6th Borough Comedy Festival 2019


When: June 12 – 15 2019 

Where: Hosted by Art House Productions

Art House Productions hosts the second annual 6th Borough Comedy Fest (6BCF) from June 12th-15th 2019. 6BCF is held in Downtown Jersey City with over 130 performers from across the nation. The festival features Stand Up, Sketch, Improv, Roast Battles, Podcasts and new special events: The Roast of STEVEN FULOP, and a surprise celebrity podcast guest on The James Altucher Show. This year’s industry judges include Stand-Up New York and Catch A Rising Star. One final comedian will be selected to headline a weekend show at Stand Up NY.

Wednesday, June 12th – Art House Productions (Improv & Sketch Comedy)
6PM: Improv Technicians, OFF TOP!, Bird & Friends
7PM: GAS Good At Sports, Gin Girls, Devin & Kristina
8PM: Helvetica / Night Eaters
9PM: The Code Switch, Gary From HR,
10PM: Mercy Santos (God’s Favorite Improv Team), Jane Don’t, My Momma’s Biscuits

Thursday, June 13th – Art House Productions (Improv & Sketch Comedy)
6PM: BOYF, Softball, The Michaels
7PM: ROAD PIZZA, Milwaukee!,
8PM: Freeze Frame! The Musically Improvised Sitcom, Improvised Buffy
9PM: The Nitro Girls!, The Executives,
10PM Perfect Storm, Meggie & Laura

Friday, June 14th – FM Bar @ 340 3rd St (Stand Up Comedy, Roast Battles)
730PM: Showcase 1
845PM: Showcase 2
10PM: Showcase 3
11PM: ROAST BATTLES Scott Chaplin [Comedy Central Roast Battle]

Saturday June 15th – Harborside JC @ 210 Hudson Street (Podcast, Roast Of Mayor, Live Music, Stand Up Comedy)
4PM: WTY Podcast w Rich Kiamco: interviews the 6 final comedians
6:30PM: The Roast of STEVEN FULOP, Scott Chaplin [Comedy Central Roast Battle] and Roast Battle winners
7:30PM: The Great American Country Drifters
8PM: Stand Up Comedy – 6 finalists plus HEADLINERS KEVIN FARLEY & JESSICA KIRSON



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The innovative idea to provide a one-of-a-kind wellness and health lifestyle at a Hudson County multi-family property has sprouted a new and creative yoga and lifestyle studio at The Cliffs Collection based on elements of Blue Zone Living which emphasizes a balance of diet, good habits and social engagement to initiate healthier, happier and longer lives.  And now this trailblazing new center is preparing to open its doors to the public.

Called SANCRI- Yoga-Wellness-Lifestyle, the holistic studio is located in the five-story building at 100 Paterson Plank Road on Jersey City’s Hoboken border.  It features massage and body treatments, yoga room with yoga and meditation classes, amethyst bio mat, an oxygen bar, as well as a complete wellness events calendar featuring workshops, health programs and expected cooking classes tied into nutritional speakers.   There’s also a fully-equipped fitness center with Himalayan salt sauna.

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SANCRI and its programming is headed by Health & Wellness Director Kristina Haug, who  possesses over a decade of studying advanced yoga practices, including under the personal guidance of Swami Dwarkanand for the past three years.  Ms. Haug perfectly blends her knowledge of holistic principals with a background in hospilatilty to deliver the ideal wellness and luxury lifestyle at The Cliffs Collection and effectively meet and exceed the health and leisure needs of outside clients. SANCRI is staffed by seasoned instructors and wellness professionals.

“SANCRI caters to your body, mind and soul,” Ms. Haug says.  “Hudson County has very few, if any, residential buildings that focus on improving the health and living standards of the people. It’s a unique concept as we truly embrace the idea of urban blue zone living and continuously try to create awareness on how to improve your life and implement small but powerful healthy habits that will led to longer and happier life’s. Convenience is one major aspect in this approach. We are providing services that that are currently inexistent in the Hoboken/ Jersey City area and we are placing them all under one roof! We’re excited to offer this comprehensive package of services and treatments to the public for the first time.”

