July 8 – July 14: Summer Days!
We had you all had a great Fourth of July!
The summer is slowly progressing and the district still has a slew of events to keep everyone in the family happy. From music and workshops to Bastille Day, Jersey City has everything you need to continue the summer fun!
French Week in Jersey City
Crepes, croissants, champagne… thank you France! Jersey City is celebrating everything French with a French Week from Monday July 8 – Saturday July 13. These events are courtesy of the City of Jersey City, French American Academy and Choc O Pain Bakery & Café.
Enjoy everything France (deliciously) has to offer while staying local in downtown Jersey City! The culmination of the week’s events will be Bastille Day on July 13th!
Join the Bastille Day celebration from 11:00 am – 6:00 pm at the French American Academy which is located at 209 Third Street, between Erie Street and Manila Avenue.
Participating vendors will have French Happy Hours, which will feature food samples, cocktails and drinks. Get your tickets at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/bastille-day-in-jersey-city-2019-tickets-60546851262
For more information on participating vendors and times, please visit: https://www.faacademy.org/community/bastilledayjc/
French Flag Raising
Join the Mayor, the Municipal Council, the Office of Cultural Affairs and the French American Academy for the French flag raising! This event will be held in City Hall Chambers on Monday, July 8th at 4:00 – 6:00 pm. This is a free event and everyone is welcome to attend. For any additional information, please contact Jean-Francois Gueguen at firstname.lastname@example.org
280 Grove Street, Jersey City, New Jersey
Groove on Grove: We’ve Got You Covered Showcase
On Wednesday get ready to get your groove on! Tony from (The) Rock-it Docket has a great lineup scheduled for everyone to enjoy at the Grove PATH Plaza.
Groove on Grove: We’ve Got You Covered Showcase, will feature performances by:
6:00 Bad Business – Yacht Rockers
6:45 Guilty Pleasures
7:30 Owls & Lions
July 10th / 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Groove on Grove
Grove PATH Plaza, Jersey City, New Jersey
Summer Jam Sessions
Looking for something fun for the babies? Maybe the park is a little too crowded and it’s scorching outside? Hazel Baby & Kids has you covered with their Summer Jam Sessions! The first session is scheduled for Thursday, July 11th at 10:30 am – 11:30 am. This music class is geared towards 0 – 3-year-old kiddos and is sure to be a fun-filled time! You are never too young to start your musical exposure and have a fun time doing it!
Get your ticket at: hazeljamsesh.eventbrite.com. It’s $25 in advance and $30 at the door.
Hazel Baby & Kids
199 Montgomery Street, Jersey City, New Jersey
Bubble Fest with JC Families
On Thursday, July 11th from 3:30 pm to 6:00 pm, JC Families and the HDSID are teaming up to bring you Bubble Fest 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! This is a free event. Do some shopping at the Farmer’s Market and spend some quality time with your kiddo all at the Grove PATH Plaza!
Historic Downtown Jersey City Farmers’ Market
Grove PATH Plaza, Jersey City, New Jersey
Starting a Coffee Business
Want to have the next Central Perk? The next hangout for local freelancers? Maybe you just want to get some insight before diving into a new venture. Well, Hidden Grounds Jersey City is here to help you with their “Starting a Coffee Business” workshop! On Thursday, July 11th from 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm, you’ll learn from the Hidden Grounds team about the workings of the coffee biz. The workshop will cover the following points:
Presentation on the essentials (i.e. financials, business plan, location)
Demonstration of Best Practices
Setting a goal for your cafe and how to curate a menu
How to be a great leader
For more information and to purchase your tickets for the workshop head on over to Eventbrite.
Hidden Grounds Jersey City
148 First Street, Jersey City, New Jersey
Thursdays with New York Red Bulls at The Ashford
On Thursday, July 11th at 6:30 pm, head on over to The Ashford for their Thursday with the New York Red Bulls event presented by Heineken! You’ll be able to meet New Jersey’s own Sean Davis from the team!
145 Newark Avenue, Jersey City, New Jersey
Storytime at Word Jersey City with Jordan Chouteau
Another great activity for the kiddos courtesy, this time, of Word Jersey City! On Saturday, July 13th at 11:00 am – 12:00 pm, enjoy a story time session with author Jordan Chouteau for her new book, No More Monsters Under Your Bed!
Here’s a little bit about the book:
This charmingly illustrated picture book will have little ones giggling all the way to bedtime! Kids and adults alike will love the goofy, adorable, not-too-spooky monsters, and the socially positive messages about sharing and conquering your fears–even if you need the help of a little magic to do it! And best of all–every book comes with a FREE interactive no-more-monsters patch that kids can attach to their own pajamas and use to scare off their monsters, too.
Tickets are available at www.wordbookstores.com
WORD Jersey City
123 Newark Avenue, Jersey City, New Jersey
Rap ‘N’ Rock Tour FM Bar
Close out the week the right way with some great live music courtesy of FM! On Sunday, July 14th from 5:30 pm – 9:50 pm, enjoy performances from the following:
5:30 p.m. Doors with DJ Ronny Rayz
6-6:30 p.m. Black Suburbia Music Group
6:40-7:10 p.m. The Band Called FUSE
7:20-7:50 p.m. Mista Encore
8-8:30 p.m. Green Knuckle Material
8:40-9:10 p.m. Dane the Beautiful Monster
9:20-9:50 p.m. Switch Mob
As per the organizers:
Tickets are $10 at the door. Partial proceeds will benefit Asbury Park Music Foundation’s Hip Hop Institute and Beat Bus (https://asburyparkmusiclives.org/programs).
FM Restaurant Bar and Lounge
340 Third Street, 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/
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!
Street Fair Ready Workshop with the HDSID + Creative Enabler
Have a new business? Stuck using the same old marketing plan? Want to expand your brand awareness? Looking to get your name out there during market season and beyond? Well look no further than this Creative Enabler + HDSID workshop! On Monday, July 15that 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm, learn all the tricks, tools and helpful tips from Luca of Creative Enabler that’ll help you maximize your business!
For more information visit: https://bit.ly/2F4sgwV
Tickets are available on a first come, first serve basis via Creative Enabler
165 Newark Avenue, Second Floor, Jersey City, New Jersey
HDSID Monthly Meeting
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!
Hard Grove 5K Run!
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:
Stony Hill Farms
Stella’s Empanadas & Argentine Grill
Americas Kettle Corn
Gourmet Nuts and Dried Fruit
JC Fish Stand
Just Delicious Kettle Korn
Busy Bee Organics
SIPPs Organic Skincare
The Little Gym
Modern Family Dentistry
Blue Mountain Tea
Circle Brook Farm
Pies & Quiches
Sweeta Boo’s Cakery &Catering
Del Forno Real Estate
Uni K Wax
Little Monster Treats
The Plant House
From food and baked goods to fresh and organic produce and local businesses, we have you covered! Stop by and shop!
For sponsorship opportunities please see our 2019 Media Kit: https://jcdowntown.org/images/documents/mediakit2019.pdf