JERSEY CITY – Mayor Steven M. Fulop announces five “parklets” being installed around the City in an effort to create more public space and enhance the pedestrian experience. The five parklets are mini-parks which will temporarily turn a standard parking space into a place for the public to enjoy with seating, landscaping, lighting, art and more.
“This initiative aims to create an efficient use of space for our community, allowing our pedestrians to take advantage of the green space by relaxing and socializing near businesses, restaurants, and transportation hubs,” said Mayor Fulop. “Through Vision Zero, we are one step closer to reimagining our streets for all of its users, reducing traffic fatalities on our streets, and will use the feedback from this pilot program to determine if the program will be expanded.”
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.
Double the pleasure, double the fun!
By Diane Lombardi-Fleming
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→
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.
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.