T-Mobile: Michelle Newman and Jorge Palacios, managers (left and center, with Wendy Miches, sales associate), 286 Main Street, 201-880-7401, 10:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m., Monday-Saturday. More
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The community is invited to welcome the holidays with entertainment, seasonal treats, trolley rides and free photos with Santa at the Hackensack Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony. The event starts at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, December 5th, on the Courthouse Green at Main and Court Streets. More
Meet the Merchants: Manuel Lema, owner, Francys and Manuel’s Barbershop, 268 Main Street.
“I’ve had this barbershop for 13 years. I grew up in Ecuador and learned my skills there. When I came to this country, I decided to continue working as a barber. Hackensack was a good place to open a shop because there are a lot of different kinds of people here. I like what I do and talking to people. We take care of everybody, from little kids to seniors. Women, too, for haircuts, coloring, manicures. I’m very optimistic about the future of this town. They’re making some good changes.”
Meet our Merchants: Rodrigo Villagomez, owner, Poise Martial Arts, 123 Main Street
“I started martial arts when I was a freshman in high school to do something positive with my time, rather than being out in the streets. I enjoyed the competitiveness of the sport, which led me to major in exercise physiology in college and become a personal trainer and fitness coach. I appreciated the structure and discipline martial arts gave me. Now, years later, I get to witness that positive effect within my students, and some at a very young age. It’s great to have this large space right on Main Street that is central. My students come from Hackensack and the surrounding areas. Having such a large space right on Main Street, it’s very convenient for everyone. I also enjoy the family-oriented environment that has been created at the school. We teach and empower kids and adults to become leaders and champions in life through martial arts. Then they are able to apply those skills in their everyday lives. I firmly believe that martial arts changes lives.”
The Hackensack CAT Walk Art Exhibition is an outdoor art show celebrating local and regional artists. During the Hackensack Street Festival, Banta Place will come to life with art demos, live music, improv comedy, an art battle, and displays of original drawings, mixed media, paintings, and prints. Art will also be available for purchase.
Participate in the arts!
Get a sneak peek of the first installment of “Art on a Stick,” a public art installation by artist Damien Mitchell in collaboration with the Northern NJ Community Foundation’s ArtsBergen. Mitchell’s “Hackensack is Creative” Art Gallery, a series of colorful frames mounted on wooden stakes, will be open for participants to write or draw their own messages and images.
Make your mark along Banta Place to create a colorful profusion of community art!
Other arts activities planned for the day are:
• Art Demos
• Dry Erase Marker Murals
• Howdy Stranger Improv Group
• Live Art Battle!
• Drum Circle/Hip Hop Dancers
Visit us on Banta Place (off Main Street) during the Hackensack Street Festival on Saturday, October 1st from 10am – 6pm.
Banta at Main Street
|DJ Sollas Graffiti Art Demo||11 a.m.|
|Live Art Battle!||12 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.|
|ST. JAMES BENNETT||10:00am – 10:45am|
|THE JAHZ||11:00am – 11:45am|
|OPEN JAM SESSION||12:00pm – 12:45pm|
|YAHAYA KAMATE||1:00pm – 1:45pm|
|DOCK RUSSELL||2:00pm – 2:45pm|
|THE NEVERENDS||3:00pm – 3:45pm|
|HOWDY STRANGER||4:00pm – 4:45pm|
|THE JAHZ (2ND ACT)||5:00pm – 5:45pm|
Artists: Tiffany Tam, Mark Oberndorf, Elizabeth Rundquist, Sharon Frech, Jay McCollum, Corinna Arabia-Meyer, Marcia Wilson, Laura Diamond, Kenneth Ziobro, Jayla Santos, Carlos Almonte, Poramit Thantapalit, Julie Dunic, Scott Scarpelli, Jonathan Houssou, Monica Chavarria, Ybis Nina, John Dunic, Stephanie O’Connor, Javier Gonzalez, Kim Schmitt Thomas, Marcus Story, Nad Ronnoco.
The CAT Walk is produced by the Hackensack Creative Arts Team (CAT), ArtsBergen, and the Main Street Business Alliance.
For updates, please RSVP on our Facebook page, facebook.com/events/599993266842749/
About the Hackensack CAT
The Hackensack Creative Arts Team is a group of artists, merchants, organizational leaders and public officials that developed a creative placemaking plan for the City of Hackensack. Creative placemaking is the integration of arts and culture into a neighborhood, town, or region to build community and livability and boost local economy. The Creative Team has identified a number of projects that will move forward the Creative Vision Statement it has drafted with the input of various members and sectors of the community. The C.A.T Walk Art Exhibition is one project that helps to realize this plan by providing an opportunity for local artists to show their work to the community and bring Main Street to life through the arts.