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Crowds come out for 2nd Annual Yo Mama’s Craft Fair in Downtown, Jersey City

new-billy-kirkAccording to their website  Not Yo Mama’s Craft Fair started last year with an idea and acted upon by Sophie Penkrat, Megan Gulick and Leah Siegel- Picus.

The second annual fair was held yesterday On Saturday April 17 to entusiastic crowds  and  over 60 artists  selling  7500 or more items at Parlay Studio’s 161 2nd St., Downtown Jersey City.  Everything from  jewelry, leather goods, soaps, furniture, cakes, leather bags, paintings  and many other items were on display and being sold.

The doors opened at 11am and the event  ran until 6pm.

Besides the vendors, live entertainment was provided by  Kelly St. Patrick, Hezekiah Jones, Any Day Parade, Chrisitan Alessi, Land of the Look Behind

A portion of yesterday ‘s fair proceeds will go to Arts to Grow a non -profit organization which is dedicated to providing inner city children with a chance to explore the visual, literary and performing arts

Presenting sponsors of yesterday’s event was the Saffron, Boutique Realty and Michael Anthony’s.

Vendors looking to show their wares at next years fair or business looking to act as a sponosor should visit their website at notyomamasaffairs.com

More photos to come

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REAL ESTATE-Jersey City’s The Residences at Dixon Mills Excited to Announce FHA Financing Now Available

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 Since opening, The Residences at Dixon Mills has successfully outperformed the local marketplace as the fastest-selling condominium in Jersey City. Now, with the announcement that the community has available Federal Housing Administration (FHA) financing, which requires only a 3.5 percent down payment, first-time homebuyers are finding that Dixon Mills also represents the best option to own a one-of-a-kind luxury home at an enhanced value.

Continue reading REAL ESTATE-Jersey City’s The Residences at Dixon Mills Excited to Announce FHA Financing Now Available

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WOMEN IN SONG AND NEW VOICES CABARET & WORKSHOP

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 The Theater Company (TTC) and Art House Productions (AHP) are teaming up to celebrate Women’s History Month and to prepare and present new voices in the local music scene with cabaret performances and a free workshop March 12 & 13, 2010. Continue reading WOMEN IN SONG AND NEW VOICES CABARET & WORKSHOP

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JC FRIDAY’S IS BACK- March 5th

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 JC Fridays, Jersey City’s acclaimed city-wide celebration of arts and culture, returns on Friday, March 5, 2010 with events happening throughout day, including art exhibitions, live music, performances, and educational demonstrations. All events are free and open to the public. A complete list of events, a map of all event locations, and more details can be found at http://jcfridays.com

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 Art House Productions and JC Fridays’ Major Sponsors present this 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. Since its inception, the number of participants has more than doubled through increasing outreach to Jersey City’s neighborhoods, organizations, businesses and artists. JC Fridays is made possible through a grant by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, with major support provided by the State of New Jersey Urban Enterprise Zone Program and a host of other sponsors and patrons. Continue reading JC FRIDAY’S IS BACK- March 5th

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Hudson Restaurant Week to be held February 1st -12th

Hudson Restaurant Week is a bi-annual culinary celebration that promotes Hudson County as a premier dining destination in New Jersey during slow times of the year: January and July. It was created by Get Out Hudson magazine in 2005 through conversations with local restaurants. The event and magazine were created by one young female entrepreneur, Tamara Remedios.

Continue reading Hudson Restaurant Week to be held February 1st -12th

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Jersey city’s -Historic Downtown Special Improvement District

HDSID is a public-private partnership through which property owners and business owners have a direct impact on Historic Downtown Jersey City neighborhoods and their development. HDSID works with local businesses, property owners and neighborhood associations in conjunction with the City government to promote the area, improve the services provided and undertake any and all activity to make Historic Downtown Jersey City a better place to live, work and visit.

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Working with local businesses, cultural organizations and neighborhood groups to promote the area and make downtown Jersey City a better place to live, work and visit.

Learn  More- http://www.jcdowntown.org/

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POWERHOUSE ARTS FESTIVAL-September 12th

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 The 4th  Annual Powerhouse Arts Festival

 11:00am to 6:00pm.

The annual Powerhouse Arts District Neighborhood Association’s barbeque and crafts fair will have all the fine arts, nifty crafts, music, cheap beer and block-partying good times of last year, this year PDNA is adding a bunch more vendor spaces and hopefully some live art this year.

PDNA is seeking VOLUNTEERS for the day of the event. They will need people to help with set up, grill-manning (or woman-ing), beer pouring, etc. There will be free food and drink for all who volunteer, plus that special warm and fuzzy feeling that comes with contributing to a good cause. For more information or to sign up, email Jessica.

The festival is also a fundraiser for the Association. Much of our operating income for the year comes from the Fest – so tell your friends and come eat, drink, and be merry in service of the neighborhood.

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“Gipsy Jazz” on Brunswick Street- Downtown, Jersey City

madame_gipsy20jazzDowntown Jersey City is where I was born,and raised, and Brunswick Street was a very important part of the Village community when I was growing up.

That is why as a homeowner in the village and Publisher of the River View Observer, I am excited to post this item from Rob Crow of JC Village- Thanks Rob!

(Sep 05, 2009) They call this style of music in Europe “Manouche”. In Jersey City, Mattias Gustafsson, co-owner of Madame Claude Cafe,and fellow musician Bryan Beninghove, call it “Gipsy Jazz”. As I sit with my eight year old daughter in my very own neighborhood on an absolutely perfect late summers evening, I would call it nothing short of astonishing.

Source The Village Continue reading “Gipsy Jazz” on Brunswick Street- Downtown, Jersey City

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ATTENTION ARTISTS-Village Art & Flea Market, May 31st.

village-art-and-flea-marketIn collaboration with The Fourth Street Art and Music Festival, The
Village Neighborhood Assn invites you for a day of cool art, crafts,
and second-hand treasures. This event is open and FREE to local artists and craft artists
who would like to showcase and sell their work. In an effort to support Jersey City’s art community, The Village Neighborhood Assn invites you to register for

The Village Art & Flea Market.
Sunday, May 31, 2009
10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Fourth Street (between Newark Ave.
and Merseles Street)
Email http://info@jcvillage.org to reserve
your spot in our Artist’s Space!
Details: www.jcvillage.org

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Artist Ron English, Jason Maloney and Bigfoot kick off work on New Mural in Downtown, Jersey City

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  From L-R) City Council President Mariano Vega, Ward E candidate Guy Catrillo, Mayor Jerramiah Healy, Bigfoot, Ron English and Jason Maloney

Downtown Jersey City got a splash of color on Tuesday when artists Jason Maloney, Bigfoot and Ron English kicked off work on a new mural at Hudson County Art Supply. This project, the first in a proposed series of murals to be painted by well-known local and national artists throughout the city, is part of a citizen effort to make the municipality a destination for contemporary art. To Read more on this article visit:

Jersey City Independent

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