April 29th - May 5th: Event Season is Here! - This Week In The HDSID
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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:

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 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

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


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!



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!


City Hall

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 info@scandischool.com


Andco work

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:


Alex Csedrik

Kevin Hall

Denise Marinez

Renee Santos

Josh Wells


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 MeetingHDSID Logo_361 CMYK

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!


2019 Sponsors

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For sponsorship opportunities please see our 2019 Media Kit: https://jcdowntown.org/images/documents/mediakit2019.pdf

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