JC FRIDAYS LISTINGS
A full day of free arts events in Jersey City!
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FRIDAY, JUNE 6, 2014
Celebrating JC Fridays' 8 Year Anniversary!
Art House Productions presents JC Fridays, a quarterly arts festival held throughout Jersey City at the start of every season. Local businesses and arts organizations join together to celebrate art and culture with a wide range of free events for the public. Programs include art openings and exhibits, music, performance, film/video screenings and more!
- Destination Jersey City
- The Jersey City Reporter
- Jersey City Magazine
- Mayor Steven M. Fulop, the Jersey City Municipal Council
& Cultural Affairs
- Jersey City Department of Housing, Economic Development, and Commerce
- Historic Downtown SID
- The Shuster Group
- The Art House rental residence
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.
Supporters: Balance Salon, City Diner, GP’s Restaurant, Hamilton Inn, Jersey City Art School, Jersey City Independent, Port-o Lounge, Sawyer Smith Residential Brokerage, TheArtHouseJC, Yelp
Friends: E. Tittlemouse & Co., Modcup Coffee, Village West Gallery
• 10% off on the night of the event at E. Tittlemouse & Co.
• Happy Hour til 8pm, $6 Iced Tease All Night at LITM
(educational) 6am-11pm HAMILTON HEALTH AND FITNESS presents “JC Fridays Scavenger Hunt!” Can you make it to all of the JC Fridays events? How many can you get to on June 6? Answer a trivia question at each event you attend then submit your answers to email@example.com. Whoever answers the most questions correctly will win a yearlong membership to HHF valued at $1648.87! All Of The JC Fridays Events (Jersey City, NJ), 201-714-7600. Barrier-free. Family-friendly.
(art)(performance)(music) 4pm-7pm PROJECT GREENVILLE presents “2nd Annual Student Art Showcase.” Join Project Greenville Friday-Sunday for a celebration of art, music & most importantly Jersey City's creative young people! Featuring visual art by JC students, high school age and younger, light refreshments from local Greenville businesses & live music by DIYGFY, the Sensational Country Blues Wonders and the Consensus Bureau! 128 Winfield Ave ((bet Ocean/Old Bergen Rd)), 646-361-1858. Barrier-free. Family-friendly.
GROVE ST (ON AND AROUND)
(art) 9am-9pm JC CULTURAL AFFAIRS presents “City Hall Rotunda Gallery Exhibition.” City Without Walls Traveling Group Exhibition & Solo Exhibition by Ronald Cortes. Rotunda Gallery @ City Hall, 280 Grove St (at Montgomery), 201-547-4333. Barrier-free. Family-friendly.
(art) 10am-9pm BASE NJ presents “Pollinate.” In a blooming Jersey City, so begins the fertilization of cross-pollination as visual artists from Brooklyn, Manhattan and Newark descend beside the Jersey City artists who've long held their roots here. Pollinate is a group show curated by Alicia Ruth. See website for show duration. 60 Columbus Dr (Marin/Warren), 201-332-2866. Barrier-free. Family-friendly.
(art) 11am-2am TWO BOOTS JERSEY CITY presents new artwork by artist Fred Leaf. 133 Newark Ave (Grove/Erie), (201) 209-1250. Barrier-free. Family-friendly.
(art)(performance)(music) 3pm-10pm ARTS IN ACTION, UTA BRAUSER presents “Creative Grove artist & designer market.” JC's outdoor art scene in it's 6th year establishing visibility, network and an outdoor public forum for visual and performing arts: Grove Street PATH plaza: Deejays Cloak Dagger and K7 www.soundcloud.com/cloakdaggernyc Live performance feature (4-4:30pm) Jersey City based national Acapella Soul group TRUSOL www.trusolmusic.net . Grove St Path Plaza 102 Christopher Columbus Drive (at Grove), 646- 57-3 71. Barrier-free. Family-friendly.
(performance)(music) 5pm-10pm JC DOWNTOWN : HDSID presents “Groove on Grove | JC Fridays Edition.” JC Downtown's weekly Wednesday outdoor music series special JC Friday showcase of local homegrown music by Vespertine (5pm), Shayfer James (6pm), Sylvana Joyce & the Moment (7pm), Pat Van Dyke (8pm), and Kiwi (9pm). Food Truckin' and Adult Libations. Tent or Shine. Grove St Plaza (Newark/Grove), 201-547-3554. Barrier-free. Family-friendly.
