July 15 - July 21: Beautiful Week in the SID! - This Week In The HDSID
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July 15 – July 21: Beautiful Week in the SID!

It’s another great week in the district!

We have kid- friendly events, music, food, markets… everything you could possibly want, we have! Apart from parking, sorry. But aside from that detail, sit back, relax and check out on some great events and activities happening in district and in Jersey City.

Bubble Fest with JC Families

We had to reschedule the July 11th event due to inclement weather but have no fear, Bubble Fest is happening on Monday July 15th and Thursday July 18th! From 3:30 pm to 6:00 pm, JC Families and the HDSID are teaming up to bring this Bubble Fest event at the Historic Downtown Farmer’s Market!

Bring the kids and enjoy an amazing afternoon filled with bubbles (of course!), arts and crafts, music and fun! Both events are free. Do some shopping at the Farmer’s Market and spend some quality time with your kiddo all at the Grove PATH Plaza!


For more info here: http://jcfamilies.com/event/bubble-fest-grove-street-farmers-market/?fbclid=IwAR1jYIaJZMCbj3SIsGDrUrGg5XjuZSnhIVm6a6FFujxObIeo2d-Lq4RmLqU


Historic Downtown Jersey City Farmers’ Market

Grove PATH Plaza, Jersey City, New Jersey


Upcoming events with the JCPD

The JCPD has the following fun events scheduled for the summer: Cops and Kids and Chillin’ with Cops! These gatherings are part of the CHAT4Change events where residents and police officers can interact in a relaxed and positive way!

For more information visit: https://www.jerseycitynj.gov/cms/One.aspx?portalId=6189744&pageId=12845584


HDSID Monthly MeetingHDSID Logo_361 CMYK

Join us for our monthly Historic Downtown Special Improvement District Meeting on July 16th in the Caucus Room at City Hall, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm. All are welcome to attend!


Breathing Buddy Yoga

Looking for a fun activity for the kiddos that will promote calmness, mindfulness and a positive mental attitude? Then look no further than Hazel Baby & Kids’ Breathing Buddy Yoga events!

Every Tuesday at 10:30 am, up until August 13th, kids between 3-6 will be able to be introduced to yoga! And they get to bring a stuffed animal or doll as their “buddy” for the sessions. This is a great opportunity to introduce the wonderful practice of yoga and mindfulness to the little ones…and their stuffed animals!

Next session is scheduled for July 16th at 10:30 am and it’s $25 in advance or $30 at the door the day of the class.

So, all you need is your favorite teddy and a yoga mat!

To get tickets and to register your kiddo, check out hazelmindfulyoga.eventbrite.com

This course is Tuesdays, July 9 until August 13.


Hazel Baby & Kids

199 Montgomery Street, Jersey City, New Jersey


Trivia Night at Atlas Public House

Jersey City Ties is hosting a Trivia Night at Atlas Public House on Tuesday the 16th at 7:00 pm!

Enjoy displaying your knowledge of random facts? Love delicious food? How about drinks? Honestly, if you answered yes to one of those questions, this event is for you! Food, drinks and trivia!

As per the organizers: “Jersey City Ties hosts networking and volunteer events around Jersey City throughout the year.”


Atlas Public House

130 Newark Avenue, Jersey City, New Jersey


The Power of 3: Sacral Chakra Awakening

If you are interested in more spiritual pursuits, join Acuworx, Jalpa Dhaduk and Leah Crescenzo for a night filled with acupuncture, hypnosis and reiki on Tuesday night!


What some more information on this event? Look no further, here is what the organizers have to say:

“The Sacral Chakra harnesses creative and sexual energies. It’s dedicated to relationships with people and circumstances as well as pro-creation. It’s a sacred and powerful place to manifest dreams and desires, as well as work through fears and boundaries. As the center of passion, this chakra awakens the power of creating, allowing discovery of what you truly enjoy and create intimate relationships with yourself and others. Having this chakra in balance is key to finding happiness and living a fulfilling life–it is the expressive force of nature. An open and flowing Sacral Chakra means you are able to feel, emotionally or physically, connect authentically and deeply with others, and emotionally and physically ‘let go’ to manifest your truest desires.”