Blue Zones are geographic regions worldwide where residents share common lifestyle traits.  SANCRI ties into the blue zone living concept through the powerful commonalities that ultimately lead to longer and happier lives, including community and belonging events, physical exercise, relaxation & wellness and diet.

“SANCRI offers a completely holistic wellness approach to the community,” Ms. Haug continues.  “With our services expanding from regular yoga and meditation classes to Ayurvedic inspired holistic body treatments and the alternative approach of using preventative medicinal devices like the amethyst bio matt while encouraging a regular use of the Himalayan salt sauna we cover a wide variety of naturopathic and preventive health practices which can’t be found in the area.”

The original concept of SANCRI was a collaboration between Ms. Haug and Sanford Weiss, CEO of Manhattan Building Company, developer of The Cliffs Collection.  Mr. Weiss wanted to introduce a platform that would stimulate residents to have healthy habits and make it convenient for them to live active lifestyles. The convenience of having a Himalayan salt sauna, massage treatment room, regular yoga and meditation classes and educational workshops and events on-site dramatically improve the living standards of the residents.

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Many of the services and programing at SANCRI are free of charge to residents of The Cliffs Collection.  The center is part of an overall amenity package that includes a private urban oasis awaits with an updated courtyard with roof deck and lounge, beautifully landscaped Zen Garden and hammock area, and an outdoor kitchen with gas grills, fire pits and water features all uniquely set against the breathtaking geological cliffs that nearly touch the building’s western edge.

Inside, homeowners receive a residents-only lounge with fireplace, children’s playroom and a lobby with concrete floors and adorned with historic photos of the building.

“We also provide 24-hour concierge service, bike storage and secured, covered on-site parking,” says Joshua Biegel, Project Director for The Cliffs Collection.

60 upscale condominium homes for sale in the initial phase of The Cliffs Collection.   Available for quick delivery, the studio-to-four-bedroom homes feature open floor plans ranging from 570 to 2,200 square-feet of soaring living space at introductory prices starting from the $500,000s.  Residences are fully customizable, allowing for buyers to work with in-house designers or on their own to tailor their new home with myriad of selections and options – while still enjoying near-immediate occupancy.

The Cliffs Collection is housed in a pre-war building began life in the early 1900s as L.O. Koven & Bro., Inc. Boiler Factory. Its classic exterior has been restored as part of its rebirth as a signature landmark residential building.

A mix of old and new will be found throughout the new residences, including soaring 10-to-14-foot ceilings, oversized windows framing panoramas of Hoboken, the Manhattan skyline and the cliffs; exposed brick walls and spiral duct work, engineered wide plank oak flooring, custom built-in closets, kitchens with state-of-the art appliances and industrial-themed fixtures and lavish baths with Kohler fixtures and white glass wall tiles.

“Buyers can also purchase a home ‘as is,’ allowing for them to privately complete renovations and improvements,” Mr. Biegel points out.

The Cliffs Collection maximizes its location just blocks from all the entertainment, dining, shopping and more that line Hoboken’s lively Washington Street and Newark Avenue retail corridor.  The 2nd Street Light Rail Station is also steps from The Cliffs Collection, providing convenient access to both downtown Jersey City and uptown Hoboken.

“Complementary shuttle service will be provided to the Hoboken PATH station from our front door, bringing the work centers and vibrant nightlife of Manhattan close to home,” Mr. Biegel points out.

An on-site sales center and fully-furnished model home are open and available to tour at The Cliffs Collection.  For additional information or to schedule a visit to tour the building, please visit www.thecliffscollection.com or call (201)-222-0920.

Kids’ Summer Drawing Classes at WORD JC


Drawing classes are back at WORD Jersey City. Bookseller and illustrator/artist Chazz Jogie will lead a five-week course this June and July—on Sundays for kids and on Mondays for adults—that will culminate with a mini art show in the store. Students will learn how to illustrate their own comic book pages, and at the end of the course will have the opportunity to present their work in an open workshop.

