Riverview Jazz Festival used to be a one-day event, but now it spans an entire week, kicking off Saturday, June 3rd on the waterfront (3 2nd St.) at 12pm.
Here is the lineup of Saturday’s performers. Also, there will be food vendors, a flea market, a beer garden, children’s activities and more.
Throughout the week, hear live jazz in various Jersey City venues and parks like The Corkscrew, Fox and Crow, Moore’s Lounge, The Brightside Tavern, Madame Claude Bis, The Archer, The Hutton, Grove St., Newark Ave., Pershing Field, Lincoln Park, J. Owen Grundy Pier and Audubon Park. Full schedule here with dates and times.
The Riverview Jazz Festival flagship event closes the whole program on Saturday, June 10 at 12pm in a day of music and festivity.
The year, there will be two stages off of Riverview-Fisk Park: Holland St. and Ogden Ave. Full line-up here.
Besides awesome music, there will be food and craft vendors, face-painting, and a performing arts workshop.
And if you’re still have not had enough jazz by 8pm, there is an after-party at Fox & Crow.
Dulce de Leche in the Heights (376 Central Ave.) is my new favorite hangout spot in Jersey City and here’s why:
Awesome espresso and coffee is just the beginning.
The space is big and bright, thanks to the high ceilings and lighting, and is perfectly upscale while still being welcoming of the mixed clientele. The staff is a bit flummoxed, as they are still figuring it out, but so are the customers, who are still figuring out where they now live or figuring out the changing landscape of where they have always lived.
Photo credit: Tom Horan
Jersey City’s Kennedy Dancers are presenting their annual “Christmas Cabaret” on December 12 at 7pm and December 13 at 3:00 pm at The Kennedy Dance studio (79 Central Ave.).
Christmas Cabaret is a series dance performances set to holiday music choreographed by Diane Dragone, Artistic Director, Performances will include dances set to the music of Pachelbel’s “Canon in D Major,” Babatundi Ala Tunsi’s “Drums of Passion,” Justine Bieber’s “Under the Mistletoe,” Mariah Carey’s “All I Want for Christmas,” Whitney Houston’s “Joy to the World,” with additional choreography by Laurel Zaleski of excerpts from Tchaikovsky’s “The Nutcracker.”
For tickets call (201) 659-2190. This special occasion is a FUNDRAISING event as tickets sales will go towards The Inner City Youth scholarship program for disadvantaged teens who exhibit talent and the passion to be professional dancers.
Keep calm & Cabaret On,
Not only is Reservoir #3 by Pershing Field in the Heights open on the weekends for fishing, kayaking or just wandering around, it is now open on weekdays from 3-8pm. Fishing equipment and instruction are provided, and all ages are welcome. Enter at Jefferson Avenue.
Throw me a line,
Pershing Field (201 Central Ave.) is 20 steps away from my house and therefore my immediate recreation center.
Pershing Field has a baseball field, tennis courts, basketball courts, an indoor ice skating rink (roller rink in summer) and a swimming pool. The indoor facilities have recently been refurbished, but the basketball courts and tennis courts could use some work with new paint and netting, as well as the outdoor “track” made of dirt.
I run on the sidewalk perimeter for my workout, and if I’m ambitious, attack the monkey bars on the playground.
At Pershing Park, there is something for everyone, and people of all ages in the community play here. It’s a great and inexpensive place to go ice skating; swimming is a small fee for residents. People walk their dogs or kick abound soccer balls in the open grassy spots. If the weather’s fair, there is action at Pershing until 10pm year-round, and part of that is because the park is so well-lit.
Get your summer on,
DEALS & STEALS: Get ’em while they’re hot and save some $$$$$ in Jersey City.
For $35, enjoy a dinner for two at ME Casa, downtown’s Purto Rican resto (356 Varick St.). Includes one shared appetizer and two individual entrees. Details here.
Visit Liberty Science Center (222 Jersey City Blvd.) and pay only $10 per person for admission. Read more here.
Spend only $58 for a two-hour murder mystery dinner for two people at Sanai’s (510 Summit Ave.). Read about my experience here. Purchase the deal for yourself here.
Dine at China Spice (839 Newark Ave.) and save $15 off your bill. Buy here.
Save up to 50% on Newark Airport parking. Read about packages here.
Take in some tunes this Friday at 7pm with live music at the Palisade Lumber Yard. Dogfood kicks off the action, followed by the Zydeco Revelators and GMJ Groove.
Today has turned into a gorgeous day, the perfect day to stop in at Dahlia’s Ice Cream Spot (290 Central Avenue). Dahlia and co. makes all of their ice cream in-house, including ice cream cakes and cookie sandwiches. You can buy a cone/ milkshake/ yogurt cup for now, but they have several flavors available in pre-packaged single serving, pint, and quart sizes to save for later. Their innovative flavors never fail to disappoint. (more…)