July 6 – July 12: Jubilant July!
We hope you all had a great 4th of July weekend! Even though we still have to social distance and much of the firework displays were cancelled- we can still celebrate our nation’s birthday 6 six feet apart and wish a mask on!
The weather is gorgeous, businesses are slowly opening up again, and the downtown area is returning to its old self albeit with some new rules and regulations of course.
Continue reading for some new updates happening in the downtown corridor
9 Bar Cafe
Where would we be without coffee and desserts? Honestly, life would be incredibly boring and not so tasty! Luckily for everyone, 9 Bar Café reopened on July 1st, and the new hours are 8:00 am to 2:30 pm Tuesday – Friday and 8:30 am to 3:00 pm on Saturday and Sunday. Not only are they back, BUT you can get the tiramisu and strawberries and cream desserts to-go!
Jane Do On Demand
Need to get moving and grooving? Haven’t seen to the gym in months and itching to get back to your routine? Well, here comes Jane Do with Jane Do On Demand to save the day!
Enjoy their amazing workouts from the comfort of your home. Check out: https://bit.ly/2Z7mW52
Buy yourself something pretty courtesy of Love Locked. Browse the amazing selection on the online shop at:
From rings and necklaces to home goods, Love Locked will make you bust out the credit card and make a purchase you will NOT regret!
Not only can you get your free-range and locally sourced meat products from Dark Pines, but they are also offering CSA boxes courtesy of their partnership with Lancaster Farm Fresh! We all need farm fresh products and this is a perfect way to get them! Check out the link for more information and to place your order:
Downtown Med Spa
We are all looking a bit rough after those quarantine days. No? Just us? Ok.
C’mon and get happy people! Latham House is here to save the day with some of the most delicious eats in Jersey City and in New Jersey. We are not being hyperbolic- that’s the truth. The Crispy Chicken Sandwich is out of this world good!
So get your mask and sunglasses and check out their outdoor seating and updated business hours:
Jersey City Tattoo Co.
Missed the thrill of getting a tattoo during quarantine? What to commemorate an important milestone? Finally want to get that tribal tattoo you’ve been wanting since the 90s? Jersey City Tattoo Co. is back!
Maybe avoid the tribal tattoo…that was never a good idea. Give them a call at 201- 360-0139!
Instagram Live – Drag Queen Story Hour with Harmonica Sunbeam
Oh, happy day! The one and only Harmonica Sunbeam is hosting the Drag Queen Story Hour- online! On Saturday, July 11th at 11:00 am, kids–young and old–will be able to enjoy this amazing event in the comfort of their homes. Gather around the computer and prepare for a fun time at the Drag Queen Story Hour, courtesy of the Jersey City LGBT Pride Festival and Harmonica Sunbeam. The story time is for everyone!
The online event is available via Instagram Live: @Wordbookstores
Looking for a server? Help in the kitchen? A customer service position? We can help. The “we” is WomenRising, a non-profit helping our community for over 120 years. The Training Center at WomenRising has experience dealing with the hospitality industry and our clients -men and women- are eager to join the workforce and be part of the revitalization of Jersey City. Tell us the details of your vacancies and what you’re looking for and we’ll send you qualified candidates that will fit the bill!
Please contact Ilene and Linda for more information:
Ilene Singh email@example.com
Linda Nation firstname.lastname@example.org
With the expansion of the Pedestrian Mall, don’t forget to take advantage of the outdoor seating provided by many restaurants!
Historic Downtown Farmer’s Market
The Farmer’s Market is held every Monday and Thursday at the Grove PATH Plaza and the First Green area of the Newark Avenue Pedestrian Mall from 4:00 – 8:00 pm!
Stop by and get all of your food essentials and a couple of desserts, you deserve it!
For the Market dates the following vendors will be present:
Stony Hill Farm
Gourmet Nuts and Dried Fruit
JC Fish Stand
Circle Brook Farms
*Photos by Stephanie Quispilaya & Rachel Sieg*
The health of our farm vendors, HDSID staff, and visitors is of utmost important, so we have implemented a set of guidelines for everyone to follow. We want everyone to have an easy and stress-free time shopping for goods at the Market. Kindly take a moment to review the customer guidelines listed below. Guidelines were also implemented for the Market staff and the vendors.
We have taken into account the rules and regulations set forth by the Jersey City Department of Health and Human Services. Kindly review the guidelines before attending the Market.
