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Volume 20 No. 10

Hudson County’s Bi-Weekly-Cultural, Lifestyle and Entertainment Publication In This Issue Pg. 2


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Jersey City Art & Studio Tour Weekend kicks-off Sat & Sun, Oct. 8 & 9

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26th Year

A Thousand Artists Display Works in Hundreds of Venues


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Artist Theda Sandiford of JC exhibits Mixed-Media Artworks at JCTC & JCAST Collages and Paintings filled with Cultural Ephemera reveal the Artist’s Journey By Sally Deering

In her email address

she’s “Bondgyrl” who, with her dad, has seen every 007 flick ever made. Away from the computer, she’s Theda Sandiford, a mixed-media artist and lover of found objects. Sandiford currently has work in the VANITY show at the Jersey City Theater Center; and five pieces are to be exhibited at Jersey City Art and Studio Tour’s (JCAST) Flagship Gallery on Sat and Sun, Oct 8, and 9, and every weekend in October. It doesn’t matter how fancy or mundane a found object is, it tells a story, Sandiford says. It could be a Gatorade bottle cap, or a

(“Eye of Providence” to be shown at JCAST Gallery in October)

broken bracelet, once Sandiford finds her treasure, usually on her jaunts in the Jersey City neighborhood where she lives, the object(s) will be reconstructed into a mixed-media collage. “I find things when I walk around,” Sandiford says. “I’ll find a gear from a

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bicycle, I’ll see something broken. I’m seeing things all the time. Depending on what neighborhood I’m in, I can get a sense of who lives there by their garbage. In Jersey City, there are a lot of Corona caps and Heineken caps and Goya Malta if I’m near the park. In the VANITY show, Sandiford’s piece Selfie Joy features a pretty woman with a huge afro made of bottle caps, buttons and other objects d’art. “I did a similar piece to Selfie Joy using the same photo which will be at the JCAST Gallery during the Jersey City Studio Tour Cont’d on page 3

(Theda Sandiford and her mixed-media piece “Selfie Joy” can be seen in VANITY at JC Theater Center)

FINDING THEDA Cont’d from page 2 next weekend,” Sandiford says. “I found two photos and tore them out of a magazine and I was so taken with the face, their skin, it felt like purity to me. I collected orange bottle caps, most of them came from Burning Man (the festival in Arizona). I had a friend on the recycling crew and he found every single orange Gatorade cap and shipped them to me. The pieces in the center of Selfie Joy that look almost floral, those are sippy parts that you find on kids’ juice containers. I put out a call for materials on Instagram and within weeks I had hundreds of them.” It’s like she’s adding archeology into her collages; no matter where she is, objects she collects inspire her art, she says. Making

life’s everyday craziness. In the beginning, when she starts creating a piece, Sandiford may feel angry about something or frustrated, but as she starts creating, those feelings change and when she feels finished with the work, she feels the joy of creating it and working through some inner turmoil. “I started making art in 2004, after someone said to me that I wasn’t expressing myself fully, and to ‘take the things you’re upset about and instead of dwelling on them, make art to release them’,” Sandiford says “It was a suggestion that now is a life-line for me. How do I get to happy if I’m confused? How do I find clarity? My work deals with identity and self-exploration. I’m not doing it just to make pretty things to enjoy. I’m doing it to be

(“Radiant” by Theda Sandiford, Private collection)

fully-realized.” Born in Queens, Sandiford has lived in Westchester, Puerto Rico, Cincinnati, Ohio, and Boston, Massachusetts where she earned a Bachelor’s Degree in American Studies from Tufts University. She moved to Jersey City in 1995. “I was working and living in the city and I had a progression of people sleeping on my couch,” Sandiford says “No privacy. I wanted

to live close to the city, so I came over here and bought a condo. There were maybe two restaurants, Skinner’s Loft and The Merchant, at the time. There was none of the things we have in Jersey City now.” And what about that Bondgyrl email nickname? “My dad is a huge James Bond fan and we would always see James Bond films every summer when they came out,” Sandiford laughs. To one viewer at the VANITY show at the Jersey City Theater Center, Sandiford’s piece could very well be a take-off of a Bond girl. The figure looks very 1960s with big eyes and an oversized afro which makes her look extremely feminine and hip. “Every woman says they see some of them selves in my work and the pieces allow them to embrace

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their femininity and beauty,” Sandiford says “So often the images of women we see in the media make us feel ‘I’m not skinny enough,’ or ‘I’m not enough.’ If someone can buy one of my pieces and it makes them feel like they’re ‘enough’, then mission accomplished, and that makes me feel good.” If you go Through Nov. 11 VANITY The Art Gallery at JC Theater Center Merseles Studios 339-345 Newark Ave, JC www.jctcenter.org

