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,
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:
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.
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…