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This Week in the HDSID: October 22 – October 28

There is a chill in the air, the ghouls and spirits are coming out to play, candy is all around and there is a sea of little princesses, superheroes and witches…What could all this mean? This is Halloween- well almost! The Historic Downtown businesses have a slew of ghoulish and frightening events happening which culminate in the HDSID Halloween Family Bash on October 31! We have a great mix of scary and calming events to get you through this week:

East District Captain’s Meeting

The next East District Captain’s Meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, October 23, at M.S. 4, 2nd Floor (Library room) at 7:00 p.m.

Horror Movie Trivia with A-Katch Entertainment at FM Restaurant Bar and Lounge

Brush up on your gory, bloody, gross horror movies and head on over to FM for A-Katch Entertainment’s Horror Movie Trivia Night! Love George Romero or Alfred Hitchcock? Grab your crew and compete with like-minded horror folks. Not interested in that? Go and enjoy the drinks and food!

As per FM there will be three rounds covering classic horror, modern horror and gorefest… You can play solo or with a group of five of your horror-loving friends!

Tuesday October 23


FM Restaurant Bar and Lounge

340 Third Street, Jersey City, New Jersey


Illustration by: Meredith Miotke
Design by: Alex Pergament

Before you go to FM for the Horror Movie trivia, relax and compose yourself with some acoustic improvisational music courtesy of TeaNJ and After School Activities and Orchestra. The schedule is:

  • 6:00-7:30p – After School Activities
  • 7:30-9:00 – After School Orchestra

The Orchestra features:

  • Glen Coleman (Guitar)
  • Benedicto Figueroa (Vox)
  • Richard Jedrzejek (Bass)
  • Alex Pergament (Guitar)

It’s a nice way to start your evening!

Tuesday at 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Tea NJ

262 Newark Ave, Jersey City, New Jersey

Last Laugh Comedy Show ~ Halloween Edition at LITM

In keeping with the spooky Halloween theme of the week, why not enjoy a couple of laughs as well? The Last Laugh Comedy Show at LITM this week will be a Halloween edition! This Thursday, October 24 at 8:00 pm check out a spook-tacular comedy show featuring local talent like:

Featuring: Justin Flanagan


  • James King
  • Michele M Traina
  • Bobby Sheehan
  • Kandyce August
  • Tim Lowe
  • Murad

Hosted by Josh Wells

Wear your costume because why not? Why wear a costume on Halloween when you can wear it numerous times before that? Oh and of course, there will be candy as per LITM!


140 Newark Ave, Jersey City, New Jersey

The Hair Room

On Friday, October 26 at 8:00 pm, join The Hair Room for some blood curling murder trivia and story telling! They will have a Bloody Mary Bar, trivia, you can get a chance to proudly share your hometown’s famous murder story but, most importantly, all proceeds will benefit the National Coalition for Domestic Abuse. That’s a cause we can all support (even if it involves scaring us- will muster up the courage)

The Hair Room JC

213 Montgomery St, Jersey City, New Jersey

FM’s 90’s Halloween

Ahhh the 90’s…things were very simple and not much made it online … Join FM and (The) Rock-it Docket on October 27 at 8:00 am – Oct 28 at 2:30 am (!) for a 90’s Halloween Party featuring performances by:

  • Weezer by The Cemetery Goats
  • Saves the Day by Roderick
  • Third Eye Blind by The Boyfriends
  • Back Street Boyz to Men N Sync Tribute by MXTAPE

and DJ’s Jazzy Tony and The Fresh Phil Nastie!

Not only will you hear nostalgic tunes, but there will also be a costume contest at 11:00pm!

FM Restaurant Bar and Lounge

340 Third Street, Jersey City, New Jersey

For more information and to purchase tickets, go to:

Barcade Halloween

Check out Barcade on Saturday, October 27 for the most beer-tastic Halloween party! Not only will you get to enjoy the usual games and beers but the tap list will have appropriately chilling (see what we did there) beers:

  • Allagash Haunted House – 6.66% ABV – Hauntingly Dark Ale
  • Dark City Zombie Walk – 5.0% ABV – Pumpkin Ale
  • Full Pint Night Of The Living Stout – 7.1% ABV – West Coast Style Stout. Great Lakes Nosferatu – 8.0% ABV – American Strong Ale
  • Mispillion River Not Today Satan – 7.3% ABV – Unholy American Style IPA
  • Rogue Dead ‘N’ Dead – 8.2% ABV – Maibock. Rogue Dead Guy Ale aged in Rogue Dead Guy Whiskey Barrels
  • Three 3’s Devil in I – 6.66% – American Style IPA

Barcade – Jersey City

163 Newark Ave, Jersey City, New Jersey

Spooky Sleepover Family Halloween Camp In Liberty Science Center

Enjoy your own Night at the Museum-style adventure with a Halloween theme courtesy of the Liberty Science Center!

As per the LSC:

“On this night, the Science Center whips up a little hocus pocus and turns into the ultimate Halloween slumber party! Enjoy a building filled with themed activities, experiments, labs, shows, and adventures. Take a walk through the ultimate autumn maze: our 4,000 sq ft Spider Maze. Turn yourself into a ghost and take the creepiest photo ever at our Pepper’s Ghost illusion activity. Learn about different animal organs at the Zombie Foodie presentation. Grab an endoscope and look inside a pumpkin at our Pumpkin Check-Up Lab. Discover the different adaptations of bats at our Bat Lab. And, if you’re brave enough, take a walk through the Doom Zoo, our haunted lab where scientific abominations lurk around every corner. The cost is $65 per person (members receive a discount at $55). The event lasts from 6:00 pm through 10:00 am. An evening snack and light breakfast will be provided. This family event is for kids 6 and up! Each group must have a chaperone 21 and over. (Children 5 and under will not be permitted.)”

For tickets and more information on the event, go to:

Liberty Science Center

222 Jersey City Blvd, Jersey City, New Jersey


Coming up…

Halloween Family Bash

Are you ready for a frighteningly good time? Get ready for the Halloween Family Bash on the Newark Ave Pedestrian Mall on October 31, 3:00 – 7:00! There will be face-painting, a bouncy house, music, popcorn and CANDY…and more candy!


From Gallerie Hudson:

Gallerie Hudson is pleased to announce that one of its owner’s, John B. Frohling, has been appointed Co Chair of the Veterans Art Exhibit being held November 7 at Jersey City’s City Hall at 3:00 PM following a flag raising at 2:00 PM. All Veteran Artists of Hudson County are welcome to show their works on that day. If you or one of your friends is a Veteran you are eligible to show your works. Please call John at 201-978-4175 or the Gallery at 201-434-1010.

A Veterans Parade will follow on Saturday November 10th at 12:00 starting at Dickinson High School and ending at City Hall at 3:00 PM. John is a Veteran of the Korean Conflict and resides with his co owner wife Mary Jean Chyrek, herself an Artist, in the Heights area of Jersey City.

Congratulations to John Frohling of Gallerie Hudson! 

Gallerie Hudson

197 Newark Ave, Jersey City, NJ

(Corner of Jersey and Newark Avenues)

Hard Grove Restaurant Fundraiser

Borinquen sigue llamando…sigamos respondiendo‘ event happening Sunday, November 11, 2018 starting at 3:00 pm at Hard Grove. There will be live entertainment, silent auction, open bar, and dinner!

Donations will be accepted and should be made out to the Carevel Foundation to support the recovery effort from the devastation of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico.

Learn more and RSVP here:

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

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