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 **




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