March 16 - March 22: Happy St. Patrick's Day! - This Week In The HDSID
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March 16 – March 22: Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Happy St. Patrick’s Day from the HDSID! We hope you enjoy the day responsibly. Aside from St. Paddy’s Day, this week is full of other fun events!


With everything going on in the world and our city right now, we hope you all stay safe and take the appropriate precautions. Regarding the events mentioned below, please check the social media accounts for each business for any cancellations or postponements.

Sit back, relax and read on!



Jam with Jamie at Hazel Baby & Kids

It’s another Jam with Jamie event! The next session will be held on Monday, March 16, at 10:30 am. No need to bring instruments for the kids as they will be provided an assortment of musical devices by the teacher to make music. The genres covered will run the gamut, from oldies to kid’s songs and rock n’ roll. This event is for kids 0 to 4 years of age. Tiny humans must be accompanied by an adult.

Also, take a look at some notes from the organizers:

  • “Attending caregiver is solely responsible for the safety of their child/children in the class.
  • Please put your phone on silent and kindly refrain from using it except to take pictures or in case of an emergency.
  • Please engage with and encourage your child/children to participate in the class along with your teacher(s).
  • We can’t wait to jam with you and your little ones!
  • Cancellation & Reschedule Policy: You can cancel or reschedule your reservation 12 hours prior to class. After that point no cancellations or reschedules allowed.”


Tickets are available to purchase on


Hazel Baby & Kids

199 Montgomery Street, Jersey City, New Jersey


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Join us for our monthly Historic Downtown Special Improvement District Meeting on March 17th in the Caucus Room at City Hall, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm. All are welcome to attend!


Website Building Basics at Indiegrove

Want to discover the basics behind building a website? Well here’s your chance to learn from the best at Indiegrove’s Website Building Basics event! On Wednesday, March 18th from 12:30 pm to 3:30 pm, join Kate Gilbert from Code Wiz (another amazing, local business) for the class at Indiegrove. Kate is a pro at website building and marketing so you are in good hands! Like the organizers stated, “As a front-end developer and WordPress expert, Kate has helped dozens of website owners get online the right way.”

The class will cover the following topics:

Picking a website platform

Understanding domains and website hosting

What does it all cost on a month to month basis to have a website?

The four components every website needs


You’ll leave the class with a better sense of how to build your site!


Tickets are available on



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


2020 Permanent Student Art Collection Reception

Join Mayor Fulop, the Office of Cultural Affairs, and the City Council Members for the opening reception for the Student Art Collection for March on the third floor in City Hall! On Wednesday, March 18th at 3:30 pm, the artwork featured and presented will be from students in Jersey City schools, kindergarten to 12th grade. This event is free and everyone is welcome to attend. Show your support for our young artists! If you need more information, please contact Greg Brickey


City Hall

280 Grove Street, Jersey City, New Jersey


Spring Forward – Learn to Clear the Energy of You and Your Home

There is a ton of unrest and stress in the world right now and while you cannot control what happens outside, you can control the energy within yourself and in your home. To find out how to clear any bad juju in your life and personal space, this event, courtesy of Lorraine Giordano is for you!

On Thursday, March 19th at 7:45 pm, join Lorraine at Love Locked and you’ll learn how to clear the energy and smudge your space.

As if learning how to clear energy isn’t enough, if you sign up for the workshop, you’ll enter a contest to win a clearing kit and a 45-minute energy healing session with Lorraine Giordano herself! The winner will be selected via drawing on the same day of the workshop, March 19th!

Get your tickets on


Love Locked

353 Grove Street, Jersey City, New Jersey


Live music at Pet Shop JC

Start the party early on Thursday, March 19th at Pet Shop with some live music! Enjoy this free show, if you are 21 years old and over.

The scheduled lineup for the night is:

8:00 pm WAVE

9:00 pm NO ICE

10:00 pm Well Wisher


Perfect Thursday night: Pet Shop and live music!


Pet Shop JC

193 Newark Avenue, Jersey City, New Jersey


Lucky 7’s Ladies Night

Maybe you are looking for a “luckier” way to spend your Thursday? Or maybe you just want half off of your drink. Nothing wrong with that! If that’s the case, then take your gal pals and head on over to Lucky’s for their Lucky 7’s Ladies Night! Enjoy drink specials and dance the night away courtesy of DJ Phil Nastie! The fun begins at 8:00 pm!


Lucky Bar

322 2nd Street, Jersey City, New Jersey


Love Locked Launch Party for Silver Sculptor

Another great event at Love Locked!

Join the amazing jewelry designer Joanne Simmons of the Silver Sculptor for the presentation of her new collection at Love Locked on Friday, March 20th at 5:00 pm. Her latest collection is titled Pebbles and the inspiration is, you guessed it, pebbles found on the shore from Joanne’s home country, Britain. You do not want to miss seeing these beautiful pieces. Bring your wallet because you need to bring something home!


Love Locked

353 Grove Street, Jersey City, New Jersey


Thank HER Now: The Experience

On Saturday, March 21st from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm, take some time for yourself! Yes, take some time to celebrate you, everything you have accomplished so far in life and honor your other fellow women and their victories. The conference Thank HER Now will provide you with the forum to say a simple yet powerful THANK YOU to yourself! As the tagline states “Self-Care. Self-Connect. Self-Commit”


Purchase your tickets at


Andco work

201 Montgomery Street, Jersey City, New Jersey


Barcade Jersey City Knockout

Sunday Funday! Have the Sunday blues? Well cast them aside and spend the day at Barcade with their Barcade Jersey City Knockout event hosted by Belles & Chimes New York!

Enjoy some great beer, good eats, and the competition! This event is for everyone. Here are the rules as per the organizers:

“Progressive strike group knockout!

10 strikes

For 3 and 4-player groups – 1st place = 0 strikes / 2nd place = 1 strike, 3rd place = 2 strikes, 4th place = 3 strikes

$11 ($1 to IFPA fees and $10 to prize pot & trophies & prizes maybe)

PAPA/IFPA competition rules and code of conduct”

When: Sunday, March 22nd

Time: 2:00 pm


Barcade – Jersey City

163 Newark Avenue, Jersey City, New Jersey


And don’t forget!

Plan ahead with some future events:


Autism Acceptance Events


Please join Smile Pre-School and Nursery, Colors of Autism and the HDSID for the Light it Up Blue and Autism Acceptance Dinner!


Easter Funday!

Join Smile Pre-School & Nursery and the HDSID for the Annual Easter Funday event! Get ready to have some fun with the Easter Bunny on April 4th from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm. Bring the kiddos for the morning and they’ll get to have their picture taken with the Easter Bunny, participate in an egg hunt, get some candy (of course!) and have a fun time on a Saturday!


Smile Pre-School & Nursery

276 First Street, Jersey City, New Jersey


Bastille Day!

Let’s celebrate Bastille Day! Join The French American Academy and some of their HDSID members/ sponsors like CHOC·O·PAIN French Bakery and Café and Atlas Public House on Saturday, July 11th from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm at The French American Academy located on 209 3rd Street, Jersey City! Vive le 14 juillet!

For more information, check out

If you are interested in being a sponsor, here’s the information you need:

Job Posting!



HDSID Events

Are you a vendor?

Are you an artist?

How about a singer or musician?

If you are interested in vending or performing at any of our events please visit: more information. Our website has the guidelines for each event and information on how to apply. Please review the guidelines prior to applying to ensure that you and your business meet the qualifications.

Event season begins in April!


Stay safe and have a great week!



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