New Year, New You. Health & Wealth

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Happy New Year #JerseyCity! If your resolutions didn’t stick through January, who cares? There is always room for improvement and there’s always time to make a change or two. Here are local companies offering cool stuff to inspire you this February.

Fitness:
Take up Zumba, Yoga or Martial Arts
Workout for free in JC
Ice Skate here or here
Learn belly dancing, yoga, or Latin dancing for free at Kennedy Dancers
Jersey City Ballroom Dancing
Jivamukti Yoga
Blink
Get Salsa Fever

Learn Spanish or English (ESL):
Toni Ferrer

Learn to paint or sculpt:
Jersey City Arts School
Cork & Canvas

Read something that expands your mind:
Jersey City Free Books
Jersey City Bookmobile & Library

Get more work done:
IndieGrove
Editing Services
Website Consulting

Volunteer:
Jersey City Cares
Liberty Humane Society
Dress For Success

Meet JC Peeps:
Singles in Jersey City
Geeks Who Drink
Jersey City Young Professionals
Entrepreneurs in Jersey City
JC Fab Lab

Pamper:
European Wax Center
Zeel Massage
Nails and Nails
Hair
My DIY trix here

Treat yourself to a statement piece:
Vivi Girl Shop
Tia’s Place
Very Second-Hand Clothing and Goods
Another Man’s Treasure
E. Tittlemouse & Co
Republic of Pigtails (also in Pop-Up shop by Grove St. PATH)
Take care of your clothing
Be well & happy,
JCG

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Butterfly Pinning at Kanibal Home 10/10/13

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On Thursday, Kanibal Home (213 Montgomery St.) is hosting a craft class at 7:30pm on Butterfly Pinning. Learn how to steam, spread and pin a butterfly. The class includes materials and you taking home a framed butterfly. $25.

These events fill up quickly, so you must RSVP: kanibal@kanibalhome.com to attend.

Happy pinning,
JCG

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Origami! Tonight 7/25/13

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Kanibal Home (213 Montgomery St.) is hosting an origami mobile-making lesson at 7:30pm tonight. $25 includes all supplies and refreshments, and 100% of the cost goes to the local artist teaching the class. Get you ‘gami’ on:
Reserve a spot via kanibal@kanibalhome.com, as space is limited.

 

Enjoy,
JCG

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What’s Happening in Jersey City This Weekend?

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Friday 5/3/13:

Polish Flag Raising Celebrate your heritage at the City Hall Council Chambers (280 Grove Street) for the Polish Flag Raising ceremony (12pm).

Spring craft of the week for children at the Zabriskie St. branch of the library (the Heights). 3:30pm; registration required. Details here.

Annual Cinco de Mayo Fiesta Historic downtown is hosting its annual Mexican fete. 4pm-12am. 279 Grove St.

Creative Grove Art Market Visit the Grove Street PATH area to check out local art. 3pm-9pm.

 

Saturday 5/4/13:

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.

Park Cleanup & Planting Webb Park Gardens with Communipaw Avenue Block Association (384 Communipaw Ave.) 8am. Visit www.cabajc.org for details.

MLB Pitch, Hit & Run Show off your stuff at Pershing Field’s Babe Ruth Field (201 Central Ave.) from 9:30-1pm. Click here for more details.

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. More info here.

Community Health & Wellness Fair 11am-3pm (360 M.L.K. Drive).

Not Yo Mama’s Parks & Crafts. Drop by Van Vorst Park (Montgomery St. and Jersey Ave.) anytime from 11am-4pm to shop innovative crafty goods and listen to live music.

Jersey City Pet Owner’s Day. Drop by the Bethune Center parking lot (140 M.L.K. Drive) anytime from 10am to 4pm to get your fluffy friend free rabies shots, free 3-in-1 shots, and licensing (cats do not need to be licensed in Jersey City). Clinics will also provide free counseling on spay/neutering, and for a small fee, microchipping, take-home dosages of Strongid (for worms), and activity flea/tick treatments. Keep your pet healthy. For more information, click here.

Kentucky Derby Day! Bars all over the city will be serving up drink specials (and mint juleps) in honor of the race.

Art House Productions presents “Sketching Summer’s Twilight,” a new musical project that needs public feedback. Hence, a talk and party after the performance. Composed by Kevin Clark7:30pm at 1 McWilliams Place. (Hamilton Square). To buy tickets ($10 each), click here.

The Attic Ensemble, Jersey City’s Theater Group, presents “Round and Round The Rose Garden” at 8pm at the Barrow Mansion (83 Wayne St.).

 

Sunday 5/5/13

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

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

Families, it’s time for the annual St. Mark’s Easterfest. Activities planned for this year include a bungee run, basketball & soccer shootout challenges, a bounce castle, a dunk tank and many other events. Plenty of food (cheesesteaks, burgers, dogs, wings) will help you replenish. 10am to 4pm, free entry, open to public. Coptic Orthodox Church of St. Mark (427 West. Side Ave.) For more details, click here.

Spring Rummage Sale at St. Matthew’s Church. Shop through clothing, furniture, and housewares. All proceeds are donated to the church. St. Matthew’s Evangelical Lutheran Church (83 Wayne St.) 12pm-3pm.

Art Opening: “Night and Day.” Stop by Victory Hall Drawing Rooms (180 Grand Street) from 3pm-5pm to see the works of famous local artists in a variety of mediums. Free admission; details here.

Chili Cook Off All are welcome for the small fee of $5 to taste over 20 chilis from different resident and restuarant Jersey City chefs. 12pm-4pm, Grove Street Plaza. Click here for more info.

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo! Lots of drink specials at Jersey City Restaurants. I’ll be at Boca Grande for my festive margarita and Taqueria Downtown (it’s finally reopened after Sandy!) for a taco.

 

Support Local Businesses!

Let me know what you did this weekend @jerseycitygia

Enjoy,

JCG

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