August 12 - August 18: Pride, pride and more pride! - This Week In The HDSID
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August 12 – August 18: Pride, pride and more pride!

The District has a slew of amazing Pride events coming up along with Flag Raising ceremonies, music and, of course, the Historic Downtown Farmer’s Market!

So continue reading for some great Pride events for everyone to enjoy!


Puerto Rican Flag Raising

Join Mayor Fulop, the Office of Cultural Affairs, the City Council and the Jersey City Puerto Rican Heritage Arts and Culture on Monday, August 12th for the Puerto Rican Flag Raising ceremony! The ceremony will take place in City Hall Chambers at 4:00 pm. The event is free and open for everyone!

Also, get ready for the Puerto Rican Heritage Arts & Culture Parade and Festival on August 17th and August 18th! The Festival is scheduled for both dates and will be held on Christopher Columbus Drive, from Marin Boulevard to Warren Street. The Parade is on August 18th at 12:00 and will begin at Lincoln Park with its final destination being City Hall.

Come on out and celebrate the parade, festival and the flag raising ceremony!


City Hall

280 Grove Street, Jersey City, New Jersey


Indian Flag Raising

We have another flag raising event! That’s the beauty of living in such a multicultural city. On Thursday, August 15th at 10:00 am, join Mayor Fulop, the Office of Cultural Affairs, the City Council, the Govinda Senior’s Army and the Indian Patriots of NJ for the Indian Flag Raising ceremony. The event will take place in the City Hall Chambers, is free and everyone is welcome to attend.


City Hall

280 Grove Street, Jersey City, New Jersey


Atlas Public House

Duran Duran, Prince, Michael Jackson, Bon Jovi, Madonna…the list is endless and so are the hits from the decade that brought us fashion infused with spandex and leg warmers! Apart from those fashion “misstep”–if you want to call them that– the music of that decade is still played and enjoyed to this day! Head on over to Atlas Public House every Thursday for their 80’s Music Night from 9:00 pm-1:30 am! Apart from the music, you’ll enjoy $8 old school drinks and $4 Yuengling or Coors Light specials!


Atlas Public House

130 Newark Avenue, Jersey City, New Jersey


Bunny X, White Rope Presented by HAPPY HOUSE

Continue the music fun! After all, it is still summer! On Friday, August 16th from 8:00 pm – 3:00 am, FM is hosting the second installment of Happy House. The event will feature musicians and performers from diverse backgrounds; dive into various subcultures that you might not be aware of, and open your mind. The event will be hosted by Candy Dish, music will be by Bunny X, White Rope, DJ Barbarella and drag performances will feature: Candy Dish and Medulla Oblongata! Get ready for a fun-filled night!


The doors open at 8:00 and the charge is $10.


FM Restaurant Bar and Lounge

340 Third Street, Jersey City, New Jersey


Drag Queen Storytime

Want a fun activity for the kiddos on a Saturday morning? Look no further than Drag Queen Storytime with Harmonica Sunbeam! On August 17th at 11:00 am, Harmonica Sunbeam will read children’s classics and there will also be songs between the stories!

Tickets are available on


WORD Jersey City

123 Newark Avenue, Jersey City, New Jersey


What’s the Tea Drag Brunch

Have you made your reservations yet for  Talde’s What’s the Tea Drag Brunch? Seriously! Enjoy the show featuring the incomparable talents of Marti Gould Cummings and Izzy Uncut and guest Queens! Delicious food and drinks and a fabulous performance? We’re booking our table now! You can do the same at



8 Erie Street, Jersey City, New Jersey


The First Annual Miss Six26 Pageant

Get ready for the pageant to end all other pageant! On Saturday, August 17th Six26 and the Jersey City LGBT Pride Festival are hosting the First Annual Miss Six26 Queen!  at 7 PM – 12 AM

There’s a swimsuit competition, elegant evening gown portion and, of course, talent!

The prize packages as per the organizers are:

  1. Cash Prize (Winner & Runner Up)
  2. Jeweled Crown (Winner & Runner Up)
  3. 1 Booking for weekly “Fierce Fridays” Show at Six26 (Runner Up)
  4. 1 Year Booking on the rotating cast for our weekly “Fierce Fridays” Show at Six26 (Winner)
  5. “Miss Six26 2019” Sash (Winner)
  6. Promotional Photo Shoot (Winner)
  7. Custom “Body” Package by Kimmy That Body (Winner)
  8. Jeweled Scepter (Fan Favorite)
  9. Multiple Booking Opportunities for the duration of the reigning year (Winner)
  10. Featured spot on Stonewall Alley Stage during Jersey City Pride (2 shows) (Winner)


Get ready for a fantastic show hosted by Paige Monroe and Zelina Duval and see if your favorite gets the crown!

