Theater Company Blindfolds Audience; Focuses on Other Senses
By Sally Deering
Theater artist Amanda Levie believes audiences should see theater on an even-playing field. So, several years ago, Levie founded the No Peeking Theatre company in Jersey City, where audiences “watch” the show wearing blindfolds.
“They experience the play through taste, sound, touch and smell,” Levie says.
1st Ward Councilman Thomas Cotter Resigns, Will be named as DPW Director
BAYONNE, NJ — Mayor Jimmy Davis is announcing that the City of Bayonne will undergo a reorganization this year with the departure of Tommy Cotter as First Ward Council Member and the request by Department of Public Works (DPW) Director Gary Chmielewski to take on a new role within the city. “I am sorry to see Tommy step down as a Council Member. He has been a great representative for the First Ward and an outstanding advocate for the entire City. I am glad that he has agreed to take the position as the DPW Director. I am confident that he will serve the needs of the residents and will make sure that we continue to focus on the needed upgrades to our open space,” said Mayor Davis. Council Member Cotter’s resignation will take effect November 12.
“It has been my pleasure to serve as a Council Member under Mayor Davis. I have been lucky to be part of a great Council team that has been able to kickstart development at MOTBY and invest in our parks,” exclaimed Cotter. “I also feel honored that the Mayor has asked me to step in and head the DPW. For me, there is nothing I like better then serving my community. I look forward to working with all of the dedicated employees and being part of the next stage of progress in this City.” Council Member Cotter was first elected in May of 2014 and has focused on the park and bridge improvements in the First Ward and throughout the City. Continue reading Mayor Davis Reorganizes Bayonne for Second Term→
Bayonne’s thirtieth annual Interfaith Thanksgiving service has been scheduled for Monday, November 19, at 7:00 p.m., at St. Vincent DePaul Church. The church is located at 47th Street and Avenue C. The event is sponsored by Bayonne’s Interfaith Clergy Association, and will include clergy from various religious denominations. Bishop Gregory Cook, the senior chaplain at Bayonne Medical Center, will offer the homily. Continue reading Bayonne Interfaith Thanksgiving Service Set for Monday, November 19→
The City of Jersey City honored Veterans Saturday, November 10th, 2018 with its Annual Veterans Day Parade.
Jersey City’s Veterans Day Parade has grown larger each year and parade goers lined the parade route as the many contingents marched, which included Jersey City Mayor Steve Fulop, a former US. Marine who saw action in the first gulf war and Councilmen Daniel Rivera and Richard Boggiano also former Marines.
Also in attendance was Jersey City Councilman Lavaro and Councilman Yun.
The parade route ended in front of Jersey City City Hall. Rich Dwyer announced the many groups marching and at the end of the parade, he announced Councilman Rivera who then announced that the Marine Corps was celebrating their 243 Anniversary and that there were several young people who would be taking the oath to enter into the Marines. Rivera read them the oath congratulated them as they began their Military careers.
Information is available on the NJ Community College Opportunity Grant free tuition program at November 17 event on the College’s North Hudson Campus; application fee waived.
The Fall 2018 Open House at Hudson County Community College (HCCC).
Program includes: Application and Admissions Assistance, Financial Aid and Scholarships Assistance (including Community College Opportunity Grant – free tuition program for eligible individuals), Academic Programs and Students Services Fair, Quick Steps to Enrollment, and Campus Tours. The $25 application fee will be waived for those who apply at the event.
HCCC Director of Admissions Matthew Fessler will discuss the HCCC FOCUS on providing a flexible learning environment, outstanding academic programs, cost-effective education, unlimited transfer and career opportunities, and supportive student services. HCCC Dean of Enrollment Lisa Dougherty will lead a panel discussion and Q & A session.
Attendees will have the opportunity to meet faculty and staff and to explore student clubs and organizations.
Saturday, November 17, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
HCCC North Hudson Campus, 4800 Kennedy Boulevard in Union City, NJ – adjacent to the Hudson Bergen Light Rail Bergenline Ave.
Official Recognition of Transgender Awareness Week
The City of Jersey City
and Hudson Pride Center will officially recognize and honor Transgender Awareness Week, which occurs from November 12 – 19, leading up to Transgender Day of Remembrance on November 20. Transgender Awareness Week celebrates and uplifts
the visibility of transgender and gender non-conforming people and addresses the challenges they face in loving and living full lives.
Hudson Pride Center, located in Jersey City, is the largest and only full-service LGBTQ+ Community Center in New Jersey. Hudson Pride
addresses social issues facing the LGBTQ+ community and advocates for change through community education and awareness, mobilizing community members through rallies, and creating safe and vibrant spaces for our members to live authentically, and celebrate
their gender identities, sexuality, and lives.
November 8, 2:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
City Hall Chambers
280 Grove Street
Jersey City, New Jersey 07302
Mayor Steven M. Fulop
Michael Billy, CEO, Hudson Pride Center
Elizabeth Schedl COO, Hudson Pride Center
Jennifer Love, Performance Artist and Trans-Rights Activist
Sedrick Giacobe, Trans Youth Activist
A public darkroom, Obscura Darkroom, will open in Newark, NJ in January 2019. Located in the University Heights neighborhood, Obscura will provide open darkroom hours, memberships for unlimited facilities usage, and classes for both adults and teens. In addition to being a darkroom, Obscura will also offer a photographic arts gallery to showcase work by facility and community members.
Mayor Steven M. Fulop, a U.S. Marine Veteran, will help kick off the Veterans Justice Initiative, a collaboration between the Jersey City Department of Health and Human Services and the Hersey City
Municipal Court that will aim to more directly connect the City’s military service members to social services. The Initiative will offer veteran specific services to Jersey City’s veterans and seeks to expand the City’s Veteran Services
Unit, by reaching more veterans at the centrally located Courthouse. Service providers will be available for housing, health, education and employment on a regular, monthly basis for the veteran community to access.
Friday, November 2,
2018, 10 a.m.
Jersey City Municipal Court
365 Summit Ave
Jersey City, NJ 07306
Mayor Steven M. Fulop Jake Hudnut, Chief Prosecutor, City of Jersey City
Director of Health & Human Services, City of Jersey City
Bridge Art Gallery and the Bayonne Library under the supervision of its new Librarian JP Poccaro hosted the opening of Diwali Art Exhibition 2018.
The 2018 Diwali Art Exhibit will showcase a exclusive collection of artwork from various artists.
About Diwali- A Hindu festival of lights, held in the period October to November. It is particularly associated with Lakshmi, the goddess of prosperity, and marks the beginning of the fiscal year in India.
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