HAMILTON PARK (ON AND AROUND)
(art) 5pm-7pm SAWYER SMITH RESIDENTIAL BROKERAGE presents “Tiny People.” In its inaugural exhibition, Sawyer Smith showcases local artists who invite the viewer to look closer. Assume the role of a giant and peer into little scenes that have you wondering how big or small we really are. 242 10th St, Suite 6 (Jersey/Erie), 201-653-8000. Family-friendly.
(art) 5pm-11pm GP’S RESTAURANT presents artwork by Brooke Hansson and Dennis Whittinghill. 236 Pavonia Ave (McWilliams/Erie), 201-418-8800. Barrier-free. Family-friendly.
(art) 7pm-9pm ART HOUSE PRODUCTIONS presents an Opening Reception for “Exploring the Americas.” New photo works by Jessica Smith. Journey through Costa Rica, Peru, and Montserrat. 1 McWilliams Pl, 6th Fl (SE Corner of Hamilton Park), 201-915-9911. Barrier-free. Family-friendly.
(art)(performance)(music)(educational) 7pm-11pm GRASSROOTS COMMUNITY SPACE presents “Apsaras - Celestial Dance.” New mural by John Ruddy along with a series of metaphorical paintings invoking the traditions of classical Indian Dance. Special musical performance by Cris Nyne. Befitting demonstrations by two new Grassroots classes Belly Dance & Doorya Fitness. Complimentary Hookah share by Hobohookah.com and tasty treats by Heart N Soul Catering.com 54 Coles St (at 3rd), 201-500-LIVE. Family-friendly.
(film/video)(performance)(music) 7pm-11pm BAD SALSA and Friends present a night of music! Come see some great bands! 337 1/2 Pavonia Ave (Brunswick/Monmouth), 201-463-5195. Family-friendly.
(art)(music) 5pm-10pm MARGO AND WALTER PARKS present “Jersey Statuary Concert.” Celebrate the restoration of the former Jersey Statuary building (now the loft home/studio of Margo and Walter Parks). Reception (5-7pm) in honor of the original owner, Ralph Giblesi. This event will also feature a live jazz band in the outdoor patio, espresso, wine and a photography exhibit of the building in its glory days as a factory. 53 Congress St (Webster/New York), 917-586-3957. Barrier-free. Family-friendly.
(art)(music) 7pm-10pm RIVERVIEW NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION & PALISADE LUMBER presents “Live at the Lumberyard.” Live Music accompanied by video art projections in the urban outdoors. Featuring Chrissy Roberts, Twiddlin’ Thumbs, The Gully Hubbards and DJ Preskool. Who knew that acoustics in a lumber yard could be so good – a Riverview Arts District event 424-428 Palisade Ave (Griffith/Hutton), 201-472-5148. Barrier-free. Family-friendly.
(performance)(music)(educational) 7:15pm-12am MODCUP COFFEE ROASTERS presents “Modern life is....” Join us at our roasting facility for a night of mod tunes, coffee cocktails, and a celebration of our one year anniversary! We're tapping into a bourbon barrel aged cold brewed coffee to help keep the night rolling! 74 Jefferson Ave (Baldwin/Oakland), 917-371-3193.
(art) 7:30pm-10:30pm RIVERVIEW NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION & THE OFFICE OF ASSEMBLYMAN RAJ MUKHERJI presents “The Science of Nature/The Nature of Science.” Reception for group show curated by Meghan McKee that takes an in-depth look into the beauty of science and the intricate parts of nature. Featuring Jan McCaulie, Meghan McKee, Margaret Clinton, Mike DiFeo, Alexis Rotter, Julie McHargue, Olga Guerra, Tatiana Lopez, Kate Hester and others. A Riverview Arts District event. 433 Palisade Ave (Griffith/Hutton), 201-472-5148. Barrier-free. Family-friendly.
(art)(film)(music) 7:30-10:30pm RIVERVIEW COMMUNITY GARDEN presents “Art in the Garden.” Nature shorts by John Dunstan, "Four Seasons of Wild Jersey City," with music by Michael Durek and John 3:16. 285 Ogden Ave (Bowers/Griffith), next to Riverview Fisk Park. Barrier-free. Family-friendly.
(art)(film/video)(educational) 5pm-8pm DARIN DEFIELD presents “IN conversation.” Much has been written about my art over the 20 years in Jersey City. My works are not creations, aesthetic works of art outside and independent of myself, but stages in process of development and growth. Join me in thoughts, moods and feelings of my collection of works. 537 Newark Ave (at McPherson), 201-616-2957. Family-friendly.
