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RIVERWALK OUTDOOR MARKET AT PORT IMPERIAL OPENS SEASON TWO WITH A FREE FIVE BAND MUSICAL EVENT

Music from local bands plus a clown and face painting for kids round out what Is expected be a stellar showcase of music and a great shopping extravaganza.

 March 23, 2014, West New York, NJ: Thank You Scientist, Blue Food, Kill Her Smile, A Touch of Sinatra, The Jon Abel Project; sounds like the musical line up at a Madison Square Garden concert, but it isn’t. It’s the line up at the second season opening of the Riverwalk Outdoor Market & Festival this April 5th.

 Located between PF Chang’s Restaurant and the A&P on Port Imperial Blvd in West New York, the Riverwalk Outdoor Market at Port Imperial will be opening up for its second season with a rip roaring line up of rock & roll and cover bands, a NYC based Alternative Rock band, a local Sinatra Tribute Band, “A Touch of Sinatra” and a relative newcomer to the scene, Latin Jazz Pianist The Jon Abel Project who will be playing Salsa, Top 40’s, R&B and Latin Jazz.  In between the acts DJ Ray will be playing your favorite radio and club songs.

 All the above, plus vendors offering great deals on jewelry, clothing, antiques, art, collectibles, cosmetics, free ten minute therapeutic massages by a NJ Licensed Therapist and a clown and fun and games for kids should make this a great outing for the whole family. Everyone is welcome but the lucky folks are going to be the residents along the Hudson Waterfront near PF Chang’s and the A&P on Port Imperial Blvd in West New York where the market is held every year. They are in walking distance.

  “This year the Riverwalk Market is not only going to bring in vendors offering all kinds of upscale items at bargain prices, but live entertainment, informational spaces about local services and activities for children every weekend,”  said Raul Vicente Jr., operator of the market.

 Vicente said that the market and festival has no cover charge and there is plenty of reasonably priced parking available at the Port Imperial Ferry Parking lots just one block away. Vendors have free parking on site. Vicente added that there is still time to be a vendor and to apply, you only have to send an email to riverwalkoutdoormarket@mail.com and an info package will be sent back right away.

 The Market is open from April through October from10am to 6pm every Saturday and some Sundays depending on vendor participation.

The Riverwalk Outdoor Market & Festival Line-Up For April 5, 2014 Season Two opening Day….

Thank You Scientists
Thank You Scientists

 Thank You Scientist: is a seven-piece progressive rock band from Bergen County, New Jersey. Featuring a violinist and horn section, the rock group was formed in 2010 by guitarist Tom Monda. Blending genres such as progressive rock, funk, metal and pop, in January 2011, the group released their first effort, an EP titled The Perils of Time Travel, which was received positively by progressive rock outlets. Media Review: Strange sounds brew in strange places, and Thank You Scientist is no exception. With “more hooks than an old tackle box, and more time changes than a broken pocket watch,” the band belies their humble suburban New Jersey roots with a sound that is undeniably unique. Thank You Scientist has been mesmerizing live audiences since their inception in 2010. Dubbed “The Top Unsigned Act in the Tri-State Area” shortly after the release of their debut EP, “The Perils of Time Travel,” the band hasn’t slowed down a bit. On June 8th 2012, the band released their first full length record, “Maps of Non-Existent Places.” The album is a stunning collage of influences. Progressive rock, jazz, fusion, classical, metal, psychedelic, 60s pop and world music all seem to collide together at full speed and the impact demands your attention.

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Author Jon D’Amore to Read from his Book at Tachair Bookshoppe in Jersey City Tonight March 20th

THE BOSS IS BACK

 

Author Jon D'Amore
Author Jon D’Amore

 

By River View Staff

 

Author Jon D’Amore of THE BOSS ALWAYS SITS IN THE BACK will read excerpts from his book on Thurs, Mar. 20 at 7 pm at Tachair Bookshoppe in Jersey City. The event is a milestone for D’Amore – it marks the 150th copy of his book to be sold at the neighborhood bookshop on Newark Avenue. Munchies by RICA Brownies will be served, too.

 

“When Carol, Tachair’s owner, called in January 2013, to say she had sold the 53rd copy of THE BOSS, making it Tachair’s #1 bestselling title, it was fantastic because the book was only on their shelves for 4 months at that point,” D’Amore says. “A few months later, she called again to tell me I was being inducted into their Authors Hall of Fame for the sale of the 100th copy of THE BOSS. And now, even though the book sold very well nationally, to mark the occasion of the 150th copy sold in one independently-owned bookstore in the county where I was born and raised reaffirms my belief that I told a good story that people wanted to hear. I can’t tell you how grateful I am to the people from Hudson County who enjoyed reading THE BOSS and spoke so highly about it to others around the country and the world.”

