Sattva Yoga: For Everybody, Every Body

Anyone who knows me knows that I love yoga. I’ve been practicing since college – which means it’s been a 20 year adventure in exercise, meditation and comfortable pants. I like yoga because I can do it without running or jumping. I like yoga because my first yoga teacher ever was a grown adult woman […]

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The Beer Stays: NYC Craft Beer Festival

Over the weekend, the 2017 NYC Craft Beer Festival rolled into NYC’s Metropolitan Pavilion and smashed the majority of its 2,000+ attendees. If you’re abeer aficionado, a seasoned beer drinker, or someone who is new to the craft-beer scene (but really dig it), you should try to attend as many of these events as you possibly […]

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Hoboken Nights: Pizza and Ice Cream

I don’t like being embarrassed – so it follows that I don’t like taking kids anywhere to restaurants. Sometimes, though, after a long day, an easy night out is in order – even with the kids. First things first: Make it easy. If you’re not a wizard or if you have limited experience dining with […]

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SuperWoman! Art Show Opening in Jersey City Heights

When I found out that 107 Bowers Gallery & ArtSpace was opening a female-centric art show entitled SuperWoman! (with almost 28 different artists), I knew I had to reach out to owner/curator Kristin J. DeAngelis. Kristin DeAngelis, Curator “Since knowing we were moving forward with the art gallery last summer, I knew I needed to […]

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Gallery: JC Fridays 

JC Fridays has been around for almost 11 years. Over the years, we’ve missed a lot of great artists by only existing in only one place at a time. And now that we have kids, we miss even more because of their bedtimes and our “NO RUNNING in the gallery” rule. Last night we parked […]

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Passing the Torch: Art House Productions Recruits New Leadership

“This is Christine,” she said into the phone, half smiling at me. She listened. “Ohhh,” she said, “OK. Let me stop you. My name is Meredith Burns. I’m Christine’s successor here at Art House Productions…” Wow, I thought, I wonder how many times a day she has to have that conversation. Because, let’s be honest, Christine’s […]

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Andrea McKenna: Painter and Furniture Designer

Andrea McKenna makes a living as a painter, co-owns and curates a gallery as a side gig, and rises and falls as an artist. It’s in her blood. “My grandfather was a master plasterer and a decorative painter. He did a lot of faux marble – he was definitely an artist. In recent years I […]

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Open Mic Alert! Harry Street Coffee

“We’re gonna to do an open mic – myself and Ed. It’s on Wednesday night, January 25,” Benedicto Figueroa told me over a latte at Harry Street Coffee. “This space is sort of like a community space, so we get kids from the high schools around here. It doesn’t seem like there’s a lot that […]

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Gallery: Ur Doing it Right Spin Party

First and foremost – a big giant thank you to everyone who came out last night to our first ever Ur Doing It Right event. We had a crackin time last night at our spin party! Here’s what I loved about it: The community old friends and new friends – sweating, hooting, working hard and […]

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Meat for Centuries: Moloney’s Meat Market

In 1875, Tom Moloney opened Moloney’s Meat Market in Bayonne. In 1900, John Moloney came to Ireland to work for him. Then John married Lizzy (O’Hare), the cashier, moved to Jersey City, and opened his own Moloney’s Meat Market in the location where it still sits today – 627 Newark Avenue. (In truth, it was […]

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