Destination: Jersey City

arts adventure destination: Jersey City, NJ

Jersey City is only about 10 miles from where I live, but for some reason I hadn’t got around to exploring it much until the summer of 2015. I remember going to college with a guy who grew up in Jersey City and said “if someone likes your shoes, they’ll shoot you and then take ’em.” I know he was talking a lot of stuff, trying to sound like a tough guy, and from what I saw on my first bit of driving around, there were some areas in which I wouldn’t want to spend a lot of my free time. But there’s plenty of interesting street art, and in the downtown area, I think you’ll find everyone still wearing their shoes, so I never had any concern about danger and enjoyed exploring the area.

Click on any of the post titles below to see individual stories of my arts adventures in Jersey City, NJ.

Katyn Memorial in Jersey City

The KatyƄ Memorial in Jersey City

I have to admit, when I first saw this sculpture, I had a humorous thought. I’m standing in Jersey City,

Longshoreman sculpture in Jersey City

The Longshoreman of Jersey City

I happened upon this sculpture at the intersection of 2nd Street and Hudson Street in Jersey City, and I thought

street art mural with woman, tv, and cars, as seen in Jersey City

Video introduction to the graffiti and street art found in Jersey City

I took an afternoon to walk around downtown Jersey City, carrying my GoPro camera and looking for interesting street art