Storytime with Susan Robeson

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When: Sat, Feb 16, at 11 AM – 12 PM

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

Join us at WORD Jersey City for a storytime celebrating the life of Paul Robeson with his granddaughter Susan Robeson, a filmmaker, producer, and Jersey City resident.

ABOUT THE BOOK

The story goes something like this: Grandpa Paul was a world-famous actor and singer, a man of peace and principle who worried about the safety of children and families living in countries at war. He wanted to use his voice to promote social justice all over the world. Though people warned Grandpa Paul that it was too dangerous, he traveled to the battlefields of the Spanish Civil War to sing to the soldiers. And while he sang, there was peace.

With gorgeous illustrations from the fine artist Rod Brown, Grandpa Stops a War celebrates Paul Robeson’s global activism and towering achievements, and shows readers the power of music in times of discord and war.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Susan Robeson is a longtime documentary film and television producer. Her award-winning work has appeared on PBS, NBC and ABC affiliates and has shown at the Museum of Modern Art, Lincoln Center and numerous film festivals. She is currently producing a major motion picture on the life of her grandfather, Paul Robeson. Her first book, The Whole World In His Hands: A Pictorial Biography of Paul Robeson, was an ALA best book for young adults. She resides in the New York City area where she is an adjunct professor in film and communications and executive director of the Paul Robeson Foundation. This is her first picture book for young readers.

UIU Cares: Community Service at Peace Care St. Ann’s

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When: Sat, February 16, 2019 – 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM 

Where: Peace Care St. Ann’s – 198 Old Bergen Rd Jersey City, NJ 07305

UIU Tristate is heading to a Peace Care St. Ann’s for a service event on Saturday, February 16th from 2-3pm.

Join the event for “Omume Ifunanya (Acts of Love)” to create cards of love and compassion with seniors, mingle and offer support.

Let’s spread the love! February is the month of compassion, love, and unity.

Just a few things to note:
Wear comfortable shoes/boots
Wear comfortable clothing
Bring your art & craft supplies (optional)
Bring your enthusiasm
Bring water and snacks (optional)

Please email us at uiutristate@gmail.com if you have any questions. 

Join New York Adventure Club For A Behind-The-Scenes Tour Of The Historic Loew’s Jersey Theatre

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When: Sat, February 16, 2019 – 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Where: The Landmark Loew’s Jersey Theatre – 54 Journal Square Plaza, Jersey City, NJ 07306

Your local movie theater’s reclining seats are great and all, but does it have a grand chandelier in the lobby, fanciful sculptures and detailing, and a special movie organ that could reproduce hundreds of sound effects? Didn’t think so.

Join New York Adventure Club for an exclusive, behind-the-scenes tour of the historic landmarked Loew’s Jersey Theatre in Jersey City, one of the five Loew’s “wonder theatre” movie palaces built in the New York City area between 1929-1930.

Led by a Loew’s Jersey Theatre staff member, our unique experience at this opulent 3,000+ seat theatre will include:

  • A discussion around the history of the Loew’s Jersey and how the Friends of the Loews volunteer organization single-handedly saved the theater from demolition (and restored it with no funding)
  • A visit to the theater’s stage and backstage to see the intricate curtain pulley system
  • Walkthrough of the original lobby, parlors, and hallways
  • A look at the functioning Robert Morton “Wonder Morton” Pipe Organ, where the “Wonder Theatres” get their name
  • An exclusive visit to the theatre’s projector room to see its collection of historic projectors

Click here to see pictures from one of our previous visits to Loew’s Jersey.

*Please wear comfortable shoes as we’ll be walking and climbing stairs for a portion of the trip.

 

Downtown 234 Gallery Presents ‘Won Love’ Art Exhibit

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 When: Thu, February 28, 2019 – 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Where: Downtown 234 Gallery – 234 York Street, Jersey City, NJ 07302

On Thursday, February 28, 2019 from 6-9p at Downtown 234 Gallery, visit the reception of ‘Won Love‘ a collection of portraits (inspired by Bob Marley & the Wailers song “One Love”) where race, religion, color, sexual orientation and ethnicity see beyond physicality.

