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This Week in the HDSID: 4th of July!

It’s the 4th of July! It may be on a Wednesday but here in the HDSID everyday is a celebration and our sponsors and businesses have you covered with other great events!

This 4th of July is going to be a crazy day! It’ll have fireworks, food and none other than Snoop Dogg himself! Yes, that Snoop Dogg…Yes, in Jersey City…on the 4th of July! Sip on some Gin & Juice and celebrate America!

Here’s a map of the event:

Even though we have one of the biggest holidays in the middle of the week, the rest of the days don’t have to be boring! Here at the HDSID we keep the party going even after Snoop Dogg leaves the building!


Groove on Grove in cancelled for this Wednesday but have no fear…Feel Good Friday is BACK! July 6th at the Grove PATH Plaza come out and support local artists and artisans. We have the following vendors:

Amani B. Jewelry

Body by Bella

Boone Art Life

Bucks County Flowers + Things


Debbie’s Doggie Delights LLC

Eclectic jewelry

Kafe Con Arte



Moffle Bar

Monstera Cove Studio


More Records

Muneca Mullins

Nichols & Treasures Boutique LLC

Once Upon a Laurén

Rose and Co. Candlemakers

SIPPs (Sol Infusions Potions & Punches LLC)

Sloane Square NJ

Spalt & Burl Woodworking

Tribute Products

Wendigo Graphics LLC

White Birch Candle Company

Woman To Women1

AND DJ/music courtesy of the New York Red Bulls! So take care of your 4th of July slump and keep the good vibes going with a Feel Good Friday!

(Interested in being a vendor? Please contact for information. Space is limited.)

👉 Please note: the Historic Downtown Farmer’s Market will be held as usual, on Monday and Thursday 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm at the Grove PATH Plaza 👈

Kid Events

Still don’t know what to do with the kids this summer? Try something different and sign them up for a Summer Video Camp (Weekly Sessions) hosted by THISLEARNING!

165 Newark Ave, Jersey City, New Jersey

Tickets at:


How about a Dino Dig at Liberty Science Center! Get the kiddos excited about paleontology and science. C’mon there’s a reason why Jurassic Park and its numerous sequels are awesome, we all love dinosaurs! Check out  for sign up information!

Liberty Science Center

222 Jersey City Blvd, Jersey City, New Jersey

Tickets at:

Remember that feeling when the Scholastic Book fair came to your school? The hardest questions were presented to you: fiction or non-fiction? Fun reading or summer reading? Cool pencil or awesome eraser? Even though school’s out for summer (thank you Alice Cooper) thanks to Word, the kids (and adults) don’t have to wait for the new academic year to begin! We have: WORD Presents the Scholastic Summer Reading Road Trip on Thursday, July 12 at 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm at the Historic Downtown Jersey City Farmers’ Market!

Here’s a little snippet from Word:“This July, Scholastic is partnering with bookstores and libraries in communities nationwide, hosting reading festivals for families with kids ages 0-12. Bring your reader to this fun (and FREE!) family event to meet authors, take photos with beloved costume characters, win prizes, and more. We’re excited to bring Scholastic to the Historic Downtown Farmers Market in front of the Grove St Path stop to help bring even more fun to your summer afternoon!”

On July 9th, 4:00 – 7:00 pm, the East District Police Department is having a Block Party! Who doesn’t love a good ol’ block party? There will be music, bounce house, food, water/juices, and great giveaways! The party will be held on Pine St. between Johnston and Maple. Come out and celebrate with the community!

Coming up:

Torico’s 50th Anniversary

Another HDSID business is celebrating their 50th Anniversary and they are having a celebration for all! First we had Helen’s Pizzeria and now, the honor goes to Torico’s Ice Cream Parlor! Torico’s was and is The Jersey City place all kids and adults want to visit for their handmade ice cream. There’s nothing better than sitting outside either in the park or on your stoop or just walking around down town with an ice cream from Torico’s… Much like Helen’s Pizzeria, they’ve helped nourish a lot of Jersey City residents and visitors alike. Sunday July 8th at 12:00 – 4:00 mark your calendars everyone!

Sunday, July 8 at 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Torico Ice Cream Parlor

20 Erie St, Jersey City, New Jersey

Don’t forget:

C.H.A.T. 4 Change

The JCPD and the JCFD are holding a contest for young adults from June 13th to August 1st 2018.

As per the JCPD and the JCFD “The premise of the contest is to create positive interactions with Police and Fire personnel. In addition to the interactions, children have an opportunity to collect JCPD and/or JCFD paper badges at events (these events will be announced throughout the contest). Each participating juvenile will than need to bring his/her badges to National Night Out (locations to be announced), scheduled for Tuesday, August 7, 2018, where a winner(s) will be announced.” This is a great opportunity to forge positive relationships between the youth and our city’s first responders!

Grove Street PATH Plaza

July 25 and August 8 from 2:30 pm – 8:30 pm the Bloodmobile will be located at the Grove PATH Plaza! Help save lives and receive a Dunkin Donuts gift card! It’s a win- win situation in our book.

***HDSID Board MeetingHDSID Logo_361 CMYK

The monthly board meeting is scheduled for July 17th, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm in the Caucus Room, City Hall 280 Grove Street Jersey City, NJ 07302. All are welcome!

Happy 4th of July from the HDSID!🎆

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