Jersey City Ward Tour 6/7

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It’s that time of year again, Jersey City—when we get our bike on and ride throughout the six wards of Jersey City in the sixth annual JC Bikes Ward Tour. The festivities begin at 11am at Exchange Place on Sunday, June 7th. (Raindate is Saturday, June 14th.)

Enjoy a 16-mile ride on streets closed to traffic at an easy 10mph pace (with rest stops and a police escort). One finished at Exchange Place circa 1pm, celebrate with a street festival featuring live music, food, drinks, vendors and other entertaining attractions.

Registration is free, with a $5 suggested donation to fund BikeJC’s efforts to make cycling better, safer, more accessible and more fun in Jersey City.

Ward Tour sign-in begin at 9am at Exchange Place. It’s recommended to get there before 10am so you can situate yourself and hype up before the tour.

Be inspired. Helmets REQUIRED.
JCG

Pershing Field

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Pershing Field (201 Central Ave.) is 20 steps away from my house and therefore my immediate recreation center.

Pershing Field has a baseball field, tennis courts, basketball courts, an indoor ice skating rink (roller rink in summer) and a swimming pool. The indoor facilities have recently been refurbished, but the basketball courts and tennis courts could use some work with new paint and netting, as well as the outdoor “track” made of dirt.

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I run on the sidewalk perimeter for my workout, and if I’m ambitious, attack the monkey bars on the playground.

PershingplaygroundAt Pershing Park, there is something for everyone, and people of all ages in the community play here. It’s a great and inexpensive place to go ice skating; swimming is a small fee for residents. People walk their dogs or kick abound soccer balls in the open grassy spots. If the weather’s fair, there is action at Pershing until 10pm year-round, and part of that is because the park is so well-lit.

Get your summer on,
JCG

 

 

 

 

Jersey City Farmers Markets 2015

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Here are the schedules for this season’s farmers markets in Jersey City.

Grove Street
Monday and Thursday 4-8pm
(May-December)
Grove PATH Plaza

Journal Square
Wednesday 11am-7pm
(June-November)
Journal Square PATH Plaza

Paulus Hook
Saturday 10am-4pm
(May-Thanksgiving)
Washington St.

The Heights
Sunday 10am-3pm
(May-Thanksgiving)
Riverview-Fisk Park (1 Bowers St.)

Hamilton Park
Wednesday 4-8pm
(May-December)
Hamilton Park (McWilliams @ 8th St.)

New Jersey City University
Thursday 4-7pm
(June-November)
110 Culver Ave. (in front of gym)

Lincoln Park
Sunday 10am-3pm
(late June-November)
Lincoln Park (at the Gazebo)

Van Vorst Park
Saturday 8am-3pm
(May-December)
Van Vorst Park (281 Montgomery St.)

Get your local produce on!
JCG

Newport 10K

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Sign up now to run the Newport 10K along the Jersey City Waterfront on Saturday, May 2nd. Start time is 8:30am at Newport Town Square. It costs $36 at this time and $40 the day of the race. Prize money is $15,000 total.

Post-race festivities will begin at Newport Town Square at 10:00 a.m., featuring music, refreshments and prize drawings.

If you’re not up for a 10K, please cheer on the racers. The event raises money for  the Jersey City Medical Center, the area’s newest regional referral teaching hospital, providing the highest level of care for women and infants, and trauma and heart patients.

Sign up here.

Bring your spirit!
JCG

Help Seniors in Jersey City!

first-aid-boxWant to help local homebound seniors prepare for emergencies? RSVP is the Nation’s largest volunteer network for people ages 55+, and is coming to Jersey City on Wednesday, April 22nd from 10am-1pm.

United Way of Hudson County, and the Secaucus Senior Center are joining forces to make 200 disaster kits for local homebound seniors in case of emergencies. Volunteers are needed at the Secaucus Senior Center to assist with registration, unpack supplies, and put the disaster kits together.

Individuals choose where to serve, how much time to give, and whether they will share skills they already have or develop new ones.   Volunteer activities include helping seniors get access to the healthcare they need, visiting homebound adults, providing critical disaster preparedness and response, providing nonprofit clerical support, and working in local soup kitchens and food pantries. The Disaster Kit Volunteer Service Day is just one example of the important work RSVP volunteers do every day.

To get started: Visit United Hudson and call Alexandra Nagy (201) 526-9706 or email her at anagy@jfsmetrowest.org

 

It’s hip to help!
JCG

 

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NJ MAP

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For whatever reason, I am super into maps. I like to know where things are in relation to each other, and I like discovering places in every area I find myself in.

Now there is a really cool new map that shows hotel and transit options for travelers who want to stay in NJ and commute into NYC. Spring and summer travel is starting up−it’s time to start vacation planning.

Check it out! NJ TRAVEL MAP

Trippin’
JCG

Con Vivo Kids Show! 3/29/15

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Con Vivo is hosting a special event just for kids!

Enjoy family-friendly music, interactive performances, and learning designed for young audiences on Sunday, March 29 at 3pm at The Barrow Mansion (83 Wayne St.)

Children will have the opportunity to build their own instruments out of tubes, balloons, and tape and join in the concert’s grand finale. All materials are provided. And after the concert the children can bring their creations home!

 
I Heart Music & I Love You, Jersey City!
JCG

Save this weekend at RoP!

10806391_3120754181316_6395978286697373357_n (1)RoP, or Republic of Pigtails is the go-to for high-end, affordable hair pieces and accessories. (I’m sporting my fascinator on the left in this photo).

In celebration of their 3-year birthday (and we know how much of a milestone that is for small businesses), they are celebrating with a special 30% off offer.

Go to RoP’s site and type in “BIRTHDAY15″ for the discount code at checkout.

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Stay in Style,
JCG

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