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  • Content Creators Academy Music Videos

    Content Creators Academy Music Videos

    This past semester, we were lucky to partner with some local musicians on a project for our students at Content Creators Academy Jersey City. Students worked in groups to produce music videos for...

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  • Pop Up Jackson Hill looking for vendors

    Pop Up Jackson Hill looking for vendors

    If you’re a Jersey City business looking for a free vendor space, Pop Up Jackson Hill in Bergen-Lafayette is accepting applications! What is Pop Up Jackson Hill? What can I expect as a business...

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  • Preparing for the 9th annual All About Downtown Street Fair

    Preparing for the 9th annual All About Downtown Street Fair

    It’s that time of year! We’re a month away from the 9th annual All About Downtown Street Fair and ChicpeaJC is taking over the HDSID Instagram and Facebook leading up to the big day on September...

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  • Like Us – A Film About Bullying Awareness and Prevention

    Like Us – A Film About Bullying Awareness and Prevention

    The Family School Association (FSA) of The Ethical Community Charter School and the FSA Performing Arts Program, together with THISLEARNING, have recently announced that their live-action short...

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  • Artist Spotlight: Reyhan Lalaoui

    Artist Spotlight: Reyhan Lalaoui

    Jersey City native Reyhan Lalaoui finished high school at 14 and became the youngest valedictorian in Hudson County Community College history by 16. This year, at only 18, she graduated from Saint...

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  • The Jersey City Nanny Diaries: The Nanny Contract

    The Jersey City Nanny Diaries: The Nanny Contract

    The idea of having to create a contract or agreement for your nanny may seem like a hassle and much too formal for a nanny gig, but it is beneficial. Anything can happen and it is extremely...

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  • 5 Days in Puerto Rico

    5 Days in Puerto Rico

    Ever since my trip to Thailand, I’ve caught the travel bug. Seeing the world and experiencing new cultures, cuisines and learning new things about myself has been incredible for my personal and...

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  • Jersey City culture and the power of an Instagram meme page – by Jadyn Bishock

    Jersey City culture and the power of an Instagram meme page – by Jadyn Bishock

    If you use any form of social media, then you know that memes are one of the biggest forms of content floating around. While the term ‘meme’ used to refer to a more specific set of images in the...

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  • Talde Jersey City Closes Its Doors

    Talde Jersey City Closes Its Doors

    In case you missed the news, Talde announced its closure on August 13th. We’ve been flooded with messages from readers and followers asking us what we know about the abrupt closure. We honestly...

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  • Top 11 Things to Do in Jersey City this Weekend

    Top 11 Things to Do in Jersey City this Weekend

    From music to food, we’ve got you covered with things to enjoy in Jersey City all weekend long! Thursday Pow(h)er Fall Exhibition August 15 @ 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM Hudson County Community College –...

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  • La Festa Italiana is back!

    La Festa Italiana is back!

    It’s that time of year again – La Festa Italiana 2019 is in full swing! From 5PM to 11PM on August 14 through August 18, enjoy yummy foods and treats, live music, dancing, and activities for the...

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  • Top 12 BYO Spots in Jersey City

    Top 12 BYO Spots in Jersey City

    Make plans with your friends, grab your favorite drinks, and head over to some of our favorite BYO spots in Jersey City! Pasta Dal Cuore 527 Jersey Ave View this post on Instagram Join us for...

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  • BWQ Music

    BWQ Music

    BWQ Music is a band based in Hudson County with members Darryl, Maxwell, Johnny, and Jack. Leading up to their celebratory dinner with Ani Ramen in honor of their album release, we had the...

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  • Pets of Social Media: The Good, The Bad, The Industry featuring Will Ferman of PuparazziNYC

    Pets of Social Media: The Good, The Bad, The Industry featuring Will Ferman of PuparazziNYC

    “Felicity the Chiweenie” on Instagram all started as a joke.  Countless family, friends and even strangers had consistently remarked about how photogenic she was. “Her expressions are so funny,”...

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  • 5 Coffee Shops to Sit Back and Enjoy a Good Pastry in Jersey City

    5 Coffee Shops to Sit Back and Enjoy a Good Pastry in Jersey City

    If you’re looking for a cafe to enjoy a cup of coffee and a scone, especially something out of your usual spots, check out these 5 coffee shops in Jersey City! Froth on Franklin 85 Franklin St If...

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  • POPaganda Pop-Up Event at The Enclave

    POPaganda Pop-Up Event at The Enclave

    Yesterday was the POPaganda pop-up art event celebrating Ron English and his new mural in Jersey City! We had the opportunity to stop by the event at The Enclave and take a look at his work while...

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  • Catching up with the Office of Sustainability

    Catching up with the Office of Sustainability

    I recently sat down with Director Kate Lawrence of the Office of Sustainability as well as Sustainability Program Manager Carolina Ramos to catch up on the new Electric Vehicle Charging Stations...

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  • Milk and Cream Cereal Bar coming to Jersey City

    Milk and Cream Cereal Bar coming to Jersey City

    The Historic Downtown Special Improvement District just announced that Milk & Cream Cereal Bar is coming to Downtown Jersey City! View this post on Instagram BIG Announcement!!! @milkandcreambar...

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  • First Annual Powerhouse Art & Wine Festival

    First Annual Powerhouse Art & Wine Festival

    CoolVines Jersey City is partnering with Nimbus Dance to create a new non-profit summer event in collaboration with the Powerhouse Arts District of Jersey City with live music, live performances,...

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  • Top Things to Do in Jersey City this Weekend

    Top Things to Do in Jersey City this Weekend

    Looking for something interesting to do this weekend? We’ve got some ideas for you! Thursday POPaganda Pop-Up Event August 8 @ 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM The Enclave, 675 Monmouth Ave Celebrate the new...

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