Archive of ‘Specialty Markets’ category

6th Borough Market Sunday 6/22/14

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The 6th Borough Market returns this summer Sunday, this time behind City Hall on Montgomery St. @ Marin Blvd.

The Market is a curated mix of artisan crafts and vintage goods for sale, and the experience is topped off with children’s activities and yummy eats. Artists, collectors and chefs gather to provide a fun experience for families on one given Sunday each month during the warm season. This Sunday, look for a very limited edition of urban cycling caps by Cecilia and Reuben.

(Upcoming dates: July 20, August 10, September 14, and October 19.) For those of you who missed the festivities last year, here are a few mentions from me.

 

Keep it local,
JCG

 

Riverview Farmers Market Season Kick-Off 5/4/14

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My favorite Jersey City farmers market (they are all awesome though, really) opens for the season this Sunday, May 4th from 9am-2pm.

Riverview Farmers Market features various vendors, such as Alstede Farms, Mod Cup Coffee, Peace.Love.Pops, Stony Hill FarmLucky HoneyBee Apothecary, Gia GelatoAurora NaturalsOh Honey, Gina’s Bakery, Jersey City Veggie Burgers, Cholita Dessert BarUncle Bud’s Sauces & RubsNature’s OwnGourmet Nuts & Dried Fruit.

 There will be a “Music in the Park” series, children’s activities, and Yoga in the Heights’ usual 11am session.

Shop locally,
JCG

6th Borough Market: Sunday 4/27/14

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Jersey City’s 6th Borough Market returns for the 2014 season, debuting this Sunday, April 27th at Hamilton Park (1 McWilliams Place) from 11am-5pm.

For those of you who missed the festivities last year, here are a few mentions from me.

The 6th Borough Market is a curated mix of artisan crafts and vintage goods for sale, and the experience is topped off with children’s activities and yummy eats. Artists, collectors and chefs gather to provide a fun experience for families on one given Sunday each month during the warm season. (Upcoming dates: May 18, June 22, July 20, August 10, September 14, and October 19.)

For more information, visit http://www.6thboroughmarket.com or facebook.com/6thboroughmarket

 

Keep it local,
JCG

6th Borough Market: Sunday 11/17/13

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This Sunday marks the second-to-last 6th Borough Market, which boasts tons of unique vendors. Think quality homemade and vintage goods, gift items, jewelry, stuff for kids, beauty and bath treats, and then of course kids’ activities and food.

The outdoor family-friendly market is located at 1 McWilliams Place (Hamilton Park) from 11am-4pm.

Whet your holiday purchasing palette here.

 

Shop locally,
JCG

Halloween Happenings in Jersey City

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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 http://www.jerseycitycemetery.org.

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,
JCG

9/15/13 Farmer’s Market: Kids’ Art, Yoga, DJ Pastiche

Riverview Fisk’s Farmer’s Market is open from 9am-2pm. Today they’ll be having a kids’ “Art in the Park” activity at 10:30am, as well as Yoga in the Heights usual 11am session. Top it all off with DJ Pastiche performing at 2pm.

 

 

Happy Sunday!
JCG

 

Getting Creative with Farmer’s Market Finds:

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Farmer’s market cherry popper tomatoes (Alstede Farms) stuffed with prosciutto and mozzarella from the Sal’s Salumeria (not Andreas, though they are excellent as well).

Hollow out your cherry peppers, stuff in the cheese and prosciutto, and bake on a cookie tray at 350 degrees for 10 minutes. Yum!

 

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6th Borough Market: 9/15/13

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This Sunday marks the opening of the 6th Borough Market, an outdoor family-friendly market located at 1 McWilliams Place (Hamilton Park) featuring quality homemade and vintage goods, gift items, jewelry, stuff for kids, beauty and bath treats, and then of course kids’ activities and food. Event is from 11am-4pm.

Lots of different vendors are participating. Whet your purchasing palette: Check out the event’s FB page here to see preview pics of all of the neat things you can buy for you and your family.

Personally, I’m going to try to find a bike to buy from We Build Bikes, because as I said before, I think it’s high time I join the cyclists of this great city.

If you can’t make it this weekend, the market will be held one Sunday each month for the rest of the year. Stay tuned for reminders of the future dates.

 

JCG

Riverview Flea: Saturday 9/7/13

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It’s that time of year where we welcome the most amazing annual flea market ever, that of Jersey City’s Riverview-Fisk Park. This year already boasts over 100 vendors (including me). 

Free zumba? 10:15 am
Free yoga? 11am
Children’s activities? ?

Additionally, there will be live music from Payaso Triste, GMJ Groove, Crash Gordan & Debra Dynamite, Sea of Otters and the Martin Maretto Duo.

Tables are still available if you’re interested in vending. Click here to sign up.

Stop, shop and roll anytime between 10am and 5pm. FB info.

Cheers,
JCG

What’s Happening This Weekend in Jersey City? 7/26/13

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Though we’re in the middle of summer, there’s still plenty going on in Jersey City. The heat wave has broken, so if you’re around, get on out there and support local…everything.

Friday 7/26/13

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

Free Tennis Clinics for children ages 6-17 at Country Village Park (110 Country Village Rd., Greenville).

Victory Hall Drawing Rooms (181 Grand St.) plays host to Music on the Lawn featuring jazz vibraphonist Eldad Tarmu from 5:30-7pm. Free admission and a complimentary glass of wine.

 

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Saturday 7/27/13

A Free Farmer’s Market—yes, free—offers citizens of Jersey City produce at no charge, no matter your income level. Team Walker is a non-profit created by Jerry Walker, and this initiative is co-sponsered by Grow-a-Row Farms of Pittstown, NJ. Get in on the action at Dr. Lena Edwards Park (Johnston Ave. & and Pine St.) at 10am today, and every other Saturday.

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.

Green Villian‘s BBQ (3rd installment of series) From 12-6pm, listen to live music at Lafayette Community Garden (314 Pacific Ave.) and enjoy beer and BBQ in support of  More Than A Race‘s Summer Camp. $20 admission includes all food and drink. Deets.

Jersey City’s West Indian and Caribbean-American 18th Annual Carnival kicks off at 12pm with a parade at Lincoln Park, followed by festivities at Exchange Place (3-8pm). Think floats, fun, performances by local dance troupes and musicians, games and food.

Paella & Sangria Garden Party This just-for-fun event will raise money in support of Movies in The Park (Pershing Field and Washington Park). Enjoy an afternoon of paella, sangria and dancing to Spanish beats by DJs Smoke and Kleber from 3-7pm at 662 Palisade Ave. Tickets are $40. Buy here.

Balance JC Hair Salon plays host to a comedy event at 3pm. Details here.

tHe AuDiobOdiEs rock band is performing at the W.A.M. fundraising event at Sole Cafe (496 Communipaw Ave.). Fundraiser begins at 6pm and the band comes on at 8pm.

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Sunday 7/28/13

Hatha Style Yoga Class at Grassroots Community Space (54 Coles Street) from 9:30-11am. Suggested donation of $10.

Farmer’s Market at Riverview Fisk Park. Buy farm-fresh produce and unique local goods from 9am-2pm. Plus, FREE YOGA TODAY @10am!! (Ogden Ave. & Bowers St.) Details here.

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

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 jerseycitygia@gmail.com

 

Enjoy,
JCG

 

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

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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.

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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.
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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 jerseycitygia@gmail.com

Enjoy,
JCG

 

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