December 2 - December 8: Happy December! - This Week In The HDSID
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December 2 – December 8: Happy December!

We are officially entering the Holiday Season Madness! Hopefully everyone survived Thanksgiving, Black Friday and Small Business Saturday unscathed. Continue reading for some great events happening this week in the district!

Pizza & a Porta Tree!

Delicious food, wine, AND a tree! Porta for the win. Starting on November 29th head on over to Porta and enjoy a Pizza & Porta Tree! Receive two pizzas (Margherita or Marinara) a carafe of wine or a pitcher of beer, and a Fraser fir to take home for $50. C’mon, get in the holiday spirit with yummy pizza, wine, and a Fraser fir! This offer is available at Porta:

Sunday – Thursday, open to close

Friday and Saturday, open to 9:00 pm


Pizza and a tree- the duo we need this holiday season!



135 Newark Avenue, Jersey City, New Jersey


Shampoo JC Anniversary!


Shampoo JC Anniversary!


Congratulations to Shampoo JC on their 10-year (amazing!) anniversary in Jersey City! Instead of resting on their laurels (which Shampoo JC can do without a problem) they are giving back in the most amazing way by partnering with the Jersey City Fire Department’s Captain Mark Lee Memorial Toy Drive!


You can join in on this feel-good initiative by dropping off a new and unwrapped toy or gift card to Shampoo JC before the event or at the event. There’s a little trade-off: if you bring a toy, you’ll receive a complimentary drink! ALSO, all proceeds from the event, tickets fees, and the Silent Auction will benefit the Toy Drive! During the celebration, Radha will perform!


Date: Thursday, December 5th, 6:00 pm

Location: Headroom Bar & Social, 150 Bay Street Jersey City

Tickets are available on Eventbrite


Congratulations to the great team at Shampoo!



107 Christopher Columbus Drive, #3500, Jersey City, New Jersey


The Happy Holiday Market!

The Happy Holiday Market is back on Monday and Thursday for this week! Shop and buy local for the holiday season! Start shopping for those gifts early so you don’t panic at the last minute. Debbie from the Artist & Maker Market has a great array of amazing vendors scheduled to attend.

The market is on the following dates:

December 2- Cancelled due to inclement weather!

December 5

December 9

December 12

December 16

December 21

December 22 and December 23

On December 5, at the Market you’ll see:

Mama P LLC


Lily Lough Jewelry

Macrame by Joyce

Change Is… Vintage & More

Segmented Lamps

Hudson Tea House


Jenny Say Qua Studio

Ling Chen Art

Feather & Bone, LLC

Playful Event

Goodway Bakery

Our Woods Maple


Location: Grove PATH Plaza

Time: 4:00 – 8:00


Santa Photo Time at Newport Mall!

One of our sponsors, Newport Centre, is having their traditional Pictures with Santa! The next date is Monday, December 2nd, beginning at 10:30 am until 8:30 pm. For additional dates, times and for FastPass information, please visit


Newport Centre

30 Mall Drive West, Jersey City, New Jersey


Giving Tuesday at Lush Newport Centre

Another event from our sponsor, Newport Centre! On Tuesday, December 3rd at 10:00 am – 9:30 pm, Lush Cosmetics at Newport Centre Mall is hosting a Giving Tuesday event. If you purchase any size of their Charity Pot hand and body lotion, Lush will give back even more to their charitable partners! Usually, it’s 100% but on that day it’s 200% and Lush will match up to $150,000 to support various organizations that work on human rights, environmental justice, and animal protection. If you would like more information about the event and Lush’s charitable partners, follow the links:



LUSH Cosmetics Newport Centre

30 Mall Drive West, Jersey City, New Jersey


Yoga for Moms: Pregnant, New & Veteran at Three Little Birds

The holidays are a stressful time to begin with: between the endless get-togethers, spending, cooking, cleaning, and hosting. Add to that equation being pregnant and it’s a recipe for stress overload! This is where Three Little Birds come in! Along with JC Bump and Baby, they are hosting a Yoga for Moms event on Tuesday, December 3rd at 6:45 pm. Enjoy an evening filled with stretching, meditation, and movement that is bound to help the mom in your life relax. This event is open to pregnant women, moms that are new or pros at the mom game.

