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Re: Mithila Art for the holiday giving season - Gallery hrs Sat-Sun 12-4 pm * family friendly!
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Sorry My mistake! I seldom post and am a spaz... I noticed it was in the wrong forum but didn't know how to change the category? Do you now how!? Appreciate your help.

The Casa Colombo Gallery is open today 1-4p for anyone going out for brunch - reading this miscategorized message in the restaurant section (-: Only a few blocks from Madam Claude Bis (-:

Posted on: 12/3 13:19

Mithila Art for the holiday giving season - Gallery hrs Sat-Sun 12-4 pm * family friendly!
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Come see Sat & Sun Gallery Hrs 12n-4p this weekend and next.

Art for the holiday giving season, friendly to your pocketbook and in size for modern apartment living!

Mithila Art II: Featuring a series of 11? x 14? and smaller works on mermaids and domestic scenes of a woman’s life.

Also on display - some rarely seen work from the early 1970s AND Anisa Rahim's ‘Gurgaon Utopia’ project from 2013.

Preview at

Casa Colombo Art Center - 2nd Floor - 280 Monmouth St betw 1st & 2nd Sts

Gallery Hours- Sat and Sun 12n-4p this weekend and next.

Call or text 201.936.3456 for more information


We had a lovely turn out for last night's JC Fridays event and guests snapped up quite a few of the small works! We thank all who came and left with one or more unique pieces - as proceeds go to support the Mithila Art Institute's teaching the foundations of the traditional form art form to new generations.

We are so grateful to Dien Magno for her Kathak performance that included not only several captivating dances, but also illuminating facts about Kathak - which means Story Telling - dance, complete with audience participation!

Info or directions: call or text 201.936.3456

Posted on: 12/2 14:36

Don't Miss "Mithlia Art Part I" Stunning North Indian Artworks - Sat/Sun 12-4p -family friendly!
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Don' miss "Mithila Art Part I" - Stunning North Indian Artworks - last two days Sat/Sun 12-4p - family friendly
Mithila Art Part I - to preview go to

Where: Casa Colombo- 380 Monmouth Street betw 1st & 2nd St.
When: Sat 11/25 and Sun 11/26 12n-4p

We've had a fine run with a good audience and a super dance exhibition but it's time to move on to Part II . Sat and Sun 12-4 pm is your last chance to see the Part I exhibition in person.

So if you are shopped-out, need a break from the beat of holiday drums, drop into the quiet of a gallery to refresh yourself, mind and spirit, with art from north India.

Family-friendly - note there are stairs - but we can lend a hand with strollers.


Posted on: 2017/11/25 12:44

Sat & Sun 12-4P Don't Miss Showcase of Vibrant Mithila Art of North India
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Come out this Saturday 11/18 and Sunday 11/19 from 12p-4p to view this in incredible and diverse collection of Mithila Artworks from Northern India.

Small and large works in color and black and white.

Go to to preview this work- but don't miss seeing it in person!

@Casa Colombo Art Center
380 Monmouth Street
Betw Newark & Christopher Columbus Aves

Call or text Peter Zirnis @ 201-936-3456

at the Casa Colombo Art Center today.
Or to arrange a time to see the exhibit during the week.

Posted on: 2017/11/18 13:40

Re: NEW MADAME CLAUDE BIS 4th Street Jersey City
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Loved Madame Claude - LOVE Madame Claude Bis!!! Bravo again Alice and Mattias!

Posted on: 2017/1/22 22:08

Re: Wine Tasting – to benefit Grace Van Vorst Seniors Friday 7 PM
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Grace Wine & Craft Beer Tasting! It's TONIGHT!

It's going to be cool and lovely outside tonight, so come meet your neighbors and enjoy the wide variety of delicious wines, craft beer, hors d'oeuvre's and live music. Hope to see many of you tonight at the

To save $15 on your tickets buy now using paypal on the GCS site:

2015 Wine & Craft Beer Tasting Event

Friday, June 5, 2015
7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Tickets are $35 a person in advance/ $50 at the door

Grace Church Van Vorst
2nd Street between Erie St. & Jersey Ave.
Jersey City, NJ 07302

Posted on: 2015/6/5 7:56

Annual Wine & Craft Beer Tasting Benefit at Grace Church - Friday, June 5th 7-9p
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Grace Community Services is excited to announce:

The 2015 Annual Wine & Craft Beer Tasting Event

Friday, June 5, 2015
7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Tickets are $35 a person in advance/ $50 at the door

Enter at Grace Church Van Vorst - on 2nd St. between Erie St. & Jersey Ave. Jersey City, NJ 07302

This always fun event benefits Grace Community Services (GCS) a NJ non-profit whose mission is to promote respect
for human dignity for people whose chances of a promising future are diminished by isolation and food and housing insecurity.
We do this by mobilizing hundreds of volunteers to effect change in people's lives.

