Monday, July 6, 2015

VILLAGE BLOCK PARTY JULY 25, 2015


VILLAGE BLOCK PARTY
SATURDAY JULY 25TH, 2015
Newark Avenue & Brunswick Street – Jersey City , NJ
12 Noon til 10pm

Village Block Party will be a full day festival event in the Village section of Downtown Jersey City.  The day will host an all-FREE Kids area, Live Music, Live Art, an Art Show, an eclectic Vending Village, Food Trucks, Wine Tastings, Craft Beers, Specialized Drinks, 
and Tours of the Brunswick Community Garden.
This event is being held to benefit the Village Neighborhood Association, 
The Brunswick Community Garden, and 4th Street Arts.  
We are also supporting the Trap and Release feral cat colony at the Brunswick Garden.

FREE KIDS AREA 1pm – 5pm
Gymboree Jersey City (physical activities) -- Bella Wess (face painting) – 
Faces & Twists (face painting) -- Bambino Chef (fun with food) -- 
Once Upon a Princess is sending Princess Anna of Arendelle  -- Lavish Days Salon (free haircuts) -- Arts & Crafts Table  -- Sidewalk Chalk, Balloons & More



ENTERTAINMENT
8:30pm Manouche Bag  (Gypsie Jazz)
7:00pm Dan O’Dea and Eagle Ridge  (Bluegrass)
6:00pm Ex Astra (Psychedelic Fusion)
5:00pm June & the Pushas (Magnetic Soul Punk)
4:45pm Dream Team Belly Dance Troupe (Dance)
4:00pm Katja Larssen (Singer Songwriter)
3:45pm NIMBUS Dance Works
2:45pm Fredo(Improvisational Jazz)
2:30pm NIMBUS Dance Works

1:00pm The Sensational Country Blues Wonders (County




LIVE MUSIC
8:30pm Manouche Bag  (Gypsie Jazz)

7:00pm Dan O’Dea and Eagle Ridge  (Bluegrass)

6:00pm Ex Astra (Psychedelic Fusion)

5:00pm June & the Pushas (Magnetic Soul Punk) www.facebook.com/juneandthepushas

4:45pm Dream Team Belly Dance Troupe (Dance)

4:00pm Katja Larssen (Singer Songwriter)

2:45pm FREDO (Improvisational Jazz)

1:00pm The Sensational Country Blues Wonders (Country) www.reverbnation.com/thesensationalcountryblueswonders

VENDING VILLAGE
We will be featuring a diverse "Vendor Village" market, highlighting local Jersey City entrepreneurs and Artisans showcasing their wares. Check out unique handmade jewelry, expressive artwork, a large array of records and CDs, fab vintage clothing and much more. There's something for everyone at the Vendor Village and there may be a few surprises too! 

LIVE ART
Sean Lugo – will be doing a wheat-pasting project in the alley between 4th & 5th Street.  The new piece will depict a father and child with teddy bear heads engaged in a fun moment.
Norm Kirby – will be creating new works with torn canvas and rope on chain link fence.

ART SHOW – Participating Artists
Curated by Roland Ramos, Carolyn Texidor, David Rivers, Deidra Callaghan, Erin DeLaney, Greyegg McKenna, Joe Russo, Kayt Hester, Lisa Gevorgyan,
Matt Caputo, Mike McNamara, Norm Kirby, Will Torres

FOOD TRUCKS
Incrediballs (Meatball Love)
Me Casa (Authentic Puerto Rican)
El Chilango Taqueria (Mexican Deliciousness)

ICED TEA FUSION Fine organic teas & lemonade fused w/ herbs & fruit! Fresh mint! Watermelons! Lemons! Sweetened to Taste with Agave! Quality Ingredients! Delish!

THIRD & VINE will create specialized drinks with herbs harvested from the Brunswick Garden – they will also offer a selection of craft beers.

MADAME CLAUDE WINE will offer a variety of Vino.

Previously listed Wine 101 Class canceled due to scheduling conflict
contact
loulou@madameclaudewine.com
for information about upcoming classes


BENEFICIARIES

Feral Cat TRAP NEUTER RELEASE PROGRAM
Adam Ginsburg is the caretaker of the Brunswick Garden Cat Colony as well as a number of other colonies in downtown Jersey City.  TNR is a program where feral cats are trapped then either spayed or neutered; given rabies shot and ear tipped which is a universal symbol to indicate they have been TNRd.  Adam has started a sponsorship program where individuals in the community can directly donate to help with the feeding and medical care of an individual cat.  For more information contact Adam at ** BrunswickGardenCats@gmail.com **

THE BRUNSWICK COMMUNITY GARDEN
Since 2000 the Community Garden has been located on Brunswick Street next to the Sixth Street Historic Railroad Embankment in Jersey City, NJ. Part of the city’s Adopt-A-Lot program. A wonderful community asset, dedicated to maintaining an open green space in an urban environment.  Supporting all aspects of community food, urban forestry and ornamental gardening. Thanks to a lot of hard work and sweat by garden members, the lot has blossomed into a flowering, food-producing focal point of pride for the entire neighborhood.

THE VILLAGE NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION
The Village Neighborhood Association is dedicated to serving The Village area of Downtown Jersey City. It’s goals are to increase public safety, promote the arts, and foster awareness of the historical past of The Village for its residents, and to the city of Jersey City as a whole. To provide residents a forum to express ideas, and to share those ideas with the community. To better the quality of life for all residents of The Village through communication and action. 

