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What’s Happening In Jersey City This Weekend? 6/28/13

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The Weekend is upon us again in JC, woohoo!! Here’s what’s happening:

 

Friday 6/28/13

Kayaking on the Hudson River at Liberty State Park from 10am-12pm. Must be 16 years or older, $15 per person. Arrive 30 minutes early. Must pre-register. Reserve your spot here.

Creative Grove Art Market Visit the Grove Street PATH area to check out local art, jewelry and other crafts. 3pm-9pm. The rescheduled Groove on Grove collaboration for JC Fridays starts at 5pm. So you’ve got everything in one spot: Live music, art, shopping and food, all from our local musicians, artists and vendors.

Brightside Tavern (141 Bright St.) hosts its monthly comedy show at 8pm. Performers include Aalap Patel, Chelsea White, David Foster, Ryan Rummel, Pat Bryne, Nate Fernald and host Gordon Baker-Bone. Tickets are $10. Call (201) 435-1234 for reservations.

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Saturday 6/29/13

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.

Sweep & Lafayette Rising Street Festival From 8am-6pm. The S.W.E.E.P is a community effort to clean up the Bergen-Lafayette region (Ward F) Meet at 314 Pacific Ave. 8am – 12pm. Following, MC CDC will be a daytime street festival featuring art and music. Rock out to DJs, participate in live painting, and support the many vendors that will be occupying the block. More info here.

A free Biking Safety course is being held at PS 3 (111 Bright St.) from 9am-5pm. Sign up here.

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.

Jersey City Art School (326 Fifth St.) is hosting a two-day digital photography course from 11am-2pm (Saturday & Sunday). Learn about the functionality of your camera and how to best utilize them. Rules about composition will also be taught. $95 for two days. More info here.

Art House Productions presents “Font of Knowledge” at their theater (1 McWilliams Place) at 8pm. Tickets are $25 for VIP seating, $18 for GA, and $12 for students and seniors. Purchase here.

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Sunday 6/30/13

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’ Fondant Layer Cake Class Learn how to make cake at either 10am-12pm or 2pm-4pm (631 Grove St.).

Pop-Up Shop With Stella & Dot Shop the new collection, meet stylist Ali and enjoy drink specials at the Iron Monkey from 3-6pm.

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

 

 

Creative Grove

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I am jewelry obsessed but I rarely buy anything other than antique pieces, most often from a VERY out-of-the-way shop in upstate New York by the Finger Lakes.

However, last  Friday I was inspired at Creative Grove to add to my collection. Pictured are my finds. From the left, a charm-bracelet type ring; a key necklace with peach and turquoise stones; and a gladiator-type hinged ring.

LOVE!

Creative Grove is an artist’s market held at the Grove Street PATH station every Friday from 6-9pm.

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What’s Happening In Jersey City This Weekend? 6/14/13

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It’s time to celebrate the weekend again! Here’s what’s up, JC.

 

Friday 6/14/13

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

Jordan’s Lounge (247 Newark Ave.) presents a showcase of entirely female music acts including singers, emcees and DJs from 9pm-2am. More details here.

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Saturday 6/15/13

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.

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.

Taking Better Pictures with DSLR is a two-day course taught by local photographer Alex Pergament from 12pm to 2pm on Saturday and Sunday at Riverview Fisk Park. Registration for the classes closes today, FRIDAY, June 14th. Saturday’s about decrypting the settings on your camera and choosing the best settings for your shooting style and subject. Sunday concentrates on composition, perspective and depth. The cost is $50 for one day and $80 for both.

St. Peter’s University parking lot plays host to Celebrate the Streets Festival. From 1pm, to 6pm, enjoy live music, a car, truck & bike show, raffles, kiddie rides and local craft and food vendors. Details here.

Grassroots Community‘s Rhythm Drum Circle is playing from 7pm-9pm at 54 Coles St. All are welcome to bring their drums and stamp their feet, or otherwise participate positively in rhythm-making.

Tachair Bookshoppe (260 Newark Ave.) welcomes author Andrew Wolfenson in house to talk about “Bloggin’ Baseball From the Bench” and “In His Own Defense” from 7pm-9pm.

Con Vivo Music  is hosting a free concert “Strings +1” at the Barrow Mansion (83 Wayne St.) at 8pm. Music of Britten, Haydn & Kernis, plus Greg Steinke’s Native American Notes, the winner of their 2013 Composition Competition. Featuring Dan Lippel, guitar. Event details here.

Riverview Fisk Park is the backdrop for a film screening of “Art in the Garden: The Secret Life of…My Small Urban Backyard.” by filmmaker  John Dunstan about his Jersey City turf. Crafts for kids at 8:30pm; film starts at 9pm.
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Sunday 6/16/13

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 ParkBuy farm-fresh produce and unique local goods from 9am-2pm. (Ogden Ave. & Bowers St.) Details hereFREE YOGA THIS SUNDAY!!!

