Arts + Culture

List of Women-Owned Jersey City Businesses

List of Women-Owned Jersey City Businesses This month we’ve highlighted some incredible business owning “Boss Women”  from all over Jersey City. To culminate this special month, we wanted to showcase the amount of female owned businesses we have right here in our city! We took

Boss Women of Jersey City: Shimkiri of Jersey City Ballroom

Boss Women of Jersey City: Shimkiri of Jersey City Ballroom   Fierce. Strong. Savvy. Talented. These are all words that easily describe Shimkiri Sawian-Figar, professional latin ballroom dancer and owner of Jersey City Ballroom. Shimkiri, used to commanding the dance floor in front of audiences

9 Skills You Can Learn During Quarantine

9 Skills You Can Learn During Quarantine During this time of crisis where we’re still trying to grasp the extent of the situation and trying to guesstimate time lines, what exactly are we supposed to do? The general advice these days is to stay at

Hidden Galleries of Jersey City: Eonta Space

Hidden Galleries of Jersey City: Eonta Space   Sometimes hidden gems are found in dead ends. Eonta Space, a gallery and performance space near Journal Square nestled into a quiet, residential neighborhood off Dekalb Ave, can be found down a narrow lane that would be

Heroic Women of Jersey City’s History

Heroic Women of Jersey City’s History As we celebrate Women’s History Month, we should take the time to reflect on the women throughout history who spent their lives fighting for women’s rights and trailblazing though many different fields of work and education so people of

Boss Women of Jersey City: Ruth Salas of Luna de Papel

Boss Women of Jersey City: Ruth Salas of Luna de Papel   For many Jersey City residents and families, “Luna de Papel” has become a household name. This gorgeous crafting space located in Jersey City’s Bergen-Lafayette district has become synonymous with family, art education, warmth,

Underground Railroad in Jersey City

Underground Railroad in JC From the 1820s to 1860, between forty and one hundred thousand enslaved African Americans escaped bondage through the Underground Railroad, a secret route through a series of safe houses that ended in free northern states, Canada, or Mexico. When one thinks

Black History Month: The Past and The Future

Black History Month: The Past and The Future   Black History Month in the U.S.  February 1st commences the annual celebration of Black History Month. This month aims to educate people on why we honor, acknowledge and celebrate the monumental impact of African Americans, both in

Mana Contemporary and the Creative Soul of JC

Mana Contemporary and the Creative Soul of JC For the past decade, I have been living in Jersey City. In that time, I have seen so many places come and go, from galleries and shops, restaurants, hospitals, and even a museum. Sometimes I feel like

TOP 20 ways to start 2020 right

TOP 20 ways to start 2020 right   I can’t believe it, but 2020 is just days away. Now that the holiday feasting and present giving is over, so many of my clients and friends are talking about their New Year’s Resolutions. They talk about