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This Week in the HDSID: June 21 – June 27

We have a lot of events going on in the HDSID! Aside from the weekly Farmer’s Markets, Groove on Grove, Artist and Maker Market, we also have Yoga Fest, karaoke, a Mommy-and-me event, bookstore readings and so much more! Today is officially the first day of Summer and the Historic Down Town events season is in full swing.

Yoga Fest

Yoga Fest is finally here!!!!

On Saturday, 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:



Word is hosting a slew of great events this week:

  • Get your baby into the beautiful world of books! Word hosts weekly Baby Storytime events, every Wednesday at 1:30 and every Saturday at 11:00 am.
  • On June 23, there is WORD Trivia Night: ‘Merica Themed! Celebrate this beautiful country with a bunch of America- themed trivia questions from movies, music, books and TV on Saturday, from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm! Get your tickets at:
  • The following day, Sunday June 24th at 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm, Word is hosting an activism workshop. As per Word, “Speculative fiction often utilizes visions of the futuristic and fantastical to say something about now as well as what could be. But we can do more than replicate current mainstream power dynamics and ideals. We can challenge them. In the visionary fiction workshop with Octavia’s Brood contributing authors Morrigan Phillips, Alexander Vagabond Beaumont, and Jelani Wilson, we will practice world-building and character creation around real world problems and how envisioning beyond our current world allows us all to put the practices of speculative fiction into real world practice.” Find tickets at

WORD Jersey City

123 Newark Ave, Jersey City, New Jersey

Corgi Spirits

It’s called “Thirsty Thursdays” for a reason! And if anyone knows how to quench your thirst it’s Corgi Spirits! Head on over, Thursday 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm and get ready for the- almost- weekend.

Corgi Spirits at the Jersey City Distillery

1 Distillery Drive, Jersey City, New Jersey

FM Restaurant Bar and Lounge

After you finish up at Corgi Spirits, head on over to FM Restaurant Bar and Lounge for their event: Maim that Tune: Live Band Karaoke with the Golden Boyz! Karaoke and alcoholic beverages- what could go wrong? Today at 10:00 pm – 1:00 am

FM Restaurant Bar and Lounge

340 Third Street, Jersey City, New Jersey

Liberty Science Center

If singing isn’t your thing check out LSC After Dark: Science on the Rocks! On June 21, from 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm, the LSC is hosting this great event for guests 21 and over! Drinks and science: who thought we needed that combination but we really like it! Get your tickets at

Liberty Science Center

222 Jersey City Blvd, Jersey City, New Jersey

Hidden Grounds Coffee

Want to bring those fancy lattes home with you? Or maybe you would like to learn a new skill? All reasons are good reasons to check out Hidden Grounds Coffee Latte Art Class Level 1 on June 22, 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm! The class will cover the following points as per Hidden Grounds:

1) Introduction on various Espresso Machines and Beans

2) Theory and Practice of Steaming Milk

3) Theory and Practice of Pulling Espresso Shots

4) Theory and Practice of Pouring a Latte Art

Get your tickets at

Hidden Grounds Coffee

148 1st Street, Jersey City, New Jersey

Hazel Baby & Kids

On Saturday, June 23, put on some comfortable shoes, get the baby ready and make your way over to Hazel Baby & Kids for the Stroller Walk n’ Talk event! From 9:30 am – 10:30 am, enjoy the scenery, great company and stretch your legs!


Hazel Baby & Kids

199 Montgomery St, Jersey City, New Jersey


Celebrate National Day of Play with Gymboree! This Saturday, June 23rd from 9:00 am – 8:00 pm, take the kiddos- ages newborn to 5 years old- to Gymboree for a fun filled, free event jam-packed with activities! Have fun and celebrate National Day of Play!

Gymboree Play & Music of Jersey City

175 Newark Ave, Jersey City, New Jersey


Moonwalk or swiveling hips? Off the Wall or Elvis Presley? It’s time for a throw down! LITM is having a Karaoke Battle of the Kings: Michael Jackson vs. Elvis on June 25 at 9:00 pm – 12:00 am. Slick back your hair or put on your bedazzled glove, go to LITM and sing a song from one of the king’s (either Elvis or MJ) repertoire. Winner will receive a $25 bar tab and their choice of Monday Mules.


140 Newark Ave, Jersey City, New Jersey

Creative Enabler

If you are a one-person operation or a big time company we could all use some help with branding our business. Or if you feel like taking your business to the next level or kicking it up a notch…add any other expression you like for making your business brand bigger and better! Luca Cusolito of Creative Enabler is here for you with the Branding For Your Business Workshop! Tickets are available at

Creative Enabler

71 Sip Avenue, Fifth Floor, Jersey City, New Jersey

Don’t forget about Luca’s other 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:

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.

First day of Summer- it’s going to be a great season!


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