Where’s YDKJ This Week? – June 10th – June 16th

by Alice Magdziak • June 9, 2017 • EventsComments (0)1571

We’ve been hearing from more and more friends and readers that they’d like to know where we’re going each week so they can join us.  We get invited to events, hear about fun exhibits and are interested in lots of different places all the time.  Here’s what is on our radar this week. We can’t guarantee that we’ll go to all these places but there’s a good chance we’ll be at some of them.  Support local arts or get outside and do something with us!

SUM Raceway System Walking Tour

Saturday, June 10th at 10am, Great Falls Welcome Center, Paterson

Please join the City of Paterson Historic Preservation Commission for a guided walking tour of the S.U.M. Raceway System, buildings, and sites in the Great Falls Historic Landmark District. On this tour, we’ll explore Alexander Hamilton’s Society for the Establishment of Useful Manufacturers’ legacy and the industrial history of the Great Falls Historic Landmark District.   The tour will take place SATURDAY, JUNE 10 FROM 10AM – 12PM. We will meet at the Great Falls Welcome Center. There is free parking availible at the Welcome Center, Overlook Park, and the Paterson Museum.

5th Annual Pine Street ArtsFEST 2017

Saturday, June 10th from 1pm to 8pm, Pine Street, Montclair

CHALK ART TEAMS: Form a team to work on a section of the street. Plan your design beforehand or join a team the day of the event. Call the gallery to register your team. Come create with us!  CELEBRATE COMMUNITY: Live music from local talent all FEST long. Plus urban gardening events including building a worm house to help nourish our courtyard and street garden this summer. Come celebrate with us!  BECOME A SPONSOR: Your contribution makes a difference. Please contact us to reserve a space in our digital catalog, be recognized as a supporter on all of our social media and be warmly thanked during the day of the FEST. Come team up with us!

Hoboken Spring Arts & Music Festival 2017 (Uptown)

Sunday, June 11th from 11am to 6pm, Washington St., Hoboken

Celebrating our 24th Year. Moving to Uptown Hoboken, Washington St. from 8th St. to 14th St.  Proudly presented by Mayor Dawn Zimmer and the City of Hoboken. Admission is Free. Featuring artists, crafters, photographers, food vendors,
live music with performances by:  Burnt Sugarr Arkestra Chamber’s Tribute to Prince; Mike Daly & the Planets; The Demolition String Band; In the Works; Sylvana Joyce & The Moment; Karyn Kuhl Band; Frankie Morales & the Mambo of the Times Orchestra: Glenn Morrow’s Cry for Help; Overlake; RockNRoll Hi-Fives; Christina Alessi & The Toll Collectors; and more. 

Special features include: Fine artists: Oil paintings, watercolors, acrylics, sculpture, mixed media, photography, etc. Children’s activities: face painting, sand art, balloons & crafts. Crafters display / sell handmade: pottery, metalwork, wood items, furniture, blown & fused glass, quilts, household items made from recycled materials, batik clothing, hand painted furniture, candles, jewelry, dried florals, soaps & lotions and other unique handcrafted items. Food: Lots of great food throughout the fair. Hoboken restaurants will set up street cafes offering an eclectic variety of international foods such as: Thai, Indian, Greek, French, Mexican, Cajun and Italian

Happy Mondays: Fortune Yeller / Geez Louise / Wetbrain

Monday, June 12th at 7pm, The Wonder Bar, Asbury Park

Indie Rock rears it’s pretty head at this week’s Happy Mondays, featuring Fortune Yeller, Geez Louise, and Wetbrain – Band.   Doors 7 PM/ Music 8:30 PM | FREE | 21 + | Food & Drink Specials

The Laramie Project Project

Tuesday, June 13th at 6pm, Two Rivers Theater, Red Bank

“The Laramie Project” Project – Community Reading at Two River Theater. Tuesday, June 13, 2017 in the Two River Lobby. Doors open at 6:00, Reading starts at 6:30pm. Two River Theater invites any and all members from surrounding communities to join us in a participatory community reading of Moises Kaufman and the Tectonic Theater Project’s “The Laramie Project”.  This special event is offered as a partnership project with Gloucester County Institute of Technology (GCIT) Thespian Troupe and – at present – 49 high schools, colleges, community and professional theaters, and LGBTQ+ organizations in 14 states and 4 countries (US, UK, Nepal and Australia) in a worldwide theater advocacy initiative. 

