights for her survival; two lovers reunite after unimaginable tragedy, both for their country and in their lives; a baby’s christening brings three generations of a family to a precarious dance between old and new; a man falls to his death in slow motion, reliving the defining moments of the life he is about to lose.

This is the indelible work of a keen observer of the human heart—a master at her best.

 

DMG INVESTMENTS ANNOUNCES WINNERS OF POPULAR “NEW YORK STORY” PHOTO CONTEST

NY Story WinnerDMG Investments, developer of One Park in Cliffside Park, NJ, has officially announced the winners for its exciting New York Story Photo contest.    The month-long contest was held this summer and asked enthusiastic contestants to take eye-catching photos that vividly explained their life and relationship with New York City.

Fifteen finalists were selected by an esteemed panel of judges that included Evan Joseph, a leading architectural and interior photographer, Zheng Yang, a famous photographer, artist, art instructor and global traveler and members of the New York Institute of Photography, the world’s largest online photography school.

Winners were chosen via public vote and the thrilling announcement of the top vote getters was recently revealed on the website and Instagram of One Park, an upscale luxury 14-story condominium building with a photogenic location overlooking the Hudson.  The building, with its unmatched New York City views, served as inspiration for the contest.

Taking home the prize for first place was “Risky Business” by Esteban Chacin.  The top photo perfectly showcased the majesty of New York City and the uniqueness of its subject who was perched high above the skyline on a construction beam in the rain.  Other winners announced by DMG Investments included “New York Street Stories” by Jackson Carvalho and “Reflection” by Lily Lam for second place and “Bridging Worlds” by Francesca Magnani and “Timeless Shape” by Fernando Berra Kossik in third place.  The winning images can be viewed at https://oneparkcondosnj.com/en/photo-contest/

Prizes included a Leica Digital SLR camera with a value of $2,200 and the opportunity to hold a personal photo exhibition at One Park for the 1st Place Winner, second place winners were awarded the newest Macbook Air and third place winners gifted a DJI Osmo Action camera.

One Park features 204 upscale condominiums perched atop the historic Palisades Cliffs. DMG tapped distinguished firm Architectura to design One Park.  The building boasts a glass curtain wall and private outdoor space for every home to take full advantage of its dramatic clifftop location and sweeping vistas of the Hudson River and Manhattan skyline.

A selection of one-to-four-bedroom homes are offered at the 14-story building, priced from the $500,000s.  More than 25,000 square-feet of resort-style indoor and outdoor amenities are provided at One Park, highlighted by a magnificent two-story lobby,  Aquatic Center featuring an indoor 55-foot heated pool with sauna and steam rooms and adjoining outdoor sun deck and private furnished roof deck with dining terrace with grilling stations, fire pits, intimate seating areas and outdoor movie theater.

Headquartered in New York City at 100 Wall Street, DMG Investments LLC (“DMG”) was established in 2013 as the US subsidiary of DoThink Holding Group, a well-known real estate developer in China.

DMG focuses on real estate acquisitions, development and management as well as financing. Leveraging the expertise of a team of dedicated real estate professionals with decades of experience creating and adding value for investors, DMG has amassed a portfolio of best-in-class assets across the US in dynamic markets in New York, New Jersey, Texas, Tennessee, Wisconsin, and South Carolina.

As the portfolio continues to grow, DMG is dedicated to providing amenities and services that enhance the livability of each project be it in the student housing, traditional multifamily or condominium sector. In the years to come, the goal of DMG is to become a global real estate enterprise with a world-class reputation for sustainable development and a business philosophy that emphasizes the importance of delivering value for investors, owners and residents.

 

Movies on the Pier – The Goonies, Hosted By 99 Hudson and Exchange Place Alliance

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When: Thursday, August 22nd at 8pm

Where: 200 Hudson Street – Jersey City, New Jersey 07311

Steven Spielberg’s 1980’s classic movie “The Goonies” will light up a big screen under the stars at the J. Owen Grundy Pier in downtown Jersey City.  The public is invited to come out and enjoy the adventures of this gang of misfits as they follow an old map leading to a hidden treasure.  The complimentary, family-friendly movie is sponsored by 99 Hudson and the Exchange Place Alliance.

9th Annual All About Downtown Jersey City Street Fair

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When: Saturday, September 21, 2019 at 12 PM – 8 PM

Where: Grove PATH Plaza – 314 Grove St, Jersey City, New Jersey 07302

The Annual All About Downtown Street Fair is back.

Celebrate Downtown Jersey City on Saturday, September 21st with the Historic Downtown Special Improvement District’s 9th Annual All About Downtown Street Festival from Noon-8pm.

