December 23 - December 29: Happy Holidays! - This Week In The HDSID
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December 23 – December 29: Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays from the HDSID family!


As we approach the holidays and the new year, we would like to say a huge thank you to all of our amazing business owners, sponsors, community members, residents (both long-term and short term) and visitors. Thank you for loving the downtown area as much as we do and for making it your home, your night-out destination, or your business address. 



The Happy Holiday Market!

The last day for The Happy Holiday Market is on Monday, December 23rd! Come out and finish (or start) your holiday shopping!


The following vendors are scheduled to attend on Monday, December 23rd:

Bedu clothing and jewelry

Hudson Tea House

Eclectic Jewelry

Waited Collective LLC

Supiciche Bakery

Erica Lee Jewelry LLC

goodway bakery

Hot Lollies

Nitjuan Designs



Location: Grove PATH Plaza

Time: 4:00 – 8:00 Monday and Thursday / 12:00 – 6:00 Saturday and Sunday


Historic Downtown Farmer’s Market!

The last day of the season for the Historic Downtown Farmer’s Market is on Monday, December 23rd! Come out to the Grove PATH Plaza and get your fresh produce, pies, cookies, flowers…. everything you need. 



A special thank you to all of our amazing 2019 event vendors and sponsors! The Farmer’s Market, Groove on Grove, Artist & Maker Market, JCAST, JC Fridays, Feel Good Fridays, All About Downtown Street Fair, Halloween Family Bash, The Happy Holiday Market…all of our events are successful because of you!

Another special shout out to all of our residents, visitors and participants! Thank you for always supporting out events! We hope you enjoyed 2019 and we can’t wait for 2020- we have a great year planned for you!

See you next season! 


Pizza & a Porta Tree!

Don’t forget about the amazing promo going on at Porta! We are getting closer to the big day!

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


Kanibal & Co Holiday Hours

Finish up your Holiday shopping at Kanibal & Co

Kanibal & Co

197 Montgomery Street, Jersey City, New Jersey


Bambino Chef Winter Camp!

With the holidays come days off of school. Looking for some fun day camps that will surely keep the kiddos busy, learning and entertained? Check out Bambino Chef’s Winter Camps! Winter Camps are from:

  • December 23, 26, 27 and 30/ 4 – 7 years old
  • December 27, 1:00 – 4:00/ 8-12 years old


It’s $45 per child per each session. For registration and more information check out:


Kids learn new things, like cooking and baking, and how to use various kitchen utensils. You might have the next Julia Child in your house, who knows!


Bambino Chef

213 Newark Avenue, Jersey City, New Jersey


Nintendo Half-Day Camp

If you are looking for something for your kiddo camp-wise, check out Code Wiz’s Nintendo Half-Day Camp starting December 23rd! At this camp, playing video games is not only promoted, but it’s also practically mandatory! The kids will kick it old school, with games, like Donkey Kong, Super Mario Bros and much more!

Tickets for the camp are available on and it’s $40.00 per child


Code Wiz Jersey City NJ

357 3rd Street, Jersey City, New Jersey


City Hall Menorah Lighting & Hanukah Celebration

On Monday, December 23rd from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm, please join Mayor Fulop, the Office of Cultural Affairs and the City Council for the Menorah Lighting and Hanukah Celebration at City Hall! This event is free and everyone is welcome to attend.


City Hall

280 Grove Street, Jersey City, New Jersey


Quizzoholics Trivia in Jersey City at Atlas Public House

Want to do something fun on Christmas Eve with your buddies? Look no further than Quizzoholics Trivia night at Atlas! Enjoy cocktails, delicious appetizers and…try to beat other people at trivia! Grab five of your friends and get ready to get test your knowledge. To participate in the challenge is free and the winning team wins some moolah! The next event is scheduled for Tuesday, December 24th at 7:00 pm. For more information, visit:


Atlas Public House

130 Newark Avenue, Jersey City, New Jersey


Make a Movie Half-Day Camp

Ahh, the day after Christmas. The gifts have been opened, all the food has been consumed, regrets over some gifts have settled in…So, you probably need to keep the kids entertained while you exchange the well-meaning gifts you received. Look no further than Code Wiz’s Make a Movie Half Day Camp on Thursday, December 26th from 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm. Not only will keep the kids entertained and learning, but it’ll give you some time to yourself. Have the kids bring their pictures and videos and the teachers at Code Wiz will teach them the rest. At the end of the camp, the participants will come home with a movie filled with cool editing techniques, music and more!

Get your tickets at and it’s $40.00 per child to participate.


Code Wiz Jersey City NJ

357 3rd Street, Jersey City, New Jersey 07302


The Decades at Porta

Join The Decades and Porta Jersey City for a great throwback night featuring music from the biggest hits of the 70s, 80s, 90s and today! Enjoy the night reminiscing about the hits that everyone grew up and dance to some current ones. Time to burn off some of those Holiday calories the fun way- by dancing!

Head on out to Porta on Saturday, December 28th and dance the night away from 10:00 pm to 1:00 am.


Porta Jersey City

135 Newark Avenue, Jersey City, New Jersey


Rock n’ Roll Hi-Fives Home for the Holidaze

Another great music-filled event happening on Saturday is the Rock n’ Roll Hi-Fives Home for the Holidaze! Make your way to FM on December 28th and listen to live music courtesy of Well Wisher, SHRB and WAVE! The doors open at 8:00 pm


FM Restaurant Bar and Lounge

340 Third Street, Jersey City, New Jersey





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