Tour The New Jersey Brewing Company Tonight 8/16


Tonight the New Jersey Beer Company is hosting a brewery tour from 6-9pm at 4201 Tonnelle Avenue, North Bergen, NJ, specifically for JC Ties members—Jersey City’s networking group for young professionals. Sign up to join the club here.

“Considering that the New Jersey Beer Company is the only brewery in Hudson County, it only makes sense to support it!” boasts the flier. I totally agree.

Taste Garden State Stout, Hudson Pale Ale, 1787 Abbey Single Ale and seasonal brews.  After the free sample pours, order a pint or two—all are priced at $5 or below.

Also, The NJBC has a special raffle for Jersey City Ties members only: One lucky winner will go home with a growler of craft beer (64 oz.) and two pint glasses.

If you can’t make tonight’s event, note that NJBC does brewery tours and tastings for the public every Friday night from 5-9pm and Saturday from 1-6pm.

Insider Tip: You can get a $4 credit with New Jersey Beer Company (anytime) if you take a pic in front of their billboard on 6th St. and Jersey Ave.

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Meditation 8/11/13


Riverview Community Garden is hosting a mindful meditation this Sunday at 12:30pm entitled “Seeding The Heart.” Laurie G, a yoga instructor, will guide the gathered group in a series of reflection meant to transform and heal by “delving into a deep state of presence and peace within the heart.” No experience necessary.

Precise location: Ogden Ave. between Griffith and Bowers St.
Cost: Suggested donation of $10, which will be dedicated to the garden
Bring: A towel or cushion to sit on
After: Linger and mingle with the group over lemonade

Other info here.

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Let’s Plant Today! 8/10/13

Help out Ogden’s End Community Garden today. Get your green thumb on from 10am-12pm. Every bit of help counts in cultivating this lovely little oasis.
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NNO Celebration Tonight! 8/6/13


nno dayTonight is National Night Out, also know as America’s Night Against Crime, where we celebrate our police officers who work hard to make our communities safe places to live. Jersey City will be honoring its officers in four locations: Pershing Field, Hamilton Park, Audubon Park and Arlington Park.

Mayor Fulop will be stopping by each location to assist the Jersey City Police Department and local service organizations in providing tips to citizens about how we can all work together to make Jersey city a better place to live.

Get your info on from 6:30-9:30 pm, and have fun with games, giveaways, refreshments and other types of entertainment. Come celebrate & support those who serve our community.

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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




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