Liberty Science Center: Dancing With Drones

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In what I can only call wild, Liberty Science Center presents its newest nighttime adventureDancing with Drones,” kicking off on August 18th and will continue as an ongoing event on the third Thursday of every month.  

Think: A 21+ crowd only
          Cocktails
          Food
          Music
          Entry to ALL general-admission exhibits
          An all-Prince laser show in the IMAX dome theater
          Drone races
          “Dronie” photos
          More themed activities (surprise!)
          Dancing (Yes! the only thing I need to hear to go anywhere!)

     ALL of the above for $15!

Brought to you by Lynn Hazan, perhaps better known as Chicpea JC, who has enlisted DJ Stadium Status (Transmission, Dullboy, Porta) for beats and Haytham Elgawly (owner of brand Eye Create and The Clearport boutique) as the MC.

 

Drone used to be such a dull word,
JCG

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Jersey City Deals

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DEALS & STEALS: Get ’em while they’re hot and save some $$$$$ in Jersey City.

For $35, enjoy a dinner for two at ME Casa, downtown’s Purto Rican resto (356 Varick St.). Includes one shared appetizer and two individual entrees. Details here.

Visit Liberty Science Center (222 Jersey City Blvd.) and pay only $10 per person for admission. Read more here.

Spend only $58 for a two-hour murder mystery dinner for two people at Sanai’s (510 Summit Ave.). Read about my experience here. Purchase the deal for yourself here.

Dine at China Spice (839 Newark Ave.) and save $15 off your bill. Buy here.

Save up to 50% on Newark Airport parking. Read about packages here.

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Gridiron Glory Exhibit Opens Saturday!

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Calling all football fanatics who are totally psyched that 2014’s Superbowl will be held at MetLife Stadium:

Liberty Science Center premieres its Gridiron Glory: The Best of the Pro Football Hall of Fame exhibit this Saturday, September 28th. 

The exhibit tells a story of American sports, history and culture through various media. Relics, documents, photos, “rare artifacts,” interactive stations and a special section dedicated to our “Hometown Heroes”—the GIAnts and the Jets.

Highlights (taken from LSC‘s site) include:

  • The Tiffany’s-crafted Vince Lombardi Trophy
  • 1917 game ball used by Jim Thorpe
  • Items from the famed Immaculate Reception game
  • Jerseys worn by Mean Joe Green, Johnny Unitas, and many others

Of course, it wouldn’t be complete without players. A full roster of former NY Giants and NY Jets will be stopping by to participate in science demonstrations and sports challenges with visitors. Plus, they’ll do a meet and greet afterward.

Full deets here.

 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? 6/28/13

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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.

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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.

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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 jerseycitygia@gmail.com

Enjoy,
JCG

 

 

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