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


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.


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




Jersey City Health & Wellness Deals 7/9/13



Get your rejuvenation on with these local deals:

Enercure Health (230 Liberty Ave.) is offering a one-hour reflexology session for $32 and two sessions for $59. Details here.

Petracco Chiropractic Center (218 Newark Ave.) will give you a one-hour massage and chiropractic exam for $30. More info here.

Beach Bum Tanning (Edgewater and Bayonne locations) are promoting a deal for two to five FIT bodywrap sessions, starting at $49. Full deets here.

Health & Wellness Deals


Now that the unofficial summer season has kicked in, it’s high time we get ourselves looking pretty. Here are local deals for all of you Jersey City rezzies this week. That’s right: I do the research so you don’t have to.

Newport Swim & Fitness (Newport) is offering a two-week gym membership and a personal training session for $39. Details here.

Regenesis Healing and Wellness Medi-Spa (Historic Downtown) is offering half-off for a massage or a couples’ massage. Buy here.

Bally’s (Journal Square)  is offering a 1-month gym membership and four personal training sessions for $29. Additional info here.

Hoboken Wellness Spa (Hoboken) is giving discounts on certain face and body treatments. More info here.

Diva Spa Esthetic Center (North Bergen) is offering deals on its spa packages. Details here.


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2 Boys Laundromat


My go-to spot for all of my laundry needs is 2 Boys Laundromat. I started going there because of its convenient location, but I really like their services. Basically, I drop off my laundry in the morning and pick it up after work folded, pretty and fresh. I only just realized they offer pick-up and drop-off services (laundry done within 24 hours). That would seem kind of lazy for me as they are a block away, but I would consider it if I had way too much to carry and no help. (Available all day; call 201-984-2643.) They service all of Hudson County and offer dry-cleaning too, though they outsource it so it may take a few days longer.

I love this particular line of their site:  “We are committed to bring unique, reliable, stress free weekly or bi-weekly laundry services to your doorstep. As a result, we are dedicated to helping you maintain a healthy lifestyle balance by removing laundry from your to do list.” They even guarantee you will have at least 3 hours of more free time by using their services.

Felix, a.k.a. the Panty Man (my nickname), only employs the best. When something does go awry, Felix is quick to help out (besides the discalimer that they are not responsible for lost or damaged clothing)

Location: 85 Reservoir Ave. (corner of Lineau)

Hours: M-F 7:30am to 9pm; SAT: 7am to 9pm SUN: 7am to 7pm (Last wash M-S is 7:45pm)


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