The River View Observer’s “Site Seeing” we find interesting posts from around the world and present them to you.
Mayor Jerramiah T. Healy, the Municipal Council and the Department of Health & Human Services/Division of Cultural Affairs will kick off the city’s summer cultural calendar with the 35th Annual Cultural Arts Festival on Sunday, June 7, 2009 from 1 to 7 p.m. in the Central Railroad Terminal at Liberty State Park. Continue reading Jersey City to Host 35th Annual Cultural Arts Festival
The Honorable Jerramiah T Healy (left), Mayor of Jersey City, presents a Proclamation to Peter Kelly, President and CEO of Christ Hospital, recognizing, acknowledging and thanking Christ Hospital and its School of Nursing for the outreach program, “Know Your Numbers.” On May 29, 2009, students from the hospital’s nursing school conducted blood pressure and glucose screenings throughout Jersey City to educate the community on hypertension and diabetes. Nearly 300 residents were screened in four sites which included City Hall, the Brennan Courthouse, the Newport Mall, and the Shop-Rite on Marin Boulevard.
Back in the 60s before the tall buildings in Downtown Jersey City, the sidewalks echoed with the sound of Street Corner Harmony- Acappella Groups sang on every corner and under the trestles of the embankments
The trailer you are about to see is for a documentary being released next year and featuring groups from the 60s -Pioneer Acappella Groups
that paved the way for future performers and genres of music.
The Concepts- The Persuassions- - Joanne and the Heartaches -The Royal Counts- The Savoys and hundreds and hundred of street corner vocal groups that were formed in every major city and sang all up and down the Eastern Seaboard.
River View Observer Best Pick “Alternative Mode of Transportation” VESPA”
You want to get around Hudson County in an eco -friendly way and get a tax deduction? Read on:
GET A TAX DEDUCTION WHEN YOU BUY A VESPA!
The U.S. Government’s recently approved stimulus package includes tax breaks for consumers who purchase new on-road two or three wheeled motorcycles or scooters in 2009. The law, officially designated as the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, allows buyers of “qualified motor vehicles” to take a tax deduction for state or local sales or excise tax imposed on the purchase, up to $49,500 of the purchase price. The deduction applies to NEW purchases made between February 17 and December 31, 2009, and taxpayers do not need to itemize to claim it. Key Tax Break Points
Vespa Jersey City 247 Tenth St. Jersey City 201-837-7252 Continue reading Tax Deduction + Green Driving- Vespa -Jersey City
HEART OF STONE http://heartofstonethemovie.com/
New Jersey Film Festival
Sunday, June 7th at 7:00 PM
Milledoler Hall #100
(Near the corner of College Avenue and Hamilton Street)
College Avenue Campus, Rutgers University
New Brunswick, New Jersey
Director & Producer: Beth Toni Kruvant 2008
Executive Producer: Paul Bartick Composer: Ben Decter
Editor: Anand Kamalakar Director of Photography: David Harges
Good Footage Productions
Running time: 84 minutes
Heart of Stone – an inspirational documentary film by independent film producer and director Beth Toni Kruvant – documents the challenges of an inner city high school in the Weequahic section of Newark, NJ and the workings of its devoted principal Ron Stone, ambitious Jewish and African American alumni, students, and even gang members, to restore the school’s safety and past glory. Continue reading Heart of Stone -Being Shown May 30th Hoboken Int’l Film Festival
River View Observer Best Pick – “Poconos” Close to Home” Vacation
Located at Pine Hill Road in Mount Pocono, Pennsylvania (570)-839-8060 or
(570)- 839-9579 for rates and information
Pine Hill Lodge, a member of the Pocono Mountains Vacation Bureau is a large year ‘ round, completely furnished 3-story country inn located in the heart of the Pocono Resort Area with 11 Bedrooms- 7 Bedrooms on 2nd floor, 4 Bedrooms on 3rd Floor, 3 1/2 baths, Large Living Room, with cozy stone Fireplace , and Color TV, 2 Dining Rooms, Kitchenette and large, fully -equipped Kitchen Situated on 2 1/2 acres of lovely, parklike country setting- 1 acre of woods and 1 acre of lawn. Continue reading Pine Hill Lodge, Mount Pocono Pennsylvania – A FUN PLACE
Sen. Robert Menendez joins President Barack Obama for the signing of the credit card reform law in the White House Rose GardenLANDMARK CREDIT CARD REFORM SIGNED INTO LAW
This new law includes important and unprecedented protections for consumers that will end a number of deceptive and predatory practices, many of which I am proud to have had a hand in drafting. We are ending surprise and unjustified interest rate increases, changes to contracts, unreasonable penalties for consumers and opportunities for card companies to prey on unsuspecting young consumers, just to name a few. Credit card company abuses have reached a point where families feel like a trap door is going to open up beneath them every time they swipe a card. Continue reading Sen. Robert Menendez Is There When -LANDMARK CREDIT CARD REFORM SIGNED INTO LAW
Hoboken International Film Festival
Kenneth Del Vecchio Chairperson
Mayor Dave Roberts and the City of Hoboken
THE NATION’S HOTTEST…TRUE…FILM FESTIVAL
May 29, 2009 – June 4, 2009
Award Presenter – Donna Bostany
For video of past FilmFestivals Hoboken International Film Festival
MISSION & OBJECTIVE
Hoboken International Film Festival (“HIFF”) is dedicated to showcasing and promoting fine non-studio films, TV pilots, and screenplays from filmmakers throughout the United States and internationally. The best submissions will be rewarded with cash prizes in nearly ten categories. As will be discussed in the next section, HIFF has quickly become one of the top ten best film festivals in the world.
ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
With a celebrity jury comprised of Academy Award and Emmy winners, and powerhouse partners this past year that include CBS, Anheuser-Busch and Stella Artois, TD Banknorth, 101.9 RXP, The DoubleTree Hotel, The Jersey Journal, The Melting Pot, Glaceau SmartWater, and hosted by Mayor David Roberts and the City of Hoboken, HIFF is a worldwide renowned film festival. Showcasing the edgiest domestic and international movies and their filmmakers, HIFF will kick off on May 29, 2009 with its opening night films–that will be viewed by nearly 1,000 fans and industry personnel at Pier A Park, located directly on the Hudson River and overlooking the majestic New York City skyline. Continue reading Hoboken International Film Festival May 29- June 4th
COMING TO HOBOKEN May 26 – June 4, 2009Docked between Hoboken’s Pier A Park & NJ TRANSIT’S historic Erie Lackawanna Rail & Ferry Terminal
(Easily accessible by PATH, NJ TRANSIT’S trains & buses, Hudson-Bergen Light Rail, and NY Waterway Ferries)
We’re BARGING INTO HOBOKEN! Come aboard two antique vessels docking in Hoboken Tuesday May 26 through June 4. The visit will feature tugboat rides; barge tours; authentic Showboat performances including a staged reading of Budd Schulberg’s “On the Waterfront”; and other free and low-cost programs. Team up with a woman tug captain and juggling showboat captain who used to entertain on cruise ships as they retrace Henry Hudson’s voyage and update his vision. Continue reading TUG PEGASUS PRESERVATION PROJECT & WATERFRONT MUSEUM present The “Tug & Barge” Quadricentennial Tour