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June 3 – June 9: Another Great Week in the SID!

Even though the weather last week wasn’t the best, we are sending positive vibes for this week to be filled with sunshine! Our district has a fun and busy week ahead for everyone. So sit back, relax, read and plan ahead…



Jersey City Jazz Festival May 31 – June 9

The Jersey City Jazz Festival began on Friday, May 31st at J. Owen Grundy Park. The rest of the week has a slew of amazing music events scheduled courtesy of the organizers. In the previous blog, we featured all of the performers for the opening days. This week, the schedule picks up from the fourth day.

Here’s the list of scheduled bands and locations:

Day 4 • Monday June 3

RJO All-Stars Jam Session
7:30 – 11:00PM
Brightside Tavern
141 Bright St. Jersey City 07302
Join host Bryan Beninghove for a night of jazz at this Jersey City fixture. Bring your axe!
RSVP at www.jerseycityjazzfestival.com

Day 5 • Tuesday June 4

Madame Claude’ Bis
7:30 – 10:00PM
390 4th Street, Jersey City, NJ 07302
Featuring: Manouche Bag
RSVP at www.jerseycityjazzfestival.com

Day 6 • Wednesday June 5

West Side Arts & Music
7:00 – 8:00PM
Lincoln Park, Jersey City
Featuring:Larry Banks
RSVP at www.jerseycityjazzfestival.com

The Archer
8:00 – 11:00PM
176 Newark Ave, Jersey City
Featuring: Go Bailers
RSVP at www.jerseycityjazzfestival.com

Day 7 • Thursday June 6

Madame Claude’ Bis
7:30 – 10:00PM
390 4th Street, Jersey City, NJ 07302
Featuring: Manouche Bag
RSVP at www.jerseycityjazzfestival.com

The Archer
8:00 – 11:00PM
176 Newark Ave, Jersey City
Featuring: Blue Vipors
RSVP at www.jerseycityjazzfestival.com

Day 8 • Friday June 7

White Eagle Hall
337 Newark Ave., Jersey City, NJ
Featuring: Red Baraat
Tickets or VIP Premium Festival Experience Tickets

Fox & Crow
10:00pm – midnight
594 Palisade Ave., Jersey City, NJ
Featuring: Enildo Rasúa
$10 Suggested Donation RSVP at www.jerseycityjazzfestival.com

Day 9 • Saturday June 8

Jersey City Jazz Street Festival

12:00 – 8:00PM

Newark Pedestrian Walkway (Grove St Path)
Check out music at the Bank of America Stage, NJCU Stage, and performances curated by Smalls Live at the WBGO Jazz Alley sponsored by Courvoisier.

Performances will include: the JD Allen Trio, NY Palladium Mambo All-Stars, Miki Yamanaka Trio, The Afro Peruvian Connection, NJCU Salsa Orchestra feat. John Benitez, Paquale Grasso, Marion Cowings Quartet, Gotham Easy, Gengis Don and the Empire, and more!

Jersey City Jazz Street Festival Lineup

Bank of America Stage (Jersey Ave)
1:30 LadyBugs
3:30 Gotham Easy Brass Band
6:30 PM NY Palladium All-Stars

NJCU Grove St Stage
DJ Prestige spinning all day
1:00 Genghis Don & the Empire
3:00 NJCU Salsa Orchestra featuring John Benitez
5:00 THE AFRO-PERUVIAN CONNECTION featuring Gabriel Alegria, Laura Andrea Leguía & Freddy Huevito Lobatón

WBGO Jazz Alley presented by Courvoisier and SmallsLive
12:30 The Miki Yamanaka Trio
2:30 Vocalist Marion Cowings Quartet
4:00 Guitarist Pasquale Grasso
5:30 The JD Allen Trio

Record Riot on Barrow Street

JC Marketplace on Grove St Plaza

FREE Event RSVP or VIP Experience at www.jerseycityjazzfestival.com

Jersey City Jazz Underground Tour

A Jazz Crawl up Newark Avenue- Wristbands available for entrance into all three amazing performances all in underground venues!

