The Barrow Mansion: Wedding Edition

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Wedding season 2016 is still in full swing here in Jersey City, so I’m sharing a beautiful wedding inspiration shoot that took place in Jersey City’s very own Barrow Mansion.

Shot by Jen Chanyi of Cyrience Creative Studios for wedding inspiration, shared on Junebug Weddings.

It’s only making me plan for next year, when I have an entirely new slew of weddings to attend. That said, please check out the Barrow Mansion’s revamped website, where I did all of the writing!

X to the O,
JCG

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Interactive Kids Show 5/8


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Jersey City: You need not miss this.

Con Vivo Music invites Jersey City families on Mother’s Day (Sunday, May 8th) for an interactive kids show with The Toomai String Quintet at the Barrow Mansion (83 Wayne St.) at 2pm.

Toomai will lead an exploration of how improvisation manifests itself in music of different styles, featuring works by Duke Ellington, Cachao, Perapeskaro, and J.S. Bach.
Toomai has performed in many capacities throughout the United States, with appearances at Lincoln Center, the 92nd St. Y, Philadelphia Arts Alliance, and for the Miami Civic Music Association, among others.

The quintet was a pilot ensemble for Carnegie Hall’s “Musical Connections” program, and they continue to perform regularly in schools, hospitals, and alternative care facilities throughout New York City. In addition, the Toomai String Quintet has brought its array of educational programs to students in California, Florida, and across the Northeast, and has presented interactive concerts in collaboration with organizations such as California Institute of the Arts, The Juilliard School, and Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute.

 
 
Watch them here:

 
Best of all, the event is free, because some awesome organizations still believe in the arts.
 
 
See you on Sunday!
JCG
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Barrow Mansion Holiday Party!

BarrowMansionThe Barrow Mansion Development Corporation & the VVPA are teaming up this year to ring in Jersey City’s Holiday Season with festive cheer.

The VVPA elves will be decorating the historic Barrow Mansion for the season and invite all those in town to the Mansion (83 Wayne St.) this Saturday, December 5th from 7-10pm.

Stop in at any time to enjoy delicious food & drinks, listen to fantastic live music and marvel at the beautiful holiday decorations, all free of cost as it’s the Barrow Mansions “thank you” to all of its neighbors and friends who have helped support them throughout the year. Everyone is welcome.

See you there,
JCG

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Open House at Barrow Mansion 4/24!

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Stop by the Barrow Mansion anytime between 7-9pm this evening to learn about the historic Jersey City mansion.

Con Vivo will be performing jazz music and the artwork of Miguel Cardenas will be on display. A variety of wines will be served up by Cool Vines. Don’t miss out!

Support our awesome city!
JCG

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Con Vivo Music Gala 12/13

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Con Vivo Music is wrapping their season with a Gala! The once-a-year fundraiser will be a celebration of Con Vivo’s first CD release “Modern Dances.”

The orchestra will perform selections off our album alongside Prokofiev’s Quintet in G minor. Food and wine are included, as well as their annual raffle/auction on Saturday, December 13th at 8pm at Barrow Mansion (83 Wayne St.)

Support Con Vivo’s 2015 season so they continue to present free chamber music concerts in Jersey City. Sponsored by the Barrow Mansion Development Corp.

Tickets are available here.

To recap 2014: Con Vivo presented 10 concerts with over 40 compositions! Highlights: Stockhausen’s Tierkreis, our 5th annual Bach concert, Rhymes With Opera’s sci-fi opera Red Giant, music for solo/duos/trios, the second performance of Richard Carrick’s meditative, bold, and evocative Stone Guitars, the acclaimed percussion/flute group Iktus Duo, a 30-min world premiere by New Thread Sax Quartet, and beautiful art songs with Sarah Nelson Craft and Paul Vasile.

To the sound of music,
JCG

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