Grossology! at Liberty Science Center 9am-5pm.

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 did this weekend: tweet @jerseycitygia or email me at jerseycitygia@gmail.com

Enjoy,
JCG

 

What’s Happening In Jersey City This Weekend? 6/7/13

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June is popping and it’s time to celebrate the weekend again! Here’s what’s on tap, JC-ers.

 

Friday 6/7/13

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

Groove on Grove is happening on Friday this week, instead of its usual Wednesday. It starts at 8pm, also at the Grove Street PATH. Band lineup here.

JC Fridays ART Show  SJC Green Drinks and ART JC Fridays team up at the HCCC Culinary Institute and Conference Center (161 Newkirk St. by JSQ PATH) for a night of art, music, refreshments, and best of all, artists will be speaking about their work and artistic processes. 6pm-9pm. Cost $5-10.

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Saturday 6/8/13

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.

Hamilton Park hosts a festival including entertainment, children’s activities, sports clinics, vendors and more from 10am-6pm. Rain date is on Sunday June, 9. Details here.

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.

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Sunday 6/9/13

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. (Ogden Ave. & Bowers St.) Details here.

Liberty Humane Society of Jersey City is hosting a go-kart fundraising event. There are even prizes for the fastest racers. Info here.

JC Food Co-Op is hosting a chef showdown at 4pm. Jersey City chefs will compete at this fundraising event at Barrow Mansion (83 Wayne St.) using JCFC in-season ingredients to create culinary delights that will be judged by local “celebrities.” Music, craft beer, a silent auction, and bowling in the famous antique alley in the basement will all be included. Tickets here.

 

Let me know what you did this weekend: tweet @jerseycitygia or email me at jerseycitygia@gmail.com

Enjoy,
JCG

Hudson Farmers Market

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Hudson Farmers Market, located at 3437 John F. Kennedy Blvd. is open daily year-round, unlike the once-a-week markets we have during this season in different pockets of Jersey City.

Hudson has a decent variety of ripe in-season fruits and vegetables for purchase. However, I was here because I wanted to grow my own. I picked up a basil plant, a roma plum tomato plant, and a banana pepper plant. That was pretty much all I could carry traveling home by foot.

There’s an extensive array of plants to choose from, so it was hard choosing just three, but I’ll be back there soon to get some of the exotic flowers I spotted for my garden!

The people are helpful if you ask for help (and leave you to wander if you don’t), the prices are inexpensive, and the choices are endless.

Here I am attempting to plant. Let’s hope these babies grow!

JCG

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What’s Happening in Jersey City This Weekend?

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Friday 5/19/13

Read to Ella! at the Five Corners branch of the library (678 Newark Ave.) For children grades K-3. 3:30pm.

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

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Saturday 5/18/13:

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.

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.

Applying For High School 101 For $20, learn the tips to get your child into the best schools in Hudson County, both public and private. Worskhop is from 11am-1pm at Indiegrove (121 Newark Ave, 5th Floor)

Saturday Evening of Song From 7:30-11pm,  let your ears ring with “Julian and Dominique,” who will perform standards, 60s music and pop songs of today at Casa Dante (737 Newark Ave.).  Reservations: (201) 795-2750.

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Sunday 5/19/13

Walk the Walkway From 9am-12pm, join the Hudson River Waterfront Conservancy of NJ for a 3-mile walk in celebration of the 25th Anniversary of the legislation that created this great riverfront treasure. Meet at Kennedy Blvd. and 1st St. (near the Bayonne bridge). Suggested donation of $5. Register here.

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

Hatha Style Yoga From 9:30am – 11am at 54 Coles St. Suggested donation of $10.

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 did this weekend: tweet @jerseycitygia or email me jerseycitygia@gmail.com

Enjoy,
JCG

 

 

 

Grove Street Farmer’s Market Opens Today

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The Grove Street farmer’s market opens today for the season! Stock up on all of your local produce from 4pm-8pm. Open every Monday and Thursday from now until December.

For the full Jersey City farmer’s market schedule, click here.

Farm Stands: The Best of Central Avenue

 

Many of the farmer’s markets in Jersey City are not yet open, but that shouldn’t keep you from getting fresh fruits and vegetables every day of the week. Get your fresh, local vegetables year-round. Central Avenue has six farm stands; I frequent four.

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Sweet Pineapple has the (overall) best selection of fruit on the block, hands down.

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Young’s Farm has the best basil ever and an overall great selection of greenery. They win in best quality, quantity, and variety of vegetables, usually at lower prices than the competitors.

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Singh Farm has a more limited selection of produce. Their strength is their fabulous hard-to-find of Indian food and condiments, the best tasting and least expensive avocados, and again, the best tasting and least expensive fresh bread.

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Central Ave. Farm often has things you cannot find elsewhere, such as out-of-season vegetables. Key for when I needed to make my asparagus recipe last week.

Shop Locally!

JCG

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