(art)(educational) 6pm-8pm E.TITTLEMOUSE & CO. presents “The Art of being a Gentleman.” Join us for a Night of Whiskey, Cigars, Grooming, Fashion and Art. Mingle and chat with the experts! Heather Greene, Author and Whiskey Sommelier, Rodriguez Puro Cigar, Virile Barber & Shop, Hugh Dwyer Art and Darin DeField Art. Ladies bring your Men and Gentlemen bring your Ladies. 246 Bay St (Erie/Newark), 201-434-8949. Barrier-free.
(music) 8pm-11:45pm FABULOUS UPTOWN MUSIC presents “JC Originals Gospel+Jazz.” Three thrilling acts to lift you up, and we're thrilled to welcome them all back to Moore's Lounge! Roots music phenoms The Sensational Country Blues Wonders, The Greg Feingold Jazz Ensemble, and The Spirit Moves with keyboardist Steven Malski Niles, vocalists Mary Graham Aiken and Rosalind Grant, and guests. 189 Monticello Ave (at Jewett), 201-332-4309. Family-friendly.
(art) 6:30pm-8:30pm ED'S SALVAGE CO. presents “Jypsea by Terina Nicole.” Terina Nicole is a NJCU & F.I.T graduate and creator of Jypsea – a home & body luxe line of leather goods. The collection’s focus is jewelry, handbags & small leather objects. Fabric uses include exotic skins and up-cycled materials and all posses an infusion of soul. 672 Bergen Ave (Fairview/Reed), 917-348-0311. Family-friendly.
(performance) 7pm-9pm METRO-SPEC AND METROPOLITAN present “Women Speak Easy!” From different walks of life they come: Ast Maat, Fatima Shaik, Lory Mentor and Martina Harris. Experiences as unique as they are poetic. Hear them speak in verse and vignette of love and loss, health and happiness, feelings and faith, woe and wonder. The Price Building, 140 Belmont Ave (at Bergen), 201-332-4447. Barrier-free. Family-friendly.
NEWARK AVE (ON AND AROUND)
(art) 3pm-7pm SAIGON CAFE proudly presents the visual art of Sharex Sinton. While there, experience the best in southeast Asian cuisine by sampling some of their fine appetizers and entrees. 188 Newark Ave (Jersey Ave/Bay), 201-332-8711. Barrier-free. Family-friendly.
(art) 5pm-2am LITM presents “The Nature of Romance: New work by Gail Boykewich.” Come celebrate the start of Summer at LITM! JC based artist Gail Boykewich will be showing new paintings, paper cuts, and shadow boxes. The Nature of Love is inspired by the Artist's love of 1940's film and fashion, botany, and anthrozoology. 140 Newark Ave (at Grove), 201-536-5557. Barrier-free. Family-friendly.
(art) 7pm-9pm GALLERIE HUDSON presents “Tribute to Elmire Wade.” Elmira Wade, Long-time Jersey City resident artist, passed away in December 2013. Elmira was a self-taught folk artist, using mixed media on canvas and paper. We will be exhibiting a multitude of her paintings, showcasing her work from the past decade. 197 Newark Ave (at Jersey Ave), 201-434-1010. Barrier-free. Family-friendly.
(art) 7pm-3am PORT-O-LOUNGE presents “New works from artist Vincent Minervini.” Surrealist, Pop-culture creations are the terrain of Vincent's layered works. Childlike whimsy and the macabre characterize his mixed media paintings and sculptures. Presented by John Fathom. Reservations highly recommended for dinner service. Port-o-lounge 286 First St (at Newark Ave), 201-420-9550. Barrier-free. Family-friendly.
(music)(educational) 8pm-9:30pm WORD JERSEY CITY presents “33 1/3 Listening Party.” WORD presents a listening party based on the 33 ⅓ series! Come hear songs from some of the albums featured in the series, get your music trivia on, and hang out with other music aficionados. 123 Newark Ave (at Grove), 201-763-6611. Barrier-free. Family-friendly.
(art) 4pm-8pm LIBERTY PRIME STEAKHOUSE presents artwork by Robert Rosado. Enjoy Liberty Prime’s newly renovated upscale Steakhouse (formerly O'Connell's). All cuts of meat and produce are hand selected daily from local markets ensuring only the freshest ingredients, while supporting local distributors. Weekend Brunch (11am-4pm), Happy Hour Monday – Friday(4-7pm). At adjoined Prime Time Bar artisanal cocktails and beers are available. 111 Montgomery St (at Warren), 201-333-3633. Barrier-free. Family-friendly.
