September 9 - September 15: Back to School- Happy September! - This Week In The HDSID
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September 9 – September 15: Back to School- Happy September!

Hopefully all the kiddos had a great first day of school! We wish all of the little ones a healthy and successful academic year!

Even though the school year started and the days have a slight chill to them lately, the district has a plethora of events coming up this week that are sure to please everyone and get you and the family out of the house. Enjoy live music, dancing, a fantastic first annual event and more… Sit back and find out what’s going on in the district!

Oh, and don’t forget: Saturday, September 21st it’s the 2019 All About Downtown Street Fair!

Atlas Public House

Monday blues have you in their grip? Well head on over to Atlas Public House for the drink/food specials:

$8 meatballs (yummy!)

$8 Martinis: dirty, cosmo, apple, gimlet (delectable!)

$4 Modelo (delicious!)


Atlas Public House

30 Newark Avenue, Jersey City, New Jersey


New Sounds from Underground

Now that the Groove on Grove summer concert series has come to an end (sad!) you can get your live music fix from the numerous events happening throughout the district. One of them is at FM on Tuesday, September 10th at 8:00 pm! Enjoy live performances from:

  • The Happy Analogues
  • Chris Vegh Band
  • DefMod Network
  • Sodapop Suicide

The show begins at 8:00 and it’s a $5 fee at the door.


FM Restaurant Bar and Lounge

340 Third Street, Jersey City, New Jersey


Crockpot Comedy: Pet Shop JC

On a day of solemn observance, sometimes we need a little laughter and levity. While not forgetting the past, it helps live in the moment! On Wednesday, September 11th at 8:00 pm, enjoy a comedy show unlike any other you’ve seen- unless you’ve been to one of these events in the past (they happen every second Wednesday at Pet Shop!)

This fun, free and crazy comedy show is hosted by Tyler Rothrock, Nate Marshall, Alex Grubard, and Lemaire Lee and features:

  • Bryan Yang
  • Christiana Jackson
  • Tyler Langlois
  • Taj Osorio
  • Majorie Bryant
  • Lynn Maleh
  • Jolie Darrow


Tickets are available on


Pet Shop

193 Newark Avenue, Jersey City, New Jersey


Siesta Party Jersey City

Take the awkwardness out of meeting new people and networking via Korizza Media’s Siesta Party at The Ashford on Thursday, September 12th! From 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm, with the purchase of a ticket you’ll get two drinks and appetizers. Plus, you’ll get to meet your fellow Jersey City residents, partake in games (with prizes!) network, have fun and make new friends!

Tickets are available for purchase on Eventbrite


The Ashford

145 Newark Avenue, Jersey City, New Jersey


Vin Mott Blues Band in Jersey City!

If you are more interested in the blues, head on over to South House on Thursday and listen to the Vin Mott Blues Band at 8:00 pm!

Check out their website for more:


SOUTH HOUSE Bar & Restaurant

149 Newark Avenue, Jersey City, New Jersey


2nd Chat n Chew Women Networking

If you are interested in getting to know strong and inspiring female elected officials, business owners and organizers, this event is for you! Join the 2nd Chat n Chew Women Networking event on September 12th at 6:00 pm at AndCo.

This event is hosted and will feature:

  • Assemblywoman Angela V McKnight
  • Councilwoman- At Large Joyce Watterman
  • Councilwoman Denise Ridley
  • Councilwoman Mira Prinz Arey

Successful women all around!


Andco Work

201 Montgomery Street, Jersey City, New Jersey


Tribos Peri Peri Grand Opening

Let’s welcome this new business to the neighborhood! On September 13th at 12:00 pm, Tribos Peri Peri is opening its doors! Explore the world and flavors of peri peri and prepare to have your taste buds explode!

For more information on their menu and to plan your meal check out:


Tribos Peri Peri

109 Christopher Columbus Drive, Jersey City, New Jersey



It’s here! The 1st Annual JANE-A-PALOOZA event hosted by the amazing team at Jane Do! On Saturday, September 14th from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm enjoy a day on the Grove Street Pedestrian Mall filled with fitness classes, music, giveaways, yummy food and drinks!

The following vendors are scheduled to appear at the events:

Carbon 38


Shaka Bowl

Healthade Kombucha

The Ashford

It’s the ultimate block party so bring the entire family to the Pedestrian Mall for a day filled with fun and exercise!


Jane Do Jersey City

160 Newark Avenue 3rd Floor, Jersey City, New Jersey


Lucky 7’s Saturday Night Dance Party with DJ Marvelous

After the JANE-A-PALOOZA block party, go home, freshen up, find a babysitter and check out Lucky 7’s Saturday Night Dance Party with DJ Marvelous! From 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm, enjoy the music and drink specials:

$3 Labatt Blue Drafts

$4 House Vodka Drinks

$4 Craft Can of the Week

$6 Vodka – Red Bull Drinks

$5 Jose Cuervo / Soco and Lime shots


That’s the best way to end your Saturday night!

Saturday, September 14th– 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm


Lucky Bar

322 2nd Street, Jersey City, New Jersey


Thank you!

Another successful Groove on Grove concert season has come to an end. A HUGE thank you to all of the amazing musicians and bands that performed this season, all of the very talented artists and artisans that sold their wares during the GOG+AMM events, the hardworking HDSID cleaning crew, Dancing Tony of the (The) Rock-it Docket and Debbie Mangual-Condi of the Artist & Maker Market for their hard work and for booking only the best, the Jersey City Art & Culture and the Jersey City Department of Health & Human Services for their constant support and help, the HDSID Board, our Executive Director Rachel Sieg for overseeing and organizing the events and our INCREDIBLE sponsors for making ALL of this happen! See you next year for another season filled with music and fun!

Sponsors of the Groove on Grove Concert Series:

Bang Cookies


Left Bank Burger Bar

Smile Preschool and Nursery

Barcade – Jersey City

Helen’s Pizza

Liberty Harbor Residences

Zeppelin Hall Biergarten

Liberty Science Center

Roman Nose

WORD Jersey City

Jersey City Pediatric Dentistry

Jivamukti Yoga Center Jersey City

Orale Mexican Kitchen

The Keyhole JC

SOUTH HOUSE Bar & Restaurant

Tails On Trails LLC

Grove Street Bicycles Giant Jersey City

Chick-fil-A Newport Centre

Hudson County Community College


The Ashford

Coldwell Banker Jersey City



Woodford Reserve

Saigon Cafe

My Gym Jersey City

White Eagle Hall

BCB Bank

J.J. Builders LLC

FM Restaurant Bar and Lounge



Have a great week!


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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