June 15 - June 21: Happy Father's Day! - This Week In The HDSID
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June 15 – June 21: Happy Father’s Day!

Businesses are slowly opening up and the downtown area is becoming vibrant once again.

We encourage everyone to please come out and support local businesses- with masks on and taking the appropriate precautions of course!

Shop and support local!



Pedestrian Mall Expansion

The updates and the expansion to the Pedestrian Mall were underway in the previous week and now it has expanded to include sections of Grove Street, from First Street to Grand Street. Visitors and residents alike will be able to enjoy eating al fresco while supporting our mom-and-pop stores. It’s a win-win situation! In addition, the outdoor tables were placed in the Mall area and the HDSID planted flowers in the planters. It’s starting to look a lot like summer outside and the Mall is where you want to be!

For more updates, check out: https://jerseycitynj.gov/community/transportation/pedestrianmall


Outdoor Seating

With the expansion of the Pedestrian Mall, don’t forget to take advantage of the outdoor seating provided by many restaurants!


Smile Pre-school and Nursery Re-opening!

Smile Pre-School and Nursery is opening their doors again on June 15th! They have re-organized, sanitized and introduced new procedures to ensure the good health of the staff, teachers and the little ones.


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:

Ort Farms

Stony Hill Farm

Hoboken Farms

Bang Cookies

Vesco Foods

Gourmet Nuts and Dried Fruit

JC Fish Stand

Circle Brook Farms

Our Woods Maple

Tiny Rice

EJL Market

Paolo’s Kitchen


Don’t Forget:

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!


Thank you to everyone for your support!


HDSID Monthly MeetingHDSID Logo_361 CMYK

Join us virtually for our monthly Historic Downtown Special Improvement District Meeting on June 16th, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm via Zoom.

Zoom Meeting:

Meeting ID: 878 8431 3847
Password: 295567


Grove on Grove At Home


On Wednesday, June 17th at 6:00 pm, enjoy another edition of Groove on Grove: At Home! For more information on the band and the chosen charity for the event, keep an eye out on our Groove on Grove Facebook page.


A special shout-out to our generous Groove on Grove sponsors:

Bang Cookies

Liberty Science Center

The Ashford

Orale Mexican Kitchen

The Keyhole Bar

Iris Records


Helen’s Pizza

Smile Preschool and Nursery

Barcade – Jersey City

Porta Jersey City

Left Bank Burger Bar

SOUTH HOUSE Bar & Restaurant

Roman Nose

WORD Jersey City

Grove Street Bicycles Giant Jersey City

Saigon Cafe

Modera Lofts

White Eagle Hall

Liberty Harbor Residences

For more information on our great sponsors, please visit our Groove on Grove Facebook page!

Check our Groove on Grove Facebook page for the amazing performance.

Even in quarantine, you can still get your groove on!


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 remembers 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.


Father’s Day

Happy Father’s Day to all the dads, uncles, grandfathers and father-figures in everyone’s life! Show your dad some love with a gift certificate for a new haircut. This quarantine has not been too good on people’s hair, so he’ll enjoy that for sure! Or how about a nice meal? The District has a spoil of riches when it comes to yummy options for Father’s Day. Or maybe a nice mug or a book? Most barbershops, hair salons and nail salons are scheduled to open on June 22nd, but as always, try contacting before you place an order or schedule an appointment to ensure their hours of operations.


Check out these great options:


Hair Salons

Carlos Barber Shop/ 201-918-9114/ 273 Newark Avenue

ETIKET/ 201-360-2021/ 335 Grove Street

In Style Hair Studio/ 201-839-5780/ 353 Grove Street

International Styles/ 201-459-9090/ 278 Frist Street

Quisqueya Barber Shop/ 201-892-8955/ 302 Newark Avenue

Rickie’s Hair and Beauty Supply/ 201-209-0005/ 544 Jersey Avenue

Studio 17 Beauty Salon/ 201-610-1515/ 346 2nd Street

Super Style Beauty Salon/ 201-435-7869/ 126 Newark Avenue

The Hair Room/ 201-685-7244/ 213 Montgomery Street

Touba Kady Braiding/ 201-992-1714/ 508 Jersey Avenue

Tousled Hair Salon/ 201-309-1200/ 500 Jersey Avenue

Virile Barber & Shop/ 201-685-7036/ 510 Jersey Avenue

X-Press Cuts/ 201-536-1100/ 291 Grove Street

Clothes, shoes, accessories and gifts!

The Connect Clothing Store/ 551-232-8849/ 280 Newark Avenue

Word Bookstore/ 201-763-6611/ 123 Newark Avenue

Morlees/ 201-435-2759/ 160 Newark Avenue

Kanibal & Co./ 551-200-9386/ 197 Montgomery Street

Grove Street Bicycles Giant Jersey City/ 201-451-2453/ 172 Christopher Columbus Drive

Wine, beer, desserts and more!

Jersey Wine & Spirits/ 201-763-5888/ 492 Jersey Avenue

L’atelier du chocolat/ 201-332-9220/ 321 Marin Boulevard

Red Feast Wine & Liquors/ 201-333-3360/ 129 Christopher Columbus Dr

Sky Tobacco/ 201-432-4071/ 344 Grove Street

Village Wines and Liquors/ 201-434-7200/ 348 Grove Street

Village Wines and Spirits/ 275 Newark Avenue

Binny Liquors/ 201-222-3331/ 306 Newark Avenue

Buy & Savings Liquor Store/ 201-798-5138/ 32 Coles Street

Carmen Rosa Bakery/ 201-420-7700/ 37 Coles Street

Darke Pines/ 609-857-1662/ 332 Second Street

Pecoraro Bakery/ 201-798-0111/ 279 Newark Avenue

Van Hook Cheese/ 917-509-7224/ 528 Jersey Avenue


For more ideas and for a complete listing of our HDSID businesses, please visit:



Census 2020

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:

June 17th Groove on Grove

June 24th Groove on Grove

July 1st Groove on Grove

July 3rd Feel Good Friday

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/


Reminder- 3rd Annual Yoga & Vegan Fest Jersey City

We are sad to report that the 3rd Annual Yoga & Vegan Fest Jersey City has been cancelled.


Small Business Information

Stay informed with all up-to-date information courtesy of the City of Jersey City’s website:


Check out the HDSID’s social media pages on:

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/downtown.sid and @HistoricDowntownSID

Instagram hdsid_jc

Twitter @DowntownHDSID


Coming Up:


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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