🎨 JC Fridays, Jersey City's quarterly free arts festival, is here! Some highlights: Art Show Openings of "Bodies Boobies Bootys", "Floating", "Ladies In Space", "(Jersey) Broad City", Argentine Tango class, Latin Dance showcase, and New Thread Quartet performance!
😂 Looking for some laughs? Jersey City Comedy Jam has a show Friday night at 902 Brewing for $35. JSQ Lounge also has their weekly free comedy show Friday night (and an open mic Saturday night)!
JC MAP Artist Residency Showcase: Fabricio Suarez
10am-2pm Friday & Saturday, 11am-5pm Sunday at Journal Square Transportation Center, Concourse Level
Come see Fabricio Suarez's work of large, medium and small oil paintings on canvas, along with an installation and murals. The subject is documenting Jersey City people and moments during the three month residency, through the eyes of Dutch, Spanish and Italian Old Masters. Fabricio has invited onlookers and commuters to sit and pose and experience, and be part of turning a small storefront in community into a vision of renaissance. Paintings show the mood of the day or night, the way the light hits a certain window in the space, the storefront at night, but mainly the people Fabricio gets to make a connection with during his time within the Artist Residency space. Fabricio takes advantage of the rich diversity our city offers, by document commuters and those curious enough to have their portrait painted.
The Exquisite Corpse Show Artist Reception
3-7pm at Firmament Gallery, Nimbus Arts Center
Kicking off Nimbus’ celebration of Women’s History Month, Tina Maneca curates Exquisite Corpse featuring the work of 51 female-identifying artists. This surrealist exhibition assembles different parts to create a whole that will capture your imagination and make you exclaim with delight in the ingenuity.
Vax proof/masks required
Project Greenville Presents: (Jersey) Broad City
4-7pm at 128 Winfield Ave
It's my pleasure to invite you to our first ever all-ladies Project Greenville show! Over the years I've been honored to meet some amazing women thanks to different participants, events and collaborations Project Greenville has gotten involved with...and the strength, creativity, hard work, optimism and ability to gracefully roll with the punches (but never be push-overs) that I have specifically noticed about New Jersey women is a huge part of what inspired me to invite this core of participants, neighbors, friends, artists, musicians, mothers. daughters, sisters, aunts, wives and widows to share their work with you.
Join us for a beautiful collection of artwork, live music, light refreshments and a small glimpse into what many of the older homes in the Greenville area are/were like inside.
Photographs of Jersey City Mural Festival Opening Reception
4-9pm at Journal Square Transportation Center
Monira Fridays Open Mic Night
5:30-9:30pm at Mana Contemporary
The next Monira Fridays is an open mic sesh. Poets, comedians, musicians, come out, perform your piece, laugh, cry, support one another, and connect!
$10 suggested donation
Bodies Boobies Bootys: An Intimately Public Display of Pleasure and Play
6-9pm Friday & 2-6pm Saturday at Smush Gallery
Bodies Boobies Bootys: An Intimately Public Display of Pleasure and Play celebrates bodies and playful pleasure in a show full of color and excitement. Explore whimsical dick doodles, pillowy pink sculpture, color-me-in wallpaper, glittering banana bunches, and soulful portraits. Featuring artwork by Laurie Berenhaus, Mark Buryk, Christina Dietz, Kate Eggleston, & Jasmine Pierik, curated by SMUSH Gallery.
Proof of vaccination and masks are required. This show contains nudity and mature themes and may not be appropriate for all audiences.
Ladies In Space Opening Reception
6-9pm at Sip Studios
Sip Studios is pleased to present, Ladies in Space, an art exhibition that explores how artists investigate non-traditional methods through material, function, color, and process. In this cheeky exhibition where the two dimensional and three dimensional interact as one, collaborating to expand the idea of boundary and spatial relation. It is a two-person show featuring sculptures by Kimberly Foytlin and multimedia paintings/drawings by Regina Ruff.
