April 22 - April 29: Event Season is -almost- Back! - This Week In The HDSID
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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.


MS 4

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!


Lucky Bar

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:

Ort Farms

Stony Hill Farms

Hoboken Farms

Bang Cookies

Stella’s Empanadas & Argentine Grill

Americas Kettle Corn

Gourmet Nuts and Dried Fruit

JC Fish Stand

Farm Eats

Eat Food CSA

Just Delicious Kettle Korn


EJL Market

Busy Bee Organics

Paolo’s Kitchen


SIPPs Organic Skincare

The Little Gym

Modern Family Dentistry

Blue Mountain Tea

Circle Brook Farm

SweetBerry Bowls

Fugee Burger


Vesco Foods

Buon Antipasto

Castaway Vintage



Deliciously Alicia’s


Sweeta Boo’s Cakery &Catering


Del Forno Real Estate

IV Elements

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

Eclectic Jewelry

Bucks County Flowers + Things

More Records

Lily Lough Jewelry

Woman to Women Clothing

Paradox Thrift

Chord Candles

Kanami Jewelry

ALEX Fine Arts


Laylani Crafts

Agua de Jade Apothecary

Demi Olive Oil

International Fit luxury brand

Udita Agarwala

MSK Handicrafts

Embroidered Panda


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!


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