- If you feel ill, please stay home
- If you’ve come into contact with someone who has either tested positive for COVID-19 or has symptoms of COVID-19, please stay home
- All customers must wear masks and gloves
- Stay 6 feet apart from other customers
- The Market will have signs, lines, and information on where to stand
- Follow the signs placed throughout the Farmer’s Market
- Customers are not allowed to touch the food. Vendors will select products for customers.
- Please consider placing and paying for your orders online, at https://www.localline.ca/historic-downtown-farmers-market
- Please do not linger at the market
- Avoid any hand-to-hand contact
- Do not hand payment to vendors directly. Place cash and credit cards on the table for the cashiers to pick up.
- No dogs are allowed at the farmers’ market unless they are service dogs
Thank you for your anticipated cooperation!
Grove on Grove At Home
On Wednesday, July 8th at 6:00 pm, enjoy Groove on Grove: At Home!
Check it out live on facebook.com/grooveongrove
The band and charity for the day will be announced in the next coming days- check out our Facebook page for any updates.
A special shout-out to our generous Groove on Grove sponsors:
Liberty Science Center
Orale Mexican Kitchen
The Keyhole Bar
Smile Preschool and Nursery
Barcade – Jersey City
Porta Jersey City
Left Bank Burger Bar
SOUTH HOUSE Bar & Restaurant
WORD Jersey City
Grove Street Bicycles Giant Jersey City
White Eagle Hall
Liberty Harbor Residences
For more information, please visit our Groove on Grove Facebook page!
Even in quarantine, you can still get your groove on!
HDSID Monthly Meeting
Join us for our monthly Historic Downtown Special Improvement District Meeting on July 21st in the Caucus Room at City Hall, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm. All are welcome to attend!
Don’t Forget Jersey City is…Back in Business!
Jersey City is slowly re-opening!
As per the City’s website, “effective 8:00AM on June 15th the City of Jersey City will permit sidewalk cafes and other outdoor seating at restaurants” to start with some precautions of course. If you want to check what those rules are, please visit: https://jerseycitynj.gov/cms/One.aspx?portalId=6189744&pageId=16746916
You’ll be able to enjoy a delicious meal and a drink in the historic downtown area of Jersey City! But, please remember to practice safe social distancing and businesses should be following the rules and regulations set forth by the City to ensure everyone is safe: Seating in any outdoor space must be 6 feet apart in all directions, Dogs are still prohibited in sidewalk cafés, Smoking is prohibited in any outdoor space and more. Please see the aforementioned website for more info.
The hours of operation for sidewalk cafés are: Sunday through Wednesday 8:00 am to 10:00 pm, Thursday 8:00 am to 11:00 pm, and Friday and Saturday 8:00 am to 12:00 midnight.
Don’t forget to please fill out your 2020 Census information! Everyone needs to be counted!
Artist & Maker Market Update
The best place to find local, handmade goods from amazing artists and artisans is coming back albeit at a later date than we initially planned. Good things come to those who wait as the saying goes and boy, do we have a great selection of talented sellers coming your way soon!
Check out our dates:
July 8th Groove on Grove
July 11th Saturday AMM
July 15th Groove on Grove
July 22nd Groove on Grove
August 5th Groove on Grove
August 7th Feel Good Friday
August 8th Saturday AMM
August 12th Groove on Grove
August 26th Groove on Grove
September 2nd Groove on Grove
September 4th Feel Good Friday
September 5th Saturday AMM
September 9th Groove on Grove
September 11th JCFriday
September 19th Groove on Grove
And on October 3rd and October 4th we have the JCAST Weekend (Jersey City Art & Studio Tour)
Special thank you to Debbie from the Artist & Maker Market for her hard work!
Support Local Restaurants- Initiative
Want to help out local restaurants and help support our local economy? We know the place for you: landlordsforlocaleats.org! As the website states, “In order to help Jersey City restaurants stay open we are encouraging Landlords to purchase gift cards from our community’s local eats for their tenants.” Check out a list of participating establishments here: http://landlordsforlocaleats.org/local-eateries/
A gift card can literally do wonders in this economy so definitely check it out http://landlordsforlocaleats.org/
Plan ahead with some future events:
Autism Acceptance Events
We have an updated date for the Autism Acceptance Dinner!
The event is scheduled for August 6th at The Ashford! Please purchase your tickets via Eventbrite at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/autism-acceptance-fundraiser-the-ashford-tickets-88859558331
Be kind, stay safe and support local businesses!
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