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.

What’s Happening in Jersey City This Weekend? 5/10/13

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Mother’s Day Craft  making for children will be hosted at the Zabriskie St. branch of the library (the Heights). 3:30pm; registration required. Other branches host at other times on Friday and Saturday. Full details here.

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

Bake with the “cake makers” of  Buddy The Cake Boss’ Carlo’s Bakery.  Mother’s Day Cake Decorating Class, 5-7pm at Lackawanna (631 Grove Street). Other times available Saturday and Sunday. Details here.

Wine Tasting Fundraiser Raise money to benefit Grace Church seniors and to feed the hungry while tasting wines (and scotches and beers) from all over the world, eating small bites, and taking in a photography exhibit at Grace Church Van Vorst (39 Erie St; enter on 2nd St.). Tickets are $25 and can be purchased at Central Avenue Liquors (210 Central Ave) and at Grace Van Vorst Community Service (39 Erie Street) All details here.

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Saturday 5/11/13

Race along the Hudson River waterfront in the Newport 10k, the fastest course in the region. $15,000 worth of prize money will be awarded immediately after the race, and will be followed by a post-race party with music, refreshments and prize drawings. Win NY Mets tickets, NY Red Bulls tickets, a 1- hour massage or several restaurant gift certificates. $35 to register on race day at Newport Town Square (100 Town Square Place). Proceeds will be donated to the Jersey City Medical Center.

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.

Jersey City Pet Owner’s Day. Drop by the Lincoln Park parking lot anytime from 10am to 4pm to get your fluffy friend free rabies shots, free 3-in-1 shots, and licensing (cats do not need to be licensed in Jersey City). Clinics will also provide free counseling on spay/neutering, and for a small fee, microchipping, take-home dosages of Strongid (for worms), and activity flea/tick treatments. Keep your pet healthy. For more information, click 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.

Green Villian, our home-owned graffiti artists, are throwing a street festival on Pacific Ave. (between Communipaw and Lafayette). Live music (acoustic & DJs), a pop-up skate demo, street vendors, food vendors,  face painting, live painting and a capoeira demonstration are all involved. Start time is 12pm. More deets here.

Pushing the Daisies Spring Music Festival The Historic Jersey City and Harismus Cemetary (435 Newark Ave.) is hosting a music festival with 11 bands playing from 1pm-9pm. Tickets are $10 + donation at the door. Adult & children beverages, food, massages and Mother’s Day gifts are all for sale on the premises. If you arrive later in the day or simply can’t get enough music, there’s an after-party at the Lamp Post (382 2nd St.) with three more bands performing.

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Sunday 5/12/13

Happy Mother’s Day!

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

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.

Wedding Show Expo at the Hyatt Regency on the Hudson (2 Exchange Pl.) from 12pm-6pm. Live entertainment, complimentary food & dessert cakes by top caterers, refreshments, free make-up trials and makeovers, expert advice from those in the wedding industry and a fashion show. Exclusive bridal goody bags for the first 200 brides that register to win a free honeymoon package! Admission is free.

 

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

Enjoy,
JCG

Dining Deals & Discounts 5/8/13

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Markers Restaurant in the financial district is offering a Groupon deal: $29 for a New American dinner for two gets you one shared appetizer, one entree per person, and one glass of beer or wine per person. Details here.

Nanking is offering a $39 Pan-Asian meal for one shared appetizer, two entrees, and two desserts. Details here.

Port-o Lounge, the go-to Portugal resto in Jersey City, has a deal on LivingSocial that gives you five tapas and a pitcher of sangria for two, all for $29. Details here.

Jersey City’s Tilted Kilt recently opened, and is offering a Groupon deal $20 for $40 worth of pub fare and drinks. Details 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

What’s Happening in Jersey City This Weekend?

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Friday 5/3/13:

Polish Flag Raising Celebrate your heritage at the City Hall Council Chambers (280 Grove Street) for the Polish Flag Raising ceremony (12pm).

Spring craft of the week for children at the Zabriskie St. branch of the library (the Heights). 3:30pm; registration required. Details here.

Annual Cinco de Mayo Fiesta Historic downtown is hosting its annual Mexican fete. 4pm-12am. 279 Grove St.

Creative Grove Art Market Visit the Grove Street PATH area to check out local art. 3pm-9pm.

 

Saturday 5/4/13:

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.

Park Cleanup & Planting Webb Park Gardens with Communipaw Avenue Block Association (384 Communipaw Ave.) 8am. Visit http://www.cabajc.org for details.

