Jersey City, NJ – Jersey City native, Daoud-David Williams and his Spirit of Life Ensemble sailed into St. Joseph’s School for the Blind on July 31st to celebrate a beach party theme day for the students.
The band’s rousing energy and distinctive jazz sounds brought out the sun and the smiles as students and staff danced and swayed to the lively music.
Mr. Williams and his band members have made several appearances at the school and generously donate their time and artistry so students have the opportunity to experience a live music performance. The eclectic Ensemble blends a multi-cultural mix of professional musicians who fuse jazz with Latin,
Caribbean, African, blues, funk and gospel rhythms to create a smooth and exciting sound. The collective experience of the band members includes performances and recordings with top jazz icons like the Duke Ellington, Count Basie and Lionel Hampton orchestras. According to
St. Joseph’s Music Director, James Skitka, “The Spirit of Life Ensemble gives our children the opportunity to hear instruments that they wouldn’t ordinarily hear, especially the brass section. In today’s popular music, many of these instruments are not used and children are unfamiliar with their sound. Since our students are blind and visually impaired, there is also a tangible difference when they hear instruments live as opposed to a recording.”
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Hudson Bay Club, The New Collection of 158 One, Two and Three-Bedroom Condominiums
Sales have opened with a flourish at Hudson Bay Club, the new collection of 158 one, two and three-bedroom condominiums being developed by Baker Residential along the banks of Bayonne’s Newark Bay. The community recently debuted to the public with more than 30% of the homes in the initial condominium being already sold. Residences are initially priced from the $280,000s for one-bedrooms, $305,000 for two-bedrooms and the upper $300,000s for three-bedroom condominiums.
Featuring twenty seven different floorplans, Hudson Bay Club will offer upscale living to satisfy the needs and desires of a wide range of sophisticated buyers. All residences will come complete with a host of luxurious appointments and features.
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La Festa Italiana
Saturday Night August 16th
This annual one block feast takes place every August, and has become a Downtown Jersey City tradition for many years. This years feast opened on Wednesday August 13th and its final day is Sunday August 17th.
Located on 6th Street in front of Holy Rosary Church, and the 6th Street embankment, between Monmouth Street and Brunswick Street.
Games -Rides- Food – Entertainment-Wine, Beer, Soda, Aunt Mary’s Rice Balls, Zeppoles, Espresso Coffee Deserts and much more.
Very popular with old time downtown Jersey City residents, especially those who have moved away and visit the feast each year to see old friends and aquaintances. Here’s where they find, old class mates, long lost friends and plenty of memoires.
A fun time for the whole family!
Feasting on Art – Roselle Park Resident
Leona M Seufert displays artwork at
Garden of Eden Cafe
in Hoboken through September 12, 2008
Artist Leona M Seufert displays 2 digital prints as part of Hoboken Hob’art’s group show at the Garden of Eden Café, 226 Washington St. 2nd floor, Hoboken NJ. The show runs through September 12, 2008. Seufert creates her works using conventional media enhanced by technology. A self-professed “computer geek” she has, over the last 3 years, experimented with the unlimited possibilities to realize her creative dreams through the use of Photoshop and more recently, digital photography. Her starting point is either a digital photograph, or a scanned paper collage or a photograph. Then in a dialog between her eyes, her soul, and technology, and using Photoshop to manipulate the images, she aims to unlock the story within the image. Each artwork is the result of many experiments, the process is an artistic delight for her and the result enchanting to the viewer.
Her two prints on display, Old Barn and Photo-synthesis, are part of a larger body of work, a series where her objective was to discover how Photoshop could alter the original image to create something new. She did not apply its filters simply for the sake of obtaining effects, but rather like a painter experiments with new brushes, to see what these effects could contribute to the original image.
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New Jersey Restaurant Owners bring to
Two Unique Styled Restaurants
By Evelyn Bonilla
When forming a restaurant, many restaurant owners take into consideration the type of restaurant they would like to introduce to the public. The food, location and setting are important entities when formulating its beginning.