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2016 Honorees This year we are honored to have Joseph Chiusolo as our Grand Marshall; Italian Man of the Year: John Fio Rito ; Italian Woman of the Year: Denise D’Alessandro ; Italian Police Officer Sgt. Philip Chidichimo (JCPD) Italian Fire Fighter : Deputy Chief Anthony DellaRosa (JCFD) Italian Medical Professional : Dr. Joseph Buttigheri ; Italian Educator: Christina Mannuzza; Italian Business: Monteleone’s Bakery ; Italian Businesswoman: Kathy Mercado; Honorary Italian Woman: Maryanne Kelleher ; Honorary Italian Man: Michael Ryan; Miss Columbus: Danielle DePaula ; Navigator Award – Councilman Richard Boggiano

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MANA CONTEMPORARY, 818 Newark Ave, JC, (201) 604-2702, www.manacontemporary.com. Through Oct. 22: MARILYN: CHARACTER NOT IMAGE; CURATED BY WHOOPI GOLDBERG. “An exclusive, capsule exhibition of Marilyn Monroe’s poems, drawings, and iconic dress; featuring photographs by Milton Greene and Weegee, as well as select video footage. This show presents a different side to the legendary actress: behind the glamour was a vulnerable, sensitive, and ambitious young woman who spent time writing poems and diary entries to self-analyze, understand, and reassure herself. In these writings, she craves love and friendship, and battles with ongoing pain, heartbreak, and disappointment. She attempts to understand the world on her terms, tries to accept her insecurities and fears, and become a better artist.” (Photo by Weegee)

ART HOUSE GALLERY, 136 Magnolia Ave, JC (201) 915-9911; www.arthouseproductions.org. Oct 8-Dec. 9: A DARK WOOD. This special two-location exhibition features 34 contemporary artists presented by Art House

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Gallery and Curious Matter. A DARK WOOD opens the weekend of Oct. 8 & 9, during the Jersey City Art & Studio Tour. Both galleries will be open noon to 6 pm. THE ARTISTS: Art House Gallery — Meg Atkinson, Aaron B, Milcah Bassel, Daniel A. Bruce, Emanuele James Cacciatore, Peter Everett, David French, Ethan Hamby, Jee Hwang, John Keefer, Ross Bennett Lewis, Dave Mishalanie, Nazanin Noroozi, Ben Pranger, Jon Rappleye, Anna Riley, Robert Schatz, Jill Scipione, Philip Swan, Lisa Taliano. Curious Matter — Arthur Bruso, Jessica Demcsak, Jang Soon Im, Casey Inch, Dae Young Kim, Todd Lambrix, Joan Mellon, Daniel Morowitz, Sarah Pfohl, Jon Rappleye, Clark Rendall, Dept. of Reparative History, Linda Kamille Schmidt, and Linda Tharp.

DEEP SPACE GALLERY, 77 Cornelison Ave, JC (201) 777-0166. Now through Oct. 9: IN BETWEEN THE LINES, art installation by TF Dutchman and Mr Mustart.

SHUASPACE, 340 Summit Ave, JC. www.shuaspace. org. Sat, Sept. 24-Sat, Oct 22: (Opening reception, Sat, Sept 24 at 5-10 pm): THE STATE OF THE UNION “Four artists come together to deliver

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The State of The Union, a preelection exhibition offering reflections on contemporary America in the context of its relatively short history. Curator Allison Remy Hall and artists DISTORT, Lina Hsiao, Dominic Sansone, and Sam Pullin offer a small glimpse into the current realities of the heartland.

L.I.T.M., 140 Newark Ave, JC. (201) 536-5557; info@litm.com. Oct. 3-30: THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS group show.

CASA COLOMBO, 380 Monmouth St, JC. www. casacolombo.org. Ongoing: 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-the-


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JERSEY CITY THEATER CENTER, Merseles Studios, 339-345 Newark Ave, JC www.jctcenter.org. Runs through Fri, Nov 11: VANITY. The theme is presented in both art and theater. Opening Oct. 13 and running Oct. 14, 15, 20, 21, and 22 at 7 pm: L’IMAGE - An evening of one-act plays by George Cameron Grant featuring Fernando Ayres, Jill Cook, Wendy Weber Eaton, Karoline Fischer, Helene Kaufmann, Lawryn LaCroix, Ricardo Muñiz, Tomike Ogugua, Florence Pape, Noemi Santos and Margo Singaliese. Artists exhibiting in the gallery include Luis Alves, Catalina Aranguren, Mediha Ayub, Miguel Cardenas, Willie Cole, D.J Flores, Frank Ippolito, Elena Lezhen, Fermin Mendoza, Kristianne Molina, Bruno Nadalin, Nupur Nishith, Christy O’Connor, Shannon Rednour, Ka-son Reeves, Myssi Robinson, Theda Sandiford, Giovani Santoro, Athena Toledo, Susan Ward and Anthony Wills. (See website for full schedule.)

