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Monira Fridays: EMERGE NOIR

November 17, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - November 18, 2023 @ 12:00 am EST

Hosted by Diego Roque and presented by: Monira Foundation x ROQ Initiative
Revel in the 1940s film noir world: Live performances, art displays, vendors, and curated installations all with a jazzy noir ambiance.

Evoke the spirit of classic Hollywood, a Gatsby night, cloaked in mystery and intrigue, as you step into an evening that celebrates both the old and the new.

The night features live music, art installations related to film, curated vendors, a screening and more!

Event time is 6:00 PM – 12 AM

Performances by:

  • Ian Kensellar Jazz Trio w/ Meghan 7-8P
  • ROQ Pack | Diego Roq, Giordano Taylor, Amaku 8 – 830
  • Anastazja | Singer | 830 – 9P
  • Rio the Messenger | Singer | 9 – 930P
  • Janetza | Singer | 930 – 10P
  • Chillbrown | Band | 10 – 1030P
  • TF Dutchman | Vinyl DJ Set | 1030 – 1130P

Curated vendors include Bash & Pop Records (vinyl), record players present to listen to vinyl, live typewritten poetry, tarot card readings, perfume scent experience, custom made smoke trays, vintage threads, clothes, antique items, artwork and thrift.

Photography in display by Stevo Darius & Diego Roq.

Stage design is done in collaboration with photographer + set designer Ciara Nicdao and Diego Roq. Unique photobooth concept led by Diego Roq with photographers Amaku and C BO present.

This event is presented by Monira Foundation & ROQ Initiative and is supported by the Jersey City Arts and Culture Trust fund.


November 17, 2023 @ 6:00 pm EST
November 18, 2023 @ 12:00 am EST
Event Category:


ROQ Initiative
Monira Foundation


Mana Contemporary Jersey City
888 Newark Ave
Jersey City, NJ 07306 United States
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