21 Women of Color Share Their Stories in Celebration of Women’s History Month
Art House Productions’ hit show “In Full Color” is back for Women’s History Month with 20 more women of color from across the nation sharing their stories through monologues, poetry, song and dance.
“In Full Color” has four shows — Thursday, February 16th, Friday, February 17th, Saturday, February 18th at 8 PM and Sunday, February 19th at 3 PM. These performances will be at Transmission, 150 Bay St. Jersey City, NJ 07302, near the Grove Street PATH Station. Advance ticketing for General Admission is $12 and $18 at the door and $10 for Students/Seniors in advance and $12 at the door. Tickets may be purchased at http://www.arthouseproductions.org.
By Sally Deering
“I’ve come to believe that each of us has a personal calling that’s as unique as a fingerprint – and that the best way to succeed is to discover what you love and then find a way to offer it to others in the form of service, working hard, and also allowing the energy of the universe to lead you.” – Oprah Winfrey.
Oprah epitomizes the achievements one woman can make after facing extreme personal and professional challenges; and here in Hudson, many women follow in Oprah’s successful footsteps.
March is Women’s History Month, and to celebrate, the Hudson County Office of Cultural Affairs and Art House Productions in Jersey City are planning two events that pay tribute to women and their achievements.
On Sunday, March 15, 2015 from 11am – 2pm, the Peninsula Women’s Club will host their 2nd Annual Women of Achievement Brunch. The Brunch will be held at The Chandelier located at 1081 Broadway, Bayonne NJ and the cost is $35.00 per person.
The Club’s motto is “striving for a better community” and the brunch honors a woman, as well as a young woman, who they feel lives this motto. Madeline Lo Re, a local business owner, has worked within our community to bring awareness to others for various cancer treatments and precautions. Briel Peters, a high school Junior, is involved with her community, school and Church with many different activities. PWC celebrates these women for all they do for our community.
Mayor Healy and Municipal Council to Recognize Twenty-Seven Outstanding Women
Mayor Jerramiah T. Healy, the Municipal Council, and the Department of Health and Human Services/Division of Cultural Affairs will honor 27 outstanding women during the 14th Annual “Women of Action” Awards Ceremony, in celebration of Women’s History Month. The event will take place at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 29, 2012 in the Council Chambers in City Hall, located at 280 Grove Street.
“Generations of women have taken the lead throughout history making significant contributions that have shaped our lives,” said
Mayor Healy. “In paying tribute to them, we are also expressing our gratitude for all they have done for us and recognize their commitment to improving the lives of the people in their community.” Women’s History Month is a great occasion that honors the women who have shaped history and touched so many lives. Sharing their stories of steadfast determination also teaches future generations that anything is within reach as long as they believe in themselves and that there is no obstacle too great for them.
Thirty-five Hudson Women Honored for their Contributions
By Sally Deering
On Wed, March 24th, Hudson County Executive Thomas DeGise and the Hudson County Board of Chosen Freeholders honored 35 local women, many of whom dared to be first including the first woman Mayor of Hoboken Dawn Zimmer; the first woman president of the Bayonne chapter of the NAACP Dorothy Adams; the first woman Vice President at Saint Peter’s College Dr. Eileen Poiani; and, the first woman elected to the Jersey City Municipal Council Lois Shaw.
The Theater Company (TTC) and Art House Productions (AHP) are teaming up to celebrate Women’s History Month and to prepare and present new voices in the local music scene with cabaret performances and a free workshop March 12 & 13, 2010. Continue reading WOMEN IN SONG AND NEW VOICES CABARET & WORKSHOP
by Sally Deering
Howard Pyle, the “Father of American Illustration,” was also famous for painting historic murals like “The Landing at Carteret” which hangs in the Essex County Court House in Newark and other works collected by the Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco, the Delaware Art Museum and the Brandywine River Museum. But you don’t have to hop a plane to Frisco or a train to Delaware to see Pyle’s paintings up close. Four murals depicting the history of Hudson County hang in the beautifully restored, Beaux Arts landmark Justice William J. Brennan Court House in Jersey City, where people from all walks of life can view Pyle’s majestic and historic paintings. Continue reading The Art of Justice: Howard Pyle’s Legacy Prevails at the Brennan Court House