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This Week in the HDSID: October 1 – October 7 JCAST

Goodbye September…hello October! Crisp air, autumn leaves and Halloween!!! The HDSID Halloween Family Bash is this month, so get ready! But, in the meantime, enjoy all of these fabulous events coming up this week in the HDSID:

If you can’t tell by the list of upcoming events, the theme of this week is Art! JCAST is this week and while there are a slew of amazing art exhibits and studio tours, we have a small sampling of what to look forward to:


Ghosts, spirits, the underworld, the upside-down, ethereal beings, the “others,” apparitions… whatever you call them, LITM and their group of artists are placing them front and center for JCAST. On October 2, from 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm, head on over to LITM and experience their Haunted: Art Exhibit Opening, if you dare… Just kidding! Between the amazing ambience, great artwork and delicious cocktails, you’d be a fool not to check it out!

The artists that’ll bring the spirit world to life include:
Amy Neufeld, Andrea McKenna, Andrea Morin, Ann Marie Rhiel, Anna Kasperowitz, Nina Uy, Beth Bentley, Bryant Small, Chris Ernst, Carlos Maneiro, Cecilia Martinez, Chris Winslow, David Dziemian, Cindy Dziemian, David LaMorte, David Nicolato, Eric Indin, Francis Valela, Ian Wilson, Jessica Siemens, Jonathan Acheson, Nina Grana2, Lucia Burrafato, Luis Alves, Lulapore, Marina Marchand, Martyr Graff, Michael Endy, Nanette Reynolds Beachner, Narciso Espiritu Jr., The London Paint Splatterer, Bob Piersanti, Samantha Brandon, Sean O’Keefe, Susan Ward, Todd Ryan… Everyone loves a friendly ghost!


140 Newark Ave, Jersey City, New Jersey


The HDSID happy and proud to announce our participation in this year’s Jersey City Art & Studio Tour October 6th. 

JCAST 2018 is shaping up to be one of the best ones yet! We have a slew of great vendors scheduled to appear at the Grove PATH Plaza on October 6. Vendors like:

Scorpion Photography
5one7 Designs
M.K. Maximilian
SW JustMe Designs
Little Batch Candle Co
Jett Black Denim
Susan Cornick
Porch Finds
Pastry Plug
Marbling Art by Ada
Rocket Crystals
White Birch Candle Co.
Celia Garcia
Ken Hohnecker
Jhailyn Puello
Dave Palukaitis
Christina Ferrari
Stephan Mitchelle
Little Brown Box
Terese Sydonna
Home boutique jc
Oil & Acrylic Artist

What is the Jersey City Art & Studio Tour? JCAST is a citywide showcase of the arts in October that features over 600 participating artists in hundreds of venues that include private studios, galleries, local businesses, and pop-up and public spaces all around Jersey City.

Saturday October 6th 12pm-6pm
Location: Grove Street PATH Plaza

You don’t want to miss these great artists showing their wares!

For more information on JCAST follow the link here:

Official JCAST

From the official JCAST headquarters here are some events:

“Start your journey through the 28th annual Jersey City Art & Studio Tour at JCAST HQ, a premier pop-up gallery featuring new and traditional media created by local and regional artists, as well as the main JCAST information hub.


84 Sip Avenue, Jersey City, NJ.

Parking is available in the JSQ PATH garage, accessible via Summit Avenue.

* Kick-Off Celebration: Thursday, October 4, 6-9 PM
* Open Gallery: Friday, October 5, 12-8 PM
* Open Gallery: Saturday, October 6, 12-6 PM
* Open Gallery: Sunday, October 7, 12-6 PM

JCAST HQ is FREE and open to the public for the Kick-Off Celebration and during Open Gallery hours. Select artwork will be available for sale.

