5th Annual Disco in the Park

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Saturday, August the 18th from 6 pm – 10 pm in Van Vorst Park

Get Down and Boogie with your neighbors. Van Vorst Park Association & The Friends of Van Vorst Park invite you to put on your dancing shoes and disco the night away. Music by our favorite DJ Marvilious- Disco Dance Lessons by JC BALLROOM!!!–fun for the whole family and best of all FREE!!!

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Summer Dance

36723860_10156417936724344_7032218290965446656_nHead on down to the river for a free performance every Thursday this month! Presented as part of the Summer in the City Cultural Event Series with Mayor Steven M. Fulop, the Jersey City Municipal Council and the Office of Cultural Affairs.

SUMMER DANCE SERIES 2018

–July 19: Nimbus Dance Works
–July 26: Kennedy Dancers
–August 2: Ariel Rivka Dance Company

These events are all free and open to the public.

Get your move and groove on down on the waterfront!

Jersey City Slam: Open Mic

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Thursday, June 14th from 6 – 9 PM at Tea NJ (262 Newark Ave)

Congrats to the 2018 Jersey City Slam Team: Nelly, Sean, ChyKonic, Aaya and Karma!

The season might be over but we will still be here having fun.

Our open mic is open to music, stand-up comedy, poetry and bar tricks. Veterans and newcomers are welcome!

Friendly reminder please no outside food or drinks. Tea NJ has amazing vegan fare along with an assortment of hot cold beverages like Bubble Tea!

Doors open at 6:00 PM and the show starts promptly at 7 PM.

Admission is FREE

Cathedral Market Day Festival

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Not your ordinary Flea Market, Cathedral Market Day, a fundraiser to benefit Grace Church Van Vorst and its outreach activities, will be held on Saturday, June 9th from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the church on 39 Erie Street, Jersey City. The church will be filled with UPSCALE THRIFT—curated, new or gently used items of home décor, art, jewelry and accessories, toys, hand crafted items, and clothing for adults and children. Featured will be a café and baked goods plus face painting and art activities for children. Bring the whole family for a day of food, finds and fun. Admission is free.

Riverview Jazz Festival Kick-Off at Exchange Place

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The Exchange Place Alliance and Riverview Jazz Organization present: Riverview Jazz Festival Kickoff at Exchange Place! Enjoy the musical styling of over 30 Jazz musicians on June 1st from 4:30 P.M to 9:00 P.M. There will be food and fun the whole family!

Performances include: Riverview Jazz Brass led by Andrae Murchison, ZT Amplifiers Artist Showcase (feat. Vic Juris, Dave Stryker, and Charlie Apicella), Gato Loco, Johnny Rodriguez Dream Team, and DJ Prestige.

FREE JC

2017-05-02_9-48-33Celebrate Father’s Day with the grandfather of modern Western music: Johann Sebastian Bach! Con Vivo Music presents its semi-annual Bach Concert on June 18, featuring mezzo-soprano Sarah Nelson Craft and oboist Christa Robinson in a concert of Bach’s most intimate chamber music for voice, oboe, string quartet, harpsichord, and organ. The concert will be performed at the gorgeous Cathedral Hall in downtown Jersey City, an acoustically ideal venue for Bach’s masterful compositions.

2017-bach-concert-webJohann Sebastian Bach was primarily known for his skills as an organist, as were his relatives. In fact, there were so many members of the Bach family employed as organists that the name Bach became synonymous with being an organist. J.S. Bach who, by some estimates, wrote approximately twenty minutes of music for every day of his life, is most frequently associated today with his large and magnificent cantatas, the Goldberg Variations written for harpsichord, and for music students, his counterpoint exercises, though his ultimate output was far more prolific. A relatively conservative composer in his lifetime, his experiments in the mathematics of musical tones and chromaticism weren’t truly understood for their brilliance until more than a century after his death. For this year’s Bach Concert, Con Vivo presents a wide panoply of Bach’s style and achievements, from the elegance of his intimate keyboard works, to the athleticism of his oboe and string repertoire.

