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June 24-June 30: Farewell June!

Even though we are saying good bye to June, our friend July is right around the corner! June, with it’s rain and slight chill, featured a slew of amazing events in the district and July promises to continue the fun. Sit back, read the blog and start planning for the last week in June!

Block Party!*

*Rescheduled Event!!!

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 Monday, June 24th, 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!


Call for Art from LITM: Pattern & Symmetry

Interested in getting your art to the public? Want to exhibit and sell some of your pieces? LITM has the event for you! On June 24th, submit your work and it might be part of the exhibition on July 2nd to August 4th.

The theme your work emphasize is symmetry and order.


Remember: Submit your work by the June 24th deadline! All submissions must include Name, Title, Medium/dimensions and Price. It must be for sale. Also, as per the organizers, all of the artwork must be able and ready to hang on the wall. Please ensure your pieces have hanging materials already installed, if not, the artist will incur a $15 fee.


As per the organizers, please note the following:


“Call for Submissions: PATTERN & SYMMETRY

Submission Deadline: MONDAY JUNE 24

Exhibition Dates: JULY 2-AUGUST 4, 2019

Opening Reception: TUESDAY JULY 2 @7pm

Please submit JPEG entries to: andrea@litm.com

Andrea Morin: Curator

 There are no limitations on medium, but all works must be able to be hung on the wall.

We unfortunately do not have shelf or floor space, so if you are submitting sculptural pieces, they must either be designed to hang on the wall or contained in a shadowbox type frame. Installations may be discussed with curator in advance.

 COMMISSION: 60/40 The artist will receive 60% of the sales price. PLEASE PRICE ACCORDINGLY!”




140 Newark Avenue, Jersey City, New Jersey


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, library.

All are welcome to attend.

MS 4


107 Bright Street, Jersey City, NJ


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


Soul of Sake X

Join Ani Ramen JC and Chicpea JC for another unforgettable Soul of Sake event! Get your tickets for the June 25th event and, trust us, you won’t regret it! From 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm, you’ll enjoy the most delicious food and yummy sake. Each ticket gets you a taste of the two featured sakes, a tasting of the whisky AND omakase appetizers and a ramen bowl! C’mon, how can you resist that deal?

The sakes/ whiskeys featured for the night are:

Nanbu Bijin Umeshu Sake – dried apricot, tart finish

Hibiki Harmony Japanese Whisky – floral, caramelized candied orange peel

Hakkaisan Kijoshu Sake – elegant, light and sweet


Get your tickets from www.aniramen.com


Ani Ramen JC

218 Newark Avenue, Jersey City, New Jersey


Chris DeMakes of Less than Jake at FM

Be still my punk rock heart! On Wednesday, June 26th at FM, Chris DeMakes from the band Less than Jake, will be performing at FM! From 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm, go back to your ska punk days and listen to the music from one of the members of this great band.

Please note that this event is 18 and older, the show starts at 8:00 and it’s $15. Check out Eventbrite for tickets.


FM Restaurant Bar and Lounge

340 Third Street, Jersey City, New Jersey


Groove on Grove: Voices Carry Acapella Showcase

Keep the music fun going! On Wednesday, June 26th at 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm, bring the whole family over to the Groove on Grove: Voices Carry Acapella Showcase featuring performances by:

  • North River Sing
  • The Prom Dates
  • Cabaret Sauvignon – Cabsavjc
  • JCAC… and more


Remember: No matter your age, you’re never too old to #getyourgrooveon!


Groove on Grove

Grove PATH Plaza, Jersey City, New Jersey


Six26 Rooftop Vow Renewal Ceremony

Join Jersey City LGBT Pride Festival and Six26 for a spectacular rooftop vow renewal ceremony followed by an amazing afterparty!

As per Six26: If you are a married LGBTQ+ couple that is interested in renewing your vows as part of this special day please email your names to ebaez@jerseycitypride.com by 6/24 in order to be included in the ceremony.

The ceremony will take place on Wednesday, June 26th at 7:30 pm, with the one and only Harmonica Sunbeam officiating the vow renewals! There will be a champagne toast and a wedding cake courtesy of JBs Bake Shop- because you really can’t have a wedding without champagne and cake!


