Bayonne’s Mayor James Davis Honors Austin Wright Sr. with Veteran of the Year Award

On May 24th, 2018, Bayonne, New Jersey’s Mayor, James Davis, honored Mr. Austin Wright Sr. with “The Bayonne Veteran of the Year Award.” Prior to the Luncheon, we prayed for our “God and Country.” We Remembered our past and present Veteran Heroes with a Mass at Holy Name Cemetery in Jersey City, New Jersey, for our departed loved ones before the Veterans of the Year Awards Luncheon.

 
   

Major James Davis stated: “I was happy to nominate Austin Wright Sr. for this year’s Veteran of the Year Award!” I was Honored to be selected as ” Veteran of the Year ” for the City of Bayonne. “Austin, thank you for your service and for all you do for our community!” #BayonneStrong #BayonnesVeteranOfTheYear

Veteran of the year

 

Left to right: USAF Veteran Austin Wright Sr. holding his “Veteran of The Year Award,” and Mayor James Davis.

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LET’S DANCE!   Meagan Woods Curates “Out of Bounds” Dance Show, Sat, June 2nd

8 Choreographers Explore ‘Resistance’ at White Eagle Hall

 

Let's Dance
Dancer/Choreographer Joe Monteleone
Photo by Juan Michael Porter II

By Sally Deering

 Instead of performing on a stage away from the audience, the new dance show, OUT OF BOUNDS, curated by dancer-choreographer Meagan Woods of Jersey City, will have dancers moving on stage and in the audience.

Let's Dance
Dancer/ Choreographer Meagan Woods of JC

The curtain goes up on OUT OF BOUNDS on Sat, June 2, at 8 pm and will feature eight choreographies by eight New Jersey dancer-choreographers, including Woods. The show goes on at White Eagle Hall, an extension of the Jersey City Theater Center, where Artistic Director Olga Levina invited Woods to curate a dance show that would engage the audience. Continue reading LET’S DANCE!   Meagan Woods Curates “Out of Bounds” Dance Show, Sat, June 2nd

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New Jersey’s Austin Wright Sr, Hampton Jr., McCormick, and Jedrzejczyk were recognized by NJ USA Martial Arts Hall of Fame

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UWA Karate
Representing Team Wright at the USA Martial Arts Hall of Fame (from left to right): Cassandra Jedrzejczyk, Declan McCormick, Grandmaster Austin Wright Sr.–International Director, and Keith Hampton Jr

Head coach Austin Wright Sr. was recognized and inducted by the USA Martial Arts Hall of Fame Hall of Hero’s. Wright was inducted in the category of “Grandmaster Leading by Example Award.” Wright is known for his “Spirit of the Dragon Warrior” because of his championship-leadership and CHI (Character, Humility, and Integrity). There were several members of Team Wright who earned the Kidz Award at the Hall of Fame for their passion in karate, for team competition, winning national championships for New Jersey, and community service. One of the Team Wright members who received the Kidz Award from the USA Hall of Fame was the 15-year-old Keith Hampton Jr.; he won the Outstanding Jr. Black Belt of the Year Award. The Top Rated Jr. Male Competitor Award was presented to Declan McCormick and the Top Rated Jr. Female Competitor Award was awarded to Cassandra Jedrzejczyk. All students mentioned are members of the UWA Martial Arts Federation of America and U.S. National Martial Arts Team “Alliance.”

For more information call (201)437-1820 or visit our website www.karatenjmma.com.

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Hudson County Community College Invites Aspiring Business Owners

Urban Entrepreneurship Course

May 22, 2018 / Jersey City, NJ – Starting a business in an urban environment requires a combination of street and business smarts. Entrepreneurs must invest time and resources into building unique business models. The rewards include financial independence, creative freedom, and a positive impact on the community.

Hudson County Community College (HCCC) has a special opportunity for those who wish to start a business in an urban area. The College’s “Urban

Entrepreneurship” course will be held on Tuesday and Thursday, August 7 and 9, from 6 to 9 p.m. in the L Building (71 Sip Avenue) of the College’s Journal Square Campus. Space is limited, and the cost is $85 per person.

The noncredit class will focus on the challenges specific to doing business in metropolitan locations. Topics covered will include:
• Demographic target marketing
• Market challenges and competitive analysis
• Selection of locations between cities and suburbs
• Trends vs. sustainability
• Foot traffic and attracting attention
• Company standards, missions, and goals
• Crowd-sourcing
• Capital planning
• Social media impact on new businesses

Those who wish to attend may register online at https://tinyurl.com/urbanentrep.

More information may be obtained by calling Clara Angel at 201-360-4647 or emailing cangel@hccc.edu.
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SPRING IS IN THE AIR    Fun Things to Do in Hudson in May & June

 

Spirng in the air Fun things to do in Husdson  

Spring has arrived, later than usual, but who’s complaining now that temps are in the comfy 70s. Check out this fun list of things to do in May & June, from outdoor happenings like Fleet Week in Liberty State Park to Movies Under the Stars in Hoboken, and Magnolia Landing’s art & music in Journal Square. It’s time to shed those wintry blues and have some fun!

