April 27 - May3: Coming up in downtown JC! - This Week In The HDSID
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April 27 – May3: Coming up in downtown JC!

A huge thank you to all our amazing first responders, doctors, nurses, hospital staff, EMTs, essential business employees, grocery store owners… everyone working to make sure people are safe and have access to what they need during this time. Your work is recognized and appreciated!


Start getting excited- the Historic Downtown Farmer’s Market return date is scheduled for May 28th at 4:00 at the Grove PATH Plaza. If we have to change or update any information, we will let everyone know. We will have safety procedures implemented to accommodate the social distancing guidelines set forth by the State and City.



Three Little Birds JC

Get the itty-bitty ones moving during this quarantine time! Join Three Little Birds for their online Zoom class! Get ready for a fun-filled interactive time filled with dancing, moving, singing and so much more! Make some space, get your little one and be prepared to move on Tuesday, April 28th from 3:30 pm to 4:15 pm.

The price is $85 for a five-class card and $20 for a single class. Tickets for the online class are available on clients.mindbodyonline.com

For more information please visit:



Queer Women’s Open Mic Night

An inspiring event coming at you virtually is the Hudson Pride Center’s Queer Women’s Open Mic Night on Tuesday, April 28th at 5:00 pm!

This open mic event will shed a light on Sexual Assault Awareness Month, which is in April. As the organizers state, “We are providing a safe space for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Queer Women and our Non-Binary Community to connect and perform as we amplify our Messages of SUPPORT!” This is truly a wonderful cause!

Check out the Facebook page for more information: https://www.facebook.com/events/1294622020743021/


Grove on Grove At Home

Groove on Grove At Home series is still going strong! If you don’t know what Groove on Grove At Home is, well, where have you been? The Groove on Grove At Home series allows you 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.

For this week’s concert event you’ll be listening to the music of Jack Skuller! On Wednesday, April 29th at 4:00 – 5:00 pm, enjoy Jack Skuller on Groove on Grove from the comfort of your home! Check our Groove on Grove Facebook page for the amazing performance. For the April 29th, the weekly prize will be five $10 gift cards from Downtown Yogurt! A huge thank you to the Downtown Yogurt team for this contribution!

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!


Torico Ice Cream

Guess who is opening again? Torico Ice Cream is back to satisfy your ice cream cravings! They are set to open their doors again on April 29th, with new store hours, 1:00 pm -8:00 PM!


Grove Street Giant Jersey City

Grove Street Bicycles Giant Jersey City is offering free delivery on Giant, Liv, and Momentum bikes! You can order for free delivery online at www.grovestreetbicycles.com or call the store and place your order at 201-451-2453.

No need to head out; place your bike order from the comfort of your home and support a local shop at the same time, win-win!




Latham House

Tired of cooking? Well, you still need to eat and if you are quarantining with other people, they have to eat as well. Latham House is here to save the day with this deliciously good meal and deal: whole chicken, mashed potatoes with gravy of course, pillowing biscuits, creamed spinach and pickles. All of that for just $40. Thank you to the team at Latham House! Thanks to them you’ll be able to enjoy this yummy meal!


Artist & Maker Market Update

The best place to find local, handmade goods from amazing artists and artisans is coming back albeit at a later date than we initially planned. Good things come to those who wait as the saying goes and boy, do we have a great selection of talented sellers coming your way soon!

Check out our dates:

June 3rd Groove on Grove

June 5th JCFriday

June 6th Saturday AMM

June 10th Groove on Grove

June 17th Groove on Grove

June 24th Groove on Grove

July 1st Groove on Grove

July 3rd Feel Good Friday

July 8th Groove on Grove

July 11th Saturday AMM

July 15th Groove on Grove

July 22nd Groove on Grove

August 5th Groove on Grove

August 7th Feel Good Friday

August 8th Saturday AMM

August 12th Groove on Grove

August 26th Groove on Grove

September 2nd Groove on Grove

September 4th Feel Good Friday

September 5th Saturday AMM

September 9th Groove on Grove

September 11th JCFriday

September 19th Groove on Grove


And on October 3rd and October 4th we have the JCAST Weekend (Jersey City Art & Studio Tour)

Special thank you to Debbie from the Artist & Maker Market for her hard work!


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/


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



Stay safe Jersey City!



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