Golden Door Film Fest 2018 Opening Night

One of the largest crowds to date, over 500 people consisting of Directors, Producers, Actors, Politicans and film buffs filled the Jersey City Landmark Loew’s Theater on Thursday night, September 20th.

Hudson County Senator Bob Menendez spoke to the audience about the GDIFF’s contribution to helping young artist, Menendez said, ” he was thrilled to be at the 8th Annual GDIFF as a member of the Congressional Arts Caucus, the arts bring out humanity in full force at a time when we can use some humanity.” He also spoke about Bill and Michelle Sorvino, Bill as Founder of GDIFF and Michelle Executive Director and their committment in using GDIFF to futhering the cause to educate the public on Autism.

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Bayonne Classic Car Show

Nothing beats the nostalgia of a classic car show.

Vintage cars gleaming in the sun with souped up engines and classic interiors dating back to America’s love affair with the automobile.

On Sunday, September 16th, Bayonne residents and Hudson County Classic Car enthusiasts took a walk through history at the Bayonne Classic Car Show.

Our River View Observer photographer was there.

Bayonne Classic Car Show
Bayonne Mayor Jimmy Davis center with friends at the Bayonne Classic Car Show

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LOCAL LEGENDS COME TO JERSEY CITY

Double the pleasure, double the fun!
By Diane Lombardi-Fleming

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Hudson County native Jon D’Amore and Manhattan-born rock legend Carmine Appice will entertain the audience at a book signing event .

Jon D’Amore, author of the bestselling memoir, THE BOSS ALWAYS SITS IN THE BACK and the novel DEADFELLAS, has done it again with his newly released THE DELIVERY MAN. The author’s expert ability for storytelling, along with his humor, creativity and ability for character development, ensures his third book will also grace the bestseller list. D’Amore’s understanding of the complexities within human thought becomes evident in the first pages. The Delivery Man delivers on all counts. Mystery, suspense, humor, romance and espionage are all expertly woven together into a fun, exciting and unpredictable romp that is sure to please a variety of tastes. Continue reading LOCAL LEGENDS COME TO JERSEY CITY

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Red Cross holds fourth annual Jersey City Police and Fire 9/11 Memorial Blood Drive


To commemorate the solemn anniversary Sept. 11, the American Red Cross, in partnership with the Jersey City Department of Public Safety and Suburban Propane, will hold its Fourth Annual Jersey City Police and Fire 9/11 Memorial Blood Drive. Close to 200 first responders and community members are expected to participate. All presenting donors will receive a Red Cross first aid kit, courtesy of Suburban Propane, a proud national sponsor of the American Red Cross Blood Services.

Fourth annual Jersey City Police & Fire 9/11 Memorial Blood Drive
  Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018. The blood drive will take place between 8 a.m.-6 p.m. A special program with Jersey City, Red Cross and Suburban Propane officials will be held between 10:30-11:30 a.m.

Hyatt Regency Hotel, 2 Exchange Place, Jersey City, New Jersey. Continue reading Red Cross holds fourth annual Jersey City Police and Fire 9/11 Memorial Blood Drive

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Bridges Art Festival 2018 Saturday, September 8, 2018

With a cool breeze coming off the Newark Bay, artists, musicians and vendors gathered in Bayonne’s Dennis Collins Park below the Bayonne Bridge for the Annual Bridge Art Festival.

Organized by Bridge Art Gallery owners Cheryl Mack and husband Christopher Mack, who is also President of the Bergen Point Merchant Association,

this annual event has become popular with Bayonne and Hudson County resident’s alike.

Participants were able to stroll through the park area and view artists work, along with vendor and sponsor booths.

A musical stage featuring live entertainment, The Anthony Fuscaldo Trio, Los Hacheros, Singer Alicia Olatuja, Dance with Me Dance Studio also a beer garden hosted by Bayonne’s DaNoi restaurant and plenty of food trucks and things for children to do.

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HCCC Poetry Bootcamp Explores Creative Writing Processes

 

Poetry Workshop Hudson County Community College Jersey City
Woman is recording in the book of her creativity.

 The three-session program offers individualized attention plus recommendations for submitting work to literary journals.

Jersey City, NJ – Crafting poetry is not just for writers. People from all walks of life can enhance their communication skills, find their voice, step outside their comfort zones, and explore their surroundings by creating pictures with words.  Continue reading HCCC Poetry Bootcamp Explores Creative Writing Processes

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ArtSCENE August , 2018

ARTScene/AUGUST 2018  In & Around Hudson

 SUMMER CONCERTS

 HUDSON RIVER PERFORMING ARTS CENTER (HRPAC) CONCERTS ON THE HUDSON 2018, Free Concerts at Lincoln Harbor on the Weehawken Waterfront. Concerts start at 7 pm; please bring lawn chairs, blankets. Mon, Aug. 27, MUSICAL TRIBUTE TO LEONARD BERNSTEIN. Sat, Sept. 15:  RADIO JAROCHO & ZENEN ZEFERINO. For more info: HRPAC.org. (Pictured: Radio Jarocho & Zenen Zeferino.)

                                   
ARTISANS MARKET

ArtScene august 2018

MARKETPLACE JC @ MAGNOLIA LANDING, 136 Magnolia Ave, JC. Sat, Aug. 18, Noon-5 pm. “Marketplace JC brings 20+ artisans, crafters, chefs and vintage sellers to the neighborhood.  This month’s theme is “Vegan/Vegetarian & Animal Rescue.” Come visit the newest pop-up location in the newly renovated plaza behind Journal Square PATH. Live music will be provided by RiverviewJazz.org and will feature some of Jersey City’s favorite local bands.”