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(201) 683-7014. OCT. 13-30, 8 pm: DRACULA: THE JOURNAL OF JONATHAN HARKER. Adapted by Jim Helsinger. Tix: $30/$18 for seniors/students. “A hit at Orlando Shakespeare Theatre, DRACULA: THE JOURNAL OF JONATHAN HARKER brings Bram Stoker’s horror story to life on stage. Starring John Keller. Directed by Melissa Firlit.”




JCTC-KIDS at the Jersey City Theater Center, Merseles Studios, 339 Newark Ave, JC. www.jctcenter.org. Shows Sun, Oct 2 through Sun, Dec 11 at 1 pm: Puppetworks presents Lewis Carroll’s ALICE IN WONDERLAND. Tix: Children: $8; $11 at the door. Adult: $9; $12 at the door. School discounts available. Go to www.jctcenter.org for tix.

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LIBERTY SCIENCE CENTER, Liberty State Park, 222 Jersey City Boulevard, JC. (201) 200-1000; www.lsc.org. DA VINCI SURGICAL ROBOT EXHIBIT. Kids can be a surgeon at the controls of a robotic simulator. Liberty Science Center’s da Vinci Robotic Surgery exhibit, developed in partnership with Intuitive Surgical and Mimic Technologies, lets kids have a virtual and hands-on experience. Suitable for ages 12 and up. LIBERTY SCIENCE CENTER, Liberty State Park, 222 Jersey City Boulevard, JC. (201) 200-1000;www.lsc.org.

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The Archer Bar & Restaurant Serves Classic Cocktails and Hearty Game Meats Only Restaurant in Town where there’s Elk on the Menu and Deer on the Wall

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wners Jesse Weeks and Kent Baker of The Archer restaurant and bar transformed a small sushi place on Newark Avenue in Jersey City into a restaurant & bar that’s like a throwback in time to when men gathered in hunting lodges to sip manly cocktails and share tales of the hunt before a crackling fire. You don’t have to be a hunter to like The Archer, although if you like wild game meats like elk and bison, you’ll feel right at home. Weeks and Baker’s The Archer is a post-industrial, urbanized version of the hunting lodge where classic cocktails are served and a variety of dishes featuring game meats like elk, bison and venison are a big part of the menu. Located right on Newark Avenue, a short walk from the Grove Street PATH, The Archer is a step back in time. From the outside, it looks like a typical steakhouse with wood blinds in the windows; inside, the dining area is dark woods

and industrial metal finishes. The dining room features long rows of wooden booths and tables along both walls adorned with old-fashioned radios and lit up by dim hanging lamps casting a soft glow from overhead. A narrow walkway between the booths and tables leads to the back where the bar faces a fireplace with a stuffed deer on the wall. “We like to think of it as urban industrial meets hunting lodge,” Jesse Weeks says as he gets the place ready for the 5 pm dinner rush. “One of the ideas is to have a lodge type of feel. It used to be a fusion Asian restaurant. We left the bar structure, and we repurposed the sushi fridge for meats and cheeses.” The menu features Small Plates of dishes with game meats like venison, wild boar, bison, elk and duck. “Small plates are better for sharing, Weeks says. Chef de Cuisine Al Bacchiochi does a fanciful twist with popular dishes, Weeks says, like the Venison Cheesesteak, the Elk Meatball Sliders, the Wild Boar Sloppy Joes and the Bison Short Ribs. “Game meats tend to be gamey,” Weeks says. “The goal is to prepare them in such a way that they’re not gamey and the nutrition is high. Our main supplier is

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now that they passed the one year mark, Weeks and Baker plan to make some additions like live jazz and bluegrass during the week. “We’ll do ragtime jazz, bluegrass,” Weeks says.

The place gets pretty busy on Friday and Saturday nights, but no reservations, please.

Jesse Weeks and Kent Baker “We’re first come, first served,” Weeks says. “It’s fair that way.”

Fossil Farms in Boonton We get elk and venison from Texas, Canada and New Zealand. Ducks are local, from New York and Long Island, where they are humanely raised.”

There are a couple of vegetarian dishes on the menu, too. Weeks says: “We make a great grilled cheese sandwich” The restaurant’s been open since July 2015 and

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New Listing -Bayonne 1 Family

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Beautiful end unit townhouse located on desirable tree lined Street in Bergen Point neighborhood. Featuring and open floor plan with hardwood floors, central air, recessed lighting and three levels of finished living space. Large updated kitchen with sliders to newer deck with sun setter awning. Many recent upgrades. Come see for yourself. Don't miss out!!