GCS operates The Senior Center for Healthy Living every weekday and the Breakfast Plus program every weekend morning.
Thank you for your support!

To order your tickets online.

Also visit and like our Facebook page at

If you have any questions, please call 201.659.2211.

Posted on: 2015/5/31 14:38

Re: Wine & Craft Beer Tasting - Friday May 30th, Grace Community Services
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The Wine & Beer tasting is a super-fun event that helps to support two really amazing community programs.

The Breakfast Plus program, feeds the hungry every Saturday and Sunday. The Grace Seniors program provides health and wellness programs and lunch 5-days a week. Both operate out of the Grace Parish hall at 39 Erie Street.

It's a beautiful night for the event. Don't miss it.

Posted on: 2014/5/30 16:14

Re: The Brightside Tavern - 141 Bright Street - Jazz night is great!
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Went with my husband, father and my 12 year old to the Jazz Night Last Monday. The Jordan Piper Trio was outstanding, playing from 8-9p. After other musicians joined in. It was really exciting to see these talented musicians jamming together.

I know nothing about Jazz, but after Monday night I now know that I enjoy hearing it played live.

Before we left we listened to pieces performed by two different singers, 3 bass players, 3 saxaphones, at least two drummers a fab trumpet with the very excellent Jordan Piper holding it all together on Piano.

Highly recommended for all ages!

Posted on: 2013/6/4 14:15

Re: Bike JC's 4th Annual Jersey City Ward Tour + Festival
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Agree with other posters - the event was really well put together. I was sitting a non-profit year I'm riding!!

Kudos to the organizers. Music and food options were great also.

Posted on: 2013/6/4 14:09

Re: Grace Community Services Annual Wine Tasting
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I encourage every one to come out for the Grace Wine Tasting benefitting two very important community programs that are very worthy of your support.

Grace Breakfast Plus program feeding the hungry (program info)
Grace Senior Center for Healthy Living program (program info)

I've volunteered for the Breakfast Plus program since 1997 and can tell you that this wonderful all-volunteer program is as beloved by those who serve and those who are served. The Grace Seniors program also rocks - providing a daily lunch, exercise including yoga, dance, craft activities, trips and more.

The Wine Tasting will take place in the beautiful sanctuary of Grace Church Van Vorst (39 Erie St. Jersey City, enter on 2nd St.) on Friday, May 10th, at 7:00pm.

It is always a great evening out! I hope to see many, many JC listers there! See link below to buy tickets on the GC website and save $10 and bring more friends!

Friday, May 10th
7:00pm – 9:00pm

$35 at the door
$25 in advance

To purchase $25 tickets on the Grace websiteclick here

If you can't attend but would like to donate click here

To learn more about both programs and how you can join or volunteer go to


Jenny Meyer

Posted on: 2013/5/4 13:59

Re: Embankment- Update Thread
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STCblues thanks for posting these lovely pictures. We'd love to post on our website If you'd allow us to do so, please email me at Anyone else who has photos of the embankment that you'd like to share, please email me. Thanks so much! Jenny

Posted on: 2012/2/9 1:17

Re: Embankment- Update Thread
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Thanks for posting!

Posted on: 2012/2/9 1:15

Re: Seeking Freezer Donation for Grace Church Homeless/Hungry Breakfast program
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Just wanted to thank Annod for the links to freecycle!

Posted on: 2011/9/26 13:00

Re: Seeking Freezer Donation for Grace Church Homeless/Hungry Breakfast program
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To everyone who responded here and elsewhere THANK YOU SO MUCH.

2 days ago I posted a request for donation of a Freezer for the Grace Breakfast Plus Program , which serves a delicious hot breakfast to betw 100-160 men, women and sometimes kids every Sat and Sun, at Grace Church Van Vorst gymnasium - 39 Erie St.

2 days later - THANKS to the amazing generosity of people from different parts of our great city - we are close to buying our DREAM FREEZER! This gift will make a huge difference to the voluntneers and guests we serve.

Anyone who would like to donate to help us continue to improve how we serve our fellow community members can send a check payable to:

Grace Community Services - Grace Breakfast Program
c/o Jenny Meyer
495 Monmouth St
Jersey City, NJ 07302

Donations are tax deductible according to NJ state laws.

