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Snoop Dogg to Headline Free 4TH of July Music, Arts, and Technology Festival On Jersey City Waterfront

Snoop Dog to headline Jersey City 4th of July Festival
Snoop Dog comes to Jersey City for 4th of July Celebration (Photo by Rich Fury/Getty Images)

4th of July Event for The Greater New York Area

The All-Day Experience on the Hudson River Waterfront Draws Hundreds of Thousands; Headline Performance to be Followed by State’s Largest Firework Display

JERSEY CITY – Mayor Steven M. Fulop presents his fifth annual July 4th festival on the Hudson Waterfront to celebrate Independence Day. The carnival-style spectacle, branded 50STAR FIRE SHOW, spans the entire Greater New York City Area and will feature a headline concert performance by Snoop Dogg on the Private Internet Access stage in front of a 200,000 person audience lining the Hudson River Waterfront and area surrounding Harborside. The all-day music, food, technology and entertainment experience boasts views of the New York City skyline, and will become the
scene of the state’s largest fireworks show. Continue reading Snoop Dogg to Headline Free 4TH of July Music, Arts, and Technology Festival On Jersey City Waterfront

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HARDGROVE RESTAURANT JERSEY CITY SPONSORS 5K RUN/WALK 2 KICK AUTISM

HARDGROVE RESTAURANT  JERSEY CITY SPONSORS 5K RUN/WALK 2 KICK AUTISM

 Hardgrove  a  downtown Jersey City restaurant will again proudly sponsor the  annual 5K Run/Walk  to help kick Autism.

The event will be held at Liberty State Park  North Cove Field at 1 Audrey Zapp Drive in Jersey City on August 26th, 2018 at 10 am  rain or shine.

Race benefactors  Color of Autism a Jersey City non-profit  organisation started by Jersey City business woman Sherry Singh who owns Smile a Pre-school and Nursery on First Street in downtown Jersey City.

Colors of Autism was established in honor of her middle son Ravi  31. who has Autism.

Some facts on Autism 

  • Autism now affects 1 in 59 children and 1 in 37 boys
  • Autism prevalence figures are growing
  • Autism is one of the fastest-growing developmental disorders in the U.S.
  • Autism costs a family $60,000 a year on average
  • Boys are nearly five times more likely than girls to have autism
  • There is no medical detection or cure for autism
  • -Source Autism Speaks  

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SINATRA SWINGS AGAIN!   2018 Sinatra Idol Contest, June 14

14 Crooners Compete for Title at Sinatra Park, Hoboken

 By Sally Deering

Sinatra Swings Again
Dan Lauzon, Ontario Candad

For those of you who know Frank Sinatra Drive as the long and winding road on Hoboken’s waterfront, well, kids, its time you knew some Hoboken history. Let’s just say Ol’ Blue Eyes grew up in Hoboken back when almost every corner had a gin joint and if you could carry a tune, some music-lover on a barstool bought you a drink.

Those were the days when Hoboken native son Frankie Sinatra walked the Mile Square City dreaming of someday making it big. And make it he did! Superstar, legend, and boy, what a voice. It’s been said that back in the 1990s, while Sinatra was in Manhattan, he would tell the limo driver to take him to Hoboken where his black limo could be seen cruising up and down the old neighborhoods.

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JCTC to Celebrate 12-Year Anniversary on June 26 – Honor Bill La Rosa Lifetime Achievement in Arts Award

A LIFE IN ART

  By Sally Deering

 Bill LaRosa

A life in art, that’s exactly what William La Rosa set out to do in his 30-year tenure as Director of the Hudson County Office of Cultural Affairs. Before retiring in September 2017, La Rosa facilitated programs that helped local visual and performing artists. He founded the Local Arts Program (LAP) grants that, over the years, provided thousands of dollars to local artists and arts organizations.

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Jersey City Medical Center to Hold ‘Race for JCMC EMS’ Event at RPM Raceway

 

Jersey City Medical Center

 JERSEY CITY, N.J. (Oct. 31, 2017) – Jersey City Medical Center  will hold the first-ever “Race for JCMC EMS” at RPM Raceway, 99 Caven Point Road, Jersey City, on Nov. 4 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Guests at the inaugural event have an opportunity to drive on two tracks and will be able to learn more about Jersey City Medical Center’s Emergency Medical Services, CPR training, health screenings and other programs and services offered by the Medical Center.

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JC FRIDAYS IS BACK FOR FALL-CITY WIDE LISTING

Taking Place on Friday, September 8, 2017

A City-Wide, All-Day Celebration of Art and Culture in Jersey City

JC FRIDAY'S IS BACK

(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.

