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This Week in the HDSID: August 27 – September 3

Last week in August! Even though summer might be coming to a close, the HDSID still has a plethora of great events coming up! So don’t get the end-of-summer blues- we have you covered!

August is Children’s Vision and Learning Month and the great people of Savoy, Siegel and Desai are having a Summer Block Party to celebrate! On Tuesday, August 28th, 5:00pm-7:00pm, join the team for face painting, raffles, prizes AND a children’s sing along with Dr. Siegel! Bring the kiddos and enjoy the last days of summer!

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for Wonderlash Studio NJ

On Tuesday, August 28 at 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm, please join the HDSID and Mayor Fulop, in welcoming Wonderlash Studio NJ to the neighborhood and the HDSID Family! Wonderlash Studio NJ offers lash extensions, threading, waxing, airbrush makeup, microblading and much much more!

Wonderlash Studio NJ

297 Grove Street Jersey City

Soul of Sake II at Ani Ramen

After you attend the Wonderlash Studio JC ribbon cutting ceremony on August 28th, how about you head on over to Ani Ramen for their Soul of Sake II event at 6:00 pm? Between the accolade-filled dishes and the sake, it’s the perfect way to finish the night. Ticket Price: $42 per person (excl. tax & gratuity) and you can get your tickets via email (‘soul of sake’ in subject)

“Tickets include 2 featured sakes by Sake Discoveries and 2 featured Suntory Whisky. Three (3) appetizers will be served family style and each guest will get their choice of a bowl of ramen.”

So basically hurry up!

Ani Ramen JC

218 Newark Ave, Jersey City, New Jersey

Wine and Song: Songwriting Showcase at Pet Shop

After getting your fill with delicious ramen and sake, keep the night’s festivities going at Pet Shop JC with their Wine and Song: Songwriting Showcase! From 8:00 pm to 11:00 pm, you’ll be able to hear original songs and covers from some very talented artists.

Here’s a note from the host of the event: “A message from your host Brendan Hartnett: In the cozy little wine bar in the basement of Pet Shop in Jersey City, I plan on having you original songsters get up and do two original songs, and a cover song of your choosing that has personal value to you, and isn’t purely a crowd pleaser. To test and showcase your songwriting capabilities, there will also be a writing prompt each month (a theme, a subject, an idea, etc) that you can choose to write a song for if you like (not mandatory, but encouraged). THIS IS NOT AN OPEN MIC. In order to be on the list of performers you have to RSVP so to speak, and let me know you want to play. It’ll be on a first come, first serve basis.”

Pet Shop JC

193 Newark Avenue, Jersey City, New Jersey

Groove on Grove – Back to School – Emerging Artist Showcase

On Wednesday, August 29 at 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm join us for the Groove on Grove – Back to School – Emerging Artist Showcase!

The HDSID will have free pizza for the kids and GOG will have performances by:

  • Katja Larssen
  • Geyby Aguilar
  • D.A.G.E.
  • The Lo-Fi’s
  • New City Kids: Jersey City and more

Pizza and music…two of the best things in the world!

Soul Kirtan & C.C. White at Jivamukti Yoga

On Wednesday, August 29th at 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm, Jivamukti Yoga is hosting C.C. White and her Soul Kirtan performance! As per Jivamukti Yoga Center: “C.C. White’s distinct Soul Kirtan performances have won her wide recognition as The Soul Queen, Mahalia Jackson, and The Lioness of Kirtan,” all embodied in one exotic, soulful being. Her unique, soul-flavored chant events effortlessly enrapture audiences, lifting their vibrations sky high with powerful, soaring call-and-response vocals and masterful musicianship.” If that doesn’t make you want to hurry up and get your tickets, we don’t know what will! Beautiful musicianship AND the amazing ambience of the Jivamukti studio; now that’s an unbeatable combination.

Tickets are available at: $25 Advance $30 Day of Event

Jivamukti Yoga Center Jersey City

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

ReMemorex Yearbook Signing at SubCulture

Another great event happening on August 29th, 7:00 – 10:00 is the ReMemorex Yearbook Signing at Sub Culture! Sub Culture and Nerdy City are hosting the event.

