April 20 - April 26: Still Jersey Strong! - This Week In The HDSID
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April 20 – April 26: Still Jersey Strong!

We hope everyone is still staying safe and healthy indoors!

Let’s try to remain positive and grateful for the little things in life, as hard as that sounds! We are thankful for all our first responders, healthcare workers, readers, business owners, Jersey City residents…everyone that makes this City great! Also, a big “thank you” to all organizations and residents that are donating goods and food to our hospitals. You are all amazing!


With that being said- sit back, relax and read on!


We have a couple of updates for some HDSID events! The tentative date for the Historic Downtown Farmer’s Market to return is May 28th at 4:00 at the Grove PATH Plaza. If we have to change or update any information, we will let everyone know.

Also, even though the outdoor Groove on Grove concert series start date has been moved towards the summer months, our Groove on Grove At Home series begun last week! You’ll be able to enjoy the music from the comfort of your own home AND have the opportunity to win cool prizes from local businesses like Gallerie Hudson, The Hair Room, N-Joyable Hair Studio and more! Watch the Facebook Live events on Wednesday, follow our Facebook page for updates and check out the prizes each week.

This week’s concert event features Twiddlin Thumbs! On Wednesday, April 22nd, at 4:00 – 5:00 pm, enjoy the Twiddlin Thumbs on Groove on Grove from the comfort of your home! Check our Groove on Grove Facebook page for the amazing performance. Not only will you get to enjoy the music, but one lucky viewer will win a $50 gift card from The Hair Room!

We are thankful to GothamWest, Dancing Tony, all of the participating bands and the businesses who are partnering with us! Remember- even in quarantine, you can still get your groove on!


Breakdance: Intermediate and Advanced Zoom Class by Three Little Birds

Do your kids have excess energy? Looking for some fun activity to get the kiddos moving even if they are stuck indoors? Well, Three Little Birds and Kid Glyde are here to help with the Breakdance: Intermediate and Advanced Zoom Class! From 5:15 pm – 6:15 pm, clear out some space, set up Zoom on your computer and start breakdancing!

Get your ticket for the Zoom class on clients.mindbodyonline.com. The class is $20 and you’ll receive an invitation via Zoom before the class is set to begin.

For more information, please visit:



Support Local Restaurants- Initiative

Want to help out local restaurants and help support our local economy? We know the place for you: landlordsforlocaleats.org! As the website states, “In order to help Jersey City restaurants stay open we are encouraging Landlords to purchase gift cards from our community’s local eats for their tenants.” Check out a list of participating establishments here: http://landlordsforlocaleats.org/local-eateries/


A gift card can literally do wonders in this economy so definitely check it out http://landlordsforlocaleats.org/


Jivamukti Yoga Studio

Don’t let your fitness journey end! Even though we are all stuck indoors you still can have access to the great classes at Jivamukti Yoga Studio! A trial pass is $15 for one week. The price per month is $35. You’ll gain access to their archive of classes and their weekday livestream!

For more information, please visit: https://www.facebook.com/jivamuktiyogajerseycity/and https://jivamuktiyogajerseycity.com/


3rd Annual Yoga & Vegan Fest Jersey City!

We all need something to look forward to during these crazy times and what’s a more appropriate event than Yoga Fest! The 3rd Annual Yoga Fest is scheduled to take place on Saturday, June 20th from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm at the Newark Avenue Pedestrian Mall.

Jivamukti Yoga Studio is doing an amazing job bringing together different teachers, musicians and vendors for the day!

This year’s event will feature: yoga classes and workshops for all levels and ages, yummy vegan food vendors, speakers, a mindfulness tent, music, eco-friendly shopping vendors and much more!

Once everything is said and done, we all need a good yoga and meditation session!


Newark Avenue Pedestrian Mall

119-158 Newark Avenue, Jersey City, New Jersey


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!


Don’t forget:

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.


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 May 28th! 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




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.


2020 Sponsors

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Take a look at the 2020 Media Kit:

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