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Volume 20 No. 6

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Mike Marino (born in JC) to Play Algonquin Arts Theatre ‘Down the Shore’ Embarking on Worldwide Comedy Tour with a Bid for President By Sally Deering

Mike Marino grew up

in the Marion section of Jersey City, squeezed between an older and younger brother, and when all three got together, life was hilarity and mayhem. A born funnyman, Marino decided to take his talents to a professional level. He studied acting in New York at one of the best acting schools around and he took jobs on soaps and commercials.

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He later moved to Hollywood, discovered stand-up comedy and found his niche telling jokes in a single spotlight. On Sat, June 25, Uncle Vinnie’s Comedy Club presents Marino at the Algonquin Arts Theatre in Manahawkin (down the shore, a little more than an hour from Hudson). On July 30, Marino performs at Cont’d on page 7

Hoboken’s Mile Square Theatre Present Inaugural Production in New Theatre Hoboken’s Mile Square Theatre (Chris O’Connor, Founder & Artistic Director; Mark Cirnigliaro, Associate Artistic Director) will christen their new space with the Obie Award Winning play Circle Mirror Transformation written by Annie Baker and directed by Chris O’Connor. The play began performances on June 15 and celebrated its Gala Opening Night on June 16 and will run through July 2, 2016. The New York Times called Circle Mirror Transformation “absorbing, unblinking and sharply funny.” The play follows an unlikely group of strangers in a small Vermont town who take an acting class where their personal stories are revealed comically and

heartbreakingly through a series of misguided acting exercises. The cast includes: Deborah Hedwall (Broadway: The Heidi Chronicles, Equus; OBIE Winner: Sight Unseen), Jon Krupp (Film: Breaking the Chain, Stage: Wait Until Dark), Matthew Lawler (TV: “The Family,” “Boardwalk Empire”). Creative team includes: Matt Fick (Sets), Elaine Wong (Lights), Peter Fogel (Costumes), and Matt Bittner (Sound). The 2016 Mile Square Theatre Season is sponsored by Bijou Properties, The Burgiss Group, Clifton Savings Bank, Ironstate, Jet.com, Hufnagel Landscaping, and The Rockefeller Group. Mile Square Theatre is supported by the

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Photo Credit: Image by Craig Wallace Dale L to R: Deborah Hedwall, Annette Hammond, Taylor Graves, Matthew Lawler, and Jon Krupp Tickets are $30 the arts, administered by Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation. the Hudson county office of ($18/students and seniors) and can be purchased by cultural & heritage affairs, This program is made possible in part by funds Thomas A. Degise, County visiting milesquaretheatre. org from the New Jersey Coun- Executive, and the Board cil on the Arts/Department of Chosen Freeholders. of state, a partner agency of Member of The New Jersey the National endowment for Theatre Alliance. If You Go: the arts and by funds from Serving Hudson the national endowment for Mile Square Theater 1400 Clinton Street Since 1998 Hoboken, NJ for information & rates Wednesday-Saturday at 8pm/ Sunday at 3pm Call -201-349-4336

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(Photo Left) Dan Fenelon of Montclair Art Museum’s Art Truck

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rtists, artisans and Hudson’s art-loving community spent last Sunday, June 12, under blue skies taking in the art works of contemporary artists at the Braddock Park Arts Festival. Named for boxer James J. Braddock, the park served as the backdrop for artists and artisans to show their work and share their process. Along with the artists and artisan vendors, visitors (adults and kids) participated in papermaking demonstrations, ceramic art, mono-printing and a 50-foot long community mural. Sponsored by Hudson County Executive Thomas A. DeGise, the Board of Chosen Freeholders, Office of Cultural & Heritage Affairs, and Division of Parks, the Braddock Park Art Festival grew out of the Guttenberg Arts Center, under the direction of Matt Barteluce, who started planning the June 12 event the day after last year’s ended. “This year we had more,

up for artisans like Nancy Guerrero of West New York, a student at Montclair State College who painted figures on miniature bottles.

