May 6 – May 12: Happy Mother’s Day!
Mom, mama, mommy, mummy, ma…whatever you call her, on Sunday May 12th, it’s her day. Whether you celebrate your mother or aunt or grandmother or any other special mother figure in your life, make the special effort this Sunday to show that you care. Grab your best friend or your grandmother and head on out to brunch! Give some flowers to your aunt. Call your favorite cousin. It doesn’t have to be “mom” to show your love and appreciation for that special person in your life that supports and encourages you!
Brunch, flowers, gifts or just a simple card, we have you covered! And in the week leading up to Mother’s Day, the District has a slew of events to keep you, your friends and family entertained!
In the last blog we told you about the following options:
For accessories check out Noellery (321 Grove Street, Jersey City, New Jersey) for jewelry and a plethora of accessories that your mother is sure to love!
Flowers from Brennan’s Florist (220 Newark Avenue, Jersey City, New Jersey) are sure to make your special person happy!
Take your mom, aunt or special lady out for a stroll along the Pedestrian Mall or anywhere in the district really. You are bound to find a great little shop or even just enjoy the weather. Maybe stop by WORD Bookstore (123 Newark Avenue, Jersey City, New Jersey) for a book or get her a card (which you should’ve gotten beforehand but we won’t judge you!)
Maybe a nice massage from Salvation Wellness (formerly Knead- 521 Jersey Ave, Jersey City, New Jersey) will do the trick?
How about dinner? Maybe some delicious pasta from Pasta dal Cuore (527 Jersey Ave, Jersey City, New Jersey)?
Also, the District has numerous places brimming with delicious options for brunch such as Latham House (299 Marin Blvd, Jersey City), Beechwood Cafe (290 Grove Street, Jersey City), Uncle Momo (289 Grove Street, Jersey City), Skinner’s Loft (146 Newark Avenue, Jersey City)…whatever you like- we have it!
For gifts, apart from Noellery, how about something from Tia’s Place (277 Grove Street) or Kanibal & Co. (197 Montgomery Street)? Or maybe a great bottle of wine or rose from Cool Vines (276 Grove Street)? How about some delicious cheese and charcuterie platters from Van Hook Cheese & Grocery (528 Jersey Avenue)?
Check out our directory of local businesses that will surely help you navigate the great options you have to spoil that special person in your life: https://jcdowntown.org/directory
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:
Stony Hill Farms
Stella’s Empanadas & Argentine Grill
Americas Kettle Corn
Gourmet Nuts and Dried Fruit
JC Fish Stand
Eat Food CSA
Just Delicious Kettle Korn
Busy Bee Organics
SIPPs Organic Skincare
The Little Gym
Modern Family Dentistry
Blue Mountain Tea
Circle Brook Farm
Sweeta Boo’s Cakery &Catering
Del Forno Real Estate
Uni K Wax
Little Monster Treats
The Plant House
From food and baked goods to fresh and organic produce and local businesses, we have you covered! Stop by and shop
White Eagle Hall Groove on Grove Showcase!
Event season has entered its second week and Groove on Grove has quite the show for you on Wednesday, May 8th! It’s the White Eagle Hall showcase!
Join Dancing Tony and White Eagle Hall for the White Eagle Hall Has Landed Showcase with performances by
6:00 Nimbus Dance Performance
6:20 Emily Gabriele
7:10 Joy Cleaner
8:00 Desir Decir
You are never too young or too old to get your Groove on…
Groove on Grove
Grove PATH Plaza, Jersey City, New Jersey
Israel Flag Raising at City Hall
On Thursday, May 9th at 2:00 pm in the City Hall Chambers room, please join Mayor Fulop, the Jersey City Council members, the Office of Cultural Affairs and the Jewish Federation of Northern NJ for the Israel Flag Raising ceremony. This event is free and open to everyone!
280 Grove Street, Jersey City, New Jersey
Inter-Faith Ramadan Iftar Celebration at City Hall
Another great event courtesy of the City of Jersey City and Jersey City Art & Culture organization is the Inter-Faith Ramadan Iftar Celebration! On May 9th, 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm, please join this inter-faith celebration to celebrate the Islamic Month of Fasting. This event is free and open to everyone! If you would like more information, please call the Office of Cultural Affairs 201-547-6921.
Let’s celebrate and embrace the various cultures that call Jersey City home!
280 Grove St, Jersey City, New Jersey 07302
SW3AT Sauna Studio
Show your love for your spouse holding down the fort at home while you protect our country. SW3AT Sauna Studio is having a “Military Spouse Appreciation Day” on Friday, May 10th! Enjoy the many benefits of the saunas and relax!
172 Newark Avenue, 3rd Floor Jersey City, New Jersey
Love Gives Solo Exhibition at Tea NJ
Before you head out for the night and enjoy the music at FM (see below), another event that you cannot miss is artist Shai Qi’s exhibition at Tea NJ. On Friday from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm,
Take in the abstract pieces that will exhibited throughout the shop and you’ll be able to meet the artist who will be at Tea NJ for the event! If you see something you like, all artwork is available for purchase. Also, according to Tea NJ, if you cannot make it to the store on the date that Shai Qi will be there, you can still stop by the store from April 22nd– June 2nd, to view the amazing artwork. Any questions for the artist? Shoot her an email: email@example.com. Her Instagram handle is @shaiqivibes.
Tickets are available by Eventbrite
262 Newark Ave, Jersey City, New Jersey
The Milwaukees’ 20th Anniversary Party at FM
Start the weekend off the right way…with some great music! Grab your friends and celebrate the 20th Anniversary of The Milwaukees at FM. On Friday, May 10th at 8:00 pm, enjoy the long career of The Milwaukees whose set will feature songs from their 20-year career. The set will feature some oldies but goodies and some unreleased material!
FM Restaurant Bar and Lounge
340 3rd Street, Jersey City, New Jersey
WORD Presents Drag Queen Storytime with Harmonica Sunbeam
After breakfast at any of the amazing spots in the district, take the kiddos to the best story time in town: Drag Queen Storytime! On Saturday, May 11th from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm, Harmonica Sunbeam will not only be reading from some classic childhood literature, there will also be some singalong parts between the stories!
For tickets check out www.wordbookstores.com
WORD Jersey City
123 Newark Ave, Jersey City, New Jersey
The Little Gym Grand Opening!
One of our sponsors for the 2019 event season is having a grand opening- The Little Gym! On Saturday, May 11th from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm, check out their new space, welcome them to Jersey City, sign up the kids for some great classes, enjoy light refreshments and HAVE SOME FUN!
You can also find The Little Gym at our weekly Farmers’ Market at the Grove PATH Plaza.
The Little Gym- Jersey City
380 Newark Ave, Units 101 and 102, Jersey City, New Jersey
Tony Boloney’s Ribbon Cutting
Let’s welcome Tony Boloney’s to the downtown family! Please join Mayor Fulop, the HDSID and the Tony Boloney team on Friday, May 17th, from 3:00 PM – 3:30 PM for their ribbon cutting event!
Come by, say hello and enjoy their delicious food offerings!
Tony Boloney’s Jersey City
HDSID Monthly Meeting
Join us for our next 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!
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
Happy Mother’s Day everyone from the HDSID!
For sponsorship opportunities please see our 2019 Media Kit: https://jcdowntown.org/images/documents/mediakit2019.pdf