August 14, 2019

And Tango Makes Three by Justin Richardson Tango tells the true story of two male penguins at the Central Park Zoo who paired off. The zoo’s staff noticed the two built a nest and tried to hatch a rock, so they gave them a real egg. Together the penguins raised baby Ta...

July 5, 2019

Romance novels may lead you to think of cheesy paperbacks for sale at drugstores with covers depicting women with heaving bosoms in the arms of men that look like Fabio. (It’s true: Fabio was featured on many romance novels covers in the 1980s and 90s.) However, the ro...

May 31, 2019

Ayesha Shamsi is a teacher who aspires to be a poet. She meets Khalid at an open-mic night and is immediately turned off by his conservative ideas. Ayesha and Khalid are forced to work together to plan a youth conference for their mosque and spend much of their time ar...

April 30, 2019

What is inspiration?!

Inspiration is producing an event, being wowed by the talent that participated, and then being further amazed by everybody who came to support the event.

This was our April Open Mic night dedicated to Women’s History Month and National Poetry Month....

February 4, 2019

We had Janet share her amazing poem about Texas with parking and air conditioning included.  Amber, one of the students from JC Arts Program, read her Shakespeare competition piece from Macbeth and I swore the poetry was going to come and attack us, Dorian Gray style....

July 19, 2018

GJC Networking Night was stimulating and inspiring as it invited people/business owners from all walks of life. Paired with a gorgeous sunset and insightful presentation from guest speaker, Kristin DeAngelis of 107 Bowers Gallery & Artspace, on the Art of The Napkin Pi...

July 15, 2018

These images are a representation of how far we, as a collective, can go if we work together and believe in ourselves.

July 2, 2018

Tell us about your Jersey City Journey. I lived at 220 Palisade Avenue back in the 1970s and we moved because our building was being sold to Christ Hospital; it’s now a parking lot. In 1980, my family moved to Manhattan Avenue, right across the street from Pershing Fie...

May 15, 2018

Aside from the dead hooker, we find the nervous Hotel Manager, Gage Holland, (Clay Cockrell), Zane’s manager, Jarrod “Hilly” Hilliard (Stephen Hope), and a maid who is eager to leave, Estella (Ali De Léon). She creates bilingual dialogue between herself and Mr. Holland...

May 15, 2018

You get people from all over coming to the big event on Saturday from the beginning? What do you think makes your programming special to bring in that kind of crowd? I think people can expect a real relaxing family event with great music. There is no pressure to sit st...

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