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JERSEY CITY RANKED ONE OF THE 2021 TOP 100 BEST PLACES TO LIVE BY LIVABILITY.COM

Jersey City ranked 48th out of the top 100 listings

Jersey City  has been named one of the 2021 Top 100 Best Places to Live by Livability.com, outpacing more than 1,000 cities with populations between 20,000 and 1 million in this data-driven ranking.The 2021 rankings were guided by an exclusive study conducted by Livability.com in partnership with Ipsos. More than 1,000 adults aged 18 and up from across the country were surveyed to determine which livability characteristics they value in their future communities. Respondents were asked if they could work from anywhere, which factors would be most heavily considered when choosing to relocate and how housing needs and priorities have changed since the beginning of the pandemic. Since March 2020, more than 42% of the U.S. population has either moved or considered moving.This year, Livability partnered with Movoto by OJO to offer readers guidance for the next step in their journey – to determine the type of housing available in the ranked cities and at what price.“This year’s list is a testament to loving where you live, in a time where more of us than ever can live anywhere we want,” says Cara Sanders, Livability.com managing editor. “These past two years have shown us how important it is that the places we live meet our needs and offer up affordability, opportunity and plenty of amenities. If we can work from anywhere, then these 100 cities are places you would want to live and make remote workers’ needs a top priority.”More than 1,000 cities with populations between 20,000 and 1,000,000 were ranked on 50 data points measuring economics, housing, amenities, infrastructure, demographics, social and civic capital, education and health care. The nine scores were weighted based on an exclusive survey conducted for Livability.com by Ipsos Public Affairs, a leading global market research firm. Sources included the best public and private data available from organizations like the U.S. Census Bureau, Emsi and Esri.The full list of the 2021 Top 100 Best Places to Live is featured on Livability.com, along with each city’s LivScore and some of the specific attractions, activities and amenities that make it a great place to live.

About Livability.com:Livability.com highlights the best small to mid-sized cities and what makes them great places to live, work and visit. Through research and original content, we examine issues such as affordability, cultural amenities and talent attraction, and celebrate the accomplishments of these cities through top 10 lists, our annual ranking of the Top 100 Best Places to Live, and articles exploring the who, what, why and how behind the “where.” Livability.com is a division of Journal Communications, Inc., based in Franklin, Tenn.

About Movoto by OJO:Movoto by OJO is the residential search site from the Austin, Texas-based proptech company OJO Labs. We help homebuyers, sellers, and owners jump-start their real estate journey, by meeting them where they are with the tools and assistance they need to move forward with knowledge and confidence. With personalized tools, expert guidance, tailored resources, and market insights, we support each person’s journey — from taking the first steps in home search to building long-term wealth as a homeowner. By paving the way to homeownership — and the pride, financial security, and generational wealth-building that comes with it — OJO helps unlock life’s possibilities.
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art gala’s ‘big 3-0’

   JCs Cathedral Arts Festival to Host “Big 3-0” Gala, Sat, May 18

   Artists, Friends & Grace Church Community to Come Out & Celebrate

By Sally Deering



Gentrification Towers by Fermin Mendoza will be on view at CAF

It’s probably the hippest church in Hudson County: a congregation of people from all walks of life, where artists are not only welcomed, they’re celebrated.

On Sat, May 8, beginning at 7 pm, Grace Church Van Vorst on Erie Street in Jersey City will host its 30th Anniversary celebration of the CATHEDRAL ARTS FESTIVAL (CAF), a gala of friends and community members coming together to support the church’s outreach and regale in artworks by local artists. This year, five curators have put together an exhibition of eclectic art that will dazzle and inspire.  Beth Achenbach, Cat Hecht, Robinson Holloway, Andrea Morin and Amy Elise de Jong.

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JCTC to Celebrate 12-Year Anniversary on June 26 – Honor Bill La Rosa Lifetime Achievement in Arts Award

A LIFE IN ART

  By Sally Deering

 Bill LaRosa

A life in art, that’s exactly what William La Rosa set out to do in his 30-year tenure as Director of the Hudson County Office of Cultural Affairs. Before retiring in September 2017, La Rosa facilitated programs that helped local visual and performing artists. He founded the Local Arts Program (LAP) grants that, over the years, provided thousands of dollars to local artists and arts organizations.

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Hoboken Art in the Park Registration Begins March 5th

Art in the Park is a 6 week creative arts program for toddlers ages 1 to 4 years old. There are eight 6-week sessions. Sessions take place on different days, in different parks, at different times.

Online Registration begins March 5, 2018
www.hobokennj.gov/register

Choose either Pier A or Elysian Park
• Early Morning: 
9am to 10:30am or
• Mid-Morning: 11am to 12:30pm

Elysian Park, located at Hudson St. bet. 10th & 11th Sts.
Mondays: June 18, 25, July 9, 16, 23, 30
Tuesdays: 
June 19, 26, July 10, 17, 24, 31
Thursdays: June 21, 28, July 12, 19, 26, Aug. 2

Pier A Park, located at 1st St. & Sinatra Drive
Wednesdays: June 20, 27, July 11, 18, 25, Aug. 1

Cost per 6 week session is $35. 
Each session will accept 70 children.
Child must be accompanied by parent or guardian.
Dress child in messy clothes as clay or paints may stain clothes.

