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This Week in the HDSID: December 3 – December 9

December has arrived! The month of shopping, eating and more shopping. But have no fear, the HDSID is here with our Holiday Market! We have you covered with your shopping needs and below you’ll find some awesome events that are happening this week in the downtown area that are sure to make you venture out in the cold! Tree and Menorah Lighting events galore and some great artistic events await you thins week…

Don’t Forget!

Tree and Menorah Lighting Ceremony

Please join the HDSID and Mayor Fulop for the Annual Christmas Tree and Menorah Lighting Ceremony on December 3rd- Yes Monday!!!

We will have music by (The) Rock-it Docket and The McNair Academic High School Choir! Smile Preschool and Nursery will give out toys to children in need for the Holiday Season from 5:30 – 6:30 (while supplies last). Most importantly Santa is coming in on a fire truck to visit *Insert Buddy the Elf response*

On behalf of the HDSID community, we would like to thank the following sponsors who contributed to help us decorate the district to make it wonderfully festive for the holidays: Stone Rose Properties for sponsoring our Holiday Trees, Left Bank Burger Bar Barcade – Jersey City, Downtown Yogurt, Love Locked, Noellery, The Little Sandwich Shop, SOUTH HOUSE Bar & Restaurant, Piggyback Bar, Bambino Chef, Saigon Cafe (Jersey City), The Keyhole JC, Six26, P&K Fruit Market, 165 Newark Avenue and Indiegrove for sponsoring the holiday planters!

December 3rd at 6:00-7:00 pm Pedestrian Mall

City Hall Menorah Lighting & Hanukah Celebration

December 3rd at 4:00 to 6:00 pm at the City Hall Council Chambers, please join the City for the City Hall Menorah Lighting and Hanukah Celebration! This event is free and open to the public so come to City Hall with the family and kids for the lighting and celebration!

City Hall

280 Grove St, Jersey City, New Jersey 07302


And the following day….


City Hall Christmas Tree Lighting

On Tuesday, December 4 at 5:00pm please join the City for The City Hall Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony! Please the kiddos and the rest of the family to City Hall for this joyous occasion. And if you can, please bring an a new, unwrapped toy for the Jersey City Toy Drive.

City Hall

280 Grove St, Jersey City, New Jersey

Mayor Fulop’s Ward E Community Meeting

Join Mayor Fulop for the Ward E Community Meeting on Wednesday, December 5th at 6:30. This is a great opportunity to discuss any projects happening in Ward E and the Mayor will be able to answer questions.


This is a great chance to get involved and to educate ourselves on the happenings in our Ward!


Tickets are available at



Council Chambers

280 Grove Street, Jersey City, New Jersey

Emo Night NYC – Jersey City at PS Wine Bar

It’s Thursday and almost the weekend! Maybe you are feeling a little nostalgic for the good old days of studded clothes, guyliner and emo music. PS Wine Bar has you covered with their Emo Night NYC!

As per PS Wine Bar’s Facebook post:

“Join us at PS Wine Bar (downstairs at Pet Shop JC) for Emo Night NYC – Do You Know Who You Are? New York’s longest running monthly DJ night playing the best in old school emo, punk & post-hardcore from the 90’s through the 2010’s.

-Every era

-Every band

-Every request

-No cover


Hosts Brian and Tom will be spinning all your favorites including Mineral, Taking Back Sunday, Sunny Day Real Estate, Jimmy Eat World, The Menzingers, Cursive and more!”


Thursday, December 6, 2018 at 8:00 pm – 2:00 am


PS Wine Bar

193 Newark Ave, Jersey City, New Jersey

Not Medea -The Play

Art House Productions is proud to announce its winter main stage production of Allison Gregory’s Not Medea, directed by Adin Walker. Performances run, December 6th, 7th, 8th, 13th, 14th, 15th at 8:00pm, and Sundays, December 9th and 16th at 3:00pm for a total of eight performances.

