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This Week in the HDSID: June 2 – June 8

This week in the HDSID we are finally getting into the warm weather! Why not sit down at the tables in Pedestrian Plaza and enjoy your lunch or listen to some great music at Groove on Grove or maybe buy some fresh produce from the Farmer’s Market? Whatever your mood we have you covered!

Yoga for Labor & Childbirth: a workshop for couples

Get labor ready with Three Little Birds and JC Bump and Baby! Grab your partner or friend; bring your fabulous belly and head on over to Three Little Birds for a workshop in childbirth readiness. Find tickets and additional information at: Sunday, June 3rd 11:30 am – 2:30 pm

Three Little Birds JC

16 Erie St, Jersey City, New Jersey

JC Studios Workshop

What are you waiting for? Learn something new this year! There still time to sign up for the DJ 101 class with JC Studios! For more information check out their website:

SJC Green Drinks +ART at LITM

Interested in the environment? Have an affinity for sustainability? Love a good drink and meeting new people? Check out the SJC Green Drinks +ART event at LITM on Wednesday June 6th!

SJC Green Drinks +ART at LITM, Wed June 6th, 6:00pm – 9:00pm, with a suggested Donation of $5. Find tickets at:


140 Newark Avenue, Jersey City, NJ

Sweetberry Bowls Ribbon Cutting 

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We have a new member of the down town family: Sweetberry Bowls! Oatmeal bowls, smoothies and Super Fruit Bowls, savory and sweet, healthy and indulgent options. Sweetberry Bowls has it all and will take care of your Acai bowl cravings!

Please join the HDSID for the Sweetberry Bowls Ribbon Ceremony on Thursday, June 7 at 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm


179 Newark Ave, Jersey City, NJ

Grown Up Storytime with Michael Ian Black and Debbie Ridpath Ohi


Looking for something a bit cerebral for a Friday night? A little Word-y maybe? How about a specialty cocktail or wine and some story time? Get on over to Word on Friday, June 8 at 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm for Grown Up Storytime with Michael Ian Black and Debbie Ridpath Ohi! You can make it a date night or story time with the kids!

There is a $5 entrance voucher for this event, which can be purchased in advance or at the door. Find tickets at:

WORD Jersey City

123 Newark Ave, Jersey City, NJ

Segunda Quimbamba

They got the crowd on their feet for the Groove on Grove Opening Day and now is your chance to enjoy the great musical talents again of Segunda Quimbamba for a great cause. On Saturday June 9th at 8:00pm – 2:00am at FM Restaurant Bar and Lounge (340 Third Street Jersey City, NJ) their Puerto Rico Benefit Concert is taking place! Great spot? Check. Awesome musicians? Check. Important cause? Check. Check out Segunda Quimbamba again and help support our brothers and sisters in Puerto Rico.

FM Restaurant Bar and Lounge

340 Third Street, Jersey City, New Jersey

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!

Coming up…

HDSID Meeting


The HDSID monthly meeting is scheduled for June 19th, 10:00 – 12:00, at Caucus Room City Hall, 280 Grove Street Jersey City, NJ 07302.

Yoga Fest 2018  

Yoga Fest Jersey City 2018 is coming! On June 23 from 7:00 am to 3:00 pm get prepared to have the most relaxing, Zen experience! The event is being hosted by Jivamukti Yoga Center Jersey City and HDSID on the Pedestrian Mall.

Please note that this is a free public event and all you will need to bring is a “yoga mat, water, sunglasses, sunscreen and love” as per Jivamukti Yoga Center (and we agree)

For more information please visit:

Creative Enabler Workshop

We have another workshop with the amazing Luca Cusolito of Creative Enabler! On Monday, July 16, 2018 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at THISLEARNING the “Street Fair Ready Workshop” is coming to help you get ready for the big day! THISLEARNING is located on the second floor of 165 Newark Avenue (above Barcade.) As per Luca, this workshop “is designed to equip street fair, festival, and market vendors with social media tools and strategy to hit the ground running for this season’s big events!” You don’t want to miss out, get tickets at:

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


Explore the Historic Down Town- we have a lot to offer!


Special thank you as always to our sponsors:

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