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PRODUCER, SONGWRITER STERLING FOX TALKS JC LIVING, CREATIVITY AND WHAT’S AHEAD

 

By Darren Paltrowitz

songwriter Sterling Fox
Sterling Fox

A Jersey City resident since 2007, Sterling Fox has worked on a lot of hit songs in his Jersey City home. Initially, Fox moved to JC out of financial necessity, backing up local musicians after a stint as a pianist on a cruise ship. Less than a decade since his move to Jersey City, Fox remains a highly-demanded co-writer with songs written and/or produced for artists including Gym Class Heroes, Adam Lambert, Tiesto, Lindsey Stirling and Boyz II Men.

When not occupied with making music for other artists, Fox runs Silver Scream Records, a record label and online apparel store. Fox recently released on the Silver Scream label, a single by renowned DJ Samantha Ronson, and Silver Scream will also be the home of an up-coming full-length album by Fox. In the meantime, Fox talked with River View Observer about life behind-the-scenes in music, in addition to everyday life as a Jersey City local. Continue reading PRODUCER, SONGWRITER STERLING FOX TALKS JC LIVING, CREATIVITY AND WHAT’S AHEAD

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WASHINGTON PARK LIVE! 6th Annual Arts & Music Festival

Entertainment, Beer Garden and Food Trucks

 By River View Observer Staff

Artist at Washington Park Jersey City On Saturday, September 26, 2015 from 10 am to 7:30 pm Washington Park Association of Hudson County, Inc. (WPA) unleashes an amazing lineup of entertainers, visual artists and more at the sixth annual Washington Park LIVE! Arts & Music Festival.  (Rain date Saturday, October 3, 2015.)

For the second year in a row, Washington Park LIVE! will be held on Palisade Ave. between Paterson Plank Rd.  and 2nd St. with a live entertainment, a beer garden and several food trucks.  The event will be held on the Jersey City/Union City border in the area of Washington Park adjacent to Palisade Ave. The day promises to be a huge celebration of art, music, dance and community. Continue reading WASHINGTON PARK LIVE! 6th Annual Arts & Music Festival

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Citi Bike® Program Launches in Jersey City

With 350 bikes at 35 stations, the Citi Bike program brings new transportation option for communities across Jersey City; Fully interoperable with Citi Bike New York City

Citi Bike Launch Jersey City
Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop cuts the ribbon to launch the Citi Bike program in Jersey City along with Jay Walder, (r) Preseident & CEO of Motivate, Nadine Leslie, (Far Right) President of SUEZ Environmental Services , Minalkumar Patel, M.D., Senior VP & Chief Strategy Officer for Horizon BCBSNJ, Margaret Anadu, Managing Director in the Goldman Sachs Urban Investment Group, Joe Scott, President & CEO of Jersey City Medical Center -Barnabas Health along with CarePoint Health Sysems CEO Dennis Kelly and Elyssa Gray, Director of Brand Advertising of Citi Cards at Citi

 

 

fulop riding the bikesJersey City, NJ — Citi Bike Jersey City launched with a flourish On Monday, September 21st, 2015 with Mayor Steven M. Fulop joining Jay Walder, President & CEO of Motivate, funders and community supporters to cut the ribbon at the Citi Bike station in the Newark Avenue Pedestrian Plaza, bringing the 350-bike, 35-station system online.

Citi Bike Jersey City is fully supported by sponsorship and other revenues, making it the only bike share system in a mid-size city to operate without public funding.  Citi is the Title Sponsor for the new system.  Four additional organizations – the Horizon Foundation for New Jersey, SUEZ North America, CarePoint Health and Jersey City Medical Center–Barnabas Health have been named Founding Sponsors. An investment by Goldman Sachs will allow for the initial purchase of docking stations and bicycles.  Fully interoperable with New York City’s Citi Bike, the system allows those who commute or travel between the two cities to use their memberships in both independent systems.

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JC JAMS-Get ready for JC FRIDAYS, a Jamboree of Art, Music, Dance and Theater

 Every Jersey City Neighborhood will have Art for a Day 

Logo JC Fridays
JC FRIDAYS September 11th, 2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

By Sally Deering

 Need a little help packing away the swimsuit and flip-flops? Searching for the mojo to help you jump into that crunchy pile of leaves? Well, if you’re a Jersey City resident or city neighbor, then you don’t have far to go to say bye-bye summer and hello fall.

Hackensack Dreaming
Hackensack Dreaming by Nancy Cohen

JC Fridays, a city-wide funhouse of music, art, spoken word, dance, food, arts, crafts and much more fabulousness happens Fri, Sept. 11 with a huge line-up of art shows, music and dance performances, and other events happening throughout the city.

Sponsored by Art House Productions, a Jersey City-based performing and visual arts nonprofit, JC Fridays happens four times a year at the start of every season: March, June, September, and December. (The next JC Fridays will be Fri, Dec.  4th.)

