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This Week in the HDSID: November 19 – November 25

Get your sweatpants ready; it’s Thanksgiving this week! Whether you are spending the day fully engulfed in food or volunteering for a worthy cause, it’s a day to reflect on all the things and people we are grateful for having in our lives.

The HDSID Farmer’s Market is back on Monday but will be closed on Thursday, November 22nd!

HDSID Board Meeting


The monthly board meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, November 20, 2018 at 10:00 am – 12:00 pm in the Caucus Room in City HallAll are welcome!

You might want to stop by the Historic Downtown’s Farmer’s market on Monday to pick up some goodies for the Big Meal or if you’re not cooking and need a hostess gift, our Market still has you covered!

Get your fresh produce and pies (yes, pies) from Ort Farms or Stony Hill Farms. Or if you are more a cookie fan, check out out Bang Cookies at the Market. S’mores, oatmeal raisin, chocolate chip…the options are endless.

Let’s just say you can’t make it to the Market on Monday (why? we don’t know) don’t worry! The HDSID businesses have you covered: get some chocolates from the Atelier du Chocolat (321 Marin Bloulevard). Your hostess will definitely appreciate that gift.

Let’s say you don’t want to go the traditional route with a turkey…Get some fresh shrimps or scallops at the Jersey City Fish Stand (508 Jersey Avenue)  Or maybe you and your family want to go the vegan route? Try out Subia’s Vegan Cafe and Market (506 Jersey Avenue) Try something completely out of the box! Go crazy and get some Koro Koro rice balls (538 Jersey Avenue) So good- you won’t even miss the turkey!


Whatever you are in the mood for this Thanksgiving and this Holiday Season in general just know that the HDSID and our fantastic businesses have you covered!


Bread and Spoon

One of our great Farmer’s Market vendors, Bread and Spoon, has an amazingly delicious catering menu for the Holiday Season! Want to take some of the heat off of hosting the family events or you want to just indulge in some good food? We completely get it. The Bread and Spoon menu has you covered with appetizers, main courses, sides, and desserts. They also have a plethora of gluten free and vegan options! Honestly, you can’t go wrong with a little Bread and Spoon goodness! The menu & so much more can be found on:

Balsamic roasted baby potatoes, French-style ratatouille, mac n’ cheese, scones…can’t wait for the holidays or maybe just a regular Wednesday night!

Dranksgiving: Our Annual Thanksgiving Eve Party!

Did someone say “Dranksgiving” on Thanksgiving Eve? Thank you one again LITM! On the traditional day of Friendsgiving, grab all of your buddies and head on over to LITM and enjoy some delicious drinks.

They have the following specials for Wednesday:


Ironbound Cider (Regular or Fall) +

Gaur Spice Whiskey $8

Guinness 16oz Pub Can + Jameson Cask Mates $12

Tecate + Altos Silver $8

Founder Solid Gold + Effen Blood Orange Vodka $8

Dogfish Punkin + Captain Morgan $10



Van Gogh Caramel Vodka + Farmer’s Market Apple Cider


Bulleit Rye, Maple Syrup + Farmer’s Market Apple Cider


Gaur Spice Whiskey + Ginger Ale

PLUS $7 chicken or tofu wings!

Once again, LITM for the win!

Wednesday, November 21 at 7:00 pm



140 Newark Ave, Jersey City, New Jersey


Thanksgiving Meal 2018 for our fellow Jersey City community members in need courtesy of Hard Grove! Hard Grove will be serving a hot meal for anyone struggling on this day.

For more information and volunteer opportunities please email:

Thanksgiving for the Community 2018

Thursday, November 22, 2018 at 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Hard Grove, 284 First St, Jersey City, NJ

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

Tree and Menorah Lighting Ceremony

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

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: GothamWest 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, 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 pm Pedestrian Mall

“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, NJ,

Upcoming event:

From the HDSID Family, we hope you all have a great day on Thanksgiving!


Don’t forget every Monday and Thursday, 4:00 – 8:00pm the Historic Downtown Farmer’s Market at the Grove PATH Plaza.

Special thank you to our great sponsors:

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