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This week in the HDSID: March 19- March 26


The HDSID monthly meeting is scheduled for March 20th, 10:00 – 12:00, in the HDSID office at Grove Pointe Rentals, 100 Christopher Columbus Drive, Jersey City, NJ 07302; 3rd Floor, Suite 303.

Besides March 20th being the monthly HDSID meeting, it’s also the First Day of Spring! So go out and enjoy the- hopefully- spring weather! Walk around the district, enjoy the outdoor seating, have a drink and bask in the sunlight. Unless, of course, we gat another snowstorm. Then, by all means, stay inside and wrap yourself around a warm blanket and think positive thoughts for spring to arrive! All are welcome!

Another great event to attend on March 20th is author, Helene Stapinski’s visit to Word. Ms. Stapinski delves into her family’s history in Murder in Matera. Find tickets at: 

FM Bar and Restaurant

FM has come back from their revamp with a vengeance! Between their live music events and open mic Mondays you have no excuse not to visit them. On March 22nd enjoy the musical styling of Jeff Greenspan and Max Feinstein. On Mondays it’s all about YOU! Open Mic Mondays at FM- sign up at 8:00 pm. It’s your time to shine!

Easter Fun Day!

Don’t forget to bring the little ones for a picture with the Easter Bunny on March 31 at Smile Preschool!

easter bunny pic


Autism Awareness Events:


The HDSID and Sherry Singh of Smile Pre-School, are sponsoring three events for Autism Awareness:

  • April 2nd: Light it Blue. We will be lighting blue lights to show support for autism awareness on the Pedestrian Mall, at 7:00 – 10:00 pm.
  • April 19: Autism Awareness Dinner at Hard Grove, 6:30 – 9:30. Tickets available at: Autism Awareness Dinner at Hard Grove
  • May 12th: 3rd Annual Colors of Autism Street Fair. On May 12, (with a Rain Date of Sunday May 13) the 3rd Annual Colors of Autism Street Fair will take place on First Street and Jersey Avenue. The Street Fair’s goal is to raise awareness for Autism. The event will feature various booths with food vendors, kids activities, music and dancing!Start getting ready!

Helen’s Pizzeria 50th Anniversary

Helen’s Pizzeria is celebrating their 50th Anniversary on April 9th and they are going old school with their slice pricing! Enjoy a great slice of plain pizza for 25¢ and a small fountain soda for 25¢- limit: one order per customer from 12:00 – 4:00 pm. Celebrate Helen’s Pizzeria, go in and congratulate the Kalcanides family on a job well done. Here’s to 50 more years of success!


Event Promotion for Small Businesses with the HDSID + Creative Enabler

We’ve all had the same nightmare: planned and organized an event to perfection and then…no one shows up! The stress of planning a business event shouldn’t become so overwhelming that you start dreading even having one. Sign up for the “Event Promotion for Small Businesses with the HDSID + Creative Enabler”

You’ll learn tricks of the trade from the great Luca Cusolito of Creative Enabler on how to strategize and improve awareness about your next small business event! You’ll have people lining out the door after this workshop!

The HDSID Farmer’s Market is back…on April 30th!

Farmer's Market

You know what else is almost back? Groove on Grove! Get your dancing shoes ready for May 2nd! Musicians and performers please send your press kit to our Groove on Grove host, “Dancing Tony” at

Yoga Fest 2018

yoga fest

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:

Special thank you as always to our sponsors:

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