Enjoy summer nights in under the stars watching popular flicks in your favorite Jersey City Parks. Grab your kids, your blanket, your chairs
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 20: Monsters University [Columbia Park]
July 20: Mutant Turtles: Out of the Shadows [Audubon Park]
July 26: Moana [Van Vorst Park]
July 27: Space Jam [Berry Lane Park]
July 28: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story [Van Vorst Park]
July 28: The LEGO Batman Movie [Hamilton Park, 8:15 pm]
July 31: 101 Dalmations (original) [Ercel Webb Park, 264 Van Horne Street]
August 3: Cars [Pershing Field]
August 7: Ghost Busters – Answer the Call [Arlington Park]
August 9: Lion [Van Vorst Park]
August 9: LaLa Land [Newport Green, 7pm]
August 10: Back to the Future [Riverview Park]
August 14: E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial [Harsimus Cemetery]
August 17: The BFG [Village Park, 384 1st St.]
August 23: Sing Street [Van Vorst Park]
August 24: The Wild Life [Sgt. Anthony Park]
August 31: Storks – Find Your Flock [J. Owen Grundy Pier]
September 6: Hidden Figures [Van Vorst 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,
Hamilton Park hosts Park Fest this Saturday, June 10 from 12-7pm, a seasonal celebration with something for everyone.
There will be three bands, a DJ, food trucks, adult bevvies, a flea market, tennis and kickboxing instruction, a magician, and even a petting zoo. Admission is free.
Bring your friends & family for the fun and meet new people in your neighborhood.
Riverview Jazz Festival used to be a one-day event, but now it spans an entire week, kicking off Saturday, June 3rd on the waterfront (3 2nd St.) at 12pm.
Here is the lineup of Saturday’s performers. Also, there will be food vendors, a flea market, a beer garden, children’s activities and more.
Throughout the week, hear live jazz in various Jersey City venues and parks like The Corkscrew, Fox and Crow, Moore’s Lounge, The Brightside Tavern, Madame Claude Bis, The Archer, The Hutton, Grove St., Newark Ave., Pershing Field, Lincoln Park, J. Owen Grundy Pier and Audubon Park. Full schedule here with dates and times.
The Riverview Jazz Festival flagship event closes the whole program on Saturday, June 10 at 12pm in a day of music and festivity.
The year, there will be two stages off of Riverview-Fisk Park: Holland St. and Ogden Ave. Full line-up here.
Besides awesome music, there will be food and craft vendors, face-painting, and a performing arts workshop.
And if you’re still have not had enough jazz by 8pm, there is an after-party at Fox & Crow.
Have you ever wished you studied math or science more when you were younger – how much these subjects, with constantly changing technology, are integral to your own adult life?
Zaniac is a new after-school, extra-curricular program in Jersey City aimed to intrigue students K-8 to dig deeper into these subjects. Like how to code computer programs or how to build video games – not just play them.
Added bonus: Acquiring these skills at an early age is obviously a good thing for future life success, but Zaniac’s curriculum may encourage children who don’t like typical classroom settings to start to enjoy learning – and perhaps gain more confidence.
The Jersey City campus on 125 First Street opens its doors June 3. Read about some of the programs here.
Always strive to learn more,
The Central Avenue Auto & Music Show returns for its 3rd year this Saturday, May 20 from 11am-5pm in Central Avenue’s municipal parking lot (b/t Lincoln and Bowers).
Display cars will be provided by Latino Automative Business Services, who is hosting the event in partnership with CASID, but anyone is allowed to enter their own classic and exotic cars for a chance to win a prize.
Local performers will be providing musical entertainment, while vendors will be selling goods and services
The event is free and open to all ages – kids’ activities include face paintings, balloons and giveaways.