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River View Observer September 15-September 30, 2017

Many things happening these last few weeks of September and our River View Observer September 15-September 30, 2017 issue has the information you need to go out and have a great time as we move into fall. Check out our latest issue with plenty of things to see and do-Enjoy!

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ZEPPOLES, RAFFLES, DANCING— LA FESTA IS BACK!!!  

 

  La Festa Italiana 2017 Rocks On in JC

  Holy Rosary Church Celebrates Great Food, Fab Drinks, and Live Music

 Lafesta Italiana Jersey City 2017

By Sally Deering

 At every turn you’ll see a familiar face at La Festa Italiana Jersey City 2017, Holy Rosary Church’s 114th annual “Old World” Italian Street Festival to be held in Downtown Jersey City. For five consecutive days and nights, from Wed, Aug. 9th through Sun, Aug. 13th, Sixth & Brunswick Streets will be rockin’ with live bands, swinging soloists, fabulous foods, thirst-quenching drinks and frolicking fun for the kids. (Hours are Wed-Fri, 5 pm-11 pm; Sat & Sun, 3 pm-11 pm.) Continue reading ZEPPOLES, RAFFLES, DANCING— LA FESTA IS BACK!!!  

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GRINGO’s JERSEY CITY -FOUR ‘GRINGOS’ & A TACO

4 Friends Open Mexican Eatery Off the Beaten Path

   Rustic Hip Sets the Tone at Gringo’s in Jersey City 

   Gringo's Jersey City Gringo's Jersey City

By Sally Deering

Photos by Fermin Mendoza

Gringo’s Jersey City,  It’s the only restaurant in town with a sawed-off milk truck in the dining room. Gringo’s, the new Mexican eatery that just opened a few weeks ago in Downtown Jersey City features a sawed-in-half milk truck where Chef Rick Truocchio and his crew prepare dishes like Holy Mole tacos and Guac. Continue reading GRINGO’s JERSEY CITY -FOUR ‘GRINGOS’ & A TACO

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 THE COMEBACK KID- Hard Grove Café Re-Hangs Its Cuban Star on First Street

  Hard Grove Café Re-Hangs Its Cuban Star on First Street

 After 3 Years, Traditional Cuban Dishes Are Back in Downtown JC

 

By Sally Deering

 Its been three years since Cuban cuisine-lovers could duck into the Hard Grove Café in Jersey City for a traditional Cuban sandwich. Well, good news!  On June 26, Hard Grove opened its new restaurant & bar on First Street off Newark Ave, and so far, customers are stopping by for Hard Grove’s traditional Cuban fare and a freshly mulled Hemingway Mojito. 

“June 26th was our ‘soft’ opening,” owner Evelyn Padin says, “In this industry, it’s not smart to rush into a grand opening.” Continue reading  THE COMEBACK KID- Hard Grove Café Re-Hangs Its Cuban Star on First Street

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LOVE HURTS-Hudson Shakespeare Presents Romeo & Juliet in Hudson Parks

  Rival Families, Two Teens in Love, A Dismal Fate Awaits

By Sally Deering

“These violent delights have violent ends
And in their triumph die, like fire and powder
Which, as they kiss, consume.”

 Love Hurts Romeo and Juliette

Mackenzie Menter as Juliet and Joshua Blount as Romeo in HSC’s Romeo & Juliet.

What happens when two feuding families poison the love of their offspring with their hatred? Do the sins of the fathers cast evil on their children?  Can love ever survive when surrounded by hate?

These are the questions that come to mind in Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet, the story of two star-crossed lovers who cannot escape the rivalry of their families and although they are madly, deeply in love, theirs comes to a tragic end.   Continue reading LOVE HURTS-Hudson Shakespeare Presents Romeo & Juliet in Hudson Parks

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River View Observer April 15-April 30th, 2017

River View Observer for April 15-April 30th, 2017 fun things to do
Read Sally Deering’s article on Groove on Grove celebrating its 10 Anniversary.
Also by Sally Deering an article on the art of Andrea McKenna.
This issue has many art happenings, theater, read our restaurant column by Sally Deering on Cafe Bataya in downtown Jersey City.
And more of what you like: Real Estate, Community happenings and local merchants that will save you money.