In Not Medea, an exhausted working mother escapes to the sanctuary of the theatre and encounters a play she desperately doesn’t want to watch. Allison Gregory’s Not Medea, is a refreshing take on an old story and gives its audience a much needed perspective on the trials and tribulations of motherhood in the 21st century. A synthesis of myth/magic/real world, Not Medea is a fierce slap-down about love, lust, motherhood, and forgiveness.

To purchase tickets, please follow the link:


Art House Productions

262 17th Street (b/t Jersey Ave and Coles St)

Jersey City, NJ


Resuma de Castro @ Bambino Chef

Still looking for ideas for gifts? Or are you in market for something for yourself? Whatever the case may be Resuma de Castro has you covered! Resuma de Castro is hosting a pop-up shop of their wares at Bambino Chef. Beautiful jewelry and leather goods galore, you’ll definitely have a hard time choosing just one thing! The bangles with the charm initials are amazing, just sayin’….


Resuma de Castro Pop Up at Bambino Chef

Saturday, December 8- 6:00 – 8:30


Bambino Chef

213 Newark Ave, Jersey City, NJ


Me Casa’s First Brunch

Me Casa is hosting their first brunch event at their new Christopher Columbus location on Sunday, December 9th! For $24.99 enjoy a delicious prefix menu that will be out of this world! If you are an early bird or like to take it easy on a Sunday morning, the brunch is from 9:30 am – 3:30 pm. Check their Facebook page for the menu reveal and message them for a reservation. Fingers crossed, the prefix menu includes mofongo!!!


ME Casa Restaurant and Catering

109 Christopher Columbus Drive, Jersey City, NJ

Upcoming Events…

HDSID and Artist & Maker Market Annual Holiday Market is back!

December 10 & 13: 4-8

December 17-21: 4-8

December 22: 12-5

Grove PATH Plaza

Some of the amazing vendors we have scheduled to attend are: Segmented Lamps, Satya + Sage, Bucks County Flowers and Things, Oil & Acrylic Artist, Eclectic Jewelry, City Workshop Men’s Supply Co. SW JustMe Designs, knit-able, White Birch Candle Co., Wicked Sensations, Ewiasi Products, Courtney Sloane, Artesana Pottery, Embroidered Panda, Knead Therapeutic Massage, Mamas Holy Capes, Mabel Tea, BODY BY BELLA, Waited Collective, Sketch Design and so many more!

JC Dental & Implant Studio Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

On Wednesday, December 12 10:00 am, join the HDSID in welcoming JC Dental & Implant Studio to the downtown family! This event is open to all. Welcome to the neighborhood JC Dental & Implant Studio!

354 Grove Street, Unit 1B, Jersey City, New Jersey


“Cocktail Hour: The Show” by Ballets with a Twist

See the Mai Tai, Martini, Manhattan and more spring off the menu and onto the stage in this electrifying production from New York City. “Cocktail Hour: The Show,” by Ballets with a Twist, reinvents the glamour and excitement of classic entertainment with a 21st-century flair, capturing the timeless American spirit in a series of dazzling vignettes. This sparkling mix of original choreography, music and design is high-style fun for all ages to enjoy.

The cabaret-style engagement will feature live music performed by the company’s own B-Twist Orchestra, an ensemble of internationally acclaimed musicians. Cocktails, mocktails, beer and wine will be available for purchase in the theater throughout the evening.

For every pair of tickets purchased, patrons will have the opportunity to add on a $60 dinner for two (including one drink per person) at Madame Claude Bis, an intimate French bistro located on the ground level of the White Eagle Hall building.

Tickets are $20-35. Go to, call 201-885-5166, or visit the White Eagle Hall/JCTC Box Offices (337-339 Newark Avenue). For group discounts on purchases of four or more tickets, email For day-of-show student and senior discounts, visit the White Eagle Hall/JCTC Box Offices in person, with ID.

Sunday, December 16– Show begins at 6:00 pm

White Eagle Hall – JCTC
337 Newark Ave.
Jersey City, New Jersey





Don’t forget every Monday and Thursday, 4:00 – 8:00pm the Historic Downtown Farmer’s Market at the Grove PATH Plaza UNTIL December 20th! Enjoy the last month of the Farmer’s Market before the end of the season…

Special thank you to our great sponsors:

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