We are hosting over 325+ unique vendors from The Grove Path Plaza all the way to Coles Street.

Our kid’s area will be packed with rides, face painting, games and shops for the little ones. (First Street) Sponsored by Smile Preschool and Nursery

Dancing Tony has invited a Get Down-town roster of local musicians at the (The) Rock-it Docket Stage (Bay & Newark) with performances by: TBD

Music On The Plaza (Grove Path Plaza):
Rotating DJs in the Chillax Zone

Beer Gardens
Mathews Food & Drink southern- style biergarten area (Grove Street)

The Keyhole Bar (Bay Street)

Left Bank Burger Bar Island Vibes Reggae Fest (Jersey Avenue)

This event will go on rain or shine.

Jersey City Seafood Fest

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When: Saturday, September 7, 2019 at 12 PM – 7 PM

Where: Jersey City Urby – 200 Greene St, Jersey City, New Jersey 07302

Get ready for the Jersey City Seafood Fest. Enjoy everything from Lobster Rolls, to Oysters, to Crab Cakes and more! Not a Fan of Seafood there will be plenty of Options for All Eaters. Don’t Forget about the Live Music, Interactive Games, Full Bar, Kids Rides and More! Details below:
$5 Admission Fee
Kids Under 12 Free
Kid Friendly? Yes
Dog Friendly? Yes
Food Trucks TBA
Bar Operated by The Lutze Biergarten

PUBLIC VOTING AUGUST 8TH TO 21ST FOR FAST TRENDING “NEW YORK STORY” SOCIAL MEDIA PHOTO CONTEST

NYC View One Park.jpgThe public now has their chance to weigh in on one of New York City’s most trending summer social media contests.  Voting has opened for the top photos in the “New York Story” contest which asked participants to submit their best landscape and lifestyle photos of New York City and its metro area.

The contest finalist have been chosen by an esteemed panel of judges that included Evan Joseph, a leading architectural and interior photographer, Zheng Yang, a famous photographer, artist, art instructor and global traveler and members of the New York Institute of Photography, the world’s largest online photography school. Fifteen images have been selected as finalists.   The photos can be viewed and the public can vote on the images from August 8th to 21st at https://oneparkcondosnj.com/en/photo-contest/.

Winners will be awarded based on vote count and announced on August 24th, 2019 on the One Park Instagram account and on the contest website. Winners will be declared for first, second and third place with substantial prizes awarded for the chosen photos.

The “New York Story” contest was sponsored by Manhattan-based real estate developer DMG Investments, which has been developing signature residential and student housing properties along the East Coast. Its most recent project, One Park, served as the inspiration behind the contest.  The luxury 14-story condominium building boasts an idyllic and photogenic location on New Jersey’s Hudson River Gold Coast with perfect New York City skyline as a pictorial backdrop.

One Park features 204 upscale condominiums perched atop the historic Palisades Cliffs in Cliffside Park, N.J.   DMG tapped distinguished firm Architectura to design One Park.  The building boasts a glass curtain wall and private outdoor space for every home to take full advantage of its dramatic clifftop location and sweeping vistas of the Hudson River and Manhattan skyline.

A selection of one-to-four-bedroom homes are offered at the 14-story building, priced from the $500,000s.  More than 25,000 square-feet of resort-style indoor and outdoor amenities are provided at One Park, highlighted by a magnificent two-story lobby,  Aquatic Center featuring an indoor 55-foot heated pool with sauna and steam rooms and adjoining outdoor sun deck and private furnished roof deck with dining terrace with grilling stations, fire pits, intimate seating areas and outdoor movie theater.

Headquartered in New York City at 100 Wall Street, DMG Investments LLC (“DMG”) was established in 2013 as the US subsidiary of DoThink Holding Group, a well-known real estate developer in China.

DMG focuses on real estate acquisitions, development and management as well as financing. Leveraging the expertise of a team of dedicated real estate professionals with decades of experience creating and adding value for investors, DMG has amassed a portfolio of best-in-class assets across the US in dynamic markets in New York, New Jersey, Texas, Tennessee, Wisconsin, and South Carolina.

As the portfolio continues to grow, DMG is dedicated to providing amenities and services that enhance the livability of each project be it in the student housing, traditional multifamily or condominium sector. In the years to come, the goal of DMG is to become a global real estate enterprise with a world-class reputation for sustainable development and a business philosophy that emphasizes the importance of delivering value for investors, owners and residents.