Event Information:
Con Vivo Music’s 2017 Bach Concert

FREE, all ages welcome
Sunday, June 18, 2017 at 3:00pm
Cathedral Hall – 380 Montgomery St, Jersey City, NJ
http://www.convivomusic.org/events/2017-bach-concert/

Bike JC This Weekend

wardtourbanner1_0The 2017 Ward Tour will take place on Sunday June 4. REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN (& FREE)! REGISTER NOW!

There will be limited morning-of registrations before the ride.

Ward Tour sign-in and bib pickup begin at 9:00 a.m. at City Hall, located at 280 Grove St. in downtown Jersey City. Please arrive early enough to wait in a line or two, pick up your bib and pin it on. We recommend arriving no later than 10:00. We will all line up for the start at 10:45 and begin riding promptly at 11:00 a.m., in one large group. Helmets are required for all participants. Only riders 12 and over are allowed to ride individually in the Ward Tour. Younger riders can ride on an adult’s bicycle (in a seat, trailer, etc.). Adults, please register all kids coming with you too!

We’ll ride about 15 miles on streets closed to traffic, with a police escort. We’ll make a clockwise loop around the city, at a relaxed pace (10 mph), taking breaks, and returning around 1:00 p.m. to the finish. There we’ll continue to celebrate cycling all afternoon at our Finish Line Festival in the Newark Avenue Pedestrian Plaza, featuring live music, food and drinks, vendors and other attractions.

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Central Avenue Auto & Music Show

img_4627The next Central Avenue Auto and Music Show,” is now scheduled for Saturday, May 20, 2017 between 11 AM and 5 PM (rain or shine) in Central Avenue’s municipal parking lot (352 Central) (near Lincoln and Bowers Street). No streets will be closed during the event.

This event features:

  • A mix of classic and exotic cars;
  • Several ours of entertainment featuring a dynamic lineup of performers
  • Several exhibitors and numerous local participating businesses;
  • Children activities including face painting, balloons, and give-a-ways;
  • And an unforgettable day of family-friendly fun for the entire community.

The “Central Avenue Auto and Music Show” is organized by the Central Avenue Special Improvement District Management Corporation in partnership with Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop, Councilman Ward D, Michael Yun, the City of Jersey City Municipal Council and Division of Cultural Affairs, Hudson County Executive Thomas A. DeGise and Board of Chosen Freeholders. The event is hosted by the Central Avenue shopping district and is creative placemaking at its best. It is an exciting spring affair in the neighborhood that helps our shopping district connect with residents and shoppers in new fun ways.

FREE: A Musical Garden

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“My music is like a garden, and I am the gardener. Listening to my music can be compared with walking through a garden and experiencing the changes in light, pattern and texture.”
-Toru Takemitsu, from The Guardian’s A guide to Toru Takemitsu’s music

Con Vivo Music is pleased to present a portrait concert of the Japanese composer Toru Takemitsu on August 5. Largely self-taught, Takemitsu is know for incorporating philosophy and musical representations of nature is his compositions. Our performance will be framed as a musical garden, with unique staging, lighting, and arrangements of both performer and audience.

An acclaimed composer and theorist, Takemitsu was influenced by a broad range of music from jazz to Debussy and Schoenberg. Takemitsu was a founding member of the Japanese group “Experimental Workshop”, a varied group of avant-garde artists. He was a professor of composition at Yale University and received a range of awards for his music including the Prix Italia, Glenn Gould Prize, membership of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and membership of the Royal Academy of Music in London. Takemitsu is also known for his music for films such as Woman in the Dunes and Ran.

Event Details:
A Musical Garden: Toru Takemitsu Portrait Concert
FREE, all ages welcome

Friday, August 5, 2016 @ 7:00pm

The Barrow Mansion – 83 Wayne Street, Jersey City, NJ 07302
http://www.convivomusic.org/events/toru-takemitsu-portrait-concert/