In case of rain, you will receive an email letting you know whether class is cancelled or rescheduled .

For more information contact 201-420-2000 Ex. 5100.

Special thanks to Hoboken Family Alliance for their continued support

For full details, view this message on the web.

 
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Seven Works of Art Unveiled on Streets in Downtown Bayonne

Seven Works of Art Unveiled

Unveiling of Works of Art in Downtown Bayonne:  City officials joined artists and others for the unveiling of seven works of art that were painted on utility boxes and former fire alarm boxes from 5th Street to 9th Street.  Pictured here is one of the paintings, Aquarium, by Gary Wynans.   It is located on Cottage Street, slightly east of Broadway.  Pictured left to right: Council Member At-Large Juan Perez, Second Ward Council Member Sal Gullace, Mayor Jimmy Davis, City Council President Sharon Ashe  Nadrowski, Mr. Wynans, and First Ward Council Member Tom Cotter. 

               Recently, local artists and City officials unveiled a series of seven works of art that are located on utility boxes and former fire alarm boxes between 5th Street and 9th Street.  The art program is administered by Bayonne’s Urban Enterprise Zone (UEZ).  Continue reading Seven Works of Art Unveiled on Streets in Downtown Bayonne

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27th Annual Jersey City Art & Studio Tour

Mayor Steven M. Fulop, the Jersey City Municipal Council and 
the Jersey City Office of Cultural Affairs Present the 
27th Annual Jersey City Art & Studio Tour

 

27TH Annual JCAST

On October 14th and 15th, more than 200 art events will take place across the city, featuring the artwork of more than 500 artists; The weekend includes curated tours where visitors can explore artists’ studios, discover new galleries, enjoy performing arts or one of the city’s 100 outdoor murals 

 

JERSEY CITY – Mayor Steven M. Fulopthe Jersey City Municipal Council and the Jersey City Office of Cultural Affairs are pleased to present the 27th Annual Jersey City Art & Studio Tour (JCAST) on October 14th and 15th, 2017, where more than 160 artist studios, galleries, museums, art markets and other art-activated spaces across Jersey City will be inviting the public in to enjoy and purchase art in all forms of media. The second largest city in New Jersey and most diverse city in the nation, Jersey City is a widely considered the arts destination of the state.

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CALLING ARTIST- LAST DAY ENTRIES JUNE 23, 2017

Bayonne Urban Enterprise Zone CALL FOR ARTIST program an amazing opportunity for area artist to participate  with an Art Installation Program in Bayonne’s Historic Bergen Point District.

Please see ad below for more information. Deadline us June 23rd, 2017

Call to Artist

 

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Hudson County Community College New Exhibition, ‘A World Where We Belong,’ Celebrates Self-Understanding and Belonging

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The exhibition ‘A World Where We Belong,’ Celebrates Self-Understanding and Belonging honors the memory of the College’s own Georgia Brooks, a LGBTQIA+ advocate.

                                          

 Hudson County Community College (HCCC) Department of Cultural Affairs will honor the memory of LGBTQIA+ advocate and longtime employee Georgia Brooks with a special exhibition titled, “A World Where We Belong.” The exhibition – which is part of the College’s Georgia Brooks Stonewall Celebration Project – features the work of 20 contemporary artists as well as artifacts from the Lesbian Herstory Archives.

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MARCH PROJECT GREENVILLE -A weekend of Art & Music in Greenville

March Project Greenville

March Project Greenville welcomes you INside the 1895 Greenville house we call home and share with the community at 128 Winfield Avenue (between Ocean Avenue and Old Bergen Road).  Join us in the parlor Friday, Saturday & Sunday March 3rd, 4th and 5th from 4pm-7pm each day for art, photography, live music and light refreshments. Sofia Oro performs Friday at 5:30pm & Saturday at 5pm…Followed by the Sensational Country Blues Wonders at 5:40pm on Saturday! Featuring work by: 
Chris Capaci
Cat Catherine
Eric Christopher & Lucy Rovetto 
Joe Zappa Costa
Jerry Garriga
Amanda Khan
Jim Legge
Jo Ann Neal
Rich Roberts
Athena Toledo
and Zoraida Velez 

Call, text or email 646-361-1858 or projectgreenville@gmail.com for more information, directions etc. or check out the Project Greenville Facebook page for further details..

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Unofficial after-party meet up spot, Park Tavern for live music organized by the good folks of a Westside Story, bringing more art & music to Westside Avenue 🙂
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THE CURIOUS ARTIST Carlos DeMedeiros Jersey City interprets Dreams as Objects d’art

 New Show at Guttenberg Arts opens Sat, Feb. 18, 6-to-9 pm

 By Sally Deering

 The Curious Artist Carlos DeMedeiros Jersey City Dreams can be interpreted as a means to a deeper understanding of our innermost thoughts, feelings and desires. When Jersey City artist Carlos DeMedeiros dreams, he interprets his dream as objects d’art.

DeMedeiros’ dream-inspired works are whimsical, playful, and sometimes religious and political, and will be on view in the new exhibit CABINET OF CURIOSITIES: THE WHIMSICAL WORLD OF CARLOS DEMEDEIROS opening Sat, Feb. 18 as part of Guttenberg Arts Center’s new gallery series.

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