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We’ve updated our audition information and wanted to send you the update. Also, we have some exciting changes for the upcoming season that we will be sharing soon. 



FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  AUDITION ANNOUNCEMENT


SINGERS WANTED: JOIN CANTIGAS WOMEN’S CHOIR
FOR THE 2017-2018 SEASON

HOBOKEN, N.J. – September 7, 2017Cantigas Women’s Choir seeks skilled and committed singers for its upcoming 2017-2018 season. The Hudson County women’s chorus brings a diverse community of women together  — from all ages and all backgrounds —  to explore the rich tradition of women’s singing and perform a broad spectrum of global music, both classic and contemporary.

The group rehearses on Thursday nights from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Mustard Seed School at 422 Willow Avenue in Hoboken. Auditions will be held on Thursdays in Hoboken in September.


Cantigas is seeking women of all vocal ranges. Sight reading skills are strongly desirable, but not required. Ability to sing in tune and blend in classical style is essential.


Interested singers should contact Artistic Director Joan Litman by e-mail at joanlitman@gmail.com.


Cantigas Women’s Choir, named after a medieval Spanish song form called a “cantiga,” is composed of 50 women of varying ages and backgrounds, and brings women of the community together to explore the rich tradition of women’s singing. The group performs a broad spectrum of global music. In addition to its own biannual concerts, the group performs for community groups, including at the Edna Mahan Correctional Facility in Clinton, Alaris Health at Hamilton Park in Jersey City, and on behalf of the Liberty Humane Society in Jersey City. Litman founded the group in September 2002.


Joan Isaacs Litman, founding Artistic Director of Cantigas Women’s Choir, has been a music educator and choral director in the New York metropolitan area for many years. With a longing to stimulate interest and appreciation of less understood cultures, Joan has researched traditional songs of the Middle East. In recent years, she has taught and guest conducted in Spain, Syria, Lebanon, Japan, Hong Kong, Argentina, and the Dominican Republic. For many years, Joan served on the music faculty of the United Nations International School in Manhattan. She is presently Artist-in-Residence at the Mustard Seed School, where she is also a founder and Music Director Emerita.




Cantigas Official Web Site: www.cantigas.net


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Bayonne to Baytown Fundraiser September 22, 2017

Nashville and New Jersey Musicians to Play in Bayonne to Benefit Baytown, Texas Hurricane Victims

Mayor Jimmy Davis of Bayonne announced that plans are taking shape for the Bayonne to Baytown Benefit Concert which is set for Friday, September 22, from 6:00-10:00 p.m. on the lower level of DiDomenico-16th Street Park. Proceeds will benefit the flood victims in Baytown, Texas. 

Mayor Davis said, “This concert will give Bayonne residents a special opportunity to help the residents of Baytown. I know we can count the generosity of our residents at this time of great need in Texas.”

A variety of musicians will play at the concert free of
play at the concert free of charge. Bands will play at the amphitheater that is the site of Bayonne’s Summer Sounds concert series. Nationally known Nashville recording artist Joe Bayer plays country and country rock music. He was named Entertainer of the Year by County Blast Radio in 2015. He has performed at clubs in the metropolitan area, and played last year at the Bayonne Community Museum.

Rocco and the Mob is a New Jersey-based, seven-piece band that plays classic rock. The Mob is a tight rhythm section fueled by driving horns.

The Blue Dawg Band is a Bayonne-based group that is known for playing blues and classic rock at local venues. Band member Terry Young recruited the talent for the benefit concert.

Several other local musical acts will take part in the program, and will be announced. The Artist Avenue Performers will sing the National Anthem, under the direction of Melissa Rada.

Mayor Davis will serve as master of ceremonies.
The Bayonne Economic Opportunity Foundation (BEOF), Bayonne’s community action organization, will accept donations of any size in lieu of a set admission fee. Checks should be made payable to the BEOF with “Baytown” written in the memo portion of the check. Donations can also be made online at beof.org. To make online donations on the BEOF website, please follow the logo for Hurricane Harvey donations and click on it. That will bring you to the donation page. The BEOF will act as the recipient of tax-deductible donations to assist the people of Baytown. The BEOF will disburse funds to Baytown following the concert. Admission to the concert will be based on a free-will offering. No donation will be considered too large or too small. At the concert, there will be a table set up to accept electronic donations. Cash donations will also be accepted, but checks and electronic donations are preferred for reasons of security and tax-deductibility. To inquire about sponsorships, please contact Recreation 

Supervisor Pete Amadeo at 201-858-6129. Local vendors who are willing to donate their profits to the BEOF for the Bayonne to Baytown project should contact Mr. Amadeo to apply to participate in the September 22 event.

To ensure sufficient seating for the event, members of the audience are encouraged to bring their own chairs.

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Jersey City Trains Local Chaplains to Assist Residents During Times of Loss, Violence

Clergy will Provide Support & Comfort as well as access to Social Services

Chaplain Program Supported by a $10,000 Grant from the New Jersey Attorney General’s Office

local clergy members to assist residents who experience violence and other difficult situations.

JERSEY CITY – Mayor Steven M. Fulop announced today a new program to use local clergy members to assist residents who experience violence and other difficult situations. The program is supported by a $10,000 grant from the New Jersey Attorney General’s Office.