Powerhouse Arts and Wine Fest

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When: Saturday Aug. 10th at 11 AM – 8 PM

Where: CoolVines Jersey City (CoolVines Powerhouse) – 350 Warren Street, Jersey City, New Jersey 07302

ONimbus Dance x CoolVines Jersey City collaboration festival devoted to all things delicious and artistic is going down on August 10th. Celebrate in the lively Powerhouse Arts district of Jersey City while you drink wine & beer, listen to live music, indulge in BBQ bites, and discover new and emerging local artists. This is a family-friendly event and 100% of proceeds made from the festival will go to Nimbus Dance to help complete the long awaited Nimbus Arts Center at the Lively, featuring a 150 seat black box theater, spacious dance studios and gallery spaces in partnership with Jersey City mainstays Pro Arts Jersey City and Saint Peter’s University.

Tickets:
-$10 suggested donation to support Nimbus Dance for General Admission entry
-$39 Pre-sale VIP Tickets from 12 to 6pm includes 10 tastings, VIP exclusive bathrooms, VIP seating/lounge, and specialty food tastings. To purchase VIP tickets beforehand go to: https://bit.ly/2Rpvgcd

SummerFest Concert Series (Sundays)

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When: From now until August 18th 

Where: 1 Audrey Zapp Dr, Jersey City, NJ 07305

The City of Jersey City, Mayor Steven M. Fulop, the Jersey City Municipal Council and the Office of Cultural Affairs are excited to welcome back the SummerFest concert series.

SummerFest is a concert series that takes place every Tuesday and Sunday in Liberty State Park during the months of July and August. Part of the larger Summer in the City series, the Office of Cultural Affairs hand selects musical groups ranging in flavor, from Motown, Jazz, Blues, Vintage and Classic Rock, Country, Cuban Dance, Funk and R&B.

SummerFest 2019 (Sundays) Schedule:
Sunday, July 7, 6:00 – 8:00 PM – The Outcrops (Rock’n’Roll, Blues, Country)
Sunday, July 14, 6:00 – 8:00 PM – Lil Maceo (Jazz, Funk, Pop)
Sunday, July 21, 6:00 – 8:00 PM – HONK NYC presents Hungry March Band (Brass, Punk Rock, Traditional)
Sunday, July 28, 6:00 – 8:00 PM – 3D Rhythm Of Life (Latin, Tropical, Soul)
Sunday, August 4, 6:00 – 8:00 PM – Spirit Of Life Ensemble (Jazz, Afro Cuban, Brazilian)
Sunday, August 11, 6:00 – 8:00 PM – Demolition Brass Band (New Orleans Style)
Sunday, August 18, 6:00 – 8:00 PM – Winard Harper (Jazz)

Use the hashtags #SummerintheCity2019 and #SummerFestLSP, tag the Office of Cultural Affairs on Instagram (@jcartandculture) and show us how your enjoying your summer!

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This event is FREE and open to the public. For weather updates and cancellations, be sure to follow along with us at jerseycityculture.org, check the Office of Cultural Affairs Facebook page, or call the Office of Cultural Affairs at (201) 547-6921.

Directions to the Concert:
Sunday concerts are located in the North Cove Field (FREE parking for concert attendees behind Ferry Lot on Audrey Zapp Drive; parking tickets from the ticket booths WILL be validated at the show)
– Liberty State Park (1 Audrey Zapp Drive)
– NJ Turnpike Exit 14B Jersey City. Follow the signs to the park.
– Hudson-Bergen Light Rail to Liberty State Park Station
– Liberty Landing Ferry to Liberty Landing Marina, Liberty State Park

Summer Read-A-Palooza

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When: Saturday July 20th from 11 AM – 4 PM 

Where: WORD Jersey City – 123 Newark Ave, Jersey City, New Jersey 07302

Scholastic Summer Read-a-Palooza unites kids, parents, educators, public librarians, community partners, and booksellers in a nationwide movement to get books to kids in need during the summer, keeping every child reading. We are proud to be one of the participating bookstores in this nationwide push for literacy.

On July 20, 2019, we will be hosting a book drive kick-off to celebrate the month-long collection of books at WORD JC for local schools and educational programs. There will be face painting, jewelry making, Yoga in Spanish, a storytime, DIY Tie-Dye, and more fun activities throughout the day. Be sure to look out for our spread of upcoming Kids programming and make sure you sign up for our Kids Newsletter that will begin in the fall! For any questions about the schedule or the meet and greet, please email kids@wordbookstores.com.

Can’t make it to the store during the book drive?! We’ve curated a list of some of our favorite Scholastic titles. Purchase one or more of the titles below and we will add it to the donated books for Jersey City local schools.