JC Fridays, Jersey City’s acclaimed city-wide celebration of arts and culture, returns on Friday, March 5, 2010 with events happening throughout day, including art exhibitions, live music, performances, and educational demonstrations. All events are free and open to the public. A complete list of events, a map of all event locations, and more details can be found at http://jcfridays.com

JC Fridays was created in 2005 by a coalition of artists, arts organizations and local businesses that wanted to showcase Jersey City’s exciting and burgeoning cultural landscape. Today Art House Productions and JC Fridays’ Major Sponsors present this eagerly anticipated quarterly event, taking place at the start of every season, where both residents and visitors can celebrate the growing vibrancy and distinct charm that Jersey City has to offer. Since its inception, the number of participants has more than doubled through increasing outreach to Jersey City’s neighborhoods, organizations, businesses and artists. JC Fridays is made possible through a grant by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, with major support provided by the State of New Jersey Urban Enterprise Zone Program and a host of other sponsors and patrons.


  GROVE ST (and Downtown JC)

 (art) 5pm-8pm JERSEY CITY MUSEUM AT THE MAJESTIC THEATRE CONDOMINIUMS invites you to a meet-the-artist viewing of “Here and Away: Paintings and Drawings by Tim Daly” (www.timdalypainting.com). Curated by Brendan Carroll. 222 Montgomery St (Grove/Barrow), 201-413-0303 ext. 144. Barrier-free

   (art) 7pm-9pm QUANTUM VITA BODY THERAPY presents “Fear.” The Fear Collection from Joan Marie Palmer’s “Nocturnal Emissions” series will be presented in this intimate and serene atmosphere. The expression of abstract forms represent the time in my life before change, the dark place of confusion created due to a misguided sense of reality. Light hors d’oeuvres served. 317 Grove St (at Montgomery St), 201-921-6652

   (art)(music) 7pm-9pm THEWORLD IS US X DARK KENT presents “Three Flights of Stairs.” Come and enjoy good vibes and great art work from the tri-states rising stars; with music by DJ Bonnie Danger, art work from Will Suarez, Joanne Petit-Frere, Lorenzo Pickett and more. Refreshments will be served. 143 Christopher Columbus Dr (at Barrow St), 201-344-2272

   (art)(music) 7pm-11pm THE HARD GROVE CAFÉ presents “Que Viva Cuba!” The Hard Grove invites you to sample Cuban favorites such as ropa vieja and breaded steak, and more delicious Cuban cuisine, while enjoying a tropical artistic atmosphere & Latin music! Que Viva Cuba! Artwork by Young Artist from ARTS By The People. 319 Grove St (at Columbus Blvd), 201-451-1853. Barrier-free

  (art)(music) 7:30pm-10pm JC STUDIOS presents “Rock Downtown…!” Come visit this beautiful studio space and enjoy local Jersey City artists…! There will be live music, visual art, and plenty of good energy for you to soak up. Visual art by Andrew Bovasso, John Donovan, and Rich Catino. Live Music by Laura MacLean, Synergeez Groove and Jimmy Lopez. 143 Christopher Columbus Dr, Fl. 1 (at Barrow St), 201-435-1024


   (art) 4pm-12am BRUNSWICK WINDOWS, a public window gallery, and THE BRUNSWICK WALL, a public Mural Space, feature “Beautiful Geisha,” new works by Kayt Hester. Works done with hand shredded masking tape on canvas, glass,

and paper. 158 and 157 Brunswick St (4th/5th St), 201-978-8939. Barrier-free

 (art) 6pm-10pm JERSEY CITY ART SCHOOL presents “Spring Registration and Instructor Demonstrations.” Swing by Jersey City Art School for a celebration of art and education. Enjoy a glass of wine while taking in live art demonstrations by our instructors, learning about the programs, and register for spring quarter classes. 326 5th St (Monmouth/Coles St), 732-877-9116

  (art)(music)(film/video) 7pm-10pm ART HOUSE PRODUCTIONS presents an Opening Reception for “inventionREinvention.” This multimedia group exhibition explores the point where our mundane and dream worlds collide. How do commonplace objects become art? How do we reimagine the world around us to create something new and glorious? Sculpture from household items, music from street noise, video that finds magic in our everyday lives. 1 McWilliams Pl, 6th Fl (SE corner of Hamilton Park), 201-915-9911, Barrier-free

   (art) 8pm-10pm SALON X presents a meet and greet artist reception with photographer Dana Regan-Boolani. Says Regan-Boolani, “We live in such a chaotic society – I like to think my work captures the moments in between…when we slow down long enough to actually see things.” 228 Seventh St (at Erie St), 201-420-8728

  (art) 7pm-10pm ALLEY CAT GALLERY presents “More Than One Way.” For one night only, three local Jersey City Artists, Joanne Simmons, Leigh More and Beth Achenbach, share in a visual exploration into the multiple meanings of signs. My way, your way, their way – there’s MORE THAN ONE WAY. What does your minds eye see in our signs? Alley Way between 4th and 5th St (Jersey Ave/Coles St), 646-338-8570.