If you would prefer to help by donating a specific item (e.g. cleaning materials/paper goods/Syrup) please feel free to call me at 917-379-3455 or email,

Again, we are so grateful for this support!



Posted on: 2011/9/25 23:16

Re: Seeking Freezer Donation for Grace Church Homeless/Hungry Breakfast program
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Thanks so much for your generous offer. As it turns out in the past 2 days I've received calls from a number of people who have super-generously offered to donate money to help us buy a brand new freezer - WITH A WARRANTY! We still do appreciate your generosity - but we want to accept the new freezer as it will be very dependable and help us run the program shopping more efficiently.

Again, thank you so much for your offer

Posted on: 2011/9/25 23:13

Re: Seeking Freezer Donation for Grace Church Homeless/Hungry Breakfast program
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Hi there

I have confirmed that Grace Church Van Vorst Rehab Fnd IS NOT THE CORRECT place to donate. This may be a very old link associated with the affordable housing units on 3rd Street near the Church - but it is not the Breakfast program.

If anyone wants to donate toward a new freezer, we are very, very grateful.

A check could be made out to:

Grace Community Services
39 Erie Street
Jersey City, NJ 07392

In the Memo write: for Grace Breakfast Plus Program.
And please include your return address so that GCS can send you a receipt for your donation. GCS is a 501c3.

Thanks to both people who called me to inquire on how you could help!! We're very appreciative. When we raise enought buy a freezer, I'll let everyone know. If we have any $$ left over the money would go to lay in drygoods for the program.

Again, Thank you, thank you, thank you for your generosity.

Best regards,

Jenny (917-379-3455) if you have any other questions about the program!

Posted on: 2011/9/24 10:31

Re: Seeking Freezer Donation for Grace Church Homeless/Hungry Breakfast program
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I'm a dolt... I should have specified!
An old fashioned upright, single door freezer is what we had... I think it was 32 inches wide..Online I see that a 32" wide freezer is 20.6 cu ft. a 29" freezer is 16.7 cu. ft, and a 28" freezer is 13.7 cu feet We'd take anything like that we could get. On the larger side would be better.

I didn't even know about the
Just Give link. I'll ask the people at Grace. the link you sent says, GRACE CHURCH VANVORST REHAB FDN ...I'm not entirely sure that $ donated there could go to the freezer...since I understand the breakfast program is under Grace Community Services...I'll find out though! Thank you.

I'd hoped we could get a used freezer but if we can't then taking donations for that specific purpose might be a good idea. Is that allowed on this site? Webmaster? I don't want to break any rules here.

Anyway, I'll find out about the just give link, and thanks so much for the suggestion!



Posted on: 2011/9/23 21:17

Seeking Freezer Donation for Grace Church Homeless/Hungry Breakfast program
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I am writing on behalf of the Grace Breakfast Plus Program to ask if anyone has a working freezer they would like to donate. Every Saturday and Sunday during the year, we serve breakfast to between 100-160 men, women and sometimes children out of Grace Church Van Vorst kitchen/gymnasium at 39 Erie Street in downtown Jersey City. We serve milk and cereal, bread, peanut butter and jam, bakery goods, coffee, juice, eggs, meats, potatoes, pancakes, grits and anything else we can put together to make our guests experience more enjoyable. There is no proselyting allowed. All are welcome and made to feel welcome in an atmosphere of community and respect.

My name is Jenny Meyer, I life in JC and I've volunteered for the Grace Breakfast since 1997. I can tell you first-hand that this all-volunteer program has a huge and positive impact on the people we serve and also on those in the community who are honored to serve them.

Last week our Freezer died, which makes shopping much harder since we can’t store meats and other perishables. If Sears can donate any older-model freezer, it will be a enormous help to both the program volunteers and the guests we serve. The freezer would also be used, as needed, by members of the Grace Seniors Program.

If you want to help or know someone else who can please give me a call at 917-379-3455. Grace can give you a receipt for donation.

Thanks so much for considering this request!

Best, Jenny

Posted on: 2011/9/23 12:28

Re: How do you dispose of paint in JC?
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I dropped off an assortment of paint and paint-thinner, even some caulk and other various rusty mystery cans of stuff at the JCIA (501 Route 440) on Tuesday.
As you're drving out 440 toward Bayonne, you'll see the JCIA Administration building - and RIGHT AFTER that on the right there is another driveway that says truck entrance.

PUll into the truck entrance and you'll see a large open garage door. Pull up there, and get out of your car - go into the garage on foot and immediately on our right is a dark windowed 'office' which is like a box. It doesn't look like its open or accessible. If you peer in you'll see people. around the corner of the box is a door that says "Dispatch" just go in and give them proof of residence (liscence is best). They write down the # and tell you to take you paint to the next garage entrance, where you unload it.

