Last chance to witness these events at the Hoboken Museum
The Thomas Edison Film Festival Docs Pushing Boundaries program closes on Saturday April 30th with documentaries from Belarus, Belgium, Canada, Chile, Kenya, Switzerland and the USA. Docs Pushing Boundaries is available on demand free to the public on the TEFF website at www.tefilmfestival.org.
The ‘Adjacent’ exhibition in the upper gallery, featuring the otherworldly ‘doll’ inspired work by Liz Ndoye and storytelling work by Ibou Ndoye, closes on Sunday 1st May.
Also on May 1, from 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., the museum’s Urban Pop-Up Market will take place. Vendors offer artwork, jewelry, fashion, household and pharmacy goods. The market takes place on select Sundays March through August on the Hoboken Museum Walkway.
This is followed by the upcoming Lou Carbone show “COVID” where Carbone will deliver an online artist talk that will be streamed live Friday, May 6 at 7 p.m. The ‘COVID’ exhibition at the Upper Gallery opens at 2pm on Saturday 7th May. The Hoboken Historical Museum is located at 1301 Hudson St., Hoboken.
Meeting for the West Side Avenue Special Improvement District
The West Side Avenue Special Improvement District Annual Meeting will be held virtually on Wednesday, May 18 at 7 p.m. Participation is possible via video conference. To participate by computer or phone, email [email protected] no later than 12:00 noon on Wednesday, May 18 to register and receive the link for the videoconference.
History and nature programs at LSP
The Trail of the Blue Comet program at Liberty State Park will be held on Wednesday, May 4 from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Guests can learn about the route of the famous Blue Comet train to its final destination, Atlantic City. This program includes a 60-minute power point presentation, a discussion of the ongoing effects of the Blue Comet and an excerpt from the documentary Deluxe: The Tale of the Blue Comet, followed by a walk to the train shed. The program is recommended for ages 10 and up.
The Habitat Nature Walk takes place on Sunday, May 1st from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. The walk allows visitors to explore Liberty State Park’s diverse habitats and wildlife on this naturalist-led walk and scavenger hunt. Guests should dress for the outdoors and wear comfortable shoes for walking. Guests can meet at the Nature Center, 275 Freedom Way, Jersey City. All ages are welcome.
Tiny Trails will then take place on Saturday, May 7, from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. The program includes a discussion with LSP’s park naturalist about insects, followed by a walk to look for common garden insects. As with the Nature Walk, guests should dress to be outdoors and wear shoes for walking. Guests can meet at the nature center and the program is recommended for children over 4 years old.
Pre-registration is required for all programs and places are limited. For more information or to enroll in a program, you can contact the Nature Center at 201-915-3400 x503 or email [email protected] Children must be accompanied by an adult. You can have a maximum of six participants per reservation and pets are not allowed on the programs unless they are service animals.
Open call for your US travel pictures and more
Project Greenville is now accepting submissions for a community collage map that will be the basis of their next free group art show. The idea for the collage is based on photos by Project Greenville’s Elizabeth Deegan, which were arranged for the INside show last March. The photos are from a road trip she took 20 years ago.
Interested parties can send their pictures and ideas to Deegan at [email protected] The closing date for entries is May 23, but to include you in printed materials you must notify Project Greenville of your commitment by May 5. The show takes place on Friday 3rd June and Saturday 4th June JC Friday weekend.
All interested can submit their favorite photos, drawings, paintings and texts from their own adventures or even fantasies in the US Project Greenville to include as many as possible to show the diversity of the country and how diversity inspires.