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This Week in the HDSID: March 11 – March 17 Springing Forward!

Daylight savings time running you to the ground? Missing that extra hour of sleep? Don’t know what to do? Here’s one thing we can guarantee: With that missed hour of slumber, comes sunshine! The district has you covered once again with fun activities to keep you from getting too grumpy with the time change!


Rotunda Gallery March Exhibition Opening Reception

 

Celebrate Women’s History Month with some amazing art work! During Women’s History Month, the Rotunda Gallery in City Hall is featuring the artwork of various artists. These artists, as per City Hall, are from various cultures, backgrounds and at different stages in their careers. With all of that variety, you are bound to see some great diversity in the artwork. The opening reception for the Rotunda Gallery is being held on March 12th, 6:00 – 8:00pm on the third floor. Also, this reception is free and open to the public. 

 

City Hall

280 Grove Street, Jersey City, New Jersey

 

Chef Claude from Porta on Chopped!

 

Everyone’s favorite cooking competition (no question about it!) Chopped, has a familiar face: Chef Claude from Porta! On March 12th at 9:00 pm, saddle up to the bar and check out the local chef compete on Chopped! You can also enjoy some special menu items and drink specials to mark the occasion. Hopefully, Chef Claude’s dishes aren’t under the dreaded silver cloche!

 

Porta Jersey City

135 Newark Ave, Jersey City, New Jersey

 

Advanced Dog Obedience Group Class

It’s hard to make dogs obey orders when they look so cute…you just let things slide, we get it! But, discipline is important for every pup. Luckily, your fur-baby has the chance to learn everything he or she needs to know at k9dergarten and The Canine Cure’s 7-Week Advanced Obedience Group Class! Next step, the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show!

 

Wednesdays, from March 13th to April 17th, 7:30 – 8:30 pm

To sign up, please call 201-435-8700.

 

k9dergarten

173 Newark Ave, Jersey City, New Jersey

 

How to Get Your Food Product onto Store Shelves

Want to be the next Amy, Justin or Orville Redenbacher? Join the Hudson Kitchen at AndCo on Thursday, March 14th for a session on how to get your food product in stores! You’ll get some incredible information on marketing, reaching out to businesses, distribution and so much more! With all the knowledge you’ll gain, you’ll see your name on every shelf!

Tickets are available on Eventbrite

 

Thursday, March 14th 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

 

Andcowork

201 Montgomery Street, Jersey City, New Jersey

 

 

The Night of Pi

Join (The) Rock-it Docket at FM Restaurant Bar and Lounge on Thursday March 14th from 7:30 pm to 11:30 pm for a night filled with music and fun! It’s a Dancing Tony event so you know you’re going to have a great time!

Doors open at 7:30 and the bands begin playing at 8:00 pm.

 

FM Restaurant Bar and Lounge

340 Third Street, Jersey City, New Jersey

 

Spark & Ember by Nimbus Dance Works

Nimbus Dance Works has done it yet again with another amazing event!  Showcasing young and talented dancers and choreographers, their new show is called Spark & Ember! Please join them and support our talented youth!

Friday, March 15, 2019 at 8 PM – 10 PM

 

Tickets are available at: sparkember.brownpapertickets.com

Ticket Prices:

$18/$22 online

$20/$25 at the door

 

 

Nimbus Dance Works

165 Newark Ave, Jersey City, New Jersey

 

Kids Like Me: A New Storytime with Raakhee Mirchandani

It wouldn’t be a HDSID Weekly Blog without a WORD event (or two or three!) Seriously, if you are looking for amazing events, WORD has you covered. On Saturday, March 16, at 11:00 am, take the kiddies and head on over to your favorite independent book store for Raakhee Mirchandani’s new story time series! Author Raakhee will not only read from a diverse selection of books featuring a variety characters but there will also be a raffle with the winner receiving a Super Satya cape!

Tickets are available at: www.wordbookstores.com

 

 

WORD Jersey City

123 Newark Ave, Jersey City, New Jersey

 

WORD Presents Lorraine Cink for Marvel Powers of a Girl

Another amazing event courtesy of WORD with a little Women’s History Month along with some pop culture and comics! On Saturday, March 16th at 3:30 pm, check out WORD’s event: Lorraine Cink for Marvel Powers of a Girl! Get to know the history or better yes, herstory of your favorite Marvel superheroes. The hosts said it best: “Powers of a Girl is sure to excite women of all ages who are looking for inspiration and a little bit of themselves in the heroes they love.” We couldn’t agree more!

