Jersey City Fashion Week (JCFW) presented by DLJ, Give to Live Community Foundation, has emerged as one of the leading platforms for those in the creative field. Eager to showcase developing designs and businesses, participants and attendees include a variety of educated, influential, and fashion forward individuals who occupy Jersey City and its neighboring towns.
Here’s the Schedule!
9/24 Opening Night Fashion Soiree with Serwah Asante of Rue 114 from 6-10pm at VB3 Restaurant and Bar (475 Washington Blvd.) Red Carpet Host and Mistress of Ceremonies Lori Bryant Ms. Black NJ USA 2010. Come see the fabulous clothing line Rue 114 by Designer Serwah Asante and LeVirage Fashion by Designer Nadu Lawson. Performances by Recording Artist Marlena Moniece. Tickets: $20.00 in advance; $30.00 at the door.
9/25 A Walk-thru In the Park – An Exclusive VIP Fashion Event – at 6pm at Maritime Park. (85 Audrey Zapp Drive). Featuring Jim Jones Rapper and Reality TV Star’s Vampire Live clothing Line. Former NFL Player and Superbowl Champion Darrell Reid debuts his new line DRLM. Hosted by Delvon Johnson from the reality show Fashion in the Fast Lane on the Funhouse Television Network. Top Model Louise Allen III will walk the runway for the cause. JCFW People of Influence Awards presentation. Tickets: $50.00 in advance; $60.00 at the door; $85.00 VIP.
9/26 A School of Fashion Children’s Fashion Event at NJ City University Student Center (2039 Kennedy Blvd.) from 6-8pm. Featuring P.S. Aeropostale and Children’s Place. Performance by Dejohnna Missy Dee Booker. Co-sponsored by the Boys & Girls Clubs of Hudson County’s Keystone Club’s Clothes for a Cause. Please bring a clothing donation. Tickets: $20.00 in advance; $30.00 at the door.
9/26 Featured Store Night and Night of Lights Featured stores include Gentleman’s Attire in Greenville, On the Ave in the Heights, Tia’s Place Downtown and Aaraa in Hoboken. Discounts available that night. Must register on Uniiverse and bring ticket or say JCFW for discount.
9/27 New Faces Catwalk in the Park An Upscale Fashion Event with Emerging Designers from 6-10pm at Liberty Science Center (222 Jersey City Blvd., Jersey City, NJ) Featured designers include the very talented Marco Hall and Project Runway Season 12 and Season 10 designers Helen Castillo and Nathan Paul. Performers include Recording Artist Chuck Macist and Soprano Giselle Bellas. Jeff Foxx from WBLS and Sirius XM will broadcast internet radio show live. Hosted by Jersey City native Jeannette Josue National Ms. New Jersey and Miss New Jersey USA. Tickets: $20.00 in advance; $30.00 at the door; $40.00 VIP.
9/28 Estilo Moda Comida: Where Style Fashion and Food Collide for the Soul JCFW’s Fashion Brunch from 12-2pm at Liberty Prime Steakhouse (111 Montgomery Street). Includes up to $40.00 worth of food, two mimosas and dessert for two people. Dessert sponsored by Fashion-Kin. Special Guest for the Soul Speaker Sister Sebastian Olukin. Tickets: $28.00 in advance; $33.00 at the door.
Rip me up, sew me down,
This Saturday, September 20th, is the all-out awesome All About Downtown Street Fair.
Stroll up or down Newark Avenue (between Grove St. and Jersey Ave.) to soak up live music, nosh on noms, sip adult bevvies, and shop from 11am-6pm.
There will be over 100 local vendors, and plenty of fun activities for the kids, too. FB info here.
Shop local. Support local.
The majestic Loew’s Theater: A hidden gem in Journal Square
Tommy Hilfiger presents Jersey City’s 4th International Golden Door Film Festival, starting with the opening event this Tuesday 9/16.
The film festivities start at the Opening Gala this Thursday with films “Six Letter Word” and “The Odd Way Home” showing at Landmark Loews Theater in Journal Square.
Friday’s screenings begin at 3pm and continue throughout Saturday and Sunday at different theaters in Jersey City. There will be after-parties all four days to give you the opportunity to mix and mingle with filmmakers, actors and fellow JC arts lovers.
More than 60 films will be screened at five locations throughout the city during the four-day fiesta, which connects emerging and famous filmmakers from our great city and beyond.
First things first: Decide what you want to see! Film list for the weekend here. The Red Carpet Galas on Friday and Saturday were a smash last year.