Tickets are available on


Three Little Birds JC

16 Erie Street, Jersey City, New Jersey


Networking Mixer at Atlas Public House with the Human Rights Campaign

Join the NJ LGBT Chamber of Commerce and the Human Rights Campaign for an amazing evening of networking at Atlas Public House! On Tuesday, December 3rd at 6:00 pm, the NJ LGBT Chamber’s Board of Directors and representatives of the Human Rights Campaign will be on hand for this event. Apart from the networking aspect of the evening, you’ll learn about the advantages of becoming an NJ LGBT Chamber of Commerce Member and getting an LGBT Business Owner Certification. Also, you’ll be able to learn about the various issues facing the community and how to help courtesy of the Human Rights Campaign.

Enjoy happy hour pricing for the event at Atlas. To register for the event please visit:


Atlas Public House

130 Newark Avenue, Jersey City, New Jersey


Quick Day to Night Make Up Looks at The Hair Room 

With the holiday season upon us, there are going to be many events that require a quick turnaround from every day to FABULOUS! Don’t stress because, once again, The Hair Room has come to rescue. Join The Hair Room and great, local makeup artist Cinthyan on Wednesday, December 4th from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm for a much-needed makeup tutorial! Learn the tricks of the trade and you will be ready for anything thrown your way. For the price of a $30 ticket, you’ll receive light sweets and drinks in addition to the great lesson!

Buy your tickets at Eventbrite


The Hair Room JC

213 Montgomery Street, Jersey City, New Jersey


Jersey City Sip and Stitch with Waterknyt at South House

Come and get crafty! Join Waterknyt for their Sip and Stitch event at South House on Wednesday, December 4th from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm! Share your hobby, skills, knowledge and get to know your fellow crafters! As per the organizers, this is a free event and you are more than welcome to bring a friend in addition to your project! Also, please bring “money for delicious food or drinks.”

Tickets are available on Eventbrite.


South House

149 Newark Avenue, Jersey City, New Jersey


Meet & Greet with Dinosaur Train’s Buddy the T-Rex

Have a future paleontologist in your family? Is your kiddo into dinosaurs? Well, the Liberty Science Center has you covered with their Dinosaur Train: The Traveling Exhibit! The exhibit features everything dino and more. AND on the dates listed below, the kids will have the opportunity to take a picture with the exhibit’s ambassador, Buddy- the friendly, traveling dinosaur! The next day to see Buddy at the Dinosaur Train: The Traveling Exhibit is on Saturday, December 7th at 10:00 am – 11:00 am

The other dates are:

Dec. 7, 2019 (10:00 am – 11:00 am)

Dec. 7, 2019 (1:00 pm – 2:00 pm)

Jan. 19, 2020 (10:00 am – 11:00 am)

Jan. 19, 2020 (1:00 pm – 2:00 pm)

Jan. 20, 2020 (10:00 am – 11:00 am)

Jan. 20, 2020 (1:00 pm – 2:00 pm)

Remember, Buddy is by the Dinosaur Train: The Traveling Exhibit!


Tickets are available for purchase on


Liberty Science Center

222 Jersey City Blvd, Jersey City, New Jersey


Next Week:

Holiday Tree and Menorah Lighting Ceremony


The Historic Downtown Special Improvement District will have its Annual Holiday Lighting Ceremony at the Pedestrian Mall on Tuesday, December 10, 6:00 pm – 6:30 pm!

Please join Mayor Steven Fulop and the HDSID in celebrating the holiday season as we light the Christmas Tree and Menorah.

There will be music by Dancing Tony/ (The) Rock-it Docket. Smile Preschool and Nursery will give out toys to children in need for the Holiday Season (while supplies last.) Busy Bee Organics will be on hand selling their famous hot cocoa!

AND Santa is coming in on a fire truck to visit and say hello! This is a free and fun event for all!

This event would not be possible without our generous sponsors:

Smile Preschool and Nursery


Date: December 10th

Time: 6:00

Location: Newark Avenue Pedestrian Mall


Gift Idea!



Have a great, warm, week from the HDSID!

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!

*This Month! *

*The last day of the season for the Farmer’s Market is December 23rd!*

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