Photo- Festival Coordinator Dan Frigolette shares a brew with Luigi at Pilsener Haus Biergarten. Photo by: Chris Langston
Curb your dog and your sense of humor this Fall as the Hoboken Comedy Festival takes over Hoboken, New Jersey for the Fifth year in a row to bring consummate funny makers and raise money for a local dog shelter.
Comedian and Dog Lover Dan Frigolette started the festival in 2010 with the hopes to bring Comedy to Hoboken for one laugh filled weekend in town. Since 2010 the Festival has exploded, with aspiring comedians submitting for the festival in the hundreds, and the event has grown from three days to seven in 2014.
The Festival takes place Monday September 29th through Sunday October 5th over ten shows with zero repeated comedians. Each show features its own amazing lineup of comedians. All told the event will showcase nearly 100 jesting giants. Continue reading
Jersey City Makes the List for Fitness
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The views of Lower Manhattan from Liberty State Park’s four-mile running loop are spectacular. But Jersey City (“JC” to locals) also boasts some kick-ass indoor options. At last count: 31 gyms, 14 Pilates studios, 14 martial-arts studios, four boxing gyms, and 10 dance studios—all within 21 square miles. Inside, group classes rule; these extra-effective ones offer free trial sessions.
For long, lean muscles: Instructor Erica Braun’s tough Base Barre class at Base Gym focuses on small, targeted ballet- and
yoga-inspired movements (basenj.com).For cardio endurance: Thanks to crazy heavy boxing bags, fat and flab take a big hit at
coed gym CKO Jersey City. Plyometric floor drills add to the intensity (ckokickboxing.com).For strength training: The wildly popular, feverishly energetic JCF Health and Fitness
Bootcamp meets six times a week—and has helped many local women drop many dress sizes (jcfbootcamp.com).
New York, New York—September 10, 2014 –Women’s Health, the fastest-growing women’s health and wellness magazine in the world, and Yelp, the website and mobile app that connects people with local businesses, revealed today the results of the first annual Social Cities Awards based on a six-month, research-based partnership to determine 20 social metropolises on the rise in the United States. These results are featured at www.womenshealthmag.com/socialcities and in the October issue of Women’s Health, on newsstands September 9.
Join us for Liberty Humane Society’s first ever Bayonne event
This year Liberty Humane Society became the Animal Control and Sheltering provider for the City ttps://origin.ih.constantcontact.com/fs150/1101620024546/img/402.jpgof Bayonne.
We’re so excited to add this community to the LHS family, we decided to celebrate with our very first Bayonne event! Introducing Bayonne BARKS, a one-day event at City Park (16th Street, Lower Level) in Bayonne, on September 13, 2014 from 10 AM – 3 PM. Continue reading
By Ricardo Kaulessar
The Main Library of the Jersey City Free Public Library was first built in 1899 and it opened in 1901. That makes this grand building on Jersey Avenue in downtown Jersey City historic yet antiquated.
The powers-that-be for the library are moving forward with raising $3 million to finance, in part, a much-needed three-part renovation of the building located in downtown Jersey City to bring it into the 21st century as well as allow it to retain much of its early 20th century charm. The renovation was in the spotlight at the “Wine, Renovations and Song” fundraiser held in the main branch on June 24.
The event offered a platform for
Jersey City Public Library
the architect overseeing the renovation Helena Ruman, and members of the library’s board and its foundation to impress upon distinguished guests the importance of the renovation project and of opening their wallets for a good cause. Continue reading
Comedy film presented by the Jersey City International Television and Film Festival.
Jersey City, NJ – The Jersey City International Television and Film Festival, Humanity Pride Productions, Green Light Films and Diamond Jesus Productions have announced that the World Premiere of the comedy film The Jersey Devil will be Wednesday, September 24th at the Loews Landmark in Jersey City. For tickets, please visit: http://thejerseydevil.brownpapertickets.com/
With the support of the Film Office of Jersey City and the Mayor’s Office, The Jersey Devil was shot throughout Jersey City earlier in 2014. One of the filming locations used was the Landmark Loews, which opened in 1929. This legendary theater continues to hold events today and will bring this Hollywood-style premiere to Journal Square, almost 85 years to the day of its opening. In keeping with Mayor Fulop’s vision of making Jersey City a “mecca” for film production, the creators of The Jersey Devil also utilized diverse neighborhoods throughout the city, including the Brightside Tavern in the Paulus Hook neighborhood, New Jersey City University in Greenville and City Hall. In addition to using NJCU as a location in the film, students attending NJCU were also involved in various aspects of the production. The cast and crew dined throughout the shoot on delicious food supplied entirely by Jersey City food vendors and many Jersey City residents from the surrounding location communities were used as extras in the film. Continue reading
Beginning this fall, Jersey City will feature a new community chorus, “North River Sing,” the first chorus in New Jersey dedicated to American musical theatre. Conceived by Jersey City resident Liz Morrill, North River Sing will be directed by Meg Zervoulis,, currently resident music director and arranger at Paper Mill Playhouse.” The name “North River Sing” derives from an old nautical moniker for the part of the Hudson River that lies between New York City and New Jersey.
“I adore Broadway show tunes and hope to find dozens of neighbors throughout North Jersey who feel similarly,” said Morrill. Continue reading
The Jersey City Planning Board unanimously approved a 21-story tower planned for McGinley Square, directly south of the busy Journal Square neighborhood. The product of a joint venture between St. Peter’s University and Sora Development, the building will not only provide new housing options for the university, but is also expected to contribute greatly to the revitalization of the McGinley Square and Journal Square neighborhoods as the city’s redevelopment moves westward from the resurgent waterfront.