David O’Brien and his sister Anne Marie took careful consideration when selecting perfect locations for their restaurants. Not only have they selected perfect environments for their restaurants, they have also preserved and added to the history of Jersey City. Their restaurants are unique in style and also bring to the forefront an incredible environment, delicious cuisine and an ambiance like no other.
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Dining With the Stars
Pair cinematic classics with Italian Food and Wine
for a night to remember
Want to create a memorable evening? Bring the glitz and glamour of the silver screen into your own home by hosting an elegant, Italian-themed dinner-and-a-movie party, complete with great food, fine wines and a stirring film.
Start with a favorite classic Italian film and use that as a springboard for the rest of your night. Add in thoughtfully chosen food, wine and décor for the full red-carpet treatment.
The recipes featured here are simple, but sophisticated. Grilled Polenta With Triple Mushroom Sauce features crisp, seared polenta wedges with a zesty tomato-mushroom topping. (And, best of all, it can be made ahead and finished on the grill at the last minute for an easy appetizer or side dish.) Tuscan Chicken With Garlic and Capers takes thinly-pounded chicken breasts, tosses them lightly in flour and seasonings and lightly sautés them. A savory sauce of white wine, garlic, capers, anchovies and a premium prepared pasta sauce, such as Classico, comes together quickly on the stovetop.
Want to guarantee an award-winning performance at your motion picture soiree?
Follow these simple planning tips:
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MORTON WILLIAMS QUALITY PRODUCE AND SERVICE NOW AT NEWPORT’S DOORSTEPS
Morton Williams is now open and the bustling around the store entrance on River Drive is a sign that both residents and visitors are enjoying the convenience of a full service supermarket just steps from their building.
In addition to the usual supermaket stock, busy cutomers returning from work flocked to the prepared foods section for deliciously prepared items for dinner.
“This is convenient ” said Chris Hurley a resident of the Shore South building. I can pick up everything I need for our family amd make last minute decisions about dinner.”
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FIRST ANNUAL GREEN RIVER AWARDS
CAPTION: Jersey City Mayor Jerramiah T. Healy, Councilwoman Viola Richardson, and Councilman Peter Brennan pose with this year’s recipients of the Jersey City Green Building Awards. The awards, presented by the City and the Jersey City Redevelopment Agency recognize projects that have been built with “green” standards and that are sustainable. This year’s honorees were the Jersey City Housing Authority for Pacific Court Townhouses and Woodward Terrace, the Franklin Group for the Harriet Tubman Homes, Genesis Partners for the Webb Apartments, and Goldman Sachs for 30 Hudson Street.
Bayonne First Annual Hot Dog Eating Contest July 19th
Bayonne’s first Annual Hot Dog Eating Contest;” will be held on July 19th at 12 noon in front of Bayonne’s most famous hot dog business Petridis Hot Dogs, located at Broadway and 25th Street.
Pictured above holding hot dogs for the July 19 Hot Dog Eating Contest; Mary Divock, executive director of the Bayonne Town Center, Interim Bayonne Mayor Terrence Molloy, and Bishop John Robinson, pastor of Evangelical Gospel Tabernacle, all three will be judges for the event.
Also in the picture (far left) Petridis manager Melanie Kapnisis, Owner Jack Musarra (in back) and Bayonne Recreation Supervisor Pete Amadeo who first introduced the idea for the contest.
The event is being sponsored by the BayonneTown Center and the City of
Registration for the event was held from Thursday July 3 to Wednesday July 9th.
Trophies will be awarded to the top three contestants who eat the most hot dogs.
Everyone is welcome to come watch the event.
Jack Mussara the owner of Petridis Hot dogs along with his wife Carol who is a third generation Petridis; have been selling hot dogs at the 25th and Broadway location for 20 years.
Musarra said “The business was first started by Carol’s grandfather using a cart in 1923; then his son George; Carol’s father, continued running the business from a store across the street.”
The Rain date for the event will be July 20th.