Celebrate Father’s Day with Con Vivo’s semi-annual Bach Concert! On Sunday, June 18th, Cathedral Hall (380 Montgomery St.) will be filled with the sounds of Johann Sebastian Bach.
The concert features 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. 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.
The concert begins at 3pm and is free for all ages. Program information and more about Con Vivo here.
To musical bliss,
Hidden Hymns is an evening of Modern Dance by Meagan Woods & Company set to live original music by Shayfer James – and it all goes down at the 407 Theater-County Prep HS (525 Montgomery Ave.) this Saturday, June 17th at 7pm.
Meagan wanted to create a night with dance at the forefront, a show to highlight professional dancers, feature students, and honor a true coming together of friends and dedicated collaborators, such as Shayfer, who she’s worked with throughout the years.
“I can feel something building, something really meaningful,” says Meagan of choreographing and rehearsing these six dances, with a collective cast of 21 dancers.
Tickets are $15/general; $6/students. Purchase online here. You can also pay at the door, but door tickets are cash only.
Meagan Woods & Company can use your support to continue bringing arts programs to the community. Think: costumes, lighting, sound, rehearsal space & venue rentals, professional musicians and dancers, and so much more that goes into making these shows possible. You can donate to the cause here, and your gift is tax deductible.
To the arts,
The second annual Unity Walk in Jersey City, hosted by The Jersey City Anti-Violence Coalition Movement, takes place this Saturday, June 10.
Pamela Johnson, the director of the movement, started the walk in 2016 to raise awareness that violence in Jersey City increases during the summer, year after year.
The walk begins at the corner of McAdoo Ave. and Martin Luther King Drive at 9am, and ends at Lincoln Park, where there will be a picnic, games, live entertainment, informational booths, and crafts.
Beyond the walk, the Jersey City Anti-Violence Coalition Movement hosts empowerment workshops each month.
Learn more here.
Unite against violence,
Hamilton Park hosts Park Fest this Saturday, June 10 from 12-7pm, a seasonal celebration with something for everyone.
There will be three bands, a DJ, food trucks, adult bevvies, a flea market, tennis and kickboxing instruction, a magician, and even a petting zoo. Admission is free.
Bring your friends & family for the fun and meet new people in your neighborhood.
The Midnight Market is back this Friday, June 9 and this time it has a strict theme: food. (And the theme is going to stick — the second Friday of every month in Jersey City will, from here on out, be a Midnight Market: Foodie Edition.)
You only need to remember a few numbers for this Friday’s event:
21+ to enter
$5 or less per food item
$5 per drink
6:30pm – Midnight at The Harborside Atrium.
Indulge in all your foodie fantasies.
This Saturday, Jersey City welcomes its 10th annual Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic, a highlight of the social season.
Expect the usual showmanship of not only the actual sport of the event, but the star-studded audience in hats and frills, lounging on what should be a glorious afternoon with plenty of Veuve at the ready.
Neil Patrick Harris will be hosting, Jordan Fisher from Hamilton will be singing the National Anthem and Alicia Keys will be performing later on.
Because, you know, this is…
How we do.
Beneficiaries include Keep a Child Alive and Liberty State Park.
Must be 21+ to attend. Tickets here.
As the Park continues to promote green living, no parking is provided on site. Instead, guests must arrive via ferry (from Manhattan) or the Light Rail (Hudson-Bergen Line). I’m pretty sure you can Uber or Lyft it, too. Whatever the case, there is still a trek to the grounds, so be heel-prepared (flats in purse or don’t care to be bare…foot).
Toast to the summer season,
Patriotic holidays are humbling.
Please take time today to reflect on all who have protected the freedoms of the citizens of the United States of America.
To those who have served this country, who have been brave, scared, lonely, away from their families, and sacrificed their lives for the United States, thank you.