MLB Pitch, Hit & Run Show off your stuff at Pershing Field’s Babe Ruth Field (201 Central Ave.) from 9:30-1pm. Click here for more details.

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. More info here.

Community Health & Wellness Fair 11am-3pm (360 M.L.K. Drive).

Not Yo Mama’s Parks & Crafts. Drop by Van Vorst Park (Montgomery St. and Jersey Ave.) anytime from 11am-4pm to shop innovative crafty goods and listen to live music.

Jersey City Pet Owner’s Day. Drop by the Bethune Center parking lot (140 M.L.K. Drive) anytime from 10am to 4pm to get your fluffy friend free rabies shots, free 3-in-1 shots, and licensing (cats do not need to be licensed in Jersey City). Clinics will also provide free counseling on spay/neutering, and for a small fee, microchipping, take-home dosages of Strongid (for worms), and activity flea/tick treatments. Keep your pet healthy. For more information, click here.

Kentucky Derby Day! Bars all over the city will be serving up drink specials (and mint juleps) in honor of the race.

Art House Productions presents “Sketching Summer’s Twilight,” a new musical project that needs public feedback. Hence, a talk and party after the performance. Composed by Kevin Clark7:30pm at 1 McWilliams Place. (Hamilton Square). To buy tickets ($10 each), click here.

The Attic Ensemble, Jersey City’s Theater Group, presents “Round and Round The Rose Garden” at 8pm at the Barrow Mansion (83 Wayne St.).

 

Sunday 5/5/13

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

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

Families, it’s time for the annual St. Mark’s Easterfest. Activities planned for this year include a bungee run, basketball & soccer shootout challenges, a bounce castle, a dunk tank and many other events. Plenty of food (cheesesteaks, burgers, dogs, wings) will help you replenish. 10am to 4pm, free entry, open to public. Coptic Orthodox Church of St. Mark (427 West. Side Ave.) For more details, click here.

Spring Rummage Sale at St. Matthew’s Church. Shop through clothing, furniture, and housewares. All proceeds are donated to the church. St. Matthew’s Evangelical Lutheran Church (83 Wayne St.) 12pm-3pm.

Art Opening: “Night and Day.” Stop by Victory Hall Drawing Rooms (180 Grand Street) from 3pm-5pm to see the works of famous local artists in a variety of mediums. Free admission; details here.

Chili Cook Off All are welcome for the small fee of $5 to taste over 20 chilis from different resident and restuarant Jersey City chefs. 12pm-4pm, Grove Street Plaza. Click here for more info.

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo! Lots of drink specials at Jersey City Restaurants. I’ll be at Boca Grande for my festive margarita and Taqueria Downtown (it’s finally reopened after Sandy!) for a taco.

 

Support Local Businesses!

Let me know what you did this weekend @jerseycitygia

Enjoy,

JCG

What’s Happening in Jersey City This Weekend?

 

Wondering what’s going on in the Jersey City Community this weekend? Here’s a taste…

 

Friday 4/26/13:

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Creative Grove Art Market Visit the Grove Street PATH area to check out local art. 3pm-9pm.

Fashion, Fashion, Fashion Workshops and Talks 7pm.


Saturday 4/27/13:

Earth Day 2013 Jersey City-style. Volunteer to clean up Lincoln Park West, still suffering from the effects of Super-storm Sandy. 10am-3pm.

Meet the Authors! New Jersey’s Lindbergh and Kidnapping Trial authors Mark W. Falzini and James Davidson will be signing their book at the library’s Main Branch from 1-3pm.

Spring Beer Garden Raise money for the community’s outdoor activities and enjoy a day of beer, wine, food and fun at Concordia Learning Center, St. Joseph School for the Blind (across the street from the reservoir). For ticket information, click here.

Kennedy Dancers Performance  In celebration of National Jazz month and dance appreciation week, the Kennedy Dancers & Spirit of Life Ensemble will be performing at the Cultural Arts Center in the Miller Branch Library at 8pm. For more details, click here.

 

Sunday 4/48/13

Jersey City Pet Owner’s Day Drop by Pershing Field to get your fluffy friend free rabies shots, free 3-in-1 shots, and licensing (cats do not need to be licensed in Jersey City). Clinics will also provide free counseling on spay/neutering, and for a small fee, microchipping, take-home dosages of Strongid (for worms), and activity flea/tick treatments. Keep your pet healthy. For more information, click here.

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