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.]
The Groove on Grove concert series is back for its 10th (!) season this Wednesday, May 3rd. Join The Historic Downtown Special Improvement District for the opening night celebration at the Grove Street PATH Plaza at 6pm.
Dancing Tony of Rock-it Docket will be bringing Jersey City the very best of local musicians this season. Wednesday’s Lineup: The Milwaukees Segunda Quimbamba Universal Rebel
Cocktails and food will be served from local restaurants plus, the Artist & Maker Market will coincide for the celebration, so you can shop all your favorite Jersey City artisans, crafters, and entrepreneurs.
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.)