PARK ART Guttenberg Arts partners with Hudson’s Cultural Affairs to host Braddock Park Arts Fest

Artists and Artisans Share their Process with Hudson Community under Sunny Skies sculptures more demos, more food trucks, and we doubled our attendance,” Barteluce said. “I think the demos gave everyone the

chance to become an artist for the day.” The festival took place near the boat house close to the lake and tents were set

In the booth next to Guerrero, Melissa Welz and Tim Shannon of North Bergen sold handmade soaps in the shapes of popsicles and miniature robots. Mosaics by Mollycat were on sale including a beautiful mosaic elephant; and Mati Moo hand-made bracelets by Stacey Talieres and Fiana Bezalko of Fort Lee also seemed to appeal to visitors. “We do everything by hand,” Talieres said. “We never compromise the integrity and quality. This is our first time at the Braddock Park Arts Festival and I’m delighted to be a part of it. We like to keep a local presence in our community.”

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This year’s festival budget included stipends for all the artists including 12 sculptors -- Mazorra, Roberto Visani, Michael McKoewn, Jarrod Beck, Pansum Cheng, Christina Pumo, Chad Stayrook, Lauren Goldstein, David D’Ostilio, Eudomar Lopez, Morgan Lawson and Seth Bechtold – wbo were commissioned to create sculptures that were placed throughout the park like the giant rocket ship created by Michael McKoewn called “Braddock 1.” To create large prints from the woodprints, Barteluce rented a double drum roller from a construction company. The steamroller rolled over the inked woodcuts Cont’d on page 9

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Rene Cerreta of Jersey City (l), wears the name of one of the victims of the recent Orlando night club tragedy, at Jersey City’s candlelight vigil held June 14th at the Newark Avenue Pedestrian Mall in downtown Jersey City. Close to 3000 people attended including members of the LGBT community, Mayor Steven M. Fulop, members of the Municipal Council, and city and state representatives. During the vigil, names of the victims were read with a brief description about each of their lives. “We Shall Overcome,” and other songs were sung and candles lit in honor of the 50 who perished in the shooting, and the 53 wounded in the attack. For more info, go to www.facebook.com/riverviewobserver Photo by Joe Calamito

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Cont’d from cover the St. Charles Riverboat in Perth Amboy and in the fall, on Oct. 7, Marino comes full circle performing his brand of comedy at the Loew’s Theater in Jersey City, just a few blocks from the Marion Section where he and his brothers cracked each other up. Embarking on a worldwide comedy tour, Marino took a few minutes from his busy schedule to share with RVO how he went from Jersey City kid to top billing actor-comedian. RVO: You are a successful stand-up comic; were you a funny kid, too? MM: I grew up in Jersey City, the Marion Section. I have an older and younger brother. We were very tight and still are. When the three of us got together it would get very hilarious; it still does. My family moved to Scotch Plains. That’s where I was raised, suburbia. A great all-American town. RVO: Didn’t you just finish working on a TV pilot? MM: Yes. It’s called RECONSTRUCTING JERSEY, and it’s based on my life. We had the typical Italian basement where mom did all the cooking. Dad was in the construction business. We filmed the family, the town. We filmed in the local butcher shop, the local deli. It’s a wonderful pilot we put together. It’s like a Jersey version of MODERN FAMILY.