(art)(music) 4pm-8pm VICTORY HALL DRAWING ROOMS presents “Automatic/Systematic-Brother Paul in Concert.” Automatic/Systematic: Making and breaking the self-imposed rules of drawing and painting. Featuring live original music by Brother Paul (7-8pm). Includes exhibitions by Megan Klim, Giovanna Ceccetti, Jill Scipione, Maria Pavlovska, Gregory Stone, Peter Bill, Hector Romero, Gilbert Gilles, Len Merlo, Barb Stork, Andrew Sullivan, Iris Kufert-Rivo, more. 180 Grand St (at Marin Blvd), 201 208-8032. Family-friendly.
(art) 5pm-7:30pm PRO ARTS presents “Reflections and Interpretations: works in paint and textile by Mollie Thonneson and Agnieszka Wszolkowska.” Meet the Artist's: Mollie Thonneson and Agnieska Wszolkowska. Reception takes place in the lobby space on Greene St for Windows on Columbus, a 24 hour Pro Arts project. Refreshments will be served. Curated by Eileen Ferrara. Show runs from May 3 - August 26, 2014. 135 Greene St (at Christopher Columbus Dr), 201-589-0470. Barrier-free. Family-friendly.
POWERHOUSE ARTS DISTRICT
(art) 5pm-8pm THE ART HOUSE the new rental residence presents a ribbon cutting with Mayor Fulop opening their leasing office, and a Gallery Opening. The Shuster Group and curator Jim Pustorino have established an art project to promote and sell work by Jersey City artists. Proceeds benefit the artists and underserved communities. The Art House is now leasing studio, 1 and 2 bedrooms with the highest rooftop pool in Jersey City and full amenities including concierge, gym, kids room, and more. TheArtHouseJC Rental Office, located at 109 Christopher Columbus Dr (75 feet west of Grove Station), 201-332-2449. Barrier-free. Family-friendly.
(art)(music) 7:30pm-10pm CITYLIFE presents “ArtBeats.” Come enjoy a chill evening with friends surrounded by art as you create your own art. Enjoy live music from a local JC band, street art artwork on the walls and paint your own canvas. Free admission to hang, $20 for a canvas, paint, a smock. 125 First St (Provost/Warren), 917-830-4085. Family-friendly.
VAN VORST PARK (ON AND AROUND)
(art) 6:30pm-11pm INSTIGATORZINE presents “Adversaries: Crowning Your Worst Enemies.” Getting tired of heroes? Drained by do-gooders? Celebrate the bad guys with Instigatorzine's Adversaries: Crowning Your Worst Enemies, a first in a series of pop culture art shows at PJ Ryan's. Celebrate with 25% off ALL drinks for PJ's FIRST JC Fridays event! PJ Ryan's 292 Barrow St (at Mercer), 201-333-8752. Barrier-free.
(performance) 8pm-10pm BRIGHTSIDE TAVERN presents “The Ukuladies Live at the Brightside!.” The all-gals family band from Winnipeg continues its perpetual tri-state tour, brightening your Friday with an array of ukuleles, harmonies, toy-instruments, and tap-dancing. “Zany, smart, & endlessly charming,” The Ukuladies return to JC with 2 different sets, 8 & 9:15pm! www.theukuladies.com 141 Bright St (at Monmouth), 201-435-1234. Barrier-free. Family-friendly.
(music) 10pm-2am ZEPPELIN HALL presents an evening of live music. This authentic European Biergarten features a tree covered outdoor garden where guests gather under trees to drink beer, eat and socialize. Weekday Happy Hour, 4 gigantic projection screens for sporting events, and over 50 European beer and American craft brews flowing through 144 beer taps. Unlimited free parking. 88 Liberty View Drive (Regent/Grand), 201-721-8888. Barrier-free. Family-friendly.
(art) 12pm-9pm VILLAGE WEST GALLERY presents an Opening Reception for its inaugural Group Show. Debut of a new gallery on the ground floor of a former industrial warehouse turned private home. Show will feature local and area artists – painting, photography and sculpture. Artists include Jill Alexander, Joe Chirchirillo, Jessica Dalrymple, Valeri Larko, Chris Manis, and Pamela Talese. Open noon to 9pm, reception from 6-9pm. 331 Newark Ave (4th/Merseles), 201-656-3408. Family-friendly.
(art)(music) 3:30pm-8:30pm PIG & PEPPER presents Megan Gulick's “A Bee in a Bowtie.” The exhibit is exclusively Megan’s work, accompanied with a children's afternoon event and an evening of light refreshments with DJ Schroeder playing feel good tunes to get you in the JC Fridays mood. 277 Newark Ave (Monmouth/Third), 201-898-0252. Barrier-free. Family-friendly.
