Jersey City’s Midnight Market 11/4

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Tonight Jersey City hosts its first Midnight Market!

Imagine your favorite Jersey City outdoor markets, except this one is indoors (at Harborside Atrium) and at night—and for adults only 😉

Think: leisurely strolling, shopping, eating, drinking while listening to a DJ spinning and oh, just the Manhattan skyline as a backdrop. The party starts at 6:30pm and ends at…? Yes, Cinderella time.

The DL #s on an “as each” basis:

Cover: $5
Yum Noms: $5
Adult Bevvies: $5
Parking if needed: $5

It is encouraged that you bring ca$h in increments < 20. ATMs will be available on site, because we’re prepared for you to be excited.

Oh, and my fave part is “Skip the line and Shine.” If you pre-purchase your entrance fee, you get to hop on through and get “glow” swag.

For all other info, here’s the FB link.

They call it a bazaar. I call it… ba-zha-zha-zoo…get your bumble bum over!

Shop local, support local, and have fun doing it,
JCG

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Ground Connection

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I recently visited Jersey City’s newest coffee addition addiction, Ground Connection, located at Harborside Plaza 10.

Owner Scott Gillman (of Jercey City’s Markers Restaurant) and director of the coffee program, Alex Mastrando, who is the head chef, went to different places in the city New York City “to see what was working and what wasn’t” in the coffee industry, while the head barista and store manager, German Chabur, visited Seattle and Atlanta coffee conventions to do the same.

The result is awesome “third wave” coffee in a fast-casual environment [Ed. note: “first wave” is mom-and-pop shops, “second wave” is Stabucks, et al]. “Third wave coffee means we are bringing it back to basics using real espresso with real machines and actually weighing everything properly,” says Alex as he shows me their Italian espresso machine, which is one of few in the U.S. and uses technology that just came out last year.

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“You can go to a coffee chain, where the machine will weigh the coffee and the barista will push a button, but this machine can figure out the weight from the dry—it’s amazing technology,” says Alex. “The machine allows us to weigh exact grinds, program the weight, and create a ratio. So you give it the ratio, you give it the grind, and it automatically calibrates as it’s coming out. It gets that perfect ratio and its always going to be in balance. That allows us to keep our coffee consistent.”

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All About Downtown Street Fair 2016

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Jersey City: Saturday, September 17th is the annual and all-out awesome All About Downtown Street Fair.

Stroll up or down Newark Avenue (between Grove St. and Jersey Ave.) to soak up live music, nosh on noms, sip adult bevvies, and shop from 11am-6pm.

There will be over 100 local vendors and plenty of fun activities for the kids, too.

FB info here.

Shop local. Support local.
JCG

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Free Milk Sugar Love Minis July 10th!


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It’s going to be a party in Jersey City – an ice cream party! From 2-6pm on July 10th, the MSL Army (as the Milk Sugar Love group calls themselves) is hosting a dance party and ice cream social outside of their shop at 19 McWilliams Place.
See you at #MiniConeMadness!
JCG
 
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Christine Feehan & Karen Rose at WORD

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New York Times bestselling authors Christine Feehan and Karen Rose will appear together at WORD Jersey City (123 Newark Ave.) on Thursday, July 7 at 7:30pm for a Q&A with readers and a book signing.

A Conversation with New York Times Bestselling Authors Christine Feehan and Karen Rose

Christine Feehan is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Dark series, the GhostWalker series, the Leopard series and the Sea Haven series. Visit her online at chistinefeehan.com.

Set in Chicago, SHADOW RIDER launches the Shadow series, featuring a mafia-like family gifted—or cursed—with the psychic talent to ride shadows, making them invisible to the average human eye.  No one knows that behind the wealth and power of the Ferraro family name is a group of deadly warriors that administer their own form of justice.

Karen Rose is an award-winning, internationally bestselling author who worked in the engineering field before she began writing novels in 2003. Connect with her online at karenrosebooks.com.

In ALONE THE DARK, Homicide Detective Scarlett Bishop and former Army Ranger Marcus O’Bannion each fight evil in their own way—Scarlett using the law and Marcus using his newspaper.  Both believe they’ve seen the depths of human depravity, but this investigation into the murder of a young girl who once asked for Marcus’s help lures him and Scarlett down a dark road—and straight into the crosshairs of a dangerous underground human trafficking ring.  To stop them, Scarlett and Marcus have to be just as cunning and just as ruthless.  But first they have to make it out alive.

 

Read on,
JCG

 

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