Growing in Jersey City is hosting its second Wellness event this weekend – GJC Pampering Day – on Sunday, May 21st at 1pm.
GJC Pampering Day takes place in a beautiful backyard in Jersey City Heights (229 Ogden Ave.) outfitted with local businesses offering pampering products and services that you can try before you buy.
Think hand massages, nutrition workshops, make-up consultations. The list goes on…check out the detailed invite.
Besides services, there will be $1400+ in raffles from local businesses. And to keep your energy up, light food and drink will be served.
A perfect excuse to get with friends or fam and spend QT together.
Buy tickets here.
Go get pampered,
The Jersey City Vigil for Refugees is hosting a book sale this Sunday at Grace Church Van Vorst (Erie St. b/t 1st & 2nd) from 11am-5pm.
Stiphon through over 10,000 books, DVDs & CDs to find some gems for your collection. Prices will be extremely low. All proceeds benefit the local chapter of Church World Service for rent assistance and resettlement expenses for refugees.
Give a little, get a little,
On Sunday, May 7th, Harsimus Cove is hosting their first neighborhood-wide stoop sale. And it will be big – over 30 households are participating.
Even better, a portion of earnings are being donated to the Church World Service to help refugee families in Jersey City. So you can get a little something while giving a little something back to the community.
Check it out from 10am-4pm. More details here.
Shop [very] local for a great cause = win//win!
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.
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,
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,
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:
Bistro at Grove Square
Bistro La Source
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
View the full list of Hudson County participating restaurants, prices and menus here.
Taste Jersey City Tastefully,
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…