Jersey City welcomes its 12th annual Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic, a highlight of the social season, on Saturday, June 1st.
Jersey City’s Pride Festival is the only thing and everything you should do in Jersey City this Saturday, August 26th.
From 1-9pm, join in the festivities in the historic downtown area of Jersey City, right outside of the Grove St. PATH station. The Jersey City Pride Festival celebrates the diversity of the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender communities and allies of Hudson County and the New York City metropolitan area. It is one of the largest festivals in Northern New Jersey. Last year, the official estimate of attendance at the festival was 9,000-10,000 people. This year, the festival’s 17th, will have an even bigger turnout.
This year’s Grand Marshal is Carmen Carrera, an international human rights advocate and a high-fashion transgender model. Carmen will also be receiving the Eileen “Beanie” Gaughan reward in recognition of her role as a community activist and educator. Read more about Carmen and her heroic work here.
Jersey City Pride reminds us of the importance of diversity in our community, and how we are becoming stronger by honoring our foundation in history as being accepting of all individuals and their contributions to society. There will be plenty of live entertainment in this celebration of love and support. More information here.
July 10: Angry Birds [Thomas McGovern Park]
July 13: Wizard of Oz [Leonard Gordon Park]
July 20: Pete’s Dragon [Canco Veterans Memorial Park]
July 28: The LEGO Batman Movie [Hamilton Park, 8:15 pm]
August 9: LaLa Land [Newport Green, 7pm]
August 17: The BFG [Village Park, 384 1st St.]
August 24: The Wild Life [Sgt. Anthony Park]
September 22: The Jungle Book [Hamilton Park, 7pm]
October 13: The Nightmare Before Christmas [Hamilton Park, 6:30pm]
Other notes: Parks in the Jersey City and Hudson County area host these films and live performances thanks to The Hamilton Park Neighborhood Association, the Van Vorst Park Association, Jersey City Cultural Affairs, and the County of Hudson. All events begin at sundown.
To the view,
LITM hosts a summer dance party and barbecue this Wednesday, June 21 from 7pm – 1am.
Chilltown Get Down is a grown-up block party on Pedestrian Plaza outside of 140 Newark Ave., aka LITM (“Love Is The Message”).
The restaurant, bar and art gallery is serving frosé and spiked ice pops to temper the heat, and a special BBQ menu by Chef Eduardo Rugerio.
Dance off the cals to old R&B and hip-hop favorites spun by DJ George Soul Fernandez.
Admission is free; food/bevvies are not.
Bonus: Giant Jenga, water guns, hula hoops and jump ropes!
Chill down, Chilltown,