Tickets are available on Eventbrite. As per the organizers: this event is scheduled for July 16th, check-in is at 7:15 and the event begins at 7:30 sharp! Participants are instructed to wear loose clothing and to bring their own yoga mat.



Acuworx Acupuncture Studio

190 Columbus Drive, Studio 3A, Jersey City, New Jersey


Learn to Smudge at Love Locked

Continuing the wellness and mindfulness theme that seems to be woven in this week’s blog, we have Learn to Smudge with Lorraine at Love Locked! On Wednesday, July 17 at 7:45 pm, at the beautiful Love Locked, you’ll learn how to clear your space from Lorraine Giordano, the founder of Sage of Clear Spaces. This workshop will teach you how to clear the energy of your space, whether it’s your office, home, hotel anywhere!

Reserve your spot at www.eventbrite.com


Love Locked

353 Grove Street, Jersey City, New Jersey


Pineapple Express Paint & Sip hosted by Celia Garcia at Six26

Join Celia Garcia at the beautiful Six26 on Wednesday, July 17th at 7:00 pm for a Paint and Sip event! Drink an adult beverage as you indulge in your Bob Ross fantasy… it’s honestly the best way to spend a Wednesday, or any other day for that matter! Tickets are available on Eventbrite.



128 Christopher Columbus Drive, Jersey City, New Jersey


Groove on Grove: Singles and Doubles & Artist and Maker Market

Groove on Grove and the Artist and Maker Market are back! Listen to great live music thanks to Dancing Tony and shop from some of the most amazingly creative vendors courtesy of Debbie from the AMM! On Wednesday, July 17th the fun begins at 3:00 pm and lasts until 9:00 pm at the Grove PATH Plaza!


Groove on Grove has performances by:


Julianna Carr

Antione Pinocet

Michael Hilliard and the working class

Gabby Aguilar

John Paul Garcia

Greg Mcoughlin

David Jacobson

Carol Lester

Nick Ciavatta

Tiffany Doucet


Sling terms

Diana Zinni

John Feurbach

Johnny Boy Mollica


Artist and Maker Market vendors scheduled to table at the event are:

Axol and Friends

Eclectic Jewelry


More Records JC

Lily Lough Jewelry


Paradox Thrift

Vintage On First

Change Is…Vintage & More

Bedu Clothing and Jewelry

Demi Olive Oil LLC

International Fit

The Gilded Stone

Agua de Jade Apothecary

Watercolors by ESK

Gaia’s Cavern



Groove on Grove

Grove PATH Plaza, Jersey City, New Jersey


LSC After Dark: Born to Be Wild

Simba, Nala…evil Scar…The team is back! The live action Lion King movie is truly awe-inspiring and the LSC is here to take it a step further with their Born to Be Wild event. On Thursday, July 18th from 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm (if you are 21 and over of course), enjoy an evening with drinks, yummy food from the Midnight Market ($5 per plate, cash only), Disney trivia, learn about some eco-friendly initiatives and more! Grab your safari gear and you’ll be able to meet critters from the Africa savannah and visit their “Lion Guard” exhibit. Who knows, you might be brave enough to try an insect or two as well…

Every LSC After Dark event is truly entertaining and informative! Learning while you have fun!


Get your tickets at lsc.org. It’s $20 per person online. There is an additional $5 when tickets are purchased at the door.


Liberty Science Center

222 Jersey City Blvd, Jersey City, New Jersey Show Map


Neshaminy Creek/Cigar City Beer Launch at Barcade

Join Barcade for another one of their amazing beer launches on Thursday, July 18th at 6:00 pm!

It’s a collaboration between Neshaminy Creek Brewing Company and Cigar City Brewing!


