February 24 – March 1: Hello Lucky March!
We are inching closer and closer to event season in the HDSID and it is gearing up to be a great one: Farmer’s Markets, Concert Series, amazing vendors, delicious food… anything you need we will have it!
You might say “Event season begins in April, so what can I do now?” We got you covered, sit back and plan for the week ahead.
Getting Organized for the Creative Brain – Artists Workshop
Join one of our great sponsors/ SID members and a 2019 Street Fair vendor on Monday, February 24th from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm for an enlightening workshop. Summer Dawn Reyes director of the non-profit, Thinking In Full Color: Empowering Women of Color is hosting a Getting Organized for the Creative Brain-Artists Workshop! Even though the title has “Artist,” this workshop is not only geared towards artists and makers but anyone that needs help and guidance in the organization department. The workshop will cover:
For more information please visit, http://www.thinkinginfullcolor.com. Tickets are $15 and you can purchase online on Eventbrite.
121 Newark Avenue, Top Floor, Jersey City, New Jersey
Raise Your Mic at Grove Square
Another group that is connected to the Street Fair is the Downtown Community Church. The members volunteer every year and provide us with a ton of help on the big day. The DCC is hosting an event at Grove Square on Monday, February 24th! From 8:00 pm to 11:00 pm, do your vocal warmups ahead of time so you can belt out some power ballads and prepare to live your pop star fantasy at the DCC Raise Your Mic event at Grove Square! Bring your entourage, ahem, your friends and get ready to enjoy a night filled with good company, food, and music!
For more information check out: https://www.facebook.com/events/625983264611172/
Corner Bar – Grove Square
116 Newark Avenue, Jersey City, New Jersey
Let LOVE Flow Learn to Clear The Energy Of Your Home
Once again, Love Locked is here to make sure 2020 is being good to everyone! Head on over to the store for an event hosted by Lorraine Giordano, the founder of Inspired To Health, for a workshop that will show you how to let go of any old energy and thoughts and clear your space and mind from anything negative.
Event Information: Tuesday, February 25th from 7:45 pm to 9:30 pm. Book your spot on www.eventbrite.com- this event is free!
353 Grove Street, Jersey City, New Jersey
Dominican Independence Day
Join Mayor Fulop, the City Council, the Office of Cultural Affairs and the Juan Pablo Duarte Association of Jersey City for the Dominican Independence Day celebration. On Thursday, February 27th at 10:00 am, celebrate the independence, culture, and cuisine of the Dominican Republic in the City Hall Council Chambers! All are welcome to attend!
280 Grove Street, Jersey City, New Jersey
DJ Hi-Tide’s “Surf, Lounge & Exotic Sounds” at Cellar 335
Art by Scott Sugiuchi
One of our incredible repeat Street Fair vendors, Cellar 335, is hosting THE best tiki event on Thursday, February 27th at 8:00 pm with the team from Hi-Tide Recordings on music! Get your Hawaiian shirts ready, enjoy the music and, the most important thing of all, the tiki cocktails… They are bringing the aloha spirit in the middle of winter in JC!
335 Newark Avenue, Jersey City, New Jersey
Hudson County Chapter Launch Meeting
Your Friday is about to get more interesting and inspiring! On Friday, February 28th from 8:30 am to 10:30 am, join the BW NICE organization as they launch their Hudson County Chapter! BW NICE (Business Women Networking Involving Charity & Education) will host this event at The Ashford and it will feature networking opportunities with like-minded businesswomen, information on how to succeed, and a guest speaking appearance by Laura Collins who is the Director of Fund Development for Women Rising, Inc. You’ll leave this event feeling empowered and ready to conquer the world! The event is in two parts with the breakfast and networking segment taking place between 8:30 am and 9:00 am and the meeting will be held from 9:00 am to 10:30 am.
Tickets are available to purchase on events.r20.constantcontact.com
145 Newark Avenue, Jersey City, New Jersey
DJ Cream at Six26
Start your Friday night the right way! Make your way to Six26 for some dancing courtesy of DJ Cream! The party begins on February 28th at 10:00 pm and lasts until 2:00 am. Between the music and dancing, your Friday will be the best one yet.
If you want to get a head start, check out some of DJ Cream’s work: https://www.facebook.com/events/486201758763784/
128 Christopher Columbus Drive, Jersey City, New Jersey
Frenzy! At Pet Shop
You have to love an event titled “Frenzy!” You know you are bound to have a great time. So, on Saturday, February 29th at 10:00 pm, check out this event hosted by Pet Shop at their PS Wine Bar. Frenzy is Jersey City’s premier soul and R&B party. Everybody loves a little soul and R&B on a Saturday night!
PS Wine Bar
193 Newark Avenue, Jersey City, New Jersey
Family Day at Barcade
Family Day at Barcade is back! Round up the little ones and prepare to have a great time filled with yummy food and old-school arcade games. Family Day is scheduled for Sunday, March 1st from 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm. While you’ll be able to enjoy the full-blown menu at hand, the kiddos will have their own special kids’ menu. Just remember that all tiny humans must have a parent or guardian with them for this fun day! Not only will it take you back to the good ole days but you’ll get the kids into the arcade spirit with the best games around!
Barcade – Jersey City
163 Newark Avenue, 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!
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
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 great week JC!
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