New Year, New You

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A new year for most people means a fresh start with a clean slate. Whatever your resolutions, here are some local places that will help you put your self-improvement plans into action.

Fitness:
Take up Zumba, Yoga or Martial Arts
Workout for free in JC

Ice Skate here or here

Learn Spanish or English (ESL):
Toni Ferrer

Learn to paint or sculpt:
Jersey City Arts School

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

Brush up your resume/ write a personal statement/ edit your book:
Gia Portfolio

Get more work done:
IndieGrove

Learn to dance:
Kennedy Dancers
Salsa Fever

Beautify the DIY way:
My trix here

Treat yourself to a statement piece:
Vivi Girl Shop (where I was recently blogger of the month)
Tia’s Place
Very Second-Hand Clothing and Goods
Another Man’s Treasure
E. Tittlemouse & Co.

Laugh:
Brightside Tavern Monthly Comedy Night
Boca Grande Thursdays

Game to Meet JC Peeps:
Geeks Who Drink
Barcade

Volunteer:
Jersey City Cares
Liberty Humane Society

What are your resolutions? Subscribe to my newsletter and post in the comments section (via the link up top) for a chance to win a month of free advertising on my site.

Here’s to a happy, healthy 2014 in Jersey City!
JCG

 

 

 

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What’s Happening In Jersey City This Weekend? 6/7/13

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June is popping and it’s time to celebrate the weekend again! Here’s what’s on tap, JC-ers.

 

Friday 6/7/13

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

Groove on Grove is happening on Friday this week, instead of its usual Wednesday. It starts at 8pm, also at the Grove Street PATH. Band lineup here.

JC Fridays ART Show  SJC Green Drinks and ART JC Fridays team up at the HCCC Culinary Institute and Conference Center (161 Newkirk St. by JSQ PATH) for a night of art, music, refreshments, and best of all, artists will be speaking about their work and artistic processes. 6pm-9pm. Cost $5-10.

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Saturday 6/8/13

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.

Hamilton Park hosts a festival including entertainment, children’s activities, sports clinics, vendors and more from 10am-6pm. Rain date is on Sunday June, 9. Details 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.

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Sunday 6/9/13

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. (Ogden Ave. & Bowers St.) Details here.

Liberty Humane Society of Jersey City is hosting a go-kart fundraising event. There are even prizes for the fastest racers. Info here.

JC Food Co-Op is hosting a chef showdown at 4pm. Jersey City chefs will compete at this fundraising event at Barrow Mansion (83 Wayne St.) using JCFC in-season ingredients to create culinary delights that will be judged by local “celebrities.” Music, craft beer, a silent auction, and bowling in the famous antique alley in the basement will all be included. Tickets here.

 

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

Enjoy,
JCG

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What’s Happening This Weekend In Jersey City? 5/31/13

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It’s time to celebrate the weekend again! Here’s what’s on tap for Jersey City residents.

 

Friday 5/31/13

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

Surf City opens! Soak up sun and sand at this just opened “beach” club at 1 Marin Blvd. (formerly SandBar). Wash the week away with a pina colada and stay for the live DJ at 10pm. Accessible by PATH, light rail, car (free parking) and boat (yes, you can dock it there). More info here.

 

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Saturday 6/1/13

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.

Not Yo Mama’s Affairs is hosting one of their Parks & Crafts series. There will be unique vendors, a Father’s Day card-making station, face-painting and live music from 11am-4pm at Van Vorst Park.  Details here.

 

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Sunday 6/2/13

Liberty Humane Society of Jersey City is hosting a go-kart fundraising event. There are even prizes for the fastest racers. Info here.

Riverview Fisk Park plays host to a Jazz Festival. Enjoy live music and activities from 11am-5pm. It’s free for you, thanks to local business sponsors! (Arrive earlier to shop the farmers market.) Jazz Festival details here.

Bike JC is holding its annual Bike Ward Tour at 11am. The 15-mile ride travels through all six wards and is about fun, not speed. Register online or in person at 9am at the starting point, Exchange Street (near PATH station). Suggested donation of $5. Full details and route here.

Hot 97’s Summer Jam Concert (number XX) is happening in nearby East Rutherford at Metlife Stadium at 3pm. Artists include Kendrick Lamar, A$AP Rocky, 2 Chains, Fabolous, Wu-Tang Clan and many more. Call (201) 559-1500 for ticket prices.

 

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

Enjoy,
JCG

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