Mayor Fulop Announces the Headlining Artists for the 6th annual Fourth of July Festival & Fireworks…
Mr. Worldwide – Pitbull and Jersey City’s own Akon!
Day of Live Music and Family-Friendly Fun returns to Exchange Place Plaza with Concerts, Carnival Rides, Food Trucks and New Jersey’s Largest Fireworks Display
JERSEY CITY – Mayor Steven M. Fulop announces Pitbull and Akon as this year’s headliners at Jersey City’s 6th annual Fourth of July Festival. As we celebrate our nation’s freedom, the full day of festivities will take place from 12 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the Exchange Place Plaza. The free festival includes live entertainment with featured musicians starting at noon on the main stage leading up to Jersey City’s own Akon and world-renowned rapper Pitbull as the main event. The grand finale will follow with New Jersey’s largest fireworks display launching from barges in the Hudson River with an unparalleled backdrop of the Manhattan skyline.
“We set the bar high last year bringing in Snoop Dogg as our headline performance, and we expect to impress, yet again, with this year’s entertainment lineup,” said Mayor Fulop. “The headline performance and fireworks conclude a day of fun for thousands of families and visitors who come from all over the tri-state area. As we show off all that Jersey City has to offer this Independence Day, I am confident this will continue to be one of the best celebrations in the nation.”
Last year, the event drew over 150,000 spectators from throughout the City and region. The daylong festival features designated zones for activities, including a carnival along Hudson Street, the “Love Beer Festival” on Columbus, and the concert stage at Exchange Place. Fun activations and additional food trucks and drinks can also be found along Montgomery Street.
Jersey City Mayor Says Profitable Agency Continues to Punish New Jerseyans During a Time of Economic Hardship
JERSEY CITY – Mayor Steven M. Fulop today denounced planned toll increases set to take effect December 1st by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, an agency that continues to enjoy strong profits while New Jerseyans struggle to recover from the recession.
“By moving forward with toll and fare hikes, the Port Authority continues to punish New Jerseyans – and especially Jersey City residents – at a time of continued economic hardship,” said Mayor Fulop. “The Port Authority dumps a heavy burden on Jersey City taxpayers in three ways — from the costs of municipal services provided to the Port Authority, from the increasing tolls and PATH fares, and from a staggering underpayment by the Port Authority to the City for its property here.” Continue reading Mayor Fulop Denounces Port Authority Moving Forward With Toll & Fare Increases→
Commuters riding the PATH trains from Newark to the World Trade Center (WTC) in NYC have cause to celebrate: The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey announced yesterday that weekday PATH Service between Newark and the WTC has been restored, although PATH service is still unavailable on weekends. Through February, from Fridays at 10 p.m. through Mondays at 5 a.m., crews will use this stretch of time to repair damages caused by Hurricane Sandy.
With Hoboken PATH service to WTC still under construction, Hoboken commuters must continue to find alternate routes to downtown NYC. According to a press release put out by the Port Authority of NY and NJ, “Crews continue to work around-the-clock to return weekday Hoboken to World Trade Center service and weekend service between Newark and the World Trade Center. Those are the final segments of service yet to be restored.”
While there was good news for commuters of the The World Trade Center PATH line which opened this past Monday with stops in New Jersey’s Newark, Harrison, Journal Square, Grove Street and Exchange Place and New York’s World Trade Center stations; for North Hudson residents who would normally take the PATH to New York via Hoboken the news was not so good.
Jersey City, New Jersey -National talent and recent controversial joke maker Gilbert Gottfried headlines Thursday, April 14th, 2011 at Michael Anthony’s dazzling Waterfront Restaurant in Jersey City, New Jersey. Host John “Nutsy” Fagan, another Jersey City Resident, will be on hand to warm up the evening.
After spending several years mastering the art of stand-up comedy, producers of the legendary NBC late night comedy show Saturday Night Live became aware of Gottfried and, in 1980, hired him as a cast member. It wasn’t until a few years later when his true notoriety would begin when MTV hired him for a series of improvised and hilarious promos for the newly formed channel. This led to several television appearances on “The Cosby Show” and “Late Night with David Letterman.”
Saint Patrick’s Day is a celebration of Ireland’s rich culture, a nod to its heritage and a deep reverence for an Irish missionary who loved his country and became Ireland’s Patron Saint in the 7th Century.Fast forward 14 centuries to 2011. Parade and party revelers are preparing for March 17th, shopping for shamrock-speckled ties, pointy Leprechaun hats and green lipstick while bars everywhere are stocking brewskies for those who regard St. Paddy’s Day as the perfect excuse to get hammered, plastered, clobbered, blotto, juiced, loaded and obliterated. You don’t have to be Irish to get jiggy at your local watering hole; everybody’s Irish on St. Paddy’s Day.
But is that the only way to celebrate the Emerald Isle?
Not here in Hudson. Towns like Hoboken, Jersey City and Bayonne which mirror New York City on New Jersey’s waterfront join the Big Apple and other cities with celebratory parades, corned beef and cabbage dinners and other ‘green’ events in honor of Ireland’s beloved St. Patrick and the country that brought James Joyce, Oscar Wilde, George Bernard Shaw, Samuel Beckett, Sean O’Casey, WB Yates, Spencer Tracy, Liam Neeson, Maureen O’Hara and the Celtic Women, into our lives.Continue reading Hudson County Celebrates St. Patrick’s Day with Parades and Parties→
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