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Arts & Entertainment

July 5, 2022

JERSEY CITY, NJ — The city’s Movies in the Park series continues this week with "Moana" at Bayside Park on Thursday and "Encanto" at Riverview Fisk Park on Friday. Screenings will begin at 7:30 p.m., however check JerseyCityCulture.org for updates on any weather-related cancellations. The ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - An anticipated crowd of in excels to 100,000 came to Montgomery Street near Exchange Place for the 4th of July festivities on Monday as Flo Rida, Shaquille 'Diesel' O'Neal, Funk Flex and others performed on the stage. Mayor Steven Fulop mingled with the crowds for most of the ...

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UNITED STATES -- Many Americans will celebrate the Fourth of July holiday with backyard BBQs, picnics or a trip to the beach. But did you know that Independence Day was not a paid federal holiday until 1938? (source: ACEI-Global).  1. Thomas Jefferson was not the only author of The Declaration ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ — The Kennedy Dancers, a Jersey City-based non-profit dance organization, are set to begin a series of free performances around the city this summer. Under the direction of Diane Dragone, there will be four scheduled shows featuring original choreography and professional company ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - Those planning on attending Jersey City’s 4th of July featuring Flo Rida and fireworks conducted by Guinness World Record holder, Fireworks by Grucci, are being strongly encouraged to arrive by foot, bike, or public transportation to Exchange Place as parking will be extremely ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ — Jersey City has kicked off its free summer “Movies In The Park” series. Screenings will begin at 7:30 p.m., however check JerseyCityCulture.org for updates on any weather-related cancellations. The series is part of the “Summer in the City 2022” programs, which are being ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ – Have a flair for the creative? Well, Jersey City’s Central Avenue Special Improvement District (CASID) would love to hear from you. Through July 29, CASID is seeking proposals for public art displays to be featured along the Heights’ main thoroughfare, Central Avenue. The ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - You could hear the drum beat from every corner of Berry Lane Park, something fundamental, a backbeat to the movement of people from vendor to vendor, something distinct from the announcers talking to kids in the basketball rink or even competing with the DJ’s hip hop music in ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - Flo Rida, the Florida-born rapper best known for international hits such as "Right Round", "Club Can't Handle Me", "Good Feeling", "Wild Ones", "Whistle", "I Cry", "G.D.F.R." and "My House,” will headline Jersey City's Fourth of July Celebration this year, Mayor Steven Fulop ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - 89 local artists and arts organizations will share in nearly $900,000 in "critical grant funding," as part of the first disbursement from the Jersey City’s Arts and Culture Trust Fund, Mayor Steven M. Fulop announced on Wednesday.  “Jersey City’s investment in the arts is an ...

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Ray Liotta, the New Jersey native who starred as Henry Hill in "Goodfellas," has died. Liotta, who was born in Newark and grew up in Union Township, graduating from Union High School, was 67 years old. Deadline reports he died in his sleep in the Dominican Republic, where he was shooting the ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - Art House Productions has announced Access JC Fridays on Friday, June 3 will focus on artists with disabilities. Described as Jersey City’s premiere quarterly arts festival, the happening will once showcase a variety of happenings including visual art exhibitions, live music, ...

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HOBOKEN, NJ -  Mission 50, New Jersey’s premier coworking space, will showcase the work of local pop artist Ray Arcadio at an art show entitled, “Shape Up.” Free and open to the public, the solo art exhibition and reception, with a live acoustic band, will be held on Thursday, May 26, from 5 p.m.

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - The Jersey City Public Library is celebrating Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month in May. Originating in 1977, AAPI encompasses all the Asian continent and the Pacific islands of Melanesia (New Guinea, New Caledonia, Vanuatu, Fiji and the Solomon Islands), ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ — Golden Globe winning and Academy Award nominated actress Uma Thurman was putting her acting chops to work in Jersey City on Monday. According to sources Thurman, who just days ago celebrated her 52nd birthday, was filming scenes for the upcoming The Kill Room. Directed by Nicol ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - The Van Wagenen House, better known as the Apple Tree House, will give the public a glimpse of its new role as the Jersey City Museum on Saturday, April 30 from 1:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. Jersey City has largely been without an official museum since a site downtown closed its ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ — Efforts are underway to help JC Studios recover after it was forced to close following a fire earlier this month. As a result of the early-morning fire on April 7 that left much of the five-story building at 143 Christopher Columbus Drive destroyed, JC Studios lost its space on ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - Art House Productions will be holding its INKubator New Play Festival Sunday, May 8 - Friday, May 20 at Grassroots Community Space, 54 Coles Street, in Jersey City. The event will feature works from Jake Brasch, Nay Harris, Justice Hehir, Riley Elton McCarthy, Christian ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - Jersey City was filled with the sound of music over the first weekend of April – Beatles music that is. The event, which has been ongoing since 1974, went briefly on-line last year due to COVID but came roaring back as fans flocked to the Hyatt Hotel at Exchange Place to greet ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - Cecilia Martinez didn’t start out as a fine artist. She went to school to become a writer, and for years worked in that profession. Much of that changed in 2015 when her father was assaulted in downtown Jersey City and later died. “It was traumatic and confusing,” she said.

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - The Festival for Beatles Fans returns to Jersey City after having been forced to postpone twice last year, first in March, and then later in October, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The normally annual event will pick up where it left off with a three-day tribute to The Beatles ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - The New Jersey City University (NJCU) Music, Dance and Theatre Department, in collaboration with Joffrey Ballet School will present six performances of Pippin.  Pippin is the story of one person’s journey to be extraordinary while challenging us all to define what a truly ...

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CAMDEN, NJ – From April 1 to Sept. 5, Battleship New Jersey Museum and Memorial will be open seven days a week for various tours and immersive experiences. Since she was restored and established as an educational museum in 2001, Battleship New Jersey has become a must-see attraction on the ...

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 Study up on these fun facts, then head out to celebrate St. Patrick's Day at a local bar or restaurant.    According to a new survey by WalletHub, more than 52% of Americans plan some type of celebration of St. Patrick's Day, and more than 82% of celebrants will wear green. Overall, $4.6 ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - Proving the old adage true that everybody is Irish on St. Patrick’s Day, Hudson County Commissioner Kenneth Kopacz served as 2022 Grand Marshal for the Jersey City St. Patrick’s Day parade. The parade kicked off from in front of Dickinson High School on Sunday, despite the ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ – The application process to receive funding from Jersey City’s and Arts and Culture Trust Fund is now open, Mayor Steven Fulop announced Tuesday. As the first municipality in New Jersey to establish an Arts and Culture Trust Fund, the anticipated distribution of $850,000 in ...

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NEW JERSEY — Finding your better half can be both challenging and exciting, but maintaining a strong, long-term relationship can be even more elusive. With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, real estate website Point2 conducted a study of which states are better at nurturing enduring ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - Few authors have the ability to put down into words the fears, burdens, vices and traumas that have negatively shaped their life with clarity. Maiya Katherine, author of the book “An Apology To My Demons,” is not one of them.  Her self-help book which was released September 16, ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - Jersey City is full of talent.  Not just musical or theatrical talent but also poetic talent.  In December 2020, the Jersey City Municipal Council appointed Susan Justiniano as the official Poet Laureate of Jersey City for a two year term. She is the first Puerto Rican woman ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - Art House Productions will hold its 15th Annual Snow Ball Gala on Saturday, Jan. 29, 2022. The event, to be held at The Glass Gallery at Mana Contemporary, from 7:00 p.m. until midnight, will also include a VIP reception beginning at 6:00 p.m.  The theme this year will be “Into ...

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