4TH STREET ARTS
4th Street Arts, Inc. is a not-for-profit 501(c)3 organization based in Jersey City. We are committed to contributing to the local arts community. In addition to supporting events throughout the year, 4th Street Arts produced the 4th Street Art & Music Festival - a free community event founded in 2004, held in conjunction with the Jersey City Artists Studio Tour. This popular event continued for 10 years through 2013. Our not-for-profit group has devoted itself to the growth of our artist community, and in doing such, will present an annual scholarship to local youth, for the purposes of art and music education and advancement.
** 4thStreetArts@gmail.com **




Thursday, October 9, 2014

Introducing.... GRAND BAZAAR!!



Every Friday at the Grove Street PATH Plaza

1PM to 9PM

Interested in participating ??

Please contact:

grandbazaarjc@gmail.com

Saturday, April 19, 2014

CHILI COOK-OFF is COMING ............................ SATURDAY MAY 3RD


SATURDAY MAY 3rd 2014

GROVE STREET PATH PLAZA 

JERSEY CITY - NJ -  07302



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Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Chili Cook-Off - Sign Up Now to compete for Best Chili in Chilltown

Monday, December 9, 2013

Opening Reception, Tuesday December 17th 2013

Please join us Tuesday December 17th, for Trios: curated by Norman Kirby. At the John W. Meager Rotunda Gallery, Jersey City City Hall. 6-8pm. Show will be up throughout the month.


Thursday, October 3, 2013

Looking for the Festival?

Here it is....
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Friday, September 27, 2013

The Final Festival

First, we at 4th Street Arts would like to thank you all for the last 10 incredible years. It's slightly surreal that next weekend will mark 10 years of participation in the Jersey City Artists Studio Tour, but like a lot of good things lately, this too must come to an end. It's been an absolute joy and pleasure. Many thanks to all of the artists and performers, and an extra special thanks to all of the volunteers that have helped us in any capacity. Without you all, none of this would have been possible. Thank you.

So after 10 years, this is the end of the 4th Street Art & Music Festival - "It's really no big deal, we just have to go away for a little while and dream it all up again."

That said... coming next weekend... THE TENTH ANNUAL 4th STREET ART & MUSIC FESTIVAL

RSVP here

Join us at 10:15 AM for .. BREAKFAST WITH THE BEATLES Aminal will perform a one hour live set of Beatles Music, accompanied by FREE BREAKFAST for all in attendance...

11:30 AM :: PRE-SCHOOL OF ROCK
Be sure to bring the kids out for a ‘roof raising’, music based, experience that the kids participate in.

12:00PM :: THREE LITTLE BIRDS will do some childrens activities at the stage, then hang all day at the 4th Street Children's area - We'll have plenty of fun activities - Artistic and Physical

Joe D'allegro's Comedy Tent will be running from 1:00PM until 3:00PM - we'll post the exact schedule of 1-2:30PM performers soon, but expect a hilarious half hour of sketch comedy from the PIT's Theater's National Scandal from 2:30 to 3PM.


STAGE LINEUP::

12:15: REST ASHORE

1:00: KATJA LARSSEN

1:15: BENSON RIDGE PROJECT
Al Festa began the Benson Ridge Project in January 2010 to provide opportunities for musicians to “get out there and do what they love – perform in front of an appreciative and well fed, well behaved crowd”. The Project's mission is to share good feelings with friends, give musicians a showcase to perform and to eat good Italian meatballs (from his Grandma’s secrete recipe). According to Al, key words that define the Benson Ridge Project are inclusion, tolerance, instincts (listen) and innovation.

2:00: DARREN DEICIDE
Darren delivers a contemporary style of roots-influenced rock that has been described as "John Lee Hooker meets Johnny Rotten", "raw, bluesy punk by a one-man dervish"

2:15: YELLOW FROG SOUL SESSIONS

3:15: THE BUZZSAW BOYS An acoustic rock trio that play classic country, rock and original tunes.

4:00: JIM TESTA
JIM TESTA is best known as the guy on the other side of the stage; as a critic, blogger, fanzine editor, photographer, and fan, he's been at the forefront of New Jersey's indie music scene since the Eighties. But every once in a while, he'll take his acoustic guitar, step on stage, and face the audience, regaling them with his own wry, often satiric folk tales of life in Hudson County, with a style reminiscent of John Prine, Loudon Wainwright III, and Tom Leher.

4:15: OVERLAKE
Formed in early 2012 within the walls of JC Studios, Overlake have spent the past year and a half polishing a sound uniquely their own, while paying debts to musical touchstones such as My Bloody Valentine and Sonic Youth. Sensuous vocals are matched with glimmering guitar work, all the while backed by driving bass lines and solid drumming. Their first album will be released in early 2014

5:00: OLANTANGY JOHN

5:15: THE DUB CATS

6:15: CRAZY AND THE BRAINS

7:15: BORN AT SEA
An ever evolving band that delivers the songs of Edward Gorch, a Brooklyn born, Catskill Mountain raised writer and vocalist who offers literate songs. The current incarnation of Born at Sea utilizes 22 strings, 4 voices and one drum kit

8:15: WYLDLIFE
Buds that make killer videos

9:15: THE FINAL 4TH STREET FESTIVAL JAM

Gocha Tsinadze will be creating something special, you'll have to come by to find out what

Lot's of art on display and open studios

Our friends from Lucky 7's will be tapping the kegs around 2:00PM

The The third annual Jersey City HomeBrew Competition will begin around 4:00PM
*** advance tix available here

The Honey Bakery & Raphellos Italian Restaurant will be on hand with delicious eats, as well as Gia's Gelato, and the #5 school PTA Bake Sale


IF YOU WANT TO JUST SHOW UP AND DO SOMETHING CREATIVE WE'D LOVE TO SEE IT

Much love, and again, thank you.

xo
M&M



Wednesday, April 24, 2013

This Sunday!!!

Hope to see everyone Sunday at the Grove St. Path!! If you need more info on this event, click here!!!