Jersey City Gal


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!





Summer Bacon Festival Flyer

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 SteakBacon 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,


La Festa

From now until Monday night, join in on the fun that is La Festa Italiana, Jersey City’s Italian Street Festival.

Each evening from 5-11pm on Sixth St. between Brunswick and Monmouth, celebrate the 111th year of the festival with tons of street-fair food (rice balls, zeppole, sausages, shish kabobs, corn on the cob, homemade desserts), live entertainment, children’s activities and adult beverages.

Visit for full details.



Jersey City Project Eats


The Jersey City Project, a series of curated outdoor markets and events, presents their next installment of Eats this Saturday, July 26th from 11am-7pm at City Hall Plaza.

It’s a day to eat, drink, and celebrate with 30+ food vendors, 3 bars, and 2 farmers markets.

Kristin Scalia of Kanibal Home and Elizabeth Cain of Hound About Town decided to start an outdoor market dedicated to promoting small businesses, local talent, and seasonal highlights to provide additional opportunities to connect within the community. JC Eats is their foodie chapter.


Shop & eat locally,


The Jersey City culinary food scene is off the charts, and what better way to experience it than to enjoy a variety of cuisines from different venues—all at one reasonable price, and all in one day or one night?

Jersey Girls Food Tours (JGFT) showcase the gastronomic scene in Jersey City, perfect for locals and non-locals alike. Guests can enjoy YUMzzz from the best eateries in town and get a dose of JC history while walking from spot to spot.

My gals Janis Borroto and Alessia Aron (pictured from left to right, above) of JGFT invited me on a test run of one of their new Jersey City tours, titled “Best of Downtown.”

Click below to read about our day and find out more about the different tours…

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Con Vivo will be performing at Groove on Grove this Wednesday at the Grove Street PATH Plaza. The group boasts an amazing new electric guitar piece, music based on glaciers, and a repeat performance of Stockhausen’s Tierkreis. The two-hour performance kicks off at 6pm with Stone Guitars by Richard Carrick, which is 11 movements of densely layered electric guitars described as nostalgic, raw, direct, meditative, bold, evocative, and micro-tonally dense. Then listen to Cascades by Erik DeLuca, a meditative piece based on a recording of a glacier, and finally CV’s reprisal of their performance of Tierkreis, with movements for all 12 signs of the zodiac by Karlheinz Stockhausen.


To the sound of music,

Liz Defrain

JC Made (295 Grove St.) is hosting the Liz Defrain in a “small works” show next Tuesday from 6-8pm.

Defrain is a mixed media artist, whose illustrations are usually done with gouache, ink, watercolor, pen, chalk, acrylic, gesso and/or pencil on paper.

Her portraits are done in spray paint, gesso, acrylic and gouache, and sometimes using organic materials to create texture and tapestry on the canvas.


To the mighty pen,





Celebrate on the Hudson River next Wednesday at Newport Green’s Beach Party (700 Washington Blvd.) with the annual summer food festival.

Signature dishes and cocktails will be available from 14 of Newport’s gourmet restaurants.

To summer fun,


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