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Cork & Canvas Opens!

11391349_10205741028662660_6633484343336343866_nThere’s a new social painting space in town Jersey City: Cork & Canvas Paint Paint and Sip studio!

It goes like this: grab your friends, lovers, children, pick up a bottle of vino and have an exciting evening with talented artists who instruct you how to create your own masterpiece based on the “painting of the evening.” It’s a step-by-step process and no experience is necessary. The night is about creative expression, bonding and fun.

Explore your own creativity to form an individual piece of art that can be a statement piece for your home or a gift for someone else.

The grand opening of the studio, located at 275 Newark Ave., is this Friday, June 5th from 7-10pm. If you can’t make it then, here’s what you need to know for your future visit: 

Choose your night based on your preferred painting. Check out the Calendar to decide what you’d like. Get family and friends to join in and then Register Online or call the studio (732.309.6568) to sign up.

Raise your brush and your glass,

Click below to see the themed nights Cork & Canvas Paint and Sip offers.


6th Borough Market 9/14


Shop the pop-up 6th Borough Market from 11am-5pm located behind City Hall (Montgomery St & Marin Blvd) this Sunday, September 14th.Some of the contributing brands are: Do You Tea? Soap for Sinners, Republic of Pigtails, Oh Honey!, Choc-o-Pain, Vera Vixeness, Cholita Dessert Bar, and more.

The Market is a curated mix of artisan crafts and vintage goods for sale, and the experience is topped off with children’s activities and yummy eats. Artists, collectors and chefs gather to provide a fun experience for families on one given Sunday each month during the warm season. Note: It’s the second-to-last one! (October 19th is the final market.)

For those of you who’ve been missing out on the festivities, here are a few mentions from me.


Keep it local,

Riverview Flea Market: 9/14



It’s that time of year where we welcome the most amazing annual flea market ever, that of Jersey City’s Riverview-Fisk Park. This year already boasts over 100 vendors (including me).

Free zumba? 10:15 am
Free yoga? 11am
Children’s activities? ?

Additionally, there will be live music from JC’s favorite bands throughout the day (line-up tbd).

Tables are still available if you’re interested in vending. Click here to sign up.

Stop, shop and roll anytime between 10am and 5pm. FB info.


Butterfly Pinning at Kanibal Home 10/10/13



On Thursday, Kanibal Home (213 Montgomery St.) is hosting a craft class at 7:30pm on Butterfly Pinning. Learn how to steam, spread and pin a butterfly. The class includes materials and you taking home a framed butterfly. $25.

These events fill up quickly, so you must RSVP: to attend.

Happy pinning,

JC Arts School: Register Now


There’s still time to enroll in 4-8 week courses at Jersey City Arts School (326 Fifth St.). Learn portrait drawing, ceramics, or beginner or intermediate drawing and painting. While these courses are for adults, there is an age 12+ course titled “Comics,” which the school describes as “understanding the skills, processes and techniques involved in the time-honored tradition of juxtaposing words and images in a sequential format, otherwise known as cartooning.”

Read the finer details and register here.



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