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Fulop Administration Further Elevates Arts & Culture in Jersey City with Powerhouse Partnership to Create NJ’s Largest Visual Arts Event

First Annual Jersey City Art Week Announced for October 11-15

Beginning today applications are online

Jersey City 14c Art Event

Mayor Steven M. Fulop joins the Office of Cultural Affairs and Art Fair 14C Executive Director Robinson Holloway to announce the premier of Jersey City Art Week – a new partnership between Jersey City’s largest visual arts events.

The Jersey City Art and Studio Tour (JCAST) and Art Fair 14C are joining forces to host concurrent events in October, creating a super-sized visual arts experience that will showcase Jersey City’s vibrant arts and culture scene.  Jersey City Art Week will attract local, national, and international artists to Jersey City alongside fine art exhibitors.


February 15th from 3:00-7:00 pm.


HCCC celebrates Dr. King’s activism through historical documents, the arts, and community projects in the Benjamin J. Dineen III and Dennis C. Hull Gallery. The exhibit timeline begins with King’s legendary visit to Jersey City and archives other social changes throughout the decades, ending with the Black Lives Matter Movement. In the spirit of MLK’s National Day of Service, we partnered with Goya Foods and are accepting can donations to support the HCCC food pantry and Hudson Helps.

Join us for an opening reception on Wednesday, February 15th from 3:00-7:00 pm. Enjoy light refreshments and a live performance by singer-songwriter, Kärma. Be the change with our Waves of Change backdrop and take a selfie with friends!

Opening February 15th-Closing April 6th,2023

Tuesday to Friday 11am-4pm

Benjamin J. Dineen III & Dennis C. Hull Gallery

71 Sip Avenue, 6th floor, Jersey City, NJ 07306


Tonight the Powerhouse Arts District of Jersey City hosts the Art Crawl Downtown, with art exhibitions and open studios with unique opportunities for art lovers, as well as discounted food and beverages from our partners: The Canopy Bar & Bistro, Downtown Yogurt and Two Boots Pizza.

Historic mural of Washington Crossing the Delaware is rediscovered

WCPA Trustees with Christyl Cusworth of Cusworth Restorations, at the recently unrolled Harding mural, “Washington Crossing the Delaware.” Right click to download.

A priceless painting depicting Washington’s troops crossing the Delaware, which languished in a dusty basement for 50 years, was recently unearthed and is being restored by the volunteer friends group of Washington Crossing State Park. When the restoration is complete, the painting will hang in pride of place in the new Visitors’ Center to be located at the overlook in the New Jersey Park.

jersey City Sailor Serves Aboard a Floating Airport at Sea

By Kayla Turnbow, Navy Office of Community Outreach 
Photo By Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Tim Miller 

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. – A Jersey City, New Jersey, native and 2016 William L. Dickinson High School graduate is serving in the U.S. Navy aboard the aircraft carrier USS George Washington. 

Petty Officer 3rd Class Arian Alfelor is an aviation boatswain’s mate (fuel) aboard the carrier stationed in Newport News, Virginia. As a Navy aviation boatswain’s mate (fuel), Alfelor is responsible for fueling any type of aircraft that lands on the carrier. 


  JCs Shehnaaz Dance Academy Dancers Perform Sat, May 18

   Students of All Ages Present Classic Bollywood Dance

Founded in 2012, Shehnaaz Dance Academy in Jersey City offers Bollywood dance classes for adults and kids, and on Sat, May 18, the school’s students will present an afternoon of classic Bollywood moves. The show will be held at Cornelia Bradford Elementary School No. 16 in Jersey City; curtain rises at 3 pm.

Shehnaaz Dance Academy offers dance classes in several Jersey City locales including the Boys and Girls Club, and the Performing Arts Workshop. The classes are part of the after-school programs in several Jersey City schools including schools No.16, No. 37, No. 5 and Primary Prep.

“Our Adult BollyHIIT workout and dance choreography classes are popular and well-known in the Jersey City area,” Founder Shehnaaz Jagasia says. “Our students have performed at various cultural events in Downtown Jersey City, and Hoboken, as well as the NYC India Day Parade. In 2018, Shehnaaz Dance Academy and its Spring Recital 2018 participants were recognized by the Jersey City Council.”

Shehnaaz Dance Academy presents twice-yearly recitals for its students to showcase their talents and hard work, Jagasia says.

