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A fest for a diverse community

by Carly Baldwin, Jersey Journal

Front page headline: STREETS COME ALIVE - Throngs pack Central Avenue

The vibrant and diverse community of the Jersey City Heights came alive Saturday for the "Everything Jersey City" festival. Central Avenue was packed with street vendors, musicians, food stands and families.

The festival, stretching from Hutton Street to Congress Street, is the first of what organizers hope will become an annual tradition.

There were musical performances from the Teenagers - the legendary doo-wop group that achieved fame with "Why Do Fools Fall in Love?" - as well as the Surati Indian dance company and the Eammon Ryan Irish band, among others.

The food selections mirrored the diverse communities that make up the Heights. From sausage-and-peppers sandwiches to alcapurias, gyros to batidos, shish kebabs to sweet pastries - there was truly something for everyone to enjoy.