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New Year, Better You: 2018

Happy New Year Jersey City!!

Whatever your goals are, my advice is to pick one thing and achieve that. You cannot do 10 things really well at once. But YOU CAN do one thing really well if you focus on that for life-improvement. Once you’ve mastered the first goal, tackle something else. Keep it simple.

There is room for improvement throughout the year. Here are some Jersey City spots that will empower you to achieve in 2018.

Take up Zumba, Yoga or Martial Arts
Workout for free in JC
Ice Skate here or here
Learn belly dancing, yoga, or Latin dancing for free at Kennedy Dancers
Jersey City Ballroom Dancing
Jivamukti Yoga
Get Salsa Fever

Learn something new:
Computer Courses
Jersey City Arts School
Sticth ‘n’ Bitch
Casa Colombo
Cork & Canvas
Spanish Blackbelt

Read something that expands your mind:
Jersey City Free Books
Jersey City Bookmobile & Library
WORD Jersey City

Get more work done:
Editing Services
Website Consulting

Jersey City Cares
Liberty Humane Society
Dress For Success

Meet JC Peeps:
JC Fab Lab
Singles in Jersey City
Geeks Who Drink
Jersey City Young Professionals

Serenity Day Spa
European Wax Center
Zeel Massage
Nails and Nails
Hair and Hair and Hair and Hair
My DIY trix here

Treat yourself to a statement piece:
Love, Liesel
Vivi Girl Shop
Tia’s Place
Another Man’s Treasure
Republic of Pigtails
Take care of your clothing


Be well & happy,

Spotted: Jersey City

In a new venture of bringing people, places and events to life in Jersey City, I’m introducing Spotted, a chapter of Jersey City Gal that is by the people and for the people – capturing the essence of our large and diverse city.

Jersey City is definitely on the map right now, with droves of people moving here and those on the outside curious about what’s up. Who are we? How do we define ourselves? Everyone is trying to keep up with Jersey City. What is your Jersey City?

Let’s let them know; let’s let each other know. For everything you do here in Jersey City, all of the places you go, the people you meet, the things you discover, your frustrations with a situation (traffic on 139?) – tag me in your social post and include the hashtag #spotted.

I want to bring our entire city together through your experiences. I’ll be aggregating all citizen-generated content to create a greater collage of this great city, all in one place. With miles to cover every moment, every day, this will be one collective spot of experiences that we can all share and learn from.

Joining the Spotted movement is simple: Here are the posting rules and examples to get you started.

Looking forward to your spots,

Mana Art Opening


On Sunday, Jan 11th, Mana Contemporary Art (888 Newark Ave.) is opening four exhibitions:

Making Art Dance: Backdrops and Costumes Celebrating 30 Years of the Armitage Foundation; John Newsom: Rogue Arena; David Levinthal: Hitler Moves East; and Ewerdt Hilgemann: Panta Rhei.

Also on view:
Francesco Clemente, George Condo, Chuck Connelly, Julio Galán, and Daniel Lezama in the Pellizzi Family Collections

150+ open artist studios, and a performance by Armitage Gone! Dance at 3 PM in the Mana Glass Gallery.

Stop by anytime from  1 – 7pm. Free.

To the arts,

Pop Up Shop! Saturday 10/18

1966670_10205106135678070_5413258960400180322_nIt’s the last outdoor JC Village Pop Up until it gets warm again! Check out Newark Ave. in front of Pecoraro for the following vendors and more this Saturday, 10/18 from 12-5pm.

The Lucky Honeybee
Portiguez Jewelry
K. Eight Creations
Maureen Gallagher Jewelry
Gaby’s Kitchen

Shop locally,

Jersey City Fashion Week Starts 9/24

Jersey City Fashion Week (JCFW) presented by DLJ, Give to Live Community Foundation, has emerged as one of the leading platforms for those in the creative field. Eager to showcase developing designs and businesses, participants and attendees include a variety of educated, influential, and fashion forward individuals who occupy Jersey City and its neighboring towns.

Here’s the Schedule!

9/24 Opening Night Fashion Soiree with Serwah Asante of Rue 114 from 6-10pm at VB3 Restaurant and Bar (475 Washington Blvd.)  Red Carpet Host and Mistress of Ceremonies Lori Bryant Ms. Black NJ USA 2010. Come see the fabulous clothing line Rue 114 by Designer Serwah Asante and LeVirage Fashion by Designer Nadu Lawson. Performances by Recording Artist Marlena Moniece. Tickets: $20.00 in advance; $30.00 at the door.

9/25 A Walk-thru In the Park  An Exclusive VIP Fashion Event – at 6pm at Maritime Park. (85 Audrey Zapp Drive). Featuring Jim Jones Rapper and Reality TV Star’s Vampire Live clothing Line. Former NFL Player and Superbowl Champion Darrell Reid debuts his new line DRLM. Hosted by Delvon Johnson from the reality show Fashion in the Fast Lane on the Funhouse Television Network. Top Model Louise Allen III will walk the runway for the cause. JCFW People of Influence Awards presentation. Tickets: $50.00 in advance; $60.00 at the door; $85.00 VIP.

9/26 A School of Fashion Children’s Fashion Event at NJ City University Student Center (2039 Kennedy Blvd.) from 6-8pm. Featuring P.S. Aeropostale and Children’s Place. Performance by Dejohnna Missy Dee Booker. Co-sponsored by the Boys & Girls Clubs of Hudson County’s Keystone Club’s Clothes for a Cause. Please bring a clothing donation. Tickets:  $20.00 in advance; $30.00 at the door.

9/26 Featured Store Night and Night of Lights Featured stores include Gentleman’s Attire in Greenville, On the Ave in the Heights, Tia’s Place Downtown and Aaraa in Hoboken. Discounts available that night. Must register on Uniiverse and bring ticket or say JCFW for discount.

9/27 New Faces Catwalk in the Park An Upscale Fashion Event with Emerging Designers from 6-10pm at Liberty Science Center (222 Jersey City Blvd., Jersey City, NJ) Featured designers include the very talented Marco Hall and Project Runway Season 12 and Season 10 designers Helen Castillo and Nathan Paul. Performers include Recording Artist Chuck Macist and Soprano Giselle Bellas. Jeff Foxx from WBLS and Sirius XM will broadcast internet radio show live. Hosted by Jersey City native Jeannette Josue National Ms. New Jersey and Miss New Jersey USA. Tickets: $20.00 in advance; $30.00 at the door; $40.00 VIP.

9/28 Estilo Moda Comida: Where Style Fashion and Food Collide for the Soul JCFW’s Fashion Brunch from 12-2pm at Liberty Prime Steakhouse (111 Montgomery Street). Includes up to $40.00 worth of food, two mimosas and dessert for two people. Dessert sponsored by Fashion-Kin. Special Guest for the Soul Speaker Sister Sebastian Olukin. Tickets: $28.00 in advance; $33.00 at the door.

Rip me up, sew me down,



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