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This Weekend

This weekend, Jersey City is packed with events, especially as a part of JC Fridays. The city is also gearing up for the season, with special holiday events. Plus, there’s live music, poetry, and more.  Art House JC Fridays Art House JC Fridays, “Jersey City’s Free Quarterly Arts Festival” is back for the final festival […]

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Rogue Waves December: Jersey City Nutcracker, NJCU Jazz, Fascinations Grand Chorus, more

Certain holiday traditions don’t budge. Mistletoe, for instance: that stuff comes out in December and gets retired once Santa returns to the North Pole.  Nobody drinks egg nog in May.  And if a dance company mounts a production of “The Nutcracker,” you know Christmas is right around the corner.  Hudson County has its own “Nutcracker.” […]

Posted inPerforming Arts

ArtPride New Jersey Issues Guide to Holiday Arts Events Statewide

  ArtPride New Jersey, the state’s largest arts service organization, has released its guide to holiday arts events throughout the Garden State. Carefully curated, the guide includes shows offered by theaters, museums, performing arts spaces, and galleries. For New Year’s Eve, a comedy show is also on the docket. Listings are provided for children as well […]

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“Pompeii: The Immortal City” at Liberty Science Center

Pompeii is gruesome.  There, in the terrible shadow of Mount Vesuvius, thousands of imperial Roman townspeople asphyxiated under a ten-foot blanket of volcanic ash.  Two millennia later, archaeologists are still reconstructing the city and refining what we know about the cataclysm. We know Pompeii residents tried to escape and were unsuccessful.  Centuries-old impressions of bodies trapped in agony […]

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Drama, Anxiety and Beauty at Art Fair 14C

On the lacquered floor of the gigantic Jersey City Armory (678 Montgomery St.), scores of participants set up for a crowd of spectators. But despite the overhead scoreboard, wooden bleachers, and anticipation in the air, this is no sporting event. Instead, painters, sculptors, photographers, multi-media dreamers, and creators of unclassifiable what-is-its — most from the […]

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Breweries and restaurants spar over how to fix N.J.’s licensing rules

Courtesy of New Jersey Monitor The drawn-out fight over whether the brewery industry is hampered by onerous regulations continued Thursday during a committee meeting discussing legislation aimed at brewery license holders. Brewery owners, bartenders, and restaurateurs packed the Senate Law and Public Safety Committee hearing, where lawmakers heard a discussion of three bills — one to codify […]