Arts + Culture

Staff Picks: Spooky Movies & TV Shows for October

Staff Picks: Spooky Movies & TV Shows for October   Halloween is on the horizon! Pumpkin everything is here and Freeform’s “31 Nights of Halloween” is underway, so we wanted to inspire your October watch list by asking the EJC staff about their favorite “spooky”

17 Etsy Shops by Jersey City Creators

17 Etsy Shops by Jersey City Creators   Stumbling across unique gifts, home decor, and fun additions to your wardrobe is exciting. What better place to find all of those things than Etsy, where the opportunity for one of a kind discoveries is truly endless!

Juneteenth: The Emancipation Holiday

Juneteenth: The Emancipation Holiday June 19th is just another summer day for many, but for the last 155 years, African Americans across the United States celebrate freedom from slavery on this day known as “Juneteenth”. Juneteenth is the anniversary of the day Union troops came

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