Wristbands available for $25
(Tickets to each show also available individually)

Pet Shop
8:00 – 11:00PM
193 Newark Ave, Jersey City, NJ 07302
Performance by Tony Malaby/Mike Formanek/Tom Rainey
Tickets at www.jerseycityjazzfestival.com

Pasta E Vino
8:30 – 11:00PM
136 Newark Ave, Jersey City, NJ 07302
Performance by Big Lazy
Tickets at www.jerseycityjazzfestival.com

Underground at Grove Square
9:00 – Midnight
116 Newark Ave., Jersey City, NJ
Performance By Ted Chubb Group w/ Special Guest. Jam Session to follow.
Tickets at www.jerseycityjazzfestival.com

Jazz Underground Wristband or VIP Premium Festival Experience Tickets

Day 10 • Sunday June 9

Jersey City Jazz Street Festival Final Day!
12:00 – 6:00PM
Newark Pedestrian Walkway (Grove St Path)
Check out music at the Bank of America Stage, NJCU Stage, and performances curated by Smalls Live at the WBGO Jazz Alley sponsored by Courvoisier.

Bank of America Stage (Jersey Ave)
1:30 Winard Harper
3:30 TBA
5:00 Chino Pons

NJCU Grove St Stage
DJ Deep from 2HungryBros spinning all day
12:00 Swingadelic
2:00 Tim Horner Septet
3:30 Akiko Tsuruga

WBGO Jazz Alley presented by Courvoisier and SmallsLive
12:30 Lezlie Harrison
2:30 The Joe Magnarelli Quartet
4:00 Stacy Dillard and Brooklyn Circle


On June 9th, the Jersey City Jazz Street Festival Final Day will be held on the Newark Avenue Pedestrian Mall! From 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm, come to the Mall for a day filled with music, food, drinks and fun!


For more information, please visit: https://bit.ly/2HUvFz4


Newark Avenue Pedestrian Mall

119-158 Newark Ave, Jersey City, New Jersey


WORD Presents Jim DeRogatis

Join Word and journalist (and Jersey City native) Jim DeRogatis for a very informative Q&A session regarding his book, Soulless: The Case Against R. Kelly. Get an inside look into the case against R. Kelly by the journalist who has covered the allegations for almost 20 years!


Monday, June 3rd at 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm


As per Word, “Please note that admission to this event requires either a purchase of Soulless OR a $5 admission voucher. Books and vouchers can be purchased online in advance or at the door on the day of the event; advance orders will be available for pickup at the store on the day of the event. The admission voucher functions like a gift card and is good toward $5 off anything in store at WORD on the day of the event only.”


Get your tickets at www.wordbookstores.com


WORD Jersey City

123 Newark Avenue, Jersey City, New Jersey


Non Solo Verdure: A Night of Vegan Delights

On Tuesday, June 4th at 7:00 pm, get ready to take your taste buds on a vegan journey to Italy!

Enjoy a night filled with wine and delicious fresh pastas. Seriously, it’s a Pasta dal Cuore event, so you know the food and the wine are going to be THE BEST! So get your tickets, mark your calendar and wait for June 4th to come around… at the end, you’ll forget you’re in Jersey City and think you’ve been transported to a small Italian village eating the best- vegan- food!

Tickets are available on pastadalcuorejc.com


Pasta Dal Cuore

527 Jersey Ave, Jersey City, New Jersey


The June Art Show at LITM

On Tuesday, June 4th at 7:00 pm, head on over to LITM for their June Art Show featuring the following artists:

  • Tape Art by Kayt Hester
  • Paintings by David Dzemian
  • Paintings by Thomas John Carlson,
  • Paintings by Andrea Morin
  • Paintings and collaborations by C.P Harrick
  • Multi-media/Collage by Miguel Cardenas
  • Photography by Beth Achenbach


During the opening day you’ll be able to meet the artists and purchase art work.


Come out and support the local art scene!



140 Newark Avenue, Jersey City, New Jersey


Pride Friendraiser

On Wednesday, June 5th at 5:00 pm, join the Hetrick-Martin Institute: New Jersey for a fundraiser or better yet, Friendraiser as the event page states, benefitting the institute.