The Laramie Project Project is intended to memorialize individually the 49 victims of the June 12, 2016, Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando, Florida, through performances or readings of “The Laramie Project”—the documentary play centered on the 1988 murder of Matthew Shepard, a gay University of Wyoming student. Each participating site will honor a different person brutally murdered at the Pulse.

Two River’s community reading will honor and celebrate the life of
Juan P. Rivera Velazquez. ***Please RSVP so that we know you will be joining us. RSVP by emailing EduIntern@trtc.org with the subject ‘Laramie’. Please give us your name, the # of people you are bringing, and how many of you would like to participate as readers.

This event is free and open to the public. Copies of the play will be provided at the event. Questions? Contact kate@trtc.org for more information.

For more information on GCIT’s The Laramie Project Project or to learn how to register your own organization to participate in the initiative, visit: https://actingout4peaceblog.wordpress.com/

Chris Gethard Beautiful/Anonymous Podcast & Stand Up

Tuesday, June 13th at 6pm, House of Independents, Asbury Park

Chris Gethard brings his unique brand of comedy to town for a two show spectacular. First up – a live recording of his hit podcast, Beautiful/Anonymous. Chris will tweet out the number and take the first call that comes in. Will it be funny? Sad? Strange? Any fan of the podcast knows it could be any or all of those – but whatever it is, we’re in it together. Later in the evening, Chris will take the stage again to put his heartfelt, honest, storytelling based stand up on display. You can come to one show or the other, but if you come to both you’ll get a discount. It’s a marathon evening of Chris Gethard’s trademarked blend of empathy and comedy.

Save Demarest Farm from Boro Pkg Ban

Tuesday, June 13th at 7pm, Hillsdale Borough Councili Meeting, Hillsdale

DECISION TIME: Join Us June 13, 2017 @7PM at Hillsdale Borough Council Meeting. The Council is poised to impose its harsh parking ban upon Demarest Farm. Thank you for your support during the June 8 Hearing, but now we need you more than ever. Please help save Demarest Farms and urge the Council to compromise with this important community business. Please join us on June 13, 2017.

Cocktails For CATS Feline Fundraiser

Wednesday, June 14th at 7pm, LITM, Jersey City

Join us and Companion Animal Trust for a purrfect night of feline fun and fundraising.  50/50 Raffle; Raffle Items: Artwork, Jewelry, Face Painting, T-Shirts, Cat Videos.  All Night Drink Specials. Full Dinner Menu

Companion Animal Trust’s mission is to rescue homeless cats from the streets of Jersey City and provide foster housing for them until adoptive homes are secured. CAT does adoptions every Sunday at Fussy Friends.  In addition, the organization has established a successful community outreach program called The Neighborhood Feral Cat Initiative to raise public awareness about the feral cat crisis, and to provide practical and compassionate ways to reduce the feral population.  All raffle prizes and market items donated by local artists & vendors. Proceeds to benefit Companion Animal Trust.

Adopt A Cat 3 – Benefitting The Stray Cat Relief Fund

Thursday, June 15th from 4-8pm, Forgotten Boardwalk Brewing, Cherry Hill

In April of 2017, we started a brand new series of events to feature a local animal shelter. We hold these events once a month on a Thursday to raise money for these amazing shelters. There will be cats & kittens on hand in the brewery that will be available for adoption.  Please join us for our third event on Thursday, June 15th from 4-8. A $10 donation will go directly to the shelter and we will pour a complimentary beer (for patrons 21+).  This event will benefit Stray Cat Relief Fund a 501(c)3 non-profit organization based in Marlton, NJ.  The SCRF is a volunteer, non-profit organization whose mission is to change lives, one cat at a time.

2017 New Jersey Tiny House Festival

Friday through Sunday, June 16th thru 18th, Sussex County Fairgrounds, Augusta

The same people behind the hugely successful 60,000+ attendee and 97 tiny home 2016 Florida Tiny House Festival, and the popular 2016 and 2017 Georgia Tiny House Festivals, are now bringing their for-charity Tiny House Festivals to the Garden State with the first ever 2017 New Jersey Tiny House Festival!

