Join the BBL and BIBAK Northeast USA, a non-profit organization that sponsors cultural programs to promote understanding among many ethnic groups in the Northern Mountain regions of the Philippines, this Saturday, Oct. 21st at 6pm at New Jersey City University in Jersey City.
The contemporary cultural presentation featuring the founder of the widely acclaimed, legendary Filipino folk group ASIN (salt of the earth) together with the new breed of talents. BIBAK NE USA Dance Ensemble will perform a unique showcase of the original music and dance of the Cordillera Region. The performance will evolve on the undying songs of ASIN. Details here.
This particular event aims to raise funds to support their Surgical/Dental Mission Program in the Cordillera region, which works with hospitals in the area to provide the needed surgical/dental procedures to the indigenous people in surrounding rural villages. Funds raised from the evening will primarily cover the cost of medicines and surgical supplies.
The unique evening also exemplifies a collaboration of established artists and new and upcoming talents who will showcase the colorful and wonderful contemporary music and traditional dance from the Philippines.
Purchase your tickets here.
Let’s continue celebrating Independence throughout the week! Con Vivo is hosting a unique concert—“American Art Song”—on Saturday, July 9th at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church (440 Hoboken Ave., Jersey City) at 1pm.
Explore the art song through American composers in a program featuring vocalists Sarah Nelson Craft and Barry L Robinson. The concert will span America’s rich diversity of musical styles including classical, jazz, and spirituals from composers Aaron Copland, Charles Ives, Margaret Bonds, Henry Thacker Burleigh, Cole Porter, George Gershwin, John W. Work, and CVM’s own Mazz Swift.
Mezzo-soprano Sarah Nelson Craft and Barry L Robinson will take the stage. Craft is a “born storyteller” whose commanding, versatile voice has caught the attention of audiences around the world. Carnegie Hall recently presented her in a solo Spotlight Recital with pianist Warren Jones, a triumphant performance that drew high praise from critics. (Opera News described her performance as “exquisite… glowing… charming… affecting… Craft fully inhabited the music with intensity and focus.”)
A rising talent, Robinson has been lauded for his “amazing, robust” voice and “potential for operatic stardom” (New York Amsterdam News). He recently made his international operatic debut at Deutsche Oper Berlin in Prokofiev’s L’amour des trois oranges. This season, Robinson “dug into [the role of the priest Fojo] with passionate commitment” (New York Times) for a revival of Harry Lawrence Freeman’s Voodoo, not heard on the operatic stage for 80 years.
The program is FREE and welcomes children and all ages.
Open your ears and your mind,
It’s time for Art House Productions’ annual Snow Ball, Jersey City!
The Snow Ball Gala gathers festive, art-friendly folks and benefits Art House’s innovative arts programs and features live music, light fare, an open bar and a silent auction.
Join in on the fun Saturday, January 23rd at Art House Productions (136 Magnolia Ave.) at 8pm. Dress is “black tie creative.”
Purchase tickets here.
The Jersey City Small Business Forum is holding a special luncheon at 12pm this Friday, December 11th at Hudson County Community College (161 Newkirk Street at Sip Ave.).
The forum will address the needs of the Jersey City small business community and raise awareness of financial products and services, and technical assistance available to small businesses in Jersey City, while providing the tools necessary for businesses to remain stable and grow.
Registration and a buffet will begin at 11:30am at the Jersey City Culinary Conference Center in the building.
Mayor Fulop will deliver welcoming remarks, and the event will feature expert panelists from the City of Jersey City, Rising Tide Capital, Jackson Hill Main Street Management Corporation, Investors Bank, and the 504 Company, who will discuss the opportunities and challenges facing small business leaders and owners in Jersey City.
Topics to be covered: Access to capital and technical assistance for small businesses; business and investment planning; tax preparation; how to create your business portfolio and plan for growth, and micro lending opportunities.
This is a not-miss for Jersey City entrepreneurs and small business owners.
Knowledge is power. Knowledge is wealth.