Familiarize yourself with the organization, celebrate Pride month, eat delicious hors d’oeuvres, dance to the music and enjoy the beautiful ambience of Six26!

Tickets are available for purchase at docs.google.com/ register at https://forms.gle/CSoxxFZG5J6u5D6F9



128 Christopher Columbus Drive, Jersey City, New Jersey


In Full Color 2019: Five Years of Empowering Women of Color

Join Nimbus for the In Full Color 2019 performance! The performances run from June 6th to 9th


The themes for this year’s performance are: mother-daughter relationships, the fight against the patriarchy, the core of identity and more according to IFC.

In Full Color will feature the following phenomenal women under the direction of Summer Dawn Reyes:

  • Phyllis Blanford
  • Rukiya Bluford
  • Nicole Canete
  • Susannah Goya-Pack
  • Cinthya Hernandez
  • Nancy Mendez-Booth
  • Emily Mun
  • Cindy Peralta
  • Amara Prato
  • Rescuepoetix
  • Daniela Rincon
  • Liliane Wolf


Get your tickets at: https://infullcolor.brownpapertickets.com/



165 Newark Avenue, Jersey City, New Jersey


Philippine Flag Raising

On Friday, June 7th at 4:00 pm, in the City Hall Chambers, join Mayor Fulop, the Jersey City Municipal Council, the Office of Cultural Affairs and the Philippine-American Friendship Committee for the Philippine Flag Raising ceremony!

This event is free and open to everyone!


City Hall

280 Grove Street, Jersey City, New Jersey


JC Friday is Back!

Get your dancing shoes on and come out to the Grove PATH Plaza for JC Friday! An event filled with live music, amazing vendors, artists and yummy beverages!

Schedule performances by:

  • 5:00 pm Charlie Sigler Trio
  • 6:00 pm Emily & The Ideals Band
  • 7:00 pm Sylvana Joyce & The Moment
  • 8:00 pm Joey Kelly
  • 9:00 pm RADHA

The Artist & Maker Market will feature some excellent vendors such as: Axol and Friends, SIPP Organics, Eclectic Jewelry, Citrus Handcrafts, Chord Candles, Blind Science Design, Letterati Co., More Records JC, Lily Lough Jewelry, Woman To Women1, Paradox Thrift, Outer Limits Hot Sauce, Vintage on First, Change Is-Vintage & More, Ling Chen and others!

Beer/liquor provided by SOUTH HOUSE Bar & Restaurant, Porta Jersey City and Orale Mexican Kitchen!

Friday, June 7th 3:00 pm – 10 pm


Groove on Grove

Grove PATH Plaza, Jersey City, New Jersey


Drag Queen Storytime with Harmonica Sunbeam

Grab the kiddos and check out Drag Queen Storytime with Harmonica Sunbeam at Word! The story time is on Saturday, June 8th at 1:00 pm. Celebrate Pride Month with this amazing event and in the company of the beautiful Harmonica Sunbeam as she reads to the kiddos!


Get your tickets at www.wordbookstores.com



WORD Jersey City

123 Newark Avenue, Jersey City, New Jersey


Tetris® 35th Anniversary Celebration!

We’ve all been there, trying to get the blocks to fall correctly, anxious by the quickening pace of the game… ahhh Tetris! On June 8th at 12:00 pm, celebrate the 35th Anniversary of this groundbreaking game at Barcade with themed food and drinks and giveaways!



163 Newark Avenue, Jersey City, New Jersey


Boss Chick Dance Workout: Jersey City Instructor Certification

Love to train? Want to up your fitness game? Thinking about getting a certification? Starting on June 9th, join JC Barre for their Boos Chick Dance Workout instructor certification training!