“These recitals offer an opportunity for our students to stand confidently on a huge platform, overcome their stage fright, and be lauded for all the efforts they put in throughout the semester,” Jagasia says. “Our audience is wowed by the sheer level of talent and professionalism displayed by our dancers.”

If you go

Sat, May 18, 3 pm


Cornelia Bradford Elementary School No. 16

96 Sussex St, JC

(201) 245-0025

STUDIO TOUR 18   Hoboken Art & Studio Tour Coming Up Nov. 3 & 4            

100 Artists to Show Work; Live Music, Too!

Hoboken Studio Tour 2018
Beautiful Streets by Cxain Smith will be on view at Neumann Leather building, Hoboken

 By Sally Deering

 Fall brings lush color to these blustery days and one way to enjoy fall’s colorful beauty is to visit the upcoming Hoboken Art & Studio Tour, where artists will open their studios for an up-close view of their work and process.


On Sat & Sun, Nov. 3 & 4, from 12 noon to 6 pm, Hoboken springs to life when visitors from the Tri-State area descend on the mile-square city to check out the more than 100 artists displaying their work. Studios and public spaces will be the venues for painters who work in oils, acrylics and watercolors, sculptors, photographers, and collage-and-mixed-media artists. Music and spoken-word performances will also be going on throughout the day. Continue reading STUDIO TOUR 18   Hoboken Art & Studio Tour Coming Up Nov. 3 & 4            

ArtSCENE August , 2018

ARTScene/AUGUST 2018  In & Around Hudson


 HUDSON RIVER PERFORMING ARTS CENTER (HRPAC) CONCERTS ON THE HUDSON 2018, Free Concerts at Lincoln Harbor on the Weehawken Waterfront. Concerts start at 7 pm; please bring lawn chairs, blankets. Mon, Aug. 27, MUSICAL TRIBUTE TO LEONARD BERNSTEIN. Sat, Sept. 15:  RADIO JAROCHO & ZENEN ZEFERINO. For more info: (Pictured: Radio Jarocho & Zenen Zeferino.)


ArtScene august 2018

MARKETPLACE JC @ MAGNOLIA LANDING, 136 Magnolia Ave, JC. Sat, Aug. 18, Noon-5 pm. “Marketplace JC brings 20+ artisans, crafters, chefs and vintage sellers to the neighborhood.  This month’s theme is “Vegan/Vegetarian & Animal Rescue.” Come visit the newest pop-up location in the newly renovated plaza behind Journal Square PATH. Live music will be provided by and will feature some of Jersey City’s favorite local bands.”



ArtScene august 2018

BASE GYM, 60 Columbus Dr, JC. (201) 332-2866; Now through September:  THE ART OF MOVEMENT, solo show featuring paintings by artist Anthony Boone of JC.  The show also includes the work of lighting engineer Morris Grey. (Pictured: Untitled by Anthony Boone.)



 ArtScene august 2018 

SILVERMAN/The Majestic Theatre Condominiums, 222 Montgomery St, JC. (201) 435-8000. Through Nov. 4:  FREE TO FLY, Alcohol Ink Paintings by Bryant Small. Show curated by Kristin J. DeAngelis. (Pictured:  Breakthrough by Bryant Small.)

 ArtScene august 2018

107 Bowers Gallery & Art Space, 107 Bowers St, JC. (201) 280-4821; Through Sept.  REFLECTIONS. Group show featuring the work of Anthony Boone, Gil Grimmett, Yuka Imata, Andrea McKenna and Ibou Ndoye. Show curated by Kristin J. DeAngelis. (Pictured: (l.-to-r.) Paintings by Ibou Ndoye and Yuka Imata.)



ArtScene august 2018

BRIGHTSIDE TAVERN, 141 Bright St, JC. Mon: Jazz Jam Session; Tues & Wed: Karaoke; Thurs: Open Mic Night; Fri: Comedy, Private Parties, Dance, Karaoke, Open Mic; Sat & Sun, Brunch, Private Parties, Dance, Karaoke, Open Mic.

 ArtScene august 2018 

FOX & CROW, Bar & Restaurant, 594 Palisade Ave, JC. Fri, Aug 24, 10-11:59 pm: JAMES GIBBS III (Brick City Soul Collective).  New season of performers begins Thurs, Sept. 20 with SPAGHETTI SESSIONS SONGWRITER SHOWCASE from 8-10 pm.  (Pictured: Tom West.)



