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Adopt A Pet [This Thursday]

Jersey City: If you are in the market for a pet, or even just love being around them, don’t miss your chance to meet adoptable dogs and cats this Thursday, April 27th.

From 4-7pmBideawee‘s Mobile Adoption Van will be parked outside the Grove Street PATH Plaza — with the help of partner Furnished Quarters — to introduce you to cats and dogs of all ages looking for a home.

All animals are spayed/neutered, vaccinated, behaviorally-tested and ready to become the newest addition to your family. Bideawee’s experts are more than willing to help you “match” with a pet that will fit your lifestyle.

More deets here.

Meet new furry friends and perhaps “the one.”

Adopt a Rescue Pet!


The ASPCA Behavioral Rehabilitation Center in Madison, NJ, is the first-ever facility dedicated strictly to providing behavioral rehabilitation to canine victims of cruelty who suffer from severe fear and anxiety.

Once admitted, dogs undergo an intensive rehabilitation regimen with the goal of improving their well-being and helping them become suitable for adoption.A dedicated team of animal behavior experts work daily with these dogs until they are ready for adoption.

“Graduates” are transferred to partner shelters for placement. The Center’s findings will be the basis of a research study that will be shared with shelters and rescue groups across the country.

Below are a few outstanding dogs who graduated the rehab program and are currently available for adoption at the following animal shelters.

Maybe you can help these pets find happiness!

Please read some of their stories below.

Halloween Happenings in Jersey City


Friday, October 25th

Art House Productions is hosting “Late Night Curiosities.” Arrive in costume at 1 McWilliams Place, 6th floor, to find out what it’s all about. $5 at the door. Prizes included. More info here.

Corkscrew’s Halloween Party: Bust out your costume and head to the ‘Screw for candy, games and more. $5 drink specials (think: Red Devils, Witches Brew…and of course, pumpkin beers). There will be prizes for scariest, sexiest and best homemade costumes.

Classic Horror Film screenings at Loews Jersey CityFriday is Black Sunday (6:30pm). Saturday is Bride of Frankenstein (6:30pm). Immediately following at 8:30pm, the original 1925 Lon Chaney silent film Phantom of the Opera will have the acclaimed Bernie Anderson, Jr. performing on the Bob Balfour 4/23 Morton Wonder Organ. Finally, celebrate with your fellow audience members at the ball, The Phantom’s Masquerade, Sunday at 7pm.

Saturday, October 26th

The Village Merchants Association (VMA) is treating shoppers to a variety of special deals including 10% to 70% off at participating stores, as well as a raffle that shoppers can participate in to win a $20 gift certificate to a VMA store of their choice.

Newport hosts a Halloween Pet Parade begins at 12pm at the Canis Minor pet shop (31 River Drive South). Most creative pup and owner will be announced at 2:30pm.

“The Ghost of Uncle Joe” Masquerade Rock ‘n Roll Ball Benefit is an all-day concert in Harsimus Cove Cemetery (435 Newark Ave.) beginning at 2pm. $10 donation for entry, but as I always say about this non-church affiliated, non-government property, please give more if you can. My last concert day here was a blast.

In the cemetery’s words: “Every month we need to raise between $2000 to $3000 just to operate and purchase equipment & supplies. If 300 people would donate only $10 each, we would be all set for the month!” Please help our amazing restoration work by contributing today at

Sunday, October 27th

This Sunday marks the last farmer’s market of the season at Riverview Fisk Park but it doubles as Halloween Dog Parade! I am luckily puppy-sitting my little sister Sheba this week, so we will be there. Arrive by 11:30am. Prizes will be awarded around noon. How festive!

Wednesday, October 30th

Family Fitness Mixed Martial Arts Halloween Party. All students must come in costume. Lil’ Dragons 3:45pm or 6pm. Juniors/BBC 4:30 or 6:45pm. Red/Black belts 5:15pm. Also, please note: All classes canceled Oct. 31st.

Thursday, October 31st

Downtown Halloween Parade Bring your children dressed in their costumes for candy, face painting, pictures and a parade, which begins at 4pm at Gymboree and ends at the Grove Street Path Plaza at 6pm with a Halloween party.

Boca Grande and Craig Mahoney present an Art, Comedy and Music Spectacular. 7pm kicks off the Halloween-themed art show. At 8pm, Craig will host a comedy show, followed by music performances and an open mic comedy show.

LITM Halloween Party: Arrive in costume at 8pm to enjoy the festivities.

Friday, November 1st

Orale Day of the Dead: Bring your costumes and your killer attitude for a party at Orale Mexican Kitchen including a DJ, mariachi band and my personal favorite, face painting. Prizes, too.