(art) 6pm-9pm THE RAVEN GALLERY & BOUTIQUE presents “After Hours.” Open later than usual, The Raven will host an evening of local art and light refreshments. Paintings, photography, jewelry, painted furniture and much more will be available for acquisition. Come and visit this jewel of a gallery in downtown JC! Looking forward to seeing you! 304 Newark Ave, #1w (Brunswick/3rd), 201-370-6771. Family-friendly.
(art) 6pm-9pm 313 GALLERY presents an Artist Talk as part of “Obscure Passages” by Jersey City local artists, Andrea McKenna and M. H. Yaghooti. This duo artists’ exhibition talks about seeking a way out of their dreams or nightmares through pure imagination and mysterious imagery that fuses the figurative and the abstract on various mediums. 313 Third St (Coles/Monmouth), 551-200-2709. Barrier-free. Family-friendly.
(art) 6pm-9pm _GAIA presents “When I Grow Up....” Jersey City artists Doris Cacoilo and Hilary Salmon explore images and expectations of childhood in two new print based projects created for this exhibition at _gaia gallery. Also please join Doris and Hilary at _gaia on Saturday, June 7th at 3pm for a Printmaking Workshop. See www.gaiastudio.org for details and to register. 315 3rd St (Coles/Monmouth), 201-386-0486. Family-friendly.
(art) 6pm-10pm TEA NJ presents “Art Tea Party.” Sip on some tea and take in new works by Norman Kirby. Highlighted pieces include a painting based off of a drawing done in the tea shop. 262 Newark Ave (Monmouth/2nd), 201-758-7105. Family-friendly.
(art)(educational) 6pm-10pm MERSELES STUDIOS - JCTC presents “Personal & Universal - Art show Closing and Open Studios.” Universal is general, a norm that can be applied to more then just people. Personal is the viewing glass of your own earthly experience. 20 artist group show curated by Thomas John Carlson and 11 open artist studios. This venue is a part of the Jersey City Theater Center. 339 Newark Ave, 2nd Fl (at Merseles), 732-877-9116. Family-friendly.
(art) 6pm-10pm FATHOM presents “Trucks & Trailers.” Ink and watercolor illustrations by Jay Boucher. Jay is an illustrator and interactive designer who specializes in creating entertaining experiences online. He currently creates games and animations for the foundation of renowned illustrator Ezra Jack Keats and exhibits work throughout the northern NJ area. El Dopeness, 332 2nd St (Newark/Coles), 201- 87-0769. Barrier-free. Family-friendly.
(art) 7pm-10pm GIA GELATO & CAFE presents “Rooting Down,” Digital Photography by Amy Neufeld. Ethereal photography that explores the expressive nature of the forest and leaves the viewer to walk the divide between what is real and what is fantasy. As usual, Gia's 24 delicious flavors of gelato will be in rotation! Don't miss it! 281 Newark Ave (at 3rd), 551-200-9497. Family-friendly.
(art) 24 hrs BRUNSWICK WINDOW presents “Katherine Behar: High Hopes.” Behar’s work explores excessive and gendered forms of productivity and work in gadget-saturated contemporary life. In High Hopes, an unattended Roomba fastidiously cleans a carpet while balancing a rubber tree plant strapped to its back. It tries against all odds to “move that rubber tree plant,” all while pulling at a speckless rug. 158 Brunswick St (at 4th St), 201-978-8939. Barrier-free. Family-friendly.
(art) 24 hrs BRUNSWICK WALL presents “Connor Stankard: They Tell You It’s Something You’ll Miss.” This work shows haunting images of men who have harassed Stankard and her peers over the last year. The menacing size of the images and resulting blur implore the viewer to step away from the looming face (not unlike a natural response to harassment) while preserving some anonymity. 159 Brunswick St (at 4th St), 201-978-8939. Barrier-free. Family-friendly.
(art) 1pm-4pm SAINT PETER’S UNIVERSITY presents “Our Perspective: Senior Art Show Exhibition.” Join us for the closing of the Our Perspective Senior Art Exhibition for the Class of 2014. The work present covers the fields of graphic design, photography, packaging design, and digital illustration. There will be work for sale. Mac Mahon Student Center/Fine Arts Gallery, 5th Fl, 2641 John F. Kennedy Blvd, 5th Fl (Fairmount Terrace/West Side Ave), 908-943-6421. Barrier-free. Family-friendly.
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 September 5, 2014.