have you had your dojo mojo today?

Friday, June 30, 2006


Looking for something to do this weekend? Read Tris' latest Breaking the Silence column on JCVibe.

[via JerseyCityVibe]

Thursday, June 29, 2006


More, and infinitely better, photos on JCList [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8] and Flickr ["liberty jam" tag]

Sunday, June 18, 2006


News of Mayor Healy's arrest is everywhere. The spin doctors are hard at work, but given the state of NJ politics, I don't think this would hurt old J's career one bit. Heck, I wouldn't be surprised if he eventually becomes Governor in spite of because of this.

Let the one-liners rip!

Thursday, June 08, 2006


I met him tonight.

Pimped out his sky-blue-and-white ensemble and gliding over Grove Street, it was hard not to notice him. As he neared me, I started to pull out my camera-phone and readied it to take a photo, then figured I may as well ask his permission and introduce myself.

DoJo Mojo: Hi!
Downtown Pimp: Hey.
DJM: Would you mind if I took a photo of you?
DP: Why does everyone want to take a photo of me [proceeds to rest his sky-blue umbrella against the pole and begins to pose]
DJM: Cause you always look sharp, you always look good!
DP: Well, you look goooood, girl.
DJM: Err, ok. By the way, my name is [...]. [Extending hand]
DP: I'm [...] [Shakes my hand] You live 'round here, baby?
DJM: Yeah, a coupla blocks away. And I always see you around, looking sharp. By the way, did you know that there's a website for Jersey City and you've got quite a following there. A bunch of people are talking about you. You're a celebrity!
DP: Oh yeah?
DJM: Uh-huh. OK, ready? One .. two ... snap. Thanks so much!
DP: Well, you take care. Stay true to yourself. And keep on lookin' gooood.
DJM: Errr, alright. Nice meeting you!
DP: Bye, baby.


Damn. I wish I had a real camera with me.

EDIT: Here are few other photos of the downtown pimp so you can fully appreciate the magnitude of his pimphood:


[via JCList]

Thursday, June 01, 2006


FRIDAY, 06/02

A day of free arts events in Jersey City...
JC Fridays, the citywide day of arts and culture in Jersey City, is held at the start of every season with an exciting program of free events open to the public. The series was launched in Spring 2005 by a group of Jersey City artists and arts organizations to better promote the arts in the city. Since its inception, the number of participants has doubled through increasing outreach to Jersey City's neighborhoods, organizations, businesses and artists.

Summertime Flix at Loew's: American Graffiti
8:00 PM
Admission for each screening is $6 for adults and $4 for seniors and children aged 12 and under.
Combo discounts for two or more screenings are available.
Loew's Jersey
54 Journal Square, JC


10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Benefit for the Learning Community
Live Music, Local Artisans
The Learning Community Charter School will kick off its first annual June-A-Palooza!, a day of family fun to be held in front of the school, at the intersection of Grove and Grand Streets in downtown Jersey City. Proceeds from the fair will benefit various programs at LCCS. The festival’s rain date is Sunday, June 4.
For more information about June-A-Palooza! contact Charlotte Kreutz, LCCS Director of Special Projects at (201)332-0900 X 303. [Charlotte-Kreutz@lccsnj.org]

Summertime Flix at Loew's: Grease
3:00 PM
Admission for each screening is $6 for adults and $4 for seniors and children aged 12 and under.
Combo discounts for two or more screenings are available.
Loew's Jersey
54 Journal Square

Opening Reception: New Pop Art Paintings
7:00 PM
Robert Piersanti
Mermaid A-GoGo
140 Newark Ave

Summertime Flix at Loew's: Jaws
7:30 PM
Admission for each screening is $6 for adults and $4 for seniors and children aged 12 and under.
Combo discounts for two or more screenings are available.
Loew's Jersey
54 Journal Square, JC


Films in Van Vorst will be happening again this summer. Join us at the park every second Wednesday at 8pm beginning June 7th.
Make sure to bring a chair, a blanket can sometimes come in handy!
The schedule for the Summer 2006 series is as follows:
June 7- Raising Arizona, Ethan & Joel Coen (1987) (view trailer)
June 21- Babe: The Gallant Pig, Chris Noonan (1995) (view trailer)
July 5- Manhattan Murder Mystery, Woody Allen (1993) (view trailer)
July 19- Nine Queens, Fabián Bielinski (2000) (view trailer)
Aug 2- Bottle Rocket, Wes Anderson (1996) (view trailer)
Aug 16- Some Like It Hot, Billy Wilder (1959) (view trailer)
Aug 30- Big Fish, Tim Burton (2003) (view trailer)
Sept 13- Spellbound, Jeffrey Blitz (2002) (view trailer)
In case of rain please make sure to check this website for an alternative date.


WALK for Liberty State Park 2006
The Friends of Liberty State Park is holding the scenic 3 mile roundtrip WALK for LSP 2006, on the waterfront Liberty Walk promenade, starting at the CRRNJ Terminal at the end of the cobblestone road, Zapp Drive, at LSP's NE corner.The WALK will celebrate LSP's 30th birthday and aims to raise funds for LSP beautification projects.

Sam Pesin
president of The Friends of Liberty State Park
The Friends of Liberty State Park
P.O. Box 3407
Jersey City, NJ 07302

Powerhouse Sunset Block Party
5:00 - 10:00 PM
125 First Street (between Provost & Warren)
The Rivington Project featuring George Coleman, Jr
DJ Oliver, resident DJ at the Standard hotel in downtown A
The Plush Interior Jazz Funk Trio
Ken Broware Photograph - Images of the Mekong River
Peter Mann Installation - Human Modern Objects for Life
After-Party at LITM


Afro-Puerto Rican Rhythms Bomba Dance and Bomba Drum Workshop Series Recital
1:00 - 3:00 PM
A finale performance by the participants in the 16-week Bomba Dance and Bomba Drum workshops presented by Segunda Quimbamba. Free
Jersey City Museum
350 Montgomery Street

SATURDAY - SUNDAY, 06/24 - 06/25

Liberty Jam
Come See George Clinton & Parliament Funkaledic, Cheap Trick, Los Lobos, The Fab Faux, Patti Smith, The Smithereens, John Eddie, Exit 105
Don’t miss this historic music event celebrating Liberty State Park’s 30th birthday
Liberty Event Management , in conjunction with Liberty State Park, The Friends of Liberty State Park, and The New Jersey Music Hall of Fame, proudly presents the first annual LibertyJAM, a music festival being held in beautiful Liberty State Park on the waterfront of Jersey City on June 25th. Liberty Event Management has assembled an amazing line-up of musical talent to help celebrate the 30th birthday of Liberty State Park. The festival will raise funds to improve Liberty State Park and bring meaningful attention to New Jersey’s beloved urban waterfront state park. The Friends of Liberty State Park are hoping to fund tree plantings and other major developments in the Park, such as a picnic pavilion.
Tickets for LibertyJAM 2006 will be sold through Ticketmaster and are priced at two levels. Advanced tickets will sell @ $100 for VIP and $42.50 for Lawn – General Admission. Day of tickets will sell @ $125 for VIP and $50 for Lawn – General Admission.