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June 17-June 23: Summer Begins!

It’s officially the first day of summer on June 21st! Hopefully the weather will agree and we’ll start experiencing some sunshine instead of rain clouds. But don’t worry: whether rain or shine, the district has a plethora of events happening this week to keep everyone in the family happy!



Block Party!

Everyone loves a good block party in the summertime!

Fun with friends and family, the whole neighborhood comes out, prizes, food and drinks…it’s a great time! Join the JCPD on June 17th 4:00 – 7:00 for the East District Safe Summer for Jersey City 2019 event!


Bring the kids and the whole family for this free and fun event!



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Join us for our monthly Historic Downtown Special Improvement District Meeting on June 18th in the Caucus Room at City Hall, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm. All are welcome to attend!


Full Moon Mindfulness & Acupuncture Event

Get yourself together for the second half of the year! On Tuesday, June 18th at 7:00 pm, join Leah and Panos for an evening filled with mindfulness and acupuncture. Realign yourself and embrace your full potential! Purchase your tickets on Eventbrite.

The event is sure to be a mind-expanding experience!


Acuworx Acupuncture Studio

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


Yoga for Moms: Pregnant, New & Veteran

Keeping with the theme of relaxation, mindfulness and calm, Three Little Birds and JC Bump are hosting a Yoga for Moms event on Tuesday, June 18th at 6:45 pm – 8:00 pm. Mothers do a lot and are the world’s unsung heroes, so it’s great for new and veteran moms to have a moment to relax, stretch and experience peace of mind through yoga and meditation.

Tickets are available on clients.mindbodyonline.com


Three Little Birds JC

16 Erie Street, Jersey City, New Jersey


Groove on Grove/ Artist & Maker Market

It’s time to get your groove on AND shop some local, artisan goods! On June 19th come to the Grove PATH Plaza for a musical night with the Groove on Grove: The Latest Noise Showcase featuring performances by:


6:00 – 6:35: Matt Scuteri & Jive Stewards

6:45 – 7:15: Terra Electric

7:20 – 7:55: Viktor.digital

8:05 – 8:45: BWQ


The Artist & Maker Market has the following vendors scheduled to attend with their amazing goods:

  • Axol and Friends
  • Eclectic jewelry
  • More Records JC
  • Paradox Thrift
  • LingChen Art
  • Bedu Clothing and Jewelry
  • Demi Olive Oil LLC
  • International Fit
  • Agua de Jade Apothecary
  • Watercolors by ESK
  • Groomed Guys Mobile
  • Macramé by Joyce
  • Gaia’s Cavern


As always, a special thank you to Dancing Tony and Debbie for their incredible selection of bands and artisans!


Wednesday June 19th 5:00-9:00

Grove PATH Plaza


Cocktails for Cats: 15th Anniversary Party & Fundraiser for CAT

There are no crazy cat ladies here; only people helping out the Companion Animal Trust! Join LITM for their Cocktails for Cats fundraiser on Wednesday, June 19th at 6:00 pm. In addition to amazing cat themed cocktails, there’ll also be raffles and much more! Plus, the night will include everyone’s favorite online activity: cat videos. The real reason the Internet was created!



140 Newark Avenue, Jersey City, New Jersey


Rosey Bengal Album Release Show At FM

On Thursday, June 20th at 7:30 pm, head on over to FM for the album release show for Rosey Bengal! The night will also feature: Francie Moon, Romaji, Fuhgawee Hunting Club and Andrew Lange.

This is another great event courtesy of FM and (The) Rock-it Docket so you know the night is going to have the best music!



FM Restaurant Bar and Lounge

340 Third Street, Jersey City, New Jersey


The Beatles Laser Show at LSC

Lasers and The Beatles…Don’t think you need any other information for this event! Wo doesn’t love the Beatles and a good laser show? The Liberty Science Center has you covered on both fronts with their Beatles Laser Show! Enjoy the hits from the unparalleled foursome as they are accompanied by an awesome laser show. The next showing is on Saturday June 22nd at 3:50!

But don’t fret if you missed this showing: starting June 22 you can purchase tickets for the show EVERY DAY! The laser show begins at 3:50 in the Giant Dome Theater!


For more information and to purchase your tickets, please visit https://lsc.org/explore/films-and-shows/beatles-laser-show


Liberty Science Center

222 Jersey City Blvd, Jersey City, New Jersey


Yoga Fest 2019!

It’s finally here: Yoga Fest 2019! A day filled with yoga, music, meditation, mindfulness and yummy food.

The day will include: greeting and invocation, 108 sun salutations, yoga classes and mini workshops, 108 japa mantras, meditation and mindfulness tent, music and performances, vegan food, shopping, sound baths, speakers and closing remarks and blessings.


Many local yoga teachers will be at the event: Surya Yoga Academy, Beloved World Yoga, Sattva Yoga, Jersey City Asana Soul Practice, Be Happy Jersey City and Jivamukti Yoga Center.


The delicious food vendors that are scheduled to appear are:

  • The Cinnamon Snail
  • Freakin’ Vegan
  • Harmless Harvest
  • Mishti Chocolates
  • Mo’Pweeze Bakery
  • Pnuff Crunch
  • Rooted Athlete Products
  • Vegan Chef’s Prep
  • The Vegantry


This is a free event for everyone! As per the organizers please bring the following: “a yoga mat, water, sunglasses, sunscreen and love.” 



Newark Avenue Pedestrian Mall


Yogeswari Master Class at Jivamukti

Enjoyed Yoga Fest 2019? Want to build a wellness streak? Keep the good yoga vibes going with Yogeswari’s class at Jivamukti on Sunday, June 23rd at 10:00 am!

According to Jivamukti the class will focus on backbends, bhakti & total heart opening. “Backbends are an age-old recipe for letting go of muscular contractions and emotional hardening in the heart region. This unleashes the discovery of an unlimited potential for physical, emotional and spiritual freedom. There is a natural evolution towards Bhakti practices, which are devotional yogic practices such as chanting, poetry, ritual and offering. Communication becomes easier, and interactions with others are less contrived. A deeper understanding and capacity for love, compassion and beauty arises naturally. In this workshop, we will explore the important role that Bhakti plays in Jivamukti Yoga, and what it has to do with opening the hip flexors (Iliopsoas), the thoracic spine, shoulders, clavicular and heart region.”

Learn from one of the masters of the Jivamukti Yoga Method!


Tickets are available on www.jivamuktiyogajerseycity.com $40 advance $50 at door


Jivamukti Yoga Center Jersey City

171 Newark Avenue,2nd Floor, Jersey City, New Jersey

Special Promo!

We have a special promotion courtesy of our sponsor, SIMON Malls! Head on over to Zinburger at Newport Centre Mall and present the coupon for a free side with the purchase of a burger….yummy!!!


East District Captain’s Meeting

The East District Captain’s Meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, June 25th at 7:00 pm, at M.S. 4, 2nd Floor (Bright and Varick Streets)

All are welcome to attend.

MS 4

107 Bright Street, Jersey City, NJ (Bright Street and Varick Street)


Mathews Food and Drinks

Between the Instagram-worthy drinks, yummy food and beautiful ambience, Mathews really has it all!

On June 25th, enjoy a Rose Wine Dinner at Mathews with a menu curated by executive chef Jon Mecca! Get your tickets now for what’s sure to be a wonderfully delicious night! Email hello@mathewsrestaurant.com


Mathews Food and Drink

351 Grove Street, Jersey City, New Jersey


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


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!


Another fun-filled week in the District! Get ready for the upcoming weeks- our sponsors and businesses have you covered with amazing events!


2019 Sponsors

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

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