Save JC Music!
  • Petitioned City of Jersey City

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City of Jersey City

Save JC Music!

    1. Luca Cusolito
    2. Petition by

      Luca Cusolito

      Jersey City, NJ

 

WHO/WHAT/WHERE:  

Some Grove Pointe residents have lodged complaints with the City to eliminate community events such as Groove on Grove, Creative Grove, and the Farmer’s Market from assembling at Grove Pointe, the common area in front of the Grove Street PATH on the corner of Grove Street and Newark Avenue.  You can read more about this debate here.

WHY:

Ongoing community events such as the Groove on Grove music series, weekly Farmer’s Market, and Creative Grove are staples within the vibrant Downtown Jersey City culture and provide our neighbors with venues to buy and sell their wares and support the local music scene.  Organizers of these events have taken measures to compromise on noise levels and are working with the property management of Grove Pointe Condominiums to ensure residents are comfortable.

The Historic Downtown Special Improvement District and Arts In Action, Inc. have been working to revitalize the downtown corridor as a shopping and entertainment hub and eliminating these valuable community events from Downtown Jersey City will only serve to reduce creative opportunities for our citizens.

WHAT YOU CAN DO:

Sign the petition to preserve Grove Pointe as a destination for community events

+ Share this website on Facebook, Twitter, and other social networking sites.

+ Post your experiences with these community events on the website: http://savejcmusic.com/

+ Support the Farmer’s Market, Groove on Grove, and Creative Grove events on a weekly basis!

Recent signatures

    News

    1. Show support for JC Music at next week's City Council meeting!

      Luca Cusolito
      Petition Organizer

      Show your support for the Grove Street PATH's cultural events and attend the next City Council meeting, scheduled for WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 31 at 10am. Click the link for more details.

    2. Reached 750 signatures
    3. City Council Meeting | Wednesday, 8/10/11 | 6pm-8pm

      Luca Cusolito
      Petition Organizer

      ATTENTION: There will be a City Council Meet tomorrow, Wednesday, August 10 from 6pm-8pm. While the subject of noise complaints related to cultural events at Grove Pointe is NOT on the Agenda, it is possible for a public comment to be issued.

    4. 675 Signatures and Counting!

      Luca Cusolito
      Petition Organizer

      Keep preaching it, JC. Thank you for supporting your downtown cultural events!

    5. Jersey City ROCKS!

      Luca Cusolito
      Petition Organizer

      Thank you to everyone who has signed the petition and gotten the word out on the cause. Share your thoughts: http://www.facebook.com/savejcmusic

    6. Reached 500 signatures
    7. 350 Signatures and Counting!

      Luca Cusolito
      Petition Organizer

      Thank you to everyone for the overwhelming show of support for your community! Keep spreading the word.

    8. Reached 250 signatures

    Supporters

    Reasons for signing

    • Matthew Ryan CALDWELL, NJ
      • about 3 years ago

      I am a musician that has played at 2 different JC music events this year, and I wish every community did something like this. It gives people the chance to hear new music and gives local musicians a chance to play for new faces. It helps the local economy as well (surrounding restaurants, pubs, food trucks etc..)

      Please do not take such a great thing away from the public!

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    • christopher silk JERSEY CITY, NJ
      • about 3 years ago

      All of these events bring a smile to my face when I get home from (work) and walk up those stairs at grove PATH and there is electricity and happiness and family and food and music and art and weirdos and suits and community.. That's all make JC a "kinda" cool place to live...

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    • wil cao JERSEY CITY, NJ
      • about 3 years ago

      to ban music on grove is to go backwards by a decade or two. i've been a jc resident nearly all my life, and can tell you, grove didn't have much to begin with. groove on grove should serve as a leading example for all other PATH stations. if the residents don't like the culture/music/noise/etc. that shaped all the greatness of what is grove today, feel free to experience a slice of the previous decade at the other PATH stations further inwards. Just not the same, huh?

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    • gary schell KEARNY, NJ
      • about 3 years ago

      I'm signing because I like city life and all that it has to offer which includes arts, food, and entertainment produced by people for people instead of corporations for masses.

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    • ANDREW TSO JERSEY CITY, NJ
      • about 3 years ago

      The vitality and sense of community that Creative Grove, Groove on Grove, and the Farmers Market bring to Jersey City are absolutely invaluable to residents and visitors alike. To allow a scant few, who say they're inconvenienced by cultural events that are all operated in compliance with the law, to ban the rich activity that benefits a vast number of people is a shameful exercise in entitlement and arrogance. Creativity is what sets one city apart from another. The creative activities on Grove Street Plaza play a large part of what gives our city its unique lifeblood. Don't let a few miserable curmudgeons kill the joy.

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