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Jersey City Gets its Groove Back

June 16, 2021

JERSEY CITY, NJ - The Historic Downtown Special Improvement District (HDSID) is bringing the groove back to Jersey City this summer! 

After a COVID induced hiatus in 2020, Groove on Grove, a free weekly music series designed as a family friendly opportunity to celebrate Jersey City and its diversity.

The musical performances will take place each Wednesday until August 25 at the Grove ...

Jersey City Set to Mark Juneteenth, Honor African Culture

JERSEY CITY, NJ - Paying tribute to the vast cultural contributions made by African and highlighting the emancipation of American Slaves in 1865, Jersey City will hold the African Cultural Arts Family Festival on June 19.

Billed as expressions of art and freedom, the festival will be held at Berry Lane Park, 1000 Garfield Ave. from 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. and include live entertainment from ...

Tour Historic WWII Aircraft at Trenton-Mercer County Airport this Weekend

EWING, NJ -- Several World War II aircraft will be flying into Trenton-Mercer Airport this week for tourists to view. The CAF AirPower History Tour featuring historic World War II aircraft will provide cockpit tours, flight demonstrations, and rides.  

The event features the B-29 Superfortress FIFI, the most advanced bomber of World War II; the T-6 Texan, legendary ...

Loew's Theater to Host Saturday Fundraiser for COVID Ravaged India

JERSEY CITY, NJ - Called “To India with Love,” a fundraiser is being held at the historic Loew's Theatre to help raise funds to help people deal with COVID-19 crisis in India.

Sponsored by Americans in Jersey City, the event will be held on Saturday, June 12 at 6 p.m. and feature the Bollywood Movie "Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge" (DDLJ). The event will also feature ...

Partnership with Paris Based Centre Pompidou Puts Jersey City on Global Arts Map

JERSEY CITY, NJ - Hoping to capitalize on its strength as a cultural destination, Jersey City will become the first North American location of the Paris based Centre Pompidou.

Mayor Steven Fulop, joined by Serge Lasvignes, president of Pompidou Center, Governor Phil Murphy, and Hudson County Executive Tom DeGise, led the announcement of the anticipated 2024 opening of the Centre Pompidou X ...

World Refugee Day to be Marked in Jersey City Through Festival, Art

JERSEY CITY, NJ - Welcome Home Jersey City, a community-based nonprofit organization that provides educational, employment and material support for refugees and asylees, will sponsor a World Refugee Day Festival 2021 in conjunction with First Friends of NJ and NY, a nonprofit providing services to detained immigrants and asylum seekers such as volunteer visitation resettlement assistance and ...

TAP'ed Into Hudson Episode 24: Yousef Saleh Wants to Take Ward D to New Heights

JERSEY CITY, NJ - TAP'ed Into Hudson welcomed Jersey City Ward D Councilman Yousef Saleh recently. In addition to offering a special Memorial Day message to those that given their lives in the US military, Saleh shared updates including on a recently adopted Central Avenue Redevelopment Plan, upgrading local parks, and helping Jersey City businesses thrive in a post COVID-19 ...

Citywide Mural Festival Set for June 5-6

JERSEY CITY, NJ - The first annual Jersey City Mural Festival will help kickoff summer in the city with a celebration of vibrant public art that will foster community and benefit local small businesses affected by the pandemic, Mayor Steven Fulop announced. The citywide festival, scheduled for June 5-6, will feature new works by more than 50 artists and is anchored with a new ...

TAP'ed Into Hudson Episode 23: Everything Downtown Jersey City with Rachel Sieg

JERSEY CITY, NJ - TAPinto Hudson welcome Rachel Sieg, Executive Director of the Historic Downtown Jersey City Special Improvement District (HDSID) Rachel shared information about their expanded Farmers' Martkets, the rehabiliation of the Newark Avenue Pedestrian Plaza and the return of the Everything Downtown Jersey City Festival on September 18.



Art House Productions Celebrates Artists with Disabilities for Virtual Access JC Fridays - June 4th

JERSEY CITY, NJ - Art House Productions is pleased to announce “Virtual Access JC Fridays,” on Friday, June 4 at 6:00pm EST - 9:00pm EST, online via Zoom. Jersey City’s premiere quarterly arts festival will showcase a variety of happenings including visual art exhibitions, music and dance performances, art demonstrations, and studio tours from 20 participating artists and ...


Art House Productions Announces New Board Leadership

June 15, 2021

JERSEY CITY, NJ - Art House Productions, Jersey City’s home for the performing and visual arts for the past 20 years, has announced a transition of the leadership of its board of trustees. David Gibson, current board president, will be stepping down on June 13th, 2021 after ten years on the board and seven years as President. The board has unanimously appointed Robinson Holloway to succeed ...


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Want a Greener Hudson County? Let's Get Growing

Summer is here, and for those with a green thumb, gardens are ready to start blooming! For those of us that haven't quite gotten started, it's not too late to get growing! 

Why Plant a Garden?

Why not? Planting a garden can enhance your home by increasing the green space and makes for a rewarding experience. With some effort, some water and the right weather, you can enjoy such ...

The Felician Way

Felician University Nurse Brings COVID-19 Vaccines to the Homebound

RUTHERFORD, NJ - Christina Dunham’s previous participation in one of Felician University’s Campus Ministry’s Midnight Runs into Newark to bring supplies to the homeless helped prepare her for her work delivering COVID-19 vaccines to senior citizens and other homebound individuals in Lakewood and Newark, she said.

“It was a humbling experience to see people that are less ...

Felician's Mike Martinez Signs Contract to Continue Baseball Career with Sussex County Miners

RUTHERFORD, NJ - Former Felician University baseball student-athlete Mike Martinez from Union City, has signed a professional playing contract with the Sussex County Miners of the independent Frontier League, the Miners recently announced. 

