Artist’s Studio Tour brought out thousands

Artists and attendees celebrated the end of the Jersey City Artists’ Studio Tour at a closing party at Parlay Studios in Jersey City on Sunday. The two-day tour, sponsored by the City of Jersey City and the Hudson Reporter, brought out thousands of people last weekend to check out art at over 90 venues across the city, from Downtown to The Heights.
Mayor Jerramiah Healy thanked all the artists and the organizers involved in making the tour a success.
Among the artists who showed their work was Aura Highsmith, a Jersey City native who exhibited at three different locations.
“It was wonderful to be shown, and it is really important that people see your work,” Highsmith said.

Public gathering to learn about Embankment

The Embankment Preservation Coalition is holding their 2010 Annual Meeting and Community Day today on Oct. 10.
A Muse in the Neighborhood: Embankment + Community will be held from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. at the Jersey City Art School, 326 5th St. The public can enter via the Embankment alley at Monmouth Street (between 5th & 6th streets).
The schedule of events is as follows: 12:30 to 2:00 p.m. – Embankment Alley Clean-Up; 2:30 p.m. – Embankment Preservation Coalition Annual Meeting; 3:30 p.m. – Tour of creative sites adjacent to the Embankment.
The events are free of charge, and all are welcome. For more information: (917) 379-3455 or

City Hall holds Veterans Affairs health fair

Mayor Jerramiah Healy and the Office of Veterans Affairs invite all military veterans to a health fair that will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 14, at City Hall Council Chambers, 280 Grove St. in Jersey City.
Veterans may be entitled to free or low cost health care from the VA NJ Health Care System.
For a brief health assessment, veterans should bring their discharge DD214 form or any other applicable form.
Representatives of the VA NJ Health Care System will be available to answer any questions and explain the benefits veterans may be entitled to. There will also be a special presentation made at 10:15 a.m.
Flu shots will also be given to eligible veterans who sign up with the VA NJ Health Care System.
For more information, please call the Office of Veterans Affairs at (201) 547-4919 or visit

High Tech student wins $1,000 scholarship

Arcadia University in Glenside, Pa. has awarded High Tech senior Shannon Pulusan, a resident of Jersey City, a $1,000 scholarship for her entry in the Arcadia University Essay Contest, announced Dr. Joseph Giammarella, director of High Tech and Academy of Architectural & Contemporary Themes (AACT).
Pulusan, who would like to attend Arcadia next fall, wrote a two-page, double-spaced essay that answered the prompt, “If you had a scholarship to travel and pursue an academic interest of your choice, where would you go, what would you study, and why?”
Arcadia University’s beautiful rolling campus sits around the historic landmark Grey Towers Castle. More than 4,000 students choose from among 75 fields of study at the university, which U.S. News & World Report ranked among the top tier of Master’s Universities in the North and a “Top Up-and-Coming” University.

Liberty Humane Society schedules fundraiser event

The Liberty Humane Society will hold its Seventh Annual Bark in the Park fundraising and non-competitive walk event on Sunday, Oct. 10 at the North Field of Liberty State Park from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The day begins with a picturesque two-mile walk in Liberty State Park and continues with music from Fresh 102.7, games, contests including a weight pull and costume contest for your pet, and demonstrations, including one from the Jersey City Police Department K-9 Unit and another from an agility course professional.
Also, there will be over 60 craft and pet product vendors as well as a variety of others. There will be bidding on silent auction packages, as well as Adoption Alley, where we will have dogs and pictures of cats that are looking for their forever homes.
People can register online and/or set up their own fundraising web page, Admission to the event, walk, and free microchipping for one dog is $20 per person.
For more information, email or call (201) 547-4147.

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