Some highlights include (a complete list of events follows): Continue reading JC FRIDAYS IS BACK FOR FALL-CITY WIDE LISTING

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JERSEY CITY 4TH OF JULY CELEBRATION UPDATE: LOCATION CHANGE — EVENT HELD AT EXCHANGE PLACE

 

Mayor Fulop Announces the 4th Annual Jersey City Freedom & Fireworks Festival with the Largest Fireworks Display in the State With New York Harbor as the Backdrop for an Unparalleled Celebration of Our Nation’s Independence;

Enjoy a Full-day of Carnival Rides, Live Performances, Food, and Plenty of Family Fun, Concluded by a Premier Fireworks Display Illuminating the Hudson River

Jersey CIty 4th of July Celebration

JERSEY CITY – Mayor Steven M. Fulop announces the return and the expansion of the one-of-a-kind Jersey City Freedom & Fireworks Festival at Exchange Place on Tuesday, July 4th, 2017 from 12 p.m. to 10 p.m. with more than 150,000 expected attendees. This year’s Fourth of July family-friendly festival’s location has moved from Liberty State Park to Exchange Place due to all state parks being closed due to a budget impasse.  Continue reading JERSEY CITY 4TH OF JULY CELEBRATION UPDATE: LOCATION CHANGE — EVENT HELD AT EXCHANGE PLACE

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CASINO IN THE PARK JC ANNUAL DINNER FOR SNYDER HIGH STUDENTS

Casino in the park jersey city hosts party for Snyder High School Last month in May, Casino in the Park in Jersey City held its annual dinner for students at Snyder High School. 

Bernie Sweeney owner of the Casino in the Park and Shore Casino in Atlantic Highlands has been hosting and donating the Snyder High party for the past 11 plus years.  As an alumni of the school and  also an inductee into Snyder High School’s Hall of Honor since 1998 the party is Sweeney’s way of giving back to his old alma mater. 

In those 11  plus years of hosting the Snyder party which equals to around 5000 dinners,  Sweeney’s message to the young people at Snyder has always been study, work hard,  and pay it forward to others.

The event is an exciting time for Sweeney, his wife Kathleen his sons  and staff as told by  Sweeney’s  son Jay, ” For us at the Casino in the Park it is a joy to see these young people having a great time, they’re all great kids with good grades and all we ask is they go out and help others in their lives.”  He Said. “Our one message through the years go out and do something wonderful for someone else.” 

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Central Ave Car and Music Show May 20th, 2017

 

Central Ave Car and Music Show
Just one of the many classic cars at the Central Ave Car and Music Show
Central Ave Car and Music Show
American Bombshells at Central Ave Car and Music Show

The Central Avenue Car and Music Show organized by the Central Avenue Special Improvement District was held on Saturday, May 20th on Central Ave and ran from 11am and 5pm in the Heights of Jersey City.The fair was held in the Central Avenue Municipal Parking lot near Lincoln and Bowers Street.

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Bayonne, NJ Austin Wright’s Karate Dojos Have Been Recognized for Excellence and Proven World Champions (3) Generations Strong!

Beginner Classes Now Forming for Spring and Summer 

Recently, (7) Unique World Hall of Fames, Organization and The “Alliance” under Grand Master Dr. Jim Thomas President recognized Austin Wright’s Dojos as the Multi-Discipline International World Championships Academies because of their Proven Seminars and Competition results.  It started with their Sensei and Father Hanshi Grand Master Dennis Austin Wright in the Mid 1950’s  at the Bayonne M.O.T.B.Y. Base Learning Jujitsu, in the 60’s with Isshin-Ryu Karate and a Kick-Boxing in the 70’s A Combined Martial Arts theory that has been proven now for (3) Generations. 

At Hanshi (Grand Master ) Austin Wright’s Karate Dojos of Combined Martial Arts MMA and Self-Defense students learn Traditional Martial Arts of Okinawan Isshin-Ryu Karate (8th Dan), Tactical Japanese Judo Jujitsu Combative Arts (9th Dan), American Kick-Boxing (PKF) and MMA Fitness for the Entire Family Ages 3 to Adult.  We offer Senior Citizen Programs, Special Needs and Women’s Programs at 250 Broadway, corner of 10th Street, Bayonne, NJ and 1683 Kennedy Blvd., Jersey City, NJ.

All Programs have been Proven in the International World Martial Arts Arena in Self-Defense, Team Competition and Fitness Weight Loss Program!

Wright’s Philosophy has been about CHI (Character Humility Integrity) “If you change your Character you Change your Life”. We are offering Beginners Classes Now call 201-437-1820.

Visit our website for more information uwa-martialarts.com

www.karateclassesinbayonnenj.com 

Email us at universalwarriorarts@yahoo.com

Cervizzis Martial Arts Hall of Fame recognizes Grand Master Austin Wright  

Picture:  Left to Right (Back) Kenneth C. Jackson, World Champion, Soke Paul Cervizzi, Tournament and Hall of Fame Director, Hanshi Grand Master Austin Wright Sr., (Front) Chance Fisher, National Champion.

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