Backers attending must RSVP via Sub Culture’s Facebook page by the August 25th in order to receive a copy of the book. “Our fantastic friends at Sub Culture Jersey City are hosting us for a book release party on the 29th of August! Backers and are welcome to come down, grab their books, have them signed and generally hang out with the creators! This will be our first chance to really celebrate with all of the folks that supported us.” Sub Culture is knocking it out of the park yet again!

Sub Culture

260 Newark Avenue, Jersey City, New Jersey

Farewell My Summer Loves Dance Party with DJ Leeroy Green at FM

I can’t believe we are typing this but the end of the summer is near and FM is having a Farewell My Summer Loves Dance Party with DJ Leeroy Green! Wow, that did feel slightly odd but it is the end of August… Give us a second to compose ourselves… Ok we’re back! Check out the great music provided by DJ Leeroy Green on August 30th at 9:00pm – 2:00 am. Dry your end-of-summer tears and purchase your tickets at

FM Restaurant Bar and Lounge

340 Third Street, Jersey City, New Jersey

WORD Presents Kate Gavino for Sanpaku

What’s more relatable and universal than teen insecurities? We all went through that awkward phase when we thought the world was against us and vice versa. WORD is hosting an event featuring Kate Gavino for Sanpaku. As per WORD:

“Join us for the launch of this ambitious OGN from Kate Gavino that gives voice to the insecurities that haunt teens of all cultures. Sanpaku ​tells the story of Marcine, a woman fascinated with the Japanese idea of Sanpaku—that seeing the white around the iris of your eyes is a bad omen. But it’s everywhere Marcine looks—her grandmother has it, some classmates at Catholic school have it, JFK had it… Even Marcine might suffer from this odd condition. Eating a strict macrobiotic diet and meditating is supposed to help, but no matter how much Marcine wants it to, it can’t save her grandmother’s life or make her days at school any easier. Sanpaku deftly explores this Japanese theory through Gavino’s own Catholic, Filipino background and weaves a powerful coming-of-age story about challenging the world around you, no matter your age, to find your true self.”

Friday, August 31st at 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm. Tickets are available at:

WORD Jersey City

123 Newark Ave, Jersey City, New Jersey

Macramé + Wine Workshop

We have another macramé and wine workshop courtesy of All Tied Up by RDJ! This talented artist will be at the 2018 All About Down Town Street Fair on September 15th! Why not learn some tricks of the trade before the big event from this amazing artisan? As per All Tied Up by RDJ, “at this workshop you’ll learn the following:

  • Different types of cords to use for macramé
  • Basic knots for macramé
  • How to design a wall hanging
  • How to add floral/greenery to your design

AND all materials are included for this project! Snacks and Wine will be provided!” Again, all of the material and snacks will be provided! RDJ, you really know how to host a workshop.

This event is scheduled for Saturday, September 1st at 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm. Tickets are $45.00 and can be purchased on Eventbrite. Make sure to buy your tickets before August 30th as the sale ends on that day at 1:00 pm.


All Tied Up Studio

514 Jersey Avenue, Jersey City, New Jersey


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We are thrilled to announce our participation in this year’s Jersey City Art & Studio Tour October 6th. We are looking for Artists, Makers and Creators of all disciplines to showcase & sell their fantastic work in our pop market location on Grove Street PATH Plaza.

What is the Jersey City Art & Studio Tour? JCAST is a citywide showcase of the arts in October that features over 600 participating artists in hundreds of venues that include private studios, galleries, local businesses, and pop-up and public spaces all around Jersey City. There will be shuttle buses to and from Jersey City PATH locations and event site(s) throughout the JCAST weekend from 12pm-6pm.

Saturday October 6th 12pm-6pm
Location: Grove Street PATH Plaza

Interested in participating, email:

For more information on JCAST, follow the link here:


Have a great and safe Labor Day from the HDSID!

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