November 11 - November 17: The Blog is Back! - This Week In The HDSID
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November 11 – November 17: The Blog is Back!

It’s baaack!

The blog is back and we have some amazing events going on in the district! This week is jam-packed with amazing events courtesy of the great members of our district. In addition to Veteran’s Day, we have a hairstyling class, music events, food specials, cultural events and more. Get your tea or coffee, sit back and start planning your week’s activities!


 “Honoring Our Heroes” Veterans Day Tribute by The Historic Jersey City and Harsimus Cemetery

On Monday, November 11th at 1:00 pm, join the members and board of The Historic Jersey City and Harsimus Cemetery for the Annual Honoring Our Heroes Veterans Day Tribute!

Bring the whole family for this amazing and very important event. The day will feature guest speakers and USO music show. This is a free event.


The Historic Jersey City and Harsimus Cemetery

435 Newark Avenue, Jersey City, New Jersey


Happy Veteran’s Day from the HDSID

Thank you to all military veterans for your courageous service to our country. 


Story Time with Lady Lucas at Hazel Baby & Kids

Grab the kiddos (all ages are welcome to this event) and head on over to Hazel Baby & Kids for an amazing storytime with local author/ illustrator Ashley Lucas! Ashley will be reading her book “Iggie’s Gingerbread!” Ashley Lucas is an incredibly talented illustrator and the book is beautifully written and illustrated! Everyone is in for a good time!


The event is scheduled for Wednesday, November 13th at 10:30 am to 11:30 am

Limited spots are available so reserve your space at


Hazel Baby & Kids

199 Montgomery Street, Jersey City, New Jersey


Hot Tool Class hosted by The Hair Room JC

The holiday season is upon us and when things get hectic, we don’t have the time to get our hair professionally styled for all of the upcoming events. Forget the holiday season, sometimes it’s great to do something different all throughout the year! Instead of a simple ponytail (nothing wrong with that- ponytails have saved many of us from horrible hair days) learn the tricks of the trade from the amazing ladies at The Hair Room! On Wednesday, November 13th from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm, learn the secret to waves, blowouts and working with hot tools.


Aside from learning from the best, this event will also have refreshments! If that’s not an incentive, we don’t know what is!

Tickets are $30 and are available on Eventbrite.


The Hair Room JC

213 Montgomery Street, Jersey City, New Jersey


Walker’s Apothecary Ribbon Cutting Event!

Welcome to the Family Shalea and Walker’s Apothecary! On Thursday, November 14th at 2:30 pm, please join Mayor Fulop, the HDSID and our Board Members for the ribbon-cutting ceremony for your soon-to-be skin haven!


Let’s welcome Walker’s Apothecary to our beautiful Downtown Jersey City community!


Walker’s Apothecary

264 Newark Avenue, Suite 1, Jersey City, New Jersey


Polish Flag Raising

Join Mayor Fulop, the Office of Cultural Affairs, the City Council and the Katyn Memorial Preservation Committee for the Polish Flag Raising honoring the 101st Anniversary of Poland Regaining Independence on November 14 at 2:00 pm. The flag-raising event will take place in the City Hall Council Chambers.

This ceremony is free and everyone is welcome to attend! If you require more information please email Janusz Sporek at


City Hall

280 Grove Street, Jersey City, New Jersey


Trivia Night at The Ashford


Get your tickets and join the York Street Project on Thursday, November 14, 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm at The Ashford and show off your trivia knowledge! This great organization is hosting an event to fundraise for their cause which is to “break the cycle of poverty for families and children in need.”

Bring your friends and enjoy a night filled with fun and you’ll be helping out a great organization! Delicious food and drinks will be available for purchase.

As per the organizers, ticket sales, all raffles and 50/50 proceeds will go directly to the York Street Project.


For more information on the event or if you have any questions, kindly email Tash Geary at

Tickets are available on


The Ashford

145 Newark Avenue, Jersey City, New Jersey


Yogic Meditation at Jivamukti Yoga

Find your center and peace courtesy of Jivamukti Yoga. On Thursday, November 14th at 6:00 pm, learn more and delve into yogic meditation with Yogishri Sudaehshan Kannan! We all need to integrate more peaceful teachings in our lives!


