June 8 - June 14: Happy June! - This Week In The HDSID
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June 8 – June 14: Happy June!

We hope everyone is doing well! We almost at the finish line: businesses are slowly starting to re-open and everyone is continuing to take precautions to ensure we are all healthy.


Continue being proactive, wear masks and help support local businesses!


We support our community and every resident in our great City and beyond!


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 maybe a cookie or two!


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!


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


Thank you to everyone for your support!


Grove on Grove At Home

On Wednesday, June 10th at 6:00 pm, enjoy Groove on Grove: At Home with Manouche Bag!


Manouche Bag will be playing their live set from the beautiful Madame Claude Bis (performing while observing social distancing rules of course!)

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

The chosen charity for the day will be The Hudson County Hunger Project! The band has chosen this great charity for viewers to support during their performance. Donations can be made at: https://www.gofundme.com/f/hudsoncountyhunger


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!

Please consider supporting these other amazing charities:

York Street Project:


Grace Church Van Vorst list of local food pantries:


St Matthew’s Lutheran Church:


The Hudson County Hunger Project:


FLAG (Front Line Appreciation Group) of HBKN and JC:


Rescuing Leftover Cuisine:


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


Ani Ramen

Our stomachs are jumping with joy! The Ani Ramen at-home noodle kit in collaboration with Sun Noodle is here! You’ll get to enjoy the best noodles from the comfort of your home whenever you want!

Available for pickup and delivery via Ani Ramen Express and https://beawesomefeedsomebody.org/


Run, don’t walk over to your computer and place your order: https://www.toasttab.com/rock-city-pizza-jersey-city/v3

While you are there placing your order for the noodle kit, check out the other yummy items: pizza, chicken, cocktails and make a donation!


The Hair Room

Want to join the fiercest team in Jersey City? You are in luck because The Hair Room is hiring! Check out their website for the specifics:



Live your girl power dreams in real life!


Sw3at Sauna Studio

Interested in wellness and helping someone achieve a pain-free existence? Do you want to help someone get to the pinnacle of mental and physical wellbeing? If those are your ultimate goals, Sw3at Sauna is here for you!

They are hiring, check out their posts for more information:




Milk and Cream Cereal Bar

We want to welcome the Milk and Cream Cereal Bar to the downtown family! We wish the team and staff many years of success! Oh, and definitely try the Chocolate S’mores Galore… you won’t regret it!

Here are the pics from their opening day courtesy of Windward Lift:




Salvation Wellness

Trying to figure out a way to help the BLM movement? Salvation Wellness will donate 100% of profits made from purchases to Black Lives Matter and Campaign Zero this week.


A big thank you to the Salvation Wellness team!


Frankie JC

A big shout to the team at Frankie from their generous donations to the BLM movement.




Three Little Birds

Need to get your little one moving and grooving? Join the Little Birds Music Zoom Class for newborns that can sit up independently! On Friday, June 12 at 1:30 pm join Mrs. Tiffany for a fun-filled class featuring music, movement and play!

To get more information and to purchase tickets for the online class check out:


Don’t Forget:


Census 2020

Don’t forget to please fill out your 2020 Census information! Everyone needs to be counted!



Don’t forget about this great initiative from Barcade! Barcade will assist and facilitate the donation of meals to our fellow citizens in need. You can fill out a form to donate meals and Barcade will match the donation, meal for meal.

Check out their website for additional information:



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 5th JCFriday

June 6th Saturday AMM

June 10th Groove on Grove

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/


3rd Annual Yoga & Vegan Fest Jersey City

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

Coming up in June:

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


Small Business Information

If you are a small business owner, consider utilizing the Small Business Majority website as a resource for webinars, policy updates and much more:



Also, here is the information to apply for an SBA loan if your business was affected by the closures and curfew.

Applicants may apply online, receive additional disaster assistance information, and download applications at: https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela


If you are a business owner in the personal care field, check out these opportunities:




Restaurant owners can review and apply for the Restaurant Employee Relief Fund: https://rerf.us/


Are you an artist, writer, musician?



If you are a freelancer, check out: https://freelancecoop.org/emergencyfund/


Tattoo shops should look here: https://www.tattoodo.com/a/covid19-artist-support-plan-150072


The IRS has the following option available to businesses: https://www.irs.gov/newsroom/irs-employee-retention-credit-available-for-many-businesses-financially-impacted-by-covid-19

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


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, careful and support local businesses!

Stay safe JC!

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