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Saturday, March 19, 2011

VERNAL EQUINOX, art opening reception

exhibit at Shampoo JC,  107 Christopher Columbus Drive, JC,  march 20, 6-9pm
The Vernal Equinox occurs when the sun shines directly on the equator, resulting in day and night of equal lengths and signaling, at last, the advent of spring in the Northern Hemisphere.
The Equinox has been a time of celebration throughout human history and across cultures. It is a time of rebirth, fertility, new beginnings, the cycle of life.
This show features artistic interpretations of this joyful time.
Christopher Stuart, Bojana Coklyat, Torukpa Agbegha, Odo, Stephanie Riggi, Gina Lucia, Andrea Morin, Jaden Rogers, Eleanor Morin, Beth Achenbach

Friday, March 18, 2011

Love-prayer memorial for Japan

Uta Brauser invites you to add your heart and prayer wishes to a
memorial at Creative Grove  today,
friday 3/19.
2 - 8 pm,

put a red and a white heart to shape the Japanese flag onto a wooden board,
paper, scissors and glue available.
The memorial will stay and take shape at plaza throughout the week.(weekdays, we were told that we need to provide a permit first, in the lovely city of free expression..)

garden(ing) party

at Grace Church, saturday 3/19/2011
Garden Party!  Got a green thumb?  Come help Garden Guru Donald Gallagher get our garden into tip-top shape for spring!  We'll be working from 1pm to 4pm on Saturday afternoon.  Join us!

Thursday, March 17, 2011

The Fantasticks, theater at the Hudson school

When the curtains rise for a presentation of “The Fantasticks” this Friday, March 18, at 8 p.m. at the Hudson School, 601 park ave, Hoboken,  it won’t be the first time Anne-Marie Marcazzo has directed the comical musical. Eleven years ago, Marcazzo directed the show with, among other students, Laura Catlaw and Gabe Hernandez. Now that Hernandez and Catlaw have moved on and entered the entertainment industry, the two are returning to the Hudson School to help Marcazzo put on the show once again.

Catlaw is working as the choreographer, and Hernandez serves as the narrator, El Gallo, and the music director.
“The Fantasticks” will be performed on March 18 and March 19 at 8 p.m., and on March 20 at 6 p.m.

The cast includes Robert Stark, Sierra Shade Holland, and Claire Hill, all students at the Hudson School and residents of Hoboken. The book and lyrics are by Tom Jones, and Harvey Schmidt wrote the music for the performance.

The Hudson School is a small, independent school for grades 5-12, and was founded in 1978 by Suellen Newman, who is still the director of the school.
601 Park ave, Hoboken

Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for students and senior citizens. For tickets and reservations, contact Marcazzo at (201) 659-8335, ext. 317.

Ray Smith may be reached at RSmith@hudsonreporter.com

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

psychedelic House of Grove (CREATIVE GROVE really)

Fridays at the Grove Street PATH plaza,
friday march 18
Kaliptus Art spinning psychedelic electro noise and trance,
sideshow, acoustics

at 5 pm DJ Nyck bringing you rhythmic House grooves

celebrate the art scene outdoors downtown JC,
in the outdoor lounge and market, Creative Grove

a piece of interactive culture, democratic, spontaneous, independent and
ever changing
in New Jersey unique and the only of it's kind.

speakers forum and film festival part 1

at Casa Colombo, Museo d'Arte
380 Monmouth Street

the first event of a series is held
march 18, 7 pm
"Elizabeth street", Laurie Fabiano's novel. meet the author  at Casa Colombo
$10 for members, $15 for non members

casting call: actors, director, accompanist for Galileo, the musical

_gaia is looking for the following for Galileo the Musical, a musical in one-act as part of the Planet Connections Festivity 2011 in NYC:

Director- Must be passionate about the environment

Musical Director/Accompanist- must be classically trained, dynamic, and able to improvise between scenes. Must be able to attend some rehearsals and play all performances. (Small stipends available for directors)

Casting for the following roles:
Marina (Galileo‘s Mistress)- legit soprano
Senators, Clergyman, and Pope- all ranges, 30+, male or female

Preferably Non-Equity
Rehearsals in May. Six Performances over the month of June (exact dates TBD)
For more information on the musical and roles, please visit the website: http://www.wix.com/galileomusical/2010

If interested, please Marisol at
performing@ gaiastudio.org with headshot and resume.

