Live at the Ferry Slip Sat Aug 13 with Erotic Novels and Jekssaira

Join Perth Amboy Artworks for Live at the Ferry Slip Music Series on Saturday Aug 13th from 7-9pm featuring Erotic Novels and Jekssaira. Enjoy great live music, art and beautiful views of Raritan Bay at the Historic Perth Amboy Ferry Slip 300 Front St Perth Amboy, NJ.  The show is free and all ages.

Erotic Novels play pop punk soul filled rock featuring Shannon Perez from Perth Amboy. A Perth Amboy native and artist since the 90’s, they owned and helped curate events at the now defunct Curmudgeon Records from 1994-2011. A promoter and true punk, they started in the band Don Juan Destroyer out of Perth Amboy in 1997

From Queens, NY  Jekssaira is a Latinx crooner, queer original singer/songwriter influenced by 50’s music. Jekssaira will be playing a new album of original songs in English and Spanish accompanied by a full band.

Artist Gina Minichino has been drawing caricatures for 25 years and will be drawing caricatures at the ferry slip during the show.

Grant funding has been provided by the Middlesex County Board of County Commissioners through a grant award from the Middlesex County Cultural and Arts Trust Fund.

City of Water Day Live at the Ferry Slip July 16 7pm

Deivito plays Spanglish Sea Shanties. Minio Class & Friends are a 3 piece that play World Music combining Latin, Rock and Jazz.

Live at the Ferry Slip

For City of Water Day 2022, enjoy a concert at the Historic Perth Amboy Ferry Slip on Raritan Bay. Enjoy great live music and beautiful water views.

A sea shanty is a genre of traditional folk song that was once commonly sung as a work song to accompany rhythmical labor aboard large merchant sailing vessels.  Deivito plays an ocean’s bounty of original Spanglish Sea Shanties including pirate ballads, dirges, sea shanties, and ancient marinated guarachas. A bilingual gumbo derived from traditional folkloric sounds of the North-Central-Carribean-South Americas, the sonic fare exemplifies a vibrant dance of the Old World and New.

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Advocating for Innovative Arts Projects

Perth Amboy Artworks President Caroline Pozycki Torres was asked to contributed a Voices from the Field Blog story for the arts advocacy group ArtPride NJ. The story “Catch Basin Murals a Hit for Earth Day in Perth Amboy” is an easy to reference document on how to do a catch basin mural project. As grant funds were just released for the NJ Clean Communities program, this is valuable information for municipalities across the state that want to address litter in an innovative way. The funds can be used on catch basin murals because the murals serve as tools for environmental education, and tools for litter control and storm water management. Catch basin murals (though beautiful) are not considered beautification, as they are done in conjunction with storm drain cleaning and adoption.