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JC Fridays is here again! FRIDAY, September 5th



On Friday, September 5th, 2008, JC Fridays, Jersey City’s acclaimed citywide celebration of arts and culture, will take place once again! All events are free and open to the public and range from art exhibitions, live music, comedy to educational demonstrations and even a fashion show. Those looking to plan their JC Friday itinerary can pick up a JC Fridays Guide at a participating venue or visit for a complete list of events, a map of all event locations, and more details on which events are barrier-free and family-friendly.
JC Fridays was created in 2005 by a coalition of artists, arts organizations and local businesses that wanted to showcase Jersey City’s exciting and burgeoning cultural landscape. Today it is an eagerly anticipated quarterly event, taking place at the start of every season, where both residents and visitors can celebrate the growing vibrancy and distinct charm that Jersey City has to offer.

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Spirit of Life Ensemble Celebrates “Beach Day” at St. Joseph’s School for the Blind

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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Baker Opens Sales at Hudson Bay Club on Bayonne’s Newark Bay Waterfront


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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RIVER VIEWED -Holy Rosary Feast

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!

River Viewed-Feasting On Art Exhbits in Hoboken


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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Dining Out In Downtown Jersey City

New Jersey Restaurant Owners bring to

Jersey City

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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Home Cooking – Tuscan Chicken With Garlic and Capers

Dining With the Stars

Pair cinematic classics with Italian Food and Wine recipe-aug-web-site-jpg.jpg
for a night to remember

Family Features

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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July -Views and News



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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