 (performance) 8pm-9:30pm _GAIA presents “Play-A-Thon.” Join us as we read one-act plays submitted by emerging playwrights in the local area. Audience members are welcome to sign up as readers and/or performers. We will discuss works and give feedback to playwrights. In addition, we will select one-act plays to be reviewed by directors who will workshop one. Plays in _gaia’s Female Director’s Residency. 315 3rd St (Monmouth/Coles St), 201-386-0486


(art) 9am-6pm FISCHER CONFECTIONS presents artwork by visual artist Gregory Charles. Established in 1919, this family-owned candy specialty shop offers treats and chocolate for everyone. All of the candies are homemade on the premises and promise to delight your senses – especially your sweet tooth! Mon-Sat 9am-6pm. 205 Martin Luther King Dr (at Bidwell Ave), 201-432-4337

 (art)(music) 8pm-12am 58 GALLERY presents “Urban Audio Manifesto #3 : New Works by Mikal Hameed aka M11X.” Hameed’s “plug and play” works allow the audience to plug their smart devices (vinyl, phones, mp3, ipods etc.) directly into the art. Hameed’s imaginative and inspiring works utilize vintage sound components, transforming them into something modern, unique, and completely interactive. Live performances by Wyldlife and special guests (9pm). 58 Coles St (at Third St), 917-349-1693. Barrier-free


   (art) 7am-10pm E. JAN KOUNITZ presents “Mo-ME HOOD,” a photographic essay presented by local award winning and internationally known photographer, E. Jan Kounitz, his newest addition to an on-going photographic series of Jersey City “Heights” residents, people, places and merchants is “Dogs and their People.” Willie Joe’s Pizza n’ Deli, 451 Palisades Ave (Griffith/Bowers St), 201-222-6737. Barrier-free

(art) 1pm-8pm HELLO AGAIN VINTAGE presents “Inside Wichser Studio,” creating unique handmade jewelry, sculpture, photography, and handcrafted furniture. 120A Bowers St (Central/Cambridge Ave), 201-401-9163


 (art) 10am-3pm CHURRASQUEIRA EUROPA RESTAURANT AND BAR presents artwork by visual artist, Sharon Sinton. Great food at great prices. Private party rooms and catering also available. Hours: Sun- Thurs 10am-2pm, and Fri-Sat 10am-3pm. 542 Newark Ave (Baldwin/Chestnut), 201-795-4230


  (art) 7pm-9pm 32 JONES GALLERY presents “Phantasmagoria,” a collection of new works by North Jersey artist, Adam Ramirez. Phantasmagoria combines the use of photography, comic-oriented artwork and a newfound passion for acrylics & brushstrokes. Through the combination of color and movement, Ramirez creates a dramatic sense of emotion on each completed canvas. This is Ramirez’s first solo show. The Pride Connections Center of NJ and Hudson Pride Connections, 32 Jones St (Sip Ave/Newkirk St), 973-600-2269. Barrier-free


 (music) 7pm-11pm LIBERTY HOUSE RESTAURANT AND CATERING is proud to offer you their fine selection of fresh seafood and prime meats while enjoying the Sintron Brothers and their Flamenco guitars. 76 Audrey Zapp Dr (off Freedom Way), 201-395-0300. Barrier-free


  (art) 1pm-7pm IMAGO BEAUTY GROUP AT THE BASILICO, a high-end salon and spa, invites you to view the work of artist Mark Morchel. While there, explore their wide range of beauty services and Aveda hair and skin care products. 673 Bergen Ave (Duncan/Fairview), 201-332-6100


(art)(music) 1pm-8pm JC UPTOWN AND ED’S SALVAGE CO. present “Uptown Salvage Chic.” Purses and clutches and totes, oh my!! JC Uptown and Ed’s Salvage Co. showcase fashion forward accessories by Jersey City-based indy fashion designer KARINA. Karina Feliz’s work has an artistry infused with color, pattern, texture, form and function. Plus, check out select ready-to-wear pieces from KARINA’s established collections. Music and refreshments. 264 Fairmount Ave (at Bergen Ave), 917-348-0311. Barrier-free










