February 17 - February 23: Lovely February! - This Week In The HDSID
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February 17 – February 23: Lovely February!

We hope you all had a great Valentine’s/ Galentine’s Day! If you thought last week had back-to-back events, sit tight and read on! The District has a slew of new events that will keep you and your family busy, entertained and informed.


President’s Day Camp

Don’t know what to do with the kiddos on President’s Day? It’s great that they have the day off but sometimes it’s hard to find a fun activity or camp for them on days like these. Enter My Gym with their President’s Day Camp on Monday, February 17th from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm! This event is for kids from 2.5 to thirteen years old. The little ones must be bathroom independent. Here’s what you need to know about the sessions, times and pricing:

  • Morning 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
  • Afternoon 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
  • Early drop off is 8:00 am to 9:00 am and it’s $10 per child
  • Late pick up is 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm and it’s also $10 per child
  • For My Gym Members, the cost is $40 per child per session and $20 for any additional siblings
  • For Non-Members of My Gym, the cost is $50 per child per session and $25 for additional siblings


Get your tickets and reserve your spot at www.mygym.com


My Gym Jersey City

252 9th Street, Jersey City, New Jersey


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Join us for our monthly Historic Downtown Special Improvement District Meeting on February 18th in the Caucus Room at City Hall, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm. All are welcome to attend!


Quizzoholics Trivia in Jersey City!

It’s trivia time at Atlas Public House! Grab your friends and head on out to the Quizzoholics Trivia night on Tuesday, February 18th at 7:00 pm! Survive the 9 rounds of trivia and your team will win bragging rights and moolah! For more information check out www.quizzoholics.com 


Atlas Public House

130 Newark Avenue, Jersey City, New Jersey


Soul of Sake at Ani Ramen!

It’s time for another Soul of Sake event at Ani Ramen! Join Ani Ramen and Miss Sake USA for another deliciously amazing event featuring sake and food! The price of a ticket will get you two featured sakes, one Suntory Whisky, a choice of an appetizer and… ramen!

Tuesday, February 18th at 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm

Tickets are available at www.aniramen.com


Ani Ramen JC

218 Newark Avenue, Jersey City, New Jersey


Full Story Crash Course: How to Write a Synopsis and Query Letter

Written the next great American novel? Finally, finished that book you’ve been writing for years? Decided that 2020 is the year you are going to get published? Well, this event is for you. Jersey City Writers will assist you in taking that next step and getting your manuscript into the right hands! Join them at Andco on Saturday, February 22nd at 1:00 pm and they will help you in formulating an eye-catching synopsis and query letter for your soon-to-be bestseller. At this workshop, in addition to helping you write a synopsis and query letter, you will also learn some publishing tips on finding an agent.   

Tickets are available on Eventbrite or via https://www.meetup.com/The-Jersey-City-Writers-Meetup-Group/events/267591402/



201 Montgomery Street, Jersey City, New Jersey


How to Embrace Your Mom Bod and Raise Body-Confident Boys and Girls

Another great workshop happening on Saturday, February 22nd at 10:00 am is courtesy of Mama’s Got Mojo and, one of our sponsors, The Lively, called: How to Embrace Your Mom Bod and Raise Body-Confident Boys and Girls!

It’s hard enough dealing with social media and society’s pressures on how we all “need” to look, but adding kids into the mix makes it extremely difficult to navigate at times. Here come Mama’s Got Mojo and their workshop to save the day.

Hear from the following speakers:

  • Stephanie Roman – Food and Body Acceptance CoachDana Suchow – Award-winning Speaker and Educator in the field of body image and eating disorder prevention
  • Nia Reid-Allen – Designer, Stylist, and 4th-trimester support specialist

These amazing presenters will show you the ropes on acceptance, dressing, and helping your kids navigate life in this incredibly superficial time.  

