Fun things to do in jersey city


Written by Nashima Harvey

About last night… My two year old daughter and I had a chance to visit the opening of the “in BLACK and WHITE” Exhibit at the Union City Museum of Art at the William V. Musto Cultural Center.

It was a great opportunity to go out on a rainy Friday night, wearing black and white and receiving some culture while staying close to home. We are all about discovering new things that are going on in our community. Besides, my daughter loves art and painting, so it was a great opportunity to make this her first time at an opening of an exhibit.

As the pianist tickled the ivories playing christmas tunes we were able to walk around viewing exquisite artwork from local Union City residents. I was amazed to see so much talent in one room. Although i was afraid my two year old would be bored or have a meltdown, to my surprise she walked around viewing each painting with me and had some commentaries on one painting in particular by the artist David Aquino, of a man with a mouse on his shoulder. I didn’t even notice the mouse until she pointed it out. Clearly she has a great artistic eye.

One of my favorite pieces were from the artist Juan Ramiro Torres. It had the Picassoesque feeling to me. Overall there were so much great pieces of black and white artwork to view that I feel I may need to visit the museum again just to experience the beauty once more.

My family and I love museums and go at least once a month to the museums in NYC. However I highly recommend that if you are in Union City, and would like an opportunity to view beautiful artwork, come out to the “in BLACK and WHITE” Exhibit which runs from December 5, 2014- February 2, 2015 you will not be disappointed by the artistry showcased.

Nashima Harvey is a Mother and Founder/Educational Consultant at THE LITTLE GREEN HOUSE a progressive eco-friendly learning environment in Union City. For more info on THE LITTLE GREEN HOUSE visit  or

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