All our advertisers have links to their websites in our digital issue
to name a few…
Exit on the Hudson Realty
Muller Insurance
Egelentowicz
Hudson County Community College
Aart in America Piano Company
Famous Furs
Ann & S Junk Removal

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Man of Steel and Brushes Jersey City Artist Steve Singer to exhibit at JCTC’s BORDERLESS Art Show

 A View of the Artist who Creates Watercolors and Sculptures around & about Hudson

Jersey city artist Steve Singer
Jerseygirls” by Steve Singer
Jersey city artist Steve Singer
Artist Steve Singer painting in New Hampshire

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

By Sally Deering

 Steve Singer’s watercolor paintings are soft impressions of Jersey City’s architecture and streets, like watery snapshots of urban landscapes and passing moments.

Singer’s work will be part of the new show BORDERLESS, a  month-long series of art, plays and dance that address the effects of Globalization, presented by Jersey City Theater Center and Gallery. BORDERLESS opened Fri, Feb 3, from 6-10, with an evening of performances along with the gallery exhibition curated by Lucy Rovetto.

Jersey city artist Steve Singer
“Late Bloomers” by Steve Singer

As a painter, Singer sets up his easel and paints in neighborhoods throughout Jersey City He’s painted the tearing down of St. Joseph’s School of the Blind near Journal Square; a yellow house with a telephone pole sprouting wires on Tuers Street; and, a Cherry Blossom tree blooming on an urban street in The Heights. His painting “Late Bloomers” depicts what seems to be a homeless man catching some shuteye on a bench framed by Van Vorst Park foliage. Continue reading Man of Steel and Brushes Jersey City Artist Steve Singer to exhibit at JCTC’s BORDERLESS Art Show

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Mathews Food & Drink on Grove, Everyday Sophistication White Star Owner Shines with New Bistro

DINE AMERICANA

 

By Sally Deering             

Photos by Georgi Richardson

Mathews food and drink jersey city
Mathews Food & Drink, corner of Bay & Grove, JC

Mat Kopec opened his first restaurant when he was still in his 20s; he bought it on Craigslist and turned it into White Star on Brunswick Street.  That was two restaurants ago. Today, Kopec runs three eateries, White Star on Brunswick, White Star Warren St and his new place, Mathews Food & Drink on the corner of Bay & Grove – all three in Jersey City.

Mathews crew
Mateusz Kopec (center) and Crew at Mathews Food & Drink

Mat (short for Mateusz) Kopec designed Mathews’ menu with Chef Jon Mecca and Chef Mike Kedala, formerly of One if by Land, Two if by Sea in Manhattan. The three decided to serve All American cuisine at Mathews that Kopec describes as, sophisticated, but presented in a casual style.

Continue reading Mathews Food & Drink on Grove, Everyday Sophistication White Star Owner Shines with New Bistro

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River View Observer January 15-January 31 2017 Digital Issue

River View Observer for January 15 to January 31st, 2017 includes articles on Hobokens Mile Square City Theater’s presentation of the Family Musical  Your a Good Man Charlie Brown.

Fox & Crow in Jersey City spotlights performers that connect with Jersey City’s diverse community and  the woman behind finding these performers in Jersey City’s  is Margo Parks. Read Sally Deering’s interview with Margo Parks in this issue.

Looking for somewhere to go check out our ARTScene section featuring listings for art, music, dance, theater and children’s activities and more.

Read about Mathew’s Food and Drink in downtown Jersey City the newest addition to the Jersey City restaurant scene from Mat Kopec who has brought us White Star on Brunswick Street, and White Star on Warren Street. 

Looking for a home or apartment check out our Real Estate section in this issue

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