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,
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.
* January 28th (Saturday)
* The Harborside Atrium (34 Exchange Pl.) Entrance on Christopher Columbus Drive. Transport via the light rail or PATH to Exchange Place.
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,
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,
The 26th annual Jersey City Art & Studio Tour kicks off tonight, Jersey City! Perhaps one of the most anticipated events in Jersey City, JCAST has even more artists this year, and especially more shows in the vaster areas of the city (a.k.a. not downtown).
JCAST features over 800 artists during its weekend-long event. It’s not only a great opportunity to meet your local artists and purchase unique pieces at reasonable prices, it’s a fine time to get to know your neighbors, government officials and connect with the burgeoning city’s ever-growing diverse community of eclectic citizens.
Tonight is the kick-off opening gala curated by the Office of Cultural Affairs and Art House Productions, where you will experience 40,000 square feet of visual artwork, installation, performance, handmade art and more at the JCAST Flagship Gallery (150 Pacific Ave.).
The event is free and open to the public, and offers an array of entertainment for all ages. The full list of all artists/performers on opening night is here. Free transportation will be provided to and from the JCAST Gallery at City Hall (280 Grove St.).
Find out about all Saturday and Sunday showings here. Free shuttles will be running from almost everywhere in Jersey City to transport you from neighborhood to neighborhood, as the we are a vast city of highly talented artists. I mean, we are talking about 15 sq. miles of glorious art!
I always try to soak up as much as I can, but it is nearly impossible to see everything over the two days; choose wisely and plan well. 150 Bay St. is always a good place to start if you’re unsure. Share your favorite finds with me on twitter (@jerseycitygia).
Here are some of my past memories from JCAST weekend.
Celebrate Our Local Artists!
Fashion Week 2016 is here, Jersey City! Yes, Our Fashion Week.
Jersey City celebrates fashion, entertainment and community for its 5th Annual Fashion Week (end). All access tickets are available, or you can purchase by individual events. Full schedule below.
Opening Night // Thursday 9/22:
Fashion in The Park VIP Exclusive Event
(5:30-9:30 pm; Maritime Park, 84 Audrey Zapp Drive)
*International and Couture Designers: Nadu Lawson, Sadia Hussain, Michele Walden McPhee, Hope Wade, Tyrone Chablis, Leontine Abdullah
*Fashion Show Host: Midori Amae!!
*JCFW People of Influence Awards: Senator Cory Booker, Senator Brian Stack, Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Essex, Hudson & Union Countries and The Fashion Art Exchange
*DJ: C-Lo The Heavey Hitter; performance by Musical Artist Eric G
*Gift Bags Sponsored by Clearport Events
Buy Tickets Here
Click below to read the full Jersey City Fashion Week schedule…
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.