Become Your Best Self During COVID-19

You’ve stocked up, you’ve cleaned up, you’re staying inside/ away from others as much as possible.

After a few days of working from home, TV watching and stress junk food eating, you start to feel helpless, hopeless or bored AF in isolation.

But think of this as a time for self-reflection and opportunity.

What are things you also want to do to self-improve, and how can you help your community? Remember to take care of yourself first (airplane air masks). Only when you are healthy and implementing best practices are you able to help others.

To figure out your own list of how to fill this new, always-at-home time, start with your 2020 New Year’s resolutions. What did you hope to accomplish this year? Or even last year? What are actionable steps you can do now, from home?

Here are suggestion to create a healthy routine, home environment, and ideas for activity to maintain optimism in uncertain/scary times. [Note: These are particular to me/ my situation living alone in Jersey City during these times.] Please write if you have suggestions regarding: pets/children/work from home simultaneously with your spouse/roommate and how you’ve adjusted your routine/tips for sanity/pretty much anything else. I’ll be doing follow-up posts as the weeks continue.]

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Party With Purpose 5K

The annual Party With Purpose Hoboken 5K happens next Tuesday, July 11th!

Party With Purpose is a post-work race along the Hoboken waterfront followed by an after-party at Pier A with live music, food and drinks.

Join 1000+ runners and bring your children for the fun run! Details:

3:30pm: Kid’s Run

5:30pm: Check-In

6pm: Warm Up by Devotion Yoga

7pm: Race Start!

8pm: After Party

Register here by July 7th at 10pm with the promo code LASTCHANCE to save 10%. All proceeds go to local youth charities in Hoboken and Hudson County.

 

Run with purpose,
JCG

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Ward Tour 2017 [Sunday, June 4]

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It’s that time of year again, Jersey City—when we GET OUR BIKE ON and ride throughout the six wards of Jersey City in the Bike JC Ward Tour.

The race begins at 11am at Exchange Place on Sunday, June 4th. Enjoy a 15-mile ride on streets closed to traffic at an easy 10mph pace (with rest stops and a police escort). Upon finishing, celebrate with live music, food, drinks and other fun.

Registration is free, with a $5 suggested donation to fund BikeJC’s efforts to make cycling better, safer and more accessible in Jersey City.

Ward Tour check-in begins at 9am at Exchange Place. It’s recommended to get there before 10am because—of course—you want to situate yourself and hype up before the tour.

Be inspired. Helmets REQUIRED.
JCG

 

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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

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Jersey City Farmers Markets 2017

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Here are the schedules for this season’s farmers markets in Jersey City, kicking off today at the Grove Street PATH Plaza.

Create your dinner around local produce and specialty foods, while also checking out unique items like handcrafted soaps and kitchen tools. Some markets even offer cooking classes, children’s activities, live music and free yoga on certain dates.

Go for the fun and to find information about community programs and other initiatives happening in your micro community of Jersey City. Meet your local vendors, your neighbors (and their pets!), and be involved with the greater picture of the development of Jersey City in 2017.

Grove Street
Monday and Thursday 4-8pm
(May-December)
Grove PATH Plaza

Exchange Place
Tuesday 3-8pm
(May-December)
Harborside Plaza 5

Journal Square
Wednesday and Friday 11am-7pm
(June-November)
Journal Square PATH Plaza

Paulus Hook
Saturday 10am-4pm
(May-Thanksgiving)
Washington St.

The Heights
Sunday 10am-3pm
(May-Thanksgiving)
Riverview-Fisk Park (1 Bowers St.)

Hamilton Park
Wednesday 3-7pm
(May-December)
Hamilton Park (McWilliams @ 8th St.)

Arlington Park
Saturday 10am-2pm
(June-Oct.)
Arlington and Ocean Aves

New Jersey City University
Thursday 4-7pm
(June-November)
110 Culver Ave. (in front of gym)

Lincoln Park
Sunday 10am-3pm
(mid June-November)
Lincoln Park (at the Gazebo)

Van Vorst Park
Saturday 8am-3pm
(May-December)
Van Vorst Park (281 Montgomery St.)

Get your LOCAL on!
JCG

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