April 29th – May 5th: Event Season is Here!
It’s finally here! Event season officially begins today with the Grand Opening of our Historic Downtown Farmers’ Market! On Wednesday, May 1st we have the opening days of our concert series Groove on Grove along with the Artist & Maker Market!
Our list of vendors for all of the events is *chef kiss* amazing! The HDSID, Dancing Tony and Debbie are constantly striving to find great vendors, performers and artists for the events and we hope you all appreciate them as much as we do.
Apart from the Historic Downtown Farmers’ Market, Groove on Grove and Artist & Maker Market, the district has other events to keep you happy!
Historic Downtown Farmers Market is BACK!
Our Farmers Market is back at the Grove PATH Plaza on Monday, 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 Wednesday, 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 that opening day is a 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, 6:00 – 9:00 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
Feel Good Fridays
And we can’t forget about Feel Good Fridays! Food, artists and music all outdoors at the Grove PATH Plaza.
For dates please see the graphic below.
in her words
Another event Monday, April 29, at 7:00 pm is LITM’s in her words. Enjoy the beautiful poetry of Dena Igusti, Glennifer Braker and wendelin. After that, you’ll be able to shop from Thinking In Full Color, The Bettys and the Asian American Literary Review who’ll have merchandise and products available after the show.
Tickets are available at www.thinkinginfullcolor.com
Show your support for these voices that need to be heard!
ABOUT THINKING IN FULL COLOR
Thinking In Full Color (TIFC) is an award-winning organization that empowers women of color through education and the arts. Through our programming, we empower female-identified creators while educating audiences about the need for diversity in the media, racial issues and cultural exchange. We create opportunities for women of color in theater, visual art, comedy, music, dance and other media. TIFC is a sponsored project of Fractured Atlas, a non-profit arts service organization.
140 Newark Avenue, Jersey City, New Jersey
Karaoke Theme Night: British Invasion
Immediately after the poetry event, stick around at LITM for the British Invasion karaoke theme night!
Belt out your favorite song by a Brit and you might win an OBE…well not really, but LITM has great prizes for the winners. In order to be considered for a prize, you have to stick to the theme. So let go of your Yankee roots and embrace the many talented singers courtesy of the Brits!
Monday, April 29th at 9:00 pm, immediately after the in her words poetry event
140 Newark Avenue, Jersey City, New Jersey
2019 Small Business Service Awards
The backbone of a community are the small businesses. The shops that are either owned or run by locals, employ residents and take an interest in a town. Jersey City has a lot to be grateful in that department. While we have a multitude of big box stores, we also have family-run restaurants, shoe repair shops, hardware stores and so much more. When you buy small, you help support a family and the community. On Tuesday, April 30th at 6:00 pm, Mayor Fulop, the City Council and the Jersey City Economic Development Corporation will be honoring local, small businesses.
Congratulations to all honorees!
280 Grove Street, Jersey City, New Jersey
Childhood- Screening & Panel Discussion at Andco Work
Ever wonder why Nordic countries have school systems that are rated so highly and deemed so successful? On Thursday, May 2 at 6:30 pm, join The Scandinavian School of Jersey City and Andco Coworking for a free screening of the documentary “Childhood.” Following the screening there will be a discussion on the principal ideas highlighted in the film. Delicious refreshments will be by Vegan soulicious.
Please rsvp to email@example.com
201 Montgomery Street, Jersey City, New Jersey
Underground Comedy Series at Miss Wong’s
On different note but on the same night, Miss Wong’s at Talde is having an Underground Comedy show. So, if kids and education aren’t necessarily your things, try the comedy show on May 2nd! The show begins at 7:00 pm and features the following performers:
Support your local talent!
Miss Wong’s at Talde
8 Erie Street, Jersey City, New Jersey 07302
Star Wars Day
May the Fourth Be With You as the saying goes! On May 4th at 9:00 pm, join the Jersey City Jazz Festival and the 6th Borough Comedy Festival at FM for their Stars Wars Day! Yes, you can wear your costume.
Enjoy the following performers on the FM stage:
STAR WARE: saxophonist Anthony Ware’s Galactic Ensemble
DJ Deep of 2 Hungry Bros
Comedian: Rich Kiamco
Tickets are available on riverviewjazz.myboxoffice.us
If you get your tickets early it’s $12. At the door, it’s $15.
FM Restaurant Bar and Lounge
340 Third Street, Jersey City, New Jersey
Cinco de Mayo at Orale Jersey City
Glorious Cinco de Mayo! A day filled with food, friends and good times. Celebrate or just treat it as any other regular Sunday but with delicious food courtesy of Orale! On Sunday, May 5th at 12:00 pm – 9:00 pm, enjoy a prix fixe menu, yummy cocktails and music in the beautiful Orale in downtown Jersey City!
Get your tickets at www.oralemk.com
Orale Mexican Kitchen
341 Grove Street, Jersey City, New Jersey
SW3AT Sauna Studio
Show your love for your spouse holding down the fort at home while you protect our country. SW3AT Sauna Studio is having a “Military Spouse Appreciation Day” on Friday, May 10th! Enjoy the many benefits of the saunas and relax!
172 Newark Avenue, 3rd Floor Jersey City, New Jersey
Don’t forget Mother’s Day is coming up so start planning for the special ladies in your life. Whether it’s your mom, grandmother, aunt, wife, friend or whatever, take the time to show your appreciation for the person that’s there for you without judgement and with love. Lucky for you, the district has you covered with flowers, gifts, dinners!
For accessories check out Noellery (321 Grove Street, Jersey City, New Jersey) for jewelry and a plethora of accessories that your mother is sure to love!
Flowers from Brennan’s Florist (220 Newark Avenue, Jersey City, New Jersey) are sure to make your special person happy!
Take your mom, aunt or special lady out for a stroll along the Pedestrian Mall or anywhere in the district really. You are bound to find a great little shop or even just enjoy the weather. Maybe stop by WORD Bookstore (123 Newark Avenue, Jersey City, New Jersey) for a book or get her a card (which you should’ve gotten beforehand but we won’t judge you!)
Maybe a nice massage from Salvation Wellness (formerly Knead- 521 Jersey Ave, Jersey City, New Jersey) will do the trick?
How about dinner? Maybe some delicious pasta from Pasta dal Cuore (527 Jersey Ave, Jersey City, New Jersey)?
Whatever you decide to do, the District has you and your mom covered!
HDSID Monthly Meeting
Join us for our next monthly Historic Downtown Special Improvement District Meeting on May 21st in the Caucus Room at City Hall, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm. All are welcome to attend!
For sponsorship opportunities please see our 2019 Media Kit: https://jcdowntown.org/images/documents/mediakit2019.pdf