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Hudson Restaurant Week Winter 2017

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It is that wintry time of year again where restaurants beg for our patronage post-New Year’s and pre-Valentine’s Day: Hudson Restaurant WeekHudson County’s begins when New York City’s ends, so as not to compete for capital.

From January 23rd to February 7th, attend restaurants (that may be outside of your budget) to sample each menu at a set price.

Here are participating Jersey City restaurants:

Amelia’s Bistro

Battello

Bistro at Grove Square

Bistro La Source

Edward’s Steakhouse

Fire & Oak

GP’s Hamilton Park

The Hamilton Inn

Hamilton Pork

The Hutton

Kitchen Step

Laico’s (pick up a hard copy of The Jersey City Independent for my lengthy review; this is not one to miss!)

Liberty House Restaurant

Liberty Prime Steakhouse

Light Horse Tavern

Raval Tapas Bar

Satis Bistro

South House

View the full list of Hudson County participating restaurants, prices and menus here.

Taste Jersey City Tastefully,
JCG

2017: New Year, Better You

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Happy New Year Jersey City!!

Whatever your goals are, my advice is to pick one thing and achieve that. You cannot do 10 things really well at once. But YOU CAN do one thing really well if you focus on that for life-improvement. Once you’ve mastered the first goal, tackle something else. Keep it simple.

There is room for improvement throughout the year. Here are some Jersey City spots to find your “A-ha” inspiration during every quarter of 2017.

Fitness:
Take up Zumba, Yoga or Martial Arts
Workout for free in JC
Ice Skate here or here
Learn belly dancing, yoga, or Latin dancing for free at Kennedy Dancers
Jersey City Ballroom Dancing
Jivamukti Yoga
Blink
Get Salsa Fever

Learn something new:
Computer Courses
Jersey City Arts School
Sticth ‘n’ Bitch
Casa Colombo
Cork & Canvas
Spanish Blackbelt

Read something that expands your mind:
Jersey City Free Books
Jersey City Bookmobile & Library
WORD Jersey City

Get more work done:
AndCoWork
IndieGrove
Editing Services
Website Consulting

Volunteer:
Jersey City Cares
Liberty Humane Society
Dress For Success

Meet JC Peeps:
JC Fab Lab
Nextdoor
Singles in Jersey City
Geeks Who Drink
Jersey City Young Professionals

Pamper:
Serenity Day Spa
European Wax Center
Zeel Massage
Nails and Nails
Hair and Hair and Hair and Hair
My DIY trix here

Treat yourself to a statement piece:
Noellery
Love, Liesel
Vivi Girl Shop
Tia’s Place
Very
Another Man’s Treasure
Republic of Pigtails
Take care of your clothing

 

Be well & happy,
JCG

All About Downtown Street Fair 2016

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Jersey City: Saturday, September 17th is the annual and 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.
JCG

Yoga Mondays

 

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Yogi Mondee Hadibroto holds a vinyasa yoga class every Monday night from 8-9pm at Nimbus Dance Works (209 3rd St.) in Jersey City.

The donation-based class was set up to support the Nepal Youth Foundation — they send 100% of all proceeds to help the organization. (Suggested donation is $10.)

All levels of yogis are welcome to the 60-minute vinyasa flow yoga class. And you don’t even need to bring a mat! They have them at the studio.

 

Clear your mind & help a great cause,
JCG

Hudson Restaurant Week Summer 2016


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Because this side of the river has increasingly become a place of destination, this summer’s Hudson County Restaurant Week (7/25-8/5) is particularly poignant. All of the quickly established new additions to our classic faves are creating crazy flocks of foodies.

Find the full list of participants and their menu selections here.

My personal reviews of participating restaurants previously published on my blog are… [use the upper right search bar and type].

Tweet me @jerseycitygia if you have any inquiries because it’s likely I a) have an unpublished review b) an update to an older review in the works or c) know a gem so well I’m not going to share with all, but maybe with you 😉

Try something new & let me know your experience,
JCG

Hudson County Restaurant Week 2016


skinners

It is that wintry time of year again where restaurants beg for our patronage post-New Year’s and pre-Valentine’s Day: Hudson Restaurant Week. Hudson County’s begins when New York City’s ends, so as not to compete for capital.

From January 25th to February 5th, attend restaurants (that may be outside of your budget) to sample each menu at a set price.

Here are participating Jersey City restaurants:

Amelia’s Bistro

Battello

Bistro at Grove Square

Bistro La Source

Edward’s Steakhouse

Fire & Oak

GP’s Hamilton Park

The Hamilton Inn

Laico’s (pick up a hard copy of The Jersey City Independent for my lengthy review; this is not one to miss!)

Liberty House Restaurant

Liberty Prime Steakhouse

Light Horse Tavern

Raval Tapas Bar

Satis Bistro

View the full list of Hudson County participating restaurants, prices and menus here.

Taste Jersey City Tastefully,
JCG

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6th Borough Market 7/26

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I heart the 6th Borough Market—and it’s back today! Take a walk behind City Hall (Montgonmery St. and Marin Blvd.) between 11am and 5pm to soak in the unique offerings and handcrafted items. There is nothing like shopping local.

Click below to see pics & purchases from my last visit…

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Meditate Jersey City

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Did you know that you can meditate for free at The Brunswick Center in Jersey City?

The former school at 189 Brunswick Street has transformed into an educational health and wellness center, where classrooms have been converted into dance studios, cardio and weight-training rooms, and the yoga & meditation center.

Volunteers run the meditation classes at 7pm on Mondays (or Tuesdays, depending on attendance availability in the meetup group) and at 5pm on Saturdays.

On my particular visit, Kushal Choksi, who works in hedge funds, was the instructor. We removed our shoes before entering the studio and sat on our mats. First, we did breathing exercises to open up our air passages. Then Kushal led us in a guided meditation that he said would be 10 minutes but when we finished it turned out to be 22 minutes. Time was irrelevent. In meditation, you are so focused on your inner body that you are not concerned with the outside world.

Kushal explained that most of our daily lives involve things pulling us in different directions and that both external and internal forces control our thoughts. But there is one way we can control our thoughts…through breathing. I certainly felt clear-headed and centered after the session, at peace with myself and my surroundings. We were living in the present moment.

I spoke to Amit Haryani, who often leads the classes at The Brunswick Center. He has studied yoga and meditation for 20 years and has taught for 15 of those, finding that it gives him inner peace from his day job as an environmental engineer.

Earlier in ilfe, when Amit was stressed out during exams, his classmate introduced him to “The Art of Living” happiness program, started by His Holiness Sri Sri Ravi Shankar. The Brunswick Center location offers that as a paid program, once a month. Details here.

“The happiness program is about leading a lifestyle where you can truly be happy,” says Amit. “It gives you the ability to actually be the expression of happiness, rather than be in the pursuit of happiness.”

If anything can be determined from the demeanor of these men and other organizers, it is that they have an inner-peace that radiates positive energy and joy to all of those in their presence.

SCHEDULE:

  • Community Meditations: Monday 7-8pm and Saturday 5-6pm
  • Community Yoga: Tuesday 7-8pm
  • Happiness Program Schedule: Aug 27-31,  Sept 24-28
  • Meditation program: Aug 7-9, Sept 11 – 13  

Ommm,
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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