April 15 - April 21: Happy Easter/ Happy Pesach - This Week In The HDSID
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April 15 – April 21: Happy Easter/ Happy Pesach

The weather is slowly getting better, the sun comes out on occasion and we are inching closer to the Historic Downtown Farmers Market opening day! We also have Easter and Passover this week plus a slew of other great activities in the District!

Buckle up for another amazing week in the Historic Downtown of Jersey City!

Easter Fun Day 2019

Special thank you to all of the families that showed up and made the Easter Fun Day on April 13th a huge success. Special shout out to Smile Pre-School, their amazing teachers, and Sherry! We hope you all had a fun-filled time!



Choc O Pain Bakery & Café

New menu items at everyone’s favorite café! Starting Monday, enjoy a delicious kale caesar and shaved brussels sprouts and quinoa salads at all Choc O Pain locations. Just the best mix of healthy and indulgent!


Choc O Pain

530 Jersey Avenue, Jersey City, New Jersey


HDSID Monthly MeetingHDSID Logo_361 CMYK

Join us for our April 16th monthly Historic Downtown Special Improvement District Meeting in the Caucus Room at City Hall, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm. All are welcome to attend!

Soul of Sake VIII by Ani Ramen JC

On Tuesday April 16th from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm, transport yourself and your taste buds to Japan with Ani Ramen’s Soul of Sake VIII event!

A ticket includes a tasting of the two featured sakes, one featured whiskey (Suntory Toki), omakase appetizers and a ramen bowl.


You’ll leave this event with a full belly of delicious food and sake!

Tickets are available at www.aniramen.com


Ani Ramen JC

218 Newark Ave, Jersey City, New Jersey


Indie Rock at PS Wine Bar

After you enjoy the delicious food and drinks at Ani Ramen, you’ll definitely want to listen to some music. So at 9:00 pm, head on over to Pet Shop for a free indie rock night featuring: Quality Living, Naughty Clouds and The Clydes!


Pet Shop JC

193 Newark Avenue, Jersey City, New Jersey 07302


Mindfulness & Acupuncture for Self-love & Compassion

If you are looking for something a bit more relaxed and introspective, check out this wellness class at Acuworx Acupuncture Studio on April 16th hosted by Leah Guy. This wellness class will include acupuncture from the owner of Acuworx, Panos. Leah will conduct a meditation aimed at guiding the attendees to a place of self-love, wellness and compassion. Take care of your mental state!


The class is $30, from 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm and tickets can be purchased at Eventbrite.


Acuworx Acupuncture Studio

190 Columbus Drive, Studio 3A, Jersey City, New Jersey


Selena Quintanilla Birthday Fiesta!

Selena is the epitome of a legend stolen from the world way too soon. Her music still lives on and is in the hearts of many of her fans! So on Tuesday at 7:00 pm at LITM, celebrate her birthday! Enjoy a night dedicated to the Tejano legend with great food and her timeless music!


LITM has the following items scheduled for the big day: Selena margaritas, tacos, music and a prize for the person dressed as the best Selena!



  • Happy Hour 5:00 to 7:00: martinis, wine, mixed drinks and beer
  • $10 tacos all night and more food specials
  • $6 house margaritas all night
  • $7 specialty margaritas
  • $4 Corona and Tecate all night




140 Newark Ave, Jersey City, New Jersey


The Hudson County Latino Foundation’s Spring Mixer

Join the Hudson County Latino Foundation for a Spring Mixer at Left Bank Burger Bar on Wednesday April 17th, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. for a night featuring keynote speaker, the Honorable Gurbir S. Grewal, a presentation of the new projects throughout the County and a recap of the organization’s events for the previous year.

Tickets are available on Eventbrite.


