August 26 - September 1: Goodbye Amazing August - This Week In The HDSID
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August 26 – September 1: Goodbye Amazing August

August is slowly coming to an end but what an amazing month it was! The District was full of events for all, Pride and love was all around and our great City celebrated!

After this last week of Amazing August coming up, we are entering Street Fair September! Get ready people, the event this year will be fantastic. But that’s information for another blog. Sit back, relax and read up on some upcoming events scheduled in the district.





Street Fair Ready Workshop with the HDSID + Creative Enabler

Join the marketing expert, Luca Cusolito from Creative Enabler at the Street Fair Ready Workshop with the HDSID + Creative Enabler on Tuesday, August 27th from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm!

Need help with marketing? Want to infuse your business with some new creative ideas? This is your workshop!

Luca will be covering the following topics:

  • Social media marketing for the time-strapped and budget conscience
  • How to get customers excited to buy from you before the big event
  • Running effective promotional pushes and contests online
  • The best ways to promote your event on social media, and how to grow your followers in the process
  • Leveraging your e-mail list (and list building techniques)
  • Hashtag campaigns to build anticipation and help you stand out
  • 7 things you should be doing at your table to make that customer connection


Get more information at:

Get your tickets at Creative Enabler



165 Newark Avenue, Second Floor, Jersey City, New Jersey


Wine and Song: Songwriting Showcase at PS

Join The Latest Noise and Pet Shop for their Songwriting Showcase on Tuesday, August 27th at 8:00 pm! Come out, drink some wine and listen to some amazing solo acts.


If you would like to perform, you must contact the organizers at:

Please note, as per the organizers that: “SOLO ACTS ONLY” and “This is not an open mic. In order to be on the list of performers you have to RSVP… It’ll be on a first come, first serve basis.


Pet Shop JC

193 Newark Avenue, Jersey City, New Jersey


Groove on Grove: Back to School Special

Continuing the music theme on Wednesday, August 28th from 6:00 to 9:00, check out Groove on Grove: Back to School Special!

Dancing Tony has booked the following performers for a night filled with great music in the heart of the historic downtown:

Gerry Rosenthal Students

Brendan Mieli

New City Kids


Molly Dunn


Our summer concert series is coming to an end for the season, so come on out and enjoy some tunes!


Groove on Grove

Grove PATH Plaza, Jersey City, New Jersey


LGBTQ Rooftop Networking at Porta

After enjoying the Groove on Grove concert, head on over to Porta for an event hosted by the NJ LGBT Chamber of Commerce! Starting at 6:00 pm until 9:00 pm, join the NJ LGBT Chamber, members of the Human Rights Campaign and Walmart’s PRIDE Employee Resource Group for an amazing networking event at the beautiful Porta rooftop! Not only will the event feature the BEST Porta drinks and food, but participants will be able to mingle with representatives of the Chamber’s Board of Directors. You’ll be able to get more information on their objectives as an organization, the benefits of becoming a member and representatives from the Human Rights Campaign will give you some insight into the various LGBTQ issues and how you can help the community!


To rsvp, please email


Porta Jersey City

135 Newark Avenue, Jersey City, New Jersey


Culture Vultures Comedy Show

Another event happening on Wednesday (very popular day indeed!) is the Culture Vultures Comedy Show at FM! On August 28th at 8:00 pm, get over the mid-week blues with some great comedy. The show will be hosted by Gordon Baker Bone and Ariel Leaty and will feature:

Shalewa Sharpe

Fumi Abe

Mila Myles

Alex Babbitt

Nicole Phoenix


Hurry up and get your tickets for this event at

We all need some laughter in our lives!


FM Restaurant Bar and Lounge

340 Third Street, Jersey City, New Jersey


The Lo-Fi’s and Cheap Horse at Pet Shop

Another night filled with music courtesy of Pet Shop! On Thursday, August 29th at 8:00 pm, make your way to Pet Shop for live musical performances featuring The Lo-Fi’s and Cheap Horse!

August is almost gone but great music events are still happening in the district!


Pet Shop JC

193 Newark Avenue, Jersey City, New Jersey


Lucky 7’s Ladies Night with DJ Barbarella

It’s Ladies Night at Lucky 7’s! Ladies, on Thursday, August 29th from 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm, join DJ Barbarella for night filled with music and half off on drinks! For the dudes, its discounted Coors Light and Fireball whisky shots! Win, win for everyone!


Lucky Bar

322 2nd Street, Jersey City, New Jersey


End of Summer Meet Up with NY and NJ at The Ashford

Join Wolf-PAC New Jersey at The Ashford for their End of Summer Meet Up on August 30th at 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm! You’ll have a great time networking with other campaigners and activists at the beautiful Ashford.


The Ashford

145 Newark Avenue, Jersey City, New Jersey


Have a great week!


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 farms and businesses!

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