“Other cities nationally and in New Jersey are successfully using chaplains to provide timely and compassionate response,” said Mayor Fulop. “We care when our residents are hurting, and the Chaplains provide support to help people at a time of crisis or loss. These are people in the community who they know and trust, and who could provide assistance at a time when they need it most.” Continue reading Jersey City Trains Local Chaplains to Assist Residents During Times of Loss, Violence

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River View Observer September 15-September 30, 2017

Many things happening these last few weeks of September and our River View Observer September 15-September 30, 2017 issue has the information you need to go out and have a great time as we move into fall. Check out our latest issue with plenty of things to see and do-Enjoy!

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CarePoint Health Teams Up with Organizations to Teach About Stroke Prevention

CarePoint Health Stroke Prevention
TEACHING PREVENTION – Gerri Kiefer Necklen (right), RN, MSN, CarePoint Health’s Stroke Coordinator and Community Educator, leads the discussion.

BAYONNE – CarePoint Health-Bayonne Medical Center teamed up with a local house of worship and an area social service agency to bring a stroke education seminar to Bayonne seniors. Continue reading CarePoint Health Teams Up with Organizations to Teach About Stroke Prevention

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MUSIC BROADWAY BAYONNE SEPTEMBER 15TH 2017

Now in it’s  Third week Music Broadway Bayonne sponsored by Bayonne Mayor James Davis and the Bayonne Urban Enterprise Zone brings Music back to Broadway combining excellent venues with exceptional entertainment to make your Friday night out fun and local 

See who’s performing at these  six   participating  restaurants and Bistro and Tavern  for Friday, September 15th

Enjoy!

Music  Broadway Bayonne  September 15, 2017

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Jersey City Police Officers, Firefighters, EMTs, Hudson County Corrections Officers to Compete in the 2nd Annual Jersey City First Responders Charity Cook-off 

Festivities Include Food Tasting and Judging of Contestants’ Dishes, Food Trucks, Children’s Activities, Music and More; All Proceeds to Benefit Charity

Contestants from the Jersey City Police Department, Fire
Department, EMTs and Hudson County Corrections officers will face-off in the 2nd annual Jersey City First Responders Charity Cook-off.  With each ticket, attendees will get to taste each of the prepared dishes and vote for their favorite. 

 

All proceeds will benefit a charity of the groups’ choosing: The Jersey City Firefighters Family Assistance Fund, the Police Unity Tour, the Make-A-Wish Foundation, and The Code Green Campaign, as well as $5 from every ticket sold going to the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund.  Festivities also include music, children’s activities, food trucks, and more while enjoying a great fall day in the Beacon’s Overlook park with views of Jersey City and New York Cit   Saturday, September 9, 2017 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

 The Beacon

  20 Beacon Way

Jersey City, NJ 07304

 Jersey City Police Officers

 Jersey City Firefighters

 Jersey City EMTs

Hudson County Corrections Officer

Jersey City Mayor Steven F. Fulop

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Annual 9/11 Memorial Blood Drive Monday, September 11th, 2017

Gives Donors a Valuable Way to Commemorate the Solemn Day with a Worthy Cause

 

In an Effort to Spur Blood Donations after the Summer Lull, the Event Encourages Public Safety Employees, Community Residents and Local Workers to Donate and Help Save Lives  

 

Annual 9/11 Memorial Blood Drive Monday, September 11th, 2017 

The City of Jersey City is once again partnering with the American Red Cross and Suburban Propane to host the 3rd annual Jersey City Police and Fire 9/11 Memorial Blood Drive.  As part of the nationwide partnership with 911Day.org, an organization supporting the nation’s largest day of charitable engagement, everyone is invited and encouraged to partake in this special event.  The blood drive is a unique way to commemorate the solemn day while potentially saving a life.  Jersey City played a critical role in the response and recovery efforts on September 11th, 2001 as the first point of refuge for hundreds of people who evacuated the World Trade Center and lower Manhattan.  The blood drive event places an emphasis on community preparedness and we believe volunteer blood donors will help this endeavor through this partnership.  The blood drive will be operating from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., with a ceremony at 11 a.m.

 

 Monday, September 11, 2017 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Ceremony with Dignitaries at 11:00

 

Hyatt Regency Jersey City on the Hudson 

2 Exchange Place Jersey City, New Jersey 07302 

 

Jersey City Mayor Steven M. Fulop

Jersey City Public Safety Director James Shea

American Red Cross Representatives

Jersey City Police & Fire Department Members

Suburban Propane CEO Michael Stivala

Blood & Platelet Donors

911Day.org,

www.cityofjerseycity.com

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Hudson County Community College Offers Rare Opportunity for Artists to Draw with a Renowned Anatomy Artist

Hudson County Community College Hosting Job Fair

Hudson County Community College (HCCC) Division of Non-Traditional Programs, in partnership with the College’s Division of Cultural Affairs, will host a drawing workshop with Said Bouftass on Thursday evening, September 14, 2017 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.  The event will be held in the HCCC Benjamin J. Dineen, III and Dennis C. Hull Gallery, which is located on the top floor of the College’s Library Building at 71 Sip Avenue in Jersey City – just across the street from the PATH Transit Center. The event is being sponsored by CarePoint Health and Hudson County Community College’s Career Development Center, and the Office of Student Activities.  Authentic Moroccan refreshments will be served, and there is no charge for admission. Continue reading Hudson County Community College Offers Rare Opportunity for Artists to Draw with a Renowned Anatomy Artist

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