MORNING CALM, A SOLO SHOW OPENS SUN, MAY 20; Art by Alyssa Ki

Spirng in the Air Fun things to do in Hudson for May and June

Alyssa Ki’s new show opens at Village West Gallery on Newark Ave in Jersey City on Sun, May 20, from noon to 3 pm. There will be a JC Fridays reception on Fri, June 1, 5-9 pm, and a Closing Reception on Thurs, June 28, 6-8 pm.  Ms. Ki’s solo show is billed as “a story in photographs, objects and memories.” For more info, go to villagewestgallery.com.  

Spring in the air Fun things to do in Hudson May and June

GILBERT GOTTFRIED HEADLINES 6BCF

 THURS-TO-SUN, JUNE 7-10; The 6th Borough Comedy Fest at Art House JC

Beginning Thurs, June 7, and running through Sun, June 10, Art House Productions in Jersey City will shine a spotlight on more than 70 comics doing stand up, sketch, improv, comedy podcasts and more. It’s the 6th Borough Comedy Festival – 6BCF – and on Sat, June 8th, one of the highlights will be funnyman Gilbert Gottfried who headlines an evening of the The Best of the Fest. An All Access Pass for the entire festival is $65. For most performances, admission is $12-$20. For Gilbert Gottfried and The Best of the Fest, admission is $25. For more info, go to: arthouseproductions.org. For the festival’s line-up, go to 6BCF.com.

Spring in the air fun things to do in Hudson in May and June

FLEET WEEK DEMONSTRATIONS

SUN, MAY 27: U.S. Maritime Services Showcase

On Sun, May 27, from noon-to-5 pm, the U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps and U.S. Coast Guard will put on some magnificent displays to showcase the latest capabilities of today’s maritime services. Now in its 3rd year, the event celebrates these three branches of service and offers local residents the opportunity to meet Sailors, Marines and members of the Coast Guard who patrol the Hudson and keep it safe. The event will include performances and demonstrations by the U.S. Navy Band, U.S. Navy Helicopter Static Display & Dive Tank, the U.S. Marine Corps Battle Color Detachment, the U.S. Coast Guard Search and Rescue, the U.S. Coast Guard Silent Drill Team, and Military Static Displays. Kids can look forward to participating in some fun activities, too. Partners for this event include the State of New Jersey, City of Jersey City, Department of Environmental Protection, Division of Parks and Forestry and Liberty State Park. Sun, May 27, noon-5 pm, Liberty State Park, Audrey Zapp Drive, JC. For more info, go to libertystateparknj.gov. Free.

Spring in the air Fun things to do in Hudson May and June

MAGNOLIA LANDING

THURS, JUNE 2 & 16: Food, Crafts, Live Music

Every other Thursday in Journal Square – through November — visitors are invited to enjoy local foods, crafts and live music to put a little sizzle in their Thursday evening commute. There are themes, too: May 19 is Vintage Bazaar; June 2 & 16 are Record Riot; July 7 & 21 will be Multicultural Days; Aug 4 & 18 will be Pet Days; and so much more. Magnolia Landing – the plaza facing Magnolia Avenue – is at the corner of Magnolia & Summit Aves, adjacent to Journal Squared. Thurs, June 2 & 16, 12 noon-5 pm, Magnolia Landing, Food, Crafts & Music Fair, Magnolia Landing, Magnolia & Summit Aves, JC.

Spring in the air Fun things to do in Hudson May and June

HOBOKEN’S MOVIES UNDER THE STARS
Wednesdays in June, July & August

Wednesdays are free movie nights in Hoboken as Movies Under the Stars takes off in June. Outdoor Movie Screenings take place at Pier “A” Park on First St. & Sinatra Dr. at 9 pm in June and July. For the best seating, come early and bring a blanket or comfortable chair. You may bring a picnic, but alcohol consumption is not permitted and subject to a fine. Assisted listening devices will be available upon request. Must call 201-420-2000 ex. 5100 with 3 weeks’ notice. June’s schedule: Wed, June 13, LA LA LAND; Wed, June 20: LADY BIRD; Wed, June 27: THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI. For more info, go to www.hobokennj.org.

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Donations Sought to Support Mission of Catholic Charities to Help the Needy

Newark, NJ, May 21, 2018 –
Gently used clothing, shoes, linens and sheets, books or other small household items that you or your family may no longer need will do much good for people who are less fortunate. The Archdiocese of Newark’s office of Catholic
Charities makes it easy to donate clothing and household goods at collection points throughout the four counties of the Diocese to help
alleviate the suffering of the needy who seek relief through the many operations of Catholic Charities.