Amanda Thackray | Andre Russell | Angela Costanzo Paris | Ben Weathers | Brendan Carroll | Chris Lesnewski | Daren Kendall | Dylan Egon | Emily Knowles | Enrique Figueredo | Esteban Jimenez | Fabricio Suarez | Gale Sasson | Gocha Tsinadze | Jane Westrick | Janet Jeun-Gourley | Jaqueline Arias | Jasmine Hsu | Jerome China | Jesumar Legada | Joachim Marx | Jong Henry Kim | Ken Huston | Laia Cabrera & Isabelle Duverger | Lawrence Ciarallo | Loren Abbate | Lorenzo Irico | Michael DiFeo | Nabilia Dadabhoy | Natalee Cayton | Niccolo Baldi | Norm Kirby | Nyugen Smith | Paul Federico | Ray Arcadio | Simon Rigg | Swati Rastogi | Vidhi Mehrotra


*Artist Meet-and-Greet: JCAST HQ participating artists will be on-site to talk about their artwork, the artistic process and more. Stop by, say hi and buy some art! Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

*JCAST HQ Promenade Live Art: GET CREATIVE! Bring paint, Sharpies or any other media and get arty on the white boards lining the walkway along the JCAST HQ. All are welcome to participate! Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

*We Are with Krishna Chavda: Krishna, of Nanu Illustration, will be out on the JCAST Promenade painting live portraits. Jump on in and color in your own portrait, contributing to a community painting. Saturday & Sunday 12:00 – 4:00 pm

*Henna Art: Artist Swati Rastogi will be hand-painting gorgeous henna tattoos in a mix of traditional and new styles. Friday 4:00 – 7:00 pm | Saturday 2:00 – 5:00 pm

*Silkscreen Pop-Up Shop: Artist Andre Russell of Rated Real Clothing will be on-site hand screening shirts and other textiles made-for-order. Friday 12:00 – 8:00 pm | Saturday 12:00 -6:00 pm

*Hear it Whisper: Veteran Jersey City curator & artist Brendan S. Carroll will premiering the launch of his new book Hear it Whisper, an 84-page Polaroid documentary-style telling of Jersey City. Brendan will be selling signed copies of the limited-edition press. Saturday 1:00 -5:00 pm.

*JCAST Kids: All weekend, there will be hands-on activities for the youngsters and those young at heart. Featured activities include the Newel creativity table, Harmony of the Spheres interactive art exploration with Janet Jeun-Gourley, paint a leaf interactive tree art with the Jersey City Parks Coalition, and more. Check out the 
JCAST Kids tab for other activities taking place across Jersey City. 

*Curated Tours: Hop on a JCAST Curated Tour for a customized JCAST experience. The Curated Tour Bus Depot is located on the corner of Sip and Bergen Avenues, adjacent to JCAST HQ.

*Yelp’s Photo Tour of Jersey City: Stroll on over to the JSQ Plaza to check out a super rad photo installation created by Yelp featuring photos by locals of local spots.” 

Check out for additional info!


Celebrate JCAST with LITM on Sunday, October 7, 2018 at 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm! You can expect: $5 martinis, wine and beers AND special art-themed cocktails.

Aside from the delicious art-centric cocktails, at LITM you’ll see their art show, “Haunted,” which will be on display October 2nd – November 4th. As per LITM “The show is also part of JCAST during LITM’s regular operating hours.”

As if the cocktails and art show weren’t enough, you can enjoy Thai-American grub from Suwanna Food (brunch is from 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm & dinner is from 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm.)

But wait, there’s more. LITM will have art supplies and activities so everyone can participate in JCAST! Just bring your creativity and enjoy the festivities!

Jersey City Art & Studio Tour: Artists’ Happy Hour


140 Newark Ave, Jersey City, New Jersey


Coming up

***HDSID Board MeetingHDSID Logo_361 CMYK

The monthly board meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, October 16, 2018 at 10:00 am – 12:00 pm in the Caucus Room in City HallAll are welcome!

Halloween Family Bash

Are you ready for a frighteningly good time? Get ready for the Halloween Family Bash on the Newark Ave Pedestrian Mall on October 31, 3:00 – 7:00! There will be face-painting, a bouncy house, music, popcorn and CANDY…and more candy!

Don’t forget every Monday and Thursday, 4:00 – 8:00pm the Historic Downtown Farmer’s Market at the Grove PATH Plaza.

Have a wonderful 2018 JCAST!

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