  

AT THE GALLERIES

ArtScene august 2018

BASE GYM, 60 Columbus Dr, JC. (201) 332-2866; www.basenj.com. Now through September:  THE ART OF MOVEMENT, solo show featuring paintings by artist Anthony Boone of JC.  The show also includes the work of lighting engineer Morris Grey. (Pictured: Untitled by Anthony Boone.)

 

 

 ArtScene august 2018 

SILVERMAN/The Majestic Theatre Condominiums, 222 Montgomery St, JC. (201) 435-8000. www.Bfly777.com. Through Nov. 4:  FREE TO FLY, Alcohol Ink Paintings by Bryant Small. Show curated by Kristin J. DeAngelis. (Pictured:  Breakthrough by Bryant Small.)

 ArtScene august 2018

107 Bowers Gallery & Art Space, 107 Bowers St, JC. (201) 280-4821; www.107bowersgallery.com. Through Sept.  REFLECTIONS. Group show featuring the work of Anthony Boone, Gil Grimmett, Yuka Imata, Andrea McKenna and Ibou Ndoye. Show curated by Kristin J. DeAngelis. (Pictured: (l.-to-r.) Paintings by Ibou Ndoye and Yuka Imata.)

 

 CLUBSCENE

ArtScene august 2018

BRIGHTSIDE TAVERN, 141 Bright St, JC. www.brightsidetavern.com. Mon: Jazz Jam Session; Tues & Wed: Karaoke; Thurs: Open Mic Night; Fri: Comedy, Private Parties, Dance, Karaoke, Open Mic; Sat & Sun, Brunch, Private Parties, Dance, Karaoke, Open Mic.

 ArtScene august 2018 

FOX & CROW, Bar & Restaurant, 594 Palisade Ave, JC. www.foxandcrowjc.com. Fri, Aug 24, 10-11:59 pm: JAMES GIBBS III (Brick City Soul Collective).  New season of performers begins Thurs, Sept. 20 with SPAGHETTI SESSIONS SONGWRITER SHOWCASE from 8-10 pm.  (Pictured: Tom West.)

 

  FOR THE KIDS

  MOVIES UNDER THE STARS, Pier “A” Park, First St. & Sinatra Drive, HOB. www.hobokennj.com. Presented by the City of Hoboken MOVIES UNDER THE STARS are shown every Wednesday night throughout the summer. Movies are at 9 pm. Come early and bring a blanket and/or lawn chair.   

  ArtScene august 2018

LIBERTY SCIENCE CENTER (LSC), Liberty State Park, 222 Jersey City Blvd, JC. (201) 200-1000; www.lsc.org. Now showing: One World, One Sky: Big Bird’s Adventure “Join Sesame Street friends in an out-of-this-world planetarium show!

Explore the night sky with Bird Bird, Elmo, and a friend from China named Hu Hu Zhu. In this show, you’ll learn about the Big Dipper, the North Star, the Sun and the Moon. The show is the newest feature at the JENNIFER CHALSTY PLANETARIUM AND LSC GIANT DOME THEATER at LSC, the largest and most technologically advanced planetarium in the Western Hemisphere. Only three others in the world—two in Japan and one in China—are bigger.”

ArtScene august 2018

IN MEMORY OF A FRIEND

NIMBUS GALLERY, 165 Newark Ave, JC.  (201) 377-0718; www.nimbusdanceworks.org. LOOKING FORWARD: REMEMBERING MEREDITH LIPPMAN. Friend and supporter of the arts and artists, Meredith Lippman of Jersey City was also an artist. On Nov. 8, 2015, Meredith passed away, and the local arts community was devatated. In her honor, Meredith’s daughter Morgan Steadwell and Meredith’s husband John Steadwell have put together an exhibition of Meredith’s paintings which will be on view and on auction with all proceeds going to Nimbus Dance Works and other youth scholarship funds. “My mom knew and touched the hearts of so many people in Jersey City/ Hudson County,” Morgan says. “My dad and I thought it was only right to share her art with the community she loved.” The exhibition runs Sept. 7-28; the Opening Reception/Fundraiser is scheduled for Sept. 14, 7 pm-11 pm. Tickets to the auction/fundraiser: $35. (Pictured: Untitled by Meredith Lippman.)

 SEND US YOUR ARTS LISTINGS. If you have an art opening or performances coming up including visual arts, performing arts and street arts, send an email to:  riverviewobserver@gmail.com and we’ll list it in ARTScene.  ALL ARTScene LISTINGS ARE FREE.

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OPEN HOUSE- BAYONNE EXIT ON THE HUDSON REALTY

Bayonne -New Listing

exit on the hudson realty open house

ONE FAMILY BERGEN POINT

OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY AUGUST 19th  12noon-3pm

61 East 4th Street Bayonne

Very nice location for this 3 BR home that features a big sunny backyard. Close to shopping, dining, schools & Light Rail station.

 Asking $294,000

Exit on the Hudson Realty 

201-437-0411

867 Broadway, Bayonne

Visit our website at www.exitonthehudson.com

 

 

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Bayonne Kayaking Event August, 18, 2018

Bayonne residents enjoyed a day of Kayaking on Newark Bay at Bayonne’s 16th Park presented by Mayor Jimmy Davis and the Bayonne City Council, proving once again there are many things to do in Bayonne.

Our photographer was there to capture the event.

Bridges Art Gallery
Bayonne First Ward Councilman Thomas Cotter and Bridges Art Gallery owner Cheryl Mack at the Kayaking event

Joe DeMarco
Bayonne Business Administrator Joe DeMarco at the grill at the Bayonne Kayaking event

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