The class price includes all necessary materials for the session (sketch pad, pencils, sharpener, and eraser) as well as a small snack for the kids’ classes. Classes are available à la carte or as a full course. Kids’ classes begin on June 9 and adult classes begin June 10; the kids’ class will run from 2 to 4 PM and the adult class will run 7 to 9 PM.

Members of WORD’s Inner Circle program will receive their usual 10 percent discount.

KIDS’ CLASS DATES: June 9, June 16, June 23, June 30, July 7

Boss Chick Dance Workout: Jersey City Instructor Certification


When: Sunday, June 9, 2019 at 1 PM – 7 PM

Where: JC Barre – 419 Monmouth Street, Jersey City, New Jersey 07302

The Boss Chick Dance Workout is the hottest and sexiest women’s empowerment movement rocking the dance fitness scene. The BCDW is an international ladies only hip-hop, dance hall, and afrobeats twerkout designed exclusively for women to tap into their inner Beyonce while burning major calories! If you are passionate about empowering women, love street dance, and have a passion for turning up-this is the role for you!

Become an ACE certified Boss Chick Dance Workout Instructor (.8 CECs).

During our practical Instructor Training you will learn: BCDW concept and teaching methodology, BCDW routines, and key moves from 4 street dance styles: hip-hop, dance hall, afrobeats, and twerk techniques, Cueing and HIIT Training Techniques, BCDW Choreography, all the resources and tools necessary to teach a successful Boss Chick Dance Workout™ class and run your new business,
ACE Certified.

Details: Upon completion successful candidates receive:
BCDW Certificate of Completion, BCDW Instructor Manual, BCDW Instructional Online Video.

$290 Regular
$250 Early Bird
$315 Rush

Opening Party for Jersey City Jazz Festival


When: Friday, May 31, 2019 at 6 PM – 9 PM

Where: J. Owen Grundy Park – Hudson River Waterfront Walkway, Jersey City, New Jersey 07302

Jazz Festival Opening Party presented by Exchange Place Alliance, RiverviewJazz.Org and Arch Insurance.

Performances by Nation Beat and 2019 Grammy Winner Doug Beavers’ Salsa Orchestra.

Doug Beavers “Titanes de Trombón”
Ft. Frankie Vazquez, Marco Bermudez, Johnny “Dandy” Rodriguez, Luisito Quintero, George Delgado, Jerry Madera and more.

Free Event! Food Trucks, Beer and more at Exchange Place

More details at http://www.jerseycityjazzfestival.com

WORD JC presents Mike Cavallaro & George O’Connor


When: Sunday at 12:30 PM – 2:30 PM

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

WORD is beyond excited to welcome Mike Cavallaro and George O’Connor to Jersey City for a special presenation and drawing class with their new kids’ graphic novels, Nico Bravo and the Hound of Hades and Olympians: Hephaistos.

Purchase of either title is necessary for access to this event.

Fourth Annual Fleet Week at Liberty State Park


When: Sunday, May 26, 2019 at 12 PM – 5 PM

Where: Liberty State Park – 1 Audrey Zapp Dr, Jersey City, New Jersey 07305

*This event is rain or shine.

Come and celebrate Fleet Week jn Jersey City’s Liberty State Park. This event will include Navy and Marine Corps aviation static displays, Navy Dive Tank, military band and silent drill team performances, military static displays; kids activities; and much more.

Free and open to the public.


Journal Square Green Market is Back


When: Every Wednesday and Friday from now through December. From 2pm to 8pm

Where: 1 Journal Sq, Jersey City, NJ 07306

Journal Square Green Market is back and revamped.

They partnered up with Artist & Maker Market to bring a fun filled festive shopping experience complete with live music, artisan vendors, prepared and farm food.
Enjoy the beats while shopping or sit in our outdoor cafe style public seating and enjoy a yummy dish prepared by our seasoned rotating food vendors.

Making dinner? Grab some fresh produce from their stellar friendly farmers.


