By Sally Deering
Winter has arrived and that means spending more time at home, but if you find yourself burning up with cabin fever, then why not lace up your boots, brave that cold and take a class.
Here in Hudson, several towns offer classes and workshops in painting, photography, tennis, ice skating, even beer-making. Here’s a sampling to stimulate your mind and soul during these next few months of frigid temps. Enjoy!
PAINT & PHOTOGRAPH
Take classes in drawing, oil painting and photography at JC Art School
1 McWilliams Pl, JC
It’s never too late to express yourself with paint, brush and canvas; or to learn to take better photos. JC Art School offers classes in January and February that include beginner and intermediate drawing and oil painting; beginner acrylic painting; experimental figure drawing; and digital photography. Continue reading GOT CLASS? Baking, Painting, Tennis… Classes in Hudson to help Beat those Winter Blues
Fundraising gala celebrating the College’s 40th Anniversary grossed $208,000; Hudson County Executive Thomas A. DeGise was honored for his support.
On Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014, the Hudson County Community College Foundation held its 17th Annual Holiday Extravaganza. The annual Distinguished Service Award was presented to Hudson County Executive Thomas A. DeGise (third from left). Pictured with Mr. DeGise from left are HCCC President Dr. Glen Gabert; William J. Netchert, Esq., Chair of the HCCC Board of Trustees; Hudson County Freeholder Anthony Romano; HCCC Foundation Chair James Egan and HCCC Vice President for Development Joseph Sansone.
December 9, 2014, Jersey City, NJ – Hudson County Community College (HCCC) Vice President for Development Joseph Sansone announced today that the HCCC Foundation’s 2014 gala fundraiser was the most successful to date. Mr. Sansone said the 17th Annual “Holiday Extravaganza” grossed a record-breaking $208,000. The event was held on December 4th at the College’s Culinary Conference Center in Jersey City. Proceeds from the event will be dedicated to scholarships for deserving students, faculty development programs, and the College’s physical expansion.
Fundraising gala will celebrate the College’s 40th Anniversary and ‘Travel back to the beginning … 1974;’ Hudson County Executive Thomas A. DeGise will be honored that evening.
November 24, 2014, Jersey City, NJ – The Hudson County Community College (HCCC) Foundation’s 17th Annual “Holiday Extravaganza” gala will take place on Thursday evening, December 4 at 6:00 p.m. at the College’s Culinary Conference Center, 161 Newkirk Street in Jersey City. Proceeds from the event – the largest and most festive of all of the Foundation’s fundraisers – will be dedicated to scholarships for deserving students, faculty development programs, and the College’s physical expansion.
The star of the TV dramas ‘Revolution’ and ‘Breaking Bad’ will speak at the College on Thursday evening, November 13th.
The acclaimed actor, producer and director, Giancarlo Esposito will speak at Hudson County Community College this Thursday evening, November 13th. The event will be held at 6 p.m. in the Scott Ring Room of the College’s Culinary Conference Center, 161 Newkirk Street in Jersey City – just two blocks from the Journal Square PATH Transportation Center.
The event is open to the entire Hudson County Community and there is no charge for admission.
November 4, 2014, Jersey City, NJ – On Friday, November 7, 2014 at noon, Sharon Cohen Levin, the Chief of the Asset Forfeiture Unit of the U.S. Attorney’s Office, will relate a story with so many twists and turns it was made into a movie. Ms. Levin will speak about the recovery of the 1912 Egon Schiele oil painting Portrait of Wally, and her role in the resolution of the case of the United States v. Portrait of Wally. Continue reading Hudson County Community College Foundation ‘Arts Talk’ to Feature One of the Nation’s Leading Experts in Recovering Stolen Art
Event offers prospective students opportunities to learn more about the College, the financial aid and scholarship programs available;
The application fee will be waived for attendees.
October 21, 2014, Jersey City, NJ – Hudson County Community College (HCCC) will hold a Fall Open House for potential students from 10 a.m. to 12 noon on Saturday, November 1, 2014. The Open House will take place at the College’s Culinary Conference Center, 161 Newkirk Street in Jersey City, NJ – two blocks from the PATH Journal Square Transportation Center.
Area elected officials to join faculty, staff and administrators attend ceremonies marking the official grand opening of the new, six-story building on the College’s Journal Square campus.
On September 29th, 2014 Congressman Albio Sires, Hudson County Executive Thomas A. DeGise, and other elected officials and community leaders gathered with the Trustees, students, faculty, staff, and administration of Hudson County Community College (HCCC) for the official dedication of the College’s new Library Building.
The ribbon-cutting ceremonies took place inside the six-story, multifunctional structure, which is located at 71 Sip Avenue on the College’s Journal Square Campus in Jersey City. The 112,000 square-foot building is just steps away from the Journal Square PATH Transit Station.
Dr. Glen Gabert, President of HCCC, said the Library Building was designed to serve as a center of knowledge and learning, and to promote a sense of community and connectedness for students, faculty, staff, and all who live and work in Hudson County.
Mayor Steven Fulop’s Jersey City Youth Foundation and the Board of Education Collaborate to offer free backpacks filled with school supplies
Jersey City, NJ – The Jersey City Youth Foundation is pleased to announce that it’s collaboration with the Board of Education this summer ensures that 10,000 K-8 students in need will have an opportunity to receive a free backpack filled with school supplies.
The JCYF is committed to enhancing community enrichment programs and increasing school and community connectedness. Our collaboration with the BOE and our entire Jersey City community ensures everyone can participate. Continue reading Jersey City Youth Foundation and the Board of Education 2014-2015 School Year Backpack Giveaway of 10,000 Free Backpacks for K-8 Students
On December 6, 2013, six hundred and seventy three High School Seniors in New Jersey, dotted their “I”s and crossed their “T”s and turned in their scholarship applications for the Elks Most Valuable Student Scholarship. Those applications, which included counselor’s reports, scholastic achievements, civic and after school activities, were rigorously judged at the local Lodge, District and then State level. Continue reading The Elks National Foundation Most Valuable Student Scholarship program recognizes Taylor Muller with Award