Martinez, a 5-foot-9, 195-pound outfielder, was a Second-Team All-Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference selection for Felician in 2021. In 26 games, ...

Hudson County Community College Tuition Freeze Will Remain

June 14, 2021

JERSEY CITY, NJ - Hudson County Community College’s (HCCC) Trustees tuition freeze will remain in place for a second consecutive year, HCCC President Dr. Chris Reber has announced. The Board of Trustees voted to maintain the current level of tuition and fees with no increases continuing throughout the 2021-22 academic year including this year’s Summer II and Fall semester ...

New Jersey Librarian of the Year Advocates for Teens, Librarians of Color

June 23, 2021

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — When Keisha Miller looks around South Orange Public Library, she sees more than books.

Beyond the stacks and shelves, the chairs and tables, the town’s teen librarian and volunteer coordinator and the state’s 2021 Librarian of the Year sees community.

“Libraries are not just about books. It’s about community engagement, it's about ...

Heathcare Hero: Persichilli Will Have Building Named After Her

NEW JERSEY - The new Department of Health building scheduled to be built this year in downtown Trenton will be named after Health Commissioner Judy Persichilli.

The Judith M. Persichilli Building will recognize what Gov. Phil Murphy called her “past and ongoing service to the people of New Jersey during the COVID-19 pandemic.”

Persichilli, who was known as Judy Mella when she ...

New Jersey Reaches Its 50% Vaccination Goal Two Weeks ahead of Schedule

NEW JERSEY -- Just 185 days after the first COVID-19 vaccine was administered in New Jersey, the state has reached its ambitious goal of 4.7 million fully vaccinated individuals who live, work or study in New Jersey, according to Gov. Phil Murphy. 

“Before the arrival of vaccines in mid-December, our Administration set one of the most aggressive vaccination goals in ...

List Church Services, Activities and Other Non-Profit Events on the TAPinto Community Calendar

June 20, 2021

TAPinto invites local civic, non-profit, and school groups to list their upcoming events on the TAPinto Community Calendar.

 You can submit content through our website by clicking on the “Submit Content” button located in the upper right side of the front page, where you will be brought to a menu where you will find the "Calendar Events" ...

Final Rental Building in Initial Offering at The Atwater in Bergen County Released to Public

Leasing velocity continues at a feverish pace at The Atwater where renters have absorbed nearly 200 residences in its first two buildings, according to PCD Development, developer of the collection of upscale waterfront apartments with modern, outsized amenities in Bergen County’s Bogota.

With demand rising at an impressive rate, a new offering of 107 homes has been released to the public ...


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Managing Insects on Vegetables and Herbs in Your Garden

June 22, 2021

Homegrown fresh vegetables not only taste better; they are more nutritious. Plus, you can control what products are applied to the plants to control insect pests and disease.

The first steps to growing a productive vegetable garden and protecting your harvest begin with proper planning and care.

Select the most disease-resistant varieties available when planning your garden.
Then plant ...

Opinion: The Pompidou Center is a High Price that our Residents can not Afford

The council members of Jersey City need to understand the responsibility they have on their shoulders when it comes to expanding the monies and resources of our residents. I strongly believe arts is the language of culture and diversity, which define the essence of our great city. However, the project of the Pompidou Center in Jersey City is a high price that our residents can not afford, ...

From Ponds to Waterfalls: Outdoor Water Features You Can DIY

If you’re daydreaming about the burble of a stream over rocks or the spray of a waterfall right in your backyard, we’ve put together a selection of outdoor water feature ideas to help you make your dream come true!

While water features may sound expensive or out of reach, there are tons of great do-it-yourself options for everything from flower pot fountains to ponds and ...

Sprinkler System on the Fritz? Tips and Tricks for What to Fix and When to Call

Outdoor sprinkler system on the fritz with summer around the corner? Here are seven tips and tricks for fixing it yourself and when to call the pros.

Assess and Adjust Sprinkler Heads
The first clue to any sprinkler system problem is usually a sprinkler head that’s not performing optimally. Maybe it won’t raise or lower, it’s spraying unevenly, or it’s not spraying the ...

Festive Food: Red, White, and Blue for the Fourth

A Fourth of July gathering is the classic summer event – food, fun, and friends. This year, treat your guests to some festive new dishes highlighting the red, white, and blue we all associate with this special holiday.

Star Confetti Cookies

For a fun, easy dessert that you can pair with any main dish, try these cutout star cookies. The recipe has been tested to ensure that the cookies ...

Citrus, Coral, and Florals: Summer from the Inside Out

As summer swings into high gear outside, bring some of the color and brightness indoors with your home décor. Perfect for setting the mood every day and during special events, summer décor that includes florals, citrus, and coral tones is a great way to transition from the more muted spring hues to the bold colors of the brightest season. Here are five ways to incorporate these ...

Eat the Rainbow: Why Fruits of Every Color Belong on Your Plate

In general, the bold colors found in fruits indicate a large concentration of antioxidants. These vitamins and compounds perform many different functions within the body, but all antioxidants help reduce “free radicals,” or potentially harmful atoms that interfere with normal cell functioning in our bodies. Eating a variety of colors through fruits will help ensure that you’re ...

Fresh Air and Fitness: 4 Outdoor Workouts for Every Level

Fresh air and fitness – a great combination for any wellness routine! As the weather warms up, consider adding some outdoor workouts to your regular exercise regimen. New surroundings can often make the same moves feel more challenging and exciting, so heading out to your backyard is an easy way to refresh any routine that’s starting to feel repetitive. Here are four great outdoor ...