A City-Wide, All-Day Celebration of Art and Culture in Jersey City
(Jersey City, NJ; Aug 8, 2017)— Fall is on its way, and Art House’s JC Fridays will kick off the season with 31 exciting visual and performing arts events! Come out and celebrate with this city-wide festival on Friday, September 8, 2017. Restaurants, galleries, stores, and event spaces throughout Jersey City will showcase a variety of art-related happenings including visual exhibitions, live music, performance acts, educational demonstrations, and more. All events are free and open to the public. As one of the preeminent art scenes in the tri-state area, Jersey City is abound with artists of all types, musicians, and individuals with unique talent; JC Fridays is one of the best times for them to share their newest projects and works. Held quarterly, thousands of residents pour out to experience these artists’ latest works and to revel in the joy art brings to the community.
The following work is scheduled over the next three weeks:
East side (entering 14A): renovation of existing Toll Utility Building continues.
Ramps between the Toll Plaza and the Hudson County Extension (HCE)
Local street level work at Garfield, Avenue C and JFK Boulevard bridges will resume in the fall of 2017. This work will be supported by Jersey City and Bayonne Police as needed.
During the evening of Friday, 08/25/17, asphalt resurfacing will be performed on the ramp from the westbound Hudson County Extension to the Toll Plaza. Minor traffic impacts are expected. Work will be supported by State Police.
Avenue E / Proposed Roundabout
New roadway construction on Avenue E between 51st Street and 53rd Street continues.
New bridge construction activities continue.
Northbound Avenue E has been temporarily reduced to a single lane of traffic, 52nd Street to the Toll Plaza.
Connector Bridge (Bridge from the Toll Plaza to Port Jersey Boulevard)
Traffic was shifted onto the new Connector Bridge in a two-way temporary traffic pattern. Please CLICK HERE for graphic.
Pedestrian usage of the bridge for access to and from Port Jersey Boulevard continues to be prohibited. Please CLICK HERE for shuttle bus pamphlet.
Route 440 and Pulaski Street Intersection / Jughandle
Ramp roadway construction continues.
Ramp structure construction to southbound Route 440 continues.
Ramp Area East of Route 440
New ramp construction continues.
If you have any questions about the 14A Improvement Project, please call the toll-free hotline at 1-800-671-6872, or email firstname.lastname@example.org anytime. Thank you.
For full project details, contact information, traffic advisories, and informational pamphlets, please visit the NJTA 14A Website.
For information about the Bayonne Bridge, please click here.
Holy Rosary Church Celebrates Great Food, Fab Drinks, and Live Music
By Sally Deering
At every turn you’ll see a familiar face at La Festa Italiana Jersey City 2017, Holy Rosary Church’s 114th annual “Old World” Italian Street Festival to be held in Downtown Jersey City. For five consecutive days and nights, from Wed, Aug. 9th through Sun, Aug. 13th, Sixth & Brunswick Streets will be rockin’ with live bands, swinging soloists, fabulous foods, thirst-quenching drinks and frolicking fun for the kids. (Hours are Wed-Fri, 5 pm-11 pm; Sat & Sun, 3 pm-11 pm.) Continue reading ZEPPOLES, RAFFLES, DANCING— LA FESTA IS BACK!!! →
Rustic Hip Sets the Tone at Gringo’s in Jersey City
By Sally Deering
Photos by Fermin Mendoza
Gringo’s Jersey City,It’s the only restaurant in town with a sawed-off milk truck in the dining room. Gringo’s, the new Mexican eatery that just opened a few weeks ago in Downtown Jersey City features a sawed-in-half milk truck where Chef Rick Truocchio and his crew prepare dishes like Holy Mole tacos and Guac. Continue reading GRINGO’s JERSEY CITY -FOUR ‘GRINGOS’ & A TACO→
Jersey City, NJ – Chubby’s Sandwiches food truck is slated to launch August 2017 at Exchange Place in Downtown Jersey City, New Jersey. Chubby’s Sandwiches is a new food truck concept from Chef Nick Daniele, owner of Bella Gioia Italian restaurant Brooklyn, NYC, and his life-long friend Joseph Buonsante, who both grew up in Staten Island. They wanted to bring their love the sandwiches they ate growing up, reimagined with their own creative recipes, to Jersey City and beyond.
July 25 preview event features ABC News Anchor and Chief National Correspondent Byron Pitts, as well as Authors Kathryn Buckley, Rachel Sherman, and Edward J. Carlson.
July 21, 2017, Jersey City, NJ – On Tuesday, July 25, 2017, the Hudson County Community College (HCCC) Cultural Affairs and English Departments will hold a preview of the “Twilight Tuesday” public reading program that will officially debut this fall. The event will be held from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on the sixth-floor roof terrace of the College’s Library Building at 71 Sip Avenue in Jersey City – just across the way from the Journal Square PATH Transportation Center. The event is open to the general public, and there is no charge for admission.
The “Twilight Tuesday” program will be held on Tuesday evenings throughout the fall. Wordsmiths, bibliophiles, and storytellers will celebrate the art of written and spoken word, while enjoying breathtaking panoramic views of the Jersey City and New York City skylines from the Library Building terrace.
The preview event has been coordinated by HCCC instructor and writer Kathryn Buckley, who holds a Master of Fine Arts degree from The New School. Her writing has appeared in a number of publications and media, including From the Heart of Brooklyn Volume 2,The American, Ebibliotekos, 34th Parallel, Eclectica, Press Play, The Rumpus, and The Chaffey Review.
The featured guests on July 25 include:
Byron Pitts, the ABC News Anchor & Chief National Correspondent and a multiple Emmy award winning journalist who is known for his thoughtful storytelling, on-the-ground reporting and in-depth interviews. A native of Baltimore, Maryland, he currently lives in Weehawken. Mr. Pitts dreamed of becoming a journalist at a young age, but he faced two serious obstacles to his dream. He was illiterate until the age of 12, and struggled to overcome a stutter. His journey is chronicled in his 2009 memoir titled Step Out on Nothing: How Faith and Family Helped Me Conquer Life’s Challenges.
Rachel Sherman, who holds a Master of Fine Arts degree from Columbia University. Ms. Sherman’s short stories have appeared in McSweeney’s, Fence, Open City, Conjunctions, and n+1, among other publications. Her first book, The First Hurt, was short-listed for the Story Prize and the Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award, and was named one of the “25 Books to Remember in 2006” by the New York Public Library. Her first novel, Living Room (2009), was commended for its “perfect pacing” by The New York Times Book Review. Ms. Sherman teaches writing at Rutgers, Columbia and Fairleigh Dickinson Universities.
Edward J. Carlson, who is a New York shipping lawyer by trade. Prior to studying law, he edited magazines in San Diego; covered sports, religion, and music for Philadelphia newspapers, including the Philadelphia Inquirer; and served as a liaison between city government agencies and immigrant communities in Philadelphia. Mr. Carlson is currently writing a novel while working full-time in New York. He resides in Jersey City.
Hard Grove Café Re-Hangs Its Cuban Star on First Street
After 3 Years, Traditional Cuban Dishes Are Back in Downtown JC
By Sally Deering
Its been three years since Cuban cuisine-lovers could duck into the Hard Grove Café in Jersey City for a traditional Cuban sandwich. Well, good news! On June 26, Hard Grove opened its new restaurant & bar on First Street off Newark Ave, and so far, customers are stopping by for Hard Grove’s traditional Cuban fare and a freshly mulled Hemingway Mojito.