Tickets are available at www.wordbookstores.com

 

 

WORD Jersey City

123 Newark Ave, Jersey City, New Jersey

 

Intro to Mindfully Tasting Chocolate

Some people bite into a Crunch bar and are satisfied. Others can’t tell the difference between a Swiss chocolate and a Hershey Kiss. Much like coffee, chocolate has nuances and notes- that’s why we have such a variety with our chocolate treats. Why not educate yourself from an actual chocolate educator on how to actually taste and appreciate chocolate? On Saturday, March 16, at 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm you can do just that! Indiegrove is hosting an Intro to Mindfully tasting Chocolate workshop.

As per Indiegrove: “This course includes a tasting of four different single origin craft chocolate bars varying in percentages of cacao and the opportunity to have fun and connect with other chocolate enthusiasts.

Topics covered will include:

Where chocolate comes from

How chocolate is made

How to mindfully taste chocolate”

AND if expanding your knowledge of the amazing creation that is chocolate is not enough, at the end of the workshop, all attendees will have the opportunity to choose their favorite chocolate and bring the goodness home!

Tickets are available via Eventbrite.

 

Indiegrove

121 Newark Avenue 5th Floor, Jersey City, New Jersey

 

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at LITM!

Good ol’ St. Paddy’s Day is right around the corner! Why not celebrate this day at LITM? Not only will you be celebrating in one of the coolest places in downtown, but LITM is opening early that day!

The kitchen will be open until 10:00 pm with some delicious grub and the great bartenders will be serving $6 Jameson shots and $6 Guinness cans. LITM will also have the following cocktails on hand to celebrate the day:

 

The White Irishman (Tito’s Vodka, Kahlua, Irish cream)

Caskmates Irish Coffee

Jameson Caskmates (Irish cream, coffee)

Black Ginger (Jameson Black Barrel, ginger beer, lemon)

 

March 17th opening at 1:00 pm- with drink specials, amazing cocktails, yummy food and music courtesy of DJ St. Petty! Just park your behind at LITM and enjoy everything- obviously pace yourself and be responsible.

 

LITM

140 Newark Ave, Jersey City, New Jersey

 

Kids’ Drawing Class at WORD JC

On Sunday, March 17 at 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm, take the kiddos for another amazing event courtesy of WORD: Kids’ Drawing classes!

 

 

As per the organizers, this is a five-week course (Sundays for kids and Mondays for adults) “that will culminate with a mini art show in the store. This time around, students will learn how to illustrate their own comic book pages, and at the end of the course will have the opportunity to present their work in an open workshop. The class price includes all necessary materials for the session (sketch pad, pencils, sharpener, and eraser) as well as a small snack for the kids’ classes. Classes are available à la carte or as a full course. Kids’ classes begin on March 3 and adult classes begin March 4; the kids’ class will run from 2 to 4 PM and the adult class will run 7 to 9 PM.”

 

 

Tickets are available at www.wordbookstores.com

 

WORD Jersey City

123 Newark Ave, Jersey City, New Jersey





Upcoming Events: 

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Join us for our March 19th monthly Historic Downtown Special Improvement District Meeting in the Caucus Room at City Hall, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm. We will also have a representative from the Office of Sustainability for Jersey City answering questions and concerns regarding the Plastic Bag Ban Ordinance that will go into effect on June 28th, 2019.

 

The 4th Annual Jersey City Clean Up

 

 


The District has so many amazing events coming up!

The Artist & Maker Market will be back as a part of Groove on Grove! So far we have the following artists and makers scheduled to attend:

Axol and Friends

Free Love Frames

SIPPs (Sol Infusions Potions & Punches LLC)

Eclectic jewelry

Bedustyles

Citrus Handcrafts

Change Is…Vintage & More

Chord Candles

Moonchild

Mabel Tea

Blind Science Design

Letterati Co.

ulloo New York

More Records JC

Embroidered Panda

Lily Lough Jewelry

WOMAN TO WOMEN1

Paradox Thrift

Outer Limits Hot Sauce

Laylani Crafts

Vintage On First

Bash and Pop Records

Bedustyles

Ling Chen. Art


Applications are available for the 2019 Historic Downtown Farmer’s Market and 2019 All About Downtown Street Fair! If you would like to participate in the 2019 All About Downtown Street Fair, here’s the application: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdT3fIswP9QauF9_04OLedzK4tJoVWjaSrAvr_UERmgSO4x0w/viewform

For the Historic Downtown Farmers Market, the application is available on our website: https://jcdowntown.org/

If you are interested in being a sponsor, here’s our media kit for 2019: https://jcdowntown.org/images/documents/mediakit2019.pdf


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