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Chilltown Get Down Summer Dance Party [Wednesday, June 21]

LITM hosts a summer dance party and barbecue this Wednesday, June 21 from 7pm – 1am.

Chilltown Get Down is a grown-up block party on Pedestrian Plaza outside of 140 Newark Ave., aka LITM (“Love Is The Message”).

The restaurant, bar and art gallery is serving frosé and spiked ice pops to temper the heat, and a special BBQ menu by Chef Eduardo Rugerio.

Dance off the cals to old R&B and hip-hop favorites spun by DJ George Soul Fernandez.

Admission is free; food/bevvies are not.

Bonus: Giant Jenga, water guns, hula hoops and jump ropes!

Chill down, Chilltown,
JCG

 

Park Fest 2017 [Saturday, June 10]

Hamilton Park hosts Park Fest this Saturday, June 10 from 12-7pm, a seasonal celebration with something for everyone.

There will be three bands, a DJ, food trucks, adult bevvies, a flea market, tennis and kickboxing instruction, a magician, and even a petting zoo. Admission is free.

Bring your friends & family for the fun and meet new people in your neighborhood.

JCG

Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic 2017

This Saturday, Jersey City welcomes its 10th  annuaVeuve Clicquot Polo Classic, a highlight of the social season.

Expect the usual showmanship of not only the actual sport of the event, but the star-studded audience in hats and frills, lounging on what should be a glorious afternoon with plenty of Veuve at the ready.

Neil Patrick Harris will be hosting, Jordan Fisher from Hamilton will be singing the National Anthem and Alicia Keys will be performing later on.

Because, you know, this is…

How we do.

Beneficiaries include Keep a Child Alive and Liberty State Park.

Must be 21+ to attend. Tickets here.

As the Park continues to promote green living, no parking is provided on site. Instead, guests must arrive via ferry (from Manhattan) or the Light Rail (Hudson-Bergen Line). I’m pretty sure you can Uber or Lyft it, too. Whatever the case, there is still a trek to the grounds, so be heel-prepared (flats in purse or don’t care to be bare…foot).

Toast to the summer season,
JCG

Ward Tour 2017 [Sunday, June 4]

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It’s that time of year again, Jersey City—when we GET OUR BIKE ON and ride throughout the six wards of Jersey City in the Bike JC Ward Tour.

The race begins at 11am at Exchange Place on Sunday, June 4th. Enjoy a 15-mile ride on streets closed to traffic at an easy 10mph pace (with rest stops and a police escort). Upon finishing, celebrate with live music, food, drinks and other fun.

Registration is free, with a $5 suggested donation to fund BikeJC’s efforts to make cycling better, safer and more accessible in Jersey City.

Ward Tour check-in begins at 9am at Exchange Place. It’s recommended to get there before 10am because—of course—you want to situate yourself and hype up before the tour.

Be inspired. Helmets REQUIRED.
JCG

 

Jersey City Craft Brew Fest [Saturday, June 3]

Jersey City Craft Brew Fest is back! If you missed the first one ever this past Fall, you may want to see what it’s all about.

Try over 150 craft beers from local breweries while overlooking the New York City skyline and listening to live music at Harborside Plaza Atrium (Exchange Place).

Find your new favorite summer brew from the eclectic offering of local beers and ciders, and have the chance to speak with brewery representatives.

And, of course, there will be plenty of food vendors to help soak up all that beer.

TICKETS

*General Admission $65, which includes unlimited tastings and a souvenir tasting glass

*SAVE $20 WITH JERSEY CITY GAL PROMO CODE: jerseycitygal

*Choose between two sessions: 12-4pm & 5:30-9:30pm

*(Non-drinking) Designated Driver $15

*Purchase at jcbrewfest.com

*Adults 21+ Only: No kids. No Dogs.

*Parking $5

 

Taste & Enjoy,
JCG

Riverview Jazz Festival 2017 [Saturday, June 3]

Riverview Jazz Festival used to be a one-day event, but now it spans an entire week, kicking off Saturday, June 3rd on the waterfront (3 2nd St.) at 12pm.

Here is the lineup of Saturday’s performers. Also, there will be food vendors, a flea market, a beer garden, children’s activities and more.

Throughout the week, hear live jazz in various Jersey City venues and parks like The CorkscrewFox and CrowMoore’s LoungeThe Brightside TavernMadame Claude Bis, The Archer, The Hutton, Grove St., Newark Ave., Pershing Field, Lincoln Park​, J. Owen Grundy Pier and  Audubon Park. Full schedule here with dates and times.

The Riverview Jazz Festival flagship event closes the whole program on Saturday, June 10 at 12pm in a day of music and festivity.

The year, there will be two stages off of Riverview-Fisk Park: Holland St. and Ogden Ave. Full line-up here.

Besides awesome music, there will be food and craft vendors, face-painting, and a performing arts workshop.

And if you’re still have not had enough jazz by 8pm, there is an after-party at Fox & Crow.

 

Jam on,
JCG

Central Avenue Auto & Music Show [Saturday, May 20th]

The Central Avenue Auto & Music Show returns for its 3rd year this Saturday, May 20 from 11am-5pm in Central Avenue’s municipal parking lot (b/t Lincoln and Bowers).

Display cars will be provided by Latino Automative Business Services, who is hosting the event in partnership with CASID, but anyone is allowed to enter their own classic and exotic cars for a chance to win a prize.

Local performers will be providing musical entertainment, while vendors will be selling goods and services

The event is free and open to all ages – kids’ activities include face paintings, balloons and giveaways.

Vroom vroom,
JCG

 

Newport 10K 2017 [Saturday, May 6]

The 14th annual Newport 10K will take place in Newport, kicking off in Newport Town Square (100 Town Place) in Jersey City this Saturday, May 6th.

Racers take their mark at 8:30am. (Registration opens at 7am.) The USA-TF certified course is the fastest course in the tri-state area, mostly flat and running along the Hudson River waterfront in Jersey City. The Post-Race Party will have refreshments, a local DJ and several prize drawings. Prizes amount to $15,900.

Today is the last day to register online, or you can register on race day for $40. Proceeds are being donated to the Jersey City Medical Center – RWJ Barnabas Health, which is the area’s only not-for-profit hospital and regional trauma center.

Run on,
JCG

Groove on Grove 10-Year Anniversary Party

The Groove on Grove concert series is back for its 10th (!) season this Wednesday, May 3rd. Join The Historic Downtown Special Improvement District for the opening night celebration at the Grove Street PATH Plaza at 6pm.

Dancing Tony of Rock-it Docket will be bringing Jersey City the very best of local musicians this season. Wednesday’s Lineup:
The Milwaukees
Segunda Quimbamba
Universal Rebel

Cocktails and food will be served from local restaurants plus, the Artist & Maker Market will coincide for the celebration, so you can shop all your favorite Jersey City artisans, crafters, and entrepreneurs.

GonG,
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

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