Trick or Treat to the JC Beat,

Club Barks Ice Cream Social Tonight! 9/9/13

frosty pooch

(photo courtesy of River View Observer)

Stop by Club Barks (201 Marin Blvd.) on this gorgeous night from 6:30-8pm with your furry friend for an Ice Cream Social. Milk Sugar Love  is providing ice cream for people and Frosty Pooch is supplying frozen treats for pups. Everyone will make new friends!



Tonight: 8/13 Puppies and Ice Cream Social

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Hang with cutie pie puppies, make new (human and animal) friends and enjoy ice cream from MilkSugarLove & FrostyPooch (an ice cream truck for dogs!) at Club Barks‘ social tonight! Stop by 201 Marin Blvd. anytime from 6:30-8pm to mingle. More info here.

Kanibal Home Stoop & Shop Sale! 8/3/13


(photo courtesy of Kanibal Home)

Kanibal Home is having a stoop & shop sale today. This means more than just shopping: There will be q&a with their jeweler about estate jewelry; mini cones and ice cream sandwiches from Milk Sugar Love, and adoptable dogs for you to pet (a natural anxiety-reliever). A portion of the day’s profits will go to See Spot Rescued for pup Stacy’s surgery after a hit-and-run accident.
Come out to celebrate a good cause!

What’s Happening This Weekend in Jersey City? 7/12/13


Friday is here yet again, which means the weekend is upon us! It may be the middle of summer, but there is plenty going on in Jersey City.

Friday 7/12/13

Creative Grove Art Market Visit the Grove Street PATH plaza to check out local art, jewelry and other crafts. 3pm-9pm. Shop our local vendors.

‘Multiplicities’ Reception 5:30-8pm. This exhibition of imaginative visual systems features drawings, paintings, and wall installations by Milosz Koziej, Megan Klim, Bill Rybak, Loura van der Meule, Nyugen E. Smith, Vincent Salvati, William Stamos, Liz Cohen, Winifred McNeill, Greg Brickey, Max Velez and James Pustorino. Includes Music on the Lawn with jazz vibraphonist Eldad Tarmu.  Held at Victory Hall Drawing Rooms (180 Grand St.).

Live at the Lumberyard! Palisade Lumber & Supply Co. plays host to free live music tonight in conjunction with the Riverview Neighborhood Association. Lineup includes GMJ Groove, America’s Sweetheart and Sea of Otters at 7pm.

Female Flow’s Salute the Queens From 9pm-2am, stop by Jordan’s Lounge (247 Newark Ave.) to see a showcase of female music acts, including emcees, singers and DJs. $10 cover.


Saturday 7/13/13

Van Vorst Farmer’s Market Stop by Van Vorst Park (Montgomery St. & Jersey Ave.) from 8:30am-3pm to gather all of your local produce.

Free Waterfront Vinyasa Yoga at Owen Grundy Pier (Exchange Place, next to Hyatt). Get your stretch on from 9-10:15am, while taking in the view of Manhattan.

Ed’s Exchange Merchant Market Shop the flea or sell your own goods. 10am-6pm at McGinley Square (672 Bergen Ave.) Tables are $10-20.

K9dergarten is hosting an adoption event at their facility (173 Newark Ave.) from 12-4pm.

Historic Jersey City & Harsimus Cemetery (435 Newark Ave.) plays stage to a performance of “Henry VIII” by Hudson Shakespeare Company at 5pm. Required donation of $10. All proceeds directly benefit the Historic Cemetery Restoration Project.

St. Anthony of Padua’s Annual Summer Festival is being held on 6th St. between Monmouth and Brunswick Sts. from 5-10pm. Enjoy games, rides, food vendors and a money wheel. The musical act is rock band Sequoia.

Tachair Art Gallery‘s 2nd annual opening reception celebrates one year with Flora, Fauna, and Faces by EDE Art Productions at 260 Newark Ave. at 7pm. The art show features original art in oil and acrylic by Elaine James, Diane Lombardi-Fleming and Erin Jensen. There will also be live entertainment by David Case. Free entry and refreshments but donation suggested.

Sunday 7/14/13

Mindfulness Meditation. From 9-10:30am, join others in the community for a morning meditation session at Yoga Shunya (275 Grove St., 3rd fl.) Small donation suggested.

Farmer’s Market at Riverview Fisk Park. Buy farm-fresh produce and unique local goods from 9am-2pm. Plus, FREE YOGA TODAY!! (Ogden Ave. & Bowers St.) Details here.

Block Party Exhibition at Liberty Science Center 10am-4:30pm.

Cake Boss’ Buttercream Cake Class Learn how to make cake at either 4-6pm (631 Grove St.).

Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church is hosting a street festival. Enjoy food, games, rides, and entertainment at 99 Broadway from 6-11pm.

Salsa Under the Sun! Yesenia Peralta hosts salsa lessons from 6-7pm at Boca Grande (564 Washington Blvd.) $10 per person.

Let me know what you plan to do or did this weekend: tweet @jerseycitygia or email me at