Con Vivo Music presents Chilltown Boogie, an opera by Alon Nechushtan, telling the history of Jersey City in 5 stories at 5 locations across the city. This epic production spans 150 years of history with an ensemble of singers and chamber orchestra, alongside dancers from Nimbus Dance.
Join us and discover Jersey City’s history spanning the Revolutionary War to the Underground Railroad, Morris Canal, the Hague administration, and the founding of Temple Beth-El.
Sunday Oct 2 – FREE
12:30pm at J Owen Grundy Pier – Exchange Place, Jersey City, NJ
THE BOATMAN – 1878, Morris Canal – a former alcoholic turned born-again Christian discusses his life on the Morris Canal
2:00pm at Paulus Hook Park – 226 Washington St, Jersey City, NJ
THE HERO – 1779, Paulus Hook – George Washington and Henry Lee discuss the Revolutionary War
3:30pm at City Hall Park – 280 Grove St, Jersey City, NJ 0
THE MAYOR – 1949, City Hall – newly defeated Frank Hague and elected mayor John V. Kenny discuss change in Jersey City
5:00pm at Berry Lane Park – 1000 Garfield Ave, Jersey City, NJ
THE HAUNT – 1830, Old Bergen Cemetery – a ghostly meeting discusses the Underground Railroad and generational change
6:30pm at Temple Beth-El – 2419 John F. Kennedy Blvd, Jersey City, NJ
THE CHOICE – 1892, Temple Beth-El – Rabbi Schweizer discusses the growing community of Jewish immigrants
In the event of rain, the entire opera will be performed indoors.
Sunday Oct 2, 3:00pm
Jersey City Theater Center – 165 Newark Ave, Jersey City, NJ