(art)(music) 4:30pm-10pm MADE WITH LOVE ARTISAN BAKERY AND CAFÉ presents an Opening Party for “Extraordinary/Ordinary,” photographs by Mark Elliot (http://theunblinkingeye.carbonmade.com). Elliot creates many of his images around repeating elemental patterns, textures and tones. His compositions provide unity, structure and order out of the mundane and overlooked. Live music by Ace Case (www.acecasemusic.com) and guest stars. Events for the kids include face painting (3-4pm) (www.umpalumpafun.com). 530 Jersey Ave (Newark Ave/Christopher Columbus Blvd), 201-451-5199. Barrier-free




(art) 5pm-11pm SAWADEE THAI RESTAURANT presents “Vessels and Vibrations: Margaret Weber’s prints and Tom Wilson’s paintings.” Weber’s monoprints explore vessels and their analog of the female form. Wilson’s paintings explore music and its visual expression. Sawadee is a darkly spacious eatery with delicious Thai and Chinese cuisine and great service (open M-F 11-3 and 5-10 as well as Sat 5-11, closed Sundays). 137 Newark Ave (Grove/Barrow St), 201-921-8059. Barrier-free




(art) 5pm-2am LITM presents “Family Circus: New Paintings by Megan Gülick.” Megan Gülick’s background in fine art and experience in illustration unite in this exhibition of the bizarre characters that populate her rich imagination. Circus-style refreshments will be served. 140 Newark Ave (Grove/Erie St), 201-536-5557. Barrier-free




(art) 6pm-8pm THE SAFFRON presents a Closing Reception for “Solitude,” a photography exhibition by local photographer, William John Moore. With a series of black and white photographs, Mr. Moore uncovers hidden beauties of the city. Through the artist’s eyes, mundane streetscape becomes object d’art. Please join us to celebrate the final day of the exhibition! 217 Newark Ave (Jersey Ave/Coles St), 800-516-0014. Barrier-free




(art) 6pm-9pm BALANCE SALON invites you to an Opening Reception for Hamlet Manzueta’s paint on paper. Grab a drink and join us for a night of fabulous artwork, including Uta Brauser’s Funky City Baby line and house artist Vincent Minervini. Lights out at 7:30pm for Norm Franceour’s light installations! Come on over to Balance and be groovy! 18 Erie St (Bay/First St), 201-324-2992




(art) 7pm-10pm FISH WITH BRAIDS GALLERY presents “Behind Bluer Boroughs,” an urban fairy tale exploring the abduction of a captive princess with the Urban aesthetic of a new disciple of the Hieronimus Bosch school. Oil paintings and giant sculpture by Ryan Ford. Solo exhibit. 521 Jersey Ave, 1 Rear (at Christopher Columbus), 201-451-4294. Barrier-free




(art)(performance)(music)(film/video) 7pm-1am RAILROAD STUDIO presents “The March Hare.” This cozy downtown haven is bursting with live music, live painting, DJs and video, complete with a mini-bazaar of local artisans. Featuring Land of the Look Behind, with DJs Toolman + Purple Stuff. BYOB please! 150 Newark Ave, #4R (Erie/Grove St), 917-254-0573




(art) 8pm-close PORT-O LOUNGE invites you to “Something Seen – Something Found,” with photographer James Levin (www.jameslevinstudios.com) and mixed media artist, Chris Smith (www.subtexture.com). Both artists have an eye and an idea, come on out and see what has been found. Curated by Tara Thurber (www.spitfyreproductions.blogspot.com). 288 1st St (at Newark Ave), 201-420-9550










(art) 6pm-8pm ART HOUSE PRODUCTIONS AND COSI CAFÉ present an Opening Reception for artist Ashley Lucas. “I love creating art that I enjoy myself and that other people want to have around them. Food, animals, and little antique objects are among my major fascinations.” -Ashley Lucas 535 Washington Blvd (across from the Pavonia Newport PATH station), 201-963-0533. Barrier-free










(art) 12:30pm-11pm HABIB AYAT ART STUDIO presents “Colors & Emotions.” Come explore the emotions behind each color in this array of abstract colorful paintings. Color is an inseparable part of our everyday lives and its presence is evident in everything that we perceive. It is widely recognized that colors have also a strong impact on our emotions and feelings…Gull’s Cove, 201 Luis Munoz Marin Blvd (York/Grand St), 201-633-3754. Barrier-free




(art) 7pm-10pm CAMILLE CESARI & LOVEPRINT JEWELRY present Peter Wasinger’s “Recycled.” Camille Cesari & Loveprint Jewelry present an opening reception of Peter Wasinger’s art. This Jersey City artist focuses on making the mundane beautiful and the expendable valuable, his flexibility and style create wonderful surprises in his sculpture. Join us at our retail location in historic Paulus Hook, wine and refreshments will be served. 128 Sussex St (Warren/Van Vorst St), 201-280-2215. Barrier-free




