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Wednesday, December 28, 2005

DIEZ FOR DOJO

10 things to do in DoJo this New Year's weekend:

1)
New Year's Extrava-Gala @ 58 Coles Street
Doors open at 9:00 pm
$15, $10 after 2:00 am.
Live music by The Coffin Daggers, American Watercolor Movement.
On the dancefloor: Sexy Lexy, Dancing Tony, DJ Soul, DJ Eggs, DJ Bjorno.
http://fifty8.com

2) Bar Majestic
8pm to 11pm Open Bar and Hors D'Oeuvres!
$30/person in advance or $35/person at the door.
11pm to 3am $10 Entrance and Cash Bar.
Book Now...Entrance Limited on Capacity!
Majestic Liquors and Foods Space open for mingling
DJ Kevin Spyker spinning lush beats all night
Hors D'Oeuvres include cajun grilled shrimp, bruchetta, quiche, our signature tapas, meats, artisan cheeses and more!
Reservations:
Beata 201.303.9128
beataak@yahoo.com

3) L.I.T.M.
140 Newark Avenue
http://litm.com

4) The Merchant
279 Grove Street
201-200-0202
New Year's Eve 2006
$65/Person
Open Bar
Hot & Cold Buffet
Champagne Toast
Party Favors
DJ
9pm - 1:30am
Call for Tickets
201-200-0202
http://www.themerchantnj.com

5) Komegashi Too
New Year's Eve party
$100 per person
99 Pavonia Avenue
http://www.komegashi.com

6) Liberty House New Year's Eve Ball
Dance in the new year in our Grand Ballroom from 9PM-1AM, or bid farewell to 2005 with dinner in the Restaurant, open until 9PM.
http://www.libertyhouserestaurant.com

7) Amiya's New Year's Eve Gala
Enjoy an elegant 4-course meal with friends and family listening to live music and sipping champagne.
Dance floor opens at 10:00 pm, so bring your dancing shoes.
Limited capacity available so please call ahead for your reservaions.
Live Music by : "AUM Band"
http://amiyarestaurant.com/
Harborside Financial Center, Plaza V
160 Greene Street
Jersey City, NJ
Ph.#: (201) 433-8000

8) Madame Claude Cafe
364 1/2 4th Street
New Years Eve Menu:
Two seatings at 6.30-8.30pm & 9-11pm
Reservations Only
$65 per person
Tax and Gratuity not included
http://www.madameclaudecafe.com

9) Oddfellows
111 Montgomery Street
(corner of Warren)
201.433.6999
New Year's Eve tickets on Sale Now!
http://www.oddfellowsrest.com

10) Light Horse Tavern
New Year’s Eve Dinner
Early Seating 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm - $55.00
Late Seating 7:15 pm - 11:00 pm - $60.00
Call 201-946-2028 for reservations
http://lighthorsetavern.com/newyears.html


Friday, December 23, 2005

CHRISTMAS EVE EVE

We kicked off the holiday weekend with a quiet dinner at Amiya, where we feasted on some great Indian food, followed by a quick last-minute gift run at Target, where half of Jersey City and a quarter of Manhattan apparently also decided to stop by, and finally to Kim's, where I resisted the urge to buy a Wong Kar-Wai DVD set for only $75.00 but walked away with individual DVDs [2046, In the Mood for Love and Chungking Express]. We also rolled by Hourglass hoping to order one of their tasty pies but found that they'd closed for the evening. Natch.

Anyway, I'll be away for the holidays, spreading some Dojo Mojo love in other parts of the state. I wish everyone a
Happy and a Merry and all that good stuff!

Amiya
Harborside Financial Center, Plaza V
160 Greene Street
Jersey City, NJ
201.433.8000

Kim's Mediatronics
88 Pavonia Avenue
Jersey City, NJ 07310
201.798.8008

Hourglass Fine Foods
528 Jersey Avenue
Jersey City, NJ 07302
201.434.3039


DOJO CRIME FIGHTERS

Two days ago, Ward E [aka the DoJo district for you non-Jersey Citians] Councilman Steve Fulop unveiled his latest project, the Crime Map for downtown JC.

Yesterday, NewYorksSixth thought he'd pitch in and unveiled his Corruption Mapper.

Friday, December 16, 2005

MELTDOWN COUNTDOWN

It's always sad to see a local mom & pop shop go out of business, and even more so when its owner has become a sort of father figure and friend.

We'll be mourning the loss of Melt after Glenn closes its doors at 5:00 pm this Sunday. But until then, I urge you all to stop by, have a final cheesemelt sandwich or two, as some friends and I did on Tuesday night.



Melt
581 Jersey Avenue
ersey City, NJ 07302
(201)459-0008
http://meltjc.com

Thursday, December 15, 2005

FIFTY-EIGHT THRIFTY EIGHT


Support your local artists!






JC IN 3

THE GOOD:
LeFrak to drop suit against JC Museum

THE BAD:
Melt to be extremely closed after this Sunday

THE UGLY:
Mayor Healy announces property tax hike in JC.