Planet Connections Festivity: http://www.planetconnectionsfestivity.com/

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

green teen music and arts festival

at Grace Church (39 Erie street)  april 1st, 7 - 10 pm
The 2nd Annual Green Teen Music and Arts Festival is an opportunity for teenagers from all over Jersey City to showcase their musical and artistic talents in an eco-friendly community event. The Festival will feature live music and artwork by teens, which will be for sale along with refreshments and snacks.

All proceeds will go toward planting trees locally and around the country with the charities Friends of Liberty State Park and American Forests. Last we raised over $2100, more than double our goal, and this we hope to raise even more!

$5 suggested donation.

Cabaret workshop "new voices"

Art House Productions and The Theater Company team up once again to present the New Voices Cabaret & Workshop!

On Saturday, March 26, at 1pm, participants will gather at Art House Productions to work on a song or two to present that evening for an audience! 1pm rehearsal will be followed by a 6pm tech rehearsal, and then the 8pm performance. All are welcome to participate or just come out and enjoy!

Saturday, March 26
1pm - Rehearsal
6pm - Tech Rehearsal
8pm - Performance
Cost: $15 (payable at the door)
Registration: info@thetheatercompany.org

Saturday, March 26
8pm - Performance
Cost: $10 (payable at the door)

For further information:

Monday, March 14, 2011

March 17th: Roland Ramos Presents + Thomas Hartland Collective + The Porchistas LIVE At Northern Soul in Hoboken, NJ.

To Find out more details, Click here for the Facebook event page .

St. Patricks day in Hoboken....It's going to be a great night!

Mark it down on your schedule for Thursdays show at northern Soul in Hoboken 
Three wonderful bands w/ no cover charge. 
Northern Soul is Located at

577 First Street
Hoboken, NJ

Roland Ramos Presents

Tom Hartland Collective

The Porchistas

Infection Connection exhibit at Liberty Science Center

Spreading the word about the spread of disease

The Bubonic Plague once wiped out a third of Europe’s population in less than a decade. The "Spanish Flu" Pandemic killed 40 million people in a single year. Could such disasterous diseases ever strike again? The answer is yes, if we are not vigilant. From SARS to AIDS to common 24-hour viruses, controlling the spread of infectious diseases is one of the greatest challenges facing the world today.

At Infection Connection, you’ll come to understand how the choices we make on a daily basis – as individuals and a society – contribute to the rise and fall of infectious diseases. You’ll explore interactions between humans and microbes, learn about emerging diseases and see how science develops tools and technologies to prevent and treat infections. You can even conduct microbiology and epidemiology experiments in our very own laboratory.
And kids, watch out for the giant blue nose! Why? You'll find out! (Yuck! Cover your mouth when you sneeze!) Infection Connection will help keep you and your family healthy all year round.


 Liberty Science Center, Liberty state park JC, 222 Jersey City Blvd (near exit 14B turnpike,
or end of Communipaw ave)
The Hubble Space Telescope, perhaps the most important new scientific tool since Galileo invented the telescope, produces images that are astonishingly beautiful and often deeply
mysterious. Seen on the nation's largest IMAX Dome screen, 88 feet in diameter, they are positively mind-boggling. Viewers will be awed by sights formerly witnessed only by astronauts and astronomers. They'll see stunning, large-scale images of some of the most distant features in the universe such as star "nurseries," unimaginably distant galaxies, and glowing nebulae located in the deepest part of the cosmos, up to 13 billion light years away from Earth.

Showtimes: 10:15 am, 12:15 pm, 2:15 pm

Say What? with Mel K, teen poetry workshop

Art House Productions


Led by Jersey City poetry powerhouse Mel K

6 Fridays, March 25 – April 29

Art House Productions
Hamilton Square
1 McWilliams Place, 6th Floor
Jersey City, NJ 07302
(SE Corner of Hamilton Park near Erie St./8th St.)

This workshop will explore an exciting selection of poetic styles. The stylistic focus will range from slam to short form to cutting-edge multimedia, and will be determined by the students' own preference. Teens will have ample opportunity to write, perform and discuss their own new work. There is a $25 registration fee.