RVO: What is your style of humor? MM: My brand of humor is for every walk of life, from kids to adults to When this gets on the air, New Jersey will look like the best place in the world to live. It really should be on Netflix. RVO: How did you get into stand-up comedy; were you a funny kid? MM: I always wanted to be a theatrical actor; and I needed to get into the game. I was really hungry. So I crashed an audition for a United Airlines commercial. It was the only way to do it. I figured no one would notice. It was called “The Green Marine” about a marine coming home from boot camp. The commercial was a scene. The director asked me, “Are you a marine?” I said, “No, I’m an actor.” Three thousand marines auditioned for the part and the director gave it to me. My performance was so underplayed, I should have won an Oscar. I was nominated for a Clio Award. I lost to Chuck McCann who was in a Dr. Pepper commercial. My commercial ran for about 5 years. I bought my first house when I was 20. RVO: Did you also study acting at the time? MM: I studied at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts; I started at HB Studios in New York. RVO: How did you get cast on a soap? MM: I was auditioning for soap opera work. I landed a recurring role on AS THE WORLD TURNS. I was

the car mechanic. I was doing scenes with Marissa Tomei and Meg Ryan. When I got cast in a TV commercial in Italy, I didn’t have a contract as a regular, so (the soap writers) put my character in jail for a long time. RVO: You got into standup in Hollywood? MM: When I moved to California for the first time I wanted to see what it was like. I had blonde hair, blue eyes. Casting directors would say, what do you mean you’re from New Jersey and Italian? You look like you’re from California. So I ended up doing stand-up every night of the week. I did my first stand-up performance on THE MARTIN SHORT SHOW. It was fantastic. In Hollywood, I would perform at the Laugh Factory or The Comedy Store in Hollywood. I did an episode of FRASIER, PARTY OF FIVE. I had a regular gig on THE TONIGHT SHOW doing sketches with Jay Leno.

a charm and they love it, and there’s nothing you can do about it. RVO: Along with the world tour, do you have anything else in the works your fans can look forward to? MM: I have a movie coming out in September called CRITIC SIZED. I play a detective looking for a murderer. It’s a thriller. There’s no comedy. I play a straight part in every movie I’ve been in. I also did a movie where I play a priest. It’s called PIZZA WITH BULLETS, and it stars Vinnie Pastore and Talia Shire.

senior citizens, from squeaky clean to some of the dirtiest crap you’ve ever RVO: Do you think you heard. It’s observational can teach someone to be humor of everyday life. funny? MM: I think you’re born RVO: Who makes you with it. People may think laugh? they’re funny with their MM: Don Rickles, Andrew friends, but hand them a Dice Clay, Rodney Danger- mike to do it in front of field... 2,000 people, and they can’t do it. Stand up comes RVO: On your website – with comic timing and MikeMarino.net – it states mass amounts of rehearsal. you are running for We make it look easy but president? it’s not. MM: Yes, I’m running If you go for the president of the Sat, June 25 U.S. I’m also going on a Uncle Vinny’s Comedy Worldwide Comedy Tour Club presents Mike Marino to Florida, Alaska, Jersey, Algonquin Arts Theatre Vegas, Dubai, Australia Manasquan, NJ – it’s a year-long tour. An up-and-coming comic does Jul 30, 6:15 pm everything he can. Catch a Rising Star presents Mike Marino RVO: Do you like touring? St. Charles Riverboat (NJ) MM: People around the Perth Amboy, NJ world love to hear me talk. www.catcharisingstar.com They can’t wait for me to open my mouth and say,  Fri, Oct. 7 “how ya doin’?” EveryAn evening with Mike body has an affection for Marino anybody from New Jersey Loew’s Jersey City who has attitude. Maybe it’s because we have the For tix and more info: coolest accent. It works like www.mikemarino.net Page 7-June 16 -June 30,2016 River View Observer

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interacting with it,” Barteluce said. “Get art into more people’s routines. That’s why I’m an artist sharing it with all these people. I