This workshop will also have breakfast, Bellinis and fun times with fellow moms. For more information please check out: www.mamasgotmojo.com


The Lively

321 Warren Street, Jersey City, New Jersey


Storytime With Harmonica Sunbeam

It’s Storytime with the one and only Harmonica Sunbeam at Word JC! Join Harmonica at this Jersey City LGBT Pride Festival sponsored event on Saturday, February 22nd at 11:00 am for a fun-filled learning experience. Kids will enjoy storytime as Harmonica reads oppression free books and classics, AND singing in between the stories! As the hosts state, this event is not only fun but it also “promotes positive LGBTQ role models!”


WORD Jersey City

123 Newark Avenue, Jersey City, New Jersey


Lucky 7’s Saturday Night Dance Party with DJ Marvilous

Is it a Saturday night without a dance party at Lucky 7’s? Get ready to have a great time courtesy of (The) Rock-it Docket and DJ Marvilous on February 22nd from 8:00 pm to 11:00 pm with amazing music and even better drink specials like:

$3 Labatt Blue Drafts

$4 House Vodka Drinks

$4 Craft Can of the Week

$6 Vodka – Red Bull Drinks

$5 Jose Cuervo or Soco and Lime shots


Prepare for a rocking good time!


Lucky Bar

322 2nd Street, Jersey City, New Jersey


Boosting Baby’s Development: A Workshop for Parents

If you have a newborn at home, partying or brunch is probably out of the question on a Saturday and Sunday. Different priorities, we get it! For something a little bit more your speed, join Hazel Baby & Kids and Dr. Tadros from In-Home Pediatric Physical Therapy of NJ for a free workshop on Boosting Baby’s Development! Yes, this incredibly important workshop is free- you just have to register you and the baby at https://www.hazelbaby.com/

During the workshop, which is scheduled for Sunday, February 23rd from 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm, Dr. Tadros will discuss the milestones and what to expect in the first months with your little one. Dr. Tadros will also cover which toys, games, and activities will help your tiny humans with their development.


Hazel Baby & Kids

199 Montgomery Street, Jersey City, New Jersey


Inversion Workshop at Jivamukti

After dealing with the stresses of the week, enjoy some “you” time on Sunday! Join Jessica Stickler at Jivamukti Yoga Center on Sunday from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm for an Inversion Workshop!

As per the organizers, this workshop will “build courage, strength, compassion, and wisdom… (During the workshop, you will) work on handstand, forearm stand, shoulder stand, and headstand – practice increasing flexibility, strength, and balance to achieve these powerful postures. Even if you don’t leave having achieved the perfect pose, you will leave with a new understanding and the practices that will get you there.” 


Tickets are $35 if purchased in advance and $45 on the day of the event, which is Sunday, February 23rd.

Tickets are available at www.jivamuktiyogajerseycity.com


Jivamukti Yoga Center Jersey City

171 Newark Avenue, 2nd Floor, Jersey City, New Jersey


Plan ahead with some future events:


Autism Acceptance Events


Please join Smile Pre-School and Nursery, Colors of Autism and the HDSID for the Light it Up Blue and Autism Acceptance Dinner!


Bastille Day!

Let’s celebrate Bastille Day! Join The French American Academy and some of their HDSID members/ sponsors like CHOC·O·PAIN French Bakery and Café and Atlas Public House on Saturday, July 11th from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm at The French American Academy located on 209 3rd Street, Jersey City! Vive le 14 juillet!

For more information, check out https://www.faacademy.org/community/bastilledayjc/

If you are interested in being a sponsor, here’s the information you need: https://bastilleday.sponseasy.com/bastille-day-in-jersey-city-2020

Job Posting!



HDSID Events

Are you a vendor?

Are you an artist?

How about a singer or musician?

If you are interested in vending or performing at any of our events please visit: https://jcdowntown.org/for more information. Our website has the guidelines for each event and information on how to apply. Please review the guidelines prior to applying to ensure that you and your business meet the qualifications.

Event season begins in April!

Have a lovely week Jersey City!


Stay warm!


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