This is a free event.

 

Yoga From the Heart with Essential Oils

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When: Feb 10th Sunday at 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM

Where: Sattva Yoga Jersey City – 523 Palisade Ave., Jersey City, New Jersey 07307

Yoga From the Heart; Flow and Restore with Essential Oils
with Karen Mandell and Leah Guy

Open your heart and embrace life (and yourself) with LOVE during this Valentine’s day inspired 2 hour workshop designed to channel your inner heartspace energy and strengthen your relationship to loving self care. Karen will lead you through a soulful flow with breath work and mantra designed to open Anahata chakra, the spiritual center of the heart. Leah Guy will be on hand to offer essential oils and guided meditation during the healing restorative postures for the deep, healing work of connecting to our source of unconditional self love and acceptance.

Cost $35

Please pre-register as space is limited.
www.sattvayogajc.com

Taphaus Waterfront Restaurant To Host Superbowl Party

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When: Sun, Feb 3, 2019, 4:00 PM – Mon, Feb 4, 2019, 12:00 AM

Where: Taphaus – 2 2nd Street #101 – Jersey City, NJ 07302

Join Taphaus for all the fun and excitement of a true tailgate party at their Waterfront location. Watch the big game on one of their 14 big screen TV’s and state of the art speaker system so you won’t miss a single minute of all the action.

Cheer on your favorite team while enjoying sample cocktails by promotional cheerleaders, pitcher of ice cold draught beer with appetizers, some fun activities and lots of giveaways for guests.

Ask about their exclusive viewing area for parties of 6 or more with full VIP table service during the Game.  Get tickets here. 

Save the Date: 2019 Healthy Food Access Symposium

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When: Sat, March 2, 2019 – 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM 

Where: NJCU School Of Business – 200 Hudson Street – Jersey City, NJ 07302

Join the Jersey City Department of Health & Human Services for the 2019 Healthy Food Access Symposium on Saturday, March 2nd. This second annual gathering will focus on strategies to improve access to healthy food for all Jersey City residents, reduce food insecurity, and support our local food system.

Don’t miss the opportunity to gather with others who are building a healthier JC.

Register here. 

2019 Jersey City Sock Drive

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Give the gift of warmth to your community this year. Your donations of men’s, women’s and children’s socks will go to those in need at the Jersey City and Hoboken shelters.

Donations accepted from now until Thursday February 14th, 2019.

Look for Sock Drive Hampers at the Prominent Properties Sotheby’s International Realty Office – 306 Washington St, Hoboken.

Hey Jersey City Foodies, Midnight Market Is Back

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When: Friday, February 8, 2019 – 6:30 PM – 11:59 pm

Where: Harborside Atrium – 210 Hudson Street, Jersey City, NJ 07311

Midnight Market Jersey City offers a one of a kind Night Market experience for foodies.

The 21 and older event features a DJ and the area’s trendies food vendors. Midnight Market is an exciting take on the classic night market scene. Bring your crew, bring a date, or just bring yourself. The most important thing is that your bring your appetite.

For more information or to purchase tickets, click here.

 

Hoboken’s Bijou Properties Offers Preview of Newest Upscale Condo Building

Taking a look at our neighbors to the north, Hoboken is adding a brand new boutique condominium building to its housing stock.  Developer Bijou Properties is providing a preview of VIA Lofts, an intimate collection of just ten luxury residences in the Hoboken’s bustling northern end.

via lofts living room 1The finishing touches are now being applied to the architecturally-distinct and eco-friendly six-story building, providing prospective buyers an up-close look at its sleek two and three-bedroom floorplans and a first-hand view of the long list of upscale finishes and environmentally-conscious features included in the homes.

Previews of VIA Lofts are available by appointment only and can be scheduled by contacting Irene Perello of Hudson Place Realty at 201-681-6191.