(music) 5pm-10pm LIGHT HORSE TAVERN presents an Opening Reception for visual artist Frank Messina. Come out to Light Horse, a revolutionary tavern specializing in fine cuisine. 199 Washington St (Sussex/Morris St), 201-946- 2028




(art) 24 hrs PRO ARTS presents “Multiform: Works of Megan Klim.” Exhibition 24/7 February 12 – May 7, 2010. Curated by Jaz Graf. The exhibition venue is generously donated by Mack-Cali Realty Corporation. Lobby On Greene, (Greene St off Columbus Dr) and Windows on Columbus (Columbus Dr,Washington/Greene Sts), 201-736-7057. Barrier-free










(music) 7pm-11pm THE POINTE AT PORT LIBERTE proudly presents Joisey Bounce by George Glassen and Richard Connolly. Take in the Pointe’s breathtaking views of the Hudson River, New York Skyline, Brooklyn Bridge and the Statue of Liberty. While there, savor their signature dish, “The Pointe,” a combination of the freshest fish from the sea. 2 Chapel Ave, 201-985-9854. Barrier-free









(art) 12pm-8pm BIGDRUM ART AND FRAMING presents “Benefit Art Sale,” an art sale for the benefit of the “Community for Urban Dance and Art.” Several local artists will donate a share of their sale to CUDA, a nonprofit organization. CUDA’s mission is to provide a positive and nurturing experience for intercity youth interested in visual and performing art forms. 127 First St (at Provost St), 201-418-8771. Barrier-free




(art)(performance)(music) 7:30pm-10pm D.E.E.N. DESIGNER BOUTIQUE presents “Words to Your Rescue,” a showcase of eclectic local respectable poets/artists and talent through the usage of rhymes, spoken word and acoustic sound, this is an event that promises a night of euphoric sublimity to all those whom wish to attend this philanthropic effort. Join us for wine & cheese and live music!!! 140 Bay St, Retail Space #1 (Provost/Warren St), 908-296-7679. Barrier-free










(music) 10am-5pm A SOUND START presents “Spring Open House.” A Sound Start presents a spring open house. Join us 10am – 5pm for a free day of interactive music for the whole family! Demo Kindermusik classes, Itsy Bitsy Yoga classes, and more will be held throughout the day. Visit our website for a full schedule. 489 Jersey Ave (at Mercer St), 201-200-1342




(music)(art)(performance) 10am-9pm AHYMN ESPRESSO BAR & CAFÉ and THE DAYLIGHT GALLERY present “Visions from Planet Earth,” showcasing art by Jim Legge, spoken word by Broken English (and Special Guests), music by Glen Coleman, a cappella song by Timothy Jones. BYOB. 510 Jersey Ave (Wayne St/Columbus), 201-982-6266. Barrier-free




(art) 5pm-8pm JERSEY CITY MUSEUM presents “Opening Reception for the Spring 2010 Exhibitions.” Jersey City Museum invites you to Target First Fridays to celebrate a brand new season of exhibitions! The evening will also include wine, refreshments, raffles, hands-on family projects , and a special performance by Segunda Quimbamba in the museum’s theater at 6:30pm (tickets for 6:30 performance are $7). 350 Montgomery St (at Monmouth St), 201-413-0303 x 141. Barrier-free






JC Fridays is brought to you by Art House Productions, Inc, a Jersey City-based nonprofit 501(c)3 arts organization. Art House Productions inspires, nurtures and promotes the arts in our community through accessible, multi-disciplinary initiatives. For more information, please visit: www.arthouseproductions.org or our JC Fridays site, www.jcfridays.com.




JC Fridays is a quarterly event, held four times a year at the start of every season: March, June, September, December. The next JC Fridays will be held on Friday, June 4th, 2010.

 Sponsors:HCOCHA(*)The Jersey City Reporter, Jersey City Magazine, Mayor Jerramiah T. Healy, the Jersey City Municipal Council, & the Division of Cultural Affairs,Jersey City Urban Enterprise Zone Program, Jersey City Department of Housing, Economic Development, and Commerce, Historic Downtown SID,Jersey City Museum.

 * This program is made possible in part by funds from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, A Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts; administered by the Hudson County Office of Cultural & Heritage Affairs/Tourism Development, and by the County of Hudson, Thomas A. DeGise, Hudson County Executive, and the Hudson County Board of Chosen Freeholders.

 ** Also paid for in part by the State of New Jersey Urban Enterprise Zone Program upprters: Balance Salon; Jersey City Independent; Morlees, Salon X Friends: Made with Love Artisan Bakery and Café, Sam Pesin in honor of the Friends of Liberty State Park

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