Upon your successful completion you’ll become a certificated Boss Chick Dance Workout Instructor


As per the organizers:

“During our practical Instructor Training you will learn:

  • BCDW concept and teaching methodology
  • BCDW routines, and key moves from 4 street dance styles: hip-hop, dance hall, afrobeats, and twerk techniques
  • Cueing and HIIT Training Techniques
  • BCDW Choreography

Upon completion successful candidates receive:

  • BCDW Certificate of Completion
  • ACE trainees receive .8 CECs (AFAA credits available with submission)
  • BCDW Instructor Manual
  • BCDW Instructional Online Video

 Cost: $290 Regular/ $250 Early Bird/ $315 Rush”


For more information please check out the FB event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/2321264121530230/

Tickets are available to purchase on Eventbrite.


JC Barre

419 Monmouth Street, Jersey City, New Jersey


Family Day at Barcade

Another great event courtesy of Barcade! This time it’s Family Day at Barcade! It’s almost like “Bring your Kids to Work Day” but much, much, much more fun. On Sunday, June 9th at 12:00 pm take the kids, the grandparents, visiting cousins, or even everyone in the family to Barcade and enjoy their great games, food and fun for the whole family!


Barcade – Jersey City

163 Newark Avenue, 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!!!


Happy 13th Anniversary! 

13 Year Anniversary Celebration!

Congratulations to Another Man’s Treasure on their 13th Anniversary! That’s a tremendous feat for any small business! On June 13th at 4:00 pm, the fabulous team behind AMT are having a 13 Year Anniversary Celebration! Congratulate the owners and their team, shop, and enjoy discounts and yummy drinks courtesy of Frankie.

Oh, did we mention there will be giveaways? Because there will be giveaways!

Let’s just say you cannot make it to the event (we won’t judge) you’ll still be able to enter to win!


– AMT Vintage $300 Gift Certificate

– A Vintage Voyageur swag bag

– A Pair of Vintage CHANEL earrings (yes, you read that right)

As per AMT, there are three different ways to enter the giveaways and you can enter your name often and an indefinite amount of times:

  1. Make a purchase over $50 in store now through June 13th
  2. Make a $20 or larger donation toward The Vintage Voyageur Season 3 Amazon Prime Click Link: www.PayPal.me/theVV
  3. Repost Image (COMING SOON), Hashtag #AMTlucky13 on social media. Tag & Follow @AMTvintage @TheVintageVoyageur @ClassicCoco to enter!


Another Man’s Treasure vintage store

195 Montgomery Street, Jersey City, New Jersey 07302



Coming up:

Dinner at Van Vorst Park

Celebrate Jersey City’s dynamic food scene and enjoy a delicious three-course dinner in one of our beautiful parks. All proceeds will support the Jersey City Parks Coalition in our mission to empower residents to develop, renovate, use and maintain their community parks and public spaces of Jersey City; thereby revitalizing neighborhoods and lifting communal and human spirits.

Guest Chef is Colleen Christi Willett, the Chef & Co-Owner of Bread & Spoon, a catering and specialty baked goods company that focuses on balanced, delicious, accessible meals for everyone. She runs Bread & Spoon with her husband, Steve.

Colleen believes cooking and eating healthfully should be fun, delicious, interesting and most importantly, shared. Sourcing, preparing and discovering the components that go into each meal allows us to be more in touch with the flavors, aromas and nuances of the foods we eat, their impact on our local economy, and on our planet. Bread & Spoon sources over 80% of its produce, meats and seafood from vendors and providers within 75 miles of Jersey City.

Get your tickets at: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4253377

The organizers would like to thank: ShopRite/Inserra Supermarkets, Leda Duif of Sawyer Smith Residential, Green Villain, The Tenmarc Building, and Chefs Warehouse for sponsoring this event. Supported by Councilman James Solomon.

Hospitality courtesy of Alex Sartoga and Haven House

Logo and graphic design by Catalina Aranguren of Argia photography


Yoga Fest 2019!

Don’t forget about 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.” May we add, bring lots of love!


Salsa Fest 2019

Salsa Fest 2019! Enjoy night filled with great company, music and cigar events on the following dates: June 15th, July 26th, August 24th, and September 13th!

344 Grove Street, Jersey City, New Jersey



Historic Downtown Farmers’ Market!

Don’t forget that 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
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!

It’s a fun-filled week at the district!

Thank you to our members for making the Historic Downtown the place to be!

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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