August 19 - August 25: Fun events! - This Week In The HDSID
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August 19 – August 25: Fun events!

Jersey City Pride is still going strong this week in the District! There are multiple events coming up celebrating the JC Pride Community. Also, we have workshops, Bubble Fest, meetings, flag raising ceremonies, music and parties! Read on up and plan for the week ahead!



4th Annual Roman Nose Pride Aperitivo

Let the good times begin! Jersey City LGBT Pride Festival and Roman Nose are hosting the 4th Annual Roman Nose Pride Aperitivo event on Monday, August 19th! From 7:00 pm – 12:00 am, start Pride Week with happy hour specials, delicious small bites, music and no cover charge.

Start your Pride Week celebrations in the best way…at Roman Nose!


Roman Nose

125 Newark Avenue, Jersey City, New Jersey


Soul of Sake XII at Ani Ramen

Soul of Sake is back! Join Ani Ramen and Chicpea on Tuesday, August 20th at 7:30 pm, for the next installment of Soul of Sake. With the purchase of a ticket you’ll enjoy two sakes, one whiskey, appetizers served family style, a ramen bowl of your choice and an amazing time!


According to Ani Ramen, you’ll enjoy the following adult beverages:

Nanbu Bijin Umeshu with tasting notes of dried apricot, tart finish

Suntory Toki which is delicate, with hints of granny smith apple and honey

Hakkaisan Kijoshu which is elegant, light and sweet


The price of the ticket is $38 if purchased in advance and $42 at the door on the day of the event. Get your tickets here:


Ramen and sake: match made in heaven.


Ani Ramen JC

218 Newark Avenue, Jersey City, New Jersey


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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!


Marketing Basics for Small Business

The Jersey City Economic Development Corporation is hosting a workshop on Tuesday, August 20th with the great Luca Cusolito of Creative Enabler teaching you the Marketing Basics for Small Business.

The workshop will cover the following topics:

  1. What Marketing Is…And What Marketing Isn’t
  2. Building A Brand On A Budget
  3. Know Thy Customer: Buyer Personas
  4. Digital Data Basics: Building for Growth
  5. Create Effective Marketing Strategy


Learn from one of the best in marketing- this workshop is essential!

Tickets are available on


City Hall Annex

Conference Room 2A

1 Jackson Square, Jersey City, New Jersey


Groove on Grove and Artist & Maker Market: Hot Summer Night Salsa Plaza

The summer is winding down and we have a handful of Groove on Grove/ Artist & Maker Market event left for the season! So, the time is now to take advantage of these great events. On Wednesday, August 21st from 3:00 pm – 9:00 pm, enjoy Hot Summer Night Salsa and a lineup of talented artists and artisans at the Plaza.


Scheduled performances by:

Ray’s Bands

Dance Groups (JC Ballroom from Nimbus)

Skyline Salsa


Artist and Maker Market vendors will include:

Axol and Friends

Eclectic Jewelry


More Records JC

Lily Lough Jewelry


Paradox Thrift

International Fit

Agua de Jade Apothecary

Watercolors by ESK

Gaia’s Cavern


Niwa Jewels


Crystal + Irie

Groove on Grove

Grove PATH Plaza, Jersey City, New Jersey


Jersey City Pride Flag Raising and Award Ceremony

Join Mayor Fulop, the Office of Cultural Affairs, City Council and the Jersey City LGBT Pride Festival on Wednesday, August 21st for the Gay Pride and Trans Pride Flag and award ceremony! Not only will there be a flag ceremony but awards will be given out honoring members of the LGBT+ and ally community.  These ceremonies begin at 4:00 pm at City Hall.

As per the organizers, the following community members will be honored:

Miguel Cardenas – Hamlet Manzueta Award in the Arts

Flynn Julian Gagnon – LGBTQA+ Youth Activist Award

Donald Gallagher – LGBTQA+ Activist Award

Anne McTernan – Eileen “Beanie” Gaughan Award

PFLAG Jersey City Chapter – LGBTQA+ Advocate Award


Congratulations to all the award recipients and Happy Pride!


City Hall

280 Grove Street, Jersey City, New Jersey


Bubble Fest with JC Families

It’s back! After the success of our previous two events, JC Families and the HDSID are teaming up to bring this Bubble Fest event at the Historic Downtown Farmer’s Market again! Bring the kids and enjoy an amazing afternoon filled with bubbles (of course!), arts and crafts, music and fun! It’s a free event. Do some shopping at the Farmer’s Market and spend some quality time with your kiddo all at the Grove PATH Plaza!


Historic Downtown Farmer’s Market

Grove PATH Plaza, Jersey City, New Jersey


Raising Pride: Stonewall Edition 2019

After the flag raising/ award ceremony events at City Hall, head on over to The Ashford’s Parlor Room for the 1st Annual Raising Pride Event: Stonewall Edition 2019! At 5:30 pm, the Hudson Pride Center will be in honor of Stonewall and Mayor Fulop will receive the Leadership of Pride Award.


Tickets are $40 and are available on The donations will go towards the Hudson Pride’s Youth Program! In addition, for the price of the ticket, guests will receive two complimentary-cocktails and small bites will be available. A silent auction will take place featuring photos of Stonewall.

This event is hosted by the Hudson Pride Center. Jersey City Pride Festival and Six26 are co-hosts.


The Ashford

145 Newark Avenue, Jersey City, New Jersey


Ukrainian Flag Raising

Please join Mayor Fulop, the Office of Cultural Affairs, the City Council and the Ukrainian National Home on Friday, August 23rd at 10:00 am for the Ukrainian Flag Raising ceremony. The event will take place on the second-floor balcony at City Hall. This ceremony is free and everyone is welcome to attend!


City Hall

280 Grove Street, Jersey City, New Jersey


The Kings of Queens

Join Break A Leg Entertainment on Friday, August 23rd at 9:00 pm, at FM for another great night filled with live performances! Prepare for a great night of hip hop featuring Royal Flush and Friends!

Tickets are available on Eventbrite.


FM Restaurant Bar and Lounge

340 Third Street, Jersey City, New Jersey


Gay Anthems Dance Party with DJ Paul Mendoza

What’s before the party? The pre-party of course! On Friday, August 23rd from 9:00 pm to 2:00 am, get your groove on at LITM for Jersey City Pride’s office pre-party event. Not only will you get to enjoy iced tea specials but DJ Paul Mendoza will be playing all of the hits. Dance and drink (always responsibly, of course) the night away!



140 Newark Avenue, 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


Jersey City Pride After Party

Now, what happened after the main party… the After Party obviously! On Saturday, August 24th at 9:00 pm – 2:00 am, continue getting your groove on at the official Jersey City Pride After Party at Six26! Not only will you enjoy a great night out in one of the most beautiful venues in Jersey City, but the event will feature music courtesy of DJ Mike Cruz and DJ Daniel Scala, drag performances and drink specials! This is a free event for those lucky enough to be 21 and older. Celebrate the LGBTQA+ Community!


For more information on all Pride related events check out:



128 Christopher Columbus Drive, Jersey City, New Jersey

Hard Grove 5K Run!

Don’t forget on August 25th- it’s the 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:

Have a great, fun-filled week ahead everyone!


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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