April 22 – April 29: Event Season is -almost- Back!
The Historic Downtown Farmers Market is back for the 2019 season! We are returning with an amazing mix of repeat vendors you’ve all come to love and some great newcomers that will become your favorites fast! And if the Farmers Market isn’t enough, Groove on Grove is back on May 1st with spectacular line up.
Buckle up: we have entered events season at the Historic Downtown!
East District Captain’s Meeting
The East District Captain’s Meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, April 23rd at 7:00 pm, at M.S. 4 (Bright and Varick Streets) All are welcome to attend.
107 Bright Street, Jersey City, NJ (Bright Street and Varick Street)
Bolero Snort 6th Anniversary!
On Thursday, April 25th at 12:00 pm, head on over to Barcade and celebrate Bolero Snort’s 6th Anniversary! They’ll have some great Bolero Snort beers on tap to celebrate, from lagers to a plethora of IPAs.
Barcade Jersey City
163 Newark Avenue, Jersey City, New Jersey
Chris Brokaw and Thalia Zedek / Jennifer O’Connor at Pet Shop
After you celebrate at Barcade Bolero Snort’s 6th Anniversary, walk further down the street to Pet Shop and check out live music performances from Chris Brokaw & Thalia Zedek, Jennifer O’Connor!
Tickets are available via www.ticketfly.com
April 25th– 8:00 pm
Pet Shop JC
193 Newark Avenue, Jersey City, New Jersey
2019 L7’s Beach Party Weekend
Ah summer! Parties, the beach, warm weather, sunshine… Even though we are not there just yet, Lucky 7s has you covered with their Beach Party Weekend! From April 25th at 3:00 pm to April 29th at 2:00 am, enjoy the springtime with some great music and beverages. It’ll help you visualize summer time!
The weekend has the following in store for you and your friends:
- Thursday: “Ladies Night” with Dancing Tony
- Friday: The 5th Annual The Brooklyn Brewery Tap Takeover
- Saturday Night: Beach Dance Party hosted by J Tower
You might need a vacation from the weekend but it’ll be so worth it!
322 2nd Street, Jersey City, New Jersey
National Community Development Week Open House
Take a small break from the music, food and entertainment being offered by the various businesses in downtown and check out the National Community Development Week Open House courtesy of the City of Jersey City. On Thursday, April 25th at 11:30 am – 2:30 pm, enjoy a very informative day on how the City makes our community livable and a great place to work, raise families and live! AND, there will be free refreshments and wellness massages available.
City of Jersey City Official Government Page
Find your tickets at www.eventbrite.com (RSVP is necessary: jerseycitydcd.eventbrite.com)
Belly Dance Show Uncle Momo
Another event on the same day but slightly different is the Belly Dance Show at Uncle Momo’s! Jersey City’s very own French- Lebanese restaurant is hosting this amazing event which includes: a dance show courtesy of Amara Dance, traditional music and a Prix Fixe menu with four courses for $ 35/person! Who doesn’t love food and a show? With the food being delicious and a show from Amara Dance, a great evening will be had by all!
Thursday, April 25th at 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Uncle Momo JC
289 Grove St, Jersey City, New Jersey
Storytime with Alexandra Davis
Once again, it wouldn’t truly be a HDSID weekly blog without a fun author event courtesy of everyone’s favorite independent book store! On Saturday, April 27th at 11:00 am, join WORD and author Alexandra Davis for a story time event featuring her book, Lumber Jills: The Unsung Heroines of World War II! Heroines? Incredible achievements being brought to forefront? Count us in! The day will also include tree cookies, costumes, a Timber Corps workout, and coloring!
This is an important event not only for our young ladies but for everyone to learn about these brave women!
For more information on this event and to purchase tickets check out: www.wordbookstores.com
WORD Jersey City
123 Newark Ave, Jersey City, New Jersey
What’s The Tea Drag Brunch
If you only attend one brunch event this week (why would you limit yourself by the way?), let it be What’s the Tea Drag Brunch at Talde!
You already know it’s one of the best brunch events! Featuring the great Miss Marti Gould Cummings and amazing Izzy Uncut, you are bound to have an unforgettable time at Talde. In addition to the show, you and the family will enjoy great food and beverages (adult beverages for those of legal age of course!)
Make your reservations now at https://geni.us/TaldeOpenTable
Saturday, April 27th at 11:30 am – 3:00 pm
8 Erie St, Jersey City, New Jersey
Julio Fernandez and friends at FM
We all get the Sunday blues: thinking about the Monday morning commute, work, the end of the weekend. Sunday just seems to come out of nowhere, it seems. To ease your blues, on April 28th at 5:00 pm, head on over to FM to enjoy a night filled with music courtesy of Julio Fernandez and Friends! Enjoy the music of the Spyro Gyra musician with the family!
The show begins at 6:00 pm until 9:00 pm.
Price: $8 and all ages are welcome! This way the whole family can ease into the week!
FM Restaurant Bar and Lounge
340 Third Street, Jersey City, New Jersey 07302
Historic Downtown Farmers Market is BACK!
Our Farmers Market is back at the Grove PATH Plaza on April 29th! Come out on opening day to do your shopping, say hello to our returning vendors and meet the new ones! Also, Councilman James Solomon and his office will be handing out reusable bags (until supplies last of course) as a reminder for the ban on single-use plastic carry-out bags. Everyone better be prepared for the Plastic Bag Ban that’s coming into effect on JUNE 28, 2019!
Here’s a list of our vendors as of right now for the 2019 Farmers Market season:
Stony Hill Farms
Stella’s Empanadas & Argentine Grill
Americas Kettle Corn
Gourmet Nuts and Dried Fruit
JC Fish Stand
Eat Food CSA
Just Delicious Kettle Korn
Busy Bee Organics
SIPPs Organic Skincare
The Little Gym
Modern Family Dentistry
Blue Mountain Tea
Circle Brook Farm
Sweeta Boo’s Cakery &Catering
Del Forno Real Estate
Uni K Wax
Little Monster Treats
All Creative Marketing
Groove on Grove
Your favorite downtown music series is back on May 1st!
Woodford Reserve will be the liquor sponsor for our Grand Opening, providing whiskey samples throughout the evening, available through our liquor vendors: SOUTH HOUSE Bar & Restaurant, Orale Mexican Kitchen, and Porta Jersey City.
Dancing Tony has ensured opening day is huge success, with the following bands scheduled to appear:
5:00 pm Wailing Denims
6:00 pm Apollo Sonders
7:15 pm Segunda Quimbamba
Groove on Grove is every Wednesday at the Grove PATH Plaza!
Artist and Maker Market
As if the Farmers Market and Groove on Grove weren’t enough, the Artist and Maker Market is also back for the season! Enjoy a curated vendor list that encompass many artists of different disciplines, courtesy of Debbie.
Here is just a small taste of the AMM vendors scheduled to appear this season:
Axol and Friends
Bucks County Flowers + Things
Lily Lough Jewelry
Woman to Women Clothing
ALEX Fine Arts
Agua de Jade Apothecary
Demi Olive Oil
International Fit luxury brand
Artist & Maker Market dates are:
May: 1st ,3rd ,15th ,29th
June: 5th ,7th ,19th
July: 3rd ,5th ,17th ,31st
August: 2nd ,7th ,21st
September: 4th & 6th
We have a great season planned for residents and visitors of Jersey City!
We hope you all enjoy the food, music and artists the Historic Downtown has to offer!
Have a great week and see you all at the Historic Downtown Farmers Market!
For sponsorship opportunities please see our 2019 Media Kit: https://jcdowntown.org/images/documents/mediakit2019.pdf