6th Borough Market 6/14

6th borough market

The 6th Borough Market happens every second and last Sunday of the month from 11am-5pm behind City Hall (Marin & Montgomery).

The outdoor market is mix of high quality crafts and goods in a festive, family-friendly atmosphere. While local vendors display handmade and vintage collectibles, local chefs whip up plenty of good eats.

This Sunday, 6/14, Mayor Fulop will be in attendance for a ribbon cutting ceremony that “celebrates the market’s commitment to connecting local micro-entrepreneurs and the Jersey City community.

Shop it up,
JCG

 

Continue Reading

Pershing Field

pershing

Pershing Field (201 Central Ave.) is 20 steps away from my house and therefore my immediate recreation center.

Pershing Field has a baseball field, tennis courts, basketball courts, an indoor ice skating rink (roller rink in summer) and a swimming pool. The indoor facilities have recently been refurbished, but the basketball courts and tennis courts could use some work with new paint and netting, as well as the outdoor “track” made of dirt.

pershingfield

I run on the sidewalk perimeter for my workout, and if I’m ambitious, attack the monkey bars on the playground.

PershingplaygroundAt Pershing Park, there is something for everyone, and people of all ages in the community play here. It’s a great and inexpensive place to go ice skating; swimming is a small fee for residents. People walk their dogs or kick abound soccer balls in the open grassy spots. If the weather’s fair, there is action at Pershing until 10pm year-round, and part of that is because the park is so well-lit.

Get your summer on,
JCG

 

 

 

 

Continue Reading

Newport Liberty Half Marathon 9/21

Newport Liberty Half Marathon
This Sunday (9/21) is the 21st annual Newport Liberty Half Marathon in Jersey City.

Recreational and elite runners from around the country can compete for $3,000 in prize money on a USA Track & Field-certified course that interweaves with the Hudson River Waterfront Walkway from Newport to Liberty State Park.

The open-air race, sponsored this year by BATS Global Markets, has been called the most beautiful course in the Tri-State area with spectacular views of Lower Manhattan, the Statue of Liberty and the Verrazano Bridge.

Winnings and records will be awarded immediately after, during the Post-Race Party with refreshments, a local DJ and several prize drawings for gift cards and event tickets.

Proceeds are being donated to the Jersey City Medical Center, the area’s newest regional teaching hospital, proving the highest level of care for women, infants, and trauma and heart patients.

Racers take their mark at 8:30 a.m. in Town Square. (Registration opens at 6:45 a.m.) For registration details visit www.newporthalfmarathon.com or call 201-665-4005.

Keep calm and run on,
JCG

Continue Reading

Best of: My Jersey City Independent Articles

midtown-manhattan-from-jersey-city-at-night-val-black-russian-tourchin

More Jersey City!

Pig & Pepper: Where Curiosity and Quality Meet

Good Eats: Union Republic

St. Paul’s Lutheran Church: A Model for Urban Ministry and Sustainability

A Nomadic Life: Jersey City Couple Drives to South America

Good Eats: Churrasqueira Europa

Hewn Arts Center: A Place of Creative Collaboration

Bamboola Baby Helps Women Ease Into Motherhood

Arts & Community Collaborate in New Merseles Studios

Good Eats: Greene Chutney Grill

Stagefest 2014

 

Continue Reading

JCSA Girls Soccer Summer Sessions

girlssoccer

Registration for JCSA Summer Sessions is now open for all 5-11 year-old girls! The program helps girls improve their soccer skills by playing small-sided games and focusing on a different core skill each week, including dribbling, shooting, passing and field position.

They are held at the Caven Point Sports Complex on Sundays July 13th – August 4th  from 5:15pm – 6:30pm. Participants do not have to be affiliated with the JCSA or live in Jersey City, but JCSA players registered for the 2013-2014 season play free ($10 suggested donation) and new players pay $10 to cover insurance.

As always with all JCSA events, players should have shin guards, water and a parent / legal guardian near the field at all times.

 

Continue Reading