Archive of ‘This Weekend in Jersey City’ category

GJC Pampering Day [Sunday, May 21st]

Growing in Jersey City is hosting its second Wellness event this weekend – GJC Pampering Day – on Sunday, May 21st at 1pm.

GJC Pampering Day takes place in a beautiful backyard in Jersey City Heights (229 Ogden Ave.) outfitted with local businesses offering pampering products and services that you can try before you buy.

Think hand massages, nutrition workshops, make-up consultations. The list goes on…check out the detailed invite.

Besides services, there will be $1400+ in raffles from  local businesses. And to keep your energy up, light food and drink will be served.

A perfect excuse to get with friends or fam and spend QT together.

Buy tickets here.

Go get pampered,
JCG

Book Sale Fundraiser [Sunday, May 21st]

The Jersey City Vigil for Refugees is hosting a book sale this Sunday at Grace Church Van Vorst (Erie St. b/t 1st & 2nd) from 11am-5pm.

Stiphon through over 10,000 books, DVDs & CDs to find some gems for your collection. Prices will be extremely low. All proceeds benefit the local chapter of Church World Service for rent assistance and resettlement expenses for refugees.

Give a little, get a little,
JCG

Embarking on The Road of Color [Saturday, May 20th]

The Museum of Russian Art presents a solo exhibition of works by Nataly Khvost Sintez that opens this Saturday night at the MORA (80 Grand St.) from 6-8pm.

The artist herself will be in attendance in a champagne reception that opens the exhibit. What you need to know about Nataly Khvost Sintez: She works with vibrant colors in a variety of media, and her pieces generally evoke positive energy. While she works and lives in Russia, she has been part of shows in major cities outside of Moscow, including Amsterdam, London and Tokyo.

If you can’t make it on Saturday, the exhibition (including other artists) will be on view at the Museum until June 3rd on weekends: Friday 4-7pm; Saturdays & Sundays 1-5pm.

Enjoy,
JCG

JC Oddities Market [Saturday, May 20th]

The JC Oddities Market takes place this Saturday May 20th from 12-8pm at Cathedral Hall (380 Montgomery St.).

Imagine two whole floors of fantastic finds, including oddities, taxidermy, macabre collectibles, 8bit art, original works by dozens of talented artists and more. Full list of vendors here.

To unique finds,
JCG

Central Avenue Auto & Music Show [Saturday, May 20th]

The Central Avenue Auto & Music Show returns for its 3rd year this Saturday, May 20 from 11am-5pm in Central Avenue’s municipal parking lot (b/t Lincoln and Bowers).

Display cars will be provided by Latino Automative Business Services, who is hosting the event in partnership with CASID, but anyone is allowed to enter their own classic and exotic cars for a chance to win a prize.

Local performers will be providing musical entertainment, while vendors will be selling goods and services

The event is free and open to all ages – kids’ activities include face paintings, balloons and giveaways.

Vroom vroom,
JCG

 

Harsimus Cove Stoop Sale [This Sunday]


On Sunday, May 7th, Harsimus Cove is hosting their first neighborhood-wide stoop sale. And it will be big – over 30 households are participating.

Even better, a portion of earnings are being donated to the Church World Service to help refugee families in Jersey City. So you can get a little something while giving a little something back to the community.

Check it out from 10am-4pm. More details here.

 

Shop [very] local for a great cause = win//win!
JCG

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

Lutze Biergarten Grand Opening [Now on Thursday, May 4]

Lutze Biergarten has moved their grand opening in Jersey City (15 Second St., Harborside Plaza) to this Thursday, May 4th due to probably rain on F riday. Whatever the case, it is great news for the city’s Thirsty Thursday crowd.

The party begins at 5pm and lasts until midnight. Expect live music, food vendors, face painting(!), and a Bounce House – yes, it is kid-friendly, and dogs are welcome,too, yay. But the best part: a late-night fireworks show!

Lutze Biergarten is outdoors and on the waterfront near the Exchange Place PATH, ferry, light rail, etc. Not only will they feature a rotating cast of craft beers, but cocktails and food as well. Also, the literature says it’s named after Wilhelm (Willy) Lutze, who lived in Jersey City his entire life (1900-1973). A child of immigrant German parents, Willy worked hard as a carpenter and mason to support his wife and four daughters.

In honor of Willy and for the love of Jersey City, Lutze (the establishment) will be donating a substantial portion of their profits to local charities and political causes that benefit Jersey City.

We can all cheers to that,
JCG

Michael J. DeMarco, CEO, Mack-Cali Realty Corporation

Bespoken: Jersey City Wedding Event [This Saturday]

Jersey City hosts its first indie wedding showcase – Bespoken – this Saturday, April 29th at Cathedral Hall (380 Montgomery St.) from 1-5pm.

Bespoken will feature unique, local independent retailers and industry experts that will help you craft your ideal, highly personalized big day.

Highlights:

* 50+ Retailers featuring one-of-a-kind accessories, jewelry pieces, gifts, vintage finds, floral design, event curation, and bespoke fabrication

* Interactive themed event sets with unexpected aesthetics

* Live music, DJ’s, and performance artists throughout the day

* Complimentary hair adornments, beard grooming, lash applications, and cosmetic consultations

* Suit measuring and custom shirt and tie consultations

* Sample eats and drinks from Jersey City’s best caterers

* Photo booths and opps galore

* A bounty of raffle prizes, including honeymoon trips and event photography

Buy tickets here (from $10-$25); or call (224) 444-9615

 

To creating a magical wedding,
JCG

Con Vivo Celebrates Earth Day [This Sunday!]

Con Vivo Music will celebrate Earth Day weekend with a unique performance of “Not Less Than the Good,” a 60-minute musical sunrise and celebration of morning as embraced by Henry David Thoreau in “Walden” at the Barrow Mansion (83 Wayne St.), this Sunday at 6pm. The concert is free; all ages welcome.

“Not Less Than the Good” simulates a sunrise by combining the meditative playing of the saxophone quartet with ambient synthesizers. The music grows from a single quiet note, adding notes and timbres, growing in fullness and depth, much like the literature does with words (Ed. note: I’m only making that comparison because I wrote a term paper on “Walden” while at NYU).

Underneath this are real, pre-recorded sounds during the pre-dawn and early morning hours at Walden Pond: a chorus of insects, the lone song of dawn’s first bird which is joined by others in a raucous counterpoint, and the splashing of morning swimmers.

And keeping even further in trend with Beyonce, the hour-long performance is punctuated by readings of excerpts from “Walden”, considered a secular prayer of hope for enlightenment, that are narrated by poet J. D. McClatchy.

More info here.

 

May your ears be delighted,
JCG

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