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Bayonne 1 Family

Charming well maintained Cape Cod style one family home, conveniently located in the midtown area of Bayonne. Home features an oversized master bedroom with sliders to deck. also a beautiful modern kitchen and bath and gleaming hardwood floors in the living area. Best of all 2 garages for off street parking. $265,000


Beautiful well maintained sun drenched town-home located in Horace Mann School District very close to light rail. Featuring old world charm and deceivingly spacious rooms with a private low maintenance yard. Many upgrades, shows owners pride and wont last!


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Spectacular triplex end unit townhouse in desirable Bergen

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mark home with commercial office attached, live and work at home. Situated on an over-size lot in prime midtown Doctors Row location. Featuring elegant and tasteful turn of the century woodwork and details, large chefs kitchen with veranda and sun room, a finished basement with wet bar, garage parking and much more. This high quality prestigious estate is fro the discerning buyer and won’t last!



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Nancy D’Antonio Realtor Associate

Ph. 201.988.7802

Office 201-437-0411

808 Broadway, Bayonne, NJ www.exitonthehudson.com



Two Family Bergen Point semi attached. Owners apartment Duplex 2 bedrooms, 2 full baths.

Joseph F. Damato Broker of Record

Tenant apartment 2 bedrooms, 1 bath. Driveway parking for 2-3 cars. Close to Light Rail, bus stop, grammar school and shopping on Broadway.

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Email: Info@BHHSMPREALTY.COM NEW LISTING One Family - Bayonne

NEW LISTING One Family - Bayonne

Asking $359,000

Lovely 1 Family that offers 4 bedrooms, 3 full baths and hardwood floors. This home is perfect for a mother/daughter or for a large family. 4 blocks to Light Rail Station. Asking $335,000

Listed by John Pineiro Cell: 201-851-2849

Listed by John Ward Cell: 201-988-0961

One Family with parking located near Stephen Gregg Park & Horace Mann School. Features include living room, dining room, kitchen, 4 bedrooms, 2 full and 2 half baths. Central air and forced air heat. There is a room off the kitchen which could be used as a TV room, office or other bedroom. Finished basement with wet bar, pool table and access to the garage. Great location, near Light Rail Station!

Downtown Two Family –Bayonne This house is priced to sell quickly. Needs TLC, but has a ton of potential. Underground oil tank with tank insurance. Possible carport with city approvals. This is a hidden gem.

Asking $220,000

Listed by Sheryl Simon Cell: 201-259-7053

NEAR PARK Two Family - Bayonne

Excellent Location! Large 2 Family - perfect for large or growing family. Owners Duplex boasts 5 bedrooms, 2 full baths. 1st floor rental unit has 2 BR/FB. Hardwood floors throughout, 150 sq ft deck off 2nd floor kitchen. 2 car garage, new gas heat, Jacuzzi on 2nd floor bathroom. Close to Light Rail Station.

NEW LISTING Two Family - Bayonne

Well maintained Contemporary 2 Family Home close to 8th Street Light Rail Station. This home features 3 bedrooms & 1 bathroom on each floor. Hardwood flooring under carpet, unfinished basement with high ceilings & 2 garages.

Asking $425,000 Listed by Lisa Doria Cell: 551-655-4566 & Camille Doria Cell: 201-294-2527 SPACIOUS One Family Bayonne One Family Home located on a tree lined street near County Park. Heated front sun porch, large DR and LR, custom kitchen with adjoining breakfast room. 5 bedrooms, large full bath with oversized tub, hardwood flooring. Finished family room in basement complete with shed.

Asking $459,000

Asking $395,000

Listed by Dave Monchek Cell: 201-892-4826

Listed by Judy Clarkin Cell: 201-707-4114

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We are pleased to announce the

Grand Opening of our New, Larger Office at

867 Broadway, Bayonne It is with great pride, and appreciation to our families, friends, and clients that we invite you to come see how we have grown! Our new office became a necessity so that our growing staff can serve our community better, and provide more of the dedicated customer service that we are known for. Located between 40th and 41st Streets, it is just a few blocks north of the previous location. The new office is not only larger, but offers more accommodation for our agents and our clients alike. “This new space features more technology, a large conference and training room, better energy efficiency, and even a small outdoor area to relax in!” said Annette Rubin, Broker of Record and owner of the company. “Please stop by and visit – we’ll be officially celebrating on

Wednesday, October 5th, from Noon to 8pm.”

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