Mel K is a poet, performer and professor from Rochester, NY. She earned an MFA at Naropa University. Her performances have been viewed both nationally and internationally, from New York to Warsaw.

German Stammtisch

march 19 2-5pm German Stammtisch for our local German friends, German conversation, culture.
Trinkt einen mit und trefft die Deutschen im JC downtown Raum.
Bier bitte mitbringen

Wurscht Kraut und Polish/German Beer-byob
3rd Saturday every month.

RSVP Sava Polish Diner 346 Grove St Jersey City, NJ 07302 201-451-1901

Chilltown out of the box open mic

OUT OF THE BOX "Chilltown" Open Mic welcomes Performers of all types -- Listeners, too. Come enjoy poetry, song, comedy and rants and raves and laughs with an amazing community. Hosted by Pandora Scooter.
  • Hudson Pride Connection Center, JSQ, 7.30 - 9 pm, march 16

tax ins and outs for small biz, by Rising Tide Capital

International Institute of New Jersey (IINJ)
1 Journal Square Plaza, 4th Floor (Corner of Cottage & JFK Blvd., in the Banco Popular building)
Jersey City, NJ:
march 17, 6.30 - 8.30 
Get the latest on constantly changing tax laws this season by attending Rising Tide Capital's “Small Business Taxes: Less Mistakes, More Returns” seminar. Come & gain indispensable tips on how to maximize your tax return & preserve your bottom line.

You’ll walk away with expert advice about:

• When, why, & how to file sales, employment, & income taxes
• The importance of your business structure for tax filing
• How to register your business for sales tax purposes
• Record-keeping systems & software
• Common mistakes & issues regarding expenses,deductions, & credits
• Tax planning
taught by Rising Tide Capital, your helpful business resource Education Center
RSVP at 201-432-4316 or Roger@RisingTideCapital.org.
 March 16 - april 21
Opening reception is on March 16, 5-8 pm. The exhibition will remain on view till April 21. The artist Melanie Vote replicates childhood toys in plaster, to imbue them with a sculptural quality, and to use them as maquettes to paint landscapes from. By placing the cast toys within the contemporary American landscape as ruins and monoliths, they become archeological evidence of a society with questionably little substance to leave behind.

Harold B. Lemmerman Gallery, Hepburn Hall Room 323, NJCU
2039 Kennedy Boulevard

Tarik's belly dancing classes

Tarik Sultan teaches Egyptian style Oriental/Belly dance in down town Jersey City, NJ.

If you live Jersey City area, this is great opportunity to study with Tarik weekly. He will teach beginner level, and intermediate level classes.
Grassroots community center, 54 Coles Street
Time: Beginner - 8:00p.m. to 9:00p.m.
image courtesy  of dancetalk.info

hoop fitness classes

at Grassroots Community Center, 54 Coles Street
Hoop Fitness Classes offer a great full body workout for hoopers of all levels!

Hooping is not only incredible for your core, but tones and tightens the arms, hips, thighs and bottom like you can't believe! And yes...you'll get a cardio workout too!

This is the most fun you'll having getting in shape!

Mondays at 7pm

glass blowing workshops

JCAS and Kiva Ford are proud to offer 3 new Glassblowing workshops; These classes are 2 hours long (3 hours if you attend with someone else) and must be taken in order:
april 15 and 16, Jersey City Art school, 326 5th street

Workshop One: Learn how to create your own pendant, glass flower, and watering globe in this two-hour one-on-one tutorial. You will have the chance to learn traditional lampworking techniques from a professional glassblower. Discover classic techniques such as heating and manipulating glass, and using a glass bridge to support sculptures in progress.

Workshop Two: Learn traditional techniques of sculpting the human form out of molten glass. You will use colored glass rod, tools, and gravity to create detail and shape.

Workshop Three: Construct a small goblet. Discover techniques such as blowing, flaring, and assembling. You will use colored tubing and rod to create your finished piece.



Pi day

3.14, Pi day, Albert Einstein's birthday, 
at LITM it is celebrated  with Pie.
They will have organic pie slices available from Made With Love.

And special pi martinis,
all day and evening
LITM is at 140 Newark Ave,  close to Grove Street