As with all our charitable Tiny House Festivals, Friday evening is FREE to EVERYONE! (For the 2017 New Jersey Tiny House Festival, we have added an extra hour during this FREE session by opening the gates an hour earlier at 4PM for EVERYONE!) Also, Friday from 9AM-2PM is FREE for students, their teachers and immediate family who pre-register through our web site at: http://www.unitedtinyhouse.com/shop/ . For more information on School Day, email shorty@unitedtinyhouse.com

A complete calendar of events and the hours for all three days of the 2017 New Jersey Tiny House Festival is available on our web site at: http://unitedtinyhouse.com/2017-new-jersey-tiny-house-festival/schedule/ .  One day tickets are $20.00 per person (ages 13 and older) for either Saturday or Sunday.  Two day tickets for both Saturday and Sunday are $35.00 (ages 13 and older).  (Our organization donates proceeds from the New Jersey Tiny House Festival to charities, non-profits and the local community.)

Indie Rock and Craft Beer At Stosh’s

Friday, June 16th at 7:30pm, Stosh’s, Fair Lawn

Craft Beer provided by Stosh’s. Indie Rock provided by: YOUNG LEGS, THE ROYAL ARCTIC INSTITUTE, FAIRMONT, GLENN MORROW’S CRY FOR HELP, & THE MARAVINES. 7:30pm FREE. Just added TOM PREISLER (All the way from Canada) will be playing a short solo set.

Small Planet Radio 6/16 at The Court Tavern

Friday, June 16th at 8pm, Court Tavern, New Brunswick

8PM | $10 | 21+  Back by semi-popular demand (amongst blood relatives), Small Planet Radio is coming back from our mysterious artistic period of hiding to play BOF’s Annual Pirate/Mermaid BASH 2017 at New Brunswick’s Court Tavern. Costumes are not required, but a tolerance for loud, sloppy, and fun rock and roll definitely is. We’ll be unveiling new songs and doing our best to remember the old ones, and we can’t wait to hang out with everyone. If you want to get in the spirit, dress up as something aquatic like a pirate, merman, aquaman, Cthulhu, Osama Bin Laden’s corpse, or, I don’t know, David Hasselhoff.

FEATURING MUSIC BY: Small Planet Radio http://smallplanetradio.bandcamp.com/; Finding Feebas https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VoEDj-7CekE&t=7s; Tango Machina http://www.tangomachina.com/; Jersey Drive http://www.jerseydrive.com/; The House of Thieves http://www.thehouseofthieves.com/

Power of the II Piece -Hidden Cabins // MonitoR // When Particle

Friday, June 16th at 8pm, The Scarlet Pub, New Brunswick

Very excited to announce Scarlet Pub’s second ever Power of the II Piece! 4 bands, 2 members in each. You get the gist.   Don’t let the theme fool you, these bands rip.

Hidden Cabins (North Jersey); MonitoR (Kinnelon, NJ); When Particles Collide (ME); Motor Heart Man (Hillsborough, NJ)

Makin Waves Rock Circus III with Will Wood and the Tapeworms

Friday, June 16th at 8pm, Roxy and Dukes Roadhouse, Dunellen

The Makin Waves Rock Circus returns to the beloved Roxy & Dukes Roadhouse with three of its original acts, Will Wood and the Tapeworms, Experiment 34, and Vertical Fixation, plus rockin’ newcomers Ser Xerri & Pixel Face.    Come see some new Tapeworms members at Roxy & Dukes. Plus, you never can go wrong with the pscyho funk of E34, the strong songs of Ser Xerri, the video game love of Pixel Face and the death-defying circus arts of the lovely and talented Vertical Fixation, all at that lovable hot spot of New Orleans voodoo and carnival quirkiness, Roxy & Dukes! 18 and up show costs $10 in advance at https://www.showclix.com/event/makin-waves-rock-circus-iii and $15 at the door.

StarRo at Sunnyvale with Birocratic + Michael Mason

Friday, June 16th at 11:59pm, Sunnyvale, Brooklyn

Late night dancing. R&B house party.  ◥◣ starRo; ◥◣◥◣ Birocratic; ◥◣◥◣◥◣ Michael Mason.  == at Sunnyvale.  == 11:59 PM // $12 / $15 // all ages. TICKETS ➟ http://ticketf.ly/2oOhYHQ

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