Jersey City Pride Festival 2017 [Saturday, August 26]

 

Jersey City’s Pride Festival is the only thing and everything you should do in Jersey City this Saturday, August 26th.

From 1-9pm, join in the festivities in the historic downtown area of Jersey City, right outside of the Grove St. PATH station. The Jersey City Pride Festival celebrates the diversity of the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender communities and allies of Hudson County and the New York City metropolitan area. It is one of the largest festivals in Northern New Jersey. Last year, the official estimate of attendance at the festival was 9,000-10,000 people. This year, the festival’s 17th, will have an even bigger turnout.

This year’s Grand Marshal is Carmen Carrera, an international human rights advocate and a high-fashion transgender model. Carmen will also be receiving the Eileen “Beanie” Gaughan reward in recognition of her role as a community activist and educator. Read more about Carmen and her heroic work here.

Jersey City Pride reminds us of the importance of diversity in our community, and how we are becoming stronger by honoring our foundation in history as being accepting of all individuals and their contributions to society. There will be plenty of live entertainment in this celebration of love and support. More information here.

 

Be proud,
JCG

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Hudson Restaurant Week Summer 2017


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Because this side of the river has increasingly become a place of destination, this summer’s Hudson County Restaurant Week (7/25-8/5) is particularly poignant. All of the quickly established new additions to our classic faves are creating crazy flocks of foodies.

Find the full list of participants and their menu selections here.

My personal reviews of participating restaurants previously published on my blog are… [use the upper right search bar and type].

Tweet me @jerseycitygia if you have any inquiries because it’s likely I a) have an unpublished review b) an update to an older review in the works or c) know a gem so well I’m not going to share with all, but maybe with you 😉

Try something new & let me know your experience,
JCG

Here are participating Jersey City restaurants:

Amelia’s Bistro

Bistro at Grove Square

Bistro La Source

Edward’s Steakhouse

Fire & Oak

FM

Greene Hook

The Hamilton Inn

Hamilton Pork

The Hutton

Kitchen Step

Laico’s (not one to miss!)

Latham House

Liberty House Restaurant

Liberty Prime Steakhouse

Light Horse Tavern

Raval Tapas Bar

Satis Bistro

South House

VB3

View the full list of Hudson County participating restaurants, prices and menus here.

Taste Jersey City Tastefully,
JCG

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Con Vivo Music: Bach Concert [Sunday, June 18]

Celebrate Father’s Day with Con Vivo’s semi-annual Bach Concert!  On Sunday, June 18th, Cathedral Hall (380 Montgomery St.) will be filled with the sounds of Johann Sebastian Bach.

The concert features mezzo-soprano Sarah Nelson Craft and oboist Christa Robinson in a concert of Bach’s most intimate chamber music for voice, oboe, string quartet, harpsichord, and organ. Con Vivo presents a wide panoply of Bach’s style and achievements, from the elegance of his intimate keyboard works, to the athleticism of his oboe and string repertoire.
 
The concert begins at 3pm and is free for all ages. Program information and more about Con Vivo here.

To musical bliss,
JCG

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Hidden Hymns [Saturday, June 17]

Hidden Hymns is an evening of Modern Dance by Meagan Woods & Company set to live original music by Shayfer James – and it all goes down at the 407 Theater-County Prep HS (525 Montgomery Ave.) this Saturday, June 17th at 7pm.

Meagan wanted to create a night with dance at the forefront, a show to highlight professional dancers, feature students, and honor a true coming together of friends and dedicated collaborators, such as Shayfer, who she’s worked with throughout the years.

“I can feel something building, something really meaningful,” says Meagan of choreographing and rehearsing these six dances, with a collective cast of 21 dancers.

Tickets are $15/general; $6/students. Purchase online here. You can also pay at the door, but door tickets are cash only.

Meagan Woods & Company can use your support to continue bringing arts programs to the community. Think: costumes, lighting, sound, rehearsal space & venue rentals, professional musicians and dancers, and so much more that goes into making these shows possible. You can donate to the cause here, and your gift is tax deductible.

To the arts,
JCG

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Anti-Violence Unity Walk [Saturday, June 10]

The second annual Unity Walk in Jersey City, hosted by The Jersey City Anti-Violence Coalition Movement, takes place this Saturday, June 10.

Pamela Johnson, the director of the movement, started the walk in 2016 to raise awareness that violence in Jersey City increases during the summer, year after year.

The walk begins at the corner of McAdoo Ave. and Martin Luther King Drive at 9am, and ends at Lincoln Park, where there will be a picnic, games, live entertainment, informational booths, and crafts.

Beyond the walk, the Jersey City Anti-Violence Coalition Movement hosts empowerment workshops each month.

Learn more here.

Unite against violence,
JCG

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