Restaurant Week on The Hudson Starts Today

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Starting today, July 29th, and continuing until August 9th, get your discounted prix-fixe game on and discover Jersey City restaurants you have yet to try. Here are the Jersey City restaurants participating this time around:

Bistro La Source

Boca Grande

Casa Dante

Cityside Bistro

La Conguita

Edwards Steakhouse

GP’s Restaurant

Hamilton Inn

Komegashi Too

Liberty House

Maritime Parc

Max’s of Manila

The Merchant: My review here.

Michael Anthony’s

Porto Leggero

Port-O Lounge

Satis Bistro

Skylark on the Hudson

Sky Thai

Dig in,
JCG

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What’s Happening This Weekend in Jersey City? 7/26/13

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Though we’re in the middle of summer, there’s still plenty going on in Jersey City. The heat wave has broken, so if you’re around, get on out there and support local…everything.

Friday 7/26/13

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

Free Tennis Clinics for children ages 6-17 at Country Village Park (110 Country Village Rd., Greenville).

Victory Hall Drawing Rooms (181 Grand St.) plays host to Music on the Lawn featuring jazz vibraphonist Eldad Tarmu from 5:30-7pm. Free admission and a complimentary glass of wine.

 

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Saturday 7/27/13

A Free Farmer’s Market—yes, free—offers citizens of Jersey City produce at no charge, no matter your income level. Team Walker is a non-profit created by Jerry Walker, and this initiative is co-sponsered by Grow-a-Row Farms of Pittstown, NJ. Get in on the action at Dr. Lena Edwards Park (Johnston Ave. & and Pine St.) at 10am today, and every other Saturday.

Free Waterfront Vinyasa Yoga at Owen Grundy Pier (Exchange Place, next to Hyatt). Get your stretch on from 9-10:15am, while taking in the view of Manhattan.

Green Villian‘s BBQ (3rd installment of series) From 12-6pm, listen to live music at Lafayette Community Garden (314 Pacific Ave.) and enjoy beer and BBQ in support of  More Than A Race‘s Summer Camp. $20 admission includes all food and drink. Deets.

Jersey City’s West Indian and Caribbean-American 18th Annual Carnival kicks off at 12pm with a parade at Lincoln Park, followed by festivities at Exchange Place (3-8pm). Think floats, fun, performances by local dance troupes and musicians, games and food.

Paella & Sangria Garden Party This just-for-fun event will raise money in support of Movies in The Park (Pershing Field and Washington Park). Enjoy an afternoon of paella, sangria and dancing to Spanish beats by DJs Smoke and Kleber from 3-7pm at 662 Palisade Ave. Tickets are $40. Buy here.

Balance JC Hair Salon plays host to a comedy event at 3pm. Details here.

tHe AuDiobOdiEs rock band is performing at the W.A.M. fundraising event at Sole Cafe (496 Communipaw Ave.). Fundraiser begins at 6pm and the band comes on at 8pm.

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Sunday 7/28/13

Hatha Style Yoga Class at Grassroots Community Space (54 Coles Street) from 9:30-11am. Suggested donation of $10.

Farmer’s Market at Riverview Fisk Park. Buy farm-fresh produce and unique local goods from 9am-2pm. Plus, FREE YOGA TODAY @10am!! (Ogden Ave. & Bowers St.) Details here.

Block Party Exhibition at Liberty Science Center 10am-4:30pm.

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 plan to do or did this weekend: tweet @jerseycitygia or email me at jerseycitygia@gmail.com

 

Enjoy,
JCG

 

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What’s Happening In Jersey City This Weekend? 6/14/13

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It’s time to celebrate the weekend again! Here’s what’s up, JC.

 

Friday 6/14/13

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

Jordan’s Lounge (247 Newark Ave.) presents a showcase of entirely female music acts including singers, emcees and DJs from 9pm-2am. More details here.

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Saturday 6/15/13

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.

Taking Better Pictures with DSLR is a two-day course taught by local photographer Alex Pergament from 12pm to 2pm on Saturday and Sunday at Riverview Fisk Park. Registration for the classes closes today, FRIDAY, June 14th. Saturday’s about decrypting the settings on your camera and choosing the best settings for your shooting style and subject. Sunday concentrates on composition, perspective and depth. The cost is $50 for one day and $80 for both.

St. Peter’s University parking lot plays host to Celebrate the Streets Festival. From 1pm, to 6pm, enjoy live music, a car, truck & bike show, raffles, kiddie rides and local craft and food vendors. Details here.

Grassroots Community‘s Rhythm Drum Circle is playing from 7pm-9pm at 54 Coles St. All are welcome to bring their drums and stamp their feet, or otherwise participate positively in rhythm-making.

Tachair Bookshoppe (260 Newark Ave.) welcomes author Andrew Wolfenson in house to talk about “Bloggin’ Baseball From the Bench” and “In His Own Defense” from 7pm-9pm.

Con Vivo Music  is hosting a free concert “Strings +1” at the Barrow Mansion (83 Wayne St.) at 8pm. Music of Britten, Haydn & Kernis, plus Greg Steinke’s Native American Notes, the winner of their 2013 Composition Competition. Featuring Dan Lippel, guitar. Event details here.

Riverview Fisk Park is the backdrop for a film screening of “Art in the Garden: The Secret Life of…My Small Urban Backyard.” by filmmaker  John Dunstan about his Jersey City turf. Crafts for kids at 8:30pm; film starts at 9pm.
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Sunday 6/16/13

Mindfulness Meditation. From 9-10:30am, join others in the community for a morning meditation session at Yoga Shunya (275 Grove St., 3rd fl.) Small donation suggested.

Farmer’s Market at Riverview Fisk ParkBuy farm-fresh produce and unique local goods from 9am-2pm. (Ogden Ave. & Bowers St.) Details hereFREE YOGA THIS SUNDAY!!!

Grossology! at Liberty Science Center 9am-5pm.

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 at jerseycitygia@gmail.com

Enjoy,
JCG

 

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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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