Poetry Reading: Saturday 11/16/13

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The Red Wheelbarrow poets are all reading from their latest book, “The Red Wheelbarrow Volume #6,” this Saturday, November 16th at Tachair Bookshoppe (260 Newark Ave. by Monmouth Ave.) at 4pm. Literature lovers, you won’t want to miss this event.

The Red Wheelbarrow group meets for writing workshops in Rutherford, the hometown of William Carlos Williams (author of “The Red Wheelbarrow”), and periodically publish an anthology of their collective work. After the poetry reading, there will be a book signing and open-mic session.

“Tachair,” Jersey City’s only independent bookstore, derived its name from a Scottish-Gaelic word meaning “to meet.” The family-owned business uses their space to encourage education and community gatherings over conversation, creativity and the arts. They sell not only new and used books, as well as art from local artists. Tachair also has a cafe to promote the connectivity among people of all ages and walks of life that co-exist in our diverse city.

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Read, live and learn locally,
JCG

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Tachair Bookshoppe Hosts Exemplary: A Night of Fan Fiction Writing and Art Tonight 8/3/13

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 Tachair Bookshoppe (260 Newark Ave.) is hosting EXEMPLARY: A night of fan fiction writing and art from 6-9pm this evening with the help of INSTAGATORZINE.

Stop by and show your support of Jersey City’s only independent bookshoppe. Learn more about this local small business by watching this video.

 

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What’s Happening This Weekend in Jersey City? 7/12/13

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Friday is here yet again, which means the weekend is upon us! It may be the middle of summer, but there is plenty going on in Jersey City.

Friday 7/12/13

Creative Grove Art Market Visit the Grove Street PATH plaza to check out local art, jewelry and other crafts. 3pm-9pm. Shop our local vendors.

‘Multiplicities’ Reception 5:30-8pm. This exhibition of imaginative visual systems features drawings, paintings, and wall installations by Milosz Koziej, Megan Klim, Bill Rybak, Loura van der Meule, Nyugen E. Smith, Vincent Salvati, William Stamos, Liz Cohen, Winifred McNeill, Greg Brickey, Max Velez and James Pustorino. Includes Music on the Lawn with jazz vibraphonist Eldad Tarmu.  Held at Victory Hall Drawing Rooms (180 Grand St.).

Live at the Lumberyard! Palisade Lumber & Supply Co. plays host to free live music tonight in conjunction with the Riverview Neighborhood Association. Lineup includes GMJ Groove, America’s Sweetheart and Sea of Otters at 7pm.

Female Flow’s Salute the Queens From 9pm-2am, stop by Jordan’s Lounge (247 Newark Ave.) to see a showcase of female music acts, including emcees, singers and DJs. $10 cover.

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Saturday 7/13/13

Van Vorst Farmer’s Market Stop by Van Vorst Park (Montgomery St. & Jersey Ave.) from 8:30am-3pm to gather all of your local produce.

Free Waterfront Vinyasa Yoga at Owen Grundy Pier (Exchange Place, next to Hyatt). Get your stretch on from 9-10:15am, while taking in the view of Manhattan.

Ed’s Exchange Merchant Market Shop the flea or sell your own goods. 10am-6pm at McGinley Square (672 Bergen Ave.) Tables are $10-20.

K9dergarten is hosting an adoption event at their facility (173 Newark Ave.) from 12-4pm.

Historic Jersey City & Harsimus Cemetery (435 Newark Ave.) plays stage to a performance of “Henry VIII” by Hudson Shakespeare Company at 5pm. Required donation of $10. All proceeds directly benefit the Historic Cemetery Restoration Project.

St. Anthony of Padua’s Annual Summer Festival is being held on 6th St. between Monmouth and Brunswick Sts. from 5-10pm. Enjoy games, rides, food vendors and a money wheel. The musical act is rock band Sequoia.

Tachair Art Gallery‘s 2nd annual opening reception celebrates one year with Flora, Fauna, and Faces by EDE Art Productions at 260 Newark Ave. at 7pm. The art show features original art in oil and acrylic by Elaine James, Diane Lombardi-Fleming and Erin Jensen. There will also be live entertainment by David Case. Free entry and refreshments but donation suggested.
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Sunday 7/14/13

Mindfulness Meditation. From 9-10:30am, join others in the community for a morning meditation session at Yoga Shunya (275 Grove St., 3rd fl.) Small donation suggested.

