Half-Marathon Today!

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Jersey City hosts its 20th annual half-marathon today, and this year, the race boasts over 3000 runners.

Go cheer on your fellow citizens (starting at 8:30am) from Newport’s waterfront to Liberty State Park as they raise money for Jersey City Medical Center.

More info here.

 

Happy Sunday,
JCG

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What’s Happening This Weekend in Jersey City? 7/12/13

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Friday is here yet again, which means the weekend is upon us! It may be the middle of summer, but there is plenty going on in Jersey City.

Friday 7/12/13

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

‘Multiplicities’ Reception 5:30-8pm. This exhibition of imaginative visual systems features drawings, paintings, and wall installations by Milosz Koziej, Megan Klim, Bill Rybak, Loura van der Meule, Nyugen E. Smith, Vincent Salvati, William Stamos, Liz Cohen, Winifred McNeill, Greg Brickey, Max Velez and James Pustorino. Includes Music on the Lawn with jazz vibraphonist Eldad Tarmu.  Held at Victory Hall Drawing Rooms (180 Grand St.).

Live at the Lumberyard! Palisade Lumber & Supply Co. plays host to free live music tonight in conjunction with the Riverview Neighborhood Association. Lineup includes GMJ Groove, America’s Sweetheart and Sea of Otters at 7pm.

Female Flow’s Salute the Queens From 9pm-2am, stop by Jordan’s Lounge (247 Newark Ave.) to see a showcase of female music acts, including emcees, singers and DJs. $10 cover.

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Saturday 7/13/13

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.

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.

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.

K9dergarten is hosting an adoption event at their facility (173 Newark Ave.) from 12-4pm.

Historic Jersey City & Harsimus Cemetery (435 Newark Ave.) plays stage to a performance of “Henry VIII” by Hudson Shakespeare Company at 5pm. Required donation of $10. All proceeds directly benefit the Historic Cemetery Restoration Project.

St. Anthony of Padua’s Annual Summer Festival is being held on 6th St. between Monmouth and Brunswick Sts. from 5-10pm. Enjoy games, rides, food vendors and a money wheel. The musical act is rock band Sequoia.

Tachair Art Gallery‘s 2nd annual opening reception celebrates one year with Flora, Fauna, and Faces by EDE Art Productions at 260 Newark Ave. at 7pm. The art show features original art in oil and acrylic by Elaine James, Diane Lombardi-Fleming and Erin Jensen. There will also be live entertainment by David Case. Free entry and refreshments but donation suggested.
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Sunday 7/14/13

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’ Buttercream Cake Class Learn how to make cake at either 4-6pm (631 Grove St.).

Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church is hosting a street festival. Enjoy food, games, rides, and entertainment at 99 Broadway from 6-11pm.

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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Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic is TODAY!

 

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Today, Jersey City welcomes its sixth annual Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic, a highlight of the social season here for many. This year, proceeds are going towards the reconstruction of Liberty State Park, where it is held.

“This event at Liberty State Park is a prime example of Governor Christie’s commitment to rebuilding our state after Sandy and to have our parks, natural areas and the shore areas open for business during the upcoming summer tourism season,” said Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Bob Martin. “We welcome Veuve Clicquot to Liberty State Park and thank them for being a partner in helping us to showcase this recovery effort.” (Source: NJ.com)

Toast to the kickoff of the summer season by watching the polo match and sipping on Veuve Clicquot from one of the many champagne bars. NYC food trucks will also be on site. The best part by far, though, is the people-watching; this event has an impressive celebrity turnout year after year.

Must be 21+ to attend and tickets must be pre-purchased. The event is sold out, however...there are ways around that.

As the Park continues to promote green-living, no parking is provided onsite. Instead guests must arrive via ferry (from Manhattan) or via the Light Rail (Hudson-Bergen Line).

Cheers!
JCG

 

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