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ARTScene BOOK READING & SIGNING WORD BOOKSTORE, 123 Newark Ave, JC. www. wordbookstores.com. Thurs, Jun 28, 6:30 pm. THE BITCHY WAITER: Tales, Tips & Trials from a Life in Food Service (Paperback) by Darron Cardosa. “Millions of people have, at some point in their lives, waited tables. Some only did it in college, or got out by sheer determination, good luck . . . or suicide. Others took it on as permanent employment. And many remain haunted by nightmare scenarios where they are the sole server in a restaurant packed with complaining patrons. For all those disenchanted current and former food service employees, Darron Cardosa has your back. His career began at a Texas steakhouse in 1984, and since 2008 he’s vented his frustrations in the popular blog “The Bitchy Waiter.” A snarky mix of David Sedaris, Anthony Bourdain, Erma Bombeck, and Mo Rocca, Cardosa distills 30 years of food service into dark, funny tales about crazy customers, out-of-control egos, and what “really” goes on in that fancy restaurant that anyone who worked in the industry will recognize and relate to.”


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an exhibition of brand new work by Madrid-based artist Aymar De Villele, in his second solo exhibition in the New York area. ”This collection represents the most accomplished and thoughtprovoking body of work of the artist’s career to date. Join us for our opening reception Fri, June 15, at 6 pm for an evening with the artist and his work.”

MANA CONTEMPORARY, 818 Newark Ave, JC, (201) 604-2702, www.manacontemporary.com. Through July 8: CONSECRATED REALITY -- Celebrating the process of creation with painting and drawing. “Consecrated Reality speaks of the impulse to create as a ceremonious response to the human experience. This exhibition celebrates the process of creation, and artists who use painting and drawing to reconcile themselves with the world. The exhibition will showcase artists Juliette Aristides, Steven Assael, Colleen Barry, Daniel Graves, Michael Grimaldi, Michael Klein, Kate Lehmaa, Edward Minoff, Edmond Rochat, Travis Schlaht, Burton Silverman, Robin Smith, Brandon Soloff, Will St. John, and Peter Van Dyck.”

GUTNBG. (201) 868-8585; www.guttenbergarts.org. Hours: noon to 5 pm, TuesSun; and by appointment. Summer artists in residence: Austin Thomas, Jeffrey Meris, Tai Hwa Goh. “I am making language visual. As time goes on I reflect on the conversations and use my sketchbooks to inspire other work; writing, curating, printmaking, daydreaming and sculptural projects...”—Austin Thomas. “…Birthed in Haiti, growing up in The Bahamas and living in America resulted in my interest of identity politics, and how an understanding of structures of identity change based upon geography and culture. In my work I explore issues of race, identity, and otherness.”—Jeffrey Meris. “I make intricately layered print installations in which images are piled upon themselves to create a kind of bodyscape, showing the layers piled upon my body by a myriad of outer phenomena, physical and psychological experiences, and traumas. The prints hold remnants of my memories and sensory experiences; they are the record of my exquisite contemplation of the body’s exchange with external events.”—Tai Hwa Goh. (Pictured: Work by Austin Thomas)

CASA COLOMBO, 380 Monmouth St, JC. www. casacolombo.org. JERSEY CITY’S ITALIAN VILLAGE - OUR COMMON HOME. “The Village area of Jersey City was settled by immigrants from Italy around the turn of the 19th-20th centuries. Casa Colombo features a photo exhibit of an Italian section of downtown Jersey City in the 1920s. (Exhibit donated by the Embankment Preservation Coalition of Jersey City.) Also on exhibit, photographs and a fully recreated Italian immigrant oneroom apartment. (Pictured: Kitchen area of a Turn-of-theCentury Italian apartment in Jersey City.) THEARTER


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VICTORY HALL DRAWING ROOMS, 180 Grand St, JC. (201) 208-8032. www. drawingrooms.org. Sat, June 25, 10 am-6 pm for kids and adults; 6:30-8:30 free cocktail hour and art auction: VICTORY HALL DRAW-A-THON featuring a full day of free art activities. “Drawing Rooms, the twenty-room art space in downtown Jersey City is now entering its fourth full year of programming. This event will generate funds to help keep Drawing Rooms yearround exhibitions and free workshops going and bring art education programming to the community. The drawing events and silent auction will run throughout the day until 6pm. The silent auction finishes up with a free cocktail hour at 6:30 and art auction at 7:30 pm. Wine, soft drinks, snacks and music are free, and samples of food from the finest Jersey City restaurants are available at a great discount. It will be Drawing Rooms’ biggest Art Party of the season.”