Farmer’s Market at Riverview Fisk Park. Buy farm-fresh produce and unique local goods from 9am-2pm. Plus, FREE YOGA TODAY!! (Ogden Ave. & Bowers St.) Details here.

Block Party Exhibition at Liberty Science Center 10am-4:30pm.

Cake Boss’ Buttercream Cake Class Learn how to make cake at either 4-6pm (631 Grove St.).

Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church is hosting a street festival. Enjoy food, games, rides, and entertainment at 99 Broadway from 6-11pm.

Salsa Under the Sun! Yesenia Peralta hosts salsa lessons from 6-7pm at Boca Grande (564 Washington Blvd.) $10 per person.

Let me know what you plan to do or did this weekend: tweet @jerseycitygia or email me at jerseycitygia@gmail.com

Enjoy,
JCG

 

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What’s Happening In Jersey City This Weekend? 6/14/13

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It’s time to celebrate the weekend again! Here’s what’s up, JC.

 

Friday 6/14/13

Creative Grove Art Market Visit the Grove Street PATH area to check out local art, jewelry and other crafts. 3pm-9pm.

Jordan’s Lounge (247 Newark Ave.) presents a showcase of entirely female music acts including singers, emcees and DJs from 9pm-2am. More details here.

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Saturday 6/15/13

Van Vorst Farmer’s Market Stop by Van Vorst Park (Montgomery St. & Jersey Ave.) from 8:30am-3pm to gather all of your local produce.

Ed’s Exchange Merchant Market Shop the flea or sell your own goods. 10am-6pm at McGinley Square (672 Bergen Ave.) Tables are $10-20.

Taking Better Pictures with DSLR is a two-day course taught by local photographer Alex Pergament from 12pm to 2pm on Saturday and Sunday at Riverview Fisk Park. Registration for the classes closes today, FRIDAY, June 14th. Saturday’s about decrypting the settings on your camera and choosing the best settings for your shooting style and subject. Sunday concentrates on composition, perspective and depth. The cost is $50 for one day and $80 for both.

St. Peter’s University parking lot plays host to Celebrate the Streets Festival. From 1pm, to 6pm, enjoy live music, a car, truck & bike show, raffles, kiddie rides and local craft and food vendors. Details here.

Grassroots Community‘s Rhythm Drum Circle is playing from 7pm-9pm at 54 Coles St. All are welcome to bring their drums and stamp their feet, or otherwise participate positively in rhythm-making.

Tachair Bookshoppe (260 Newark Ave.) welcomes author Andrew Wolfenson in house to talk about “Bloggin’ Baseball From the Bench” and “In His Own Defense” from 7pm-9pm.

Con Vivo Music  is hosting a free concert “Strings +1” at the Barrow Mansion (83 Wayne St.) at 8pm. Music of Britten, Haydn & Kernis, plus Greg Steinke’s Native American Notes, the winner of their 2013 Composition Competition. Featuring Dan Lippel, guitar. Event details here.

Riverview Fisk Park is the backdrop for a film screening of “Art in the Garden: The Secret Life of…My Small Urban Backyard.” by filmmaker  John Dunstan about his Jersey City turf. Crafts for kids at 8:30pm; film starts at 9pm.
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Sunday 6/16/13

Mindfulness Meditation. From 9-10:30am, join others in the community for a morning meditation session at Yoga Shunya (275 Grove St., 3rd fl.) Small donation suggested.

Farmer’s Market at Riverview Fisk ParkBuy farm-fresh produce and unique local goods from 9am-2pm. (Ogden Ave. & Bowers St.) Details hereFREE YOGA THIS SUNDAY!!!

Grossology! at Liberty Science Center 9am-5pm.

Salsa Under the Sun! Yesenia Peralta hosts salsa lessons from 6-7pm at Boca Grande (564 Washington Blvd.) $10 per person.

 

 

Let me know what you did this weekend: tweet @jerseycitygia or email me at jerseycitygia@gmail.com

Enjoy,
JCG

 

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