May 25 – May 31: Memorial Day and beyond!
We would like to offer a heartfelt thank you to the brave men and women in the military during this holiday and every day of the year. On Memorial Day, we remember and honor those brave souls that paid the ultimate sacrifice.
Historic Downtown Farmer’s Market
On Monday, the market will be closed on Monday, May 25th in observance of Memorial Day.
The Farmer’s market will return on Thursday, May 28th 4:00 – 8:00, at the Grove PATH Plaza.
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:
Stony Hill Farm
Gourmet Nuts and Dried Fruit
JC Fish Stand
Circle Brook Farms
Our Woods Maple
We also have online pre-ordering available for certain vendors. Peruse their offerings, pay online and pick up your order at the Market. Check out https://www.localline.ca/historic-downtown-farmers-market and place your order for Gourmet Nuts & Dried Fruit and Vesco Foods! Take a look at these vendors own sites to order and pick-up at our Farmers Market.
Stony Hill Farms: stonyhillfarms.com
Ort Farms: ortfarms.com/shop-online
Hoboken Farms: njhomedelivery.com
Thank you to everyone for your support!
Grove on Grove At Home
We might not have a Farmer’s Market on Monday, but Groove on Grove At Home will be back in action as scheduled on Wednesday! The Groove on Grove At Home series allows you to enjoy the music from the comfort of your own home AND have the opportunity to win cool prizes from local businesses like Gallerie Hudson, The Hair Room, N-Joyable Hair Studio and more! Watch the Facebook Live events on Wednesday, follow our Facebook page for updates and check out the prizes each week.
On Wednesday, May 27th, you’ll enjoy some live hip hop music courtesy of Break a Leg Entertainment from the comfort of your home! Check our Groove on Grove Facebook page for the amazing performance.
The fun begins at 6:00 pm and will feature performances from Elliot Eldasensei Williams , Animal Crackas, Vic Shadez and Marquis Chandler of True N Livin LLC! The event will also feature a Jersey City hip hop playlist and cool facts about our city’s history with the genre.
We are thankful to GothamWest, Dancing Tony, all of the participating bands and the businesses who are partnering with us! Remember- even in quarantine, you can still get your groove on!
Also, Groove on Grove At Home will help to raise funds for Mayor Fulop and the Jersey City Covid-19 Relief Fund. The fund benefits front line essential workers and small businesses in Jersey City.
And, if you can, please consider donating to the following causes as well:
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:
For more information, please visit our Groove on Grove Facebook page!
The food gods have answered our prayers! Ani Ramen is coming out with an at-home noodle kit in collaboration with Sun Noodle! You’ll get to enjoy the best noodles from the comfort of your home whenever you want!
In addition to that great news- you still can donate to their Kickstarter charity campaign:
Three Little Birds
Get your little ones moving and grooving courtesy of Three Little Birds Music Zoom Class on Friday May 29th! At 1:30 pm, join Mrs. Tiffany for a fun time dancing, learning new songs and bonding with your little one. This class is geared towards newborn- sitting up independently according to the organizers.
Take a look at the link below to pay and register for the class and for more information on upcoming Zoom events:
The Hair Room
Is your hair looking a little rough and tough? We cannot wait to head on back to our favorite salon, The Hair Room, for some much-needed hair TLC. In the meantime, peruse their online store for the hair necessities needed to transform your tresses:
Your favorite spot for Neapolitan pizza has re-opened for take-out orders! Check out Porta JC
at https://pizzaporta.com/jersey-city and you’ll be able to satisfy your pizza cravings!
Sometimes you crave pizza and other times it’s the delicious seafood: yummy crab cakes, crispy Cajun fries, juicy shrimp and crawfish…
Lucky for you The Boil is back offering takeout and delivery. From Wednesday to Sunday, 4:00 – 9:00 pm quell your seafood craving.
Check out their menu and place your order, your tummy will thank you: https://www.theboilny.com/copy-of-jc-menu
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 3rd Groove on Grove
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/
Coming up in June:
HDSID Monthly Meeting
Join us virtually for our monthly Historic Downtown Special Improvement District Meeting on June 16th, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm via Zoom.
Meeting ID: 878 8431 3847
3rd Annual Yoga & Vegan Fest Jersey City!
We all need something to look forward to during these crazy times and what’s a more appropriate event than Yoga Fest! The 3rd Annual Yoga Fest is scheduled to take place on Saturday, June 20th from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm at the Newark Avenue Pedestrian Mall.
Jivamukti Yoga Studio is doing an amazing job bringing together different teachers, musicians and vendors for the day!
This year’s event will feature: yoga classes and workshops for all levels and ages, yummy vegan food vendors, speakers, a mindfulness tent, music, eco-friendly shopping vendors and much more!
Once everything is said and done, we all need a good yoga and meditation session!
Newark Avenue Pedestrian Mall
119-158 Newark Avenue, Jersey City, New Jersey
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
Autism Acceptance Events
We have an updated date for the Autism Acceptance Dinner!
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
Let’s celebrate Bastille Day! Join The French American Academy and some of their HDSID members/ sponsors like CHOC-O-PAIN French Bakery and Cafe© 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 https://www.faacademy.org/community/bastilledayjc/
If you are interested in being a sponsor, here’s the information you need: https://bastilleday.sponseasy.com/bastille-day-in-jersey-city-2020
Stay Safe JC!
Take a look at the 2020 Media Kit: