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.
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.
Liberty National Golf Course hosts The Presidents Cup this weekend in Jersey City. Get excited for the influx of people benefiting local commerce – or get annoyed by the influx of people (because former presidents Bill Clinton, George Bush and Barack Obama will be here!) contributing to your line-wait for local coffee. Either way, this promises to be a fun, monumental weekend.
Founded in 1994 by the PGA, the biennial Presidents Cup tournament consists of a U.S. team and an international team (minus Europe) in a match play format, 12 players per side. Here’s who we’re watching this year:
U.S. Captain: Steve Stricker
International Captain: Nick Price
I’ll be the first to say – beyond watching the game, beyond the backdrop of the beautiful Hudson River, the Statue of Liberty and the Manhattan Skyline, and former president/celeb sightings, the players also offer some serious eye candy. But I digress…
Everything else you should know about your visit this weekend is here. If you love the game, the water, the green, the view of Manhattan or just being near the action – this is for you. Also, I passed through the installation of the Presidents Cup installation at the Oculus/Westfield Word Trade Mall on my late night journey home from work Sunday; it’s done and worth checking out.
A cool factor of this tourney is that no prize money is awarded and the net proceeds are distributed to charities nominated by the players, captains, and captains’ assistants. The first 10 Presidents Cups raised over $32 million for charities around the world.
Other fun fact: Phil Mickelson has the most records for the Presidents Cup. I met him on the course of my family’s club years ago while he was filming a commercial there… and I can say I’ve also been in golf commericials 4 for the USGA. Adding to the very Venn Diagram JCG/GG #fullcircles.
Enjoy the best of Jersey City while you can access the amazingness of the very exclusive Liberty National.
Help Jersey City fundraise for victims of Hurricane Harvey this Tuesday, Sept. 5th from 7-10pm at Low Fidelity (Lo-Fi), Jersey City’s new bar in the Heights (328 Palisade Ave.)
JC Civic Beers is a group of Jersey City residents who meet up once a month to talk policy and advocacy work at the local, state, and federal levels over beers. They’ve partnered with Jersey City Ties, Not Lost JC, and, of course, Lo-Fi to host a night of concentrated giving to help relief efforts in Texas.
The suggested donation for attendance is $10 per person, and Lo-Fi will donate $1 for every drink purchased. Funds raised will be split between theHurricane Harvey Relief Fund and Wings of Rescue, an animal rescue organization that is flying animals out of affected areas.
Let’s rally, Jersey City! We are a huge community that is in a powerful position to help. If you cannot attend but still want to donate as a resident of Jersey City, please donate on your own through these organizations or others — feel free to share in the comments section other outlets for Jersey City residents to aid relief.