Jivamukti Yoga Center Jersey City

171 Newark Avenue, 2nd Floor Jersey City, New Jersey


Haiti Cultural Day

Join Mayor Fulop, the Office of Cultural Affairs, the City Council and the Haitian American Association for the Haiti Cultural Day and Flag Raising event on Friday, November 15th at 5:30 pm! The flag-raising event will take place in the City Hall Council Chambers.

This ceremony is free and everyone is welcome to attend! If you require more information please email Elda Pinchinat at


City Hall

280 Grove Street, Jersey City, New Jersey


90’s & 00’s Night at FM

90s and 00s rock… pure nostalgia! Relive those great musical times courtesy Dancing Tony and FM on Friday, November 15th at 8:00 pm! Enjoy a good ol’ theme night filled with rock from that era with The Boyfriends and DJ Phil Nastie.

Perfect Friday night… can’t hardly wait (90’s teen movie classic, we miss those times)


FM Restaurant Bar and Lounge

340 Third Street, Jersey City, New Jersey


Salsa at Hard Grove

Get your dancing shoes and canned goods ready for Saturday, November 16th! Join Hard Grove at 9:30 pm for a night filled with yummy food, great people, music, and salsa! In addition to boogying down to the music, the organizers are kindly requesting all participants to bring a canned item that they will donate to a Jersey City in need! Dancing and giving back? Sign us up!


Hard Grove

284 1st Street, Jersey City, New Jersey


Special Offer!

Atlas Public House

Coupon for 10% off of your bill at Atlas Public House for November!


Atlas Public House

130 Newark Ave, Jersey City, New Jersey

Coming up:

The Happy Holiday Market

Get those gift lists ready, The Happy Holiday Market is back on November 18th! Shop and buy local for the holiday season!

The Artist & Maker Market has some great vendors scheduled to attend for get ready Jersey City!

The market is on the following dates:

November 18

November 21

November 25

December 2

December 5

December 9

December 12

December 16

December 21

December 22 and December 23


Location: Grove PATH Plaza

Time: 4:00 – 8:00


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Join us for our monthly Historic Downtown Special Improvement District Meeting on November 19th in the Caucus Room at City Hall, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm. All are welcome to attend!


Shampoo JC Anniversary!

Congratulations to Shampoo JC on their 10-year (amazing!) anniversary in Jersey City! Instead of resting on their laurels (which Shampoo JC can do without a problem) they are giving back in the most amazing way by partnering with the Jersey City Fire Department’s Captain Mark Lee Memorial Toy Drive!


You can join in on this feel-good initiative by dropping off a new and unwrapped toy or gift card to Shampoo JC before the event or at the event. There’s a little trade-off: if you bring a toy, you’ll receive a complimentary drink! ALSO, all proceeds from the event, tickets fees, and the Silent Auction will benefit the Toy Drive! During the celebration, Radha will perform!


Date: Thursday, December 5th, 6:00 pm

Location: Headroom Bar & Social, 150 Bay Street Jersey City

Tickets are available on Eventbrite


Congratulations to the great team at Shampoo!



107 Christopher Columbus Dr #3500, Jersey City, New Jersey


Holiday Tree and Menorah Lighting Ceremony

The Historic Downtown Special Improvement District will have its Annual Holiday Lighting Ceremony at the Pedestrian Mall on Tuesday, December 10, 6:00 pm – 6:30 pm!

Please join Mayor Steven Fulop and the HDSID in celebrating the holiday season as we light the Christmas Tree and Menorah.

There will be music by Dancing Tony/ (The) Rock-it Docket. Smile Preschool and Nursery will give out toys to children in need for the Holiday Season (while supplies last.)

AND Santa is coming in on a fire truck to visit and say hello! This is a free and fun event for all!

This event would not be possible without our generous sponsors:

Smile Preschool and Nursery


Date: December 10th

Time: 6:00

Location: Newark Avenue Pedestrian Mall

Have a great week Jersey City!




Historic Downtown Farmers’ Market!

Don’t forget: every Monday and Thursday, the Historic Downtown Farmer’s Market at the Grove PATH Plaza. The Farmer’s Market is open from 4:00 – 8:00 and features a wide array of farms, produce, plants, specialty foods and desserts!
Come on out and support your local farms and businesses!

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