“Floating” Lucy Rovetto Art Showcase
6-9pm Friday & 1-4pm Saturday/Sunday at 150 Bay St
Lucy Rovetto creates her images from dreams, memories and observations of the world around her. The past and the present meet and get processed through an inventive artistic process that is based on her intuition. Her work is autobiographical, introspective and provocative; figurative but not literal.
Beginner Argentine Tango Class
7-8pm at Impress Ballroom
Join Impress Ballroom for a complimentary Argentine tango class for beginners, teacher: Ilya Maletin
Please wear comfortable shoes and clothes.
Con Vivo Music Presents: New Thread Quartet
7-8:30pm at Grace Church Van Vorst
Free concert featuring new works for saxophone. Centered on “avalanche lily”, multi-movement work inspired by wildflowers in the mountains of Wyoming.
Vax proof and masks required
The Laugh Tour Comedy Show
Shows 7pm & 9pm at Dorrian's Red Hand
Tickets $15 adv / $20 at door
Vax proof required, masks encouraged
The Kennedy Dancers Latin Dance Celebration
7-10pm at Kennedy Dancers
Latin Dance Celebration and open house with Latin dance performances by The Kennedy Dancers Inc. Inner City Youth Pre-Professionals. Refreshments will be served!
Free Comedy at the Concourse
7-10pm Friday & Saturday at JSQ Lounge
Check their instagram for the Friday lineup! The show Saturday night is an open mic.
Jersey City Comedy Jam
8-10pm at 902 Brewing
Jersey City Comedy Jam brings together some of the most hilarious comedians seen around the country and some of the best local dj's and vendors!
Hosted By Sharief Johnson (Starz Power Book III Raising Kanan; Caroline's Broadway)
Headliner: JJ Matisse(Professionally Inappropriate Podcast, Sound Cloud, Amazon Prime, The Cellar, Broadway Comedy Club)
Featuring: Kenny Warren (Buzzfeed, LOL Network, Comedy Central)
Featuring: Espi Rivdenera (BBC Reel; The New Yorker)
Vendors on site will include:
- The Green Room
- live DJ
- Food and Dessert Trucks
Spring Bike Prep Workshop
9am at Grove Street Bicycles
Learn how to get your bike ready on your own. Includes essentials: Basic Safety, Preventative Maintenance, Flat Fix
Winter Wildlife Walk
1-2:30pm at Liberty State Park
Ever wonder what wildlife might be active during the winter season? Come on out and join our Park Naturalist on this winter wildlife hike. If we're lucky, we may even spot some seals! Please dress to be outdoors and bring binoculars if you have them. We will meet at the Nature Center located at 275 Freedom Way. Recommended for ages 5 & up.
"Mothership Connection" Opening Weekend
6-11pm Saturday & 3-9pm Sunday at Deep Space Gallery
For our 2022 edition, “MOTHERSHIP CONNECTION” will feature 20 women artists based near and far — some as close as Jersey City, BK, NYC and Philly and others as far as Joshua Tree, Japan and Czech Republic❤️. The show opens this weekend as a two-day event and we’re asking all who would like to visit to message us here or via email at email@example.com to let us know when you’d like to come by and how many people will be joining you. While most precautionary measures have been lifted, we are still endeavoring to limit crowd size in the gallery at any given time for the comfort and safety of all guests!💕
Winter Waterfowl Walk
1-2:30pm at Liberty State Park
Liberty State Park is a key destination for migrating winter waterfowl. Join us for a guided walk along the river to learn about some of these winter visitors. Please dress to be outdoors and bring binoculars if you have them. We have a limited number that can be borrowed. We will meet at the Nature Center located at 275 Freedom Way. Recommended for ages 5 & up.
“Elemental Emotions” by Crystal Davis
2-3pm at Dineen Hull Gallery Atrium
Author Crystal Davis discusses her latest release. Open mic to follow
Sunday Movie Night
5:30-7:30pm at Dullboy
Movie showings weekly on Sundays with specialty cocktails