January 20th – January 26th: Stay warm and have fun!
We hope you all are enjoying January and that little bit of snow we had! We know it’s cold, windy and that makes some people grumpy BUT the district has so many fun activities going on so that should make everyone happy!
Get ready for a fun week ahead.
Hudson Restaurant Week!
Hudson Restaurant Week is back! From January 27th to February 7th, enjoy special deals, curated menus and amazing deals from some of the best restaurants in Jersey City and beyond. The Historic Downtown is being represented by South House, Hard Grove, Latham House, and Pasta dal Cuore!
Stephanie Land – Maid at WORD Jersey City
Join author Stephanie Land and Word Jersey City on Monday, January 20th at 7:00 pm for the paperback release of her incredible book, Maid. Maid chronicles the author’s journey from living in a homeless shelter with her child to becoming a journalist.
Here’s a little bit more about the book as per the organizers:
“As a single mother, Stephanie Land scrubbed the toilets of the wealthy and lived in a dank studio with her young daughter. Her journey is one of resilience and determination as she hops from home to home and survives on $9.00 an hour and public assistance. MAID is an illuminating dive into the secret underbelly of middle-class America, and what it’s really like to work in service jobs. MAID is Stephanie’s story, but it’s not hers alone.”
It’s a truly inspiring book about the power of hard work and strength.
Admission into the event requires the purchase of the book or a $5 admission voucher. For more information and to purchase tickets please visit www.wordbookstores.com
WORD Jersey City
123 Newark Avenue, Jersey City, New Jersey
HDSID Board Meeting/ Annual Meeting
Join us for our Annual/ Monthly Historic Downtown Special Improvement District Meeting on January 21st in the Caucus Room at City Hall, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm. All are welcome to attend!
Quizzoholics Trivia at Atlas Public House
You know what to do on Tuesday, January 21st at 7:00 pm. Grab your five best (and smartest) friends and head on out for the Quizzoholics Trivia night at Atlas!
Not only will you enjoy a fun time with friends, test your knowledge and soak in the beautiful ambiance of Atlas, but the winning team also gets some money for their victory. If you are looking for some more information, take a look at the website: www.quizzoholics.com
Atlas Public House
130 Newark Avenue, Jersey City, New Jersey
Don’t forget about Barcade’s coat drive initiative!
Help out a good cause and get a free beer, win-win! Barcade is holding a coat drive at the Jersey City location on January 23rd! Bring in a coat for donation, you’ll feel better about helping AND you’ll get a free beer.
163 Newark Avenue, Jersey City, New Jersey
Jam with Jamie at Hazel Baby
If you are looking for a more musical way to start your day with your kiddo, check out Hazel Baby’s Jam with Jamie every Friday until March 20th! The next event is scheduled for Friday, January 24th from 10:30 am to 11:15 am. This musical adventure is geared towards kids 0 to 4 years old and parents are required to jam with them! Don’t worry- you don’t have to bring your instruments; the teacher will have a variety of items like shakers for the little ones. The tunes will cover kid’s songs, oldies, classic rock, and modern hits!
For more information:
Get your tickets at www.hisawyer.com
Hazel Baby & Kids
199 Montgomery Street, Jersey City, New Jersey
Permanent Bracelet/Anklet Pop Up at Love Locked!
Another great event happening on Friday (albeit geared towards an older crowd) is Love Locked and West Village Tribe’s pop- up event! From 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm, West Village Tribe will set up shop at Love Locked and everyone is invited to stop by and create their own bracelet or anklet. You’ll get to choose the chain and stones you want for your item and then it will be wire wrapped as a bracelet on your wrist or your ankle- the choice is yours! Check out this event and let your jewelry creativity flow!
353 Grove Street, Jersey City, New Jersey
House Groove at Hard Grove
After a long day why not let off some steam and dance the night away? And boy, we have some events for you! On Friday, January 24th at 9:30 pm, check out Hard Grove for the return of Saintified Soul! The music will be soulful-afro-jazzy and classic house. You know you’ll have a great time!
284 First Street, Jersey City, New Jersey
I Get Wild – Talking Heads Tribute Band at FM
Let’s keep the musical vibes going courtesy of FM and Dancing Tony! Do your musical tastes veer towards the alternative side? Well, we have you covered- literally! At FM on January 24th at 11:00 pm, enjoy a live performance from I Get Wild- a Talking Heads tribute band.
FM Restaurant Bar and Lounge
340 Third Street, Jersey City, New Jersey
DJ Cream at The Ashford
What, another music event? Yes, indeed! Put on your dancing shoes (does anyone have dancing shoes…apart from professional dancers?) Either way, get ready to dance on Friday from 10:00 pm to 2:00 am at The Ashford courtesy of DJ Cream!
145 Newark Avenue, Jersey City, New Jersey
Lucky 7’s Saturday Night Dance Party
Continue the dancing on Saturday night! Join (The) Rock-it Docket and DJ J. Tower for a rollicking good time at Lucky 7’s on Saturday, January 25th from 8:00 pm to 11:00 pm! It’s Lucky 7’s so you know you’re in for a great time…
Not only will you get to listen to some great music courtesy of DJ J. Tower, but there will be some specials:
$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
Remember: have fun but be responsible!
322 2nd Street, Jersey City, New Jersey
Snow Much Fun Winter Open House at The Little Gym!
Listen being cooped up in the house is not fun. It’s not fun for the parents or the kiddos. Here comes The Little Gym to the rescue once again! On Sunday, January 26th from 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm, The Little Gym is hosting a free open house (yes, you read that correctly- free!) for the littlest Jersey City residents and their families. This event is for children 3 years old and under. Everyone coming to the event must have a ticket! Check out the Facebook page and get the tickets:
Tickets are also available on Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/snow-much-fun-winter-open-house-tickets-87391352889?aff=efbeventtix&fbclid=IwAR1gBOyciyRzdmJn0InQyVj5QtfhIy9B-Qx8BXi9H_L8oG2ZlxqTEeTRoYA
Hurry up and get those tickets! You and the kiddos will enjoy a snowy time with fun, games, and refreshments!
The Little Gym of Jersey City
380 Newark Avenue, Units 101 & 102, Jersey City, New Jersey
Galentine’s Day at Suite Tee Beauty Studio
It’s never too early to start planning your Galentine’s Day! Get all of your gal pals together and check out Suite Tee Beauty Studio’s Galentine’s Day spa party on Saturday, February 15th from 7:00 pm to 9:30 pm. Who doesn’t love a couple of hours filled with friends, laughter and spa services?! The event will feature manicures, waxing, tarot card readings and more. Get your tickets now- you and the gals will have an amazing time!
Tickets are $75 and are available to purchase on www.eventbrite.com
Suite Tee Beauty Studio
172 Newark Avenue, 3rd Floor, Jersey City, New Jersey
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 and stay warm!
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