August 5 - August 11: Happy Jersey City Pride! - This Week In The HDSID
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August 5 – August 11: Happy Jersey City Pride!

Happy Jersey City Pride Month! August is filled with amazing events celebrating Pride along with the culmination of the month’s events happening on August 24th at the Newark Avenue Pedestrian Mall in partnership with 19th Annual Jersey City LGBT Pride Festival!

In the meantime, the District has a great variety of events as always. So sit back, relax and find out what’s going on this week…


Pride Karaoke at LITM!

We are starting with a  Jersey City LGBT Pride Festival event! Oh yeah, it’s Pride Karaoke time at LITM! On August 5th at 9:00 pm sharp, do all of your vocal exercises and runs beforehand and start singing!

LITM will also have the following specials:

Happy Hour 5:00 to 7:00: martinis, wine, mixed drinks and beer

$7 mules all night



140 Newark Avenue, Jersey City, New Jersey


That’s So Gay! Art Exhibit Opening Reception

As LITM states: “A term once used derisively, here we use it as a positive celebration of the beauty and diversity of what it means to be LGBTQIA in this group exhibition!”

So enjoy another Pride-ful event courtesy of LITM! Make it two visits back-to-back and visit their art exhibition opening reception on Tuesday, August 6th at 7:00 pm – 11:30 pm. Check out the Facebook event page for the artists that will be featured:

In addition to amazing art, they will also have drink specials!


Promo pic by Luis Alves Collage



140 Newark Ave, Jersey City, New Jersey


Groove on Grove: White Eagle Hall Showcase / Artist & Maker Market

The White Eagle Hall Showcase at Groove on Grove is Wednesday, August 7th!  AND, the Artist & Maker Market is going to be at the Plaza too! The fun begins at 3:00 pm, with the Artist & Maker Market, and then at 6:00, we have the live music. Check out the Groove on Grove Facebook page for the list of bands.

Vendors for the AMM include:

Axol and Friends

Free Love Frames

Eclectic Jewelry


More Records JC

Lily Lough Jewelry

Woman to Women1

Paradox Thrift

Ling Chen Art

Bedu Clothing and Jewelry

International Fit

Agua de Jade Apothecary

Groomed Guys Mobile

Gaia’s Cavern

ADHD Driven

The darling bower


AND we will have South House, Orale and Porta on hand for adult beverages!


Groove on Grove

Grove PATH Plaza, Jersey City, New Jersey


Blood Drive

Once again the HDSID is teaming up with New Jersey Blood Services for the Grove Street PATH Plaza Summer Blood Drives!

Apart from donors receiving a Dunkin’ Donuts gift card, you’ll help save a life! August 7th, from 2:30-8:30, at the Grove PATH Plaza, stop by and donate. See you there!


National Night Out!

National Night Out is for Tuesday August 6th! For more information, check out:

It’s sure to be a a fun-filled night for the entire family!


An Evening with Barbra Herr at Hard Grove

Another amazing Pride event courtesy of Hard Grove! On Thursday, August 8th at 7:00 pm, Barbra Herr, trans actor and singer, will be performing at Hard Grove! Who doesn’t love a good ol’ cabaret? Enjoy the sensational Barbra Herr along with some delicious food and yummy drinks! DJ George Soull will also be there playing amazing music, so you can get down on the dance floor. As per the organizers, there is a two-drink minimum but no cover. Hurry and make your reservations by calling 201-659-6100. The fun starts at 8:00 pm!


Hard Grove

284 First Street, Jersey City, New Jersey


What’s the Tea Drag Brunch

If you haven’t gone to Talde’s What’s the Tea Drag Brunch, what are you doing with your life? C’mon! 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


Next show is Saturday, August 10th at 11:30 am



8 Erie Street, Jersey City, New Jersey


Disorder- Joy Division Tribute Band

Love Will Tear Us Apart and so many more hits will be played on Saturday, August 10th at 9:00 pm by Disorder. Head on over to FM to hear the tribute band as they play 90 minutes of Joy Division. Specifically, they’ll feature the albums An Ideal for Living, Unknown Pleasures and Closer. The set begins at 9:00 pm sharp and the cover is $10.


FM Restaurant Bar and Lounge

340 Third Street, Jersey City, New Jersey


Family Day at Barcade!

It’s Family Day at Barcade! Introduce the kiddos to some old school fun, arcade-style! On Sunday, August 11th 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm at the Jersey City location, bring the whole family and enjoy the games and some good grub. Please note that this isn’t a “drop-off” event- every kiddo must be with a parent or guardian. Plus, don’t you want to be part of the fun too?


Barcade Jersey City

163 Newark Avenue, Jersey City, New Jersey


Coming up:

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:
Happy Pride Jersey City!

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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