That is all. But get there between the posted hours 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Posted on: 2011/9/17 6:32

Re: Embankment- Update Thread
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Bright, thanks for post about our upcoming Event! We're very excited to finally CELEBRATE and we hope that we'll see many JC Listers on October 13th between 12-4p at Resurrection School/Holy Rosary Complex. We'll be reminding people close to the date. (Print out your avatar and bring it along and we'll help you make a Halloween mask out of it).

We'll be honoring our elected officals and others who contributed to our inspiring win at the STB. And, importantly, we want to CELEBRATE with the many people who have supported and continue to support the Embankment cause!! There will be great food, great music, great kids activities, and great people. We look forward to seeing all of you there.

Regarding the Planning Board Meeting tonight: We didn't send out a call to action, because all of the facts at hand suggested that SLH's applications would be likely be dismissed. We've had several calls to action lately were the meetings were cancelled at the last minute, and we didn't want to drag people out again when it wasn't critical.

What happened at the Planning Board: The lawyer for SLH appeared to move forward with their applications for final major site plan approval on four Embankment blocks arguing that despite the STB ruling they were still the 'owner' of the property and should be able to proceed. In the end the Planning Board was not convinced and voted to dismiss the applications without prejudice, meaning that the applicant (SLH) can come back if the ownership issue is resolved.

There was no public speaking portion since the applications were not heard. The only comment we would added to the record would have been to say that "Ownership aside, the STB decision of August 8/9/07 states "Accordingly, the Embankment property sold to SLH remains part of the national rail system subject to the Board’s exclusive jurisdiction until appropriate abandonment authority is obtained." Given this it doesn't make sense to us that a local land use board could make any binding decision pertaining to this property.

There is certainly more to come. But right now - Lets party (-: !!

See you no October 13th.

Best regards,

Jenny Meyer
Embankment Preservation Coalition, President

P.S. I should also mention (see the flyer) that we're having a special pre-event garden tour of several private garden's that back onto the Embankment from 5th Street. Go to for more info.

Posted on: 2007/10/2 22:32

Re: Embankment- Update Thread
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Hi This is Jenny Meyer from the Embankment Preservation Coalition.

More info below about why you should attend the County Planning Meeting if possible and what you can do if you can't come.

Thanks to anyone who can come tomorrow (Wed, June 20th, at 6:30 p.m.) at the Board of Chosen Freeholders, 3rd Floor, 567 Pavonia Ave, at the corner of Summit Ave. The building is on the south side of Pavonia. There is street parking, and parking under the building should be available after 6 p.m. If you need a ride, please contact me at or call my cell 917-379-3455.

In response to the last three posts:

1. Why should we object to a subdivision?

Here is one reason: The applications would divide a continuous right-of-way into lots for residential building. The City of Jersey City and the Coalition have maintained that Conrail sold the Embankment property to a developer without going through federal abandonment procedures for a rail line right-of-way. This right-of-way should not be treated as residential real estate unless and until the federal board that has jurisdiction over this matter rules. Subdivision presumes that the Embankment will be demolished and replaced with residences.

2. What can I do if I can't attend this Wednesday's Meeting?

If you can't make the meeting (or even if you do come), please write the Hudson County Executive and Board of Chosen Freeholders, especially the chair and the freeholders from Jersey City.

Ask them why acquisition has been delayed for so many years when Master Plans and Open Space Plans call for it. Tell them why you want this historic site to be preserved and reused for open space and a segment of the East Coast Greenway. Along with the Jersey City Mayor and Council, the Executive and Freeholders must act to preserve the Embankment from development.

Here is their contact information:

a. County Executive (copy the Director of the Division of Planning):
Thomas A. Degise, Hudson County Executive
Brennan Court House Building
583 Newark Avenue
Jersey City, NJ 07306
Fax: 201-714-4825
Copy to Stephen Marks, Director of Planning, Fax (201) 795-7856

b. Freeholders (send to the chair and copy the Jersey City freeholders):
Thomas F. Liggio, Chairman
Hudson County Board of Chosen Freeholders
567 Pavonia Avenue
Jersey City, NJ 07306
Fax: 201-217-0404
Copies to Eliu Rivera, Jeffrey Dublin, and Thomas O'Dea, Chosen Freeholders from Jersey City, 201-217-0404

Thanks all for your continued support. More news to come!

Best regards,

Jenny Meyer
Embankment Preservation Coalition

Posted on: 2007/6/19 13:33




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