By attending the event, you’ll be able to imbibe the following beers:

  • Cigar City After Sesh – Ale with orange, lime, and salt.
  • Cigar City Humidor – Spanish cedar – rested IPA.
  • Neshaminy Creek North South Lager (collaboration with Cigar City Brewing) – Wet hop Helles Lager.
  • Neshaminy Creek Cherry Berliner – Kettle sour Wheat Ale.
  • Neshaminy Creek Misadventures and Missteps – Belgian style Strong Ale with lemongrass and pink peppercorn.



Barcade – Jersey City

163 Newark Avenue, Jersey City, New Jersey


Feel Good Fridays: July 19th, 2019

Feel Good Friday is back! On July 19 at 3:00 pm – 9:00 pm, come on to the Grove PATH Plaza, enjoy the beautiful day, peruse the various wares of our amazing vendors and buy something truly original!

We have vendors selling vintage clothing and accessories, handmade jewelry, original art and prints, candles and so much more!
We have the following vendors scheduled to attend:

Ally Bird Vintage
Lolita Vintage
Crystal + Irie
More Records
Hous Freya
Chord Candles
Woman to Women1
Paradox Thrift
Bucks County Flowers and Things
Axol & Friends
The Gilded Stone
Gaia’s Cavern
Segmented Lamps
Junk Yard Angel Vintage
ulloo New York
Ling Chen Art

SW Just Me Designs
Agua de Jade Apothecary
Iris Records
Groomed Guys Mobile Barbershop & Boutique


Whether you are looking for a vintage dress or a new candle or some summer jewelry, we have you covered!


Groove on Grove

Grove PATH Plaza, Jersey City, New Jersey


Liza Colby, Rivercat, and Like It at FM

Ready for another FM event filled with great live musical performances? Head on over to the venue on Saturday, July 20th at 8:00 pm, for $10 you’ll enjoy performances from:

Liza Colby


Like It


FM Restaurant Bar and Lounge

340 Third Street, Jersey City, New Jersey


Moon Mania: The 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11

Another great event courtesy of the Liberty Science Center! From celebrating the Lion King and the savannas, we are going to the moon! It’s the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 landing and the LSC is celebrating that monumental achievement on July 20th and July 21st for their Moon Mania: The 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11!


We all may never get to step on the moon, but if you attend the LSC’s event, you’ll be able to:

  • Get a close-up look at the Moon via the Science on a Sphere interactive globe
  • View HD images of the moon which have been uploaded from NASA
  • At the JDW 3D Science Theater you can watch the family-friendly 3D film, Fly Me to the Moon, which follows three young houseflies as they stow away aboard the Apollo 11 flight

Last but not least, at the LSC café you’ll be able to enjoy snacks inspired by and that were available to the Apollo crew like spaghetti with meat sauce and more!



  • Saturday, July 20th at 9:00 am – 5:30 pm
  • Sunday, July 21st at 9:00 am – 5:30 pm


For more info please visit: https://bit.ly/2Ld3uPT and for tickets please check out: lsc.org


Liberty Science Center

222 Jersey City Blvd, Jersey City, New Jersey


Hudson Restaurant Week

Hudson Restaurant week is back!

From July 22- August 2, enjoy a variety cuisines from the plethora of restaurants participating. The Historic Downtown District is represented by:

  • Ani Ramen
  • Hard Grove
  • Latham House
  • Pasta dal Cuore
  • Pasta e Vino
  • South House
  • Talde

Don’t forget to make reservations (if you need to), check out which other restaurants are participating and wear comfy clothes! For more information please visit: http://hudsonrw.com


Blood Drive

Once again the HDSID is teaming up with New Jersey Blood Services for the Grove Street PATH Plaza Summer Blood Drives!

