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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

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
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Another Man’s Treasure
Republic of Pigtails
Take care of your clothing

 

Be well & happy,
JCG

Newport Skates Opens for the Season! 11/19

Newport Skates Open-Air Ice Rink

Newport Skates, Jersey City’s only outdoor ice skating rink, opens for the season on Saturday, 11/19. Bring your friends and family for fun seasonal cheer.

Deets:

HOURS: Mon-Fri 4pm-9pm  |  Sat 11am-9pm  |  Sun 11am-7pm

LOCATION: 95 River Drive South

PHONE: (201) 626-7465

RATES: Admission $7 ($3.50 for Newport residents)  |  Rentals $6

Group parties and exclusive rink events: Click here for more information.

Break the ice,
JCG

Annual Newport Beach Party July 13th!

Newport Beach Party 2016Newport Beach’s Annual Beach Party will take place along the Hudson River’s waterfront Newport Green (700 Washington Blvd.) on July 13th from 5-8pm.

There will be  two live performances by native rock band The Fuzzy Lemons, and the nationally-famed The Benjamins. Local restaurants Bwe Café, Raaz, Loradella’s and Cosi will be selling food and bevvies.

Newport Beach, if you didn’t already know, is: 8,000 square feet of authentic, castle-building sand, dozens of Adirondack chairs and large colorful umbrellas. Take in picture-perfect views of the Manhattan skyline, from the Empire State building to the One World Trade Center.

Dig your feet in the sand,
JCG

Newport 10K this Saturday 5/14 Jersey City!

Newport 10KThis Saturday is the 13th annual Newport 10K will take place in Newport, kicking off in Newport Town Square (100 Town Place) in Jersey City.

The USATF certified course is the fastest course in the tristate area, mostly flat and running along the Hudson River waterfront in Jersey City. Recreational and elite runners will have the opportunity to compete at the highest level for their share of $15,400 in prize money.

Proceeds are being donated to the Jersey City Medical Center, which I personally love because it provides especially good care for women and infants.

Racers take their mark at 8:30 a.m. Registration opens at 7:00 a.m. Winnings and records will be awarded immediately after, during the Post-Race Party with refreshments, a local DJ and several prize drawings.

For registration details visit http://www.newport10k.com or call 201-665-4005.

Run on,
JCG

Loews AMC Newport Movie Theater Upgrade

Loews AMC Jersey City

Becoming single allowed me a few hours of free time per week, and I had a random afternoon off without any friend or family time planned, no business engagements, and not feeling like working on my 18-zillion projects, so I decided, on the suggestion of the “Jersey City Guru,” to check out the new AMC Loews Newport Centre 11 at the mall. I was sold on the idea of the reclining leather seats. “You feel like you’re in a private movie theater in your home!” said Guru. “People start yelling at the screen because they get so comfortable that they forget they’re in public!” she gushed.

Enter the mall, yes we know the Simon Newport Jersey City Mall. It is what it is. Nothing fancy, but fulfills your Vicky’s, Sephora & LUSH needs, the inexpensive trendy chains, plus major deals to be scored at the major department stores.

Walk to the third floor as you observe the random crowd and get on line for your movie ticket—or not. Skip the line and go via machine with card. OK, this automated machine is as annoying and complicated as the PATH or metro system: They all ask too many questions and take too long. Which takes me to my next point:

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Newport Carnival 5/17

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The Spring Carnival is taking place in Newport Green this Sunday, 5/17.

Festivities begin at 11am with the opening of the Newport Carousel, followed by plenty of spring-time activities like a petting zoo and mini golf!


See you there!
JCG

 

 

Newport 10K

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Sign up now to run the Newport 10K along the Jersey City Waterfront on Saturday, May 2nd. Start time is 8:30am at Newport Town Square. It costs $36 at this time and $40 the day of the race. Prize money is $15,000 total.

Post-race festivities will begin at Newport Town Square at 10:00 a.m., featuring music, refreshments and prize drawings.

If you’re not up for a 10K, please cheer on the racers. The event raises money for  the Jersey City Medical Center, the area’s newest regional referral teaching hospital, providing the highest level of care for women and infants, and trauma and heart patients.

Sign up here.

Bring your spirit!
JCG

Santa and Mrs. Claus Come To Jersey City! 12/14

image003This Sunday, Dec. 14th, Santa and Mrs. Claus will take selfies with brunch-goers from 11AM to 1PM at eight restaurants along the Newport, Jersey City waterfront. 

Santa and Mrs. Claus will be making rounds at Loradella’s, Morton Williams, Raaz, Cosi, Bertucci’s, Dorrian’s, Fire & Oak and Battello.

 

Say Cheese!
JCG

Newport Liberty Half Marathon 9/21

Newport Liberty Half Marathon
This Sunday (9/21) is the 21st annual Newport Liberty Half Marathon in Jersey City.

Recreational and elite runners from around the country can compete for $3,000 in prize money on a USA Track & Field-certified course that interweaves with the Hudson River Waterfront Walkway from Newport to Liberty State Park.

The open-air race, sponsored this year by BATS Global Markets, has been called the most beautiful course in the Tri-State area with spectacular views of Lower Manhattan, the Statue of Liberty and the Verrazano Bridge.

Winnings and records will be awarded immediately after, during the Post-Race Party with refreshments, a local DJ and several prize drawings for gift cards and event tickets.

Proceeds are being donated to the Jersey City Medical Center, the area’s newest regional teaching hospital, proving the highest level of care for women, infants, and trauma and heart patients.

Racers take their mark at 8:30 a.m. in Town Square. (Registration opens at 6:45 a.m.) For registration details visit http://www.newporthalfmarathon.com or call 201-665-4005.

Keep calm and run on,
JCG

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