May 20 - May 27: Memorial Day! - This Week In The HDSID
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May 20 – May 27: Memorial Day!

May is coming to a close and we are inching closer to summertime!

While the weather might not be cooperating, the District has a plethora of events sure you brighten your day! From music to author events, we have you covered.

Have a fun and safe Memorial Day weekend!

Asian Pacific Heritage Month Open Mic & Karaoke

On Monday, May 20th at 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm, celebrate Asian Pacific Heritage Month at LITM!

This event is partnership between LITM, Thinking in Full Color, and Gabriela New Jersey. Enjoy a night filled with music and fun celebrating Asian Pacific Heritage Month, with the night including performances by: Joanne Villavieja, Cathy D. Gallagher, Nicole Cañete and Joelle Eliza. The karaoke portion of the night starts at 9:00 pm.



140 Newark Ave, Jersey City, New Jersey


Girl Mogul Book Party with Tiffany Pham

Another great event happening on the same day is the Girl Mogul party at Word bookstore. On Monday, May 20th at 7:00 pm, join the people at Word and author Tiffany Pham as she talks and signs copies of her book, Girl Mogul: Dream It. Do It. Change the World! Join in on the discussion or just listen… you will definitely leave inspired to change the world!

Here’s a brief overview of the book and it’s incredible author (as per Word)

Welcome to Girl Mogul! No matter who you are or where you come from, this book can help you define success, envision it, and make it happen–in school, in your personal life, and at work. Get ready to awaken all the awesomeness that is already inside of you. Tiffany Pham, founder and CEO of Mogul, created one of the most successful platforms for girls worldwide, reaching millions of people to enact true change in their lives, after receiving thousands of emails asking for advice. In Girl Mogul, she speaks directly to teens and young adults, sharing insights from her own life as well from the lives of the most incredible and inspiring women on Mogul. Tiffany has proven that with the right attitude, the right people, and the right vision, there’s nothing girls can’t do.


Get your tickets at:

Please note as per the organizers:

Please note that admission to this event requires either a purchase of Girl Mogul 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.


Two empowering and inspiring events in one night? We are spoiled for choice in JC!


WORD Jersey City

123 Newark Ave, Jersey City, New Jersey



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Join us for our monthly Historic Downtown Special Improvement District Meeting on May 21st in the Caucus Room at City Hall, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm. All are welcome to attend!


Soul of Sake IX by Ani Ramen Jersey City

It’s an Ani Ramen Soul of Sake event! You know the drill: delicious food and amazing sake! On Tuesday, May 21st at 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm, head on over to Ani Ramen’s event with Miss Sake USA. With a purchase of a ticket, you’ll be able to enjoy omakase appetizers, ramen, sake and whiskey…what else do you need? The whisky that will be served is produced by Suntory Toki and the sake are Nanbu Bijin You Special and Nanbu Bijin All Koji.

Deliciousness all around!

Get your tickets at


Ani Ramen JC

218 Newark Ave, Jersey City, New Jersey


Groove on Grove: Sound in Color Showcase

The theme for Wednesday’s Groove on Grove is Sound in Color Showcase.

More details regarding the performers will be released on our Facebook page. But, it’s a GOG and Dancing Tony event, so you know it’s going to be amazing!


Wednesday May 22nd 6:00 – 9:00

Groove on Grove

Grove PATH Plaza, Jersey City, New Jersey


Guyana Flag Raising at City Hall

On Thursday, May 23rd at 3:00 pm, please join Mayor Fulop, the Municipal Council, the Office of Cultural Affairs and the Guyanese-American Community, for the Guyana Flag Raising at the City Hall Chambers!

This is a free event and open to the public!


City Hall

280 Grove St, Jersey City, New Jersey


RADHA / A-Natural / Evangelia/ Ashton Ramdehal at FM

Get ready for a spectacular night of music at FM! On Thursday, get ready to hear the amazing talents of RADHA, A-Natural, Evangelia and Ashton Ramdehal! On Thursday, May 23th at 8

The performances begin at 8:00 pm, the event is for people 18 and older and the fee is $8.

8:00 Ashton Ramdehal

8:45 Evangelia

9:30 A-Natural NYC

10:15 RADHA


FM Restaurant Bar and Lounge

340 Third Street, Jersey City, New Jersey



Tula Vera/A Boy Named John/The Neverends/Chubb’s Wooden Hand at FM

Another great night filled with amazing music courtesy of FM! After you enjoy the musical performances from the night before, prolong the good vibes the following day by checking out another great lineup at FM:


Tula Vera

Chubb’s Wooden Hand

The Neverends

& A Boy Named John


Friday, May 24th, the doors open at 7:30 pm, tickets are $10 at the door and $15 for under 21.


FM Restaurant Bar and Lounge

340 Third Street, Jersey City, New Jersey


WORD JC presents Mike Cavallaro & George O’Connor

After your brunch on Sunday, check out the WORD JC presents: Mike Cavallaro & George O’Connor. On May 26th at 12:30 pm, enjoy a presentation AND drawing class with the authors of Nico Bravo and the Hound of Hades and Olympians: Hephaistos.

As per WORD, “purchase of either title is necessary for access to this event.”

Get your tickets at


WORD Jersey City

123 Newark Ave, Jersey City, New Jersey


Mark your Calendars:


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


Pasta Dal Cuore

527 Jersey Ave, Jersey City, New Jersey


Don’t forget about:

Riverview Jazz Festival 2019


May 31st – June 9th, 2019

Opening Party at J Owen Grundy Pier on May 31

*Closing Festival June 8 – 9 at Newark Pedestrian Mall!*


Yoga Fest 2019


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
Pies and Quiches
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
IV Elements
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!

Our nation owes a debt to its fallen heroes that we can never fully repay, but we can honor their sacrifice.

President Barack Obama

We often take for granted the very things that most deserve our gratitude.

Cynthia Ozick

Happy Memorial Day!

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