April 13 - April 19: Hello Jersey City! - This Week In The HDSID
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April 13 – April 19: Hello Jersey City!

These are trying times filled with uncertainty and fear. We encourage everyone to think positively, continue following the guidelines set forth by the City and State, and continue helping in any way you can!


Small Business Information

If you are a small business owner, consider utilizing the Small Business Majority website as a resource for webinars, policy updates and much more:



Also, you may be eligible to apply for an SBA loan if your business was affected by the closures and curfew.

Applicants may apply online, receive additional disaster assistance information, and download applications at: https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela


If you are a business owner in the personal care field, check out these opportunities:




Restaurant owners can review and apply for the Restaurant Employee Relief Fund: https://rerf.us/


Are you an artist, writer, musician? Look into:



If you are a freelancer, check out: https://freelancecoop.org/emergencyfund/


Tattoo shops should look here: https://www.tattoodo.com/a/covid19-artist-support-plan-150072


The IRS has the following option available to businesses: https://www.irs.gov/newsroom/irs-employee-retention-credit-available-for-many-businesses-financially-impacted-by-covid-19

Stay informed with all up-to-date information courtesy of the City of Jersey City’s website:




Check out the HDSID’s social media pages on:

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/downtown.sid and @HistoricDowntownSID

Instagram hdsid_jc

Twitter @DowntownHDSID




Mathews Food and Drink Tipped Employee Relief Fund:



SOUTH HOUSE Tipped Employee Relief Fund:



Porta JC Employee Relief Fund:



The Kitchen Step Relief Fund:



Frankie Jersey City Tipped Employee Fund:



The Hair Room Merch:



Hard Grove


One of our sponsors and long-time Street Fair participants, Angry Archie’s, started a Go-Fund-Me page raising money to deliver hot food/ meals to all police, fire, EMT, hospitals, and other first responders that are helping during these trying times.

Here’s the link to donate:




Morlees is having a fundraiser, proceeds of which will go to the purchase of non-slip shoes for Jersey City health care workers!

Support Local SID Members

Salvation Wellness

Being indoors getting to you? Don’t know how to relax? Need to keep your sanity but failing miserably? This entire situation is incredibly stressful but Salvation Wellness is here to the rescue. They have online classes and private sessions starting soon. Get ready to find your peace of mind!


Broa Café

Even though we are stuck inside, you can still travel to the beautiful country of Portugal courtesy of the delicious menu at Broa! Get your stew, soup, sandwiches…anything! Order online and get your Portuguese favorites in no time!


Orale Mexican Kitchen

Don’t stop the food traveling! From Portugal, head on over to Mexico courtesy of Orale! Enjoy some tacos, quesadillas and margaritas! You cannot go wrong with some good Mexican food and yummy drinks. Order online via UberEats or GrubHub. You can also call the restaurant for pick-up at 201-333-0001/ 341 Grove Street, Jersey City, New Jersey


Sub Culture

Sometimes you just need a sandwich or two…or three! Sub Culture is here to take care of your hunger needs with ah-mazing sandwiches, subs, various parm sandwiches (yes, you can “parm” almost anything!) wraps… just check out the menu and you’ll thank us later: https://www.subculturejc.com/

You can order for pick-up or delivery via Seamless, DoorDash or Postmates.


Koro Koro Rice Ball Café

Join the Lunch Bunch and help give meals to the courageous staff at the Jersey City Medical Center! The Lunch Bunch along with Koro Koro Rice Ball Café and other local businesses are sending yummy lunches to people working day and night, at the Medical Center.

Please visit our social media pages for more information and up-to-date posts for businesses still open for business. For a list of food businesses operating during this time, please visit https://www.jerseycitynj.gov/cms/One.aspx?objectId=16575221&contextId=6189744

Small businesses need your help to survive!



Autism Acceptance Dinner- New Date!

The Autism Acceptance Dinner has been rescheduled!

The event is scheduled for August 6th at The Ashford! Please purchase your tickets via Eventbrite at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/autism-acceptance-fundraiser-the-ashford-tickets-88859558331


Coming Up:


  • The Historic Downtown Farmer’s Market returns on April 27th! From 4:00 – 8:00 pm, the Farmer’s Market at the Grove PATH Plaza, returns for the season, every Monday and Thursday until December 21st
  • All About Downtown Street Fair is scheduled for September 26th 2020!


Bastille Day!

Let’s celebrate Bastille Day! Join The French American Academy and some of their HDSID members/ sponsors like CHOC-O-PAIN French Bakery and Cafe© and Atlas Public House on Saturday, July 11th from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm at The French American Academy located on 209 3rd Street, Jersey City! Vive le 14 juillet!

For more information, check out https://www.faacademy.org/community/bastilledayjc/

If you are interested in being a sponsor, here’s the information you need: https://bastilleday.sponseasy.com/bastille-day-in-jersey-city-2020



As always be kind, careful and support local businesses!

Stay safe JC!



HDSID Events

Are you a vendor?

Are you an artist?

How about a singer or musician?

If you are interested in vending or performing at any of our events please visit: https://jcdowntown.org/for more information. Our website has the guidelines for each event and information on how to apply. Please review the guidelines prior to applying to ensure that you and your business meet the qualifications.

Event season begins this month!

2020 Sponsors

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Take a look at the 2020 Media Kit:

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