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Comedy Night 12/13

comedy venue swapThe second Saturday of every month means New York City’s best comedians come to Jersey City!
Chips Cooney from America’s Got Talent is the headliner for this weekend’s show.
The show brings in great comics from the city like “Leighann Lord from Comedy Central, Nore Davis from Boardwalk Empire, Neko White from MTV2, and tons more.
Arrive at Grove Square Bistro in the wine bar (16 Newark St.) via the Morgan Street entrance circa 7:30pm to get a good seat. Admission: $10.
Laugh it off,

Comedy Night this Friday 5/30





The Brightside Tavern’s monthly comedy show is back Friday, May 30th.

Mike Recine (who just performed on Conan in LA) is hosting and the performers include Leah Bonnema, Kirk Faulkner, Brett Druck, Dr. Mike, Rachael Parenta and Jersey City’s own Calise Hawkins (Last Comic Standing, Comedy Central, NickMom).

The show starts at 8, but arrive early if you’re particular about where you sit. The Brightside is at 141 Bright Street (corner of Monmouth) in downtown Jersey City.  You can reserve seats by calling (201) 435-1234 or buy them at the door. $10.


Laugh it off,

Comedy Tonight! 12.6.13


The monthly comedy night at Brightside Tavern (141 Bright St.) is here. This Friday, December 6th, eight comics, including Andy Breckman from WFMU and Saturday Night Live, and Anton Shuford, a Jersey City comedian who’s performed across the world, will be rocking your ribs with laughter.

Tickets are $10 and the show starts at 8pm.

Check it out on FB here. If you want to know about previous shows I’ve attended in this series, click here.


Laugh it out,




Comedy Night this Saturday 7/27/13


The last weekend of every month marks a night of great comedy in Jersey City. I had the privilege of going to June’s show, organized by Joe D’Allegro. It featured performances by Aalap Patel, Chelsea White, David Foster, Ryan Rummel, Pat Bryne, Nate Fernald and Gordon Baker-Bone at the Brightside Tavern. My friend and I laughed our butts off.

This month the event is hosted at Balance JC, a hair salon located at 18 Erie St. (two blocks from the Grove Street PATH). Comics taking the stage include Angela CobbCarrie GravensonChrissie Mayr and Selena Coppock, the author of The New Rules for Blondes. Show starts at 3pm and yes, you can get your locks chopped at the same time.

Event details here.

What’s Happening In Jersey City This Weekend? 6/28/13


The Weekend is upon us again in JC, woohoo!! Here’s what’s happening:


Friday 6/28/13

Kayaking on the Hudson River at Liberty State Park from 10am-12pm. Must be 16 years or older, $15 per person. Arrive 30 minutes early. Must pre-register. Reserve your spot here.

Creative Grove Art Market Visit the Grove Street PATH area to check out local art, jewelry and other crafts. 3pm-9pm. The rescheduled Groove on Grove collaboration for JC Fridays starts at 5pm. So you’ve got everything in one spot: Live music, art, shopping and food, all from our local musicians, artists and vendors.

Brightside Tavern (141 Bright St.) hosts its monthly comedy show at 8pm. Performers include Aalap Patel, Chelsea White, David Foster, Ryan Rummel, Pat Bryne, Nate Fernald and host Gordon Baker-Bone. Tickets are $10. Call (201) 435-1234 for reservations.



Saturday 6/29/13

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.

Sweep & Lafayette Rising Street Festival From 8am-6pm. The S.W.E.E.P is a community effort to clean up the Bergen-Lafayette region (Ward F) Meet at 314 Pacific Ave. 8am – 12pm. Following, MC CDC will be a daytime street festival featuring art and music. Rock out to DJs, participate in live painting, and support the many vendors that will be occupying the block. More info here.

A free Biking Safety course is being held at PS 3 (111 Bright St.) from 9am-5pm. Sign up here.

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.

Jersey City Art School (326 Fifth St.) is hosting a two-day digital photography course from 11am-2pm (Saturday & Sunday). Learn about the functionality of your camera and how to best utilize them. Rules about composition will also be taught. $95 for two days. More info here.

Art House Productions presents “Font of Knowledge” at their theater (1 McWilliams Place) at 8pm. Tickets are $25 for VIP seating, $18 for GA, and $12 for students and seniors. Purchase here.


Sunday 6/30/13

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 Park. Buy farm-fresh produce and unique local goods from 9am-2pm. Plus, FREE YOGA TODAY!! (Ogden Ave. & Bowers St.) Details here.

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

Cake Boss’ Fondant Layer Cake Class Learn how to make cake at either 10am-12pm or 2pm-4pm (631 Grove St.).

Pop-Up Shop With Stella & Dot Shop the new collection, meet stylist Ali and enjoy drink specials at the Iron Monkey from 3-6pm.

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




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