US VENUE SPOTLIGHT – Jersey City, NJ – White Eagle Hall

Opened as a music venue in May of last year, White Eagle Hall is one of the newest and most unique performance spaces in the Northeast. The venue houses state of the art sound and lighting equipment optimized for live music while still featuring many of the building’s historic details, including a wrought iron wrap-around balcony and a coffered tin ceiling with two large stained glass atriums.

The White Eagle Hall originally opened in 1910. It was constructed by Polish immigrants under the leadership of Father Peter Boleslaus Kwiatowski, who had been driven from Poland by Russian occupiers just before the turn of the 20th century. During the depression, Kwiatowski transferred the ownership of White Eagle Hall to St. Anthony’s and the parish managed the venue throughout the 20th century.

White Eagle Hall’s most famous achievement is the facility’s unique contribution to basketball: the St. Anthony Friars, which is the basketball team of St. Anthony High School. Jersey City native Bob Hurley coached the team, and dozens of students under his tutelage earned basketball scholarships to attend colleges and later went on to play on major league teams. This eventually made Hurley the first High School Coach to be inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame. The original wood basketball floor the Friars practiced on is now used as bar counters and balcony flooring in White Eagle Hall.

White Eagle Hall has managed to preserve the historic integrity of the building while enhancing the audience experience, making it a remarkable venue that we are excited to feature in the first ever American edition of Independent Venue Week. Come see this historic room (and a great show!) when The Get Up Kids perform at White Eagle Hall on July 13—find your tickets here!

Similar Posts


Thank you all so much for your support in the 11th edition of Independent Venue Week, one that has been

#IVW24 DAY 7

What a week that was… Thank you to everyone that has supported their local independent venues during #IVW24. That is

#IVW24 DAY 6

Saturday was something else…. #IVW24 Welsh ambassador L E M F R E C K took the roof off the

#IVW24 DAY 5

It was an unforgettable Friday for #IVW24…. Antony Szmierek and Picture Parlour closed the BBC 6 Music Tour at the

#IVW24 DAY 4

An incredible first four days, and the weekend is still to come…. Two #IVW24 ambassadors were once again flying the

#IVW24 DAY 3

Another amazing day of celebration…. #IVW24 is in full swing with some incredible events having taken place all over the