July 8 - July 14: Summer Days! - This Week In The HDSID
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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 jfgueguen@faacademy.org


City Hall

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!


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


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

Coffee Samplings

Team Competition/Tests


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!


The Ashford

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/cms/One.aspx?portalId=6189744&pageId=12845584


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!


Coming up:

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 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!


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:

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!

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For sponsorship opportunities please see our 2019 Media Kit: https://jcdowntown.org/images/documents/mediakit2019.pdf


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