Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic is TODAY!

 

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Today, Jersey City welcomes its sixth annual Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic, a highlight of the social season here for many. This year, proceeds are going towards the reconstruction of Liberty State Park, where it is held.

“This event at Liberty State Park is a prime example of Governor Christie’s commitment to rebuilding our state after Sandy and to have our parks, natural areas and the shore areas open for business during the upcoming summer tourism season,” said Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Bob Martin. “We welcome Veuve Clicquot to Liberty State Park and thank them for being a partner in helping us to showcase this recovery effort.” (Source: NJ.com)

Toast to the kickoff of the summer season by watching the polo match and sipping on Veuve Clicquot from one of the many champagne bars. NYC food trucks will also be on site. The best part by far, though, is the people-watching; this event has an impressive celebrity turnout year after year.

Must be 21+ to attend and tickets must be pre-purchased. The event is sold out, however...there are ways around that.

As the Park continues to promote green-living, no parking is provided onsite. Instead guests must arrive via ferry (from Manhattan) or via the Light Rail (Hudson-Bergen Line).

Cheers!
JCG

 

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Exchange Place Florist

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I received the most beautiful bouquet of flowers last week from a place that wasn’t even on my radar. It forever will be now. Exchange Place Florist is the bomb. They serve up fresh flowers, plants, gourmet gift baskets and outfit weddings, corporate events, lobby decor, funerals…you name it. Jenny (from the block) will hook you up. (201) 435-1997. They’re located at 33 Hudson St. (corner of Greene and Morris). Enjoy!

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What’s Happening in Jersey City This Weekend?

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Friday 5/19/13

Read to Ella! at the Five Corners branch of the library (678 Newark Ave.) For children grades K-3. 3:30pm.

Creative Grove Art Market Visit the Grove Street PATH area to check out local art, jewelry and other crafts. 3pm-9pm.

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Saturday 5/18/13:

Van Vorst Farmer’s Market Stop by Van Vorst Park (Montgomery St. & Jersey Ave.) from 8:30am-3pm to gather all of your local produce.

Ed’s Exchange Merchant Market Shop the flea or sell your own goods. 10am-6pm at McGinley Square (672 Bergen Ave.) Tables are $10-20.

Applying For High School 101 For $20, learn the tips to get your child into the best schools in Hudson County, both public and private. Worskhop is from 11am-1pm at Indiegrove (121 Newark Ave, 5th Floor)

Saturday Evening of Song From 7:30-11pm,  let your ears ring with “Julian and Dominique,” who will perform standards, 60s music and pop songs of today at Casa Dante (737 Newark Ave.).  Reservations: (201) 795-2750.

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Sunday 5/19/13

Walk the Walkway From 9am-12pm, join the Hudson River Waterfront Conservancy of NJ for a 3-mile walk in celebration of the 25th Anniversary of the legislation that created this great riverfront treasure. Meet at Kennedy Blvd. and 1st St. (near the Bayonne bridge). Suggested donation of $5. Register here.

Farmer’s Market at Riverview Fisk Park. Buy farm-fresh produce and unique local goods from 9am-2pm. (Ogden Ave. & Bowers St.) Details here.

Hatha Style Yoga From 9:30am – 11am at 54 Coles St. Suggested donation of $10.

Salsa Under the Sun! Yesenia Peralta hosts salsa lessons from 6-7pm at Boca Grande (564 Washington Blvd.) $10 per person.

 

Let me know what you did this weekend: tweet @jerseycitygia or email me jerseycitygia@gmail.com

Enjoy,
JCG

 

 

 

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Online Dining Deals For Jersey City 5/16/13

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Michael Anthony’s is offering an online deal for $25 for $50 worth of food and drinks, and M-T, 2 free drinks are included. Details here.

VB3 is offering a dinner for two: one shared appetizer, two entrees, and two drinks. All for $40. Click here.

Trattoria Saporito has a dinner deal for two that includes one shared app, two entrees, and two drinks. All for $29. Check it out here.

The Melting Pot boasts $49 for a dinner for two (one portion of cheese fondue, one salad, one Fondue by You entree and one drink…each!). Buy here.

 

 

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