Located at 1410 Grand Street, the well-appointed condominiums at VIA Lofts offer from 1,372 to 1,495 square-feet of luxury living space.  Two-bedroom homes are priced from $1.195 million and three-bedroom residences begin from $1.295 million.  Initial occupancy is expected in March 2019.

“This is an invaluable opportunity for homebuyers to experience the uniqueness of this high-performing, sustainable building and its contemporary design,” says Larry Bijou, managing partner of Hoboken-based Bijou Properties.  “We’ve already had many interested prospects take advantage of the preview period and receive a comprehensive look at VIA Lofts.”

Condominiums at VIA Lofts boast 11’ foot loft ceilings, high-performance Miele appliances, oversized windows, wide-plank oak flooring, filtered water, super-efficient VRV central heating and cooling system and solid concrete floors.  Select homes will offer private terraces, and a limited number of residences will boast New York City views. There’s also an on-site private parking garage.

VIA Lofts is registered for LEED Platinum certification for homes from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), and is the latest sustainable luxury condominium building introduced by locally-based Bijou Properties in uptown Hoboken, N.J.

Designed by MHS Architects, the building features a distinctive exterior with specially treated masonry bricks have the appearance of brick already aged 100-plus year and oversized windows to blend seamlessly into its neighborhood streetscape.  The top penthouse floor adds to the architectural asset with an aluminum composite, a visually stunning metal finish that continues to waterfall down the edge of the façade into a board-form concrete finish.

Residents will enjoy a host of desirable building amenities and services, such as a state-of-the-art fitness center, landscaped amenity terrace with lynx grilling area and secured individual storage crates and bike racks.

From the moment a resident steps into VIA Lofts, they’ll get a true sense of the quality that awaits them with a welcoming, upscale grand lobby that features polished concrete floor, exposed concrete walls with bamboo panels, decorative barn door and chic industrial-inspired lighting and fixtures.

VIA Lofts is ideally situated in the upper northwest quarter of Hoboken which is celebrated for being close enough to enjoy all that the City has to offer but in a more peaceful, removed setting.

A host of restaurants, bars, boutique shops and conveniences are within walking distance, including a Trader Joe’s, Bowtie Cinemas, Orale, Dolce and Salto Italian Café. Bierhaus Biergarten, Gravity Vault Rock Climbing Gym, all less than one minute from the building.

There’s also a New York Sports Club nearby, as well as the 14th Street New York Waterway Ferry and direct New Jersey Transit buses which provide convenient service to midtown and downtown Manhattan.

What’s more, one of area’s most popular coffee destinations, bwè kafe, is also expected to open its third Hudson County location just feet from VIA Lofts this summer.

“Uptown Hoboken has become the ‘hippest’ part of town and provides the vibrancy of an urban playground with multiple parks, new athletic fields and the scenic Hudson River Waterfront Walkway,” says Ms. Perello.

“There’s never a shortage of activities, with boutique shopping, restaurants, cafes and bars along Washington and 14th Streets. The City also hosts numerous waterfront concerts and seasonal fairs and street festivals. And being within minutes of the Lincoln Tunnel and the 39th Street NY Waterway terminal brings all that Manhattan has to offer within close reach.”

VIA is being built in accordance with the USGBC’s LEED guidelines for developing high-performance, sustainable buildings which incorporate responsible site development, energy efficient design and ecological-friendly materials to create environmentally-sensitive urban living environment.

As recognition for its dedication to building responsible homes and buildings, Bijou Properties recently received a 2018 “Smart Growth” award for creating an iconic, mixed-use development in an emerging neighborhood in Hoboken. New Jersey Future, a non-profit organization that promotes responsible land-use policies, named the developers 424-unit 700 Jackson Street rental building one of the recipients of its prestigious annual award.

For additional information on VIA Lofts, please call 201-681-6191 or visit www.vialofts.com.  Interested buyers can also email info@viahoboken.com.