Apart from donors receiving a Dunkin’ Donuts gift card, you’ll help save a life!


plates 4 parks: Lincoln Park

Celebrate Jersey City’s dynamic food scene and enjoy a delicious three-course dinner in one of our beautiful parks. Each dinner will be created by a guest chef, and all proceeds will support the Jersey City Parks Coalition in our mission to empower residents to develop, renovate, use and maintain their community parks and public spaces of Jersey City; thereby revitalizing neighborhoods and lifting communal and human spirits.
Please contact us with any food allergies or for vegan/vegetarian options.
Dinners starts at 6p Sharp!
Chaleste Riley is a 32 year old female chef born and raised in Jersey City with a culinary background beginning in August 2005 at Johnson & Wales. She had worked for various restaurants and hotels such as the prestigious Hyatt Regency.
Chaleste is now on a journey working for herself, with the big bold flavors of her roots in West Indian cooking. She opened her own catering business, Simply Me Catering.
Special thanks to ShopRite/Inserra Supermarkets, BCB Bank, Marge Crimmins of Century 21 and Keith Sluka of Investors Bank. Supported by Councilwoman Mira Prinz Arey.
Hospitality courtesy of Alex Sartoga and Haven House
Logo and graphic design by Catalina Aranguren of Argia photography


JC Parks Coalition presents
Plates 4 Parks
Dinner at
Lincoln Park
July 20th WardB
Dinner 6 PM – 8PM
Chef: Chaleste Riley


Hard Grove 5K Run!

Hard Grove’s owners, via their non- profit Carevel Foundation, are hosting their 7th Annual 5K Run! Proceeds benefit the Community Food Bank of New Jersey. The organizers are looking for sponsorships/donations. If you would like to make a donation or sign up, please take a look at the form:

*Special Offers*

Blo Blow Dry Bar Jersey City

Who wants to blow dry their hair in this heat? Why not sit back, relax and have a professional do it in a gorgeous environment! Check out blo Blow Dry Bar and their amazing menu of hairstyles they offer. It’s just blow drying, so you are in and out with a beautiful style during your lunch hour!

And between July 15 – July 21, you’ll get 2 free blow outs when you buy a blo tab! Can’t beat that offer!


blo Jersey City

160 Morgan Street Suite 3, Jersey City, New Jersey


The Little Gym

Looking for something to keep the kids active for the summer? Something fun and entertaining? Something to get the kids moving? Check out The Little Gym’s summer program!

As per The Little Gym:

“Throughout this Summer, you and your child have seen each success build off the last. Now it’s time to continue the learning and the laughter by signing up for next Season! Early Bird Enrollment starts on July 1st with limited-time offers only available until July 31st! Enroll prior to July 31st and save $150 on the 2019-2020 Season! PLUS, if you enroll before July 11th, receive $20 in your account for a future TLG purchase, including class payments!

Call 201-222-6209 or Text 201-559-8721 to learn more and secure your child’s spot for next season!”

For more information and to sign up, please visit:



The Little Gym

380 Newark Avenue Units 101 & 102, Jersey City, New Jersey

Don’t forget:


Historic Downtown Farmers’ Market!

The Historic Downtown Farmers’ Market is back every Monday and Thursday from 4:00 – 8:00 pm at the Grove PATH Plaza!

Vendors vary from Monday and Thursday but here is list of what you can expect:

Ort Farms
Stony Hill Farms
Hoboken Farms
Bang Cookies
Stella’s Empanadas & Argentine Grill
Americas Kettle Corn
Gourmet Nuts and Dried Fruit
JC Fish Stand
Farm Eats
Just Delicious Kettle Korn
EJL Market
Busy Bee Organics
Paolo’s Kitchen
SIPPs Organic Skincare
The Little Gym
Modern Family Dentistry
Blue Mountain Tea
Circle Brook Farm
SweetBerry Bowls
Fugee Burger
Vesco Foods
Buon Antipasto
Castaway Vintage
Pies & Quiches
Deliciously Alicia’s
Sweeta Boo’s Cakery &Catering
Del Forno Real Estate
Uni K Wax
Little Monster Treats
Salvation Wellness
The Plant House

From food and baked goods to fresh and organic produce and local businesses, we have you covered! Stop by and shop!


Have a great week!


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