Left Bank Burger Bar

194 Newark Ave, Jersey City, New Jersey


Pre-Passover Wine Tasting at Cool Vines

Head on over to CoolVines (CoolVines Powerhouse) on April 17th for a Pre-Passover wine tasting event hosted by the Chabad Young Professionals of Hoboken and Jersey City. Enjoy a tasting of kosher wines along with a pairing of cheeses. AND, you’ll be able to bring home a complimentary Shmurah Matzah for your Seder!


Get your tickets at www.chabadyounghjc.com or RSVP at ChabadYoungHJC.com/wine


Wednesday at 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm


CoolVines Jersey City (CoolVines Powerhouse)

350 Warren Street, Jersey City, New Jersey



Joe Ciardiello for A Fistful of Drawings at WORD

On Thursday, at 7:30 pm check out another great event courtesy of WORD Jersey City.

As per WORD: “Join WORD for an evening with Joe Ciardiello, author of the new book A Fistful of Drawings. In this gorgeous graphic memoir, Joe Ciardiello gracefully weaves together his Italian family history and the mythology of the American West while paying homage to the classic movie and TV Westerns of the ’50s and ’60s. Featuring Ciardiello’s signature sinuous ink line and vivid watercolors, A Fistful of Drawings illuminates the oversized characters that dominated the cinematic American West—featuring John Ford, John Wayne, Clint Eastwood, Claudia Cardinale, Sophia Loren, and many more. A paean to Hollywood, a love letter to the Western, and a tribute to its Italian influences.”

Hurry and get your tickets at www.wordbookstores.com


WORD Jersey City

123 Newark Ave, Jersey City, New Jersey


LSC After Dark: Whiskey in Westeros

There’s this little show called Game of Thrones which is based on a series of books written by a Bayonne native. Not quite sure if people know about the show…Ok, enough sarcasm! On Thursday, April 18 at 6:00 pm, get ready to enjoy a GOT type of night at the LSC with their Whiskey in Westeros party! Enjoy a night filled with whiskey (21 and over allowed) and delicious bites courtesy of Midnight Market’s local vendors ($5 plates from a variety of vendors.)


Winter is here so get your tickets at lsc.org. Get tickets now for a discounted online price: $20 per person. Tickets are $5 more at the door.


Liberty Science Center

222 Jersey City Blvd, Jersey City, New Jersey



Celebrate Luna’s one-year anniversary on Thursday with a Full moon Happy Hour!

$5 draft beer, red and white wine!



279 Grove Street, Jersey City, New Jersey


Autism Awareness Dinner Fundraiser

Join Smile Pre-School and Nursery and the HDSID for a night filled with food, music and fun! The night benefits Autism Awareness!


Thursday, April 18 at 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm. Get your tickets at Eventbrite.


The Ashford

145 Newark Ave, Jersey City, New Jersey


WORD Presents Drag Queen Storytime with Harmonica Sunbeam

Another great event courtesy of WORD! Join the amazing Harmonica Sunbeam on Saturday, April 20 at 11:00 am for Drag Queen Storytime! A story time filled with positivity, love and acceptance!

Tickets are available to purchase at www.wordbookstores.com


WORD Jersey City

123 Newark Ave, Jersey City, New Jersey



Music, music and music at FM Restaurant Bar and Lounge

Join Dancing Tony at FM for a night filled with great music courtesy of:

  • Universal Rebel
  • Apollo Sonders
  • King Nectar
  • Bongo Surf


Saturday April 20th 7:00 pm – 21 and over only please – $10


FM Restaurant Bar and Lounge

340 Third Street, Jersey City, New Jersey



Don’t forget:

JCVIP Access to Capital

Stuck in business rut? Want to expand on your idea but don’t know where to begin? Join the Jersey City Economic Development Corporation and the City of Jersey City on the following dates for a series of informative workshops on growing your business.


The series will cover the following topics:

4/18 – Capacity Building

4/25 – Surety Bonding

5/2 – Supplier Diversity Certification


This event is free. You must register online at www.eventbrite.com for each session you are interested in learning individually.


City Hall

280 Grove St, Jersey City, New Jersey

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Have a great week!

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