I may have to move out of JC soon, if this pushes through!

Tuesday, December 06, 2005

KIM'S MEDIATRONICS

The long-awaited opening of the Kim's Mediatronics store was scheduled for 4:00 PM today, but sadly, as of 5:00 PM, its doors were still closed.

Does anyone know if it actually opened today? More importantly, does anyone know if Kim's will re-activate my 10-year-old account and waive the $9.99 fee?

Now all we need is a Two Boots pizza shop and a decent Korean restaurant in DoJo, and we're set!

EDIT: Disregard that last question. The $9.99 fee is waived when you register online. Get thee to Kim's!



Friday, December 02, 2005

TGI[JC]F

JCFridays is back!

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 2ND, 2005

EVENT LISTINGS
for more information (including maps), please visit: http://www.jcfridays.com

9am - 9pm
JOHN MEAGHER ROTUNDA GALLERY
presents The Greenville Yards: a photo documentary (2nd floor), Ibou Ndoye solo exhibition (3rd floor).
City Hall, 280 Grove Street. 201-547-4333.

12pm - 6pm
GRIGORY GUREVICH STUDIO GALLERY
will present Watercolors.
282 Barrow Street. 201-451-4862.

6pm - 8pm
MANA FINE ARTS
Exhibition Opening for The Chair Story, featuring 21 artists.
Curated by Mike Filan & Kay Kenny.
227 Coles Street (under 12th Street overpass). 800-330-9659.

4pm - 3am
SIMPLE CAFÉ AND BAR
Photography exhibition, Works by Andre Omar Watts.
174 Coles Street at 9th Street. 201-222-3105.

6pm - 9pm
GALLERIE HUDSON
Complimentary wine and cheese reception showcasing
Local and International contemporary artists.
197 Newark Avenue. 201-434-1010.

11am - 5pm
JERSEY CITY MUSUEM
offers free admission to all exhibitions: 17 Jersey City artists are currently exhibiting at the museum. Exhibitions include "Circa Craft 2005" (the NJ State Council on the Arts Craft Annual), Michelle Vitale Loughlin's installation "Bound," and Guest Artist to the Permanent Collection, Margaret Murphy.
350 Montgomery Street at Monmouth. 201-413-0303

11am - 8:30pm.
MELT presents
the artwork of Peter Giaccio.
581 Jersey Ave. 201-459-0008

8pm - 9:15pm
THE MANAGEMENT COMPANY presents
The Long Christmas Dinner, a short play by Thornton Wilder.
Reservations recommended by calling 646-320-1318.
Victory Hall, 186 Grand St. at Marin Blvd. 201-209-0510.

8 - 11pm
YOGA SHUNYA presents
Dance performances by Heather Warfel and the County Prep High School Dance Program (8-8:45) and Live Jazz with the Dave Willocks Jazz Group, a concert of original music led by Dave Willocks, guitarist and Yoga instructor (9-11).
275 Grove Street (above the Majestic Theater). 201-610-9737

8pm - 10pm
GRACE CHURCH VAN VORST
Hudson County Music presents a short program of Bach, Beethoven and more by the Overtone Duet. World View performs music on mandolins. Informal preview performance of Jonathan Riedel's latest ballet Purgatorio, the second part of the Riedel Dance Theater's work-in-progress, The Divine Comedy. Program at 8pm, repeated at 9pm.
39 Erie Street (Enter through red doors on Second St.).
201-659-2211 x 8

10pm - midnight
SWEET PRISCILLA presents
Jersey City Unspoken, a spoken word performance featuring
Leila, Karina, Mike D, Chris Nine, Leslie R and more.
530 Jersey Ave. 201.240.5021

24 hours
PRO ARTS
Windows on Columbus presents Ibou Ndoye.
Mack-Cali Building Lobby,
Christopher Columbus Blvd. & Greene Street. 201-736-7057.

24 hours
E. JAN KOUNITZ presents
Indefinite Exposure: Mo' Drive-By Photos.
357 Palisade Avenue (Breher Brothers Building). 917-447-6588.

DISCOUNTS
Janam Tea Shop
353 Grove Street. 201-432-4TEA
FREE tea from 6-9pm!! Purchase any inspiring, art-related gift basket (with blue tissue paper) & receive 25% OFF the whole day!!

Melt
581 Jersey Ave. 201-459-0008.
Mention JC Fridays and get 15% off everything all day!

If you are interested in volunteering or participating as an arts organization or business, please email Christine Goodman at info@arthouseproductions.org or call (201) 915-9911.

Thursday, December 01, 2005

JC MAGAZINE

The Fall/Winter issue of Jersey City Magazine arrived in the mail today. It looks great, and it's jampacked with some pretty good content. I don't remember how many issues I've read so far, but I noticed marked improvement from the last one.

My only complaint is that the calendar, while brimming with local event listings, starts with October, so clearly the distribution is one month behind. Other than that, I look forward to Volume 2 Number 3.