Each neighborhood in Jersey City will be jamming; here’s the lineup:

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Citi to Become Title Sponsor for Jersey City’s Bike Share Program

Additional sponsors include Horizon, SUEZ North America, CarePoint, and Jersey City Medical Center –Barnabas Health Program will create new, affordable transportation option for Jersey City and be interoperable with New York City’s Citi Bike program Bike share program in Jersey City

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jersey City — Mayor Steven M. Fulop and Jay Walder, President & CEO of Motivate, today announced sponsors for Jersey City’s new bike share program launching in September. Citi will be the Title Sponsor, and the bike share program will be named Citi Bike. Citi Bike Jersey City and Citi Bike New York will be interoperable programs, meaning membership to one will entitle riders to the same usage in sister market. Four additional organizations– the Horizon Foundation for New Jersey, SUEZ North America, CarePoint Health and Jersey City Medical Center–Barnabas Health have been named Founding Sponsors. The program’s website www.citibikejc.com launched today as well. Citi bike stationsAs part of the sponsorship agreements the Title Partner will have their name integrated into the program and exclusive branding on all bikes.  The Founding Partners will have customized benefits that include recognition and advertising at designated stations, recognition on the website and in program materials, and community based events. Continue reading Citi to Become Title Sponsor for Jersey City’s Bike Share Program

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City of Jersey City Announces Partnership with New Jersey Symphony Orchestra

 Concert Series is Part of  Mayor Steven M. Fulop’s  Administration Efforts to Grow Jersey City as a Cultural Destination

New Jerey Symphony Orchestra

 JERSEY CITY – Mayor Steven M. Fulop announced today that the City of Jersey City will partner with the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra to host a series of free community concerts through a partnership with the PSEG Foundation, as the Fulop administration continues to introduce new cultural events to the City, increase events for families and residents, and grow Jersey City as a destination.

The first New Jersey Symphony Orchestra performance will take place at 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 11th, as Mayor Fulop narrates a woodwind quintet in a special arrangement of Sergei Prokofiev’s “Peter and the Wolf” in City Hall Council Chambers.  Continue reading City of Jersey City Announces Partnership with New Jersey Symphony Orchestra

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NJ Turnpike Construction 14A Toll Plaza Update

 

14A constuction projectMayor Jimmy Davis announced that the New Jersey Turnpike Authority and its contractors have provided the City of Bayonne with updated information about the reconstruction of the Turnpike’s 14A toll plaza.

The first detour connected with the project will take place the week on May 11.  Frontage Road, a west-east connector road north of the toll plaza, will be closed.  More specific information will be announced.  Other detours will take place in autumn 2015, and will be announced.

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For Hot Sauce & Rubs, Call Uncle Bud!

Fire & Spice

By Sally Deering

 

Uncle Bud drawing
Tony Alexander aka Uncle Bud

 After telling his buddies the hot sauce on his

Uncle Bud photo
The real Tony Alexander
aka Uncle Bud

wings wasn’t making him sweat, Tony Alexander’s friends told him if he didn’t think the sauce was hot enough, he should make his own.

And that’s exactly what Alexander did.

That challenge happened a few years back and now Tony Alexander goes by the nickname Uncle Bud, chief cook and bottle washer for his own brand of sauces guaranteed to bedazzle any dish, even two fried eggs. Alexander sells his sauces at the Riveview Farmers’ Markets on Sundays in the Heights (May-November) and at the Grove Street Plaza for Groove on Grove on Thursdays. Currently, he’s in the process of getting his sauces into a big box store that sells whole foods.

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Gimme Shelter Project Organized Stitch In Mar. 8th

The Gimme Shelter Project grew from Michelle Vitale’s work  with the homeless and it is to bring awareness to the 16% homeless increase in New Jersey(taken from the Homeless Point In Time Count).

 

Gimme Shelter Brochure Ms. Vitale has created 8 out of 16 weatherized blankets with the intent to give them away after the full 16 are made. The other 8 have organized Stitch Ins so the community can contribute to the project.

Columbus Window Gimme Shelter Michelle Vitale and Wilbury4 out of Vitale’s 8 blankets are currently on view at Windows on Columbus with an an opening this Friday March 6th from 6 to 8. Also works from Gail Wilbury

 

Gimme Shelter River View Observer

The organized Stitch In will take place on Sunday March 8th
Jersey City City Hall 280 Grove Street from 12 noon to 3pm
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PHOENIX ENSEMBLE ON THE RISE

Theater Company to Enrich Jersey City’s Cultural Life with Performances, Readings and Workshops

 By Sally Deering

Jersey City Phoenix Ensemble
Cast of IMPERFECT WOMEN OF THE BIBLE by Marsha Trice, performed by the Phoenix Ensemble of Jersey City

Sometimes friendships lead to creative collaborations and nobody knows that better than Marsha Trice, Artistic Director of the Phoenix Ensemble theater company in Jersey City. Trice and several company members met taking acting classes and doing plays in college and now they are collaborating as producers, actors, costumers – you name it – as the Phoenix Ensemble once again becomes a viable theater venue on Jersey City’s cultural landscape.

Phoenix Ensemble
Oliver Pinkard and Marsha Trice of Phoenix Ensemble of Jersey City

Phoenix Ensemble began in the early 1990s and it has been on again-off again until recently, when the company regrouped with Trice as artistic director with co-founders Tony Wilkes, Oliver Pinkard, Michael Laval and Dave Robinson sharing the helm. Together with producer Michele Baldwin, the creative team supports Phoenix Ensemble’s mission to bring theater, workshops and classes to Jersey City residents, especially to kids and teens who need creative opportunities to express themselves.

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