This event is open to individuals 21 and over and there is no cover! Don’t forget to send your information to ebaez@jerseycitypride.com by 6/24!

For more information please visit: https://six26.co/june-events/ or https://www.facebook.com/events/2586055791405313/



128 Christopher Columbus Drive, Jersey City, New Jersey


Emo Night Karaoke at FM

Put on the black eyeliner, flat iron your hair, get your back outfit together because on Friday, June 28th it’s Emo Night Karaoke at FM! At 9:00 pm, get ready to perform your emo heart out with a live band and who knows, you could win one of the prizes for Outstanding Performances during an Emotional Breakdown! Sign-ups are on a “first come first serve basis.” Check out the song setlist on Spotify: http://bit.ly/emonightkaraoke.


21+ to drink (obviously!) $5


FM Restaurant Bar and Lounge

340 Third Street, Jersey City, New Jersey


Led Zeppelin Laser Show (at Friday Nights at LSC!)

Why yes, another amazing laser show courtesy of the Liberty Science Center! After enjoying The Beatles, check out the Led Zeppelin Laser Show on Friday, June 28th at 10:00 pm.

You know you got a Whole Lotta Love for the band and for lasers! So, don’t be Dazed and Confused and head on Over the Hills and Far Away to the LSC to check out this show! We’ll stop now….

Get your tickets at lsc.org


Liberty Science Center

222 Jersey City Blvd, Jersey City, New Jersey


Sidewalk Chalk Art Contest

Peanut butter and jelly, mac and cheese, chalk and a sidewalk. Some things just go together. Those hot summer days in the city, one of the easiest games to play with your friends was hopscotch. Or just drawing with colorful chalk on the gray concrete canvas. Well, this is slightly more elevated then some plain ol’squares on the sidewalk. On Saturday, June 29th at 10:00 am, Hazel Baby & Kids is having their 2nd Annual Sidewalk Chalk Art Contest!

Register on Eventbrite (sidewalkchalkcontest.eventbrite.com) and get a ticket so your kiddo can participate (it’s a free event!) Show up on Saturday and let your lil’ Picasso have fun!

There will be two prizes from each age group:


  • 1 Month of Free Art Class (Level 1 or 2)
  • $50 Gift Card to Hazel Baby & Kids


Apart from chalk art, there will face painting, fun and 10% off children’s art supplies!


Hazel Baby & Kids

199 Montgomery Street, Jersey City, New Jersey


Intro to Mindfully Tasting Chocolate

Chocolate…chocolat… cioccolata… schokolade… In any language, it still invokes the same sense of joy and happiness! On Saturday, June 29th at 12:30 pm, head on over to Indiegrove for their Intro to Mindfully Tasting Chocolate workshop.

The topics that will covered in this workshop are:

  • Where chocolate comes from
  • How chocolate is made
  • How to mindfully taste chocolate

Apart from learning these topics from a chocolate educator, you’ll be able to take your favorite chocolate bar home!


Tickets are available on Eventbrite, are $35.00 and the sale ends on June 29th at 11:30 am.



121 Newark Avenue, Top Floor, Jersey City, New Jersey


Well-Read Black Girl Book Discussion: Sister Love

Join WORD and the Well-Read Black Girl Book Club on Sunday, June 30th at 3:00 pm for a discussion about the book, Sister Love!

Here’s a little bit about the book:

“Pat Parker and Audre Lorde first met in 1969; they began exchanging letters regularly five years later. Over the next fifteen years, Lorde and Parker shared ideas, advice, and confidences through the mail. They sent each other handwritten and typewritten letters and postcards often with inserted items including articles, money, and video tapes. Sister Love: The Letters of Audre Lorde and Pat Parker 1974-1989 gathers this correspondence for readers to eavesdrop on Lorde and Parker. They discuss their work as writers as well as intimate details of their lives, including periods when each lived with cancer. Sister Love is a rare opportunity to glimpse inside the minds and friendship of two great twentieth century poets.”

For more information, check out: https://www.wordbookstores.com/event/clone-wrbg-book-club-bk-discusses-sisterlove

The Well-Read Black Girl is an online newsletter and book club based in Brooklyn! For more information on the book club, please visit: https://wellreadblackgirl.com/


WORD Jersey City

123 Newark Avenue, Jersey City, New Jersey


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


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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