On Wed, Mar. 19 at 7 pm, D’Amore gave a reading at the Ridgefield Library with RICA Brownies as refreshments that night, too.

“It’s worth coming just for the brownies,” D’Amore says.

If you go:

Reading of THE BOSS ALWAYS SITS IN THE BACK by author Jon D’Amore

Thurs, Mar. 20, 7 pm

Tachair Bookshoppe

260 Newark Ave

Jersey City

(862) 234-0822

 

Wed, Mar. 19, 7 pm

Ridgefield Library

527 Morse Road

Ridgefield

(201) 941-0192

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Danielle Lenardo Proves -You Gotta Have Heart

   IBEW Local 164 to Give Award to Bayonne Body Builder and Breast Cancer Survivor at Golden Gloves Novice Championship Bouts

 By Sally Deering

 

Danielle Lenardo
Danielle Lenardo

At 29, Danielle Lenardo of Bayonne received news every woman dreads, she had breast cancer. After going through chemotherapy and beating the cancer, Lenardo hit the gym to strengthen her body, mind and spirit. She not only strengthened, she built some serious muscle.

In June 2013, Lenardo took her new muscular physique and competed in the NPC (National Physique Committee) Championship Competition where she won First Place in Figure in all divisions. In November, she won her Pro card in Figure with the NGA (National Gym

Association).

On Fri, April 11 at 7 pm, the night before the NJ Golden Gloves’ Open Championship bouts, the IBEW (International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers) Local 164 will host its annual NJ Golden Gloves Novice Championships bouts. The championship is also a boxing charity event that raises money for the Project Grandma breast cancer fund. (The fund was named Project Grandma about 20 year ago by IBEW Local 164 because all women should live long enough to be a grandma!)

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RIVERWALK OUTDOOR MARKET OPENING APRIL 5TH -Fun time for entire family

riverwalk-brochure-ver3a-20 (2)On April 5th, 2014 bring the entire family to a fun day at the Riverwalk Outdoor Market on Port Imperial Blvd. in West New York.

Featuring 5 bands including the fabulous “A Touch of Sinatra”

Enjoy a wonderful day of fun and savings on all kinds of items.

Plenty of things for the children to do: Face Painting, Balloon Art and more.

See you there on April 5th at the RIVERWALK OUTDOOR MARKET

 

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“Slices of Beauty on the Hudson, Cut-Paper Works by Hiro Takeshita” –New Art Exhibit Opens Sun., Dec. 15, at Hoboken Historical Museum

Hoboken-Based Artist Returns for Second Show at the Museum

 

hoboken museum show dec 15Hoboken, NJ – Dec. 9, 2013 – At first glance, his works appear to be delicately painted in saturated colors and fine lines. The lights of New York City twinkle across the Hudson, a fine tracery of fireworks showers down over the river, tree branches twist in the wind. But step closer to the pictures and you just might be able to detect the sliced paper. In some cases, there might be four or five layers, but he uses fine origami paper, so the surface is virtually flat. It’s a technique known as “kirigama,” in Japan, but is practiced in many forms, including much of Matisse’s late work.

Meet the artist and learn more about kirigama at the opening reception on Saturday, December 15, from 2 – 5 p.m., for Slices of Beauty on the Hudson, Cut-Paper Works by Hiro Takeshita, in the Upper Gallery. The event is free. The works will be on view through January 19.

“I always enjoy sketching scenes on the Hoboken waterfront, of people enjoying the outdoors, walking, kids playing, the happy moments,” he says. “Art is communication; I like to share the joy and beauty with other people.”

Hiro Takeshita was born in Nagasaki, Japan, and from an early age was interested in art and American culture. Born two years after the atomic bomb blast in his native city, he can still recall his mother’s searing memories of that day. However, he also recalls the kindness of American soldiers and being captivated by American television shows on television, which ultimately motivated him to move to the U.S. in 1977 after studying art and print-making in Tokyo.

The bright colors of his native city and his fascination with American pop culture led him to admire artists of the post-Impressionist period, particularly Henri Matisse, Abstract Expressionists like Richard Diebenkorn and Pop Artists, especially Andy Warhol. Continue reading “Slices of Beauty on the Hudson, Cut-Paper Works by Hiro Takeshita” –New Art Exhibit Opens Sun., Dec. 15, at Hoboken Historical Museum

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”Honoring Our HEROES” Veteran’s Day November 11, 2013

A Military & Musical     Veteran’s Day Tribute

         Monday–NOV 11th– 1 pm  

Historic Jersey City & Harsimus Memorial Park

435 NEWARK AVENUE, JC
www.jerseycitycemetery.org

A free public event with Special Guests, Military & Civic   Associations & Musical Tributes. Kindly
Sponsored by AT&T, the Office of JC Mayor Steve Fulop, the JC Council
& Office of   Cultural Affairs, & Volunteers of HJCHC.

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