June 22 - June 28: Magnificent June! - This Week In The HDSID
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June 22 – June 28: Magnificent June!

The Historic Downtown area of Jersey City is slowly becoming more and more lively! Restaurants and bars are re-opening. Barbershops, hair salons and nail studios are ready to take your appointments. And the weather is beautiful for a stroll in the District.

Welcome back JC!



Story Time with LSC!

Even if you don’t want to take the kiddos out for some fun, the LSC has you covered with their live online event on Monday, June 22nd from 11:30 am to 12:15 pm! The kiddos (and adults!) can enjoy this free online event via the Liberty Science Center’s Facebook page.

This story-time is geared towards learners in pre-k to the 2nd grade and will be able to read along to Mr. Kengo as he reads “Eyes, Nose, Fingers, and Toes.”

Don’t miss out on this fun event courtesy of the LSC!


School’s Out, My Gym Camp is In!

One of our amazing sponsors, My Gym, is coming back in a big way and ready for summer! Join the great team at My Gym for their summer camp!

The summer sessions are from June 22nd to September 4th, Monday through Thursday for the entire day and on Fridays, morning sessions will be held only. The summer camp is geared towards kids from 2½ to 13 years old and the kiddos will be split into groups based on their ages.

As if having fun with wasn’t enough after spending weeks indoors, the camp will have different themes each week! As per the organizers, campers can expect:

June 22nd-26th- Beach Party

June 29th-July 3rd- Party in the USA

July 6th-10th- Animal Planet

July 13th-17th- Disney 

July 20th-24th- Circus

July 27th- July 31st- Olympics

Aug 3rd-7th- Spy Kids

Aug 10th-14th- Space

Aug 17th-21st- Sports

Aug 24th-28th- Trolls  

Aug 31st-Sept 4th- Superheroes


For the session pricing please visit the My Gym website and please be advised that non-members of the gym must add $10 per session to the price.


Tickets, pricing, booking and additional information are available on https://www.mygym.com/jerseycity/camp


Bambino Chef Camp!

Another great activity for the kids is by Bambino Chef!

Get your kids in kitchen, cooking and learning how to make yummy dishes via their Virtual Summer Camp!

Some information on the camp: it’s from June 22nd to August 28th on Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 10:00 am -11:00 am for the savory and sweet session and 11:15 am to 12:15 am for a sweet session.


To sign up and to get more information please visit: https://www.bambinochef.com/camp


This is a *chef’s kiss* perfect opportunity to learn more about food and make some delicious treats!


PRIDE Yoga Class

Happy Pride Month everyone!

While many events have been postponed or cancelled, you can still experience some of Pride courtesy of the Hudson Pride Center’s PRIDE Yoga Class! Public · Hosted by Hudson Pride Center

On Monday, June 22nd at 6:00 pm, this online class will feature yoga and mindfulness techniques and will be taught by Pamela Weatherspoon.

Use yoga and mindfulness to get those Monday blues away!

For more information, please visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/2538382066477560/


End Systemic Racism Weekly Demonstration

Join the Jersey City Anti-Violence Coalition Movement as they host their End Systemic Racism Weekly Demonstration on Tuesday, June 23rd at 4:00 pm.

More information please visit:



Fight for what is right!


City Hall

280 Grove St, Jersey City, New Jersey 07302


Little Birds Music Zoom Class

Get those little ones moving and grooving courtesy of Three Little Birds! On Friday, June 26th at 1:30 pm, join Mrs. Tiffany for the online Zoom class that will feature songs geared specifically to your newborn.

The class is on Friday, from 1:30 pm to 2:15 pm and you get more information and tickets on clients.mindbodyonline.com


Everyone loves a good online dance party!


Outdoor Seating/ JC Back in Business!

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

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! 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.

*Photos by Stephanie Quispilaya*


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

Tiny Rice

EJL Market

Paolo’s Kitchen

*Photos by Stephanie Quispilaya & Rachel Sieg*


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!


Grove on Grove At Home

On Wednesday, June 24th at 6:00 pm, enjoy Groove on Grove: At Home with Apollo Sonders!

Apollo Sonders will be performing live while observing social distancing rules of course! Check it out live on facebook.com/grooveongrove

The chosen charity for the event will be America Needs You – New Jersey. As per the organization: “America Needs You fights for economic mobility for ambitious, first-generation college students… providing transformative mentorship and intensive career development.” Please consider donating to this great cause: https://www.americaneedsyou.org/


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, please visit our Groove on Grove Facebook page!


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



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 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/


Coming Up:


Autism Acceptance Events

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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