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Cont’d from page 14 Mike Square Theater 8 pm; Sun at 3 pm. CIRCLE MIRROR TRANSFORMATION by Annie Baker. “Circle Mirror Transformation follows an unlikely group of strangers in a small Vermont town who take an acting class where their personal stories are revealed comically and heartbreakingly through a series of misguided acting exercises.” Directed by Chris O’Connor. Tix: $30; $18 students/seniors. June 15; preview tickets: $25/$12. . Opening night gala, Thurs, Jun 16, 7:30 pm; tix: $125.




with an emphasis on storytelling and expressive imagery. Mythical and universal subject matter, the bold use of color and dramatic scale, and the artists’ direct physical engagement with their materials are all themes explored in this exhibition. The exhibition will feature large-scale paintings by Norman Lewis, Purvis Young, Emma Amos, Bob Thompson and Mickalene Thomas among others; and sculptural works by Chakaia Booker, Thornton Dial, Kenseth Armstead and Kevin Sampson.”

OUT OF TOWN HAPPENINGS LIBERTY SCIENCE CENTER, Liberty State Park, 222 Jersey City Boulevard, JC. (201) 200-1000; www.lsc.org. Now showing: SKYSCRAPER! ACHIEVEMENT AND IMPACT. “Skyscrapers are one of the ultimate expressions of human engineering. A little more than 100 years ago, a 10-story building was impressive. Today, some towers reach more than half a mile high. Explore the planning, design, engineering and technology of these amazing structures and their effect on human culture, the environment and even local weather patterns. You’ll leave Skyscraper! with a new appreciation and understanding of the skyline that surrounds us and the people that made it happen. Exhibition highlights include a narrow steel beam that lets visitors walk the steel 18 feet above the gallery floor. Learn about curtain walls, the outer skin that wraps around a skyscraper’s framework.”

NEWARK MUSEUM, 49 Washington St, Newark, NJ. (973) 596-6550; www.newarkmuseum.org. Opens June 18: MODERN HEROICS, 75 Years of African-American Expressionism at the Newark Museum. “This exhibition presents selected works from Newark’s permanent collection of African-American art. Taking a fresh look at heroic themes in modern and contemporary art, this unique exhibition features 32 paintings and sculptural works


WHEATON ARTS AND CULTURAL CENTER, 1000 Village Drive, Millville, NJ. www.wheatonarts. org. Through Dec. 31: MINE MOONLIGHT: ARTISTS WORKING IN PHILADELPHIA’S RIVER WARDS. Museum of American Glass at Wheaton Arts. “An exhibit of contemporary artworks that speak to the history beneath the feet of artists working in the Riverwards neighborhoods of northern Philadelphia. Exploring the themes of hand craft, functionality, and fragmentation, these 10 installations draw connections to the origins of the artisan community that is seeing a resurgence in Northern Liberties, Kensington-Fishtown, and Port Richmond. SEND US YOUR ARTS LISTINGS.

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“P.J. RYAN’S SQUARED” LIGHTS UP PATH PLAZA Restaurateur Mike Ryan opens Irish-American Pub and Sports Bar in Journal Square By Sally Deering


ike Ryan knows restaurants. In April, he opened his seventh: P. J. Ryan’s Squared, a new “go to” bistro in PATH Plaza in Journal Square. A big Irish Pub, P. J. Ryan’s Squared has a spacious dining area with nooks and crannies for conversations with friends, and a huge circular bar with 23 flat screen TVs for sports-lovers. Ryan describes his Journal Square pub as an Irish-American sports bar and music club where customers eat, drink and play darts and shuffleboard. On Friday and Saturday nights there’s live music; and on Thursday nights, Ryan’s brother plays Irish music in the Eamon Ryan Band. “I want to have a music bar,” Mike Ryan says on a recent sunny afternoon as customers sit outside in the bar’s beer garden. “I have music on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights and I want to start Karaoke on Wednesday nights. Entertainment brings people in and makes everybody want to be here. There’s nothing like P.J. Ryan’s here in Journal Square.”

