“Laisser le Bon Rouleau de Temps,” the French phrase, “Let the Good Times Roll,” often heard down in New Orleans the week before Lent, will be a welcome phrase up here too, as the Jersey City Free Public Library Foundation, Inc. holds its annual September fundraiser with a Mardi Gras theme. Last year’s crowd-pleasing theme, Hawaiian-style, brings with it the expectation for this year,
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 www.jcfridays.com 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.
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.”
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.
From chilly spy thrillers to sultry romance novels to warm and fuzzy children’s books, a great summer read is always a real cool thing. And this summer, Hudson County residents of all ages are discovering both new and old favorite books that will entertain, educate and even transport them to faraway places and times. It’s probably no surprise that Hudson County Executive, Tom DeGise, has a love for political history. Right now, he’s immersed in the best-seller “Team of Rivals” by Doris Kearns Goodwin, about the inner workings of Lincoln’s cabinet. And he just finished “Bookends” by rock and roll disc jockey, Pete Fornatale, which describes the story of what DeGise calls “one of my all time favorite albums by Simon and Garfunkel.” Next up on his book list, the highly acclaimed memoir “The Tender Bar.” Here’s what other Hudson County book lovers are up to… Continue reading August Cover-Summer Reading-The Tender Bar by J.R. Moehringer & More→
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.
KERASOTES SHOWPLACE THEATRE, HARTZ MOUNTAIN INDUSTRIES INC. BREAK GROUND ON 14-SCREEN THEATRE AT HARMON MEADOW
Special event caps the dramatic redevelopment of Harmon Meadow
Assistant Vice President Senior Credit Analyst for M&T Bank John Saltos , Assistant Vice President of Structured Real Estate Finance for M&T Bank Lissa Salgado, Meadowlands Chamber of Commerce President James Kirkos, Executive Vice President – Finance and Leasing of Hartz Mountain Industries Inc. Gus Milano, President and Chief Operating Officer of Hartz Mountain Emanuel Stern, Secaucus Mayor Dennis Elwell, and Director of Real Estate for Kerasotes ShowPlace Theatres Bob Gallivan pose before the site of the Kerasotes ShowPlace Theatre in Harmon Meadow, which is slated to open in the Fall of 2009. Toys ‘R’ Us & Babies ‘R’ Us, a combination superstore, and TJ Maxx will open this Fall 2008 at the Mill Creek Mall redevelopment site in Harmon Meadow in Secaucus. Sports Authority will open at the Mill Creek Mall in the Spring of 2009.
In an event that put the final puzzle piece of the redevelopment of Harmon Meadow in place, Hartz Mountain Industries Inc. and Kerasotes ShowPlace Theatres broke ground on a 14-screen, state-of-the-art stadium style theatre on Tuesday, Aug. 12.
The grand opening of the new Kerasotes ShowPlace, a stadium-style multiplex theatre with 2,752 seats, is planned for the Fall of 2009.
Joseph Canzano 1st row center (April 3, 1943 – February 28, 1984)
Joseph Santollo 2nd row top (July 23, 1943 – June 4, 1981)
John Salvato 2nd row middle (July 19, 1940)
Michael Arnone 1st row right (September 19, 1943- 2006)
Tom Bialoglow 1st row left (November 5, 1940)
Michael Kelly (April 19, 1943) not pictured
Unfortunately, not much has been written about The Duprees, but their musical contribution to Rock ‘N’ Roll history is reflected in their songs and their unique style. While many vocal groups performed standards from the ’40s and ’50s, only The Duprees could pull them off the way they did, and were one of the first to do so. In their early years, they were able to impressively blend the best from the sounds of the Swing Era, with the distinctive soul and infectious beat of the groups identified with rock and roll. In all they would register nine Top 100 entries nationally. In their home state of New Jersey, and also in New York, the Duprees were phenomenally popular, with virtually all of their records making the Top 10.
But still, they were a fine, yet totally underrated group, whose recorded legacy indicates that they were far more versatile than their early more successful issues showed. When listened to as a whole, their library of recordings from 1962 to 1975 clearly demonstrates that they were easily the equals of many of their more commercially successful contemporaries. The later years showed their ability to adapt to new styles, as they searched for the right new sound and proved to be a very talented and diverse group. It was the genuine love of music and performing that kept the group together for so many years after their initial success.