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Adopt A Pet [This Thursday]

Jersey City: If you are in the market for a pet, or even just love being around them, don’t miss your chance to meet adoptable dogs and cats this Thursday, April 27th.

From 4-7pmBideawee‘s Mobile Adoption Van will be parked outside the Grove Street PATH Plaza — with the help of partner Furnished Quarters — to introduce you to cats and dogs of all ages looking for a home.

All animals are spayed/neutered, vaccinated, behaviorally-tested and ready to become the newest addition to your family. Bideawee’s experts are more than willing to help you “match” with a pet that will fit your lifestyle.

More deets here.

Meet new furry friends and perhaps “the one.”
JCG

Goddess Night: Kennedy Dancers [This Saturday!]

Let’s take another moment to celebrate females. The Kennedy Dancers of Jersey City are performing Goddess Night – An Evening of Belli Dance and Female Wisdom this Saturday, April 22 at 7:30pm at 79 Central Ave. (the corner of Beacon and Central) in Jersey City.

Yes, there is belly dancing (apparently the “y” is an Americanized thing) throughout. The presentation is multifaceted — there will be a mystical theme overlaying the following dance styles: cultural, folk, tribal fusion and Arabic.

The dances are meant to transport you back to a time when belly dancing had meaningful purposes. Seriously. Once upon a time, belly dancing was an important component to traditions, whether rituals, rights of passage or other significant life events. 

Kennedy Dancers Inner City Youth Junior Dance Company are performing with choreography by Diane Dragone.

Tickets are $20pp in advance and $25pp at the door. Price includes light fare and bevvies.

Best part: All proceeds from the fundraiser help the Inner City Junior Dance Company, which is awesome.

Experience something great & feel good about it,
JCG

 

Jersey City Challenge Race Saturday! 4/22

Here we are again – that time of year when The Jersey City Challenge Race returns to Exchange Place.

Think: 25 urban obstacles and challenges in a junkie adrenaline rush of a 3-mile race. Expect jumping over real police and taxi cars, plus cargo nets, rope climbing, walls, sand bags and other fun stuff.

Saturday, April 22 @9am. Full deets and sign-up here.

 

Go hard or go home,
JCG

Jersey City Whiskey Fest

There was Jersey City Beer Fest, then Wine Fest and now…Whiskey Fest.

On Friday, March 24th, Whiskey lovers are encouraged to go to Harborside Atrium (34 Exchange Pl.; entrance on 210 Hudson St.) from 7-10pm and enjoy 100 different styles of the fine spirit while viewing the Manhattan Skyline.

Meet distillers, master blenders and other whiskey connoisseurs while tasting single malt and blended Scotch, Irish, bourbon, rye, Tennessee, Japanese, Canadian, and craft-distilled whiskies. High-end rum, cognac, and other spirits will also be available.

You’ll get a 5-oz. sample cup upon arrival. Tastings are unlimited, so I’m interjecting to say that this is far more dangerous than Beer or Wine Fest events. Please choose your tastings wisely and be careful!

There will be live music and food stands at the Atrium, plus vendors selling their cool, unique goods. Almost all are small, local businesses. Please always support local talent and shop it small in JC.

Tickets: $60. Buy here and use code jerseycitygal to get $15 off.

 

Distill my heart,
JCG

Super Bowl LI in Jersey City!!


Super Bowl LI takes over America this year on Sunday, February 5th at 6:30pm ET. The New England Patriots and Atlanta Falcons will face off at NRG Stadium in Houston, TX.

The ultimate sporting event calls upon us to attend viewing parties everywhere. If you are hosting one, here are some of my game-day recipes, as well as tips for etiquette.

If you’d rather take it to commercial real estate in Jersey City, here is a list of venues hosting the big game, courtesy of haveanight.com.

Facts about Super Bowl 51:

Teams’ stats this season: New England Patriots and Atlanta Falcons

Network: FOX (coverage begins at 1pm ET)

Hosts: Joe Buck will be doing play-by-play and Troy Aikman will be doing analysis. Erin Andrews and Chris Myers will be reporting form the sidelines.

Half-Time Show: Lady Gaga

Commercials: $5,02 million for a 30-second spot, an increase of 500% since this gal was a commercial actress

Remember 2014? #throwback

Root for your team (or just against one playing), have fun, stay safe and enjoy.

Do not keep calm; just game on,
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

Jersey City Wine Fest!

Jersey City is hosting its first “Wine Fest.”

If you personally know the gal behind JCG, you know that (sparkling) wine is my beer, so I’m excited to announce an event for my peeps that came about as a natural progression from this fall’s very successful Brewfest.

January is a droning drag. Why not sip a little with friends and neigbzz on this side of the Hudson while admiring the Manhattan skyline? I thought so.

Taste over 150 styles of wine (choose wisely, because that’s an impossible feat in such a brief time) from all over the world. Speak with winery representatives. Enjoy sommelier seminars on various vino topics. Eat fabulous foods and enjoy live music.

Deets:

* January 28th (Saturday)

* The Harborside Atrium (34 Exchange Pl.) Entrance on Christopher Columbus Drive. Transport via the light rail or PATH to Exchange Place.

* Tix: 

VIP: 5-10pm [Early access to the event and appetizers prepared by Chef Eric Levine]; $125

General Admission: 6-10pm; $60

Designated Driver: $15

JERSEY CITY GALs: Save $15 on these early bird prices with my code: jerseycitygal

Purchase tickets here and use my code jerseycitygal at checkout. All tickets include unlimited tastings and a souvenir tasting glass.

Because…to the grapes this city has ignored,
JCG

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Jersey City Project Market

The Jersey City Project hosts its fourth annual holiday Project: MARKET this year on December 3rd & 4th, 2016 from 11am-6pm. The heated outdoor market features a variety of local vendors and is located next to City Hall (280 Grove Street to be exact) in the Historic Downtown section of Jersey City.

The kick-off event of Jersey City’s holiday shopping season highlights local businesses and food vendors, encouraging economic growth amongst small businesses. Eat, shop, drink, and be merry!

Keep it local JC!
JCG

Election Party at &co.

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November 8th 2016 is a big day for America. Why not join your fellow Jersey City dwellers and get in on the action with a viewing party together?

&co workthe cultural and c-work space on the second floor of Charles & co. (201 Montgomery St.) is hosting an Election Party on Tuesday, November 8th at 7pm.

Watch live results on the drop down projector while enjoying drinks and snacks with your neighbors.

The Young Democrats and The New Leaders Council are going to be co-hosting the event, and everyone is welcome.

Please RSVP here.

Enjoy the race,
JCG

Andy Cohen @ WORD in Jersey City

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Meet Andy Cohen and get a signed copy of his new book “Superficial” at WORD Bookstore (123 Newark Ave.) in Jersey City on Tuesday, November 15th at 7pm.

The Bravo TV host and executive producer of the “Real Housewives” franchise (and pretty much the mastermind behind everything awesome that I binge-watch) will be in house at WORD. Andy Cohen will be signing books (personalized) and taking photos in celebration of “Superficial.” The book details Andy’s personal and professional experiences, as well as Andy’s accounts of behind-the-scenes drama, antics and adventures—peppered with his own unfiltered thoughts. #nojudgment 😉

All attendees must purchase a ticket. Each ticket guarantees a spot in the signing line and 1 copy of Superficial signed by Andy Cohen. Buy your tickets here.

See you there,
JCG

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