Catholic Charities, a not-for-profit social service agency of the Roman Catholic Church within the Archdiocese of Newark, which serves approximately 70,000 individuals and families each year with almost 90 programs, gratefully
accepts donations in new or good condition at numerous drop-off donation bins that will benefit the needy in Bergen, Union, Hudson, and Essex counties. A list of approximately 70 donation bin locations is available on their website at
www.ccannj.com.

Recently, donation bins were added to three Catholic Cemeteries locations: Holy Cross Cemetery in North Arlington, Gate of Heaven Cemetery in East Hanover, and Saint Gertrude Cemetery in Colonia. The office of Catholic Cemeteries,
a Ministry of the Archdiocese of Newark, encourages donations in memory of a deceased loved one.
“Helping the needy is one of the most basic acts of loving kindness, and donating items that are no longer needed on behalf of a departed
loved one is a wonderful gift that truly honors their memory in a tangible way and helps our community in need,” said Andrew P. Schafer, Executive Director of Catholic Cemeteries. “Clothing the naked and sheltering the homeless are among the Corporal Works
of Mercy, as are feeding the hungry, visiting the sick, and burial of the dead,” he added.

The proceeds of all donated items sold directly support Catholic Charities programs for the needy. Recently, proceeds provided vital
funds to purchase 85 new metal-framed beds to replace broken wooden bed frames St. Lucy’s Emergency Shelter, a supervised emergency shelter in Jersey City for single women and men that offers emergency housing, food, and overall care for those for the homeless
throughout the year.

For links to donation bin locations, visit
www.ccannj.com.
If you have numerous items to donate or breakable items such as dishes, glasses, or photo frames, call for a direct pick-up at 1-877-343-3651 and mention the Archdiocese of Newark. Tax receipts are available.
For more information, contact Catholic Charities at 973-596-3985 or via email at
DonationBins@ccannj.org.

About Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Newark:
Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Newark is a not-for-profit social service agency of the Roman Catholic Church within the Archdiocese of Newark. Catholic Charities serves approximately 70,000 individuals and families each year in over 87 programs in
Bergen, Essex, Hudson, and Union counties. Its mission is to improve the quality of people’s lives and enhance their self-worth and dignity by providing superior social service, behavioral health, and education programs, and by advocating for justice in all
human relationships. To learn more, visit www.ccannj.com.

About Catholic Cemeteries of the Archdiocese of Newark:
Catholic Cemeteries, a ministry of the Archdiocese of Newark, ministers to the needs of individuals and families before, at the time of, and after death. This includes caring assistance with cemetery pre-planning; compassionate support at the time of death
and facilitating a loved one’s interment in a holy place; support throughout bereavement; and perpetual cemetery care, thereafter. The Archdiocese of Newark operates 10 Catholic cemeteries vital to the Catholic community for more than 160 years. To learn
more, visit www.rcancem.org.

Photo courtesy of Catholic Cemeteries of the Archdiocese of Newark
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Bayonne native serves aboard one of the U.S. Navy’s first “Stealth Ships”

By Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Tom Gagnier, Navy Office of Community Outreach 
Photo By, Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Tim Miller

BATH, Maine – A 2015 Bayonne High School graduate and Bayonne, New Jersey, native is serving as part of the Pre Commissioning Unit for the future Arleigh Burke-class destroyer, USS Thomas Hudner (DDG 116).
 
Seaman Apprentice Randy Bautista is a culinary specialist assigned to DDG 116 in Bath, Maine.

As a culinary specialist Bautista is responsible for food preparation and serving meals to the crew.

“I enjoy making my fellow shipmates smile at mealtime and knowing that I’m an important part of their daily lives onboard Thomas Hudner,” said Bautista.

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UWA MARTIAL ARTS New Kids A+ Karate & JuJutsu Summer Camp

Sponsored 

UWA Martial Arts of Bayonne and Jersey City are announcing their new Kids A+ Karate & JuJutsu Summer Camp.
Registration Starts May 20th, 2018 through June 23rd, 2018.

Classes now forming Empowering Summer Camp & Martial Arts Evening programs- Ages 3 years old to Adult – All Programs
Ages 7 years to 14 years old – A+ Summer Camp
Preparing Leaders for Unlimited Success.
Fun ! Swimming ! Self-Defense ! Trips ! Fitness ! Life Skills for Bully Safety !

Registrations are ongoing ! Call for an appointment Now ! at (201) 437-1820 Visit their website at www.uwa-martialarts.com
Must register by June 16th, 2018 and save $100.00 discount WOW! 

Free Uniform and Free Trial Class with Sign-Up.
Walk-Ins are Welcome
We have Bayonne and Jersey City Locations
Bayonne – 250 Broadway, Bayonne, NJ 07002 (corner of 10th Street)
Jersey City – 1683 Kennedy Blvd., Jersey City, NJ 07305

See ad below 

UWA Martial Arts Summer Program

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