LO-FI And RNA Present An All Day Long Block Party


When: Saturday, May 18, 2019 at 12 PM – 9 PM

Where: Ferry St and Palisade Ave, Jersey City Heights, NJ

LO-FI and RNA present an all day long block party and street festival on Ferry St between Ogden & Palisade in the Heights. There will be plenty of local restaurants as well as some food trucks to keep you sated, and drinks will be available for purchase all day. This is a free event.

The Music line up is packed with great bands:
Rye Coalition
The Milwaukees
The Brixton Riot
Sean Kiely
Babraham Lincoln
Hudson City Rats
Change Order
DJ Street Justice spinning between sets all day.


The Enclave Exterior.jpgNew Rental Building Raises Bar for Hotel-Style Living in Jersey City’s Hottest New Neighborhood

Along Hoboken Border

 BNE Real Estate Group, Hoboken Brownstone Company and McKinney Properties announced today the launch of leasing at The Enclave, a new collection of 260 luxury apartments and more than 40,000 square-feet of resort-style amenities in one of Jersey City’s hottest new neighborhoods.  The architecturally-distinctive six-story building is nestled within a vibrant new mix of street-level retail, dining and cultural attractions along the Hoboken border and just minutes from Manhattan.

The developers tapped Manhattan-based The Marketing Directors as the building’s exclusive marketing and leasing agent which launched The Enclave from an onsite leasing office with fully-furnished model apartments.  The Enclave Outdoor Terrace“This is an exciting new neighborhood that makes city-centric living so desired,” says Jonathan Schwartz, a partner at BNE Real Estate Group.  “There’s a burgeoning blend of community-oriented retail and services here, including a new highly-touted restaurant/lounge, daycare facility, yoga studio and an art and theatre venue.  Complimentary shuttle service to the Hoboken PATH Station and proximity to the Holland Tunnel make for an easy commute to Manhattan, while direct access to a network of highways brings New Jersey destinations into play without having to navigate through crowded local streets.  We’re thrilled to now officially open the doors to The Enclave which adds a new, modern residential option to the mix that will complement the existing lifestyle offerings.  We look forward to welcoming our first residents.”

Apartments range from studios to two-bedroom residences, with select homes offering private balconies.  Design-driven living spaces include nine-foot ceiling heights, crisp, white quartz countertops; modern stainless-steel appliances, in-home washer/dryers, and custom modular closets.  Monthly rents are opening from $2,150, with a limited-time offer of one month free on a 13-month lease.  Immediate occupancy is available.

The Enclave residents will enjoy a full suite of cutting-edge indoor and outdoor amenities that were curated to create an exceptional urban lifestyle experience.  An abundance of desired outdoor space is highlighted by a resort-style rooftop terrace featuring a swimming pool, private BBQ areas, outdoor bar and a fire pit – all set against the dazzling Manhattan skyline backdrop.  The pet-friendly building also features a dog run and spa, multiple entertainment lounges, an arcade/game room, co-working spaces and conference room, children’s imagination room with connected outdoor play area and a Zen garden.  Fitness enthusiasts will enjoy a state-of-the art fitness center with virtual fitness programs, spin room, indoor/outdoor yoga areas, private massage room and resident locker rooms. Covered parking, bike storage and resident storage are available on-site.The Enclave Outdoor Terrace-Pool“To fully maximize the resident experience, we’re offering 24-hour concierge, Amazon package lockers, pet concierge services through Bark Building, and a Lyft partnership and pick up location,” points out Jacqueline Urgo, president of The Marketing Directors.

Residents will also appreciate The Enclave’s unique setting that provides additional green open space and pedestrian plazas.  In conjunction with the opening of The Enclave, the development team is introducing two new public parks which will feature a children’s playground and dog run.

The convenient locale is also just minutes from all that Hoboken and downtown Jersey City have to offer.  Complimentary daily shuttle service is provided to the nearby Hoboken PATH station, while a Citi Bike hub offers access to the bike sharing program.

For additional information and to schedule a private tour of The Enclave, please visit www.TheEnclaveJC.com, or call 833-292-5351.  The building’s leasing and model center is open daily and is located at 675 Monmouth Street, Jersey City, NJ 07310