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first_imgAt approximately 12:50 p.m., a banner reading “Refugees Welcome” was unfurled atop the pedestal of the Statue of Liberty National Monument. The banner, approximately 3 feet by 20 feet, was affixed by nylon rope to the wall of the public observation deck at the base of the statue.Park rangers, alerted to the presence of the banner, immediately made their way to the location and conducted an assessment of the banner and how it was attached to the monument, Statue officials said.“It was determined that the banner could be removed without damaging the pedestal and Rangers began the process of removing it,” they said. “Affixing a banner to the national monument is strictly prohibited, and an investigation is underway by the United States Park Police to identify suspects.”JC Fridays hosts citywide events on March 3Art House Productions presents the JC Fridays spring event, featuring a full day of free arts events throughout Jersey City on March 3.Sponsored by (among others) The Jersey City Reporter and Jersey City Magazine, as well as the City of Jersey City, the day will feature arts events in every part of Jersey City.For more information go to www.jcfridays.com or www.arthouseproductions.org.Freespace Dance Company bridges generation gap in Jersey CityBorderless – the thematic series by Jersey City Theater Center (JCTC) – continues with an innovative performance that breaks down boundaries separating generations through dance and movement.The event will be held on Saturday March 4 at 7:30 p.m. at Merseles Studios, 339 Newark Avenue, Jersey City, NJ 07302.I know You by Freespace Dance, a Montclair-based contemporary dance company, explores how shared experiences, thoughts and emotions enable individuals of all ages to form connections. The piece is performed by a multigenerational cast of 16 dancers – ranging in ages from 15 to 65 – and portrays through movement, the many ways different generations interact and create together.Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets cost $20 ($15 for students & senior citizens/photo ID required at door). To purchase tickets, visit: jctcenter.orgLeFrak launches teaser website for 41-story building in NewportEllipse, LeFrak’s new luxury rental building in Newport on Jersey City’s waterfront, has launched their teaser website. LeFrak created the Newport community, and Ellipse is one of their more ambitious projects. The building was designed by Arquitectonica – that company’s first project in Jersey City — and sits directly on the waterfront with wide water and city views.The Ellipse is a 41-story luxury rental building located in the Newport community on Jersey City’s waterfront. Leasing begins April 2017, with occupancy this summer.  The teaser website is www.ellipseapts.com.March of Crows interactive art show at Grace Van Vorst ChurchGrace Van Vorst Church will host March of Crows, an interactive art show featuring Shayfer James’ new music inspired by murals of Jersey City on March 10. The event is free and starts at 8 p.m. Grace Van Vorst Church is located at 268 Second Street in Jersey City. 1 / 2  A REAL HONOR – The Jersey City Council joined members of the Jersey City Police Department and members of the family to pay tribute to William Graw, a 28-year veteran of the police department who passed away last October. He was known for opening his home and heart to many, for his generosity and kindness are legendary, and for having a particular soft spot for the elderly.  2 / 2  JERSEY CITY SCHOOLS SHOW OFF THEIR ORATORY SKILLS — In a dramatic presentation held in the council chambers of Jersey City Hall on Feb. 21, students from public, private and Catholic Schools showed their oratory skills in the 22nd Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Oratory Contest. Nayasha Knigge of Primary Preparatory won first place in the Grades 3 to 5 category, followed by Mecca Coley of Sacred Heart, who came in second, and Genesis Pierre-Louis from PS 37 who came in third. Honorable mentions included Bhavyata Tahna of PS 16, Gabriel Marandino of PS 37, and Yaritaza Huessa of PS 28. Displaying a phenomenal speaking ability, Nathanael Ramdyal of PS 40, wowed the judges and drew a standing ovation from the audience in winning first place in the grades 6 to 8 category. Marliza Mabutas of PS 24 won second place, Fitzroy Legister of St. Joseph won third. Berodelie Saint Jules of PS 24 received honorable mention along with Chibuikem Onyemaechi of PS 27 and Mark Rajah of St. Joseph. ❮ ❯ Banner hoisted on Madam LibertyUnknown protestors in support of immigrant’s rights hoisted a banner on the Statute of Liberty on Feb. 21.center_img ×  1 / 2  A REAL HONOR – The Jersey City Council joined members of the Jersey City Police Department and members of the family to pay tribute to William Graw, a 28-year veteran of the police department who passed away last October. He was known for opening his home and heart to many, for his generosity and kindness are legendary, and for having a particular soft spot for the elderly.  2 / 2  JERSEY CITY SCHOOLS SHOW OFF THEIR ORATORY SKILLS — In a dramatic presentation held in the council chambers of Jersey City Hall on Feb. 21, students from public, private and Catholic Schools showed their oratory skills in the 22nd Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Oratory Contest. Nayasha Knigge of Primary Preparatory won first place in the Grades 3 to 5 category, followed by Mecca Coley of Sacred Heart, who came in second, and Genesis Pierre-Louis from PS 37 who came in third. Honorable mentions included Bhavyata Tahna of PS 16, Gabriel Marandino of PS 37, and Yaritaza Huessa of PS 28. Displaying a phenomenal speaking ability, Nathanael Ramdyal of PS 40, wowed the judges and drew a standing ovation from the audience in winning first place in the grades 6 to 8 category. Marliza Mabutas of PS 24 won second place, Fitzroy Legister of St. Joseph won third. Berodelie Saint Jules of PS 24 received honorable mention along with Chibuikem Onyemaechi of PS 27 and Mark Rajah of St. Joseph. ❮ ❯last_img

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