Andcowork, the co-working space in the Charles&co. building (201 Montgomery St.) has become quite the happening spot in downtown Jersey City.
Created to be a hub for local artists and entrepreneurs, the space offers a full spectrum of office amenities and monthly events to inspire creativity and imagination, like photography exhibits, tech meetups, a movie series and wine tastings.
The 20,000 sq. foot space is a mix of classic and modern furnishings. Chairs, clocks, cabinets and fire alarms salvaged from the Hamilton Square development (formerly St. Francis Hospital), adorn the rooms. Andco has Finnish lighting by Muuto, and a living green wall, meditation room, and a terrace.
Of course, there are your typical offices, conference spaces, open desks and community tables, a kitchen, and all of the machines you would need to conduct business.
There are several options for membership, ranging from $250-$800 per month, and some events are open to the public if you want to experience the Andco space.
To killing work goals in 2017,
Jersey City Fish Stand is turning 1 this month!
And they are celebrating in a big way.
Starting this weekend, Jersey City Fish Stand is offering:
*New oven-ready meals like pinwheels, kabobs, and burgers
*Express prepared sides from their farmers market friends
*Extended in-store hours: Monday-Friday 11-7:30 & Saturday 10-5.
*Tastings of the menu (including that crab dip…)
Stop by the shop from 12/2-12/7 for free samples, 15% off all new prepared items, and a chance to win a gift card!
Swim it to win it,
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,
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.
Groove on Grove is that awesome live music event that happens every Wednesday during the warm season at Grove Street Plaza. Different bands and musical acts are featured each week.
I used to go religiously, but this year has been hyper busy. Anyway, a shout out for their event tonight (8/17):
The Bottomless Mimosas
Beyond the music this Wednesday, the Artist & Maker Market is back!
Let’s just hope the rain is minimally invasive;)
Get your groove on Grove,
This Saturday, September 19th, is the 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-8pm. (Yay because I have to work until 5 and would hate to miss the best street fair ever!)
There will be over 100 local vendors, and plenty of fun activities for the kids, too.
FB info here.
Shop local. Support local.
The second Saturday of every month means New York City’s best comedians come to Jersey City!
Chips Cooney from America’s Got Talent is the headliner for this weekend’s show.
The show brings in great comics from the city like “Leighann Lord from Comedy Central, Nore Davis from Boardwalk Empire, Neko White from MTV2, and tons more.
Arrive at Grove Square Bistro in the wine bar (16 Newark St.) via the Morgan Street entrance circa 7:30pm to get a good seat. Admission: $10.
Laugh it off,
The Jersey City culinary food scene is off the charts, and what better way to experience it than to enjoy a variety of cuisines from different venues—all at one reasonable price, and all in one day or one night?
Jersey Girls Food Tours (JGFT) showcase the gastronomic scene in Jersey City, perfect for locals and non-locals alike. Guests can enjoy YUMzzz from the best eateries in town and get a dose of JC history while walking from spot to spot.
My gals Janis Borroto and Alessia Aron (pictured from left to right, above) of JGFT invited me on a test run of one of their new Jersey City tours, titled “Best of Downtown.”
Click below to read about our day and find out more about the different tours…
Con Vivo will be performing at Groove on Grove this Wednesday at the Grove Street PATH Plaza. The group boasts an amazing new electric guitar piece, music based on glaciers, and a repeat performance of Stockhausen’s Tierkreis. The two-hour performance kicks off at 6pm with Stone Guitars by Richard Carrick, which is 11 movements of densely layered electric guitars described as nostalgic, raw, direct, meditative, bold, evocative, and micro-tonally dense. Then listen to Cascades by Erik DeLuca, a meditative piece based on a recording of a glacier, and finally CV’s reprisal of their performance of Tierkreis, with movements for all 12 signs of the zodiac by Karlheinz Stockhausen.
To the sound of music,
Jersey City kicks of Cinco de Mayo early with a parade on Friday, May 2nd that will take over Grove between Grand and Montgomery from 4pm until midnight.
As part of the celebration recognizing the Mexicans’ victory at the Battle of Puebla, the New Jersey Beer Co. will be serving margaritas and beer, and The Taco Truck and El Chilango Taqueria will be serving up Mexican eats. Way to kick off the weekend!
My time-honored tradition is to celebrate Cinco de Mayo at Hard Grove Cafe, (I know it’s Cuban but their margaritas pack a punch and I love their taco trio,) but since Jersey City is making a weekend out of it, I may salute at Orale! Mexican Kitchen on the actual day. Other places that come to mind are Taqueria, Boca Grande, Blue Moon Mexican Cafe, and let’s not forget the excellent brick-and-mortar Cinco de Mayo on Central Ave.