If you would like an application or for more information, please visit:



128 Christopher Columbus Drive, Jersey City, New Jersey


OSO – Pride Edition

Another amazing event hosted by the Jersey City LGBT Pride Festival is on Sunday, August 18th at 6:00 pm, in the beautiful Red Lounge! It’s a combination: anniversary celebration and Pride Men’s Party! Join the hosts Eddie Baez and Erik Robocub for a night celebrating Pride! You’ll enjoy music from DJ Gustavo and DJ Lorant, a performance by SYNES, drink specials and much, much, more…


Red Lounge JC

136 Newark Avenue, Jersey City, New Jersey


Vedanta- Wisdom for Life

End the week on a more…Zen note. Join Jivamukti for a lecture with Gautamji, who is a disciple of the world-renowned philosopher A. Parthasarathy, on Sunday, August 18th from 5:00 pm to 7:30 pm. As per the organizers, this event will help the attendees “Learn how the ancient eastern wisdom of Vedanta can help you achieve happiness within, harmony in relationships and overall well-being in life.

This is a free event and will feature the lecture, a Q&A and refreshments.


Jivamukti Yoga Center Jersey City

171 Newark Avenue, 2nd Floor, Jersey City, New Jersey


Coming up:

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Join us for our monthly Historic Downtown Special Improvement District Meeting on August 20th in the Caucus Room at City Hall, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm. All are welcome to attend!


Salsa Fest

Salsa Fest is back on Saturday August 24th! Prepare for a night filled with friends, music and fun!

344 Grove Street, Jersey City, New Jersey


19th Annual Jersey City LGBT Pride Festival

The Jersey City LGBT Pride Festival is here! The culmination of a month’s events all throughout the city comes to a spectacular and fun-filled event on Saturday, August 24th at 1:00 pm – 9:00 pm at the Newark Avenue Pedestrian Mall! Enjoy a day filled with love, acceptance, pride and more love! The theme for this year, as per the organizers is: Honoring Our Past…Creating Our Future! The theme reflects the sense of gratitude, respect and acknowledgment of the Stonewall 50 Commemoration and WorldPride 2019!


Newark Avenue Pedestrian Mall

119-158 Newark Avenue, Jersey City, New Jersey


Summer Ready!

Uni K Wax and blo Blow Dry Bar

Getting ready for an event? Going on vacation soon and need to get everything together? Lucky for you Uni K Wax and blo Blow Dry Bar are here to make your day or vacation a breeze.

Want soft curls, a cute braid or pin straight hair but really you don’t have the time? Don’t stress! Honestly, it’s too hot outside to style it yourself- have the professionals do it! Pillow Talk, High Society, Executive Sweet… these are just some of the styles you can get at the blow dry bar. Get ready for any event or just get your done for you! As blo Blow Dry Bar says, “At Blo, you’re not cheating on your hairdresser. No cuts, no color: Just wash, blo, and go!

Looking for a place to get spiffy for your beach vacation, the pool or just tired of shaving? That’s where Uni K Wax comes in with their waxing services. As per the Studio: “pine-based, proprietary elastic-wax formula is created with pure, honest ingredients for optimal comfort on even the most sensitive skin. Applied at body temperature, it exfoliates and nourishes, while its flexible elasticity adheres directly to the hair, leaving only smooth skin behind.” Waxing with minimal discomfort? Sign us up!


Uni K Wax Studio

332 Marin Blvd, Jersey City, New Jersey


Blo Blow Dry Bar

160 Morgan St Suite 3, Jersey City, New Jersey



Hard Grove 5K Run!

Hard Grove’s owners, via their non- profit Carevel Foundation, are hosting their 7th Annual 5K Run! Proceeds benefit the Community Food Bank of New Jersey. The organizers are looking for sponsorships/donations. If you would like to make a donation or sign up, please take a look at the form:

Jersey City Pride Month! 

Historic Downtown Farmers’ Market!

Don’t forget: every Monday and Thursday, the Historic Downtown Farmer’s Market at the Grove PATH Plaza. The Farmer’s Market is open from 4:00 – 8:00 and features a wide array of farms, produce, plants, specialty foods and desserts!
Come on out and support your local farmers and businesses!

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