Mike Ryan, owner, P.J. Ryan’s Squared

An Irish Pub and Sports Bar in PATH Plaza

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Fish & Chips Peas & Carrots); BBQ P.J. Ryan’s Squared oneGlazed Grilled Salmon, page menu is filled with Steak & Fries and Shepafun dishes: snacks, salads, rd’s Pie. ($12-$24). sandwiches, burgers, platOpening a new restauters (entrees) and “platrant in PATH Plaza is in ters to share” For snacks, step with the city’s plans to there’s Red Bean & Beef Chili, Jar of Pickles, Grilled rebuild Journal Square with new residential buildings, Long Hot Peppers, Fresh retail stores and restauPopcorn, Beer Battered rants that serve good food Onion Rings, Hot & Spicy and drink, Ryan says. It Cajun Fries, French Fries, and a Hot Bavarian Pretzel. also helps that P.J. Ryan’s Squared is steps away from ($3-$9) the PATH trains. Platters to Share include “I’m a former chairman Loaded Tater Tots, Crispy of the Jersey City Planning Jumbo Wings, Crisp Fried Board,” Ryan says. “My Cauliflower, Meat & goal is to revitalize Jersey Cheese Board, Margarita Flatbread and Grilled Skirt City and Journal Square is a big part of it. For a bar Steak Tacos. ($10-$13). business, having the train Salads feature the Classic so close is a service to your Caesar and Caprese. ($10) customers. This way they For sandwiches there’s don’t have to drive. My Liverwurst, P.J. Ryan’s goal is to have a P.J. Ryan’s French Dip, Grilled at every PATH station.” Cheese, Grilled Chicken Ryan still enjoys being a Club and the Michigan Dog restaurateur, he says, and with Michigan Sauce, Musnow that he’s opened his tard & Onions on a Potato seventh, he’s already planBun. ($7-$14) ning more. Burgers include the P.J. “That’s how you meet Ryan’s Burger – grilled 8 people and enjoy people oz. black Angus chuck, speand have fun,” Ryan says. cial sauce, toasted English A frequent visitor to Iremuffin, Lettuce, Tomato, land – he has a house there Onion and Pickle; Turkey – Ryan designed his bar Burger, and Black Bean to resemble an Irish Pub. Burger. ($9-$12) There are counters throughBig Platters include Fish out the bar that have all 26 & Chips, Bangers and Mash (Irish Sausage, Ched- counties of Ireland endar Mashed Potatoes, Stout graved on glass their glass Gravy with Pearl Onions,

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“P.J. RYAN’S SQUARED” LIGHTS UP PATH PLAZA Cont’d from page 16 tops. There are also six engraved glass tops of the counties that are still run by the English. Those tops are located outside the bar as part of the beer garden. “When the Brits give those counties back to Ireland, we’ll put them inside,” Ryan says. There’s even an old-fashioned phone booth, which Ryan calls the “Cone of Silence”. And when you look out the windows, tables and chairs are scattered in front of the pub like an old fashioned beer garden. And with the size of the restaurant, it seems like a great place for parties.

P.J. Ryan Burger with Onion Rings If you go “I’m the chairman of the P. J. Ryan’s Squared library foundation and 4 Path Plaza, JC we had a fundraiser here recently,” Ryan says. “Two- (201) 222-1600 hundred-fifty people came. Hours: Sun-Thurs, 11:30 am-2 am It was a great party. The Fri, Sat: 11:30 am-3 am place was alive.”

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