The Jersey City Vigil for Refugees is hosting a book sale this Sunday at Grace Church Van Vorst (Erie St. b/t 1st & 2nd) from 11am-5pm.
Stiphon through over 10,000 books, DVDs & CDs to find some gems for your collection. Prices will be extremely low. All proceeds benefit the local chapter of Church World Service for rent assistance and resettlement expenses for refugees.
The Museum of Russian Artpresents a solo exhibition of works by Nataly Khvost Sintez that opens this Saturday night at the MORA (80 Grand St.) from 6-8pm.
The artist herself will be in attendance in a champagne reception that opens the exhibit. What you need to know about Nataly Khvost Sintez: She works with vibrant colors in a variety of media, and her pieces generally evoke positive energy. While she works and lives in Russia, she has been part of shows in major cities outside of Moscow, including Amsterdam, London and Tokyo.
If you can’t make it on Saturday, the exhibition (including other artists) will be on view at the Museum until June 3rd on weekends: Friday 4-7pm; Saturdays & Sundays 1-5pm.
The Central Avenue Auto & Music Show returns for its 3rd year this Saturday, May 20 from 11am-5pm in Central Avenue’s municipal parking lot (b/t Lincoln and Bowers).
Display cars will be provided by Latino Automative Business Services, who is hosting the event in partnership with CASID, but anyone is allowed to enter their own classic and exotic cars for a chance to win a prize.
Local performers will be providing musical entertainment, while vendors will be selling goods and services
The event is free and open to all ages – kids’ activities include face paintings, balloons and giveaways.
On Sunday, May 7th, Harsimus Cove is hosting their first neighborhood-wide stoop sale. And it will be big – over 30 households are participating.
Even better, a portion of earnings are being donated to theChurch World Serviceto help refugee families in Jersey City. So you can get a little something while giving a little something back to the community.
The 14th annual Newport 10K will take place in Newport, kicking off in Newport Town Square (100 Town Place) in Jersey City this Saturday, May 6th.
Racers take their mark at 8:30am. (Registration opens at 7am.) The USA-TF certified course is the fastest course in the tri-state area, mostly flat and running along the Hudson River waterfront in Jersey City. The Post-Race Party will have refreshments, a local DJ and several prize drawings. Prizes amount to $15,900.
Today is the last day to register online, or you can register on race day for $40. Proceeds are being donated to the Jersey City Medical Center – RWJ Barnabas Health, which is the area’s only not-for-profit hospital and regional trauma center.
Lutze Biergartenhas moved their grand opening in Jersey City (15 Second St., Harborside Plaza) to this Thursday, May 4th due to probably rain on F riday. Whatever the case, it is great news for the city’s Thirsty Thursday crowd.
The party begins at 5pm and lasts until midnight. Expect live music, food vendors, face painting(!), and a Bounce House – yes, it is kid-friendly, and dogs are welcome,too, yay. But the best part: a late-night fireworks show!
Lutze Biergarten is outdoors and on the waterfront near the Exchange Place PATH, ferry, light rail, etc. Not only will they feature a rotating cast of craft beers, but cocktails and food as well. Also, the literature says it’s named after Wilhelm (Willy) Lutze, who lived in Jersey City his entire life (1900-1973). A child of immigrant German parents, Willy worked hard as a carpenter and mason to support his wife and four daughters.
In honor of Willy and for the love of Jersey City, Lutze (the establishment) will be donating a substantial portion of their profits to local charities and political causes that benefit Jersey City.
We can all cheers to that, JCG
Michael J. DeMarco, CEO, Mack-Cali Realty Corporation
Con Vivo Music will celebrate Earth Day weekend with a unique performance of “Not Less Than the Good,” a 60-minute musical sunrise and celebration of morning as embraced by Henry David Thoreau in “Walden” at the Barrow Mansion (83 Wayne St.), this Sunday at 6pm. The concert is free; all ages welcome.
“Not Less Than the Good” simulates a sunrise by combining the meditative playing of the saxophone quartet with ambient synthesizers. The music grows from a single quiet note, adding notes and timbres, growing in fullness and depth, much like the literature does with words (Ed. note: I’m only making that comparison because I wrote a term paper on “Walden” while at NYU).
Underneath this are real, pre-recorded sounds during the pre-dawn and early morning hours at Walden Pond: a chorus of insects, the lone song of dawn’s first bird which is joined by others in a raucous counterpoint, and the splashing of morning swimmers.
And keeping even further in trend with Beyonce, the hour-long performance is punctuated by readings of excerpts from “Walden”, considered a secular prayer of hope for enlightenment, that are narrated by poet J. D. McClatchy.