All-access VIP passes are $150 each (all screenings and events) or you can purchase tickets for individual screenings for $10 ($5 student discount) and individual events for $10-$20.
Shop the pop-up 6th Borough Market from 11am-5pm located behind City Hall (Montgomery St & Marin Blvd) this Sunday, September 14th.Some of the contributing brands are: Do You Tea? Soap for Sinners, Republic of Pigtails, Oh Honey!, Choc-o-Pain, Vera Vixeness, Cholita Dessert Bar, and more.
The Market is a curated mix of artisan crafts and vintage goods for sale, and the experience is topped off with children’s activities and yummy eats. Artists, collectors and chefs gather to provide a fun experience for families on one given Sunday each month during the warm season. Note: It’s the second-to-last one! (October 19th is the final market.)
For those of you who’ve been missing out on the festivities, here are a few mentions from me.
Keep it local,
It’s that time of year where we welcome the most amazing annual flea market ever, that of Jersey City’s Riverview-Fisk Park. This year already boasts over 100 vendors (including me).
Free zumba? 10:15 am
Free yoga? 11am
Children’s activities? √
Additionally, there will be live music from JC’s favorite bands throughout the day (line-up tbd).
Tables are still available if you’re interested in vending. Click here to sign up.
Stop, shop and roll anytime between 10am and 5pm. FB info.
As part of JC Fridays, Jersey City Ties and The Thirsty Quaker, will be hosting an evening of local music & comedy, as well as beer, wine, and food from 6-10pm on Friday, September 5th.
The lot party is located at 494 Monmouth Street (between 8th St. and Pavonia) in Downtown JC. Proceeds will help support Jersey City Ties in its mission of community building and networking through service and social events.
This event is free to attend, with an entertainment lineup including: Tucker Janisch, Jon’s Banjo Jug Band, Darren Deicide, and National Scandal sketch comedy (lineup is subject to change). Drinks and food will be available for purchase. Jersey City Ties will be selling select beer and wine to benefit their cause, and The Lamp Post Bar & Grille will be selling food.
More information about the event can be found here.
Celebrate in the streets!
Party with Purpose is hosting its inaugural Jersey City 5K race on Tuesday, September 23rd at 6pm. The newest chapter is proud to announce the 1st Annual PWP Jersey City 5K and after party! Whether you want to run or volunteer, this event is a great way to get involved in the community and support local youth charities.
The race will be along the water circa Owen J. Grundy Pier at Exchange Place (route yet to be determined), and the cost is $30 until September 8th. Register here.
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The Kennedy Dancers are doing a free performance for Jersey City on Saturday, August 23rd at 4pm at the Martin Luther King Hub (at MLK Blvd and Ege Ave.)
See what the talented company has been working on all summer!
Jersey City Theater Center (JCTC) presents “So What If I Loved You” (SWIILY), a one-woman show by Summer Dawn Hortillosa, debuting August 21st at 8pm at Merseles Studios Theater (339 Newark Avenue.)
In SWIILY, Hortillosa portrays a millenial haunted by post-breakup memories of a lost lover. Unable to sleep, she remembers various incarnations of this man and their time together through two monologues and an original song.
Opening night will include an opening reception and a multimedia art show in the Merseles Studios Gallery at 6pm.
Other Showtimes: August 22 and 23 at 8 pm and August 24 at 7 pm
Tickets are $12 in advance online; $15 at the door.
To the love of theater,
Zeppelin Hall (88 Liberty View Drive) is hosting a Summer Bacon Festival, which starts today and carries on through August 24th. Enjoy bacon thirteen ways—seriously.
ZH recommends the Bacon Lobster Taco Thermidor, a taco shell made entirely of bacon stuffed with green cabbage/sautéed lobster/applewood smoked bacon/pepper jack. Or try their sampler of the big B with the Bacon Sausages Trio: cracked black pepper bacon sausage/hickory bacon sausage/aged cheddar bacon sausage served with arugula salad and a choice of bacon potato salad or bacon French fries with spicy bacon mayo.
Also on the menu is the Bacon Encrusted Pork Rib Eye Steak, Bacon Wrapped Buffalo Frankfurter and many more creative bacon dishes all offered under $17. Free bacon strips are available at the bar from 4pm-7pm during the festival.
Too much? Not enough?
If you want sweet, opt to “dessert” your bacon: Chocolate Covered Bacon and Bacon Cotton Candy are available.
Bring home the bacon,