  MOVIES UNDER THE STARS, Pier “A” Park, First St. & Sinatra Drive, HOB. Presented by the City of Hoboken MOVIES UNDER THE STARS are shown every Wednesday night throughout the summer. Movies are at 9 pm. Come early and bring a blanket and/or lawn chair.   

  ArtScene august 2018

LIBERTY SCIENCE CENTER (LSC), Liberty State Park, 222 Jersey City Blvd, JC. (201) 200-1000; Now showing: One World, One Sky: Big Bird’s Adventure “Join Sesame Street friends in an out-of-this-world planetarium show!

Explore the night sky with Bird Bird, Elmo, and a friend from China named Hu Hu Zhu. In this show, you’ll learn about the Big Dipper, the North Star, the Sun and the Moon. The show is the newest feature at the JENNIFER CHALSTY PLANETARIUM AND LSC GIANT DOME THEATER at LSC, the largest and most technologically advanced planetarium in the Western Hemisphere. Only three others in the world—two in Japan and one in China—are bigger.”

ArtScene august 2018


NIMBUS GALLERY, 165 Newark Ave, JC.  (201) 377-0718; LOOKING FORWARD: REMEMBERING MEREDITH LIPPMAN. Friend and supporter of the arts and artists, Meredith Lippman of Jersey City was also an artist. On Nov. 8, 2015, Meredith passed away, and the local arts community was devatated. In her honor, Meredith’s daughter Morgan Steadwell and Meredith’s husband John Steadwell have put together an exhibition of Meredith’s paintings which will be on view and on auction with all proceeds going to Nimbus Dance Works and other youth scholarship funds. “My mom knew and touched the hearts of so many people in Jersey City/ Hudson County,” Morgan says. “My dad and I thought it was only right to share her art with the community she loved.” The exhibition runs Sept. 7-28; the Opening Reception/Fundraiser is scheduled for Sept. 14, 7 pm-11 pm. Tickets to the auction/fundraiser: $35. (Pictured: Untitled by Meredith Lippman.)

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ONLY IN NOHU – Three Artists Shine Social Media Spotlight On North Hudson’s Art & Culture

 By Sally Deering

Only in Nohu
Only in Nohu’s Founders Glenda Guevara, Cindy Rodriguez and Javiera Rodriguez

 What happens when a North Hudson artist, writer and marketing specialist get together? They meld their passions for art & culture and become the founders of Only in Nohu, a grassroots online newsletter that highlights happenings in North Hudson.

As the culture mavens of Only in Nohu, Javiera Rodriguez and Glenda Guevara of North Bergen, and Cindy Rodriguez of Guttenberg post photos and news bytes on art shows, live performances, boutiques and restaurants—in North Hudson’s Union City, Weehawken, West New York, Guttenberg and North Bergen. Continue reading ONLY IN NOHU – Three Artists Shine Social Media Spotlight On North Hudson’s Art & Culture

ARTScene/JULY 15-31 2018 In & Around Hudson


 ArtSCENE July 15-July 31, 2018

SMUSH GALLERY, 340 Summit Ave, JC. July 17, 6-8 pm, Tix: $20; $10 students. THE ‘ART’ OF TRANSLATION WORKSHOP with dancer/choreographer Charly Santagado of ‘mignolo dance’. “Translating across languages and boundaries is more important now than ever, but how can we (and why should we) translate across artistic mediums? This show explores how the arts relate and collaborate to make ‘artistic translations’.  All mediums welcome!”


 ArtSCENE July 15-July 31 2018

313 GALLERY, 313 Third St, JC. Through Sun, July 29: REVEALING, a multimedia group show curated by Maria Ross that “focuses on provocative gender empowerment”. Artists in the show are Luke Ivy Price, Lisa Ficarelli-Halpern, Clarence Rich, Chunbum Park, Kristianne Molina, Jacqueline Hernandez, Trix Rosen, Irvin Rodriguez, Sofia Zubi, and Shilpa Shree Gowda. At the Opening Reception on July 10 at 7:30 pm, Leslie Ann Kilpatrick presents an interpretive dance performance. (Pictured:  Brooklyn Haley by Sofia Zubi.) Continue reading ARTScene/JULY 15-31 2018 In & Around Hudson